Langhorne Quakers Present Improving Your Life Speakers Series Humane Livestock Management

Middletown Friends Meeting, hosts a monthly series of speakers on the subject of Improving Your Life. Speakers present on the 4th Sunday of each month. The program begins with light refreshments at 12:15 and lasts approximately one hour.

The speaker on January 24 will be Toria Harr. She will speak on her journey becoming a farmer and specifically a livestock manager. Toria will discuss the health benefit of consuming meat that has been raised organically, and humanely on pasture.  She will also talk about the impact on animals raised in this way vs. factory farming.  She hopes to help spread an awareness of the benefits of small scale, sustainable farming.

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SCORE Bucks County begins Women’s Business Mastermind Group

SCORE Bucks County has announced the formation of the SCORE Women’s Business Mastermind Group, a new business roundtable geared towards issues that concern women-focused small businesses in Bucks County.

“The goal of this group is to help small businesses that are owned and operated by women to discuss common problems faced by local businesses,” says SCORE Bucks Chapter Chair Gene Murtha. “The idea is to hold monthly roundtable discussions with the agenda set by the business owners, facilitated by SCORE, aiming to provide support through open discussion and individual SCORE counseling services as needed.”

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Guardians Sixth Annual Wreath Remembrance Day is Dec. 12th

Join the Guardians of the National Cemetery on Saturday, December 12th, at 11:00am at Washington Crossing National Veterans Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, to help them honor our deceased Veterans by placing a wreath on their respective grave sites.

If you have not purchased a wreath through their Guardian program, they ask that you purchase a wreath locally and bring it with you. At noon all wreaths will be honorably placed in all National Cemeteries across the world.

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Volunteers needed for McCaffrey’s Newtown Holiday Parade!

The 11th annual McCaffrey’s Food Markets Newtown Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, Dec 7th, at 2:00pm. The parade continues to provide a magical experience for the entire community.

Over 5000 people are expected to come and watch the estimated 1200 participants, including high school marching bands, Mummers bands, horse-drawn carriages, floats, antique cars, color guard, fire trucks, Santa and much more!

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Upcoming nutrition events at Jill Kwasny

If you’re interested in learning more about The Mediterranean Diet, plan on attending the free nutrition programs at McCaffrey’s Food Markets.

On Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm, in the Newtown Bistro and Thursday, December 10th at 10:00am, in the Yardley Bistro, Jill Kwasny, McCaffrey’s Registered Dietitian, will present “The Mediterranean Diet: Myths, Facts and Health Benefits.”

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McCarter presents Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ for final time

The McCarter Theatre Center’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has become a welcome holiday treat for families across the region. This heartwarming and powerfully honest musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel is a wonderful way to honor tradition while experiencing the joys and warmth of a holiday favorite.

“A Christmas Carol” runs from December 4th through December 27th on the Matthews Stage.

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Regulated deer hunts planned at Tyler State Park

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will conduct a one-day, antlered and antlerless deer hunt Wednesday, December 2nd, at Tyler State Park. The hunt is held every year to help maintain balance within the park’s ecosystem, park officials said.

“We manage our parks to protect the wide variety of plant and animal species that enrich our environment and provide the base of outdoor recreation opportunities that so many people come to enjoy at our state parks,” said Tyler State Park Manager Brian Flores. “Deer impact the delicate balance of the park’s ecosystem by over-browsing on tree saplings, forest understory, shrubs and wildflowers.”

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Newtown Arts Co. presents ‘A Wonderful Life’

Newtown Arts Company’s 2015 season finale is “A Wonderful Life,” a musical adaptation of the film classic, December 3rd – 9th, at the historic Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown.

The story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls remains a timeless fable of dreams, disillusionment and the power of love.

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Tour time in Newtown

Celebrating 53 years of holiday house tours, the Newtown Historic Association (NHA) welcomes you to spend the day, Saturday December 5th, in Newtown Borough visiting five private residences and several public buildings, all dressed for the holidays.

This is a self-guided, easy walking tour through a quaint town steeped in early Bucks County history. The $30 cost of a tour ticket also includes entry into the Half-Moon Inn, home to the NHA.

Once inside this beautifully restored 18th century building, tour goers will enjoy period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations and refreshments of mulled cider and cheese.

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Council Rock Alumni Association hosting All-Class Alumni Mixer

The newly formed Council Rock Alumni Association invites all Council Rock alumni to celebrate Council Rock – past, present and future!

Their first event is an All-Class Alumni Happy Hour Mixer at the Temperance House in Newtown on Friday night, November 27th from 4:00 to 6:00pm.  This event is FREE for all CR Alumni (appetizers included/cash bar). It’s a great chance to meet and mingle with fellow alumni from across the years – and will include surprise CR guests and door prizes!

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