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Gov. Wolf declares heroin, opioid epidemic statewide disaster emergency

Gov. Tom Wolf signed a statewide disaster declaration Wednesday, to enhance state response, increase access to treatment and save lives in the fight against heroin and opioid addiction.

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Seminar set on adolescent gambling prevention

NHS Cares will present the third in a series of free monthly seminars that will discuss the growing problem of  adolescent gambling.

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News


Developers plan indoor market at Quakertown trolley barn

BY MELINDA RIZZO

Plans have been announced to renovate the “trolley barn” and some surrounding buildings on East Broad and Front streets, into an indoor public vendor market to Quakertown’s downtown.


Durham supervisors appoint Kate Budlong manager
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

In a radical departure from the contentious meetings of 2017, Durham Township’s supervisors zipped through the first meeting of the year.


Democrats expected to endorse Solebury supervisor for 178th
BY JODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR

Solebury Township Supervisor Chair Helen Tai is expected to be the endorsed Democratic candidate in a special election to fill the unexpired term of State Rep. Scott Petri.


Quakertown ponders what to do with shuttered buildings
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Quakertown Community district’s Facilities Committee is recommending that two school buildings be torn down.


Tinicum supervisors regulate transient short-term rentals
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Tinicum Township has adopted a new ordinance that provides regulations for the phenomenon of increasingly common transient residential uses, typically in the form of short-term rentals.


Women’s march and rally set for Doylestown

On Sunday, Jan. 21, Doylestown women and their allies will rise again, for the Women to the Front anniversary rally and march.


Croft Drive in Bedminster to get “hard” traffic signal
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Bedminster Township officials are hoping the recently approved “hard” traffic signal at the intersection of Route 313 and Croft Drive will be operational by April.

Frenchtown mayor looks ahead to reopening park, razing factory
BY RICK EPSTEIN

Frenchtown Mayor Brad Myhre looks forward to the spring reopening of Borough Park and the possible demolotion of the old ceramics factory in 2018.

Frenchtown salutes 150th anniversary organizers
BY RICK EPSTEIN

Two re-elected incumbents, Caroline Scutt and Michelle Liebtag, took their oaths of office, and Liebtag was re-elected Frenchtown, N.J., Borough Countil president.

Solebury Township supervisors set priorities for 2018
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Solebury Township’s version of making new year’s resolutions started Jan. 2 as the board of supervisors sat down to hone a list of priorities for 2018.

Riegelsville tables sidewalk obstruction and alcohol consumption ordinances
BY TERRY MCCLOUGHAN

Property owners in Riegelsville will not see an increase in their 2018 property tax bills however a decision on ordinances regarding sidewalk regulation and the restriction of alcohol possession and consumption on certain properties in the borough were tabled.

Fitzpatrick speaks about Alzheimer’s, Bucks resident on House floor
BY JODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, has recognized Solebury Township resident Phil Gutis, his struggle with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease, his work on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, by making a statement about him and the disease, on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Wolf declares heroin, opioid epidemic statewide disaster emergency

Gov. Tom Wolf signed a statewide disaster declaration Jan. 10, to enhance state response, increase access to treatment and save lives in the fight against heroin and opioid addiction.

Fitzpatrick’s opioid legislation signed into law

Bipartisan legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.-08) aimed at combating the opioid epidemic was signed into law by President Trump Jan. 10 at the White House.

Historical Society presents vintage Lambertville radio play

A re-enactment of a lighthearted and jovial 1950 radio play titled “The Story of Lambertville” will be the presentation at the Lambertville Historical Society Annual Meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21.

Perkasie seeks donations, volunteers for Earth Day Yarn Bloom

Perkasie Borough is working with local artists, crafters and volunteers to transform Menlo Park with a “Yarn Bloom” this spring.

How to submit calendar items to the Herald

The Herald has a new, easy-to-use online system to submit your event for the Mark Your Calendar pages.

Weekends And Beyond

A season of giving ...

Food, clothing and money were some of the items received by several non-profit organizations in our region. The beneficiaries included A Woman's Place, Special Equestrians, Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center and Logan's Heroes Animal Rescue were among the recipients.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Community building where it’s needed

Huff Post called the New Story Charity one of the most innovative nonprofits in 2017 and it has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the world within the not-for-profit sector for 2017.

Charles Meredith:
A week of startling news

Oprah for President? That’s not the only surprising topic to come out of last week’s news.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports


Faith gets past Plumstead for first victory

BY MAX RETTIG

Faith Christian girls’ basketball downed host Plumstead Christian, 44-31, last Thursday to claim its first win of the season. The Lions were led by senior Autumn Brownell, who scored eight in the second quarter to help lift Faith.


Monster second half fuels Faith win
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Faith Christian boys’ basketball smoked visiting MaST Community Charter, 60-23, on Tuesday. The Lions used a 17-0 run in the third quarter and held the Panthers scoreless in the fourth to win their 12th straight.

Pennridge erases Tennent, earns first SOL Continental “W”
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Pennridge girls’ basketball held on to nip visiting William Tennent, 51-44, on Friday. Rose McCormick scored a career-high 16 for the Rams, who won their first game in SOL Continental Conference play.

Pennridge looks to get going after slow start
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

The weather has affected Pennridge swimming. The Rams had competed in only three dual meets through last week. Pennridge was hoping a little repetition would boost its postseason hopes.

Faith rips Church Farm, takes control of BAL
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Faith Christian wrestling routed visiting Church Farm, 61-18, last Wednesday. The victory put the Lions in prime position to capture the BAL title.

Education

Bucks fetes Industrial Maintenance Training Program graduates

Bucks County Community College has recognized 11 students who graduated from the fourth session of its Industrial Maintenance Training Program.

League of Women Voters’ video contest calls for entries

The fourth annual High School Video Contest sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania is accepting submissions through March 1.

Sarah Mook Poetry Contest slated

The 14th Sarah Mook Poetry Contest is accepting entries through March 31.

Health

Flemington fitness studio hosts Ladies Open House

Sphericality, a boutique fitness studio in downtown Flemington, N.J., invites women to a day of free classes and prizes from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Jan. 20.

New St. Luke’s medical building to meet growing nephrology demand

Two St. Luke’s Nephrology Associates offices including one in Quakertown have moved to new locations to accommodate growing demand for their services.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Tidying up in the real world

Finding the perfect balance between messy and neat.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Time for planning

Things are frozen solid in the Delaware Valley, which is good for perennials and bad for pests.

PHOTO FEATURE

World AIDS Day

For World AIDS Day Dec. 1, a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt was on view at St. Philips’ Episcopal Church, New Hope.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Winter vegetables fill a need through the cold

"In spite of cold temperatures, there is a wide variety of winter produce available and lots of recipes to make them taste good.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival Soup-A-Thon begins this Saturday

Starting Saturday and continuing for nine days, the Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival Soup-A-Thon features of a variety of soups at nine participating restaurants.

ENTERTAINMENT


Members of Orleans, John Hall Band in harmony for Winter Festival concert

BY JODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR

The John Hall Reunion Band rocks Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival 2018, bringing together members of Orleans and the John Hall Band for a concert at the New Hope Winery on Jan. 26.


Karkowska Sisters Duo set to perform

The Bucks County Performing Arts Center in Yardley welcomes the award winning, internationally acclaimed ensemble, the Karkowska Sisters Duo for a performance on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Palisades Community Chorus sets winter concerts

The Palisades Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Jack Schmidt, will perform winter concerts in Kintnersville and Doylestown this month.

Ohev Shalom presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

The Ohev Shalom Players group within Ohev Shalom of Bucks will put on a production of the “Little Shop of Horrors” from Jan. 25, through Feb. 4.

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
Dion DiMucci

A teen idol known for such classics as “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” continues to record today.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Michener receives grant for Wyeth mural restoration

The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown recently received a Bank of America Art Conservation Project grant, which was used for the conservation of a mural by Henriette Wyeth.

Michener presents Henriette Wyeth, Peter Hurd retrospective

The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown presents “Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective,” a major exhibition that explores the work, marriage and careers of two artists who contributed to the canon and dialogue of 20th century American art.

Phillips’ Mill Community Association hosts fifth youth art show

18 public and private schools from Bucks, Montgomery, Mercer and Hunterdon counties will participate in the 5th Youth Art Exhibition hosted by the Phillips’ Mill Community Association.

BUSINESS

Area landscaping companies team up to help each other’s business thrive
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Dave Gates, owner of Best Buddies Landscaping, and Nick Bolles, owner of Green Sense, have partnered up to help each other’s business thrive.


SPIRITUAL

Educator, runner speaks about spiritual journey

Irina Vladimirovna Dmitrenko, a member of Newtown Quaker Meeting and educator, will speak about her spiritual journey, “Running into Silence: A Century of Atheism and a Personal Journey to Becoming a Quaker.”

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
Choose/Lose

By this time in January, many resolutions boldly made on New Year’s Day have already been swept into the dustbin of good intentions.

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David Uosikkinen, the drummer for The Hooters was holding a rehearsal for his upcoming show, "David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket" at World Cafe Live this Thursday 1.18.18. The band, being HUGE Eagles fans began playing FLY EAGLES FLY and decided to add it to the show! Here’s a clip from rehearsal.

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