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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Shady Brook Rotary ‘Lights the Night’

On Saturday, October 25th, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook members, their families and friends participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “LIGHT THE NIGHT” annual event at Bucks County Community College Newtown campus.

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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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