Big Oak Citgo announces Citgo gasoline has achieved top tier status

Yardley Citgo has joined the elite group of petroleum retailers pledged to maintain top tier status.

Top tier status refers to a commitment to provide TOP TIER™ detergency formulations in all grades of Citgo branded petroleum. These detergency formulations help to prevent deposits on fuel injectors, combustion chambers, and intake valves.

Many premium car manufacturers, including BMW, Mercedes Benz and others, suggest using only top tier formulated gasoline. For more information regarding the TOP TIER™ program go to www.toptiergas.com. Also visit www.bigoakcitgo.com to learn more about Big Oak Citgo.

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Habitat Bucks ReStores empower special needs individuals

Individuals with special needs often have difficulty gaining work experience and finding employment. In Bucks County, the Habitat for Humanity ReStores provide a place for diversified learners and those with special needs to gain experience in the real world.

Volunteers from The Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC), Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Foundations Behavioral Health, Shared Support, and other organizations obtain valuable work experience at the ReStores.

“Our diverse learner population benefits greatly from the opportunity to be more independent, gaining confidence and developing their communication and interpersonal skills in our ReStores,” says Colleen Brink, Volunteer & Outreach Director, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County. “We want area families and organizations to know that we support the needs of individuals and empower them by offering them a place to build their life and work skills.”

Connor is a weekly volunteer at both the Langhorne and Chalfont ReStores and he comes from CLC in Southampton. He is glad to take advantage of this opportunity to develop job skills.

“Connor looks forward to his work days at the Habitat ReStore,” says his mom, Judy. “It’s important to him to be productive and valued, and the staff treat him as part of the team. He is proud to give back to the community that has given him so much. So it’s a win-win all the way around!”

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Amanda Rearden and Julia Daly complete Silver Award projects

by June Portnoy

Amanda Rearden and Julia Daly, both incoming Pennsbury High School freshmen, were Brownies in Yardley’s Girl Scout Troop 29 when they met eight years ago. Today, they are Girl Scout Cadettes, still in the same troop.

They recently completed their Girl Scout Silver Award projects by taking a leadership role to help make a positive difference to their community.

“This is the highest award that a Girl Scout Cadette can earn,” says their troop leader, Michelle Young.

According to a spokesperson at Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, only three to five percent of Girl Scouts earn a Silver Award. Although both girls strived to attain the same award, each girl chose very different projects to reach this goal.

Amanda taught autistic children how to play a musical instrument, while Julia helped her church run its day camp program. Amanda, who has played the oboe for five years and has a good friend with autism, combined both these interests in her Silver Award project.

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Join American Legion Post 317 in Yardley

American Legion Post 317 in Yardley invites you to join their veteran’s community. Become a member or rent their new hall, which holds up to 100 people. The hall is offered to both veterans and non-veterans. You can book the hall for all types of functions, such as weddings, showers, parties, retirement affairs, etc.

If you are a veteran looking to meet and socialize with other veterans, membership is now open. Become a member of Post 317’s Legionnaires, Sons of the American Legion (SAL) or auxiliary. Be proud of our veterans, both past and current.

For more information contact the Commander, Gene Tecce, at 215-493-4388.

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Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks seeking members

The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks takes a positive approach to bringing people together of all faiths and traditions and looks for individuals who would like to play a part in that process whether small or large. The organizational meetings of the non-profit corporation are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm, at the Zubaida Library, 857 Big Oak Road, Yardley (directly across from Charles H. Boehm Middle School).

Interested individuals can attend a meeting or contact Jeanlu Ryersbach at 215-534-2237 or Ryersbach@gmail.com. From its beginning, the Interfaith Community has sought to build harmony, community and understanding by hosting and participating in community work, play, worship and education.

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Morrisville Rotary update

On June 19th, the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club held its annual Passing of the Gavel ceremony, welcoming the club’s new President and Board Officers for the 2016-17 Rotary year. Outgoing President Claude Magnani, who guided the Club through a successful 2015-16, passed the gavel to Bill Pepitone, a retired New York City police officer and current Councilman in Morrisville Borough.

Bill spoke about the direction he and his fellow Rotarians would be taking as the Club moves forward into the new year.

“We want to bring in new people with fresh ideas, people who are invested in the future of their community and their world,” he said. “We will honor Rotary’s great tradition while also welcoming in a new and exciting future.”

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Twenty-five fathers step up to the ‘Gimme Five’ Dance Challenge

Karin J. Brown, Artistic Director of Workshops In Dance in Yardley, and the student body issued a “Gimme Five – Let’s Move” Dance Challenge to all fathers of the dance studio.

On Father’s Day, 23 fathers and two grandfathers hit the stage and showed off their dance moves to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk.” All-Star choreographers, tWitch and Travis Wall, from “So You Think You Can Dance,” choreographed the routine.

The dance is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Gimme Five – Let’s Move” initiative that seeks to get people to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation announces awardees

More than 200 students, families and friends gathered recently when the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation awarded $140,000 to 83 graduates in this the 60th year of giving scholarships to help Pennsbury High School graduates with post-secondary school expenses.

As PSF President Jeff Smith called the names, students came forward to receive their certificates and scholarship checks in the full amount of their awards. Board members and namesake families, who have established endowed scholarships in the name of a loved one, congratulated the students.

Scholarships were awarded as follows:

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Turn to Bucks for an affordable college degree

Bucks County Community College is a public, two-year college with nearly 80 programs of study.

Tuition is $140 a credit for Bucks County residents, or about $4,300 a year including fees for a full-time student. Most credits can be transferred to a four-year university or college to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The free online application is at www.bucks.edu. There, you’ll find more information about academic majors that lead to either a two-year associate degree or a shorter-term certificate.

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Bible Fellowship Church of Yardley breaking new ground

Bible Fellowship Church of Yardley, will break ground at their current location on Oxford Valley Road to accommodate significant recent growth. When asked what contributed to the growth, John Biegel, Pastor of Discipleship responded, “Our church is about bringing people together to share the Gospel message and to learn from the Bible. We simply try to take Christ’s teachings and return them to our community and the world.”

Bible Fellowship supports missionaries in locations including Peru, Africa, and is engaged in urban ministry in Trenton.

“God has been working through us, but now we’ve outgrown our space. Our goal is to provide more room for classes and our auditorium, which will help welcome new members to our church family,” stated Bob Travis, Lead Pastor.

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