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Table of Contents Area by Area New Hope-Lambertville

10 Map 14 People & Places 21 Attractions 23 Kids Stuff 32 New Hope-Lambertville

Spring/Summer 2012

59 King’s Indian Head Farm Feature 61 Attractions PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY

64 Map 66 People & Places Homeowner Tips

18 13 Stages to Home Ownership 27 Moving Made Easy: Checklist DOYLESTOWN 33 Short Glossary of Real Estate Terms 34 Map 38 Save the Date! Summer 48 Tips for Choosing paint Colors 52 Checklist for Sellers 2012 Events 63 5 Home Staging Tips 41 People & Places 79 Getting to Know Your Neighbors 46 Attractions 49 Creo Remodeling Feature 70 Homebuyers Checklist

Emergency Numbers

NEWTOWN

54 Map 56 People & Places

Resources

74 Important Numbers 77 Private Schools

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Fred Williamson and his business over the country during his career partner, Andy Kowalski, who as an Officer of the Goodall Rubhead the Williamson real estate ber Company. “I was fortunate to team with Prudential Fox & be involved with many cultures, Roach Realtors in New Hope, living in places like New Orleans, feel that the real estate market in Boston, Chicago and San FranBucks, Montgomery and Huntercisco. I was even more fortunate don Counties is strong and getto be able to return home to New ting stronger all the time. As Fred Hope. My main role with Goodall points out, “Our team has never was to identify profit centers and had a busier first quarterthan this build an infrastructure to ensure year. People understand that the the success of this Fortune 500 days of inflated prices are never Company. In identifying centers coming back and are acting now. of excellence, I gained a great deal Today’s buyers are savvy and well of insight in negotiating for and informed. With ever increasing developing commercial properties. access to information, buyers When Goodall Rubber was sold to know almost as much as we do Andy Kowalski and Fred Williamson a Swedish concern which wanted about specific properties. An into bring in their own people, I was formed buyer makes the process an exciting one and faced with a mid-life career change and I decided that one in which the shared experience creates a cohesive the skills I had acquired in commercial development and much smoother transaction.” would be transferable to residential real estate. I started Fred notes that in addition to market understandmy new career and reconnected with my childhood ing, today’s buyers also follow the financial markets and community and discovered a newfound appreciation know that interest rates are extremely attractive. “While for the Bucks County market.” they may have been on the fence and holding off,” Andy Kowalski studied business and marketing at the Fred notes, “They now feel the time is right to buy.” University of Pennsylvania and saw the importance of Andy says that, “Market knowledge aside, our buyers technology and the internet in the real estate business. also appreciate the fact that we live in one of the most “Andy relates that, “If realtors want to keep growing, gorgeous areas of our country. Our taxes are relatively they must be thoroughly knowledgeable on what’s out low, the school systems are the very best, and our proxthere now and what’s coming up in the field.” Fred was imity to New York, Philadelphia and the Princeton cordelighted when Andy began to work with him. “Andy ridor make this area the ideal place to live. There are was able to apply much of his knowledge of the new few places that can boast our historical significance, advances in technology to our real estate business. He country living, and access to urban amenities and critical became an invaluable asset and we eventually became services.” Fred adds that, “We are all so pleased that the partners and began to build our team.” Bucks County Playhouse is being revitalized once again, Their plan was to grow their business with a few adding to our already vibrant culture, arts and entertaincore ideals in mind. “In addition to service and integment scene. You may come to this area for a weekend, rity,” Fred relates, “We also added innovation exceeding but you’ll end up coming back for a lifetime.” expectations. We achieve that last ideal through not only A major reason for the Williamson Team’s success traditional means but through a constantly evolving sois the quality and work ethic of team members. Fred cial media strategy.” states that, “Andy and I are very proud of the team we The Williamson Team approaches every real estate have put together. Their expertise is unequalled in their transaction from a true team perspective. “The name of overriding desire to bring each and every transaction to the game is to sell the house and secure the highest price a successful and harmonious conclusion. Other agents possible,” Fred explains. “We do this by collaborating will tell you about their decades of real estate experience with the entire team. We incorporate the team’s thought and while our team can certainly boast those numbers, processes as we arrive at the value of a specific property. our real focus is on the divergent experiences that add Once a price is secured, we market the property as a up to the strength of the Williamson Team. This comteam in which everyone is involved in its promotion in bined experience that adds tremendous value to our a myriad of ways. A marketing plan is drawn up and the clients incorporates expertise in mortgages, title work, homebuyer participates and acknowledges the message marketing and business development, commercial and and the plan for marketing their specific property. In my residential development, global relocation, technology, opinion, we have proven that the team approach works advertising and promotion.” best, and without a doubt, it is the most viable Fred grew up in the New Hope area and lived all and successful approach to selling properties.”



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MARSHA BROWN When you first enter this exceptional restaurant you realize that the ambiance is something you never encountered before, beginning with the friendly bar where drinks are served by the hospitable Randy, one of the world’s most famous bartenders. You won’t miss him due to his renowned (and perfectlytrimmed) beard! Once you go up to the second floor, you enter a whole new world of Southern hospitality! Even after one visit, you’ll remember all the little details -- from the striking artwork and architecture to the friendly staff and delicious food -- that make Marsha Brown a premier culinary destination in not only Bucks County, but in the Greater Philadelphia area. For special occasions, the service is impeccable and the food, prepared by Chef Caleb Lentchner, is over the top blending the best qualities of American regional cuisine with delicious Southern influences. And if you’re lucky you might even run into Marsha herself with her welcoming and infectious smile!

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People & Places

New Hope

Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA

Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA

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People & Places

New Hope

The gazebo in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA, that houses yearly events, like the Gingerbread House Competition. It is also sometimes used for weddings.

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People & Places

Lambertville, NJ

Rob Volper, waiter at Lambertville Station Restaurant

Lambertville, NJ

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Lambertville, NJ

Lambertville House

View of the canal in Lambertville, NJ

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13 STEPS TO HOMEOwnership

1. Find a trustworthy real estate agent. Try to interview up to three agents in your area. Be sure to ask for references, a comparative market analysis, how they will market your home and what their commission is. 2. Get a mortgage pre-approval. Your agent can usually recommend a credible lender. The pre-approval will give you an idea of what your mortgage payment will look like and you can shop with confidence knowing what kind of programs and rates you qualify for.

3. Get out and look at homes. Open houses give you flexibility of visiting a home without an appointment. And the internet can really help you get a head start on searching. But ultimately, you’ll want to have a list of homes you would like to see in-person with your agent. 4. Make a shortlist of favorites homes you’ve seen. Try to narrow your top choices down to three at most. Make a second visit to these top choices. Write down your observations and pay closer attention to all facets of these top homes.

high demand and you know you love it, make your offer immediately and get the negotiation process rolling. 8. Don’t count your chickens… If you and the seller are not seeing eye to eye on the transaction, revisit your list of top homes and keep your search going. Try not to lose time on a sales agreement that is not going to happen. Your dream home still awaits! 9. Got a signed agreement? Now shop for your mortgage. Be sure to use a reputable lender that has past satisfied customers. You might want to use the lender who gave you the pre-approval, but you are not obligated. 10. Inspect the home. Lead, termite and radon testing are big issues. Ask your agent to recommend a good home inspector. 11. Apply for homeowner’s insurance. Once again, your agent can recommend an agency.

6. Check comparable sales data if you have not already on your tops choices so you know the price is in the right range. Work with your agent to make sure you make the right offer and pay a fair price.

12. Set a closing date! Be sure to review your paperwork 24 hours before you sign. Before closing, do a final walk through of your home. Make sure you bring all important documents to the closing (or be sure your agent or lawyer has them) and don’t forget your down payment and I.D.

7. Pick “the one” and make an offer! If you know this home will be in

13. Celebrate your status as a new homeowner!

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People & Places

New Hope

New Hope & Ivyland Train Station.

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NEW HOPE ATTRACTIONS Bucks County Audubon Society 6324 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA (215) 297-5880 www.bcas.org The Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow (BCAS) is a private, non-profit organization founded as a chapter of the National Audubon Society in 1969. Since its inception, BCAS has been dedicated to conserving wildlife, promoting awareness of environmental problems, watching birds, educating the community about the interdependence of humans and their world, and furthering the wise use of land, air, and water. The Honey Hollow Visitor’s Center is located on the Honey Hollow Watershed in Solebury Township. Due to the early conservation work carried out by local farmers and the Soil Conservation Service, the entire Honey Hollow Creek watershed was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1969. It remains the only agriculturally based National Historic Landmark in the United States. www.bcas.org/AboutBCAS.htm. The Center is open to school and community groups for educational programs throughout the year. Educational programs have been conducted for over 30 years. Parry Mansion Museum 45 South Main Street, New Hope, PA (215) 862-5652 www.parrymansion.org/parrymansion.htm Built by Benjamin Parry, one of New Hope’s founders, the Parry Mansion was occupied by his direct descendants until 1966, when it was purchased by the New Hope Historical Society. Each of the home’s eight rooms reflects a different time period during which the family occupied the mansion. Tours are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from late April through early December. Group tours can be arranged with prior notice year round. >>> Visit us on the web at

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Buckingham Valley Vineyards 1521 Route 413, Box 371, Buckingham, PA (215) 794-7188 www.pawine.com Town & Country Players 4158 York Road, Buckingham, PA (215) 348-7566 www.townandcountryplayers.org For over 60 years, the Town and Country Players have been providing Bucks County with entertaining, intriguing and classic theater. Whether in the audience, on the stage or behind the scenes, Town & County fills the theater needs of all members of our community. Friday & Saturday 8 PM, Sunday Matinee. Check website for schedule, townandcountryplayers.org. Downtown New Hope New Hope Visitors Center (215) 862-5030 1 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA Peddler’s Village Routes 202, 263 & Street Road, Lahaska, PA www.peddlersvillage.com Penn’s Purchase Factory Outlet Stores 5861 York Road, Lahaska, PA www.pennspurchase.com Rice’s Market  6326 Greenhill Road, New Hope, PA www.ricesmarket.com A 30-acre outdoor market, Rice’s Market features such items as antiques, collectibles, jewelry, fresh fruits and vegetables, Amish meats and baked goods, clothing, and handbags. Rice’s Market is open year round on Tuesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. March through December.

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KIDS STUFF Bucks County Children’s Museum Union Square, New Hope PA 18938 (215) 262-6033 www.buckskids.org The Bucks County Children’s Museum’s mission is a fun, interactive and educational environment for children, parents and schools with exhibits that reflect Bucks County’s unique history and culture. The museum exhibits engage, teach, and ignite imaginations. Bucks County River Country 2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant, PA 18950 (215) 297-5000 www.rivercountry.net World’s River Tubing Capital! Kayaking, canoeing, rafting, on the scenic Delaware River. Forty years of family fun for all ages. Open daily from May through October, 9 AM to 7 PM Giggleberry Fair at Peddler’s Village Rte. 263, Lahaska, PA 18931 (215) 794-4047 www.peddlersvillage.com/giggleberry Indoor family attraction featuring a carousel, the region’s largest obstacle course; “green-rated” video games, and more. Perfect for birthday parties. New Hope & Ivyland Railroad 32 W. Bridge St., New Hope, PA (215) 862-2332 www.newhoperailroad.com Climb aboard the New Hope Line and journey through history on one of Bucks County’s leading tourist attractions. Open year round. Visit us on the web at

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MOVING MADE EASY: 1-2 Months Before Your Move

A Checklist

√ Clean out, sort, donate and purge. Start organizing all of your belongings. Moving is a great excuse to purge old items that are no longer of use to you and your family. If you can, donate them. Decide whether or not they fit into your new home and stick with your decision. √ Make an inventory list of everything you will be moving to your new home. √ Decide if you are going to hire a mover, if so, start getting quotes. Hire the mover 1 month prior to your move. √ Organize your move by keeping everything in a moving folder/ binder. Keep all of your movingrelated paperwork in it- estimates, receipts, etc. √ Gather your kids’ school records. Arrange for their records to be transferred to their new school district. √ Start collecting empty boxes for packing or order moving supplies online or a local store. Ask friends and relatives to save large boxes. Buy packing tape and other supplies. Decide if you need specialty containers like wardrobe boxes.

√ Start packing as soon as possible. Pack away the things you use the least. Label all boxes clearly with its contents and the room for which it is destined for in your new home. √ Check with your insurance company and see if you belongings are covered in the move. √ Check the measurements and room dimensions are your new home- especially make sure your large furniture has a way inside. √ Pack valuables like jewelry in a separate box or safe that you will personally take to your new house. 2 Weeks Before Your Move √ Cancel utility service starting the day after your moving date. 1 Week Before Your Move √ Confirm your date with the moving company or truck rental company if you are moving yourself. √ Be sure the bulk of your packing is completed. Leave enough clothes for your last week, in a suitcase. Use up the food in your house and pack up the nonperishable items.

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BITTER BOB’S Bitter Bob’s is New Hope’s newest casual restaurant and BYOB serving up a unique yet authentic style of BBQ and some great comfort food. Try their tantalizing BBQ appetizers and entrees or their warm and filling familiar favorites. If you are looking for the best barbecue, you’ve found the right place! Bitter Bob’s is another hot spot that loves to see familiar faces. You are treated as if you are family and the food is outstanding and very reasonable priced. Bob and his wife have uncovered the secret to very tasty barbecue that you will rarely find north of the Mason-Dixon line. Their prize-winning, homemade coconut custard pie is to die for! And stop by for brunch every Saturday & Sunday. They are located at 110 South Main Street (formerly Café Lulu’s) in New Hope, PA. Hours are M-T 11am-9pm, W-Th 11am-9pm, Fri. 11am-10pm, Sat. 9am-10pm and Sunday 8am-8pm.

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NEW HOPE - LAMBERTVILLE EMERGENCY NUMBERS Columbia Fire Company 177 North Union Street, Lambertville NJ  08530 Emergency: Call 911 Non-Emergency/Other Calls: Ph: (609) 397-2380 Eagle Fire Company Sugan Road & Route 202, New Hope PA  18938 Emergency: Call 911 Non-Emergency/Other Calls: Ph: (215) 862-2692 Lambertville/New Hope Rescue Squad Emergency: Call 911 Non-Emergency/Other Calls: Ph: (609) 397-0945 Lambertville Police Department 349 North Main Street, Lambertville NJ  08530 Emergency: Call 911 Non-Emergency/Other Calls: Ph: (609) 397-3132 New Hope Borough Police Department 41 North Main Street, New Hope PA  18938 Emergency: Call 911 Non-Emergency/Other Calls: Ph: (215) 862-3033 Solebury Township Police Dept Administration Office Sugan Road Ph: (215) 297-8201 Emergency: Call 911 or (215) 348-7400 The Hibernia 37 S Main Street, Lambertville NJ  08530 Emergency: Call 911 Non-Emergency/Other Calls: Ph: (609) 397-2166 Union Fire Company 230 North Main Street, Lambertville NJ  08530 Emergency: Call 911 Non-Emergency/Other Calls: Ph: (609) 397-2084

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Short Glossary of Real Estate Terms, Abbreviations & Acronyms 4B/2B -- four bedrooms and two bathrooms Bb -- baseboard heat closing costs -- the entire amount of misc. expenses paid by the buyer and the seller at the time of closing. These costs are usually paid through escrow. CMA -- comparative market analysis or competitive market analysis. This report can be generated by your realtor and will show the comparable home prices (homes that have recently sold and are similar) to the subject home (the home to be listed for sale).

listing -- an agreement between a real estate broker and a home owner that permits the broker to market and arrange for the sale of the owner’s home. lock box -- locked key-holder that can be affixed to a home so real estate professionals can gain entry after obtaining permission from the listing agent and homeowners.

dk -- deck

MLS -- Multiple Listing Service. MLS is a sharing of comprehensive home information among real estate professionals. Listings brokers enter the data about a home for sale and offer to share the commission with a broker who brings a buyer. MLSs are local or regional.

d/w -- dishwasher

pvt -- private

EIK -- eat-in kitchen

pwdr rm -- half bathroom or powder room

contingency -- a provision that keeps the agreement from being fully legally binding until a certain condition is met.

FDR -- formal dining room fixture -- anything of value that is permanently attached to or a part of real property. frplc, fplc, FP -- fireplace gar -- garage gard -- garden grmet kit -- gourmet kitchen HDW, HWF, Hdwd -- hardwood floors hi ceils -- high ceilings

REALTOR® -- a real estate broker or sales associate who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. title insurance -- an insurance policy that protects a lender’s or owner’s interest in real property from assorted types of unexpected or fraudulent claims of ownership. It’s customary for the buyer to pay for the lender’s title insurance policy.

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SAVE THE DATE! SUMMER 2012 EVENTS April 21-August 12, 2012 Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery James A. Michener Art Museum - Doylestown 138 S. Pine Street Doylestown, PA 18901 www.michenermuseum.org The work of major Renaissance artists will travel to the Michener Art Museum in the exhibition Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery. Drawn from the holdings of the incomparable Uffizi Gallery in Florence and curated by its director, Antonio Natali, the exhibition will feature examples of art created between the 15th and 17th Centuries. Sunday, June 24 11am to 4pm Butterfly Festival     Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, PA Contact: 215-968-1670 www.shadybrookfarm.com Learn everything you wanted to know about butterflies from expert Rick Mikula. Live butterfly release, crafts, and inflatable attractions. FREE admission! Saturday, June 30 Concert Under the Stars Tinicum Park, River Road (Rt 32) Erwinna www.riversidesymphonia.org Bring your friends and family to this great annual outdoor concert celebrating our nation’s birth. The Riverside Symphonia will be offering pop and classical music selections under the stars. For further information or to purchase tickets, call the Riverside Symphonia at 609-397-7300 or visit our website. Wednesday, July 4 Noon to 5pm FONTHILL CASTLE’S OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

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Fonthill Museum, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA www.fonthillmuseum.org      Fonthill will recreate an early 20th century July Fourth celebration. Festivities include a decorated bike parade, a town ball game (19th-century baseball), watermelon eating contests, free oldtime games and live music. Food available. $4 adults, $1 children Tickets available at the gates on the grounds of Fonthill. Saturday July 7, 5pm to 6:30pm 5th Annual Paddle Boat Regatta Core Creek Park Boat Rental, Langhorne A fun-filled time on beautiful Lake Luxembourg at Core Creek Park! Test your pedaling legs and register a team for the race. The paddle boats hold 4 people. For more info, go to the township’s web site: www.middletowntwpbucks.org/parks.

Saturday, July 21 5pm to 10pm DOYLESTOWN AT DUSK CAR SHOW     In Doylestown, PA- West State St., Clinton St. and West Court St. www.doylestownrotary.org Enjoy a relaxing evening along the historic streets of Doylestown. Listen to live music and entertainment. Sample the food of the local restaurants, stroll and look at some of the best antique, classic and custom cars from around the area and beyond, displayed right on the downtown streets. General admission is FREE.

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SAVE THE DATE! SUMMER 2012 EVENTS by the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce. The free event historically draws between 500 and 600 show-quality cars and trucks - and 75,000 to 100,000 visitors! Saturday August 11 through Sunday August 12 10am to 6pm 2012 PEACH FESTIVAL Peddlers Village, Route 202, Lahaska, PA www.peddlersvillage.com Enjoy various peach treats throughout the Village while taking advantage of sizzling savings in every shop. Enjoy musical entertainment throughout the weekend. September 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9 Noon - 8pm Polish American Festival National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa - Doylestown, PA www.polishamericanfestival.com A celebration of Polish culture, heritage and traditions, with more food, fun and festivities than ever before! September 8, 8am to 1pm (rain or shine) Cycle Sports Patriot Games Triathalon Peace Valley Park (Sailors Point), East off Callowhill Road, New Britain Sponsored in cooperation with the Noell Maerz WTC Foundation. A �Triathlon� of friendly competition combining canoeing, biking and running within teams. Proceeds go to the Noell Maerz WTC Foundation, which assists underprivileged children and other non-profit groups. More info and a registration form at www.cyclesports.com.

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Doylestown

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Doylestown

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! 10 YEAR AN NIVERSARY IN NEW HOPE

Logan Square

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Doylestown

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DOYLESTOWN ATTRACTIONS Aldie Mansion 85 Old Dublin Pike Doylestown, PA (215) 348-3509 www.aldiemansion.com/main.htm A beautiful mansion is available for rent for personal or corporate functions. Past the brick and wrought-iron gates, on more than 10 acres of carefully tended grounds, stands Aldie Mansion. While its period charm adds to the ambiance of any special event, this restored mansion offers the space and amenities of a more contemporary venue. In particular, the new 2,400-square-foot atrium presents many unique possibilities. Designed in keeping with Aldie’s Tudor architecture, it accommodates a formal dinner dance for up to 200 guests. Fonthill Museum East Court Street, Doylestown, PA (215) 345-0210 www.fonthillmuseum.org Experience castles full of treasures at the Mercer and Fonthill Museums. The museums offer a wide array of programs, events, exhibits and tours for audiences of all ages.  Discover your family history and more in our Spruance Library. The museums and library are operated by the Bucks County Historical Society. James A. Michener Art Museum 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA (215) 340-9800 www.michenermuseum.org The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown is home to a world-class collection of Pennsylvania Impressionism. The Museum also hosts nationally touring special exhibitions and showcases important regional artists. Additional highlights include the Nakashima Reading Room and the Daniel Garber mural. An outdoor sculpture garden pays homage to the Bucks County landscape.

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Mercer Museum 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA (215) 345-0210 www.mercermuseum.org Each Spring, the grounds of the Mercer Museum are transformed into an historical festival featuring 80 skilled costumed artisans demonstrating early American crafts. A fun day for the entire family with live entertainment, mini-farm with animals, militia encampment, quilt raffle, picnic foods and free admission to the Mercer Museum. Moravian Pottery & Tile Works 130 Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA (215) 345-6722 buckstravel.net/moravian_tileworks.html The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a “working history” museum. Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery’s founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Mercer was a major proponent of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America. He directed the work at the pottery from 1898 until his death in 1930. You may still purchase handmade reissues of tiles and mosaics made in the American Arts & Crafts tradition from us. Come visit and tour the historic museum. Tours are offered every half-hour and consist of a 17-minute video and a self-guided walk through the facility. Visitors will see original installations, various displays, and selected aspects of current tile production. Admission fees and operating hours are subject to change. Open Daily 10:00 AM -4:45 PM. Closed selected holidays. Tour Admission Fees - Last Tour at 4 PM. Visit us on the web at

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Tips for Choosing

Paint Colors

Like an Interior Designer! the paint.

1. Decide the mood of the room. What is this room’s main function? Warmer, brighter colors create a sociable vibe; deeper color, especially, blue-greens and neutrals set the backdrop for a more formal, quieter atmosphere. 2. Experiment with small spaces. Try a color you love, but don’t be nervous about trying it in a smaller area like a bathroom or accent wall. Or if you don’t want to use a wall at all until you are sure, paint a large poster board and hold against the wall. 3. It’s all about the lighting. Use the light boxes at the paint stores to test the paint samples. If you have a lot of windows, you’ll have natural light which brings out the color in its truest form. Incandescent lighting will enhance warm tones and yellows. Fluorescent lighting casts a blue tone on color. The type of lighting you have in your home will affect the tone of

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4. Know the terminology. “Hue” is what we call color. Orange is the hue. Gray is the hue, etc. “Value” is how light or how dark the hue is. “Saturation” or “Intensity” is a reference to how dominant the hue is. For example, pink is a less saturated and dominant hue of Red. 5. Use a color wheel which is a great reference tool for complementing colors. 6. Consider how the paint colors flow from room to room. Keep in mind the bigger picture of your home and look from afar at how each room color will react with others. Strive to create a cohesive flow of color.

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Doylestown

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Bucks County

Fast Facts

Did you know? • Bucks Area: Land – 604 square miles. Water – 15.8 square miles • Bucks Population: In 2010, the total population in Bucks County was estimated to be over 625,000 people. This represents over 4.5% growth since 2000 as determined by the federal census. • Bucks Education: Bucks County has 15 public school districts, 11 public charter schools (statewide), 27 private schools, 3 colleges/universities and 5 community, junior and technical colleges. • Medical/Emergency Hospitals of Bucks County are: Aria Health Bucks County Campus/Langhorne, Doylestown Hospital/Doylestown, Grand View Hospital/ Sellersville, Lower Bucks Hospital/Bristol, St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital/ Quakertown, St. Mary Medical Center/Langhorne. Visit us on the web at

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CHECKLIST FOR SELLERS:

Getting Ready for Showings and Open Houses

1. Do a complete walk through and look at each room from a potential buyer’s view. 2. Organize, Depersonalize, De-clutter and Clean

• Scrub tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. • Clean all floor surfaces. • Steam clean rugs, carpets and draperies. • Get rid of all dust. • Repair cracks/holes in the walls. • Repaint in neutral colors. • Rearrange furniture. Remove excess furniture. Organize room closets. • Remove toys for kids and pets. • Remove personal items. • Clear out garage. Store elsewhere, if possible. • Be sure to secure your valuables like cash and jewelry.

3. Increase Curb Appeal • Paint the exterior, trim, doors and shutters.

• Power wash the exterior. • Inspect the roof and make repairs as needed. • Repair cracks in the driveway and sidewalks. • Clear and clean the entryway and walkways. • Keep lawn mowed and landscaping fresh. • Plant vibrant flowers. • Clean any trash and pet droppings in yard. • Clean gutters and downspouts.

4. Make Your Kitchen and Bathrooms Sparkle • Mop and wax/polish the floors.

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5. Create Ambience • Bake a fresh batch of cookies before a showing/open house

• Or burn a vanilla or cookie scented candle. • Serve light refreshments at Open Houses. • Install higher wattage light bulbs- make the rooms brighter- open curtains or blinds to let in natural light and to showcase views. • Open windows, if possible, for fresh air. • Have pets in a secure location or have someone watch them during your Open House/showing. • No smoking • Leave TVs off

6. Let Everyone Know! • Suggest having a Broker’s Open House to your agent so your home

can be showcased to other local real estate agents. • Let all of your friends and family know when you are having an open house. • Be sure your agent advertises the Open House online.

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Whether you are a first time homebuyer needing education and guidance, a transitional buyer moving up or down in price, or a homeowner looking to refinance, you will always receive: • Unparalleled customer dedication, resulting in a successful transaction—every time • The wisdom and expertise, based on 22 years in financial services, to guide you to the best financing for your family. • Lowest rates in the industry

Providing the strongest and most trusted financial advice in the mortgage industry. Please call for a free, no-obligation mortgage analysis at 215.208.2920 LINDA WOLFENSON Mortgage Planning Specialist 215.208.2920 direct 215.701.1846 private fax www.mortgagemasterinc.com lwolfenson@mortgagemasterinc.com

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People & Places

Newtown

State Street, Newtown Borough

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Newtown

Tyler State Park. Alicia Worrall and Ryan Downs. Residents of Newtown.

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NEWTOWN ATTRACTIONS Langhorne Players Route 332, Newtown, PA (215) 860-0818 www.langhorneplayers.org Langhorne Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer community theater company that produces unusual, thought-provoking works meant to engender post-theater conversation. Open auditions are held for each show and the company enthusiastically welcomes new volunteers and talent. Productions take place in a 73-seat theater in the 200-year-old Spring Garden Mill located in Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA. www.langhorneplayers.org Sesame Place 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA (866) 464-3566 www.sesameplace.com The nation’s only theme park based on the award-winning television show Sesame Street®. Sesame Place puts you in the middle of a life-size replica of the sets and places seen on the television show. Here you’ll hang out with all of your furry friends, and enjoy the rides, shows, parades, play areas and dining that make this only place where Sesame Street® comes to life. The park features more than two dozen rides and water attractions. Sesame Place is located 30 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City on Oxford Valley Road off U.S Route 1. From Philadelphia take Interstate-95 North to Morrisville to Exit 46A U.S. Route 1 North. Sesame Place operates May to October. Tyler State Park 101 Swamp Road, Newtown, Pennsylvania (215) 968-2021 www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/tyler/index.htm Picnicking, boating, children’s playground, lots of hiking trails. Visit us on the web at

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Bucks County

Fun Facts

• The Bucks County Playhouse reopens with a new season on July 2, 2012 after being close for almost 2 years! The season opens with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, “A Grand Night for Singing.” Get your tickets at bcptheater.org • Botticelli and other Italian masters have come to Bucks County! This summer, 45 paintings and tapestries from Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy will be exhibited at “Offering of the Angels” running at the Michener Museum in Doylestown through August 10, 2012. More info: michenermuseum.com • Friday Fireworks! Every friday night at 9:30pm, New Hope & Lambertville put on a beautiful complimentary fireworks display over the Delaware River. Get there early if you want to get a great spot! More info at newhopelambertvillefireworks.com. • The novel The Fires of Spring by James Michener takes place in and around Doylestown. • The singer Pink was born in Doylestown. • A short scene from Stephen King’s The Stand is based in Pipersville.

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5 HOME STAGING TIPS 1. The Master Bedroom: Make sure your Master bedroom appeals to both sexes. Try to minimize gender-specific decorating. 2. De-clutter! Pack up and store as many items as you can. You want your buyers to see all of that space, not your personal belongings. 3. Paint! A fresh coast of paint (neutral colors, preferable) can brighten up any room and make it seem new and attractive to buyers. 4. Kitchen Update: Consider buying new appliances to update your kitchen. Studies show that new kitchen appliances yield a high return for sellers. 5. Bathrooms Update: Look for ways to do this on a budget. For one, a cheaper option to replacing tile is having it reglazed. Make sure bathrooms are sparkling clean and bright.

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Princeton, NJ

Fun Facts

• Jimmy Stewart, Ralph Nader, Christopher Reeve and John Lithgow all grew up in Princeton. • Princeton University has existed in the community since 1756. • Every member of the band Blues Traveler and Chris Baron, lead singer of the Spin Doctors, all attended Princeton High School. • Former president Grover Cleveland bought a house in Princeton during his second term in office.  He remained in the community until his death and his body is now buried in the Princeton Cemetery. • Albert Einstein came to Princeton in 1933 and remained there until he passed away in 1955. • Princeton was the setting of the Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind about the schizophrenic mathematician John Nash. It was largely filmed in central New Jersey, including some Princeton locations. However, many scenes of “Princeton” were actually filmed at Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx.

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People & Places

Princeton

Eleanor and Ernst Siegmund, visiting from Austria.

Tess and Christine Edmonds, sisters who both live in Princeton

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Princeton

Princeton University campus

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homebuyers checklist THE HOUSE:

GOOD

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Square footage  ____________________________________________________________ Number of bedrooms  ____________________________________________________________ Number of baths ____________________________________________________________ Practicality of floorplan ____________________________________________________________ Interior walls condition ____________________________________________________________ Closet/storage space  ____________________________________________________________ Basement ____________________________________________________________ Fireplace ____________________________________________________________ Cable TV  ____________________________________________________________ Basement: dampness or odors  ______________________________________________________________ Exterior appearance, condition ____________________________________________________________ Lawn/yard space  ____________________________________________________________ Fence Patio or deck  ____________________________________________________________ Garage  ____________________________________________________________ Energy efficiency  ____________________________________________________________ Screens, storm windows  ____________________________________________________________ Roof: age and condition  ____________________________________________________________ Gutters and downspouts 68

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD: ____________________________________________________________ Appearance/condition of nearby homes/businesses ____________________________________________________________ Traffic ____________________________________________________________ Noise Level  ____________________________________________________________ Safety/Security  ____________________________________________________________ Age mix of inhabitants  ____________________________________________________________ Number of children  ____________________________________________________________ Pet restrictions ____________________________________________________________ Parking ____________________________________________________________ Zoning regulations ____________________________________________________________ Neighborhood restrictions/ covenants ____________________________________________________________ Fire protection ____________________________________________________________  Police  ____________________________________________________________ Snow removal  ____________________________________________________________ Garbage service ____________________________________________________________ SCHOOLS: ____________________________________________________________ Age/condition Visit us on the web at

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homebuyers checklist GOOD AVERAGE POOR NOTES SCHOOLS (continued) Reputation  ____________________________________________________________ Quality of teachers ____________________________________________________________ Achievement test scores ____________________________________________________________ Play areas ____________________________________________________________ Curriculum ____________________________________________________________ Class size  ____________________________________________________________ Busing distance ____________________________________________________________ CONVENIENCE TO: ____________________________________________________________ Supermarket ____________________________________________________________ Schools  ____________________________________________________________ Work  ____________________________________________________________ Shopping  ____________________________________________________________ Child care  ____________________________________________________________ Hospitals  ____________________________________________________________ Doctor/dentist  ____________________________________________________________ Recreation/parks  ____________________________________________________________ Restaurants/entertainment  ____________________________________________________________ Church/synagogue  ____________________________________________________________ Airport 

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homebuyers checklist GOOD AVERAGE POOR NOTES CONVENIENCE TO: ____________________________________________________________ Highways  ____________________________________________________________ Public transportation ____________________________________________________________

ADDITIONAL NOTES: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

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Important phone numbers Doylestown Township 425 Wells Road Doylestown, PA 18901 TELEPHONE: 215.348.9915 WEBSITE: doylestownpa.org  EMAIL (MUNICIPAL CLERK): info@doylestownpa.org  SCHOOLS: Central Bucks School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number):  215.348.4201  Doylestown Borough 57 W. Court Street  Doylestown, PA 18901 TELEPHONE: 215.345.4140  WEBSITE: doylestownborough.net  SCHOOLS: Central Bucks School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number):  215.345.4143 New Hope Borough 123 New Street New Hope, PA 18938 TELEPHONE: 215.862.3347  WEBSITE: newhopeborough.org  EMAIL: info@newhopeborough.org  SCHOOLS: New Hope Solebury School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number):  215.348.7400 Newtown Township 100 Municipal Drive Newtown, PA 18940 TELEPHONE: 215.968.2800 WEBSITE: twp.newtown.pa.us SCHOOLS: Council Rock School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number):  215.598.7121 Newtown Borough 23 North State Street Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-2026  TELEPHONE: 215.968.2109 WEBSITE: boro.newtown.pa.us SCHOOLS: Council Rock School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number): 215.860.7835

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Yardley Borough 56 South Main Street Yardley, PA 19067 TELEPHONE: 215.493.6832 WEBSITE: yardleyboro.com  SCHOOLS: Pennsbury School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number): 215-493-2782 Solebury Township 3092 Sugan Road PO Box 139  Solebury, PA 18963  TELEPHONE: 215.297.5656 WEBSITE: soleburytwp.org EMAIL: soleburytownship@soleburytwp.org SCHOOLS: New Hope Solebury School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number): 215.297.8201 Upper Makefield Township 1076 Eagle Road Newtown, PA 18940  TELEPHONE: 215.968.3340 uppermakefield.org  info@uppermakefield.org SCHOOLS: Council Rock School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number): 215.968.3020 Buckingham Township 4613 Hughesian Drive  Buckingham, PA 18912  TELEPHONE: 215.794.8834 WEBSITE: buckinghampa.org EMAIL: contact@buckinghampa.org SCHOOLS: Central Bucks School District POLICE (Non-emergency Number):  215.794.8813  Visit us on the web at

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Important phone numbers HOPEWELL BOROUGH MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY NOTE: HOPEWELL BOROUGH AND HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP ARE TWO SEPARATE MUNICIPALITIES ALTHOUGH THEY SHARE SOME SERVICES SUCH AS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SENIOR SERVICES. 88 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525 TELEPHONE: (609) 466-2636 EMAIL (MUNICIPAL CLERK): michelehovan@hopewellboro-nj.us WEBSITE: www.hopewellboro-nj.us SCHOOLS: HOPEWELL VALLEY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE (Non-emergency Number): (609) 737-3100 HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY 201 Washington Crossing – Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ 08560 TELEPHONE: (609) 737-0605 EMAIL (MUNICIPAL CLERK) : lgompf@hopewelltwp.org WEBSITE: www.hopewelltwp.org SCHOOLS: HOPEWELL VALLEY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE (Non-emergency Number): (609) 737-3100 PENNINGTON BOROUGH MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY 30 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534 TELEPHONE: (609) 737-0276 EMAIL (MUNICIPAL CLERK): bsterling@penningtonboro.org WEBSITE: www.penningtonboro.org SCHOOLS: HOPEWELL VALLEY REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE (Non-emergency Number): (609) 737-1679 PRINCETON BOROUGH MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY NOTE: THE CITIZENS IN PRINCETON BOROUGH AND PRINCETON TOWNSHIP RECENTLY VOTED TO CONSOLIDATE THEIR TWO MUNICIPALITIES INTO ONE. THE CONSOLIDATION WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2013 AND SO TWO SETS OF INFORMATION ARE CONTAINED IN OUR COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE. Visit us on the web at www.crgpub.com 74


1 Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08542 TELEPHONE: (609) 924-3118 EMAIL (MUNICIPAL CLERK): adminoff@princetonboro.org WEBSITE: www.princetonboro.org SCHOOLS: PRINCETON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE (Non-emergency Number): (609) 924-4141 PRINCETON TOWNSHIP MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 TELEPHONE: (609) 924-5704 EMAIL (MUNICIPAL CLERK): lmcdermott@princeton-township.nj.us WEBSITE: www.princeton-township.nj.us SCHOOLS: PRINCETON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE (Non-emergency Number): (609) 921-2100

PRIVATE SCHOOLS THE AREA OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA AND THE GREATER PRINCETON AREA, JUST ACROSS THE RIVER IN MERCER COUNTY, NEW JERSEY CONTAIN SOME OF THE FINEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY. THE CHAPIN SCHOOL Coeducational, Day School Grades Pre-K through 8 4101 Princeton Pike, Princeton, NJ 08540 TEL: (609) 024-2449

HOLY GHOST PREPARATORY SCHOOL Boys, Day School 2429 Bristol Pike Bensalem, PA 19020 TEL: (215) 639-2102

THE GEORGE SCHOOL Coeducational, Boarding & Day School Grades 9 through 12 1690 Newtown Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA 18940 TEL: (215) 579-6500

THE HUN SCHOOL OF PRINCETON Coeducational, Boarding & Day School Grades 6 through 12 176 Edgerstoune Road Princeton, NJ 08540 TEL: (609) 921-7600

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS THE LAWRENCEVILLE SCHOOL Coeducational, Boarding & Day School Grades 9 through 12 2500 Main Street Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 TEL: (609) 896-0400 NEWTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL Coeducational, Day School Grades Pre-K through 8 1450 Newtown Langhorne Road Newtown, PA 18940 TEL: (215) 968-2225 THE PEDDIE SCHOOL Coeducational, Boarding & Day School Grades 9 through 12 201 South Main Street Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 TEL: (609) 944-7500 THE PENNINGTON SCHOOL Coeducational, Boarding & Day School Grades 6 through 12 112 West Delaware Avenue Pennington, NJ 08534 TEL: (609) 737-1838 PEN RYN SCHOOL Coeducational, Day School Grades Nursery through 8 235 South Olds Avenue Fairless Hills, PA 19030 TEL: (215) 547-1800

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1. Organize a shindig. This can be a housewarming, BBQ, block party or just a casual get-together with all the neighbors. Being together in a festive setting really helps break the ice and get everyone talking.   2. Take walks around your neighborhood. Not only will you familiarize yourself with your area, you’ll probably find other walking enthusiasts and run into neighbors out in their yards. If so, introduce yourself. 3. Lend a helping hand. If you see your neighbor working outside or struggling with something you can help with, ask if you can help them out. It creates a really sense of camaraderie and bonding working together. 4. Be active in the community. This could be the local church or school organization. Or an interest group like a book club. You’ll come across like-minded people who also live within your community- no doubt you’ll come across some neighbors. 5. Organize a yard sale. We’ve all seen the multi-house yard sales. Someone has to take the lead and be the organizer. Why not be the one to bring all of your neighbors together for de-cluttering. 6. Say Hello! The most important of all, say, “hello” to your neighbors when you see them outside or in passing at the grocery store. Wave when you drive by. Visit us on the web at

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