Richboro Elementary celebrates 25th anniversary

by June Portnoy

Richboro Elementary School students, staff, administrators and guests received a warm welcome on September 30th as they arrived at the school to the sound of upbeat music performed by Council Rock High School South’s Marching Band outside the main entrance. The reason for the music was the celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary.

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Mr. Printer in Richboro announces expanded hours and services

Mr. Printer is now Mr. Shipper, too! Under new ownership, the store hours and services have been expanded to better meet the diverse needs of its customers.

Why wait in line at the post office or rush to get there before closing? Mr. Printer offers packing materials, packing services as well as shipping choices by the USPS as well as the other major carriers.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving at Spring Mill Country Club

Start a new tradition by gathering with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland. Enjoy a bountiful gourmet buffet overlooking the picturesque golf course.

Their chefs have prepared an exquisite selection of traditional holiday favorites, which include carved turkey with giblet gravy and carved honey mustard glazed ham. Buffet table including mashed potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole, succotash with pearl onions, fresh garden medley, baked tilapia fillet with lemon dill sauce, tortellini pasta with mushroom alfredo sauce, seafood creole, rice medley, homemade stuffing and fresh cranberry relish. Also included is soup, deluxe salad and dessert stations.

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Dedication of Bobby’s Playground brings community together

by June Portnoy

It was a proud day for the Osterhout family of Holland as they stood in front of the Kaboom! Playground, still blocked off with a long yellow ribbon. Jill and Robert Osterhout III’s son, Robert Edward Osterhout IV, affectionately known as Bobby, passed away tragically at 14-months-old in April of this year. The playground was officially dedicated in his honor last month.

The playground is located at the Lower Bucks Family YMCA’s Holland Summer Day campsite on Holland Road, adjacent to Holland Elementary School.

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Elizabeth Sauers earns Girl Scouts’ highest honor

Holland resident Elizabeth Sauers recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for organizing and implementing a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Community Scientist Program, titled Project Monarch Health and Habitat, at the Churchville Nature Center (CNC).

After volunteering at CNC for several years, including planting two butterfly gardens and giving docent-led tours of the Butterfly House, Elizabeth learned about the steep decline in Monarch butterfly populations across the country due to habitat loss and parasite infection. Her Gold Award project, spanning nearly 100 hours of her own time as well as countless hours spent by those she enlisted to assist her, educated the public about habitat losses and diseases that are threatening Monarch butterflies.

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Bucks County YWCA celebrates 60 years

by Patricia Cangelosi

The Bucks County YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) celebrated 60 years – its Diamond anniversary – September 18th at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. The local nonprofit’s leaders, members and supporters attended the ceremony, complete with a birthday cake and a celebratory beverage.

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Richboro resident wins battle against ‘incurable’ cancer

by June Portnoy

When Richboro’s Harvey Goodman was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer and told his days were numbered, his initial feelings were hopelessness and despair that his life would soon be over. Today, six years later and cancer-free, Harvey reflects on how he fought his battle to survive.

At age 64, Harvey’s life was turned upside down, in October 2008, when his oncologist told him he had Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the small intestine, with metastasis to the liver. His doctor explained to him that this was a rare, incurable form of cancer.

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Seniors repeat defeat of Supervisors at Northampton Days Bocce Challenge

The annual bocce challenge took place between the James E. Kinney Senior Center bocce team and the Northampton Township Supervisors team during the Northampton Days festival on September 7th. The Seniors, four-time defending champs, once again defeated the Supervisors in a best of three match. The Seniors took the first two matches 11-8 in game one and 11-5 in game two.  The Supervisors gave a great effort in game one but could not bounce back in game two.

Pictured from left is Team Supervisors, Barry Moore, Larry Weinstein, George Komelasky, Eileen Silver and Kim Rose; and Team Seniors, Pete Palestina, Ray Schiwall, Janet Tomkins and Bob Pavie.

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Join the Centennial Singers

The Bux-Mont Centennial Singers announce open enrollment for the fall. The Centennial Singers, now in their 39th year, are a true community choral group consisting of 50 people of all ages from the Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia areas.

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31st Annual CPCU/Council Rock Fire Safety in the Home contest to be held during National Fire Prevention Week

The Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) will be conducting its 31st Annual “Fire Safety in the Home” contest in the elementary schools of the Council Rock School District during National Fire Prevention Week, October 5th – 11th.

The contest has been held each year in conjunction with the School District, and students are asked to write an essay or do a creative work or poster on Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week.  The panel of judges will be comprised of Council Rock School Board President Wendi Thomas, former Northampton Supervisor Pete Palestina, CPCU, representing the CPCU Society’s Philadelphia Chapter and Northampton Township Fire Marshal Frank Fenton.

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