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Letter to the Bucks County Herald

Michele Armstrong, Executive Director of Lulu's Rescue and member of the New Hope Animal Control Advisory Committee, sent this letter to the Herald regarding an unleashed dog incident that took place in New Hope on Feb. 28 and upcoming ruling on an amendment to the town's dog control ordinance.

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Titans help fight pediatric cancer

CB South students participated in a mini-THON on March 10 at the school to support the fight against pediatric cancer. From left, Grace McInnes, Cara Haley, Sofia Jacalone, Olivia Dobson and Hannah Olszewski were among the participants.

St. Luke’s presents plans for hospital in Milford
BY MELINDA RIZZO

At a Milford Township board of supervisors meeting Tuesday night, St. Luke’s unveiled sketch plans for its newest facility in Upper Bucks, an 80-bed medical surgical hospital and emergency room center.


Solebury passes resolution to end gerrymandering
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

A resolution calling for the elimination of gerrymandering in Pennsylvania and replacing it with a citizens redistricting commission was approved by the Solebury Township board of supervisors.


Nockamixon okays liquor license for Turkey Hill
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

The Nockamixon Township board of supervisors has approved the transfer of a liquor license that would allow the consumption and takeout of beer and wine at the Turkey Hill convenience store at 8330-A Easton Road.


Tohickon Valley principal addresses concerns
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Tohickon Valley Elementary Principal Dr. Orathia Bradley states she and her staff have actively been working to improve parents' concerns about bad language, bullying and threats.


Durham considers ordinance to protect residents from potential gas compressor station
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

The Durham Township supervisors are reviewing the first draft of an ordinance that would protect residents from negative effects of a gas compressor station should PennEast decide to place one in the township on the route of its proposed gas pipeline.


Tinicum to assess intervention measures for pipeline application
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Having heard of recent action by Nockamixon Township to assure the opportunity to formally intervene in any application by the PennEast gas pipeline project for approval of an alternate route through more of Bucks County than its present preferred route, Tinicum Township has pledged to investigate the possibility of taking similar action.


Indivisible forms to “resist the Trump agenda”
BY GERRY MONIGAN

An estimated 250 people from New Hope and Lambertville, N.J., attended a March 19 meeting of Indivisible, a nationwide uprising to resist the Trump agenda that has taken root locally, in a big way.

Solebury takes steps to oppose pipeline
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The Solebury Township board of supervisors agreed to have its solicitor file papers with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to intervene in opposition to the PennEast company’s proposed natural gas pipeline.

Doylestown council president addresses recent bullying
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Most politicians know by now that there is no such thing as a private social media page, and every one of their posts will be subject to public scrutiny. Doylestown Borough Council President Det Ansinn just might be now learning that lesson.

Doylestown’s Ansinn will not seek re-election
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Doylestown Borough Councilman Det Ansinn announced via a Facebook post on Feb. 3 that he will not seek re-election in this year's election.

Central Bucks fetes committee, director
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

At a recent Central Bucks School Board meeting, the district's Report Card Committee was recognized for their hard work as was Lydia Fichtman for her nearly 20 years as director/producer of the CB East Patriot Players.

New Hope Notebook: Council adopts tougher dog-control ordinance
BY GERRY MONIGAN

After a thorough eight-month proposal process and an exhaustive public hearing, New Hope's borough council adopted sweeping changes to the town's dog-control ordinance.

Pennridge approves STEM curriculum
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Pennridge middle school students will have a chance to learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career choices through a new curriculum designed specifically for them.

Insurer presents safety award to Richland Township
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

The Susquehanna Municipal Trust, a workers compensation provider for over 70 Pennsylvania municipalities, has named Richland Township the recipient of its “2014 Safety Award for Risk Management Score, Second Place.”

Palisades Foundation plans social events as fundraisers
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

In an effort to further “promote the excellent programming at Palisades School District,” while benefitting its own scholarship fund, the Palisades Community Foundation has announced the introduction of a new fundraising event that it hopes will become “a tradition” in the district.

Record label cofounder to speak at teen leadership institute curriculum

Mike Muse, co-founder of the record label Muse Recordings, will speak at the 10th “Keepin’ it Real – Teens Talk” Teen Leadership Institute in Trevose on Saturday, March 25.

Weekends And Beyond

Silverman honored

Herman Silverman was honored March 16, at a luncheon at Barley Sheaf Farm in Buckingham, by the Board of the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic

Liberty Ball

A masquerade ball benefit for the New Hope and Solebury Free Library took place March 4 at HollyHedge Estate in Solebury Township.

Parry birthdays

The 260th birthday of New Hope's founding father, Benjamin Parry and the 250th birthday of his wife Jane, were celebrated by the New Hope Historical Society.

Opinion & Editorial

BRIDGET WINGERT: HAPPY TO BE HERE
A hand-crafted cottage

A natural built home comes to the Lehigh Valley.

Charles Meredith:
Letting the sunshine in

Without a free press, there is no democracy.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports


Patriots lose to North Penn

BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB East girls’ basketball’s season came to an end last Thursday in the second round of states. The Patriots were tripped up by North Penn, 44-38. Sophia Mancuso had nine points for CB East.


Lions go as far as state semis
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Faith Christian boys’ basketball’s campaign closed on Monday with a 67-58 setback to Girard College in the state semifinals. The Lions, who went 3-1 in states, finished at 27-5. They’ll graduate five seniors.

Lions succumb to Goretti
BY DON LEYPOLDT

New Hope girls’ basketball’s year finished last Thursday. The Lions were eliminated from the second round of states by defending state champ Neumann-Goretti, 59-36. New Hope went 28-2 on the season.

Rams’ Scott glides to titles
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Pennridge junior Morgan Scott now has five state titles in two years after winning a pair – in the 100 and 200 freestyles – at swimming states on Saturday and Sunday at Bucknell.

Titans struggle in loss to Souderton
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB South girls’ basketball was bounced from the second round of states by Souderton, 40-27, last Thursday. Alexa Brodie scored 18 for the Titans, who went 20-8 in 2016-17.

Education


New Hope-Solebury sophomore receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

Kristopher Taylor of New Hope, a sophomore at New Hope-Solebury High School, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.


National literature ambassador to visit Holicong Middle School

The Doylestown Bookshop and Holicong Middle School will welcome Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, to Holicong Middle School on Sunday, April 2.

Quakertown Community hosts World Language Tournament

More than 400 students from 19 high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties converged March 1 at Quakertown Community High School for a World Language Tournament.

Health


Comfort bags given to cancer patients

Amanda Fone recently dropped off several “comfort bags” containing a cozy blanket, lotions, hand sanitizers, lip balm and more to Doylestown Health's Cancer Institute.


Lampire donation aids breast cancer research

Lampire Biological Laboratories recently presented a donation to the Temple University School of Pharmacy, specifically its project, Identification of Breast Cancer Biomarkers by Systems Biology.

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: 
CHATTERBOX
Even the kitchen sink

Being responsible when sick kids are involved.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener
The oak is provider extraordinaire

The oak has a rich history in myth and culture and has often been associated with weather gods, especially Zeus who was the lightning god for the Greeks.

PHOTO FEATURE


Dancing, music highlight Kehilat Hanahar Purim Ball

Kehilat Hanahar, the Little Shul by the River, held its Purim Ball on March 11 in New Hope.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Beer batter bread is ideal for tea sandwiches

Tea sandwiches made with beer bread were served at a recent Manoff Market Gardens tea party, and will be again for the upcoming Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Owners of El Mariachi open Burritos Grill

Horacio Barroso and his brother Israel recently opened Burritos Grill in New Hope after successfully opening El Mariachi in Plumsteadville 11 years ago.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bristol Riverside Theatre celebrates 30th anniversary
BY Lisa Jo Sagolla

The professional regional theater located in Bristol Borough, first opened its doors in 1986 and has been producing popular dramas and musicals, as well as new works, ever since.

Open Air Theatre announces new season, sets auditions

The Open Air Theatre will return to Washington Crossing State Park in June, July and August to present an abridged season of musicals. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, March 26.

La Fiocco ensemble performs “Phantasticus!”

Performances of “Phantasticus! Sonatas and Sinfonias in the ‘Fantastic’ Style, 1620-1660” performed by La Fiocco will take place in Princeton, N.J. and Solebury on April 1 and 2.

Dryden Ensemble presents “Bach’s Birthday” concert

The Dryden Ensemble wraps up its 2016-2017 concert series with “Bach’s Birthday” with perfromances in Princeton, N.J. and Solebury this weekend.

Classical guitarist set to perform at Trinity Buckingham

Award-winning guitarist Jordan Dodson will perform at Trinity Buckingham Church, 2631 Durham Road, Buckingham, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Pennswood features environmental painter Scott Wright

“Repairing the Sky,” an exhibition of paintings by Scott Wright will open at the Pennswood Art Gallery in Newtown, Sunday, March 26.


Dot Bunn paintings in “Things Made Beautiful” exhibition

"Things Made Beautiful" a new exhibition at Caffe Galleria in Lambertville, N.J., features oil paintings by professional artist and teacher Dot Bunn, a full-time studio oil painter who lives and works in Bucks County.

Americana images exhibit in Doylestown 

The Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown presents the 2017 “Americana Exhibition” March 24 to April 9 featuring traditional print and digital images.

BUSINESS


BCCC hosts 22nd annual Upper Bucks Small Business Conference

BY MELINDA RIZZO

Hundreds of visitors streamed through the 22nd annual Upper Bucks Small Business Conference & Expo held March 16 on the Upper Bucks campus of Bucks County Community College.


Doylestown Y swears in new members

New members of the Central Bucks Family YMCA board of directors in Doylestown were sworn in recently.


SPIRITUAL


Family of God Lutheran pastor finalist in preaching contest

The Rev. Lydia Posselt, pastor of Family of God Lutheran Church in Buckingham, is one of 10 finalists in the international preaching contest for the Lutheran World Federation


PATRICIA WALSH-COLLINS: SHARED TEACHINGS
An honest education

Allowing our children to experience an honest education based in science, truth, and spirit.

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