Bucks County Herald

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Pipeline frustration

An open house on PennEast Pipeline Company’s plan to lay part of a $1 billion natural gas pipeline under the Delaware River and through Hunterdon County into Hopewell Township leaves some residents frustrated.

Solebury forges ahead at Aquetong Creek dam

Solebury Township poises to move forward with the restoration of Aquetong Creek. Action depends on authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to breach Ingham Spring Dam.

New Hope makes way for The River House

New Hope’s once-famous Chez Odette will soon be gone, and in its place will rise a new commercial venture known as The River House at Odette’s.

Durham won’t draft pipeline resolution

Residents opposed to the construction of the proposed PennEast pipeline fail to get a resolution saying the township is against the pipeline.

Central Bucks fires head football coach

Central Bucks opts to dismiss CB West head football coach Brian Hensel after an alleged hazing incident.

Calling it quits

Health concerns prompt David Laustsen to resign from Doylestown Borough Council after five years of service.

Richland trail gets a boost

The master plan for pedestrian and bicycle trails in Richland Township receives a boost from Quakertown Borough’s approval of a connection.

Cyber snow program off to slow start

Full implementation of the cyber snow days program for Quakertown Community School District students in the 2014-2015 school year is unlikely, Nancianne Edwards, assistant to the superintendent, tells the school board.

One million daffodils

“Bulbs for Bucks” reaches goal of 1 million daffodils planted in Bucks County. We’ll see them in bloom in April.

‘Micromanaging puddles’

Farmer Robert Huntzinger questions Springfield Township stormwater regulations. They’re “tantamount to micromanaging puddles,” he says.

Playhouse sign in jeopardy

The New Hope Zoning Hearing Board denies the Bucks County Playhouse’s request to keep its name painted on its wall facing the Delaware River.

And the winners are...

Forty readers win prizes in the Herald’s Count the Turkeys contest.


Works in Woods

New Hope Arts celebrates the woodworking tradition of Bucks County.

Hoop dreams

World champion hoop dancer performs at the Native American Experience in Doylestown.

Dublin Fire Co. Craft Show

Cublin Volunteer Fire Co. held its annual Holiday Craft Show.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Looking back

David F. Cook opened his Victorian mansion to the public, and opened up a door to the past as well.

Charles Meredith:

A tale of Buckwampum

County owns roughly 180 acres of Buckwampum Mountain, and not a ski resort in sight.



CB West grabs the gold

Central Bucks West girls' soccer defeated Canon-McMillan, 2-1 in overtime, on Saturday in Hershey to win the state championship. It is the Bucks' first since 2007.


Quakertown succumbs to Cougars

Central Bucks West's 2-1 victory over Pennsbury allows Quakertown football's storied run ended on Friday in the District One Class AAAA quarterfinals to fifth-seeded Downingtown East, 21-0. The Panthers will still, however, play on Thanksgiving.

South Hunterdon moves on

South Hunterdon football shut out Metuchen, 21-0, on Friday night in the NJSIAA Central, Group I quarterfinals. The Eagles are back in action this Friday at Palmyra.

CB East seniors sign

Four Patriot senior lacrosse players attended a signing ceremony on Tuesday at the high school in Holicong.

Four sign at CB West

Bucks hoops standout Nicole Munger and three classmates were feted at a signing ceremony in Doylestown on Nov. 13.



St. Mary Medical Center honored for elder care

St. Mary Medical Center received Exemplar status for its Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program.

Turkey Day yoga benefit

Yoga Loka in Frenchtown hosts a Thanksgiving Day yoga fundraiser for the Frenchtown Food Pantry



And they’re off!

Students at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Doylestown raise funds to buy more than 300 chickens for families in need -- and stage a mechanical pig race to celebrate.

MBIT honors public safety student

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology recognizes student Matthew Ehlers Jr. for gaining certifications in such safety programs as Management of Aggressive Behavior and Practical and Tactical Handcuffing.

Fighting drug abuse

The Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth wins $625,000 for programs aimed at preventing substance abuse by students.

Skyping with the Brits

Gayman Elementary students use Skype to talk with British children, discussing Philly cheesesteaks, Thanksgiving and the season’s first snowfall.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Enlightenment and packaging

Change is a choice and no one is ever in charge of another person’s decision to adapt.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Storing tender tubers

Some summer favorites rise from tubers and roots that are not winter hardy.


Diebler club cooks up creativity, culinary skills

For the last seven weeks, 15 elementary-age students in the Pennridge School District have been learning how to cook on Wednesday afternoons through their involvement in the Deibler Cooking Club. In addition, the students have learned about healthy eating and locally-sourced food.

Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia in 2015

Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015, and Visit Bucks County wants to make certain the influx of visitors to the region is aware of all Bucks County has to offer. The county's tourism agency is promoting the 4,500 hotel rooms and bed and breakfast accommodations in the county, as well as the religious and nonreligious sites visitors might want to see.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Carrot combination

Pumpkins aren’t the only orange-tinted vegetable that brightens tables at Thanksgiving. Carrots are another fall favorite available from area farmers.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Spanikopita, anyone?

Perfect Taste Grill in Buckingham offers a full Greek menu each Thursday, and best-selling Greek dishes throughout the week.


"Yonkers" found

“A full house leaps to their feet to applaud “Lost in Yonkers” at Bristol Riverside Theatre.

Apocalypse how?

Rider University presents a workshop production of “ZM,” a new musical about a fast-food restaurant that unwittingly unleashes the apocalypse.

Music and moments

Lenape Chamber Ensemble’s annual Baroque Fest brings top musicians to Doylestown.

‘Bright Side of Down’

Folksinger John Gorka plays a concert in celebration of his 12th studio album at Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse in Baptistown, N.J.


Fetterman exhibit at Aldie

Plein air impressionist painter Alan Fetterman will exhibit more than 20 pieces of art at the Heritage Conservancy’s Aldie Mansion headquarters for two days.

‘Manifestations of the Feminine’

Tyler Park Center for the Arts in Richboro puts aside preconceived notions of what is “feminine” in a new gallery exhibit.


The James A. Michener Art Museum hosts “Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography,” one of the first major exhibitions examining astrophotography as an art genre.


Oh! Sweet Caroline's

Mother and daughter business partners open a candy, card and gift shop called Oh! Sweet Caroline’s in Plumstead.

Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Q&A with the career coach

If you have an interview, what is the first question you may be asked? If you’ve already got the job, when do you ask for a raise? Human resource veteran and career coach Cliff Montgomery answers both in this week’s column.

Spiritual Side

Church celebrates veterans

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s St. Mary’s Hall in Doylestown honors men and women who served in battle.

World Meeting of Families registration open online

Registration for the World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia 2015 is open online.





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