‘Treasures From the Attic: Selected Items From the NHA Archives’

The Annual Meeting of the Newtown Historic Association will be held on Monday, April 21st at 8:00pm at the Half Moon Inn (Court Inn), 105 Court Street, Newtown.

The Annual Business Meeting will be conducted and will also include reports from all standing committee chairmen for the past year.

Following the Annual Business Meeting, a presentation entitled, “Treasures From the Attic: Selected Items From the NHA Archives” will be given by Harriet Beckert and David Callahan. This lecture will showcase selected items from the NHA archives that are interesting and unique to the Newtown community.

The public is invited and refreshments and a social hour will follow the meeting. For further information call 215-968-3914, e-mail dcnhh@comcast.net, or visit www.newtownhistoric.org.


An Evening in the Chocolate Garden

Join A Woman’s Place (AWP), the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, at the 19th annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy for an evening at The Chocolate Garden, at Tyler Hall on the campus of Bucks County Community College in Newtown on Saturday, April 26th. This event, which is the largest annual fundraiser for AWP, is a fun evening to eat great food, meet hundreds of community members, bid on fantastic auction items, and sample the most delicious chocolate desserts from all over the county – all for a great cause!

This year, attendees will enter a garden party chock full of more chocolate delicacies than any one person can imagine. Put on your best Garden Party attire and be on hand at 6:00pm for an evening of drinks, dinner, and spectacular auction items. Don’t forget the reason why this event is called Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy. Guests will enjoy a vast spread of desserts made of all types of chocolate and a giant dark chocolate fountain. This is the must-taste event of the year!

Tickets are $125 per person. AWP members can purchase their ticket for $100. Due to the event including dinner service, all tickets must be purchased prior to the event. There will be no tickets available at the door.

Come to the sweetest event in Bucks County! Call Director of Public Advocacy Jenny Salisbury at 215.343.9241 x108 to purchase your tickets today!


Newtown Rotary hosting Fifth Annual ‘Hope on the Vine’ event

The Newtown Rotary Club will celebrate its Fifth Annual Hope On The Vine event on Saturday, April 26th, from 6:00 to 10:00pm, at the River Room in the newly renovated Visitor Center at Washington Crossing State Park. The public is welcome, but please register in advance on their website, www.newtownrotary.org. Ticket price is $75 per person and includes food and beverage throughout the evening, raffled door prizes, music, auction guide, event booklet and plenty of parking.

It promises to be a fun evening and Event Chairman, Chuck Charlton, hopes to set a new record. “Last year, we raised over $15,000, of which $3,250 was donated to Polio Plus, and most of the remaining funds were distributed to 17 local organizations,” said Chuck.

This year’s event will feature food by Chef Joe Garvey, music by the Newtown Chamber Orchestra, excellent international assortment of wines, a wine/cheese pairing education by Beth Tentilucci, and silent and public auctions by a professional auctioneer to support many local and international causes.

“As Hope On The Vine has grown over the years, we realized that we needed a new venue,” added Chuck. “We are very pleased that the River Room at the renovated Visitor Center at Washington Crossing State Park became available. It’s a spacious room, with magnificent views of the Delaware River and steeped in history. We had great items for the auction last year and expect to do even better this year. If anyone wants to help by donating auction items, they can find a list of recommendations on our website.”

For instant updates, “like” Newtown Rotary on Facebook.


April Breakfast Meeting of the NBA

The Newtown Business Association will hold its April Membership Breakfast on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM at Chandler Hall, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown.  Representatives from Newtown Township and Newtown Borough will give a “State of Newtown” address. 

Also come hear all about what is happening in the Newtown Business Association and how it can help your business.  Meet with colleagues and make new contacts at this early morning get-together.  The meeting starts promptly at 7:30am and is held in the Wrights Room; NBA members are encouraged to bring a guest.  Online Registration, at www.NewtownBA.org, for this event will close at 12pm the day prior.  The cost to attend this event is $15 payable at the door or online.  Monthly NBA Breakfast meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month except December.

The mission of the NBA is to promote Newtown as a great place to live, work, shop and do business, thereby enhancing the economic vitality of the community for member businesses through networking, education, community involvement and coop advertising opportunities.


Council Rock presents two programs addressing substance abuse: A Better High and Straight Talk for Parents

During the week of April 21st, Council Rock is presenting two programs addressing the issue of teens and substance abuse.  

On Monday April 21 at 7 pm at Council Rock High School South in Holland, nationally renowned speaker and comedian Matt Bellace will present “A Better High: Supporting Teens in Making Healthy Choices”. Author of the book, A Better High: Laugh, Help, Run, Love… and Other Great ways to Get Naturally High!, Dr. Bellace uses humor and inspirational stories to teach how to communicate with teens without arguing while sharing examples of how to teach responsibility and healthy coping skills.

On Wednesday April 23 at 7 pm at Richboro Middle School in Richboro, Greg Schick of Drug Free PA will present “Straight Talk for Parents” – an engaging discussion with parents about on the prevalence of substance abuse in our schools and how to recognize signs of use and abuse. A US Army Veteran and currently in law enforcement, Mr. Schick is a member of the Drug Free Pennsylvania coalition, travelling throughout the state and providing parents with practical tools to open a conversation with their children about the dangers of drug use.

Parents and community members are encouraged to attend one or both events to learn more about substance abuse issues – from identifying warning signs in your teen to practical ways to help them grow up substance-free. Both programs are open to all community members and are free of charge.  Interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP to CRCHY@crsd.org so that event planners can prepare for refreshments and handouts.

The April 21st program is presented by Council Rock High School South’s SADD students.  The April 23rd program is the final event of the “Raising Great Kids,” Speaker Series presented by the Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth and the Council Rock Education Foundation and sponsored by Customers Bank.  For more information on these programs, visit www.creducationfoundation.org or email office@creducationfoundation.org.


NBA hosting Annual Easter Egg Hunt

On Saturday, April 12th, at 9:00am sharp, the Newtown Business Association (NBA), representing over 200 businesses and retailers in Newtown, will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Pickering Manor Field in Newtown Borough. All are welcome to attend this traditional holiday activity celebrating the joy and fun of a good old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt for both children and adults. Member businesses of the NBA will be donating prizes for the event.

To participate, simply come with family and friends to Pickering Manor North Field, at the corner of Frost Street and Lincoln Avenue in Newtown Borough, at 9:00am. This lively event is over in less than one half-hour and will create memories for all. Don’t be late, as the hunt will start promptly at 9:00am. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet the children. For further information about this event, call Event Chair Jen Kline Clark at 215-962-3933 or check the NBA website at www.NewtownBA.org.


Mark Bortman to speak at environmental forum

The Newtown Township Environmental Advisory Council has announced its next environmental forum, to be held on Saturday, April 12th from 9:30am until noon at the Newtown Township Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Drive, Newtown Township. The forum will be an informational session on solar and energy efficiency technologies.

The tremendous growth in the U.S. solar industry is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Over the past few years, the cost of a solar energy system has dropped significantly – helping to give more American families and businesses access to affordable clean energy. Mark Bortman, founder of Exact Solar, is one of PA’s and NJ’s leading solar energy system installers with extensive experience in solar photovoltaics (PV), solar water heating, and solar pool heating systems. Mr. Bortman will be speaking on these solar technologies, including how they work, the environmental benefits, and how installing solar energy systems can help residents and businesses control their energy costs. Mr. Bortman is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor and Interstate Renewable Energy Council Certified.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Learn more about this important environmental topic!

Further information can be obtained from Steven Jenks at sjenks22@hotmail.com.


Quaker Faith, Witness and Process

On Saturday April 5th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the public is invited to an exciting workshop led by Melanie Douty Snipes at the Makefield Quaker Meeting.

The workshop is for anyone interested in learning about Quakers. Some topics covered will be the Quaker testimonies known by the acronym SPICES. Also, why Quakers don’t have ministers…or do they? When and how did Quakerism get started? What do Quaker elders do…who do they elder…is it a bad thing to be eldered? God and Quakers, Jesus and Quakers, do you have to believe in them? All of these questions will be answered in addition to many others, and guests are welcome to bring their own questions.

Lunch will be provided. There will be a morning session then break for lunch and sharing, then reconvene after lunch for a general question and answer session.

To register and for more information, contact Holly Olson 215-453-7358 or hollybQc@verizon.net. The workshop is free however donations will be appreciated. Makefield Friends Meetinghouse is located at 877 Dolington Road, Newtown.


April NBA Business Card Exchange

The Newtown Business Association will hold its April Business Card Exchange on Wednesday, April 9th, from 5:00 to 7:00pm, at Penns Trail Self Storage, 104 Penns Trail, Newtown. Come network with colleagues and make new contacts while enjoying refreshments!

Register online on www.NewtownBA.org.


Commissioners to proclaim April 6th–12th National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Bucks

At their Wednesday, April 2nd meeting, the Bucks County Commissioners will proclaim April 6th–12th, as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Bucks County, to promote victims’ rights and to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.

The commissioners’ meeting, which begins at 6:00pm, will take place at Tabor Children’s House, 601 New Britain Road, Doylestown. The general public is welcome to attend for the issuing of the proclamation as well as for the entire business meeting. 

Accepting the proclamation on behalf of Bucks County’s citizens will be Barbara Clark, executive director of Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA). Founded 40 years ago, NOVA supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs.

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