Shady Brook Rotary visits Hope Lodge

On September 4th, the Rotary Club Of Shady Brook provided dinner for the patients and caregivers residing at the Hope Lodge in Philadelphia. Hope Lodge provides free lodging for anyone receiving treatment at local hospitals. Shady Brook Rotary does this three or four times a year.

Pictured are Phil Huber, Burt Foreman, Marty Fineberg, Marsha Fineberg, Alan Agree, Club President, Lou Hatfield, Irv Perlstein, Ed Carne, Dr. Augie Adrid, and Henry Garcia.

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Mark Connolly publishes his first novel, ‘Life’s Purgatory’

“Ireland was a harsh place to live, the land was covered with rocks and moss, winds from the North Sea only seemed to grow stronger as work on the isle produced less and less, at least for the ones doing the labor”…

So begins Levittown resident Mark D. Connolly’s first novel, “Life’s Purgatory,” a sweeping epic tale of three generations of Irish immigrants. Beginning prior to the 1840’s famine in Ireland, the author traces the fortunes and misfortunes of a fictitious John “Jonty” Kenny, as he and his descendants migrate to Africa, Mexico, and the United States.

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Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company to host Open House and Community Day

The Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company (LMFC) will be hosting an Open House and Community Day on Saturday, October 25th, in conjunction with the Langhorne Borough Business Association’s Harvest Day. The event will run from 10:00am to 3:00pm and will take place at the LMFC’s Station 21, located at 114 E. Maple Avenue, Langhorne.

The LMFC is celebrating the housing of their new 100’ tower ladder, the completion of renovations to the fire station, and their 185th anniversary.

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Business Association hosts Annual Olde Langhorne Harvest Day

Langhorne Borough Business Association’s 10th Annual Olde Langhorne Harvest Day will fill the streets of the Borough with children’s activities, crafts, live music, food and fun on Saturday, October 25th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event takes place on Maple and Bellevue Avenues.

“We are looking forward to bringing this event to Langhorne. Each year it grows and brings more people together for a fun community day,” said Ellyn Schoen, LBBA President. “There will be plenty of fun for both grown-ups and kids.”

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Langhorne Rotary news

Each year the Langhorne Rotary schedules local, state and federal officials to different meetings to provide us with updates on the current issues and make themselves available for questions. Mike Fitzpatrick, Representative for the Eighth Congressional District, is scheduled to talk to the club on October 16th.

On August 14th the Rotary program featured Kathy Horwatt, the President-Elect of the Langhorne Club, along with Judy Fralin, President of the League of Woman Voters of Bucks County. The topic was a program developed by the League of Woman Voters concerning a pipeline system being developed by the shale oil industry. Organizations interested in this presentation should contact Kathleen Horwatt, LWVBC Environment Chair, at 267-716-6691.

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Aqua to close Bristol Road through December

Aqua Pennsylvania will close Bristol Road in Bensalem Township, on weekdays beginning October 6th for water main installations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced.

The work schedule is:

  • October 6th through December 22nd – Bristol Road will be closed and detoured between U.S. Route 1 and Neshaminy Boulevard from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Motorists will be detoured over Neshaminy Boulevard, Rock Hill Road, and Old Lincoln Highway.

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Tucker Chiropractic Center hosting free workshop

The Tucker Chiropractic and Wellness Center, located at 198 N. Pine Street in Langhorne, will host a free trigger point workshop on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:00pm.

Attendees will learn how to apply these techniques at home. According to Dr. Tucker, the trigger point technique is great for achy joints and muscles. A light dinner will be provided.

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Epilepsy taking its toll on granddaughter of local resident

by Mark D. Marotta

For Levittown resident Tom Nadzam and his family, the fight to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania might well be a matter of life and death for his seven-year-old granddaughter. A retired mechanic living in Middletown Township’s Highland Park neighborhood, Nadzam, 68, has made Bucks County his home for nearly his entire life, raising his family there.

His daughter, Dana Ulrich, and granddaughter, Lorelei, live in Reinholds, Berks County, about midway between the cities of Lancaster and Reading. Lorelei has intractable epilepsy, meaning it is resistant to medication, Dana says.

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Second Annual Barktoberfest at Animals’ Hospital of Levittown

The Animals’ Hospital of Levittown will celebrate their Second Annual Barktoberfest on October 18th, from noon to 4:00pm. The event will be hosted outdoors with activities for the entire family, including a Halloween costume contest for kids and pets, face painting, and fun games with prizes.

The Animals’ Hospital of Levittown has had some great new additions to their already wonderful team. Come meet their doctors and staff while seeing some familiar faces. The Animals’ Hospital cannot wait to see you and your pet dressed up for Halloween.

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ScarePros Halloween & Christmas celebrates 20th anniversary

ScarePros Halloween & Christmas is celebrating their 20th year as Bucks County’s only locally-owned Halloween company. This month, every costume storewide is 20%-75% off with no exceptions. Keep in mind, ScarePros already beats virtually all temporary “pop-up” stores by 10%-30% before the discounts…so the extra savings can really pile up!

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