Bucks County Herald

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Shakespeare in the Park

The Momentum Theatre Troupe from Bar Harbor, Maine, performs Shakespeare and Chekhov from a traveling stage-truck at Old Frenchtown Field in Frenchtown at 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, July 20 and 21.

Both performances are free. [read more]

Artist pens children’s book

“Just One More,” a new children’s book by Newtown artist Jennifer Hansen Rolli is now available.

Visit the Silverman Gallery for an afternoon of reading, signing and ice cream from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the Buckingham Green Shopping Center on Route 202, one mile north of Route 413, Holicong.

For information, go to Events at silvermangallery.com, or call 215-794-4300 to reserve a copy.


Famous dog trainer to visit Ann’s Choice

Acclaimed Hollywood dog trainer Robert Weatherwax, whose late father, Rudd Weatherwax, trained and established the long line of Lassie collies, will visit with residents at Ann’s Choice on Wednesday, July 23, at 2 p.m.

Weatherwax will be accompanied by his two dogs, Hammer and Throttle, and talk about his late father’s work with Lassie, and the pups, and share other anecdotes about his television and film dog training experiences.

The event will take place in the Liberty Commons Performing Arts Center. Ann’s Choice is located at 30000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster.

 

 


News

Durham boat may get its 10 minutes of fame

A local Durham boat may be used in the filming of the spy thriller TV series “Turn,” which tells the story of America’s first spy ring.



Master plan set for Washington Crossing Park

A master plan for Washington Crossing Historic Park focuses on land management and physical improvements that will support the long-term sustainability and protect the history of the park.

Newtown advances Promenade plans

Plans for the Promenade development in Newtown were advanced by line item approvals by the Newtown Board of Supervisors.


 

Stormwater options in proposed bill

A new law being considered in Harrisburg could lead to less stormwater-related pollution.


New Hope considers policy for board posts

A policy is under consideration by the New Hope Borough Council that would establish criteria for recruiting members of the community to serve on advisory boards.


NH-Solebury may get a dean of students

A new dean of students position for students in grades 6 through 12 has been proposed for the New Hope-Solebury School District.


Deer Run Road hump to be leveled

Bedminster Township has awarded a contract to level a decades-old hump on Deer Run Road.

Habitat for Humanity starts 100th home

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County broke ground for the 100th home in the organization’s history at the same time it is celebrating its 25th anniversary at its home base in Levittown.

Corbett budget underscores education

Gov. Tom Corbett signed the 2014-15 state budget while emphasizing funds to be used for educational purposes..

 

Weekends

Bucks County Audubon Art of the Barn tour

Nine barns and historic properties were visited at the Bucks County Audubon Society’s annual Art of the Barn Show and Tour.

 

Fine Art at Prallsville

Prallsville Mills is the site of the current exhibition of fine art influenced by the Delaware River Scenic Byway.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Land of brauchers

Ned Heindel keeps alive the history of a family of healers who lived in Raubsville for nine generations.

Charles Meredith:

Some religion, some wildlife

Reading the gospels and pondering how to stop procreating wildlife.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports


Bucks 5K Series wraps up 19th season

The Advanced Sports Chiropractic Bucks 5K Series completed another successful season at the recent Chalfont Challenge.

Quakertown wins 3 in a row in Legion ball

Quakertown wins three in a row in the BuxMont American Legion Baseball playoffs.

Madsen dominates at Kings Royal

Kerry Madsen won the Kings Royal, one of the most coveted prizes on the World Tour of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Tour.


DelVal announces football schedule

The first home night game in DelVal football history will be part of the schedule this season.

N.J. shooters take aim at national event

New Jersey was well represented at last month’s National 4-H Shooting Sports International held in Grand Island, Neb.

 

Health


Student shadows at Matossian Eye Associates

College student Andrew Pisetzner of Hopewell, N.J., spent several days shadowing doctors and technicians at Matossian Eye Associates in Doylestown.


Scholarships for St. Mary student volunteers

The Community League of St. Mary Medical Center has awarded $1,000 scholarships to 10 student volunteers.

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

Schools


Council Rock North graduate named Student of the Year

Recent Council Rock North graduate Matt Pine received the Student of the Year award from the Greater Newtown Exchange Club.


Sparking curiosity at summer program

Atoms and electrons caught the attention of students participating in the Science in Summer program at the Quakertown branch of the Bucks County Library.

Filling the bus with food for the needy

Students from the Learning Experience in Doylestown learned about helping the less fortunate when they participated in the school’s project to “Fill the Bus” with food.

BCCC launches new honors program

Bucks County Community College has created Honors@Bucks, a program to encourage students to take as many honors courses as they can.



Schools

Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

It's all in the wrist

An argument for cursive writing.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Big things for hard places

Large plants have their place.

Features


Stirring her passion:
Buckingham 12-year-old loves to cook, starts blog

Rachel Brown of Buckingham loves to cook and has started her own blog.

Schools

Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Pick your own produce for fun or freshness

This is the time of year to find berries, beans, tomatoes and peaches that you can pick at your own leisure.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

At Iron Pigs games, the food is part of the fun

There is much to choose from if you dine at the ballfield when you head to Allentown to root for the Phillies farm team, the Iron Pigs.

Schools


“Seussical the Musical" at the Open Air Theatre is bright with color and charm

The celebrated works of Dr. Seuss dance and sing their way across the stage for three weekends at the Open Air Theatre in Titusville, N.J. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm through July 27.

“The Music Man” comes to Town & Country Players

Meredith Wilson’s famed “The Music Man” comes to the theater in the round at the Town & Country Players in Buckingham.


Lenape Chamber concert series continues

The Lenape Chamber Ensemble’s series of Summer Gala Concerts continues July 19 with music by Haydn, Hindemith and Tchaikovsky.


Cordus Mundi singalong in Solebury

Male singers of all skill levels are invited to join in a Summer Sing read-through session July 21 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury.

Schools


Art of Mike Mann at bank gallery

“Soaring Visions” by Mike Mann is on display at the Bank of Princeton’s Community Art Gallery Lambertville, N.J.

“Spring Lilac” wins best of show at Tinicum

The Carl Holst painting “Spring Lilac” took the best of show award at the Tinicum Art Barn.

“Art Along the Delaware” in Dublin

“Art Along the Delaware” by Roy Reinard and Jon Rischawy is on view at at the Simons Fine Art Gallery in Dublin.



Busness


Left Bank Home opens in Lahaska

A grand opening party is set for Saturday, July 19, to celebrate the opening of a Left Bank Home store in Lahaska.

Inside Frenchtown:
Website takes viewers on 360-degree journey

Photographer Bill Brokaw has created Frenchtown 360, a photographic window into local business.


Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Q&A with the career coach

Career coach Cliff Montgomery explains why one may doubt a successful career and why top executives receive salary increases while employees lower down don't.

 

 

 


Spiritual Side

Kehilat HaNahar chosen for engagement initiative

Kehilat HaNahar has been accepted into the 5774/2014 Chohort of Jewish Learn Venture’s Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Networkfor Families with Young Children.


Kay Rock: Becoming 65

Valuing the storyteller

Storyteller and author Ray Gray shares the secrets of his creativity.

 

 


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