Experience some adventure with Cub Pack 19

Cub Scout Pack 19 from Langhorne is welcoming first through fifth grade boys into its ranks. Scouts and their families recently returned from a camping trip to Coast Guard Base Cape May. Scouts toured the base and experienced first-hand the life of new recruits, watching them drill in formation, and run obstacle courses, and awoke in their tents at dawn to the sound of recruits doing pushups with drill instructors barking orders.

Scouts also explored ships used for rescue operations and chasing pirates. One memorable encounter occurred when the boys ran into Admiral June Ryan while eating breakfast in the Galley. A leader of 6,000 personnel, she discussed helping the recruits through the tough weeks of boot camp, but how it’s a life changing event they never regret. Scouts also visited Cape May attractions including the lighthouse and Wildwood Aviation Museum.

Visit www.langhorne19.mypack.us for more information on joining Pack 19.

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Langhorne Rotary news

On August 11th, at the weekly Langhorne Rotary meeting, four high school seniors were presented a Walter T. Styers scholarship by the Rotary club. The students were the finalists chosen from more than 25 applications. The decisions were based on the evidence of “Service Above Self “during their school career.

The students, Matt Doyle and Emma Stewart, from Neshaminy High School, Megha Madnani from George School, and Danielle Dustman from Nazareth Academy, received checks for $1500, and a certificate from the club. The speaker for the day was State Representative Frank Farry, who also awarded the students a certificate from the PA State House of Representatives. Parents and other relatives were present at the meeting as well.

Past club president Kathy Horwatt spoke about Walter T. Styers, who was a Rotarian for many years prior to his passing at the age of 103. He had left a bequest that supports the scholarship fund.

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New Acting Principal named for Tawanka Elementary School

Poquessing Middle School Assistant Principal Donald Palmer has been named as Acting Principal for Tawanka Elementary School in Lower Southampton Township to replace Michael Rodriguez, who is leaving the District for a position in Delaware.

The appointment of Mr. Palmer was approved by the Neshaminy School Board at their August 16th meeting and is effective immediately. The Poquessing position he is leaving will be filled internally.

Mr. Palmer will oversee the opening of the new Tawanka Elementary School, which is currently nearing the completion of construction and will open on time for the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Palmer previously taught health and physical education at Poquessing before moving to TLC, Neshaminy’s alternative high school, in 2009.

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NHS Cheerleading launches new health-based fundraising effort

The squad of Neshaminy High School Cheerleading will host the inaugural community-wide “My School Color Run” on Saturday, October 8th at noon, at the high school, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, to raise money for their squad. The “My School Color Run” is an untimed fun run for all ages and fitness abilities. Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones, making it a “colorful experience.”

Participants that register by September 23rd will receive a t-shirt, race bib, and individual color packet. You can sign up for the run by visiting www.nhscmscr.eventbrite.com or by completing a paper registration form.

Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more info e-mail NHS Cheer Fund at nhscheerfund@gmail.com.

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Habitat Bucks ReStores empower special needs individuals

Individuals with special needs often have difficulty gaining work experience and finding employment. In Bucks County, the Habitat for Humanity ReStores provide a place for diversified learners and those with special needs to gain experience in the real world.

Volunteers from The Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC), Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Foundations Behavioral Health, Shared Support, and other organizations obtain valuable work experience at the ReStores.

“Our diverse learner population benefits greatly from the opportunity to be more independent, gaining confidence and developing their communication and interpersonal skills in our ReStores,” says Colleen Brink, Volunteer & Outreach Director, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. “We want area families and organizations to know that we support the needs of individuals and empower them by offering them a place to build their life and work skills.”

Connor is a weekly volunteer at both the Langhorne and Chalfont ReStores and he comes from CLC in Southampton. He is glad to take advantage of this opportunity to develop job skills.

“Connor looks forward to his work days at the Habitat ReStore,” says his mom, Judy. “It’s important to him to be productive and valued, and the staff treat him as part of the team. He is proud to give back to the community that has given him so much. So it’s a win-win all the way around!”

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THS announces flower show winners

Visitors to the Trevose Horticultural Society’s annual flower show “Surfs Up!” were greeted by over 550 horticultural, artistic design and special exhibit entries entered by members and area gardeners. Staged at St. Ephrem Church in Bensalem, several members and local gardeners enjoyed ‘Big Kahuna’ status, earning multiple ribbons in the Horticultural Division.

Dee Crawford (Philadelphia) was top winner in the Horticultural Division receiving the National Garden Club (NGC) Award of Horticultural Excellence, the NGC Grower’s Choice Award and the Society’s Stella Matzak Award for her exceptional “Grassy Sound’ themed Combination Planter.

An excellent bloom of ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea merited the NGC Arboreal Award for superior named variety of tree or shrub for Hazel Downes (Bensalem) who additionally received an Award of Merit for her ‘Sunaracoho’ Mandevilla.   Downes also received both the Society’s Arnold Young Award for most blue ribbons in the Container Grown Plants section and the Horticultural Sweepstakes Award for accumulating the most blue ribbons in Horticulture.

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Take ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’ at BRT

Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) opens its 30th anniversary season with “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” by Dean Regan on September 27th-October 16th. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” stars Jessica Wagner who wowed audiences as Patsy Cline in BRT’s hit production “Always Patsy Cline.”

The production also features BRT favorite Danny Vaccaro and a quartet of Jared Calhoun, Nate Golden, Christopher J. Perugini, and Sean C. White as the Jordannaires.

Patsy Cline defined the term “crossover hit” by dominating the country, blues, pop and gospel charts of the 1950’s and early 60’s. Featuring over 20 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits, this toe-tapping, foot stomping tribute traces her career from the early days of singing in honky-tonks through her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry, to her triumph at Carnegie Hall.

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‘Olde Towne Flea Market’ coming Sept. 24th

The Hulmeville Historical Society announces the return of the “Olde Towne Flea Market” on Saturday, September 24th. Due to the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015 the event was cancelled.

As in past years the event will be located on Main Street, Trenton Avenue and Bellevue Avenue in the Borough of Hulmeville. To reserve or obtain info regarding the rental of tables, call the Hulmeville Historical Society, Inc. at 215-752-8228.

Also the William Penn Fire Company will have tables available. You may call 215-752-7740 for the Fir Company’s rental info.

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Uptown String Band announces Community Fair

The Uptown String Band will hold a Community Fair on the afternoon of Sunday, September 25th, from 2:00 to 7:00pm, at 831 Avenue D, Langhorne. There will music, games and entertainment by the Uptown String Band. In addition, taking part will be the Parkland Fire Company No. 9, food trucks, vendors, and other area businesses and community organizations contributing.

Get your picture taken with the Mummers and even try on the colorful costumes. The Parkland Fire Company will be showcasing their fire trucks and equipment.

It will be fun for the whole family, and will end with an outdoor concert at 7:00pm by the Uptown String Band, where you can dance and sing! For more information about this event, contact the Uptown String Band at 215-752-3479 or e-mail at email@uptownstringband.com.

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Artis Senior Living scheduled to open in Huntingdon Valley

Artis Senior Living is nearing completion on a single-story, 34,000 square-foot assisted living community in the Huntingdon Valley neighborhood of Lower Moreland Township.

The residence will provide 72 memory care suites for seniors affected by Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia. The community will be comprised of four distinct “neighborhoods” that serve as intimate living spaces.

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