Farm tour evenings continue July 7th

The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, Bucks County chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local® and Doylestown Food Market announce the 2016 series of popular farm evenings that introduce consumers to the local small-scale producers who put the freshest foods onto our tables via direct sales, community-supported agriculture operations (CSAs), farmers’ markets, farm stands and other venues.

The series continues Thursday, July 7th, with a visit to Rolling Hills Farm, 133 Seabrook Road, Lambertville, NJ. While the tour is free, donations to offset the cost of BCFA’s programs are strongly encouraged.

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Theodore Carroll awarded scholarship from New Hope Historical Society

On May 23rd, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Theodore Carroll, received the 2016 Francis Curley Scholarship from the New Hope Historical Society. On hand to present the award were NHHS president, Carole Martin, NHHS FC Scholarship Committee members, Edwin Hild and Les Isbrandt, and NHHS Executive Director, Deborah Lang.

“Teddy Carroll was selected to receive this year’s award based on his scholastic and community achievements. Teddy is planning on attending West Chester University with a major in Political Science. In addition, his selection is one that we believe Francis Curley would have agreed with,” said Edwin Hild.

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Spend Independence Day at Washington Crossing Historic Park

The public is invited to celebrate Independence Day at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on July 4th from noon to 4:00pm. The daytime celebration will be capped off at dusk with fireworks – the first pyrotechnic display in the park in more than 20 years.

During the day, attendees can watch living historians demonstrate their crafts, tour historic buildings, and see a military encampment. The Declaration of Independence will be read at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. The fireworks will fly beginning around dusk in the large field diagonal to the park’s Visitor Center.

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Theodore Carroll receives Foundations scholarship

Theodore Carroll, a New Hope resident and senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Foundations Community Partnership in Education program. The program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character. Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration.

Theodore will attend West Chester University in the fall.

PHOTO CAP: Theodore Carroll

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Best in Show

Ken Karlic won “Best in Show” for his watercolor, “Windows and a Door” at the Seventh Annual New Hope Art League Juried Art Show, held May 20th-22nd. A portion of the proceeds from the juried show go towards the Art League’s art scholarship that awards an area high school student pursuing a fine art degree in college.

For more information visit http://newhopeartleague.com/.

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Children’s Museum opening new water exhibit

This July the Bucks County Children’s Museum will open “Waterways,” a new educational exhibit which features hands-on exploration of the water cycle and the Delaware Canal. Visitors will be able guide boats down a waterway, test the principles of buoyancy and make it rain in this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

“’Waterways’ is a fun and educational opportunity for families to learn about the water cycle, local canal history, and participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) based activities” says museum director Kelly Krumenacker.

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NH-S High students participate in Bucks County Envirothon

by June Portnoy

New Hope-Solebury High School students demonstrated their knowledge of the ecosystem at the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Bucks County Envirothon held last month at Peace Valley Nature Center in Doylestown. The high school competed against teams from Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Central Bucks South, Neshaminy, Quakertown and William Tennent.

Each team rotated through five stations where they were given 25 minutes at each area to answer written questions about Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue, which changes each year. This year’s issue was invasive species.

“An invasive species can be either an insect, animal or a plant,” explained Mary Ellen Noonan, BCCD’s Environmental Educator. “Invasive species are very aggressive, so every year they have the potential to spread and outcompete our native plants.

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Renew Your Wedding Vows on the Delaware River this Saturday, June 25th

New Hope, Pennsylvania has always been known as a romantic community.  There are countless weddings being held in New Hope throughout the year.  On Saturday, June 25th, the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth “Renew Your Wedding Vows” at 11:30am at Ferry Street Park on the river in the center of downtown New Hope.

The sole purpose of this event is that couples will have the opportunity to renew their vows and pledge their love to one another.  The president of New Hope’s borough council Bill Scandone will preside over the event.  The Reverend Dr. Michael Ruk will share his thoughts on love and marriage.

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Skerdlant’s Shell supports UMYBL

Skerdlant’s Shell supports Upper Makefield Youth Baseball and Softball League (UMYBL) by participating as a “Team Sponsor.” They chose to sponsor the team on which Madalyn Steele plays. Madalyn is the granddaughter of Sam Scully, manager of Skerdlant’s.

UMYBL is a registered 501 (c)3 charitable organization that “promotes health, sportsmanship and summer fun for all.”

Skerdlant’s Shell is located at 1099 Washington Crossing Road in Washington Crossing, PA. You can reach them at 215-493-4347.

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Theodore Carroll recognized by FCP

On May 2nd, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Theodore Carroll, was presented with the Foundations Community Partnership in Education Award.

FCP is a philanthropic grant-making foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults in Bucks County. The organization awards scholarships to one senior in each Bucks County public high school who demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to human services in Bucks County for children, youth and families.

Pictured from left are Ron Bernstein, Executive Director of FCP, Theodore, and NH-S High School Principal, Stephen Seier.

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