Edelman Wealth Management Group of Yardley Named as Finalist in Signator Investors’ “Practice of the Year” Competition

Firm Recognized for Excellence in Key Areas of Practice Management and Client Service As Reviewed by Independent International Management Consulting Firm

Edelman Wealth Management Group, Inc. of Yardley, led by President Scott D. Edelman, was named as a finalist in Signator’s “Practice of the Year” competition, sponsored by National Financial, for the firm’s excellence in key areas of practice management and client service.

As part of the finalist selection process, Edelman Wealth Management Group underwent a rigorous assessment conducted by the international management consulting firm Business Health, which reviewed client management, internal planning and structure, external relations, staffing and technology capabilities, and overall practice performance.

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Yardley resident completes ‘Rock and River’ course

Shane Brackup, of Yardley, recently completed a wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

NOLS believes people thrive when challenged. During the “Rock and River” course, students did not have access to modern conveniences and were challenged to step outside their comfort zones. A NOLS education stresses leadership can be learned and is based on the belief that the outdoors is a challenging environment where students will learn technical skills and about themselves.

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Scenes from the Veterans Monument dedication

1. From left, Mark Goodman, Veterans Square Foundation member; Kevin Treiber, VSF President; Brian Mann, Omnia Architects, designer of the monument; Frank Fazzalore, VSF second Vice President; Kathy Kraeck, VSF first Vice President; and Ed Torres, VSF member.

2. Some members of Cub Scouts Pack 10 were in attendance, from left, Ethan Huegler, Max Donaghy, Andrew Thau, Alex Huegler, Christian Thau and Dean Cadic. Pack Leader Joe Huegler is in back.

3. William C. Bray surveys the names on the Wall of Honor.

4. Members of Newtown Masonic Lodge 427, from left, John Horn, Carl Swope, Joe Scolnick, Jim Umlauf, Peter Carter and Henry Mroz.

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Alice Cahill Gens elected to Family Service Board of Directors

Alice Cahill Gens, of Yardley, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service Association of Bucks County.

Gens, Senior Director of Finance and Administration at Soroptomist International of the Americas, holds a masters degree in business administration from LaSalle University. She previously worked at Newtown Friends School and volunteered with the George School Parents Association and St. Ignatius of Antioch church in Yardley.

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Multimodal state funding will create ‘quiet zone’ 
for Lower Makefield rail crossings

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, and Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, R-Bucks, recently announced state multimodal transportation funding to install enhanced safety measures at three highway rail-grade crossings in Lower Makefield Township to alleviate the need for train horns.

The state Department of Transportation funding of $350,000 will reinforce vehicle restrictions at rail-grade crossings on a uniquely and heavily traveled passenger and freight rail corridor, thereby enabling a so-called “quiet zone” at the three crossings.

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Trainpops Attic opens in Bristol

As of November 28th, Trainpops Attic officially opened its doors at 315 Mill Street in Bristol. If you’re a train enthusiastic, you’ll definitely want to stop by this shop. Prior to opening, Trainpops Attic’s owner Brain Adams showcased his well-known annual Holiday Train display at his home in Northampton for the public to see.

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Quarry Hill Elementary celebrates expansion of original school library

by June Portnoy

Quarry Hill Elementary School students, teachers, administrators and staff gathered at their school library on October 7th as Principal Dr. Peggy Schiavone and librarian, Mrs. Barbara Pesature, had the privilege of cutting the ribbon, officially opening the long-awaited expansion of the library.

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Students add their artwork to permanent collection

A special reception was held on Thursday, October 16th to honor Pennsbury students whose artwork was inducted in to the permanent collection at the Central Administration building in Fallsington.

  1. Campbell Allen, from Pennsbury High School, with her colored-pencil drawing.
  1. Bethany Gardner, also from the High School, with her portraiture using re-purposed material.
  1. William Penn Middle School student, Christine Heren, with her acrylic study of the work of Vincent Van Gogh.
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Thanksgiving leftovers done light

submitted by Megan Collins, RD, ShopRite of Yardley

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and plan on sending your guests home with all the leftovers – you may want to reconsider! We have some easy, quick and delicious meals you can make out of all those leftovers. You put so much effort into your holiday meal; why not keep on enjoying it?

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Scenes from the Hike Against Hunger

  1. Hikers get ready to go, from left, Joe Battaglia, Don Likens, Tom Evans, Gail Hunger, and Carol Carpenter.
  1. Lined up at the starting line, all hikers give the “thumbs up!”
  1. Robin Evans, kria Drake, and Rachel Truelove at the bake sale table.
  1. Jim “How would you like it” Gaston, of Yardley, cooks up hot sausage and kielbasa for the hikers.
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