Immigration presentation

set for Bristol Jan. 17

It's a hot-button topic. Learn more about "Immigration: What's at Stake?" at Bucks County Community College Lower Bucks Campus on Jan. 17.

The event is the result of joint efforts by the Peace Center, the Bucks County Human Relations Council, the Bucks County Committee for Interracial Harmony and the college.

According to the Peace Center, undocumented immigrants make up almost five percent of the United States labor force.

A guest panel will discuss what makes a person "illegal," why people are not allowed to travel freely across borders and possible solutions to the issue. Peace Center trustee Jerry Schenkman will act as moderator.

Panelists will include Douglas Massey, author, Princeton University Professor and president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science; Maria Juega, Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund board trustee; and Edward Overdevest, owner of Overdevest Nurseries in Bridgeton, N.J.

The event is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. Registration is requested. The college is at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol. Call 215-968-8015 to register or for more information.

James A. Michener

Museum names trustees

Taking effect the first of the year, the James A. Michener Art Museum has announced new and renewed appointees to its board of trustees.

Composed of 28 community leaders, museum volunteers and longtime members, board members are chosen for their commitment to serving the arts and culture of Bucks County.

New members include: Sydney Martin of Martin Enterprises, Inc.; Bruce Norman Long, of Bruce Norman Long Interior Design; and David Aker, Ph.D., former professor of anatomy at the Temple University School of Medicine.

Returning members include: Bonnie O'Boyle, museum volunteer and former publisher; Virginia Sigety, museum volunteer; and Hank Slaymaker of Kelchner's Horseradish Products; Richard Hirschfield, president of the New Hope Borough Council; Robert Byers, president and CEO of Byers Choice, Ltd.; Frank Gallagher, attorney and partner, Eastburn & Gray P.C.; Nelson Pfundt, founder and CEO General Machine Products, Inc.; and Leslie Skilton, museum volunteer.

Children's Village gains latest accreditation

Children's Village at Doylestown Hospital has become one of the first on-site child-care centers to earn a new accreditation administrated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Opened in 1985, the Village soon became the one of the first nationally accredited centers in the country. To receive the most recent accreditation, the Village conducted a self-study process measuring the program and its services against the 10 new early childhood program standards and more than 400 accreditation criteria from the association.

The center is licensed by the state as a child-care facility and academic nursery school and kindergarten.

Children's Village operates year round from 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The center is located at 595 W. State St., Doylestown. For more information, call 215-345-2674.

- Matt Sandy