Quality You Want announces new gift, reward & incentive program

Quality You Want of Lambertville, NJ has announced a new service to help companies with their gift, reward and incentive needs. Businesses that look for ways to encourage their staff and thank their clients are often stuck when it comes to creating a program and getting it off the ground.

Quality You Want assesses the individual issues and needs of a company, and helps develop the appropriate gift-based program. ‘Thank you for referrals,’ staff ‘Years of Service,’ and holiday gift programs are common requests, as are acknowledgments of special events for clients. Quality You Want owner, Polly Anderson, says that companies of all types and sizes can benefit from even a simple or short-term program. For more information, contact Ms. Anderson at 609-598-1120 or polly@qualityyouwant.com.

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Skerdlant’s Shell helps make a difference in a sick child’s life

Skerdlant’s Shell in Washington Crossing, PA, always interested in giving back to the community, was a Tee Sign Sponsor for Anna’s Army Annual Golf Outing held October 24th.

As a Tee Sign Sponsor, Skerdlant’s donated $150 to this worthy cause. Anna, born in June 2013, was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer at 14 months. A year later, after enduring numerous chemotherapy treatments and lengthy stays at the hospital, Anna is in remission. However, she must continue receiving an abundance of chemotherapy treatments for the next three years.

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New history of
 Washington Crossing Historic Park released

On Christmas night 1776 George Washington and 2400 men stepped off from the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River to cross the icy waterway. They went on to win a decisive victory at Trenton, New Jersey, and then later at Princeton.

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Happy Birthday, Let’s Read Math!

This year, Let’s Read Math (LRM) celebrates its 10th anniversary. LRM started as a community outreach project of the Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Claire Passantino and volunteers from Makefield AAUW held their first LRM workshop at the Yardley Library in October 2004. Parents attended with their children to hear a good children’s book and do fun math activities.

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Phillips’ Mill 85th Juried Art Exhibition honors Mavis Smith

The 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition Committee recently announced the selection of artist Mavis Smith as this years’ Honored Artist.

Mavis, of Solebury, has always been fascinated by the unknown realities of other people’s experience. In her paintings, she suggests possibilities for what might lie beneath a deceptively serene exterior. She often works in egg tempera, which brings an almost surreal aesthetic to her paintings that further suggests the dislocation of appearances and realities.

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Bucks County YWCA celebrates 60 years

by Patricia Cangelosi

The Bucks County YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) celebrated 60 years – its Diamond anniversary – September 18th at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. The local nonprofit’s leaders, members and supporters attended the ceremony, complete with a birthday cake and a celebratory beverage.

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Sherrill Cannon selected as finalist for Children’s Literature Award

Sherrill Cannon, of New Hope, has been selected as a finalist for The Children’s Literature Independently Published Principals’ Award (CLIPPA) for her book, “Manner-Man.”

The CLIPPA honors outstanding children’s books that offer fun, learning and creativity and were self-published by independent authors. Entries were judged on originality, learning quality and use of language standards by a judging committee comprising nine elementary school principals, educators and authors from across the country.

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Twelve-year-old’s proposal leads to state line installation on New Hope-Lambertville Bridge

by June Portnoy

Ever since Ian Sanders, 12, of Lambertville, was a very young boy, he has enjoyed traversing the walkway of the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge. However, he was always curious where New Jersey ended and Pennsylvania began, and nobody seemed to know the answer.

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Reinforcing the importance of prevention of substance abuse

October is a significant time of the year in the field of drug and alcohol abuse prevention. During that month, national and local organizations promote National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a month-long observance that focuses on the role substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. October is also National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, and it is when many of the nation’s school children celebrate Red Ribbon Week, from October 23rd-31st.

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31st Annual CPCU/Council Rock Fire Safety in the Home contest to be held during National Fire Prevention Week

The Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) will be conducting its 31st Annual “Fire Safety in the Home” contest in the elementary schools of the Council Rock School District during National Fire Prevention Week, October 5th – 11th.

The contest has been held each year in conjunction with the School District, and students are asked to write an essay or do a creative work or poster on Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week.  The panel of judges will be comprised of Council Rock School Board President Wendi Thomas, former Northampton Supervisor Pete Palestina, CPCU, representing the CPCU Society’s Philadelphia Chapter and Northampton Township Fire Marshal Frank Fenton.

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