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Previous reports of construction of long delayed Headquarters Road Bridge unsubstantiated

Reports in the July 12 issue of the Bucks County Herald that construction of the long delayed Headquarters Road Bridge were unsubstantiated.

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Adaptable dock at Nockamixon

Mike Quinn, left, chairperson of Friends of Nockamixon State Park, at the ribbon cutting and dedication for the ADA Board Safe Adaptive Kayak/Canoe Dock and adaptive area. The dock, at the Tohickon Boat Launch, is designed to enable people with disabilities or mobility issues to transfer from a wheel chair to a kayak or canoe unassisted. Kayak racks and adaptive picnic tables are included in the dock area. Photos of a trial run in a future issue.


Residents plan to confront Solebury supervisors on neighbor’s threats
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Members of a frightened Solebury neighborhood plan to confront the township supervisors Tuesday about why nothing has been done for three years to prevent harassment along the PECO right-of way by a fellow-resident.


Union Hotel sale agreement signed

Jack Cust of Urban Renewal LLC, has an agreement to purchase the Union Hotel in Flemington, N.J., from its owner, Steve Romanowski.


Tinicum audience cheers new chief
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

In a township meeting room packed with enthusiastic well-wishers, new Tinicum Township Police Chief Matt Phelan was sworn in at the start of the July 3 public board of supervisors meeting.


Springfield supervisors ponder truck restrictions on two roads
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Springfield is considering truck length restrictions on two of its roads.


Hilltown accepts bid for Blooming Glen school
BY CHRIS RUVO

Hilltown Township’s Board of Supervisors is moving forward with its plan to sell the former Blooming Glen High School and has accepted Marc and Daniela Troilo’s bid of $128,240 for the 34,041-square-foot lot.


Fourth revised master plan presented to Milford supervisors
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Milford Village, the largest mixed-use project ever proposed in Milford Township, continues to require adjustments to its master plan as property lines shift and building phases begin to jell.

Richland townhouse development receives preliminary approval
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Richland Township is moving forward toward development of a vacant, 4.6-acre “eyesore for many years” on Route 309.

Hilltown Police want new patrol vehicle
BY CHRIS RUVO

The Hilltown Township Police Department is keen to upgrade its vehicle fleet.

County reopens Valley Park Road Bridge

County Commissioner Charles H. Martin cut the ribbon and reopened County Bridge No. 152 after closing it in April for repairs and upgrades.

Lower Makefield water pipeline upgrade begins

Pennsylvania American Water has begun construction to replace aging water main in Lower Makefield Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages.

Quinn advocates for domestic violence protection bill

State Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) voiced her commitment to continue fighting for a vote on her legislation, House Bill 2060, that seeks to better protect domestic violence victims and their families.

Doylestown illustrator’s limited series newsprint comic due out
BY JODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR

Doylestown graphic artist and website designer, Rob Feldman, has parlayed his cartoon and comic bookobsession into a new venture – a bi-monthly limited-series color newsprint comic strip.

Local volunteers find opportunities via Facebook group

The problem of connecting nonprofits to volunteers has been solved thanks to a Facebook Group called Central Bucks Volunteer Opportunity Listing.

Celebrate revolution at Frenchtown Bastille Day Fete

Frenchtown, N.J., will once again drape itself in blue, white and red in honor of Bastille Day on July 14, for the town’s annual Bastille Day Fete.

Sing set to celebrate Oscar Hammerstein II at his former home

A major musical celebration is coming to Highland Farm, the former Doylestown home of Oscar Hammerstein II, just in time for his 123rd birthday and Doylestown Township’s Bicentennial.

Weekends And Beyond

Road Rally

The ninth annual New Hope Auto Show Rally took place where drivers were given questions that provided clues to guide them to their final destination, the Cactus Grill restaurant in Pipersville.
 

Fonthill Fourth

The Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Fonthill Castle drew attendees in droves with its promise of a fun, traditional Independence Day.
 

Crossing Fourth

Washington Crossing Historic Park celebrated the fourth with activities that included craft stations, games, re-enactments, demonstrations and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
 

Richard Lambert Jones honored

93-year-old World War II veteran Richard Lambert Jones was honored during a ceremony at the American Legion Post in Quakertown on May 29.
 

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
Once upon a time in Durham

Dr. Ned Heindel, a Lehigh University chemistry professor and historian, shared his knowledge about some of the township’s early residents at a meeting of the Durham Historical Society.

Charles Meredith:
Soccer and politics on world stage

A mixture of thoughts on the national and local scenes.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

CB East’s Schmidt steers Robert Morris ahead
BY DON LEYPOLDT

CB East alumnus Matt Schmidt continues to make a difference for the Robert Morris men’s lacrosse team. Schmidt helped the 2018 Colonials to an NCAA victory before giving Maryland all it could handle in the first round.

Quakertown outslugs Doylestown
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Quakertown legion enters the postseason winners of 10 of its last 11. The Blue Jays eased past host Doylestown, 10-2, on Sunday. Brian Robison stepped up at the dish, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored.

Thrills come to Daytona
BY BILL HAHN

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona on Saturday night was one for the ages. Erik Jones defeated runner-up Martin Truex Jr. by .125 of a second in a race that went to two overtimes.

Education

Bucks teen paints, hides stones for strangers to find
BY REGINA YOUNG

Unami Middle School student Zoe Petsch has been spending her summer break painting rocks and hiding them for people to find.

Newtown eighth-graders honored for Holocaust education projects

Two eighth-grade students from Newtown Middle School were recognized for their outstanding creative achievements in Holocaust education at an awards ceremony held at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.

Painter-musician visits Del Val High School

Frenchtown, N.J., resident and artist Joe Coco was the grand finale of Delaware Valley High School Art Department’s visit artist series.

Health

Orthopedic surgeon honored as Volunteer Physician of the Year

Dr. Kieran Cody of Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists has been recognized by the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic for his volunteer work at the clinic, receiving its Volunteer Physician of the Year Award for 2018.

Upper Bucks Y fetes role model

Jonathan Walsh of Quakertown has been named the Upper Bucks YMCA Role Model of the Year for the 2017-18 school year.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
The Device Diet

Disciplining ourselves to unplug and tune into the world.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN:
TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Fields of flowers

There are beautiful wildflowers and native grasses that have interest and grace through the seasons while providing habitat for many beings.

PHOTO FEATURE

Bucks SPCA unveils renovations at Lahaska shelter

The Bucks County SPCA unveiled its newly renovated surgery suite and animal care areas during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Lahaska shelter on June 23.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
A high-powered berry yours for the picking

The high-powered blueberry will be in the spotlight this weekend at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska at the Blueberries and Bluegrass Festival.

SUSAN S. YESKE: ON THE FOOD CIRCUIT
Light options at café at F.P. Kolbe in Point Pleasant

Rebecca Kolbe and her husband Richard have opened a café at F.P. Kolbe, their popular store for home and garden décor and gifts in Point Pleasant.

ENTERTAINMENT

THEATER REVIEW:
Local production of “The Fantasticks” is spellbinding
BY JEAN BRENNER

The Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts is currently performing a magical production of “The Fantasticks.”


Phillips’ Mill Drama Committee presents “Writer’s Block”

The Drama Committee of Phillips’ Mill presents the first staged production of Emmy Award-winning playwright Chris Canaan’s “Writers Block,” on July 13 and 14.

Guitarist Uli Jon Roth forced to cancel Sellersville show
BY KEVIN L. HALL

Work visa problems have forced the tour postponement of guitarist Uli Jon Roth, who was scheduled to perform on Thursday at the Sellersville Theater 1894.

Mercer racing exhibit continues with two programs

Drag Strip Memories and The Greatest Show on Dirt: Automobile Racing at Langhorne Speedway are two new programs to be featured this month in the Mercer Museum’s ongoing racing exhibit.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Realism exhibition highlights paintings and sculptures

Pedersen Gallery in Lambertville, N.J., hosts “Realism in Color and Form,” featuring paintings by George Stave and sculpture by Joe Brown.

Exhibition celebrates the late artist Ty Hodanish

“A Cheers to Life,” a special exhibit celebrating the life of the late Ty Hodanish, hosted by his spouse, Daniel, and The Art Angels, will be on view at The Art Colony Gallery at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J., on Saturday, July 14.

Mixed-media artist featured at Gallery Des Artistes

The unique photo encaustic mixed-media style of artist Dan Tarradellas will be featured at Gallery Des Artistes in New Hope, starting on Bastille Day, July 14.

Tubby Olive Doylestown hosts art exhibit

Fine art by a local group of female painters calling themselves Broads With Brushes will be displayed at The Tubby Olive in Doylestown, through the end of August.

BUSINESS

“Out and About” networking event held“

The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce, New Hope Celebrates, New Jersey Tourism Industry Association and the Philadelphia Independence Business Alliance, sponsored “Out and About for Business,” a networking event focused on engaging professionals, business owners and corporate partners who support business development and growth within the LGBT community.

SPIRITUAL

Vacation Bible School partnership

Living Hope Community Church in Dublin partnered with a local Child Evangelism Fellowship team to bring Vacation Bible School to Arbor Estates in Doylestown amd included Bible stories, songs, crafts, games, and a huge slip-n-slide down a hill.

Salem U.C.C. sets Oscar Hammerstein Sunday worship

Salem United Church of Christ, Doylestown, celebrates the life and music of Oscar Hammerstein II at the congregation’s worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday July 15.

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