Fundraising effort supports Yardley boy’s need for diabetic alert dog

by June Portnoy

They say that a “dog is a man’s best friend,” but in the case of Adam Pindziak, age seven of Yardley, a diabetic alert dog is about to become a boy’s best friend. Adam was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, also known as Type 1 Diabetes, when he was just two-years-old. His mother, Morayea, explains that he was constantly urinating through his diapers and getting up in the middle of the night asking for milk.

She took Adam to his pediatrician, who after administering a quick urine test, sent them directly to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to be treated for juvenile diabetes.

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Dedication of Rotary Recognition Garden

The weather was beautiful for the Morrisville-Yardley Rotary’s dedication of a Memorial Garden to former Rotarians and their loved ones at Williamson Park in Morrisville on September 4th. The Snipes Family Singers led the audience in a sing-along, and Rotarian Bill Burgess gave a speech about the history of Morrisville, the Burgess family, and their role in beginning the Morrisville chapter of the Rotary.

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Phillips’ Mill winner

Csilla Sadloch, of Yardley, is one of the winners at the 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition, running now through October 25th.

Csilla won the Patrons’ Award for Drawing, Pastel or Printmaking (top award). Her piece is entitled “Curled Bark,” which is graphite on paper.

Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road, 1½ miles north of New Hope. For information call 215-862-0582 or visit www.phillipsmill.org.

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Making floral arrangements with supermarket flowers

by June Portnoy

During Martha Washington Garden Club’s monthly meeting on September 24th, garden club member Ruth Voss conducted a workshop demonstrating how to make a floral arrangement using supermarket flowers.

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Neurofeedback conquers anxiety and trauma

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Charlotte (not her real name) felt limited by her fear of driving. It prevented her from engaging in many activities and going places that were desirable. Visiting family members who lived at a distance was always difficult for her, and she would often forego the drive, causing her to miss out on family events. As a passenger she also struggled with the stress of riding in the car.

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Upcoming food seminars at McCaffrey’s

If you’re interested in information about the Glycemic Index (GI), attend a free nutrition program at McCaffrey’s Food Market. On Thursday, October 9th, 10:00am at the Yardley store, Jill Kwasny, Registered Dietitian, will present “Carbohydrates, Sugars and the Glycemic Index” with McCaffrey’s Executive Chef, Erik Blackshire. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the GI, looking at the impact of foods on our actual blood sugar, as well as observe a cooking demonstration and enjoy a delicious tasting.

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New Jersey State Museum commemorates 100th anniversary of last passenger pigeon

The New Jersey State Museum is currently showing “A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of the Passenger Pigeon.” The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon.

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Get hands-on with 18th century science at the Old Barracks Museum

Visit the Old Barracks Museum, 101 Barrack Street, Trenton, on Saturday, October 11th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, for “Keeping Current: Electricity and Other Marvels in 18th Century Science.” Come learn how to fly a model of the 18th century Montgolfier hot air balloon, watch recreations of Henry Cavendish and Joseph Priestley’s early gas experiments, and partake in early field surveying and field engineering!

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Get your feet moving for the Friends of the Delaware Canal Walk

The Friends of the Delaware Canal have embarked on their 27th Annual Canal Walk, which began October 4th. The guided walking tour started at the Forks of the Delaware Recreation Area/Fishladder in Easton. On the four upcoming Saturdays, a different section of the Canal will be explored, ending at Riverfront Park in Bristol Borough on November 1st.

The Delaware Canal is always an adventure, but this year will be exceptional as the walkers learn about the means and methods that ensure that the water from the Lehigh River in Easton makes its way south to New Hope and beyond.

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Parmesan cream of crab sauce over bowtie pasta

submitted by Capt’n Chucky’s CrabCake Company, www.captnchuckysyardley.com

Warm up this fall with a quick, easy way to prepare a seafood dish. Combine Capt’n Chucky’s homemade Cream of Crab Soup with a handful of grated Parmesan cheese in a saucepan, and slowly warm on stovetop. Stir frequently to create a thick and creamy sauce. At the same time, prepare bowtie (or your favorite) pasta, according to manufacturer’s directions, drain well and empty into serving bowl.

When sauce reaches desired temperature, pour over the prepared pasta and mix until pasta is thoroughly coated. For an added treat, toss a few wild caught steamed shrimp into the sauce while warming. To add a little kick, sprinkle in some Outerbridge’s Original Sherry Pepper sauce. Enjoy!

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