New Hope Art League Juried Show coming in May

The Sixth Annual New Hope Art League Juried Show will be held May 15th through 25th at the Rolling Green Barn, Route 202 and Aquetong Road, New Hope. The awards reception is Saturday, May 16th from 5:00-8:00pm and is free and open to the public. Classical guitarist Michael Notarangelo will perform. The Art League is supporting the Bucks County Housing Group with a non-perishable food drive. Please bring food to feed the needy.

The record amount of entries this year, a testament to the growing reputation of the league and show, kept jurors Stanley Bielen and Georganna Lenssen busy. All art is for sale. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the NHAL art scholarship for a worthy high school senior pursuing art in college.

Come out and enjoy some wonderful art and support your community. Open Thursday through Sunday and Memorial Day, noon to 6:00pm. Visit NewHopeArtLeague.com for more information.

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Landmark Towns of Bucks County presents Community Achievement Awards

by June Portnoy

Each of the four Landmark Towns of Bucks County, Bristol, Morrisville, Yardley and New Hope, awarded their annual Community Achievement Awards to four outstanding organizations or people at the annual Reception and Award Ceremony held Tuesday, March 24th at the Bucks County Children’s Museum in New Hope.

The four award recipients were chosen for embracing the Landmark Town’s mission of revitalizing the communities along the D&L (Delaware & Lehigh) Trail.

John Dwyer, a Landmark Towns Board Member and Eagle Fire Volunteer Company Fire Police Officer, presented the New Hope Community Achievement Award to his fire company, while recognizing the late Paul Stubbs, former Captain of the Fire Police at the fire company.

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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad’s May events

The Fourth Annual National Train Day is Saturday, May 9th, so come out to the railroad for a Family Fun Day Celebration. They will be running their hourly excursions, as well as a model train exhibit for you to see, face painting for the kids and much more!

Mother’s Day Brunch Train is Sunday, May 10th. Celebrate Mom in a truly classic and unforgettable fashion. Take a beautiful, scenic tour of the Bucks County countryside while enjoying a carefully prepared gourmet brunch aboard their vintage train.

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New Hope-Solebury seniors capture first place at computer fair

New Hope-Solebury High School seniors Jesus Escamilla and Jake Slominski took first place for Web Design at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 Regional High School Computer Fair on April 10th.

Jesus and Jake won the recognition for their Gateshead Farm website, which can be found at ghf2015.businesscatalyst.com. The two seniors will continue on to the State competition on May 19th at Dickinson College.

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Cambridge School Hosts Learn the Address National Competition

The 2nd Annual National Learn the Address competition took place at Cambridge School on April 10th 2015 and commemorated President Lincoln’s most powerful and famous speech, The Gettysburg Address. The event, which has gained significant national media attention, continued to shine the spotlight on students with learning differences and LD schools, helping foster the ongoing nationwide conversation about learning differences.

Middle school and high school students from across the nation who have learning differences recited The Gettysburg Address at the Learn the Address National Competition held at Cambridge School. The high profile judges included: Deborah Poritz, Retired Chief Justice of the NJ Supreme Court; Steve Santarsierio, PA State representative; Kenneth C. Davis, New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Know Much About® History; Jackson Lears, Author and Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers; Brandice Canes-Wrone, Author and Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; and Marcus Soutra, Chief Operating Officer of Eye to Eye.

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‘Landscapes and Wildlife of the Delaware Valley’ photography exhibit

The Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS), in conjunction with the Bucks County Project Gallery, is hosting “Landscapes and Wildlife of the Delaware Valley,” a juried photography exhibit through Sunday, May 3rd. The framed work may be viewed and purchased at the BCAS Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, 2877 Creamery Road, New Hope. Artists are donating a portion of their sales to benefit the environmental education programs provided each year to children and adults across the Delaware Valley. For more information call 215-297-5880 or visit online at www.BCAS.org.

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Students’ math skills add up to a win

Five New Hope-Solebury High School students were recently awarded Honorable Mention for their team effort in Moody’s Mega Math (M3), earning them a $1,000 scholarship to be split among them.

Mackenzie Cavanagh, Tim Czupich, Josh Le, Jacob Steinberg and Grace Wu competed in the contest to solve an open-ended, applied math-modeling problem focused on a real-world issue. The NH-S team was among the top 53 of over 1,000 entries. The Moody’s Foundation is a charitable foundation which is committed to supporting education, in particular the study of mathematics, finance and economics.

Pictured from left are Grace Wu, Mackenzie Cavanagh, math teacher Mr. John O’Hara, Tim Czupich, Jacob Steinberg and Josh Le.

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Cantus Novus celebrates ‘love’

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County, completes its 15th anniversary year with its spring performances of “Roses and Thorns: A Love Story.”

As our world hurtles through anxious times, the singers of Cantus Novus will celebrate love in all its joyous complexity. The concerts feature works of Mozart, Halley, Mealor, Victoria, Lauridsen, Casals, Whitacre, Forrest, Clausen and others.

Lauded by composers for “sensitivity and elegance” in performance, Cantus Novus’ recent holiday concerts were virtually sold out, so be sure to get tickets in advance.

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Carversville Christian Church to host ‘Hootenanny Number Two’

Following their successful Pete Seeger-oriented musical session a few months ago, a number of area performers will be re-grouping at Carversville Christian Church for “Hootenanny Number Two” on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd at 4:00pm. Singing and playing songs with a folk or folk-rock theme, local musicians Michael Orrell, Suzan Bartels, Ralph Smith, Elizabeth Bowman, Nancy Shill, Steve Feuerstein, and Rick Rosen will present individual sets, play and sing in a variety of combinations, and, in true hootenanny fashion, perform several songs designed to include full sing-along audience participation.

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Wrightstown Farmers Market celebrates ninth season opening

The Wrightstown Farmers Market opens the 2015 season at 9:00am Saturday, May 2nd with a ribbon-cutting, veggie plant giveaway, monster bubbles, Goose Creek Pioneers’ rousing music, and 30 local farmers and producers offering fresh, top quality products.

According to market manager, Cheryl Gilmore, Bobolink Farm, with aged cheeses and artisan breads, and Nina’s Waffle Truck are two new vendors welcomed this season.

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