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New Hope Mayor Larry Keller, center front, unveils the sign, renaming Main Street to “42nd Street” in honor of the show at the Bucks County Playhouse. With him are, from left Broadway’s Tessa Grady (Peggy Sawyer in the production), Playhouse Producing Director Alexander Fraser, New Hope Police Chief Michael Cummings and firefighter Kevin Doherty, with members of the cast behind them.

New Hope celebrates “42nd Street” at Bucks County Playhouse

New Hope Mayor Larry Keller renamed Main Street to “42nd Street” on July 19, celebrating the success of the show at Bucks County Playhouse. Crowds gathered as the Mayor and Playhouse Producing Director Alexander Fraser unveiled the sign. New Hope Police Chief Michael Cummings and firefighter Kevin Doherty shared in the celebration, and they all learned to tap dance from Broadway’s Tessa Grady, who is playing the role of Peggy Sawyer in the production. Cast members entertained everyone with their “42nd Street” tap dance performance. For show tickets and information, visit buckscountyplayhouse.org, call 215-862-2121, or visit the box office at 70 S. Main St., New Hope.


News

Inside a balloon

Delaware Valley High School summer school students take a break on July 31 to romp around inside a hot air balloon. It’s an annual treat provided by school psychologist Jon Lyman, center. Lyman has been a licensed balloon pilot for 28 years. He doesn’t take the students into the sky, but they do get to enjoy an insiders’ tour.

Faith Christian School considers old Milford School purchase
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Faith Christian Academy is one of several parties interested in purchasing the former Milford Middle School and Tohickon Valley Elementary properties.


Friends, colleagues, have fond memories of Carl Fonash
BYJODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR

When former Bucks County Commissioner Carl Fonash died in July, at age 76, John MacAniff lost a lifelong friend.


Theaters, galleries, shops, tasting rooms could occupy Wrightstown preserved land
BY CHRIS RUVO

Select businesses would be able to set up shop on certain land under conservation easements in Wrightstown if a proposed ordinance gains local government approval.


Pa. Turnpike plan would change local Doerr Road
BY MELINDA RIZZO

At a recent Milford Township Board of Supervisors meeting, representatives for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission presented plans to create a cul-de-sac, essentially closing Doerr Road to through traffic as part of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike widening and expansion program.

Colonial Farms Market expansion plan okayed
BY CHRIS RUVO

Colonial Farms Gourmet Food and Market in Upper Makefield has plans to expand.

Trout are thriving in Aquetong Creek
BYJOE MIHOK

Recent surveys by members of the Bucks County Chapter of Trout Unlimited confirm that the 50 wild brook trout introduced into Aquetong Creek by the chapter in April, 2017 have taken hold and established a reproducing population in the creek.

Talks continue on medical marijuana regulations in Upper Makefield
BY CHRIS RUVO

Officials have temporarily put the brakes on rules that would define where medical marijuana businesses could operate in Upper Makefield, Wrightstown and Newtown townships.

State roads program designed to protect water resources
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Continuing to take advantage of the state’s special dirt and gravel roads program, that is designed to help municipalities protect their water resources, Haycock Township has announced approval for a grant of about $13,700 for 2018.

Weekends And Beyond

New Hope Film Festival

Award winners were announced at the conclusion of the 2018 The New Hope Film Festival.
 

Run with Angels

Hundreds of classic street rods, muscle cars, truck and antiques took part in the Run with the Angels car show in Doylestown.
 

Guitars for Veterans

Pennridge High School students who are members of the Governor’s STEM Team presented two custom-made guitars to local military veterans
 

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
The messenger lives

One reporter never expected to be among those people a president calls “horrendous.”

Charles Meredith:
“The Sun Does Shine”

A review of Anthony Ray Hinton’s new book,.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Former Quakertown Blazers teammates forge paths to Big Leagues
BY DON LEYPOLDT

All roads to the Major Leagues are arduous. Tim Mayza’s and Lou Trivino’s roads are no different.


Blazers sweep their way to title
BY DON LEYPOLDT

The Quakertown Blazers played formidable baseball last week.


Education

GSK summer series introduces children to world of science
BY STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

At the Wrightstown library, second- and third-graders are spending part of their summer learning about the solar system, from an astronaut’s life in Earth orbit to the phases of the moon to the outer-most planets and on to the stars beyond.


Health

New milestone reached in construction of heart center

The renovation and expansion of Doylestown Health’s Richard A. Reif Heart Institute reached a milestone as steel beams are now being erected for the new building.


HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Dangerous social climate change

Our nation is in a passionate tug of war.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Where are the butterflies?

There appears to be a large amount of milkweeds but where are the butterflies?

PHOTO FEATURE

A whopping good time at the Midway carnival

The Midway Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival, a big fundraising effort of the year, was held for two weekends in July with expected crowds.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Bucks County peaches at peak in August

The long-awaited local peach season is at its peak, just in time for fabulous eating and two festivals this weekend.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
A pop-up restaurant that may stay for a while

New Hope will have a new restaurant around Labor Day, but whether or not it stays at its location will remain to be seen.

ENTERTAINMENT

Rat Pack tribute show comes to Newtown

Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra will appear together again at the Newtown Theatre, in a tribute show that will bring the Rat Pack back together.


Bucks County Choristers forming in September

Patricia Guth, founder and director of the Bucks County Women’s Chorus is forming a new group, the Bucks County Choristers.

McNight, Jungr, McDaniel play RRazz Room New Hope

Barb Junger and John McDaniel, left, appear at New Hope's RRazz Room on Aug, 17 while Sharon McNight returns for a solo show on Aug. 18.

Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Bel Canto Youth Chorus merge

Following a two-year affiliation, the boards of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the Bel Canto Youth Chorus agreed to formally merge, effective July 1.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Contemporary Figurative work on view in Souderton

Exhibit B Gallery in Souderton offers a featured artist exhibition of the Contemporary Figurative work of Pennsylvania artist Barry Koplowitz beginning July 20.


Artists’ Gallery exhibits travel-inspired landscapes

Artists’ Gallery presents new landscape paintings by artists Joe Kazimierczyk and Michael Schweigart in an exhibition of their “Wanderings & Wonderings,” running Aug. 9 to Sept. 2.

Galerie Stockton shows works of Malcolm Bray

Malcolm Bray will present a new series of paintings on paper at Galerie Stockton in the Stockton Market in Stockton, N.J., on Friday, Aug. 10.

BUSINESS

A farm emerges in Hunterdon County
KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Jonathan and Nina White are the owners of Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse on Stamets Road between Milford and Frenchtown.


SPIRITUAL

Temple Judea sets three open houses

Temple Judea of Bucks County, a Reform synagogue in Doylestown, will host three open houses in August to provide the community with an opportunity to tour the synagogue and meet the clergy and lay leaders.


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The Wolf Administration announced that the dry leaf form of medical marijuana will be phased in at dispensaries starting Aug. 1 at 16 locations and expanding to 28 locations the following week.

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