Shirley Broad exhibits at Doylestown Hospital Pavilion

Local Bucks County watercolorist, Shirley Broad, will have a collection of her art on display and for sale at Doylestown Hospital’s Pavilion in April, May and June.

A resident of Bucks County for more than 20 years, Shirley has enjoyed capturing the beauty that surrounds her, especially the many exquisite landscapes of the area. She is a juried artist in both Bucks County and Florida. In the juried art show at the Phillips Mill Gallery in New Hope, she was chosen to display her artwork for several consecutive years.

In Florida, as a member of Women in the Visual Arts, a juried art show in Palm Beach, her work was on display during the winter season.

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The 2016 Seventh Annual New Hope Film Festival Proudly Presents “All in Time” at the County Theater in Doylestown

New Hope Film Festival is proud to present “All in Time” by Eastern Pennsylvania filmmakers Chris Fetchko and Marina Donohue at the County Theater in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on Thursday May 19th 2016 at 7:30 PM. “All in Time” received rave reviews from the audience during the 2015 New Hope Film Festival, where the filmmakers walked away with the Audience Choice Best Art House Feature Award, the Best Alternative Feature Award, and the Indie Spirit Award.

The film is about Charlie, who leaves his desk job in New York and moves back to his home in Pennsylvania to follow his dream… managing his favorite hometown rock band. Charley truly believes the band’s glory days are ahead. Charlie goes through an emotional tailspin when the band’s guitarist doesn’t agree with his optimism, and his relationship with his girlfriend is on shaky ground. With the help of an elderly neighbor and a young intern, Charlie tries to get the band on track and his girlfriend back before it’s too late. A fun inspiring movie that is not to be missed.

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Summer nature adventures at Peace Valley Nature Center

Get ready for a fun-packed, nature-oriented summer with many classes and camps being offered at Peace Valley Nature Center. Nature camps start June 27th and run weekly until August 26th with half-day and full-day programs. Kit Crew and Gosling Gang will again be offered most weeks for the young ones ages two and three and four and five.

Week topics include Camouflage for Kits, Wings and Things, Doodlebugs, Mud Pies, Bugs and Beasties and Wood, Rocks and Water to name a few. These classes are two hours long and meet in the morning, Monday through Friday.

For the Young Naturalist, Ages six, seven and eight, half-day, week-long camps include some exciting new topics including Nature’s Way, Wildlife Detective, and Fairies, Wizards and Wee People. Also offered are one-day only camps with topics such as Geocaching, Insect Bio-Blitz, Flight Fancy and the ever-popular Water, Water. Each day is comprised of hiking, discoveries and activities.

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Honeychurch releases new songs, plans for live shows this summer

by Fern Brodkin

Doylestown musician Shilough Hopwood has been performing and recording music under the band name Honeychurch for over 20 years. The band has received stellar reviews from critics worldwide and has gotten airplay from Philadelphia’s noncommercial Triple A radio station WXPN and on stations as far away as Norway. Nevertheless they have remained somewhat under the radar.

In a phone interview with Shilough he discussed his musical influences and how they impact the music of Honeychurch.

“I’d like to think that I’ve managed to absorb all the very different types of music that I personally love, which is kind of difficult sometimes because it’s so diverse,” said Shilough. “I like everything from ambient electronica to old traditional country & western music and bluegrass to shoegaze [which is known for using distorted guitar, feedback and subdued vocals]. I’d like to think that all those elements – instead of being kept in little watertight compartments are kind of fusing together…”

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Tile Festival at the Tile Works

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works will present “Tile Festival 2016” featuring hand-crafted tiles and mosaics by contemporary tile artisans as well as vendors of historic tiles on Saturday, May 14th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, May 15th from 10:00am to 4:00pm, rain or shine.

Admission for those 18 and older is $6, or $5 with this announcement. Children 17 and under are free, as are Tile Works Members. Included is a free tour of the Tile Works where staff ceramists will demonstrate production techniques used to produce the museum’s Moravian tiles.

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William E. Clark elected to Family Service Board of Directors

William E. Clark, of Doylestown, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service Association of Bucks County.

Bill, a licensed Title Agent in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, is the Chief Operations Manager at First Platinum Abstract, LLC in Bensalem. He brings more than 25 years of business experience to Family Service. Bill is a member of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association, and he also serves on the panel for Bucks County’s Community Accountability Program through the District Attorney’s Office.

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Creating signage for Manderfield Preserve becomes educational experience

by June Portnoy

When Charles J. Manderfield died in 1957, he bequeathed the land now known as the Manderfield Preserve, specifying that it be held in trust “for the use of the community and the public as a Woodland Preserve or Park and…that the streams on the various properties shall be preserved intact for the public use and benefit…”

West Rockhill Township, located in Upper Bucks County, ultimately acquired this open space which is part of the 1.8 million acre Pennsylvania Highlands region. It extends along a corridor of high elevation forested land from the Delaware River at the New Jersey border to the Maryland border in Central Pennsylvania. Other than tree markers, no educational signage exists to point out some of its unique features.

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McCarter Theatre Center presents the World Premier of award-winning ‘All the Days’

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother. McCarter Theatre Center is presenting the World Premiere of Sharyn Rothstein’s “All the Days,” a blend of drama and comedy about the hectic history among eccentric mother, her grown daughter and extended family. With works described as “a force of nature” by The New York Times, Rothstein represents a powerful new voice in the American Theatre.

Recipient of the 2015 Edgerton New Play Award, this frank and funny story of loss, love, and forgiveness written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Emily Mann receives its World Premiere production as the capstone of McCarter Theatre Center’s 2015-2016 Theatre Series.

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Michael Notarangelo to perform at Doylestown Farmers’ Market

The Buckingham Township Civic Association, which sponsors the Doylestown Farmers’ Market, has announced that Michael Notarangelo, a composer and acoustical guitarist, will be performing at the market on Saturday, April 30th. In addition, the Doylestown Nature Club will have a table.

For over 100 years, this non-profit organization has been bringing environmental awareness to the Doylestown community – protecting wildlife and wildflowers, conserving our natural resources, beautifying the community and educating about nature.

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Preview Gala at Foxwood Manor on April 29th

The 41st Bucks County Designer House & Gardens will hold the Preview Reception and Gala on Friday evening, April 29th, at Foxwood Manor in Jamison. A Sponsor Champagne Reception will be held from 6:00 to 7:00pm preceding the Preview Gala from 7:00 to 10:00pm.

Be among the first to see the transformation of Foxwood Manor. Savor hors d’oeuvres, a sumptuous buffet dinner and a premium open bar.

During the evening guests are invited to explore this quintessential 1830 farmhouse on nine lush green acres and view the creative work completed by a team of more than 30 designers, landscapers and artists. Their skill and talents bring to life the beauty of this stone-and-stucco home graced with six unique fireplaces and stone walls.

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