Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) at Honey Hollow, located at 2877 Creamery Road in New Hope, is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society founded in 1969. BCAS’ mission is “To educate the people of the greater Bucks County region about our natural world with an emphasis on energy and resource conservation, including protection of birds and other wildlife and their habitats.”

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Artists in Residence of Bucks County

Artists in Residence of Bucks County (AIR), a non-profit organization, exposes children to the arts by bringing professional visual, performing and literary artists to regional schools for hands-on workshops because exposure to the arts improves a child’s ability to think, express themselves and succeed academically.

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Maple Tree Tapping Saturday, January 31

Sugaring season will begin on Saturday, January 31 when visitors can enjoy the work, fun and rewards of helping farmers tap maple trees, hang sap buckets and cut firewood for use in syrup making. Crews will be working in the farm’s 150-tree sugar bush throughout the day and welcome visits from those who would like to watch the operations or lend a hand.

Anyone interested in making syrup at home can get pointers and hands-on experience during tree tapping workshops held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Taps and buckets needed for backyard sugaring operations are available for sale in the farm’s Visitor Center.

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New Hope Art League meeting Jan. 27

The New Hope Art League is very proud to announce that Patrick Connors will be doing a special lecture on human anatomy at our meeting Tues., Jan. 27 at 7pm at the St. Martin of Tours Church school cafeteria, 1  Riverstone Circle (off Rt. 179/W. Bridge St. by Staples), New Hope.  In case of inclement weather see NewHopeArtLeague.com, snow date is the following day, Jan. 28.

Patrick Connors is an accomplished plein air painter and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He teaches at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Studio Incamminati, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in NYC.

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Ice Harvesting at Howell Farm Saturday, January 24th

Howell Living History Farm will open the 2015 season with its annual “Ice Harvesting” event on Saturday, January 24. From 10a.m.-4p.m., visitors can help farmers cut ice and fill an ice house and learn how ice was once used for fueling ice boxes, preserving perishables during transport and of course, making ice cream. At 1pm and 3pm visitors can make and sample ice treats such as old fashioned snow cones and ice cream.

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Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival

Winter Festival 2015 runs from Saturday, January 17th to Sunday, January 25th. The Festival kicks off with a live Ice Sculpture Carving at 2:30 p.m. at the Bucks County Playhouse, followed by the Fire & Ice Ball from 7-11 p.m. at the Eagle Fire House in New Hope.

Taste of Winter Fest on Thursday, January 22, features a savory evening of fine food and beverages from local restaurants from 7-9 p.m. at the Inn at Lambertville Station on Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ.

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Bucks County Audubon Society Returns to its Roots

In 1969, a group of local residents interested in the conservation of wildlife and the environment met on the campus of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. Drawn from all over Bucks County, this nucleus of concerned citizens formed the Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS). For a number of years thereafter the Society held its monthly meetings in the Mandel Science Building on the DelVal campus. The meetings featured a variety of speakers making presentations on topics of interest to conservationists. Meanwhile, BCAS was busy in other arenas as well, founding the County’s first recycling program, fending off a plan to build a nuclear power plant on Newbold Island on the Delaware River in Lower Bucks, sponsoring a set of wildlife films narrated by their producers at Council Rock High School, embarking on an ambitious schedule of field trips for its members, and beginning a series of environmental education programs presented at Tuckamony Farm on the Honey Hollow Watershed, a National Historic Landmark, in Solebury.

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Lower Makefield Historical Society and David Library of the American Revolution will co-present Lecture on the Women of Valley Forge

On Sunday afternoon, January 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM, the Lower Makefield Historical Society and the David Library of the American Revolution will co-present “Present But Not Accounted For: Women at the 1777-1778 Valley Forge Campaign,” a lecture by Nancy K. Loane, Ph. D. The lecture will be held in Stone Hall in the Feinstone Conference Center at the David Library, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, 18977 (1.3 miles north of the Washington Crossing Bridge). Admission is free but reservations are necessary.

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BSA Washington Crossing Council’s two newest Eagle Scouts

A recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor blended two Boy Scout Troops, two families of seven Eagle Scout brothers, and two formerly independent BSA Councils in a unique ceremony as friends from opposite banks of the Delaware celebrated a shared achievement in Scouting – the Rank of Eagle. Ben Mendelsohn, of Troop 1776 in Titusville, NJ, Mercer Area District, and Anthony Mooradian of Troop 99 in Newtown, Playwicki District, were awarded the highest honor in Scouting September 20th, at Crossing Community Church in Newtown, while their older brothers, five of them and all Eagles, assisted.

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Middle Bucks Institute of Technology to host annual Open House

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, located at 2740 Old York Road, Jamison, is hosting its annual Open House for middle school and high school students on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A snow date is planned for Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 in the event of inclement weather.

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