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Wolf administration unveils when and where medical marijuana will be available to patients

Harrisburg - Governor Tom Wolf today announced medical marijuana will be available for patients at approved dispensaries beginning February 15.

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.

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News


Love is in the air

Jan and Bob Seminack were among the crowds who flocked to local shops shops for candy and flowers this week for Valentine’s Day. This scene is in the Giant Market, New Hope.


With ridership up, Doylestown DART may extend route
BY CHRIS RUVO

For many Doylestown area senior citizens, university students and others, the Doylestown DART is a positive difference maker, helping them easily get from place to place. 


PennEast files eminent domain actions against landowners
BY JOHN SIEVERS

The PennEast Pipeline Company continues to file eminent domain notices to get access to property along the 120-mile pipeline route where landowners have refused to sign right-of-way compensation agreements.


Upper Makefield Fire Co. plans river boat purchase
BY CHRIS RUVO

The Upper Makefield Fire Company is purchasing a river boat that township officials say will help enhance the efficacy and efficiency of water rescues on the Delaware River.


Richland easement will make way for park trail
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

On the first night of having their meetings live-streamed, the Richland Township Board of Supervisors authorized the purchase of a 76.75-acre conservation easement for a property that was considered by its proponents to be an especially valuable candidate.

Springfield resident urges farming ban in township park
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

A Springfield man is urging the township to ban any further farming at Peppermint Park following the repeated use of a potentially harmful chemical.

Four Solebury officers honored at supervisors meeting
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Four Solebury Township police officers were honored with Commendations of Merit by Police Chief Dominick Bellizzee at the Tuesday meeting of the board of supervisors.

Solebury aims to stop speeding cars, loud truck brakes
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Solebury Township finds it has a problem with speeding cars and braking trucks and is proposing laws to put a stop to both.

Upper Makefield hires part-time patrolman
BY CHRIS RUVO

The Upper Makefield Board of Supervisors approved the hire of Kyle Areias for the position of part-time police officer.

Basic Fun acquires K’nex from Hatfield firm

Basic Fun!, the Boca Raton toy and novelty company, said Monday it has purchased the assets of K’NEX, the Hatfield-based construction toy company.

Marguerite Quinn announces for state Senate

State Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-143) has announced her intention to run for the Pennsylvania’s 10th Senate District in the 2018 election.

Bucks commission presents opioid awareness events

The Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. and community partners will present free “Addiction and Opiate Awareness Education: What Your Community Needs to Know” presentations on Feb. 20 in Quakertown and March 20 in Newtown.

Weekends And Beyond

Blue Jeans and Blackjack

The Bucks County Children's Museum in New Hope was the beneficiary of a Blue Jeans and Blackjack Casino Night held at the Lambertville Station in Lambertville, N.J.

Night Out

Newtown Middle School hosted a "Night Out with Friends" lock-in to benefit the Autism Cares Foundation.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Always looking to the future

In this land conscious county, Tinicum is among the top protectors of open space.

Charles Meredith:
Eagles, Trolley Barn and gerrymandering

Congrats to the Eagles and a Quakertown story.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports


South Hunterdon has rebounded from 2016-17

BY DAVID CAMPBELL

A year removed from a 3-18 campaign, South Hunterdon boys’ basketball is flying high at 14-8. On Friday, the Eagles celebrated their four seniors, but a junior, Jeffrey Shurts, nearly stole the show.


PW pulls away from Bucks
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB West boys’ basketball gave undefeated Plymouth Whitemarsh a good fight in Monday’s SOL Challenge championship. The Bucks, who caught the Colonials at 20 late in the first half, succumbed, 62-41.


Souderton stymies CB South for crown
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB South girls’ basketball dropped Monday’s rubber match to Souderton, 48-29, in the final of the SOL Challenge at Souderton. The Titans are seeded second in the upcoming District One Class 6A tournament.

Quakertown triumphs
BY JEFF MOELLER

Quakertown wrestling waxed visiting Wissahickon, 61-15, on Monday’s Senior Night. The victory gave the Panthers the SOL American championship; Quakertown finished 7-0 in the conference.

CB West seniors share college plans
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB West celebrated six seniors at a signing ceremony on Friday. Recognized were: Jake Reichwein, Collin MacAdams, Nick Ferrentino, Michael Taylor, Samantha Ronald and Tarin Morris.

CB South seniors talk college plans
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB South celebrated nine seniors at a signing ceremony on Friday. Recognized were: Pat Fleisch, Bobby Sautner, Julia Dennis, Kasey Dietzel, Aleksa Peev, Noah Collachi, Ben Berger, Mackenzie Ehresman and Jason Horvath.

Education

Stunt coordinator works with Solebury School film students

Stunt coordinator Manny Severio visited Solebury School to oversee safety and advise and teach students some of the skills required in their re-creation of a scene from the original movie, “The Fast and the Furious.”

Buckingham Friends earns high marks for energy efficiency
BY SARAH CROFTS

When you step onto the wooded campus of Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska, you get the sense that it’s a place where the environment matters.

Film, panel introduce girls to engineering

An all-female engineer panel celebrating “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Feb. 22 highlights the second year of the “Dream Big” educational initiative at SteelStacks in Bethlehem this February.

Health

Central, Lower Bucks YMCAs celebrate year of giving

Central Bucks Family YMCA and Lower Bucks Family YMCA are celebrating a momentous year of joint philanthropy and service to the Bucks County community.

Superhero Project donation will help parents stay connected with their newborns

Leaders from The Superhero Project donated funds to Doylestown Health to establish the Angel Eye Camera System to keep parents connected with newborns in the Intensive Care Nursery.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Alone time

Spending time with just our own thoughts is becoming too rare.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN:
TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Rain gardens

February has begun with precipitation, downpours in fact and rain gardens are popping up everywhere.

PHOTO FEATURE

Bucks County comic, toy festival attracts thousands to The Fuge
BY CHRIS RUVO

Zolocon is billed as the "largest comic and toy show in Bucks County," thousands of people from the Philadelphia area and beyond packed the convention floor for some sci-fi, fantasy and superhero fun.

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DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Cherries in February in Washington’s honor

It has been reported that General George Washington didn’t eat a lot of sweets, but did eat cherries on occasion as evidenced by the cherry recipes in his wife Martha’s family cookbook.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Doylestown’s Sesame Chinese Bistro

Located at 33 N. Main Street in Doylestown, Sesame Chinese Bistro serves Cantonese and Northern Chinese dishes as well as popular Thai entrees.

ENTERTAINMENT


Music Mountain Theatre stages energetic “Seussical”

BY JEAN BRENNER

The stage is alive with more than 50 adults and children presenting a sparkling performance of “Seussical” at Music Mountain Theatre just north of Lambertville, N.J.


Stravelli and Strich mine Great American Songbook

Gabrielle Stravelli and Billy Stritch make their first appearance together at New Hope's RRazz Room on Saturday, Feb. 17 in “Down For Double” a show featuring beloved classics from the Great American Songbook.

Ann’s Choice couple performs “Love Letters”
BY PETRA SHAW

Jean and Bill Brenner, married for 56 years and residents of Ann's Choice in Warminster, performed the A. R. Gurney play, “Love Letters” on the Warminster campus to over 300 residents over three performances.

Doylestown band headlines World Cafe Live in Philadelphia

Psych-pop quartet Ceramic Animal, from Bucks County, headlines World Cafe Live Downstairs on Feb. 17, with support from Dr. Danny (featuring Danny of the Lemon Twigs) and Philadelphia’s own Sixteen Jackies.

ARTS & GALLERIES


New Michener Museum exhibition joins art and technology

The James A. Michener Art Museum presents “Virtually Rudy: New Dimensions in Sculpture,” a sculpture exhibition that joins 20th century art with 21st century technology.


Paperboat and Bird Art show playful, colorful works

Paperboat and Bird Art Shoppe presents the works of Philadelphia artists Keith and Rita Greiman in a show titled “How Many Likes."

New Hope Arts show provides look at Saigon before war

A unique art show and talk that compliments the soon-to-be published book of Lambertville, N.J., resident Sandy Hanna, “The Ignorance of Bliss: An American Kid in Saigon,” opens on Feb. 17, at the New Hope Arts Center in New Hope.

Trenton Museum shows art by African women

The Trenton Museum Society hosts “Africa Now! Contemporary Art by African Women,” an exhibit of painting and sculpture by four African women, at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie in Trenton, N.J.

BUSINESS

Scott Baldelli readies for Philly garden show
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

The staff of the Philly Home + Garden Show stumbled upon Scott and Courney Baldelli's online presence, liked what they saw and invited Scott Baldelli Gardening & Design to Oaks this weekend.

Volunteer presenters needed for #girlSTEM conference

The #girlSTEM Conference will take place on May 24 at Delaware Valley University and volunteer presenters are needed to host sessions.

SPIRITUAL

Trinity Buckingham to host series on science, faith

Trinity Buckingham Church is set to host its 7th annual “Conversations on Science and Technology” series.


Ohev Shalom plans Purim carnival

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County in Richboro, will host its annual Purim Carnival on Feb. 25 with events for the entire family.

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