Service First Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. – A family owned business you can trust

by June Portnoy

In 1967, Edward and Audrey Johnson constructed the building at 201 South Lincoln Avenue in Newtown to establish their air conditioning and heating business named E.R. Johnson Inc., which they owned and operated till the mid-1980’s.

Fast forward to 2009 when Edward and Audrey’s grandson, Brian Shadle, purchased this same building to launch his air conditioning and heating business, Service First Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. Hanging inside the office, Brian proudly displays the original occupancy permit for the building, along with a photo of the original plot of land where the building stands. There are also various other original documents displayed that his grandmother kept of the building through the years.

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Signature Medicine: Providing patient-focused, enhanced primary care

by June Portnoy

If you feel rushed during your doctor’s visits and treated more like a number than a person, you’ll be pleased to know you can receive a higher level of care right in your own community. Ashish Sitapara, MD founded Signature Medicine 10 years ago in Newtown as an alternative to today’s reactive primary care medicine.

“Our concierge member-based program includes three seeds of care consisting of convenience, care and communication,” says Kimberly Savage, Signature Medicine’s Chief Experience Officer. “In contrast to most of today’s physician practices that have a patient population in the thousands, Dr. Sitapara sees a limited number of patients.

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Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman: Successful NJ law firm moves into PA at Newtown

by June Portnoy

Since 1929 the New Jersey law firm of Pellettieri Rabstein & Altman (PR&A) has stood ready to fight for their clients. They have one of the largest workers’ compensation practices in New Jersey and with the opening of their office at 104 Pheasant Lane in Newtown they are now bringing their well-regarded practice into Pennsylvania.

Peter Classetti, a Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law Certified Specialist and long-time Newtown attorney, will be overseeing the new office. For over 25 years Peter has devoted his practice almost exclusively to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims and work-related injuries.

Gary Adams, a Princeton-based Managing Partner and Workers’ Compensation attorney, commented, “Not many PA attorneys specialize in this field and with Peter’s experience and PR&A’s size and history we feel this will be a very successful match. We are very excited to have Peter as part of our team.”

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Newtown Saladworks introduces new appearance and millennial-friendly atmosphere

by June Portnoy

Saladworks in Newtown recently launched a pilot program that was so successful it will serve as the prototype for all future Saladworks’ franchises.

“This new design, new branding and refreshed menu increased our traffic by 40% to 60%,” says Nish Patel, co-owner of the Newtown Saladworks. “These changes resulted in us breaking our sales record in our already successful restaurant.”

The Newtown Saladworks was the only one of the 100-plus franchises chosen to test this pilot program.

“Our corporate office was looking for a market that spoke well to our products,” explains Nish. “We have the ideal target audience with a lunch-driven, daytime population, consisting of schools and local businesses, surrounding our restaurant.”

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Kenneth R. Cronlund Financial Services, LLC: Helping you afford retirement

by June Portnoy

How can you be sure you won’t outlive your retirement income? With people living longer today, this is a valid fear that many people are currently facing. This growing concern is precisely why Kenneth R. Cronlund, CPA, PFP, established Financial Services, LLC. His goal is to provide peace of mind by developing a plan that his clients can follow to ensure they live a financially secure retirement.

“I create an individualized plan for each one of my clients based on their unique financial situation,” says Ken. “No two plans are the same because no two people have the same financial circumstances.

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Newtown Arts Company on stage 2016

Live theater in a historic setting tops the calendar as Newtown Arts Company announces its 33rd season of live shows at the Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, with subscription sales now underway.

The lineup for 2016 includes: Classics for Kids “Treasure Island” in March; MARY POPPINS – The Broadway Musical in April; “My Fair Lady” by Lerner & Loewe in June; “Stage Door” by Edna Ferber & George S. Kaufman in August; Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” in October; and “Nuncrackers” by Dan Goggin in December.

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Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI) is an independent non-profit organization serving the residents of Bucks County. Their vision is rich, vibrant and independent lives for all people who are blind or visually impaired.

BCABVI realizes its vision applies to every potential client in a unique way. For this reason, the association offers a range of services that can be customized for each specific situation. Whether it is short-term intervention or long-term support, BCABVI can offer solutions appropriate for each person’s individual needs.

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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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