Northampton players selected for Little Quakers

Pictured from left are Nick Schrager and Jake Wszolek, from Holland Middle School, and Jason Schrager, from Richboro Middle School, who are eight graders that play for Assumption CYO Football and have been chosen to play on the Philadelphia Little Quakers team this fall.

Only 35 boys age 15U were chosen to play this year from the surrounding area. Nick plays fullback/linebacker, Jake plays on both offensive and defensive lines, and Jason also plays fullback/linebacker.

The boys will play in November at Penn Charter and Franklin Field in Philadelphia, and will travel to Dallas, TX in December to play.


Marine Corps League demonstration at Holland Elementary

Members of the Marine Corps League Patriot Detachment 1230 visited Holland Elementary School last month to demonstrate to students how to properly fold the American Flag. Commandant Dick Weaver, Paymaster Pete Palestina, and Senior Vice Commandant Neil Clark also explained the meaning of each fold and why the flag is a symbol of what this country is all about.

They also answered questions posed by students and teachers. Special thanks to sixth grade teachers Amy Smith, Frank Murphy and Andrea Mangold.

Pictured are some students with, from left, Weaver, Palestina and Clark.


Bucks County Community College Foundation hosts Eighth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea

by June Portnoy

Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Foundation gave the gift of education to 15 female students this year during its Eighth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea held Thursday, September 24th at the college’s historic Tyler Hall on its Newtown campus.

Seven of the 15 “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship recipients sat among a room full of guests at this reception.

“Each recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship of which they can use $500 in the fall semester and $500 in the spring semester, so they have additional funds for both semesters,” said Tobi Bruhn, Executive Director of BCCC Foundation.

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Working dogs ‘paws awhile for love’

by Maura McCormick

When people think of “working dogs,” they might be quick to recall a German Sheppard police K-9, a Dalmatian on a fire truck, a Border Collie herding sheep on a farm, or a guide dog helping a blind person.

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there is another kind of working dog. There is no standard breed when it comes to these dogs and they are all ages and sizes. They are therapy dogs and they “have the unselfish desire to ‘paws awhile for love,’” according to the home page of Therapy Dogs International.

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Cubs win billiards championship

Team Cubs won the Spring-Summer League Billiards Championship on September 21st during the tournament held at the James E. Kinney Senior Center in Richboro. The Cubs were captained by Tom Girtman and beat the Phillies, captained by Don Byers, in the final best-of-three round 2-1.

Shown in the photo are Cubs team members, from left, Ernie Pitts, Fran Stratton and Tom Girtman. The Fall-Winter league began play on September 28th.


Scenes from the Northampton Days Festival

  1. Taylor and Earl Alexander, of Holland, check out the model train display.
  1. Cheryl Bryant and James Maybaum, members of the Council Rock High School South Marching Band.
  1. Richboro resident Michael Matthews shows off his new face paint job.
  1. Charles Luzenski, of Richboro, brought his 2001 Trans Am to the auto show and displayed all the awards the car has won.

Seniors defeat Supervisors at Northampton Days Bocce Challenge…again!

Northampton Days activities began at 9:00am on Sunday, September 13th, when the annual bocce challenge took place between the James E. Kinney Senior Center bocce team and the Northampton Township Supervisors team. Five-time defending champs Seniors once again defeated the Supervisors in a best-of-three match. The Seniors took the first two matches 11-7 in game one, and 11-2 in game two.

Shown in the photo is Team Seniors, from left, Pete Palestina, Bob Pavie, Janet Tomkins and John Konstantis.


Congratulations to winners of Northampton Days Talent Show

Sixteen acts performed in the September 13th Northampton Days Festival Talent Show.

The seven winners are shown in the photo with judges Tom Baust, Linda Deis, Gianna Gagliardi, and Master of Ceremonies Pete Palestina. Winners: first place, Sasha Zhukov and Shelly Umansky; second place, Elite Dance Academy; third place, Kaelyn Kear; fourth place, Jamie Gokhman and Brandon Parkansky; fifth place, Logan McCurry; sixth place, Tymur Chumachenko and Daniela Dargis; seventh place, Dakota Yates.


Pizza Land celebrates renovation with Grand Re-Opening

The newly remodeled Pizza Land features changes to the original layout and also includes granite countertops and brick wall finishes for “an old world feel.” There is some limited dine-in space available, but customers can conveniently order over the phone or on-line for take-out or delivery.

Pizza Land offers an expansive menu, including a wide variety of hand–tossed pizzas; stromboli and calzones; hoagies, steaks and grinders; sandwiches, wraps and paninis; and an assortment of dinner entrees.

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Villa Joseph Marie student competes internationally

Villa Joseph Marie High School has gained a reputation for excellence in athletics, and its athletes have earned accolades at the high school and collegiate levels and beyond.

One of the latest examples is Ani Javardian, a senior at the private Catholic college-preparatory high school in Holland. Ani’s Armenian heritage made her eligible to compete at the Pan-Armenian Games, a multi-sport competition held every four years in Yerevan, Armenia.

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