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Sunday, December 4, 2016

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Workshop in Yardley to help local businesses

A free workshop on “Understanding Your Community’s Customers & Market Profile” is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Yardley Community Center.

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George Washington’s river

In 1776, George Washington faced ice and wind as he crossed the Delaware on Christmas night. This site has been the embarkation point for the annual re-enactment of the historic crossing, which was a turning point in the American Revolution. This year, the river is so low in a photo taken early in the week, that there has been some doubt that the crossing will take place. But the organizers say the show will go on.

River basin area enters drought watch mode

The below-normal precipitation totals throughout most of the Delaware River Basin, have prompted New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York to declare drought watches or warnings in 36 of the 42 counties that lie entirely or partially in the basin.

Upper Makefield auditor challenges tax hike

Larry Breeden, auditor for Upper Makefield, has challenged the township supervisors over a proposed one-mill tax increase, saying it won’t be necessary.

PennDOT sets hearing on Headquarters bridge

A public hearing on the replacement of the Headquarters Road bridge in Tinicum Township is scheduled for Dec. 13 at Palisades High School in Kintnersville.

Increased charter school costs a concern

Palisades School District officials have expressed concern about the impact of the increasing cost of private charter schools, which is projected to go up in the 2017-18 school year.

No tax hike in proposed Richland budget

A proposed 2017 budget for Richland Township includes no property tax increase, despite longterm concerns about the cost of police services.

Innovation is key word at biotech conference

“Incubating Innovation” was the theme of the recent Regional Biotechnology Conference held at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute in Doylestown. 

Snow removal on minds in Upper Makefield

In anticipation of the rapidly approaching winter season, Upper Makefield will explore the costs of snowplowing undedicated roads as the result of a request by a township resident.

Beaumont House gets historical marker

The 18th-century Beaumont House in New Hope, which was built by John Addison Beaumont, has received a historic marker from the New Hope Historical Society.

New Hope Notebook: Distillery, restaurant proposed for farm

Landmark Development, which owns Hotel du Village and the Logan Inn in New Hope, has proposed creating a distillery, tasting room and restaurant at the West End Farm at Phillips’ Mill. 

Test scores addressed at New Hope-Solebury meeting

A detailed review of New Hope-Solebury School District test scores included looking at ways to improve math scores among some students.

Bucks Ancestry Fair draws crowds

An estimated 300 people participated in the Bucks County Ancestry Fair at the Upper Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College.

Perkasie tree-lighting among nation’s oldest

Perkasie will holds its tree-lighting ceremony on Dec. 3, continuing a town tradition that began in 1909. 

Sellersville ready for annual Winterfest

A tree-lighting ceremony will launch the annual Winterfest celebration set for Tuesday evening in Sellersville.


Woodland Tea

Woodland Tea, presented by the Perkasie Garden Club, took place Nov. 12 at St. Cyril's Church in Jamison.

Dana Dinner

Lovin Oven in Frenchtown, N.J., hosted its sixth bi-annual Dana Dinner Nov. 22.

Masquerade Ball

Potential Inc., a local nonprofit organization based in Newtown, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a masquerade ball fundraiser.

Links celebrates 50

The Bucks County Chapter of the Links, Incorporated celebrated 50 years of local and international community service on Oct. 29, at its signature Midnight Magic Masquerade Ball at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Honoring a veteran

Behind Bill Mohr's White House visit. 

Charles Meredith:

The more things change ...

... and thoughts on the Electoral College.



Rams go wire-to-wire in win over Panthers

Pennridge football got the offense rolling in a 55-28 victory at Quakertown on Thanksgiving morning. Both teams ended their year at 6-6. The Rams lead the Thanksgiving series 54-28-5.

Lions shut out Eagles to retain trophy

New Hope football blew out South Hunterdon, 45-0, in Lambertville, N.J., on Thanksgiving morning. Jesse Capriotti had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Lions, who finished their campaign at 9-2.

Central Bucks South seniors name college homes

CB South hosted a signing ceremony for eight seniors on Nov. 16. Included were four baseball players and state high jump champ Valerie Przekop.

Central Bucks West seniors discuss college plans

UNC-bound field hockey standout Bryn Boylan highlighted CB West’s seven-member signing class on Monday afternoon. Boylan was joined by hockey teammates Cadera Smith and Ryan Murray, among others.

Brous, Bucks halt Patriots in rivalry tilt

CB West ice hockey goalie Jonah Brous had 25 saves as the Bucks bounced CB East, 4-0, at Hatfield Ice Arena last Wednesday evening. Joey Rockovich scored a pair.


Bucks County Community College to open science center in the spring

Bucks County Community College will unveil a new Science Center on the Newtown campus in time for the spring semester.

Central Bucks adopts Cloud-based technology

Central Bucks School District is using BoardDocs Pro, a Cloud-based technology, to improve productivity and save taxpayer dollars. 

Making the world a better place with music

A Caroling Christmas Concert on Dec. 11 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jamison will raise funds for the Make A Difference Children’s Foundation.



CB volleyball teams aid cancer research

A “Pinkapalooza” fundraiser by the Central Bucks East and West girls volleyball teams has raised $2,177 for the Cancer Institute at Doylestown Health.

Cupcake Wars fund veterans program

The $2,400 raised during St. Mary Medical Center’s recent Cupcake Wars event have been donated to the hospital’s Healing Environments Veteran Appreciation Program.

Bucks dentist provides care for the needy

Langhorne dentist Dr. Arpan Patel held an Emergency Dental Treatment Day for patients  who can’t afford to pay for dental care.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Naughty and nice

The art of gifting. 

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Startling green balls by the wayside

Osage oranges have a long history.

Photo Feature

Two Town Turkey Trot

The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce held its first Two Town Turkey Trot 5K race and 1-mile health walk Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Gingerbread men a holiday favorite

Food historian Susan McLellan Plaisted knows a lot about food history, including how gingerbread men became to be part of our holiday traditions.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Latin meets Italian at Lenny’s Cocina

Lenny Ojeda learned a lot about food from his Latina grandmother, but also knows a lot about Italian cooking. He incorporates both into his latest venture, Lenny’s Cocina de Abuelita. 


Philanthropist Franca Warden honored

Franca Warden of Bucks County was among the arts philanthropists honored by the America-Italy Society for contributions and efforts over the past 40 years.

Ottsville student among holiday concert singers

Emily DiGirolamo of Ottsville is among the 13-member group Beyond Harmony which will participate in the Holly Jolly Harmony Concert Dec. 9 at Misericordia University.

DelVal adds second holiday concert

Due to popular demand, Delaware Valley University has added a second holiday concert which will be free and open to the public.

Chip Mergott: Music Minute


Who recorded your favorite version?

Arts & Galleries

ArtYard a creative space for artists

The nonprofit ArtYard in Frenchtown, N.J., provides creative space for live performance, film, art and artists. 

Pennsylvania Impressionists in Freeman’s art sale

The American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists sale will take palce Dec. 4 at Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia.

Upstairs Gallery shows “Perry Pictures”

“Perry Pictures,” featuring the work of mother and daughter Margie and Catherine Perry, opens Dec. 3 at the Upstairs Gallery in Peddler’s Village.

“Cold Weather” to open at River Queen Gallery

“Cold Weather, Warm Art,” an exhibit featuring multiple local artists, is se tto open at River Queen Gallery in Lambertville, N.J.

Celebrating small

U.S. Small Business Administration officials, including Eastern Pennsylvania deputy director, Michael Kane, visited Simply Fresh by McCaffrey’s, Holly Hill Boutique and Planet Smoothie in Doylestown Borough on Nov. 14, in advance of Small Business Saturday.

Rick Welsh: Dollars and $ense:

Is a Trump presidency good for the economy?

Examining how a Trump presidency could impact the domestic economy, the financial markets and our investment portfolios.

Spiritual Side

St. Andrew’s presents special Advent service

J.S. Bach’s Cantata 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” will be performed at the 9:30 a.m. Liturgy on Sunday, Dec. 4 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lambertville, N.J.

Princeton Seminary presents Carols of Many Nations

Princeton Theological Seminary will present three musical services of carols from around the world on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. in Miller Chapel, 64 Mercer St. Princeton, N.J.

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