Legion Auxiliary collecting items for homeless veterans

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148 Langhorne will be walking just ahead of the parade on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th, collecting personal care items, snacks and distributing Poppies for donations. The poppy was adopted by the American Legion Auxiliary as their official memorial flower in 1921 to symbolize the sacrifice that our brave men and women have made for our freedom.

One-hundred percent of the poppy monies donated will go directly into programs for our hospitalized and disabled veterans. They will be using much of the donations locally in the Delaware Valley VA center and for disabled veterans and their families that are in need in our own community.

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ShadyBrook Rotary honors ‘Student of the Month’

At their meeting on March 16th, the Rotary Club of ShadyBrook honored their “Student of the Month,” Dorianna Manzo (left), an eighth-grade attendee at Maple Point Middle School.

Pictured with Dorianna is ShadyBrook Rotary Club President Alan Agree.

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Langhorne Rotary News

Mackenzie Mason, a senior at Neshaminy High School, was the Langhorne Rotary Club Student of the Month for March. On March 17th she was introduced to the club by Robert Mueller, Assistant Principal at the high school.

Mackenzie is a member if the National Honor Society, the French Honor Society and the Business Honor Society. She is also the business editor of the Playwickian school newspaper, and is involved in a number of dance activities, including performing at Sesame Place. She plans to become an elementary school teacher.

The next major Langhorne Rotary event is the Langhorne Pet and Family show on Saturday, May 14th at the Mayor’s Playground in Langhorne.

PHOTO CAP: Mackenzie Mason, Langhorne Rotary’s Student of the Month for March 2016.

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Scenes from the Neshaminy STEAM Expo

Neshaminy School District held it’s second annual district-wide STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math) Expo at the high school on April 7th.

  1. Maria and Julianna Exner created foam monsters.
  1. Logan Collins coded a videogame with the Scratch programming language.
  1. Avery Boorse, Evan Bower, and Cameron Krauss with vehicles they created.
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St. Mary Medical Center recognizes National Donate Life Month

Every day, 21 people in America die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.  St. Mary Medical Center has joined the Gift of Life Donor Program to inspire hope, advocacy and passion for National Donate Life Month.

“The number of people in need of transplants far exceeds the number of organs, tissues and corneas that are donated, and at Gift of Life, we’re passionate about educating people on the need to become an organ, tissue and cornea donor,” said Howard M. Nathan, President and CEO of the Gift of Life Donor Program.

“As a health system, we are uniquely positioned to not only tend to patients’ health, but to inspire community wellness in all aspects of life,” said Dan Moen, Interim President and CEO at St. Mary.

Individuals are encouraged to talk with family members and friends about donor registration. Each organ, tissue and cornea donor can help up to 50 people. To sign up, visit donors1.org online.

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Ice cream sundaes with a Mexican twist

submitted by Daniela Cottone, owner, Peppe’s Mexican Grill

Looking to add some flare to your next party? Peppe’s offers a great suggestion to create great looking desserts.

Utilizing Perfect Tortilla™ pans, place a flour tortilla into the pan(s) pushing it into the folds. Place the pan(s) into a 400 degree oven and bake for 7-10 minutes depending on desired crispness.

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Changing lives and saving the planet, one nail at a time

by Ellen Bordner

Nothing is quite as satisfying as offering a helping hand to someone who needs it. But in a tough economy, many of us just aren’t in a position to make large cash contributions, no matter how worthy the cause may be. However, thanks to the innovative programs offered by Habitat for Humanity, there are ways to make a difference that don’t necessarily involve pulling out your checkbook.

Since the organization was founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has made decent, affordable housing available to more than 5 million deserving people through 1400 local U.S. affiliates and 70 national organizations. Habitat homes are constructed or repaired by a network of dedicated volunteers, ranging in age from teens to retirees, many of whom had little or no previous construction experience but have developed skills on the job that make them valued team members.

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Girl Scouts visit residents at Spring Village at Floral Vale

by June Portnoy

Girl Scouts from Newtown Elementary School’s Troop 21705 sang Girl Scout songs, recited the Girl Scout Promise and spoke about the Bronze Award they hope to attain during an intergenerational event at Spring Village of Floral Vale on Friday, March 18th. Residents in attendance were either former Girl Scouts or had an association with Girl Scouts in their past.

Although residents have memory challenges, their interaction with these Girl Scouts triggered happy memories, resulting in many of them singing a few notes with the Girl Scouts, reciting words from the Girl Scout Promise and recalling their own scouting experiences.

Resident Janet Richardson remembered how much she enjoyed camping, both as a Girl Scout and as an Assistant Girl Scout leader.

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Six students selected to represent CEC at National EAST Conference

Six students will be representing Conwell-Egan Catholic High School’s EAST program at this year’s EAST Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The team, seniors Claire Hughes, Zachary Goncalves and Antonio Whyte, sophomores Caitlyn McHugh and Kerry Morris, and freshman Sabella Prime, has been working long hours since before Christmas to showcase the hard work and exciting projects that take place in the EAST classes.

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American Legion preparing for Memorial Day Parade

The Jesse W. Soby Post, No. 148, American Legion is now planning for the Annual Memorial Day Parade in Langhorne. The parade and ceremonies will be held on Monday, May 30th.

Ceremonies will begin at 9:00am at the Post Home, 115 W. Richardson Avenue, Langhorne, followed by the parade. Any groups or organizations wishing to participate should contact Walt Davidson at 215-757-3056.

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