The celebration of Christmas throughout the ages involves a legendary figure called “Olde Father Christmas.” In Finland, north of the Arctic Circle, he is called “ Joulupukki.” In England, during ancient British mid-winter festivals he was called “King Frost.” in Victorian times he is known as “St. Nicholas.”
Alex, who played lacrosse for Council Rock Youth Lacrosse, is a highly-awarded player, with honors including Under Armour All America Uncommitted ’14, Brine HS All-American ’14, Brine National All-Star ’14, MVP Delaware All-Star ’14, and Keystone State All-Star ’12.
Now is the time to join or renew to be a part of one of the oldest libraries in Pennsylvania. The Newtown Library Company, founded in 1760 when area farmers got together and decided to share a small collection of books, is inviting the community to join this historic gem that now includes thousands of titles and other media.
Please help place a wreath on every Veterans gravesite at the National Cemetery in Washington Crossing. This year the goal is 7,000 wreaths. Please bring a wreath or make donations to the Guardians of the Washington Crossing National Cemetery at P. O. Box 233, Newtown, PA 18940.
This year, Wreaths Across America is Saturday, December 13th, beginning at 11:00am. All wreaths are placed at noon throughout the nation. Please come to honor and remember our Veterans on this special day.
Each year the children of Newtown Quaker Meeting select two charities for whom to raise funds. The first charity selected this year by the young Quakers was The School for Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), the first boarding school for girls in Afghanistan.
Historic Newtown Borough welcomes visitors to its Holiday House Tour on Saturday, December 6th. Now in its 52nd consecutive year, this house tour is a Newtown tradition and a festive start to the holiday season. For the $25 cost of a tour ticket, visitors can enjoy Newtown on foot for an up-close look at the interiors of five or six private homes and several public buildings, all dressed for the holidays.
The 85-voice Bucks County Women’s Chorus will kick off their third holiday season with their annual Friends and Family Concert, subtitled “Sounds of the Season.” The ensemble will entertain guests during this hour-long performance with plenty of familiar favorites as well as a variety of lesser-known sacred and secular holiday pieces and several multi-cultural selections.