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Veteran chiropractor is helping other veterans

Dr. Doug Reilly, a veteran, and his wife, Dr. Anne Reilly, of Reilly Family Chiropractic in Plumsteadville are once again trying to help local veterans and also raise money for the Doylestown American Legion Post 210.

From Nov. 12 through Nov. 18, Reilly Family Chiropractic will see all veterans that are new patients for $25.  This will include an in-depth examination and X-rays if needed. If a veteran is currently a patient of Reilly Family Chiropractic he or she will be reevaluated and adjusted for only $10.

No insurance will be billed for these services, and all of the money collected will be donated to the American Legion Post 210 in hopes of helping to offset the cost of the maintenance of the building.  

In an effort to raise money for the post as well as help local veterans, Reilly Family Chiropractic will also extend this offer to any family member (spouse or child) of a service person who is currently in the Middle East.

To schedule an appointment call the office at 215-766-4804.

Reilly Family Chiropractic is at 5891 Easton Road.

Newly restored historic Bucks records will be displayed Tuesday

The first 45 volumes of newly restored, historic Bucks County records dating to the 1600s will be delivered next week and displayed at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Recorder of Deeds Office.

The office is located on the second floor of the Bucks County Administration Building at 55 E. Court St., Doylestown.

These double-volumes comprise the contents of 90 books of original deeds and other historic documents that had been sitting, neglected and deteriorating, in a county warehouse until recently. An initiative spearheaded by Recorder of Deeds Robin Robinson is seeking to restore and preserve the entire collection of approximately 700 books. A column about this restoration of documents was published in the Bucks County Herald on Oct. 25.

The shipment being received next week spans the years of 1684 to 1817.

One of the 45 volumes being unveiled on Tuesday will be dedicated to the memory of the late Lucille Trench, who served as Bucks County Recorder of Deeds in the late 1970s and 1980s, and later as a Bucks County Commissioner.

Trench’s daughter, Gina Trench Holub, mounted a fundraising drive in her mother’s name to help support the restoration effort, resulting in a substantial donation.

It is a hallmark of Robinson’s campaign that she is trying to fund as much of the work as possible through private donations, and to pay tribute to those who offer substantial support to it. Holub will be present for this event.

For information, call Nicole Douglas in the Recorder of Deeds office at 215-348-6210 or email nmdoughas@buckscounty.org.


News

Gridlock in a snowstorm

U.S. Route 202 came to a standstill last Thursday afternoon. Gordon and Libby Nieburg left Doylestown just after noon. The roads were snow-covered and slippery, with snow still coming down. They progressed slowly for a while until traffic stopped. They arrived home in New Hope around 6 p.m.
 

Sunshine supermen: Bucks County farmers, Shawn and Andrew Coleman
BY SUSAN CHARLES

Shawn Coleman, 24, and his brother Andrew, 22, have been farming for all of four years and in that time they’ve established a successful hay business (Coleman Hay Farms), created a distinctive competitive edge, and garnered Grand Champion honors for hay at the Middletown Grange Fair each of the last three years.

Headquarters Road bridge discussion rears its head again at Tinicum supervisors’ meeting
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Supervisors entertained a spirited discussion on the status of the closed Headquarters Road bridge at Sheep Hole Road at their Nov. 13 public meeting.


St. Luke’s Hospice opens in Lower Saucon Township
BY MELINDA RIZZO

The only facility of its kind in the Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s Hospice House was dedicated Nov. 2 with a local donor providing $1 million.


Supervisors were not the best spellers in the bee
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The Solebury Board of Supervisors fielded a three-man team for the Nov. 1 Spelling Bee fundraiser staged by the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury at the New Hope-Solebury High School auditorium.

Durham wages are up but no tax increase in sight
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Durham residents will once again be spared a tax increase, according to a draft 2019 budget presented at the November meeting of the board of supervisors.

Bedminster budget set for adoption
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

With taxes staying at current rates, Bedminster Township has approved its 2019 budget for advertising for the 20-day public comment period that is required. Both expenses and income are up 8 percent.

Sellersville sewer rate will go up, tax remain the same
BY CHRIS RUVO

Sellersville Borough Council plans to hold the line on municipal property taxes in 2019, but the minimum sewer rate charge is slated to tick up by $10 per quarter next year.

Custom Christmas ornament sales aid Bucks veterans

The John Rivers Veterans Center in Quakertown offers a special Christmas tree ornament to honor, or in memory of, a loved one who served.

Cookie bake in its 73rd year at Solebury Church
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Cookies are taken seriously at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, but that doesn’t mean the bakers don’t have a jolly good time turning them out just in time for the Christmas holidays.

Two chances to watch Washington cross the Delaware

The annual re-enactment of Washington’s Christmas crossing of the Delaware River is set for Dec. 9 and Dec. 25.

Doylestown Health hosts Cardiac Cook-Off

Doylestown Health friends and colleagues gathered Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Event Center by Cornerstone in New Hope for the seventh biennial Friends of the Heart Institute Cardiac Cook-Off, where Doylestown Health heart and vascular surgeons teamed with top area chefs in a “light-hearted” cooking competition.

Pearl S. Buck International introduces new tour
BY Connie Wrzesniewski

250 people gathered at the Living the Legacy fundraising breakfast held at the Estate Pavillion on the historic site of Pearl S. Buck International in Hilltown Township.

Solebury Township Historical Society fundraiser to benefit scholarship funds

Solebury Township Historical Society’s annual fundraiser, #GivingTuesday, is set for Nov. 27 to benefit the Ned Harrington Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to exceptional graduating students at both New Hope-Solebury High School and Solebury School.

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

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here
#GivingTuesday is coming

Bucks and Hunterdon counties must have more nonprofit organizations per square mile than any area across the country. If they don’t have the most nonprofits they are at the top.

Charles Meredith:
A benefit for children’s special needs

At the recent benefit for the Children’s Development Program (CDP) in Quakertown. Nov. 10 at the Saucon Valley Country Club, 125 patrons celebrated another successful year.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Souderton edges Pennridge in overtime for state title
BY MARY JANE SOUDER

Dreams die hard. The Pennridge girls soccer team found that out firsthand.


No dungeons for McCarty’s Dragons
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Shae McCarty, the Central Bucks West, soccer star didn’t sign with Drexel until late, but she will leave University City with her name all over the Dragon record books.

Brader, Gretzinger etch names in Palisades history book
BY JEFF MOELLER

Ethan Brader and teammate Trey Gretzinger connected for a year that truly is a rarity in high school football.

Central Bucks East Hall of Fame grows by four

The Central Bucks High School East Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated the inductions of Karl Dusen, Jen Long, Jo Anne Gemmell-Bucciarelli and coach Val Ehlo.

Education

Quakertown students get taste of Broadway in Bucks
BY GARY WECKSELBLATT

A touch of Broadway came to Quakertown Community High School Oct. 25 as professional actors led workshops for more than 100 students and then performed Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

DelVal names youth programs coordinator

As part of a move to serve learners throughout their lifespans, Delaware Valley University has named Barrie Saias as its new, full-time youth programs coordinator.

Kutz Elementary receives Youth Award

Kutz Elementary School was presented with the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisor’s2018 Youth Award.

Health

Grand View Health opens new physician offices

Grand View Health cut the ribbon on two new physician offices, offering orthopaedics and OB-GYN services in the Lansdale community.


HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Enlightment and packaging

A column reprinted from the Nov. 20, 2014 edition of the Bucks County Herald.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Changing plans

Suddenly the holidays are upon us and the craze to find the perfect gift overwhelms the psyche so here are some suggestions that won’t add to the accumulation of stuff we all have an excess of.

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
Leftover turkey fresh and new

There is an abundance of turkey recipes online for casseroles, and you also can use leftovers for shepherd’s pie, sloppy joes, breakfast hash, turkey salad, tacos, pizza and chili. 

SUSAN S. YESKE: ON THE FOOD CIRCUIT
Lavender Hall in its new evolution has contemporary feel

Those who remember the former Lavender Hall just outside Newtown recall a formal setting with white tablecloths that was known for large parties and wedding receptions

ENTERTAINMENT

Bucks County Symphony Orchestra season offers variety of concerts

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 concert season continues its decades-long tradition of presenting exceptional soloists and the best of the classics to the Bucks County community.

Riverside Symphonia holiday concert to feature Caprio winner

As part of the Riverside Symphonia’s 29th season, the symphony will once again return to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doylestown, at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, for the “Musical Celebration of Christmas” concert.

Emmy-winning comedian performs at Cock ‘N Bull

Comedy Legends Live! at The Cock ‘N Bull Restaurant & Stage at Peddler’s Village presents Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch on Saturday, Nov. 24.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Doylestown Art League Fall Members Show winners named, exhibit continues

The Doylestown Art League held the opening reception for its 59th Fall Members Art Show at the Health and Wellness Center on Route 611 in Warrington Nov. 11.

Hermés scarves on the auction block

On Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, Rago Auctions hosts its winter sale of fine antique and modern jewelry. Included in the two-day, 1,000+ lot auction will be a stand-alone segment of nearly 100 Hermés silk scarves, largely curated by a collector in North Carolina.

D&R Greenway presents “Lovely as a Tree”

D&R Greenway Land Trust’s juried exhibition, “Lovely as a Tree,” includes the work of more than 80 artists responding to the words of poet Joyce Kilmer: “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.”

BUSINESS

Parx Casino plans expansion for legalized sports betting

Parx Casino in Bensalem recently announced plans for legalized sports betting that includes the construction of the Parx Sportsbook, a permanent $10 million expansion project.

The Meet Group takes part in Action Against Hunger campaign

The Meet Group, Inc. of New Hope has teamed up with Action Against Hunger to offer a limited edition virtual gift in its MeetMe, Skout and Tagged mobile applications to help children and families suffering from malnutrition this holiday season.

SPIRITUAL

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
Who’s my neighbor?

People are essentially good but many of us have lost sight of what it means to be a neighbor.

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The historic Chez Odette building was officially, and successfully, moved to it's new site, where it will be restored as part of a comprehensive community revitalization plan and the mayor and several community members were all in attendance.

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