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Friday, October 21, 2016

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Annual High Heel Drag Race and After Burn Party set for New Hope

New Hope Celebrates presents its annual High Heel Drag Race & After Burn Party at The Logan Inn on Sunday, Oct. 23, with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 30.

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DCNR cancels white-water release into Tohickon Creek

A depleted water source has forced cancellation of a white-water release planned early next month from Lake Nockamixon into the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County, Bureau of State Parks Director John Hallas said.

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Colin Powell honors friend with keynote speech

Former Secretary of State retired Gen. Colin Powell served as keynote speaker at the first Worldwide Business and Cultural Luncheon held to honor Jin Roy Ryu, chairman of Pearl S. Buck International - Korea.

No “Wild and Scenic” link for Durham

The Durham Township supervisors have rejected a proposal to join the Delaware Wild and Scenic River Management Commission.

Alcohol service requested at Perkasie event

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on whether a vendor will be permitted to serve alcohol at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Perkasie.

New Hope Notebook: Joseph Franlin named to New Hope Council

Joseph Franlin has been chosen out of four contenders to fill the New Hope Borough Council seat left vacant by the resignation of Cliff Montgomery. Franlin has served as chairman of the borough’s revitalizaton committee.

New Hope motorcyclist dies in Pennsylvania crash

Scott W. Petrie of New Hope was riding a motorcycle when he was involved in a fatal crash with an SUV in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

Quakertown votes to relinquish school

Citing increased costs of upkeep, the Quakertown Community School District board has voted to return the former Haycock Elementary School to Haycock Township.

Haycock takes back former school building

The Haycock supervisors have voted to take back the township’s former elementary school from the Quakertown School District and renovate it for township use.

Bedminster to study Deep Run intersection

Bedminster Township will study the potential traffic effects of a proposal to create a one-way road through Pipersville village. 

No change seen for nonprofit electric rates

Perkasie Borough Council’s finance committee appeared cool toward a proposal that nonprofit organizations in the borough be given a lower rate for electricity than the residents.

Non-members may pay more at aquatics center

Officials hope to curb crowding at the Perkasie Menlo Aquatics Center by charging a higher daily rate for non-members who come from out of town.

Tinicum reviews emergency responses

A Tinicum Township review of emergency service responses continues, with the supervisors gathering more information in anticipation of additional discussions in November.

Company gets nod for business campus

Sellersville Borough Council has approved Hatfield-based Kaler Motor Company’s plan for the Sellersville Business Campus. This is the second company to receive approval.

Milford to hold the line on taxes

A first look at the budget presented at Tuesday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting holds the line on spending while maintaining services and continuing a policy of open space preservation in the mostly rural Upper Bucks municipality.

Plans for Wawa withdrawn

Wawa withdrew an application Monday for zoning variances for a proposed convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Route 313 and Ferry Road in Plumstead Township.

Save the Union Hotel rally set for Flemington

A rally to save the Flemington building is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, across Main Street from the hotel.

On the Campaign Trail: Bouncing off the ropes

Jim Worthington, owner of the Newtown Athletic Club, is founder of People4Trump and was a supporter long before the candidate was nominated by the Republicans.


Galavant in the Garden

Bucks County Playhouse celebrated its rebirth at the second annual Galavant in the Garden Oct. 1 at Hortulus Farm in Wrightstown.

Fisherman's Mark

Fisherman's Mark opened it's doors to show off it's new home at Hibernia Fire House in Lambertville, N.J.

Sip, Shop, Dine

Sisters U, a Bucks County nonprofit women’s organization, presented Sip, Shop and Dine.

Black and White Dinner

Newtown Theatre held its first Black and White Dinner, a chic, public picnic with proceeds benefiting the theatre's ongoing operation.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

A hardware store like no other

Cryer’s in New Hope a family business.

Charles Meredith:

On the scene, bits and pieces

About Walter Conti and canals.



Lions ease past Bulldogs

New Hope football ran over, around and through host Morrisville, 39-8, on Friday. Jack McKenna accounted for three of the Lion touchdowns. New Hope is 6-1 overall on the season.

McDonald, Taylor lift Titans to win

Corinne McDonald took a feed from Courtney Taylor in the 55th minute and buried it as CB South girls’ soccer upended host North Penn, 1-0, on Tuesday evening. The Titans are currently the fifth seed in districts.

Lions rebound to down Panthers

New Hope field hockey exploded for six goals in the second half to thwart visiting Plumstead Christian, 8-0, last Thursday. Of the Lions’ eight goals, half were put in by freshmen.

Pirates pound Bangor

A 34-point second quarter propelled Palisades football to a 34-7 triumph over visiting Bangor on Friday night. The Pirates, who are 6-2 overall, have Pen Argyl this week.

Pirates lose to Saucon Valley

Visiting Saucon Valley ruined Senior Night for Palisades boys’ soccer, 3-1, last Thursday. Senior Ryan Kelly had the Pirates’ lone goal in the second half.

New Hope hopes to build off setback

New Hope boys’ soccer succumbed to visiting Lower Moreland, 2-0, last Thursday. The Lions hope to get another shot at Lower Moreland in districts.

Titans need solid week to make districts

CB South girls’ volleyball finds itself outside the 24-team District One field at the moment. The Titans can change that with a good week.

Solebury seniors earn perfect SAT/ACT scores

Three Solebury School students have earned perfect scores on math and science sections of the SAT and ACT tests.

Faith Christian dedicates new campus

Ceremonies were held to dedicate the new Liberty Campus at Faith Christian Academy in Sellersville. It will be home to the Noah’s Ark Preschool and Daycare.

MBIT student volunteer interviewed for TV show

Luke Sliwinski, a student in the Automotive Technology program at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, was recently interviewed for an upcoming Veterans Day TV program.


Plumstead Lions offer free vision screening

Members of the Plumstead and Doylestown Lions clubs visited an educational child care center in Doylestown last week as part of a national initiative that provides vision screenings to young children free of charge.

YMCA Warminster offers charter memberships

Warminster YMCA will be a full-service facility with cardiovascular and strength equipment, more than 30 weekly group exercise classes, youth programming and babysitting services.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Trip all lights fantastic

Feel the passion. 

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Herbivores abhor these spring bulbs

Time to plant for the spring.

Photo Feature

Perkasie celebrates fall

Menlo Park was the setting for the Perkasie Fall Fest.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Pumpkins the favorite this time of year

Pumpkin drinks, dishes and desserts, accented with autumn spices, are the favorite this time of year.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Tilly Mint’s for tea and much more

Trish Stubbs’s family hails from Liverpool, and she grew up enjoying proper English tea. That’s the expertise she brings to her tea room, Tilly Mint’s in Souderton. 


“Bach at Leipzig” a comedy to see

The Langhorne Players’ current production, “Bach at Leipzig” is a colorful comedy set in 1722 with a beautiful set and a talented cast.

Bucks Symphony opens concert season

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra will open its season with its Fall Concert Oct. 22 by once again featuring soloists and the best of the classics.

Capital Philharmonic offers four concerts

The Capital Philharmonic will hold the first of four concerts on Oct. 22 with “The Dream of America,” including works by Aaron Copland and Anonin Dvorak.

Chip Mergot: Music Minute

Sandy Denny

Thoughts on English folksinger Sandy Denny.

Halloween Happenings

A complete list of the spooktacular events happening in our area.

Arts & Galleries

Acuri solo exhibit at Hutton Galleries

A reception on Oct. 22 will open “Frank Acuri - a Solo Exhibition” at Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown with at least 25 new paintings by the artist. 

Thompsons present works
at new show

Emily and George Thompson will host their second annual Art Show and Open Studio for two weekends in Plumsteadville.

Engman jewelry, sculpture
at Michener

The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown will offer an exhibit of the works of sculptor Robert Engman beginning Oct. 22.

Rider exhibits works
by Judith Brodsky

The Rider University Art Gallery will open “The Twenty Most Important Scientific Questions of the 21st Century” by Judith Brodsky on Oct. 27.


Doylestown’s DRS can print almost anything

DRS, 671 N. Main St., Doylestown, celebrated its 10th anniversary in March and can accommodate virtually any printing request.

Erik and Mike move into Lambertville

Erik and Mike, offering handmade accessories for women in addition to an assortment of gifts and home furnishings, opened at 32 Bridge St., Lambertville, N.J., on Sept. 2.

Spiritual Side

St. John's Harvest Gathering

St. John the Evangelist in Lambertville, N.J., held its second annual Harvest Gathering fundraiser at the Historic Strawberry Hill Mansion at Baldpate Mountain in Titusville, N.J.

St. Philip’s New Hope celebrates healing

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 10 Chapel Road, New Hope, will celebrate the Feast of St. Luke the Physician on Sunday, Oct. 23

Police News

a temporary residence for families and individuals who have lost safe and stable housing. A single mom and one of her sons share their experiences with the shelter. Family Service Association of Bucks County produced the film. The family has since found a home and others have moved into the shelter.

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