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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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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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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STEM Fair encourages interest in science and tech topics

The annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Fair at William Penn Middle School in Yardley gives a unique opportunity for student to show off their interest in STEM fields. This year’s fair encouraged the students to bring their science and technology interests to the Fair as well as “inventions” that can help their daily lives.

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Corn knee high by the Fourth of July

Spring Village at Floral Vale, a secured memory care community in Yardley, known for innovative resident enrichment, has announced their plans for a “Farm To Table” project right in their backyard. Under the direction of their Executive Director, Deb Bodnar and their Dining Services Coordinator, Chef Chris Behm, their goal is to provide residents with a hands-on, visual and culinary experience. The hope is that residents will be enjoying the fruits of the community’s labor right on their dining tables this summer season at Spring Village.

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Long Orange Line marches in Disneyland Parade and tours SoCal

This spring, Pennsbury High School’s “Long Orange Line” Marching Band traveled to southern California to march in the Disneyland Parade.

Under the leadership of Pennsbury Instrumental Music Director Frank Mazzeo, the marching band entertained a large crowd of park-goers lining Disney’s Magic Kingdom Main Street with a medley of Disney classics. A few nights later, the Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band performed at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood.

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