John H. Lindsey, Jr., earns professional designation

John H. Lindsey, Jr., CFP®, ChFC®, RICP®, Wealth Manager at Harvest Group Financial Services in Langhorne, has received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP® ) certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) in accordance with their certification and renewal requirements.

With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, John has worked at Harvest Group since 2012 and is responsible for building long-term relationships with his clients through comprehensive financial planning which starts with understanding their financial goals, time horizons, and individual circumstances. Utilizing his in-depth training and skill in analyzing and assessing his clients’ financial circumstances, John works with his clients to develop their financial freedom through diversification, managing risk, and creating income.

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Sometimes, I just like to dance

by Jeff Roberts

The woman in the parking lot was just staring at me; then she burst out laughing. A teaching moment I thought, one more person I could educate about Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It was perfect timing; I was stumbling a bit as I was getting out of my car, trying to steady myself for the walk to Kohl’s.

I shouted back to her, “I have Parkinson’s, have you ever heard of it?” With that, she laughed even harder! Gathering my wits and putting aside my justifiable annoyance, I said, “Or sometimes, I just like to dance!”

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Farmers Market Nutrition Program for seniors now open

Farmers Market Nutrition Program – offering free vouchers for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets – is now open throughout Bucks County.

County residents 60 or older are eligible for free vouchers worth $20. Income guidelines start at $21,775 or less annually for an individual, adding $7,696 for each additional household member.

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Fireside Smokehouse announces new delivery services

Fireside Smokehouse has announced that they are now delivering both food and beer within a three-mile radius. This new service allows you to order the best barbecue in Bucks without having to leave your home.

In addition, you can order the perfect craft beer to go with your meal and have it delivered, too.

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Literary inspiration

Lora Terifay, (far right) children’s librarian and chairperson of the Southampton Library’s 13th Annual Children’s Book Writing Contest, takes time out to share a congratulatory moment with some of the winning student authors following the awards ceremony at the library at 947 Street Road in Southampton.

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Neshaminy Superintendent Robert Copeland resigns

Neshaminy School District Superintendent Robert L. Copeland has offered his resignation after accepting a position as the Superintendent of the Lower Merion School District, Montgomery County. This resignation will be effective July 1st, 2015.

Mr. Copeland started his position at Neshaminy on October 1st, 2012. During his tenure he oversaw many new initiatives, including the introduction of all-day kindergarten, expansion of middle school reading and communication courses, increased Advanced Placement and STEM offerings, and overhauled the program evaluation process.

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NHS wins first and second place at Bucks County Envirothon

by June Portnoy

Neshaminy High School’s (NHS) two environmental science teams won first and second place in the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Envirothon, held at Bucks County Audubon Society’s headquarters at Honey Hollow in New Hope, on Friday, May 1st.

As a result NHS’s first place team qualified to participate at the state competition at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown campus on May 19th and 20th.

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Bucks County nonprofit announces executive director transition

Welcoming the Stranger, an educational nonprofit that offers free English, computer, and citizenship classes to immigrants and refugees, has announced the retirement of Rev. S Sturgis Poorman, Jr. as Executive Director after 16 years of service with the organization. Meg Eubank has been selected to fill the vacancy left by Sturgis upon his retirement on July 1st, 2015.

Welcoming the Stranger was founded by Sturgis Poorman in 1999. The mission of Welcoming the Stranger is to provide free educational opportunities to immigrants and refugees in the United States by offering free English, computer skills, and U.S. citizenship preparation. Sturgis began his career as a pastor in Washington County, NY, then traveled to Zimbabwe as a missionary.

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Holocaust survivor speaks to Poquessing Middle School students

by June Portnoy

Reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” is part of the eight grade English curriculum at Poquessing Middle School.

To supplement this reading experience, the school’s eighth grade Learning Support Reading Teacher, Mrs. Melissa Mitnick, arranged an assembly with Holocaust survivor, Ronnie Reutlinger Breslow, who presented a first-hand account of how she escaped Nazi Germany as a child.

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Bucks advisor attends exclusive workshop with America’s IRA experts

Retirement assets in the United States are estimated at $24.2 trillion dollars, according to The Role of IRAs in U.S. Households’ Saving for Retirement, 2014.

IRAs make up the largest single share of the retirement market, clocking in at an estimated $7.3 trillion.

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