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Check the Bucks County Herald, New Hope Gazette and Lambertville Beacon for local  news and classifieds. They can be found at the New Hope Visitors Center and many area businesses

May 2009
Our sister canal in NJ, the Delaware & Raritan, opened 175 years ago. Visit to view a full Calendar of Events.

April 25, 2009, Sat.
Big spring cleanup along the canal before water is restored after the bridge and canal reconstruction. Check for your closest section and call 215.862.2021 or
Local contacts: Coordinator:
Point Pleasant Randy Apgar 215.297.8317
N.Solebury George Schweickhardt 215.862.9884
S.Solebury Sheree Cote 215.297.0528
New Hope – North David & Vicky Child 215.794.1199
New Hope Village Chuck Tarr 215.862.0883
Lock 11 Painting John Sikora 215.321.0803
Washington Crossing Cindy Friel 215.489.8783
Lower Makefield Coordinator needed
North/Yardley Jerry Taylor 215.493.6625
Southern Sections Coordinator needed
**Volunteers are needed for all sections

Every Wed. 2009
Centenary United Methodist Church Lambertville, is offering a free Community Lunch staffed by volunteers from 11:30 – 1:30. Donations are welcomed but not expected.

Sept 2008
Dear Editor,
September 24 the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) will vote on the Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP), or its surrogate amendments to the Water Code. Readers should oppose this action. Before enacting rules for Delaware River management, we must wait for the completion of the flood study currently underway to learn root causes. We can then begin working on root cause solutions and regulations to stop future floods.
On another matter, readers should SUPPORT the DRBC in its current efforts to regulate land use in the water shed. “Rooftop” and “blacktop” runoff, caused by rampant, uncontrolled development, are obvious contributors to flooding.
Readers should know that some in the community are looking to stall the DRBC’s land use initiative. Upon examination, you will see this oppositional position is an extension of a political mind set that argues for less government, less regulation, and regulatory forbearance in all matters concerning property ownership.
This reactionary posture is misguided, and in the case of repetitive flooding works against the common good.
The end-game for flood victims must be to STOP the floods. We cannot become hostage to the notion that the Reservoirs are the sole contributor. Not only is this myopic but dangerous to for those of us who are affected by raging flood waters.
People sincere in wanting to STOP THE FLOODS must attack the problem on all fronts. If I had a terminal illness, I would be a fool to pick and choose my cure. I would consider diet, medication, stress control, exercise, etc. I wouldn't choose diet over medication, or exercise over stress control. I would fight for my life on all fronts.
All fronts means lower reservoirs, storm water management, land use planning, and destructive runoff remediation to name a few.
New Jersey has made progress in this arena with Pennsylvania being intransigent. PA's intransigence makes it no different than the State of New York in not addressing the root causes of the three floods. Both states are actors in this unending dilemma of repetitive river flooding.

Richard F. Green, PhD
Lambertville, New Jersey

July 28,2008
The New Hope MinuteClinic is open Mon-Fri from 8am to 8pm and Sat.-Sun. from 10am to 4 pm. MinuteClinic provides retail-based health care at the CVS store on Bridge St. specializing in common family illnesses such as strep throat, ear, eye, sinus, bladder and bronchial infections.etc. Also screening for diabetes, etc. and common vaccinations.

April 26 & 27, 2008
REMINDER.....This coming weekend, Apr. 26 & 27
SHAD FESTIVAL, Lambertville, NJ
NEW HOPE's SIDEWALK AND CLEARANCE SALE, a town-wide event, New Hope, PA

April 26 & 27, 2008
NEW HOPE CELEBRATES FILM & PRIDE (For all audiences) [Visit: for more information on events, times & tickets] New Hope Celebrates Diversity!.......The First Annual Film Festival organized by New Hope Celebrates is to take place this coming weekend Apr. 26 & 27. The list of gay-oriented films is extensive and will take place at both the Bucks County Playhouse and the old Birkenstock Store at Union Square. New Hope Celebrates Film....Although the plots my have a gay theme, the films chosen should appeal to everyone.

02/18/08 - Lower Makefield Historical Society Offers $1,000 Scholarship
The Lower Makefield Historical Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students with a demonstrated interest in history. Applicants must be a high school senior residing in Lower Makefield Township who intends to major in history or a related discipline. Applications are due by April 4, 2008, and are available in the Local History Section of the Yardley Makefield Library, through high school guidance offices or by calling 215-493-2766.

Jan. 23-27, 2008 Wed-Sun.
Lambertville/New Hope Winter Festival – call 215.862.5067 for tickets and information or visit

Every Thursday – to Nov. 2007
New Hope Farmers’ Market -3-7 pm at the American Legion parking lot at the south end of town. Fresh vegetables and herbs, organic poultry and eggs, sheep and goatmilk cheeses, jams and jellies, handmade soaps, cut flowers, etc.

June 28, 2007
FIGHT THE FLOODING! 1st Anniversary of the Great Flood of 2006
WHO: Drowning on the Delaware, Inc. is a non-profit, grass roots organization formed as a direct result to the April '05, September '05 and June '06 Delaware River floods.
WHAT: A meeting at the New Hope-Solebury High School, to inform concerned individuals and the media on the following:

The current situation regarding the mismanagement of The New York City Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) reservoirs.
The misinformation being disseminated by the DEP and The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
The need for the Governors of NY, PA, NJ and DE and the legislators in City of New York to take the significant but necessary step of maintaining sufficient room in the reservoirs to offer some protection against flooding downstream.
Our Governors have the power to help us!
WHEN: Thursday, June 28th 2007 7pm
WHERE: New Hope-Solebury High School Auditorium, 180 West Bridge Street,
New Hope, PA 18938.
WHY: The NYCDEP makes a profit from the water they hoard in their reservoirs. So, they keep these reservoirs at or above 100% capacity, even in the face of on-coming hurricanes, and sell billions of gallons of this water.
They REFUSE to lower their reservoirs to 80% capacity to create safety voids (a buffer to capture heavy rains and/or snowmelt). These management practices have caused our communities to receive unprecedented flooding: 3 floods in 2 years! This mismanagement of the NYC Reservoirs MUST Stop!

CONTACT: Drowning on the Delaware, Inc. Public Relations Representative:
Rachael Spiropoulos 215.870.6875
It has been exactly one year since the communities along the Delaware River have been devastated and it's only a matter of time before it happens again...Unless WE Do Something To Stop It.

May 10th, 2007 Thurs
WHY: New Hope Park & Rec. is sponsoring a FARMERS’ MARKET –Thursdays only 3-7pm -May to Nov. WHERE: At the American Legion Post parking lot at the south end of New Hope. (free parking) WHO: Local farmers will sell fresh vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, organic poultry & eggs, sheep and goat milk cheeses, handmade soaps, jams and jellies, flavored pastas etc.
For information contact: Earl Bierman, New Hope Park & Rec. 215.862.2102 or Susan Pierson, Market Manager, 215.348.8471.

May 12, 13 and 19, 20, 2007
9th Annual Art Show at Cedar Maze. Cedar Maze, the sculpture garden and studio of Steven Snyder, is the enchanting setting for an outdoor art show featuring stone sculpture and fountains by Steven Snyder, functional pottery by Lisa Naples, painted textiles by Ute Arnold, fine gold and platinum jewelry by Nantucket goldsmith Nicholas Ray, paintings by Mike Pantuso, childlren's illustrations by Melissa Russell, and sculptural adobe and tile by Gloria Kosco. Free. 252 Cafferty Rd., Point Pleasant, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Info: 610 294-9106,

April28th & 29th, 2007
Lambertville Shadfest

April 14, 2007
Soup & Dessert Benefit for Maasai Cultural Exchange Project

The Maasai Cultural Exchange Project (MCEP) is holding a benefit Soup
& Dessert Buffet from 11AM -1PM on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Point Pleasant Baptist Church in Point Pleasant, PA. Delicious homemade soups and desserts will be served. The event is co-sponsored by the Junior Youth of the Point Pleasant Baptist Church. Tickets are $6.00. "We're excited about the Maasai visiting the US again in May, and this fundraiser is a great way to support our efforts to help our Maasai friends," says MCEP Co-founder and CEO of Frog Pond Productions Jennifer Ellsworth. This event will help defray the travel expenses of Kenyan Maasai tribal members who will return to Bucks County in May to visit area schools and community organizations to raise cultural awareness. To date, MCEP, a nonprofit organization, has, through generous donations and fund-raising events, provided money for the drilling and installation of three water wells, provided emergency food relief and promoted the education of more than 30 students through individual scholarships. MCEP is a program of Frog Pond Productions, a private, nonprofit organization located in Point Pleasant, PA. Frog Pond Productions is producing a documentary film called "Quench" about the drilling of the first water well in the village of Olosho-oibor in December 2005. For more information, please call 215-297-5047 or visit the MCEP website

March 18 through April 15, 2007
Opening Reception March 18th, 4 to 6:00pm. Photography Exhibit, New Hope and Lambertville - A Slightly Different View, by New Hope Photographer Ed Konin. Ed’s photos celebrate the understated beauty of the every day. On exhibit here are his impressions of people and spaces in New Hope and Lambertville. 15% of the proceeds from sales at the opening reception will be donated to the Doylestown Hospital Cancer Center. Reception and exhibit at: Lobby and Main Dining Rooms, The Raven Resort, 385 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 215.862.2081
More detailed info (pdf).

March 13th through April 26, 2007
"Scenes I Needed to Paint" -Mike Mann's Art at Bell's Tavern
The original watercolor and acrylic paintings of Mike Mann will be on display at Bell's Tavern- a Lambertville neighborhood landmark since the 1940's. Some 25 colorful, impressionistic, and mostly local scenes will be shown from March 13th through April 26. You can meet the artist at the resturant on opening night.
Mike, a local, plein air painter, can often be spotted at his easel on the roadside or wherever an interesting view draws him. He studied at the Art Students League under the great illustrator, Steven R. Kidd. Mike’s work has been shown in various venues throughout the area. This will mark his third annual solo spring show.
Bell's Tavern is located at 183 N. Union Street. Lambertville, NJ. It is open Monday's through Thursdays from 6 to 9:30pm, on Friday and Saturdays from 5 to 10 pm and from 5 to 9pm Sunday's. For more information, you can contact the artist at 609-397-0632 or you can view his artwork by googling Mike Mann's Art.

Feb 25, 2007
The New Hope Business Alliance organized a Familiarization Tour of New Hope for New York based travel writer Jerry Bartels. Howard Cooperman of Howard Gallery and Carl Glassman of Wedgwood Bed & Breakfast Inn escorted Jerry throughout the Boro for 3 days last week. On assignment with Grapevine Magazine, his article on this area will be published in the May/June issue. He is also creating several different freelance story ideas. More Info (PDF)

February 25th 2007 Sunday
Kristi Martel is happy to be debuting at this venerable music club as
she returns to New Hope while on tour in support of her newest CD,
Ravengirl! She will be at John & Peter's 96 South Main St New Hope PA 18938 215-862-5981 & 9:30pm - midnight

New Hope Arts Calendar for December 2006

Dec 13 & 14, 2006
December 13, 10:00 – 11:00 am and Thursday, December 14, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Bucks County Audubon Society presents a Kindergarten enrichment program “Owl Time!” The owls are hooting! Come discover what makes them so special! Registration is requested by December 8, 2006 for children enrolled in kindergarten. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fees for children only are non-members $12 per child, BCAS members $10 per child. Payment is required at the time of registration. Space is limited. To register for this program call the Society office at (215) 297-5880. The program begins at the Audubon Visitor Center at Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center located at 2877 Creamery Road, Solebury, PA.

Dec 1 & 2, 2006
The Bucks County Motet Singers, under the direction of Louis Lawrence Perazza will present its annual Christmas concert at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury, Pa. on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. For more information, contact BCMS at 215-968-3874, or visit online at or E-mail

New Hope Business Alliance and The New Hope Chamber announces Halloween Decorating Contest winners. On Monday, October 23, 2006, "The Best of New Hope" Halloween decorating contest in three separate categories were judged throughout the business and residence communities. The judges, Chief of Police Henry "Rick" Pasqualini, Council President Richard Hirschfield, and Borough Manager John Burke, toured the business district at 10:00 on foot, with Howard Cooperman, Business Alliance Chair, and Eric Lee from Mystickal Tymes 215-862-5629 as guides for the event.
The judging was based on selecting the best decorated shop, residence, and bar/restaurant throughout the Borough. The winners of the contest are as follows:
The best scary Halloween shop window was "Love Saves the Day" at the corner of Main and Bridge Streets. The best bar/restaurant winner was The Raven at Bridge Street and Sugan Road for their Haunted House, and the residence with the scariest Halloween display is "Creepy Crypt," located on West Mechanic Street.
The New Hope Business Alliance and Chamber of Commerce sponsored many events beginning October 2, 2006, and will continue to the 31st, with John & Peter's Monster Mash Party, The Raven's Costume Ball and Disaster Movies - End of the World, and The Raven's "Grand Parade" of winners from all contest events are invited to enter.
Thanks to the help of Loretta Johnson (Grown Ups), Eric Lee (Mystickal Tymes), Ana Leyland (A Mano), and Joe Wynne (After the Ride), all of the more than 40 events were coordinated and promoted to involve the entire community with fun for all.
Plans are already in motion for next year's contest and all contestants from each category will be required to send in entry forms to qualify for judging and prizes. If you would like to be on a planning committee for this or any other event to promote New Hope, please feel free to contact Howard Cooperman at (215) 862-5272. Residents as well as shop owners and their employees are encouraged to participate.

October 17, 2006 Tues
PennDOT public plans display pertaining to the final design of the Bridge Street (SR 179) bridge replacement project. This open house format meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2006 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the middle school cafeteria of the New Hope - Solebury High School. Free and open to the public.

Oct. 7, 2006, Sat.
The Native Americans Alliance will lead a motor coach tour to track the lifeways of the Lenni Lenape before the arrival of European settlers. 215.958.8409.

Sept 30, 2006 Saturday
Tinicum Park Polo and Bucks Magazine are proud to announce WINE + POLO, a benefit for the Red Cross. WINE + POLO is an afternoon of wine + food tasting + polo + music. The benefit will be held at Tinicum Park on from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. Tinicum Park is located on Route 32 in PA, 1 mile south of the Frenchtown, NJ bridge, approximately 20 minutes north of New Hope, PA. More info Poster

Sept. 30, 2006, Sat.
Join Tinicum’s Eco-Bucks for its first community block party, “Nature’s Bounty”. This is not a fundraising event but a community service to raise awareness on the productive things people are doing with their land. Oak Grove Rd. will be closed between Frankenfield Rd. and Hollow Horn.

Sept 27, 2006 Wed
The Delaware River Basin Commission will hold a public hearing on interim spill mitigation alternatives at the New York City Delaware Basin reservoirs, considered in the context of more comprehensive reservoir and flood mitigation planning efforts, during its regularly scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, September 27,2006 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Commission's office building, located at 25 State Police Drive in West Trenton, New Jersey. Directions are available on the Commission's web site at Please do not rely on MapQuest, which has furnished unreliable directions in the past. Check the Commission's web site, for the latest agenda and additional postings, if any, prior to September 27th. See attached for more details (PDF)

Sept. 16 & 23, 2006, Sat.
Volunteer boaters (canoes and motor boats) are needed to help out with the Delaware River cleanup. Operation River Bright will target sections of the river to remove trash and litter left behind by the recent flood. Contact John Brunner at or 215.962.9581.

Every Saturday 9-12 thru end of Oct. 2006
Plumsteadville Grange Market – Farm fresh fruit and vegs., local honey, free range eggs, jams & jellies, weekly orders taken for organic foods co-op. 215.766.0707.

The New Hope-Lambertville free bridge will not be closed during repairs tentatively slated to commence Oct. 2 and last for four to six weeks. Work will be conducted on weekdays from 9am to 10 pm, no weekends or holidays. Flaggers will be in place to allow alternating lanes of traffic to cross the bridge during single lane closures.

September 9, 10 16, 17, 2006
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm each day, Fall Native Plant Sale at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve located at 1635 River Road, 2 ½ miles south of New Hope and convenient to I-95. FREE. A premier selection of over 200 species of high-quality, nursery-propagated native plants offered for sale. Help is available to assist you in choosing the best plants for your site. For more information call the Preserve 215-862-2924 or visit

September 23, 2006 Saturday
Vocal Trio, Boulevard East in association with Bob Egan present: “Songs from the Heart”.
The trio performs at The Stockton Inn in Stockton, New Jersey on Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm. A $20 cover charge applies with a $10 food or drink minimum (dinner available before and after the show). Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling The Stockton Inn at (609) 397-1250. The Stockton Inn is located at 1 Main Street in Stockton, NJ. Driving directions can be found on their website: Click here for more info (PDF)

Aug. 19, 2006, Sat.
The Delaware Valley Farm Study Center for Sustainable Living is organizing the Farm Food Feast, a family-friendly, educational, community-building event with an emphasis on nutrition and the benefits of buying and eating locally. Area restaurants will be supplying an array of dishes using locally produced farm fresh foods at the event taking place at the Schneiderwind Farm on River Road, Upper Black Eddy. www/farmstudycenter/org.

Aug. l7-19, 2006
Canoes of the Lena’pe Indian Tribe left Hancock, NY on Aug. 4 and will end their trip in Morrisville on Aug. 17. On Aug. 19 representatives of the Tribe will sign a treaty at Pennsbury Manor, as their forbears did with William Penn in 1682 at the village of Shackamaxon. All are welcome to join the tribe on the river, according to the Rising Nation coordinator for the Lena’pe Nation Council. 215.946.0400.

August 12th & 13th, 2006
New Hope’s Mid Summer Madness weekend will have more events going on at one time than ever before. On Saturday & Sunday, August 12th & 13th, there will be a town-wide RED TAG SALE. On Saturday evening, August 12th New Hope will once again celebrate Second Saturday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. New Hope also welcomes the return of the New Hope Auto Show that will run on both Saturday & Sunday. There will be something going on for everyone of every age..
See press release (PDF)

August 19,2006
Howard Gallery of Fine Art will host a wine tasting experience from 7 to 9pm featuring Eric Cooperman, a wine expert from Orlando Florida. He will lead you through a flight of Silver Oak & Twomey, paired with finger foods and imported cheeses. Tickets for the event are $65 per person in advance, and reservations must be made by no later than August 15. A $50 gallery gift certificate will be presented to all attendees that may be used toward the purchase of any art in the gallery that evening. Details (PDF)

July 3, 2006 is a locally hosted site (actually 15 feet from the bank of the Delaware River). We were nailed yet again with the flood that hit on 6/28 and received 5.5 feet of water in the lower level of our building. The circuit, sites, power and network were turned off at 4am on 6/28 before evacuating. All services & sites were restored at 9:30pm on 6/30. More thanks than can be put into words go to the following good friends & neighbors: Scott, Randy and Stan Campbell for their heculean efforts to get our electric and cooling back running even before all the water had dissipated. Con & Donna McCarthy and Bobby Luck who hung with us during the whole enchalada and their "pull out all the stops" effort to help us get everything to the 2nd floor in the wee hours of 6/28 (as well as getting the drywall & insulation ripped out the day after the flood). Thanks to Jeffrey Sparks for getting us 3 dump trucks of stone for the road on Saturday when all the quarries were closed and Tinari Container for navigating a bunch blocked roads to get us a large dumpster at 6am the same day. You guys are are all great!!

July 1, 2006
“First Saturday” in Frenchtown, NJ is an ongoing monthly event at Harrison Street Gallery.
Our next “Meet the Artists” reception will be held on "First Saturday" July 1, from 5pm to 9pm. Local landscape painter Joe Kazimierczyk will be the featured artist for July at the Harrison Street Gallery. Joe Kazimierczyk’s works will be on display beginning June 29 through July 30.

Beginning June 29, 2006 from 1:00 until 7:00 pm, The Mill Ballet School, under the direction of Melissa Roxey, will hold Open Houses every Thursday throughout the summer. Prospective students will have the opportunity to observe the faculty and students of Open Enrollment Classes, the Summer Dance Intensive, Summer Junior Dance Camp and Performance Workshop. 609-397-7422

June 10 to 18, 2006
Haas-Muth Gallery in New Hope presents "Art in Bloom" an exhibition of the art work of two Bucks County artists, Leila Bakashvili and Khara Flint, from June 10th to June 18th with an opening reception from 6 to 10pm Saturday, June 10th. The Reception is open to the public with Free Valet Parking.
Gallery Hours are Mon-Tue by Appt. or chance, Wed-Sun 11-7. We are located next to the New Hope train station in "The Big Red Barn" for more info call 215-862-1750 or visit
See listing in events page for more info photos & info

June 10, 2006
From 5 - 9pm Howard Gallery of Fine Art will host a juried exhibit that will benefit the Friends of the Delaware Canal. “From Easton to Bristol” benefit show runs from June 10 through June 30th, with a wine and cheese reception on June 10th from 5 - 9pm. Award winners will be announced at 8pm. The exhibit will be open to all artists residing within 100 miles radius of New Hope PA. Artists interested in receiving a prospectus and entry form can contact Howard Cooperman at 215-862-5272. See attached PDF for complete release

April 29 & 30, 2006
The two-day Shad Festival (Fest) in Lambertville, New Jersey, has been held annually since 1981 to herald the return of spawning Shad up the Delaware River. The Shad Festival provides an opportunity to watch New Jersey's only commercial Shad fishery in action using the old family tradition of Shad hauling (seining). Lambertville was a major commercial Shad fishery (designated a local legacy by the Library of Congress and owned and operated by the Lewis Family for over 100 years). 1:00-2:00 Haul Seining on Lewis Island is back on both days!!
Details at:

April 26, 2006 Wed
Solebury School is continuing its Creative Thinkers Series with featured speaker, Ralph Nader.
A Consumer Advocate and presidential candidate for the Green Party, in the school’s Alumni Memorial Gymnasium. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit the school’s Environmental Action Corps.

April 29 & 30, 2006 Saturday
This spring, Roxey Ballet will present it's timeless Children's Classic Stories featuring "Carnival of the Animals" with music by Saint Sean's and a brand new production of Aurora's Wedding (Act III of Sleeping Beauty) composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. At 3pm on both days at Villa Victoria Theater, 376 West Upper Ferry Rd. West Trenton, NJ 08628. Get your tickets early, to get the seats you want and to avoid long lines at the theater! Tickets range from $22.50-$29.50 you can call the Box Office at 609-397-7616 ext 807.

April 8th, 2006 Saturday
Start your Spring cleaning this year by donating your unwanted items to the Giant Rummage Sale to help support the Roxey Ballet. The Rummage Sale will at 239 North Union St. Lambertville, NJ between 9:00am - 5:00pm. (The green building next to the studio.) Bring your new or used items to 243 North Union Street, Lambertville NJ. Donations will be accepted Wednesday, April 5th - Friday, April 7th, 2006 between the hours of 10:00am-8:00pm. All donations made are tax-deductible. For any questions please call 609.397.7616.

March 21, 2006 Tues
Triumph Brewing Co will host the first ever Trenton Titan Texas Hold‘em Night to benefit Gilda’s Club of Delaware Valley. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 21st at 6:30 pm at Triumph’s Union Square location. Add'l Info (PDF)

The highlight at the grand opening of Howard Gallery of Fine Art on Saturday, February 25, 2006 was a drawing for Dot Bunn’s Oil Painting “New Hope Lambertville Bridge.” And the winner is….Leslie Crilley of New Hope Pa. Ms. Bunn's award-winning works have been shown extensively in juried exhibitions in New York, New Jersey and PA, including the Tinicum Arts Festival and the 75th Phillips' Mill Annual Juried Art Exhibition. See Release (PDF)

March 2, 2006 Letter
Dear New Hope,
At the New Hope-Solebury School District's Board meeting at 6:00PM on March 6, 2006, the District Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Stevenson, is planning to recommend that elimination of the 3-12 (grades) orchestra/strings program at the District, due to alleged budgetary constraints.
The local community and parents are outraged with the potential loss of their orchestra/strings program. The community and parents of New Hope-Solebury support and have worked hard over the years to keep the arts in the New-Hope Solebury community.
We plan to turn out at the Board meeting on March 6, 2006 in support of the orchestra/strings program. The New Hope-Solebury area in known for its arts. The superintent's recommedation flies on the face of New Hope-Solebury strong connection with the arts.
Please contact the District Superintendent, Dr. Stevenson [215-862-5372 ext. 1227], the School Board [] and the Orchestra teacher, Susanna Sonnenberg [610-847-7035] and give your support for the arts in New Hope-Solebury.
Thanks -Concerned Parent

February 26, 2006 Sunday
From 1 to 4pm, Triumph Brewing Company is teaming up with the Bucks County, Central Jersey, and Philadelphia Chapters of Slow Food. The soul-warming festival will bring together the area’s foremost breweries, artisan cheese makers, local seafood purveyors and sustainable meat producers. The Slow Food Winter Festival runs from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, February 26 at Triumph Brewing Company, 400 Union Square, New Hope, PA. Click here for full details & contact info (PDF)

February 10-26, 2006
Artsbridge’s juried 2006 Annual Works on Paper Show will be held February 10-26 at Riverrun Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey. The
opening reception will be 7-9 p.m., Friday, February 10. The registration fee is $20 for Artsbridge members and $40 for nonmembers. Artists may submit a maximum of two pieces, which may not exceed 50" x 72" high, including frame. Submissions may be brought to the
gallery noon-5 p.m., Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4. Phone calls to those who have been accepted will be made February 6 and 7. Pickup of works that are not accepted will be 3-8 p.m., February 7. Cash prizes will be awarded. This year’s judges are prominent local watercolorists Carl Burger and Gail Bracegirdle. Artsbridge also is seeking volunteers to help receive art submissions, make phone calls to those who are accepted, return works to those who are not accepted, or help set up for the opening reception. If you are interested in helping, please call 609-773-0881. For additional information, go to or call 609-773-0881. Artsbridge is a volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of the visual, performing, and written arts in the Bucks County-Hunterdon County region.

February 1- 5, 2006
Lambertville/New Hope Winter Festival 2006
Numerous events and activities in both towns. The Winter Festival Parade (always one of the highlights) will be held on Sat the 4th from 12 noon to 1pm. Schelule of Events (PDF)

Buck County Herald has a new website.

Jan 14, 2006
“Second Saturdays”: Join us in New Hope, Pennsylvania on Saturday January 14th from 5 until 9 pm for a citywide Celebration of Art. New Hope, voted the No. 1 Art Town in the country by American Style Magazine this last year, begins its celebration of the arts with these “Second Saturdays” events and will occur on the Second Saturday of every month thereafter. “Second Saturdays” is an opportunity to rediscover New Hope, its rich history and the artistic diversity. Many of the galleries are hosting special exhibitions, artist receptions, or entertainment with a sampling of food and beverages. Be social and bring a friend, a date, the family or group for an evening of craft, art, culture and education in one of the most eclectic and varied selections of art anywhere in the region. Please come and spend a little time in each gallery while you view a variety of art from local, regional, national and international artists. From classic oil paintings to modern abstract, from hand thrown pottery to blown glass, from one of a kind sculpture to wood crafters, it is all here in New Hope, every Second Saturday of the month.
Click her for addition info & participating galleries with activities planned for the January 14th (PDF)


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