Bringing People Together

Dear Readers,

My vision for the 10 newspapers I publish in Bucks County is to bring people together in a meaningful way.  I feel that we have been able to do so by publishing our regular monthly newspapers and this annual Community Guidebook (our regular January edition), giving attention to human talents and corporate entities that spring up out of need, and how they interface into a social infrastructure.

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The Ivins Outreach Center

Staying Put in Lower Bucks (SPLB) is a new program offered by The Ivins Outreach Center (IOC). The program is designed to provide services to the 55 and older community so they can remain in their homes as long as possible and stay active in their community. SPLB program will offer much needed services, such as: transportation, social events, education programs, personal assistance, home assessments, and referral assistance.

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Yardley Business Association now accepting memberships

Yardley Business Association is now accepting 2016 memberships. Visit their website, yardleybusiness.com, for an application. Send your money along with application to, YBA, P.O. Box 485 Yardley PA 19067.

Event dates are as follows: Yardley Beer Fest (May 14th) Yardley Harvest Day (September 17th) and Yardley Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, December 3rd.

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Martha Washington Garden Club gets its hands dirty!

If you have an interest in gardening or floral design, you are invited to the Martha Washington Garden Club. Membership is not required to attend any function. Their Wednesday, February 24th meeting features a garden lecture on “Tips for the Complete Gardener.”

Their March 23rd meeting, at 12:30pm, will include a lecture on “Hostas,” a shade-tolerant foliage plant; on April 27th, the Penn State Master Gardeners will present “What’s Going On in the Garden This Spring”; and their May 25th meeting will investigate garden party ideas.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

The small library has created what is known as one of best weekend faires around, so even if you don’t want to be part of the Magic, you will not want to miss it this September 17th and 18th on the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club – ‘Service Above Self’

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club was instituted in 1928 and is part of the network of 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 34,000 clubs all over the world. These Rotarians, with differing occupations and cultures, have a unifying passion for service, from helping individuals and families in need to working toward a polio-free world.

The weekly meetings of the clubs foster fellowship and networking among business and professional people, with an emphasis on ethical conduct in personal, professional and business relationships.

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The Makefield Lakes Preservation Association, Inc. – Preserving local ecology

The Makefield Lakes Preservation Association is a 501 (c)4 charitable organization dedicated to preserving the ecology and history of the Makefield Lakes for the benefit of the general community.

The Makefield Lakes are snuggled in Lower Makefield Township across the railroad tracks from the Yardley Country Club. The tranquil beauty of the lakes, their role in preserving open space and their part in the history of the area are highly valued by the surrounding community.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County

How would you like to make a difference in the year ahead? Being a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBSBC) is about providing an at-risk child with new opportunities, a fresh perspective, encouragement and support.

It’s about helping a child create goals for his future, and offering guidance on how to reach them. It’s about being a role model; learning new things about yourself; being a true friend.

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Lower Makefield Township Environmental Advisory Council

The Lower Makefield Township’s Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is a seven-member volunteer group that is dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the environment in Lower Makefield Township.

The Township Supervisors rely on the EAC to identify environmental problems, research the issues, and propose solutions. The EAC will also help the Supervisors address environmental issues brought to their attention by residents as well as review and comment on land development applications in the Township.

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Cantus Novus shares their love of music

Cantus Novus is an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County. Founded in 2000 as an intimate group of choral friends gathering in homes to share a love of music, Cantus Novus has grown to be an established musical presence in the Delaware Valley.

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