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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Chelsea MacIntyre Awarded for Excellence in Fire Fighting

By Patricia Cangelosi

This summer, Northampton resident Chelsea MacIntyre received the Outstanding Student Award upon graduating from the Fire Fighter 1 class through the Bucks County Public Safety Training Center. The instructors of the five-week, 194-hour intense training course selected Chelsea out of about 40 students for this prestigious honor for excellence in fire fighter studies. She was one of the first members to receive this award for the Northampton Fire Company, Station 73.

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CR South Honor Society members ‘Bring on the Books’ to underprivileged students

by June Portnoy

Council Rock High School’s National Honor Society kicked off the school year with a book drive that ran from September 2nd through September 11th, collecting 420 books in just nine days. These gently used children’s books were distributed to Pastorious Elementary School in Philadelphia to help restore its library.

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Trevose Horticultural Society presents ‘Wild Things’

by June Portnoy

Trevose Horticultural Society (THS) presented its 91st Annual Standard Flower Show, entitled “Wild Things,” on Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd. For the first time the show was held at Bensalem’s St. Ephrem Catholic Church’s gymnasium, offering a wonderful open and airy atmosphere.

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Northampton Democrats award Fifth Annual Scholarship

The Northampton Township Democratic Committee awarded two scholarships to a pair of college-bound Council Rock students from Northampton. The scholarship money consisted of two awards of $250 each, and was awarded on the basis of academic merit and community service history.

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Congratulations to winners of Northampton Days Talent Show

Nineteen acts performed in the September 7, 2014 Northampton Days Festival Talent Show.  The 7 winners are shown in the photo with judges Tom Baust, Linda Deis, Patricia Buchholz Guth and Master of Ceremonies Pete Palestina.

Winners: 1st place Victor Makovsky & Shelly Umansky, 2nd place Ashley Tetrault, 3rd place Evan Sleppy & Abigal Prazak, 4th pleace Jake Brown, 5th place Jamie Cascarino, 6th place Sande’ Mule Dance Academy, 7th place Logan McCurry.

Check out video of the entire performance at http://youtu.be/TafegLQIDXk.

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Devynne Lauchner showcases locally-shot film at New Hope Film Festival

by June Portnoy

When Devynne Lauchner, a Council Rock High School North 2010 graduate, was growing up in Wrightstown, she used to walk along the old Wycombe train station where she discovered several abandoned train cars along the tracks.

“I always thought there was a story relating to these train cars,” says Devynne. “I wondered why these cars were still there and what kind of experiences people had on those cars before they were left behind.”

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Don Giovanni’s announces new Customer Reward Club

Now, every dollar you spend at Don Giovanni’s Classic Italian Bakery & Deli will earn you one reward point. Each customer will receive a personal Reward Club Card to be used at the time of purchase.

The program will track all purchases and with every 150 points that are accumulated, the customer will automatically receive a $10 reward. These rewards are tracked on their card and can either be used as a discount on a future purchase or, if preferred, they can even receive cash back at the store.

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