Langhorne Council for the Arts

Get out your calendar, because Langhorne Council for the Arts (LCA) has a year’s worth of stimulating activities in the arts on the drawing board for 2016. In the planning stages are:

  • February – student scholarship applications will be posted online;
  • March – a presentation to celebrate Women’s History Month;
  • April – a fine arts show and reception;

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Uptown String Band now in the banquet hall business

In October 2015, the Uptown String Band, which had been practicing at the William Penn Fire Hall, located in Hulmeville for approximately 30 years, entered into a new lease agreement with the Parkland Fire Company to lease the Uptown Hall (formerly the Parkland Fire Co. Hall).

Uptown Hall is now Uptown String Band’s new home, where it will practice music and drill every Tuesday night. The hall has undergone a major renovation which has transformed the hall into a beautiful banquet facility.

The hall can accommodate a small intimate setting of 50 people or less, or a large event of up to 200 people. The hall has a spacious kitchen for reheating and keeping food warm. The Uptown String Band will be managing the hall and hopes the renovated hall will be mutually beneficial to both the community and the band.

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Friends Home & Village

Since its inception almost 120 years ago, Friends Home & Village (FHV) has been guided by the Quaker principles of stewardship, peace, integrity, community, and simplicity. A retirement community on two campuses, FHV uses these principles to adhere to its mission of serving the senior population by providing moderately priced retirement living in a caring environment.

Established in 1897, and located in the heart of Newtown Borough, is Friends Home. At this FHV campus the center of activities is Paxson Hall, named for its founder, Judge Edward M. Paxson.  This dignified, century-old stone building is home to FHV’s Personal Care residents.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

The small library has created what is known as one of best weekend faires around, so even if you don’t want to be part of the Magic, you will not want to miss it this September 17th and 18th on the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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Impact Thrift Stores efforts being felt in the community

Impact Thrift Stores is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to positively impact local communities through their thrift store operations. They financially support and/or work cooperatively with a variety of locally based charities. Their support of these local non-profits enables their staff to spend more time doing what they do best – feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and supporting children and families in need.

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Middletown Parks & Recreation

Middletown Township has 19 parks that are managed by the Parks & Recreation Department. Visit the Parks & Recreation web page at www.middletownbucks.org or call 215-750-3890 for information about all of the programs, events and parks.

In recent years several parks have been renovated and offer many new amenities for people to enjoy. The Raymond P. Mongillo, Sr. Community Center, located at 2140 Trenton Road, has a new nature-themed play area where children can crawl through a beehive, see-saw on the dragonfly wings, climb the spider’s web, explore the park with the kid-sized telescope and have lunch under the pavilion. The park includes bocce courts (bring your own bocce balls) and a community garden.

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Kiddie Academy® of Langhorne: Offering a unique curriculum combining future-oriented learning and fun

Entrusting your young child in the hands of another is a difficult experience for any parent, which is why you want to select a daycare that you can trust to protect and nurture your little one during his/her formative years. For this reason, so many parents turn to Kiddie Academy® of Langhorne.

This Langhorne daycare provides quality childcare for children as young as six-weeks-old through five-years-old, offering age appropriate academics and socialization.

“Our key philosophy is that learning should be instilled through fun,” explains Jytte Bambrick, owner of the Kiddie Academy® in Langhorne.

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JovoDance Performing Arts Center: Offering professional dance education by an ‘All-Star Faculty’

by June Portnoy

Your son or daughter wants to dance, but how do you select a dance school with so many to choose from?

Keep in mind that in the state of Pennsylvania you don’t need a license to open a dance school, which explains why so many dance schools hire young inexperienced instructors. So, if you want your child to receive a true professional dance experience taught by true professionals, you want to register your child in JovoDance Performing Arts Center.

“We consider ourselves more of a training school than a dance school because we focus on teaching the proper techniques for all types of dance ranging from ballet, tap, jazz and pointe to contemporary, modern, acrobatics, musical theater and hip hop.” says JovoDance Managing Director, Liz Jovovich.

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Doane Academy: An Independent Episcopal Day School

Doane Academy offers a safe, intimate, diverse and enriching environment for children, starting at age three through 12th grades, in Burlington, NJ. They are an Independent Episcopal Day School focused on developing capable, intelligent young people within a supportive school culture. They offer a unique setting, along the Delaware River, where students are appreciated for their differences and where they are loved, encouraged, and known by faculty and students alike.

As one of the most academically and culturally enriching college prep schools, they provide your child with the knowledge, experience and wisdom to best prepare for a future of challenge and opportunity.

The number of schools that maintain character and leadership development as a priority equal to academic achievement is few. It is part of their tradition that dates back to Bishop Doane’s vision and mission when he founded St. Mary’s Hall in 1837. It was his bold and innovative expectation to inspire and equip his graduates to take on the world.

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Lollipops Learning Academy is a sweet experience

Lollipops Learning Academy is a daycare/preschool that offers care and education for ages six weeks up through five-years-old. They use the Early Start Curriculum starting at age two to promote Kindergarten readiness.

Their hours are 6:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Their summer camp runs through September 4th for $150 per week. Limited spaces are still available.

Lollipops Learning Academy is a privately owned facility that gives more personal attention and education than many of the larger franchise facilities. They hope their facility can be your child’s home away from home where they will learn, grow and thrive.

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