Santarsiero to host free shredding event, Habitat for Humanity donation Oct. 1

Residents are welcome to dispose of sensitive documents and get rid of unwanted household goods and building supplies at state Rep. Steve Santarsiero’s free community shredding event Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at 1 Campus Drive on Holy Family University’s Newtown Campus, just off the Newtown Bypass.

Santarsiero, D-Bucks, is again partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County ReStore to accept donations that can be sold to the public at the Levittown and Chalfont ReStores. Revenue from Habitat ReStores provides a source of sustainable funding for the construction and repair of homes.

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Bucks County family law firm announces new name and welcomes new member

Liebmann Family Law (formerly Gordon Liebmann, Attorneys at Law), located in Newtown, takes pleasure in announcing a new firm name and welcoming a new firm member.

Jamie M. Jamison, Esquire, joined the firm in March of 2016 and practices exclusively in the area of family law. Ms. Jamison received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Villanova University and her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law.

She is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the Montgomery and the Bucks County Bar Associations, as well as the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court.

The firm focuses exclusively on issues pertaining to family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, child support, spousal support/alimony and protection from abuse. To learn more, visit www.liebmannfamilylaw.com.

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Market Day coming October 1st

The Newtown Historic Association (NHA) will host its 40th Annual Market Day on Saturday, October 1st, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, on the streets in and around the heart of historic Newtown. The NHA’s headquarters, the Half Moon Inn at 105 Centre Avenue (Court Street and Centre Avenue), will be open for tours.

Market Day celebrates an old harvest tradition in Newtown when farmers brought their crops to town to sell and to enjoy a festive day of friendly contests that culminated with a horse race down State Street. Thanks to the NHA’s many sponsors this anniversary year, they are able to offer the community a fun-filled family day.

Market Day is expanding to State Street and will include non-profit organizations and local businesses. There are over 85 crafters, demonstrators and artists offering a wide variety of interesting crafts. Demonstrations will include: carpentry, blacksmithing, quilting, dressmaking, and gunsmithing.

In the historic Boone Garden, across from the Half Moon Inn, the Penn’s Wood Puppeteers will perform “Captain Crook and the Missing Treasure” at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Colonial candle dipping, a children’s participation event, will begin at noon in the Boone Garden. Scarecrow-making for children, will be held inside the Half Moon Inn from 10:30am to 3:30pm. A team of Belgian draft horses and wagon will provide horse drawn hayrides by the Newtown Library.

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Circle of Friends holding Fall Birthday Carnival

On Sunday, October 9th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Circle of Friends Preschool, located at 980 Durham Road in Newtown, will throw a Fall Harvest Birthday Bash in the form of a Community-Wide Carnival!

With the Circle of Friends celebrating 10 years of preschool, families in the surrounding communities are encouraged to come out and join in some good old-fashioned fun and games that the whole family will enjoy! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Wrightstown Food Cupboard as your admission ticket.

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Local DAR member to serve on national committee

Newtown resident Marguerite Mogila has been selected to serve as a member of the Volunteer Chapter Genealogy Committee with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The role allows the local resident to assist in serving the organization’s approximately 180,000 members worldwide as they help recruits identify patriot ancestors and complete the organization’s application process.

Currently Marguerite also serves the Washington Crossing Chapter of DAR as both Historian and Lineage Research Committee Chairman. As a dedicated genealogist with a passion for digging through dusty court records and DNA results to find elusive ancestors, she has successfully completed all of the DAR national genealogical education courses.

Her most recent accomplishment includes passing the Society’s brand new Electronic Application Reviewer course that focuses on training members to ensure quality electronic applications are submitted to the organization’s verifying genealogists in Washington, DC.

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Chandler Hall invites you to its Culinary Classics Tasting Party

On Thursday, October 6th, you are invited to Chandler Hall’s Culinary Classics Tasting Party benefitting Hospice Benevolent Care.

Chandler Hall’s Quaker inspired Hospice provides compassionate alternatives for individuals facing terminal illness with additional support for their families. Proceeds from Culinary Classics make it possible for Chandler Hall to offer care to any individual in need regardless of her/his ability to cover the costs.

Culinary Classics has become a tradition at Chandler Hall and will be enhanced by incredible ambiance design by Renny Reynolds who is donating his expertise again to transform the event. Gourmet food, beverages, live music, gorgeous flowers and both a silent and live auction will combine for an evening of fabulous fun.

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Newtown School of Music celebrates 55th anniversary

The Newtown School of Music is celebrating its 55th anniversary at its original location, 120 South State Street, in Newtown. This family-owned business has been inspiring students of all ages to learn and love music through the patient and caring instruction of their talented teachers for over 55 years.

In celebration, they are offering the fifth lesson free, for new students only. The school also features a retail store that stocks music books, sheet music, reeds, strings, ukuleles, and many other accessories and instruments, making it a quick and easy stop for all musical needs.

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Newtown Business Association Monthly Breakfast Meeting

The Newtown Business Association will hold its September Monthly Breakfast on Thursday, September 22nd, from 7:30 to 9:00am, hosted by The Birches at Newtown, 70 Durham Road.

This month’s speaker is Georganne Ford, who will speak on “Emotional Intelligence.” Come hear all about what is happening in the NBA and how it can help your business.

The meeting starts promptly at 7:30am and wraps up at 9:00am. Guests are welcome to come to a breakfast meeting to see what NBA is all about. Online Registration for this event, at www.NewtownBA.org, will close at noon the day prior; attendees are asked to register in order to ensure adequate breakfast fare.

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17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire coming Sept. 17th-18th

The 17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire comes to the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Newtown, on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 11:00am to 6:00pm both days.

The Faire creates an interactive world where attendees of all ages take an entertaining, educational, and engaging stroll through the arts and history. Faire-goers encounter jousting knights, dangling aerialists, and flying birds of prey. Shows and activities cover a range of ages and interests and surround the faireways, on the stages and all around.

Performers bring literature to life throughout the day with shows and fairground encounters based on a new storyline each year. Danger shows feature a working trebuchet, living chess, archery matches, and fire breathers.

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14th Annual Bucks County Junior Tennis Classic

The annual Bucks County Junior Tennis Classic tournament ran July 29th-30th at Council Rock North High School in Newtown.

“What a great group of kids,” Bucks County Tennis Association Tournament Director Laura Canfield said. “Many matches were very competitive and players rose to the occasion. There were awesome displays of sportsmanship and motivation. I wish these athletes the best of luck in their tennis career.”

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