Mark and Donna Allen Announce New Digs!

Mark and Donna Allen, owners of Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc. moved their offices this week to 1643 Highland Avenue, Langhorne, PA.

“We had outgrown our former office about four years ago,” said Donna, “and have been looking for the perfect place for a long time.”

The corporate offices are now located in the newly renovated building formerly known as “Shultz Bird Farm” in the area of Langhorne referred to as “Parkland.”

“We have plenty of space to grow now,” she continued.  “And we plan to expand our publications in key markets.”

Visitors are welcome.

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4-H seeking volunteers

Bucks County 4-H is looking for volunteers to teach beginner sewing to children in the following parts of the county; Chalfont, Perkasie, New Hope, Warrington, Bedminster, Quakertown, Feasterville, Bensalem, and Perkasie.

Children sew in small groups of one to three sewers, when it is convenient for the volunteer, beginning in January and ending in May. For more information or to volunteer, call 215-345-3283.

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Atlantic City Polar Bears will make their annual plunge into the Atlantic City Ocean New Year’s Day

On New Years Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015 12:00 PM, the Atlantic City Polar Bears will make their annual plunge into the Atlantic City Ocean in front of Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ. We WILL ‘swim’ whether there is rain, sleet, snow, and hail, IN BATHING SUITS (NO WET SUITS!!). Each person who jumps into the icy ocean will receive a Finisher’s Certificate.

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PennDOT releases new video to educate drivers on winter operations

As PennDOT shifts its operations from construction to winter maintenance, the department urges motorists to join in preparing for the season and announced a new video to educate the public on PennDOT operations and safe winter driving.

The “Winter Operations” video is available at www.youtube.com/pennsylvaniaDOT and highlights the department’s 5,400 operators and 2,250 trucks prepared to maintain more than 40,000 miles of state-maintained roadway or 96,000 snow-lane miles, enough miles to circle the globe nearly four times. A snow-lane is calculated as the miles of road multiplied by the number of lanes, which means a one-mile section of four-lane roadway would equal four snow-lane miles.

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Fitzpatrick seeking spring 2015 interns

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) is now accepting applications for spring semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Langhorne District offices. Congressional internships are great opportunity for any students interested in the legislative process, public service and learning more about the inner-workings of our federal government.

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TPNP is moving!

TPNP (Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc.) Publisher, Donna Allen, signed a lease this week for new office space in Langhorne, PA.

“Other communities have been asking us if we could publish our brand of ‘good news’ for their neighborhood, but we had outgrown our space. Now, we will be able to grow and expand our coverage areas,” she explained.

TPNP currently publishes 9 newspapers with a 116,000 mailed circulation.

“We expect to roll-out with a new newspaper sometime in 2015.”

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General Washington’s encampment tent raised at David Library

It was George Washington’s “home” for much of the Revolutionary War, a large oval-shaped tent that was his bedroom and office – the first “Oval Office” occupied by the first commander-in-chief of American military forces. This national treasure will be displayed in the new Museum of the American Revolution when it opens in Philadelphia in 2016.

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NJ State Museum holding holiday food drive

The New Jersey State Museum, located at 205 Route 29, Trenton, is holding a holiday food drive to benefit the Trenton Soup Kitchen. Visitors can bring a nonperishable food item (no glass containers) or personal care item (soap, razors, deodorant, etc.) to the Planetarium lobby through Sunday, January 4th. As a thank you, those that donate will receive $1 off admission to a Planetarium show, including the Holiday Laser Lights show.

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Perk-up your home for the holidays and stretch a dollar too!

Just because you want to cozy up for the holidays, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quantity for quality. You just need to find a 20,000 square foot home & garden center specializing in all holiday merchandise at discounted prices – that would be the new Fairless Hills Garden Center (FHGC), located in the same center as Fairless Hills Produce and the existing outdoor garden center.

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Toys for Tots Bucks County: Every child deserves a toy for the holidays

by June Portnoy

“You better not pout, you better not cry…”

Unfortunately, even good kids won’t receive presents this year, through no fault of their own, and these are not kids living in distant parts of the world. These are children living right in your own community. Last year, Toys for Tots Bucks County collected 25,000 toys for 10,000 children in Lower, Central and Upper Bucks County.

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