It's been in the newspapers, on the radio and TV. Those affected by the flood know first hand how bad this one was - the worst since 1955. The flood that raged through the Delaware River towns last weekend was the worst most people living here have ever seen.
And guess what?! We are back! New Hope and Lambertville are back in
business. Granted, there are some stores and restaurants on the river
side that are still not open. But the town is ready to welcome visitors,
neighbors, and friends. In fact, the best way you can support us is to
come back and patronize the
Robin Larsen (John & Peter's, New Hope Arts, Inc.) says it perfectly:
"So many folks have called and asked how they can help us at John & Peter’s – as many other businesses hit hard by the flood –there is not much that can be done right now. Everyone is working hard to clean up and hopefully open soon. Our staff has been amazing showing up before the water was even receding to roll up their sleeves – neighbors helping neighbors – amazing support from all the fire companies and borough officials. Once again, our community has demonstrated what it means to be a real community.
But I was thinking about how generous the businesses and restaurants of New Hope and Lambertville have been to so many fundraisers and arts projects that I have worked on over the years. And I thought that I would like to appeal to residents on dryer ground and to members of organizations that have benefited from their repeated generosity - in good times and bad - that this might be a great time to shop locally... So if you can, when you see the reopened for business signs going up – think of having dinner out or buying your mom a mothers day gift from one of the local shops. It will make a difference!"
Carl Glassman (Wedgwood Bed and Breakfast Inn of New Hope) also makes an appeal:
"In 1790, Mr. Parry, a William Penn land grantee, and major landowner and industrialist in a river -crossing village called 'Coryell's Ferry', was wealthy enough to rebuild his grist mill in town after a fire. His rebuilding efforts gave the place known as Coryell's Ferry New Hope, and the name has stuck ever since. Parry's prominent stone home is now a house-museum open to the public (the Parry Mansion, across from Logan Inn) and his 'New Hope Grist Mill', which closed for business in 1932, was given new life as the Bucks County Playhouse by a group of New Hope - New York artists and playwrites. New Hope has quite a history as a forward thinking town, and has quite a true knack at re-inventing itself, don't you agree?
And again we find new hope in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. With neighbor helping neighbor in this small Pennsylvania rivertown, and a terrific all volunteer Emergency Management Services teams working tirelessly since Thursday, March 31st, 2005, the indominable spirit of New Hope continues to thrive. Please cme visit and see for yourselves."
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NEW HOPE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce is holding a Membership Meeting on April 21, 2005 at Triumph Brewery at 6:30 PM. Non-members interested in getting more information on the Chamber are welcome.
The Chamber also has a new website (still under development) www.NewHopeChamberofCommerce.org. I will be moving the Calendar of Events and the Press Releases to the Chamber site. This is so that I only have to maintain one local calendar. The goal is to make this calendar THE primary local calendar for locals and visitors to go to for information.
The calendar will list all local fund-raisers and events. It will also list events hosted by Chamber members. Events for non-members will be added for a small fee. (This policy could change.)
I will provide links from NewHopePennsylvania.com to the new location.
There are quite a few local websites and I want to help folks know what each is about.
On the home page of www.newhopepennsylvania.com (towards the bottom,) there is a list of local websites and descriptions of what they offer.
Apr 10 - Fund Raiser for Susan Roseman and James Feehan
Apr 30 - Sculpture New Hope Opening - Note change from April 9th
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo at El Taco Loco - Free chips and salsa and complimentary refills on drinks.
May 21-22 - Shad Fest
22 - New Hope History Day
If you have any other events to be posted, please email them to editor@NewHopePennsylvania.com.
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Local Color - Jon Gindhart is a NUCCA Doctor. Don't know what that is? Neither did I. Read the article on him! more...
Art & Artists - Sculpture New Hope 2005 will soon be gracing our town once again. Tickets will sell out early so buy now. more...
Around Town - Billy Lewis offered several remembrances of New Hope that I will post as a series. If anyone has comments, additions, or photos to add to his submissions, I will post them too! more...
of the Month: comes from local Joe Crilley (the
younger.) His very own recipe for Chipotle Shimp! more...
FREE MONTHLY DRAWING GUIDELINES
I am being forced to make some new guidelines regarding the Free Monthly Drawing.
First, if you do not respond to the email I send (letting you know you have won) within 8 days, I will select another winner.
Secondly, if you send in more than three entries (only one entry is permitted per person) I will place your email in my spam list.
This last issue has nothing to do with the regulars who submit entries. There is a sweepstakes website out there that submits people's emails to nationwide drawings, contests, and sweepstakes. I have been getting a lot of submissions (sometimes every day from the same person) from a lot of folks out of state. As much as I would like to think these folks are avid visitors to this website and to our towns, I suspect not. I hope this does not create any inconvenience to my loyal readers!
For more information, read about about the Free Monthly Drawing.
FREE MONTHLY DRAWING!
This month's Free Monthly Drawing Is a 1/2 hour session with PCPsychic John Strouse. Value $75.
March's Winners of a set of tickets (each) to the April 30th concert at Havana - Mama Jama - valued at $20 per set, are Dexter Mitchell and Diane Donovan.
Congratulations Dexter and Diane!
you are signing up for the Free Monthly Drawing, make sure you bypass
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Celebrate Spring! Celebrate New Hope! Celebrate Lambertville!
We welcome you!
Your friendly editor,