Cordus Mundi Hosts Brahms Summer Sing

The singing doesn’t stop during the summer for male a cappella group Cordus Mundi. The group will be hosting their fourth annual Summer Sing at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road in Solebury on Monday evening, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. Singers and would-be singers of all shapes, sizes, skill levels and ages are invited to attend and participate in a reading of Brahms’ German Requiem.

Summer Sings present area singers, would-be singers, and interested listeners with an opportunity to sing and learn about some of the world’s recognized choral masterpieces in a calm, no-pressure, collegial, and air-conditioned environment.

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New Hope-Solebury Community Association: Supporting the community for over 60 years


In November of 1949, a small group of men and women of New Hope and Solebury met to talk about funding a new gymnasium at the New Hope High School. The gym was funded and built in 1953. Little did the group know or imagine that the organization they founded, the New Hope-Solebury Community Association, would prosper and continue to support the community for over 60 years.

Today, the most visible fundraiser for the Community Association (CA) is The New Hope Automobile Show. Originating as a horse show in 1957, it evolved into an event for automobiles.

With the history and magnitude of this show, it requires year-long planning and volunteer help from various community groups. Those groups have included the Boy Scouts; the New Hope and Lambertville Fire Companies; soccer, baseball and football clubs; the Lions Club; and many others.

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Kelly Hayden awarded Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship

On May 17th, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Kelly Hayden, received the 2016 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.

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

In the fall, Kelly will attend the University of Virginia and plans to major in pre-medicine and neuroscience. Majoring in neuroscience will further educate Kelly in such diverse subjects such as psychology, biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and computer science.

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Christmas Gala holding fundraiser

The Christmas Gala, a non-profit organization to benefit seniors, is holding a three-day fundraising event at Bekky’s Village Workshop at Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 and 263, Building 68, themed “Christmas in July,” starting Friday, July 22nd, from 2:00 to 8:00pm.

There will be lots of family fun, crafts, mural painting, and raffle baskets. The Saturday all-day event includes music, vendors, raffle baskets, Mandala Art Class, and more. Sunday sums up the kids events and the announcements of winners for the raffle baskets.

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The Seventh Annual New Hope Film Festival is coming next month

The 2016 Seventh Annual New Hope Film Festival will take place from July 22nd through July 31st, and now is the time to get your tickets and reserve your seat! New Hope Film Festival is excited to announce that advance tickets are available by visiting the “Tickets” link on their website at www.newhopefilmfestival.com.

A link to the official 2016 Program Guide is available on the home page. The Guide includes the schedule, venue names and addresses, a description of each film and many helpful Festival tips about the event. Watch trailers and read about select films by following the “News” link on the website.

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Toni Suler signs onto Ursinus’ basketball team

New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Toni Suler, recently signed to play basketball with Ursinus College. At six-feet, Toni holds the record for blocked shots at NH-S and looks forward to a successful basketball career at Ursinus. She hasn’t yet decided on a major, but is interested in Communications. Seated next to Toni are her parents, George and Patty.

Standing are NH-S High School Principal Stephen Seier (left) and NH-S Head Coach, Andy Krasna.

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Friends of New Hope & Solebury Library to host ‘Mystery in the Moonlight’ event

July’s full moon and the magical gardens of Paxson Hill Farm will provide the setting for author Wendy Tyson to introduce her new series, “Greenhouse Mysteries.”

Wendy will read from her new novel, “A Muddied Murder,” in which attorney Megan Sawyer, having moved from Chicago to the family farm, finds life is far from peaceful as she encounters hostility and suspicion and becomes a suspect in the death of a man whose body she found in her barn.

“Mystery in the Moonlight,” sponsored by Paxson Hill Farm and hosted by the Friends of the New Hope & Solebury Library, will take place from 7:00-9:00pm, on Tuesday, July 19th at Paxson Hill Farm, 3265 Comfort Road, Solebury.

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Scenes from the Pride Parade

  1. Sara Flynn, Jenny Lee, Sara Gingras, Alexis McMenamin, Heather Yerkes, and Ally Marchisotto wore their colors proudly.
  1. Rob Marchisotto, Peter Prorok, and Ramon Robledo had a grand old time.
  1. Debra Kaplan Garvey was one of the escorts of the FACT Bucks County float.
  1. Carl Max, of New Hope, portrayed singer Whitney Houston.
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Bucks County Senior Games promote camaraderie, physical activity and fun

by June Portnoy

Approximately 250 Bucks County seniors competed in the 34th Annual Bucks County Senior Games held Monday, June 6th through Saturday, June 11th. Age categories consisted of 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, 80 to 89, and 90 plus. This year’s oldest participant was a 95-year-old Doylestown resident who competed in bocce, pinochle and billiards.

This weeklong event, hosted in partnership with the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) and the Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation, gave seniors the opportunity to demonstrate their athletic and intellectual abilities.

According to William R. McTigue Jr., Administrative Officer for Public Affairs at Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and an organizer of the Senior Games, this year’s most physically challenging game was the track & field, which included 100-meter sprints.

Seniors looking for less rigorous activities could register for bridge, pinochle, darts and a trivia contest. Other activities included bowling, tennis, table tennis, bocce, billiards and golf.

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Buckingham Township offering free ‘Summer Fun’ programs

Back by popular demand, The Bug Guy is coming to the Buckingham Township Building, located at 4613 Hughesian Drive in Buckingham, on Wednesday, July 13th at 10:00am. He will share his huge collection of bugs (you can even hold real bugs!). The Bug Guy has been entertaining all ages using live insects for a long time. For more information, visit the Buckingham Township’s Facebook page.

Magic by Stuart will perform at the Township Building on Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00am. This comedy magician show is fun for all ages. He will keep you entertained with all sorts of magic tricks, including a dove, and of course, a rabbit! Some kids will even be able to assist him and get involved in the show.

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