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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.