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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Pennsbury Odyssey of the Mind – Let’s get creative!

The Pennsbury Odyssey of the Mind Association (POMA) annually organizes teams within the school district to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) competitions at the Regional, State and World levels. OM challenges students to utilize their creative skills to find solutions to complex problems.

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Art Goes to School seeking volunteers

Art Goes to School (AGTS) has been in existence for over 50 years and our community is fortunate enough to have a local chapter which visits all of the elementary schools in the Pennsbury School District.

AGTS is a volunteer art appreciation program which brings art reproductions into each classroom once a year. The volunteers engage the children in various ways in order to get them interested and excited about art. Each year, the various chapters receive a different portfolio from the regional organization. Previous portfolios included works by Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Renoir, Vermeer, and Marc Chagall.

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Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks seeks members

The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks takes a positive approach to bringing people together of all faiths and traditions and looks for individuals who would like to play a part in that process whether small or large. The organizational meetings of our non-profit corporation, are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Zubaida Library, 857 Big Oak Road, Yardley (directly across from Charles H. Boehm Middle School). Interested individuals can attend a meeting or e-mail iclb@gmail.com.

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P.E.O. STAR Scholarship awarded

The P.E.O. Star Scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year was recently presented to Neha Gupta, a senior at Pennsbury High School.

Neha is the daughter of Vikas and Amruta Gupta and was recommended for this scholarship by P.E.O. Chapter AT of Yardley. She has been accepted and will attend Penn State Schreyer, where she plans to study medicine beginning this fall.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics, and potential for future success. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women.

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