Bucks County Herald

Thursday, August 25, 2016




News

On a clear August day

Flying Scotts line up for a race at the Nockamixon Sailing Club Leukemia Cup Regatta Saturday, with 23 boats participating. The race earned $19,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More photos of the regatta can be seen HERE.



Panel gathers testimony on opioid abuse


A bipartisan panel of Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders gathered in Warrington to hear testimony on opioid abuse that is part of a growing drug epidemic here in Bucks County.




Bucks D.A. Heckler to retire early from office


More than a year before the end of his second term in office, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler has scheduled his retirement, saying he and his wife have decided it’s time for “new thought and new energy.”




Richlandtown to seek input on police services


Richlandtown Borough officials will hold three town hall meetings to hear public opinion on the possibility of merging police services with those of Richland Township.




Hilltown close to vote on bamboo regulations

Hilltown’s supervisors have made an apparent breakthrough on how to deal with an ongoing problem on how to regulate the planting of running bamboo in the township.



Quakertown unveils design for mural

Quakertown Alive! recently unveiled the design for a mural planned for a building at 209 W. Broad Street in Quakertown where a pocket park will be developed.



Palisades to light up stadium for late teacher

In honor of late assistant coach and business teacher Tom Poynton, the Palisades School District will light up the stadium in white during the first home football game on Sept. 3.



Richland advances Pacific Drive project

Development of the former Georgia Pacific site has moved into the occupancy stage following approval by the Richland Township supervisors. 




Organist celebrates 50 years making music

Larry Benner is celebrating a half-century as organist and nearly as many years as choir director at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Richlandtown. 


Hilltown considers outlawing brake retarders

Hilltown supervisors are considering prohibiting the use of noisy engine brake retarders by trucks traveling on specified roads in the township. 


Landscaping delayed for Hotel du Village

The Solebury supervisors voted to delay a ruling on whether to allow Hotel du Village to make landscaping changes including adding a rustic arbor and a metal fence along River Road.



NHS Cares promotes parent-child dialogue


The nonprofit group NHS Cares is promoting a national campaign, Talk, They Hear You, which focuses on parents communicating with children who are in danger of drinking alcohol.



Ceremony recognizes Buckingham police

Members of the Buckingham Police Department received letters of commendation during recent ceremonies highlighting their actions that showed bravery and saved lives. 



Doylestown honors local firefighters

Three firefighter chiefs represented their companies during a recent ceremony to honor the firefighters for heroics while battling fires in Doylestown Township. 



Upper Makefield business expansion draws complaint

An Upper Makefield resident complained to the township about noise and drainage and traffic issues resulting from the expansion of a business near his home.



Budget hearings a bid
for transparency

Solebury has scheduled three public hearings covering the budgets of varying township departments in a bid for transparency before voting on a final budget in December.



Weekends


Farm to Table dinner

Doylestown Food Market was the beneficiary of the Celebrity Farm to Table Dinner held at the Bucks County Audubon Society.


Grange Fair

A multitude of animals, agricultural events, games, rides, food and more were featured at the 68th annual Middletown Grange Fair in Wrightstown.


Peach Fest

In spite of the heat, crowds headed to Peddler's Village for the annual Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: By the Way

A little horsepower works wonders

A powerful form of healing.

Charles Meredith:

Earned Income Tax worth extending

Much was accomplished with funds.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD


Sports


Local Giant

New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple, the 10th overall pick in this April’s NFL Draft, has family in the Herald’s coverage area. In fact, the Apple family tree is rooted in Lambertville, N.J.

Rams hang on to trip up Panthers

Pennridge girls’ tennis nipped Quakertown, 4-3, on Tuesday in Quakertown. It was the opener for both squads, which now occupy different Suburban One League (SOL) conferences.



Patriots win Pennridge invitational

CB East golf started its season on Monday by capturing the Pennridge invitational at Telford’s Indian Valley Country Club. Sophomore Patrick Sheehan led the charge for the Patriots, blistering the course in an even-par 36.



Xplosion breaks through for title

The Yardley Makefield Soccer (YMS) Premier Xplosion 98 downed a team from California, 3-2, in extra time on July 31 in Texas to win its first national championship.



Perkasie rolls out car show

The 18th annual Under the Stars Car Show rocked Perkasie Borough on Saturday. Bill Hahn has the details.



Schools

Festa Foundation awards scholarships

The Festa Foundation awarded 14 scholarships to high school graduates during its annual Michael A. Festa memorial Golf Invitational.



Grey Nun students learn through giving

Students at Grey Nun Academy in Yardley recently participated in a community service project that provides nutritious food for children in need.

Health

Ex-NFL cheerleader co-chairs Kidney Walk

Former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader and Durham resident Erin Goga has been named co-chair of the National Kidney Foundation’s 2016 Philadelphia Kidney Walk.

From Our Voice to Yours provides therapy

From Our Voice to Yours is an initiative created by 21-year-old Madisyn Speckhart that helps people pay for therapy for speech and language disorders.


Martial arts master gains 8th-degree black belt

Master David Martin of Erne Reyes’ World Martial Arts Studio in Flemington, N.J., acquired his 8th-degree black belt at the recent Black Belt and Mastery Test in California.



HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

Columns



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Common enemies

A newfound illumination. 

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Asters are stars of the autumn garden

Wait for the riot of white and purple flowers.

Photo Feature

Catching the wind

The Nockamixon Sailing Club held its Leukemia Cup Regatta Sunday, with 23 boats participating.

Dining


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Cupcake bakeoff is sweet competition

Cupcakes took the spotlight at a Cupcake Off competition, just in time to remind us that these pint-sized treats are perfect for back-to-school lunches.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

New chef at Hotel du Village loves banquets

He’s done all kinds of restaurant work, but Nicholas Paller’s favorite is cooking for a crowd. That makes him perfect for his new job at Hotel du Village in New Hope.

Entertainment


“Cake Off” a sweet treat at Playhouse

Local favorite and Doylestown native Justin Guarini shines in “Cake Off,” the current musical offering at the Bucks County Playhouse about a bakeoff with a million-dollar prize.

“Pursued by a Bear” a local world premiere


Playcrafters Theatre in Skippack debuted an original play by a local playwright, “Pursued by a Bear,” a sad tale  performed by skilled actors.




“Stop Kiss” a story
of unexpected love

“Stop Kiss,” a story of love between two women, opens Aug. 25 at Langhorne Players in Newtown.



Ukrainian Folk Fest celebrates independence

On Aug. 28, 25 years of Ukrainian independence will be celebrated at the annual folk festival held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center in Horsham.

Arts & Galleries


Art in the Garden at Paxson Hill Farm

More than 70 artists and crafters will participate Sep. 3 during “Art in the Garden” at Paxson Hill Farm in Solebury Township. 

Exhibit explores impact
of 1927 flood


Alison Saar’s mixed-media sculpture and paintings are featured in the exhibit “Breach,” which will open Sept. 17 at Lafayette College Art Galleries in Easton.




Tang works featured
at Upstairs Gallery

The “Solo Show featuring Angie Tang” opens Aug.28 at the Upstairs Gallery in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska.



Entries sought
for photography exhibition

The Pennsylvania Center for Photography and Stephaine Lisle are seeking entries for “Transformations - A Juried Exhibition of the Imagination” in Doylestown.

Business

Bucks County Drum Company finds its sound

Chris Carr, owner of Bucks County Drum Company, has built drums for musicians all over the world.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Cybersecurity tips for investors

Registered Investment Advisor and chief investment officer of Academy Wealth Advisers, Rick Welch, offers tips to help prevent cyber crime in your life.



Spiritual Side

The Rev. Seth Fisher joins First Unitarian
of Hunterdon County

The Rev. Seth Fisher has stepped into the pulpit as the new minister at The First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County in Baptistown, N.J.

St. John's of Spinnerstown celebrates sanctuary renovation

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Spinnerstown invites the community to experience the music of the Valley Choral Society at a free concert at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 in the church’s renovated sanctuary.

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