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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JULY 2020 PUBLISHER

Dana Weissenberg | Dana.Weissenberg@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Ashley Barrett Kanoff | ashley.kanoff@lifestylepubs.com

Staying United in Summertime! WHILE THE WEATHER IS HEATING UP, IT’S TIME FOR ALL OF YOUR FAVOR-

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ITE SUMMER ACTIVITIES, FOODS AND FUN. We are ready to say goodbye to

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clunky layers and hello to cocktails and relaxing outdoors. It’s a time where we can

Jayme Emery

all hopefully take a breath and reflect on recent events, while listening and growing as a community. Whatever you have planned for the Fourth of July, we hope you can spend it with friends and family you had been distant from this spring. The holiday is going to be bursting with fun! If your plans are to cookout and grill, we have some delicious

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burger topping ideas that are sure to wow! At Newtown Lifestyle, one of our goals is to continue to gain understanding, in our community and beyond, and to be the change. We are truly hoping for a positive change in this country and for the hearts of everyone to be united. We want you to know, we stand with you and we love you. After the last few months and everything that has been going on, we hope you can at least enjoy summer and all it has to offer, while it’s here!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2020

FEATURES 10 Trendy Men’s Hairstyles 12 Newtown Summer Bucket List 20 Meet Some Newtown Guys That Are Making a Difference 34 Start Your Grills! Grilling season is here. Which type

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of burger are you going to flip (for) on the barbecue?

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Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Local’s Choice

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Our Town

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Open House

20 Inspired By 28 DIY 30 Local Limelight 34 Culinary Creations 35 Realty Report


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NEWTOWN WELCOME DAY POSTPONED

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The Newtown Business Association Reschedules Annual Welcome Day,

MBA, REALTOR®

Introduces Virtual Workshops and Resources to Support NBA Businesses. Out of an abundance of caution for public health and to help mitigate any potential for the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, the Newtown Business Association has postponed the annual NBA Welcome Day event (originally scheduled for 6/14) until 2021. The annual Business Expo and Culinary Fair, held annually in September, will not be held this year, but please visit the NBA’s website for possible virtual expo offerings.

COACHES ON COUCHES WITH COFFEE Although the May NBA Member Breakfast has been cancelled, the NBA Emerging Leaders has initiated a series of virtual workshops entitled “Coaches on Couches With Coffee”. The workshops, presented by NBA members, take place live on the NBA Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30am and last 30 minutes, so grab your coffee and join us for your 30 minute dose of coaching! The schedule of topics will also be listed weekly on our website. All the workshops will be available to be viewed on the

EXPECT BETTER.

NBA Facebook page at any time. In addition, the watch for the Emerging Leaders’ “Surfin’ NBA,” coming in June. This virtual scavenger hunt, open to everyone, will send contestants to NBA Member websites and social media to find items and gain points in order to win prizes. Details will be posted on the NBA website.

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Trendy Men's- HAIRSTYLES 1

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1. Faded Undercut | 2. Classic Crew Cut | 3. Modern Ivy League | 4. Pompadour 5. Low, Mid, High Skin Fade | 6. Classic Brush Back 10

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IF YOU CAN SUM UP MEN’S HAIRSTYLES IN 2020 WITH ONE TREND IT WOULD BE: THE CLASSICS ARE RETURNING! A classic haircut paired with a modern update is a guaranteed winning combination! 1.  FADED UNDERCUT This style flatters every face shape!  Sides are faded and disconnected from a longer top that is swept up and over and held in place

2. CLASSIC CREW CUT Low maintenance yet still stylish! Give the top a textured cut with faded sides for a modern update. Style with a pomade. 3.  MODERN IVY LEAGUE Dapper and polished!  This look has gradual tapered sides paired with a longer shear cut on top. This cut looks just as good at the office as it does at the bar!  4. POMPADOUR Made popular by Elvis, this cut never disappoints! Cool, stylish and full of swagger!  Great style for straight hair - short sides paired with a long, voluminous top.  5.  LOW, MID, HIGH SKIN FADE Super popular and for good reason! Skin fades keep the sides super clean and neat while allowing you to get creative with longer hair up top. 6.  CLASSIC BRUSH BACK Timeless, simple and incredibly stylish. Hair is short on the sides and brushed back and to the side. Style with pomade.

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newtown summer bucket list ARTICLE STACY GRAEBNER

SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE! Bring on the flip-flops, cookouts and cocktails (after the spring we’ve had, make that lots of cocktails. Lots and lots of cocktails). We can all agree that the past few months of being cooped up have been a bit, how should we say? Challenging? … leaving us with more family time than we ever could have imagined. However, with homeschooling craziness behind us and a more relaxed schedule on the horizon, there’s no better time to plan some fun activities to make the most of your summer and create lasting family memories. So if you are looking for some creative ways to connect with your kids, get involved in the community, or simply relax and have fun together, we have you covered with our Summer Bucket List ideas. Creating a bucket list is a great way to make summer plans as a family, set goals, and give everyone something to look forward to. We’ve organized our ideas into 11 categories with indoor and outdoor activities. Use our categories to create your own bucket list, or kick it up another notch by using our Bingo card on p.16 to keep track of your activities. See how many times your family can get Bingo, or even better, try to cover the entire board by Labor Day. Either way, you are bound to have fun!

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go on a scavenger hunt #1

Scavenger hunts are a great way to explore nature whether it be

in a local park, or your neighborhood. Make a list of things to find or collect (a butterfly, berries, a colorful bird, a feather, an interesting rock) and suddenly that walk your kids were complaining about is transformed into an exciting adventure. Stuck inside on a rainy day? Make a list of elusive indoor items (a sock with a hole, a flashlight, a red winter hat, a blue rubber band). Let your kids help make the list as part of the fun!

pay it forward #2

The past few months have taught us to appreciate the little

things in life, and that small gestures can go a long way towards brightening someone’s day. Find time during the summer to let those around you know that you are thinking about them. Create chalk art on the sidewalk outside a friend’s house or the home of a senior neighbor; make cards for residents of a nursing home or paint rocks with cheerful designs to randomly place around your neighborhood or a park trail.

try something new #3

Summer is the perfect time to dabble in new experiences.

Use this time to encourage your kids to step outside their comfort zone: Try a new food, learn to juggle, start a gratitude journal, try a new sport, find a new hobby, take up an instrument, learn to cook ‌ the possibilities are endless! CONTINUED >

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get moving #4

Too much screen time is always a concern of parents

during the summer months. Get your kids unplugged and off the couch by creating summer fitness challenges. For younger children you might build an outside obstacle course using things like hula hoops, cones, jump ropes and pool noodles. Time the kids as they complete the course over several days or weeks and see if they can improve their speed. Older kids can set more concrete goals like building up to a mile or 2 mile run, or swimming 20 laps in the pool. If your tween or teen is ready for a real challenge, try training for a fall 5k or a short triathlon or biathlon.

volunteer #5

Volunteering as a family is a great way to teach kids

to be socially conscious, especially during times of crisis when so many are in need. Consider collecting canned goods and other dry essentials from family, friends and neighbors to donate to a local food pantry, or volunteer with an organization like the Jewish Relief Agency (www.jewishrelief.org) where families can help deliver food to families in the greater Philadelphia area.

explore science #6

An abundance of fun and interesting experiments

can be found online to keep your kids excited and engaged while learning basic science principles. Start with the tried and true favorites – learn about chemical reactions by building a model “volcano” using vinegar and baking soda, or check out what happens to saturated solutions while making rock candy. Get even more creative by baking s’mores in a solar “oven” using a pizza box and tinfoil or learn about weather by creating a raincloud in a jar (see www.learningliftoff. com/5-easy-summer-science-experiments-for-kids)

bake off #7

It’s no secret that kids love to bake. The clean-up

part? Not so much. Pick a yummy summer dessert (think key lime pie or strawberry shortcake) and have a family bake-off using 2 different recipes. Vote for your favorite and cross your fingers that the “loser” is a good sport!.

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find your green thumb #8 Gardening is a great way to teach kids about nature and sus-

tainability…not to mention patience! There are many simple ways to introduce kids to gardening that don’t involve a lot of outdoor space or maintenance. You can grow a small windowsill “garden” by planting bean, sunflower or herb seeds in cups or small pots. Another fun activity is re-growing vegetables from table scraps. Place lettuce, celery, carrot or green onion ends in water and once new roots form, transfer the sprout to a small pot (detailed instructions can be found at www.ruralsprout.com/regrow-vegetables). Pretty cool, huh?

camp out (or In!) #9

Kids love sleeping in a tent under the stars. Host a good

old-fashioned camp out in your backyard where you roast marshmallows, tell stories, catch fireflies and play games. If the weather isn’t cooperating you can still “camp” indoors using a small pop tent or blankets draped over chairs. Play board games, work on a puzzle, or watch movies. Whatever you do, don’t forget the hot dogs and s’mores!

be crafty #10

There are endless craft ideas online to keep your little ones busy

all summer. If you are feeling brave, tie-dye, slime and friendship bracelets are classic favorites that never seem to get old with younger kids. If you are looking for something less time consuming, try designing art with shells, making a birdfeeder, painting with things found in nature or making giant homemade bubbles or play-doh.

photo time #11

The average mom has approximately 1.32 million photos of her

family on her phone (give or take a few), but rarely does anything

“Another fun activity is re-growing vegetables from table scraps. Place lettuce, celery, carrot or green onion ends in water and once new roots form, transfer the sprout to a small pot (detailed instructions can be found at www.ruralsprout.com/ regrow-vegetables).”

with them! Spend time with your kids creating an online photo album or even better, go old school and print the photos and have your kids put together a hard copy album or scrapbook from a special event or vacation. Older kids who have their own phones may have fun printing photos of friends or family members to make collages, notecards or a hanging clothes line display to decorate their room.

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summer bucket list bingo

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Home Theaters vs. Integrated Media Rooms: What’s Best? ARTICLE DONNA HOFFMAN | PHOTOGRAPHY PETER RYMWID ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY 18

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Donna Hoffman

NEVER GET BETWEEN A MAN AND HIS FLAT SCREEN. This should have been taught in design school.

INTEGRATED MEDIA ROOMS: Picture deep cushy sofas; sectionals, twin sectionals, family

Instead, it is a lesson quickly learned staring into the suddenly

“bed” sectionals, and possibly a few swivel chairs all focused on

dreamy face of a doe-eyed man contemplating his new flatscreen

a great big flat screen. More like a family room with tricked out

and the room that will contain it.

media integrated into its design; the Integrated Media Room need

Room size, budget and goal all affect tv choice. But what’s the better room type: Home Theater or Integrated Media Room? Both have tricked out viewing in common. Beyond this, the differences are notable. Here’s a pro and con recap:

not disappoint on media. For the design aesthetic, some opt to sexy-it-up giving it a lounge or "clubby" vibe. Others want it to feel like a cozy 2nd family room. In the Integrated Media Room, you trade the movie-theater experience for a more flexible space where parties take place,

HOME THEATERS

cocktails and appetizers are shared on a coffee table or nearby

Platformed stadium seating. Deep reclining movie-theater-qual-

bar. One person can sit upright on a deep sofa with legs curled

ity seats. A pierced seemingly star encrusted black ceiling. A

under them while another movie watcher reclines in a side-sleep

popcorn machine on a snack bar, thick curtains flanking the giant

position, head on a pillow.

screen, wall sconces, and obligatory framed movie posters. This is the in-home, private, movie theater. Homeowners and guests enjoy the most tricked out, “specialty space” experience.  

Which space is better? The answer rests in your answer to the questions of budget and how you want the space to feel and function.

That’s the upside. The downside includes:

Answer these and the best choice will be clear.

+ Stadium seat prices start at $1,000 each and quickly go into

About Donna Hoffman: A multi-award-winning Bucks County

the $3,500+ arena. That adds up in a theater for 8. + Stadium seats do not offer user flexibility: there will be no napping, snuggling, charcuterie tray sharing, heavy petting or talking.

based designer, Donna heads her design company specializing in new construction, renovation, whole home and full room design to deliver livable luxury to discerning clients.  Seen in Forbes, Real

+ The larger the screen….ca-ching. Ditto on pierced ceilings, up

Simple, TV and radio, Donna is one of the nation's design thought

lit tray ceilings, tricked out lighting packages, upholstered sound-

leaders and also founded TheInteriorDesignAdvocate.com,

proof walls and lots of custom stained millwork.

which provides on-line courses for Interiors by Donna Hoffman.

These rooms will cost you.

Home theater image was designed by Interiors by Donna Hoffman.

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INSPIRED BY ARTICLE ASHLEY BARRETT KANOFF | PHOTOGRAPHY JOE DANTONE, DANTONE CREATIVE

MEET SOME NEWTOWN GUYS THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

WHAT IS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?

RECENTLY WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO SIT DOWN

From my father: “If you want to dance, you have to pay the band.”

WITH THE EIGHT MEN THAT YOU VOTED FOR, MEN

Meaning there are consequences for every decision I make, that I

THAT HAVE POSITIVELY CONTRIBUTED TO OUR

need to take responsibility for my actions and to try to make good

COMMUNITY. These men continue to go above and

decisions. My strong work ethic arose from that advice.

beyond in their careers, for their families, and especially with our community and children in Newtown as we

WHEN AND HOW DID YOU BEGIN WORKING AS A

face issues we’ve never had to face before.

POLICE OFFICER? I started my career in Philadelphia March 1982 Police Academy Class 259. 

officer jules ferraro

WAS THIS A JOB YOU HAD YOUR EYE ON FOR SOME TIME? I always wanted to be a police officer.  WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE LEARNED RECENTLY THAT SURPRISED YOU?  Nothing surprises me anymore.  WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED LIFE?  Family, church, exercise, and living history weekends.  HOW DO YOU DISCONNECT FROM WORK?  I have a hard time disconnecting from work. There is such an emotional investment in what we do, it is sometimes difficult to leave work behind. I have learned to depend more on my wife and talk more about my day than I did in the past, with a little prying on her part (i.e., pulling teeth). Being active in church and my hobbies also help.  HOW DOES YOUR WORK TIE INTO YOUR PASSIONS IN LIFE?  I really care about people and am passionate about helping them through hard or traumatic experiences. That brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction, almost as much as being in the classroom reading to the local school children.  IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE A DIFFERENT JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?  A rodeo clown. 20

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WHAT IS YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS?

about Newtown borough. Neighbors and community who are

To surround myself with nice people who have the drive to continue learning and getting better. What people do really does matter

willing to help without being asked and sharing their generosity throughout the town.

and regardless of whom they are they should be shown respect. WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED LIFE? HOW WHAT IS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?

DO YOU DISCONNECT FROM WORK?

Try to live by the idea of treating people like you want to be treated

I cannot really say that I have maintained balance or disconnected

and to be respectful and polite to all. That was pretty much from my

from work very well. It is something that I have tried to be more mind-

parents and my upbringing. Greg Henry, one of the giants in emer-

ful of with the help of my wife, Trish. I enjoy exercising and sports to

gency medicine, has said, “No one cares how much you know until

help me but trying to shut off my mind is difficult. During the pan-

they know how much you care.” The key is to be patient and listen.

demic that is harder because I need to be available at all times.  

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE LEARNED RECENTLY THAT

IS THERE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE YOU WOULD

SURPRISED YOU?

LIKE TO SHARE?

I don’t know if it was a surprise but the compassion and thought-

Be kind and respectful of others regardless who they are. The

fulness of the people in the community during the pandemic with

planet is relatively small, our time here is relatively short. Be open

the donations of masks and other equipment as well as food and

to others, you may not agree but you can always listen and try to

gifts is so appreciated by all of us. People could not have been

understand. Everyone has their own perspective based on their own

more appreciative and supportive. That is one of the great things

individual experiences.

b o b l i n k e n h e i m e r, d o EMERGENCY MEDICINE SPECIALIST

“ What people do reall y does matter and regardless of whom they are they should be s h o w n r e s p e c t .”

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andy moral

4TH GRADE TEACHER AT SOL FEINSTONE ELEMENTARY, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT, HUSBAND, AND FATHER WHAT IS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED? During my undergraduate years at Saint Joseph’s University, I worked for the men’s basketball team. One of the best pieces of advice I learned during this experience was to also be accountable.  Your word is your bond and your actions have to match what you say.  Today, I pride myself on being accountable and following through in both my professional and personal life. WHEN AND HOW DID YOU BEGIN TEACHING?  I began teaching in my early 20’s.  Originally I wanted to pursue a career in marketing. However, the summer before my freshman year of college, I worked at a day camp and learned I loved being around kids.  I switched my major on my first day on campus.  This decision was a personal risk at the time- some people told me I would never be successful being an elementary school teacher- but now I have had the privilege to teach and inspire so many wonderful students over the years.  This decision taught me that it is important to trust yourself and to choose a career that is enjoyable and rewarding.  Being a teacher is one of my proudest life accomplishments.  WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE LEARNED RECENTLY THAT SURPRISED YOU? In recent years, I struggled with maintaining a work and home life balance.  I experienced severe stress and anxiety and was surprised that these symptoms manifested themselves in me.  In my 20’s and early 30’s, I maintained a well-balanced lifestyle, so I was caught off guard when I faced these challenges.  Behavior therapy and the support of my wife and family, as well as colleagues and friends, taught me the importance of self-care.  Mental health is a vital part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED LIFE?  A simple way I work to maintain a balanced life is by making a conscious effort to be in the moment.  During the work day, I focus my energy on my interactions with students and colleagues.  When I am at home, I focus on spending time with my family and friends and disconnect from work.  I intentionally schedule time during the day that is dedicated to my personal life.  Multitasking between catching up on work and spending time with my family or friends is not practical.  Scheduling time for exercise and quiet time for myself is also something I do to maintain a well-balanced lifestyle.  

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WHAT IS YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS?

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?

To work hard and play hard. When I go to work, I only

I’ve been in Newtown for 25 years as a barber, 13 years work-

think about work for that day. I don’t think about happy

ing at Bowens Barbershop and 12 years on my own. Barbering

hour or what I’m going to eat for dinner. Just work. And just

was always my passion. It just took me 1 year of college to realize

the opposite on my off days. I think about family, golf and

that biology and chemistry 101 weren’t for me. Lol.

going out to dinners. I never mix the two. IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE A DIFFERENT JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?   While driving to work everyday for the past 25 years, I was always jealous of landscapers. I’m not saying it’s easy, but it seems relaxing, and satisfying. Being out in the sun with headphones on, listening to music and no one is around to bother you. That is assuming the weather is 70 and sunny everyday, of course. 

“Barbering was a l w a y s my p a s s i o n .”

OWNER- JOHN’S BARBER SHOP IN NEWTOWN

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dave marcolla, mba / c-rets / abr / srs / sres NJ & PA LICENSED REALTOR PRINCIPAL, THE DAVE MARCOLLA GROUP

WHAT IS YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS? My recipe for success is to make margaritas out of limes.  I believe that when you help people solve their problems, focus on the good parts of life and situations, success will come.  Whether it’s religious, karma, or just good luck, I’m proof that helping others and doing what’s right pays dividends and is worth celebrating…often. WHAT IS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED? The best advice I’ve received was to always trust my gut.  Whether it be a real estate deal or a life decision, once I realized that I make good decisions when the facts are missing, I became much more aware that it’s often purely gut instinct.  For a long time I thought all decisions required facts and experience.  Sometimes you don’t have that and have to make a crucial decision without it.  You can’t train that, you can’t buy it...it’s something you have or you don’t.   WHEN AND HOW DID YOU BEGIN WORKING IN REAL ESTATE?  I started in real estate in 2018. It was something I had always wanted to do but I felt it seemed too risky just to jump into.  My background was in corporate jobs in leadership roles at Fortune 100 companies.  But my heart was in working for myself and real estate.  Making the leap to build my own business and help others was the best decision I’ve ever made.  Never settle!

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WHAT IS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?

experience you create for others that drives sales and revenue

We often learn the most basic lessons in life at the deepest

in its purest form. After I went through brain surgery, I needed

and darkest of times. We can be gifted with this new set of

an outlet; I was optimistic, I was ready to fight, but anxiety and

lenses that allows us to see and appreciate life from a differ-

fear get pushed down deep into our bellies to avoid confront-

ent perspective. When we take on battles and our journey is

ing the reality of what can occur when you take on severe life

altered, we can take these gifts, own them, make them ours.

changes. I started to write; I would use it as my catharsis, my outlet. I wrote messages on my new perspective, apprecia-

WHAT IS YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS?

tion, and understanding of the fragility of life. These were real

People buy people; they buy leadership, they buy trust,

and pure. It allowed me to get it out of my system.

they buy inspiration. It’s not the widgets that are sold, it’s the WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE LEARNED RECENTLY THAT SURPRISED YOU? Change breeds opportunity, or change breeds complacency. How do you look at change? Many get set in their ways and refute altering their comfort zones. I am open to change, and what I’ve been through enhanced my way of seeing life.

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WHAT IS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED? My dad worked in grocery stores as a college student and he recalls a catering event where he forgot to bring a knife to slice

HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO GO INTO THE FAMILY BUSINESS? WHAT IS ANOTHER JOB YOU WOULD HAVE CHOSEN IN A DIFFERENT INDUSTRY? 

the bread. He had to go to a competitor to borrow a knife. From

My dad has been in the business for over 40 years.

then on, he always tells us “It’s all about the details. If you forget

About 9 years ago, I joined the business after a 13 year

one detail, it screws everything up.”

career as a police officer.

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WHEN AND HOW DID YOU GET INTO LAW? WAS IT SOMETHING YOU ALWAYS KNEW YOU WANTED TO DO? As a typical child of an immigrant family, my parents insisted

WHAT IS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED? You have your good days and bad days and no matter what there will always be good days in the future so keep your head up.

that I either become a doctor or a lawyer. They really wanted me to become a lawyer and as a child I went along with it.  I even have proof from my 5th grade yearbook After practicing for so many years  I realized becoming a doctor is not in my cards. But I love what I do.

HOW DOES YOUR WORK TIE INTO YOUR PASSIONS IN LIFE? It gives me the ability to learn and grow professionally and personally as I deal with people from all walks of life.

I help the community in different ways. WHAT IS YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS? WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED LIFE? HOW

Hard work pays off but you have to work smarter not harder.

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WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE LEARNED RECENTLY THAT SURPRISED YOU? Last year I was surprised to learn that I have been peeling bananas the wrong way my whole life.

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REALTY REPORT

NEWTOWN

SOLD PRICE

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

8 GRACE CIR

$1,265,000

$1,756,036

138%

1

4

5

510 WHEATFIELD LN

$989,900

$900,000

90.90%

121

5

6

554 MUD RD

$975,000

$980,000

100.50%

11

5

4

2211 YARDLEY RD

$899,900

$839,900

93.30%

158

6

5

1687 BARNSWALLOW RD

$874,900

$830,000

94.90%

18

4

4

304 MILL RACE LN

$849,900

$849,900

100.00%

6

4

4

8 MOON CIR

$849,000

$750,000

88.30%

161

5

6

17 EAGLETON FARM RD

$775,000

$750,000

96.80%

40

4

4

1041 RIVER RD

$749,900

$670,000

89.30%

10

3

3

101 DILLON WAY

$729,500

$650,000

89.10%

89

3

4

329 SENTINEL AVE

$689,000

$690,000

100.10%

4

5

4

3 HARMONY WAY

$670,000

$671,000

100.10%

2

3

3

631 LONG ACRE LN

$648,000

$632,000

97.50%

7

4

3

1771 CYPRESS WAY

$559,995

$606,709

108.30%

148

3

3

Report Provided by the Mary Dwyer Team. This data is a sampling of sold properties from previous months. Source: BrightMLS system.

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