Bucks County Herald

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Water woes prevent return of mule barges

Although everyone would like to see a return of mule barge rides on the Delaware Canal in New Hope, it’s not likely as long as water seepage into basements persists.

Country road safe from closure plans

After residents protested, Springfield Township officials have withdrawn their proposal to relocate bucolic Springhouse Lane.

Historical society vows to continue after loss 

The Richlandtown Historical Society plans to continue the mission of its late founder, Robert Shinn to preserve the borough’s history.

Quakertown school renovation planned

Extensive renovations are planned this summer for Quakertown Elementary School, which is one of the oldest buildings in the district.

Responsible fracking possible, says aide

Gov. Tom Wolf’s chief of staff, Kathleen McGinty, advocates using advanced technology to perform responsible gas drilling the state.

Stars and Stripes fly all year at the Lumberville pedestrian bridge.  

Carol Ross shot this photo of the Delaware River on the 1st of July.

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Fitzpatrick bill designed to help fight poverty

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick met with members of the Bucks County Council of Opportunity to discuss his anti-poverty initiative

Groundbreaking held for Perkasie renovation

Ground has been broken on a $2.3 million project that will include a replica of the circa 1900 American House which was destroyed in a fire in 1988.

Clymer to be feted at community day July 5

Retired state Rep. Paul Clymer will be honored as Citizen of the Year at Pennridge Community Day on July 5.

Andy Warren running for Congress again

Former Bucks County commissioner Andrew Warren will once again seek the Republican nomination to run for Congress representing Bucks County.

Principals participate in reading program

Principals from across Pennsylvania will travel to New Hope for a summer retreat and board meeting, then take time to participate in a local reading program.

Nighttime lane closures ahead, says PennDOT

PennDOT has scheduled nighttime travel restrictions on Butler Avenue in Doylestown and Route 422 in Montgomery County.

Conservancy celebrates successes

Bedminster Conservancy celebrated its conservation successes and honored participants at a special meeting.

Flemington to review master plan at meeting

A meeting is set for July 9 at the Hunterdon County Courthouse, when the Flemington Borough Planning board will review the master plan.

Pa. counties added to drought watch list

Two Delaware River Basin counties were added to the Department of Environmental Protection’s drought watch list last month.

Local friends win sculpture race award

A group of friends from Bucks and Hunterdon counties has won the 2015 Engineering Prize for their design of an articulated giraffe.



The Garden Conservancy

The Garden Conservancy came to Hortulus Farm in Wrightstown for the first time since the farm was accepted as a member of the national group.

Kalmia Gardens

Visitors found their way to nine gardens during the recent 19th annual Kalmia Club Hidden Gardens of Lambertville Tour.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Ring of the handbell captures attention

Town crier will announce independence.

Charles Meredith:

Proud parents and politics

Triumphing over evil.



Blazers shut out at home

The Quakertown Blazers were blanked by Allentown, 4-0 in seven innings, last Thursday in Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League play.


Plumstead wins by forfeit

Plumstead legion didn’t break a sweat in earning a forfeit victory over Warrington on Saturday.

New Hope’s Tinkel captures crown

Recent New Hope-Solebury graduate Spencer Tinkel helped the SOL National/BAL baseball team to the Carpenter Cup title on June 23.

Eagles’ Shurmur will be in Ottsville

Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is expected to teach at The Regina Academy at St. John the Baptist’s first football camp on July 29.

CB East’s Cassidy catches birdies for Bearcats

Rising junior Ashley Cassidy, a CB East alum, is doing well for the University of Cincinnati golf team.


Heroes of Chemistry

A team of Bristol-Myers Squibb scientists has been named Heroes of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society for developing anticoagulant therapy.

Woman’s Place offers Act 48 courses

A Woman’s Place will hold required Act 48 classes for educators focusing on how to respond to teenage dating abuse.

Blood drive planned at Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown Hospital will host a blood drive on July 17 to help combat low summertime blood supplies.



Wrightstown school unveils mural

Wrightstown Elementary has unveiled a mural resembling a patchwork quilt that was an ongoing project at the school.


IU gets $4.3M grant for Head Start program

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit will receive a $4.3 million grant to continue and improve the Head Start program for the next five years.

Butler Elementary celebrates 50 years

A barbecue for students, teachers and retirees was one of the events at Simon Butler Elementary School in Chalfont.

14 graduate from BCCC metalwork program

Bucks County Community College graduated 14 students who completed the Center for Workforce Development’s Metalwork Manufacturing Training Program.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Eyes, ears and minds wide open

Aiming for democracy’s return.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Chicory reflects the blue summer sky

Asters by another name.


Newtown vigilanti society dates back nearly 200 years

Members of the Newton Reliance Company for the Detecting and Apprehending of Horse Thieves and Other Villains, a vigilante society turned fraternal organization, gather annually for dinner and a “hanging.”


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Old-fashioned dining at Kutztown Folk Festival

Are you ready for a holiday weekend with plenty of hot dogs? If so, you are in the majority in America.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Peruvian, Mexican cuisine at sister eateries

You can try Peruvian food or opt for more familiar Mexican at either of two sister restaurants owned by one local family.


Seasoned actors take on “On Golden Pond”

Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon are married in real life, and again on stage in the upcoming production of “On Golden Pond” at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Stahl to teach acting, dance classes at Downtown Performing Arts Center

Writer/director Stephen Stahl will be among the professionals teaching summer classes at the Downtown Performing Arts Center in Lambertville.

“Wizard” set for Town & Country Players

The Town & Country Players in Buckingham will present “The Wizard of Oz” beginning July 10.


New Hope Arts photo contest wants images of sculptures

Visitors and residents of New Hope who take pictures of themselves and family members with 10 sculptures in the borough can submit them to a New Hope Arts contest.

Hospital’s Artwalk gets new works for summer

Doylestown Hospital’s Artwalk has received new works of art for the summer featuring artists from the Creative Gifts Peace Valley Center in New Britain.

Wendy Paton speaks at Phillips Mill show

Photographer Wendy Paton led a talk on the historical photographic process as the culmination of the juried show at Phillips Mill in New Hope.

Baum School prsents Cummings works

The “Mary Lou Cummings & Daughters” exhibit opens July 8 at the Baum School of Art in Allentown.


Small business owners seek sales insight

Eleven marketing and sales experts discussed tactics to help grow businesses at a SCORE workshop.

Legal action taken against contractors

As the result of a state undercover operation, legal actions have been filed against nine Bucks County contractors.



Spiritual Side

Walk held to remember shooting victims

More than 80 people walked through Langhorne Borough to remember nine Americans killed inside their Charleston, S.C., church.

BuxMont UU celebrates marriage equality

Buxmont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a Marriage Equality Wedding Reception on July 12.






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