12th Annual Culinary Classics at Chandler Hall

Chandler Hall has announced its 12th Annual Culinary Classics to raise funds for Hospice Benevolent Care, a program which ensures that Chandler Hall can provide hospice care to anyone in need, regardless of his or her ability to pay.

A wide assortment of restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries, distilleries, bakeries and confectionaries will be presenting their gourmet delicacies in Wright Meeting Hall from 6:00 to 9:30pm on Thursday, October 2nd, so be sure to arrive hungry.

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Kernan receives IAFI designation

The International Association of Fire Investigators (IAFI) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) has announced the awarding of the designation of Fellow of the IAFI (F-IAFI) to John C. Kernan, CFEI, CFII, F-IAFI. John is the Chief Fire Marshall for Upper Makefield Township.

Those members of the IAFI, with superior expertise, education, experience, service to the fire investigation profession, and a position of respect within the fire investigation community may be recognized by the NAFI/IAFI Board of Governor’s with the honorific title of Fellow of the IAFI (F-IAFI) in recognition of their leadership roles and honored standing within the industry. Mr. Kernan is the first candidate to be awarded this honor from the State of Pennsylvania.

Less than one percent of all Professional Fire Investigators in the world have been awarded this distinction.

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Washington Crossing Chapter DAR supports National Cemetery

The Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) proudly supports the Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown. Several members recently attended the monthly memorial service held for fallen military service personnel without local family. This memorial service is held at the cemetery on the last Thursday every month at 2:00pm to honor those that have served. The Washington Crossing Chapter along with the National Society of DAR hold a core value to honor veterans and promote patriotism.  It was a privilege for members to uphold this value and support the national cemetery by attending the memorial service.

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First National Bank to host free document shredding event

The First National Bank is once again doubling the shredding capacity at its bi-annual free document shredding event. The event will continue at its new, bigger venue –Bucks County Community College – and will be held on Saturday, September 27th.

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Bucks County youth compete in District Championships

Youth Tennis Teams from Bucks County recently competed in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis District Championships in both New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area.

The Bucks County spring league was administered by the nonprofit Bucks County Tennis Association (BCTA), and teams competed for eight weeks during the spring season with the Serve-ivors and Terman-netters earning the right to compete in the 14-and-under and the 18-and-under divisions, respectively. The teams competed in the July USTA Middle States Philadelphia Area District Championships against teams that had won their leagues from throughout the five-county greater Philadelphia region.

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Bucks Country 4-H goes to Show

At the Middletown Grange Fair, 4-H members from all throughout Bucks County gathered to showcase their animal projects. There were almost 600 animals at this year’s fair, including alpacas, beef and dairy cattle, goats, poultry, rabbits and cavies, sheep, swine, and even a lone llama. Members worked with their animals all summer long to get themselves and their animals ready to enter these show rings. And what a show it was! These members could be seen using every available hour washing, clipping, and otherwise beautifying their animals and when these animals entered the ring you could tell that they were looking their very best.

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Devynne Lauchner showcases locally-shot film at New Hope Film Festival

by June Portnoy

When Devynne Lauchner, a Council Rock High School North 2010 graduate, was growing up in Wrightstown, she used to walk along the old Wycombe train station where she discovered several abandoned train cars along the tracks.

“I always thought there was a story relating to these train cars,” says Devynne. “I wondered why these cars were still there and what kind of experiences people had on those cars before they were left behind.”

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St. Mary cardiac team now offers transaortic approach for TAVR

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with advanced aortic stenosis who cannot tolerate open-heart surgery to have a heart valve replacement. Recent advances in TAVR procedures performed at St. Mary Medical Center include the use of a third point of access for the procedure – a transaortic approach – and a smaller delivery system for the placement of the new heart valve.

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Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing announces new program

The Contour Light Fat Loss Program blends science and physiology to allow individuals to get healthier and lose inches off of those hard to reach places. It treats all the areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. In fact, many Contour Light patients lose between seven to 23 inches of fat in just 42 days! The program offers simple, nutritional suggestions combined with a 25-minute treatment to lose stubborn fat and inches. The Contour Light treatment is simple and painless.

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15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire returning Sept. 20th & 21st

The 15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire returns on Saturday, September 20th, and Sunday, September 21st (11:00am to 6:00pm both days) at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown.

Admission, a mere $5, and free parking, gains you access to aerialists, birds of prey, jousters, fire-breathers, human chess, trebuchet, working artisans, demonstrators, dancers, singers, musicians, free children’s activities, and fun for all ages.

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