“A Haunting Evening in Yardley”


Join the Friends of the Delaware Canal on Tuesday, October 29 for “A Haunting Evening in Yardley.”   The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at the Continental Tavern, 2 North Main Street, followed by a stroll along North Edgewater Avenue to see the display of more than one hundred Canal-O-Ween jack-o-lanterns.

October 29 is the night to hang out at two of the spookiest spots in Yardley. The owner of the historic Continental Tavern has promised to hold the establishment’s ghosts at bay while the Friends and guests have dinner. (There have been recent otherworldly sightings.) After having pumpkin ice cream for dessert, the diners will head to nearby North Edgewater Avenue, the site of Canal-O-Ween, a spectacle of cleverly carved jack-o-lanterns lined up along the banks of the Delaware Canal. This quarter-mile-long display of creativity evokes the spirit of Halloween with  flickering, candle-lit pumpkins; the still waters of the Canal; and night shadows.

A donation of $25 per person is requested for “A Haunting Evening in Yardley.”  For more information and to view the Continental Tavern dinner menu, visit www.fodc.org or e-mail friends@fodc.org or call 215- 862-2021. Please make reservations no later than October 24.

The Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent, not-for-profit organization working to restore, preserve, and improve the Delaware Canal and its surroundings.  Its primary goals are to ensure that the Canal is fully watered from Easton to Bristol and that the towpath trail is useable over its entire length.  


Rice’s Market announces return of Trick or Treat Event

The spookiest month is upon us yet again! Rice’s Market is excited to announce the return of their Annual Trick or Treat Event on Saturday, October 26th.

Great live entertainment by local band Roots, Rock, Rebels, and enough candy for all, Rice’s Market is the perfect place to spend the morning with your family.

Rice’s Market is looking for local crafters and artisans to join in… to hear about special pricing, email info@rices.com for more details. Children and adults alike are more than welcome to come dressed up. Open from 7:00am-1:00pm, you can come to Rice’s for great prices!

Located at 6326 Greenhill Road, New Hope. Visit www.ricesmarket.com to learn more.


Solebury Township will ‘Light Up The Night!’ on Halloween

Solebury Township Parks & Recreation will be giving away all kinds of special “lighted” Halloween items on October 31st to promote safety awareness and to help make kids more visible when walking in the community on Trick or Treat night.

Park members will be located at the corner of Clydesdale Drive and Tarpan Circle in Peddler’s View (South) from 6:00 to 8:00pm to distribute a variety of Halloween novelties, like glow in the dark necklaces, light-up wands and spinning ghosts and lighted pumpkins.

Solebury’s Police Department will also participate as officers drive throughout the neighborhoods handing out similar items. 

Information on Parks and Recreation programs and facilities will also be available as park members hand out the new information guide and map to parents. And it’s all FREE.

So be sure to stop by and help “Light Up The Night!”

For more information, contact the Solebury Township Parks and Recreation at 215-297-5702 or visit www.soleburyparks@soleburytwp.org.


A Child’s World hosts Imagination Celebration to explain Halloween to preschoolers

Halloween can be a scary celebration for preschoolers. As a result, all three of A Child’s World Early Care and Education Centers host an annual “The Imagination Celebration.” Celebrating their children’s creativity and learning is a lot easier to explain than the dark meanings behind Halloween.

Last year a class of children at A Child’s World decided they were all going to be different fruits and vegetables. As a part of the project the children did research together through various media, chose their supplies and made their own costumes.

A Child’s World never allows store bought costumes because this celebration is about the child’s imagination and creativity. Each costume is as unique as the individual who makes them. A Child’s World young learners take great pride in showing off their creation each year at their annual Imagination Celebration Parade.

For more information about A Child’s World, call 215-348-7200.


Roxey Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ is a dance you can sink your teeth into!

In time for Halloween, Roxey Ballet is staging its spectacular production of Bram Stokers, “Dracula.”  Roxey Ballet’s groundbreaking, original ballet choreography was created in 2001. It follows the classic “Dracula” horror story of 18th century England, telling the tale in a “total theater experience.” 

“The audiences are as close to the performers as possible. But don’t be afraid – they don’t bite,” says Mark Roxey, Artistic Director. Audiences will recognize the unwary Renfield who accidentally falls victim to the vampire on his way to the ball; lovely Lucy, whose beauty attracts Dracula who seduces her; and Dr. Van Helsing, who leads the attack to rescue Lucy and others who have fallen prey to the vampire’s attacks.  

“Dracula” runs through Halloween. The set is abstract and minimalist, designed by Lisa McMillan.  Costumes created by Nilda Roxey Jones and Alicia Worden. Performances are held at Canal Studios, 243 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ.

For information or tickets visit Roxey Ballet, www.roxeyballet.org.