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 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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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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Washington Crossing Chapter DAR supports National Cemetery

The Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) proudly supports the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown. Several members recently attended the monthly memorial service held for fallen military service personnel without local family. This memorial service is held at the cemetery on the last Thursday every month at 2:00pm to honor those that have served. The Washington Crossing Chapter along with the National Society of DAR hold a core value to honor veterans and promote patriotism.  It was a privilege for members to uphold this value and support the national cemetery by attending the memorial service.

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Langhorne Rotary News

On August 7th, the Langhorne Rotary Club recognized two of their Walter T. Styer Scholarship winners, Angelique Geronimo and Allison Ruffin, from Neshaminy High School. State Representative Frank Farry also presented a proclamation from the PA House of Representatives recognizing them. The third scholarship recipient from the Bucks County Technical High School was unavailable but will be recognized at a future meeting.

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LAA 8-year-old District Champions

The Langhorne Athletic Association 8-year-old District 3 Cal Ripken team beat Valley AA this summer in the district championship game by a score of 11-1. The win earned the team a trip to the state tournament where they finished with a 2-2 record.

The players, pictured from left, are Ethan Haus, Jaymie Sariano, Joey Amati, Jake Jordan, Jack McVey, Ryan Jacobson, Joel Bonner, Riley Triano, Tyler Tabita, Colin Demi, and Jack Evans. Coaches, from left, are Guy Triano, Kevin Bonner, and Mike Sariano.

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Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks seeks members

The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks takes a positive approach to bringing people together of all faiths and traditions and looks for individuals who would like to play a part in that process whether small or large. The organizational meetings of our non-profit corporation, are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Zubaida Library, 857 Big Oak Road, Yardley (directly across from Charles H. Boehm Middle School). Interested individuals can attend a meeting or e-mail iclb@gmail.com.

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Danielle Dustman earns Girl Scout Gold Award

by June Portnoy

Langhorne’s Danielle Dustman, a student at Nazareth Academy, recently earned her Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can attain.

Danielle set out to make a difference in the lives of two distinct groups of people, helping cancer and heart patients at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, plus assisting children in need at St. Francis Medical Center’s Angel’s Wings in Trenton. Angel’s Wings is a 30-day residential emergency respite care community home for children newborn to 12-years-old.

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