Bringing People Together

Dear Readers,

My vision for the 10 newspapers I publish in Bucks County is to bring people together in a meaningful way.  I feel that we have been able to do so by publishing our regular monthly newspapers and this annual Community Guidebook (our regular January edition), giving attention to human talents and corporate entities that spring up out of need, and how they interface into a social infrastructure.

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Chandler Hall

‘Quips about Chandler Hall’

As a long-standing Newtown organization, many quips have been shared about Chandler Hall throughout the years. Here are some more common ones:

‘So close to the heart of Newtown’

The Quaker Meetings in the area got together to create the Friends Nursing Home in 1973 to meet needs in Newtown and the surrounding Bucks County community. Over the years, many more programs were added in accordance with its mission and Chandler Hall now offers a wide array of services.

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The Newtown Business Association celebrates a long history of service to the community

The Newtown Business Association is a member-based organization that is celebrating over 64 years of service to the Newtown community. They are recognized as one of the largest non-chamber business associations in the entire region featuring over 275 members ranging from retail, non-profits, dining and professional services.

NBA members dedicate their efforts to making Newtown the best place to live and work. Remember, whenever possible, support local NBA businesses that are committed to the community’s continued enrichment and excellence.

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Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth

The Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth (CRCHY) is a nonprofit organization, now in its seventh year working under the federal Drug-Free Communities Support Grant Program.

CRCHY’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance use in young people, and the group’s goals are reached through engaging many partners, including the local schools, parents, youth, law enforcement, media, healthcare, faith-based organizations, and other local agencies and individuals.

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Bucks County Community College Continuing & Workforce Education

Wherever you are in your career or life, learning is always a step that leads to growth. Whether you’ve come to Bucks for pleasure, or need training to advance professionally, Continuing & Workforce Education has something for you.

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Tyler Park Center for the Arts

Explore your artistic side at Tyler Park Center for the Arts! The iconic white barn off Newtown Richboro Road is home to ongoing classes, workshops, and events for all ages and abilities. This nonprofit art center provides instruction by highly trained artists in a variety of mediums including precious metal clay, painting and drawing, photography, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, and more.

Every second Friday from 7:30 to 10:00pm is Teen Art Night, a place for art-minded teens to socialize and express themselves with different art forms. It’s a great opportunity for Scout groups, too!

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Newtown Chamber Orchestra celebrating 26th concert season

The Newtown Chamber Orchestra is among the excellent arts organizations contributing to the rich cultural tradition of Bucks County. Founded in 1990 by Russell Hoffmann (music director/conductor), Milton Schwartz (concertmaster) and Craig Smith (principal French horn player), the Orchestra offers a selection of classical music repertoire suited to small orchestra.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

The small library has created what is known as one of best weekend faires around, so even if you don’t want to be part of the Magic, you will not want to miss it this September 17th and 18th on the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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Countryside Gardeners dig their hobby!

Countryside Gardeners, founded in 1933, is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. The purpose of the club is to increase pleasure and knowledge of gardening for members and the general public. Interest in flowers and gardening is encouraged by sharing ideas and techniques.

Countryside Gardeners explore both horticulture and design to bring beauty to their homes and environments. In 2014 the club started meeting in January and February, now meeting 10 times a year.

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Friends Home & Village

Since its inception almost 120 years ago, Friends Home & Village (FHV) has been guided by the Quaker principles of stewardship, peace, integrity, community, and simplicity. A retirement community on two campuses, FHV uses these principles to adhere to its mission of serving the senior population by providing moderately priced retirement living in a caring environment.

Established in 1897, and located in the heart of Newtown Borough, is Friends Home. At this FHV campus the center of activities is Paxson Hall, named for its founder, Judge Edward M. Paxson.  This dignified, century-old stone building is home to FHV’s Personal Care residents.

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