Bucks County Herald

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Pedestrian struck, killed on 202 - UPDATED

A 31-year-old Buckingham Township man was struck by a vehicle driving north on the 5700 block of Route 202 in Lahaska shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday, township police said.

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Parenting Skills Series offered in Buckingham

Trinity Buckingham Church hosts a four-week Parenting Skills Series presented by St. Mary Parenting Resource Center, Langhorne, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings, Sept. 28 through Oct. 19.

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Weintraub named District Attorney by Bucks judges

Matthew D. Weintraub, a Bucks County native with nearly a quarter-century of experience as a prosecutor, was appointed Interim District Attorney Wednesday by the Bucks County Board of Judges.

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Downtown Doylestown transformed

Volunteers Judith Stratton, left, and landscape designer Kali Smalley, right, work to convert the Starbucks parking lot at State and Main streets, Doylestown, into a popup park on Sept. 16. The temporary park, designed in conjuction with a global movement that calls attention to the need for more urban space, was open to the public for three days, from Sept. 16 to 18. More photos HERE.

Durham to vote on plan to join U.S. commission

Ending months of public debate, the Durham Township Board of Supervisors has scheduled a vote on whether or not to join the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River Managment Commission.

Perkasie mulls discount for nonprofits

Included in Perkasie’s 2017 budget considerations will be talks on whether to grant a reduced rate for electricity to nonprofit organizations in the borough.

Architect chosen to lead County Theater expansion

The architectural firm of Voith and Mactavish of Philadelphia has been chosen to head the design team for the expansion of the County Theater in Doylestown.

Borough declares Down Syndrome Month

Doylestown Borough has issued a proclamation declaring October as the month to promote, respect and encourage people to celebrate the accomplishments of those with Down syndrome.

New Hope council disagrees on condo plan

New Hope's council agreed on a debt financing plan and new street lighting for the borough, but there was discord when the meeting focused on redeveloping the former Trading Post building. 

Restored engine to roll
at Milford Alive!

“Millie,” the restored locomotive, will ride the rails again on Saturday, Sept. 24 as part of the annual Milford Alive! festival in Milford, N.J.

Food, crafts and fun
at Milford Alive! festival

A bed race, live music, fireworks, crafts and food will be part of the annual Milford Alive! festival Sept. 24 in Milford, N.J.

Bedminster delays ruling on baseball building

Concerns about noise prompted Bedminster Township supervisors to table a request for a land development waiver for a building planned by the Plumstead Baseball Association.

Palisades to vote
on all-day kindergarten

A Palisades School District plan to expand to all-day kindergarten received an extensive presentation at a recent board meeting with officials indicating that it likely will be passed.

Words Collection offers meaning in clothes

The Words Collection of “meaningful clothes that promote equality for humanity” is the creation of New Hope artist Hindi Jain, who launches it Sept. 22 at Shop of India. 

On the Campaign Trail:

Hillary Clinton talks
to students

at Temple University

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail takes her to Temple University in Philadelphia where she promised to fight for everyone, even those who don’t like her. 

Broadway composer set
to perform in Doylestown

Jill Santoriello, composer of Broadway's "A Tale of Two Cities" is making an appearance in Doylestown on Sept. 24, to play music from her new musical for The Eckert Group’s “Family Financial Centers Gala for CHOP.”

Landmark Towns
to present awards

Morrisville, Yardley and New Hope, the participating Landmark Towns of Bucks County, will present their annual Community Achievement Awards on Sept. 29. 


Doylestown Arts Fest

The Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County ReStore in Chalfont, celebrated its banner year with a milestone theme party, “The Store That Builds Homes,” on Sept. 17.

Harvest Moon Square Dance

The Friends of the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury held a Harvest Moon Square Dance Sept. 10, at Hope Ridge Farm to benefit library programs and technology upgrades.

Quakertown concert

The inaugural concert in Quakertown’s new amphitheater on Sept. 10 featured Could’ve Been Huge opening for the Craig Thatcher Band.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

New magic on Music Mountain

Dream comes true for local theater company. 

Charles Meredith:

Johnson, Weld and Stein

They deserve a place on the stage.



Pirates fight off Lions

Palisades boys’ soccer blanked New Hope-Solebury, 2-0, on Saturday morning in Kintnersville. Matt Siley and Cooper Moyer scored for the Pirates. Dylan Buccigrossi had the shutout in goal.

Titans defense stymies Patriots

CB South football turned in a defensive gem to knock off previously unbeaten CB East, 27-6, on Friday in Doylestown. The Norris brothers starred for the Titans.

McKenna powers Lions
to victory

New Hope-Solebury football routed host Jenkintown, 35-12, on Saturday in Bicentennial Athletic League action. Jack McKenna amassed 271 rushing and receiving yards for the Lions.

Patriots dominate Panthers

CB East field hockey crushed William Tennent, 9-1, at home on Monday. Riley Donnelly had a hat trick for the conference-leading Patriots.

Rams down Panthers in four

Pennridge girls’ volleyball defeated visiting Quakertown, 3-1, on Monday. Steph Judkins led the Rams with 14 kills and 10 aces.

Koch lifts Pirates past Lions

Melissa Koch scored twice, including the game-winner in the 72nd minute, as Palisades girls’ soccer nipped host New Hope-Solebury, 2-1, on Friday evening.

Lotus School students help out at church

Students from the Lotus School of Liberal Arts in Ottsville lent helping hands to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ while preparing for its rummage sale.

Rose Group, Michener partner for more tours

The Rose Group and the James A. Michener Art Museum are continuing their partnership that provides educational tours of the museum for school field trips.

BCCC celebrates historic preservation program

Alumni from across the nation gathered to their accomplishments at the 25th anniversary event to celebrate the Historic Preservation Program at Bucks County Community College.


Survivor of bridge jump to speak in Quakertown

Kevin Hines, who survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and now is a motivational speaker, will give a talk Oct. 5 at the Quakertown Community High School auditorium.


Glam Night raises $1,000 for ALS research

Glam Night at Newtown Athletic Club, where parents and children got glamour treaments from Rock Your Hair stylists, raised $1,000 for ALS research.

Blumberg professor honored
for research

Michael J. Sofia, Ph.D, of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, has received the 2016 Laske-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for helping to discover a cure for chronic hepatitis B.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

That perfect storm

Riding it out.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

September slides into autumn

As the seasons change, our gardens are changing with them.

Photo Feature

Pooches and Polo

The Pooches and Polo event was held at the Tinicum Park Polo Grounds where dogs were judged in a variety of categories.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Butternut squash an autumn favorite

Autumn has arrived, and with it comes the bounty of the fall harvest. One favorite is sweet butternut squash, which  is a favorite in warm, comforting soups.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Seasoned wine expert and chef
at Kingwood Tavern

An interesting and eclectic menu and an affordable but unique wine list are two of the offerings at the new Kingwood Tavern outside Frenchton, N.J.


“Oliver!” a delight at Open Air Theatre

Fine singers bring their voices to the classic tale of Oliver Twist for the current musical production of “Oliver!” at the Open Air Theatre at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, N.J.

“Miss Saigon” a powerful tale of love
and war

“Miss Saigon,” a love story between an American GI and a Vietnamese woman, is the current impressive production at the Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor, N.J.

Chapin’s music
to aid Fisherman’s Mark

Musician Gregg Parker will perform the music of the late Harry Chapin at the New Hope Winery on Sept. 25 with proceeds benefiting the Fisherman’s Mark charity.

Coffeehouse concert takes aim at guns

The Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse in Kingwood Township, N.J. will participate Sept. 25 in a nationwide effort to raise awareness of gun violence with a special concert.

Arts & Galleries

Schmidtberger Gallery holds dual exhibit

Husband and wife artists John Schmidtberger and Corinne Lalin are currently exhibiting their work at a show at Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery in Frenchtown, N.J.

“Three Sisters from Solebury”
at library

Keith Dinsen is exhibiting paintings from his collection, “Three Sisters of Solebury” at the Hunterdon County Library in Flemington, N.J.

Renaissance singer shows her paintings

Celt-Iberia Traders in New Hope will hold an opening recepton Sep. 24 for an exhibit by Annie Haslam, who also is the lead vocalist for the group Renaissance. 

“Vibrant Seasons” at Simons Fine Art

Artists Mark McCoy and Jeffrey Charleswork are presenting their work in the show “Vibrant Seasons,” which opens Sept. 24 at Simons Fine Art in Dublin.


Are you "Buzz Worthy"?

More than one dozen Bucks County employers are the best, according to employees who nominated their companies for awards as part of RecruitmentQueen’s first Buzz Worthy Employers of Bucks County.

BeBee CEO to speak at HR summit

Matt Sweetwood, president and CEO of the new social network beBee, will speak at RecruitmentQueen's third annual HR Summit on Oct. 28.

Spiritual Side

Evening service set to mark 300th anniversary of Saint Andrew’s

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church will mark the 300th anniversary of its founding by holding a service of Evening Prayer at the original church property and cemetery in Ringoes, N.J., at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.

Pebble Hill presents 32nd annual Peace Award

On Sunday, Sept. 11, Pebble Hill Church celebrated 32 years as an official Peace Site during the month of the U.N. International Day of Peace.

Police News

“Over East: an Artist’s Journal, Paintings by Robert Beck of the Contemporary Maritime Community" currently at the Maine Maritime Museum.

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