Delaware Canal State Park Celebrates the New Year with First Day Hike on January 1

Delaware Canal State Park will sponsor a free guided hike on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. A family friendly hike will take place on the Delaware Canal towpath, beginning at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (lower parking lot) at 1635 River Road (PA-32) in New Hope, PA on Thursday, January 1st, 2015, from 1 to 3 pm.

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Audubon Society investigates ‘Mysteries of the Pinelands’

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) will welcome Dr. John Mertz, Professor Emeritus at Delaware Valley College for a fascinating program about the NJ Pinelands Sunday, December 14th at 2:00pm. This program is the sixth program in a Sunday Speaker Series called Coffee and Conservation, held periodically at Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center, located at 2877 Creamery Road, Solebury.

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A remembrance wreath for a Veteran

Please help place a wreath on every Veterans gravesite at the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing. This year the goal is 7,000 wreaths.  Please bring a wreath or make donations to the Guardians of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery at P. O. Box 233, Newtown, PA  18940.

This year, Wreaths Across America is Saturday, December 13th, beginning at 11:00am. All wreaths are placed at noon throughout the nation. Please come to honor and remember our Veterans on this special day.

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The splendor of Christmas comes alive in song!

Cantus Novus, an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County, will be performing “What Sweeter Music,” a moving holiday program at several locations in early December. “What sweeter music” are words that especially resonate during the holiday season. They evoke feelings of warmth and delight, helping us to recall special times with family and friends. The splendor of Christmas comes alive in song as Cantus Novus presents beautiful, sonorous choral music from across the ages, accompanied by strings and piano.

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New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir to sing in Carversville

The New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir begins its third season with a concert at Carversville Christian Church, 3736 Aquetong Road, Carversville, on Sunday afternoon, December 7th at 2:00pm. In what has emerged as a trademark of NHS&LCC performances, the concert will include a mixture of choral pieces and songs led by individual members of the group.

Choral music comes a variety of composers, including Handel, Tindley, Paulus, P.D.Q. Bach, and more. Individual performances include songs from choir members Elizabeth Bowman, Jennifer Guglielmi, Jamie Brown, George Tilton, Tony Peterman, Virginia ZIegler and Giuseppe Minniti.

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Historical Society holds Annual New Year’s Brunch

The Solebury Township Historical Society invites you to the 14th Annual Solebury New Year’s brunch on Thursday, January 1st, from noon to 3:00pm. It will be held at Holly Hedge Estates, located at 6987 Upper York Road in Solebury Township.

The event features social time with complimentary cider, a cash bar, and entertainment by Bob Egan. A complete gourmet brunch follows, including meats, an omelet station, and poached salmon. Honored Citizens of Solebury awards will be presented.

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“Black Friday” Specials at Animal Alliance

Organization Offers Extremely Discounted Adoption Rates on Cats & Kittens

On Friday, November 28th, 2014, Animal Alliance of NJ will host “Black Friday” a day of special adoption rates on all cats and kittens with any black on them at The Robert W. Curts Memorial Pet Adoption Center, 1432 Route 179 North in Lambertville.  The adoption center has also extended regular hours of 12-4pm to Black Friday special hours of 12-8pm.

Prices for all adult cats with any black on them will be slashed from $75.00 to $25.00. Kittens with any black fur will be reduced from $125.00 to $75.00. All of the cats and kittens at Animal Alliance have already received spay/neuter surgery, negative Feline Leukemia/FIV blood test, rabies and FVRCP vaccines, flea and tick treatment, deworming and Home Again Microchip.

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Roxey Ballet presents 20th anniversary production of ‘The Nutcracker’

Roxey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is a magical way to bring in the holiday season as Clara and her friends promise to take you on her enchanting voyage meeting magical mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, swirling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier.

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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad announces ‘The North Pole Express’

The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad once again welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus along with a whole host of holiday revelers. The North Pole Express runs from November 21st through January 4th on select days.

Reservations are strongly suggested. For reservations, ticket fares and a complete schedule, visit www.newhoperailroad.com or call 215-862-2332. You can also purchase discounted North Pole Express tickets at their Cart at the Willow Grove Mall (first floor near elevator).

All trains depart from the New Hope station, located at 32 West Bridge Street. The New Hope Train Station is located one block west from the intersection of Bridge and Main Streets in downtown New Hope.

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Secrets of palette knife painting at New Hope Art League meeting

Betty Minnucci, a self-taught artist from Doylestown, will share her secrets of palette knife painting at the New Hope Art League meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00pm, at the St. Martin of Tours Church School, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope.

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