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Forum on children’s mental health set for tonight

Television station PBS39 hosts "Community Conversation - Kids, Mental Health, and The Stigma," a live broadcast, at 6 p.m. tonight.

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Route 563 scheduled to close weekdays for base repair operation in Rockhill Township Bucks County

Route 563 (Ridge Road) is scheduled to close weekdays between Park Avenue and Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Broad Street) in East Rockhill Township, Bucks County.

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D&R Canal towpath closures next two weeks near Scudder Falls Bridge

A short section of the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath on the New Jersey side of the Scudder Falls Bridge is scheduled to be closed for a series of days and nights over the next two weeks.

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News


Proud banner

Celebrants line the New Hope-Lambertville Bridge in a flag tribute to open Pride Week in New Hope, Pa., and Lambertville, N.J. The week’s highlight was a parade on Saturday, May 19. Parade photos can be seen HERE.

Doylestown celebrates 150th Memorial Day parade
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Doylestown’s 150th Memorial Day parade will feature more than 2,000 marchers.

State adds $1 million for Aquetong Spring Park
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Solebury officials learned this month the township now has an additional $1 million to complete its Route 202 trail in Aquetong Spring Park.

In face of cuts, teachers defend school music program
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Quakertown Community School District Superintendent William Harner maintains that the loss of a teacher will not affect music instruction at the elementary level, pointing out that each of the five schools will have the same level of staffing.

Frenchtown seeks ideas to fill empty storefronts
BY RICK EPSTEIN

Filling empty storefronts is the objective of a joint meeting of Frenchtown’s borough council and planning board on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Borough Hall.

National cemetery historic buildings to be repaired
BY CHRIS RUVO

At a May 16 Upper Makefield supervisors meeting, cemetery officials apologized for the state of the structures and said a plan is in the works to replace roofs and siding, while making related exterior improvements.

Palisades budget calls for tax increase of less than 1 percent
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Palisades School District directors have been able to reduce their budget deficit enough to allow for no more than a 0.88 percent tax increase,translating to about an extra $37 annually per district household.

East Rockhill shop repairs donated car for single mother
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Carstar Quakertown – Duncan Autobody an East Rockhill Township auto body repair shop made a huge difference Tuesday morning in a single mother’s life, by providing her with a rehabilitated car.

Nockamixon expects to vote on new groundwater ordinance
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

A new groundwater ordinance, produced by the Bridgeton/Nockamixon/Tinicum Joint Groundwater Committee, is to be presented for approval by Nockamixon Township supervisors at a June 21 meeting.

East Rockhill lowers speed limit near re-activated quarry
BY CHRIS RUVO

Concern and controversy continue to swirl around resumed operations at a long-dormant quarry in East Rockhill with the township’s Board of Supervisors voting to approve lowering the speed limit on a stretch of North Rockhill Road to 25 mph.

Teen pleads guilty in Perkasie manslaughter

A Montgomery County teen who fatally shot a 19-year-old Perkasie man during a 2016 drug robbery pleaded guilty May 21 to voluntary manslaughter and three other felonies.

Commissioners okay Warrington open space purchase

Warrington commissioners agreed to spend $285,742, or 14 percent of the assessed price, for three parcels in Warrington Township as part of the open space allocation.

Central Bucks praises new Pennridge superintendent
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

Dr. David Bolton, assistant superintendent for elementary education for the Central Bucks School District, announced recently that he has accepted the position of superintendent in the Pennridge School District.

Upper Makefield expands roadwork improvement plan
BY CHRIS RUVO

Upper Makefield officials are proceeding with a plan to expand the scope of roadwork in the township for this spring and summer.

Frenchtown budget reflects 1.9 percent tax hike

Frenchtown’s municipal property taxes will rise about 1.9 percent to support the $2,167,268 budget for 2018.

New Hope and Solebury Library celebrates 100 years, sets birthday party

The community is invited to celebrate the Free Library of New Hope & Solebury’s century of service from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3.

Weekends And Beyond

Acme Anniversary

The 10th anniversary celebration of the Acme Screening Room located in Lambertville, N.J., took place at Hotel du Village in New Hope.

Taste of New Hope

The Taste of New Hope, presented by the New Hope Chamber of Commerce, was held at the New Hope Winery to benefit the Friends of the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury.
 

Symphony Spring Soiree

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra hosted its Spring Soiree on April 26 at the home of Lamberto and Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio.
 

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
Old ideas have stood the test of time

Reinventing itself in the new millenium, Pearl S. Buck International and its programs remain relevant and necessary in the 21st century.

Charles Meredith:
Changes everywhere

Whether it’s print or politics, there are changes everywhere.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports


Plumstead seniors ink

BY DON LEYPOLDT

Plumstead Christian seniors Luke Brautigam and Kyle Elton both signed with Messiah College. Brautigam will play soccer for the Falcons, while Elton will join Messiah’s basketball team.

CB West concludes historic campaign
BY DON LEYPOLDT

CB West boys’ lacrosse saw its historic season end in District One Class AAA playbacks for fifth place. The Bucks were eliminated by Perkiomen Valley, 5-1, on Tuesday. CB West went 14-6 on the year.


CB West takes aim at berth in states
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB West girls’ lacrosse has one more opportunity to qualify for states for the first time in approximately two decades. The Bucks will host Downingtown East this Thursday. The winner moves on, the loser goes home.


Palisades’ Bottelier lands three district titles; states are next
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Palisades junior Lydia Bottelier captured three District 11 Class AA track and field gold medals, in the 200, high jump and long jump, last week. She and many other local standouts are going to states this weekend.

Neary, Sherba help CB West escape with win
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Making its first postseason appearance in approximately two decades, CB West softball claimed a 3-2 walk-off win over Owen J. Roberts in the first round of the District One Class AAAAAA tournament on Monday.

Palisades loses league final, readies for districts
BY JEFF MOELLER

Palisades baseball is hoping to bounce back from its 4-1 setback to Southern Lehigh in Friday’s Colonial League final. The Pirates started districts on Wednesday.

Education

Central, Lower Bucks YMCAs mark Week of the Young Child

Central and Lower Bucks Family YMCAs celebrated the Week of the Young Child with a reading tour of all four of its Youth Education Centers in Bucks County.

Pearl S. Buck International awards final Mabel Lew Scholarship

Pearl S. Buck International has awarded the 2018 Mabel Lew Scholarship to Nicole Thom Hanselman.

Souderton students conduct food drive

Students from the Souderton Area School District collected more than 2,150 pounds of food, paper products and personal care items for Keystone Opportunity Center.

Health

Local families affected by cancer surprised with trips to Florida

The Phillie Phanatic helped two adult cancer patients surprise their children with the news of a trip to Florida during the eighth annual For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation’s For Pete’s Sake, Walk!

Nonprofit donates $10,000 to juvenile diabetes foundation

Type One Parent Project Foundation presented a $10,000 donation to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Fund-A-Cure program during the One Promise Gala in Philadelphia.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
All our stuff to the flea market

They're really only treasures to us.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
What’s with the cedars?

Cedars are suffering this year, a browning phenomenon just noticed.

PHOTO FEATURE

Weather doesn’t dampen Pride spirit

In spite of rain, towns throught our region celebrated LGBTQ community .

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Plenty of protein in Peanut Butter Bars

Telford entrepreneur Caleb Mangum has created a line of 17 nut butters that are sold in shops and at markets throughout the region.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Cheesesteaks, from Philly to New York and New Hope

Brad Kranz and Jennifer Kennedy-Kranz opened the New Hope General Store in April, offering general store items as well as a casual restaurant menu that includes chicken and beef cheesesteaks.

ENTERTAINMENT


Timely dark comedy by Christopher Durang premieres in Princeton

BY LISA JO SAGOLLA

Currently at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center, Christopher Durang’s “Turning Off the Morning News” is an absurdist dark comedy making it’s world premiere.


Bucks Playhouse season features two comedies, two Broadway musicals

A classic tap-happy musical and a new production of a legendary Broadway comedy are highlights of Bucks County Playhouse’s 2018 Season, kicking off May 19.

Bucks Choral Society concludes season with Latin music

The Bucks County Choral Society concludes its 45th season with ¡Música Latina! a festival of music that will be featured in its summer 2018 tour to Cuba.

American roots artists, singer-songwriter play in Hopewell

Singers Jay Unger, Molly Mason and bring their American roots music repertoire to the Hopewell Theater in Hopewell, N.J., on Friday, May 25.

Doylestown Bookshop marks 20th birthday

The Doylestown Bookshop will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, May 26 with a variety of events that include a special story time with Lolly Hopwood.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Michener Museum presents work of four regional photographers

The James A. Michener Art Museum presents “View Finders: Four Photographic Voices,” showcasing the contemporary work of four photographers in the Delaware Valley: Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian H. Peterson and Michael A. Smith

Gratz Gallery partners with online auction platform for sale

Gratz Gallery and Conservation Studio is partnering with Invaluable.com, the online auction platform, for its inaugural fine-art online sale on Sunday, May 27.

Red Stone Farm Studio hosts pottery show

Willi Singleton returns to Dot Bunn’s Red Stone Farm Studio in Doylestown on May 27 and May 28, with new work from his May firing.

BUSINESS


New Britain’s Carlton Pools opens

Carlton Pools. a family-owned and operated swimming pool business established in 1973, ecently hosted a grand opening for its New Britain location.

RICK WALSH: DOLLARS AND $ENSE
The case for international stocks

The case for adding international stocks to a portfolio of U.S. stocks is the strongest seen since the market bottom in March of 2009.

Which direction does Tesla go?
BY GARY FASSAK

It’s showtime for Tesla.


SPIRITUAL

Ladies of Mount Carmel name Woman of the Year at Communion Breakfast

The Ladies of Mount Carmel in Doylestown held their annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, May 6, at the Doylestown Country Club where they Pat Hackett was named Woman of the Year.

Parishioners plan to lobby for hungry

A group of parishioners from St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Yardley is traveling to Washington, Tuesday, June 12, to participate in the Lobby Day organized by Bread for the World.

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