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New Hope Notebook: Clarification on a recent borough council stance

Thanks to two residents who spoke up Tuesday night, we now know a little more about the borough council's stance on the funding of youth sports shared with Solebury Township.

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Michener Art Museum Board names interim director

In light of the imminent retirement of current Director and CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover, the board of trustees of the James A. Michener Art Museum has announced an interim director: Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio.

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News

Lights will glitter

Crews prepare the New Hope evergreen located at the cannon next to the Logan Inn for the annual Christmas celebration. Other towns are adorning their trees and getting set for celebrations.

Nockamixon plans to draft ordinance blocking casinos
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

With strong support from its supervisors, Nockamixon Township will have an ordinance on the agenda for its Dec. 21 public board meeting that will be designed to allow the township to prevent a “mini-casino” from locating within its borders.


Perkasie dedicates its refurbished town clock
BY JOE FERRY

Town officials gathered at the 7th and Market Streets in Perkasie to rededicate the clock, which has been refurbished and now serves as a symbol of another wave of economic revitalization that includes new retail businesses, restaurants, housing and manufacturing.


Park and Rec Board objects to Solebury supervisors’ move
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Solebury’s Park and Recreation Board is crying foul after the township’s board of rescinded a 2007 agreement with New Hope that allows the borough to use township sports fields for $1,500 a year while the township has to pay $127,000.


Lundies have pulled up stakes in Riegelsville
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

After nearly four decades of friendly, caring service at their store, Lundie’s Five and Ten, Ken and Caryl Lundie are moving to Massachusetts to be closer to their son.


Bucks County marks National Adoption Day
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Honoring Bucks County families who have opened their "hearts and homes" to children, county officials celebrated National Adoption Day on Nov. 17.


Fumo and Ott take seats on Palisades School Board
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

At a recent Palisades School District board meeting, Superintendent Bridget O’Connell introduced recently elected board members Robert Fumo and James Ott, and bade fond farewell to outgoing board members Robert de Groot and Edward Ruisz.

Tinicum holds line on tax – for eighth consecutive year
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

The 2018 proposed budget for Tinicum Township has been presented, with no tax increase for the eighth consecutive year.

Rescue squad launches recruitment campaign

The Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad announced the launch of its brand-new volunteer recruitment and awareness campaign.

Durham tax rate remains the same as last year
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Durham residents will see no increase in their taxes next year if the township supervisors approve the preliminary budget presented at their November meeting.

Plumstead residents complain to supervisors about neighboring property conditions

Plumstead supervisors recently heard complaints from residents in two neighborhoods concerning neglected properties.

Rockhill Township bridge reopens

County Bridge No. 352 in East Rockhill Township reopened on Monday.

Bucks County 2018 budget shows no tax hike
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

The Bucks County commissioners released their proposed 2018 budget last Wednesday morning and residents can be thankful: no property tax increase is proposed in the budget.

Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce hosts holiday events

The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce continues its legacy of kicking off the holiday season in style by creating a special experience for local residents and visitors alike.

Chari Cohen assumes new role at Hepatitis B Foundation

The Hepatitis B Foundation, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Doylestown, has announced the promotion of Dr. Chari Cohen to vice president, public health and programs.

Weekends And Beyond

Intrigue celebrates 30 years

Intrigue Fine Apparel, a women’s boutique in Buckingham, held a 30th anniversary celebration with fashion designer Nicole Miller in attendance.

Fall Brewfest

More than 2,000 attended the first Washington Crossing Fall Brewfest at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

Native plant garden

Approximately 15 to 20 volunteers, along with local vendors, came together to work on a native plant demonstration garden in Doylestown’s Central Park.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Annotated “America”

America’s ideals remain as they did more than a hundred years ago despite the changes.

Charles Meredith:
Midterms have become a referendum

There are plenty of people who believe America would be better off if it were led by women.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Heaven in Eleven: Palisades wins district title in thriller
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Palisades football outlasted Lehighton, 48-42, on Saturday night in Bethlehem to capture its first District 11 title since 2008. The Pirates will face Conwell-Egan this Saturday in the state quarterfinals.


Pennridge falls in district semifinals, preps for Thanksgiving tilt
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Pennridge football fell short at Garnet Valley, 28-20, in Friday’s District One Class AAAAAA semifinals. The Rams will return to the field on Thanksgiving morning for their annual duel with rival Quakertown.

Quakertown seniors name colleges
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Quakertown hosted a signing ceremony last Thursday for seniors Kaylee Heimes, J.J. Paul, Alex Keeny, Hudson Delisle, Mackenzie Hadfield and Justin Guidos.

Pennridge standouts discuss plans
BY JOE FERRY

Pennridge seniors Josh Stillings and Morgan Scott shared their plans for college during a signing ceremony on Nov. 8. Stillings will wrestle for Drexel, while Scott will swim for Indiana.

Education

St. Katharine unveils new playground

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for St. Katharine Drexel Regional Catholic School’s new playground made from recycled oral care products and packaging.

Conwell-Egan receives historic gift

A gift of $5 million for Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills was made by the Danaher Lynch Family Foundation.

Linden fourth-grader leads fundraiser for hurricane relief

Fourth-grader Emma Watters, chose to write a letter to Linden Principal Michael Testani about how their school could help make a difference somewhere else.

Health

Karate students Battle in Bucks

One hundred and sixty Shotokan students from across the country including members from the AJKA-I USA National Team gathered to compete in the sixth annual Battle in Bucks Shotokan Karate Tournament at Lenape Middle School in Doylestown.

Doylestown Health opens urgent care center

Doylestown Health recently opened its first urgent care center, Doylestown Health Urgent Care, in Doylestown located near the intersection of Route 313 (Swamp Road) and Route 611 in the area known as Cross Keys.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
A new gratitude

How fortunate we would all be if everyone would simply live and let live.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
The Breath of winter

Houseplants in your home or workplace can literally breathe energy into your space.

PHOTO FEATURE

Couture for a Cure

The eighth annual Couture for a Cure fashion show fundraiser to help raise awareness and funds in support of the fight against breast cancer took place at Hotel DuVillage in New Hope with local resident and fashion designer Dominique D. Pino-Santiago as host.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Countless uses for Thanksgiving leftovers

There are many recipes available offering ways to make Thanksgiving leftovers more enticing.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
There are plenty of places to eat throughout the Bucks-Hunterdon area during the holidays

Holiday shopping helps to work up an appetite, and one of the bonuses of shopping is that you get to take yourself out to eat along the way and maybe even find a restaurant you want to share by giving a gift card.

ENTERTAINMENT

Lambertville Historical issues sixth annual holiday CD

The Lambertville Historical Society’s sixth annual Holiday CD, featuring songs by local musicians, is now available.

Roxey Ballet enlists three local dancers to play Clara in “Nutcracker”

This year, the Roxey Ballet Company of Lambertville, N.J., will feature three talented young ladies from Bucks and Hunterdon counties in the role of Clara in “Nutcracker.”

Bucks County Orchestra sets annual Family Concert

Bucks County Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Family Concert at Central Bucks High School East in Buckingham at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

St. Andrew’s Concert Series offers Baroque chamber music

The Gloria Consort will present a concert of Baroque chamber works by 18th century musical giants at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lambertville, N.J.

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
Elton John

A struggling young piano player answers an ad that says “Singers and songwriters wanted" and changes the course of his life.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Bucks artist show works to benefit Bucks land trust

Local artists Jane Ramsey and George Donovan host a new exhibit and fundraiser for the Land Trust of Bucks County, opening from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24.

Covered Bridge Artisans host 23rd self-guided tour and sale

The 23th annual self-guided Covered Bridge Artisans Studio Tour and Sale is set for Nov. 24 to 26 in Southern Hunterdon County, N.J.

Canal Frame-Crafts hosts Holiday Small Works Show

Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery presents its annual Holiday Small Works Show through Saturday, Dec. 30.

Art of Spirit Local holiday pop-up returns to Frenchtown, N.J.

As a holiday pop-up store, Art of Spirit Local will temporarily be located at the old Laundromat building in Frenchtown.

BUSINESS

Penn Community opens 24th branch

Penn Community Bank celebrated the grand opening of its 24th branch, its first in Montgomery County, with a reception on Oct. 26 in Abington Township.

Yardley to mark Small Business Saturday

With more than 20 Yardley Borough businesses participating in Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, downtown Yardley is prepared to welcome residents and visitors to experience the personal touch of shopping and dining local all day and evening long.

SPIRITUAL

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
The best investment

Any day is a great opportunity to give God thanks and appreciate life.

Hanukkah Dinner, Rock Shabbat set

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County will host its Hanukkah Dinner and Rock Shabbat on Dec. 15.

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