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Wolf administration unveils when and where medical marijuana will be available to patients

Harrisburg - Governor Tom Wolf today announced medical marijuana will be available for patients at approved dispensaries beginning February 15.

Seminar set on adolescent gambling prevention

NHS Cares will present the third in a series of free monthly seminars that will discuss the growing problem of  adolescent gambling.

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News


Birthday celebration

Leyla and Mina Yildirim beat a drum during Washington Crossing Historic Park’s celebration of President George Washington’s 286th birthday Sunday. Visitors came from other states and other countries for the event. View more photos HERE.


Medical cannabis business opens in Sellersville
BY CHRIS RUVO

TerraVida Holistic Center, a medical marijuana business, opened its doors for business in Sellersville for the first time last Saturday serving approximately 150 patients during the opening day.


Plumstead views Old Easton Road bridge concept
BY REBECCA FINK

William Castle of Castle and Associates appeared before Plumstead supervisors to explain the process of rebuilding the severely deteriorated bridge over the Pine Run Creek in Dyerstown.

State Supreme Court issues voting district map

The Department of State is taking necessary steps to implement the remedial congressional map released Monday by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.


Solebury to enlist parents’ help to negotiate field use
BY BIRGITTA WOLFE

The Solebury Board of Supervisors agreed to try and enlist the help of New Hope parents in convincing Borough Council to come to terms on paying its fair share for use of township recreation fields.


Quakertown weighs future of school building
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Quakertown Community School District is under growing pressure to do something about the former Milford Middle School.

Congressional testimony supports Bucks farm
BY CAROLYN EDELMANN

Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.-8) testified on the floor of Congress this week about preservation of Stone Meadows Farm in Middletown Township, his hometown.

Bedminster eliminates two fees, revises others
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

Following a comprehensive review of its fee schedule in the categories of subdivision and land development, building, zoning, and others, Bedminster Township has eliminated two of the fees and raised others.

Sellersville seeks grant money for sewer line project
BY CHRIS RUVO

Sellersville is proceeding with a road improvement project, and working to obtain grant money to help pay for a sewer line replacement on Green Street.

Conservancy proposes bike lane on Route 563 at state park in Nockamixon Township
BY CLIFF LEBOWITZ

The Heritage Conservancy has asked Nockamixon Township to consider installation of a bike lane for Route 563 (Mountain View Drive), which is the main thoroughfare through Nockamixon State Park.

No pipeline resolution in Durham but Delaware River Basin Commission letters will be sent 
BY KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Although Durham Township supervisors have individually indicated their opposition to the construction of the proposed PennEast pipeline that would cut through a small portion of the township, they declined to sign a township resolution opposing fracking at their February meeting.

Springfield decides to lengthen ban after park spraying
BY BARRIE-JOHN MURPHY

Peppermint Park will be off-limits to the public for an extended period following any spraying of 2,4- Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and other chemicals.

Newtown Township gives green light to Nina’s Waffles and Ice Cream
BY STEVE SHERMAN

The operators of Nina’s Waffles and Ice Cream, with locations in New Hope, Doylestown and Lahaska, had the conditional use permit for its sixth location unanimously approved by the Newtown Township Board.

Weekends And Beyond

Washington’s birthday celebrations

Washington Crossing Historic Park andthe Washington Crossing Foundation celebrated Gen. George Washington’s 286th birthday on Feb. 18.
 

Enchanted Evening

AARK Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center hosted an Enchanted Evening with Wildlife at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown on Feb. 17.

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way
An actor’s dream come true

Frank Ferrante, currently starring in “An Evening with Groucho” at the Bucks County Playhouse, recently visited The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm where Groucho Marx was a frequent visitor.

Charles Meredith:
Florida and Tinicum

Will Congress and state legislatures listen to Americans and a group of women in Tinicum spread their wings.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports


Pennridge, Quakertown see progress

BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Pennridge and Quakertown bowling both will have a presence at regionals in early March. The Rams got both of their teams through; both teams are also sending a handful of individuals to Lancaster for regionals.


Ogonowski, CB East slow down CB West
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Freshman Matt Ogonowski made 41 saves as CB East ice hockey toppled archrival CB West, 3-1, last Wednesday. The Patriots most likely qualified for the SHSHL tournament with the victory.


Despite setback, CB East has life
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

CB East girls’ basketball dropped a 59-48 decision at Abington in the District One Class 6A second round on Tuesday. The Patriots will play for states through playbacks starting on Saturday.

Pennridge clinches state berth with win
BY DON LEYPOLDT

Pennridge boys’ basketball has its ticket to states. The Rams beat North Penn, 43-41, in the District One Class 6A second round on Tuesday to lock up their place in states. Sean Yoder scored 13 in the win.

Baker, Pennridge 4x8 star at Meet of Champs
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Indoor states for track and field are this Sunday. As a warm-up, local athletes descended on Lehigh University on Friday and Saturday for the annual Meet of Champions. CB West’s Brian Baker won the mile.

Stillings, Stahl lead large pack to districts
BY DAVID CAMPBELL

Pennridge’s Josh Stillings, Quakertown’s Josh Stahl and a boatload of other wrestlers performed well at leagues and now turn their attention to districts, which get under way on Saturday.

Education

Delaware Valley University, Longwood Gardens sign transfer agreement

Delaware Valley University and Longwood Gardens signed an agreement on Wednesday, Jan. 31, that will provide a new pathway to a bachelor’s degree for high-achieving horticulture students.


TV station fetes Delaware Valley Regional High School junior

Delaware Valley Regional High School junior and musician Miles Hudgins, was saluted by PBS-TV Channel 39 as its January Artist of the Month.

Quakertown launches Career Cafe series

Quakertown Community School District is unveiling a new initiative designed to expose seventh and eighth graders to potential careers.

Health

Avery’s Hope calls attention to Rare Disease Day

Feb. 28 is internationally known as Rare Disease Day and Avery’s Hope will celebrate the day by sending its founding executive director, New Hope resident Caryl Harris, to Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress.


Public invited to advance health-care

Looking Ahead’s Betsy Payn, MSN. will lead a thought-provoking conversation on how to protect your health-care rights and make your wishes known on Saturday, March 3 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury.

Free medicare planning program offered

Attorney Richard L. Newman will offer a program titled, “Know Your Medicare Options: Essentials of Medicare Plan Selection,” on Monday, Feb. 26, at his Doylestown office.

HEALTH CALENDAR

COLUMNS

CAMILLE GRANITO MANCUSO: CHATTERBOX
Taking aim at the problem

In the wake of the most recent school shooting, we must face America’s problem of guns, advocate, and force a solution that works.

ELIZABETH LUDLOW BOWMAN:
TIPS FOR THE COMPLEAT GARDENER
Not spring yet

The ground is saturated with moisture from recent snow and rain but arrival of snowdrops signal that spring is waiting in the wings.

PHOTO FEATURE

Special Olympics supporters take the plunge

The 2018 Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge for Special Olympics was held in Scott Park in Easton on Feb. 17 with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

DINING

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING IN
Time is close for harvesting maple syrup

We can thank Native Americans for discovering the sweet sap that flows out of maple trees near the end of each winter.

SUSAN S. YESKE: DINING OUT
Lifetimes of experience prepared for Dublin Towne Diner

Listening to their customers, Dublin Towne Diner owners Steve and Helen Christonikos have added a new senior citizen menu and early-bird specials to their already large main menu.

ENTERTAINMENT


Prize-winning Israeli pianist joins Bucks Symphony for winter concert

The Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Gary S. Fagin, performs its annual Winter Concert at Central Bucks High School East on Sunday, Feb. 25 featuring prize-winning-Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman.


Mary Fahl returns to New Hope Winery

Mary Fahl, formerly of October Project, performs at New Hope Winery on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Southern rock band plays at John and Peter’s

The Freeway Revival, a Southern roots/jam act out of Asheville, N.C., is headed to New Hope for a concert at John & Peter’s Place on Friday, Feb. 23.

State Street Players present 40th anniversary show

Doylestown's State Street Players celebrate their 40th anniversary with “Been There Done That 39 Times,” a show that takes a look back at their 39 prior productions.

CHIP MERGOT: MUSIC MINUTE
“Where Did Our Love Go?”

An iconic group reluctantly records one of its biggest hits.

ARTS & GALLERIES

PAUL GRATZ: IMPRESSIONS OF LIFE
Historic Yellow Springs, a magical place

The importance of historic Yellow Springs as an art community and school.

New Hope Art League presents Materese Roche

Bucks County painter, Materese Roche, will present a painting demonstration at the New Hope Art League meeting at St. Martin of Tours Church in New Hope on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

“Touch the Future” art show enters fourth decade

The 31st annual “Touch the Future” art show will honor winners from 26 public high schools in Bucks and Montgomery counties as it kicks off its three-week run with a reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Arcadia University in Glenside.

BUSINESS

Indian Valley presents business awards

The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce recently held its 47th annual dinner, celebrating a year of success in business and community throughout the region.

RICK WALSH: DOLLARS AND $ENSE
Will I outlive my savings?

If you are recently retired or planning to retire soon, this is the question that naturally comes to mind.

SPIRITUAL

Photographer to speak at Newtown Quaker Meeting

Emmet Gowin, professor emeritus of photography of Princeton University and a member of Newtown Meeting, will speak about his new book of photography, “Mariposa Nocturnas: Moths of Central and South America, a Study in Beauty and Diversity” on Sunday, Feb. 25.


DAVID GREEN: BELIEVE IN GOOD
Falling short on common sense

The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., is only the latest in a sickening string of horrors plaguing our country.

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