Renowned artist Alan Fetterman opens five-week long pop-up gallery in heart of Doylestown

Alan Fetterman, one of Bucks County’s most recognized artists, is ready to unveil “Golden Leaves.” A year in the creative making, “Golden Leaves” is a dynamic body of work that will exhibit Alan’s paintings, sculpture, and prose in accents of golden element, leafed gold frames, golden colors and prose of golden theme. “Golden” as in the gift of time that unfolds before us. “Golden Leaves” will be showcased from Saturday, November 26th through Saturday, December 31st, during a five-week long pop-up art gallery at 41 E. State Street in Doylestown Borough, across from the County Theater.

Channeling a unique appreciation for nature and knowledge, Alan fervently depicts much of the picturesque beauty that surrounds us in Bucks County and the Delaware River Valley Region through his uniquely impressionistic paintings. With his fresh, energetic, signature-style brushwork and his dynamic tones of color, Alan’s art delivers a powerful sense of both well-being and genuine goodness, seemingly unending.

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Ninth Annual BCCC Women’s Scholarship Tea: A ‘Salute to Mothers’

by June Portnoy

The Ninth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, held Thursday, October 6th at Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) historic Tyler Hall, recognized this year’s 16 “Salute to Mothers” scholarship recipients. This scholarship, administered by BCCC’s Foundation, enables female students who support at least one child to further their education.

In order for these women to qualify, they must have a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A., take at least six credits each semester and use the scholarship at BCCC. To apply, students must also answer an essay question.

“We encourage applicants to share their challenges of returning to school while caring for their children,” said Christina McGinley, Coordinator, Development Projects and Stewardship of Foundation and Alumni Relations. “Most of these moms also have to work, so receiving this scholarship assistance gives some of them the ability to work a few less hours while taking an extra class that they otherwise couldn’t afford to do.

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Inner Circle welcomes two new therapists

Inner Circle (IC) Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release Centers have reason to be excited.

Having just received their award as the “Best of Bucks 2016,” they have recently had two additional therapists recognized as expert myofascial release therapists through the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach seminar series, under the tutelage of the Father of Myofascial Release himself, John Barnes, PT.

With this increasing level of recognized expertise in Myofascial Release, as well as their innovative exercise system, The Four Phase, the therapists at IC are unmatched in the entire Bucks County region to assist their patients in reclaiming their pain-free and active lifestyles.

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Friends Home & Village raises funds for new elevator

On September 30th Friends Home & Village, located at 50 South Congress Street, Newtown, hosted the “Lift Your Spirits” wine sampling to raise funds for a new elevator in its Personal Care building, Paxson Hall.

Located at the Friends Home campus of Friends Home & Village, Paxson Hall was built in 1897 by former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice, Edward Paxson, for the purpose of housing senior citizens of moderate income. The event raised over $20,000 toward its $150,000 goal for the new elevator.

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Sarah Porter receives American Legion School Award

Through the American Legion School Award, the American Legion recognizes certain students who exhibit six qualities of strong character: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. Candidates for the award are nominated by their teachers, and then voted upon by the school’s faculty.

The selected candidate who most exemplifies these qualities of character and good citizenship is then recommended to the local active American Legion Post where a final decision is made.

Sarah Porter, a former student at Newtown Middle School, was the 2016 female recipient of this award granted by Newtown’s Morell Smith American Legion Post 440. The award and medal bearing the Marine Corps motto, “Semper Fidelis” were presented to Sarah by George Williams, retired Air Force Senior Master Sargent.

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Scenes from the Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival

  1. Team Triumph of the Bucks County Dragon Boat Association.
  1. Nathan O’Donnell, of Newtown, plays a Japanese drum.
  1. Mary’s Radiators Team from the Radiology Department.
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CR students implement Red Cup Initiative

Every day, far too many Americans are hurt by alcohol and drug use. From diminished achievement in our schools to greater risks on our roads, to the heartache of lives cut tragically short, the consequences of substance abuse are profound. Yet, we also know that they are preventable.

Preventing drug use before it begins – particularly among young people – is the most cost-effective way to reduce drug use. The best approach to reducing the tremendous toll substance abuse exacts from individuals, families and communities is to prevent the damage before it occurs.

October is a significant time of the year in the field of drug and alcohol abuse prevention. During that month, national and local organizations promote a month-long observance that focuses on the role substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities.

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New computer courses offered by MBIT’s evening program

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology Adult Evening School is offering some computer courses for adults and students interested in engineering and technology. New courses include CompTIA A+ certification, Website Design and Social Media for Small Business.

CompTIA A+ is an essential IT certification for establishing an IT career or for anyone who wants to save money by troubleshooting and fixing their own computer.

In Social Media for Small Business, participants will learn how to drive business using Social Media tools. Website Design teaches students how to create and manage their own website using WordPress or Wix.

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Volunteer celebration at Chandler Hall

Chandler Hall honored their outstanding volunteers this past month. The theme for the Volunteer Appreciation Event was “Volunteers are the Key to Success.” It was an opportunity for Chandler Hall’s volunteers to meet one another, as well as spend time with the staff they work with throughout the year.

Chandler Hall’s culinary team prepared a gourmet meal with an amazing dessert buffet that was the talk around the table. Volunteer coordinator Katie Briel and Chandler Hall’s Life Long Learning department created a lively game of “Wheel of Fortune.” The game was aimed to help the volunteers learn more about Chandler Hall.

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CR District is recognized for making ‘Green Strides’

by June Portnoy

The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and its Green Strides outreach initiative recognized the Council Rock School District last month during its “Real-World Learning” 2016 Green Strides Tour.

This three-day tour stopped at Goodnoe Elementary School in Newtown on September 28th, where students representing kindergarten through 12th grades from elementary, middle and high schools in the district, along with community partners, showcased their green environmental and sustainable projects in a science fair environment.

Council Rock was chosen to be a part of this tour because it earned the designation of a Green Ribbon School District in 2014.

Although they were recognized at that time for their accomplishment, the tour was another opportunity for students district-wide to share some of their many recent accomplishments.

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