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LUCAS NOEL

Boy missing: Police seek public’s help

Lucas Noel, a 14-year-old white male, has been reported missing from his home in the 1500 block of Graeme Way, in the Hartsville section of Warwick Township.

Lucas is 5-feet, 6-inches tall, and he weighs 125 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen at home at 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwick Police Department detectives at 215-343-6102 or email warwickpolice@comcast.net.


Paper art workshop offered at Bucks

The public is invited to a special pop-up workshop with Colette Fu, one of the participating artists, in “Under the Knife: Contemporary Cut Paper Art” at Bucks County Community College.

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Cyber bullying topic of film, panel

Bucks County Community College begins a free Movie Mondays on Sept. 25, with a screening of “Cyber Bully,” about a teenager subjected to a bullying campaign through a social media site.

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News

Doylestown Health breaks ground for heart and vascular center
BY CONNIE WRZESNIEWSKI

It was a historic moment in time for Doylestown Health on Sept. 15 when the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Center for Heart and Vascular Care took place at the entrance to the Richard A. Reif Heart Institute.

Lehigh Valley joins race for Amazon plant
BY MELINDA RIZZO

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation will throw its hat in the ring in a bid to become the second headquarters for online retail giant Amazon.

Perkasie clears path for construction at airport
BY MELINDA RIZZO

The path is cleared for construction of two manufacturing buildings in Perkasie, bounded by Ridge Road with the nearest cross street at Tunnel Road at the Pennridge Airport Business Park property.

Solebury wants New Hope’s fair share for fields
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

At a recent meeting, Solebury supervisors stated that while Solebury and New Hope Borough share the township’s sports fields and recreation facilities, Solebury taxpayers are paying about 25 times more than New Hope taxpayers.

State budget bill threatens pension and fire relief funds
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Tinicum Township is writing to its state representatives to request their opposition to House Bill 593, Amendment A03263 a state bill that would affect the adequacy of the present tax rate.

Bedminster considers four-way stop signs at Fretz Valley intersection
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Responding to concerns about recent accidents at the intersection of Fretz Valley Road and Kellers Church Road, Bedminster Township officials are looking into the possibility of installing new four-way stop signage.

Quakertown graduation to stay at Stabler
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

The Quakertown Community School District is establishing a new tradition: Graduation ceremonies at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem.

With tie vote, Perkasie tables street sweeper decision
BY MELINDA RIZZO

After two 4-4 votes with one member absent, Perkasie Borough Council tabled the decision to buy its first street sweeper.

Senate launches statewide video contest to engage students in fighting drug abuse

State Sen. Chuck McIlhinney is urging Pennsylvania middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.

New Hope Notebook: Borough council highlights finances
BY GERRY MONIGAN

At a recent monthly council meeting it was made clear that the borough is in good fiscal shape.

New Hope Crushed Stone on schedule for restoration
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

Representatives of the state Department of Environmental Protection will meet with Solebury officials Wednesday, Oct. 4, to discuss issues relating to the New Hope Crushed Stone quarry.

Salvage harvest of hazardous trees planned at Nockamixon Park

Work is scheduled to begin this fall at Nockamixon State park to remove dying ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer and other trees that may become a hazard.

Gildea promoted to sergeant with Hilltown police
BY CHRIS RUVO

For 21 years, John Gildea has served Hilltown as an exemplary police officer and will now serve as a first-line supervisor of the department’s patrol division.

Officials, committee brainstorming ideas for Stockton School final year celebrations
BY JOHN SIEVERS

As the school moves through its final year, Stockton Borough School officials, along with a special “celebration committee,” are in the process of brainstorming ideas for the students to celebrate the school’s 185-year history.

Central Bucks hears report on the state of its buildings
BY DANA M. ECKMAN

A new engineering feasibility study on the 23 schools, two administration buildings and two operation buildings in the Central Bucks School District was presented during the regular meeting of the school board Sept. 12.

Durham administrator takes on emergency management
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Dani McClanahan will now be wearing another hat in her multi-faceted job at Durham Township as emergency management coordinator.

Weekends And Beyond

Menlo Park 125th anniversary

Menlo Park, home to the historic Perkasie Carousel, celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Art in the Garden

The 18th annual Art in the Garden at Paxson Hill Farm in New Hope featured more than 70 local artists.

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
A new approach to enterpreneurship

Donna DeCarolis Ph.D. offered a surprising back-to-school message when she spoke at the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s executive roundtable luncheon.

Charles Meredith:
Community building in a city

Collectively imagining our futures, “Philadelphia Assembled” a new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art asks, “how can we collectively shape our futures?”

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

CB East nips CB West
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

A Riley Donnelly tally in the first half proved to be enough as CB East field hockey edged host CB West, 1-0, last Wednesday. The Bucks received a standout performance from goalkeeper Peyton Fischer (12 saves).


Titans rally to stymie Patriots
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Facing its first deficit of the season, CB South football came back to turn back host CB East, 37-28, on Saturday. Brady Prezelski hauled in a pair of touchdowns for the Titans, who are 4-0 on the season.


Hudson helps Bucks defeat Patriots
BY MAX RETTIG

CB West volleyball needed four sets to beat host CB East, 3-1, last Wednesday. Katie Hudson had nine kills, 22 digs and an ace for the Bucks; teammate Amanda Mass added 17 kills.

Patriots boot Bucks
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Riley Kane and Kate Schlotter found the back of the net for CB East girls’ soccer in the Patriots’ 2-0 victory over visiting CB West last Thursday. Kristen Obetz preserved the shutout in goal with two saves.

Runners start off on right foot
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Local cross country runners are just getting started. Solebury School performed well in its opening Penn-Jersey League Invitational last Thursday. The Spartan boys were third as a team; the Spartan girls were second.

Panthers turn tide
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Quakertown boys’ soccer earned its first win of the season with Tuesday’s 4-3 triumph over visiting Upper Moreland. Andy Munsell deposited the game-winner in the second half.

Patriots Hall of Fame grows
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

The CB East Athletic Hall of Fame added four members to its ranks on Saturday. Inducted were: Jeff Silk, Susan Guba Griffith, Richie Barrett and Caitlin Kirsteier.

Education

DelVal University welcomes most diverse class

This fall, Delaware Valley University more than tripled its new international student population while also drawing students from more states.

Doylestown resident receives scholarship

Sophia Dantzic of Doylestown is the co-recipient of the James F. Doherty Scholarship, awarded by the full-service law firm, High Swartz.

Frenchtown school launches biomedical science academy

Delaware Valley High School is offering Principles of Biomedical Science, the first in a four-course career pathway designed by Project Lead the Way, an educational nonprofit.

Health

Pediatric cancer patients take the field at Citizens Bank Park

The Philadelphia Phillies partnered with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the official children's hospital of the Phillies, to host Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park.

Healthy Kids Running Series gets under way in Doylestown

Healthy Kids Running Series kicked off its seventh season in Doylestown on Sunday at Camp Curiosity.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
The challenge, ancient or new

A Disney movie, based on an ancient Polynesian myth, actually reflects modern climate change.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN: TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Suddenly the Equinox

The autumn garden is a beauteous place, sun slanting through shimmering grass heads and the annuals swelling into fullness around really wonderful perennials.

PHOTO FEATURE

Washington's river crossing recreated with water and light

Washington’s 1776 Delaware River crossing was recreated at Washington Crossing Historic Park with an array of images projected onto an 80-by-30-foot “water shield”.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
“Wonderful fruit” grown just north of Bucks County

Not far from the Bucks County border, in the lush green hills of Lehigh County, are hundreds of acres of Asian pear trees that are ready for harvest.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Artie’s Bar and Grill in Frenchtown, N.J. offers traditional American food and entertainment

Artie's Bar & Grill offers a menu traditional bar food including a variety of burgers, wings, cheesesteaks, sandwiches and personal pizzas.

ENTERTAINMENT

“Rock and Roll Man” makes world premiere in New Hope

“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” starring Broadway’s Alan Campbell and television’s George Wendt, is making its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse through Oct. 1.

American Repertory Ballet celebrates work of Mary Barton

American Repertory Ballet opens its 2017-2018 season with a full evening of works celebrating 15 years of Mary Barton’s choreography.

Bucks Gilbert and Sullivan offers Autumn Cabaret

The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents an “Autumn Cabaret,” featuring songs of Broadway and Gilbert & Sullivan plus dessert.

Guitarist next to perform in St. Philip’s music series

American guitarist and composer Peter Griggs will perform next in a series of concerts being offered by the historic St. Philip’s Episcopal in New Hope.

ARTS & GALLERIES

Katsiff in two exhibitions at Trenton City Museum

The Trenton Museum Society presents the work of nationally-known photographer Bruce Katsiff in two distinct exhibits at the Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie, in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, N.J.


Baum School exhibition features two masters of the Newark School

The Baum School of Art in Allentown presents “John R. Grabach and Henry M. Gasser: New Jersey Masters,” through Oct. 21.

Abstract Artists of Bucks County put on a show

The Abstract Artists of Bucks County will return to the Centre for the Arts in Bristol, to exhibit their latest work through Oct. 2.

Artsbridge features Larry Chestnut

The Artsbridge Distinguished Artist Series presents Larry Chestnut on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J.

BUSINESS

Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce receives tourism grant

State Sen. Bob Mensch presents Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tara King with a $50,000 tourism grant check from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

SCORE to share insight on starting a business through two workshops
BY DONALD GOELTZ

Two upcoming workshops will show participants the steps of converting an idea into a business opportunity.

SPIRITUAL

DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
Banding together

Allowing our differences to strengthen us and learning to live abundantly.

Newtown Quaker Meeting speaker offers talk on gun control

Richmond B. Shreve, a member of Newtown Quaker Meeting and self-described “civic activist" will make a presentation on gun control to the Newtown Meeting Adult on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the historic Quaker Meetinghouse in Newtown.

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National Investigation into Opioid Manufacturers
and Distributors Expands

Surrounded by parents who have lost children to overdoses and local law enforcement, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a major expansion of investigations of manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids that now involve 41 Attorneys General.

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