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Sip, Savor and Win Prizes On the Bucks County Wine Trail

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he Bucks County Wine Trail is offering a tasty challenge for wine enthusiasts both near and far: purchase a “Passport to Bucks” card and enjoy a complimentary tasting at all eight Bucks County wineries. Beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30, visitors who purchase a Passport to Bucks card will earn punches at each winery visited. Once all eight wineries have been visited and the card has eight punches, it can be entered into a drawing for one of several Bucks County prizes, including: a VIP night at Parx Casino ($200 at Parx Grill and $200 in free slot play); a family four-pack of activity passes to Shady Brook Farm; a

From Nov. 1 through April 30 Passport holders can sample wine from all 8 wineries for only $30 family four-pack of tickets to Sesame Place; a gift certificate for four tubing/ canoeing passes at Bucks County River Country; and a Bucks County weekend getaway package. Passport to Bucks began in the fall of 2016 as another way to bring both locals and regional guests into the eight wineries that comprise the Bucks County

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Wine Trail. During last year’s six-month campaign, the wine trail sold out of its first-ever Passport cards. With a new winery – Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery – set to open this fall, the Bucks County Wine Trail has even higher hopes for its second annual Passport to Bucks self-guided wine-tasting tour. Guests can visit anytime they wish between Nov. 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. The vineyards offer picturesque views and changing foliage in the fall; and cherry blossoms and vibrant flowers dot the countryside in the spring months.

River Road, Erwinna PA 18920; Unami Ridge Winery, 2144 Kumry Road, Quakertown PA 18951; Wycombe Vineyards, 1391 Forest Grove Road, Furlong, PA 18925; and Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery (opening in Fall 2017) 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie PA 18944. Passports can also be purchased at Visit Bucks County, 3207 Street Road in Bensalem, Pa., 19020. Passport holders will receive a free wine tasting at all eight of the wineries (a $65 value). Visits to all eight wineries during the contest period of Nov. 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018 qualify the Passport holder for entry into a drawing. Winners will be selected randomly for one of five Bucks County prizes. To learn more about the Bucks County Wine Trail and to see a full list of Passport to Bucks contest rules visit www.buckscountywinetrail.com ■

About Passport to Bucks The second annual Passport to Bucks is an initiative aimed at sharing all that Bucks County has to offer with the wineloving community, region and visitors. Participants can purchase a Passport selfguided wine-tasting card for $30 at any of the eight wineries: Buckingham Valley Vineyards, 1521 Durham Road (Route 413), Buckingham, Pa 18912; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown PA 18940; Rose Bank Winery, 258 Durham Road (Route 413), Newtown PA 18940; Rushland Ridge Vineyards, 2665 Rushland Road, Jamison PA 18929; Sand Castle Winery, 755

The Vietnam War: Veterans Join Discussion at Grundy Library

he Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library will host Mr. Dan Fraley, Director of Bucks County Military Affairs, who will make opening remarks at an upcoming Veterans Day event at the library on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm focused on veterans of the Vietnam War. Following Mr. Fraley’s remarks, the official 25-minute trailer of the Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, will be played for attendees. After the film montage, Vietnam veterans are asked to share their thoughts, memories, or ideas, etc. with the audience about their service, the film clip, veterans, and so on. Following their comments, we have planned a Q & A period with the veterans and the audience.   A final component of the day is the introduction of an oral history initiative between the Grundy Library and the students of Bristol High School during the 2017-2018 school year. The goal is to record the oral histories of Vietnam veterans from Bristol. Both students and Library Archive volunteers will interview veterans, and record their conversations in a video format. All of the participants would receive a copy of their interview, with the originals becoming part of the Library Archive and open to researchers. The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library is located at 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol PA 19007. ■

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55th Annual Holiday House Tour – A Newtown Tradition

ewtown Borough invites you to attend its 55th Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 2nd. This annual event is a splendid way to kick off the holidays and enjoy the good cheer and tidings of the season as you visit 6 town residences and several public buildings. The $30 cost of a tour ticket includes entry into the Half-Moon Inn, home to the Newtown Historic Association. Once inside this beautifully restored 18th century building, you will enjoy period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations and refreshments of mulled cider and cheese. Wear your walking shoes because all sites are within the Borough and can be reached easily by foot. Tour hours are from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Advance tickets can be purchased at Newtown

Book & Record Exchange, 102 S. State Street and on-line at the Association’s website, www. newtownhistoric.org/housetour. On the day of the tour, purchase tour tickets at the Half-Moon Inn, Court Street and Centre Avenue and at the Stocking Works, 301 South State Street, Newtown. Children under the age of 12 are free. Please, no picture taking or high-heeled shoes permitted in the houses. For additional information, call the Newtown Historic Association at 215-968-4004 or visit our website – www.newtownhistoric.org/housetour. All proceeds from the tour benefit the Newtown Historic Association and its programs dedicated to the preservation of Newtown’s historical heritage. ■

Bucks County Ancestry Fair, Nov. 11 at Bucks County Community College

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ave the date for the 11th Annual Bucks County Ancestry Fair: Saturday, November 11th. The Fair will once again be held at Bucks County Community College, Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie. The 2017 Ancestry Fair will begin with a keynote address by Sydney Cruice Dixon. Her topic will be “It Started With a Sampler; Finding Genealogical Gems in Unexpected Places.”

As always, the Fair will present a great lineup of speakers on a variety of genealogical topics, exhibitors representing genealogical and historical organizations, businesses, and government agencies with products and services of interest to the genealogical community, as well as an exciting array of door prizes. For those who pre-register for the Fair, the admission fee, including access to all lectures, will be $25 per person. The fee for those who register at the door on the day of the Fair will be $30 per person. The Fair will feature many amenities including large comfortable classrooms, plenty of time between lectures to visit the exhibitor area, longer lunch break, access to all lecture handouts in advance for pre-registrants, and bag lunch options for pre-registrants. Are you interested in DNA testing? Our fantastic collection of door prizes includes DNA test kits from AncestryDNA and Family Tree DNA. In addition, the Bucks County Genealogical Society will be selling raffle tickets at their table for the chance to win a DNA test kit from 23andMe. So if you’ve been waiting for an affordable DNA option, come to the Fair and try your luck! Interested parties may pre-register at www.ancestryfair.org. Looking forward to seeing you on November 11th! ■

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The Men of Harmony: Born in the Steel Mill and Still Singing

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n the 1950’s a tradition was started in U.S. Steel. Many of the steel plants instituted choruses to entertain fellow employees and their families, as well as the communities of which they were a part. Some sixty years ago a group of U.S. Steel Fairless Works employees jumped on the back of a pick-up truck and drove around the construction site singing Christmas Carols for the construction workers. These men were the sixth U.S. Steel Chorus, which later became independent of the steel plant and gained renown as The Men of Harmony. Today, The Men of Harmony is an organization of singers whose objective is to preserve the traditional religious, folk, and popular songs of our country. Attired in tuxedos, dress shirts, and accessories we entertain with a repertoire that includes Broadway hits, pop tunes, religious, or philosophic selections, spirited patriotic numbers, folk songs, barbershop, and just plain fun selections. During the Christmas Season, their holiday programs are

presented in Dickens’ costumes. The Men of Harmony continue to pay tribute to all of those members who came before them by carrying out their most important task – singing for the enjoyment of others. ■ The Men of Harmony’s Winter 2017 Concerts will be as follows: Dec. 2 at 5:30) That’s a Lot of Lights!, 1 White Spruce Lane, Levittown PA. Dec. 3 at 2 PM and 3 PM) Narberth Dickens Festival, 100 Forrest Ave., Narberth PA. Dec. 7 and 8, 7:45 PM) Holly Night at Pennsbury Manor, 200 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville PA. Dec. 9 at 2 PM) Christmas Concert, First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills PA. Dec. 9 at 5 PM) Three Arches Tree Lighting, 335 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills PA.

Auditions for “Young Frankenstein” at Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre

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eshaminy Valley Music Theatre seeks actors, dancers and singers of all levels of experience, ages 15 and up, for its 62nd annual musical production, Young Frankenstein. Auditions will be held Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Neshaminy High School’s Theodore Kloos Auditorium, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne. The production will be directed and choreographed by Barrymore Award-nominated director and choreographer Stephen Casey and performed on April 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14, 2018 at the high school.  Visit themenofharmony.com / 215-550-7908 Young Frankenstein, officially known as The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein, is Brooks’ adaptation of his legendary film comedy into a stage musical with book by Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. The 1974 film written by Brooks and Gene Wilder and directed by Brooks, is a parody of the horror film genre, particularly the 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its 1939 sequel, Son of Frankenstein.   No appointments are needed for auditions. Come prepared to sing a song of your choice and to learn and then perform a short dance routine in a group. Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre is also looking for set builders, painters, stage crew including lighting and sound, as well as volunteers to work on marketing, ticketing, and other administrative tasks.   The Theatre was founded in 1956 as a not-for-profit, scholarship grant organization and has awarded over $146,300 in scholarships to talented local high school seniors who plan to pursue their education in the fine or performing arts.    For more information visit nvmt. N47 org, email nvmt@ verizon.net, or call 267733-8876. ■ A27

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Hunters Sharing the Harvest: Food for the Needy

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he Holidays are a wonderful time to reflect on the many blessings of family life and the good fortune of being happy and healthy. Many people in our community, however, are hungry this Holiday Season. If your family is able to help, please consider giving back to those in need. Groups and local area food banks will be collecting donations all throughout the Last year, PA holiday season. If your family is fortunate enough to have extra food on the table this winter, please consider donating some nonperishable food items to charities in the area. If you’re a hunter, you may have heard of the Hunters Sharing the Harvest Program. I’ve been happy to learn of the success of this program, which allows sportsmen to donate all or a portion of their hunting harvest to local families in need. This is the 26th year for Sharing the Harvest and during that time, more than 1 million pounds of venison have been donated! One deer can yield up to 200 meals, and last year Pennsylvania hunters donated 120,000 pounds of meat to the program.

hunters donated over 120,000 pounds of venison Again this year, thanks to support from the PA Game Commission and a number of corporate donors, the $15 donor copayment, which had been a requirement in the past, has been eliminated. If you are planning to donate a deer this hunting season, please visit www. sharedeer.org and review the requirements before you hunt. Donating is easy, but if you don’t follow the regulations, your deer cannot be used. If you’d like more information regarding how you can give back through the Sharing the Harvest program, or any state-related issue, feel free to contact me at RepGalloway@pahouse.net ■ —PA Rep. John T. Galloway

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Volunteers Needed for Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count

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nature enthusiasts in Bucks County will take part in this tradition, many rising before dawn to participate in the longest running wildlife census on the planet. Each year, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count mobilizes over 70,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2400 locations across the Western Hemisphere. CBC utilizes the power of volunteers to track the health of bird populations on a scale that professional scientists could never accomplish alone. Data compiled in Bucks County will record every individual bird and bird species seen in a specified area, contributing to a vast citizen science network that continues a tradition stretching back more than 100 years. The count in the southern portion of Bucks County started in 1947. The area, centered on the Langhorne Post Office, includes territory south of Washington Crossing, Richboro, and Trevose. To be accurate and avoid duplication, teams of volunteers canvas specific areas within the circle and report their findings. With 69 years of collected records, the data is now rich enough to see very local trends in bird populations. Gathering this wealth of data would not be possible without volunteer involvement. People of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to get involved. “This is not just about counting birds,” said Gary Langham, Audubon’s chief scientist. “Data from the Audubon Christmas Bird Count are at the heart of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies and inform decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of the Interior, and the EPA. Because birds are early indicators of environmental threats to habitats we share, this is a vital survey of North America and, increasingly, M21 the Western Hemisphere.” The Audubon Christmas Bird Count began in 1900 when Dr. Frank Chapman, founder of Bird-Lore (which evolved into Audubon magazine)

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suggested an alternative to the holiday “side hunt,” in which teams competed to see who could shoot the most birds. While the ultimate goal of participating in a count is to tally a representative sample of the birds on a count day, the natural competitive spirit of birders is what drives them to do the most thorough job possible. CBC has become a treasured holiday tradition, a reunion with birding friends and a way to play a small part in a big conservation picture. The growing pool of sightings helps researchers understand how birds are faring in a way that Dr. Chapman could never have conceived back in 1900. ■

The Bird Count began in 1900, with volunteers who wanted to look at birds rather than shoot them Take part in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 16th from 6:30 AM-5:30 PM at Silver Lake Nature Center in Bristol, PA. Even if you have never had a chance to go birding before, it is a great experience to learn while being actively involved in important citizen science national bird census (and we have binoculars for you to borrow if needed, just let us know). You do not need to commit to the entire day or have any birding experience! You can meet us at Neshaminy State Park at 6:30am, or you can meet us later at Silver Lake Nature Center (1306 Bath Road in Bristol) at 10 am or later at 1pm and join for part of the day to be a part of this very special event! Join us on the 118th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Call the Center at 215 785-1177 or email silverlakenaturecenter@buckscounty.org to register.

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Annual Lower Makefield Veterans Parade and Ceremony, Nov. 12

ower Makefield Township and the Veterans Square Foundation welcome the community to attend its 11th Annual Veterans Parade and Commemorative Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12th. The parade begins at 1 pm at Edgewood & Long Acre, followed by a commemorative ceremony immediately afterwards at Veterans Square Monument.  The parade marshal this year is 98-year-old World War II veteran Carl N. Wallnau, who proudly served his country for over 40 years. Guest speaker is US Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Warner, who was awarded 20 medals while serving in both the US Army and Air Force.   The Pennsbury Marching Band “Long Orange Line” will play in the parade and participate in the ceremony, and the 35-member PHS Falconairs Womens Choir will sing during the ceremony. This year, there will be a decorated bike, wagon and stroller contest, and toiletries will be collected for homeless veterans. A new Lower Makefield youth group will be organizing the collection of five toiletry items to benefit the Perimeter Program of the Philadelphia Veterans Multi Service Center, which serves meals and hot showers to between 60 and 100 veterans daily. The center provides outreach to Bucks County veterans. Our parade marshal, Mr. Wallnau, will be introduced by the 17-year-old leader of this youth group, a PHS senior. Veterans, scouts, school, athletic, and community groups are welcome to march.  Please call 215-493-2332 for more information. Help us spread the word, and come out and join family, friends and neighbors to thank those that make freedom possible for us all! ■

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ashington Crossing Historic Park (PA) will offer free tours to all U.S. veterans and active-duty military personnel on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th from 10 AM to 4 PM. This offer includes free tours of the Lower Park (located at the intersection of River Road and Route 532), the Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead (located at the intersection of River and Aquetong Roads) and Bowman’s Hill Tower (located near the intersection of River and Lurgan Roads). Please note that the elevator at Bowman’s Hill Tower is not in use, and visitors will need to climb the stairs. This offer applies only to veterans and active-duty military personnel who present military ID. Visit washingtoncrossingpark.org. (215) 493-4076. ■

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Rep. Davis To Host Free Dinner for Veterans

tate Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, will host a free veterans dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Bristol Township Senior Center, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol 19007. The dinner is free for veterans living in the 141st Legislative District, but reservations are required. Veterans should call Davis’s Levittown office at 267-580-2660 by Nov. 6 to make reservations. They also can email RepDavis@pahouse.net. Veterans are welcome to bring a guest. “We live free in the greatest nation on earth thanks to the sacrifice and service of our veterans, and I want to say ‘thank you,’” Davis said. “I look forward to meeting as many veterans as possible – new faces are always welcome.” ■

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Tips from Leader Readers If you like a cozy fire in the fireplace, keep in mind that orange peels make great fire starters. The natural oil in the peels helps ignite the wood, without releasing any creosote that can damage your chimney—and it gives the whole room a nice citrus scent. Just dry your orange peels on any kind of sheet pan and store them in a brown paper bag until ready to use. If you have one of those little silica packets handy, throw it in the bag to help keep them dry. —W.L. Here are two good, out of the ordinary uses for Coca-Cola: (1) If you keep a compost pile, pour one can into it every week. The sugar in the Coke promotes beneficial microorganisms and its acid content helps the material to decompose faster. (2) If the bottoms of your nice copper pots have lost their shine, just soak them overnight in a pan or tray filled with Coke. The acid in the soda will restore the bright shine and you won’t even have to scrub. —Kris Ralliway / Morrisville

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The best way to store apples is in a paper bag—NOT plastic—in a drawer in the fridge. If you can dent an apple with your thumb, it’s overripe. That doesn’t mean you have to throw it away, though. Overripe apples make really good applesauce and apple butter when they are cooked down. If you’re making an apple pie from scratch, use more than one type of apple; use a sweet type and a tart type. The different flavors add flavor and pleasing contrast. —Elise “the Apple Lady” / Yardley The fall season brings an increase in deer activity in Bucks County and drivers are reminded to watch carefully for deer darting across and along roadways. By following a few safety tips, motorists and outdoor enthusiasts can help reduce the possibility of being involved in a crash with a deer. Remember to slow down and use caution, particularly where deer crossing signs are posted and increase following distance between vehicles. Also remember to be especially watchful during morning and evening hours when wildlife is most active and exercise caution when one deer crosses a roadway since deer often travel in small herds, one deer will usually be followed by others. —Langhorne Borough Police Department Readers take note, the clocks go back at 2 AM on Sunday, November 5th as Daylight Savings Time comes to an end for this year. —Editor

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

The Jesse W. Soby American Legion Post #148 in Langhorne is sponsoring its third annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday November 11th 2017 starting at 09:00 AM. The proceeds from the race will benefit Veterans Charities such as Operation Comfort Warriors which is an American Legion charity. Delaware Valley Stand Down for homeless veterans in the Delaware Valley and Shamrock Reins Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Veterans and First Responders. The veterans charities and projects are carefully selected so that the majority, if not all of the donated funds go directly to the veterans with little or no administrative costs. If you are interested in participating in the race or would like help us spread the word, visit the run sign up page: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Langhorne/ LanghorneAmericanLegionVeteransDay5K We are also accepting credit card donations on the run sign up page by selecting the “DONATE” tab. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FREE Christmas Dinner! The Marrazzo family will be providing a buffet dinner with all the trimmings. Join us for a relaxing dinner on this very special day, Christmas! When: Monday, December 25th from 3:00-4:30 PM Where: 125 Lincoln Avenue, Penndel PA 19047 (across from Pauly’s Bar). Please call 267-362-9211 to make your reservations so we can prepare to serve you. Just leave your name and number of people in your party. Merry Christmas, everyone!

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Pennsbury High School presents “Shrek The Musical” on Dec. 8, 9 and 10 at PHS East, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills. The hilarious fairy-tale adventure brings to life all the beloved characters from the Oscar-winning animated movie. (Also, take the young ones to a Character Breakfast, with some of the stars, at the high school on Saturday morning the 9th.) Tickets to the musical are $20 (orchestra), $15 and $10. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. More information at the Pennsbury Choirs website, pennsburysings.org. For more info call (215) 949-6780, ext. 71686 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Santa Breakfast and Christmas Bazaar - Saturday, December 9th - 8:30 AM to 11 AM – Bensalem Presbyterian Church, 2826 Bristol Road, Bensalem. Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Orange, Juice, Coffee  & Tea - Donation $7.00 Adults (12 and older) $3.00 Children (11 and under) Under 3 Free. Santa will attend from 9 to 11 AM. Picture with Santa $3.00. Information (215) 498-5544. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Shop, Drink & Be Merry on Saturday, December 2nd from 1-5 PM at 400 Freedom Drive, Newtown PA 18940. Have yourself an afternoon sampling festive cocktails, snagging fashionforward-finds from our Second Look - High End Boutique, and taking a chance on basket raffles all while supporting the Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online at www.bucksblind. org, by calling 215-9689400, or on the day of the event.  If you have any questions please contact Sheryl at sfitzgreald@ bucksblind.org  or by phone at 215-968-9400. •••••••••••••••••••••• The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County will perform at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne on Saturday, November 18th. The Junior/Intermediate

Concert will begin at 2 PM; The YOBC Advanced Division II Concert will begin at 8 PM. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit www.yobc.org •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Playwicki Farm Artisans Market — Saturdays November 11-December 16 from 10 am to 1 pm. 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville. Additional info at www. playwickifarm.org and on Facebook. Special shopping evening December 2, 5:30-8:30 pm •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Come out and support local artists at the Carriage House Art Show, Saturday & Sunday November 11 & 12 at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike, Southampton PA 18966. The show runs from 10 AM-4 PM and admission is free. For more info call 215-570-4594. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Would you like to learn more about Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need, the issues of homelessness and how you can make a difference in Bucks County? Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, and without their help, someone in your community might not have a warm meal, or a ride to a doctor or work, or sleep without fear of hypothermia, and hope that someone cares enough to give them a helping hand. Take the next step to becoming a valued AHTN team member – attend a Volunteer Orientation. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Monday, November 6, 2017 – 7:00 pm at Bensalem Presbyterian Church, 2826 Bristol Road, Bensalem, PA

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There are many volunteer opportunities in our missions, including Code Blue, Those in Need and Wheels to Meals. AHTN is looking for bus drivers - NO CDL is required. We also need drivers to drive our van to transport “those in need” clients to their doctors, hospitals, mental health appointments and laundromat. Visit http://ahtn.volunteerhub.com to register and sign up for a Volunteer Orientation or visit our website at www.ahtn.org for more information.

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World’s Best (and Easiest) Chicken Parm

hicken Parmigiana, to many, is the ultimate comfort food when the weather turns colder. This version is pretty quick and simple, and features crispy breaded chicken topped with gooey cheese and fresh basil. (Serves 4-6 / Total time for prep and cooking: just over one hour.)

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4 chicken breasts (about 1½ pounds) • 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup dried breadcrumbs • 2 large eggs • 2 tablespoons milk 2 ounces grated parmesan cheese, divided (about 3/4 cup) 1/4 cup (or a bit more) canola or vegetable oil 4 cups marinara sauce, warmed • ½ bunch fresh basil leaves 4 slices provolone cheese • Salt and fresh ground black pepper 1) Put chicken on cutting board and cover it with a sheet of parchment paper. Pound the meat with a mallet to tenderize; breasts should end up about halfinch thick. Season both sides of all breasts with salt and pepper. 2) Set out 3 shallow trays or dishes. In the first, add flour and a good pinch of salt; mix well with fork. In the second dish, crack two eggs, add 2 TBSP milk, and beat until frothy. In the third dish, mix and stir breadcrumbs, half of the parmigiana cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper. 3) Dredge each chicken breast in each tray, in the order shown above: flour, egg wash, breadcrumbs. Place breaded chicken on a clean plate. 4) Heat oven to 350 degrees. As the oven is heating up, oil a large skillet, covering the cooking surface with oil. Heat on stovetop over medium heat until the oil is hot and shimmers. Add the chicken and cook 3-4 minutes on each side or until just golden brown and crisp. Then place chicken breasts on a large plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. 5) Coat the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with marinara sauce. Arrange the browned chicken breasts on top of the sauce. Add one spoonful of sauce to the top of each breast, along with a few basil leaves. Sprinkle the remaining parmigiana cheese over the breasts and add one slice of provolone cheese to each. 6) When oven is at 350, bake the chicken, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes. When cheese is brown and internal temp is 165, remove from oven. Serve with salad, pasta or vegetables. ■

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Can Your Spine Be Causing Your Acid Reflux Problem?

cid Reflux medications have been increasing in sales over the years although they have been linked to many problems. Millions of people now take Prilosec or Nexium for even mild heartburn. These proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have been linked to a rising risk for a number of serious health issues, such as chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, pneumonia, dementia, osteoporosis, hip fractures, heart disease, and heart attacks. These are severe risks, while the solution is sometimes simpler than one might think. If someone is eating highly processed foods there can be an increase in acid production, but adding chemicals such as PPI drugs is not the healthiest long term solution.  Unfortunately, once someone goes on these drugs they tend to be put on them forever. Often the patient isn’t aware

Too often, chemical treatments are presented as the solution. of the side effects and thinks that since the sympoms are better it gives them a continued excuse to eat poorly. For some people the problem may not be diet induced. Stress can be a factor, and often determining the state of hormone production may be a consideration.  For others it may be a physical problem. Too often, the nervous system is overlooked. If there is nerve irritation in the mid-back, which controls the flow of nerve supply to the stomach, there may be a challenge in the organ function neurologically. In this case, things like injuries, bad posture or shoulder pain may all be contributing indicators that there is a nerve issue.  Here is where a physical solution like chiropractic care may be the answer. Too often in our society, people are presented chemical treatments as the best solution. But in many cases there are physical obstructions that may resolve organ issues like Acid Reflux.  If someone has been dealing with unresolving stomach challenges, maybe it’s not a lack of drugs in your system that’s causing it. ■

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Tako Japanese Restaurant: The Fresh Taste of the Sea

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s in many Japanese Sushi restaurants, the atmosphere at Tako, on Galloway Road in Bensalem, is more bustling, bright, cheery kitchen rather than cozy and romantic. We’re happy with that. When it comes to sushi, nothing should be hidden in the dark.   Over the years, Tako has become our favorite sushi restaurant in Bucks County. The sushi is consistently fresh and tasty, with that bite of the sea that sushi lovers crave. For those who don’t care for raw fish, the tempura, teriyaki, and hibachi dishes are also delicious.  The restaurant has several private tomtom rooms. Most can seat 8—a bit tight, but doable. One room seats 12. Be sure to call ahead to reserve a room.  On a recent visit to celebrate our son’s birthday we had 8 adults, a toddler, and a baby in one of the smaller rooms. It created a fun, lively atmosphere. With the door closed we could let the toddler toddle and didn’t have to worry about disturbing other diners.  The menu offers a wide selection of sushi

Bustling, bright and cheery is the right atmosphere for sushi dining combinations and interesting maki rolls. In addition to raw fish maki rolls, there are several vegetarian and cooked options— truly something for everyone. Most dishes include miso soup and a fresh, crunchy salad with ginger dressing. The edamame (salted steamed soybean pods) appetizer with the Triple Sushi platter is the family favorite. If you are new to edamame, you eat them by pulling the

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pod between your front teeth to make the individual beans pop out. The tuna, salmon and yellowtail in the Triple Sushi, with a full portion of spicy tuna maki rolls, is a perfect combination. Fresh sushi is always a little pricy, but Tako’s generous portions and BYOB policy make it a reasonable value. The tab per person for dinner is generally around $25.  We find beer and bubbly to pair best with Japanese food. I’m not a beer drinker myself, but my husband likes Lagunitas IPA, a slightly higher alcohol premium beer.  Juame Sierra is a nice crisp, dry Cava bubbly from Spain which is very reasonably priced and can usually be found in our PA Wine & Spirits stores. ■ —Suzanne Mullin Tako Japanese Restaurant is located at 2141 Galloway Road, Bensalem, PA 19020. (215) 245-0600. BYOB. Open Sun-Thurs 11:30 AM-10 PM / Fri & Sat 11:30 AM-11 PM

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Just for Kicks, Take This NFL Kickers Trivia Quiz 1) How long was the longest field goal in NFL history (as of October 2017) and who kicked it?

kicker drops the ball and lets it bounce off the turf before kicking it. The kick went through the uprights for an extra point and was the NFL’s first successful drop kick since 1941.

2) The leading field goal kicker in NFL history kicked 565 of them over a 25 year career. Who was he?

7) This pair of brothers, both Neshaminy High School graduates, played professional soccer before going on to long and distinguished careers as placekickers in the NFL.

3) This Eagles kicker led the NFL in scoring in 1986 and booted a 30 yard FG in Super Bowl XV. As a rookie he booted a 59-yarder, which was extra impressive since he always kicked barefoot.

8) This 6-time Pro Bowl kicker is still the Eagles’ all-time scoring leader. He and his wife launched the Kicks for Kids Foundation, which works with the Children›s Hospital of Philadelphia to benefit sick children and their families.

4) This kicker won the NFL’s MVP award in 1982 and remains the only kicker to ever win that award. 5) In 1973, he was the first pure punter ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft. He proved to be worth the high pick, eventually going on to become the first pure punter ever inducted into the Hall of Fame. Who was he and what team drafted him? 6) In 2006, this New England Patriots backup quarterback surprised the Miami Dolphins by attempting an old-fashioned drop kick, in which the

9) A fair catch is allowed when receiving a punt, but is a player allowed to call for a fair catch when receiving a kickoff? 10) EXTRA POINT: how far apart are the uprights of an NFL goal post? —Answers on page 26

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TABLE SETTING

ACROSS 47 All’s opposite 1 Numbskull 48 Synagogues 4 Binds 49 Mind factor 10 Makes one 51 Long hike 14 Camp sight 54 Competition first 15 Counsel sponsored by GE 16 Soothing agent 58 Poet’s preposition 17 Damage 59 Snack in a stack 18 Formulaic writing 60 Oman’s land 20 History units 61 Deception 22 Asian occasion 62 Fork-tailed flier 23 Fix 63 Intrusive 24 “Divergnt” series star ___ 64 Wish James 26 Sent to the canvas DOWN 28 Quadrennial soccer 1 Climax championship 2 Zoom 32 Slip away 3 ___-on-Avon 33 Lubricate 4 File folder feature 34 Soak 5 “Same here” 37 Pulled apart 6 Pop singer Sands 38 Rushed toward 7 Sediment 39 Feeling 8 Consume 40 Wind up 9 Price word 41 When doubled, a German 10 Beat, and how! city 11 Buoy 42 Craze 12 Was sweet (on) 43 UFO 13 Palm reader, e.g. 45 Fold 19 “Fork it over!”

21 Sunless state 25 Ram’s mate 26 “Constant Craving” singer 27 ___ above (better) 28 Gala 29 Steel ingredient 30 Band’s helper 31 Shade of white 34 Complimentary close 35 Award for a play 36 Floor it 38 Some stingers 39 Speak boastfully 41 World-weary 42 ___ jacket 43 Attacked 44 Strand at the chalet 45 Task 46 Sovereign 48 Highlander 49 Web auctioneer 50 Asian desert 52 Iroquoian Indian 53 Wail 55 Mountain pass 56 Go off 57 Hang back —Answers on page 2.

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Making a Difference Through Foster Care

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ational best-selling author, award-winning talk show host, and former at-risk foster child Josh Shipp teaches, “Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.” Thanks to Mary Steffey and her family, six children in need of a loving, stable home are no longer one adult away. Nearly twenty years ago, Mary first started working with Access Services as a respite and foster care provider. She welcomed children into her home, offering support to their parents and caregivers on a temporary basis. Decades later, Angela, Aly, Anna, Emily, Charlie, and Katie know what it feels like to have a sense of permanence, a place to call home. Mary realized the importance of providing a safe, nurturing family environment during her work as a social worker in the juvenile court system and an emergency shelter, and also through her work with youth struggling with dependency and delinquency issues in a local school district. Her experience as a respite provider transformed into foster care and then adoption. Mary is especially dedicated to providing a loving home to older children and teens, those traditionally more difficult to place with families. When asked about her experience living in a large and loving family, sixteen-year-old Anna said, “Every kid is one caring adult “You never get lonely!” away from being a success story.” Mary explains that she never planned on adopting so many girls, but she has a deep sense that she is doing exactly what she should be. She encourages us to open our hearts to what “could be,” those lifechanging opportunities that might not have been part of our original life plan. She explains that her life is “infinitely richer” and the children’s lives are enriched by each other. Her faith is strong and guides her commitment to being “the last stop on the road” for her girls, many of whom have spent years in and out of short-term foster care settings. Anna, who speaks with wisdom coming from experience beyond her years, shares “I didn’t know where I was going to be. I knew I could get things right if I had a permanent home. I knew I could really accomplish a lot if I didn’t have to worry about whether my foster family would get upset with me and send me away.” With that weight lifted, Anna is now able to focus on her school work, friendships, and hopes and dreams for the future. She knows she is home, “no matter what.” Mary’s biological daughter, Mariah, has also benefitted in profound ways. She says, “My whole life changed because of my sisters. They look up to me, and that makes me want to be the person they think I am. I want to live up to their love.” ■ Access Services is looking for additional families who want to learn more about opening their hearts and homes to children in need of a safe and nurturing environment. Opportunities include short and long-term options and compensation is provided. If you would like to learn more, please contact Donna Donnelly at 215-429-8386 or email at DDonnelly@accessservices.org

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The Hunter’s Lament

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t’s something that happens nearly every year around this time. Someone who doesn’t have any idea of what is involved in deer hunting asks, “Can I have some deer meat?” I used to say “Sure, if I get one I’ll give you some.” But then I realized all that’s involved in taking a deer from the woods to the dinner table. I started hunting when I was 12. My father would pay for my hunting license and provide me with the 30-40 Krag that I carried every year into the woods up in Hickory Run State Park in Allbrightsville, PA. He got me the clothing, the practice, and the benefit of his guidance in the habits of deer —this very wary and intelligent animal. Now I do all of this myself. My rifle is a .35 Marlin Lever Action equipped with a 3-9x Redfield Widefield Scope. This is a “brush gun” by the design of the bullet, an excellent choice for the brush country of Pennsylvania. Several weeks before the rifle season starts (and I also hunt during archery season), I get out to the rifle range and sight in my rifle to make sure it is accurate to at least 100 yards. The rifle cost me about $250, the scope another $125. Bullets are about $30 for a box of 20, and the Hunting License for a resident hunter like

myself, with archery stamp, is about $30. [Editor’s note —this article first appeared in 2012; any prices in the text may no longer be current.] I’m not even going to discuss the archery aspect of preparation because it’ll only get me madder. I go to the range a few times to “sight in.” I go to my hunting area at least twice to scout the trails and set up a blind. I study, with binoculars, the area and the animals that frequent it. When the time comes, I generally Non-hunters often don’t realize the effort and know something about my chances expense in getting a deer from the woods to for success. Hunting season begins and I the dinner table may go out a couple of times before I actually “bag” a deer that meets could take hours depending on where your the PA Game Commission’s requirements for blind is), drive it to the butcher and pay the man harvest. This means getting up at “Oh Dark another $75-$90, depending on where you go. Thirty,” driving up to the Pocono Mountains, A few days later you get the call to come get hiking into the woods under cover of darkness your deer meat and you take it home and put it in and often by only the light of the moon (you the freezer you purchased especially because it don’t want to give your position away) and then can hold a lot of meat —for another $200. sitting in the cold for hours in the hope that a Did you say you want me to GIVE YOU deer will come within range of your rifle and SOME MEAT?! ■ your ability to make a good shot that will result in a clean kill. G.Alan Fink is a hunter and master Then it’s time photographer from Levittown, whose work to gut the deer, has been published in 16 countries and won drag it out of the numerous awards. forest (which

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There’s Fertilizer Gold in Those Fallen Leaves

grass clipping, green weeds, or vegetable waste efore you bag up the leaves falling from your from the kitchen. If you don’t have green waste, trees, consider their potential for your landthen add a little nitrogen such as dried blood, cotscape. tonseed meal, or bone meal. You can also spread a The leaves of one large shade tree can be worth little native soil between the layers, which will add as much as $50 of plant food and humus. Pound some bacteria, fungi and other organisms that will for pound, the leaves of most trees contain twice as help decompose the organic waste. Turn your pile many minerals as manure. For example, the mineral every three weeks, or sooner if you want. If you turn content of a sugar maple leaf is over five percent, the pile three or four times while even common Pound for pound, the leaves of most trees before spring, you can pine needles have 2.5 percent of their weight contain twice as many minerals as manure. have some fine compost ready for spring planting. in calcium, magnesium, Once you have compost, use it in your garden nitrogen and phosphorus, plus other trace elements. or landscape by incorporating into planting soils or Composting your leaves is quite simple and doesn’t require any expensive bins or tumblers, topdressing a planting bed or garden. The compost will improve soil structure, loosening compacted just a good mix and time. Your compost pile can be clays that have trouble draining or helping sandy any size and can be loose or fenced in with some soils hold moisture and nutrients. chicken wire. Just make sure you can access it from —Vincent Cotrone / Extension Urban Forester, one side to turn your pile every so often. Turning Northeast Region your pile will allow oxygen to help the decomposition process. Reprinted by permission of Penn State Extension Start with a 6 inch layer of leaves, shredded or & College of Agricultural Sciences. not, and then add a two inch layer of something www.extension.psu.edu green that contains more nitrogen such as manure, Holiday Tea and Tour Luncheon —The American Legion Auxiliary will be serving lunch on Thursday, November 16th, the day of the Langhorne Holiday House Tour. We will be featuring a luncheon special for $8.00 which includes soup, side salad, sandwich, beverage, and dessert.  All items may be purchased separately.  All proceeds benefit Auxiliary programs with veterans, military families, and children and youth.  Luncheon served 11 am to 2:30 pm Post home is located at 115 West Richardson Ave. Langhorne Hulmeville Historical Society’s 4th Annual Fall Craft Fair will be held Sunday November 5th from 10 am until 3 pm, at the William Penn Firehouse, 123 Main St. Hulmeville, PA. Come shop for Scentsy, LuLaRoe, ThirtyOne, Party Lite, Handmade Jewelry, Christmas ornaments, crochet items, gifts for your pets and lots more.

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WINTER CRAFT MARKET Falls Township Senior Center Corner Oxford Valley & Trenton Roads

Saturday, November 18 – 9:00 to 2:30 Free Admission! *Vendors with handcrafted items *Baked goods *Santa’s Thrift Shop *Soup Café featuring homemade soups *Raffle for great prizes *Live Entertainment

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Hoping for Good News

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kindly grandmother telephoned the local hospital. She timidly asked, “Is it possible to speak with someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?” The operator said, “I’ll be glad to help, dear. What’s the name and room number of the patient?” The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said “Norma Findlay, Room 302.” “Let me put you on hold for a bit,” said the operator, “while I check with the nurse’s station for that unit.” After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone. “I have good news,” she said. “The nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine and her blood work just came back normal. Dr. “Is Norma Findlay a dear friend of yours?” Cohen has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow.” “No,” said the grandmother. “I’m Norma “That’s wonderful,” said the grandmother. “Thank Findlay, in Room 302. No one tells me you. I was so worried. God bless you for this good diddly.” ■ news.” “You’re more than welcome,” the operator replied. —Thanks to Theresa V. / Penndel

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Bucks 65+ Senior Softball League Holds Workouts and Seeks Players for 2018

f you are interested in joining us for an enjoyable experience in an age 65+ softball league and would like to work out with the players after the end of our 2017 season, we will be having open workouts on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings at 10 am, weather permitting, at Middletown Community Park, Langhorne, and go until winter. We have players from Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties as well as New Jersey. We also will have indoor workouts starting Mid-January at SMG in Warminster. We are presently concluding our 2017 season with our Post Season Tournament, which is being held at Middletown Community Park on Langhorne-Yardley Road in Langhorne PA. Open workouts will be held after the conclusion of our Tournament, or approximately November 7th depending when our tournament ends. You are welcome to come out to watch the games that start at 9:30 and 11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come out and Relive your youth!  For more information Call Bill Krieger at 215-722-8859 (kriegisin@msn.com) or Bill Russell 215499-9174 (lwruss97@gmail.com). ■

Middletown Citizen Service Corps

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Fall Service Saturday, Nov. 18

t can be the “little things” that create major obstacles for seniors or people with disabilities living independently in their own homes. Simple chores may be difficult or impossible for some adults. The Middletown Citizen Service Corps works with members of the community and service organizations to connect volunteers with citizens in need, to help with everyday tasks. Seniors and individuals with disabilities will be able to request assistance in cleaning up a yard, turning over mattresses, changing hard-to-reach lightbulbs, changing smoke detector batteries, removing window air conditioners, and other household tasks. Requests can be made directly to the MCSC by calling Lydia at 215-9452920. The MCSC will hold a Fall Service Saturday on November 18th. Gather at 2140 Trenton Road at 8:30 AM; work from 9 AM to Noon. Community organizations, businesses or faith-based groups interested in volunteering should email middletowncsc@gmail.com for more information. ■

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SENIOR EVENTS & BULLETINS Neshaminy Activity Center will host its 50th Anniversary Gala on Friday, November 17th. Doors open at 5 PM; surf & turf dinner at 5:30; cash drawings at 5:15, 5:30 and 8 PM. Entertainment by Dave DeLuca and his Dean Martin Show from 6:30-7:30, followed by Gift Basket Drawings. Tickets cost $25, in advance only. Neshaminy Activity Center is located at 1842 Brownsville Road, Trevose PA 19053. Call 215-355-6967 for more information. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Two November events at the Levittown Library, 7311 New Falls Road in Levittown: Saturday Nov. 4 at 2 PM— Beth Allen, founder of HIP Chicks (Home Improvement Project Chicks), will present tips on “Winterizing Your Home.”  Saturday Nov. 18 at 1 PM—Fred Miller will present his Lecture-In-Song program, featuring “The Fun and Funny of American Popular Songs.” These are songs that make us happy, feel good, and make us laugh. Both events are free but a courtesy e-mail to let us know your attendance is appreciated at info@ LevittownLibraryFriends.org. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• FREE Christmas Dinner! The Marrazzo family will be providing a buffet dinner with all the trimmings. Join us for a relaxing dinner on this very special day, Christmas! When: Monday, December 25th from 3:00-4:30 PM Where: 125 Lincoln Avenue, Penndel PA 19047 (across from Pauly’s Bar). Please call 267-362-9211 to make your reservations so we can prepare to serve you. Just leave your name and number of people in your party. Merry Christmas, everyone! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Yardley United Methodist Church is partnering with the Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks, (ICLB), and The Peace Center of Langhorne, in presenting two films on Sunday, November 6th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Yardley United Methodist Church located at: 300 YardleyLanghorne Road Yardley, PA.    The two 30-minute films share a common theme: how communities can come together and counteract acts of hate and intolerance with love. The first film, “Not in Our Town” is about ordinary citizens in Billings, Montana who stood up to hate when attacked by white supremacists. This film launched a national movement called Not In Our Town.   For more info on this nonprofit organization visit:  notinourtown.org.   The second film is “Waking in Oak Creek.”  A Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin transforms

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their community through forgiveness after a deadly hate crime shatters their lives, but not their resilience. Please join us after the screening of these two short films for a community discussion with  Barbara Simmons of The Peace Center.  Participants will be given tools to interrupt hate and bigotry.  For more information about the organizations partnering in presenting this event please visit: ICLB: ICLB.org, The Peace Center.org and Yardley United Methodist Church: YardleyUMC. org. This event is free for students of all ages and a suggested donation of $5.00 for adults at the door. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The David Library of the American Revolution has announced its schedule of admission-free lectures on American History that will be offered in the Library’s lecture hall over the autumn months. The library, located at 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of American history between 1750 and 1800. The Fall 2017 Lecture series will be comprised of seven talks by the authors of recent books on the Revolutionary era. Additionally, the David Library will screen a documentary film, “The Duel: Hamilton vs. Burr,” on Saturday, November 4 at 3:00. Reservations are not required to attend the screening. Reservations are required for David Library lectures. Call 215.493.6776 x 100 or email rsvp@dlar.org. For detailed descriptions of the programs, visit www.dlar. org/events.htm ■ •••••••••••••••••••• Davis Marable, curator of Levittown Exhibit Center North, is interested in collecting stories, photographs and memorabilia of Levittown and Fairless Hills. Please contact him at 215-9454558.

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Loving Homes Wanted: Local Animals in Need Bambi is a sweet, gentle, shy little girl who has the softest fur. She is a little beauty.  Her mom dropped her off on a porch where she seemed to know she would be taken care of and it worked!   She is now in foster care and doing great.  She has lots of kitty friends to play with and loves looking out the window checking out the birds and squirrels.  She will make some family very happy.  If you would like to met this little baby, please contact JOYCES VOICE FOR CATS, Yardley, Pa. 215-321-1967 or visit Petfinder.com, enter Yardley, Pa. 

Connie is one cool cat. She’s laid-back and cuddly, and is very much a lap cat. Connie gets along with cats and dogs. Connie is spayed, current on vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and Feline Leukemia. We celebrate her birthday Nov. 2013. nar.rescuegroups.org

This is Dune and Bane. They are brothers from a different mother but were raised from babies by my friend and a volunteer at cats bridge to rescue. Today these two boys need to find a beautiful forever home. Their mom had to give them back to the shelter due to health issues and a new living environment. They both are very active and playful and often carry toys in their mouth and fetch for you. They are up-to-date on all of their shots and they would make fantastic loving pets to any home. For more information, please contact Cats Bridge to Rescue on 215-987-8961.

Bogie and Bacall are in a small cage at the clinic, but, they are together and safe. They are bonded 3 year old siblings whose person died and there was no family member to help them.  These are 2 beautiful, gentle cats who are DECLAWED, and so lovable.  There are no fosters available as everyone is overloaded.  Living in such a confined space is not good for them.  These 2 babies would be perfect in any home.  Maybe yours?  To meet them at Susans, please contact Susans Cats and Kittens 215 357 4946 or visit   awos.susanscatsandkittens.petinder.com

Answers to NFL Kickers quiz on page 19: (1) 6 4 yards, Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos (in 2013) (2) Morten Andersen, who played on five NFL teams. (3) Tony Franklin (4) Mark Moseley, Washington Redskins

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(5) Ray Guy, Oakland Raiders (6) Doug Flutie (7) Matt and Chris Bahr (8) David Akers (9) Yes, although it rarely happens. (10) 18 feet, 6 inches

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My name is Violet! I am such a sweet lil girl - pleasant to be around and ready to make new friends! Find out more about me by calling Bingos Foundation at 215-781-0378 or check me out online at www.bingosfoundation.org

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