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Pennsylvania voter registration ends today

Today is the last day to register for the November 7th election.

The fastest and most efficient way to register is online through PA Voter Services.

You can also view other important voting information, like where to find your polling place or how to obtain an absentee ballot, on the PA Dems Voter Resources Page at padems.com/vote.

Northeastern extension bridge closure rescheduled for Oct. 13-16

A long detour is expected from Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.

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I-95 overnight closures scheduled for next week

Intermittent lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound Interstate 95 next week between New Falls Road and the Yardley Newtown Interchange as part of a project to repair and resurface 13 miles of Interstate 95.

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News

Former Vice President Joe Biden announces partnership with Doylestown Health
BY STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared in Warminster on Oct. 10 as part of a formal announcement of a programming partnership between the Beau Biden Foundation and Doylestown Health.


Solebury residents question need for mega-Wawa
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

It was a standing-room-only crowd that showed up Monday night to tell the Solebury Township Planning Commission that a 24-hour mega-Wawa with six fuel pumps, 12 fueling positions, and 69 parking spaces was not what it wanted to see at Lower York (Route 202) and North Sugan Road.


Palisades rules out closing middle school
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

School board Vice President Bob Musantry announced at a recent meeting if one of the Palisades School District’s current five classroom buildings is to be closed within the next couple of years in response to declining district enrollment, it won’t be Palisades Middle School.

Haycock center hosts first responder training
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Installation of enhanced signage, to help motorists more easily identify private roads, is underway in Haycock Township.

End of an era: West Amwell Fire Co. Auxiliary set to host last community dinner
BY JOHN SIEVERS

When members of the West Amwell Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary gather Saturday, Oct. 14 to prepare their traditional community Roast Pork Dinner, it will be their last time.


State Department of Environmental Protection answers questions about New Hope Crushed Stone
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The current and future status of the New Hope Crushed Stone quarry attracted some 50 people to the annual Solebury Community Meeting for a presentation by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Committee formed to discuss Solebury-New Hope cost sharing
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

New Hope has agreed to talk about paying its share for use of Solebury Township’s sports fields and recreation facilities and will do so through the newly created New Hope-Solebury Shared Services Committee.

Bucks County relocates three voting districts

The Bucks County Board of Elections approved three polling place relocations on Oct. 4.

Minimus builder seeks to inspire sustainable living
BY CHRIS RUVO

Artist, yoga instructor and passionate environmental advocate Melissa Matarese is eager to inspire greater earth-consciousness in the local community through Minimus – a tiny, eco-friendly mobile house she and supporters are building at The Market at Delaware Valley University.

Sellersville eyes building maintenance ordinance
BY CHRIS RUVO

The Sellersville Revitalization Committee is at work on a project that it hopes will help improve quality of life in the Upper Bucks borough.

Sellersville adopts new parking restriction
BY CHRIS RUVO

Sellersville Borough Council has adopted an ordinance that establishes a new parking restriction in town.

Richland Station residents question Phoebe Center plan
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Members of a Richland Township homeowners association, alarmed about an informal meeting they had with a developer regarding an expansion plan for an adjacent property, showed up in force at the Oct. 9 public supervisors’ meeting to voice their concerns.

Milford Bucks to evaluate emerald ash borer dam
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Milford Township Supervisors voted 2-0 to authorize forester services to evaluate tree damage due to emerald ash borer infestation along parks and public walking trails.

Special meeting set to address West Amwell referendum on outsouring policing
BY JOHN SIEVERS

West Amwell Township voters must decide if they want to sacrifice their police force to help fix a budgetary shortfall.

Filmmaker requests use of Upper Makefield police office for documentary
BY STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

Debbie Wright addressed the Upper Makefield Board of Supervisors concerning the use of the township’s police office in a film documentary on human trafficking and slavery.

Music Mountain Theatre opens to a full house
BY BRIDGET WINGERT

The new Music Mountain Theatre opened in Lambertville, N.J., with Yeston and Kopit’s “Phantom” to an enthusiastic audience.

Durham sets 64th Community Day celebration
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Durham Township residents will gather Saturday, Oct. 14, to celebrate the 64th annual Durham Community Day.

Weekends And Beyond

Art of the Barn Tour

Art of the Barn Tour, presented by the Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow,  featured seven local barns and art from 19 artists.

Artsbridge Clothesline

Originally conceived as an opportunity for some of the area’s artists to clean their closets of art that has been gathering dust, Artsbridge Clothesline has evolved as an opportunity to showcase fine art at $300 or less

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Farewell to Cedar Maze

Cedar Maze in Tinicum Township has held its last show and on two September weekends, Steven and Pinky Snyder sold most of the stone sculptures preparing for a move to Ottsville.

Charles Meredith:
Comments on a massacre

Addressing the topic of gun control in the aftermath of America’s worst massacre in recent history.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Dig Pink: CB West tops CB East
BY DON LEYPOLDT

CB West volleyball bumped CB East, 3-0, in the schools’ annual Dig Pink match on Monday. Senior Katie Hudson’s 17 kills and three aces led the host Bucks, who improved to 12-4 overall.


Bucks get past Patriots
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Tarin Morris’ tally in the 55th minute proved to be the game-winner in CB West boys’ soccer’s 1-0 victory at rival CB East on Tuesday. Morris was assisted by Colin Burn. Dylan Smith had the shutout in goal.


Pennridge bottles up CB West run game
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Pennridge football held host CB West to -11 rushing yards as the Rams departed Doylestown with a 26-6 win on Friday. Pennridge and CB West are both now 5-2 on the year.

Lever’s four goals help CB East sweep series from CB West
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB East field hockey defeated visiting CB West, 5-2, on Friday to sweep the season series 2-0. Junior Cailey Lever deposited four goals; freshman teammate Phia Mannino added one goal.

Upper Dublin dashes Quakertown’s title bid
BY MAX RETTIG

Quakertown girls’ soccer succumbed to visiting Upper Dublin, 2-1, last Wednesday. Ashley Gluck scored the lone Panthers goal. As of Wednesday, Quakertown was 19th in the district power rankings.

Pennridge swims laps around Upper Dublin
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Pennridge boys’ and girls’ water polo beat visiting Upper Dublin twice last Thursday. The Ram boys prevailed, 19-9; the Ram girls triumphed, 8-5.

Deadlift challenge slated in Perkasie
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Training For Warriors Doylestown in Perkasie will host Return of the Living Deadlift on Oct. 27 for a California mother of four with terminal breast cancer. She and her family are expected to attend.

Education

Del Val choreographer teaches school’s first dance course

Fifteen boys and girls are now enrolled in Del Val’s Intro to Dance taught by Del Val graduate and choreographer, Heather Fleischman.

Regina Academy welcomes new headmaster John Mundy
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

John V. Mundy a power-house educator and new headmaster of The Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist in Nockamixon Township has spent a lifetime working with Catholic and independent schools.

New Hope-Solebury seniors named National Merit semifinalists

New Hope-Solebury High School seniors Ronak Rijhwani and Kaylee Tao are semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Health

Community member input guides substance abuse prevention efforts

Following its successful “All Hands In for Addiction Prevention and Recovery” in August, New Hope Solebury Cares has begun work on next steps based on participant suggestions.


New Hope yoga class benefits relief efforts in Puerto Rico

Local yoga teacher Erin Lento will teach a yoga class to benefit relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Doylestown Health hosts Pink Party

Doylestown Health presents Pink Party: A Breast Health Event for Every Woman, a special event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Different strokes take a vacation

The diversity of how we unwind is just as fascinating as anything else that reflects the particulars of individual people.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Taking "thyme" off

The Compleat Gardener has the week off. Look for her column in next week's edition.

PHOTO FEATURE

“Galavant in the Garden” raises funds for nonprofit Playhouse

Almost 400 attended the Bucks County Playhouse benefit gala “Galavant in the Garden,” which featured the Midtown Men and Justin Guarini with the BCP Youth Company.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Sweet potatoes are loaded with powerhouse nutrients

Sweet potatoes are grown in the United States and can be found in grocery stores year round because they store easily and keep well in cool, dry conditions.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Mediterranean comes to State Street in Doylestown

Chef Anis Kharoubi and owners Nabil and Christina Amri have opened Blu’ Mediterranean Grill in Doylestown with a menu that features dishes from many of the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea.

ENTERTAINMENT

“The Rocky Horror Show” returns to Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse will once again present its production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” for an extended run beginning Friday, Oct. 13.

Lenape Chamber Ensemble opens its 43rd season

Lenape Chamber Ensemble returns for its 43rd concert season with two performances taking place on Oct. 13 and 15.

No time for hate when Town and Country presents “The Laramie Project”

In a time when hate crimes are happening all around us, Town and Country Players in Buckingham presents the powerful drama, “The Laramie Project.”

Bucks Symphony fall concert features French flutist

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra opens its 65th concert season with a performance featuring French flutist Jean Ferrandis.

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
“Darlin’ Be Home Soon”

Mistakes happen.

Halloween Happenings

Halloween is right around the corner and we’ve got a complete list of the area’s spook-tacular events.

ARTS & GALLERIES

The Gathering at Art of Sound explores diversity

Lambertville’s underground cultural supporter, The Art of Sound, hosts artist Miguel Osorio, Oct. 18 and 20, as he unveils “The Gathering,” a unique, yet relative exhibition that visually explores the diversity of society through his artistic interpretation.

Roesinger exhibition reflects life in local villages

“Cindy Roesinger: Village Life” is a collection of oil paintings reflecting a visual narrative of the local villages along the Delaware River.

Stover Mill Gallery hosts exhibition

The Stover Mill Gallery, the longest continuously running art gallery in Bucks County, hosts its sixth juried art exhibition for four weekends, Oct. 14 through Nov. 5.

BUSINESS

Furia Rubel turns 15
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Now into its 16th year, Furia Rubel gets top marks for understanding their client’s business objectives.


Kind Earth market to arrive in Ottsville

Kind Earth Growers, a wholesale and seasonal retail grower of native plants, will open their market at the Parkside Greenhouse in Ottsville.

SPIRITUAL

St. Paul’s pastor celebrates two milestone anniversaries

The Rev. Dr. Robert Linders was recognized for his 50th anniversary of Ordination and 40th year as senior pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Doylestown.

Kehilat HaNahar welcomes student rabbi

Kehilat HaNahar Synagogue in New Hope, has appointed Janine Jankovitz Pastor as its student rabbi for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Bucks County Choral Society presents
Two Cultures, One Voice

SThe Choral Society begins its 45th season in a first-time collaboration with the Philadelphia Master Chorale, the leading Korean classical chorus in our region. Singing in both Korean and English, the two choirs will join forces in a demonstration that will move you to feel the power of music as a universal language.

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