New Hope & Ivyland Railroad announces ‘The North Pole Express’

The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad once again welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus along with a whole host of holiday revelers. The North Pole Express runs from November 21st through January 4th on select days.

Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations, ticket fares and a complete schedule, visit www.newhoperailroad.com or call 215-862-2332. You can also purchase discounted North Pole Express tickets at their Cart at the Willow Grove Mall (first floor near elevator).

All trains depart from the New Hope station, located at 32 West Bridge Street. The New Hope Train Station is located one block west from the intersection of Bridge and Main Streets in downtown New Hope.

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Quality You Want announces new gift, reward & incentive program

Quality You Want of Lambertville, NJ has announced a new service to help companies with their gift, reward and incentive needs. Businesses that look for ways to encourage their staff and thank their clients are often stuck when it comes to creating a program and getting it off the ground.

Quality You Want assesses the individual issues and needs of a company, and helps develop the appropriate gift-based program. ‘Thank you for referrals,’ staff ‘Years of Service,’ and holiday gift programs are common requests, as are acknowledgments of special events for clients. Quality You Want owner, Polly Anderson, says that companies of all types and sizes can benefit from even a simple or short-term program. For more information, contact Ms. Anderson at 609-598-1120 or polly@qualityyouwant.com.

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Skerdlant’s Shell helps make a difference in a sick child’s life

Skerdlant’s Shell in Washington Crossing, PA, always interested in giving back to the community, was a Tee Sign Sponsor for Anna’s Army Annual Golf Outing held October 24th.

As a Tee Sign Sponsor, Skerdlant’s donated $150 to this worthy cause. Anna, born in June 2013, was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer at 14 months. A year later, after enduring numerous chemotherapy treatments and lengthy stays at the hospital, Anna is in remission. However, she must continue receiving an abundance of chemotherapy treatments for the next three years.

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Secrets of palette knife painting at New Hope Art League meeting

Betty Minnucci, a self-taught artist from Doylestown, will share her secrets of palette knife painting at the New Hope Art League meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00pm, at the St. Martin of Tours Church School, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope.

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New history of
 Washington Crossing Historic Park released

On Christmas night 1776 George Washington and 2400 men stepped off from the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River to cross the icy waterway. They went on to win a decisive victory at Trenton, New Jersey, and then later at Princeton.

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Happy Birthday, Let’s Read Math!

This year, Let’s Read Math (LRM) celebrates its 10th anniversary. LRM started as a community outreach project of the Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Dr. Claire Passantino and volunteers from Makefield AAUW held their first LRM workshop at the Yardley Library in October 2004. Parents attended with their children to hear a good children’s book and do fun math activities.

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Phillips’ Mill 85th Juried Art Exhibition honors Mavis Smith

The 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition Committee recently announced the selection of artist Mavis Smith as this years’ Honored Artist.

Mavis, of Solebury, has always been fascinated by the unknown realities of other people’s experience. In her paintings, she suggests possibilities for what might lie beneath a deceptively serene exterior. She often works in egg tempera, which brings an almost surreal aesthetic to her paintings that further suggests the dislocation of appearances and realities.

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Bucks County YWCA celebrates 60 years

by Patricia Cangelosi

The Bucks County YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) celebrated 60 years – its Diamond anniversary – September 18th at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. The local nonprofit’s leaders, members and supporters attended the ceremony, complete with a birthday cake and a celebratory beverage.

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Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery presents 16th Annual Holiday Small Works Show

Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery is excited to present its acclaimed Annual Holiday Small Works Show for the 16th year with an opening reception on Sunday, November 9th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. The show will start Saturday, November 8th and continue through Wednesday, December 31st.

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Risoldi Law Offices celebrates 20th anniversary with opening of New Hope office

by June Portnoy

Almost 20 years to the day after establishing her successful law practice, Carla V. Risoldi has opened a new office at 2 Market Place, Suite #53, Logan Square in New Hope. Although Carla’s main office continues to be located in her beautiful 1698 stone building at Trenton and Durham Roads in Langhorne, she has always maintained a strong presence in Central Bucks County.

That presence has primarily been in New Hope, and even in Logan Square at one point, but for approximately the past five years, her second office was in Buckingham.

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