Bring on holiday cheer with the Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One

The Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) has a decades-long reputation of presenting top-notch, festive performances to usher in the winter holiday season. On December 6th, 7:30pm, at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley, BCPAC brings the ‘Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One’ for just this joyous purpose.

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Holiday shipping tips

submitted by Bucks Ship & Print, Yardley, www.shipandprint.com

The holiday season is here and many of us will be shipping presents to our loved ones across the country or around the world. Safely preparing and choosing the right options for your gifts can make your packaging and shipping adventure a pleasant one.

Here are a few helpful tips to consider:

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American Legion remodeling

Chew Bittel workers at the American Legion building in Yardley Borough are in the process of remodeling the entire exterior of building.

Pictured from left are Bill Schrade, Brian Proud, Paul Hornbaker, Richard Shallcross, Roy Redner, Terry Schweikert, Tom Schrade and Ken Schnablel (in truck).

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Yardley Business Association hosts holiday event

Ho! Ho! Ho! Here comes Santa and the Olde Fashion Christmas Parade.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Yardley! Santa Claus will arrive on Friday, November 28th at 6:15pm in downtown Yardley Borough to light the dazzling Christmas Tree near the Old Library by Lake Afton. Special guest, The Phillie Phanatic, will also be there.

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Yardley Executive Round Table celebrates first year of giving back to community

The Yardley Executive Round Table (YERT) is a non-profit business organization dedicated to promoting business growth within our region and giving back to local charitable causes. Established in November 2013, the group has many reasons to celebrate their first anniversary. Since its inception the group has participated in a Habitat for Humanity build in Bucks County, donated over 500 books to the Wrightstown library system, granted “wishes” and collected personal items for children within One Simple Wish, collected over 400 coats for the Bucks County Housing Group, and delivered groceries to local churches’ food center.

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Pink Daisy hosts Annual Girls Night Out

The Pink Daisy will host their Third Annual Girls Night Out on Friday, November 21st from 4:00 until 8:30pm. There will be refreshments, door prizes and a raffle for a Mary Frances handbag. Everyone also gets a 20% discount off their total purchase, plus points on their new rewards program. Now that the store is fully stocked with great gifts at all price ranges, this special event will be the perfect opportunity for shoppers to browse and find those new items and gifts for the season.

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New Jersey State Museum presents ‘Holiday Laser Lights’

The New Jersey State Museum has announced the Planetarium’s new “Holiday Laser Lights” show starting Saturday, November 29th. The program features dazzling laser light animation in the state’s only full-dome laser system set to seasonal music favorites, including “Frosty the Snowman”and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

This year, the Planetarium has added laser beams to the show to enhance the visual effects. Holiday Laser Lights will be shown at 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays through January 4th, 2015. Additional weekday presentations will also run December 16th – 19th, 23rd-24th, 26th, 30th, and 31st at 11:00am and 1:00pm. For additional information visit www.statemuseum.nj.gov.

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‘Electric City’ comes to Afton Elementary

submitted by Charmian Leslie-Hughes & Margaret Murphy

Fourth grade students in Sharon Sullivan’s class at Afton Elementary School in Yardley recently had a unique opportunity to create an “Electric City” as a tie-in with their unit on electricity in Science class. Students were challenged to design a miniature house or store, which they were to build to scale out of cardboard. Each had to be lit with lights that were controlled by an exterior “on” and “off” switch. Their in-class experiments prepared them for this project. They had learned how to wire series and parallel circuits of lights through many hands-on experiments.

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Scenes from the Lower Makefield Senior Health Expo

  1. Beverly Carter (left) hands check to Dan Hoffman, EMT from Yardley Makefield Emergency Unit, making a generous donation to this organization.
  2. Eric Blackshire (left), Executive Chef at McCaffrey’s, hands Mary Ann Wolf a free sample of a healthy food item.
  3. Suzanne R. Filippone (left), Eldercare Specialist, gives brochure to Ellie Hammill about LIFE St. Mary, a program helping people live safely at home with the assistance from a team of compassionate healthcare experts.
  4. Jim Feyka (left) receives a free flu shot from pharmacist David Sacavage.
  5. Corrine Cohen (left) receives free blood pressure screening administered by LPN Kate Pietrowski.
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Learn floral design with MWGC

Learn floral design on Wednesday, November 19th, 12:30pm, with the Martha Washington Garden Club at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Road, Yardley.

“Make a Cornucopia or Pumpkin Arrangement” to take home for the Thanksgiving holiday. All are welcome.You may bring your own container. Sign-up for pumpkin or cornucopia by November 10th by calling Ruth Logan 215-493-8148or Pat Mutek at 215-801-0548. Bring flowers and greens purchased or from your garden, trash bag, scissors, etc.

Guests, $10, or with your own container, $7. For more info visitwww.marthawashingtongardenclub.org.

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