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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Lorenzo Branca appearing at Bowman’s Tavern

Lorenzo Branca is a modern day renaissance man. He is a gifted musician and an artist with extraordinary ability.

Lorenzo began his music career in Philadelphia studying Drums at the age of 13. Within a year he was playing in local rock and jazz bands throughout the Philly area. By his senior year in high school, he opened for B.B. King in Atlantic City.  He recorded an original Rock Opera with a Florida-based band for Columbia Studios.

Moving to Orlando, the band toured the Southeast for three years and opened for Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band and other contemporary recording artists.

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Three NH-S Elementary students to perform at Kimmel Center

Three New Hope-Solebury Elementary School students are among 30 of The Conservatory’s top music students who were chosen to perform at the Sounds of Excellence concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 2nd.

Siblings Maddox (fourth grade), Aria (second grade) and Prosper Chen (second grade) were selected by a panel of judges from The Conservatory and will be playing piano at the world-class performance venue.

“They were among the 50 to 60 talented musicians who auditioned over two days,” states father, Maurice Chen. “We are very proud that they received this honor.” The Chens will be performing two pieces, Rustic Dance (R. Vandall) and Romp a la Mozart (L. Mozart). These are “six hand” pieces which require the three Chen children to play together at the same time on one piano.

PHOTO CAP: From left, Prosper, Maddox, and Aria Chen

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Area students display their artwork at Youth Art Exhibit at Phillips’ Mill

Three area students recently had their artwork featured at the Phillips’ Mill Community Association’s Third Annual Youth Art Exhibition in New Hope.

Solebury School student, Michaela Riggio, won First Place in the Sculpture category for her piece entitled “Library.”

Another Solebury School student, Leah Hunt, had her piece entitled “Contrast Portrait,” displayed.

And New Hope-Solebury High School student Eddie Krejsa, contributed his “Self Portrait” work.

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