Lahaska Booked

Breaking News

Hunterdon Freeholders will fight Penn East on eminent domain

Hunterdon County Freeholders have approved a legal challenge to Penn East’s use of eminent domain to acquire private land to construct its pipeline.

[read more]
Seminar set on adolescent gambling prevention

NHS Cares will present the third in a series of free monthly seminars that will discuss the growing problem of  adolescent gambling.

[read more]


Marching for lives

Students from Quakertown Community High School joined thousands of students across the United States participating in the National School Walkout Day, one month after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 people. Quakertown school administrators estimate that close to half of the school, which has 1,700 students walked the track in honor of the 17 Parkland victims. A national march will take place March 24 in Washington, D.C., Doylestown, and cities and towns around the country.

Student-led March for Our Lives set in Doylestown

The March for Our Lives Doylestown, a student-led, peaceful demonstration to unite the community to reduce gun violence and to center student voices for safety in schools and communities, takes place March 24.

Easton Road bridge in Durham Township to be replaced

Construction is scheduled to begin this week on a project to replace the structurally-deficient bridge carrying Route 611 (Easton Road) over Cooks Creek in Durham Township.

Doylestown breaks ground for municipal building

Doylestown Township officials and local dignitaries, including state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, gathered on March 6 at the site of the new municipal building for a groundbreaking ceremony.

Palisades residents call for building use deliberations restart

Palisades School District residents have called for a “factory restart” on whether or not to reduce the number of schools in response to declining enrollment or abandoning the initiative altogether.

PennEast asks federal commission to deny rehearing, stay requests

PennEast Pipeline officials have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to deny requests for rehearings and stays.

Richland authorizes purchase of 114-acre conservation easement

Richland Township has authorized the use of $114,000 from its open space fund toward the purchase of a 114-acre conservation easement for the Delores Bonk property on Meadow Road.

Perkasie Borough Council reconsiders electricity rates

Perkasie Borough Council may reconsider its rate structure after requests from business owners to rethink the commercial rates businesses pay for electric service.

Hilltown passes building-use resolution 2-1

In a 2-1 vote, the Hilltown Board of Supervisors voted on Monday to approve a resolution that prohibits political parties from holding meetings at the township-owned municipal building.

Tinicum plans to amend noise ordinance to include emergencies

With recent ordinance changes now on the books to address community concerns about transient rentals and also to update public nuisance definitions, Tinicum Township will now be taking a look at amending its noise ordinance, which is a separate regulation.

Quakertown unhappy with “unfunded mandates”

The latest education requirements from Harrisburg aren’t going down well in Quakertown.

Cool reception for Super Wawa plans in Solebury

Some 60 curious and irate residents converged on the Solebury Municipal Building to hear Wawa’s second presentation on why locating a 24-hour, six-fuel pump Super Wawa across from the Eagle Fire Company would be good for the township.

Upper Makefield gears up for paving projects

Officials in Upper Makefield are moving forward with a plan to execute a number of road paving projects in the township.

Hunterdon Freeholders will fight Penn East on eminent domain

Hunterdon County Freeholders, have approved a legal challenge to Penn East’s use of eminent domain to acquire private land – including land on preserved farms in the county – to construct its pipeline.

Chinese adminstrators visit Palisades schools

Palisades School District recently hosted 26 Chinese principals and teacher leaders for a unique learning opportunity.

Haycock savings on roofing allows for more upgrades

With a boost from a roofing technique advancement, the new Haycock Township Community Center got a new roof for half of what was budgeted and the surplus of the loan used for funding will be put to work for other improvements.

Buckingham named one of the safest cities in the state

Buckingham Township was published as one of the safest cities in the state for 2018 by The National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Winners named in Herald’s Count the Shamrocks contest

Three hundred and 10 readers found all seven shamrocks hidden throughout the pages of last week’s Herald.

Weekends And Beyond

Bucks Choral Society hosts spring benefit

The Great American Songbook II, the Bucks County Choral Society’s spring fundraising event, took place March 3 at the Doylestown Country Club.

Tinicum Social

The Tinicum Civic Association held its Almost Spring Social featuring a potluck dinner and a preview of the association’s plans for 2018, which include the Tinicum Arts Festival in July.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
“Life Upon the Wicked Stage”

Last weekend’s show at Phillips’ Mill starred Eleanor Miller talking about herself, her opportunities and missed chances, her time in New York, tours and a detour that brought her to Bucks County.

Charles Meredith:
The story of Stormy Daniels

Trying to make sense of the latest political scandal and other topics



Haubert, Stillings strike gold


Palisades’ Nathan Haubert and Pennridge’s Josh Stillings each left Hershey on Saturday with a state wrestling gold medal. Haubert won his state championship at 145 pounds in Class AA; Stillings won his at 182 in Class AAA.

CB West savors another state title

CB West’s boys’ 4x800 relay won its second straight state championship last month in State College. The Bucks’ Jake Claricurzio, Luke Fehrman, Owen Shields and Brian Baker ran a 7:52.55 to go back-to-back in the relay.

Palisades’ Bottelier goes back-to-back

Palisades’ Lydia Bottelier won the state high jump title for the second straight time last month in State College. Bottelier leapt 5-08.00 to snag the state championship. She also wore the crown in outdoors last May.

Plumstead earns first state “W,” moves on

Plumstead Christian boys’ basketball is making its first trip to states count. The Panthers beat York Country Day, 62-50, on Friday and followed with a 67-50 victory over Sullivan County on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals.

CB South gets spot in state elite eight

CB South girls’ basketball has reached the state quarterfinals for the first time in program history. The Titans knocked off CR North, 48-31, on Tuesday to advance. Alexa Brodie scored 16 to lead CB South.

Quakertown seniors name colleges

Four Quakertown seniors took part in a signing on March 1. Celebrated were: Morgan Small (Clark soccer), Nikki Vanelli (Salve Regina softball), Chris Brady (Cabrini lacrosse) and Nathaniel Barnes (Elizabethtown baseball).


DelVal’s “Forgotten Structures” wins bronze at Philly Flower Show

Delaware Valley University's “Forgotten Structures” exhibit took home the bronze at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show.

Ann’s Choice community provides pathway for employee success

While attending Bucks County Community College for hospitality and restaurant management, Ryan Doherty obtained a job at Ann’s Choice, working as a restaurant associate and received a work-life balance and much more.

Bucks high school team advances in mock trial contest

Fourteen Bucks County schools were among the 249 high schools across Pennsylvania to compete in district and regional levels of the statewide Mock Trial Competition with Bensalem advancing to the Southeastern Pennsylvania regionals.


St. Luke’s launches Stop the Bleed program after state trooper saves own life

Inspired by Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Seth Kelly’s life-saving example, St. Luke’s University Health Network provided its inaugural Stop the Bleed training to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department and its deputies.

St. Luke’s research earns top honors at Academic Surgical Congress

St. Luke’s University Health Network received top honors in research quality at the recently concluded Academic Surgical Congress which included nearly 2,000 participants from top hospitals and universities from the United States and abroad.

Yoga Loka offers free class

Yoga Loka will hold a free one-hour yoga class open to the public on Sunday, March 18.



Family tree for saplings

Finding our own place in time and history.

Community Supported Agriculture

Many young farmers are financing their farms with Community Supported Agriculture, through which consumers buy shares in the spring when the farm needs money to start up and receive a share of the harvest weekly or biweekly depending on the CSA.


New Hope Celebrates crowns pageant winner

Ginger Alley was crowned Miss New Hope Celebrates 2018 at the the first Miss New Hope Celebrates Pageant.


Eat a hearty breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day

If you want to start your day like a true Irishman or woman, nothing compares with a T.I.B.: typical Irish breakfast.

Lamb stew and corned beef headline Saturday’s menu

Green beer will be flowing and Irish foods will be prominent on restaurant menus this weekend in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.


Talent abounds in “The Producers” at Bristol Riverside


Bold, bodacious, bawdy, beautiful … those words aptly describe Bristol Riverside Theatre's current production of Mel Brooks' “The Producers."

Bucks actress shines in Hatboro production of Neil Simon play

One of Bucks County’s finest actresses, Alana Caraccio, is sharing her talents on the stage of a nearby Montgomery County playhouse, just across County Line Road in Hatboro.

Bucks Playhouse welcomes 1940s musical revue, “In The Mood”

Return to the 1940s when the Bucks County Playhouse hosts the musical revue “In The Mood” for a limited engagement.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish tenor, Bucks Symphony

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Gary S. Fagin, offers its annual Pops Concert, St. Patrick’s Day Musical Magic, featuring Irish tenor Robert White.

Quakertown native dances with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

An acclaimed performer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the most famous concert dance companies in the world, Quakertown native Samuel Lee Roberts credits his mother and two other Bucks County women for teaching him how to dance and jump-starting his professional career.


Pennswood gallery exhibits artist’s tactile works

An exhibit of work by Samantha Mitchell opens at The Pennswood Art Gallery in Newtown.

Hunterdon Places Photo Project calls for photographers

Amateur and professional photographers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania are invited to participate in the Hunterdon Places Photo Project and have their work exhibited at Hunterdon County Community Day and other locations around the county.

Villanova celebrates artists of all abilities

Through March 26, The Villanova University Art Gallery will partner with the Villanova Office of Disability Services to showcase some 100-plus works of art by people who are living with disabilities throughout the Philadelphia area.

Painter, photographer exhibit at Caffe Galleria

An exhibit of paintings by Maxine Shore and photographs by Joseph Zogorski is on view in the main dining room of Caffe Galleria in, Lambertville, N.J.


Scott Parlee hopes to revolutionize home care

Believe Home Care, founded by CB East graduate Scott Parlee and serving mainly Central and Lower Bucks County, is home care with a twist.


How to pray in public

Some basic tips if you’re asked to pray in front of other people.

St. Philip’s reimagines Stations of the Cross

The Rev. Michael Ruk, pastor of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope, has reimagined the Stations of the Cross and according to the church the Lenten tradition is more relevant and a reflection of our area.

Facebook Twitter

Follow Us

Copyright © 2018 Bucks County Herald Inc. All rights reserved. The Bucks County Herald. 5761 Lower York Road. Lahaska, PA 18931