Conquering autism one child at a time

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Ray (not real name) was a very cute little guy, but his behavior was a challenge. Screaming, argumentativeness, spontaneous agitation, anger, stubbornness, impulsivity and resistance to redirection, were commonplace. There was no consoling him when screaming over extended times, soothing him when upset, or redirecting him when off track. He was alone in his own world and always unpredictable.

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Why selling your home yourself is a BAD idea

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Probably for the same reason they say that attorneys who represent themselves have fools for clients – and attorneys are educated about the process and presumably, understand the law! Below are some reasons that becoming a “For Sale By Owner” may not be the best idea:

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Want beautiful skin this spring? Start from within!

submitted by GNC Newtown

Each year millions of dollars are spent on topical skin creams and lotions designed to improve elasticity, tone, wrinkles and many other beauty issues. While many of these products certainly improve the appearance of your skin, the best way to improve its overall look and health is to treat it from the inside out! Here are several supplements designed to do just that:

Hyaluronic Acid: A 2014 study published in “Nutrition Journal” confirmed that a daily intake of this supplement protected against moisture loss, as well as damage from ultra violet exposure. As an added benefit, hyaluronic acid also supports healthy joints!

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Spring ‘Sneak Peek’ Open House at Nazareth Academy High School

Nazareth Academy High School’s Spring Sneak Peek on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5:00 to 7:00pm will feature a student art show, music recitals, athletic presentations, school tours, admissions information and more.

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Patriot FC U11 girls capture Corrigan/ Mysza Indoor Soccer Tourney

The Patriot FC Red Thunder Under-11 girls soccer team recently won their bracket in the Bob Corrigan/Morgan Mysza Memorial Indoor Soccer Tournament at Central Bucks East High School.

Pictured in back row: Shannon Liedl, Katie Daniels, Claire Sichel, Marlena Ries, Hannah Smith, Rebecca Clark, Alexis Ditri, and Shya Walker;
front row: Brenna Schoenfeld, Lindsey Bennett, Taylor Brennan, Morgan McCaffery, and Coach Gavin Flannigan.
Not pictured: Cameron Yaletsko, Jordan Yaletsko, Maddie Fasti, and Caitlyn Martinez.

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Family Math Night teaches students that math can be fun…REALLY!

by June Portnoy

Whether students were solving puzzles, multiplying numbers or drawing pentominoes, one thing was very clear; students at Wrightstown Elementary School were learning that math truly can be fun, and that is the goal of the school’s annual Family Math Night, this year held the evening of January 28th.

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Bookin’ For Lookin’ races for a cure for blindness

The third annual Bookin’ For Lookin’ road race will take place on Sunday, April 19th, in Newtown, at 8:30am. Bookin’ For Lookin’ encourages runners of all ages to “book it” for the important cause of preventing blindness. Last year, over 250 participants from all over the greater Philadelphia area ran in the 8 Miler, 5K, and Kids Dash. This year they’re adding a Kids 1 Mile Fun Run and Kids Marathon Challenge.

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Quaker Faith, Witness and Process

On Saturday March 21st from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the public is invited to a workshop led by Melanie Douty Snipes at Makefield Friends Meetinghouse, 877 Dolington Road, Newtown.

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Newtown Chamber Orchestra announces winner of Young Musicians Competition

The Newtown Chamber Orchestra has announced the 2015 Young Musicians Competition winner, Da Young Lim, violin. Ms. Lim auditioned with a masterfully played Mozart Violin Concerto No 4. D Major. As the winner of the competition, Ms. Lim will be the featured soloist in the Newtown Chamber Orchestra’s third concert of the season, “The Russian Connection” on Saturday, April 11th, at 7:00pm at the Lutheran Church of God’s Love, 791 Newtown-Yardley Road, in Newtown. Ms. Lim is a 10th grade student at Pennridge High School. She has been studying violin since age six.

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Cold weather doesn’t deter Scouts at Klondike Derby

How cold was it at this year’s Klondike Derby? Cold enough that the hot chocolate Den Leader Audrey Donaghy set down for a few moments froze in her cup.

Frigid temperatures didn’t seem to bother the nearly 200 Boy Scouts who descended on the snow covered hills and trails of Tyler Park in Newtown for a day of friendly competition and winter fun. An additional 67 Webelos Cub Scouts joined in activities of their own at the annual Playwicki District event, which was held on January 31st.

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