Bucks County Herald

Friday, July 1, 2016

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"American Pickers" to film in Pennsylvania

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their “American Pickers” team are excited are returning to Pennsylvania to film episodes of the television series this summer

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Law enforcement across southeast Pennsylvania to target impaired drivers and boaters during Independence Day holiday

Pennsylvania’s DUI Task Forces, the Pennsylvania State Police along with municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties will conduct impaired-driving enforcement activities as part of a statewide Independence Day Mobilization which runs through Monday, July 4.

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Pennsylvania DEP officials to conduct black fly helicopter spray along Delaware River

On Friday, July 1 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct aerial black fly suppression operations along the Delaware River in Bucks and Northampton counties as well as the Lehigh River in Lehigh County.

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Philly Pops Wildwood show cancelled; Philly shows to go on

Boardwalk Entertainment, the presenter of “POPS in Wildwood” on July 2, has canceled the show.

While the POPS is disappointed about this development, the organization looks forward to its three performances in Philadelphia over July 4 weekend: July 3’s “POPS on Independence” at 8 p.m., the “Celebration of Freedom” ceremony and Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. July 4, and POPS on the Parkway at 8:30 p.m. July 4.

Visit phillypops.org for information.


Riding the rails in Perkasie

Timmy Barth rides in front, with Kaylyn Barth and Emanuel and Gael Maravilla behind him on opening night Tuesday at the Perkasie Fire Company No. 1 Carnival. The carnival runs through Saturday, July 2, at Lenape Park.

Airbnb rentals draw fire in Buckingham

The Airbnb housing rental website lists 300 sites in Buckingham Township, where renting is not a permitted use for residential housing. 

Renovations begin for Richlandtown's
Benner Hall

Rehabilition has begun for Benner Memorial Hall in Richlandtown Borough with an eye toward improving community use of the historic building.

Doylestown advances Pavilion at Furlong

Doylestown supervisors approved an agreement for the Pavilion at Furlong, a 17-acre development to be located at Swamp and York roads in the township. 

Phase Two to begin at Shoppes
at Veterans Lane in Doylestown

Ralph C. Fey Architects has been chosen to design Phase Two of the Shoppes at Veterans Lane complex in Doylestown Borough.

Fireworks return to Washington Crossing Historic Park

Upper Makefield Township says its is ready for the return of July Fourth fireworks after a 24-year absence.

Richlandtown police merger with Richland Township in the works

Richland Township has approved negotiations to take over police coverage for neighboring Richlandtown Borough.

Slideshows of the Week

Click HERE to see more photos of events from our area that didn't make it into the printed edition of the Herald.

Opinions mixed on Quakertown teachers' contract

Two members of the Quakertown School Board who voted against the current teachers’ contract explain why.

Bucks urologist teaches skills in Senegal

Doylestown urologist Dr. Albert Ruenes shares his expertise in prostate surgery in Senegal, where the rate of illness is higher than average.

New Hope-Notebook: Five construction projects
in works for Playhouse group

Playhouse Inn Properties and the Bridge Street Foundation have five major projects in the works in New Hope.

New bids sought for New Hope-Solebury school revitalization

General contractor bids for the New Hope-Solebury Revitalization Project came in too high, prompting the board to seek new bids.

Sarge’s Gourmet goes
to the farm market
at Perkasie

Iraq war veteran Kevin Roberts is creating special sauces that can be found at the Perkasie Farmers Market on Saturdays.

Upper Bucks Notebook:
Southwest’s heat halts cross-country bikers

Local members of Team Revolution faced unexpectedly high temperatures during their cross-country biking trip with Race Across America.

Tinicum house restored after 30 years

Patricia and Robert Whitacre have taken 15 years to restore the Pennsylvania German farmstead they first purchased in 1982.

Local artist creates work for Bernie Sanders

Local stained-glass artist Val Sigstedt personalized one of his works as a gift for Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders.  


Bucks Beautiful tour

Seven properties located throughout Bucks County were featured in the Bucks Beautiful Kitchen & Garden Tour.

Rum-ba in the Garden

A tropical-themed party was held at Hortulus Farm in Wrightstown to benefit the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury.


Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Theater's opportunity is a responsibility

Expanding the County Theater. 

Charles Meredith:

Critics and tiger moms

Chau agreement a winner.



Blazers, Catz each pocket one win

The Quakertown Blazers split a pair with Lehigh Valley last Thursday. The Blazers dropped the first game of the doubleheader, 9-2, but came back to take the nightcap, 6-1.

Jacobson throws no-hitter for Blazers

Upper Dublin alumnus Dan Jacobson tossed only the second complete-game no-no in Quakertown Blazers history on Saturday. The Blazers won, 3-0.

SOL A/C hangs on to win Carpenter Cup

The SOL American/Continental baseball team nipped the Philadelphia Catholic League, 3-2, on Friday in Philly to claim the Carpenter Cup for the first time.

Plumstead rallies past Warrington

Behind strong pitching and timely hitting, Plumstead edged Warrington, 3-2, in a BuxMont American Legion contest on Friday.

Guidos, Quakertown silence Pennridge

Tyler Guidos and Matt Bukavich combined on an eight-hitter as Quakertown defeated Pennridge, 2-1, in BuxMont legion play on Tuesday.

All-American girl

CB South alum Morgan Decker ended her Lehigh career with the school’s home run record. She bopped 28 over her four years as a Mountain Hawk.


Local leaders push for more hepatitis testing

An event was held on national Hepatitis Testing Day outside Philadelphia City Hall to raise awareness of the need to test for hepatitis.

Bucks Medical Society honors physicians

Local physicians with 10, 25, 40 and 50 years in medicine were honored by the Bucks County Medical Society.

Univest donates $20K
to Bucks YMCAs

Univest Banks has donated $20,000 in support of seventh-grade membership programs at the Central Bucks and Lower Bucks YMCAs.



MBIT student honored
for screenplay

William Tennent High School senior and Middle Bucks Technical School student Jake Beyer and his production team won the award for best screenplay at the National 10-Day Film Challenge.

Kelly Hayden honored for community work

New Hope-Solebury High School senior Kelly Hayden is the recipient of the Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship for her scholastic and community achievements.

Carly Arnold wins choral scholarship

Carly Arnold, a rising senior at Central Bucks High School East, is the recipient of the Bucks County Choral Society Scholarship.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Summer sabre dance

So much to do.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

The surprise of sweet peas

Blossoms are fragrant.

Photo Feature

Steamboat cruises
on Lake Nockamixon

Passengers enjoy Lake Nockamixon aboard the Phoebe Snow during the North American Steamboat Association's spring meet.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Color the Fourth red, white and blueberry

Blueberries are here in time to help dress up desserts for your Fourth of July gatherings.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Wrightstown Farm Market outdoor dining

When you shop for local products and produce at the Wrightstown Farmers Market you also can sit down and have lunch.


Buddy Holly story a musical feast at Playhouse

The Bucks County Playhouse production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” has an extraordinarily talented cast.

Mozart, Schumann open Lenape series

The Lenape Chamber opens its Summer Gala Concerts series July 9 with the works of Mozart, Schumann and von Dohnanyi.

Three seniors get Helen Buckman award

Seniors from each of the three Central Bucks High Schools are recipients of the annual Helen Buckman Award from the Bucks County Symphony.

“Vocalosity” a cappella contest launched

Local community and student a cappella groups can compete for the chance to open for “Vocalosity” at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Arts & Galleries

Artists exhibit in local opthalmologist offices

Matossian Eye Associates’ Local Artist Program exhibited the works of Vicki Margulies’ in the Hopewell, N.J., office while R. Louisa Wismer’s photography was presented in the Doylestown office.

25 years of photography at Michener Art Museum

A quarter-century of photographic programming is celebrated in the exhibit, “Tete-a-Tete: Conversations in Photography” at the James Michener Art Museum in Doylestown.

Jessie Krause is featured artist
at Tinicum Arts Festival

Visitors can watch local artist Jessie Krause create an original painting at this year’s 67th annual Tinicum Arts Festival July 9-10.

“Light Conversation” at Stover Mill Gallery

Sharon Mendelson’s solo photography exhibit, “Light Conversation,” is open during weekends through July at Stover Mill Gallery in Erwinna.


Of Iron & Oak moves into Lambertville

National furniture brand Of Iron & Oak has brought its headquarters to Lambertville, N.J., giving Americans a new way to buy furniture.

Foundry sets up shop
in Doylestown

The Foundry, a creative collaboration of six independent businesses, hosted an open house on June 10 at 121 W. Court St., Doylestown.

Spiritual Side


Patricia Walsh-Collins: Shared Teachings

Prophesy of the Eagle and the Condor

Both Eagle and Condor have the capacity for great vision, as do we.

Tibetan lama to speak on meditation,
stress relief

All are welcome to a lecture and day of meditation by Tibetan Lama Gursam at the Buddhist Sangha of Bucks County, Yardley Friends Meeting House, 65 N. Main St., Yardley.

Police News

The Delaware River Watershed is a vast network of rivers and streams covering 14,000 square miles. Yet many people could not locate it on a map.

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