Beach Blast Soccer Champs

The Patriot FC U11 Girls White team went undefeated to take home the coveted Tiki Trophy at the recent 2014 Cape Express Wildwood Beach Blast. The team is coached by Eric Hill and Peter Hondros.

Pictured standing are Aubrey Hondros, Rebecca Hutchinson, Jade McDonnell, Brianna Hondros, Julia Levin, Brooke Fischer, and Kara Hill; seated, Maddie Deal, Sydney Mandel, and Kim Herritt.

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St. Mary receives national recognition for quality stroke care

St. Mary Medical Center recently announced that it has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ and recertification as a Primary Stroke Center.  St. Mary is among a distinguished group of U.S. hospitals to earn national recognition for its compliance with the latest hospital guidelines for the treatment of stroke with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

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Crossings Animal Sanctuary kicks off ‘United Paw’

This month, The Crossings Animal Sanctuary (CAS) begins “United Paw,” a three-month, community-wide fundraising campaign for its dog and cat assistance programs.

These programs were created because many pets needlessly lose their lives when a new home, a foster placement, and/or financial assistance for veterinary care cannot be found in time. “The Animal Help and Adoption Network” helps by creating a centralized community help line for information, referral, and adoption assistance.

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Student volunteers at St. Mary Medical Center awarded scholarships

The Community League of St. Mary Medical Center has awarded scholarships to 10 student volunteers to further their education at the colleges of their choosing. To qualify for each $1,000 scholarship, students completed a minimum of 200 hours of volunteer service at St. Mary, and then submitted an essay for review by the cabinet of The Community League. This year’s student scholarship recipients are: Connor Laigaie, (biology, Arcadia University); Alexandra Nixon (biomedical sciences, Messiah College); Jessica Vadaketh (biology and Spanish, Ursinus College); Katie Malicka (nursing, DeSales University); Harsh Patel (information technology, Temple University); Bhaumik Shah (finance, Boston University); Jenna Blackstone (communications, University of Pittsburgh); Shu Yun Liu, Michael Wu, and D’nae Monford.

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Foundations Summer Youth Corps celebrates seventh year

Sixteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2014 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families. The program offers students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community working at non-profit human service agencies.

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Patriot FC U9 Girls are soccer champs!

Patriot FC U9 Girls were soccer champions in their bracket at last month’s March Into Cups Tournament in Buckingham.

Pictured, bottom row from left, Samantha Baram, Julia Puckett, Jessica Phillips, Chelsea Bennett, Emily Baram, and Katie Cressman; top row, Makenzie Van Arsdale, Maura Ott, Jenna French, Mina Tenzer, Kate Thomson, Ashley Smith, Grace Dickinson, and Ella McCarthy.

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Chandler Hall Golf Classic

Chandler Hall’s 15th Annual Golf Classic, held at Trenton Country Club, was a tremendous success as sponsors and golfers came together to raise over $35,000 for Chandler Hall’s Hospice Program and Elder Services.

Sunny skies, combined with the complimentary Caddy Daddy bags that golfers received, a delicious outdoor lunch, and an elegant dinner with a view of the course, all helped to create a memorable day for all in attendance. Guest speaker Merrill Reese regaled guests with his insights into the world of sports. Guests enjoyed two auctions, one live and one silent, with a broad assortment of items up for bid, including golf equipment, baseball tickets, foursomes at special clubs, fine art, and a trip to Harrisburg featuring a tour with Representative Steve Santarsiero.

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Brittney Welde honored by Greater Newtown Exchange Club

The Greater Newtown Exchange Club (GNEC) honored Council Rock North High School student Brittney Welde at the Club’s May 22nd meeting with GNEC’s coveted Student of the Month (SOM) Award. Brittney stood with her mother, Michelle, as the award was presented by GNEC’s Linda Jensen and Club President Scott Harp.

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Patriots FC U14 boys win fourth EPYSA State Cup

The Patriot FC U-14 boys won an unprecedented fourth Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association State Cup Championship title last month in West Chester, PA. Congratulations to players, coaches, and families! The team now advances to the Regional Championships in Rhode Island in late June.

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Broadmeadows Farm now accepting enrollment for summer programs

Enrollment is now being accepted for summer programs at Broadmeadows Farm, an 88-acre horse farm nestled in the Yardley-Newtown area.

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