Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) at Honey Hollow, located at 2877 Creamery Road in New Hope, is an independent chapter of the National Audubon Society founded in 1969. BCAS’ mission is “To educate the people of the greater Bucks County region about our natural world with an emphasis on energy and resource conservation, including protection of birds and other wildlife and their habitats.”

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Artists in Residence of Bucks County

Artists in Residence of Bucks County (AIR), a non-profit organization, exposes children to the arts by bringing professional visual, performing and literary artists to regional schools for hands-on workshops because exposure to the arts improves a child’s ability to think, express themselves and succeed academically.

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Bucks County Audubon Society Returns to its Roots

In 1969, a group of local residents interested in the conservation of wildlife and the environment met on the campus of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. Drawn from all over Bucks County, this nucleus of concerned citizens formed the Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS). For a number of years thereafter the Society held its monthly meetings in the Mandel Science Building on the DelVal campus. The meetings featured a variety of speakers making presentations on topics of interest to conservationists. Meanwhile, BCAS was busy in other arenas as well, founding the County’s first recycling program, fending off a plan to build a nuclear power plant on Newbold Island on the Delaware River in Lower Bucks, sponsoring a set of wildlife films narrated by their producers at Council Rock High School, embarking on an ambitious schedule of field trips for its members, and beginning a series of environmental education programs presented at Tuckamony Farm on the Honey Hollow Watershed, a National Historic Landmark, in Solebury.

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BSA Washington Crossing Council’s two newest Eagle Scouts

A recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor blended two Boy Scout Troops, two families of seven Eagle Scout brothers, and two formerly independent BSA Councils in a unique ceremony as friends from opposite banks of the Delaware celebrated a shared achievement in Scouting – the Rank of Eagle. Ben Mendelsohn, of Troop 1776 in Titusville, NJ, Mercer Area District, and Anthony Mooradian of Troop 99 in Newtown, Playwicki District, were awarded the highest honor in Scouting September 20th, at Crossing Community Church in Newtown, while their older brothers, five of them and all Eagles, assisted.

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Patriot FC White U12 boys team takes ICSL Championship

The Patriot FC White U12 boys team has just won the Inter County Soccer League (ICSL) U12 Boys Division 2 Championship, clinching the League title with a tie against Boyertown last month. “Coach Thomas, Coach Witting and I are delighted our team has won their division in the ICSL.

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Anthony Lagana chosen for H.O.B.Y.

New Hope-Solebury High School sophomore, Anthony Lagana, was selected by the high school faculty to attend the 2015 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership seminar at Villanova University, May 29th through May 31st, 2015. The Leadership Seminar is designed for high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them in becoming effective, ethical leaders in their home, schools, workplace and community. Sophomore Bailey Hendricks was selected as an alternate.

Pictured from left are Principal Chuck Malone, Hendricks, Lagana, and Guidance Counselor, Hebat El-Turky.

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General Washington’s encampment tent raised at David Library

It was George Washington’s “home” for much of the Revolutionary War, a large oval-shaped tent that was his bedroom and office – the first “Oval Office” occupied by the first commander-in-chief of American military forces. This national treasure will be displayed in the new Museum of the American Revolution when it opens in Philadelphia in 2016.

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Hunger & Nutrition Coalition hosts fresh produce drive

by June Portnoy

Despite the frigid temperatures and blustery winds on Tuesday, November 18th, the parking lot at Harvest Ministries in Bensalem was filled with vans, trucks and cars waiting to collect fresh produce to help the hungry in Bucks County have nutritional food on their Thanksgiving Day tables.

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Phillips’ Mill Art Committee unveils new ‘Honored Artist Plaque’

Pictured from left, Glenna Bye, Art Committee member and the wife of Ranulph Bye who was the first recipient of the Honored Artist Award in 2001, Mavis Smith who is the recipient of the Honored Artist Award this year 2014, David Miller, noted woodworker and furniture restorer who donated the beautiful slab of Pennsylvania walnut used for the plaque and who also donated his expertise to refinish and to hang the plaque and Donna Lacey, Art Committee member who along with Reni Fetterolf was in charge of getting the plaque created.

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Students named Semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

New Hope-Solebury High School seniors Alex Crawley, Carrie Hetzel, Tiffany Tao and Catherine Xu have been named Semifinalists in the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. About 1.4 million juniors in about 22,000 U.S. high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinialists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

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