Newtown Rotary holding 12th Annual Bike & Sewing Machine Collection

Newtown Rotary will hold its 12th Annual Bike & Sewing Machine Collection on Saturday October 25th. Bikes can be dropped off from 9:00am to noon, rain or shine at Council Rock North High School, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown (between the gym and Walt Snyder Football Stadium).

Anyone with an adult or child’s bicycle in repairable condition is urged to donate his or her bike to this worthy cause. “Bikes for parts” or disassembled bikes cannot be accepted. In addition, working portable sewing machines are also welcome. It costs $40 to collect, process, ship, rebuild and distribute each bicycle. A donation toward shipping costs is necessary (suggested minimum $10 per bike). Pedals for Progress is a 501 (c)3 corporation and a registered charity in the states of NJ, NY, PA, CT, VT, IA.

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Seventh Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for students

The Bucks County Community College Foundation invites the public to its seventh annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Thursday, October 23rd. Donations benefit women students who support at least one child while seeking a higher education. The event will be held in Tyler Hall, the 84-year-old historic mansion that’s the cornerstone of the college’s Newtown campus. Finger sandwiches, desserts, and tea will be served.

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Newtown Historic Association presents ‘A Walking Tour of Newtown Cemetery’

History does not consist of facts in a schoolbook – nor of Grandmother’s dusty old clock on the mantle, but of the substance of the everyday life of the men, women and children who have lived before us. Attend the October meeting of the Newtown Historic Association on Sunday, October 26th at 2:00pm, at the Newtown Cemetery Chapel, E. Washington Avenue, Newtown, and explore the lives of some of the people who lived in the town and countryside. Some may have lived in your very home or perhaps tilled the soil of your backyard.

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31st Annual CPCU/Council Rock Fire Safety in the Home contest to be held during National Fire Prevention Week

The Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) will be conducting its 31st Annual “Fire Safety in the Home” contest in the elementary schools of the Council Rock School District during National Fire Prevention Week, October 5th – 11th.

The contest has been held each year in conjunction with the School District, and students are asked to write an essay or do a creative work or poster on Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week.  The panel of judges will be comprised of Council Rock School Board President Wendi Thomas, former Northampton Supervisor Pete Palestina, CPCU, representing the CPCU Society’s Philadelphia Chapter and Northampton Township Fire Marshal Frank Fenton.

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Patriot FC U11 girls win tourney

The Patriot FC U11 Girls Red soccer team was named champions in the elite bracket at the annual Vereiningung Erzgebirge (VE) Summer Friendly Tournament in Warminster recently.

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Making floral arrangements with supermarket flowers

by June Portnoy

During Martha Washington Garden Club’s monthly meeting on September 24th, garden club member Ruth Voss conducted a workshop demonstrating how to make a floral arrangement using supermarket flowers.

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Garage fire safety

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

Residential garages were designed primarily for the storage of vehicles safely out of the weather. Over time garages develop into expanded storage areas for many household items.

With the addition of lawnmowers, fuel containers, paint cans, propane tanks, and assorted flammable materials, your garage can contain the highest concentration of combustible materials in your home. These materials equate into what fire investigators refer to as a “Fuel-Load.” The higher the fuel-load the hotter and faster moving the fire will be!

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A winter dialogue

submitted by Diane Marrazzo, Marrazzo’s North River Landscape

Summer winds and high temperatures have taken a toll on our trees and shrubs all season long! As fall pulls in Ole Man Winter by the boot, we should prepare our landscapes for the harshness he has been known to bring! Now is the time to cut back your perennials 3” from the surface, trim out any dead branches from your trees and shrubs, and a final weeding of the beds.

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Newtown Arts Company presents ‘Maid to Order’

Newtown Arts Company presents “Maid to Order” by Tom Taggart at the Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, on: Thursday, October 16th at 7:30pm; Friday, October 17th, at 8:00pm; Saturday, October 18th, at 8:00pm; Sunday, October 19th, at 3:00pm; Tuesday, October 21st, at 7:30pm; and Wednesday, October 22th, at 7:30pm.

Tickets for Reserved Front Orchestra and Front Row Balcony seats are $20; Reserved Rear Orchestra and Balcony seats are $17. Extended legroom seating is available in Row I for an additional accommodation fee. Groups of 10 or more qualify for a $2 discount.

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Tyler Park’s Juried Craft Show features new artists, rising musical stars

Tyler Park Center for the Arts presents its annual Crafts in the Meadow Juried Art and Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th. The long-running show has become a beloved fall tradition in Bucks County – a weekend of art, live music, and fine food, featuring more than 100 talented artisans and a stellar line-up of musical acts often heard on WXPN, including Kwesi K, Nalani & Sarina, JD Malone, and John Beacher & The Common Ground.

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