The Montessori School pedals For fitness

Children bring their own bikes – or tricycles and scooters – to school for a morning of exercise fun on “Bring Your Own Bike to School Day” at The Montessori School (TMS). This year the annual event will be held on May 17th.

TMS students eagerly look forward to this day. They ride their bikes around obstacles, throw newspapers into a bin, and practice stopping at a stop sign.

“’Bring Your Own Bike’ was initiated to remind our children of the joy of riding their bikes outside,” said Mary Ann Jackson, Head of School. “We felt a responsibility to encourage our children to learn the healthy habits promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama.”

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District Art Show coming to CR South

The Council Rock District Art Show will take place this year at Council Rock High School South, 2002 Rock way, Holland. Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening taking place on Thursday, May 12th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

All 16 District art teachers will be present that evening, along with many participating students. The show is also open to the community on Friday, May 13th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, and Saturday, May 14th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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NBA Welcome Day coming May 1st

The 16th Annual Newtown Business Association Welcome Day, being held rain or shine on Sunday, May 1st, from 11:00am to 4:00 pm, will take place on Sycamore Street in Newtown.

The street will be filled with businesses showcasing their products and services, giving away promotional items and engaging in friendly family games and activities, including entertainment, inflatables, food vendors with local restaurant tastes, arts and crafts, and much more. Intertwined with the businesses’ booths will be many of the region’s artists and crafters, showcasing and selling their hand-made specialties.

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Ohev Shalom celebrates 40 years in Bucks County

An idea that blossomed in 1976 among a group of local Jewish families to create a warm and welcoming Conservative synagogue has reached a landmark anniversary. Ohev Shalom of Bucks County, located in Richboro, is celebrating 40 years of supporting the spiritual, cultural, educational and social needs of its vibrant community.

The milestone achievement has provided the synagogue a unique opportunity to pay tribute to its past through a series of forward-thinking gifts, such as free membership for families with young children and free Hebrew School for kindergarten through third grade.

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Get a ‘natural high’ with Matt Bellace, Ph.D. on May 4th

Young people need to feel empowered in their schools and communities. It is not enough to ask them to stay away from drugs and alcohol, we need to show them there are positive things they can do for themselves and others.” Matt Bellace

On Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00pm, at Newtown Middle School, Matt Bellace, Ph.D. will lead a funny, age-appropriate discussion with parents and teens on the benefits of natural highs and how parents can support teens making healthy choices.

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Seasonal passes now available for Dolphin Swim Club

Seasonal passes for families, individuals and seniors 60-years of age or above are now available for the Lower Southampton Township Dolphin Swim Club, located at 260 W. Bristol Road in Feasterville.

For residents of Lower Southampton Township special rates for full season passes are available. For families (up to eight members) the cost is $457, individuals cost $287 and seniors 60-years and above cost $186. Daily admission for individuals will be $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12-years. Children under three-years are free.

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Wrightstown Farmers Market celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Wrightstown Farmers Market opens its 10th full season at 9:00am Saturday, May 7th with a ribbon cutting, 30 top-notch local producers, free Mother’s Day plants, birthday cake, pot decorating and hand printing fun for kids, as well as children’s music. The market is also celebrating many inaugural vendors.

The thriving market, launched by the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance in 2006, has been a boon for local family farms and a mecca for shoppers looking for a diverse selection of Bucks produce grown without toxic chemicals and for meat and dairy products from animals raised on lush local pastures.

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Designer Handbag Bingo to support blind and visually impaired children

The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI) is expanding its children’s services to include life skill classes, recreational activities and family support groups designed to address the unique needs of blind and visually impaired children and their families. Currently, there are limited services available in Bucks County.

BCABVI is hosting their third Designer Handbag Bingo at 6:00pm on Friday, May 6th. The goal of the event is to raise $10,000 to provide funding for BCABVI’s new children’s programs. This exciting and fun event is being held at the Bucks County Technical High School, located at 610 Wistar Road in Fairless Hills. Duane Dunleavy will be returning to call Bingo and provide entertainment.

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Shed those extra pounds with fat blasting supplements

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Many of us are involved in a seemingly endless battle to lose weight.

While no one disputes the fact that sustainable weight control requires proper food choices, exercise and hydration, a new generation of supplements can give us all a boost in dropping a few extra pounds.

GARCINIA CAMBOGIA – This fruit, indigenous to India and Thailand can be helpful in controlling appetite. In addition, it reduces the body’s ability to store fat while increasing energy. Some studies suggest that garcinia might even lower serum triglycerides.

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Neurofeedback calms impulsive outbursts

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Judy (not her real name) is an 11-year-old student with autism whose unpredictable impulse controls were challenging to those around her. Her outbursts were sometimes aggressive, causing the adults to have concern for the repercussions from her behaviors.

Behavioral management programs were ineffective in preventing the impulsivity and aggression, which generally seemed unprovoked. The calming strategies she learned were often helpful after the fact. Parents and teachers were searching for something that would help prevent the frequent overreactions.

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