Bucks Country 4-H goes to Show

At the Middletown Grange Fair, 4-H members from all throughout Bucks County gathered to showcase their animal projects. There were almost 600 animals at this year’s fair, including alpacas, beef and dairy cattle, goats, poultry, rabbits and cavies, sheep, swine, and even a lone llama. Members worked with their animals all summer long to get themselves and their animals ready to enter these show rings. And what a show it was! These members could be seen using every available hour washing, clipping, and otherwise beautifying their animals and when these animals entered the ring you could tell that they were looking their very best.

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New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir is Recruiting Singers

The New Hope-Solebury & Lambertville Community Choir begins its third season this month. The choir is looking to expand the membership, and invites singers and would-be singers of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels to join the group. Rehearsals are held at Carversville Christian Church in Carversville.

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New Hope Film Festival Features Bucks County Filmmakers and Locally Produced Films

by June Portnoy

Several talented local filmmakers as well as films set in Bucks County made a mark on the Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival, held July 25th through August 3rd. An outstanding lineup of 103 independent films from 16 different countries, many of which were U.S. and world premiers, included art house features, documentaries, Mid-Atlantic films, short films, student films, TV pilots, webisodes and music videos.

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Animal Alliance chosen for emergency rescue in Toms River, NJ

On August 14th, a team from Animal Alliance transferred 16 dogs in from Toms River Animal Shelter to the organization’s Planned Pethood Clinic in Lambertville. As an Emergency Placement Partner to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Animal Alliance was called upon to rescue and rehabilitate the poodle and poodle mix dogs, all of which were suffering from fleas, ear mites, parasites, and other painful conditions. Animal Alliance responded immediately and within 30 hours of notification from HSUS, the dogs were situated at Animal Alliance and receiving medical attention.

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Beach Blast Soccer Champs

The Patriot FC U11 Girls White team went undefeated to take home the coveted Tiki Trophy at the recent 2014 Cape Express Wildwood Beach Blast. The team is coached by Eric Hill and Peter Hondros.

Pictured standing are Aubrey Hondros, Rebecca Hutchinson, Jade McDonnell, Brianna Hondros, Julia Levin, Brooke Fischer, and Kara Hill; seated, Maddie Deal, Sydney Mandel, and Kim Herritt.

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Plumstead Christian School groundbreaking on $3.2 million project

June 13th marked the beginning of a facility expansion at Plumstead Christian School. Administration, school board, and neighbors gathered for the groundbreaking. Attending were Dan Hilferty, Board of Supervisors Plumstead Township, and Margaret McKevitt, Economic Development and Planning Services.

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Jurors selected for 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition

The 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition Committee has announced the distinguished group of art experts who have been selected to jury this year’s show. The team of selected jurors will have the difficult task of choosing the art to be exhibited in this prestigious annual show and also deciding upon the various cash awards to be presented.

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Kehilat HaNahar chosen for engagement initiative

Kehilat HaNahar has been accepted into the 5774/ 2014 Cohort of Jewish Learning Venture’s Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network for Families with Young Children.

The Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network for Families with Young Children was established to encourage and support congregations interested in developing and implementing significant, systemic approaches to attract and engage Jewish families with young children to their congregation and to Jewish life. As a Berger Network synagogue, their initiative will focus on enhancing and deepening their ties to families in the community.

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Thank you, veterans!

Skerdlant’s Shell has announced its participation in the Bucks County Veteran ID Discount Card Program. Now in its second year, this program has processed over 6,000 ID cards, and recruited 500+ participating vendors, with additional veterans and businesses joining daily. Under this program, Skerdlant’s will offer veterans 10% off all parts and labor.

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Crossings Animal Sanctuary kicks off ‘United Paw’

This month, The Crossings Animal Sanctuary (CAS) begins “United Paw,” a three-month, community-wide fundraising campaign for its dog and cat assistance programs.

These programs were created because many pets needlessly lose their lives when a new home, a foster placement, and/or financial assistance for veterinary care cannot be found in time. “The Animal Help and Adoption Network” helps by creating a centralized community help line for information, referral, and adoption assistance.

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