12th Annual Tennis Classic lists winners

The Boys’ 18s and 16s divisions of the Bucks County Tennis Association Jr. Classic were played over two days at two sites – Bucks County Community College in Newtown and Core Creek Park Tennis Center in Langhorne – on September 27th and 28th. Plenty of local talent was on hand at the 12th Annual BCTA Jr. Classic, with 21 players in the two age divisions vying for trophies in this USTA-sanctioned tournament.

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‘Scrooge: The Musical’ closes Newtown Arts Company’s 32nd season

Newtown Arts Company presents “Scrooge: The Musical,” a charming stage adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol,” with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, December 4th to 10th at Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown. Performance times: Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm; Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm; and Sunday at 3:00pm. Front Reserved tickets $24; Rear Reserved tickets $21; $2 discount for groups of 10+. Extended legroom seating in Row I available for additional accommodation fee.

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NBA’s November Member Breakfast is Nov. 25th

The Newtown Business Association will hold its November Member Breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 25th, from 7:30 to 9:00am at Chandler Hall, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown. NBA members and guests will be presented with an Economic Forum consisting of a panel of four: Moderator Robert Wilgos (Summit Financial Advisors) and panel members Robert Costello, Jr. (Costello Asset Management), Patrick Clark (Attleboro Asset Management), and Steven Tolbert (Assistant Professor of Economics at Bucks County Community College). Topics discussed will include: direction of the overall economy, GNP forecast, interest rates, inflation, stock/bond markets, and unemployment. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.

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2014 Bucks County Poet Laureate Sandra Becker

Sandra Becker of Doylestown has been named the 2014 Bucks County Poet Laureate, officials at Bucks County Community College recently announced. She’ll read from her winning poems at 2:00pm, Sunday, November 16th, at the college’s Newtown campus.

She’ll be joined by 2013 Poet Laureate Alexa Gutter of Yardley, and runners-up Elizabeth Austin of Newtown, Camille Norvaisas of Feasterville, and Kathryn Ionata of Doylestown.

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DCNR awards Newtown Borough grant for improving Newtown Common

The last remaining parcel of land William Penn designated for a common area along Newtown Creek in Newtown Borough will be the beneficiary of a $150,000 state grant, according to state Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks.

“This grant is an important first step to implementing the plan for preserving and enhancing Newtown Creek as a natural and historic resource for our community,” Steve said of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant awarded today to Newtown Borough. “There is so much potential for public spaces, seating areas and trails that can be done through restoration projects like this along Newtown Creek.”

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Newtown Rotary Club presents $500 check to Newtown Library

Paul Orihel, President of the Newtown Rotary Club, greeted Dennis O’Brien and Frank Brassell of the Newtown Library Company at a recent Rotary luncheon with a message and a check in hand. “The Newtown Rotary Club is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the Newtown Library 5K Run and present you with this $500 check as part of our annual allocation process,” said Paul.

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Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for single mothers to pursue higher education

by June Portnoy

Being a single mother comes with many challenges, but being a single mother attending college brings additional obstacles, along with financial hardships, that many women just can’t overcome. That’s precisely why Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Foundation established its “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship. It’s awarded to female students who are supporting at least one child while seeking higher education at BCCC.

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Newtown Chamber Orchestra launches 25th concert season

The Newtown Chamber Orchestra (NCO) celebrates its 25th season this year. The first concert, “Scandinavian Adventure for Strings” will be performed on Saturday, November 8th, at 7:00pm at the Lutheran Church of God’s Love, 791 Newtown-Yardley Road, Newtown. The music will include selections by Vivaldi, Nielsen, Bach, Sibelius and Grieg.

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N-acetyl Cysteine: The overlooked compound

submitted by GNC, Newtown

For more than three decades, a safe, inexpensive compound has provided millions of people relief from the coughing, wheezing, and thick phlegm associated with cold and flu. In fact, pharmaceutical companies long ago incorporated it into various patented drugs.

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Bucks County real estate market update

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

Just like the weather, the real estate market is local, and national and regional statistics don’t always tell you the full story of what’s happening right here in Bucks County. Many factors influence how the market is trending, including consumer sentiment and confidence, jobs and the local economy. The statistics for year-to-date and year-over-year are very encouraging for Bucks County and it seems apparent that the positive trend will slowly continue.

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