Fitzpatrick seeking spring 2015 interns

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) is now accepting applications for spring semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Langhorne District offices. Congressional internships are great opportunity for any students interested in the legislative process, public service and learning more about the inner-workings of our federal government.

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Garden Club Hosts 55th Annual Holiday Tour and Tea in Langhorne

By June Portnoy

Over 1,200 people throughout Bucks County and beyond attended the Four Lanes End Garden Club’s (FLEGC) 55th Annual Holiday House Tour and Tea in Langhorne on Thursday, November 20. This well-attended tour draws attendees from as far as New Jersey and New York each year. Garden club house tour committee members begin meeting weekly during the summer to select, design and create the floral accents, themes and ornaments to complement the private homes displayed during the tour. It takes approximately six days prior to the house tour to decorate each home.

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Langhorne child actor featured in ‘Mary Poppins’

by Judi Biederman

Many actors hope to land their dream role at some point in their adult careers, but Nicky Torchia has been cast in his at the age of 11. The son of Langhorne residents Mike and Kris Torchia, Nicky is playing the role of Michael Banks in the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins” and, despite his young age, already has an Actor’s Equity card and an impressive acting résumé.

Kris says Nicky has loved music and acting since he was little, probably because he was introduced to them early. Both parents are musicians; Mike is a former high school band director, while Kris is a music teacher at Maple Point Middle School in the Neshaminy School District.

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Shady Brook Rotary ‘Lights the Night’

On Saturday, October 25th, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook members, their families and friends participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “LIGHT THE NIGHT” annual event at Bucks County Community College Newtown campus.

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Shady Brook Rotary donates to Parkinson Council

At a recent meeting the Rotary Club of Shady Brook presented a check for $2,000 to The Parkinson Council, an affiliated chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, which is a local organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients, caregivers, and their families impacted by Parkinson’s disease. The donation was part of the proceeds from the Rotary’s latest golf tournament.

Pictured are Alan Agree, Rotary Club President; Wendy R. Lewis, Executive Director of The Parkinson Council; and Irv Perlstein, Rotary past president and Golf Tournament Chair.

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Neshaminy’s Blum headed to Quinnipiac University

Amanda Blum, a junior starter on the Neshaminy High School Varsity Field Hockey Team and a member of the Mystx Field Hockey Club, has verbally committed to play for the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the fall of 2016. Amanda has played on five championship teams over the past two years, which included two Suburban One Championship titles (2012 and 2014), two U16 Mystx Club Festival Championships in West Palm Beach, FL, and a U19 Mystx Disney Showcase Championship in 2014.

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Langhorne Rotary news

The speaker at the weekly meeting of the Langhorne Rotary on Thursday, October 16th was Michael Fitzpatrick, Congressional Representative for the Eighth Congressional District. At the meeting the club also recognized their first Student of the Month for this Rotary year. Anthony Murray is a senior at the Neshaminy High School, and spoke to the club about his future plans after high school. Anthony was accompanied by his mother and Mr. Colin Trickle, assistant principal at the high school.

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Senior Citizens Tax Assistance Program

The 2014 Neshaminy School District Property Tax Assistance Program will begin January 2015. The purpose of the program is to provide property tax relief to senior citizens. The program is available to homeowners who will reach the age of 65 by December 31st, 2014. The program will provide tax rebates of up to $650 for senior citizens whose household income is less than $20,000.

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Tucker Chiropractic & Wellness Center moves to new nearby facility

Tucker Chiropractic & Wellness Center is moving around the corner to a new facility less than 10 minutes away. The entire team is heading over to Penns Square, right behind the United Artists Movie Theater, located by the Sears, at Oxford Valley Mall. The new address will be 402 Middletown Boulevard, Suites 210 and 208, still in Langhorne.

Tucker Chiropractic & Wellness think their patients, as well as their staff, will like the new location much better. They will continue working from their original location on Pine Street until November 7th at 1:00pm, at which point they will open their new office on Monday, November 10th at 10:00am.

Their website and phone number will remain the same at www.DrDavidTucker.com and 215-750-8006.

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Michael Kurtz earns prestigious Eagle Scout Award

On September 27th Michael Kurtz, of Langhorne, received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at Christ United Methodist Church in Fairless Hills. The ceremony was hosted by his parents, Paul and Beth Kurtz, and was attended by friends, family, Troop members and Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.

Michael, 17, a senior at Neshaminy High School, is a founding member of Troop 316 of the Bucks County Council, Boy Scouts of America, and has held numerous positions of responsibility in the Troop. During his Scouting career, Mike regularly attended summer camps with the Troop and enjoyed many activities, including hiking, camping and canoeing. Mike demonstrated his leadership abilities in planning, organizing and supervising the reconstruction of about 800 feet of trails at Silver Lake Nature Center for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

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