12th Annual Tennis Classic lists winners

The Boys’ 18s and 16s divisions of the Bucks County Tennis Association Jr. Classic were played over two days at two sites – Bucks County Community College in Newtown and Core Creek Park Tennis Center in Langhorne – on September 27th and 28th. Plenty of local talent was on hand at the 12th Annual BCTA Jr. Classic, with 21 players in the two age divisions vying for trophies in this USTA-sanctioned tournament.

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DCNR awards Newtown Borough grant for improving Newtown Common

The last remaining parcel of land William Penn designated for a common area along Newtown Creek in Newtown Borough will be the beneficiary of a $150,000 state grant, according to state Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks.

“This grant is an important first step to implementing the plan for preserving and enhancing Newtown Creek as a natural and historic resource for our community,” Steve said of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant awarded today to Newtown Borough. “There is so much potential for public spaces, seating areas and trails that can be done through restoration projects like this along Newtown Creek.”

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Newtown Rotary Club presents $500 check to Newtown Library

Paul Orihel, President of the Newtown Rotary Club, greeted Dennis O’Brien and Frank Brassell of the Newtown Library Company at a recent Rotary luncheon with a message and a check in hand. “The Newtown Rotary Club is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the Newtown Library 5K Run and present you with this $500 check as part of our annual allocation process,” said Paul.

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Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for single mothers to pursue higher education

by June Portnoy

Being a single mother comes with many challenges, but being a single mother attending college brings additional obstacles, along with financial hardships, that many women just can’t overcome. That’s precisely why Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Foundation established its “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship. It’s awarded to female students who are supporting at least one child while seeking higher education at BCCC.

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Newtown Township’s Bird Town: Helping to Sustain Our Environment

by June Portnoy

On September 27th, The Newtown Township Environmental Council (EAC) and Bird Town presented its second annual Native Plant and Seed Swap. For those who participated, it was a worthwhile event that will hopefully contribute to the health and restoration of our local ecosystem.

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Newtown’s got talent!

Young artists from Newtown, ages 8-16, won big at the Middletown Grange Fair Art Show this year! As a group these talented kids earned 24 ribbons for their artwork in various categories. These same art students recently had paintings on display at the Churchville Nature Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, and they will also have a group display at Newtown’s “Art at The Robert’s Ridge Park” event on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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Local organization promotes National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

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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First National Bank donates $100,000 to local schools

For the 10th consecutive year, The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown has partnered with Buckingham Friends School to distribute its Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program scholarship donation. The $100,000 donation was recently presented to eight area schools. The EITC program is a great way for businesses to direct tax dollars.

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31st Annual CPCU/Council Rock Fire Safety in the Home contest to be held during National Fire Prevention Week

The Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) will be conducting its 31st Annual “Fire Safety in the Home” contest in the elementary schools of the Council Rock School District during National Fire Prevention Week, October 5th – 11th.

The contest has been held each year in conjunction with the School District, and students are asked to write an essay or do a creative work or poster on Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week.  The panel of judges will be comprised of Council Rock School Board President Wendi Thomas, former Northampton Supervisor Pete Palestina, CPCU, representing the CPCU Society’s Philadelphia Chapter and Northampton Township Fire Marshal Frank Fenton.

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Patriot FC U11 girls win tourney

The Patriot FC U11 Girls Red soccer team was named champions in the elite bracket at the annual Vereiningung Erzgebirge (VE) Summer Friendly Tournament in Warminster recently.

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