Cold weather doesn’t deter Scouts at Klondike Derby

How cold was it at this year’s Klondike Derby? Cold enough that the hot chocolate Den Leader Audrey Donaghy set down for a few moments froze in her cup.

Frigid temperatures didn’t seem to bother the nearly 200 Boy Scouts who descended on the snow covered hills and trails of Tyler Park in Newtown for a day of friendly competition and winter fun. An additional 67 Webelos Cub Scouts joined in activities of their own at the annual Playwicki District event, which was held on January 31st.

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Fitzpatrick announces service academy nominations

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) joined Bucks and Montgomery county students, families and military veterans last month to announce his selections for military service academy nominations.

“Just over 238 years, not far from here, General George Washington led a committed group of volunteers across a frozen river in a daring attack. A move that inspires military minds and average Americans today – as much for what it inspired as what it accomplished,” said Fitzpatrick speaking to the group at the Bucks County Courthouse. “Tonight, we recognize this promising group of future leaders seated before us who have chosen to take up the same mantle carried by those patriots who fought for liberty with General Washington. As we gather here tonight to celebrate their achievements, I feel fortunate to have these moments to share with our future leaders.”

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Fitzpatrick meets with district anti-drug advocates

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) met with leading prevention advocates in the nation’s capital this week to focus on drug-free community initiatives and continue his support for community anti-drug groups locally.

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Village Renaissance Faire

The 16th Annual Village Renaissance Faire on September 19th and 20th will again fill the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds with glamour, excitement, artistry, and exploration of history, science and the arts through the commitment of the Village Library of Wrightstown, community businesses and volunteer staff and performers.

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The Village Library of Wrightstown

The Village Library of Wrightstown Library, nestled in the historical center of Wrightstown Township, has become the community meeting place for its home and neighboring townships. Although it is a small library, it offers programs and services that rival far larger libraries, community programs, and even arts programs. The Library not only offers access to all materials throughout the Bucks County Library System, but it also offers several desktop computers and Wifi access, so that patrons can remain on top of the latest in all literacy, arts, sciences, and community events.

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Tri-Township Baseball

Tri-Township Baseball is home to the National World Series runner-ups and participants in 2014 and 2011, but its greatest success is the love of the game and development of skills it has offered players of all ages and abilities for almost seven decades.

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Senior Adults for Greater Education (S.A.G.E.)

Senior Adults for Greater Education (S.A.G.E.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization “devoted to uniting youth and seniors in their quest to enrich education and leave a legacy for future generations.” S.A.G.E. recognizes the wisdom of older adults and integrates their contributions into the school community in a variety of intergenerational activities for the mutual benefit of youth, seniors and the community.

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R.J. Leonard Foundation

The R.J. Leonard Foundation (RJLF) educates, initiates careers and personally mentors young adults who are aging out of the foster care system in Bucks and Montgomery County; they are empowered to succeed, free of government assistance for the rest of their lives. RJLF was launched in 2008 by Jo Leonard in memory of her father, Robert James Leonard. His passion for education, along with Jo’s passion for working with young adults, inspired her to start the foundation and help to address this critical need in this community.

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Potential, Inc.

Potential, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Newtown, provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), speech, occupational therapy, elementary school services and more to individuals who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Newtown Lions Club

The Newtown Lions Club was formed in 1969 with the commitment to provide assistance to our neighbors. The Lions’ motto is “We Serve.” Lions Clubs are for service to their community with special focus given to serving the Sight and Hearing challenged with Institutions supporting these challenges.

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