Washington Crossing, PA - Tickets for the 6th annual Washington
Crossing Brewfest are now on sale. Tickets went on sale
Monday, Feb. 1 for the event, which will be held Saturday, May 7.
Organizers are offering a special, one-week-only price of $40 per
ticket. After Feb. 7, the ticket price increases to $42.
A limited number of designated driver tickets will also be available
online for $10. The brewfest will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. along the
river in the upper part of Washington Crossing Historic
Park (1638 River Road, New Hope). The location of the
Brewfest is behind the Thompson-Neely House and across the street
from Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve.
The event features beer sampling from more than 60 national and regional breweries, live music and
multiple food vendors, according to organizers. The Brewfest is sponsored by the Friends of Washington
Crossing Park and proceeds support educational and historical programming in the park
By Kara Seymour (patch)
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.washingtoncrossingbrewfest.com/index.php
By Natalya Bucuy
Digital First Media
NEW HOPE >> The heart of New Hope already features a popular theater, a visitors center and plans are moving forward to convert an old mall into a farmers market – all spearheaded by the Bridge Street Foundation.
And by the end of 2017 the foundation, which owns the Bucks County Playhouse, plans to add yet another project to its growing list - a hotel and restaurant connected to the playhouse along the Delaware River.
At its meeting on March 15, the New Hope Borough Council approved the necessary conditional use permit for the new Playhouse Inn, which will include the renovation of a longtime borough eyesore – the former Zedar’s night club building.
Plans call for renovating the former Zadar’s night club building located at 50 South Main Street adjacent to the Bucks County Playhouse into a 200-seat restaurant and a 12-room hotel with rooms overlooking the downtown and the scenic Delaware River.
The renovations to the building include removal and replacement of roof and wall materials, a three-floor addition on the southern end of the existing building and an expansion of the third floor, all to accommodate the proposed Inn and related restaurant use as well as an enclosure around a proposed passenger elevator.
Representatives from the foundation also requested a reduction in the number of required parking spaces, from 82 to 35, for the new Playhouse Inn.
Following the hearing and a short executive session, the council granted the conditional use application, approving the renovations, but reduced the number of required parking spaces to 62 not to the requested 35.
The council expressed concern that reducing the required number of parking spaces would send the wrong message to future developers in the borough.
“I think it sets a terrible precedent to all the growth we have happening in the borough,” said council member Claire Shaw referring to parking negotiations.
The 1950s building has been vacant for more than a decade, following the closure of a popular night club Zadar. Since the closure proposals for building reuse, including a museum, have not materialized.
The dilapidated building has become an eyesore and local residents present at the meeting expressed support for the current renovation plans.
PeaceMeal thanks local youth performers for striking the volunteer chord and sharing their musical talents!
On February 21, members of DPAC (Downtown Performing Arts Center) entertained with a mix of solos and group numbers. Their lively performances, always eagerly awaited by attendees, have been a PeaceMeal tradition since 2011.
PeaceMeal has also enjoyed masterful, professional performances by South Hunterdon High School student musicians Devin Mastrich and Aidan Donnelly. The duo has shared their talents at several PeaceMeal events during 2015 and 2016.
PeaceMeal, a gathering of food and fellowship held on the third Sunday of the month for all impacted by HIV/AIDS, has been blessed by the generosity of spirit and time expressed by local student volunteers. For more PeaceMeal information, visit http://www.factbuckscounty.org/peacemeal/.
Left: Aidan Donnelly
Right: Devin Mastrich
Front Row Jordyn David, Travis Gawason, Riley Bultemeier
Back Row Erica Bober, George Uchrin, Chelsea Mecanko, Clara Rice, Emma Sneddon, Julianna Zalesic
Wild Ginger III is the newest to the Wild Ginger family. Located in Logan Square in New Hope, Pa. The Wild Ginger is known for its recreation of authentic Thai, Japanese, and Chinese favorites. Our kitchen chef's were classically trained in Thailand, while our sushi bar showcases chefs from both New York and San Fransisco. When it comes to the food, The Wild Ginger has over 20 years of experience. The Wild Gigner III is our largest location and rivals premier sushi bars in any East Coast city. With large party room seating, private dining rooms, and an initimate sushi bar, it offers the perfect setting for any occasion. All of dishes are made to order, and can be catered to the customers needs. With an extensive menu of vegitarian options, everyone can find something that they will enjoy. We are so happy to be part of the New Hope community, and look forward to many great years to come.