Fundraising effort supports Yardley boy’s need for diabetic alert dog

by June Portnoy

They say that a “dog is a man’s best friend,” but in the case of Adam Pindziak, age seven of Yardley, a diabetic alert dog is about to become a boy’s best friend. Adam was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, also known as Type 1 Diabetes, when he was just two-years-old. His mother, Morayea, explains that he was constantly urinating through his diapers and getting up in the middle of the night asking for milk.

She took Adam to his pediatrician, who after administering a quick urine test, sent them directly to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to be treated for juvenile diabetes.

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Dedication of Rotary Recognition Garden

The weather was beautiful for the Morrisville-Yardley Rotary’s dedication of a Memorial Garden to former Rotarians and their loved ones at Williamson Park in Morrisville on September 4th. The Snipes Family Singers led the audience in a sing-along, and Rotarian Bill Burgess gave a speech about the history of Morrisville, the Burgess family, and their role in beginning the Morrisville chapter of the Rotary.

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Phillips’ Mill winner

Csilla Sadloch, of Yardley, is one of the winners at the 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition, running now through October 25th.

Csilla won the Patrons’ Award for Drawing, Pastel or Printmaking (top award). Her piece is entitled “Curled Bark,” which is graphite on paper.

Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road, 1½ miles north of New Hope. For information call 215-862-0582 or visit www.phillipsmill.org.

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Making floral arrangements with supermarket flowers

by June Portnoy

During Martha Washington Garden Club’s monthly meeting on September 24th, garden club member Ruth Voss conducted a workshop demonstrating how to make a floral arrangement using supermarket flowers.

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Carly Stead wins trophy at All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship

by June Portnoy

Yardley’s Carly Stead, 16, won fifth place in the 77th Annual All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship held July 26th in Akron, Ohio.

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Washington Crossing Chapter DAR supports National Cemetery

The Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) proudly supports the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown. Several members recently attended the monthly memorial service held for fallen military service personnel without local family. This memorial service is held at the cemetery on the last Thursday every month at 2:00pm to honor those that have served. The Washington Crossing Chapter along with the National Society of DAR hold a core value to honor veterans and promote patriotism.  It was a privilege for members to uphold this value and support the national cemetery by attending the memorial service.

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Girl Scout Junior Troop #230 honored for sending cookies to soldiers

by Patricia Cangelosi

Local fifth-grader Elayna Frost is making life sweeter for her fellow citizens, both locally and internationally. Along with the other 16 members of Girl Scout Junior Troop #230, Elayna donates Girl Scout cookies to soldiers in the U.S. military who are stationed overseas. But the girls don’t do it alone. Many of their customers, family and friends give them monetary donations for this initiative instead of buying cookies for themselves.

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Yardley resident ‘riding to conquer cancer’

by Judi Biederman

Yardley resident Anita Dietrich Lobley has very personal reasons for supporting an upcoming event to raise funds for cancer research. On October 11th-12th, she will combine her love of biking with the memory of her mom, Jane Dietrich, by participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.

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LYFT launches new campaign helping parents talk to children about underage drinking

The LYFT* Prevention Coalition is embarking on a new information campaign, “Talk. They Hear You.” to empower parents to talk to their children about the dangers of underage drinking. Although progress is being made, more than a quarter of American youth engage in underage drinking. This campaign raises parents’ awareness and arms them with information they need to start a conversation about alcohol with their children before their children become teenagers.

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Bucks County youth compete in District Championships

Youth Tennis Teams from Bucks County recently competed in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis District Championships in both New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area.

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