The transition into retirement

submitted by Rosemary G. Caligiuri, CASL™, President, Harvest Group Financial Services

What is it? The transition into retirement is when you are changing from your full-time working years to your retirement years. If retirement is approaching, you may have to make numerous decisions. Can you afford to retire? What about early retirement – is it a possibility? If you want to continue working, are there other considerations? Your first step is to review your sources of retirement income and estimate your retirement needs.

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Phat Belly’s Pizza & Stuff: Not your typical pizza place

by June Portnoy

Phat Belly’s Pizza & Stuff, which opened in September of last year, offers unique options to customers accustomed to the same traditional pizza place menu items, but don’t take their word for it. You’ll have to try it for yourself. They promise you won’t be disappointed!

“This is far from your conventional pizzeria,” says Phat Belly’s owner, Tami Vile, who has worked in the restaurant industry for 30 years. “I added a different flair to food typically found at pizzerias, creating a different eating experience.”

The Phat Belly Toppings have become quite popular among customers. A favorite is the Belly Buster Topping, consisting of mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, bacon, onion rings and mozzarella cheese.

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Shady Brook Rotary honors two students

At their January 22nd dinner meeting, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook presented two “Student of the Month” awards, one to Alexis Howell and one to Jeremy Sheley, both eighth graders at Maple Point Middle School.

Pictured from left are Alexis, Rotary Club President Alan Agree, and Jeremy.

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Schweitzer Elementary Community Service Club awarded grant

The Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in Levittown has been named the recipient of a 2014 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant of $2825. The grant will be used by the school’s Community Service Club to plant and maintain a vegetable garden at the school this spring. The students plan to continue maintaining the garden throughout the summer by having their families volunteer time over the school vacation to continue the work.

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PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program serves Lower Bucks residents

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and families get information, support and resources for recovery. Participants connect with trained volunteers who have been in the same situation.

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NHS recognizes outstanding senior athletes during signing ceremony

by June Portnoy

During a signing ceremony held Wednesday, February 4th, 12 Neshaminy High School (NHS) senior athletes signed letters of intent to play at the collegiate level after they graduate this year. This day coincided with National Letter of Intent day across the country.

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Langhorne Rotary update

The Langhorne Rotary Club recently honored Kristina Delikat, a student at Bucks County Technical School, as their November 2014 “Student of the Month.” Besides being an excellent student in her program of Marketing Management, Kristina has been involved in service activities outside of school. She plans to attend college, majoring in Business Administration.

The December “Student of the Month” was Abigail Alexis, a student at Neshaminy High School. She was introduced by Assistant Principal Lisa Pennington, who previously coached Abigail in field hockey. Abigail is president of the senior class, a member of the Honor Society and captain of the field hockey team. She plans to major in Actuary Science after high school.

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Legion Auxiliary sponsoring DC bus tour

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148 is sponsoring a “Memorials, Monuments, and Cherry Blossom Tour” of Washington, DC on Thursday, April 9th.

The itinerary (which is subject to change) is as follows:

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49 NHS students named FLBA regional winners

The Neshaminy High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Club competed in the Region 12 FBLA Competition at Delaware Valley College in December. This competition was attended by numerous Bucks County high schools, and this year NHS had 110 students participating as FBLA club members. Forty-nine were named regional winners. FBLA is a nationally recognized organization that promotes business and technology leadership in high schools across the United States.

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The BucksMont Squires of Song Guest Night

If you’re like us, you can’t stop singing, or listening to music. There’s always a little melody running through your head or on your radio. Come join us in a song filled evening and have the time of your life.

The BucksMont Squires of Song, a barbershop chorus located at the Langhorne United Methodist Church 301 East Maple Avenue in Longhorne, will present a special “Guest Night” featuring their annual Novice Quartet competition.

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