BRISTOL BOROUGH >> At its annual March meeting, the Bristol Borough Education Fund (BBEF) awarded $7,250 to Bristol Borough School District teachers to support their recommended projects and programs.

Awarded were the following: $3,000, Drama Club (Grades 7 to 12); $2,500, Writer’s Voice (Grade 10); $1,000 for document cameras (Grades 4LS, 6) and $750, Math Night (Grades K to 6).

Since its creation by the Grundy Foundation in 2008, BBEF has distributed $72,963 in funding to enhance learning and supplement curricula resources provided by the District. Funding is made possible through endowment growth, teachers’ payroll deductions and fundraising activities.

BBEF advisors are former BBSD faculty Barb Olshefsky, Phil Quattrocchi and Deb Fine, and Ron Walker. Superintendent Tom Shaffer is an ex-officio advisor.

Former advisor Bill Pezza retired earlier this year. BBEF would like to thank him for his dedicated service since inception.

Cocktail demonstration at Dad's Hat

BRISTOL BOROUGH >> The public is invited to visit Dad’s Hat Rye, a local business to learn about the role of rye whiskey in our nation’s history, the storied past of the mixed drink known as a cocktail, the chemical distillation process, and the fundamentals of preparing and serving four classic cocktails. This free event, in collaboration with the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, takes place Thursday, May 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mountain Laurel Spirits distillery, maker of Dad’s Hat Rye, located at 925 Canal Street, Bristol. Participants are required to be 21 years or older. Merchandise and spirits will be available for purchase from Mountain Laurel Spirits during the event. Space is limited; registration required. For more information or to register, call 215-788-7891 or visit online at

Grundy Library presents Poetry Reading

BRISTOL BOROUGH >> Bristol High School inter-disciplinary studies students are currently in the midst of a six-week poetry writing workshop under the guidance of their teachers and University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Deborah Burnham. The culmination of the students’ endeavors is an intensive working retreat planned for Silver Bay, New York with teachers and chaperones attending. Family, friends, and the public are invited to hear the students read their poetry at the Writer’s Voice event on Tuesday, May 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street. For more information, visit the Grundy Library at, or telephone 215-788-7891 ext. 5 or ext. 6.

Music of the 60s at Bristol Riverside

BRISTOL BOROUGH >> Get nostalgic for the music of the Sixties with The Music of Bobby Darin starring Vegas entertainer Ron Gartner and his swingin’ band at Bristol Riverside Theatre for one week only. In this special show, Vegas entertainer Ron Gartner and his swingin’ band honor the legendary Bobby Darinperforming his most popular hits such as “Mack The Knife”, “Dream Lover”, “Beyond the Sea”, “Artificial Flowers”, “If I Were a Carpenter”, “Clementine”, “That’s All”, and many more. Performances are Wednesday, May 30 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 2 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets starting at $30 are available by visiting or calling the BRT Box Office at 215-785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol. The Music of Bobby Darin precedes BRT Summer Music Fest series featuring Unforgettable: A Tribute to America’s Greatest Songwriters (June 14 to 24 ), Time in a Bottle (July 12 to 22), and Broadway Summer Spectacular (August 9 to 19). Since 1986, BRT has continued to bring critically acclaimed professional theatre to Bucks County. The theatre is the recipient of over 68 Barrymore Award nominations for Excellence in Theatre, given annually by Theatre Philadelphia. Under the direction of Artistic Director Keith Baker and Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson, the theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community. In addition to its Mainstage productions, BRT offers four concerts including the holiday tradition An American Christmas Songbook, the new play development series America Rising, and the summer theater arts camp ArtRageous. For information, visit

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