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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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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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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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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Cowboys Win Fall-Winter Northampton Senior Center Billiards Championship

Team Cowboys won the 2015-2016 Fall-Winter League Billiards Championship on March 21st during the tournament held at the James E. Kinney Senior Center, Richboro, PA. The Cowboys were captained by Don Byers and beat the Packers captained by Mike Parry in the final best of three round 2-0. The winning team received their choice of binoculars or a mini digital camera compliments of League Commissioner Pete Palestina.

The league was comprised of 27 players on 6 teams with each team playing a total of 75 games during the regular season which started September 28th and ended with the playoffs on March 21st.

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New lung cancer clinical trial now open at St. Mary

St. Mary Medical Center is now accepting eligible patients newly diagnosed with lung cancer for a new clinical trial. St. Mary Medical Center is among a limited number of select facilities within the country to offer this important clinical trial. The trial is now open to patients who are newly diagnosed with lung cancer but who have not yet received systemic treatment for the disease, such as chemotherapy.

Nivolumab, marketed as Opdivo, is currently being advertised nationally as a breakthrough treatment for people with lung cancer. Opdivo is approved by the FDA for those with advanced lung cancer for whom chemotherapy may no longer be effective.

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Upper Makefield HEAT are ICBA champs!

The Upper Makefield HEAT seventh grade girls’ basketball team, coached by Kari Cairone and George Long, completed their season by securing the championship in the Inter-County Basketball Association (ICBA) League.  This year’s seventh grade girls’ divisions included 25 teams from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, and New Jersey as well.

With a tough start to the season, going 0-2 versus Springford and Upper Dublin, the HEAT then rallied to go on a 14-game winning streak. Their final opponent was arch-rival, Upper Dublin, a strong defensive presence who allowed the HEAT only 24 points in the final game.

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