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 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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‘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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Makefield’s Fun Run fundraiser teaches life lessons

by June Portnoy

Kindergarteners through fifth graders at Makefield Elementary School ran up to 35 laps (a total of two miles) to upbeat themed music through the Boosterthon Speedway on Friday, October 16th, while parents cheered them on from outside the tracks set up at the school’s field.

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Happy Birthday, Let’s Read Math!

This year, Let’s Read Math (LRM) celebrates its 10th anniversary. LRM started as a community outreach project of the Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Claire Passantino and volunteers from Makefield AAUW held their first LRM workshop at the Yardley Library in October 2004. Parents attended with their children to hear a good children’s book and do fun math activities.

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Fundraising effort supports Yardley boy’s need for diabetic alert dog

by June Portnoy

They say that a “dog is a man’s best friend,” but in the case of Adam Pindziak, age seven of Yardley, a diabetic alert dog is about to become a boy’s best friend. Adam was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, also known as Type 1 Diabetes, when he was just two-years-old. His mother, Morayea, explains that he was constantly urinating through his diapers and getting up in the middle of the night asking for milk.

She took Adam to his pediatrician, who after administering a quick urine test, sent them directly to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to be treated for juvenile diabetes.

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Dedication of Rotary Recognition Garden

The weather was beautiful for the Morrisville-Yardley Rotary’s dedication of a Memorial Garden to former Rotarians and their loved ones at Williamson Park in Morrisville on September 4th. The Snipes Family Singers led the audience in a sing-along, and Rotarian Bill Burgess gave a speech about the history of Morrisville, the Burgess family, and their role in beginning the Morrisville chapter of the Rotary.

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Phillips’ Mill winner

Csilla Sadloch, of Yardley, is one of the winners at the 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition, running now through October 25th.

Csilla won the Patrons’ Award for Drawing, Pastel or Printmaking (top award). Her piece is entitled “Curled Bark,” which is graphite on paper.

Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road, 1½ miles north of New Hope. For information call 215-862-0582 or visit www.phillipsmill.org.

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