Patriot FC White U12 boys team takes ICSL Championship

The Patriot FC White U12 boys team has just won the Inter County Soccer League (ICSL) U12 Boys Division 2 Championship, clinching the League title with a tie against Boyertown last month. “Coach Thomas, Coach Witting and I are delighted our team has won their division in the ICSL.

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Delaware Canal State Park Celebrates the New Year with First Day Hike on January 1

Delaware Canal State Park will sponsor a free guided hike on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. A family friendly hike will take place on the Delaware Canal towpath, beginning at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (lower parking lot) at 1635 River Road (PA-32) in New Hope, PA on Thursday, January 1st, 2015, from 1 to 3 pm.

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Anthony Lagana chosen for H.O.B.Y.

New Hope-Solebury High School sophomore, Anthony Lagana, was selected by the high school faculty to attend the 2015 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar at Villanova University, May 29th through May 31st, 2015. The Leadership Seminar is designed for high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community. Sophomore Bailey Hendricks was selected as an alternate.

Pictured from left are Principal Chuck Malone, Hendricks, Lagana, and Guidance Counselor, Hebat El-Turky.

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General Washington’s encampment tent raised at David Library

It was George Washington’s “home” for much of the Revolutionary War, a large oval-shaped tent that was his bedroom and office – the first “Oval Office” occupied by the first commander-in-chief of American military forces. This national treasure will be displayed in the new Museum of the American Revolution when it opens in Philadelphia in 2016.

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Audubon Society investigates ‘Mysteries of the Pinelands’

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) will welcome Dr. John Mertz, Professor Emeritus at Delaware Valley College for a fascinating program about the NJ Pinelands Sunday, December 14th at 2:00pm. This program is the sixth program in a Sunday Speaker Series called Coffee and Conservation, held periodically at Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, located at 2877 Creamery Road, Solebury.

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Hunger & Nutrition Coalition hosts fresh produce drive

by June Portnoy

Despite the frigid temperatures and blustery winds on Tuesday, November 18th, the parking lot at Harvest Ministries in Bensalem was filled with vans, trucks and cars waiting to collect fresh produce to help the hungry in Bucks County have nutritional food on their Thanksgiving Day tables.

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A remembrance wreath for a Veteran

Please help place a wreath on every Veterans gravesite at the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing. This year the goal is 7,000 wreaths.  Please bring a wreath or make donations to the Guardians of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery at P. O. Box 233, Newtown, PA  18940.

This year, Wreaths Across America is Saturday, December 13th, beginning at 11:00am. All wreaths are placed at noon throughout the nation. Please come to honor and remember our Veterans on this special day.

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Phillips’ Mill Art Committee unveils new ‘Honored Artist Plaque’

Pictured from left, Glenna Bye, Art Committee member and the wife of Ranulph Bye who was the first recipient of the Honored Artist Award in 2001, Mavis Smith who is the recipient of the Honored Artist Award this year 2014, David Miller, noted woodworker and furniture restorer who donated the beautiful slab of Pennsylvania walnut used for the plaque and who also donated his expertise to refinish and to hang the plaque and Donna Lacey, Art Committee member who along with Reni Fetterolf was in charge of getting the plaque created.

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The splendor of Christmas comes alive in song!

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County, will be performing “What Sweeter Music,” a moving holiday program at several locations in early December. “What sweeter music” are words that especially resonate during the holiday season. They evoke feelings of warmth and delight, helping us to recall special times with family and friends. The splendor of Christmas comes alive in song as Cantus Novus presents beautiful, sonorous choral music from across the ages, accompanied by strings and piano.

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New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir to sing in Carversville

The New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir begins its third season with a concert at Carversville Christian Church, 3736 Aquetong Road, Carversville, on Sunday afternoon, December 7th at 2:00pm. In what has emerged as a trademark of NHS&LCC performances, the concert will include a mixture of choral pieces and songs led by individual members of the group.

Choral music comes a variety of composers, including Handel, Tindley, Paulus, P.D.Q. Bach, and more. Individual performances include songs from choir members Elizabeth Bowman, Jennifer Guglielmi, Jamie Brown, George Tilton, Tony Peterman, Virginia ZIegler and Giuseppe Minniti.

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