Bringing People Together

Dear Readers,

My vision for the 10 newspapers I publish in Bucks County is to bring people together in a meaningful way.  I feel that we have been able to do so by publishing our regular monthly newspapers and this annual Community Guidebook (our regular January edition), giving attention to human talents and corporate entities that spring up out of need, and how they interface into a social infrastructure.

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Heritage Society of Penndel updating Centennial treatise

The Heritage Society of Penndel was formed in 1999 during the Centennial Celebration year of the establishment of the borough. Its mandate was to work at enhancing the image of Penndel, as well as provide support to other organizations that provide activities for community participation.

The present Chairperson of the Society is Barbara Heffelfinger; the Vice Chair is Michael Nigra; the Secretary is Ward McMasters, and the Treasurer is Ted Kristiniak. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month, except July, August and December, 7:30pm at Borough Hall. New members are always welcome.

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The Rotary Club of Langhorne – ‘Service Above Self’

The Rotary Club of Langhorne meets each Thursday at 12:15pm for a luncheon and a program. The President of the club for the 2015-16 Rotary Year is Kathy Horwatt.

The website is http://www.Langhornerotary.com and Facebook at Langhorne Rotary. For information call 215-752-3281.

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The Detective Christopher Jones Foundation

What started as a small foundation to honor the legacy and memory of Detective Christopher Jones, who lost his life in the line of duty in January of 2009, has rapidly grown to become one of the largest local foundations offering criminal justice scholarships, community service awards and emergency relief to students and residents in Lower Bucks County.

After wrapping up their fifth fiscal year, the foundation has disbursed over $100,000 in scholarship and emergency relief funds. This is a true testament not only to the commitment of volunteers, but also to the wonderful DCJF supporters throughout the community.

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Four Lanes End Garden Club

Four Lanes End Garden Club (FLEGC) was established in 1957 for educational, scientific and charitable purposes and plays an important role in the community by funding many Langhorne community organizations, several area nature centers and a scholarship program.

FLEGC holds membership in the National Garden Clubs Inc. and the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District XI.  Presently there are approximately 60 full-time members and 20 associate members. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month, September to May, 9:15am at the Langhorne Community Memorial Building (Richardson House), located at Bellevue and Maple Avenues in Langhorne.

Meetings are free and open to guests. Information and photos are available on their website at langhornegardenclub.com.

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Neshaminy HS National Honor Society inducts new members

One hundred two Neshaminy High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society during a ceremony Thursday, October 15th, attended by the students, their families, NHS and district administrators.

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Langhorne Rotary news

The Rotary Club of Langhorne was saddened on October 20th at the passing of Carl F. Nedal, a faithful Rotarian for 36 years. He was an active member of Rotary until his death, and will be missed.

On November 13th, seven members of the Rotary and their spouses attended the Rotary District Awards program at the Union League in Philadelphia. At this special dinner several members were recognized for individual awards.

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Langhorne Lions hold Annual ‘Shoot for Sight’

The Langhorne Lions Club held their 13th Annual Shoot for Sight on Sunday, November 1st, sponsored by the Langhorne Rod and Gun Club. The program consisted of 200 ATA Registered singles trap targets.

Fifty-nine shooters competed in the event. Prizes were awarded for High Overall, four classes (A, B, C, D), Veteran, Sr. Veteran, Junior, Ladies, Open and High Member.

The Lions Club provided a lunch of pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs with sauerkraut, and cold drinks.

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Connor Regan earns prestigious Eagle Scout Award

On October 18th, Connor Regan of Langhorne was recognized for earning the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at Woodside Church in Yardley. The ceremony was hosted by his parents, Dan and Kelli Regan, and was attended by friends, family and Troop members.

Honored guest Frank Farry (142nd District PA State Representative) presented Connor with special commendations from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the United States Congress, including an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in his honor.

Connor is a senior at Neshaminy High School and a founding member of Troop 316 of the Washington Crossing Council, Boy Scouts of America. He has held numerous positions of responsibility in the Troop, including patrol leader and senior patrol leader.

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Civil Air Patrol invites new cadets with interest in aviation

by Gina Vitolo-Stevens

The best kept secret for young aviation hopefuls may be discovered through membership with The Civil Air Patrol (CAP). The organization, an auxiliary arm of the U.S. Air Force, has been flying missions since the late 1930’s, and offers middle and high school-aged students, as well as teens and adults, a Cadet program that rewards leadership training, emergency service skills, and aeronautic education with empowerment, knowledge, and the possible opportunity of taking to the sky.

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