Detective Christopher Jones Foundation provides emergency relief

The Detective Christopher Jones Foundation drew from their emergency relief fund and delivered a $1,500 check to the Gonzalez family of Bensalem on Thursday, April 16th.

The Gonzalez family, two adults and four children, lost their home on Winding Brook Road in Bensalem early on Wednesday morning, April 15th. After a friend of the family reached out to the Detective Christopher Jones Foundation and after the board of directors approved the request, the relief check was delivered within 24 hours.

DCJF would like to thank their volunteers and supporters for making this donation possible, and also thank you for your continued support.

If you would like to learn more about the Detective Christopher Jones Foundation or become involved as a volunteer, you can find them on the web at www.dcjf4466.org. Make sure to like their page on Facebook as well to get updates on all of their events.

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The Brunswick Breaks New Grounds for Gardens

This past Tuesday, May 19, 2015 students from the Horticulture Academy at Abraham Lincoln High School, in Philadelphia, donated their day to creating a new garden for the 100+ residents at The Brunswick at Attleboro, a Personal Care Community in Langhorne Borough.

Lincoln High School students were responsible for the design and implementation of the new garden. On their day off, the students donated over 5 hours of their time to put it all in to place. This time did not include the countless hours spent in development. Along with the students, Dylan Thomas a 5th grader at Herbert Hoover in Langhorne and some of the residents and staff of The Brunswick were out in the gardens volunteering as well. This day brought many generations together to develop a place for the community to enjoy.

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Makefield Women’s Association distributes over $20,000 to deserving non-profits and students

by June Portnoy

Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) presented 10 Bucks County non-profit organizations and two Pennsbury High School seniors with over $20,000 worth of donations on Wednesday, April 1st following their monthly meeting in Lower Makefield.

Award recipients were selected as MWA’s 2014 Annual Beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are chosen each July through a membership and voting process. MWA raises the majority of these donations from its annual Autumn Fest held at Shady Brook Farm in September.

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Call for celebration

Historic Langhorne Manor Borough is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and plans are being made to honor its long history as well as its newly renovated borough hall and to gather borough residents for festivities.

The Borough Council is looking for volunteers to join the 125th Anniversary Committee, which will be tasked with finding and implementing ideas to celebrate this milestone anniversary. Any borough resident who is interested in joining the committee should contact the Borough Secretary at 215-752-5835.

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Prancing Peacock opens new yoga studio in Langhorne

The Prancing Peacock Yoga and Wellness Center has opened an expansive second location in Langhorne, just minutes off of I-95. The 7,700 square foot wellness center is the first of its kind in the Philadelphia area.

Three spacious practice rooms offer daily classes for all levels, including one dedicated to the Peacock’s Nest: the family wellness program for prenatal, Mommy and me, kids, teens, and family yoga. In addition to yoga, the ADA-accessible center offers healing treatments including Reiki sessions and certifications, therapeutic body treatments, and all natural facials. The Prancing Peacock Yoga and Wellness Center will offer Yoga Alliance-approved teacher training in all areas, as well as a corporate program for businesses, a wellness-inspired way to host meetings and special events. A spacious boutique will offer products to enhance and continue the experience at home.

For more information, call Gretchen Ramsey at 215-337-1899 or e-mail info@prancingpeacock.com.

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Washington Crossing DAR celebrates student essay winners

The Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized local students and listened to their essays depicting American history. The DAR sponsors annual essay writing contests for students in grades five through eight, and high school, to promote American history and education. This year, the writing prompt for fifth-eighth grade was “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.”

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Langhorne Memorial Parade Collection

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #148 will be working in conjunction with the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club and The Veterans Group of Philadelphia this year at the Langhorne Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25th, supporting their mission to honor homeless Veterans.

They be walking just ahead of the parade distributing Poppies and collecting the following items for HOMELESS VETERANS in Bucks County and Philadelphia:

  • Men’s NEW underwear, T-shirts, socks,travel-size personal care items, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, bleach, coffee, sugar and powder creamer. In the event of rain you can drop your donations at Post #148, 115 West Richardson Avenue, Langhorne.
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Noteworthy donation

Bryant Greene, (second from left) owner/administrator of Always Best Care Senior Services, of Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware Counties presents a check for $2,500 to the Southampton Free Library’s Access The World Capital and Endowment Campaign during special ceremonies in the library. Receiving the donation (from left) are Ray Greenberg, financial oversight chairman for the campaign (Greene) Kim Ingram, library director and Gregory W. Crompton, campaign chairperson.

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Educationally speaking

Bryant M. Greene (standing back, left) owner/administrator of Always Best Care Senior Services of Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware Counties takes time out to pose with Laureal L. Robinson, principal of the Spring Garden School in Philadelphia, following the presentation of a $1,000 scholastic reader donation, while several students look on.

Pictured with Greene and Robinson are (front row from left) Leslie Laura-Nolasco, Jayelen Rollins, Alyssa Desphy, Mariah McBride, Tamah Curry, Tenia Weeks and Eric Barton (back row from left) Santillian Desphy, Erica Berry, Emery Torrez, Semaj Burwell, Triani Liles, Ashley Justice and Abdulio Ramos.

Always Best Care Senior Services is a leading provider of non-medical in-home care and free assisted living placement.

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NHS students perform at state festival

The Neshaminy High School Music Department congratulates the following students that were selected for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Music Festival held in Hershey, PA in March. The students include:

  •  All-State Band: Danny Aslanian – Clarinet, Stephanie Rue – Horn, Adam Victor – Trumpet;
  • All-State Wind Ensemble: Andrew Northrup – Baritone Sax, Stephen Hopkins – Horn;
  • All-State Choir:  Joey Rippert – Tenor.

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