Hundreds passed through the doors of the new building during a four hour open house designed to spotlight the new space and provide a sampling of the programs that will be offered inside its walls. The building’s all purpose room - the heart and soul of the new facility - and its auxiliary classrooms bustled with activities throughout the day as residents took self-guided tours, signed up for classes, took part in activities for the kids, including cupcake decorating, soccer skills and face painting, and learned about the township’s many organizations, including the Artists of Yardley, the Makefield Women’s Association, the Friends of the Lower Makefield Dog Park, and the Lower Makefield Historical Commission and Society. Just after noon, township officials and honored guests gathered in front of the new building on Oxford Valley Road to ceremoniously cut the ribbon on the new facility, which is home to the Lower Makefield Seniors and the township’s Parks and Recreation Department, both of which have relocated from the township building.
Levittown >> The Bucks County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade marched through Levittown Saturday morning turning the snow covered landscape green with Irish pride. From the members of the Ancient Hibernians (Newtown, Levittown and Bristol chapters) to the Irish Step Dancers from the Nicholl and Fitzpatrick schools of Irish Dance, the parade had Irish eyes smiling up and down New Falls Road. The Falls Township Police Honor Guard and State Rep. John Galloway (gold sponsor) led the march followed by the official parade banners and sponsorship recognition. They were followed by U.S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, State Senator Robert Tomlinson (gold sponsor) and 2015 Parade Grand Marshal Joe Hogan, who was instrumental in helping Bucks County secure the location for the Washington Crossing National Veterans Cemetery. More than 2,000 marchers participated in this year’s parade, including the Truman Tigers Marching Band and the Bracken Cadets, Irish dance groups, South Philadelphia-based mummers and string bands, Eagles’ play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese, local law enforcement and emergency responders, veterans, a number of pubs including the Five Four Bar and Grill, Stadium Bar and Grill and Dacey’s Irish Pub, community groups and hosts of proud Irish-American participants.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the Tony Award winning musical comedy by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, “Oklahoma!,” written right here in Bucks County, is coming to the Pennwood Middle School stage on March 9-10. This high-spirited look back at the story of farm girl, Miss Laurey Williams, depicts how her tangle with two rival suitors, handsome cowboy Curly McClain, and brooding farmhand, Jud Fry, shakes up the territory. More than 100 Pennwood rising stars and countless volunteer friends and families have contributed time, skills and creativity to present the classic story starring Carissa Salzano as Miss Laurey Williams, Ryan Torres as Curly McLain, Elise Carey as Ado Annie Carnes, Jacob Rea as Will Parker, Vanessa Nolan as Aunt Eller Murphy, Drew Matheson as Ali Hakim, Madison Russell as Agnes Carnes, Avery Mackey as Jud Fry, Lily Erdogan as Gertie Cummins, a large, talented, energetic Chorus, and a dramatic dream ballet performed by Abby Moser.
Eagles fans got an early start heading to Philadelphia to celebrate the Eagles Super Bowl Victory.