Electronic waste recycling taking place in Lower Makefield

Your local Environmental Advisory Councils are sponsoring an Electronic Waste Recycling event to be held Saturday, October 8th from 9:00am to noon at Lower Makefield Corporate Center, located at 790 Township Line Road in Lower Makefield.

New for 2016, televisions and monitors will have a $25 charge per item to recycle. Cash only will be accepted. Flat screen TVs and monitors, as well as all other items will be free.

The most common electronic items accepted include computer monitors, PC systems, stereos, cell phones, televisions, laptops, printers, fax machines, copiers, cameras and LCD/LED/Plasma TVs. Items not accepted include household batteries, any kind of light bulbs, smoke detectors, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and appliances.

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Circle of Friends holding Fall Birthday Carnival

On Sunday, October 9th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Circle of Friends Preschool, located at 980 Durham Road in Newtown, will throw a Fall Harvest Birthday Bash in the form of a Community-Wide Carnival!

With the Circle of Friends celebrating 10 years of preschool, families in the surrounding communities are encouraged to come out and join in some good old-fashioned fun and games that the whole family will enjoy! Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Wrightstown Food Cupboard as your admission ticket.

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Phillips’ Mill 87th Art Exhibition announces jurors, honored artist

The Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition committee has selected five artists to serve as jurors in its esteemed juried art exhibition, which begins on Saturday, September 24th and continues through Saturday, October 29th.

This year’s jurors are:

  • Howard Watson, a watercolorist from Wyncote, PA;
  • Holly Trostle Brighman, an oil and watercolorist from Philadelphia;
  • Ron Wyffels, who specializes in graphics, from Havertown, PA;
  • Jennifer Frudakis, a sculptor from Doylestown;
  • Joe Mooney, a sculptor from Philadelphia.

Charles McVicker, a Princeton, NJ watercolor, oil and acrylic painter, has been chosen as this year’s honored artist.

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Bernadette Handler elected to Family Service Board of Directors

Bernadette Handler, JD, RN of New Hope was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service Association of Bucks County. Bernadette attended Fitzgerald Mercy School of Nursing, Gwynedd Mercy University and Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Her career has included work as a nurse, a publishing editor and the coordinator of Family Service’s Guardianship program, from which she retired in 2007.

Bernadette has a long history with Family Service, having joined the agency as a volunteer in 1991. In her retirement, she serves on the planning committee for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter’s annual benefit and the Board of Directors of Bucks Villa, a group residence in New Hope for people living with HIV/AIDS.

“Bernie has a long-standing and varied relationship with our organization, along with an astute understanding of our mission,” said Margaret M. Mohr, a member of Family Service’s Board of Directors. “Her innate instinct and generosity for helping those in need has been shared with us for many years. It is quite fitting that we now welcome Bernie and her many skills to our Board of Directors.”

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New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir recruiting singers

Following a little time off for the summer, the New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir has resumed rehearsals, pointed toward performances in December and June. The choir is looking to expand the membership, and invites singers and would-be singers of all shapes, sizes, voice parts and varieties to join the group.

NHS&LCC is made up of members of the immediate New Hope-Solebury and Lambertville community as well as several singing residents of the surrounding area. There is no audition to join – all are welcome.

Beginning its fifth season, NHS&LCC performances have included caroling in New Hope, Peddler’s Village and Prallsville, and appearances at the New Hope Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, Chanukah on the Delaware, the New Hope-Solebury Free Library, several area retirement communities and senior centers, as well as regular concerts.

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Local DAR member to serve on national committee

Newtown resident Marguerite Mogila has been selected to serve as a member of the Volunteer Chapter Genealogy Committee with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The role allows the local resident to assist in serving the organization’s approximately 180,000 members worldwide as they help recruits identify patriot ancestors and complete the organization’s application process.

Currently Marguerite also serves the Washington Crossing Chapter of DAR as both Historian and Lineage Research Committee Chairman. As a dedicated genealogist with a passion for digging through dusty court records and DNA results to find elusive ancestors, she has successfully completed all of the DAR national genealogical education courses.

Her most recent accomplishment includes passing the Society’s brand new Electronic Application Reviewer course that focuses on training members to ensure quality electronic applications are submitted to the organization’s verifying genealogists in Washington, DC.

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‘Digging New Jersey’ to highlight Colonial and Revolutionary War Archaeology

The Washington Crossing Park Association announces its third historic educational program, “Digging New Jersey: Colonial and Revolutionary War Archaeology,” on Sunday, September 25th at the Union Fire Company Hall, River Road in Titusville from 2:00-5:30pm.

Featured speakers will be Dr. Richard Veit, Chair of the History & Anthropology Department at Monmouth University, who will discuss his archaeological explorations at Sandy Hook this summer. His talk, titled “Searching for the ‘Lighthouse Fort and the Refugee Town’ on Sandy Hook: A Story of Archaeological Research,” will provide background on his findings.

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17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire coming Sept. 17th-18th

The 17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire comes to the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, 576 Penns Park Road, Newtown, on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 11:00am to 6:00pm both days.

The Faire creates an interactive world where attendees of all ages take an entertaining, educational, and engaging stroll through the arts and history. Faire-goers encounter jousting knights, dangling aerialists, and flying birds of prey. Shows and activities cover a range of ages and interests and surround the faireways, on the stages and all around.

Performers bring literature to life throughout the day with shows and fairground encounters based on a new storyline each year. Danger shows feature a working trebuchet, living chess, archery matches, and fire breathers.

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David Library announces schedule of fall programs on American history

The David Library of the American Revolution has announced its schedule of educational programs that will be offered admission free in the Library’s lecture hall over the autumn months. The David Library, located at 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of American history between 1750 and 1800.

“This fall we will present a series of lectures titled ‘Framers, Founders and Confounders: Architects of a New Nation,’” said Meg McSweeney, Chief Operating Officer. “With the election in November, I think it will be interesting to consider some of our nation’s early leaders and the issues they faced in our founding era.”

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Real Life Catholic and St. Martin of Tours in New Hope announce ‘REBOOT! Live!’

St. Martin of Tours Parish has, in conjunction with other parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, secured a world-class event, “REBOOT! Live!” for Wednesday, September 21st, at St. Martin of Tours Church at 1 Riverstone Circle in New Hope.

Featuring Chris Stefanick, an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, the evening will start at 7:00pm and center around a practical exploration and understanding of the Catholic faith, and all the ways it’s meant to impact our lives.

Musician and recording artist, Jon Niven, will perform throughout the event. The event is geared toward age group 14 and up.

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