The school-based mentoring program targets at-risk students.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The 24th annual Tyler Tasting Party will be held June 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus.
Prepare your taste buds for a feast that comes just once a year. Bucks County Community College’s Tyler Tasting Party will be held June 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The 24th annual event will be held in historic Tyler Hall on the Newtown Campus. The party will feature a range of food prepared by three dozen restaurants, caterers, bakeries and cafes from throughout the county. Participants include The Pineville Tavern, Palate, oWowCow Creamery, Rose Bank Winery, Zebra Striped Whale, La Stalla and more. (See the full list below.) In addition, guests will have the opportunity to sample a variety of wine and beer. There will be a live auction for guests to bid on vacation destinations, catered dinner parties and other items. A silent auction will …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Amira Shokr competes June 7.
Elementary school lunch prices will remain at $2.75 and middle school prices will remain at $3.25 for Council Rock School District students.
Council Rock elementary and middle school students will pay the same for lunch next year. Council Rock Director of Business Administration Rob Reinhart on Thursday presented the board with the lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year. "All the costs of student lunches are going to remain the same," Reinhart said. Elementary school lunch prices will likely remain at $2.75 and middle school prices will likely remain at $3.25. The only increases will be for four items on the high schools' extensive a la carte menu, which includes paninis, soups, tacos and more. Superintendent Mark Klein praised Chartwells, the company handles food service in the district. "Our partnership with Chartwells continues to be one of the best independent …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Check out the top stories from the past week on Northampton Patch.
A look at the top news that made headlines this week in Northampton: Newsweek Ranks Council Rock South 539 in U.S., 20th in PA Council Rock South came in 20th in the state in Newsweek's list of the nation's top 2,000 public high schools. Northampton Democrats Announce Endorsements The Northampton Democratic Committee this week announced its endorsements for the upcoming local election. $525K Richboro Home Among Recent Sales A look at homes that recently sold in Northampton. Man DUI Leaves Scene of Accident, Police Say An Ivyland man who got into an accident last Tuesday was driving under the influence and left the scene before officers arrived, Northampton Township Police Department said.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Students enrolled in Bucks County Community College's Culinary Arts program finish the apprenticeship with a two-week training in ice carving.
After spending three years frying, chopping, mixing and everything else in-between, the future master chefs enrolled in Bucks County Community College's Culinary Arts program took a break from the kitchen knives and broke out the chainsaws last week. The upgrade to power tools is necessary in order to complete the traditional ice-carving capstone project each student needs to finish the school's apprenticeship program. It may seem unusual at first to take the cooks away from the ovens, but culinary arts professor and program coordinator Earl Arrowood says ice-sculpting is an important skill for gourmet chefs to have in their repertoire. "We just want them to know the basics," said Arrowood. "It adds an extra level of professionalism for …
Council Rock South came in 20th in the state in Newsweek's list of the nation's top 2,000 public high schools.
Newsweek has ranked Council Rock North and South high schools among the top 2,000 public high schools in the country. Council Rock North was ranked #338 and Council Rock South was ranked #539. "Congratulations to both high schools and to our school community that supports our great schools," an email from Council Rock administrators said. Council Rock South came in 20th in the state. Only one high school in Bucks County—New Hope-Solebury—was ranked ahead of Council Rock North, which came in 11th in the state. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the Central Bucks high school rankings, and every other ranked high …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Le Sheppard will challenge incumbent Kyle McKessy for the seat representing Region 9 on the Council Rock School Board.
Wrightstown residents Kyle McKessy and Le Sheppard will face off in the primary this month to represent region 9 on the Council Rock School Board. Region 9 includes all of Wrightstown and Newtown Township districts 1 and 2. The primary will be held May 21. Both candidates have cross filed. The race is one of four happening later this month for seats on the Council Rock School Board. In Region 3, Edward Farling faces Denise Brooks. In Region 6, Mark Byelich faces Edward Mayer. And in Upper Makefield, three candidates are facing off to represent Region 8. McKessy, the incumbent who has been endorsed by both the local Republicans and Democrats, has served on the board since 2008. She moved to Newtown in 1993 and became a Wrightstown resident …
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
This week in Northampton, Council Rock officials said they were surprised that South wasn't included on the U.S. News and World Report ranking that put North at 13 and a man tried to lure a 13-year-old girl on Buck Road, police say.
Man Attempts to Lure Teenage Girl on Buck Road, Police Say A 13-year-old girl said she was walking on Buck Road Monday when a white man said 'pretty girl come here,' according to Northampton Township police. School Board Approves $209.4M Preliminary Budget If the final budget is passed as drafted, the owner of an average assessed home in Council Rock would pay $55 more next year. District Officials 'Surprised' South Not Ranked by Magazine Council Rock North was 13th in the state on a recent U.S. News and World Reports ranking of top 40 high schools in Pennsylvania. Council Rock South didn't make the list. Race for Christina Will Support Friedreich's Ataxia Research Local resident Catherine Logan is organizing the Race for Christina on May …