Bucks County Herald

Friday, October 28, 2016


It’s all about the shoes

Spectators cheered on Mechanic Street in New Hope as runners in the High Heel Drag Race passed by. Male and female runners wore high heels as they climbed to the top of the hill. See more HERE.

New Hope Winery gets nod for liquor license

Solebury Township supervisors approved the transfer of a liquor license from a Perkasie business to New Hope Winery, which cited a need to be competitive by selling more than its own wine. 

Pennridge parents ask for crossing guard

A busy intersection in East Rockhill Township is in need of a crossing guard to guide students across, according to a group of parents who attended a recent Pennridge School District School Board meeting.

Upper Makefield considers adding another auditor

Interim Upper Makefield Manager David Nyman has suggested that the township should add a fourth auditor  to its ranks with at least one supervisor adding that it would be a hedge against potential fraud.

Upper Bucks Technical School coordinator wins award

Marilyn Reese, who matches Upper Bucks Technical School students with potential jobs, has been honored for her efforts by the Pennsylvania Cooperative Education Association.

Palisades board thankful for school meadow

Maggie Strucker of Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve received multiple thanks recently for her work helping to establish a pocket meadow at Tinicum Elementary School.

Perkasie teacher wins “Live! With Kelly” contest

Richard Curtis of Perkasie beat out thousands of competitors for the chance to co-host the show, “Live! With Kelly” on ABC-TV.

Primrose Creek group goes beyond quarry

Primrose Creek Watershed Association had its founding in a dispute over New Hope Crushed Stone digging deeply enough to disrupt the local watershed, but the group’s goals go beyond that single issue. 

Moment of silence honors school custodian

A moment of silence in remembrance of a custodian who lost his life in a motorcyle accident opened the recent meeting of the New Hope-Solebury School Board, which went on to announce that student test scores were tops in the region and the state.

PECO donation to support natural environment

Leaders from PECO presented Heritage Conservancy with a check for $15,000 outside of the Conservancy’s Aldie Mansion home Oct. 20.

Doylestown votes to amend alarm ordinance

In a move toward avoiding responding to false alarms, the Doylestown supervisors voted to amend the township’s alarm ordinance.

Ecologist Doug Tallamy to speak at Del Val

Award-winning author and ecologist Doug Tallamy will speak Oct. 27 in Doylestown as part of the Doylestown Township Environmental Advisory Council Fall Speaker Series.

USS John P. Murtha has ties to Bucks

The newly commissioned USS John P. Murtha, named for the late Pennsylvania congressman, has ties to Bucks County as well as Murtha’s district in western Pennsylvania.

Former sheriff’s deputy charged with DUI

Joseph F. Rafferty III of Furlong, a former deputy sheriff in Bucks County, has been charged with operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

On the Campaign Trail: Meeting Bill Clinton on the campaign trail

An unscheduled campaign stop brought former President Bill Clinton to Bristol to give a pep talk and thank-you speech to a select group of volunteers.

Civility reigns as 8th District candidate speak

There was no sniping or animosity when the candidates for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District spoke at a Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce question-and-answer session. 

Library publishes book of Bucks poetry, prose

The Friends of the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury is taking orders for “Bucks County-Inspired Poems, Prose and Pictures,” a book that will be available by special order only.


Pumpkinfest, showcasing 18 area artists who carved out 100- to 300-pound pumpkins took place Oct. 22 at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown.

Cocktails at the Castle

Cocktails at the Castle…A Savory Expedition to Support the Mercer Museum, the Mercer’s annual fall gala, took place Oct. 14.

Playhouse groundbreaking

Local dignitaries and elected officials gathered at the Bucks County Playhous for the groundbreaking ceremony for the final phase of renovations.

Opinion & Editorial

Kathryn Finegan Clark: by the Way

Unsettling information about shooting

Advice from an expert. 

Charles Meredith:

Efforts to establish civility

Stand up for kindness.



Call from the Hall

The CB-CB West Hall of Fame inducted five individuals as well as the 1967 undefeated football team, which was coached by Mike Pettine, at a ceremony on Saturday evening at the Doylestown Country Club.

Patriots defense smothers Bucks

CB East football took advantage of a couple big plays and played excellent defense all evening as the Patriots dropped the rival Bucks, 23-6, on Friday at War Memorial Field.

Lion sisters share connection

The DeVito and Amberson families are well represented on the New Hope girls’ soccer team. The girls estimated that all five are on the field at the same time about 30 to 40 percent of the time.

Defense, Leary shine for Eagles

Carly Leary scored two goals and the South Hunterdon field hockey defense pitched a shutout as the Eagles rolled over visiting Mount St. Mary, 4-0, last Thursday afternoon. It was South’s Senior Day.

Methacton surprises Bucks

CB West girls’ volleyball’s season ended on Tuesday night in the District One Class AAAA first round. The Bucks were tripped up by visiting Methacton, 3-1.

Runners finish on high note

The conference championships are in the books. Local runners will now turn their attention to the district meets, which got under way on Wednesday.

Panthers quiet early doubters

Quakertown football appears to have righted the ship after a 1-5 start. The Panthers won their third straight with Friday’s 2-0 forfeit victory over Springfield-Montco.

Latest Little Free Library opens at school

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Doylestown is the latest location for an opening of an outdoor Little Free Library. 

Plumstead Christian students plant trees

Students from Plumstead Christian School participated in the Bucks County Conservation Project by planting trees along a stream that empties into Lake Galena.

Two from CB West in Siemens Competition

Central Bucks High School students Nathaniel and William Watkins have been named semifinalists in the Siemens Competition, a national math, science and technology competition.


Karate school promotes first black belt

Bucks County Karate School in Hilltown announced its first black belt promotion of a student trained in Shotokan Karate.

Doylestown Hospital nurse honored for care

Doreen Henry, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit of Doylestown Hospital, has been given a Patient Choice Award by the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania.

Blood donations needed before the holidays

The American Red Cross is reminding potential donors that the need for blood continues throughout the holiday season and encourages them to find time to donate.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Dark choices

Choosing a candidate to vote against. 

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Poison ivy is gorgeous in autumn

Look for the golden leaves with purple accents.

Photo Feature

High heeled
competitors run uphill
in New Hope

New Hope Celebrates presented its annual High Heel Drag Race on Mechanic Street in New Hope Oct. 23.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Dish up scary treats for holiday parties

There are plenty of spooky and not-so-spooky ways to dress up the foods you serve at Halloween parties.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

More Than Q Barbecue in Lambertville, Easton

After three years at the Stockton Market in Stockton, N.J., More Than Q Barbecue has found permanent homes in nearby Lambertville and Easton. 


“Disgraced” a spellbinding drama

 “Disgraced,” the current production at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J., is a fast-moving drama that challenges how Americans think about Muslims.

Halloween Happenings

A complete list of the spooktacular events happening in our area.

La Fiocco opens season with star tenors

“Golden Age of the Countertenor” will open the season for La Fiocca and feature opera star Ray Chenez and emerging artist Daniel Moody.

New Hope Celebrates hosts pop-up exhibit

Visitors are invited to the newest creation of New Hope Celebrates, a pop-up exhibit that explores the town’s LGBTA history currently on view at 34 S. Main St.

Chip Mergot: Music Minute

Counting off

The virtually extinct count off is discussed in this week's Music Minute.

Arts & Galleries

People’s Store studios announce reception

A pre-holiday falls reception Nov. 5 at the People’s Antique Store in Lambertville, N.J., will be hosted by artists Kelly Sullivan and Eleanore Voorhees.  

Thrilla in Lambertvilla back for 27th year

Jim’s of Lambertville will opens its 27th annual Thrilla in Lambertvilla art show on Nov. 7 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Bucks County SPCA.

Robert Baum works at Gallery 13 North

Artist Robert M. Baum will showcase his current works in various media at a show at Gallery 13 North in Lambertville, N.J., beginning Nov. 11.

Artful Collector reveals Gekht tapestry

Rita Romanova Gekht will reveal her tapestry “Ruins in the Moonlight,”  in a “cutting-off” ceremony Oct. 28 at the Artful Collector & Studio in Frenchtown, N.J.


Buinewicz Plastic Surgery turns 10

Drs. Brian Buinewicz and wife Anna Buinewicz have been in business in Doylestown for 10 years offering a myriad plastic surgery and spa services.

Newtown’s Rose Group earns awards

The Rose Group, a Newtown-based franchisee of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants, won three awards at the 2016 Applebee’s Global Franchise Conference.

Spiritual Side

Concert set to raise Jewish concerns about Israel

A chorus of more than 50 singers will present “Sacred Rights, Sacred Song - A Concert of Concern” at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

Christian education director named in Princeton

Machaela Irving of Newtown is the new director of Christian education at Princeton United Methodist Church.

Police News

a temporary residence for families and individuals who have lost safe and stable housing. A single mom and one of her sons share their experiences with the shelter. Family Service Association of Bucks County produced the film. The family has since found a home and others have moved into the shelter.

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