‘Grand Evening’ will benefit NHS Free Library

by Judi Biederman

A combination of generous contributions and creative collaborations is adding up to a very special benefit event to raise money for the oldest free library in Bucks County. On Saturday, October 11th, from 5:30 to 9:30pm, the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury will present “A Grand Evening” at the Lahaska home of photographic artist Paul Grand. The evening will include an elegant four-course dinner and a guided tour throughout Mr. Grand’s home to view more than 200 pieces of his work prior to exhibition at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

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The Fabric Loft collaborates with Habitat for Humanity of Bucks

The Fabric Loft has announced it will be collaborating with Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County with an offer to “Donate your old window treatment and get 20% off a new window treatment.” The donated drapes and valances will be dropped off by the staff of The Fabric Loft to Restore in Chalfont to be reused or resold. This offer is good until December 2014.

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Kernan receives IAFI designation

The International Association of Fire Investigators (IAFI) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) has announced the awarding of the designation of Fellow of the IAFI (F-IAFI) to John C. Kernan, CFEI, CFII, F-IAFI. John is the Chief Fire Marshall for Upper Makefield Township.

Those members of the IAFI, with superior expertise, education, experience, service to the fire investigation profession, and a position of respect within the fire investigation community may be recognized by the NAFI/IAFI Board of Governor’s with the honorific title of Fellow of the IAFI (F-IAFI) in recognition of their leadership roles and honored standing within the industry. Mr. Kernan is the first candidate to be awarded this honor from the State of Pennsylvania.

Less than one percent of all Professional Fire Investigators in the world have been awarded this distinction.

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David Library Will Hold Open House September 27

The David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing will hold its sixth annual open house on Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 AM to 4PM. Scheduled events include a lecture on the gardens of the Founding Fathers, a “gallery chat” featuring rare manuscripts from the Library’s Sol Feinstone Collection, screenings of two educational films produced by the David Library in the 1970s, and more. The open house is planned to help people interested in history learn more about what the David Library has to offer, and this year, it will celebrate the Library’s 40th year at its current location. Founded in 1959 by Sol Feinstone, the David Library of the American Revolution was originally located in the Visitor’s Center at the Washington Crossing Historic Park. In the fall of 1974, it reopened at 1201 River Road, a mile north of the park’s visitor’s center.

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Mill Ballet School launches 20th anniversary of dance education

The Mill Ballet School, a premier dance training facility in Lambertville, has announced its 20th season of dance education. As part of the celebration a free trial class will be offered to new students not previously registered at the school. Mill Ballet School’s mission is to provide every student with world-class dance educational opportunities while studying with the highest caliber professional faculty.

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Bucks County youth compete in District Championships

Youth Tennis Teams from Bucks County recently competed in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis District Championships in both New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area.

The Bucks County spring league was administered by the nonprofit Bucks County Tennis Association (BCTA), and teams competed for eight weeks during the spring season with the Serve-ivors and Terman-netters earning the right to compete in the 14-and-under and the 18-and-under divisions, respectively. The teams competed in the July USTA Middle States Philadelphia Area District Championships against teams that had won their leagues from throughout the five-county greater Philadelphia region.

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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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