Aysia Grondahl plays for All-State Rugby Team

New Hope-Solebury High School senior Aysia Grondahl was recently chosen for the Pennsylvania Girls High School All-State Rugby Team. Aysia plays for the Doylestown Girls High School Rugby Club, which recently became the PA State Girls High School Rugby Champions.

On June 1st, the team played in the College Rugby Championships at PPL Park in Philadelphia. This is a nationally televised tournament that selects the best teams from across the country to compete. Although Doylestown lost to New Jersey Blaze by 28-19, it gets an automatic bid to next year’s challenge, which is held in conjunction with the Collegiate Rugby Championships.

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2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival announces official selections & new sponsor

New Hope Film Festival, touted as “this emerging ‘Sundance East’ festival” in a June 2012 article in The Huffington Post, has announced their official selections and a new Sponsor for the 2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival that will take place from July 25th through August 3rd.

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Delaware Valley Fire Museum seeking volunteers

Volunteer training is currently available for docents at the Delaware Valley Fire Museum, 46 N. Sugan Road, New Hope. Be a part of New Hope’s newest and most exciting museum! Training is free and requires just a few hours a week. Contact Laurie Stockton, Curator, at 215-862-2692 for information.

Also visit www.delvalfiremuseum.org.

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Mackenzie Cavanagh selected for Governor’s School

New Hope-Solebury junior, Mackenzie Cavanagh, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) this summer at Carnegie Mellon University. The award is a full scholarship, which includes room, board, tuition and all class fees.

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Youth birding program pays tribute to Alan Brady

To celebrate the life of Alan Brady, who was an artist, photographer, father, and business owner, Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) is beginning a youth birding program to inspire young people to take notice of wild birds and their habitats. Alan, of Wycombe, passed away in January at the age of 93. His passion for birds and bird study began when he was a 16-year-old Eagle Scout at Treasure Island in the Delaware River.

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Drive to revive Arbor Day at Sol Feinstone Elementary

Arbor Day was celebrated on Thursday, April 24th this year and more than 110 fourth graders in Upper Makefield rolled up their sleeves and planted a tree. The kids became members of Fourth Grade Foresters. The project’s goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea – observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools. Fourth graders at Sol Feinstone Elementary School in Newtown received trees to take home and plant.

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David Braun recognized for leadership in medicine

New Hope-Solebury High School senior, David Braun, recently attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C. and was awarded a special nomination from the National Academic of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent his school and the state of Pennsylvania.

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NH-S High School students prove their ‘eco-sensibility’

by June Portnoy

Four students from New Hope-Solebury High School’s Envirothon Club placed second in the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Envirothon held Friday, April 25th at Peace Valley Park in Doylestown.

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New Hope Film Festival announces official selections

Official selections for the 2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival that will take place from July 25th through August 3rd  have been announced. The judges have selected 161 official selections from 16 countries. The countries represented are USA, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada, Honduras, India, Venezuela, France, Italy, Russian Federation, Australia, Belgium, China, Swaziland, Mexico and Uganda.

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BARC Developmental Services honors community volunteers

On May 1st, staff, directors, and supporters gathered at New Hope Winery to honor nine individuals receiving a 2014 BARC Developmental Services Community Award.

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