ALA essay winners

Three students from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Penndel are the 2015 American Legion Auxiliary Americanism essay winners from Jesse W. Soby Unit #148 in Langhorne. The essay subject was “What does freedom mean to your family?”

First place winner is Tessa Smilely (left), second place Matthew Buchinski (right), and third place Kerry O’Connor (not pictured).


LAA 12U Travel team champs

The Langhorne Athletic Association 12U Suburban Travel baseball team won their championship game, 5-3, against Deep Run on June 11th at Community Park in Langhorne.

Pictured are, in front on ground, Matthew Edwards; second row from left, Andrew Garwo, Michael Donato, and Nick Miller; third row (kneeling), Jake Schweiker, Tyler Schmidt, Mason Sermarini, Jake McGinty, Jesse Kovaschetz, and Hunter Miller; fourth row standing, Bryan McGinty (coach), Kyle Maher, Michael D’Aulerio, Chris James; back row standing, Tom Maher (coach) and Erik Sermarini (coach).


Parade Committee sponsoring D.C. trip

The Penndel-Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade Committee is sponsoring a bus trip to Washington D.C. to tour the many monuments and memorials on Sunday, October 11th.

The motorcoach will leave from the Our Lady of Grace School parking lot at 7:30am. The tour will include the full-day narrative, Hop on Hop off Old Town Trolley pass and guide, which includes the National Mall and downtown, as well as the Arlington National Cemetery. The price for the bus and full day tour also includes a dinner on the way home.

The total cost is $115 per person. To make a reservation (which includes a $40 deposit) call Barbara Sodano at Utopia Travel, 215-750-6926.

More information is available at that number or via e-mail: Barb@UtopiaTravelonline.Com. Please contact her before August 22nd.


Langhorne Rotary News

Rotary clubs throughout the world, prior to the beginning of the new Rotary year, elect new officers. The President of Rotary International for 2015-2016 is K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran from Sri Lanka.

The Governor of our Rotary District is Chad Rosenberg from the Rotary club of Upper Main Line.

The new officers for the Rotary Club of Langhorne were inducted at a dinner on June 16th. The new officers of the Rotary Club of Langhorne are President Kathleen Horwatt, President-Elect Chris Blaydon, Vice President Ron Horwitz, Secretary Larry Langhans, and Treasurer Dave Carson.

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Neshaminy Wildcats hosting upcoming fundraising events

Neshaminy Wildcats Athletic Association is hosting a Golf Outing at Middletown Country Club on Friday, September 11th. Cost is $115/golfer if signed up by August 20th, and $125 after.

Each golfer registration receives golf, t-shirt, dinner with beverages, fun and prizes throughout the day. Golfers can team up with a sponsor to receive a foursome and a sign discounted! Registration and sponsor information at can be found at

On Friday, September 18th the Wildcats will host a Designer Bag Bingo at the William Penn Fire Hall in Hulmeville. Doors open at 6:00pm and bingo begins at 7:00. Tickets are available online for $30 and at the door for $35.

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‘Les Miserables’ at Neshaminy

The Neshaminy Summer Stock Theater program presented “Les Miserables” last month at the high school.

Pictured from left are Taylor Sudholz as Cosette, Allie Wiatrowski as Fantine, Beccah Allen as Eponine, and Matt Pizzulo as Guarache during a dress rehearsal. Photo by Mimi Rowland.


Yidun Ouyang graduates from Wyoming Seminary

Yidun Ouyang of Langhorne, a student at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School in Kingston, PA, recently graduated during the school’s 171st Commencement.

While at Wyoming Seminary, Yidun competed on the girls tennis and swim teams, was a member of the Wyoming Seminary Players, handbell choir and chorale, and was active in the yearbook, where she served as co-editor in her senior year.

Yidun is the daughter of Ms. Yi Feng of Langhorne.


‘Under the Big Top’ is theme for annual THS Flower Show

The circus is coming to town!

Trevose Horticultural Society will sponsor their annual standard flower show, “Under the Big Top” on Friday, August 28th from 4:00 to 8:00pm, and Saturday, August 29th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at their new location at St. Ephrem Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. The public is cordially invited and admission is free.

The festive theme is artistically expressed throughout the Artistic Design Division. Staged on a pedestal, “Balancing Act” is a National Garden Club (NGC) Stabile design style implying motion, while “Elephant Walk”, an NGC Synergistic design style, requires three or more containers.

A creative design, “Master of the Rings” suggests an imaginative approach. The traditional circus march, “Stars and Stripes Forever,” features the relationship of shapes, forms and colors. The entrant is challenged to express themselves in an NGC one-place setting Capsule-Functional Table design, “Be a Clown,” themed to a child’s birthday party.

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Thank you to the Langhorne community…

On behalf of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club and The Veterans Group of Philadelphia and their mission to aid, shelter and honor homeless Veterans.

They would like to say thank you to everyone that contributed to the 2015 Memorial Day Parade collection. A special thank you to the residents of Attleboro, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Yardley, and to student Dominic Conturso for helping to collect items in the community. Dominic thought this would be a great service project so again this year he spread the word to family and friends and started collecting for homeless Veterans.

Dominic (center) is pictured with members of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club.


Langhorne Lightning win state championship

The Langhorne Lightning 10U Girls Softball Team won the United States Specialty Sports Association 2015 State Championship hosted in Hilltown, PA, on the weekend of July 10th-11th. The team went 4-0-1 in the weekend tournament and both wins on the final day were come-from-behind wins.

The girls, from left, are Kendall Fletcher, Carena Barr, Abby Windish, Theresa Hoffman, Mia Martin, Maria Gordon, Zoe Shimp, Lauren Rebl, Brynn Davis, and Hannah Cieszkowski. Not pictured is Maddie Nelson. The coaches, from left, are Bill Gordon, Bill Davis, and Bob Cieszkowski. Congratulations team!