Bucks County Herald

Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Hunterdon CrimeStoppers offers $500 reward for robbery information

Hunterdon County CrimeStoppers is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who robbed a 91-year-old woman in Frenchtown, N.J., at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22.

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Quakertown-Perkasie Regional News


Medical marijuana is topic of panel in Bucks

A panel of local legislators and authorities discussed medical marijuana in Pennsylvania at a forum at Bucks County Community College.

Doylestown strip mall gets nod for update

Doylestown Borough Council has approved $8 million to renovate a strip mall locatec at Veterans Lane and Atkinson Drive.

EPA provides details on Richland landfill

The engineer in charge of the cleanup of the Watson Johnson Landfill in Richland Township has shared details of some of the key issues.

NH-Solebury delays birthday change for kindergarten

After listening to the concerns of a parent, the New Hope-Solebury School Board voted to delay its plan to move up the birth date for children starting kindergarten.

Developer is bullish on Perkasie’s future

A developer is investing $1 million to convert a former cigar factory in Perkasie into high-end, one-bedroom loft apartments.

NH-Solebury campus to be updated

Plans for the overhaul of the New Hope-Solebury High School campus have been released, with public review meetings scheduled for March 23 and April 13.

Perkasie to replace borough hall roof

Perkasie Borough Council has approved an $11,000 bid from Professional Roof Services to replace the leaky roof on the borough hall.

Bat cave survey offers hint of hope

The Heritage Conservancy has released the results of an inspection of the Durham cave that once held thousands of bats, finding that a small return offers a glimmer of hope.

Hilltown considers snow removal rules

Disputes over shoveling sidewalks this past winter have prompted Hilltown to consider its requirements for snow removal.

Music is a passion for Richland man

An internet classic rock station began as a refuge for Bernie Overly, and evolved into a a passion.

Decision on school project delayed

The selection of a management firm for New Hope-Solebury High School’s revitalization project has been postponed.

Palisades seeks input on comprehensive plan

Palisades School District is seeking input on the student services and special education portions of its comprehensive plan.

Ottsville Fire Co. salutes three brothers

Brothers Carl, Bill and Roger Bahnck were honored at a banquet for their 50 years of service with the Ottsville Fire Company.

U. Makefield spars over mandated sewer plan

Some verbal sparring preceded the approval of a state-mandated sewer plan for the Dolington section of Upper Makefield.

Lambertville adopts city budget, park plan

Lambertville City Council has approved a budget that slightly reduces the tax rate, as well as a plan for a park next to the CVS in the north end of town.




Factory 418 on site

The works of Philadelphia Factory 418 artists are currently on exhibit at New Hope Arts, using a variety of materials including textiles, wood and found objects.

LAEF Benefit

The Lambertville Area Education Foundation held its annual auction benefit on March 21, raising funds schools in South Hunterdon.


Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

A game that still endures

Remembering Ottsville Monopoly inventor.

Charles Meredith:

Sense of community in decline

A loss of “social capital.”



Silver it is

CB West girls’ basketball’s remarkable season ended on Friday in Hershey. The Bucks suffered a 40-35 setback to Cumberland Valley for the state Class AAAA title.

Panthers sweep Titans

Quakertown boys’ volleyball trumped CB South, 3-0, on Monday. Coulton Terry had eight kills for the Panthers.

Bucks overpower Upper Dublin

CB West girls’ lacrosse thumped Upper Dublin, 18-7, at home on Monday afternoon.

SHR’s Zelkovsky shines for LIU Post

South Hunterdon field hockey alum Kaycee Zelkovsky is making a name for herself quickly at LIU Post.

Pennridge’s Gerlach wins Big 10 title

Pennridge graduate Tori Gerlach captured her second Big 10 indoor track and field title in February.




CHOP opens urgent care center in Chalfont

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) opened an after-hours urgent care center in Chalfont dedicated exclusively to children.

Nell Bowers and Linda C. Wisniewski:
On Your Mind

Self-Esteem: More than just feeling good

Columnists Nell Bowers and Linda Wisniewski write about nurturing self-esteem without encouraging narcissism.

Native American nursing students visit

Six Native American nursing students visited Doylestown Hospital last week for clinical and cultural training in the cardiac catheterization lab, Emergency Department and maternity center.



BCCC Foundation presents Community Awards

Four professors and the Dow Chemical Company were named as recipients of the Bucks County Community College Foundation’s Community Awards.

NH-Solebury student gets volunteer award

Julian Leveille, a junior at New Hope-Solebury High School, has been honored for his service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Cedar Crest College named to honor roll

Cedar Crest College in Allentown has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Student artworks show importance of trees

Goodnoe Elementary School first- and fifth-grade students drew posters showing “Trees are Beneficial” for the Arbor Day Poster Design Contest.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Earth, the provider, ignored

Appreciating the gifts we receive.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Pruning away winter

Rules for the season.


Purrfect weekend

Pet lovers enjoy national expo in Harrisburg

There were events for parrots, cats, dogs and otehr pets when the National Pet Expo was held at Harrisburg’s Farm Show Complex.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Spotlight on bacon at sold-out festival

Bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore. That was evident at the Bucks Bacon and Beer event March 22 in New Hope.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Cafe Blue Moose and founders are grown up

Cafe Blue Moose started as a youth-run eatery and has evolved into a grownup, sophisticated restaurant in New Hope.


Theater Review:

“Ragtime” at Riverside a great success

The musical “Ragtime” at Bristol Riverside Theatre, earns accolades for its acting, singing, direction and costumes.

Guarini at playhouse as “Company” star

American Idol favorite Justin Guarini returns to the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope in “Company” from May 29 to June 21.

One weekend for DPAC’s “Rapunzel”

Curtain Up Productions and the Downtown Performing Arts Center will present three performances of “Rapunzel” March 28 and 29.

Doylestown native directs at city theater

Doylestown native Ellie Mooney directs and choreographs “Fancy Nancy: The Musical” at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.


Desmond McRory at Silverman Gallery

The works of Stockton, N.J. artist Desmond McRory are on exhibit at the Silverman Gallery in Buckingham, with receptions scheduled for March 28 and 29.

Artists of Yardley to open juried show

The works of 76 artists will be on exhibit at the Artists of Yardley’s 4th annual juried show, which opens April 3 at Lower Makefield’s historic Patterson Farm.

Winners of Gold Light show announced

Four winners have been named for the first juried art show held by Gold Light Gallery in New Hope.


Banker Jim Collins is volunteer of the year

Jim Collins, senior vice president of Customers Bank, was named the Barbara Howard Master Volunteer at a luncheon where the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce announced new officers.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Maximize your Social Security benefits

Columnist Rich Welch writes about getting the most out of Social Security benefits.

Spiritual Side

Easter services

A listing of Easter services in our area.

Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

Learning how to balance our internal "negativity bias"

Columnist Caroline Oakes writes about controlling our internal “negativity bias.”

Course examines views on philosophy, religion, science

A seven-week course on “Worldviews in Philosophy, Religion and Science” is being offered through the New Hope-Solebury Community School.




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