Bucks County Herald

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


“Super heroes” rappel with a purpose

Volunteers climbed to the top of the 21-story Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., to raise funds through the Shatterproof Rappelling Challenge to fight addiction.

Investors buy Quakertown Farmers Market

A group of investors has purchased the 83-year-old landmark Quakertown Farmers Market with plans to improve its “attractiveness, appeal and draw.”

Hoax call during manhunt nets jail time

A Doylestown man was sentenced to jail for falsely reporting he was accosted by a mass murder suspect being sought by police. 

Durham’s Millett to serve on task force

Durham Township Supervisor Bartley E. Millett has been appointed to a state task force looking at the effects of the proposed PennEast pipeline. 

Future uncertain for Indian Rock Inn

Delays have kept the owners of the Indian Rock Inn in Nockamixon Township from rebuilding after a devastating fire. 

Improved stream monitoring planned

Richland Township is looking at improving its already active program to monitor streams to add a focus on nitrogen levels. 

Doylestown Borough eyes PennDOT site

Doylestown Borough is interested in taking over a maintenance yard that soon will be vacated by PennDOT. 

VFW Post 175 honors memorial donors

VFW Post 175 held a ceremony to honor those who contributed time and money to help raise the funds needed to build the Bucks County War on Terrorism Memorial.

Coopersburg block party aids the needy

Held each year in Coopersburg to raise funds for families in need, the Community Outreach Benefit Block Party has raised $580,000 since its inception. 

Senior center to return to Quakertown

After an absence of eight years, the Upper Bucks Senior Center will return to Quakertown, although exactly where is undecided. 

Family Service Association gets gift

The Lauren Nicole Young Memorial Fund has donated $15,000 to the Family Service Association of Bucks County.

State audit criticizes CB superintendent buyout

A recent state audit was critical of a Central Bucks School District expenditure of $400,000 to end a contract with a former superintendent.

Petri named official of the year in Pa.

State Rep. Scott A Petri has been named State Official of the Year for his advocacy of research and development of tax credits. 

County Theater hopes to buy store next door

The County Theater in Doylestown is negotiating to purchase a neighboring property where the Poor Richards store is located.

Contract awarded for Lambertville park

Lambertville, N.J., has awarded a contract for the environmental cleanup of Cavallo Park. 


Artsbridge winners

Winners of the Artsbridge 21st annual Open Juried Show were announced at the show’s opening. The show at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J., continues through Aug. 2.

Doylestown Car Show

More than 300 classic cars were on view July 18 during the annual Doylestown at Dusk Car Show.



Opinion and Editorials

Bridgert Wingert: Happy to Be Here


A born-in-Bucks success.

Charles Meredith:

Rebuilidng towns

Perkasie, Quakertown.



Blazers zero in on postseason

The Quakertown Blazers, at 16-15, are in good position to make the ACBL playoffs.

Dolphins dive to another title

The Quakertown Dolphins swim team captured their fourth league title in five years last Thursday.

Bowling for rugby

CB East alum Mike Powell is a stalwart for Bowling Green rugby.

Family matters

Part one of a two-part series on the Harding family. Dad Jeff is a teacher at CB East and a well-respected field hockey coach, while daughters Madison and Mackenzie starred at CB South before moving on to Villanova.


Doylestown Walk-N-Roll raises awareness

Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida was held in Doylestown with teams on foot and in wheelchairs making the one-mile trek to raise awareness on spina bifida.

Nell Bowers and Linda C. Wisniewski: On Your Mind

Resilience training helps you bounce back

A few tricks can help build resiliency for when life becomes difficult or overwhelming.




Solebury society supports students' passion for history

Solebury School is working with the township's historical society to nominate outstanding students who show a passion for history for its Ned Harrington Scholarship.


Local students earn their college degrees

Dozens of local students graduate from colleges and universities located around the country. 

GED grads honored at BCCC lower campus

Bucks County Community College honored 33 students who earned their GED degrees at a graduation ceremony at the Bristol campus.

New Hope student at career camp

Corrie Jackson of New Hope was among the rising high school students who participated in a series of Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Dormitoriam continuum

The messy joy of returning family.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

The fungal connection

When it rains, they grow.


Sense of community appeals to new Delaware River Mill Society executive director

J. Colby Smith, the new executive director of the Delaware River Mill Society, says he's lucky to have such a wonderful space where he can help bring the community together.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Lots going on at Wrightstown Market

There is always something for children and adults going on at the producer-driven Wrightstown Farmers Market.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Authentic Mexican food at Aztlan in Lambertville

Chef/owner Edgar Castro creates authentic Mexican cuisine at this new Lambertville, N.J. restaurant.


Sax documentary to premiere at New Hope Film Festival

Singer-songwriter Scot Sax will premiere his first documentary, “Platinum Rush,” at the New Hope Film Festival.



Lenape Chamber offers final summer concert

The Lenape Chamber Ensemble will close its Summer Gala Concert Series on July 25 at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.

Newtown Arts presents “Shrek: The Musical”

Newtown Arts Company continues its season with “Shrek: The Musical,” Aug. 2-12 at the historic Newtown Theatre.


“Color and Light” set for Stover Mill

The exhibit “Color and Light” by Nancy Shill and Patrice De Virgilis will open Aug. 8  at the Stover Mill Gallery in Erwinna.

Artists earn People’s Choice honors

Visitors to Matossian Eye Associates offices in Doylestown and Hopewell, N.J., chose their favorites from among artworks on display.

Bucks sculpture show calls for entries

The 38th annual Bucks County Sculpture Show is seeking artwork for its juried art show set to open on Nov. 5. 


Boys and girls club gets a boost

National Penn Bancshares, Inc. made a substantial contribution towards educational improvement organizations in the North Penn community.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Socially responsible investing

Exploring the connection between investment returns and social impact.



Spiritual Side

Retired Pebble Hill minister to return

The Rev. Gary Culp, who retired from Pebble Hill Church in Doylestown, will return for three Sundays.

Mercer tiles presented to pope also for sale

Handmade tile images of Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John that will be presented to Pope Francis also are available for sale to the public.







Police News

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"Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre July 24, 25 and 26 at 7:30 pm



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