Fusion Martial Arts Academy provides a complete martial arts experience

by June Portnoy

Fusion Martial Arts Academy, recently opened in Richboro, offers an unusually wide variety of martial arts. The studio’s philosophy is that cross-training in as many martial arts as possible will help students find their personal style that will fit their individual preference.

Sifu Jonathan Lucas, owner and head instructor of this studio, brings extensive martial arts experience to his studio. He is certified as an instructor in four different martial arts, including one certification by Bruce Lee’s training partner. In addition, he has had exposure to at least a dozen different martial arts while training all over the country.

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Holland Veterinary Care: A family vet for the family pet

by June Portnoy

Holland Veterinary Care, now open in Village Shires Shopping Center, 1496 Buck Road, in Holland, provides an old-fashioned, warm, family atmosphere in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility with cutting edge equipment. As a result, your beloved pet receives the best of both worlds!

Dr. Carey Guise, owner of Holland Veterinary Care, and associate veterinarian, Dr. Susan Stavros, are from this community, both graduates of Council Rock High School. They are also both highly qualified veterinarians having graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Lower Southampton Township Parks & Recreation

Registration is currently open for Lower Southampton Township’s Winter/Spring programs for all ages.  They offer everything from young children’s programs to Zumba, which is offered four nights a week at two different locations.

This year they will have full day programs during the spring holiday break. Full-day programs are from 8:00am-5:15pm and provide supervised and fun activities.

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Tri-Township Baseball offers baseball for players of all levels

Tri-Township Baseball continues to offer baseball for players of all levels at one convenient complex in Wrightstown. Although many recognize Tri-Township Baseball as the home to the National World Series runner-ups and participants in 2014 and 2011, and champions of many regional tournaments, their greatest success remains the development of skills it has offered players of all ages and abilities for seven decades.

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Chandler Hall

‘Quips about Chandler Hall’

As a long-standing Newtown organization, many quips have been shared about Chandler Hall throughout the years. Here are some more common ones:

‘So close to the heart of Newtown’

The Quaker Meetings in the area got together to create the Friends Nursing Home in 1973 to meet needs in Newtown and the surrounding Bucks County community. Over the years, many more programs were added in accordance with its mission and Chandler Hall now offers a wide array of services.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

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Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth

The Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth (CRCHY) is a nonprofit organization, now in its seventh year working under the federal Drug-Free Communities Support Grant Program.

CRCHY’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance use in young people, and the group’s goals are reached through engaging many partners, including the local schools, parents, youth, law enforcement, media, healthcare, faith-based organizations, and other local agencies and individuals.

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Tyler Park Center for the Arts

Explore your artistic side at Tyler Park Center for the Arts! The iconic white barn off Newtown Richboro Road is home to ongoing classes, workshops, and events for all ages and abilities. This nonprofit art center provides instruction by highly trained artists in a variety of mediums including precious metal clay, painting and drawing, photography, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, and more.

Every second Friday from 7:30 to 10:00pm is Teen Art Night, a place for art-minded teens to socialize and express themselves with different art forms. It’s a great opportunity for Scout groups, too!

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Northampton James E. Kinney Senior Center

“Energize Your Life” at the Northampton James E. Kinney Senior Center, 165 Township Road, Richboro. At age 55 or older, you can improve your mind, strengthen your body and lift your spirits.

It’s all here at your fingertips!

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20th Annual ‘Northampton Days’ is coming in September

The 20th Annual Northampton Days Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th, from 10:00am to 4:30pm, at Council Rock’s Richboro Middle School, 98 Upper Holland Road in Richboro.

The celebration, held rain or shine, includes a parade, rides for kids, family games, a car show, food court, hayrides, vendor display tables, a blood drive and many other attractions. Free admission and parking make this an easily accessible event for everyone.

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