Bucks County Herald

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Mosquito spraying Tuesday in Doylestown Township

The Bucks County Health Department will conduct a limited adult mosquito control spray in Doylestown Township on Tuesday, Sept. 16, beginning between 7 and 7:15 p.m. - weather permitting. A rain date for this spray will be Wednesday, Sept. 17.

This mosquito spray will be limited to Central Park and Doylestown Lea development, including Windsor Way, Brittany Circle, Radcliff Drive, Granite Circle, Hudson Court, Sunrise Drive, Flint Circle, Windrose Drive, Bittersweet Drive and Arbor Lea Circle.


Daytime detour scheduled on Almshouse

Almshouse Road is closed and being detoured between Meetinghouse Road and Mearns Road in Warwick Township through Friday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roadway repair.

During construction, Almshouse Road will be detoured over Mearns Road, Bristol Road, and Route 263 (York Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when driving through the area.

The work will be completed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Bucks County maintenance employees.


New Hope Notebook:

Borough wrangles with parking issues

A parking ticket issued during a meeting of business owners and the New Hope Chamber of Commerce has stirred a controversy over how aggressive the borough is about giving out tickets.

New NOVA thrift shop set for Hilltown Twp.

NOVA, the Network of Victim Assistance, will build a new, larger thrift shop at the corner of Broad Street and Route 313 in Perkasie.

Central Bucks teachers get four-year contract

Teachers voted overwhelmingly to approve a four-year contract with the Central Bucks School District which includes salary increases as well as teacher contributions to health care and prescription costs.

Solebury police chief seeks funds for training

During budget talks, Solebury Police Chief Dominic Belizzie asked the township for funds to cover the cost of training full-time officers.

Operations begin at U.S. Cold Storage

Limited operations have begun at a new 500,000-square-foot warehouse in Richland Township owned by U.S. Cold Storage.

Restrictions planned for toll bridge

A series of off-peak and overnight travel restrictions are planned for the New Hope-Lambertville Toll-Suppported Bridge.

Pa. senator thanked by environmentalists

Pa. Sen. Chuck McIlhinney received a thank-you from local residents and environmentalists for his recent vote against leasing state land for fracking.

Honk to celebrate 200th bridge anniversary

It has been 200 years since the Lambertville-New Hope free bridge was built, and to commemorate the date, drivers will honk their horns as they cross on Friday, Sept. 12.

Apple Festival heralds autumn’s approach

The 38th annual Apple Festival Sept. 13 and 14 is the start of a series of fall festival weekends at Terhune Orchards in Princeton, N.J.


Peterson research center named

The library and research center at the Michener Art Museum was dedicated recently to Brian H. Peterson, who served as a curator at the museum until his retirement.

Phillips' Mill "Funraiser"

“Summer Camp” was the theme as the Phillips’ Mill Community Association gathered for a fundraising dinner at the New Hope mill.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way


Remembering horror on a beautiful September day.

Charles Meredith:

A continuing reunion

Ranks are thinning after 61 years.



Rams defeat Bucks in girls’ soccer

Pennridge’s Jess Millligan and Jess Supp each scored as their team gave Central Bucks West its first setback of the season.

Tilley shines for CB West at soccer

Jack Tilley scored the only goal as Central Bucks West defeated hosting team Pennridge in soccer.

New Hope, CB East golfers optimistic

Golfers at New Hope-Solebury and Central Bucks East high schools are optimistic about their title possibilities.

CB East goes for tennis title

Central Bucks East’s tennis team is setting itself up to be a significant player in the Suburban One League Continental Conference.

Quakertown defeats Palisades in field hockey

The Quakertown Panthers swept Palisades 3-1 in girls’ field hockey for 4-2 overall and 1-2 in the Suburban One League.

Pennridge defeats CB East in football

Pennridge defeats Central Bucks East 35-18 with a top-notch defense as the football season progresses.


Bucks County native takes on ALS

A couple creates the 90 Foundation after receiving a life-shattering diagnosis of ALS for a family member.

Psychologist explains horse therapy for kids

Dr. Susan Edwards will talk about therapy using nonmounted horses at a special program at Hunterdon County Headquarters Library.




United Way distributes backpacks to youth

United Way of Bucks County’s annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive collected, packed and distributed 1,079 backpacks to students in need in Bucks County.

Bucks native named assistant provost

Pennridge graduate Karen Souder Badger, PhD, has been named assistant provost in undergraduate education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

New Hope-Solebury ranked top school

New Hope-Solebury School District has the distinction of ranking first in Newsweek’s 2014 list of Bucks County schools.

Council Rock South hosts book drive

Council Rock High School South’s National Honor Society is collecting 250 children’s books for the Pastorious Elementary School in Philadelphia.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Fearful tidbits

Finding our courage.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Around September's garden

Low nut production as autumn approaches.


Save the Date

Wrapping Presence hosts free Quakertown Band concert to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Wrapping Presence celebrates its upcoming 20th anniversary with a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, during the Doylestown Arts Festival, to thank the community for its support.

The Quakertown Band is set to perform an hour-long concert with one 15-minute intermission at Fonthill, 525 E. Court St., Doylestown, and free refreshments also will be provided. Tickets are not required.

Wrapping Presence brings the spirit of the holidays to senior citizens who are in nursing homes and unable to go out and shop for their family and friends.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Heirloom tomatoes have own histories

When you bite into a plump, colorful heirloom tomato, you are biting into a bit of family history. It doesn’t hurt that they taste great too.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Pig roast will feed bicycle race audience

You can grab a prime spot in Lumberville to watch the Bucks County Classic on Saturday, and also find your way to an all-you-can-eat pig roast and buffet.


Bridge Street Jazz Fest line-up set

The Bridge Street Concert Series: Jazz Fest 2014 will be launched with a free concert at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.

Fabulous Greaseband to close concert series

The Fabulous Greaseband will give the finale performance at Crossing Vineyards’ Summer Wine and Music Series in Washington Crossing.

Nakashima Studios hosts opera event

Opera and Song at Nakashima, a European audition tour fundraising concert, will take place Sunday, Sept. 14, at Nakashima Studios in New Hope.



Philadelphia Sketch Club will honor painter Robert Beck

Bucks County artist Robert Beck will be among the artists honored at the Philadelphia Sketch Club’s 154th Anniversary Gala.

Rolling Green exhibit a benefit for canal

Rolling Green Barn in New Hope will be the site for an art show and sale of works by more than 100 regional artists which will benefit the Friends of the Delaware Canal.

“Proud to be an American” at gallery

Bucks County Community College’s Gallery at the Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol is the site of the art exhibit, “Proud to be an American.”

Artsbridge welcomes Jeff Baker

Photographer Jeff Baker will be the featured speaker at the Artsbridge Distinguished Artist Series on Sept. 18.


"Trying to Find the Ocean"

Bucks photographer Michael Ast releases first photography book

“Trying to Find the Ocean,” a pictorial view of Baltimore and other cities, is the first book by Bucks County photographer Michael Ast.

Comcast grant aids Bucks charity

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County is the beneficiary of a $25,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation.


Spiritual Side

Trinity Church in Solebury hosts Outreach Day

Trinity Church in Solebury partnered with five area agencies for an Outreach Day to aid the needy in Bucks County and beyond.

Official prayer, image unveiled

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has unveiled the official prayer and iconic image for the Worlds Meeting of Families.






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