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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Scenes from Neshaminy High School’s Gym Night

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No mystery that author and explorer Theodore Jerome Cohen lives to tell the tale

by Gina Vitolo-Stevens

Theodore Jerome Cohen, PhD, is an amalgamation of scientist, explorer, violinist, and award-winning author. His notebooks of research convert to bound copies of who-dun-nits. Similar to an electrical current, his writings imbue a shock to whatever or whoever is on the other end of the read.

A licensed Radio Amateur since 1952; Ted’s call sign is N4XX. From December 1961 through March 1962, he participated in the 16th Chilean Expedition to the Antarctic. The US Board of Geographic Names in October, 1964, named Cohen Islands in his honor.

Ted served in the US Army Corps of Engineers 1966 through 1968, leaving the service with the rank of Captain. He holds three degrees in the physical sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the co-author of The NEW Shortwave Propagation Handbook from CQ Communications, and has published over 450 articles and columns in the fields of computers, communications, and electronics.

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Shady Brook Rotary Students of the Month

At their February dinner meeting, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook honored January and February “Students of the Month.” The January winner was Jenna Muller (right) and the February winner was her brother, Steven (left). Both are eighth graders at Maple Point Middle School.

Pictured with Steven and Jenna is Rotary Club President Alan Agree (center).

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Eric Hertenberger is new Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Troop 19’s Eric J. Hertenberger was recently recognized at a Court of Honor at Langhorne Presbyterian Church for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Eric chose to complete his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project in Catawissa Park in Langhorne Borough.

Working in conjunction with Langhorne Open Space, Inc., Eric and his team of volunteers spent 115 man-hours clearing an overgrown trail in the park.

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Whatever happened to that plane in Penndel?

by Ralph Pettersen

Many local residents probably wonder whatever happened to a Bucks County landmark that disappeared from its familiar site on Business US1 and Durham Road almost 20 years ago. After sitting atop a restaurant for 30 years, the 1950’s era Super Constellation was disassembled in July 1997 after the property had been sold to the Amoco Oil Company.

Rather than selling the airplane for scrap, the company donated the Super Constellation to the AMC Museum at Dover AFB, where it was restored and is currently on display as a C-121C military transport. An Amoco (now BP) gas station was built on the property, which included a sizeable Super Constellation model on top of the station’s sign.

I wonder how many of the thousands of folks that pass by the gas station every day realize what that model signifies.

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