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Peddler’s Village kicks off season with summer festival

Peddler's Village hosts its Summer Food and Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Saturday, June 23, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at routes 202 and 263, Lahaska. Admission and parking are free.

The event features 60 unique shops, food trucks, eateries, tasting rooms and restaurants, live Big Band, rock and pop music, ending with a two-hour finale performance on the Main Stage each night.

To view the complete live entertainment lineup and food offerings, as well as the Summer Food & Music Festival Package visit Peddler’s Village online.

Emotions spill over in Memorial Day Speech
BY GARY WECKSELBLATT

Quakertown’s Memorial Day service received a major jolt of passion, courtesy of the Quakertown Community School District -- its students, teachers and administrators -- who displayed a love and appreciation for America’s veterans who went to war to protect our freedoms and never returned home.

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News

New owners of Treasure Island get boost from camp’s alumni
BY RICK EPSTEIN

On a recent Saturday, about 70 men and boys – Boy Scouts and alumni of the old Treasure Island Boy Scout Camp – landed on the 42-acre island and spent the day cleaning the place up.


Conservation request denied, development will proceed in Tinicum Township
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

With a proposal for a conservation conversion for its remaining lots now denied, the 408-acre Rolling Hills Farm subdivision in Tinicum Township is moving forward.


Residents flee Richlandtown Inn blaze
BY MELINDA RIZZO

After a tragic fire May 22 shuttered the Richlandtown Inn, an historic landmark in Richlandtown Borough, Borough Council directed its solicitor to draft ordinances to implement inspections and fire safety precautions for commercial, multi-family apartments and residential leases.


For lack of shutters Solebury Twp. medical center put on hold
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Things were moving along smoothly for construction approval of a new medical building in Solebury across from the First National Bank, but then the parties got hung up on the shutters – or lack thereof.


Central Bucks, teachers hope to hammer out deal
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Teachers and community members packed the Central Bucks Educational Services Center boardroom to voice their views on the ongoing negotiations between the Central Bucks Education Association and the board of school directors.

Delaware Valley University founder dies at 97

Dr. Joshua Feldstein, a Delaware Valley University graduate, Class of 1942 and 1952, who went on to become its president and one of the most seminal and beloved figures in its history, died on June 19 at the age of 97.

Springfield limits meeting comments
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Springfield Supervisor Karen Bedics announced stricter guidelines as to what can be said and by whom it can be said.

Project ties up traffic in Durham
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Drivers infuriated at the long waits for traffic lights at a PennDOT project at the intersection of routes 611 and 212 in Durham Township have been calling to complain and to correct the problem.

Rockhill Quarry expected to generate hundreds of daily truck trips
BY CHRIS RUVO

East Rockhill residents concerned about heavy truck traffic from operations at a recently reopened quarry in their township can expect 358 truck trips per day from the site on North Rockhill Road.

Quakertown hikes taxes 4.2 percent
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Quakertown Community district upped real estate taxes once again – this time by 4.2 percent, approximately $158 more per taxpayer.

Newtown Township supervisor to resign
BY STEVE SHERMAN

Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Jen Dix shocked more than a few on hand at the township meeting June 13, when she announced that she is stepping down from her position on the board at the end of the month.

Newtown Township supervisors ratify gun safety resolution
BY STEVE SHERMAN

Discussion at the June 13 meeting of the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors quickly turned from trucks speeding along Swamp Road to the board’s vote on a resolution urging state and federal legislators to enact new gun safety laws.

John Francis replaces Helen Tai on Solebury board
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The Solebury supervisors appointed John Francis to their board on Tuesday, replacing former Chair Helen Tai who resigned in May.

Doylestown commends police
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

About a dozen Doylestown Township police officers received commendations for recent heroic actions in the line of duty.

Herald giveaway winners

Several readers of the Herald were winners of tickets to Sesame Place and the Mercer Museum.

10,000 Flowers project blooms in Perkasie Borough
BY JOE FERRY

Overseeing a group of volunteer artists toiling under sunny skies, Tim Gibson watched as a boring retaining wall next to the borough parking on 7th Street was transformed into a colorful, flower-themed mural.

Weekends And Beyond

Tyler Tasting

The 30th anniversary Tyler Tasting Party took place at the Bucks County Community College campus in Newtown.
 

Kitchen & Garden

Unique properties around Doylestown were featured in the 24th annual Bucks Beautiful Kitchen & Garden Tour

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Visionaries in action

The Delaware Canal is being reclaimed by partners with a focus on rewatering.

Charles Meredith:
The Grumblers speak out

A meeting of the Grumbles tackles the topics of the day.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Central Bucks' Stella, Gebre guide West Chester
BY DON LEYPOLDT

CB East’s Maggie Stella and CB West’s Sarah Gebre helped the West Chester women’s lacrosse team to a 17-0 regular season this spring. Stella led the Golden Rams in draw controls and was second with 57 goals; Gebre anchored the stingy West Chester defense.


Palisades’ Bottelier secures state crown
BY JEFF MOELLER

Palisades’ Lydia Bottelier, a rising senior, won her third consecutive state high jump title in May. This past weekend, the Pirates standout placed 10th in the high jump at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor in North Carolina.

CB South seniors Magee, Poli sign
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB South’s Kyle Magee and Dante Poli will continue their athletic pursuits in college. Magee will compete in track and field at St. Joseph’s, while Poli will stick with lacrosse at his next stop, Stockton University.

Warrington tops Doylestown
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Warrington doubled up Doylestown, 8-4, in BuxMont legion action on Saturday. Tyler Dalzell and Michael DalFarra keyed a five-run A’s rally in the fifth to propel the hosts to their third victory of the season.

Hatfield topples Pennridge
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Ian Kacergis did his part on the mound, but Pennridge dropped a 3-2 decision to Hatfield-Towamencin in BuxMont legion play on Monday. Kacergis didn’t allow an earned run in his 4.2 innings.

Education

Former Eagles safety Dawkins speaks at Upper Bucks Christian

Former Eagles safety and Pro-Football Hall of Fame member Brian Dawkins was welcomed to Upper Bucks Christian School by hundreds of fans who honored him with a standing ovation and a rousing rendition of the Eagles fight song.

DelVal junior lands Noble Research Institute internship

Brent Weiss, Class of 2019, a Delaware Valley University animal science major who is specializing in livestock science, has been selected for a competitive internship with the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Okla.

Health

Navajo, Zuni nursing graduates visit Doylestown
BY MARY LEE REIFF

Four recent Navajo and Zuni nursing graduates and their instructor traveled from Gallup, N.M., to Doylestown to observe medical procedures at both Einstein Medical Center Montgomery and Doylestown Hospital.

Jamison LPN named Hero of the Year by Bayada

Jamison resident Elizabeth Gouldey was recognized as Bayada’s 2018 Licensed Practical Nurse Hero of the Year.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Novel ideas

There is no end to the human interest in what is created as well as the human ability, indeed the human need, to create, whatever the medium.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Around the garden as summer starts.

The season is changing and the gardener has much to do to wrap up spring and welcome summer.

PHOTO FEATURE

Graduation 2018

Diplomas were handed out at graduation ceremonies across our region.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Basil in season, time to make pesto

Pesto is a popular way to use the basil that has just come into season locally and will be available throughout the summer.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Nonprofit prepares workers for wider world

Grateful Bites in Flemington, N.J., serves up comfort food and gourmet options crafted from recipes created by culinary director and Culinary Institute of America graduate Ashlee Hunsbedt.

ENTERTAINMENT

Town and Country production of compelling drama deserves praise
BY SUSAN S. YESKE

“Other Desert Cities,” the current production at Town and Country Players in Buckingham is a compelling drama.

Mintel Quartet plans Brubeck tribute at Sellersville

The Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, hosts the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet on Sunday, June 24, for a performance of its tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck and Mintel originals.

Organist performs selection of "Animals in Music" in Solebury

Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury presents organist Dr. Charles Sundquist Sunday, June 24, in a program titled “Animals in Music.”

ARTS & GALLERIES

Hutton Galleries exhibit takes visitors on Summer Vacation

Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown will once again highlight the summer landscape in a group show painted in oil, pastel and watercolor by the gallery artists.

New Hope Arts offers inaugural print exhibition

New Hope Arts Center hosts its inaugural print exhibition, “PressOn! Design, Process, & Technique in Printmaking,” opening June 23.

Gala reception set for “3 Art Voices” in Lambertville

“3 Art Voices,” a new exhbition at the Peggy Lewis Gallery in Lambertville, N.J., features the work of Madonna Davidoff (children’s book author-illustrator), Nancy Shill (mixed media and collage artist) and Mike Mann (nouveau impressionist painter).

Bucks artist shows in juried State Museum exhibit

Bucks County fine artist Tom Furey has been chosen to exhibit his oil painting titled “Safety Huddle” in the 2018 juried exhibition, Art of the State.|

BUSINESS

First Bank acquires Bucks County Bank

First Bank has completed its merger with Bucks County Bank, previously headquartered in Doylestown.

Finding the value proposition bull’s-eye for your business
BY GARY FASSAK

The benefits of understanding the value proposition of your company and a customer's journey

SPIRITUAL

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
Let’s talk about depression

In recent weeks we’ve heard the sad news of notable people who’ve ended their own lives and it's important to remember that life is worth living no matter how hopeless you may feel.

BuxMont Fellowship hosts service on living and dying

Visiting ministers Mike Morse and Sea Raven will discuss preparing for the end of life and ending life on one’s own terms.

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