Newtown Rotary Club – ‘Service Above Self’

Two thousand fifteen was a busy year for the Newtown Rotary Club, as it celebrated 62 years of service to the community, both locally and globally.

“It was very gratifying to be able to raise almost $34,000 for various causes last year,” said Madison Saurman, the club’s President. “However, it was just as gratifying to carry out projects which emphasized providing service beyond financial contributions. In 10 years, we have given close to 11,000 dictionaries to third-graders in the Council Rock School District in order to promote good language skills and learning habits.”

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Bucks County Performing Arts Center

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The Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC), now in its 38th season, continues to provide the Yardley-Lower Makefield community and nearby surroundings with world class performing artists. Most programs on the series continue to be held at the Yardley Community Centre in downtown Yardley Borough. The organization is sponsored and partially financed by Lower Makefield Township. BCPAC offers a series of concerts from fall through spring each year.

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Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law: Providing big law firm capabilities right in your own community

by June Portnoy

You don’t have to drive all the way to Philadelphia to find a large, full-service law firm with exceptional attorneys. Instead, you can receive the same exemplary service in your own neighborhood from Stark & Stark, located at 777 Township Line Road in Yardley. Since 1933, Stark & Stark has been developing innovative legal solutions to meet their client’s needs.

With offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, Stark & Stark employs more than 100 attorneys practicing over 27 areas of law, from corporate transactions and business litigation to family law and personal injury.

“We offer big firm capabilities that you’d associate with a large city, but also provide services to individuals and businesses in the suburbs,” says Joseph A. Cullen, Jr., a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Accident and Personal Injury Group.

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CKO Kickboxing Yardley: Providing the ultimate full body workout in just one hour

by June Portnoy

Working out at a gym doesn’t have to be a monotonous experience where you end up using the same machines or taking the same class every time. You also don’t need to feel intimidated if you feel out of shape and worry that you’ll stand out amongst others.

At “CKO Kickboxing Yardley you are offered a unique workout experience, different than any other gym in Bucks County,” says owner Justin Lucci, with fellow co-owners Nicole and Chris Newbert.

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Exact Solar: Experts in designing and installing solar energy systems

by June Portnoy

In 2004, when Mark Bortman moved his family from Bucks County to Costa Rica for a year, he never dreamed that this adventure would lead him to starting his own solar energy system installation business. However, while in Costa Rica, Mark apprenticed with a pioneer in the solar industry and learned the business from the ground up. When he returned to Yardley, he founded Exact Solar.

Today, it is the only company in the Greater Philadelphia area with extensive experience designing and installing all three major types of solar energy systems: solar electricity/photovoltaic (PV), solar water heating, and solar pool heating.

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Big Oak Citgo: Your hometown auto service station for over 20 years

Do you remember when a handshake mattered, when the shop next door knew your name, and valued your business? When a business consisted of your neighbors, people you’ve known for years, doing the best they could to help you.

Some of those places still exist. You can find these gems, often quietly residing right in your backyard.

Big Oak Citgo is a family owned and operated gas station/auto repair business located on Big Oak Road in Lower Makefield Township. The business recently changed brands from Exxon to Citgo. Along with the brand change, a new automotive detail service was added.

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Slingshot Academics

Slingshot Academics was founded in 2014 by Elizabeth Barrett when it became apparent that there was a great need for her services.

With over 20 years of experience in education as a teacher and guidance counselor, she recognized that students could greatly benefit from a more direct approach to obtain the grades they desire and improve the possibilities for college acceptances and scholarship money.

Slingshot Academics provides academic coaching to middle and high school students by consistently monitoring their academic progress. An academic coach is assigned to each student and together, with the parents, an academic plan is created and implemented.

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Yardley Pharmacy & Supply: Your hometown neighborhood pharmacy

by June Portnoy

When Yardley Pharmacy & Supply opened its doors on March 28th, it added a valuable addition to this town by becoming Yardley’s only independent pharmacy.

“I wanted to bring back the hometown neighborhood pharmacy feel to this area,” says Brian Rogers, Yardley Pharmacy co-owner with his wife, Jean-Ellen.

Brian graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, and for the past 19½ years worked at a pharmacy retail chain.

“I decided it was time for me to move in a different direction,” says Brian. “I wanted to establish a pharmacy where I had the time to focus on meeting each of my customer’s individual needs and where customer service could be my number one priority.”

Since service is key at Yardley Pharmacy, it offers free delivery and very little wait time.

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Spring Village at Floral Vale: Helping memory care residents Live in the moment

by June Portnoy

If your loved one is in need of memory care, there are numerous personal care/assisted living facilities from which to choose. However, keep in mind many of these communities are administering various care programs under one roof, with their memory care residents in a secured unit behind locked doors.

For that reason alone, a better option you might want to consider is Spring Village at Floral Vale, specializing exclusively in memory care.

“Our community can offer more freedom and independence,” says Callista Oberholtzer, Director of Admissions. “Our residents can walk freely throughout our entire community in a secured setting, which includes our beautiful outdoor courtyards.”

Spring Village’s first priority is to provide memory care with respect, love and understanding. Assessing a new resident’s level of care resulting in an individualized plan of care is the first step.

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AJR Premier Pond Designs: Creating a unique water oasis for your outdoor living space

by June Portnoy

Imagine walking outside after a stressful day to the soothing sound of cascading water coming from your waterfall. Picture yourself sitting in your backyard under the dark evening sky watching fish swimming in your pond, illuminated by lighting features.

You don’t have to own an estate or be a millionaire to make these visions a reality.

Yardley’s AJR Premier Pond Designs can create another dimension to your outdoor landscape, regardless of the size of your backyard or your budget.

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