Reinforcing the importance of prevention of substance abuse

October is a significant time of the year in the field of drug and alcohol abuse prevention. During that month, national and local organizations promote National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a month-long observance that focuses on the role substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. October is also National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, and it is when many of the nation’s school children celebrate Red Ribbon Week, from October 23rd-31st.

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Nakashima Foundation Celebrates Inclusion in World Monuments Watch

The Nakashima Foundation for Peace and the World Monument Fund will hold a “Watch Day” event on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. commemorating the Nakashima Foundation’s inclusion on the World Monuments Watch List. The event is free and open to the public.

Launched in 1996 and issued every two years, the World Monuments Watch calls international attention to the challenges facing cultural heritage sites around the globe. Inclusion on the list provides an important opportunity for the Nakashima Foundation for Peace to work towards improved site-protection and to build community engagement in their preservation efforts.

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31st Annual CPCU/Council Rock Fire Safety in the Home contest to be held during National Fire Prevention Week

The Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) will be conducting its 31st Annual “Fire Safety in the Home” contest in the elementary schools of the Council Rock School District during National Fire Prevention Week, October 5th – 11th.

The contest has been held each year in conjunction with the School District, and students are asked to write an essay or do a creative work or poster on Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week.  The panel of judges will be comprised of Council Rock School Board President Wendi Thomas, former Northampton Supervisor Pete Palestina, CPCU, representing the CPCU Society’s Philadelphia Chapter and Northampton Township Fire Marshal Frank Fenton.

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Patriot FC U11 girls win tourney

The Patriot FC U11 Girls Red soccer team was named champions in the elite bracket at the annual Vereiningung Erzgebirge (VE) Summer Friendly Tournament in Warminster recently.

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Phillips’ Mill winners

Alice M. Thorpe, of Carversville and Edward Wright, of New Hope, are two of the winners at the 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition, running now through October 25th. Alice won the award for Abstract Painting in Memory of Julia Spedding, a frequent exhibitor given by Jim and Carol Stinnett. Her piece is entitled “Sea Foam” (oil).

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Bowman’s Tavern collects items for NOVA client families

Recently Bowman’s Tavern on River Road in New Hope encouraged its neighbors, patrons and staff to contribute items and cash for a Christmas in July fundraiser for Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA). Specifically, the tavern collected clothing, toys and games, household goods and grocery store gift cards for two families in need whose members are NOVA clients.

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Solebury School hosts Open House October 19th

Solebury School, a college preparatory, day and boarding school with 235 students, grades 7 – 12, located on a bucolic 90-acre campus on Phillips Mill Road in New Hope, will host an Open House on Sunday, October 19th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Prospective parents and students are welcome to take this opportunity to learn how Solebury School can ready your child for college and for life.

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Howell Farm’s corn maze open weekends through October 26th

A tall order awaits the challengers of Howell Farm’s 2014 corn maze, a three-acre field of 10-foot stalks and double-depth hedgerows where getting lost is guaranteed, but getting out is not.

Inspired by the farm’s recent hosting of the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit about the hometown teams that shape our communities, the maze puts a sports twist into the game by making teamwork the key to beating the opponents at hand: time, distance and what maze designers call ‘cornfusion’ – or, the disorientation caused by being surrounded by 120,000 stalks of corn.

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David Library’s fall lecture series gets underway

The David Library of the American Revolution will present a lecture by Michael C. Harris, author of “Brandywine: A Military History of the Battle That Lost Philadelphia But Saved America, September 11, 1777,” on Tuesday, October 14th at 7:30pm. The lecture is titled, “General John Sullivan and the Battle of Brandywine,” and will be held in Stone Hall at the David Library, 1201 River Road (Route 32) in Washington Crossing, PA, 1.3 miles from the Washington Crossing Bridge. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 215-493-6776 ext. 100, or by sending an e-mail to rsvp@dlar.org.

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Bucks County Women’s Initiative brings LUNAFEST® Film Festival to New Hope

LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by the Bucks County Women’s Initiative at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, on Wednesday, October 15th.

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