Yardley Borough’s 5th Annual Recycling Day Set for Saturday, April 25th

The Yardley Borough Environmental Advisory Commission, with the support of the Yardley Business Association, as well as Yardley Shade Tree Commission celebrate our annual recycling event as well as Arbor Day on Saturday 25 April 2015 from 9am until 1pm in Buttonwood park, adjacent to the Yardley Town Center.

This highly successful event is in the 5th year now, and has been steadily growing to include a shred event, electronics recycling, and this year, we are adding a gently used toy collection to the mix.

We ask all participants enter through the Main Street entrance, between Firehouse Cycles and the Face and Body Spa. Our team of volunteers will direct you to the areas in which we are accepting the items you plan to recycle or shred.

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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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Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School participates in Super Duper Bowl V

by June Portnoy

For the fifth consecutive year, Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School students from pre-K through fourth grade piled outside to cheer on fifth graders competing in a flag football tournament during the Super Duper Bowl V on January 30th.

This event, always the Friday before the NFL Super Bowl, has become “like a rite of passage to our fifth graders who come out and watch this tournament year after year, knowing their day will come,” said PTO co-president, Colleen DiMario.

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Ryan Shollenberger wins award at Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition

Ryan Shollenberger, of Yardley, recently won a top award in Fine Arts for his mixed media “Self Portrait #1” at the Phillips’ Mill Youth Art Exhibition in New Hope.

Ryan is a senior at Holy Ghost Preparatory School.

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Antiques Appraisal Event at the Lower Makefield Township Building

Have you ever wondered if your family heirlooms are really the valuable antiques that you thought they were? You can find out at the Antiques Appraisal Event on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the Lower Makefield Township Building, 1100 Edgewood Road, Yardley, PA 19067.

Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers of Philadelphia (since 1805) will be there to help you discover the true value of your treasured antiques. Appraisers include a Generalist and Specialists in Jewelry, English, Continental, Books, and Fine Arts.

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“Marching Out” French and Indian War Event

Join us as we journey back to the 1760’s, a time just before the American Revolution, when New Jersey was embroiled in another earlier conflict known as the French and Indian War. Come see first-hand what military life was like in the colonies before we fought to become an independent nation. Visitors are invited to experience a typical day in the life of a soldier stationed at the barracks, and to interact with the people who cooked, slept, drilled, and lived within these walls. Take a tour of the barracks itself, which was built in 1758 for the purpose of housing these British forces.

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Stephanie Ripka named LBCCC’s Vice President

Stephanie Ripka, of Yardley, was recently promoted to Vice President of the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce.

Starting out in retail, Stephanie managed card and gift stores in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania for over a decade. Later she transitioned into the construction industry, working for both general and mechanical contractors, where she excelled in project management, accounting and cost-control. With proven proficiency in finance and client service, she utilized her skills for over 20 years in construction.

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Friends of the Delaware Canal annual spring Lunch and Walk

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal on Saturday, March 28 for their annual spring Lunch and Walk. During a 2-mile-long guided tour, newly enhanced sites in historic Bristol Borough will be explored, and a hearty lunch will be served at the King George Inn. The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the train station parking lot opposite the Lagoon Park on Jefferson Avenue in Bristol, PA.

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Troop 10 recognizes four new Eagle Scouts

Troop 10 in Yardley recognized its four newest Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor on February 22nd. Paul Secchia, Colin Thurston, Luke Stapleton and Nathan A. Smith all earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Each of the young men, who are all students at Pennsbury High School, earned at least 21 merit badges, served as leaders within their Troop and completed an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project to benefit others in their community in order to achieve the highest rank in Scouting.

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Yardley-Makefield Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Yardley Makefield Free Library have announced their March Bargain Book Sale, held at the library during operating hours on March 20th, 21st and 23rd. Most books are 50 cents or one dollar, with some new and specialty books priced higher.

Come get some great deals and help your local library! The library is located at 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley.

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