Bucks County Herald

Friday, September 30, 2016

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T-shirt sales to benefit Newtown Creek Coalition

The Newtown Creek Coalition will have a display table at Market Day in Newtown on Saturday, Oct. 1 in front of the Newtown Hardware House on South State Street. Visitors can learn about Newtown Creek Coalition activities, including progress on the restoration of the only remaining portion of the original Newtown Common. Located at the end of Greene Street just west of North State Street, it will be Newtown's oldest and newest public park. Make a minimum $15 donation to the coalition, and you will go home with a highly stylish T-shirt.

New Hope Borough fall leaf collection program begins Oct. 5

The New Hope Borough Department of Public Works conducts an annual fall leaf collection program on Wednesdays, with this year’s program beginning Oct. 5 and ending Nov. 30. All leaves must be placed in plastic or paper bags. Bags must be tied and placed at the curb for collection. Property owners should ensure bags are not placed in the street and especially that they are not blocking storm water basins or drainage-ways. Contact Tom Carroll, the borough's director of public works, at 215-862-3031.


Ancient Hilltown building demolished

The Historical Society of Hilltown Township has led the charge to salvage as much as possible from the remains of the Thomas-Musselman Log Building, which has been deemed too damaged for further preservation and maintenance.

Canal walk will protest PennEast Pipeline plan

A two-mile walk along the Delaware Canal will take place Oct. 8 to protest plans to build a natural gas pipeline through Bucks County and neighboring New Jersey counties.

Weintraub sworn in as Bucks County DA

With his wife and daughters by his side, Matthew D. Weintraub was sworn in as Interim District Attorney for Bucks County, filling the vacancy left by the retirement of David W. Heckler.

Quakertown will revise contract procedures

Concerns over the recent adoption of a service contract have motivated the Quakertown School Board to promise to revise procedures for district contracts.

Pennridge criticized for Title IX approval

A Pennridge School District decision to follow federal Title IX guidelines on bathroom and locker room usage for transgender students has drawn fire from parents who disapprove.

Proposed pipeline route changes draw fire

PennEast has filed proposed changes to the route it would like to take through Bucks and neighboring New Jersey counties to build a controversial natural gas pipeline. The changes were filed after the end of the comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact.

Pedestrian struck and killed on Route 202

A 31-year-old Lahaska man was struck and killed by a vehicle operated by a Warminster woman when he was walking along Route 202 in Lahaska.

NH-Solebury revitalization project proceeding

Superintendent Steven Yanni offered assurances that work on the Campus Revitalization Project is moving along.

Ground broken for Playhouse expansion

Ground was broken Sept. 16 for the final phase of renovations for the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope. Attending were local dignitaries, elected officials and playhouse supporters. 

Solebury plans bamboo control ordinance

Solebury Township supervisors worked on a draft ordinance to “preserve and protect private and public property from the damaging effects of non-native bamboo.” 

HARB looks to streamline repair process

Solebury’s Historical Architectural Review Board is working to make it easier for homeowners to secure a certificate of appropriateness when making repairs, changes or additions to properties in the historic district. 

Public turns out at Pennridge meeting

Parents attended the recent meeting of the Pennridge School Board to voice complaints about busing problems and the lack of crossing guards at a busy intersection and near the middle and high schools. 

Richland to seek bids for Heller Road project

The Richland Township Board of Supervisors has authorized advertising for the bidding of the Heller Road Trail Project, another link an intercommunity trail network.

On-the-Campaign-Trail: Seeing what Donald Trump saw

Standing on a raised dais at the rear of a Donald Trump rally, the view was of a room crowded with devoted followers. 

Lambertville prepares to buy garbage truck

Lambertville City Council has introduced a bond ordinance to spend $80,000 to buy a refurbished garbage truck to replace one that keeps breaking down. 


Nockamixon day

The Bucks County Horse Park in Revere played host to the Nockamixon Community Day.

Wines on the Hill

Regional wineries and their wares were on display in Hilltown at the fourth annual Wines on the Hill Festival.


Broadway composer Jill Santoriello performed with other past and present Broadway performers at the fourth annual Chop Gala.

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Explorers into our past

Durham Township, circa 1798. 

Charles Meredith:

Stoking fears and redistricting

The political season continues.



Pennridge powers to wins in pool

Pennridge girls’ water polo is 7-3 and the boys are 4-5 as the season reaches its halfway point. Both Ram teams defeated visiting Springfield last Thursday.

Bensalem breaks tie, tops CB West

CB West football came all the way back from a 21-0 hole to tie visiting Bensalem on Friday, but the Owls pulled out the 28-21 win to send the Bucks to 3-2 on the season.

CB South’s Scarpill secures second at Council Rock Invitational

CB South senior cross country runner Matt Scarpill was second at Saturday’s Council Rock Invitational at Tyler State Park in Newtown. Scarpill completed the course in 15:57.72.

Palisades halts slide, gets by Catasauqua

Junior Elora Mitchell scored the game-winner early in the second half as Palisades field hockey ended a seven-game losing skid with a 2-0 victory over visiting Catasauqua on Tuesday.

Eagles retain River Cup

South Hunterdon girls’ soccer blanked visiting Solebury School, 4-0, on Saturday evening to keep the River Cup for the fourth straight year. Junior Charlotte Smith had a goal and two assists for the Eagles.

South Hunterdon upends Solebury

Senior Marcos Delcid scored a pair of goals as South Hunterdon boys’ soccer downed visiting Solebury School, 4-1, on Saturday. The victory was the Eagles’ third in five games for the River Cup.

Rock South trips up CB South in sweep

CB South girls’ volleyball stumbled at Rock South, 3-0, on Friday afternoon. Senior captain Morgan McCrory amassed 26 digs in the setback.

Denmark students visit DelVal University

A group of 23 students from Tradium, a college in Denmark, spent two weeks at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown as part of an exchange program.

Buckingham preschool becomes an academy

Newly renamed Trinity Buckingham Nursery School and Kindergarten is now called the Trinity Buckingham Academy.

Plumstead students harvest corn for needy

Participating in America’s Grow a Row program, Plumstead Christian School students harvested 4,250 pounds of corn to help feed those in need.


Breast cancer warriors on exhibit at store

Photos of eight women who have survived breast cancer are the focus of an exhibit now on view in the glass storefront of Estate boutique in Doylestown.

Church hosts talk on advance-care planning

Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury will serve as host to an adult forum by Betsy Payn on Looking Ahead Advance Care Planning.

Doylestown Hospital gets multiple awards

Doylestown Hospital has been honored with multiple awards associated with its treatment of heart and stroke, and for its overall performance.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Cost of experience

Bumps on the road to a good time. 

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Turtleheads in the wetlands

These flowers love moisture.

Photo Feature

New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival

The annual New Hope Juried Arts & Crafts Festival was held Sept. 24 and 25, at New Hope-Solebury High School, with more than 160 local and national artists and craftspeople.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Local beekeeper knows a lot about honey

Scott Guiser has been keeping bees and enjoying the fruits of their labors  for decades. He also has seen an increased interest in honey in recent years.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Carversville adds small plates on Wednesdays 

After 27 years in business with a reliable upscale menu, Carversville Inn is offering something new: a small-plates menu Wednesday evenings.


“Liberty Valence” actors are exceptional

A team of experienced and exceptionally talented actors has come together to perform “Who Shot Liberty Valance” at Actors NET in Morrisville.

Laughter and tears for “Stella and Lou”

The Playmasters in Bensalem opened their seasoned with “Stella and Lou,” a story of the pathos and kindness of a South Philadelphia bar owner.

“Little Shop of Horrors” at Acting Naturally

The misfortunes of Seymour, a floral assistant, are told in the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” being performed by Acting Naturally in Langhorne.

Great Tuna” comes to Montgomery Theater

“Greater Tuna,” a two-person comedy about a small town in Texas, is the current production at the Montgomery Theater in Souderton.

Arts & Galleries

Traditional Artists Show at Conservatory

The seventh annual Traditional Artists Show will open Sept. 30 and continue through Oct. 2 at The Conservatory in Doylestown, which will benefit from the proceeds.

Gratz impressionism show focuses on Bucks

Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio in Doylestown opens the show, “The Love of Impressionism, The Beauty of Bucks County” on Oct. 1.

“Just Painters” again at Upstairs Gallery

“Just Painters,” a group of artists under the direction of Miriam Warfield, will show their work during October at the Upstairs Gallery in Lahaska.

Travis Gallery shows “Urban Impressions”

New York City and the canals of Venice served as inspiration for “Urban Impressions,” the exhibit by Michael Budden currently at Travis Gallery in New Hope. 


Blooming Glen Pork hits milestone

Bob Moyer and his daughter, Pene Moyer Bryant, tend to the family-owned business. Blooming Glen Pork & Catering, which runs six generations deep and was launched by Christian F. Moyer in 1856.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Financial advice for widows

Rick Welch, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and chief investment officer of Academy Wealth Advisers offers financial advice on navigating through the loss of a spouse.

Spiritual Side

Kingwood United Methodist Church celebrates bicentennial

Founded in June 1816 as Kingwood Methodist Episcopal Church, the local landmark is now the oldest church in the Methodist tradition in Hunterdon County.

Boehm shows work at Pebble Hill

The art of Abigail Boehm: “Goddesses Remembered,” hangs at Pebble Hill Interfaith Church, 340 Edison Furlong Road, Doylestown, for the month of October

Police News

“Over East: an Artist’s Journal, Paintings by Robert Beck of the Contemporary Maritime Community" currently at the Maine Maritime Museum.

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