Bucks County Herald

Friday, December 19, 2014

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Coroner says killer of six did not die of cutting wounds

Bradley W. Stone, the man authorities said killed his ex-wife and five members of her family Monday, did not die from stabbing or cutting wounds as authorities first stated, according to medical examiner Dr. Walter Hoffman, the Montgomery County Coroner. [read more]

Fund established for Stone and Flick children

Word FM, a local, faith-based radio station, and the Souderton-Telford Rotary have partnered with Univest Foundation to establish the “Stone & Flick Children Fund” to assist in raising funds for the Stone daughters and for Anthony Flick, who lost their parents and sibling in Montgomery County Dec. 15. [read more]

Quakertown-Perkasie Regional News


PennDOT reveals plans for Rt. 202 work

Beginning in March, PennDOT will work to alleviate traffic congestion at the intersection of Routes 313 (Swamp Road) and 202 in Buckingham.

Richland to begin 24-hour police service

Richland Township will start its long-awaited 24-hour police service beginning at 6 a.m. on Dec. 26.

Iraq war veteran found dead after fatal spree

The hunt for alleged multiple murderer Bradley W. Stone, a veteran of the Iraq war, ended when his body was found with self-inflicted wounds.

No tax increase for Milford Township

The 2015 budget approved this month by the Milford Township supervisors includes no increase.


U. Makefield auditor appointment questioned

One of Upper Makefield supervisors questions the choice of the township auditor.


New Hope budget hike funds firefighters, library

The New Hope Borough Council’s 2015 budget shows the first increase in four years, which will pay for increased library and firefighting costs.

Quakertown draws fire for phys ed cuts

A plan to cut Quakertown’s high school physical and health education requirements is criticized by a member of the staff.

County commissioner visits Durham supervisors

Bucks County Commissioner Chairman Robert Loughery and state police officials participated in this month’s meeting of the Durham
Township supervisors.

Bridgeton Township holds line on taxes

Bridgeton Township supervisors have approved the 2015 budget, which remains the same as last year at 6 mills.

Poco’s restaurant gathers bikes for teens

Wayne Cauble, owner of Poco’s in Doylestown, once again has donated dozens of bicycles his customers provided for the Toys for Tots program.


Hunterdon Holiday Parade

The Hunterdon County Holiday Parade opened with a dance flash mob, followed by plenty of dander, veterans, floats and Santa Claus himself.

Newtown Holiday Parade

The Newtown Business Association presented McCaffrey's Food Markets Newtown Holiday Parade on Dec. 7.

Cemetery wreaths

Military veterans and Guardians of the National Cemetery Honor Guard gathered at Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Hope for National Wreaths Across America Day.



Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Iceland's elves are the land owners

The “hidden people” are taken seriously.

Charles Meredith:

Bucks County’s judges, across the centuries

Special exhibit at the Michener Art Museum.



Krchnavi helps Palisades to win

Karlee Krchnavi scored 29 points as Palisades girls’ basketball defeated Moravian Academy, 40-25, on Friday night in Kintnersville.

Rams repel Bucks in boys’ hoops

Dan Long deposited 25 points as Pennridge boys’ basketball sent back Central Bucks West, 69-59, on Tuesday evening in East Rockhill.

Bucks survive comeback attempt by Titans

Central Bucks West wrestling held on to nip crosstown rival Central Bucks South, 38-37, in a SOL Continental battle on Dec. 10.

Titan girls swim to victory over CR South

Central Bucks South girls’ swimming invaded Council Rock North on Friday and emerged with a 95-90 triumph over Council Rock South.

Winter track gets under way

The winter track campaign began on Friday and Saturday at Lehigh University. Pennridge and CB East, among others, are spotlighted.




1st Federal presents counseling grant

First Federal of Bucks County has donated $1,500 to the Aldie Counseling Center, which has offices in Doylestown and Langhorne.

Nonprofit focuses on end-of-life care

Looking Ahead Advance Care Planning, is a nonprofit group that helps individuals plan for end-of-life health care.



King Winter Returns

River Valley Waldorf School transformed itself into a winter wonderland to celebrate the arrival of King Winter at their annual Winter Fair.

DelVal college OK’d for STEM jobs

Delaware Valley College in Doylestown has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College and will be featured in the 2015 STEM Jobs magazine.

MBIT plans open house for potential students

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology in Jamison will hold its annual open house for middle and high school students on Jan. 7.

Eighth-graders compete in Science Bowl

Eighth-grade students from St. Joseph-St. Robert School were among more than 60 who participated in the annual Science Bowl at Lansdale Catholic High School.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

The why and the wish

This is the season of hope.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Gifts that bloom

Christmas has its own group of flowering plants.


Village of Blooming Glen lights its Christmas Tree

The picturesque village of Blooming Glen showed some holiday spirit at the annual lighting of the town Christmas tree.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Winter farmers markets bustling in the cold

There are still crops to be harvested and eaten in local farm fields, as demonstrated at the twice-monthly Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

There’s a new chef at the helm at Indian Rock

Indian Rock Inn has plenty of history, plus something new: a young executive chef who is changing the menu.


“Golden Girls Murder Mystery” to debut

With the arrival of the new year, the “Golden Girls Murder Mystery” will be staged at the Peddler’s Pub in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska.

“A Man for All Seasons” at Kelsey Theatre

From Jan. 9 to 18, the Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, N.J., will offer “A Man for All Seasons.”

Youth fishing benefits from “Four-Eyed Soul”

The Four-Eyed Soul music of Cookie Rabinowitz comes to Puck Live in Doylestown on Dec. 26, with proceeds benefitting the Doylestown Youth Fishing Program.

Rick Danko remembered in BAND concert

The BAND Band will pay tribute to original band member Rick Danko in an appearance at the New Hope Winery on Dec. 27.


“Spirit of the Everyday” exhibit at Michener

The James A. Michener Art Museum will exhibit “Spirit of the Everyday” by Herbert Pullinger.

Baum School of Art presents print exhibit

The Baum School of Art in Allentown will exhibit “Current Impressions: The Printmakers Society of the Lehigh Valley.”

ArtsQuest’s Parks named to state board

Jeffrey Parks, president of the ArtsQuest Bethlehem board, has been named to the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.


Hand-painted porcelain is her speciality

You can’t buy Ann Marie Murray’s hand-painted china directly from her. The Upper Makefield has been selling at trade shows for 25 years.

Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Q&A with the career coach

Career coach Cliff Montgomery answer questions on starting a job search and changing careers.


Spiritual Side

St. John the Evangelist rededication set

The newly renovated St. John the Evangelist in Lambertville, N.J., is ready for rededication in time for Christmas.

Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

The strength and simplicity of Mary, the young mother

Getting in touch with the simple but powerful image of Mary as Mother.






Police News

Check out the latest video

Basic background on gas pipeline safety.



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