FCP awards scholarship to Madeleine Weick

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has awarded a scholarship to Madeleine Weick, a senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

The Foundations Partnership in Education program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character.

Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration.

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Environmental Education awards presented to three Bucks schools

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) held its Annual Meeting of the Membership last month and recognized three local schools for their exceptional commitment to Environmental Education. Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, operated by BCAS, has been teaching environmental education since 1980 and these schools have been participating in the environmental programs in exemplary ways.

Congratulations to these schools: Buckingham Friends School, Council Rock School District and Gayman Elementary School!

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Katherine Kowalchick receives AWA Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship

On May 20th, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Katherine Kowalchick, received the 2015 Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship from the Aquetong Watershed Association. On hand to present the award was AWA Director and President, Les Isbrandt and AWA Director and Secretary, Jade Greene.

“Katherine Kowalchick was selected to receive the annual AWA Scholarship award on the basis of both her scholastic and community achievements,” said Isbrandt, chair of AWA’s Scholarship Committee. In addition, Katherine represents exactly the type of student the AWA wishes to honor in its Malcolm Crooks Scholarship program.”

In the fall, Katherine will attend the Colorado School of Mines and plans to major in petroleum engineering. Her interest in this field of study developed from her desire to understand more about how best to balance science and economics with protecting the environment.

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Jillian Roberts awarded scholarship from New Hope Historical Society

On May 28th, New Hope-Solebury senior, Jillian Roberts, received the 2015 Francis Curley Scholarship from the New Hope Historical Society. On hand to present the award were NHHS president, Dee Dee Bowman, and NHHS Scholarship Committee member, Edwin Hild.

“Jillian Roberts was selected to receive this year’s award on the basis of both her scholastic and community achievements. In addition, her selection is one that we believe Francis Curley would have agreed with,” said Dee Dee.

NHHS established the Francis Curley Memorial Scholarship in 2003 to be awarded to a civic-minded New Hope-Solebury High School senior who has displayed excellence in social studies and who is going on to a post-secondary formal education in the field of Social Sciences.

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New Hope student interns in Sen. Toomey’s office this summer

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) recently announced that Samantha Heyrich of New Hope, will intern in his Washington office this summer working on education, labor, judiciary, and immigration issues.

Samantha, a graduate of The Hun School of Princeton, attends Bryn Mawr College where she is majoring in political science and cultural anthropology.

She looks forward to a career in law, politics, and government.

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Winners announced for Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association presented awards to eight photographers as part of the kickoff for the 23rd annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition.

Winners are as follows:

Best of Show: John Stritzinger, of Elkins Park, PA, “Boy Box Shadows in Havana.”

Best Body of Work: Barbara Warren, of Yardley, “Winter Woods #1, Winter Woods #2, Winter Woods #3, Winter Woods #4.”

Patron’s Awards: John Bohnel, of Clinton, NJ, “Airstream Icecube;” Susan Kott, of Croydon, PA, “Missing Parts;” Mickie Rosen, of Elkins Park, “Amish Brothers;” Tony Rosowski, of Yardley, “Farmall.”

Judges Award: Stephen Lease, of Doylestown, “Forgotten Morning.”

Spencer Saunders Award: John Jacoberger, of Doylestown, “Blue House.”

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Coleen McDonnell brings ‘Heaven On Earth’ to Yardley

Coleen McDonnell, L.M.T., is bringing “Heaven On Earth” to Yardley, where she continues to offer mindful deep muscle massage reflexology, lymphatic drainage, and ear candling.

Coleen is a licensed massage therapist, certified ear candler, and reiki master. She has been working with medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic, nutritionists, psychologists, and physical therapists since 1987.

Come visit Coleen to experience your own Heaven on Earth at The Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley, or at Advance Nutrition in Langhorne.

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A Woman’s Place awards ceremony recognizes community partners

by June Portnoy

A Woman’s Place (AWP), the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, recognized and awarded its community partners, volunteers and staff members at its Annual Breakfast and Community Recognition Ceremony held last month at the Northampton Valley Country Club.

This year’s honorees included: Bucks County Community College, Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc. and Village Improvement Association. The reception’s theme was “Keep Calm and Flourish.”

After a breakfast buffet and a special musical performance by Holicong Middle School’s H-Factor, AWP Executive Director Ifeoma Aduba recognized this year’s community partners. She said, “To be 100% successful at achieving our vision of a society where all individuals are safe in their relationships and can flourish, we cannot live in a silo. True success means moving beyond our walls and building relationships with others.”

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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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Farmstead Adventure Camp accepting summer registration

“A day in the country is worth a month in the city.”

Fulper Family Farmstead’s unique camp program is the epitome of this quote, and your children can see first-hand what this quote truly means by coming to camp here this summer.

For the past nine years, the Fulpers have opened their barn doors to children for the ultimate fun-on-the-farm camp experience.

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