BUCKS COUNTY >> A guided bus tour later this month will explore the roots of the African American community in Bucks County in addition to the county’s role in the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement.
LANGHORNE >> Family Service recently honored the Bucks County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) with its 2018 Susan N. Altomari Champion for Youth award.
FALLS TOWNSHIP >> The Fairless Hills Elks Lodge No. 2023 on Saturday, June 16 celebrated Old Glory’s birthday with a patriotic salute to its meaning and its history.
NEWTOWN >> State Rep. Helen Tai on June 10 presented a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to Andrew Witten of Troop 147 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Boy Scout Troop 230, chartered by St. Ignatius Church of Yardley, and part of Washington Crossing Council, honored five outstanding young men who attained the rank of Eagle Scout on June 3 at an Eagle Court of Honor Ceremony at the Washington Crossing Historic Park V…
PENNSBURY >> Retired Pennsbury educator Vincent J. Magyar Sr. is being honored with the establishment of a namesake scholarship given through the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation.
PENNSBURY >> Pennsbury LYFT presented another round of character education awards on May 18, recognizing two students for integrity and three students for leadership.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> Seven Yardley nonprofit groups are reaping the rewards of another successful Harvest Day, Yardley’s annual fall festival and street fair held every September for the past 50 years.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Newtown’s own Cecilia Kern wowed the judges at Newtown Welcome Day’s Rising Star contest, winning first place in the seventh grade and older competition.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> The township’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) joined the board of supervisors on May 16 in recognizing the Pennsbury High School National Honor Society with its Environmental Stewardship Award.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Byelich clan gathered on Friday, May 4 to celebrate the family’s matriarch - Sara Byelich McClain - during a surprise 90th birthday reception held at the historic Newtown Theatre.
NEW HOPE >> State Rep. Perry Warren recently recognized Yardley resident Louis Volpe with a citation from the state for his induction into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame and his professional career, which served as the inspiration for the new hit TV show, “Rise.”
BRISTOL BOROUGH >> Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, is being honored as a “Woman of the Delaware Watershed” for her dedication and work protecting the watershed.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> The Makefield Women’s Association celebrated another year of hard work and fundraising on April 4 by giving back to the community.
PHILADELPHIA >> Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Philadelphia, one of five comprehensive cancer care hospitals in the Cancer Treatment Centers of America national network, recently announced the promotion of Jeff Ryan of Yardley to the position of Chief Operating Officer. …
NEWTOWN >> Jim Worthington, the owner of the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC), is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), the largest fitness equipment trade association in the world.
NEWTOWN >> Karl Prior, co-founder and partner of Mannion Prior, LLP, has been elected a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (“ACTEC”).
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> As a prelude to Holy Week, the Presby Players will present free performances of the spiritually-inspiring play, “Eyes Upon the Cross” on March 23 and 24 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Newtown Presbyterian Church.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> If you live in Newtown Borough, chances are good that you know Christine Edmonds.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Members of the Worship and Ministry Committee of Newtown Friends Meeting will lead a discussion for the adult class of Newtown Quaker Meeting on the spiritual practices and experiences of Quakers at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 18 at the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse, 2…
NORTHAMPTON >> Northampton Township welcomed home one patriot and recognized the service of another during a flag placement ceremony on Feb. 28 at the board of supervisors meeting.
NEWTOWN >> A Life for Life, a Newtown-based nonprofit fighting pancreatic cancer, delivered a check for $120,000 on Feb. 16 to Dr. Ben Stanger, director of the Penn Pancreatic Cancer Research Center in Philadelphia, Dr. Mark O’Hara and Dr. Nevena Damjanov.
WASHINGTON CROSSING >> Several red wines from Crossing Vineyards and Winery recently won awards at the 2018 International Eastern Wine Competition, one of the longest-running wine competitions in the nation.
NEWTOWN >> Longtime Newtown resident Grace Emma Lukens celebrated a milestone on Sunday, February 18 - her 101st birthday.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Grey Nun Academy (GNA), an independent, Catholic, coeducational Lower and Middle school in Bucks County, announces its new Sacred Heart Scholars Program created to award merit-based scholarships to incoming, high-achieving middle school students who desire a rigorous…
NEWTOWN >> Council Rock High School North has been notified by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that eight students have qualified as National Merit Scholarship Corporation Finalists. They include Connie Fang, Sophia Fischer, Sabrina A. Green, Daniel Han, Kerry E. Johnson, Ni…
DOYLESTOWN >> Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub donned a big, floppy hat and read one of his favorite Dr. Suess stories to young students at Children’s Village on Valentine’s Day.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> The Rev. Hilary Greer will join the church family on Feb. 11 after most recently serving five years as the priest-in-charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Chapel at the University of Connecticut.
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> For the 12th year in a row, the Council Rock School District celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday with an expansive CR CARES initiative.
NEWTOWN >> Marie Larounis, a junior at Council Rock High School North, has earned Girl Scouting’s Gold Award for her efforts in refurbishing a historical garden in Newtown Borough.
SCRANTON >> Two residents of Yardley are among the students at The University of Scranton who were recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement at an awards ceremony held on campus.
NEWTOWN >> The Morell Smith Post 440 of the American Legion said thank you to Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Joseph Szafran and First Dupty Christine Ferrara for the work they have done for the veteans of Bucks County.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Two township boys were recognized on Dec. 6 for their fundraising work on behalf of the people of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> On the 100th anniversary of her death, a handful of people gathered in the solitude of the graveyard at St. Andrew’s Church to remember Miriam E. Knowles who died while serving her country during the Great War.
LEVITTOWN >> Kelly Sassaman, a junior at Neshaminy High School and a resident of Levittown, has earned the highest award in Girl Scouting - the Gold Award - for her project honoring local veterans.
WASHINGTON CROSSING >> On Dec. 2, 140 deserving children brought their appetites and their Christmas wishes to the Washington Crossing Inn for the annual Breakfast with Santa event.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Chanukah Wonderland is open now through December 19 at the former Bernie Robbins storefront at the Village of Newtown South between the Newtown Farmers Market and Wendy’s.
FEASTERVILLE >> The Poquessing Middle School Select Choir will compete in the final round of the 101 MoreFM Christmas Choir Competition on Thursday November 30. Their entry in the contest, which includes schools from throughout the Philadelphia region, is an a capella version of Auld L…
In 2003, Annabella’s Italian restaurant opened for business on Radcliffe Street in Bristol Borough. There, proprietors Robert (Bobby) and Alison Angelaccio bring together the warmth of a close-knit community and traditional Italian cuisine that has been part of Robert’s life since childhood.
COUNCIL ROCK >> During the 2016-17 school year, along with other talented music students from across the nation and overseas in military base schools, Council Rock High School South junior, Bobby Blankemeyer, practiced with dedication to gain a part in his local, district, and state mu…
The thought of pairing the proper wine with a holiday dinner can strike fear into the heart of the most courageous Thanksgiving cook. More than any other day of the year, the meal is the centerpiece at Thanksgiving. And the variety of dishes…so many different flavors, textures and seasonings…
NEWTOWN >> Katherine Hahn Falk of Newtown has been named the 2017 Bucks County Poet Laureate, officials at Bucks County Community College announced.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Michelle Pellegrino, a member of Troop 2665 (Girl Scouts of Eastern PA) has completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project, which is benefiting The Superhero Project.
HARRISBURG >> State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, honored the Newtown American Legion Morrell Smith Post 440 Junior Prep state championship baseball team Monday at the state Capitol.
YARDLEY >> More than 200 quilts will be featured this weekend when the Newtown Quilters’ Guild presents “A Stitch in Time” at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall at Heacock and Edgewood roads in Lower Makefield (Yardley).
GLEN MILLS >> The Glen Mills Schools Board of Managers has voted unanimously to name Joseph P. Hand Jr. as its president. Hand began serving as a member of the board in 2002.
NEWTOWN >> The Bucks County Community College Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the public, two-year college, recently welcomed six new members to its board of directors. Board President Constance Furman said the members were carefully selected from a variety of fields and b…
NEWTOWN >> The gavel of leadership passed from outgoing Commander Ed Hackett to incoming Commander Mike Errico during a change in command ceremony at the Morell Smith American Legion Post 440 in Newtown.
BUCKS COUNTY >> The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in its 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
YARDLEY BOROUGH >> The Board of Governors of the Yardley Country Club has announced the winners of its second annual essay scholarship contest, awarded to two local high school golfers.