Bucks County family law firm announces new name and welcomes new member

Liebmann Family Law (formerly Gordon Liebmann, Attorneys at Law), located in Newtown, takes pleasure in announcing a new firm name and welcoming a new firm member.

Jamie M. Jamison, Esquire, joined the firm in March of 2016 and practices exclusively in the area of family law. Ms. Jamison received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Villanova University and her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law.

She is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the Montgomery and the Bucks County Bar Associations, as well as the Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court.

The firm focuses exclusively on issues pertaining to family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, child custody, child support, spousal support/alimony and protection from abuse. To learn more, visit www.liebmannfamilylaw.com.

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Local DAR member to serve on national committee

Newtown resident Marguerite Mogila has been selected to serve as a member of the Volunteer Chapter Genealogy Committee with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The role allows the local resident to assist in serving the organization’s approximately 180,000 members worldwide as they help recruits identify patriot ancestors and complete the organization’s application process.

Currently Marguerite also serves the Washington Crossing Chapter of DAR as both Historian and Lineage Research Committee Chairman. As a dedicated genealogist with a passion for digging through dusty court records and DNA results to find elusive ancestors, she has successfully completed all of the DAR national genealogical education courses.

Her most recent accomplishment includes passing the Society’s brand new Electronic Application Reviewer course that focuses on training members to ensure quality electronic applications are submitted to the organization’s verifying genealogists in Washington, DC.

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Newtown School of Music celebrates 55th anniversary

The Newtown School of Music is celebrating its 55th anniversary at its original location, 120 South State Street, in Newtown. This family-owned business has been inspiring students of all ages to learn and love music through the patient and caring instruction of their talented teachers for over 55 years.

In celebration, they are offering the fifth lesson free, for new students only. The school also features a retail store that stocks music books, sheet music, reeds, strings, ukuleles, and many other accessories and instruments, making it a quick and easy stop for all musical needs.

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14th Annual Bucks County Junior Tennis Classic

The annual Bucks County Junior Tennis Classic tournament ran July 29th-30th at Council Rock North High School in Newtown.

“What a great group of kids,” Bucks County Tennis Association Tournament Director Laura Canfield said. “Many matches were very competitive and players rose to the occasion. There were awesome displays of sportsmanship and motivation. I wish these athletes the best of luck in their tennis career.”

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Twin Eagles in Newtown

Newtown Boy Scout Troop 29’s Paul and Tommy Horgan recently earned the highest rank in scouting – that of Eagle Scout. Both brothers returned to St. Andrew School which they had attended as youths to complete their Eagle Scout Leadership Service Projects. The brothers are the sons of Paul and Anne Marie Horgan of Hopewell, NJ.

Paul wanted to give something back, particular to Mr. Matteo who was a favorite teacher during the time he attended. He led a group of volunteers in creating four raised garden beds, stones paths between them and installing a water catcher. The result is an enhanced space in which students can learn about botany in Mr. Matteo’s Garden Club.

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Troop 29 honors Dave Clark

Newtown’s Boy Scout Troop 29 recently honored Dave Clark for 20 years of leadership as their troop’s scoutmaster at their annual picnic. Over 150 Troop 29 scouts and their families attended the event at Core Creek Park.

A number of the troop’s alumni scouts traveled from as far as Denver to surprise their beloved scoutmaster. Dave is unique among scoutmasters in that he has stayed with the troop long after his own son Jon earned the rank of Eagle in 2001.

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Turn to Bucks for an affordable college degree

Bucks County Community College is a public, two-year college with nearly 80 programs of study.

Tuition is $140 a credit for Bucks County residents, or about $4,300 a year including fees for a full-time student. Most credits can be transferred to a four-year university or college to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The free online application is at www.bucks.edu. There, you’ll find more information about academic majors that lead to either a two-year associate degree or a shorter-term certificate.

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Newtown girls sing at Kimmel Center

Amanda Herpel (left) and her friend, Erin Stone, represented Newtown in the Pennsylvania Girl Choir on Saturday, June 18th, as they performed at the Commonwealth Youth Choirs Gala Concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania Girl Choir marks its 12th Anniversary this season.

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Tournament winners

The Council Rock Newtown Little League Eight-Year-Old team won the 2016 Philly Bash Baseball Tournament over Father’s Day weekend at Valley AA in Bensalem. The team went 5-0 to clinch the title.

Pictured in the back row are Justin Freed, Jude Hamilton, Michael Godonis, Owen Crowne, Grey McLaughlin, Will Kamp, and Chase Palsky; front row, James Halikman, Chase Gillie, Owen Mullen, Declan Polhamus, Dean Hamilton, and Kyle Book. Not pictured are Ryan Phillips, Andrew Broadway, Kathan Desai, and Xander Seeds.

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Children’s services and new facility come to low vision non-profit

The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is expanding to include more services for children experiencing vision problems.

“This is something we’ve invested time and money and resources into,” said executive director Anne Marie Hyer. “Kids are an essential part of our community.”

Many students could benefit from Low Vision Evaluations and being matched with the right technology to encourage their success at school. Services will include support groups, recreational activities, a resource guide of services available in the community and a new Children’s Services Coordinator and Committee, which is looking for local volunteers.

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