American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

The mission at the American Heart/American Stroke Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. That single purpose drives all that they do to fight the nation’s #1 and #5 killers, providing public health education in a variety of ways.

The nation’s leader in CPR training, this organization also helps people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. They provide science-based guidelines to healthcare professionals to ensure the best treatment for every patient, every time. They educate lawmakers, policy makers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

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Doane Academy receives $17M donation from Henry and Eleanor Rowan

Doane Academy has been very fortunate over the last 15 years to have the good counsel, the inspiration and the financial support of Henry and Eleanor Rowan, their family and the family foundation. The Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation alone has invested in excess of $8M in the Academy over the last 12 years, including a recent gift in the amount of $1.5M.

In addition to this annual support, Doane Academy gratefully and publicly acknowledges today what can only be called a “transformational” gift from Henry Rowan and his wife, Eleanor, in the amount of $17M. This gift, entitled the Henry M. and Eleanor E. Rowan Endowment, will be invested in perpetuity. Only the return on the investment will be available to the Academy beginning this time next year.

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St. Mary’s ‘Cupcake Wars’ raises funds for Bucks County Housing Group

by June Portnoy

If you happened to be walking through the hallway adjacent to the Cancer Center at St. Mary Medical Center on October 23rd, you would have thought you just stepped onto the set of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”

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CPCU Society announces Council Rock Fire Safety Contest winners

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters Society (CPCU), a professional insurance educational society, announced the winners of the 31st annual Fire Safety In The Home Contest co-sponsored with the Council Rock School Board. Students in the Council Rock elementary schools were invited to write essays or create posters on the subject of fire safety during National Fire Prevention Week, October 5th – 11th.

Each school in the district submitted its top entrants for the final judging. The panel of judges was comprised of School Board Director President Wendi Williams, Northampton Township Fire Marshal Frank Fenton and former Northampton Township Supervisor Pete Palestina, CPCU who is the co-ordinator of the contest for the CPCU organization.

The winning students and prizes are as follows:

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Herz exhibit at Chandler hall

Chandler Hall has announced the latest exhibit to be displayed in the Wright Meeting Gallery: a selection of works by fiber artist Andree Lisette Herz, who is noted for her innovative use of fabrics. Andree, a graduate of Cooper Union and juried member of the National Society of Mural Painters, has been exhibiting in the New Jersey-New York area for over 20 years. This is her first time being featured in Bucks County.

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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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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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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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