Yardley Business Association now accepting memberships

Yardley Business Association is now accepting 2016 memberships. Visit their website, yardleybusiness.com, for an application. Send your money along with application to, YBA, P.O. Box 485 Yardley PA 19067.

Event dates are as follows: Yardley Beer Fest (May 14th) Yardley Harvest Day (September 17th) and Yardley Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, December 3rd.

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Martha Washington Garden Club gets its hands dirty!

If you have an interest in gardening or floral design, you are invited to the Martha Washington Garden Club. Membership is not required to attend any function. Their Wednesday, February 24th meeting features a garden lecture on “Tips for the Complete Gardener.”

Their March 23rd meeting, at 12:30pm, will include a lecture on “Hostas,” a shade-tolerant foliage plant; on April 27th, the Penn State Master Gardeners will present “What’s Going On in the Garden This Spring”; and their May 25th meeting will investigate garden party ideas.

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The Makefield Lakes Preservation Association, Inc. – Preserving local ecology

The Makefield Lakes Preservation Association is a 501 (c)4 charitable organization dedicated to preserving the ecology and history of the Makefield Lakes for the benefit of the general community.

The Makefield Lakes are snuggled in Lower Makefield Township across the railroad tracks from the Yardley Country Club. The tranquil beauty of the lakes, their role in preserving open space and their part in the history of the area are highly valued by the surrounding community.

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Lower Makefield Township Environmental Advisory Council

The Lower Makefield Township’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is a seven-member volunteer group that is dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the environment in Lower Makefield Township.

The Township Supervisors rely on the EAC to identify environmental problems, research the issues, and propose solutions. The EAC will also help the Supervisors address environmental issues brought to their attention by residents as well as review and comment on land development applications in the Township.

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Cantus Novus shares their love of music

Cantus Novus is an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County. Founded in 2000 as an intimate group of choral friends gathering in homes to share a love of music, Cantus Novus has grown to be an established musical presence in the Delaware Valley.

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American Legion Yardley Post 317

The American Legion is the nation’s largest, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs. Since 1919, Legionnaires have fought for the rights of servicemen and women. Today they stand as 2.7 million members with over 200,000 Legionnaires in Pennsylvania.

If you have served honorably during any eligible war eras or are on active duty today, serving honorably, become a member of The American Legion.

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Friends of the Delaware Canal

The Friends of the Delaware Canal (FODC) is an independent, non-profit organization working to restore, preserve, improve, and interpret the Canal and its surroundings. Its primary goals are to ensure that the Canal is fully watered and the towpath trail is usable over its entire 58.9-mile length from Easton to Bristol.

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Student artwork added to permanent collection

Artwork by Pennsbury students across the district was recently added to the permanent art collection at the Pennsbury Administration Building in Fallsington.

  1. Pennsbury High School ’15 graduate, Alexandria Brehm, with her selected entry.
  1. PHS art teacher Danyelle Lala (left) with PHS student Moira Jaslar and her “Book Sculpture.”
  1. Charles Boehm Middle School student India Franklin (right) with her study of painting techniques, with art teacher Michelle Beres.
  1. Group shot, from left, Moira Jaslar, Alexandria Brehm, India Franklin, and Lucas Weng.
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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation news

At a recent meeting of the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation (PSF) Board of Directors, three new board members were welcomed, Vicky Eliott, Cheryl Sherrard, and Vickie Brunozzi.

Also it was announced that scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be in guidance offices or may be found on the website the first week of January 2016. Cards to inform Pennsbury High School (PHS) seniors of the availability of applications will be sent to families early in January.

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Scouts collect a near-ton for food banks

The holidays will be a little brighter for many thanks to the efforts of Cub and Boy Scouts from the Yardley area who recently donated almost a ton of non-perishable food items to area food banks as part of Washington Crossing Council’s Scouting for Food Drive.

Cub Scouts of Pack 10 held a Scouting for Food Drive, collecting almost 700 pounds of food which was donated to the Emergency Relief Association of Lower Bucks County through St. John’s Lutheran Church which sponsors their unit. Boy Scouts from Troop 30 in Yardley collected over 1200 pounds.

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