Bucks County Herald

Friday, May 6, 2016


Rosemont Café will reopen after fire

Smoke and water damage has temporarily closed the recently reopened Rosemont Café in Rosemont, N.J., where the owners vow to reopen soon.

Durham planner quits after clash with board

Planning Commission Chairman David Juall has resigned his Durham Township post citing “too many barriers and challenges to overcome.”

Renovations could hit $112M
for Quakertown

School closings, renovations and the construction of a new school with an estimated cost of $112 million have been recommended for the Quakertown Community School District. 

PennEast Pipeline opponents update
residents on status

Ninety residents attended a meeting that offered an update of the planned PennEast pipeline and the status of the fight against it.

Perkasie brewery found in compliance
with regulations

Free Will Brewing Co. in Perkasie has been found to be in compliance with borough laws despite protests from a neighboring residence.

Doylestown resident an economic development guru

Stephen Barth of Doylestown has developed a reputation as an economic development expert for small towns including Perkasie and New Britain.

Declining enrollment a problem
at Stockton public school

Only one kindergartener is expected to start school in Stockton, N.J., this fall, an example of declining enrollment at the the town’s tiny school.

Bernstein resigns from Lincoln Center post

Jed Bernstein, the producing director who brought live theater back to the Bucks County Playhouse, has resigned his Lincoln Center post amid controversial reports.

Quakertown School District cuts tax hike to 2.4 percent

Quakertown Community School District members approved a 2.4 percent tax hike after rejecting a proposal that would have increased taxes by 3.87 percent.

Baseball supporter Clayton Molnar honored with naming

Quakertown Little League baseball will honor longtime supporter Clayton Molnar by naming its baseball complex after him.

Upper Bucks Tech administrators
to speak in China

Two administrators from Upper Bucks County Technical School are headed for an international education conference in Yantai, China.

Two Haycock roads a priority
for PennDOT

Two roads in Haycock Township have been designated as a high priority for improvements by PennDOT. 

Chalfont principal named among
the national best

Joseph Brereton, principal of Simon Butler Elementary School Chalfont, has been named a National Distinguished principal. 

Central Bucks budget stands
with no tax hike

The spending plan is higher but there is no increase in taxes under the terms of the 2016-17 Central Bucks School District budget. 

Tinicum chooses new surface
material for dirt roads

ABE Materials of Easton is now responsible for providing a new surface material for dirt and gravel roads in Tinicum Township.

Photographers capture Frenchtown’s essence
in a day on the town

More than 40 photographers visited Frenchtown on Earth Day weekend to take pictures for a special exhibit.


A Woman of Influence

Jane Golden, founder and executive director of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program received the Pearl S. Buck Woman of Influence award.


Hutton opening

A reception was held on April 23 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown.

Designer House

The doors of Jamison's Foxwood Manor opened early to preview the 2016 Designer House.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Enabling America’s biggest crook

An unholy alliance enabled him.

Charles Meredith:

An election to remember

Happy, sad, indifferent.



Pirates erase Notre Dame

Kerstin Koenig twirled a gem as Palisades softball blanked Notre Dame-Green Pond, 8-0, on Monday.



Rams avenge setback to Bucks

Pennridge boys’ volleyball evened its season series with Central Bucks West, taking a 3-1 victory in Doylestown on Monday.

Patriots too much for Panthers

CB East girls’ lacrosse routed visiting Quakertown, 16-1, last Thursday. Eleven different Patriots scored.

Lions fall to George School

New Hope boys’ lacrosse was defeated by George School, 15-2, on Friday.

Local standouts excel
at Penn Relays

The 122nd edition of the Penn Relays drew a large crowd to Franklin Field in Philadelphia last week. Many local athletes attended.


Red Cross seeking donations in May

As part of Trauma Awareness Month the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to give blood or platelets.

Doylestown physicians among Top Docs

Physicians at Doylestown Hospital have been named among the region’s Top Doctors 2016 by Philadelphia magazine.


Bucks 5K to benefit health care abroad

Healthy Neighbors International will benefit from proceeds of the May 14 5K Run that starts out in Central Park in Doylestown.



Quakertown senior is tech student of the month

Landscape major Justin Awckland of Quakertown has been named student of the month at Upper Bucks County Technical School.

Students create “shelter” for pets, wildlife

Students at the Circle of Friends preschool in Wrightstown transformed their classroom into an animal shelter equipped with a dog biscuit bakery.

Garden to bloom at Frenchtown Elementary

Frenchtown Elementary School will soon have its own garden which will serve as an outdoor classroom for students.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

It's about the journey

From high schools comes greatness.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Fill spaces with creeping phlox

A sweet ground cover.

Photo Feature

Inside Out invades Doylestown

Works of art are on display with free guided tours being offered for Inside Out an exhibition currently on display in Doylestown. The exhibition is a program of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Asparagus for spring and Mother’s Day

For Mother’s Day or anytime, reach for the locally grown asparagus that is now in season at farms and farmers markets.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Tailgate catering launched a career

Tom McAdams did his first catering in the parking lots of high school football games, a start that led to the ownership of the Doylestown Deli.


“Guiding Light” star
in "Man of La Mancha

Robert Newman, best known as Joshua Lewis to viewers of the soap opera "Guiding Light," has taken on the role of Don Quixote in the Bristol Riverside Theatre production of “Man of La Mancha.”

Tony winners to judge student theater festival

A glittering lineup of some of Broadway’s best will be judges of the entries in the Student Theater Festival at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Selkie Theatre presents “Casa Valentina”

The Harvey Fierstein play, “Casa Valentina,” will be performed by Selkie Theatre in Bethlehem on May 15.

“In the Mood” returns to Bucks Playhouse

The Bucks County Playhouse has brought back an annual favorite, the 1940s Big Band show, “In the Mood.”
Arts & Galleries

Three generations of artists
at Canal Frame

“Relative Perceptions,” featuring the work of three generations of one family, will open May 8 at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery in Washington Crossing.

Doug Sardo pastels at Stover Mill Gallery

“Pastel Paintings Five Ways” by Doug Sardo will open May 7 at the Stover Mill Gallery in Erwinna.

“The Chair(s)” pop-up show
in Lambertville

“The Chair(s), Adventures in Drawing,” will pop up in Lambertville, N.J. May 6 and 7.

ArtWalk exhibit features therapy dog

Portraits of therapy dogs created by photographer Keith Maynard are the current exhibit at ArtWalk at Doylestown Hospital.



SCORE mentors veterans
with disabilities

A dozen SCORE Bucks County members volunteered their time and talents mentoring veterans with disabilities in a “Shark Tank”-style race to create and pitch a sellable business plan.

SCORE women’s group will return soon

SCORE will lead another series of roundtable sessions focused on women's business issues beginning on May 25.


Spiritual Side

Bensalem site of St. Katharine Drexel's
shrine to be sold

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament have decided to sell two of their largest properties, including the historic 44-acre property in Bensalem, where its Motherhouse and St. Katharine Drexel’s shrine and tomb are located.

Observe World Labyrinth Day
at St. Philip's of New Hope

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church invites the public to observe World Labyrinth Day on May 7, with a prayerful walk of its labyrinth, located on the church lawn at 10 Chapel Road, New Hope.


Police News

It's bug season, and bats need your help!

Across the country, entire bat colonites are being decimated at alarming rates due to a silent predator:
White Nose Syndrome.

Locally, we've seen the implications of this lethal fungus firsthand at Heritage Conservancy's preserved Durham bat cave, where over 99% of 10,000 bats met a grim fate.

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