Chandler Hall update

Chandler Hall’s 17th Annual Golf Classic was held at the prestigious Trenton Country Club and raised over $43,000. Golfers and guests enjoyed a day of friendly competition, new connections, and camaraderie, all in the name of a great cause.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Culinary Classics at Chandler Hall on Thursday, October 6th, and the Fourth Annual Chandler Hall Tennis Party on Saturday, November 5th at the Bucks County Racquet Club.

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Troop 2530 knits their way to Bronze

Girl Scout Junior Troop 2530, comprised of fourth and fifth graders from Wrightstown, have worked all year on a Bronze service award. The Bronze award is the highest achievement for a Girl Scout Junior and requires the completion of a Girl Scout journey, and developing and executing a plan for a project that will benefit the local community. Each Scout contributes over 20 hours to the project.

Troop 2530 chose to learn the skill of knitting and complete a scarf project for donation to the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. The girls have also purchased scarves to accompany the handmade knitted donation. It is their hope that children in the hospital who may need extra warmth, caring, or security may use the scarves to expedite their full recovery!

Pictured in front from left are Amelia Broadway, Morgan Mosley, and Emma Townsend; middle row, Carlie Shouldis, Ava Broadway, and Claire Pfanstiel; back row, Camille Troy, Rachel Lucerne, Kaitlyn Forsythe, Susan Broadway, and Amy Lucerne. Not pictured is Reese Reidenbach.


Don’t miss the NBA’s Newtown Antique & Classic Auto Show!

This year’s annual Newtown Business Association Newtown Antique & Classic Auto Show will be held on Sunday, July 10th from 10:00am to 3:00pm on historic State Street in Newtown Borough, and will feature over 150 antique and classic autos, trucks, Corvettes, cars of special interest, in all makes and models from 1900 to 1991.

This year’s special featured Marque car is Jaguar. This festive event is attended by thousands of spectators, with trophies being awarded in special marque categories and 12 additional classes, appearances by Council Rock North’s Sock ‘n Buskin theatre group dressed in costume, and a raffle for prizes for car show participants.

The event rain date is July 17th. Early car registration saves $10; deadline for early, online and mailed in registration at $15 is July 1st. After July 1st, registrations at $25 will be accepted at the door the day of the event, space allowing! Details and online car registration can be found at

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Students recognized for outstanding artwork

Four eighth grade students from Newtown Middle School were recognized recently for their outstanding creative achievement in Holocaust education at an awards ceremony held at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.

With the guidance and encouragement of their English teacher, Erinn Demskis, the students submitted their Holocaust projects to The Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

For this competition, students in grades 7-12 from across the Delaware Valley were given the opportunity to reflect on and interpret the lessons of the Holocaust through creative writing, poetry, visual art, music, dance, and multi-media.

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Villa Victoria Academy graduates 79th class

Villa Victoria Academy, the oldest Catholic all-girls school in New Jersey, graduated its 79th class on June 5th. Villa Victoria Academy was established in 1933 by the Religious Teachers Fillippini in Ewing, New Jersey at the Scudder Falls Bridge. Villa is located on a beautiful 44-acre campus on the Delaware River.

The Villa Class of 2016, although only 13 students strong, earned over $4 million dollars in college scholarships. The graduates were accepted at a variety of prestigious colleges and universities including Penn State University, University of Virginia, University of Michigan, Rutgers University, Fordham University and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Villa continues to provide a college preparatory education to young women residing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Small classes and individualized attention allow Villa girls to reach their full potential. For more information regarding Villa Victoria visit their website at or call the school at 609-882-1700 ext. 19.


Acid reflux? Treat it naturally!

submitted by GNC Newtown

Acid reflux is an extremely common health condition affecting as much as half of the adult population in the United States. Its most common symptom is heartburn – a burning sensation that travels from the breastbone up to the throat.

Currently, millions of Americans take a variety of prescription drugs to reduce the symptoms of acid reflux. However, recent reports of side effects connected with these medications has many consumers looking for alternative ways to treat their heartburn.

Fortunately, there are several natural remedies that have been used throughout the years with a high level of success. Before discussing these alternative measures, it is important to note that the first line of defense in addressing acid reflux is restoring your natural gastric balance and function.

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Staging don’ts when preparing your home for sale

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

Unless you’ve been living in East Jibip, you’ve probably heard how staging your home can positively impact the sale price and shorten the marketing time.

There’s been plenty written about what to do when staging your home, but consider a few things NOT to do:

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Autism turns the corner with neurofeedback

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

Meg (not her real name), a cute six-year-old girl, was diagnosed with autism. She had difficulty interacting with others including her younger sister, feared being touched, had sensitivity to loud noises, resisted baths and hair cuts.

She hardly noticed the family pet. She demonstrated limited language skills and frustration communicating her needs. She was asocial at school.

Parental concerns for cute little Meg were her inability to interact satisfactorily at home and school, academically, socially and emotionally. She was an island to herself. Her mother felt a need to do what she could to help her daughter live a more normal and happy life. Mom was willing to give neurofeedback a chance.

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Gordon Liebmann Family Law: Experienced, compassionate attorneys specializing in family law

by June Portnoy

Going through a divorce can be a stressful, overwhelming experience, and while you’re flooded with an avalanche of emotions, you’re also expected to make critical decisions that will affect the way you live the next chapter of your life.

For these reasons, it’s imperative that you retain the right attorney; someone with the experience to guide you through this process, the knowledge to educate you about the consequences of your decisions, and the compassion to offer that personal touch when you need it the most.

When you combine all these traits together, you end up with the attorneys at Gordon Liebmann Family Law, located at The Atrium, 4 Terry Drive, Suite 4, in Newtown.

“What truly sets us apart is that we are one of the few law firms that exclusively practices family law,” says Jeff Liebmann, co-founder, owner and practicing attorney at Gordon Liebmann Family Law. “Most large law firms provide a variety of specialties, but with the exception of some estate law, handling family law cases is all that we do.”

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Spring Village at Floral Vale offers caregivers support

It is estimated that every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. As many families know, this disease takes a devastating toll – not just on those affected, but on their entire family.

Spring Village at Floral Vale, Yardley, wants you to know they are there to help. Their community specializes in memory care.  Staff members are  available to offer families resources and assessments or just lend an ear.

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