Maple Tree Tapping Saturday, January 31

Sugaring season will begin on Saturday, January 31 when visitors can enjoy the work, fun and rewards of helping farmers tap maple trees, hang sap buckets and cut firewood for use in syrup making. Crews will be working in the farm’s 150-tree sugar bush throughout the day and welcome visits from those who would like to watch the operations or lend a hand.

Anyone interested in making syrup at home can get pointers and hands-on experience during tree tapping workshops held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Taps and buckets needed for backyard sugaring operations are available for sale in the farm’s Visitor Center.

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New Hope Art League meeting Jan. 27

The New Hope Art League is very proud to announce that Patrick Connors will be doing a special lecture on human anatomy at our meeting Tues., Jan. 27 at 7pm at the St. Martin of Tours Church school cafeteria, 1  Riverstone Circle (off Rt. 179/W. Bridge St. by Staples), New Hope.  In case of inclement weather see NewHopeArtLeague.com, snow date is the following day, Jan. 28.

Patrick Connors is an accomplished plein air painter and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He teaches at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Studio Incamminati, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in NYC.

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Ice Harvesting at Howell Farm Saturday, January 24th

Howell Living History Farm will open the 2015 season with its annual “Ice Harvesting” event on Saturday, January 24. From 10a.m.-4p.m., visitors can help farmers cut ice and fill an ice house and learn how ice was once used for fueling ice boxes, preserving perishables during transport and of course, making ice cream. At 1pm and 3pm visitors can make and sample ice treats such as old fashioned snow cones and ice cream.

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Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival

Winter Festival 2015 runs from Saturday, January 17th to Sunday, January 25th. The Festival kicks off with a live Ice Sculpture Carving at 2:30 p.m. at the Bucks County Playhouse, followed by the Fire & Ice Ball from 7-11 p.m. at the Eagle Fire House in New Hope.

Taste of Winter Fest on Thursday, January 22, features a savory evening of fine food and beverages from local restaurants from 7-9 p.m. at the Inn at Lambertville Station on Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ.

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Lower Makefield Historical Society and David Library of the American Revolution will co-present Lecture on the Women of Valley Forge

On Sunday afternoon, January 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM, the Lower Makefield Historical Society and the David Library of the American Revolution will co-present “Present But Not Accounted For: Women at the 1777-1778 Valley Forge Campaign,” a lecture by Nancy K. Loane, Ph. D. The lecture will be held in Stone Hall in the Feinstone Conference Center at the David Library, 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, 18977 (1.3 miles north of the Washington Crossing Bridge). Admission is free but reservations are necessary.

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Middle Bucks Institute of Technology to host annual Open House

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, located at 2740 Old York Road, Jamison, is hosting its annual Open House for middle school and high school students on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. A snow date is planned for Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 in the event of inclement weather.

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Tromping Along the Towpath with the Friends of the Delaware Canal

Tromp along the Delaware Canal towpath on Saturday, January 10. Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal for a 3-mile snowshoeing, skiing, or hiking adventure that will begin at 1 p.m. in the rear parking lot by the Canal in Tinicum Park, 963 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920.

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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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