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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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Locals cross the Delaware to support EPA
BY STEVE CICKAY

Bucks County residents and neighbors joined activists from Food and Water Watch gathered Saturday along the Delaware River on the Lumberville-Raven Rock walking bridge to urge Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Lesson on bullying comes from high school “rock stars”
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Students in Bedminster and Sellersville elementary schools listened to four Pennridge High School peer educators talk about ways to combat bullying.


Mercer Museum, Fonthill Castle executive director Dolan retiring

Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle President and Executive Director Douglas Dolan will retire in June, after 34 years of service.


New Hope Notebook: Comrades rally around a man who gives
BY GERRY MONIGAN

Dave Wiley has been away not on business, certainly not on vacation. He has been in Philadelphia, fighting. His enemy is cancer. And some battles cannot be won.


Hepatitis B Foundation to present Community Commitment Award
BY STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

Dee Ann and Marvin Woodall will be honored by the Hepatitis B Foundation Friday, April 7, at the PineCrest Country Club, Lansdale.


Construction begun on River Road trail

The construction of the trail along Route 32 (River Road) at Magill’s Hill and Canal Park in Solebury Township was scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 29.


Buckingham passes resolution banning pipeline
BY STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

Bonnie Chang and other residents are concerned about the possible routing of the PennEast Pipeline through Buckingham.


Hilltown middle schooler to appear on Food Network show
BY CHRIS RUVO

Kieran Banks is a culinary whiz and his penchant for cooking delicious dishes combined with his warm, engaging personality earned the 13-year-old a featured spot on “Chopped Junior,” a reality-based television show that centers on adolescent chefs competing in a cook-off to win $10,000.

Stream cleanup planned for Perkiomen Watershed
BY CHRIS RUVO

The nonprofit Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help with its stream cleanup day, which is planned for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday April 8.

Perkasie ponders giving nonprofits discounted electricity
BY MELINDA RIZZO

At a regular borough council meeting Monday night, Randy Swope of Trinity Lutheran Church urged borough council to create a special discount electric rate system to help the borough’s nonprofit groups.

Pennridge ties vote on technical school budget
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Pennridge School Board’s 4-4 vote at a regular business meeting Monday means it did not approve a tentative budget for its share of costs of the Upper Bucks County Technical School.

Upper Makefield accepts bid for Brownsburg Park irrigation
BY STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

Upper Makefield Township Engineer Larry Young recommended a bid from Wetscape Irrigation at $69,332 for covering the irrigation of three fields at Brownsburg Park.


Hilltown drafts ordinance regulating marijuana businesses
BY CHRIS RUVO

Hilltown is pressing forward with plans to regulate where medical marijuana businesses can operate in the municipality.

Upper Makefield tackles landscaping issues
BY STUART LEE FRIEDMAN

Dr. Ed Ford, Upper Makefield Environmental Advisory Committee chair, has recommended that the township partner with the Arbor Day Foundation.

New Hope-Solebury okays gender policy
BY ELIZABETH BOWMAN

Policy 255 was written to accommodate gender expansive and transgender students, its existence triggered by student input in January.

Nockamixon wants to “be in the game” if pipeline route changes
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

"Following receipt of new information from their solicitor, Nockamixon Township supervisors have moved formally to assure allowance for their intervention with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in any consideration of that agency’s approval for a possible alternate route of the PennEast gas pipeline project through their township.

Weekends And Beyond

Tinicum Winter Social

Tinicum Civic Association’s Almost Spring Social took place on March 12 at the Ottsville Volunteer Fire Company.

Love Your Summer

Artists of Yardley Art Center hosted the Love Your Summer event March 18 featuring crafts and a storytime with author Jennifer Hansen Rolli.

Talent Show

New Hope Winery was the setting for the 2nd Annual Bucks Fever Talent Show.

Celtic Fest

Pennridge Celtic Fest took place March 18 in the Sellersville Fire Company Picnic Grove.

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
Chestnuts coming back to Chestnut Hill

Jim Walter has embarked on a mission. He has readied a small greenhouse at his home where he’ll start a chestnut nursery with the hopes of bringing the tree back to Chestnut Hill.

Charles Meredith:
Musical reminiscences

Remembering a portion of the Quakertown Band’s illustrious past.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Rams’ Labs rakes for Marywood
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Pennridge alumna Brooke Labs already holds Marywood University softball’s career doubles record. She’s gunning for the school’s all-time RBI mark now.


Patriots come up short to CR North
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB East boys’ volleyball opened its season on Monday with a 3-1 setback to visiting CR North. Dylan Colbert had 16 kills and only three errors for the Patriots.


Rams trip up Pirates
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Pennridge baseball jumpstarted its season with a 5-2 victory over visiting Palisades on Friday. Andrew Mayhew and Ian Kacergis silenced the Pirate bats for the most part.


Titans dominate Upper Perk
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB South girls’ lacrosse blasted visiting Upper Perkiomen, 18-7, on Monday. Senior captains Courtney Taylor and Kristen Berntsen each scored five goals for the Titans.

Bucks go for four-peat
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB West boys’ tennis has won the last three SOL Continental championships. The Bucks want more this year, though. They’d like to make some noise in districts.

Lions fall to Upper Moreland
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

New Hope boys’ lacrosse succumbed at Upper Moreland, 14-5, to open its season on Friday. Nolan Curran had a pair of goals for the Lions, who rebounded with a 9-1 win at Perkiomen School on Tuesday.

Bucks 5K Series gets under way
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

The Bucks 5K Series, now in its 22nd year, began on March 18. Six more races remain, including the April 9 Bucks County Roadrunners’ Break-Fast 5K.

Education

Volley for Life nets more than $1,300 for cancer society

Volley for Life, a volleyball tournament held at Delaware Valley Regional High School in Frenchtown, N.J. raised $1,337 for the American Cancer Society.


Buckingham Friends uses model cars for hands-on learning

The cars, built by the students in Dennis Haupert’s third grade class at Buckingham Friends, were the culmination of a month-long cross-curricular project that incorporated elements of science, math, art, and writing.

Holland resident awarded graduate fellowship

Jenna Pellegrino, an Ursinus student has earned a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Health

NHS community coalition engages in substance abuse prevention academy

Dori Dugan and Joanne Reszka, project coordinators for NHS Cares, recently graduated on behalf of the coalition at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Forum in Washington D.C.


Doylestown Health names Volunteer of Month

Doylestown Health has named Faith Voit as its Volunteer of the Month for March.

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: 
CHATTERBOX
Lead, leave or lose

America looks as though she has stagnated but truly she hasn’t.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener
Spring emerges

It’s ironic we are a week into “spring” and flowers that usually emerge two weeks before now, are just now poking out and looking around.

PHOTO FEATURE

Palisades High School hosts colorguard, drumline competition

17 schools took part in this year’s indoor colorguard, drumline, twirling and dance group competition at Palisades High in Kintnersville.

DINING


SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
America loves eggs, especially at Easter

It’s almost here, the season of decorating and eating hard-boiled eggs and hiding them for children to find.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Few Bucks inns date back as far as the Water Wheel

The fully renovated circa 1714 Water Wheel Tavern reopened earlier this month just outside Doylestown with a menu that features sandwiches, burgers, pasta and more.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bristol Riverside’s “Superstar” relevant, moving
BY JEAN BRENNER

A musical of absolute brilliance opened at Bristol Riverside Theatre with an outstanding cast full of triple threats.

St. Philip’s offers new concert series

Violinist Alexandre Djokic will perform with piano accompanist at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope.

Rrazz Room presents “Glee” star

The Rrazz Room in New Hope, set to open at The Clarion Hotel & Suites on Saturday, April 1, begins its new season with the up and coming, rising star of television’s “Glee,” Alex Newell, at 7:30 p.m.

Cordus Mundi returns to roots in a cappella only program

Bucks County-based male a cappella group Cordus Mundi returns to its roots with a concert of old and new “a cappella only” music, drawn from a wide range of styles, eras, and influences.

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
Ashokan Farewell

Fiddle player Jay Unger records an album out of loss and secures a place in music history.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Tubby Olive Doylestown hosts First Sunday artists reception

The Tubby Olive Doylestown hosts an artist reception Sunday, April 2 spotlighting Missie Russell and Glenn Harren at a “Meet the Artists” reception.


Stover Mill Gallery offers 58th season of art exhibits

The Tinicum Civic Association’s Stover Mill Gallery offers its 58th year of weekend art exhibits, open 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays April through October.

Ceramic artist shows work at area shop

Paperboat and Bird Art Shoppe in Stockton, N.J., hosts an opening April 1 for Melissa Mytty’s “Lime Luster.”

BUSINESS


Thompson dealerships earn top awards

The Thompson Organization in Doylestown announced that two of its dealerships – Thompson Toyota and Thompson Lexus – have been honored with industry awards for customer satisfaction.


RICK WELCH: DOLLARS AND $ENSE
Active and passive investing ... together

Experience has shown that asset allocation models blending both passive and active strategies will generally outperform strategies that focus on one or the other.

SPIRITUAL

Saint Andrew’s Lambertville presents Evensong

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lambertville, N.J., presents its Evensong service April 2. The service will celebrate the Fifth Sunday in Lent.


New Torah scroll celebration set for Doylestown

A new Torah scroll will be ceremoniously inducted for ritual use by the Chabad Jewish Center of Doylestown on Tuesday, April 4.


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Bucks County Choral Society concert preview: Haydn's Creation

Rehearsal preview for a performance on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown, PA with Thomas Lloyd conducting the Bucks County Choral Society with the Riverside

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