Mother’s Day Fun Run helps families affected by cancer

by Patricia Cangelosi

This Mother’s Day consider joining in a day of fun and fitness to help out families in your community.

Cousins for Carol is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that offers financial support to families affected by cancer. The organization will hold its third annual Fun Run fundraiser on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th, at Northampton Township Municipal Park, at Hatboro and Bristol Roads in Churchville.

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Katharine Wiley earns Girl Scout’s highest award

Katharine Wiley, a Holland resident, recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award. Her Gold Award project benefited Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham in Furlong, PA. Katharine wanted her project to benefit Bucks County residents and at the same time make life a little more pleasant for people fighting cancer.

Katharine’s project was multi-faceted in that it included organization, leadership, and implementation. The first phase of the project was the design and building of a seating area for the front porch of the facility. After deciding that she wanted to benefit the patients at the Fox Chase facility, she took a drive up to look at the building. Right away she noticed that the building had a beautiful front porch but there was no seating for patients or their families. She designed a seating oasis with two park benches and topiaries in cement urns so the patients could enjoy the outdoors after going through their treatment. The second phase was to build a bookcase for the patient waiting room, and the final phase was designing and sewing neck roll pillows for the patients themselves. Her neck roll pillows are made of washable fleece material with a velcro closure, so the covers can be easily removed and washed, to be used for further treatments. She bought fleece material in different patterns to appeal to men, women, boys and girls.

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May blooms at the Northampton Library

On Saturday, May 9th, at 2:00pm, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts will present “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement 1887-1920” at the library. This program relates the story of how American Impressionist artists were influenced by the growing popularity of gardening as a leisure pursuit at the turn of the twentieth century. Themes such as “Lady in the Garden,” “The Urban Garden,” and “The Artist’s Garden” will be explored in paintings, sculpture and gardening ephemera. No registration is necessary.

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Third Annual Mother’s Day 5K Race for Christina

by June Portnoy

Start your Mother’s Day by walking or running for a worthwhile cause at the Third Annual Mother’s Day 5K Race for Christina taking place at Tyler State Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 10th, beginning at 9:00am.

Catherine Logan is organizing this event for her younger sister, Christina, 24, who was diagnosed three years ago with Friedrich’s Ataxia (FA), a rare progressive, debilitating neuromuscular disease that affects one’s coordination and balance. There is currently no treatment or cure available.

Both Christina and Catherine were born and raised in Holland, where they attended Hillcrest Elementary School and Holland Middle School. Catherine graduated from Council Rock High School in Newtown, and Christina graduated five years later from Council Rock High School South. Their younger brother, Mathew, currently attends seventh grade at Holland Middle School.

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MBIT provides summer career exploration courses

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT), located in Jamison, is offering courses in July to students entering eighth, ninth, or 10th grade as part of the Summer Career Exploration Program. This program provides week-long career enrichment opportunities for students, so they can begin to focus on career pathways. Students have the chance to enroll in courses, such as Automotive Body & Mechanics, Basic Auto Repair & Maintenance, Build Trades, Cartooning, Cosmetology, Crime & Accident Investigation, Culinary Arts/Cake Decorating, Dental Health 101, Drafting & Design, Engineering Exploration & Design, Introduction to Music Technology, Keyboarding/Microsoft Office, Web Design, and Welding.

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Shredding event in Newtown May 2nd

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox & Roach, Newtown Home Marketing Center is sponsoring a free shredding event Saturday, May 2nd, from 10:00am until noon at their offices located at 677 S. State Street, Newtown (corner of Newtown Bypass and State Street).

Join them that day to dispose of your sensitive papers. An industrial shredding truck will be on site and refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Lynne Kelleher at 215-860-3229.

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Local resident writes anti-bullying children’s book

by June Portnoy

Newtown’s Karen Scheuer, a second grade teacher at Churchville Elementary School, recently reached the significant milestone of selling 1,000 copies of her first children’s book, “A Bug and a Wish.” This book, targeted to kids in kindergarten through third grade, explores young Tyler’s struggle dealing with a group of boys who routinely tease him.

Tyler confides his frustration to his friend, Danae, who tells him to give the boys “A Bug and a Wish.” Tyler initially takes her advice literally, thinking he has solved his problem by finding a ladybug and dandelion seeds.

However, when Danae realizes her friend has misunderstood her suggestion, she explains that the next time the boys tease Tyler he should tell them, “It bugs me when you tease me,” and “I wish you would stop.”

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Wrightstown Farmers Market celebrates ninth season opening

The Wrightstown Farmers Market opens the 2015 season at 9:00am Saturday, May 2nd with a ribbon-cutting, veggie plant giveaway, monster bubbles, Goose Creek Pioneers’ rousing music, and 30 local farmers and producers offering fresh, top quality products.

According to market manager, Cheryl Gilmore, Bobolink Farm, with aged cheeses and artisan breads, and Nina’s Waffle Truck are two new vendors welcomed this season.

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Dentistry as a profession

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

Dentistry is a marvelous profession. It is exciting, intense, constantly changing, frustrating, and very rewarding. For these reasons, and many more, earning a spot in any dental school in the USA has become a very difficult accomplishment.

In addition to excellent grades in your undergraduate degree, which includes many required science courses, you must score well in the Dental Admission Test (DAT). Admission committees also look carefully at your extra-curricular activities and work experiences, especially those that are dental related.

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Doylestown firm provides a refreshingly different approach to practicing law

by June Portnoy

Isgate, Chiccarine & Degroot Attorneys and Counselors at Law, founded in 2007, is a full service law firm concentrating on business, real estate, wills/estate planning and family law. Although a fully established law firm that has earned a positive reputation from its many loyal clients over the years, its attorneys do not fit the image of the stereotypical lawyer you might envision.

“We’re not the average bear when it comes to being a lawyer,” says Ronald Isgate, an original partner of this firm. “We are just normal people who want to be seen that way by our clients.”

It’s common for attorneys at this firm to invite their clients out for a bite to eat after they discuss their case. Each of the three partners has their own outside interests. For example, Ron is a fan of classic cars, so he sometimes invites a client to attend a car show with him.

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