“Discover the Arts in Bucks” Exhibit Premieres at the Bucks County Visitor’s Center This Weekend!

(Bensalem, PA) The Bucks County Conference & Visitor’s Bureau is proud to announce the opening of their rotating art exhibit, “Discover the Arts in Bucks” on Sunday, June 1, 2008. This ongoing exhibit will showcase new local artists every five weeks in the Mayor DiGirolamo Theater at the Visitor’s Center in Bensalem.

The Churchville Photography Club will kick off this exciting exhibit by displaying vibrant scenic and action photos by various artists representing all levels of experience. This artist group will be showcased from June 1st to July 4th, 2008 and is free and open to the public!

Contact:
Michelle Greco,
Public Relations Bucks County Conference & Visitor’s Bureau
215.639.0300 x 231
Mgreco@visitbuckscounty.com

Portion of River Road to Re-Open This Weekend
Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau Re-Welcomes Visitors to Local Businesses


(Bucks County, PA- July 30, 2008) Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the re-opening of a portion of River Road on Friday, August 1st.  The stretch of River Road between Centre Bridge and Lumberville has been closed from late November due to extensive problems from three major floods in a period of eighteen months.

After Friday, visitors will now be able to easily navigate along River Road from New Hope to the towns of Centre Bridge, Lumberville, Pt. Pleasant and Erwinna without a detour.

“We urge the community to take the drive along one of our most scenic routes in the region and visit local businesses to revitalize a piece of Bucks County that has charmed residents and visitors for years” says Jerry Lepping, Executive Director of the Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau.

Businesses along River Road that are now accessible from the south without a detour include: 1740 House Country Inn in Lumberville, Bucks County River Country in Point Pleasant and Golden Pheasant Inn on the Delaware in Erwinna as well as many other distinct shops, diverse restaurants and charming Bed & Breakfasts.

The scenic route of River Road, also known as Route 32, has long been distinguished for its beauty and culture. This past year, LIFE Books: Dream Destinations honored Bucks County as one of the Top 20 Sightseeing Destinations in the World with specific mention to the drive along River Road. “To drive Route 32, more poetically known as River Road, on a glorious fall day is to come to an inescapable conclusion: New England’s got nothing on this.” LIFE Books: Dream Destinations, 2008.

Recovery and revitalization are nothing new to these quaint and distinctive towns along the Delaware River due to flooding. However, the impact of tourism to these areas has resulted in some business closures and hard economic times for others.

The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau (BCCVB) are in the process of planning a “Grand Re-Opening” when the total completion of River Road opens in Fall 2008. The last section to be completed is the portion north of Upper Black Eddy which is home to Indian Rock Inn and many unique shops such as Hairy Mary’s. As of now, this section can still be reached through a small detour.

About Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau (BCCVB)

The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc (BCCVB) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the BCCVB is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions. . For more information on BCCVB activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

If an artist is interested in displaying their art at the Visitor’s Center, please contact the Visitor’s Center directly at 215 639 0300 x. 238. Artists have already booked in 2009!

About the Artist:

The purpose of the Churchville Photography Club is to facilitate the enjoyment of the general art of photography, and the education of its members in techniques and theory to enhance that enjoyment. Nature photography was originally the main focus, but as the membership grew, interests quickly broadened to include all forms of the art. The membership list currently includes over 120 names, with members representing all levels of experience from beginner to advanced amateurs and professionals. The Club meets on the first and third Monday of each Monday September through June, and hosts programs by guest speakers, contests, critiques, and nights of short programs given by members. The Club presents month-long exhibits in branches of the Bucks Country Free Library several times a year. Annually the Club hosts an open competition in the Spring, and the recently completed Eighteenth rendition attracted 477 entries from 118 Delaware Valley entrants. For more information, visit www.churchvillephoto.net or call 215 598 8447.

Contact:
Michelle Greco,
Public Relations Bucks County Conference & Visitor's Bureau
215.639.0300 x 231
Mgreco@visitbuckscounty.com  

About Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau (BCCVB)

The Bucks County Conference & Visitors Bureau, Inc (BCCVB) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the BCCVB is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions. . For more information on BCCVB activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to Philadelphia Park Racetrack). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from operating on summer hours from 8:30a.m until 5:30 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.