Brad Phillips elected to Family Service Board of Directors

Brad Phillips, of Doylestown, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service Association of Bucks County. Phillips, a retired retail executive, attended Waynesburg University and worked for Pier 1 Imports, Inc. from 1976 to 1997 where he served as Vice President, Eastern Operations for more than a decade. He then became President and CEO of Superpetz LLC from 1997 to 2011.

“Each board member brings a unique talent to our organization, and Brad is no different,” says Michael J. Mattie, President of Family Service’s Board of Directors. “Spending most of his life in senior management for nationally recognized firms, Brad draws upon this experience to guide our audit and development efforts, among other areas.”

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Rotary Club of Doylestown celebrates 90 years of ‘Service Above Self’

The Rotary Club of Doylestown celebrated its 90th anniversary on October 22nd, at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown. Rotary International recognized the club and its Rotarians for 90 years of “Service Above Self.” The recognition ceremony was conducted by John Ortolf, president of the Rotary Club of Doylestown, and centered on the club’s 90 years of contributions to the community and the service of individual Rotarians. Seventy Rotarians and guests were joined by District Governor Gary Fedorcha and former District Governor Tony Jannetta for the club’s celebration.

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‘A Place at the Table’ explores hunger in U.S.

by Patricia Cangelosi

This year’s iteration of the Farm Fresh Film Series, screened by the Doylestown Food Co-op ended with “A Place at the Table,” a documentary exploring hunger in America. Shown at the County Theater in Doylestown on November 13th, the film follows several individuals and families and offers many perspectives on the problem.

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Doylestown Library book sale raises $10,000

The Friends of the Library – Doylestown book sales raised more than $10,000 in October – topping its totals from the past four years.

The proceeds fund the library’s collection of book, as well as things like:

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Abington Lines hosting open houses

The Abington Lines Model Railroad Club is hosting open houses for the holidays, to be held at their clubhouse in Richboro. Each Open House is scheduled from noon to 4:00pm on the following Saturdays and Sundays: December 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th, 27th and 28th, January 3rd and 4th, 10th and 11th, February 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th.

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Bucks Symphony concert at CB West

On Sunday, December 7th, at 3:00 pm, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Family Concert at Central Bucks High School West, 375 W. Court Street, Doylestown.

The Orchestra will perform Rossini’s Overture to Cinderella, Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band,” and “Mother Goose” from The Nutcracker. A special treat will be Maestro Fagin’s abridged arrangement of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, featuring New York performing artists portraying Hansel, Gretel, the Sandman and the Witch.

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The splendor of Christmas comes alive in song!

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County, will be performing “What Sweeter Music,” a moving holiday program at several locations in early December. “What sweeter music” are words that especially resonate during the holiday season. They evoke feelings of warmth and delight, helping us to recall special times with family and friends. The splendor of Christmas comes alive in song as Cantus Novus presents beautiful, sonorous choral music from across the ages, accompanied by strings and piano.

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What is a consent decree?

submitted by Carla V. Risoldi, LLC, risoldilawoffices.com

Q.  My son got into some trouble and we have a pending case in Pennsylvania juvenile court. A friend mentioned something called a “consent decree.”  What is that?

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Pennsylvania’s new power of attorney law

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

On July 2nd, 2014, Act 95 of 2014, which makes substantial changes to Pennsylvania’s power of attorney law, was signed into law. A power of attorney (POA) is a document that gives you the authority to appoint an agent to make both financial and health care decisions on your behalf if you become disabled or incapacitated.

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Something smells funny with this deal

submitted by Gary Selleck, owner, C and C Family Roofing

Have you ever been presented with an offer that feels like your getting something for nothing? Usually these things don’t present themselves very often. But occasionally the stars line up in just the right way and win the lottery. How about the times when you think you have the “deal of the century” and it turns out to be a lemon. Don’t let yourself be scammed by fast talk and awesome deals.

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