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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Garden Club Hosts 55th Annual Holiday Tour and Tea in Langhorne

By June Portnoy

Over 1,200 people throughout Bucks County and beyond attended the Four Lanes End Garden Club’s (FLEGC) 55th Annual Holiday House Tour and Tea in Langhorne on Thursday, November 20. This well-attended tour draws attendees from as far as New Jersey and New York each year. Garden club house tour committee members begin meeting weekly during the summer to select, design and create the floral accents, themes and ornaments to complement the private homes displayed during the tour. It takes approximately six days prior to the house tour to decorate each home.

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Lunch with Santa on Dec. 14th

Neshaminy Falls Improvement Association (N.F.I.A.), located at 1961 Summit Avenue, Oakford, invites your family on Sunday, December 14th from 1:00 until 3:00pm, to have lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus. They will arrive on a fire truck with lights and sirens being heard throughout the community. This event will include a craft, lunch, and a gift bag from Santa.

The cost is $5 per person. Reservations are requested due to a limited number of tickets. For reservations or questions contact Kelly Coppola at 215- 357-0558. Don’t forget your cameras to catch the smiles with Santa! The N.F.I.A. is a community organization that has been part of the Oakford neighborhood for 85 years and sponsors activities for all ages.

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Langhorne child actor featured in ‘Mary Poppins’

by Judi Biederman

Many actors hope to land their dream role at some point in their adult careers, but Nicky Torchia has been cast in his at the age of 11. The son of Langhorne residents Mike and Kris Torchia, Nicky is playing the role of Michael Banks in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins” and, despite his young age, already has an Actor’s Equity card and an impressive acting résumé.

Kris says Nicky has loved music and acting since he was little, probably because he was introduced to them early. Both parents are musicians; Mike is a former high school band director, while Kris is a music teacher at Maple Point Middle School in the Neshaminy School District.

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Shady Brook Rotary ‘Lights the Night’

On Saturday, October 25th, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook members, their families and friends participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “LIGHT THE NIGHT” annual event at Bucks County Community College Newtown campus.

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Tucker Chiropractic Center hosting free workshop

The Tucker Chiropractic and Wellness Center, now located at 402 Middletown Boulevard, Suite 210 in Langhorne, will host a free trigger point workshop on Tuesday, December 9th 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.

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The transition into retirement

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

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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Shady Brook Rotary donates to Parkinson Council

At a recent meeting the Rotary Club of Shady Brook presented a check for $2,000 to The Parkinson Council, an affiliated chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, which is a local organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients, caregivers, and their families impacted by Parkinson’s disease. The donation was part of the proceeds from the Rotary’s latest golf tournament.

Pictured are Alan Agree, Rotary Club President; Wendy R. Lewis, Executive Director of The Parkinson Council; and Irv Perlstein, Rotary past president and Golf Tournament Chair.

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Neshaminy’s Blum headed to Quinnipiac University

Amanda Blum, a junior starter on the Neshaminy High School Varsity Field Hockey Team and a member of the Mystx Field Hockey Club, has verbally committed to play for the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the fall of 2016. Amanda has played on five championship teams over the past two years, which included two Suburban One Championship titles (2012 and 2014), two U16 Mystx Club Festival Championships in West Palm Beach, FL, and a U19 Mystx Disney Showcase Championship in 2014.

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Langhorne Rotary news

The speaker at the weekly meeting of the Langhorne Rotary on Thursday, October 16th was Michael Fitzpatrick, Congressional Representative for the Eighth Congressional District. At the meeting the club also recognized their first Student of the Month for this Rotary year. Anthony Murray is a senior at the Neshaminy High School, and spoke to the club about his future plans after high school. Anthony was accompanied by his mother and Mr. Colin Trickle, assistant principal at the high school.

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