New Hope-Solebury Community Association presents ‘The New Hope Automobile Show’

The New Hope-Solebury Community Association will present “The New Hope Automobile Show,” Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th, 9:00am-4:00pm, on the grounds of the New Hope-Solebury High School, 182 West Bridge Street in New Hope.

“The New Hope Automobile Show” features the finest in classic and antique vehicles. This year marks the 58th edition of the show, which will celebrate the convertible.

Tickets will be available at the gate: $5 general admission; $3 senior citizens; and free for Active Duty Military, National Guard, and Reserve personnel and their dependents (must show ID). Children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

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FCP awards scholarship to Madeleine Weick

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has awarded a scholarship to Madeleine Weick, a senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

The Foundations Partnership in Education 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.

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Environmental Education awards presented to three Bucks schools

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) held its Annual Meeting of the Membership last month and recognized three local schools for their exceptional commitment to Environmental Education. Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, operated by BCAS, has been teaching environmental education since 1980 and these schools have been participating in the environmental programs in exemplary ways.

Congratulations to these schools: Buckingham Friends School, Council Rock School District and Gayman Elementary School!

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Katherine Kowalchick receives AWA Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship

On May 20th, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Katherine Kowalchick, received the 2015 Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship from the Aquetong Watershed Association. On hand to present the award was AWA Director and President, Les Isbrandt and AWA Director and Secretary, Jade Greene.

“Katherine Kowalchick was selected to receive the annual AWA Scholarship award on the basis of both her scholastic and community achievements,” said Isbrandt, chair of AWA’s Scholarship Committee. In addition, Katherine represents exactly the type of student the AWA wishes to honor in its Malcolm Crooks Scholarship program.”

In the fall, Katherine will attend the Colorado School of Mines and plans to major in petroleum engineering. Her interest in this field of study developed from her desire to understand more about how best to balance science and economics with protecting the environment.

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Jillian Roberts awarded scholarship from New Hope Historical Society

On May 28th, New Hope-Solebury senior, Jillian Roberts, received the 2015 Francis Curley Scholarship from the New Hope Historical Society. On hand to present the award were NHHS president, Dee Dee Bowman, and NHHS Scholarship Committee member, Edwin Hild.

“Jillian Roberts was selected to receive this year’s award on the basis of both her scholastic and community achievements. In addition, her selection is one that we believe Francis Curley would have agreed with,” said Dee Dee.

NHHS established the Francis Curley Memorial Scholarship in 2003 to be awarded to a civic-minded New Hope-Solebury High School senior who has displayed excellence in social studies and who is going on to a post-secondary formal education in the field of Social Sciences.

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Don’t miss the NBA’s Newtown Antique & Classic Auto Show!

This year’s annual Newtown Business Association Antique & Classic Auto Show will be held on Sunday, July 19th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, on historic State Street in Newtown Borough, and will feature over 150 classic autos, trucks, corvettes, street rods, sports cars, muscle cars and cars of special interest, in all makes and models from 1900 to 1990.

This festive event is attended by thousands of spectators, with trophies being awarded in 12 classes, appearances by Council Rock North’s Sock ‘n Buskin theatre group dressed in the show’s 1940’s theme costumes, food vendors, and a raffle for prizes for car show participants.

The event rain date is July 26th.

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New Hope student interns in Sen. Toomey’s office this summer

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) recently announced that Samantha Heyrich of New Hope, will intern in his Washington office this summer working on education, labor, judiciary, and immigration issues.

Samantha, a graduate of The Hun School of Princeton, attends Bryn Mawr College where she is majoring in political science and cultural anthropology.

She looks forward to a career in law, politics, and government.

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Evening Hayrides at Howell Living History Farm

The Mercer County Park Commission will offer free Saturday evening hayrides at Howell Farm on July 11, 18 and 25 from 5 pm until 8 pm. The horsedrawn rides last 20 minutes, carrying visitors over the lanes of the 130 acre working farm, which is located in Hopewell Township. During the program, visitors can also take self-guided tours, picnic in the picnic area and join a marshmallow roast.

Rides will leave the barnyard area every 25 minutes beginning at 5:10, with the last ride departing at 8:00. Rides will be given on a first come, first serve basis to the first 200 visitors. Rides are intended for individual and family participation; groups cannot be accommodated.

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Mark your calendars for the 2015 Sixth Annual New Hope Film Festival

The 2015 Sixth Annual New Hope Film Festival will take place from July 24th through August 2nd. Tickets are available now on their website, www.newhopefilmfestival.com.

The 2015 Program Guide has the schedule, venues, a description of each film and more. Watch trailers for some of the films in the “News” section of the website.

Judges selected 97 Official Selections with 80 films from 16 countries with many U.S. and world premieres. Countries represented are USA, Sweden, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Canada, France, Bahrain, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy, and the Russian Federation.

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Winners announced for Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association presented awards to eight photographers as part of the kickoff for the 23rd annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition.

Winners are as follows:

Best of Show: John Stritzinger, of Elkins Park, PA, “Boy Box Shadows in Havana.”

Best Body of Work: Barbara Warren, of Yardley, “Winter Woods #1, Winter Woods #2, Winter Woods #3, Winter Woods #4.”

Patron’s Awards: John Bohnel, of Clinton, NJ, “Airstream Icecube;” Susan Kott, of Croydon, PA, “Missing Parts;” Mickie Rosen, of Elkins Park, “Amish Brothers;” Tony Rosowski, of Yardley, “Farmall.”

Judges Award: Stephen Lease, of Doylestown, “Forgotten Morning.”

Spencer Saunders Award: John Jacoberger, of Doylestown, “Blue House.”

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