The Hispanic Society of Doylestown announces scholarship awards program

The Board of Directors of Sociedad Hispana Doylestown has announced awards totaling $8,000 for the current school year. Nine high school seniors will receive scholarships for Spanish language achievement. Participating high schools are Central Bucks West, East, South; Council Rock North and South; New Hope Solebury High School; and Palisades High School. In addition, the Society has added two scholarships available to any high school senior that meets the qualifications outlined in the scholarship application, available on the website, http://www.sociedadhispanadoylestown.org/becas.html.

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Care Plus More named Best Senior Living Provider

Care Plus More, a Senior Home-Care Agency, located in Washington Crossing, has been named Best Senior Living Provider for 2015.

“Because we treat our clients and caregivers like family and are committed to delivering the best home care experience, we are honored to have won this award. We pride ourselves on attracting employees who have a genuine love for helping others,” said Gregg Rackin, Agency CEO.

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Drive to Revive Arbor Day

Arbor Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 21st this year at Sol Feinstone Elementary School and more than 105 fourth graders in Upper Makefield will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree. The kids will become members of Fourth Grade Foresters. The project’s goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea–observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools. Fourth graders at Sol Feinstone Elementary School will receive trees to take home and plant.

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Summer camps offered at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Parents looking to “unplug” their children from the modern world for a few days this summer can sign them up for one of two camps being offered at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

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Chanel D’Angelo signs with Philadelphia University

On March 3rd, New Hope-Solebury senior Chanel D’Angelo signed with Philadelphia University to play on their girls soccer team.

Pictured seated from left are Rocco D’Angelo (brother), David D’Angelo (father), Chanel, and Renee D’Angelo (mother); standing, Principal Charles Malone, Assistant Coach, Jim Swasey, Coach Solomon Jacobs, and Athletic Director Ted Harrington.

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Hepatitis B Foundation to honor Drs. Bruce and Cyndie Maryanoff

The Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, will host its annual Crystal Ball on Friday, April 17th, at Warrington Country Club in Warrington.

The Foundation will honor Dr. Eugene Schiff with the 2015 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize for advancing the care and treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Dr. Schiff is Director of the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and was unanimously selected for the Blumberg Prize in honor of his pioneering work in hepatitis B and its medical management.

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House fires can burn 8x faster, research shows

submitted by John C. Kernan, IAAI-CFI, Chief Fire Marshal FM-272, Upper Makefield Township

Recent research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in concert with Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL), has confirmed that modern house fires burn much faster and pose more dangers than a few decades ago. This research confirms the fact that occupants have much less time to safely exit the home involved in a fire, often less than a few minutes!

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Leaps-N-Bounders celebrates 10-year anniversary with 2005 summer camp prices

In celebration of their 10-year anniversary, Leaps-N-Bounders is turning back the clocks, and the prices. Those who sign up for a week or more of summer camp by Friday, May 15th will receive significantly discounted prices.

This year’s camp will run from June 22nd until August 28th, with opportunities for preschoolers through age 12. There is a Preschool Camp, Gymnastics Camp and a Tumbling and Conditioning Camp. All skill levels are welcome.

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New Hope Art League Sixth Annual Juried Art Show call for entry

The Sixth Annual New Hope Art League Juried Art Show will be held May 15th through May 25th at the Rolling Green Barn, Route 202 and Aquetong Road, New Hope. The call for entry deadline is April 15th.

Visit NewHopeArtLeague.com for details, prospectus and entry portal.

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Pennington Montessori’s Global Festival & Cafe

This past month at Pennington Montessori School the students celebrated the annual Global Festival and Global Cafe. The Global Festival and Cafe is a celebration of cultural diversity and family tradition. Children brought in items that represented their cultural background and items that have been collected from travels across America and the world.

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