Spring Village seeking individuals for Talent Show

Spring Village at Floral Vale, a Memory Care Community located in Yardley, is seeking talented individuals to participate in their Village Talent Show. This event will be held outdoors on the community’s property, Saturday, September 20th at 2:00pm (rain date will be September 21st). Parking will be available.

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Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club passes the gavel

Members and friends of the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club gathered recently to thank outgoing President Juan Proano for his leadership the past Rotary year and to welcome Tom Mack as the incoming President for 2014-15. Juan is a mining engineer and consultant living in Washington Crossing and Tom runs a construction and building renovation company and resides in Lower Makefield Township.

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Bluegrass Fest to feature international performer Beppe Gambetta

The Seventh Annual Bucks County Bluegrass Festival will have an international flare to it with Italian born acoustic guitar flatpicker and singer Beppe Gambetta headlining. The Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th event will also include HogMaw, from York, PA, who are festival favorites and will close both nights at Snipes Farm in Morrisville. Special Guest and Master of Ceremonies is Gene Shay, host of WXPN’s Folk Show for over 50 years and one of the founders of the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation awards $130,000 to 85 students

The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation recently held its 14th Annual Recipient Reception to recognize its 2014 award winners. During the ceremony, the PSF congratulated the 85 Pennsbury graduates who have been awarded a total of $130,000 for the 2014-15 school year. This was the greatest dollar amount awarded in one year to the highest number of recipients in PSF history. The awards, which are one-half grant and one-half zero interest loans, are based on four equally weighted criteria: academic record, financial need, character and leadership.

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Newly established Yardley-Makefield Lions Club welcomes new members

by June Portnoy

On April 1st, the Yardley-Makefield Lions Club received its charter, becoming a new chapter of the Lions Club International, the world’s largest service club organization. Like all other chapters, members of this new local non-profit organization, are coming together to help do whatever is necessary to assist this community.

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Julia McGehean wins Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) welcomed Julia McGehean of Yardley to Capitol Hill in June to recognize her as the winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.

“It was a pleasure to have Julia join me in Washington and be recognized as this year’s Congressional Art Competition winner from Bucks County,” said Fitzpatrick. “Her amazing piece of artwork shows not only her artistic prowess, but highlights the level of creativity of students across our district when it comes to the fine arts. Congratulations to Julia and all those who participated in this year’s successful competition.”

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Banshees win at Rider Cup Tournament

The Yardley Makefield Soccer U12 Banshees won the top division of the recent Rider Cup Tournament. The girls went undefeated through the tournament and won the final 4-0.

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‘Float Your Boat’ on Lake Afton

Come make a boat and float it on Yardley’s Lake Afton on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00am until noon. Environmentally friendly materials will be waiting for creative boat builders, young and old, at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 West Afton Avenue. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own materials, too.

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Library Book sale happening this month

The Friends of the Yardley-Makefield Library August Book Sale, held at the library at 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, is happening this month. Sale dates and times are as follows: Friday, August 15th, 10:00am-5:00pm; Saturday, August 16th, 9:00am-4:00pm; Monday, August 18th, 10:00am-8:00pm; Tuesday, August 19th, 10:00am-8:00pm; and Wednesday, August 20th, 10:00am-8:00pm.

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A tailor shop opens in Trenton’s Old Barracks

The Old Barracks Museum, located at 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, will turn its 1759 British Officers’ quarters into a tailor shop for an event, “Nine Tailors Make the Man” on Saturday, August 9th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. A group of 18th century tailors will be constructing an outfit over the course of the day. Eighteenth century games will also be available for children and families to play. Demonstrations on traditional indigo dying methods will also be occurring throughout the day.

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