‘Children Helping Children In Need’ food drive for Bucks Homeless Shelter

For the past three years the Levittown/Fairless Hills Rotary Club, Pennsbury Partners and the elementary schools of the Pennsbury School District have been conducting a food drive for the benefit of the Bucks County Homeless Shelter in Levittown, which is run by the Family Services Association.

The food drive is conducted during the entire month of October. Collection boxes, donated by Waste Management, are placed in the schools and school children and their families donate non-perishable foods. Literally tons of food are collected by Rotarians from the participating schools and driven to the homeless shelter.

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Edelman Wealth Management Group of Yardley Named as Finalist in Signator Investors’ “Practice of the Year” Competition

Firm Recognized for Excellence in Key Areas of Practice Management and Client Service As Reviewed by Independent International Management Consulting Firm

Edelman Wealth Management Group, Inc. of Yardley, led by President Scott D. Edelman, was named as a finalist in Signator’s “Practice of the Year” competition, sponsored by National Financial, for the firm’s excellence in key areas of practice management and client service.

As part of the finalist selection process, Edelman Wealth Management Group underwent a rigorous assessment conducted by the international management consulting firm Business Health, which reviewed client management, internal planning and structure, external relations, staffing and technology capabilities, and overall practice performance.

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Yardley resident completes ‘Rock and River’ course

Shane Brackup, of Yardley, recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the “Rock and River” course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. A NOLS education stresses leadership can be learned and is based on the belief that the outdoors is a challenging environment where students will learn technical skills and about themselves.

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Scenes from the Veterans Monument dedication

1. From left, Mark Goodman, Veterans Square Foundation member; Kevin Treiber, VSF President; Brian Mann, Omnia Architects, designer of the monument; Frank Fazzalore, VSF second Vice President; Kathy Kraeck, VSF first Vice President; and Ed Torres, VSF member.

2. Some members of Cub Scouts Pack 10 were in attendance, from left, Ethan Huegler, Max Donaghy, Andrew Thau, Alex Huegler, Christian Thau and Dean Cadic. Pack Leader Joe Huegler is in back.

3. William C. Bray surveys the names on the Wall of Honor.

4. Members of Newtown Masonic Lodge 427, from left, John Horn, Carl Swope, Joe Scolnick, Jim Umlauf, Peter Carter and Henry Mroz.

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Yardley Youth Ballet presents first annual production of ‘The Nutcracker’

by June Portnoy

The Yardley Youth Ballet, in affiliation with Dance Arts of Yardley, has announced its first annual production of “The Nutcracker.” It will be held Saturday, December 20th at 11:00am and 4:00pm at Villa Victoria Academy Theatre at 376 W. Upper Ferry Road, in Ewing, NJ, just minutes over the bridge from Yardley.

“This is a professional full-length ballet primarily performed by our most serious ballet students,” explains Melissa Profy, owner of Dance Arts of Yardley and Director of The Yardley Youth Ballet.

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Alice Cahill Gens elected to Family Service Board of Directors

Alice Cahill Gens, of Yardley, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service Association of Bucks County.

Gens, Senior Director of Finance and Administration at Soroptomist International of the Americas, holds a masters degree in business administration from LaSalle University. She previously worked at Newtown Friends School and volunteered with the George School Parents Association and St. Ignatius of Antioch church in Yardley.

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Pennsbury High School presents ‘White Christmas’

Over 55 cast members, a 30-piece orchestra, and a technical crew of more than 30 students will be presenting Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at Pennsbury High School beginning Friday, December 19th at 7:30pm, Saturday, December 20th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, December 21st at 2:00pm. All performances will take place at Pennsbury’s East campus located at 705 Hood Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Ticket prices are $15, $10 and $7.

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NJ State Museum holding holiday food drive

The New Jersey State Museum, located at 205 Route 29, Trenton, is holding a holiday food drive to benefit the Trenton Soup Kitchen. Visitors can bring a nonperishable food item (no glass containers) or personal care item (soap, razors, deodorant, etc.) to the Planetarium lobby through Sunday, January 4th. As a thank you, those that donate will receive $1 off admission to a Planetarium show, including the Holiday Laser Lights show.

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Pennsbury Community Chorus to carol ‘Round the World Dec. 14th

The Pennsbury Community Chorus (PCC) will celebrate its 15th season on Sunday, December 14th, singing about “Christmas Around the World” and vocally visiting such countries as Russia, Nigeria, Wales, Sierra Leone, Germany, Spain, England and the USA, among others.

The concert, which begins at 3:00pm, will be held in Keller Hall on the West Campus of Pennsbury High School, 608 South Olds Boulevard in Fairless Hills. Tickets, available at the door, will be $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students.

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YHA Christmas events, December 6th & 7th

The Old Library by Lake Afton will be dressed in its holiday best as the Yardley Historical Association celebrates “A Dickens of a Christmas.” This year’s festivities include two events. A Community Open House will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 2:00 to 5:00pm, and there will be a Holiday Gathering on Sunday, December 7th at 5:00pm.

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