Patriot FC White U12 boys team takes ICSL Championship

The Patriot FC White U12 boys team has just won the Inter County Soccer League (ICSL) U12 Boys Division 2 Championship, clinching the League title with a tie against Boyertown last month. “Coach Thomas, Coach Witting and I are delighted our team has won their division in the ICSL.

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Scouts from Troop 99 earn Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge

Boy Scouts from Newtown’s Troop 99 recently attended sailing camp in Oyster Bay, NY. Eight scouts camped for five days near the WaterFront Center and completed the requirements for the Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge. They also earned their Small-Boat Sailor certifications from the United States Sailing Association. The camp was conducted in partnership with the WaterFront Center, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting community sailing and other environmentally friendly ways to enjoy the waters of Oyster Bay.

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Olde Father Christmas comes to Newtown

The celebration of Christmas throughout the ages involves a legendary figure called “Olde Father Christmas.” In Finland, north of the Arctic Circle, he is called “ Joulupukki.” In England, during ancient British mid-winter festivals he was called “King Frost.” in Victorian times he is known as “St. Nicholas.”

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Alex Scalamandre commits to Navy

Newtown native Alex Scalamandre, a lacrosse midfielder at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School (2016), has made a commitment to the admission process of the United States Naval Academy.

Alex, who played lacrosse for Council Rock Youth Lacrosse, is a highly-awarded player, with honors including Under Armour All America Uncommitted ’14, Brine HS All-American ’14, Brine National All-Star ’14, MVP Delaware All-Star ’14, and Keystone State All-Star ’12.

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Newtown Library Company holding annual membership drive

Now is the time to join or renew to be a part of one of the oldest libraries in Pennsylvania. The Newtown Library Company, founded in 1760 when area farmers got together and decided to share a small collection of books, is inviting the community to join this historic gem that now includes thousands of titles and other media.

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A remembrance wreath for a Veteran

Please help place a wreath on every Veterans gravesite at the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing. This year the goal is 7,000 wreaths.  Please bring a wreath or make donations to the Guardians of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery at P. O. Box 233, Newtown, PA  18940.

This year, Wreaths Across America is Saturday, December 13th, beginning at 11:00am. All wreaths are placed at noon throughout the nation. Please come to honor and remember our Veterans on this special day.

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Newtown Quaker kids raise $1,490 for Afghan girls school

Each year the children of Newtown Quaker Meeting select two charities for whom to raise funds. The first charity selected this year by the young Quakers was The School for Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), the first boarding school for girls in Afghanistan.

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Homes for the Holidays

Historic Newtown Borough welcomes visitors to its Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 6th.  Now in its 52nd consecutive year, this house tour is a Newtown tradition and a festive start to the holiday season. For the $25 cost of a tour ticket, visitors can enjoy Newtown on foot for an up-close look at the interiors of five or six private homes and several public buildings, all dressed for the holidays.

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Bucks County Women’s Chorus performs ‘Sounds of the Season’

The 85-voice Bucks County Women’s Chorus will kick off their third holiday season with their annual Friends and Family Concert, subtitled “Sounds of the Season.” The ensemble will entertain guests during this hour-long performance with plenty of familiar favorites as well as a variety of lesser-known sacred and secular holiday pieces and several multi-cultural selections.

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Shady Brook Rotary ‘Lights the Night’

On Saturday, October 25th, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook members, their families and friends participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “LIGHT THE NIGHT” annual event at Bucks County Community College Newtown campus.

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