Cold weather doesn’t deter Scouts at Klondike Derby

How cold was it at this year’s Klondike Derby? Cold enough that the hot chocolate Den Leader Audrey Donaghy set down for a few moments froze in her cup.

Frigid temperatures didn’t seem to bother the nearly 200 Boy Scouts who descended on the snow covered hills and trails of Tyler Park in Newtown for a day of friendly competition and winter fun. An additional 67 Webelos Cub Scouts joined in activities of their own at the annual Playwicki District event, which was held on January 31st.

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Fitzpatrick announces service academy nominations

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) joined Bucks and Montgomery county students, families and military veterans last month to announce his selections for military service academy nominations.

“Just over 238 years, not far from here, General George Washington led a committed group of volunteers across a frozen river in a daring attack. A move that inspires military minds and average Americans today – as much for what it inspired as what it accomplished,” said Fitzpatrick speaking to the group at the Bucks County Courthouse. “Tonight, we recognize this promising group of future leaders seated before us who have chosen to take up the same mantle carried by those patriots who fought for liberty with General Washington. As we gather here tonight to celebrate their achievements, I feel fortunate to have these moments to share with our future leaders.”

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Public invited for ‘Cake & Conversation’ with Citizens For Education

The Council Rock community is invited to a free “Cake & Conversation” meeting with Citizens For Education (CFE) on Wednesday, March 18th, from 10:00am to noon in the meeting room at the Corner Bakery Café, 3 West Road in Newtown. The forum provides an opportunity to share Council Rock-related ideas and concerns with the board members of CFE, as well as to find out more about the organization.

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Two NHA events coming up in March

The Newtown Historic Association will host two events in March at their headquarters at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), located at Court Street and Centre Avenue (105 Court Street) in Newtown.

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Endoscopy Center at St. Mary joins national ‘Dress in Blue Day’ to knock out colon cancer

The Endoscopy Center at St. Mary will kick off Colon Cancer Awareness month in conjunction with the Colon Cancer Alliance’s “Dress in Blue Day” on Friday, March 6th. They will be hosting the Knock Out Colon Cancer Carnival at St. Mary Medical Center cafeteria in Langhorne, from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

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Fitzpatrick meets with district anti-drug advocates

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) met with leading prevention advocates in the nation’s capital this week to focus on drug-free community initiatives and continue his support for community anti-drug groups locally.

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Registration now open for Doane Academy summer camps and programs

If your children are in grades Pre-K through fifth, now is the time to register them for Camp Doane.

The eight-week camp will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm, with before and after hours, beginning at 7:00am and ending at 6:00pm, for your convenience. Camp Doane will run June 22nd through August 14th. Your child will enjoy arts, crafts, athletics, leadership training, field trips and guest speakers.

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Expect growth in the housing market

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

Momentum in the housing market is expected to continue into 2015, driven by low interest rates, tightened inventory, declining foreclosures, normalizing price appreciation and an improving economy. Nationally, new home sales have lagged behind the recovery, with barely an increase over 2013 and the share of first time homebuyers fell to the lowest level in over 20 years, according to the National Association of Realtors. This is largely due to the decrease in homes for sale and tightening lender standards, which are expected to ease ever-so-slightly this year.

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Will our children live longer than us?

submitted By Dr. Dane Donohue, www.WSCenters.com

How will the rise in childhood obesity and the decrease in childhood vitality affect the physical and psychological future well-being of our children? What effects will the lifestyles of our children have on their life expectancy, the national economy, and our society?

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What’s in your cold and flu arsenal?

submitted by GNC, Newtown

Every year, millions of dollars are spent on cold and flu remedies. Lately, more and more health conscious consumers are choosing products that actually prevent symptoms from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the most effective products on the market:

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