Youth soccer news

The FC Bucks Raptors U14 boys soccer team won their bracket in the recent MAPS Easter Kickoff tournament, held in Pittsgrove, NJ.

Pictured front row from left are Victor Sloan, Joey Brown, Dan Cunicelli, Vincent Colon, Frankie Green, Vincent Sciarrotta, Stefen Melekos, and Nick Kennerly; back row, Zack Burger, Tim McNamara, TJ Grube, Corey Shefsky, and Christian Rogers. Not pictured are Dante Demeo, Nils Dahlin, Zack Saifer, Colin Ochs, and Justin Segal.

FC Bucks Raptors is a part of the Council Rock Soccer Association.

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Lisa McPeak: A classical piano instructor with exceptional credentials

by June Portnoy

Not many local piano instructors have the professional experience and education that Newtown’s Lisa McPeak has attained. As a result of her exceptional credentials, Lisa can help her students progress to a higher level at a quicker pace than many other instructors.

However, Lisa’s goal is not to make a professional pianist out of all her students.

“I teach each of my students at their own pace and take them to whatever level they feel comfortable,” says Lisa. “My main objective is to help them become the best pianist they can be.”

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Non-ablative skin resurfacing and rejuvenation

submitted by Brittany Bray, B.A., LMA, Aesthetics Director, Lifestyle MedSpa

Lasers have gained popularity in the last decade for skin rejuvenation. With less downtime and safer recovery than deep chemical peels, this momentum is easy to understand.

The conditions that may be treated include skin tightening, sun damage removal, elimination of scars, redness reduction and wrinkle correction. To correct these issues, some lasers may use more ablative technology within one treatment but have more risks involved.

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Your home’s first impression begins in the car

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

That’s right – the first impression buyers have of your home occurs as they pull up to the curb, which is why we can’t say it often enough. Stand in the street and take a critical view of your home’s exterior because buyers can’t see how great it is inside if they never get out of the car.

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Arthritis pain? Take an alternative approach

submitted by GNC Newtown

If you suffer with arthritis pain, you’re certainly aware how everyday activities are affected by the discomfort and stiffness associated with this condition. The good news is that there are many natural arthritis remedies on the market proving to be effective in reducing pain.

“Whether or not you’re taking prescription or non-prescription arthritis medicines, it may be worthwhile to turn to these alternative supplements,” says Dr. David Pisetsky, professor of medicine and immunology at Duke University Medical Center.

With this in mind, here are some joint supplements worth considering:

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Head injury retreat with neurofeedback

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

Regina (not her real name), an adult woman, was concerned about the consequences of the many head injuries sustained during her younger years. Injuries from several car accidents and sports injuries were causing her concern.

She reports being forgetful, struggling with driving routes, feeling anxious, being impatient, having difficulty staying on task, sleep difficulties, worrying, and difficulty following directions. Feeling helpless and unsure of her future, she was concerned she would develop Alzheimer’s as a result of the injuries.

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The Brunswick Breaks New Grounds for Gardens

This past Tuesday, May 19, 2015 students from the Horticulture Academy at Abraham Lincoln High School, in Philadelphia, donated their day to creating a new garden for the 100+ residents at The Brunswick at Attleboro, a Personal Care Community in Langhorne Borough.

Lincoln High School students were responsible for the design and implementation of the new garden. On their day off, the students donated over 5 hours of their time to put it all in to place. This time did not include the countless hours spent in development. Along with the students, Dylan Thomas a 5th grader at Herbert Hoover in Langhorne and some of the residents and staff of The Brunswick were out in the gardens volunteering as well. This day brought many generations together to develop a place for the community to enjoy.

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Lower Bucks Toastmasters helps develop communication and leadership skills

by June Portnoy

Is your fear of public speaking preventing you from getting a job or a asking for a promotion? Perhaps you’re putting off returning to school because you know it will require standing up in front of people and speaking. If so, consider joining Lower Bucks Toastmasters, an organization devoted to helping people just like you develop your communication and leadership skills. This club utilizes a proven plan to improve your speaking, listening and leadership skills.

Club members from the Lower Bucks Toastmasters shared their supportive and positive learning environment during their Open House held Thursday, March 26th at Aria Hospital’s cafeteria meeting room, located at 380 Oxford Valley Road in Langhorne.

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Washington Crossing DAR celebrates student essay winners

The Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized local students and listened to their essays depicting American history. The DAR sponsors annual essay writing contests for students in grades five through eight, and high school, to promote American history and education. This year, the writing prompt for fifth-eighth grade was “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.”

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ICBA champs

The Inter-County Basketball Association Eighth Grade team won the Division A Championship this year against Towamencin by a score of 54-45.  The team has been coached by Mike Stock and Kevin Ochs since the boys were in fourth grade.  The team won the B Division Championship in fifth grade, the A Division Championship in sixth grade and came back to win the championship this year (they lost to Towamencin in last year’s championship game). This was the last game that the boys will play together since they will begin playing high school basketball in the fall.

Pictured from left are Brian Schwartz, Bryce Stock, Ashton Johnson, Shawn Blank, Zak Saifer, Bradley Kraut, Konrad Kiska, Colin Ochs, Nick Gallo, Kevin McNamee, Seamus McKeever and Coach Mike Stock (not pictured is Coach Kevin Ochs).

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