Sports

Happening Young Women: Xplosion Takes Home 3rd Consecutive Region I Title

Happening Young Women: Xplosion Takes Home 3rd Consecutive Region I Title

The World Cup championship games are still fresh in everyone’s mind, it’s not hard to have soccer fever.  Soccer is a great way for kids, and adults, to stay fit and stay social. Bucks County has great options for aspiring soccer players such as the Yardley Makefield soccer teams.  According to their website “Yardley Makefield […]

Happening Heroes: NOVA’s No Bullying Run

Happening Heroes: NOVA’s No Bullying Run

  Every day, an average of 160,000 American children miss school out of a fear of bullying. – The National Education Association. NOVA’s upcoming No Bullying Run aims to raise community awareness on the dangers and prevalence of bullying. Proceeds will go towards NOVA’s Prevention Education initiatives to implement bullying prevention and intervention programs in […]

NBA Training Arrives at the NAC

NBA Training Arrives at the NAC

The Newtown Athletic Club is implementing a brand new basketball training program called Dime Pro, an already established basketball performance training program designed to craft strength, speed and mobility to take an athlete to their highest level of performance.  Dime Pro offers a calculated program designed to prepare collegiate athletes, hopeful professionals for overseas and […]

Happening Hero: Special Needs Teen to Play With Harlem Globetrotters

Happening Hero: Special Needs Teen to Play With Harlem Globetrotters

By Kara Seymour A Bensalem teen’s recent ascent to stardom will put him among the ranks of basketball great Wilt Chamberlain. Kevin Grow, a high school senior with down syndrome, has become a local legend in a few short weeks. Grow, who has been the Bensalem High School basketball team’s manager for four years, was given a […]

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Yogi

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Yogi

By Kara Seymour Invigorating. That’s Steffanie Anderson’s word of choice to describe the latest fitness trend that is sweeping Bucks County. It’s called aerial yoga and the name describes it quite well: it’s yoga practiced in the air, while suspended from from a hammock.  The silk hammocks, which hold up to 250 pounds, are rigged […]

Happening Hero: Chris Creveling Wins a Silver Medal in Sochi

Happening Hero: Chris Creveling Wins a Silver Medal in Sochi

Jamie Greubel isn’t the only local bringing back a medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi! Chris Creveling of Kintnersville, along with his short track teammates - J.R. Celski, Eddy Alvarez and Jordan Malone -rose above an enormous amount of pressure. In the final speedskating race of the 2014 Games, the U.S. had yet to medal. In an […]

Happening Hero: Jamie Greubel Wins Olympic Bronze

Happening Hero: Jamie Greubel Wins Olympic Bronze

  A big congratulations to Newtown’s Jamie Greubel who is bringing home an Olympic bronze medal from Sochi for the two-men Bobsled competition. In what turned out to be an incredibly close series of four races, Greubel and her brakeman, Aja Evansonly, were only 9/10 of a second away from taking gold.  

Lock in Summertime Savings at the CampNAC Open House

Lock in Summertime Savings at the CampNAC Open House

Although it may be difficult to envision in the midst of our weekly snowstorms, summer will be back in Bucks before you know it. And that means now is the time to get the best rates on summer camps, including the variety of popular programs offered by the Newtown Athletic Club. CampNAC Summer Camps, which […]

3 Bucks Olympians to Watch in Sochi 2014

3 Bucks Olympians to Watch in Sochi 2014

The 2014 Winter Games are just around the corner, kicking off with opening ceremonies on February 7th. Just as we saw recently with the 2012 Summer Games, several olympians call Bucks County home. Keep your eye on these locals competing on the world stage in Sochi:   Jamie Greubal Event: U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team Hometown: Newtown […]

Super “Puppy Bowl” Comes to Doylestown

Super “Puppy Bowl” Comes to Doylestown

What: Super “Puppy Bowl” featuring the Bucks County Barkos, D’Town Seahounds, Furry-Niners and Pawtriots. Halftime entertainment will be provided by 10-week-old rescued puppy mascots from Lulu’s Rescue. Refreshments for dogs and their owners will be served including dog-friendly treats and stadium favorites for people including hot dogs, snacks, cake and drinks. When: Monday, January 27, 1 p.m. […]

NAC Opens Doors to Community for free Zumba day

NAC Opens Doors to Community for free Zumba day

To start off the New Year, the Newtown Athletic Club will open its doors to the community FREE of charge to see what everyone loves about the dance fitness craze. Zumba sessions are typically an hour long and are taught by licensed instructors. The exercises include music with world class Latin rhythms, as well as […]

Winter Solstice Celebration at the Newtown Athletic Club

Winter Solstice Celebration at the Newtown Athletic Club

On December 21, 2014, yoga studios everywhere will celebrate the Winter Solstice, gathering on the shortest day of the year to welcome back the light and set high intentions for the New Year, typically with 108 sun salutations. Each year, the Newtown Athletic Club’s Mind/Body program (which includes all Pilates and Yoga classes that the […]

The Kuepper Family

Is Caring Enough? A Local Family’s Journey with Autism

by Lynda Dell They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, it was for the Keupper family, when their two-year-old, Michael, was diagnosed with autism. Linda and Frank Kuepper have literally been running after help for their son and others like him. They founded the Autism Cares Foundation to provide a fun, safe, […]

Phillies World Series Championship Anniversary

Phillies World Series Championship Anniversary

Can you believe it’s been 5 years since our Fightin’ Phils celebrated a World Championship? Well, for one day Phillies fans will be able to relive that magical night from 2008 when the baseball Gods smiled, and gave us the biggest celebration most will ever remember.   On Tuesday October 29th , 2013 (5 years […]

Cycling Amongst the “Falling of the Leaves”

Cycling Amongst the “Falling of the Leaves”

by David Goodyear It is hard not to feel mournful for the passing of Summer’s warmth and blue skies. The sweet smell of grass and the verdant fields full of growing plants and crops soon grow distant in the rear view mirror called time. Autumn signals the arrival of grey skies, cooler temperatures and a […]