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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Ripken champs

Congratulations to the Pennsbury Athletic Association’s Pennsbury Curve 10U Travel Baseball Team on winning the Cal Ripken District 3 championship! The Curve went 4-0 overall for the tournament and defeated Lower Southampton in the finals.

Pictured are, front row, Brandon Peake, Reese Hirsh, Ryan Rearden, Kevin Greed, William Castner, and Ryan Mateo; middle row, Reese Sargent, Shane Cangemi, Connor DeLuca, Aidan McCormack, and Elliot Puckett; back row, Coach Ray Sargent, Manager Arty Peake, and Coach Bob Puckett.

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Pennsbury Drama Program and students earn awards at local, state and international theater festivals

Four Pennsbury High School drama performers received awards at this year’s Bucks County Playhouse Student Theater Festival in New Hope. Over 800 students from 30 schools participated in the seven-day festival in May. Pennsbury juniors Tom Sawyer and Zach Gibson were awarded “Outstanding Feature Actor” for their performances in one-act plays “A Danish Soap” and “Ledge, Ledger, and Legend,” respectively. Sophomore Brian Gage and freshman Sylvia Fisher were awarded “Outstanding Solo Performance” for their performances in one-act plays “Purple Cows Do Exist” and “The New Margo.”

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Pennsbury students learn life lessons during production of ‘Castaways’

by June Portnoy

A cast of 37 Pennsbury students in second through eighth grade performed “Castaways” to a full house of parents and friends at William Penn Middle School in Yardley on Thursday, July 17th.

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