Building a Great College List

Jeff Sibner, owner of College Match Guru will present a series of free seminars at Boscov’s in Neshaminy Mall as a part of Boscov’s Campus of Courses.  The seminars will be held February 15th at 3:30 and 22nd at 7:00 in Boscov’s auditorium on the second floor.

With more than 35% of students that enter 4-year colleges transferring, and nearly 40% failing to graduate, it’s obvious that high school students need help identifying colleges where they will fit in and thrive. The seminar is designed to help high school juniors and seniors tackle the complex task of finding colleges that match their goals, skills and lifestyles.

To register for the course, please call Boscov’s at 215-953-5900 and ask for the Courtesy Desk.  For information on course content, contact Jeff at Sibner@CollegeMatchGuru.com.

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Bringing People Together

Dear Readers,

My vision for the 10 newspapers I publish in Bucks County is to bring people together in a meaningful way.  I feel that we have been able to do so by publishing our regular monthly newspapers and this annual Community Guidebook (our regular January edition), giving attention to human talents and corporate entities that spring up out of need, and how they interface into a social infrastructure.

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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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Northampton Girls Softball Association swings for the fences

The Northampton Girls’ Softball Association (NGSA) is a non-profit all-volunteer organization with 450+ intramural participants ranging in age from five to18, plus travel teams at the 10U and above levels for those individuals desiring a higher level of competition.

Registration for the 2016 season runs until February 28th. Early registration with a $25 discount ends February 15th. You can register online at ngsa-pa.com or register in person at their walk-in registration location.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

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Great beginnings 2016 at the Northampton Library

The Northampton Library has introduced their improved website, www.northamptontownshiplibrary.org. The site is easier to navigate with more readable design. The tabs are gateways to using the library, conducting research, exploring the community, and finding library events.

Join the Winter Reading Club now until February 20th, for preschoolers through sixth grade. Pick up a winter reading log, write the title of each book you read and then come to the library – you get a sticker for each book. Read five books and you receive a prize.

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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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Tyler Park Center for the Arts

Explore your artistic side at Tyler Park Center for the Arts! The iconic white barn off Newtown Richboro Road is home to ongoing classes, workshops, and events for all ages and abilities. This nonprofit art center provides instruction by highly trained artists in a variety of mediums including precious metal clay, painting and drawing, photography, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, and more.

Every second Friday from 7:30 to 10:00pm is Teen Art Night, a place for art-minded teens to socialize and express themselves with different art forms. It’s a great opportunity for Scout groups, too!

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BeatCancer.org

BeatCancer.org (Center for Advancement in Cancer Education) is a not-for-profit education, counseling and referral agency established in 1977 and based in Richboro. They provide nutritional, immunological and other non-toxic resources for cancer prevention, prevention of recurrence, and support during or after treatment.

Their mission is to reduce cancer suffering by providing research-based education on how to prevent, cope with, and beat cancer through diet, lifestyle, and other immune boosting approaches.

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‘Lauren’s Angels’ continue their support for Lauren Shevchek

Council Rock South graduate, Lauren Shevchek, is entering her third year as a quadriplegic resulting from a diving accident back in June of 2013. Initially paralyzed from the armpits down, she is gradually overcoming the odds of recovery. Lauren is fiercely committed to continue training at a unique Neruo-Recovery program developed by Bucks County native, Mike Barwis.

Through his pioneering program, patients are treated like athletes and undergo a rigorous workout of active, out of the wheelchair exercises. Their methods help people regain the “power to move.”

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