Sanjana Sundaram receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Sanjana Sundaram, a senior at Pennsbury High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Sanjana’s academic curriculum includes AP Calculus and AP Biology, but her proudest achievement is earning an “A” at the Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she took a Nanotechnology course, wrote a research paper with a PowerPoint presentation, and delivered this in front of 100 people. Outside the classroom, she has been a Student Ambassador with Pennsylvania Hospital, and volunteers at St. Mary’s Hospital. She also started the Habitat for Humanity club at her school.

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Construction begins on Veterans Square Monument

The Veterans Square Foundation, creators of Veterans Square Monument, implemented a 20/20 Project last month to raise $20,000 in 20 days, and it was very successful. Enough so that the foundation was able to begin construction on June 9th to build Veterans Square Monument after six years of design, planning and fundraising.

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Yardley BET focuses on enhancing borough’s business climate

Yardley Borough Council is building on its efforts to revitalize the downtown area, retaining and attracting businesses to ensure a sustainable economic future. Councilman Jef Buehler is the head of a new subcommittee, the Yardley Business Enhancement Team (Yardley BET), which is part of the council’s Community Economic and Development Committee.

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Broadmeadows Farm now accepting enrollment for summer programs

Enrollment is now being accepted for summer programs at Broadmeadows Farm, an 88-acre horse farm nestled in the Yardley-Newtown area.

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Makefield Highlands Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Spirit Golf Management announces the 10 Year Anniversary of Makefield Highlands Golf Club. The celebration begins Friday July 18th at 7pm with local Yardley band Infinite Bandwidth rocking the Highlands Grille with hits from the 80’s, 90’s and now. Saturday July 19th will have the 10th Anniversary 6 inch cup Peoria event with two shotgun starts (8:00am & 1:00pm). Your entry fee of $99 includes golf, range balls, cart, a BBQ lunch, and a 10th Anniversary golf shirt from Antiqua and prizes for flight winners.

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Christmas in July at Bible Fellowship Church

Bible Fellowship Church is celebrating Vacation Bible School in the spirit of Christmas! This year’s camp takes place from 9:00am to noon, July 14th through July 18th. This is a fun-filled adventure including crafts, games, snacks and a service project to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Kids can experience the love of Jesus as they participate in lessons focused on the true meaning of Christmas! On Friday, July 18th, the celebration will come to an end with a family picnic featuring a bounce house and a live nativity petting zoo.

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PSF announces Matthew Henke Namesake Scholarship

The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation has announced the inception of the Matthew Henke Memorial Scholarship. Friends and family of Matthew, a 2005 Pennsbury graduate, gathered recently with members of the PSF board of directors to introduce the scholarship, which was donated by the Henke Family. The first Matthew Henke Memorial Scholarship was awarded at the 2014 PSF Recipient Reception, held on June 24th.

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Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary highlights

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club has been living up to its motto, “Service Above Self” with several local community service projects, its international water filter project with Lima, Peru, (Rotarians for the shantytowns) and its significant financial support of the effort to End Polio Now, Rotaplast (correcting cleft lip and palates), ShelterBox (emergency shelter and supplies) and The Rotary Foundation (which funds thousands of service projects world-wide).

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Learn to fish at Delaware Canal State Park on PA Fish-For-Free Day

On Independence Day, Friday, July 4th, visitors to Pennsylvania’s waterways can learn to fish and enjoy other outdoor activities free of charge and without a fishing license during the Fish-for-Free Day sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). Delaware Canal State Park educators will be holding Family Fishing programs and providing loaner rods, tackle, and bait from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Giving Pond Recreation Area in Upper Black Eddy, PA and at the Black Rock Road area of Delaware Canal State Park in Yardley.

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Scouts get outside for a ‘Jam’

by Leslie Shortridge

A rainy start didn’t dampen the spirits of the nearly 2000 people participating in Bucks Jam 14, which was held Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th at the Middletown Grange fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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