Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve announces Land Ethics Award winners

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve presented their sixth annual Land Ethics Awards at the Land Ethics Symposium at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, on March 10th. The award honors the creative use of native plants in the landscape, sustainable and regenerative design, and ethical land management and construction practices.

By raising public awareness about sustainable land management practices, the Land Ethics Award is an important part of the Preserve’s efforts to inspire the appreciation and use of native plants and serve as an educational resource for conservation and stewardship.

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Nate Wilson signs to play baseball with Cairn University

New Hope-Solebury senior, Nate Wilson, recently signed with Cairn University in Langhorne to play baseball. Nate will play third base and pitch.

Though he has not made a firm decision, Nate is thinking of majoring in Education.

Pictured seated with Nate (center) are parents Chuck and Kim Wilson; standing from left, Athletic Director Ted Harrington, Coach Tony Vlahovic and Principal Stephen Seier.

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Hazelrigg Brothers performing at Bowman’s Tavern Restaurant

Since the late 1990’s pianist George and bassist Geoff Hazelrigg have pushed the boundaries of music. These brothers have done all the things one would expect from musicians in their prime: toured nationally and internationally, written works that have been featured on major media outlets, and recorded with some of the most important artists of the current age. Their musical roots, which began decades earlier, have prepared them well for their current jazz-trio project.

Raised in Princeton, NJ, their first professional experiences came from singing in the Trinity Church Choir led by world-renown choirmaster John Bertalot. At the same time George was studying harpsichord and organ, then adding jazz to his palate with teacher and Grammy-nominee Laurie Altman. Eventually his path led him to jazz-studies at Manhattan School of Music.

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Kelsey Smith receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Kelsey Smith of New Hope, a senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. New Hope-Solebury High School nominated Kelsey this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.

Kelsey did most of her volunteer service through the Trinity Youth Group of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury. This past summer she helped to build playgrounds and gardens throughout the West Philadelphia community.

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Upper Makefield HEAT are ICBA champs!

The Upper Makefield HEAT seventh grade girls’ basketball team, coached by Kari Cairone and George Long, completed their season by securing the championship in the Inter-County Basketball Association (ICBA) League.

This year’s seventh grade girls’ divisions included 25 teams from Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, and New Jersey as well.  With a tough start to the season, going 0-2 versus Springford and Upper Dublin, the HEAT then rallied to go on a 14-game winning streak. Their final opponent was arch-rival, Upper Dublin, a strong defensive presence who allowed the HEAT only 24 points in the final game.

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Dana Bloomfield commits to Penn State Abington

New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Dana Bloomfield, recently signed with Penn State Abington to play volleyball. Dana will begin playing for the team next school year.

Pictured seated are Dana’s mom, Sharon Bloomfield (left) and Dana, and standing Athletic Director Ted Harrington, Coach Roy Watson, and Principal Stephen Seier.

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‘Fiber, Fabric, and Fashion’ at New Hope Arts

  1. Model Riley Ramirez wearing a miniskirt by Illia Barger of Pantaluna.
  1. Model Tristan Powell in Ginnie Burke Collections.
  1. Joanne Eisenberg, accessory curator of show, wears a necklace of her own design.
  1. Model Allison Kuklinski in Ginnie Burke Collections.
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‘The Fonz,’ shedding leather jacket, now battles dyslexia

by June Portnoy

If you’re not too young you probably remember Henry Winkler as the cool “Fonz” on the hit television show, “Happy Days.” However, during a school-wide assembly at Sol Feinstone Elementary School on March 15th, Henry Winkler took “cool” to another level as he inspired students to succeed, regardless of any obstacles they must overcome.

Henry’s appearance was part of a national book tour with co-author Lin Oliver, a successful writer of children’s books and television shows, to promote their newest children’s book, “You Can’t Drink a Meatball Through a Straw!” It’s their seventh book from their “Here’s Hank” book series, based on a young boy with dyslexia. More important than spreading awareness about his book was Henry’s passion to spread awareness about dyslexia, a learning disability he struggled with growing up.

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New Hope Historical Society Garden Tour in the works

Plans for the 23rd annual New Hope Historical Society (NHHS) Garden Tour are well underway. The rain-or-shine event will take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, June 4th, and focuses on the incredible beauty of local gardens and the considerable skill and imagination of their owners, says NHHS garden tour committee co-chair Mary Ellen Mason.

The event will begin with a docent-led tour of New Hope’s historic Parry Mansion, then moves on to six local private gardens, featuring a diverse array of plantings and imaginative landscapes.

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NHS Spirit Week goes beyond points

by Bailey Hendricks

Spirit Week 2016 has come to an end. Filled with heated competitions of both physical and intellectual abilities, a pig roast, a handball tournament, hallway decorations, Family Feud, the gong show, and of course… Star Wars, it was a closer competition than many of the spirit weeks of the past.

In the end, Gold triumphed and the Juniors celebrated their first Spirit Week win. However, the excitement of the week moves past the coveted points and the win.

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