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Pickering Manor to hold open house

Pickering Manor in Newtown will hold an open house for its independent-living cottages on Sunday, June 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. Pickering has 10 semi-detached cottages on its campus, located just blocks from downtown Newtown Borough. All maintenance is provided by Pickering staff.

Located at 226 N. Lincoln Ave., Pickering Manor is a nonprofit senior-living facility offering cottages, 24 apartments, 22 private personal care rooms and 47 licensed skilled nursing beds.

Call 215-968-3878 or visit PickeringManor.org.

Weekday Lane Restrictions Scheduled on Route 32 (River Road) for Resurfacing in Bucks County

Weekday lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 32 (River Road) between Dark Hollow Road and Trails End Lane in Tinicum and Bridgeton townships, on Monday, June 26, through Thursday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for resurfacing operations as part of a $2.6 million project to repair and resurface 12 miles of state highway in Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

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News

An unforgettable war

A crowd gathered at the Bucks County Administration Center Saturday for the unveiling of the World War I memorial, a fountain showing soldiers of that war, which America entered in 1917.  See more photos HERE!


Durham resolution would censure supervisor
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

After 18 months of enduring public dissent, two of Durham Township’s supervisors moved swiftly and silently in an attempt to discipline one of their own.


Jim Searing tenders surprise resignation
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

In a surprise move, Solebury Township Supervisor Jim Searing on Tuesday announced his resignation from the board effective June 30.


Bedminster proposes emergency traffic law
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

With a new ordinance in the works, enabling emergency traffic and parking regulation, Bedminster Township expects to be in a better position to deal with future challenges like the recent six-week closure of a major artery through the township.


Sellersville considers requirement for “Knox-Boxes”
BY CHRIS RUVO

Sellersville could require certain borough businesses to install rapid entry systems that would allow firefighters to gain immediate access to the buildings during emergencies.


Chemical explosives, firearms found in Ottsville home

Authorities continued their investigation Wednesday morning, at a house in Ottsville where they found multiple firearms and chemical explosives on Tuesday.


Nockamixon supervisor resigns
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Nockamixon Township has accepted the resignation of Supervisor Nancy Alessi and with the appointment of a person to fill the balance of her term required within 30 days of accepting the resignation, supervisors announced they will instead do so at their July 6 work session.

Truck traffic causes problems for Riegelsville
BY TERRY MCCLOUGHAN

Speeding, damaging fences, snapping a utility pole, exceeding the weight restrictions of the canal and Delaware river bridges – these were just a few of the truck traffic issues discussed by Riegelsville borough council at its June meeting.

Bucks County reminds residents of rabies protection

In 2016, there were 21 reported cases of rabies in Bucks County and the Health Department cautions all residents to refrain from contact with foxes, raccoons, bats, skunks and feral (or wild) cats regardless of the behavior or appearance of the animal.

Lambertville wins second twin towns Paddle Battle
BY STEPHEN HARRIS

The Second Annual Paddle Battle Dragon Boat Race saw the Imbue Creative-Lambertville Dragon Boat, captained by Mayor David DelVecchio, taking the championship from Logan Inn-New Hope Dragon Boat, captained by Mayor Larry Keller, in the best of three races.

New Hope Notebook: Divided council chooses parking kiosk vendor
BY GERRY MONIGAN

The borough council considered two major automobile-related issues Tuesday at its monthly meeting, and it settled one of them, but not unanimously.

New Hope resident receives honorary doctorate degree

Architect J. Robert Hillier of New Hope, received an honorary doctorate degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Pennridge School Board approves final budget

For the third time in seven years, property owners in the Pennridge School District will not see an increase in their real estate taxes.

Springfield ponders changes to 537 ordinance
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Few are answering the township’s call to pump their septic tanks every three years which may require changes to the 537 ordinance which requires them to do so.

Perkasie to apply for $10,000 PetSafe park grant
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Perkasie Dog Park has a shot at a $10,000 grant for improvements and drainage thanks to a 2017 PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” program.

Solebury supervisors reveal plans for North Pointe Park
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

More than 100 residents turned out Tuesday to hear the Solebury Township Board of Supervisors announce plans for the 30-acre North Pointe Park.

Solebury will add full-time ambulance service to ballot
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

A November referendum to ask Solebury residents if they want to pay an additional .75 mills for a 24-hour, full ambulance service with basic advanced life support from Central Bucks EMS at the Eagle Fire station was approved by the township supervisors on Tuesday.

Weekends And Beyond

Bucks Beautiful tour

Six unique properties in Doylestown Borough were on display during the 23rd annual Bucks Beautiful Kitchen and Garden Tour.

New Hope Garden Tour

The annual New Hope Historical Society Home and Garden tour featured five estates in Bucks County

Pennsylvania Day

Pennsylvania Day welcomed approximately 1,500 students from schools across Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey to become immersed in Colonial Pennsylvania through living-history demonstrations.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Crossing Pine Run

Fears surface over the “complete replacement” of an historic bridge in Plumstead Township.

Charles Meredith:
Obstruction of justice

More thoughts on the current political climate and gerrymandering.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Former Patriots reunite at Tampa
BY DON LEYPOLDT

CB East boys’ lacrosse alums Chris and Matt Vetter teamed up to help the University of Tampa post a 15-5 record and advance to the national final four this spring. Each brother, incidentally, amassed 32 points for the Spartans.

Pennridge edges Doylestown
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Ian Kacergis earned the win on the bump as Pennridge downed host Doylestown, 2-1, in BuxMont American Legion action last Thursday. Ed Kerrigan scored the winning run in the top of the seventh for Post 255.


Warrington falls to Hatfield
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Ryan Boyce pitched well in Warrington’s 4-2 loss to visiting Hatfield-Towamencin in eight innings on Tuesday night. The recent CB South grad went 7 1/3 innings and allowed only eight base runners for the 6-7 A’s.

Blazers load up on local alums
BY DON LEYPOLDT

The Quakertown Blazers are 5-6 through Tuesday. The Blazers have a family feel this year. Skipper Chris Ray ranked second on the 2011 Blazers in hits and steals.

Education

St. Isidore students beat the heat with water games

St. Isidore School students in preschool through kindergarten enjoyed their school’s Field Day at Quakertown Memorial Park before cooling down with water games.

Doylestown resident to conduct research on cosmic ice

Doylestown resident Ella Mullikin, a rising sophomore at Wellesley College and a 2016 graduate of CB West, has been selected to conduct research in the chemistry department of Wellesley College focusing on photochemistry and radiation chemistry of cosmic ice analogs of ammonia.


Firstrust Bank awards scholarships

Thirty-four high school seniors from the greater Philadelphia region were recognized at Firstrust Bank’s 48th annual Samuel A. Green Scholarship program.

Health

Doylestown Health recognized by Gift of Life

The Gift of Life Donor Program recognized Doylestown Health with a Platinum Award – the highest level – for its efforts to raise awareness of the critical need for organ and tissue donation in Pennsylvania.

Grand View nurse receives Ellis Greenspan Memorial Award

Registered nurse Gail Drew of Grand View Health is the recipient of the 2017 Ellis Greenspan Memorial Award.

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Gifts

While most people don’t make a living doing something they love, we all have something we love doing

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
In the evening, Primrose

Evening primrose is so-named because it opens in the evening, releasing its sweet fragrance and closes as the sun claims the day.

PHOTO FEATURE

World War I Memorial Fountain rededicated in Doylestown

A rededication ceremony for the World War I Memorial Fountain took place at Main and Broad streets in Doylestown and was the largest of a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Tasty and quick – fish on the grill

While fish isn’t the first thing we think of when firing up the grill, it offers a change from grilled meats and can satisfy the hunger of a guest who might not want red meat.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Summer food trucks are back at Peddler’s Village

The food trucks are back at Peddler’s Village for the summer, with a more centralized location and a bigger selection of foods to choose from.

ENTERTAINMENT

Princeton Summer Theater opens with “Pippin”

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical, “Pippin” opens the 2017 Princeton Summer Theater season

“Give My Regards to Broadway” comes to Doylestown

The Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts presents “Give My Regards to Broadway,” the second in a series of three musicals being performed by the group this summer.

Music festival set to benefit Quakertown-area food pantries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Applebachsville holds its seventh biennial Joyful Noise Music Festival to raise funds for Quakertown-area food pantries on Saturday, June 24.

“The Godfather” returns to the big screen

The Newtown Theatre is going to make you an offer you can’t refuse when it screens the 1972 classic “The Godfather” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
“Maggie May”

Part Two examines the origins of the classic Rod Stewart song.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Newtown gallery displays “Portraits of Change”

Countryside Gallery in Newtown recently hosted “Portraits of Change” an art project featuring student portraits that honor individuals who dedicated their lives to promoting change in the areas of equality, tolerance, and helping others.

Bucks County Plein Air Festival winners named

Jason Sacran, from Magazine, Ark., won First Place Best in Show at the second annual Bucks County Plein Air Festival.

Library hosts Hunterdon Watercolor Society members’ show

The Hunterdon Watercolor Society hosts its 2017 Members Art Exhibit at the Hunterdon County Main Library in Flemington, N.J.

Entries wanted for the Photo Review competition

The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 33rd annual photography competition with a difference.

BUSINESS

TooManyGames readies for 12,000-plus at weekend convention
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

More than 12,000 visitors are expected to walk through the doors of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks for the TooManyGames gaming convention this Friday to Sunday.

RICK WALSH: DOLLARS AND $ENSE
Emerging markets

As a group, emerging markets represent about 70 percent of the world’s population, 25 percent of global equity market capitalization and range from economic powerhouses like China, India and South Korea to deeply challenged markets like Brazil and to smaller economies like Chile, Hungary and Poland.

SPIRITUAL

Many Faiths, One Community

The Many Faiths, One Community Bux-Mont Solidarity Gathering took place at Doylestown Presbyterian Church and included clergy, community leaders and supporting organizations, inclusive of children and youth, and representing: Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu, Baha'i, Indigenous/Native American, Atheist, Pagan, Quaker, Earth-Based Spirituality perspectives and those without a label.

Catholics urged to take part in national Fortnight for Freedom

The Fortnight for Freedom is a unique opportunity for Catholics in this region and across the nation to respond in a united fashion in support of religious liberty.


 

 

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Governor Wolf Signs Pension Reform Bill into Law


On June 12, 2017 with a full house at the Capitol Rotunda as a backdrop, Governor Tom Wolf joined bipartisan leaders and members of the General Assembly to sign Senate Bill 1, the pension reform compromise bill.

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