Bucks Country 4-H goes to Show

At the Middletown Grange Fair, 4-H members from all throughout Bucks County gathered to showcase their animal projects. There were almost 600 animals at this year’s fair, including alpacas, beef and dairy cattle, goats, poultry, rabbits and cavies, sheep, swine, and even a lone llama. Members worked with their animals all summer long to get themselves and their animals ready to enter these show rings. And what a show it was! These members could be seen using every available hour washing, clipping, and otherwise beautifying their animals and when these animals entered the ring you could tell that they were looking their very best.

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New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir is Recruiting Singers

The New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir begins its third season this month. The choir is looking to expand the membership, and invites singers and would-be singers of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels to join the group. Rehearsals are held at Carversville Christian Church in Carversville.

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New Hope Art League Small Works Show at the Upstairs Gallery

The New Hope Art League Small Works Show will be at the Upstairs Gallery Sept. 5- Oct. 3, 2014.  Opening reception with the artists is Friday, Sept. 5 from 6 – 9pm.  The Upstairs Gallery is in Peddlers Village, Courtyard Shop #10 (behind Earl’s Restaurant), Lahaska, PA, 215-794-8486.  Gallery hours are Sunday – Thursday 10:00 – 6:00, Friday – Saturday 10:00 – 9:00.

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15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire returning Sept. 20th & 21st

The 15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire returns on Saturday, September 20th, and Sunday, September 21st (11:00am to 6:00pm both days) at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown.

Admission, a mere $5, and free parking, gains you access to aerialists, birds of prey, jousters, fire-breathers, human chess, trebuchet, working artisans, demonstrators, dancers, singers, musicians, free children’s activities, and fun for all ages.

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Ready…Set…Go! 15th Annual Aids Walk

The 15th Annual Aids Walk will be held on Sunday, September 21st, in New Hope. Registration will be held at the New Hope/Solebury High School at 9:00am, rain or shine.

All proceeds will help individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Bucks, Hunterdon and Mercer Counties and will provide essential funds for people who have nowhere else to turn to pay for their medical needs, rent or mortgage as well as utility bills, transportation, funeral expenses and other basic personal needs. Improvement of quality of life is the goal. The funds are also used to educate and promote awareness of HIV/AIDS.

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New Hope Film Festival Features Bucks County Filmmakers and Locally Produced Films

by June Portnoy

Several talented local filmmakers as well as films set in Bucks County made a mark on the Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival, held July 25th through August 3rd. An outstanding lineup of 103 independent films from 16 different countries, many of which were U.S. and world premiers, included art house features, documentaries, Mid-Atlantic films, short films, student films, TV pilots, webisodes and music videos.

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Auditions taking place for Roxey Ballet Company’s ‘The Nutcracker’

Roxey Ballet Company, the professional dance company of the Mill Ballet School, has announced auditions for its 20th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s American holiday tradition, “The Nutcracker.” The auditions will be held at the Canal Studios in Lambertville, New Jersey on September 13th, at the following times:

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Lower Make Historical Society and David Library co-present program on ‘Rosie the Riveter’

The Lower Makefield Historical Society and the David Library of the American Revolution will co-present “Rosie the Riveter and the Popular Culture of World War II,” a performance/lecture by actor/educator/historian Jo Ann Tufo on Sunday, September 14th at 3:00pm at the David Library, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, (1.3 miles north of the Washington Crossing Bridge). Admission is free.

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Friends of the Delaware Canal Art Show is September 12th-14th

An art show and sale featuring the works of more than 100 regional artists will be held on September 13th and 14th from 11:00am to 7:00pm at the Rolling Green Barn at the intersection of Aquetong Road and Route 202 in New Hope. An opening reception will take place on September 12 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Proceeds from art sales will benefit the preservation and improvement efforts of the Friends of the Delaware Canal.

Admission to the show is free, and it is open to the public. An on-line gallery, which features art works in addition to those in the show, may be viewed at www.fodc.org. For more information call 215-862-2021 or e-mail friends@fodc.org.

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Animal Alliance chosen for emergency rescue in Toms River, NJ

On August 14th, a team from Animal Alliance transferred 16 dogs in from Toms River Animal Shelter to the organization’s Planned Pethood Clinic in Lambertville. As an Emergency Placement Partner to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Animal Alliance was called upon to rescue and rehabilitate the poodle and poodle mix dogs, all of which were suffering from fleas, ear mites, parasites, and other painful conditions. Animal Alliance responded immediately and within 30 hours of notification from HSUS, the dogs were situated at Animal Alliance and receiving medical attention.

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