Posts Tagged "author signing"

Kay Rock Author Reading and Signing

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in | 0 comments

The Book Garden in Frenchtown welcomes Kay Rock for a reading and book signing on Saturday, March 25th at 1pm. You don’t have to be retired to appreciate the stories in Over the Hill and Gaining Speed. This sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always relatable collection of essays takes readers on Kay’s journey into retirement. Kay Rock was a regular contributor for the Bucks County Herald, and many of these essays first appeared in the Herald, in the feature column, “Becoming 65.”. Come spend an afternoon with Kay at The Book Garden at 28 Bridge Street in Frenchtown on Saturday, March 25 from 1pm to 3 pm. Refreshments will be served. More information at 908-996-2022 or...

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Riverfest Celebrates Life Along the River

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in | 0 comments

Frenchtown celebrates life along the Delaware River with acclaimed author.

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Frenchtown Riverfest Sunday Sept 4, 2016

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in In The News | 0 comments

Come celebrate the diverse range of avian wildlife in the Delaware Valley at this year’s Riverfest Celebration in Frenchtown on Sunday, September 4th.  Themed Wings Over the River, festivities kick off at noon and will go until 6pm.  Bird Hatching, a bird parade and a screening “Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” will take place at Art Yard. The Paper Boat Riverfest Regatta, a wildlife show, live music, environmental exhibits, great food and much more family fun all around town. Visitors will be dancing in the streets to the sounds of local favorite bands and back by popular demand will be Star City Tribal Bellydancers. Live music will include Jon Savage and the Classic Rockers, The Revalotors, The Wallace Brothers, The Saddletones and Joe Cocco. Eyes of the Wild will be back to entertain and educate us on critters great and small. There will be a variety of local artists and environmental exhibits along Bridge Street, poetry by the river and shops will be featuring in-store entertainment and sales. Kids and adults can take part in paper boat building and boat races on the Delaware. Brokaw Photography will showcase The River Towns Photo Exploration Project. Learn about the rich and diverse heritage of the Delaware River Valley with historian Hal Taylor. He will be at The Book Garden speaking about the role of the river in U.S. history and the environment and signing copies of his book, The Illustrated Delaware River. Rick Epstein will conduct walking tours of downtown Frenchtown at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. cost $10. Meet in front of the Book Garden at 28 Bridge St. No reservations are needed. Epstein came to Frenchtown in 1977. As editor of the Delaware Valley News, he learned much of his history from chatting with the old timers. He also read all the history books and even unspooled some microfilm in the cellar of the county library.   “I tell about the Great Fire of 1878 and the time Sarge Russell’s wagon shed blew down on Louie Gelegonya’s Ford Falcon, which was around 1979,” says Epstein. “I can also show you an old leather mask used in the mystic rites of the Odd Fellows lodge, and explain how the guillotines of France sent our founder running to America in 1794.”   Because hot weather is likely, Epstein has arranged for all the talking and listening to take place in shady places. “The tour takes about 70 minutes unless everyone decides they want the long version,” says Epstein. For more information about the tour, call 908-200-0480.   Riverfest is organized by the Frenchtown Business and Professional Association; and sponsored by TD Bank, Stem Brothers, Shenberger Insurance, H.J. Opdyke Lumber and River Mills at Frenchtown.   Worried about parking? Valet bike service and free park and ride from Artie’s Free Park and Walk from DesignPlan Lighting.   Riverfest will be held on Sunday, September 4th starting at noon. For more information visit delawarerivertowns.com or Frenchtown Today on Facebook. Contact Mike Tyksinski at Frenchtown Home and Hardware, frenchtownhomeandhardware@yahoo.com, 908-996-2283.    ...

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Forefather Farm Author Comes to The Book Garden

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in In The News | 0 comments

We are excited to welcome author Patricia Whitacre, who will share her restoration journey through history on Sunday, June 12 from 2pm to 4pm here in the garden. The author’s journey began in 1982, when she and her husband bought an abandoned farmstead in Bucks County, PA. The picturesque Pennsylvania German barn architectural style has spread from early settlements in eastern Pennsylvania to settlements across the Midwest. In 1987, the late J. Jackson Walter, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, wrote: “The destruction of thousands of unique barns and farmhouses, as well as the historical landscape itself, continues today all across America. … The ordinary American farmhouse, preserved in its rural setting, has much to teach about an area’s past and much to give to future generations.” The couple spent the next thirty years researching, restoring, and preserving the farm in an ambitious do-it- yourself project that earned placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Forefather Farm details their adventures, reflecting the sense of humor that has sustained them through the challenges as they maintained the exterior integrity of all the buildings, and adapted the interiors to 21st century living with minimal compromise to the original structures. Their project included preserving the surrounding fifteen acres of habitat, and working for the preservation of the natural and historic resources of the entire rural township. Patricia Valentine and Robert Whitacre met when they were students at Duke University. Their shared interest in antiques and history led them to develop skills in restoring antique furniture and remodeling their first home in New Jersey, where Pat was a teaching naturalist at an environmental education center, was active in historic preservation, and researched family genealogy. Their two children and five grandchildren have learned about their own roots while observing life on Forefather Farm. MEET THE AUTHOR! The author talk and signing will be on Sunday, June 12 from 2pm to 4pm at The Book Garden, 28 Bridge Street in Frenchtown, NJ. Refreshments will be served. For details, contact the store at 908-996-2022 or visit The Book Garden on Facebook or at...

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Legend of the Sea Glass Launch Party

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in | 0 comments

We are excited to welcome Trinka Hakes Noble and Doris Ettlinger to celebrate the publication of their new book Legend of the Sea Glass – yes there are mermaids in this tale! Join...

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