Bucks County Herald

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Intermittent closures on New Hope-Lambertville Bridge

A series of intermittent 15-minute-long traffic stoppages will be employed during early-morning hours tonight at the New Hope-Lambertville free bridge.

The travel restrictions will enable engineers and consultants to conduct a series of load tests with sand-filled dump trucks. The tests will give insights into the viability and performance of various remote electronic sensors that might one day be used to assess the structural health of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s aging weight-restricted bridges.

The load-rating tests and corresponding 15-minute-long traffic stoppages are scheduled to take place overnight between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19.

Motorists may want to consider using the nearby New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202) Toll Bridge as a travel alternative while the traffic stoppages are in effect.

The scheduled travel-restrictions are subject to change due to weather or emergency.

Kim Kurki at Doylestown Bookshop this Saturday

Illustrator Kim Kurki, a Bucks County native, will present and sign her first book, “National Wildlife Federation’s World of Birds: a Beginner’s Guide” at the Doylestown Bookshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

Published by Black Dog & Leventhal, the book is a reference for children and adults, and a tool for interactive learning.  Kurki’s “distinctive, crisp, and imaginative style is accompanied by interesting facts, folklore, and even poems, which help the user identify and engage each species.”

The compendium is the evolution of Kurki’s award-winning, monthly “Explore the Big Outdoors” columns from NWF's Your Big Backyard magazine and is the first in a series of books planned on creatures and plants.



Bicyclists enjoy scenic Bucks County

The Thompson Bucks County Classic took cyclists through the woods and byways of scenic Bucks County in their quest to win the New Hope Road Race.

Sales of calendar ad to help fund van for crash victim

Money to purchase a used van for crash victim Suzanne Berry will come from the sale of ads in a calendar being put together by the owner of a local restaurant.

Plumstead to consider need for fire substation

A more detailed study will look at whether Plumstead Township needs a fire department substation at Route 611 and Ferry Road.

Durham awards contract for new siding

Durham supervisors voted to pay $24,600 to have new siding installed on the township office building by the end of the year.

Clarification sought on “homework in class”

Two Quakertown Community School District principals have been asked to clarify their “homework in class” policy for parents.

Bedminster prepares for winter ahead

Bedminster Township has developed guidelines for snow removal in order to better deal with potential problems in the coming winter.

Dolington residents speak on sewage plan

The debate on plans for a community sewage system continued as the community joined in at a recent meeting of the Upper Makefield supervisors.

Community to honor constable slain long ago

Doylestown Borough police officers will honor the memory of one of their own who was slain in the line of duty 100 years ago.


Doylestown to New Hope Road Race

Canadian bicyclist Zachary Bell won the grueling 14.4-mile Doylestown to New Hope Road Race during the recent Thompson Bucks County Classic. His time was clocked as 4:01:22 to beat cyclists from around the world.

Women, men race in Thompson Criterium

Their routes were different, but all worked hard to win the men’s and women’s Thompson Criterium Of Doylestown bike races that were part of the Bucks County Classic.

Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Vivid life in images of the ordinary

A sneak preview to benefit the library.

Charles Meredith:

Three who left this world

From near and far.



NH-Solebury Lions top Faith Christian Lions

It was a battle of lionesses when New Hope-Solebury’s volleyball team beat Bicentennial Athletic League rival Faith Christian 3-1.

Palisades tops NH-S in girls’ soccer

The Palisades Pirates beat New Hope-Solebury’s Lions 1-0, in a wildly physical girls’ soccer game.

Pennridge polo teams stay optimistic

Pennridge’s girls’ and boys’ water polo teams are ready for the Beast of the East Tournament, which begins Sept. 19.

Bristol wins at home over NH-Solebury

Bristol High School’s Warriors handed a 42-0 defeat to the rival New Hope-Solebury football team.

CB East tops CB South in soccer thriller

Central Bucks East defeats Central Bucks South 1-0 with a late score in an exciting boys’ soccer game.

CB South rallies to tie rival CB East

The final score was 1-1 as the Central Bucks South Girls opposed Central Bucks East in Suburban One League soccer.


New Hope-Solebury library offers yoga classes for all ages

The Free Library of New Hope-Solebury is offering free yoga classes for children, teens and senior citizens during October.

Sugar documentary among “Movies that Matter”

The documentary, “Fed Up,” on how sugar affects metabolism will be shown as part of the Wellness Solution Center’s “Movies That Matter” series.




Plumstead Christian gets top honors

TheBestSchools.org has chosen Plumstead Christian School as one of the top 50 Christian high schools in the nation.

DelVall's fall enrollment breaks record

Enrollment is up at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, which has seen a 17 percent increase in students over last September.

Lewis School displays 9/11 memorial panels

The Lewis School in Princeton, N.J., held its annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, including unveiling three panels for the Garden of Reflection Memorial in Lower Makefield Township.

Bucks 4-H club seeks new members

You don’t have to already own animals to become a member of the Bucks County 4-H Club, which is seeking new participants.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Face off

Identifying the enemy among us.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Alliums abound

Valued for flavor and for show.


A magical day awaits

Trinity Autumn House Tour in its 24th year

The Trinity Autumn House Tour, an annual showcase of quintessential Bucks County homes set against autumn’s majesty, takes place Saturday, Oct. 18.

Tickets for the tour, which features five homes and two bonus locations, are on sale now.


Flying High

Student pilots soar in solo debut

Teenage participants in the Aero Solo flying program at Doylestown Airport took to the skies, flying on their own for the first time, as anxious adults watched from below. The students, who hope to find a career in aviation, are on their way to earning their pilot's licenses.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Going for the gold in Pillsbury competition

Christine Wilson of West Rockhill was chosen one of 100 finalists in the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off. It is her third time competing for a golden doughboy statue and the $1 million top prize.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Take-out or eating in; choose farm or café

Tabora Café in Lansdale is an offshoot of the popular Tabora Farms in Chalfont, which has gained a reputation for its fresh produce and takeout foods.


Bridge Street Concert Series features four performances

Bucks County Playhouse launches the Bridge Street Concert Series on Thursday, Sept. 18. Featured during the four night series is Dirty Bourbon River Show, Eric Mintel Quartet, Lea DeLaria and Livingston Taylor.

“Big” a fun production at Open Air Theatre

Local song-and-dance talent Louis Palena has the starring role in the cheerful, fun production of “Big, The Musical” at the Open Air Theatre in Titusville, N.J.

Langhorne Players ably offer “Bluebird”

The Langhorne Players offer the “in yer face” drama, “Bluebird,” about a British cab driver who must deal with his past.

4 to direct T&C’s “Evening of Comedy”

Four outside directors will participate in “An Evening of Comedy” Sept. 19-21 at Town & Country Players in Buckingham.


Scottish Gallery views Pa. Impressionists

Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia will showcase highlights of its upcoming American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction in a show in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Gallery of the Arts highlights Ruth Taylor images

The 46th annual Gallery of the Arts in Sellersville Sept. 21 will highlight the works of Ruth Taylor, the featured artist of the year.

Ivyland Art Group sets "pet show"

Pets are the focus of an exhibit of paintings, prints and cards by Ivyland Art Group artists that opens Sept. 20 at Carversville Christian Church.


Chalfont’s Matcor works
to give back

Guided by founder Bill Schutt, 40-year-old Matcor in Chalfont is a company that works hard to give back to the community.

Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Q&A with the career coach

In his “Job Hunting and Career Planning” column, Cliff Montgomery answers questions on leaders being readers and job boredom.


Spiritual Side

Zubaida Foundation denounces acts of violence

The Zubaida Foundation in Yardley issues a statement officially opposing acts of violence.

Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

De-stressing life transitions, a little awareness at a time

With September comes change, and with change comes stress. Being aware of how an experience affects you helps to deal with that stress.







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