Bucks County Herald

Monday, October 20, 2014

Latest News

Bus service provider will meet with parents

Palisades: The Palisades School District has announced a special opportunity for parents and others concerned with school bus service issues to meet directly with the service provider for a Q and A session at Palisades High School on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium. The provider has pledged to resolve all issues by Oct. 20. [read more]


“Triple Divide” screening explores impact of fracking

Concerned Citizens Against the Pipeline will host a public showing of “Triple Divide,” a film produced by PublicHerald.org, a nonprofit company for investigative journalism. [read more]


Residents pack Riegelsville Borough Hall over gas pipeline issue

A large crowd of Bucks County residents turned out in Riegelsville to oppose plans for the 100-mile PennEast Pipeline.

U. Makefield joins suit over air traffic noise

The Upper Makefield supervisors have voted to join a lawsuit opposing increased noise from air traffic flying in and out of Trenton Mercer Airport in Ewing, N.J.

Bedminster limits parking in development

Bedminster Township has passed an ordinance regulating on-street parking within the Bedminster Hunt East development.

Solebury anticipates first tax hike in 3 years

Solebury will continue to offer the lowest property tax rate in Bucks County, even though a tax hike appears inevitable.

Architect’s grandson visits historical society

Architect Oscar Martin built many of Doylestown’s homes in the early 1900s; prompting his grandson to visit the Doylestown Historical Society to see his grandfather’s legacy.

Supervisors plan vote on decaying farmhouse

After talks that have continued for the past month, Newtown Township supervisors will decide the fate of a circa 1842 farmhouse.

U. Makefield supervisor seeks look at fire funds

Upper Makefield Supervisor Larry Breeden wants the board to take a closer look at township tax money paid to the fire department.

Autopsy confirms man killed by black bear

Human tissue, hair and clothing were found inside a black bear that was shot by police in West Milford, N.J., after it attacked hikers on a trail.


Grand evening for the library

Supporters of the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury got an early peek at the upcoming exhibition of Paul Grand’s work at the Michener Art Museum at a special benefit event at Grand’s home.

New Hope Arts & Crafs Festival

More than 175 artisans showed their creations and competed for prizes at the 21st annual Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival in New Hope.

Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Indomitable Marsha Brown

A businesswoman with Southern glamour.

Charles Meredith:

"Amazing Grace" with Judy Collins

An evening of hope, grace and power.



Patriots top rival Bucks

Central Bucks East girls' volleyball defeated Central Bucks West in a Monday night game in Holicong.

South Hunterdon beats Dayton in football

The South Hunterdon Eagles easily defeated the Dayton High Bulldogs 29-7 while forcing eight turnovers during the football game.

CB West delays CB East soccer title bid

Central Bucks West dealt Central Bucks East its first setback of the season in boys’ soccer with a 2-1 win.

CB South squeaks past CB West in hockey

Central Bucks South scored only one goal against Central Bucks West in field hockey, but it was enough to win the game.

Pennridge defeats North Penn in soccer

The Pennridge Rams girls’ soccer team is at the top of the standings for the Suburban One League Continental Conference after defeating North Penn 2-1.

Solebury School prepares for stretch run

Despite dealing with ankle injuries, the girls’ cross-country team at Solebury School is 5-0 in the Penn-Jersey League.


Dragon Boat group paddles for cancer patient

The Relentless Dragon Boat Association recently held a celebratory paddle for a 2-year-old cancer patient who is in remission from a brain tumor.

Delegation honors SAFE KIDS, St. Mary

SAFE KIDS at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne was presented a citation by State Rep. Steve Santarsiero.



"Girl Rising" screens at CB South

Educating the world’s young women is the best way to end global poverty. That was the message in the film “Girl Rising,” shown in a special presentation at Central Bucks South High School.

Four from NH-Solebury are Merit semifinalists

Four seniors from New Hope-Solebury High School were named semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Quakertown sets Lights On Afterschool events

LifeSpan School and Daycare’s School-Age Programs will join the Afterschool Alliance in this year’s Quakertown School District Lights On Afterschool events.

Pets blessed at Quakertown school

Children brought their dogs, cats, turtles and even a guinea pig for the recent blessing of the animals at St. Isidore Catholic School in Quakertown.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Of dynasties and democracies

Looking for something, or someone new.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Graceful grasses

They are part of autumn’s colorful palette.


Art ambassador brings colorful works from Nigeria

Fifteen vibrant paintings by Nigeria's art ambassador, Ibiyinka Alao, are on display at Doc Bakers Farmulations in Doylestown. The installation continues through Oct. 24, with an artist's reception slated for Oct. 17.

Sellersville street transforms into gallery of arts

Paintings, photography, music and crafts were all part of the Pennridge Gallery of the Arts exhibition and sale last month in Sellersville.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Why have only one birthday cake?

There is no rule that a person can have only one birthday cake, especially when there are talented relatives who can bake as many as you want.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Bucks County Dinner Club

The Golden Pheasant Inn in Erwinna will be the scene of the first outing for the newly created Bucks County Dinner Club.


Danny DeGennaro remembered with night of music

A concert benefit will be held Oct. 18 at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope to honor the late musician Danny DeGennaro and benefit the foundation in his name.

Concert features songs from Civil Rights era

A special event, “We Shall Not Be Moved,” will be held at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown in conjunction with the current Civil Rights exhibit.

Music of the Colonists at Washington Crossing

The next concert at Washington Crossing Historic Park will feature music from the 17th and 18th centuries by The Practicioners of Musick.

Halloween & Harvest Happenings

Halloween is gearing up and the Herald has a complete listing of the area's events.


Silverman Gallery features “VIVID” exhibit

The works of Jennifer Hansen Rolli are being shown in VIVID, an exhibit that opens Oct. 18 at the Silverman Gallery in Buckingham.

Faces and figures on display at Patricia Hutton Gallery

Artists Patricia Lange and Doug Sardo will share a lifetime of their works at the exhibit “Then and Now” which opens Oct. 9 at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, N.J..

Faces and figures at Hutton Galleries

Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown will hold an opening reception Oct. 18 for the exhibit, “Painting People, A Face and Figure Exhibition.”


Karate school opens in Perkasie

Residents from Pennridge, Doylestown and Quakertown celebrated the grand opening of Bucks County Karate School in Perkasie.

Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Q&A with the career coach

Columnist Cliff Montgomery answers questions about how long you should search for your dream job, and being candid with the boss.

Career fair set in Warrington

The website Recruitment Queen will be looking for mechanics, electricians, couriers, forklift operators, machinists, welders, and other tradespeople at a career fair in Warrington.`



Spiritual Side

New pastor installed at St. John's Lutheran

Rev. Axel Kaegler of Saddle River, N.J., was recently installed as the new pastor at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Spinnerstown.

Mind and Spirit: Caroline Oakes

Praying with Annie Lamott when we are "gobsmacked"

When taken by surprise, or “gobsmacked,” we sometimes come up with the simplest, best prayers.






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