Chandler Hall

‘Quips about Chandler Hall’

As a long-standing Newtown organization, many quips have been shared about Chandler Hall throughout the years. Here are some more common ones:

‘So close to the heart of Newtown’

The Quaker Meetings in the area got together to create the Friends Nursing Home in 1973 to meet needs in Newtown and the surrounding Bucks County community. Over the years, many more programs were added in accordance with its mission and Chandler Hall now offers a wide array of services.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

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Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth

The Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth (CRCHY) is a nonprofit organization, now in its seventh year working under the federal Drug-Free Communities Support Grant Program.

CRCHY’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance use in young people, and the group’s goals are reached through engaging many partners, including the local schools, parents, youth, law enforcement, media, healthcare, faith-based organizations, and other local agencies and individuals.

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Tyler Park Center for the Arts

Explore your artistic side at Tyler Park Center for the Arts! The iconic white barn off Newtown Richboro Road is home to ongoing classes, workshops, and events for all ages and abilities. This nonprofit art center provides instruction by highly trained artists in a variety of mediums including precious metal clay, painting and drawing, photography, pottery, fiber arts, sculpture, and more.

Every second Friday from 7:30 to 10:00pm is Teen Art Night, a place for art-minded teens to socialize and express themselves with different art forms. It’s a great opportunity for Scout groups, too!

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Northampton James E. Kinney Senior Center

“Energize Your Life” at the Northampton James E. Kinney Senior Center, 165 Township Road, Richboro. At age 55 or older, you can improve your mind, strengthen your body and lift your spirits.

It’s all here at your fingertips!

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20th Annual ‘Northampton Days’ is coming in September

The 20th Annual Northampton Days Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th, from 10:00am to 4:30pm, at Council Rock’s Richboro Middle School, 98 Upper Holland Road in Richboro.

The celebration, held rain or shine, includes a parade, rides for kids, family games, a car show, food court, hayrides, vendor display tables, a blood drive and many other attractions. Free admission and parking make this an easily accessible event for everyone.

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A force in the community – Northampton Township Lions Club

The Northampton Township Lions Club is a volunteer association comprised of your neighbors who have joined together to provide service to various communities in the area with emphasis on the sight and hearing impaired.

They are part of Lions International ­ the world’s largest service club ­with affiliates circling the globe.

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Credit Counseling Center

The Credit Counseling Center (CCC) is a non-profit community organization that has been serving Bucks and Montgomery Counties, with offices conveniently located in Doylestown, Levittown and Richboro.

Credit Counseling Center was named Best Agency by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. There are over 80 agencies in the PHFA network, and CCC was selected by PHFA for this honor because of the continued work and excellence in helping their clients.

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Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company

The Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company is a non-profit organization serving the public since 1914. Their mission is to provide superior fire and rescue services to the residents and visitors of Northampton Township. They have three stations: Station 3 (Richboro), Station 73 (Holland), and Station 83 (Churchville).

The Fire Company has made much progress in 100+ years due to the dedication of the citizens of Northampton Township past and present. The fire company strives to keep up with emergency service technology, along with specialty training including, Hazardous Materials Response, Marine Rescue, High Angle Rescue and Confined Space Rescue.

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59 Almshouse: Offering an upscale, yet casual dining experience

by June Portnoy

Richboro has a new restaurant offering a unique dining experience and décor. Since opening in mid-October, 59 Almshouse has already developed a loyal customer base, and due to rave reviews, is attracting additional clientele everyday.

“Our vision for this restaurant was to create an upscale, but casual restaurant, so we met in the middle,” says owner, Michael Clark, co-partner with Jay Needles. “We prepare an elevated American cuisine, meaning we take what would be considered traditional American cuisine, but elevate it without taking it to a high level in price.”

There’s nothing average about the food served at 59 Almshouse, from its wood-grilled wings to its pan-seared halibut.

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