Art show winners

  1. Pennsbury student, Ali Zinnen, recently won the “Teacher’s Choice Award” for her 3D Mixed Media submission, “Pencilman,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.
  1. Pennsbury student, Bethany Gardner, won first place in the “Painting – Acrylic Oil” category for her work, “Painter’s Pallet,” at the “Touch the Future” Exhibition.
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TCNJ Pre-College Summer Program

The College of New Jersey’s Office of Summer/Winter Programs has announced a brand new non-credit addition to its residential Pre-College Summer program.

The “Public Health” course, scheduled July 15th-22nd, will allow students to explore and investigate current and emerging health problems of concern to teens in local and global contexts.

TCNJ is also pleased to announce a new credit-bearing option: “20th Century US,” which focuses on how local history affects global trends. This course is scheduled to run July 10th-22nd.

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Free presentation on mindful eating and stress management

Dr. Joseph Wieliczko, psychologist, is offering a free one-hour presentation on mindful eating and stress management.

This presentation can be held at the location of your choice for church groups, social groups, professionals, business associations, etc. The focus will be to explain what mindful eating is, how one can benefit from eating mindfully and how to practice mindful eating.

Mindful eating is relatively new to the public, yet has been in existence for many years and is recognized as an effective means to cope with eating struggles. Mindful eating has been shown to help cope effectively with cravings, as well as the thoughts and emotions, which contribute to inappropriate and excessive eating habits.

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Troop 10 honors three new Eagle Scouts

Troop 10 in Yardley will be honoring three new Eagles Scouts at an Eagle Court of Honor on June 12th. Akash Eldo, Zach Fernandez and Noah Smith will be recognized for achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouts.

Churchville Nature Center, where he has volunteered in the role of visitor aide for several years, was the beneficiary of Akash’s Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project. He led a group of volunteers in the construction of a 100-foot-long, 10- foot-high fence at the center’s Lenape Village.

The rustic-design fence, which replaces one that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, blends with the surroundings and makes the Lenape Village experience feel more authentic.

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History brought to life on Colonial Day at Makefield Elementary

by June Portnoy

Fourth and fifth graders were transported back in time on Friday, May 6th during Makefield Elementary School’s biennial Colonial Day, an event established 30 years ago.

“The major benefit of Colonial Day is that it brings history to life,” said Makefield’s Principal Donna McCormick-Miller. “This day of hands-on learning gives students the chance to engage in a variety of early American activities, giving them a better understanding of what life was like during the earliest years of our nation.”

Colonial Day, sponsored by Makefield’s PTO, is targeted to fourth and fifth graders because these students study Pennsylvania history. The day kicked off with an opening ceremony outside the school where students wearing Colonial attire sang patriotic songs.

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Anthony Incollingo signs deal to co-author new book

Anthony Incollingo has joined Pat Rigsby, John Spencer Ellis, Sophia Ellis, and a select group of experts and professionals to co-write a forthcoming book entitled “Health and Wellness Today: Your Ultimate Guide to Health, Fitness and Nutrition.”

Nick Nanton, Esq., along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts® worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint.

“Health and Wellness Today” is tentatively scheduled for release in summer 2016.

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Art show winner

Pennsbury student, Ali Zinnen, recently won the “Teacher’s Choice Award” for her 3D Mixed Media submission, “Pencilman,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.

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Cubs tidy up 5 Mile Woods

The Cub Scouts from Pack 10 in Yardley recently participated in Washington Crossing Council’s “Love Your Parks” initiative by doing a service project at 5 Mile Woods in Lower Makefield.

“We spent the afternoon sweeping the boarded trails, hammering in the bulging nails, raking the paths where needed and lining the paths with fallen logs. We picnicked in the woods and hauled out all of our tools and trash. It was a beautiful day,” said Den Leader Dena Clark. “After, we sat in the outdoor classroom and talked about the items of 5 Mile Woods that we found and then checked off our scavenger hunt papers. I told them a bit of history of the place and about the topography Atlantic coastal plain and the plateau.”

Pack 10, which chartered by St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yardley, has completed an Earth Day project for this park for several years.

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Santarsiero announces nearly $50K in fire company, EMS grants

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, recently announced that three local fire companies and an EMS company are receiving more than $48,000 in state grants. The grants are made possible by the Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program, which is funded by gaming revenue.

With the grant program set to expire on June 30th, Steve recently voted in favor of H.B. 1877, which would extend the program for another four years. The bill passed the House awaits action in the Senate.

Fire and EMS companies in the 31st Legislative District that received grants are:

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Art show winner

Pennsbury High School student, Bethany Gardner, recently won first place in the “Painting – Acrylic Oil” category for her work, “Painter’s Pallet,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.

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