‘Mad Hatter’s Chair-ity Auction’ at Center for the Arts

Step through the keyhole as Tyler Park Center for the Arts presents the “Mad Hatter’s Chair-ity Auction” Saturday, June 4th, from 7:00 to11:00pm. Inspired by “Alice in Wonderland,” this elegant yet unstuffy event celebrates the art of creative expression. Enjoy live music by The Little Red Rooster Blues Band while sampling delicious appetizers, wine, beer, tea, coffee and confections.

Silent and live auctions add to the evening’s excitement: bid on one-of-a-kind chairs decorated by local artists like Ty Hodanish, Diana Contine and Susan Roseman, as well as special offerings by beloved artists like Mira Nakashima, Jerry Bennett, Lisa Naples and so many others.

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Second Annual Cullen Keffer Lacrosse Festival is June 4th

On Saturday June 4th, beginning at 12:30pm, the Council Rock lacrosse community will host the Second Annual Cullen Keffer Lacrosse Festival at Walt Snyder Stadium, Council Rock North High School, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown.

Cullen was a freshman member of the Council Rock South lacrosse team in 2013-14. Sadly, he perished in an automobile accident prior to his sophomore year. A scholarship has been established at his high school in his honor for senior men’s lacrosse players who plan to attend college.

The festival on June 4th will raise funds for the scholarship, which will be awarded for the second time in June of this year. According to Cullen’s father, Joe Keffer, “The recipient of the scholarship shall be a player of remarkable character, both on and off the field, as Cullen was, and we believe that the festival will be an excellent way to honor that character.”

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Newtown students honored for Arbor Day poster designs

Goodnoe Elementary School first and fifth grade students recently competed in Newtown’s Annual Arbor Day Poster Design Contest. Students were encouraged to design a poster illustrating the importance of trees in our world and what Arbor Day means to them.

The result of the challenge is a beautiful collection of children’s artwork that was displayed on April 22nd at Brian Gregg Memorial Park during Newtown’s Arbor Day Celebration.

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Sean Lawall is newest Troop 29 Eagle

Sean Lawall, son of Catherine and David Lawall of Newtown, is the newest Eagle Scout at Troop 29. He was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor on April 23rd.

Sean chose his school, Holy Ghost Preparatory School, as the beneficiary of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. He led a team of volunteers from his Troop in reorganizing the music storage room at the school, which had been damaged by water.

As part of the project, the group reorganized the contents of the room. They also refurbished and restrung guitars at the school. Sean donated new bass guitars and equipment for the program, which he purchased with money left over from his carwash fundraiser.

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Father-son duo lead Ninth Annual Kidney Walk in Central New Jersey

Three years ago, Stockton resident Kevin Losch was diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy and end stage renal failure. After months on dialysis and failed matches among his family, Kevin sent an e-mail out to his closest friends asking them if they would consider donating their kidney.

Over 100,000 people in the United States are waiting for a kidney transplant; fewer than 17,000 people receive one each year and New Jersey’s seven-year transplant waiting list had Kevin discouraged and depressed.

“I made sure to state in the e-mail that those that couldn’t donate were not obligated to respond,” explained Kevin. “I wasn’t looking for anyone to feel bad for me. But within 45 minutes, my college roommate responded saying he’s willing to get tested and go from there.”

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Steve Paul named President of HBA of Bucks And Montgomery Counties

Steve Paul, Director of Construction for DeLuca Homes, has been named the new President of the Home Builders Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The HBA is dedicated to promoting, educating and advocating the advancement of the residential construction industry while serving the community.

Steve has been with DeLuca Homes for over 31 years holding positions such as General Construction Manager, Estimator, and Construction Manager for the Custom Home Division. For last 11 years, he has held the title of Director of Construction.

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Veterans Proclamation at Chandler Hall

Chandler Hall resident, Carroll Scott, was awarded a citation at Chandler on Friday, April 15th, recognizing the 80th Anniversary of the day that “Scotty” joined the US Navy.

Many representatives of the United States armed services were present at the occasion. Scotty, who may be the oldest E9 Master Chief, was joined by three other generations of Chiefs in this momentous occasion. Family members, residents, staff, government representatives, and members of the Yardley VFW were all on hand to join in the festivities.

State representative Steve Santarsiero and Pat Wonderling, representing Mike Fitzpatrick’s office, presented citations as well.

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St. Mary Medical Center recognizes National Donate Life Month

Every day, 21 people in America die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.  St. Mary Medical Center has joined the Gift of Life Donor Program to inspire hope, advocacy and passion for National Donate Life Month.

“The number of people in need of transplants far exceeds the number of organs, tissues and corneas that are donated, and at Gift of Life, we’re passionate about educating people on the need to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor,” said Howard M. Nathan, President and CEO of the Gift of Life Donor Program.

“As a health system, we are uniquely positioned to not only tend to patients’ health, but to inspire community wellness in all aspects of life,” said Dan Moen, Interim President and CEO at St. Mary.

Individuals are encouraged to talk with family members and friends about donor registration. Each organ, tissue and cornea donor can help up to 50 people. To sign up, visit donors1.org online.

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Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet performing May 7th

The Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet will be performing a concert on Saturday, May 7th, 7:00pm, at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing Township, New Jersey. Tickets are $20, $15 for patrons, and $5 for students.

The 1867 Sanctuary, a former Presbyterian church which was restored as a historic haven for the arts, is easily accessible from I-95. The facility is wheelchair accessible, with free parking across the street.

The first half of the concert will include “Tango” from “Espana Suite” by Albeniz, excerpts from the Pierre Max DuBois Saxophone Quartet, parts of Bach’s Toccata In D Minor, selections from Tchaikowski’s “Seasons,” and an exciting piece by Milan Kaderavek.

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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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