Julian Leveille receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Julian Leveille, a junior at New Hope-Solebury High School, has been honored for his exemplary service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards programs on behalf of President Barack Obama. Julian was nominated for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service as a local firefighter and as an emergency medical technician.

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Washington Crossing DAR celebrates student essay winners

The Washington Crossing Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized local students and listened to their essays depicting American history. The DAR sponsors annual essay writing contests for students in grades five through eight, and high school, to promote American history and education. This year, the writing prompt for fifth-eighth grade was “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island.”

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Interested in saving injured animals from euthanasia?

Lambertville Animal Welfare (LAW) is seeking donations to help with veterinary care for Tesla, a gorgeous Siamese kitten who was found badly injured in March. Tesla is a stunning cream- colored seven-month-old kitten with “flame point” markings and turquoise blue eyes. He was picked up in very bad shape in Hunterdon County by Nate Barson of Animal Control and Investigative Services, with a large gaping wound on the top of his front leg. He had black smudges all over him, along with several other wounds. LAW thinks Tesla was trying to keep warm by curling up inside a car engine, when the car was suddenly turned on. Officer Barson rushed Tesla to Paw Prints Veterinary Hospital in Ringoes, NJ and after much consultation it was decided that Tesla’s injury was too severe and his leg needed to be amputated. Dr. Milford and the staff at Paw Prints cared for Tesla as he recovered from this major surgery, and he is doing quite well learning to walk on three legs.

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Skerdlant’s continuing Veterans discounts

Skerdlant’s Shell is continuing their Veterans discounts throughout the upcoming spring months. If you’re a Veteran, stop in for a handshake and a “Thank you.” In addition, meet and greet Skerdlant’s Veterans who also served our country, protecting our freedom.

What better way for Skerdlant’s to honor our Veterans than by offering a 10% discount on their parts and labor.

For more information, call Skerdlant’s Shell, located at 1099 Taylorsville Road, Washington Crossing, PA, at 215-493-4347.


Weekly farmers’ market returns to Washington Crossing Historic Park

Area residents looking for fresh produce can come to Washington Crossing Historic Park on Saturdays for a weekly farmers’ market.

The market will be open from 9:00am to 1:00pm and feature produce from up to 12 local farms and vendors with all-natural products. Farm stands will be set up near the corner of River Road and Route 532 or in the Visitor Center parking lot in case of rain.

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance or accommodations to participate in this event should call 215-493-4076. For more information visit WashingtonCrossingPark.org.


New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade is May 16th

Join local residents and tourists as they gather for the New Hope Celebrates parade on Saturday May 16th, where the signature event of Pride Week will kick off in Lambertville, before marching into New Hope. The parade will begin at Lambertville City Hall before continuing down Bridge Street into Pennsylvania, making it the only Pride Parade, which crosses a state line. This year’s theme, “Be Yourself,” highlights the diverse and inclusive communities of New Hope and Lambertville.

The parade begins at 11:30am and will conclude at approximately 1:00pm. Following the parade will be the much-anticipated Vendor Fair and Block Party.

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Middle school Odyssey of the Mind team headed to World Finals!

For the past eight months, seven students from the New Hope-Solebury Middle School have been developing their creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills. While these skills are valued by educators in school, this team has been voluntarily working outside of the normal school day to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition, (OOTM). OOTM is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving experiences for teams of students in four divisions, from kindergarten through college.

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USTA hosting free Family Fun Day

Spring is here, and for those at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) it means one thing – It’s time for some tennis. USTA Middle States is hosting its first-ever Free Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 17th at Central Park in Doylestown. Numerous sports activities, including tennis for all ages and abilities, will be featured at the park from 11:00am until 2:00pm. A special focus will be placed on families playing and staying active together. Cardio Tennis will run from 11:00 to 12:30. Those on hand for Family Fun Day will learn about local play opportunities and will get a chance to receive giveaways, experience games and earn a multitude of prizes. There will be various sports activities to enjoy on the courts and the grass fields of the park.

For more information on USTA Middle States, or for questions about the event, e-mail communications@ms.usta.com, or visit playtenniswithus.com.

Also join one of the other free family tennis and fitness events being held at:

Upper Bucks site:

Kulp Park Tennis Courts, 50 South Second Street, Perkasie, 18944

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30–7:30 pm

Central Bucks site:

New Hope Solebury High School tennis courts, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope 18944

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

Lower Bucks site:

Newtown Middle School, 116 Newtown-Richboro Road, Newtown, 18940

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm


Friends of the Delaware Canal Meet and Greet

Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal for a Meet and Greet on Thursday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the mural plaza next to the Locktender’s House, 145 South Main Street, New Hope.

Find out what is in store for the 59-mile-long Canal and how the Friends’ organization helps the Delaware Canal State Park maintain and improve the waterway and towpath. Meet members of the Friends’ Board of Directors while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Five murals depicting scenes along the Canal will provide the backdrop for an evening of conversation and good information.

Tours of the site of the proposed Delaware Canal State Park Visitors Center will be given as well as Lock 11, the only lock on the Canal that is operable, and the Locktender’s House, a small historic house museum with a “Life at the Lock” exhibit.

This casual event is free. For more information, call 215-862-2021, e-mail friends@fodc.org, or visit www.fodc.org.


New Hope Art League Juried Show coming in May

The Sixth Annual New Hope Art League Juried Show will be held May 15th through 25th at the Rolling Green Barn, Route 202 and Aquetong Road, New Hope. The awards reception is Saturday, May 16th from 5:00-8:00pm and is free and open to the public. Classical guitarist Michael Notarangelo will perform. The Art League is supporting the Bucks County Housing Group with a non-perishable food drive. Please bring food to feed the needy.

The record amount of entries this year, a testament to the growing reputation of the league and show, kept jurors Stanley Bielen and Georganna Lenssen busy. All art is for sale. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the NHAL art scholarship for a worthy high school senior pursuing art in college.

Come out and enjoy some wonderful art and support your community. Open Thursday through Sunday and Memorial Day, noon to 6:00pm. Visit NewHopeArtLeague.com for more information.