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Cairn University partners with “Faith on the Field Show”

An episode of “Faith on the Field Show” featuring Dr. Todd Williams, president of Cairn University will air this weekend on 610 ESPN Philadelphia.

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End of a Book Festival day

A lone spectator view the write-in favorite books at the inaugural Bucks County Book Festival in Doylestown last weekend. The two-day fair featured activities for children and adults, and an opportunity to hear local and nationally recognized authors speak about their craft.
 

PennDOT acquires exclusion from study of Headquarters Road bridge impact
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

PennDOT has received approval for categorical exclusion from providing an environmental impact statement, for its two-lane replacement proposal for Tinicum’s Headquarters Road bridge at Sheep Hole Road (a.k.a. Burnt Mill Bridge), from the Federal Highway Administration.


Workers’ compensation fraud, theft charges against Bucks prison guard

A Bucks County corrections officer who took undercover investigators on a paid, guided fishing trip this summer while receiving workers’ compensation has been charged with fraud and theft, according to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.


President signs Saracini Aviation Act

President Trump signed the Saracini Aviation Act into law Oct.12.


Landscape architect reveals vision for Aquetong Park
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Plans are moving along for the 45-acre Aquetong Spring Park between Route 202 and Lower Mountain Road in Solebury.


YMCAs take giant step to the future

Central Bucks Family YMCA, Lower Bucks Family YMCA and Upper Bucks YMCA came together on Oct. 10 at The Fuge in Warminster to announce a shared future.

Bedminster okays conservation easement on 66-acre farm
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

A dairy farm property in Bedminster Township, which has been operating that way since the 1950s, is in the process of becoming the latest addition to the township’s preserved farmland.

Spotted lanternfly issues discussed at Solebury meeting
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The spotted lanternfly is a small bug and it’s causing a major nuisance in Bucks and the surrounding counties.

Upper Makefield shows no tax hike in preliminary budget
BY CHRIS RUVO

Officials in Upper Makefield are working on a preliminary township budget for 2019 that would keep the municipal property tax rate the same as this year.

Upper Makefield greenlights equestrian center
BY CHRIS RUVO

An equestrian riding academy that would double as a center for rehabilitating thoroughbred horses is a step closer to being established in Upper Makefield.

Village Improvement Association opens new season
BY Connie Wrzesniewski

Despite weather challenges over the year, the Bucks County Designer House & Gardens amassed a significant amount of funds.

Townships zero in on marijuana growing, sales
BY STEVE SHERMAN

More medical marijuana dispensaries and growers are coming to the Keystone State. That much was determined when Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act into law in April 2016.

DA cautions explosives may remain in Upper Bucks

In light of developments in the ongoing investigation into a series of explosions in Upper Bucks County last summer, District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub urges residents to be cautious of suspicious devices.

Restored train cars vandalized in Hunterdon County
BY JODI SPIEGEL ARTHUR

Three of the New York Susquehanna and Western Technical and Historical Society’s restored cabooses were vandalized sometime in the past week.

Weekends And Beyond

Red Ball Gala

Fire and Ice, the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s Red Ball Gala, took place Sept. 22.
 

Wine on the Hill

Wines on the Hill, a festival to benefit the Hilltown Township Volunteer Fire Company, took place Sept. 15.
 

Peace Fair

More than 100 exhibitors and vendors, along with several thousand visitors from Bucks and surrounding counties attended the 19th annual Peace Fair in Lahaska which showcased what area nonprofits are doing to promote peace, social justice, healthy living and a variety of other causes.
 

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
Local history revisited

A battle between two once-friendly Native American tribes that escalated after a child’s squabble over an especially fine grasshopper is the topic.

Charles Meredith:
A force to be reckoned with

Nov. 6 is election day across America and it’s just three weeks away.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Panthers pounce

Plumstead Christian’s field hockey team defeated Conwell-Egan Catholic 5-1 last Saturday in a game played at Palisades High School as part of Plumstead’s Homecoming Weekend festivities.
 

Turnovers, trick plays doom Titans
BY STEVE SHERMAN

Central Bucks South lost possession of the ball four times, twice in the first quarter on kickoffs, an interception in the second stanza and another pick that killed a Titans’ opening drive after the intermission.

Lions clinch BAL title
BY DON LEYPOLDT

There were accolades all around for New Hope-Solebury on a chilly Tuesday at Lower Moreland when the team clinched the Bicentennial League championship.

Education

St. Joseph/St. Robert students learn about fire safety

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7 to 13), the pre-k to secon-grade students at St. Joseph/St. Robert School had the opportunity to learn about fire safety from firefighters and members of the Warrington Fire Company.

Motorists reminded to stop for buses

Every one of the 50 states has a law making it illegal to pass a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop-arm extended that is stopped to load or unload students. However, some motorists simply choose to ignore the law.

Health

Cosmetic, skin studio celebrates grand opening in Doylestown

Smart Cosmetic and Skin Studio celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 19.


Foundations offers health workshops

Foundations Community Partnership invites educators, counselors, parents, and mental health professionals to attend its fall workshop series.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Commercial wisdom

Perhaps, the next great money-making company will be the one that offers commercial free, pick your own package of channels flavor of television programming.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Falling into Earth

One of the ways we can better understand the cycle of life is by studying the soil.

PHOTO FEATURE

Good Times Roll at New Hope Automobile Show

The 61st annual New Hope Automobile Show took place Aug. 12 and as always included a bevy of vintage and classic automobiles.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
America’s favorite fruit is in season

This is the best time of year for local apples, picked fresh from the tree, with local festivals to celebrate the season. .

SUSAN S. YESKE: ON THE FOOD CIRCUIT
The “pizza witch” works magic in Stockton

It’s October and the “pizza witch” is hard at work crafting spell-binding pizzas.

ENTERTAINMENT

Town and Country Players tell important, well-acted story
BY SUSAN S. YESKE

October is Anti-Bullying Month, and the Town and Country Players in Buckingham have chosen to offer the classic production, “The Children’s Hour,” as a reminder.

Dryden Ensemble sets 2018-2019 concert season

The Dryden Ensemble’s upcoming season includes a three-concert series and organ recital at Miller Chapel on the Theological Seminary campus, 64 Mercer St., Princeton, N.J., and three concerts at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury Township.

Bucks native Jessica Lang choreographs new ballet for ABT
BY LISA JO SAGOLLA

Allentown-born choreographer Jessica Lang, who grew up in New Britain and graduated from Central Bucks High School in 1993, has been invited to choreograph another new piece for American Ballet Theatre this year.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Art show, sale set to benefit Splash environmental education

The “Art Explosion Show and Sale” Opening Reception at The Community Gallery in the Bank of Princeton in Lambertville, N.J., features colorful works by area artists Nancy Shill and Mike Mann and a silent auction of one painting by each artist to benefit SPLASH, a nonprofit community environmental education project.

Frank Arcuri exhibits at Patricia Hutton Galleries

Patricia Hutton Galleries will feature the work of Frank Arcuri with a special exhibition opening with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 20.

BUSINESS

Trauger’s takes popcorn from farm to table
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Popcorn has become big business at Trauger’s Farm Market in Durham Township – especially on October weekends when pumpkin-hunting farm visitors line up at the yellow popcorn trailer to buy a bag of popcorn grown and popped on the farm.

RICK WALSH: DOLLARS AND $ENSE
IRA Rollovers

When you leave a job or retire, you must often decide what to do with the money you have in your employer-sponsored 401(k) or other retirement plan.

SPIRITUAL

St. Philip’s New Hope celebrates St. Francis Day

St. Philip’s invites people and their pets for a special St. Francis Day blessing, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, on the labyrinth outside the church located at 10 Chapel Road in New Hope.

Former rocker set to lead Lenape Valley’s contemporary worship

Lenape Valley Church has hired former Octane band member Brian Bortnick to lead a new Contemporary Worship service starting Oct. 7.


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The Wolf Administration announced that the dry leaf form of medical marijuana will be phased in at dispensaries starting Aug. 1 at 16 locations and expanding to 28 locations the following week.

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