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Truman HS, Neshaminy HS Trade Wins

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n Friday, January 6 at Neshaminy High School, the school’s girls basketball team held off a rally by the visiting Harry Truman High School Tigers and went on to win, 4936. The Neshaminy Redskins girls team came away with a 7-2 record; the Tigers dropped to 6-3, with Pennsbury up next on their schedule. A few hours later, the boys teams took the floor and Truman returned the favor, downing the Redskins in a close matchup that went down to the wire, 61-59. The loss dropped Neshaminy to 4-5 on the year, while the Tigers improved to 6-3 with the Pennsbury Falcons up next on their schedule. ■ —Photos courtesy of JS Garber

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Conwell-Egan HS Hoops Marathon

he Conwell-Egan Catholic Basketball Marathon is the longest tenured fundraiser in the school’s history.  The 34th annual Marathon at CEC is scheduled for March 3-5 of 2017. Roughly 12,000

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students have graduated from the school in that time, and many of them have come back to CEC to participate in this long-standing tradition. This year is gearing up to be one of the most successful marathons in recent memory. The school’s goal is to make 2017 a sellout year. Sign ups will begin on Friday, January 13. CEC’s athletics teams will be volunteering their

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time to help ensure that the event runs smoothly. They will be running the scoreboard, keeping the book and also selling some of their respective team’s apparel. The cost to play is $25 per team member, with a minimum of $150 per team. For additional information, reservations or payment questions, please contact Mr. Stephen Burns ’05 at 215-9456200 ext. 416 or sburns@conwell-egan.org.

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Pennsbury Student Artwork @ AOY Art Center in January

Delaware Valley Veterans Coalition is a local organization dedicated to helping veterans in our area. DVVC welcomes area businesses willing to volunteer time, goods or services, however small, to share in their mission “to assist our forgotten veterans to live the life for which they fought, one veteran at a time.” For more information please contact DVVC co-founder Alan Micklin at 215-630-7122 or amicklin1@verizon.net ■

Help Wanted The Lower Bucks Leader will be hiring commission-based sales representatives for 2017. Experience preferred, but will train. Flexible hours, interesting work, and good growth potential. Must have good people skills and be able to communicate well. Must have your own car and valid driver’s license, plus your own computer and basic computer skills. Email us at Editor@LowerBucksLeader.com

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he Artists of Yardley Art Center, a Pennsbury Partner, will host a gallery show titled “Art Majors Emerging” featuring adjudicated Pennsbury student work on two weekends in January. The center is located on the Patterson Farm at 949 Mirror Lake Road in Lower Makefield Township. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, January 13 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.; the show will continue that Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15, and the following weekend, January 21-22. Gallery hours on the weekends are 12:00-5:00 p.m. This showcase of up-and-coming talent will be juried by members of Artists of Yardley (AOY) and prizes will be awarded. First prize is $500, with second and third place prizes of $250 each. The jurors are world-renowned painters and former Pennsbury parents, John Ennis and Silvere Boureau. The award funds were donated in memory of Chris Leyenberger by his family. Mr. Leyenberger, who was a Pennsbury parent, was also a Bucks County native, member of AOY, a Boy Scouts of America leader, and an LMT community volunteer. AOY artists and liaisons to Pennsbury, Fran Leyenberger and Anne Gannon, inspired this juried student show, the first of its kind stemming from a new partnership formed between the AOY Art Center and the Pennsbury School District. Ms. Leyenberger has been creating ceramic and raku art for

45 years and is an original member of AOY. She attributes her lifelong love of art to her high school art teachers and claims this is her way to “pay it forward,” adding, “There is great talent in these students and we have an amazing Art Department and teachers at Pennsbury.” Ruth Anne Schultz, Pennsbury’s K-12 Art Curriculum Coordinator, said, “On behalf of the Art Department, I’d like to say that this partnership with the AOY Art Center is a winwin for both the students of Pennsbury and the community. We appreciate all the extra effort that AOY is contributing to host this student show and we are excited that this will provide more community exposure for the work of our students and their teachers. In addition, it is our hope we will develop more ways that this partnership can be expanded into the classroom.” The purpose of the AOY Art Center is to pursue art education for the community. For more information about the center, visit www.artistsofyardley.org or call 215-493-1205. The mission of the Pennsbury Partners Program is to establish and sustain collaborative partnerships between the School District and the community-atlarge to enrich educational opportunities for all students. For more information, visit www.pennsburysd.org >Departments>Pennsbury Partners Program or call 215-4284178. ■

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Play Ball! Time to Sign Up for Spring 2017 Youth Baseball

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egistration for Spring 2017 youth baseball is in full swing. Registration dates and instructions vary from one organization to another, along with rules, age group divisions, and geographical jurisdictions. This list of websites covers most of the youth baseball leagues in our readership area. Each site offers contact instructions for more information.

Neshaminy Wildcats Athletic Association (includes Penndel and Neshaminy areas) www.neshaminywildcats.org

Levittown Continental Little League www.LevittownContinental.com

Pennsbury Athletic Association For Lower Makefield Township, PA; Yardley Borough, PA; Morrisville Borough, PA and the portions of Falls Township, PA that lie west and north of Route 1 and Business Route 1 (Old Lincoln Highway). www.paaball.com

Levittown United (formerly Levittown Pacific and Levittown International, now merged) levittownunited.org Levittown American Athletic Association http://www.levittownaaa.com/ Fairless Hills Athletic Association http://www.fhaa.org/ Middletown Athletic Association http://middletownaa.com/

Langhorne Athletic Association www.langhorneaa.org Morrisville Little League www.gomll.org

Bristol Borough Little League https://www.facebook.com/BristolLittleLeague/ Lower Bucks County Athletic Association (home of District 21 Bristol Twp. National Little League and Babe Ruth Softball) Based in Croydon www.leaguelineup.com/Lbcaa

Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association (CRNAA) http://crnewtown.org/ Valley Athletic Association Bensalem area Main Complex: 5895 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 www.leaguelineup.com/valleyaa

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Leader Lottery Winner: Margaret Moylan

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argaret Moylan, of Palmer Street in Morrisville, they also get to choose a charity, community cause was our Leader Lottery winner for the November or organization that has special meaning for them, 30th issue of The Lower Bucks Leader. She picked up for which The Lower Bucks Leader provides a free her copy of The Leader at Ben’s Deli, on East Bridge promotional ad or fundraising message. Margaret Street, a Morrisville fixture since 1958. Moylan chose St. Jude’s, a leading children’s hospital Margaret, a breakfast regular at Ben’s, said “I pioneering in research and treatments for kids with frequently pick up the Lower Bucks Leader and enjoy cancer and other life-threatening diseases. reading about what is going on in the community as “My aunt lost her battle with cancer,” she said. “And well as the household hints and recipes.”  no child should suffer with such an illness, they are too By checking the 3 questions for that issue, she saw precious.” ■ that her lucky number was A36. The questions were: 2nd ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Letter in your First Name (no nicknames) / 1st Numeral Leader Lottery is a feature of every issue, in which in your Street Address readers can win money / 4th Numeral in your for themselves and Breakfast at Ben’s Deli came with Zip Code free publicity for their some extra cash Margaret found a favorite charity or matching number in community cause. It’s the ad for Tucker Chiropractic & Wellness center, based free, it’s easy, and all you need is the paper you’re on Middletown Boulevard in Langhorne. She mailed holding in your hand. You’ll help our community just in her lottery ticket and it was drawn at random from a by playing. Do you have the lucky number? See page 2 small pool of finalists. to find out! Margaret, who works at St. Mary’s Hospital, moved Lottery tickets for this latest issue must be received by midnight on Wednesday, January 25. You can simply from Long Island to PA 10 years ago “with my horse Buddy, partner, cats, birds and dog. I love to go to take a picture of your ticket and email or text-message garage sales and antiquing, taking day trips up north, it to Editor@LowerBucksLeader.com. Tickets can and watching nature. I enjoy hanging and playing with also be sent by regular mail; or you can go to www. LowerBucksLeader.com, click on “Leader Lottery” and my dog Sheza (Shezacutie). She’s a miracle dog who fill out a ticket online. ■ bounced back from an almost fatal illness.”  Leader Lottery winners receive $100 for themselves; H35

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Tips from Leader Readers Apply a thin film of Vaseline or WD-40 to the threads of a light bulb before you screw it in. It will unscrew much more easily next time you need to replace it. —Alan Banner / Levittown When your car’s windshield gets a little ding from flying debris, it will turn into a crack and spread if you don’t address the problem. Auto-glass places can repair it with epoxy, and there are epoxy kits available at auto supply stores that allow you to do it yourself. If you can’t get to it immediately, though, there is a cheap stopgap solution: clear packing tape. Windshield dings spread when moisture gets in, then freezes and expands. This happens most often in winter, obviously. Wipe the area clean with a little fast-drying rubbing alcohol on a paper towel. Then put a small square of clear packing tape over the ding. If done carefully, this will keep out the rain and snow until the spring and it won’t interfere with your windshield wipers. Take note: use packing tape only! Not duct tape, Scotch tape or any other kind of tape. Packing tape will not leave any harmful residue that will complicate the repair later on. —Walt J. / Fairless Hills If you have a teenager who’s preparing to get a driver’s permit, check out a website called driving-tests.org. It has free sample permit tests for every state. There is also a Parent Resources section with some good tips to help you turn your teen into a safe driver. —Allie Viorst I would advise anyone who buys those modern energy-efficient (and expensive) light bulbs to make sure they keep the receipt showing date of purchase. These bulbs often claim to last 10 years or more but I have bought some that didn’t last two years. A quick online search showed that one in four of these pricey bulbs don’t last anywhere near as long as their manufacturers claim. —R.C. To clean coffee gunk and residue from your drip coffeemaker, fill the reservoir with water and drop in 4 Alka-Seltzer tablets. Give them a few minutes to dissolve and then run the brew cycle. The pills have bicarbonate of soda and citric acid in them, which cleans the tubes and chamber. Run it again once with clean water and you’re done. —Colleen Crier / Middletown Twp.

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Tickets for the 7th annual Washington Crossing Brewfest go on sale Monday, Feb. 1 at a special, two-week-only price of $40. After Feb. 14, the price increases to $45. The brewfest – which sells out every year – will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in a wooded, riverside section of Washington Crossing Historic Park. The event features sampling of at least 130 beers from more than 60 regional and national breweries, live music and multiple food vendors. The brewfest is held by the Friends of Washington Crossing Park and supported by the First National Bank of Newtown. All proceeds are directed to educational and historical programming in the park. Tickets will be sold at WashingtonCrossingBrewfest.com and the park Visitor Center near the intersection of River Road and Rt. 532. A limited number of designated driver tickets will also be available online for $10. The brewfest is held in the upper part of the park (1638 River Road, New Hope, Pa.), behind the Thompson-Neely House and across the street from Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. To stay up-to-date on the latest news about the brewfest, “like” the event on Facebook at facebook.com/washingtoncrossingbrewfest. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Chili Cook-Off Super Bowl Pre-Party Sat. 2/4, 6pm, admission by donation to Mission Disaster Relief Fund.  Fallsington United Methodist Church, 50 Lacross St, Fallsington.   To enter your favorite chili email janadkins@comcast.net or call 267-797-5603 by 1/27.   Decorate your tasting table in Super Bowl theme for chance to win additional prize. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Take part in the 9th Annual Eastern Polar Plunge, the official event of winter! Saturday, January 28th at Neshaminy State Park. Individuals from all walks of life have committed to raise $50 or more to benefit the Special Olympics in PA. Too chicken to plunge? No worries, you can still join in the fun and raise money for a good cause. Visit www.specialolympicspa.org to register. Please note - All teams must be pre-registered prior to the event. If you register the day of, you will have to do so as an individual.

•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Winter Adventure Camp at Silver Lake Nature Center on Monday, February 20th, 9 am – 4 pm. School is out for President’s Day and what a great way to spend it – in the frosty woods of Silver lake Nature Preserve! The Seasoned Naturalists are ready to spend the day assisting your child in engaging nature in the outdoors. Easy drop off and pick up at the Nature Center. Before and Aftercare is available. All children ages 6 to 13 are welcome to attend this. Fee $50 for the day. Register by 2/17/2017. Silver Lake Nature center is located at 1306 Bath Road in Bristol. (215) 785-1177. Visit www.silverlakenaturecenter.org •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Open Houses at Model Railroad Club — The Abington Lines Model Railroad Club will host winter Open Houses at their clubhouse in Richboro, PA. These events are free and all are welcome. Come marvel at the 20’ x 60’ HO scale railroad set in the Pennsylvania mountains with a two-track machine that is more than 1000 feet in length. The layout includes a circus, two operating roundhouses, waterfront complete with rail car ferries, four industrial switching areas and a picturesque old-time town with stores that have realistic interiors, animated neon signs and trolleys that run the whole length of the city. The Open Houses are scheduled from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM on the following dates: Jan. 14th and 15th; Feb. 4th and 5th; and Feb. 11th and 12th. Admission is free. Donations to help the club grow and improve will be appreciated. In addition, two complete train sets will be offered for raffle ($1 per ticket). The railroad clubhouse is conveniently located at 2066 Second Street Pike (PA Route 232), Richboro, PA 18954. For more info call 215-598-7720 Tuesday evenings between 7-9 PM. Info and photo galleries can also be found at www.abingtonlines.org ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Applying for work is different in the computer age and two local organizations have teamed up to assist job seekers in 2017. Pennsylvania CareerLink-Bucks County and the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library will present a series of eight workshops focused on job seeking skills beginning in February at the Grundy Library’s 680 Radcliffe Street location. Led by Hope Selig, Workshop Coordinator at Pennsylvania CareerLinkBucks County, these free events begin promptly at 10:15 am and require pre-registration. The first workshop will be held on February 10. Register online at www.grundylibrary.org, or by calling 215.788.7891. Seating is limited. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Teen Talent Competition — January 28, 2017 from 4-6 PM. This talent competition and show provides an opportunity for young performers to display their talents whether you sing, play or dance. Auditions on Saturday January 21; selected performers will appear in the Talent Competition the following Saturday at the Oxford Valley Mall. Register online at www. middletowntwpbucks.org •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Dog training classes are forming at the Lower Bucks Dog Training Club (a non-profit with 40 years of service to Lower Bucks County) beginning the week of January 23, 2017. Do you have a new puppy? Have you rescued a pooch from a shelter? Does your family dog need a refresher course? Maybe you just want to have fun with your dog. Beginner/advanced obedience classes are being filled. Rally classes are taking new applicants. These are 8 week classes for $125.00. For complete details visit our website: lbdtc. org     or contact the club phone at 215-493-1201. Our training administrator will respond to your call. Classes are held at our training site at the Leeper Shopping Center, 8746 New Falls Rd, Levittown, PA

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BCCC To Host “Shark Tank” Type Challenge for Entrepreneurs

re you an aspiring inventor or entrepreneur looking for an opportunity to create, develop and present a real business or business idea to an experienced group of investors? Enter Bucks County Community College’s START ME UP CHALLENGE 2017 for a chance to receive funding and assistance for your business or idea! Just as in the TV show Shark Tank, venture capitalists from Bucks County will invest their own time, money and resources in their favorite concepts in the Start Me Up Challenge. Local investors will be on hand to hear pitches and negotiate investment funds and mentoring, with up to $100,000 available to the selected concepts. Applications for the Start Me Up Challenge, which is open to all Bucks County residents and BCCC students (16+), will open on January 23, 2017. Submissions for Round 1 are due February 23, 2017. The final in-person event will be held at the college’s Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol on April 27. There is no fee to enter. For more information call (215) 968-8227, email business@bucks.edu, or visit www.bucks.edu/business ■

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Wet T-Shirt Contest Photos

ennis Greevey, a Leader Reader from Fairless Hills, emailed a request for The Lower Bucks Leader to publish Wet T-Shirt photos. “I guarantee you it would be a very popular feature,” he wrote. We aim to please our readers, so we decided to take Mr. Greevey’s advice! See our first Wet T-Shirt photo on page 20 —Editor

Christmas Tree Pickup Info

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Falls Township — Christmas trees will be picked up for composting on Saturday, January 14 and Saturday, January 28 by Waste Management, Bristol. Please do not put trees out for pickup prior to the January 14th tree composting collection date. Trees will not be picked up prior to that date or during the week between the two pickup dates.  After the January 28th pickup date, trees can be put out with the regular trash. Christmas trees over 6 ft. (or excessively large) must be cut in half.  Please remove plastic bags and all decorations from the tree. As in previous years, Waste Management has a collection container available throughout the month of January at their Scale House area, 1400 Bordentown Road, Morrisville, PA for anyone who wishes to drop off their tree for composting free of charge. Middletown Township — Christmas trees will be collected curbside each Wednesday in January.  Trees must not be in bags and all decorations must be removed.  Please have trees curbside by 6:00 AM on Wednesday mornings. www.middletowntwpbucks.org/ Bristol Township —The final Christmas tree collection for “real” trees took place on Wednesday January 11.

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Give the Gift of Warmth!

A remote starter lets you step into a nice warm car on cold mornings —and makes it a lot easier to clear ice from your windshield!

Call Stu’s EZ Auto Remotes 215-486-7040

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Hal Greer

ver the course of his long NBA career, the slight, soft-spoken Hall of Fame guard from West Virginia made consistency his trademark. He turned in quality performances almost every night, scoring 19.2 points per game during his 15 seasons. He remained with the same franchise throughout his career, starting with Syracuse in 1958 and then moving with the Nationals when they became the Philadelphia 76ers in 1963. He was an All-Star for 10 straight seasons and a seven-time member of the AllNBA Second Team. He was also the second-leading scorer on Philadelphia’s vaunted championship team of 1966-67. Hal Greer played a major role on what many feel was the greatest team of all time, the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers. That squad, which also included Chamberlain, Chet Walker, Billy Cunningham, Wally Jones, and Lucious Jackson, romped to a 68-13 record, the best in league history at the time. The Sixers, who won 45 of their first 49 games, rolled through the postseason, finally defeating the San Francisco Warriors in six games in the 1967 NBA Finals. For the season, Greer contributed 22.1 ppg, second on the club to Chamberlain’s 24.1. Greer then stepped up his game in the postseason, pouring in 27.7 ppg. ■ —Reference: www.nba.com

Doug Favell

Shown here in his rookie card, Doug Favell tended NHL goals for over a decade. In the 1967 expansion draft he was taken in the second round by the brand new Philadelphia Flyers. In the first round of that draft, the Flyers had chosen Bernie Parent. In the Flyers inaugural season, Favell split time with Parent in goal and contributed four shutouts to go with a career best 2.27 GAA. Over the next two years Favell saw limited playing time as Parent was named the starting goalie. But when Parent was traded during the 1970-71 season, Favell became the main man in goal for the Flyers. The next year, he recorded a 20-15-4 record with a 2.83 GAA. Before the 1973-74 season he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs —for Bernie Parent, who made the most of his reunion with the Flyers by helping them win two Stanley Cup Championships. Doug Favell joined the Colorado Rockies in 1976 but could win only 3 games for them over the course of the next 3 seasons. He retired in 1979. Favell is said to be the first NHL goalie to paint his goalie mask, painting it Flyers orange for Halloween in 1971. ■ U87

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“This is the Miracle on New York Avenue”

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ome companies donate toys or collect canned goods to help their neighbors during the holidays. One local company – A. Brooks Kanga Roof – goes above and beyond all year round by providing roof repairs and new roofs to needy families, veterans and dozens of community organizations.   This year, Abe Brooks and his team replaced the roof of Jean and Frank Wilson of Croydon, Bucks County. Nominated by their nephew James Rhoads, the couple’s roof was so badly damaged Kanga Roof to the that buckets were kept throughout the home to catch water when it rained.   Frank Wilson is a 42-year veteran volunteer firefighter and fire police officer, as well as a member of the Bucks County Rescue Squad. The last few years have been difficult ones, as Frank has had many debilitating health problems. The surgeries and hospitalizations had drained the family’s savings – with no money available to fix a badly damaged roof.   “When Abe Brooks came to our house to tell us we would be getting a new roof, I cried like a baby,” said Jean. “You don’t see something like this every day. This is neighbor helping neighbor.”  Frank Wilson added: “You’ve heard of the Miracle on 34th Street? Well, this is the

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miracle on New York Avenue.”   As Abe Brooks, the company’s owner, puts it, “This is what Christmas is all about. Giving back…helping those in their time of need… it’s the least we can do.”   Giving back is part of Kanga Roof’s mission statement, which is known verbatim by the entire staff: “A. Brooks Construction, Inc. is committed to being a leader in the roofing industry by setting the standards of a knowledgeable, professional, dependable roofing company. rescue in Croydon We will provide superior service and be true to our word. We are committed to provide for the families that work with us and the communities that we live in.”   The company is based in Bucks County, and has been providing superior service and workmanship to local families since 1987. They stand behind their work and take great pride in giving back to the community. They are a GAF Master Select™ Contractor, receiving GAF’s Excellence Award for 2015 as a top performer.    For more information about A.Brooks Construction Kanga Roof visit abrooksconstruction.com or call 215-752-6145. ■

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Photos, clockwise from above: Abe Brooks gets a hug from an emotional Jean Wilson; Frank and Jean with the work in progress behind them; the Kanga Roof crew replacing the roof.

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New Year, New Career:

Rotary Club Scholarship Grants

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he Levittown-Fairless Hills Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Gundaker Foundation of Rotary District 7450, announces the availability of several Graduate Scholarships for post-baccalaureate study in any field during the 20172018 academic year. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. Candidates may be graduating college seniors, other persons seeking admission to graduate or professional schools for the first time, or those already enrolled in a post baccalaureate institution. Candidates must plan to enroll full time. Candidates must be permanent residents of Rotary District 7450, or be enrolled in a post-graduate institution with the district. The district includes all of Philadelphia County, much of Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties, and part of Lower Bucks County. Qualifications for these grants include high academic achievement; a record of leadership in school, community, or other settings; and evidence of involvement in giving service to others. Financial need is also a consideration. Rotarians and members of their immediate families are not eligible for these grants. Application forms and additional information may be obtained from www.gundaker.org. Completed applications must be submitted to the local Rotary Club by February 12th, 2017. Award announcements are made in June. Grants are paid during the fall terms, jointly to the recipient and the institution where they are enrolled. ■

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inding a new job tops the list of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, two out of five job seekers begin their new career searches in January. On Jan. 18, Recruitment Queen, in conjunction with Bucks County employers and the Neshaminy Mall, will help local job seekers make good on their career-related promises. Jobs in administration, customer service, healthcare, retail, management, sales, insurance, warehouse, banking and more will be plentiful, according to Jennifer Schultz, Recruitment Queen CEO. So far, Holy Redeemer Health System, Robert Half, HCR Manorcare, Pennswood Village, Vertical Screen, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships, Metro Public Adjustment, PA CareerLink, Northeast Building Products, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services and AFC Fitness have signed up to exhibit. In addition, Neshaminy Mall’s Payless Shoe Source and AMC Movie Theatres will be offering positions as well, according to Colby Gair Springer, the mall’s property management associate. Schultz said she anticipates 40-50 employers to attend, offering hundreds of Bucks County jobs. “We certainly have plenty of space,” Schultz said. This is the first time that the third annual job fair is being held at the mall. “It will be bigger than normal,” Schultz said. “It’s a good location. Everyone knows where the mall is.”

Employers will set up in Sears court primarily, as well as near Barnes & Noble. The new location means greater accessibility for job seekers traveling by public transportation or for people living nearby in northeast Philadelphia. Schultz recommends that job seekers:  • Update their resumes and bring along plenty of copies.  • Practice their 30-second introduction (since job seekers will meet and speak directly with hiring managers). • Dress professionally – no flip flops, jeans, T-shirts, etc.   • Research employers of interest beforehand.    Recruitment Queen’s Bucks County New Year New Career Job Fair will be held on Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Neshaminy Mall, 707 Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem. Employers interested in learning more or registering can click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-year-newcareer-job-fair-employer-registration-tickets-28737378272 or call Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976. Job seeker registration will be posted soon.  www.RecruitmentQueen.com is a hyper-local digital recruitment job board dedicated to employers and job seekers in Bucks County, Pa.

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Free Documentary in Langhorne on MLK Day

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anghorne Council for the Arts and The Peace Center will present a screening of the 2012 documentary, “The Loving Story,” on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 16 at 7 PM, at The Peace Center, 102 W. Maple Avenue, in Langhorne Borough. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be offered during the discussion following the screening. Donations of desserts to share will be welcomed. Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal — he was white, and she was black and Native American. At the time, anti-miscegenation laws were upheld in 16 states. The Lovings refused to leave one another and, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, took their case to the courts.  Their case made it all the way to the

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ounded in 2008, Lower Bucks Genealogists is a growing membership of individuals who share a common interest in genealogy. Whether you›re a beginner, a professional or somewhere in between, LBG can assist you in your research into the past!   Lower Bucks Genealogists is dedicated to assisting others in the preservation of their family history, and to promote interest in genealogy. While located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, our goal is to connect families worldwide.   We warmly invite you to join us. Your membership in LBG will help you gain more enjoyment from your hobby. It also places you among a group of genealogists that came together to promote recording family histories and the enjoyment of finding past generations!   Meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, at the Team Toyota Service Center, 2nd Floor Community Conference Room, 407 East Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA. 19047.   Contact Barb: (215) 630-5301 or Hope: (215) 817-3529 for additional information, and visit lbgc19047.webs.com ■

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United States Supreme Court, whose decision— under Chief Justice Earl Warren—finally struck down state laws against interracial marriage throughout the country. “The Loving Story” takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil that they entailed, documenting a seminal moment in American history and reflecting a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story. Want to make it a dinner-and-a-movie night?  The Langhorne Rotary will host its annual pasta dinner (prepared by the chef at Bella Tori) at St. James Episcopal Church, 330 S. Bellevue Avenue in Langhorne, 4:30 – 7:30.  Enjoy a delicious dinner, then walk 2 blocks to see the documentary. For more information, visit www. langhornearts.org or call 215-752-0854. ■

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Bucks County Nonprofit Offers 700 Raffle Tickets for a Brand-New Car

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4, 2017. The winner does not need to be present to win. ottery tickets are always a popular gift – even though Tickets can be purchased by emailing the Center for the chances of winning are sometimes 1 in 1 million. Independent Living of Bucks County at info@cilbc.org or The Center for Independent Living of Bucks County is calling the Bristol-based center at 215-781-5070. Tickets making the chances of winning measurably more likely can either be picked up at the Center, 1200 Veteran Hwy by selling only 700 raffle tickets for a brand-new Nissan # 820, Bristol, PA 19007 or mailed. Online purchases are Altima V-6, courtesy of Peruzzi Nissan in Falls Township. not available. Ticket quantities are limited and are availTickets cost just $50 each, with proceeds benefitting able on a first come, first served basis. the Center for Independent Living of Bucks County, a About the Center for nonprofit organization providing $50 raffle tickets for a Independent Living of Bucks support and services to people County: For the last 11 years, the with disabilities. The state-funded 2016 Nissan Altima V-6 Center for Independent Living of Center empowers Bucks County Bucks County (CILBC) has helped hundreds of individuresidents living with a disability to position themselves als living with disabilities create an environment that aids for greater self-sufficiency. Services are tailored to an in greater independence. individual’s unique needs and encompass everything from A nonprofit organization, CILBC makes available an assistance with grocery shopping, to maneuvering through array of services for the roughly 70,000 Bucks County the obstacles involved in accessing benefits, to group peer residents living with a disability. Our organization offers counseling, and more. customized services to best meet our clients’ varying David Rogers, a Center for Independent Living of needs, including peer support counseling, independent livBucks County board member, said proceeds from the car ing skills training and guidance in self advocacy. CILBC raffle will bring in additional funds to support the expanis also an information and referral hub, pairing hundreds sion of the Center’s programs and services. of people each year with disability-related services. To The Nissan Altima winner will be announced following learn more, visit http://www.cilbc.org/ ■ the 12th annual Run the Gates race in Levittown on June

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Bristol Twp. Seeks Volunteers

ristol Township is Seeking Community Volunteers to Serve on its Youth Aid Panel. The Youth Aid Panel provides guidance to teens who are first time offenders in the juvenile justice system.   Bristol Township’s volunteer panel has been active for over 30 years and is recognized as one of the best and most active panels in Bucks County.  Training for the program will begin in March. A criminal background check will also be conducted on volunteers in the program. For more information, call Joe Malloy at (267) 812-3008 or by email at: youthaid@bristoltownship.org ■

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Morrisville Senior Center: January Events

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he Morrisville Senior Center is cooking up some fun for January. Literally! On Friday, January 20, 2017, the center will be serving its FREE monthly Community Breakfast, complete with pancakes, bacon and eggs, juices and coffee. Anyone over the age of 55 is invited to attend. Pinochle will be taught immediately following the breakfast for all card enthusiasts. On Saturday, January 28, 2017, the Morrisville Senior Servicenter is having a Soup and Chili Day. Come out of the cold and sample homemade soups and chili made by our seniors and staff. The admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 10. Admission includes all you can eat soups and chili, breads, salad, desserts and beverages. This event is open to the general public. Last on January’s calendar is the Precious

Garden Gala - January 26

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oin the Martha Washington Garden Club for a wonderful afternoon of floral design, lunch, raffles, and tropical fun on Thursday, January 26, 11:30 AM at the Morrisville Presbyterian Church, 771 North Pennsylvania Ave, Morrisville. All are welcome. Floral designer and Instructor Deborah Moyer will create and explain several tropical floral arrangements for your home. Arrangements will be raffled off after lunch. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Ruth Logan, 215 493 8148. Guests are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Jane Parr Memorial Scholarship and community services.  www.marthawashingtongardenclub.org ■

Metals buying and assessment event presented by I.G.C. Concierge Jewelers on Tuesday, January 31. Bring in your old, unwanted or broken jewelry and receive cash on the spot. I.G.C. also will change your watch batteries or repair your broken jewelry. This event runs from 9:30 until 2:00 and is open to the public. A portion of the day’s receipts will go to the center. Call the center at 215-295-0567 to make an appointment or just drop in. The Morrisville Senior Servicenter is located at 31 E. Cleveland Avenue, Morrisville PA. Please stop by our website at www. MorrisvilleSeniorServicenter.org for more information about our upcoming events. ■ —Susan Krushenski Morrisville Senior Servicenter

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Classic Films at Newtown Theatre

leven beloved classic films will return to the big screen—many for the first time in decades—at the historic Newtown Theatre in 2017. Movies scheduled for this year include (titles and dates subject to change): • “Some Like It Hot” – Jan. 26, 7 p.m. • “Gone with The Wind” – Feb. 23, 7 p.m. • “Singin’ In the Rain” – March 30, 7 p.m. • “Citizen Kane” – April 27, 7 p.m. • “Titanic” – May 25, 7 p.m. • “The Godfather” – June 29, 7 p.m. • “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” – July 27, 7 p.m. • “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – Aug. 31, 7 p.m. • “The Maltese Falcon” – Sept. 28, 7 p.m. • “Young Frankenstein” – Oct. 26, 7 p.m. • “The Sound of Music” – Nov. 23, 7 p.m. Tickets for all films are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $7 for children 12 and younger, and $5 for members of the theatre. The 2017 Classic Film Series is supported by presenting sponsor Harris Comfort, a Bucks County business that provides year-round comfort with heating, air conditioning, fuel oil, propane and wholehouse generators. ■

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SENIOR EVENTS & BULLETINS At 2 p.m., Sunday, January 29, actress Linda Kenyon will bring her one-woman show entitled “A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt” to the headquarters of the Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation, 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough.   A snow date of Sunday, February 12, has been set. According to Ellie Seagraves, Eleanor Roosevelt’s granddaughter, “Linda has the ER voice, gestures, warmth and engaging personal touches of ER.  What Linda does with this role is the best I’ve seen or heard any place.”
 Light refreshment will be served.  A donation of $4 per adult attendee is requested; students are admitted free.  The public is cordially invited; no reservations are required. For info, call 215-788-9408. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• “Rock n’ Garth” with Falls Township Senior Center, Monday, February 13, 9:30 AM-5:30 PM. Hunterdon Hills Dinner Theatre, Lunch & Show. Tribute to Garth Brooks playing hits of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Cost: $95. Falls Township Senior Center is located at the corner of Trenton and Oxford Valley Roads in Fairless Hills. 215-547-6563 / fallstwpseniorcenter.org ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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Bensalem Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Mohegan Sun Pocono on Friday, January 27th. $48 per person package includes $25 slot play bonus ((you MUST have a valid, government issued photo ID to be eligible for the Bonus), full luncheon at Timber’s Buffet (must be seated by 3:00 PM to get the Lunch Buffet), and R/T motorcoach transportation including driver gratuity. Bus departs Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 PROMPTLY @ 9:00 AM and returns approx 7:00 PM. Contact Floss Burkhardt @ 267-241-7595 or Maryann Brady @ 610-247-1591 to reserve your space or for more info. Book by January 20, 2017 although seats may be available later due to unforeseen cancellations. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Bristol Township Senior Center will host a trip to Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. Cost is $48 per person, receive $25 in slot play and free lunch buffet at Timber’s. Bus leaves BTSC at 9 AM and returns at 7 PM. Sign up by December 30. For more information, call Kay at 215-785-6322 or visit www.theyounginheart.com. The Bristol Township Senior Center is located at 2501 Bath Road in Bristol. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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The Artists of Bristol on the Delaware is a non-profit group founded by the Grundy Foundation in 2006 to promote the arts in Bristol and the surrounding area of Bucks County. The group is dedicated to bringing together artists in various disciplines through exhibits and participation in events. Our members include painters, sculptors, ceramic artists, photographers, jewelers and fabric artists. The public is welcome at our meetings where you can learn about happenings in our area and listen to the speaker of the evening. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Road, Bristol PA. Membership is $20 per calendar year and entitles participation in our exhibit spaces at the Lower Bucks Hospital, the Center for the Arts on Mill Street in Bristol, and the Grundy Library as well as other venues. For more info call Gail at 215-638-4614 or visit www.artistsofbristol.com ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• David Marable, curator of Levittown Exhibit Center North, is interested in collecting stories, photographs and memorabilia of Levittown and Fairless Hills. Please contact him at 215-945-4558. www.LevittownInternationallyKnownCommunitiesInc.net

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Loving Homes Wanted: Local Animals in Need

I’m Bazzle! A male tabby still under a year old – fixed with all my shots and lonely now that my 2 siblings have been adopted. I’m a playful and affectionate little guy– would your home be a fit for me? Visit our website to make an appointment to meet me – I’ll be waiting! Contact Bingos Foundation at 215-781-0378 or online at www. bingosfoundation.org Hi, my name is McDuff.  Aren’t I stunning?  I am a neutered male and I celebrate my birthday in May 2016.  I am a beautiful mixture of Tabby, Bengal and Lynx. You can see the tabby stripes, but I also have Bengal spots in my coat. Did you notice my ears? They are pointy and have some hairs fringing them, like a lynx!! I was surrendered to the Rescue already declawed in the front by my previous owners. They surrendered me due to an illness in the family. I am up to date on my boosters and rabies shots. I have tested negative for both Feline Aids and Leukemia. I have a big personality. I am sweet and lovable and I like to talk to you. I will reach out to you with my paws for attention. I get along with other cats and would be a great addition to your family!! Please contact Cats Bridge to Rescue on 215-987-8961 for more information. Come on call, come see how “Stunning and Sweet” I am!!

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ELLIE was rescued from a local shelter that found her as a stray. She is between 1-2 years old and has lots of energy. She needs to learn her manners, as she gets over excited when someone enters her space. She is great with kids. She has been around neutral dogs and does well. She does want to play and doesn’t quite understand that not every dog exists to play with her. She is very eager to please and loves attention. She can’t seem to get enough attention from her handlers! She would do best with an active family. Fill out a screening application at http://theshelteranimalproject.com Meet Momma! Momma was found on the street.  She is extremely playful and loves to be petted. Unfortunately, she is FELV positive and will need to be placed in a quiet cat free home. Since she is a special needs cat, Rescue Purrfect will offer free food and medical care at The Bridge Clinic for the first year of adoption. Please contact Rescue Purrfect- adoption@ rescuepurrfect.com for additional information.

This handsome and wonderful little boy is Tyson.  He is 11 months old, neutered, tested and litter-trained.  Tyson is an exceptionally affectionate and friendly little boy.  He loves other cats and adores people.  He would make such a wonderful addition to your family.  Please come and meet this little orangehead, you will love him as we do. Contact Susans Cats and Kittens, 215 357 4946 or awos. susanscatsandkittens.petfinder.com

og training classes are forming at the Lower Bucks Dog Training Club (a non-profit with 40 years of service to Lower Bucks County) beginning the week of January 23, 2017. Do you have a new puppy? Have you rescued a pooch from a shelter? Does your family dog need a refresher course? Maybe you just want to have fun with your dog.

Beginner/advanced obedience classes are being filled. Rally classes are taking new applicants. These are 8 week classes for $125.00. For complete details visit our website: lbdtc.org     or contact the club phone at 215-493-1201. Our training administrator will respond to your call. Classes are held at our training site at the Leeper Shopping Center, 8746 New Falls Rd, Levittown, PA. ■

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Across 1. Southern fried veggie 5. Like leaves and saves 10. Conquistador’s home 14. Duke’s overseer 15. “The Sound of Music” stepmom 16. Caustic cleaner in a green can 17. German six-strings? 19. Go ballistic 20. Hard rain 21. Hamilton ___ (2016 rogue voters) 23. Indian royal 25. Hershey Bears sports org. 26. Swamp drained from 29-Across 29. Vice president Hubert’s paintings? 36. It’s low in rummy 37. Surrealist with a distinctive mustache 38. Simmering 39. One of three in this answer: Abbr. 40. Like a single cell organism 42. Belt with a kimono 43. Apia’s locale 45. Red coats, e.g.? 46. Swamp drained from 17-Across 47. “Visit Australia” pitches? 50. Cardinal points?: Abbr. 51. Computer port letters

52. 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees 54. Cleaning equipment used in some bluegrass band instruments 59. Wahine word while waving 63. Swamp drained from 47-Across 64. Store that sells nothing but stand-alone kitchen counters? 66. Make a few changes 67. Not moving at all 68. Clinton : Kaine :: Dole : ___ 69. Start over 70. Political activist whose followers are called “Raiders” 71. Yalies

13. Guitar, to a guitar god 18. Dinosaur National Monument state 22. 2000s teen drama set in California 24. Throwing discipline 26. Model wood 27. Pepperoni slices, often 28. Bacteria, so to speak 30. Candy in a shell 31. ___ del Rey 32. Like plasma TVs 33. Flying in the air 34. Dressed like a justice 35. Shocking news from an ultrasound 40. Swamp drained from 64-Across 41. “By Jove!” 44. Helpful for Down 48. Pick up 1. Gambling figures 49. Totally legit 2. Ship spine 53. Quench, as thirst 3. Hamburger order 54. Off the mark 4. One of the seven deadly 55. Without water sins 56. Bone fractured in some 5. Health meas. snowboarding accidents 6. Like some troubling periods 57. Ran, as colors 7. Spoken aloud 58. King’s address 8. Like some coat hangers 60. Civ pro student, likely 9. Monster Energy Cup Series 61. Port in many an LCD TV org. 62. Egyptian biters 10. Advice columnist Hax 63. Riviera vista 11. Not quite closed 65. Narrow channel: Abbr. 12. Droops Answers on page 2

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