Doane Academy receives $17M donation from Henry and Eleanor Rowan

Doane Academy has been very fortunate over the last 15 years to have the good counsel, the inspiration and the financial support of Henry and Eleanor Rowan, their family and the family foundation. The Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation alone has invested in excess of $8M in the Academy over the last 12 years, including a recent gift in the amount of $1.5M.

In addition to this annual support, Doane Academy gratefully and publicly acknowledges today what can only be called a “transformational” gift from Henry Rowan and his wife, Eleanor, in the amount of $17M. This gift, entitled the Henry M. and Eleanor E. Rowan Endowment, will be invested in perpetuity. Only the return on the investment will be available to the Academy beginning this time next year.

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St. Mary’s ‘Cupcake Wars’ raises funds for Bucks County Housing Group

by June Portnoy

If you happened to be walking through the hallway adjacent to the Cancer Center at St. Mary Medical Center on October 23rd, you would have thought you just stepped onto the set of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”

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Yardley-based YM Tennis team takes Nationals

by Matt Snider

As the YM Tennis team made their way to the United States Tennis Association’s Junior National Championships this past October in South Carolina, Coach Mike Cremeans knew that he had a good team. He knew that the team he was coaching now had more experience than the one that went to the National tournament three years ago. He also knew that this team was mentally ready to take on whatever came their way. What did worry Cremeans, however, was that his team might not even be able to compete.

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Chicken Barley Soup

chicken-barley-soup-49submitted by Eric Blackshire, Executive Chef, McCaffrey’s Food Markets

Nothing hits the spot like a hot bowl of soup. Try this healthy, Chicken Barley Soup Recipe – it’s easy to prepare and perfect for these cold winter days and nights.

Recipe:

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‘Children Helping Children In Need’ food drive for Bucks Homeless Shelter

For the past three years the Levittown/Fairless Hills Rotary Club, Pennsbury Partners and the elementary schools of the Pennsbury School District have been conducting a food drive for the benefit of the Bucks County Homeless Shelter in Levittown, which is run by the Family Services Association.

The food drive is conducted during the entire month of October. Collection boxes, donated by Waste Management, are placed in the schools and school children and their families donate non-perishable foods. Literally tons of food are collected by Rotarians from the participating schools and driven to the homeless shelter.

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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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