Healthy nutrition is your child’s most important school supply

submitted by GNC Newtown

Choosing the best vitamins and supplements for your children is extremely important. Ideally, your kids would be getting all the nutrition they need from their diet. With picky eaters and busy schedules, the foods your kids eat may not be providing enough of the essential vitamins and minerals to keep their bodies healthy and their immune systems strong.

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The reality of a dream home

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

Everyone has their idea of a “dream” home. The problem occurs when it has no basis in reality. Budget constraints, differing priorities, limited inventory and unrealistic expectations can all influence the home buying experience. While buying a new home is never without its stressors, there ARE steps you can take to make sure your experience is as fun as it should be.

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Neurofeedback mellows anxiety

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

Ricky (not his real name) is nine-years-old with a history of much anxiety. He struggled with regulating his emotions with new or challenging situations. When he was angry or nervous he would act impulsively towards others. These behaviors would often result in disciplinary actions. Social situations were not happy for Ricky.

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Beach Blast Soccer Champs

The Patriot FC U11 Girls White team went undefeated to take home the coveted Tiki Trophy at the recent 2014 Cape Express Wildwood Beach Blast. The team is coached by Eric Hill and Peter Hondros.

Pictured standing are Aubrey Hondros, Rebecca Hutchinson, Jade McDonnell, Brianna Hondros, Julia Levin, Brooke Fischer, and Kara Hill; seated, Maddie Deal, Sydney Mandel, and Kim Herritt.

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BCAEYC announces annual fall conference

The Bucks County Association for the Education of Young Children (BCAEYC) has announced the theme of its 26th annual fall conference. On Saturday, October 4th, early childhood educators will be attending, “Keep the Ball Bouncing – Healthy Minds and Bodies in Early Childhood Education” at Bucks County Community College in Newtown.

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BARC gears up for the 10th Annual Walk-A-Thon and Community Day

On Sunday, September 14th, BARC Developmental Services will host its 10th Annual Walk-A-Thon and Community Day at Tyler State Park in Newtown. Check in begins at 10:00am and the walk starts at 11:00am.

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St. Mary receives national recognition for quality stroke care

St. Mary Medical Center recently announced that it has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ and recertification as a Primary Stroke Center.  St. Mary is among a distinguished group of U.S. hospitals to earn national recognition for its compliance with the latest hospital guidelines for the treatment of stroke with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

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Crossings Animal Sanctuary kicks off ‘United Paw’

This month, The Crossings Animal Sanctuary (CAS) begins “United Paw,” a three-month, community-wide fundraising campaign for its dog and cat assistance programs.

These programs were created because many pets needlessly lose their lives when a new home, a foster placement, and/or financial assistance for veterinary care cannot be found in time. “The Animal Help and Adoption Network” helps by creating a centralized community help line for information, referral, and adoption assistance.

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Student volunteers at St. Mary Medical Center awarded scholarships

The Community League of St. Mary Medical Center has awarded scholarships to 10 student volunteers to further their education at the colleges of their choosing. To qualify for each $1,000 scholarship, students completed a minimum of 200 hours of volunteer service at St. Mary, and then submitted an essay for review by the cabinet of The Community League. This year’s student scholarship recipients are: Connor Laigaie, (biology, Arcadia University); Alexandra Nixon (biomedical sciences, Messiah College); Jessica Vadaketh (biology and Spanish, Ursinus College); Katie Malicka (nursing, DeSales University); Harsh Patel (information technology, Temple University); Bhaumik Shah (finance, Boston University); Jenna Blackstone (communications, University of Pittsburgh); Shu Yun Liu, Michael Wu, and D’nae Monford.

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Foundations Summer Youth Corps celebrates seventh year

Sixteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2014 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families. The program offers students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community working at non-profit human service agencies.

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