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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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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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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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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Spring Fling Shopping Event to Support the Northampton Township Senior Center

On Saturday, April 25th from 9am to 2pm over 50 vendors will be on hand for the annual Spring Fling Shopping Event. The event will feature over 50 vendors selling handcrafted jewelry, scarves, totes, baby items, clothing, home décor, candles, baked goods and much more.

Admission is free and shoppers can purchase for any occasion including Mother’s Day, teachers gifts, graduation presents, and Father’s Day.

The event is sponsored by Comfort Keepers and will be hosted at the Northampton Township James E. Kinney Senior Center. The center is located at 165 Township Road in Richboro. For more information call 215-357-8199.

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Welcome spring with Northampton Parks & Rec

Spring forward and take time to read the Spring/Summer Recreation brochure or the Northamptonrec.com website. You’ll be amazed at all that Parks & Rec offers. From golf at Spring Mill and tennis lessons, to Engineering for Kids, youth volleyball, computer classes, exercise classes and everything in between, there is something for everyone.

Celebrate Earth Week with a green, social media event. Pop-up hints and challenges will appear on the P&R website, Facebook and Twitter sites from April 20th through 24th. Win free stuff!

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Awesome April activities at the Northampton Library

Fred Miller returns to the library on Saturday, April 11th at 2:00pm with “The Last Lions of Broadway,” a fact-filled and toe-tapping lecture in song. Fred explores the lives and works of Cy Coleman and Jerry Herman. No registration is necessary for this program.

Interior designer Beth Allen, known as the HIP-Chick (Home Improvement Project Chick) is back for a fun and informative program on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00pm, “Cents-Able Decorating: DIY Tips for a Gorgeous Home on a Budget.” She discusses ideas for every room in your home with tips of where to shop for the best deals and clever ideas for designer looks. No registration is necessary.

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Inaugural Cullen Keffer Lacrosse Festival slated for June 6th

On Saturday June 6th, beginning at 12:30pm, the Council Rock lacrosse community will host the inaugural Cullen Keffer Lacrosse Festival at Walt Snyder Stadium, Council Rock High School North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown. Cullen was a freshman member of the Council Rock South lacrosse team in 2013-14.

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Spring ‘Sneak Peek’ Open House at Nazareth Academy High School

Nazareth Academy High School’s Spring Sneak Peek on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5:00 to 7:00pm will feature a student art show, music recitals, athletic presentations, school tours, admissions information and more.

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