Santarsiero announces state funding for Yardley Main Street sidewalk

Yardley Borough will benefit from construction of a major sidewalk with the help of a state grant, state Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, announced last month. The North Main Street sidewalk project will be made possible with a $453,935 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Multimodal Transportation Fund grant to the borough.

“Working together with residents of Yardley Borough, borough officials and state Senator Chuck McIlhinney, we are committed to investments that protect the small-town character of Yardley,” Steve said. “This particular project is part of ongoing efforts of traffic calming, road improvements and truck traffic decrease along Main Street.”

The installation of a concrete sidewalk on the east side of North Main Street will extend from Afton Street through to the borough line, near Dolington Avenue.

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Board names Stephanie A. Hultquist, M.Ed. to be next Edgewood Principal

The Pennsbury Board of School Directors appointed Stephanie A. Hultquist, M.Ed. as Principal of Edgewood Elementary School at the public School Board meeting held on October 13th.

Ms. Hultquist will replace outgoing Principal, Michele Spack, M.Ed., who was recently promoted by the Board to become the School District’s new Director of Elementary Education. Ms. Hultquist joins Pennsbury after serving in various administrative and teaching capacities in the Upper Dublin School District, most recently as an elementary Principal since 2012. While at Upper Dublin, she also served as Director of Technology from 2010-2014.

As a Pennsbury Principal, Ms. Hultquist will report to the Director of Elementary Education for the general administration of Edgewood Elementary.

Her duties will include staff evaluation, supervision and development, evaluation and administration of the instructional and educational programs, scheduling, organization of student activities, student discipline, financial management, facilities management, coordination of transportation, office management, and communication with parents.

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Santa Claus is coming to Yardley Borough

You better watch out…You better not cry…Santa Claus is coming to Yardley Borough on Saturday, December 3rd.

There will be a horse-drawn wagon; a Durham Boat from Washington Crossing Historic Park, along with Marbleheaders; and Pennsbury Marching Band; as well as other bands. Immediately after the parade, which starts at 3:30pm, Santa will be at his workshop in Buttonwood Park for children to tell him about their special wishes.

He will also be available on December 10th and 17th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

For more information call Bobbie, President of Yardley Business Association, at 215-431-8474.

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Hundreds of petals brighten Yardley

Ye Olde Yardley Florist, with the help of Yardley Borough Police Chief Joseph Kelly, hit the streets of Yardley on Wednesday, October 19th, handing out hundreds of roses to busy residents to help brighten up their week as part of the nationwide ‘Petal it Forward’ program in partnership with the Society of American Florists (SAF), of which Ye Olde Yardley Florist is a member.

‘Petal It Forward’ is in response to the release of new data by SAF showing the positive emotional benefits of flowers.

University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. Now, a new survey has found that, when it comes to flowers it’s just as good to give as it is to receive.

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Serving mindful eating at the Thanksgiving Day table!

Thanksgiving Day can be a time of mindless eating. Mindful eating teaches how to eat less and feel more satisfied, especially during the holidays.

Dr. Wieliczko is offering a 25% discount per session for those who want to participate in the Mindful Eating and Stress Management Program. This offer is available to participants who enroll before the end of 2016.

Mindful eating is relatively new to the public, yet has been in existence for many years and is recognized as an effective means to cope with eating struggles. Mindful eating has been shown to help people cope effectively with cravings, as well as the thoughts, emotions and engrained habits, which contribute to inappropriate and excessive eating habits.

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Richard Dalglish publishes fantasy novel

The fantasy-adventure novel, “Day of the Fastle,” by Lower Makefield author Richard Dalglish, was published in July by Double Dragon Publishing.

“The book is a fantasy, but there’s a mystery at the center of it,” Richard says. “The hero and his allies wake up with no memories, and the only clue to their identities is a four-sided insignia on their rings and weapons. Learning who they are and how they’re connected are the keys to saving the world from a dark sorcerer.”

Times Publishing Newspapers recently caught up with Richard and asked him for the lowdown on the book.

Q. What is “Day of the Fastle” about?

A small group of amnesiacs, each possessing a latent magical ability, encounter one another and realize they’re connected. They must learn who they are and how to use their abilities to stop an evil sorcerer from taking over the world.

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Music workshop and concert in Yardley Nov. 19th

Yardley Friends Meeting, located at 65 North Main Street, Yardley, will host a free music workshop and concert by folk duo Simple Gifts, on Saturday, November 19th. Simple Gifts features Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon from Central Pennsylvania.

These two women play 12 instruments and perform folk and world music, including Romanian, Klezmer, Greek, Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, Appalachian and more. The music workshop, for kids and adults of all ages, will be held from 4:00 to 5:30pm, and will include the opportunity to play several instruments, learn how to arrange music, learn how to vary rhythm, and learn how to choose sounds and volume that match the music.

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Check out cool kitchen tools and bakeware at McCaffrey’s

If you love kitchen gadgets, you will not want to miss this program, as McCaffrey’s Registered Dietitian Jill Kwasny welcomes Teresa Wetmore from McCabe Trading on Thursday, November 17th. Teresa will be demonstrating Nortic Ware and Zyliss products available at McCaffrey’s Food Market as she presents “Cool Kitchen Tools and Bakeware” at 10:00am in the Yardley Market, located at 635 Heacock Road in Edgewood Village Shopping Center, and at 1:30pm in the Princeton store at 301 N. Harrison Street in the Princeton Shopping Center.

These products will mainstream your cooking and baking efforts just in time for the holidays. Learn how to save time, space and energy in your kitchen. You may find some great gift ideas for those inspiring chefs and bakers in your life.

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A holiday dinner everyone will love

submitted by Alex Buccino, Registered Dietitian at the ShopRite of Yardley

So you have a big holiday dinner coming up, but you have just discovered that some of the guests who will be attending have a multitude of different food allergies and dietary restrictions. What’s a gracious host to do? Instead of stressing, here are a few great tips:

PLAN AHEAD

One great suggestion is if you are sending out invitations ahead of time, ask your guests to respond back in advance with any dietary restrictions they may have. It is definitely better to be prepared with a variety of dishes to meet your guest’s needs than to be surprised when people arrive.

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Pizza Yeah! – Home of the Cauliflower Pizza!

by June Portnoy

Do you worry that eating pizza will ruin your diet? Perhaps you can only eat gluten-free food, unable to consume the breaded crust of pizza. Regardless of your dietary restrictions and preferences, Pizza Yeah! has pizza and many other delicious meals that virtually everyone can eat and enjoy.

“It’s important to us that your entire family can eat our food despite any limitations,” explains Geovanny, owner and operator of Pizza Yeah!

Therefore, he created a healthy menu, which includes the Cauliflower Pizza created by Geovanny himself, as well as many other healthy food options. Their Cauliflower Pizza consists of a crust made from cauliflower, as opposed to flour or bread.

In addition, this 10-inch round pie is only 227 calories and yet filling enough for an entire meal. You can create your own gourmet cauliflower pizza by adding any of your favorite toppings. Some simple changes of ingredients can produce a great healthy pizza and taste just as good as traditional pizza.

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