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Jewish Family & Children’s Services: Connecting People to Help … and Hope

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (JFCS) has provided programs and services to the local community, offering assistance to people of all ages and backgrounds when...

Writers & Quirkiness

Have you ever had to talk a writer down from a ledge?No? Neither have I, at least not literally. But I have had to calm down some of my...

Women and Children First (To the Bank)

Neale Godfrey once wrote that while she was proving herself as one of the first woman executives at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1972, she worked such long hours that...

Charities Must Perform Better

America faces a potentially devastating domestic disaster the likes of which we have not seen in our history. As more and more charities seek money to deal with escalating...

Stepping Out to Fight a Silent Disease

When Alzheimer’s disease progresses gradually, as it did with Carol Bucca’s father, Joseph Raby, a spouse will often quietly step in, guiding, taking on additional household tasks. As a...

VoiceNEXT: Making Phone Systems Affordable

Non-profits are the lifeblood of the community, so it only makes sense they should have the resources to run an effective organization. VoiceNEXT makes it possible with affordable hosted...

On the Front Lines with HomeFront

Americans like to think of Christmas as a scene from It’s a Wonderful Life, which runs comfortably nonstop on TV through the holidays. But for some the everyday reality...

Planetarium’s Laser Magic Lightens Holiday Spirits

‘Every kid remembers their first planetarium visit,” says Jay Schwartz, planetarium director at the New Jersey State Museum. Schwartz oversees shows at the state planetarium, which is housed under...

Holiday Thoughts

As we look through this issue, we marvel at the abundance of organizations and individuals essentially working overtime to assist those who are less fortunate. To the normal holidays...

Review: It’s a Wonderful Life

Good, even genuinely and solidly good, could sometimes be better, and the production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Bucks County Playhouse is a case in point.The show exists...