Don Giovanni’s announces new Customer Reward Club

Now, every dollar you spend at Don Giovanni’s Classic Italian Bakery & Deli will earn you one reward point. Each customer will receive a personal Reward Club Card to be used at the time of purchase.

The program will track all purchases and with every 150 points that are accumulated, the customer will automatically receive a $10 reward. These rewards are tracked on their card and can either be used as a discount on a future purchase or, if preferred, they can even receive cash back at the store.

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Holland 14-year-old competes in Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Teen Tournament

by June Portnoy

Jason Khaytin, 14, of Holland, was among 16 contestants between the ages of 14 and 17 competing on the Food Network’s first-ever “Chopped” Teen Tournament, which aired this summer. Although Jason has been cooking since the young age of 7, he has no formal training. His motivation to cook has been a result of wanting to eat healthy, home-cooked meals.

“My mom rarely cooks, and when she does it’s not very good,” Jason admits. “We used to eat at restaurants, but I got tired of eating out all the time, so I decided to try cooking myself.”

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15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire returning Sept. 20th & 21st

The 15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire returns on Saturday, September 20th, and Sunday, September 21st (11:00am to 6:00pm both days) at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown.

Admission, a mere $5, and free parking, gains you access to aerialists, birds of prey, jousters, fire-breathers, human chess, trebuchet, working artisans, demonstrators, dancers, singers, musicians, free children’s activities, and fun for all ages.

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New Eagle Scout: Van Holthenrichs

Van Holthenrichs has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 280 in Holland. Van’s project was to make and install nine signs and four bat boxes in Historic Washington Crossing Park. The signs identify historic buildings and correspond to the maps used by visitors to the park.

Van recently graduated from Council Rock High School South where he was a member of the Marching Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band and National Honor Society.  Van’s parents, Mary Kopnicky and Jeff Holthenrichs, are pleased that he has earned a four-year Provost Scholarship to Penn State University, State College, PA, to study Language and Political Science.

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Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks seeks members

The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks takes a positive approach to bringing people together of all faiths and traditions and looks for individuals who would like to play a part in that process whether small or large. The organizational meetings of our non-profit corporation, are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Zubaida Library, 857 Big Oak Road, Yardley (directly across from Charles H. Boehm Middle School). Interested individuals can attend a meeting or e-mail iclb@gmail.com.

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Free Open House & fall programs at Parks & Rec

Experience Northampton Parks and Recreation’s “Zest for Life” at Open House Week, September 8th -12th. This free event will take place at the Northampton Recreation Center, 345 Newtown Richboro Road, Richboro. Individuals and families are invited to tour the Center, enjoy free classes and meet with instructors and staff. No matter what your age, there is something for everyone. Participants who take a class and register that day will receive 10% off the class! For a complete list of classes, days and times, refer to the home page on the web, brochure or call 215-357-6800 ext. 249.

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Upcoming programs at the Northampton Library

On Sunday, September 7th, as part of Northampton Day celebrations, the library will be open 11:00am-3:00pm, and feature Civil War Re-enactor, Michael Jesberger. Mr. Jesberger will portray a Civil War infantry soldier and discuss the daily life, uniforms, and equipment of this era in history. The program will take place right outside the library with a soldier’s campsite, musket demonstrations and audience participation.

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Adult Astronomy Course at CNC

Churchville Nature Center’s Beginning Adult Astronomy Course will be held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning September 10th and ending October 15th. This is a great introduction for those looking to get involved in the hobby of astronomy or a refresher for those that are already observing.

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Northampton Days Festival is September 7th

The Northampton Days Festival will be held on Sunday, September 7th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, at Richboro Middle School, Upper Holland Road, Richboro. Festivities include a juried car show, games, a talent show, giveaways from local organizations and lots of good food!

The parade features the Council Rock South High School Marching Band and steps off at 12:30. Bring friends from your business, military organization, civic group, nonprofit, sports team or musical group to march in the parade!

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Tips for preschoolers’ dental care

submitted by Dr. Michael Spadafora, D.D.S., Bucks County Dental Design

Each fall brings a whole new group of children starting their journey into the formal education process – preschoolers! These three- and four-year-olds, who are becoming students for the first time, should also become dental patients.

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