Bucks County Herald

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Covenant Bank Jazz Festival to be held Memorial Day at Central Park


Covenant Bank and Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation present the Covenant Bank Jazz Festival at 5 p.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at the Covenant Bank Amphitheater in Central Park. Admission is free.

The festival lineup includes Cherry Lane featuring Christa Tinari at 5 p.m., Warren Oree and Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble at 6:30 p.m. and the Eric Mintel Quartet at 8 p.m.

For information and a scheduled of the Thompson Performing Arts Series, visit doylestownrec.com.


on Parade

Cindy Baum-Baicker, grand marshal of the Carversville Pet Parade, gets Snickers to perform on the grandstand last weekend at Carversville Day. Reed and Maggie Beck walked with Snickers at the annual event. More photographs of Carversville next week.

Plumstead businesses make plans for future 

The Plumstead Village Business Alliance met to discuss plans to enhance the township’s commercial center and make it more pedestrian-friendly. 

Springfield rejects recycling center expansion

Springfield’s supervisors have rejected a plan that would have expanded recycling within the township. 

Agway expansion plan gets conditional Hilltown nod

Dublin Borough officials have been asked to weigh in on the planned expansion of the Dublin Agway, which is located in neighboring Hilltown Township.

Upper Makefield opposes hazardous waste processing plant in Falls

Upper Makefield supervisors approved a resolution opposing a proposed hazardous waste facility in Falls Township.

Officials show progress on linking
of 165-mile trail

Community and Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor officials met to discuss progress on connecting its 165 miles of trail.

Suspect arrested in multiple burglaries

A Bedminster man has been arrested in connection with the burglaries of municipalities in Montgomery and Bucks counties over the past few months.

Solebury moves to simplify permit process

A project group is assessing how permits are issued in Solebury Township in hopes of making the process more user-friendly.

DEP denies request to pump more water at quarry

The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection has denied a request by New Hope Crushed Stone to increase how much water is pumped from the quarry. 

Bucks aging agency honors volunteers who help nonprofits

Positively Aging Bucks County honored its volunteers at a special ceremony May 19 at the Bucks County Administration Building in Doylestown. 

Poets honored in Main Street Voices contest

Student and grownup poets were honored for their creations at the recent Main Street Voices Poetry Contest awards.

Richland Township to look
at safety of culverts

With an eye on safety, Richland has authorized its engineer to evaluate and study the township’s 46 culverts.

Palisades stalls on further budget savings

Recent charter school tuition rate hikes will offset any additional potential savings to the Palisades School District budget for 2016-17.

New-Hope-Notebook: New Hope mayor breaks tie on traffic lights vote

New Hope Mayor Larry Keller cast the tie-breaking vote when the borough council split on whether to seek a grant to play for a Main Street traffic control device.

4.8% tax hike seen
for New Hope-Solebury

The New Hope-Solebury School Board passed a 2016-17 budget that includes a planned 4.8 percent tax hike after a final vote is taken June 20.

Reading in Doylestown set
for “Silver Linings” author

Matthew Quick, author of “Silver Linings Playbook,” will sign copies of his latest book, “That Exquisite Thing,” June 1 in Doylestown.


May in Versailles

Live music, an open bar, dinner and a silent auction were all a part of May in Versailles. Proceeds from the event went to benefit immunotherapy research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.


Fireworks Fundraiser

Hotel du Village was the setting for a Fireworks Fundraiser held by the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Fireworks shows will take place on several Fridays during the summer.

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

A hotbed of spirits

Haunted Riegelsville. 

Charles Meredith:

Easy now to be an independent voter

Precipice of a disaster?



Titans succumb to Radnor

CB South girls’ lacrosse couldn’t keep pace with Radnor, 13-6, in last Thursday’s district second round.



Bucks continue historic run

CB West girls’ lacrosse moved one step closer to a spot in states with Tuesday’s playback win over Merion Mercy, 11-10 in OT.

Rams dust off Pennsbury

Pennridge boys’ volleyball swept Pennsbury, 3-0, in Tuesday’s district semifinals at William Tennent.

States provide final hurdle
for track’s elite

The area’s track and field best are heading to Shippensburg this weekend for the state competition.

Stoga eliminates Patriots

CB East boys’ lacrosse’s season came to an end with last Thursday’s 14-6 setback at Conestoga in the district second round.


Yoga Loka location to move
in Frenchtown

Yoga Loka is moving three blocks in Frenchtown, N.J. to a renovated space previously occupied by H&R Block.

Dragonfly Yoga festival supports families

Dragonfly Yoga Studio will hold its first Yoga Festival at Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska with proceeds benefiting foster families.

Holistic health fair set for Newtown site

The Newtown Parks and Recreation Department will host a holistic health fair on June 4 natural, green and local products.



Student garden blooms at Frenchtown school

Frenchtown Elementary School is finishing the school year with its first teaching garden in place, thanks to donations from parents, teachers and the community.

Top student named at Upper Bucks Tech School

Plumbing student Jesse Simms has been named the May student of the month at Upper Bucks County Technical School.

Teachers of Tomorrow hold fundraisers

The Teachers of Tomorrow Club at Bucks County Community College’s Upper Bucks campus hosted a series of fundraisers to benefit children’s programs.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Can I get a witness?

Anticipating the future.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

May slips into Gemini

It’s poppy time again.

Photo Feature

Wave of Pride sails through river towns

The 2016 New Hope Celebrates Pride Fest took place May 15 to 22. The Pride Parade, which started in Lambertville, N.J., crossing the bridge into New Hope, took place May 21.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

A berry fine season is finally here

Strawberries, one of America’s most beloved fruits, are at local farms and markets in time to add color and flavor to holiday picnics.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Fill up with homestyle food at Rockhill eatery

Comfort food that tastes like it was made by someone’s mother or grandmother is the goal at the Rockhill Filling Station outside Perkasie.


Hilarious “Spamalot” returns to Open Air Theatre

The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre brings back the popular “Spamalot” for three weekends of hilarious performances.

Famous actresses
are “Steel Magnolias”

A celebrity cast opens a three-week run of “Steel Magnolias” May 27 at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.

“Man of La Mancha”
a delight at Riverside

“Man of La Mancha,” the final play of the season at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, is both entertaining and riveting. 

Choral Society plans orchestral accompaniment
for next season

During the upcoming 2016-17 concert series, the Bucks County Choral Society will perform every concert with an orchestral accompaniment.

Arts & Galleries

“Sense of place” in  Singleton pottery show

The works of potter Willi Singleton, which feature a “connection to place” will be on display at Dot Bunn’s Red Stone Farm Studio in Doylestown.

Frenchtown exhibit to feature MacLean paintings

The Artful Collector & Studio in Frenchtown, N.J., continues its spring art show and sale through May 30.

Outdoor Art Show and sale at Hunterdon Library

The fifth annual Outdoor Art Show and Sale will take place June 11 at the Hunterdon County Library in Flemington, N.J.

Rago jewelry expert joins “Antiques Roadshow”

Katherine Van Dell of Rago Auctions in Lambertville, N.J., has joined the roster of appraisers who work for PBS television’s “Antiques Roadshow.”



Out of World War II, Lieutenant colonel enters business world

World War II veteran Joe Busik founded Delaware Quarries, Inc. in February 1946 and remains deeply involved today.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Sector investing

There are many different ways to construct an equity or stock portfolio, including the more traditional approaches of market cap (large, medium or small) or style (growth or value).

Spiritual Side

Speaker to discuss faith-based response to human trafficking issue at Trinity Solebury

Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury Township welcomes guest speaker R. Muriel Rains, chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania’s Anti-Human Trafficking Action Committee, to discuss a faith-based response to the issue of human trafficking.

Bishop visits Trinity Buckingham

Bishop of Pennsylvania Clifton “Dan” Daniel, III, visited Trinity Buckingham Episcopal Church on May 15, Pentecost Sunday.


Police News

Washington Crossing
Open Air Theatre presents
Monty Python's Spamalot"
through June 5.

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