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Courthouse Quilters Guild set to celebrate anniversary

The Courthouse Quilters Guild will celebrate its 30th anniversary Sunday, April 8.

A highlight of the meeting will be an unveiling and presentation of quilts for its 30th anniversary quilt challenge, titled “Pearls.”

Current and new members and guests are welcome to attend the monthly business meeting and view this year’s quilt pieces prepared for this special challenge. Guests pay $5.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at the Darcy Lodge, 39 Everittstown Road, Route 513, Frenchtown, N.J.

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Signs of spring

Amy Smith, her children, Daniel and Anna Smith, and her brother, Adam Garber, make seed bombs at Bucks County Audubon Society’s third annual Earth Day Festival on April 14. More than 400 people took advantage of Saturday’s summer-like temperatures at Honey Hollow in Solebury. More photos HERE.


In close vote, Quakertown opts to furlough eight
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Dozens of Quakertown School District teachers could not prevent the layoffs of eight of their colleagues last week.


Drug Take-Back Day set in Tinicum
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Tinicum Township Police Department’s annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will also feature a simultaneous clothing drive this year.


Doylestown, DelVal slate community forum on opioid crisis
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

A free and open to the public community forum on the opioid epidemic and prescription drug abuse will be held on Tuesday, May 8, at Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Building in Doylestown.


Durham Historical Society tells supervisors of plans for future
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Instead of laboring over the past, members of the Durham Historical Society are looking to the future right now and planning for approaching anniversaries in the township.


Sprinkler problem could hinder Perkasie carousel opening
BY MELINDA RIZZO

While Perkasie Borough Council approved roughly $94,000 for new playground equipment at Menlo Park Monday, it’s unclear if the park’s signature antique carousel will be open for business in May.

Bedminster praises residents for assistance during nor’easter
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

During the worst of the four March storms, Bedminster emergency management officials got some special help from at least two residents.

Quakertown student will receive Girl Scout Gold Award

Nicole DeCicco is about to reach her goal of earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn.

Congressman Fitzpatrick increases penalties for online stalkers

Legislation authored by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) to increase penalties related to the stalking of minors has passed the House.

NOVA plans pilot program aimed at reducing child sexual abuse rates in Bucks

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), in collaboration with Bucks County Children and Youth and the Bucks County Division of Human Services, was awarded funds from Pennsylvania’s Endowment Act to deliver three distinct programs aimed at reducing child sexual abuse rates in Bucks County.

Central Bucks sees great benefit in Roxy dogs
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Roxy Therapy dogs have been comforting children in Central Bucks School District’s elementary schools for the past 13 years, as part of their Literacy for All program.

Solebury’s Upper Voting District has new home
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Solebury’s Upper Voting District at the top of the township has found a new permanent polling place at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 6587 Upper York Road.

Representative Dent receives Benjamin Franklin Medal

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) awarded U.S. Rep. Charles Dent the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of Higher Education.

Maple syrup processing demonstration planned

Doylestown Cemetery has been collecting sap from its maple trees over the winter and will offer a free demonstration of the processing of maple sap into maple syrup and sugar on April 21.

Benner offers Moss and Wildflower Garden Tours

Dave Benner offers his Moss and Wildflower Garden Tours for the 44th year, beginning April 26.

Weekends And Beyond

Fox Chase art show

The Bucks County Chapter of the Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center hosted its 21st annual art show and salewith all proceeds benefiting bladder cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
 

Spring into Fashion

Doctors and nurses traded in their stethoscopes for spring fashion and fun during fifth annual Spring into Fashion Show.
 

Bucks Audubon Earth Day

The Bucks County Audubon Society held its third annual Earth Day Festival at Honey Hollow in New Hope

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
HoudenHAL

Allentown Art Museum’s Society of the Arts has directed its attention to the future and its 2018 biennial show house is HoudenHAL, a model home just west of Fogelsville.

Charles Meredith:
Looking back and forward

A recent article in the Herald brings about memories of the days of segregation.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports


CB South rallies past CB West

BY DON LEYPOLDT

CB South baseball dug itself out of an 8-2 hole to topple CB West, 16-9, on Friday. Titan Joey Loynd belted a pair of home runs and Jake McKeown pitched well in relief for CB South.


Guidos, Quakertown bats heat up in win
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Justin Guidos whiffed 10 Wissahickon Trojans in five innings as Quakertown baseball mercy-ruled Wissahickon, 12-2, in six innings on Friday. The Panthers plated nine in the bottom of the first.


Palisades leaves port with 5-2 mark
BY JEFF MOELLER

Palisades softball is 5-3 overall and 5-2 in the Colonial League through Tuesday. On Friday, the Pirates blasted Saucon Valley, 13-1, in five innings. Bailey Keebler knocked in five runs.

Pennridge gets back on track
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Pennridge girls’ lacrosse destroyed Wissahickon, 15-7, on Friday. Grace Loughery, who has committed to Navy, lit up the Trojans for nine goals.

Pennridge remains confident
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Pennridge boys’ lacrosse is 6-2 overall after falling to North Penn, 6-5, in overtime on Tuesday. The Rams earned a big 8-7 double-OT win over CB West last Thursday.

Quakertown begins to come together
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Quakertown girls’ lacrosse is winless in 2018; however, the Panthers believe they’re slowly starting to mesh and form a cohesive unit.

CB West continues drive for five (titles)
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB West tennis is off to another fantastic start in SOL Continental play. The Bucks went 3-0 last week in the conference as they chase a five-peat.

Education


Bucks County students advance in History Day competition

More than 175 students competed in categories including exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers and performances in this year’s Regional Bucks and montgomery Counties’ National History Day Competition at Ursinus College.

Richland, Pfaff Elementary tops in Math 24 Tournament

With the nickname “Calculator,” it should come as no surprise that Sean Egan, a fifth-grader at Pfaff Elementary School, captured the individual championship in the fourth annual Quakertown School District Math 24 Tournament.

Lotus School is on the move

The Lotus School of Liberal Arts is moving to Harrow Station in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County.

Health

Run, Walk, Roll for Brain Injury set at Tyler State Park

The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania and Camp Cranium will hold the annual Run, Walk, Roll for Brain Injury on Saturday, April 21 at Tyler State Park in Newtown.

Bucks Horse Park hosts Pink Ribbon Ride

The Bucks County Horse Park’s Pink Ribbon Ride will take place on Saturday, April 21 to benefit the Breast Health Services at Lehigh Valley Health Network Patient Assistance Fund.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Golden oldies

The gift of garnering the parts of life that one can only gain by growing old.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Pausing in April

Celebrating National Poetry month.

PHOTO FEATURE

Palisades Sustainable Living Expo is a hit
BY CHRIS RUVO

An estimated 600 or so attendees got to see – and learn about – everything from solar energy, herbal medicines and an electric-powered motorcycle, to a small, eco-friendly mobile house that’s self-sufficient and off-the-grid at this year's Palisades Sustainable Living Expo.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
The Leek – a popular spring vegetable to add to dishes

Leeks are among the first vegetables you will find at local farmers markets now that the spring harvest season is underway.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Bucks Bacon & Beer Festival returns with more offerings

 This year’s Bucks Bacon & Beer festival will include regional whiskey, hard cider and beers.

ENTERTAINMENT

Maureen McGovern sings hits at RRazz pajama party

Maureen McGovern celebrates the 45th anniversary of her theme song, “The Morning After,” with a 45th anniversary “Poseidon Adventure” Pajama Party at The RRazz Room in New Hope at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Dryden Ensemble performs “Bach & Beyond” concert

The Dryden Ensemble presents “Bach & Beyond” featuring special guest Taya König-Tarasevich on flute

St. Philip’s kicks off spring concerts in New Hope

“David Brahinsky and Friends” perform at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope Sunday, April 22, as part of the church’s Spring Concert Series.

The Jameson Sisters play Celtic tunes in Carversville

The Jameson Sisters, Ellen Tapper and Terry Kane, perform Celtic music at Carversville Christian Church on April 20.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Plein air artist Jim Rodgers shows at Silverman Gallery

Pennsylvania Impressionist artist Jim Rodgers presents a collection of his newest paintings, beginning April 21 at the Silverman Gallery in Buckingham.

Unique art classes offered for Parkinson’s Awareness Month

In special recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month this April, longtime New Hope artist, community member and Parkinson’s patient Cathy Begg with co-host and arts advocate Mandee K. Hammerstein will host a two-part, uniquely-designed, guided art class.

Gallery 14 shows new member, students

Gallery 14 Fine Art Photography in Hopewell, N.J., hosts an exhibition by new gallery member Dave Burwell and a show of photos by students from Princeton Day School.

BUSINESS

Monument Bank receives award

Monument Bank, with locations in Doylestown and Newtown, was recognized for celebrating its 10-year charter anniversary at the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) Group 2 meeting on April 3.

RICK WALSH: DOLLARS AND $ENSE
Floating rate securities

A look at how floating rate securities can affect your portfolio.

SPIRITUAL

Biblical art show opens during Sacred Arts Festival

Glencairn Museum mounts an exhibition of 20 paintings and drawings by the late Bryn Athyn artist and arts instructor Nishan Yardumian (1947-1986).

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
You’ve got a friend

Who knew it could be so problematic to have friends? The virtual kind, that is.

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