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Vigil set in Doylestown tonight

Tonight, at sundown, approximately 8:15 p.m., there will be a vigil at the corner of Main and State streets in Doylestown – as well as others all around the country – in response to President Trump’s comments in Helsinki. Participants are asked to bring a candle.


News

Earth moving

Heavy equipment has moved into the space at South Main and New streets on New Hope. The original building that housed Odette’s River House will be moved into the space. The building is propped on supports waiting to be taken to its new home.


Old Frenchtown factory goes down in a cloud of grey dust
BY RICK EPSTEIN

The redevelopment of the old ceramics factory in Frenchtown is under way with the owners of the property planning to build homes there.

Camp Ockanickon well drilling concerns neighbors
BY REBECCA FINK

Plumstead Township neighbors of Boy Scout Camp Ockanickon on State Park Road in Pipersville came out to fill the supervisors’ meeting room to ensure that their private wells will be protected by the township ordinance.

Rockhills seek remedies for contamination
BY CHRIS RUVO

Residents from East Rockhill and West Rockhill concerned about well water contamination at their homes packed a July 11 meeting to share their thoughts about how the situation can best be remedied with officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Short-term rentals face new regulations in Bedminster
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

In a move similar to those recently made by other municipalities in the area, Bedminster Township has acted to add new regulation for short-term rentals.

Doylestown unveils in-town charging stations
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Electric car drivers will now have two places to charge their vehicles in Doylestown Borough, officials announced earlier this month.

Solebury okays surgical center, banquet facility
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Two projects won approval from the Solebury supervisors on Tuesday, one the New Hope Oral Surgical Center on Route 179 and the other a 10-acre banquet facility at the Route 202 spur approaching the toll bridge.

Newtown residents concerned with shopping center
BY STEVE SHERMAN

While Starbucks just recently received approval from the township supervisors to operate a free-standing restaurant and drive-through at the Village of Newtown Shopping Center, residents were surprised to see a group of trees removed near the site of the proposed coffee shop.

Newtown Township settles turf contractor lawsuit
BY STEVE SHERMAN

The Newtown Township Supervisors voted unanimously July 11, to approve a settlement with Adams Bickle Associates, a Royersford contractor the township hired to install turf at Veterans Park in 2012.

Durham pays tribute to two prominent women
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

A moment of silence was held at a recent Durham Township meeting for the passing of Robin Millett and Clarice de Limantour, described as “two prominent Durham women.”

Proposed hot mix asphalt plant added to Rockhill Quarry proposal
BY CHRIS RUVO

A hot mix asphalt plant that formerly existed at a recently reopened quarry in East Rockhill could potentially prove a key point in the ongoing zoning battle between township officials and Richard E. Pierson Materials Corp., the firm running Rockhill Quarry.

Officials say construction to start at Sellersville Business Campus
BY CHRIS RUVO

Solar Manufacturing will become the first business to set-up shop at the Sellersville Business Campus, a six-lot, 40-acre site once home to the defunct U.S. Gauge operation.

Perkasie Borough wrestles with electricity costs
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Perkasie Borough Council continues to wrestle with options for managing escalating electricity costs ahead of its upcoming 2019 budget.

Conversion of power line area to public trail not possible
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

School Lane resident Nancy Wolff approached the Solebury Board of Supervisors on Tuesday about the situation under the PECO power lines where her friend was attacked on the path under the lines in April.

Weekends And Beyond

Bastille Day

Art, music, a mime, puppets and more lined the streets of Frenchtown, N.J., with a celebration of all things François.
 

Pennridge Community Day

Pennridge Community Day took place July 8 at Lenape Park in Perkasie.
 

Tinicum Polo

Tinicum Park Polo Club celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala reception and an international match against an Egyptian polo team at Tinicum Park.
 

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
165 miles of history

The Delaware and Lehigh Canals along with the adjacent landmark towns and villages, make up the Delaware and Lehigh National Canal Corridor which encompasses 165 miles.

Charles Meredith:
Changes over 30 years

Water will soon be pumped downstream into the historic manmade Delaware Canal from the Delaware River.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Bucks 5K Series wraps up

The 23rd annual Bucks 5K Series is in the books. Series organizers recognized many of the place-winners recently. Tracey Sawyer and Bob Pultorak were the overall champions.

Quakertown’s Sturgess finds footing in Canada
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Quakertown’s Vic Sturgess is making the grade north of the border. The Panthers alumna earned a handful of starts for the McGill University (Montreal) women’s soccer team last fall. She’s also an outstanding student.

Legion campaign ends for five in postseason
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Quakertown, Pennridge, Plumstead, Doylestown and Warrington all saw their BuxMont American Legion seasons come to a close in the league postseason tournament, which concluded on Monday.

Education



Quakertown alumni association awards scholarships to four grads

Four seniors have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the Alumni Association of Quakertown Community High School.

Doylestown teen attends Operation Smile conference

Samantha Knoblauch of Doylestown is one of 17 students from Pennsylvania who are participating in a week-long conference of learning, leadership and service as part of Operation Smile’s 27th annual International Student Leadership Conference.

DelVal faculty recognized for helping students succeed

Delaware Valley University recently honored two faculty members with awards and promoted eight faculty members for the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

Health

Women’s club presents donation to Doylestown Health

The Women’s Club of the Heritage Creek Community Association recently presented a check to Doylestown Health Foundation to support Doylestown Health’s Cancer Institute.

Upper Bucks YMCA offers one-week free membership

The Upper Bucks YMCA in Quakertown, will offer free access to its facility as part of Community Gift Week, July 26 to 31.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
For the waking

Our time on this planet and how we live life has become the great equalizer.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
A plethora of hypericum

Hypericum perforatumhas historically been used to treat a variety of health issues because early physicians tended to assume that physical characteristics of a plant were messages from the gods about how they could be used medicinally.

PHOTO FEATURE

Thousands flock to 69th Tinicum Arts Festival
BY CHRIS RUVO

Jeanne Dobie, who received Best in Show for her watercolor painting, was one of nearly 180 talented artists whose works were featured in the art show at this year’s two-day Tinicum Arts Festival.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Fresh produce and more at Plumsteadville Grange

A variety of locally grown produce, baked goods and more are available each Saturday morning at the Plumsteadville Farmers Market, which is open through October.

SUSAN S. YESKE: ON THE FOOD CIRCUIT
Under the Moon Café in Lambertville serves tried and true fare

A big fan of Lambertville, N.J., Santiago Orosco opened Under the Moon Café earlier this year in the former home of Siam restaurant.

ENTERTAINMENT

THEATER REVIEW:
Second act of “It’s Only a Play” entertains more than first
BY JEAN BRENNER

Terrence McNally’s farce, “It’s Only a Play” opened last weekend at Lanhorne Players in Newtown and includes an especially entertaining second act.


Town and County presents Peter Pan’s backstory

Town & Country Players presents “Peter and the Starcatcher,” which provides backstory for the characters Peter Pan, Mrs. Darling, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

Lenape Chamber set to perform final concert of season

The Lenape Chamber Ensemble closes its 32nd season of Summer Gala Concerts in Bucks County on July 21 with a performance featuring violinist Emily Daggett-Smith; violist Brett Duebner, the Wister Quartet’s Nancy Bean and Lloyd Smith and prize-winning pianist Marcantonio Barone.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Phoenix Art stages annual 40 ART show

Phoenix Art Supply & Framing in Doylestown, hosts its annual 40 ART show – billed as “the biggest little art exhibition in these parts.”

Pennswood hosts reception for Bruce Garrity exhibit

An exhibit of paintings by Bruce Garrity opens Sunday, July 22, at The Pennswood Art Gallery in Newtown wich will include a wine and cheese reception on the opening day.

Illustrator shows digital work at Software School

The unique work of Stockton, N.J., artist-illustrator Robert Burger will be featured in a solo art exhibition at the Software School in Flemington, N.J., beginning July 21.

Meet guest artists at Gathering Gallery

Art patrons and devotees are invited to view select local artists’ works underway during month of July at Gathering, Gallery and Boutique ... and Garden in Doylestown.

BUSINESS

Clarion in New Hope receives major facelift
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

New Hope’s Clarion, formerly the Ramada, is home to 137 guest rooms, a dozen suites, and after nearly eight months of renovations that totaled approximately $3 million, the hotel features a brand-spanking new look and amenities.

Disrupting your marketplace
BY GARY FASSAK

Are you ready for what the future delivers?


SPIRITUAL

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
Blessed be the Thais that bind

A soccer team of adolescents from a remote village in from Thailand helps to unite the world.

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