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In an effort, to help clean up the Delaware, on September 15th, New Jersey Clean Communities, New Jersey’s state-wide litter abatement program, is hosting the first annual Delaware River Cleanup between Kingwood Boat Launch and Bulls Island Recreational Area.

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News

Landmark day for the County Theater
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

ater’s original opening on Sept. 3, 1938, as well as its 25th anniversary as a nonprofit. The theater’s first film was Shirley Temple’s “Little Miss Broadway.” The County reopened Feb. 5, 1993, with the film “Enchanted April.”

Central Bucks to issue 3,000 laptops to middle schoolers next year
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

The Central Bucks School District recently became the latest district to announce a major one-to-one electronic device initiative when officials said all 3,000 seventh- and eighth-graders at the district’s five middle schools will be issued HP Probook X360 laptop computers for the next school year that starts July 1.

Pine2Pink will take over Doylestown in October

The Pine2Pink Foundation is slated to launch in October inDoylestown, with programs to run the entire month, to benefit local breast cancer patients in treatment and recovery.


Solebury quarry is closing in on March deadline
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

With only six months to go before the New Hope Crushed Stone quarry must be eliminated, the state Department of Environmental Protection gave its annual update to Solebury supervisors and residents at a recent meeting.


Quakertown nears deal to sell schools to Faith Christian
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Quakertown Community School District is close to a deal to sell two of its schools to Faith Christian Academy for a reported $2 million.


Doylestown Township ready for 200th anniversary bash
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

A birthday party 200 years in the making is coming soon to Doylestown Township — and everyone’s invited.

Doylestown Health receives $1 million state grant for heart center

Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced a $1 million grant to Doylestown Health for the construction of a state-of-the-art Center for Heart and Vascular Care currently under construction on the Doylestown Hospital campus.

Hilltown dedicates Buzby Field to former public works director
BY CHRIS RUVO

In recognition of former public works director Tom Buzby, Hilltown Township officials have dedicated the baseball field at Civic Park in his honor.

Solebury supervisors review 2019 budget requests
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

It’s budget time and two Solebury departments – Police and Parks & Recreation – presented their 2019 wish lists to the board of supervisors on Tuesday.

Newtown Township tackles speeding on Swamp Road
BY STEVE SHERMAN

The issue of speeding trucks on Swamp Road has once again reared its head.

Newtown Township takes first step toward ending Planned Residential Development
BY STEVE SHERMAN

The Newtown Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its meeting Sept. 12 to stop using Planned Residential Developments as a way of approving development plans submitted by builders.

County in charge of New Hope embezzlement investigation

Following charges of misappropriation of funds against New Hope Borough’s former treasurer, Alison Kingsley, president of New Hope Borough Council recently issued a statement.

Finally, for Pipersville Village, traffic calming that works
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Residents of Old Easton Road in Pipersville Village, after working diligently and patiently since 2015 with Bedminster Township officials, have reported major progress in solving an onerous speeding problem in their neighborhood.

With Palisades security plans under, help from the state is imminent
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

While acknowledging new help from the state for school security enhancement, the Palisades School District is continuing its own pro-active program.

96-year-old gets honorary diploma
BY GARY WECKSELBLATT

Florence DiPasquale Bruno has had many amazing experiences in her 96 years, and the Quakertown Community School Board added another to her extraordinary life by awarding the former Quakertown student an honorary diploma.

Weekends And Beyond

Doylestown Arts Festival

160 talented juried artists displayed their wares at the Doylestown Arts Festival, which saw parts of downtown Doylestown closed to vehicles, and pedestrians strolled streets lined with the tents of artists, crafters and artisans.
 

Robert Beck exhibition

New Hope Arts Center celebrated the opening of an exhibition by Robert Beck, its 2018 Legacy Artist, on Sept. 8.
 

Renaissance Faire

During the weekend of Sept. 15 and 16, thousands flocked to the Village Renaissance Faire held at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.
 

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
Science on a sphere

With humanity on the move, our marvelous adventures are causing major damage to our blue marble of a planet.

Charles Meredith:
A critic writes on pedophiles

A reader objects to a recent column on the Catholic Church scandal.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Pennridge rebounds with shutout at CB South
BY STEVE SHERMAN 

Defending Suburban One Continental League champion Pennridge proved just a bit better than the host team Friday, Sept. 14 at Central Bucks South.


Patriots set pace at tri-meet
BY JEFF MOELLER

Central Bucks East continued to have a strong season as the Patriots captured a tri-meet with Central Bucks South and Pennridge on their home course Sept. 13.

Improving Eagles show grit in tough loss
BY DON LEYPOLDT

The South Hunterdon Eagles (0-3) fell Friday night after a 20-13 loss to Union Division rival Belvidere.

Titans earn hard-fought win at Neshaminy
BY KEVIN L. HALL

The Central Bucks South boys soccer team played a hard-fought 2-0 shutout of homestanding Neshaminy on Saturday at weathered Hal Heffelfinger Field. .

Education

Solebury School celebrates beginning of school year

Students, faculty and staff ushered in the new year and welcomed new members of the community during a Convocation Ceremony at Solebury School on Sept. 7.

Fisherman’s Mark school supply drive supports 115 children

There were many smiling faces last week as Fisherman’s Mark handed out brand new school bags chock full of school supplies to 115 children who otherwise would not have been able to walk back into school prepared for their new school year.


Health

Doylestown Health chooses DiValentino as Volunteer of the Month

Sam DiValentino, Doylestown Hospital’s maiin lobby concierge, has been named Doylestown Health’s September Volunteer of the Month.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Making it our own

Most often, it’s only as we age that we find ourselves, our empowerment, and our passion.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Around the garden as seasons change

Autumn as the time of taking away, making changes and compost, removing debris. .

PHOTO FEATURE

Good Times Roll at New Hope Automobile Show

The 61st annual New Hope Automobile Show took place Aug. 12 and as always included a bevy of vintage and classic automobiles.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Tailgating season is here

The Philadelphia Eagles are playing at home again this Sunday afternoon and that means that hours before the game dozens of vehicles will be parked in the parking lot of Lincoln Financial Field and turned into portable serving stations.

SUSAN S. YESKE: ON THE FOOD CIRCUIT
Discover Dublin slates Restaurant Week

Discover Dublin is holding its first Dublin Restaurant Week from Sept. 23 to 29, featuring all of the town’s eateries and one from out of town.

ENTERTAINMENT

Make time to see Town and Country’s “Hunchback”
BY SUSAN S. YESKE

Director John Neuman deserves praise for undertaking “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” a complex production, now on the Town and Country stage.

Bucks Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents Autumn Cabaret

The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents an Autumn Dessert Cabaret, featuring songs of Broadway and Gilbert & Sullivan along with desserts.

Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre performs in Sellersville
BY ARTICLE AUTHOR

Enter the Herald’s contest to win tickets to see Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre when he brings his band to the Sellersville Theater Oct. 5, as part of a tour in support of his new album.

ARTS & GALLERIES

New Hunterdon County museum to feature changing art, history exhibitions

Several years in the making, the East Amwell Museum will open its doors for the first time with invitation-only events Sept. 22 and 23.

New Hope Art League welcomes spiritual painter

The New Hope Art League welcomes artist Adriano Farinella as its September meeting presenter.

BUSINESS

White Dog Cafe founder to receive Krauskopf Medal at DelVal

ll honor author, entrepreneur and activist Judy Wicks with a Krauskopf Medal in recognition of her impact on the business community and her efforts to promote more sustainable and responsible business practices.

RICK WALSH: DOLLARS AND $ENSE
Sector changes

A focus on industry sectors can provide the investor with a clearer understanding of where stock price returns are generated.

SPIRITUAL

Interfaith group meets for luncheon at Temple Judea

Temple Judea of Bucks County hosted an interfaith gathering Sunday, Aug. 12, which included both members and clergy from a number of religious institutions in the area.

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
Bearing witness

If you’re ever called on to eulogize someone, don’t concern yourself with being religiously correct. Be honest.

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