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Old 09-15-2017, 07:10 AM
 
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We eat at The Black Bass a few times a year..mostly in the fall when the leaves are changing...
I did not know of the Pet Cemetery..have to check it out.

Does your Sis dine at the Black Bass?
Just wondering how she feels about the relatively new ownership by Thompson?

We kind of like it, but I miss the humble old furnishings of the original owner(s)
Hi, yes, the Pet Cemetery is right beyond the Black Bass Parking Lot, across the street, but easy to miss....Last time I was there, was after it was remodeled. My girlfriend and her family used to own a huge lighting and antique store in NJ. Right over the New Hope Bridge, you turned right onto River Rd. and it was the big red barn on your left, with the river on your right. (Lambertville) Right next to the Golden Nugget. They did all the new lighting for the renovated Black Bass Inn.

My sister wasn't crazy about the new owners food, but, she is extremely fussy! Believe me. My brother in law, loves to spend time at the little country store across the street to your left. It's got the old wooden floors and on Sunday mornings, everyone in that small town seems to gather there to catch up on local gossip.

Next time you go there, drive straight into New Hope and try Marsha Brown's Restaurant on your right, right before the Logan Inn. It's an old Church, with a little elevator to the top floor. Cajun food, and raw bar. New Hope is a great place to rent a room over Christmas, or used to be....Lambertville Station is also nice...as well as the Logan Inn...The Boat House Restaurant is a really fun place...but you can't do it all in a day, of course, and it's loaded with antiques. Right now is the perfect time to go and walk around. Jamie Hollander Cafe is awesome...Lilly's on the Canal...Tandoori Grill....and a tad up the road from New Hope, you gotta walk around Peddler's Village. The Bowman's Hill Farm is beautiful and while there, you have to tour the Sand Castle Winery and do a wine tasting, so much fun. Ask to meet the owner, and if he would give you the history of how they chose New Hope, b/c of the soil there, was much like their home country's soil. They bought their own grapes and their wines are awesome.

Oh, we also did a tour up the River, on the Bucks County Riverboat...that was awesome...we had Jamie Hollander do the luncheon catering. He makes every thing home made, even his own mayo.

You can google all these places, and take your pic...

Back in the day, believe it or not, New Hope used to be a gathering place for stars out of New York City.
A lot of artists, both musical and painters, plus actors and actresses. Jessica Savitch used to frequent but was sadly killed when she drove off the road. Barbara Streisand and many others used to hang out there, Carol King, etc,

When we had visited the Black Bass Inn after it was renovated, we toured the upstairs, and the rooms, actually the entire building, and Christian Bale had left the day before. It is truly an interesting place...

sorry to go on and on, but it is and always has been such a fun place for all ages....the nite life is still alive and well there....along with their arts exhibits and shows, and some very interesting & talented people from all walks of life, artists and performers.

Used to go over to see Esra Mohawk, and Carol King....along with others, it was a great hang out, in the 60's. The Bucks County Playhouse is still there, alive and kicking.

You could spend 3 days there easy...then drive further up the road into Doylestown and tour, the Castle, "Font Hill" Extremely Interesting. Henry Mercer's Tile works and the Castle he lived in, he build them both back in the early 1908 and finished in 1912. The photos and art work in that Castle, he collected from his travels all over the world. One cannot take it all in.

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Old 09-15-2017, 07:46 AM
 
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Creme Brulee,
I am in New Hope and Lambertville every weeekend. for the last 40+ years. :-)
Lambertvile Flea Market, restaurants etc.

I lived in Lambertville for 7 years. I am living between Titusville and Trenton now.
Since we moved from Wilkes Barre when I was a kid, I have never lived more than 2 miles away from the River..I am 300 yds away from it now for the last 18 years..
We Also go Doylestown every Sunday afternoon at the County theater where we are supporting members.

I knew your girlfriend at the what used to be called 'the Roosters Coup' ..the lighting place on the hill.

A friend from Lambertville got married some years ago ( his soon to be wife worked for your friend) and we took the wedding pics on her property..
she could never remember my name when I went into her shop..so she always called me 'Bub' :-)..
I dealt in antiques and she did some lamp work for me.

Maybe we were at the same Esra Mohawk Concert?..I saw her at John and Peters Place..
old hangout of mine..My band played there many times in the 1980s..and my daughters band played 2001-2005.
My daughter lived in New Hope on South Main, next to Gerensers Ice Cream..(they just tore Gerensers down) until she got married 5 years ago..while she was in College, she worked at John and Peters, Havana, and Mothers Resturant as a Barista.

As Soon as my wife gets back from teaching her Aerobics class, in about an hour, we will be heading down to the Lambertville Flea Market.

I remember when Poor Jessica Savitch drove into the Canal at Chez Odettes..sad.

Small world, Creme Brulee, I bet we passed each other on the streets, or sat next to each other in a bar...
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:52 AM
 
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Creme Brulee,
I am in New Hope and Lambertville every weeekend. for the last 40+ years. :-)
Lambertvile Flea Market, restaurants etc.

I lived in Lambertville for 7 years. I am living between Titusville and Trenton now.
Since we moved from Wilkes Barre when I was a kid, I have never lived more than 2 miles away from the River..I am 300 yds away from it now for the last 18 years..
We Also go Doylestown every Sunday afternoon at the County theater where we are supporting members.

I knew your girlfriend at the what used to be called 'the Roosters Coup' ..the lighting place on the hill.

A friend from Lambertville got married some years ago ( his soon to be wife worked for your friend) and we took the wedding pics on her property..
she could never remember my name when I went into her shop..so she always called me 'Bub' :-)..
I dealt in antiques and she did some lamp work for me.

Maybe we were at the same Esra Mohawk Concert?..I saw her at John and Peters Place..
old hangout of mine..My band played there many times in the 1980s..and my daughters band played 2001-2005.
My daughter lived in New Hope on South Main, next to Gerensers Ice Cream..(they just tore Gerensers down) until she got married 5 years ago..while she was in College, she worked at John and Peters, Havana, and Mothers Resturant as a Barista.

As Soon as my wife gets back from teaching her Aerobics class, in about an hour, we will be heading down to the Lambertville Flea Market.

I remember when Poor Jessica Savitch drove into the Canal at Chez Odettes..sad.

Small world, Creme Brulee, I bet we passed each other on the streets, or sat next to each other in a bar...
OMG, I'm sitting here ready to cry....her name was Trudy, she passed, cancer....and they sold the antique and lighting place. We were so close, she was more like a sister...she was the most awesome human being I've ever known, alive, talented in so many ways....writer, editor, one of the most fantastic cooks....they lived in the house beside the barn, and they did a lot of work to that home...she loved music and art...

and OMG, yes, we were most likely there at the same time to see Ms. Mohawk. I loved her...yes, Used to hang out over there a lot...and the ice cream place is to die for.....

gosh, it is such a small world....yes, Gerensers Ice Cream. Oh my gosh, Mothers was awesome and lively

Trudy used to try to talk me into moving over there....lol, she said, I'd fit right in....she was a hoot, and awesome.....loved her dearly. She was a people magnet.

nice to meet you.....
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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we had a house in the pocono's near hawley .we were going to retire there but as we got closer to retiring we realized that was not the best idea for us .

we live in queens and as time got closer we realized most of the things that would become important to us were just lacking .

if we could not drive for some reason there was no public transportation system like we have here .

specialists and medical facilities had few choices .

winters were long and cold with little to do .

if i wanted to work a bit in retirement jobs were all low paying ones .

even having enough to do daily was wearing thin in the 5 years we had the home .

so we realized that was not going to be the best move for us .so we sold the house and retired here in queens .
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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OMG, I'm sitting here ready to cry....her name was Trudy, she passed, cancer....and they sold the antique and lighting place. We were so close, she was more like a sister...she was the most awesome human being I've ever known, alive, talented in so many ways....writer, editor, one of the most fantastic cooks....they lived in the house beside the barn, and they did a lot of work to that home...she loved music and art...

and OMG, yes, we were most likely there at the same time to see Ms. Mohawk. I loved her...yes, Used to hang out over there a lot...and the ice cream place is to die for.....

gosh, it is such a small world....yes, Gerensers Ice Cream. Oh my gosh, Mothers was awesome and lively

Trudy used to try to talk me into moving over there....lol, she said, I'd fit right in....she was a hoot, and awesome.....loved her dearly. She was a people magnet.

nice to meet you.....
The house next to the Barn was awesome inside and out..lovely view of the River.

Gerenser died a few years back..Ice Cream place is closed..he used to portray George Washington in the annual Washington Crossing reanactment.
Will try and find and post the video of him and my daughter in front of his former place.
Yes, your friend Trudy was a one of a kind person.
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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The house next to the Barn was awesome inside and out..lovely view of the River.

Gerenser died a few years back..Ice Cream place is closed..he used to portray George Washington in the annual Washington Crossing reanactment.
Will try and find and post the video of him and my daughter in front of his former place.
Yes, your friend Trudy was a one of a kind person.
Love Tinicum Park, used to go to the 4th of July Concert there and dog show... fond memories...
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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What a silly azz I am...my wife came from teaching her class, and I asked her if she was going to grab a bite before we headed out to the Flea Market?

She gently reminded me today was FRIDAY!

Our dear Gerania is very familiar with the New Hope/Bucks County/ area.
This is the movie we will be seeing on Sunday at the County Theater.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA6DUgpY3gQ
Creme Brulee, are you familiar with the County Theater?

Here is a link. www.countytheater.org
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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What a silly azz I am...my wife came from teaching her class, and I asked her if she was going to grab a bite before we headed out to the Flea Market?

She gently reminded me today was FRIDAY!

Our dear Gerania is very familiar with the New Hope/Bucks County/ area.
LOL, your right, they were only on Sat. The Golden Nugget!

Can't tell you how much I loved their huge screened in back porch and that kitchen. Lovely!
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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we had a house in the pocono's near hawley .we were going to retire there but as we got closer to retiring we realized that was not the best idea for us .

we live in queens and as time got closer we realized most of the things that would become important to us were just lacking .

if we could not drive for some reason there was no public transportation system like we have here .

specialists and medical facilities had few choices .

winters were long and cold with little to do .

if i wanted to work a bit in retirement jobs were all low paying ones .

even having enough to do daily was wearing thin in the 5 years we had the home .

so we realized that was not going to be the best move for us .so we sold the house and retired here in queens .
Hawley? I had a friend/work associate that lived in Hawley. He did wood carving with a chain saw. He and his wife were EMT's. His name was Jim Hawley? He also had blood hounds, used to get called off the job to go find lost hunters during hunting season.

There used to be a festival there, people came from miles around, and bought their fried potato cakes which were delicious.

Jim Hawley was a construction mechanic but wore many hats. I'm going back, ohhh gosh, maybe 25 years....?
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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So sorry Fisheye, didn't mean to hijack your lovely thread....
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