Bucks County Herald

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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La Fiocco performs music of King Henry VIII

La Fiocco, the Bucks County-based period instrument ensemble, opens its 2014-2015 season featuring four young artists.

The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7809 Old York Road, Elkins Park, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury. [read more]


CB West football season canceled

The Central Bucks School District announces the cancellation of the remainder of the Varsity and Junior Varsity football season at Central Bucks High School West. The Friday, October 24th Homecoming game against Central Bucks High School East and the final game on October 31st will not be played. All members of the Varsity and Junior Varsity coaching staff have been suspended effectively immediately pending further investigation. [read more]


Durham Twp. asked to oppose pipeline

Residents opposed to a proposed gas pipeline have asked the Durham Township supervisors to oppose the project.

Sculpture proposed for Point Pleasant bridge

Three local artists are seeking Tinicum Township support for a proposed sculpture to be placed on a bridge that is now being rebuilt in the township.

Solebury meets with DEP on fate of creek

Concerns about the future of Primrose Creek prompted Solebury Township to meet with representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Quakertown considers public bus service

Public bus service may be part of the long-range economic development plan for Quakertown Borough.

Steering committee to tackle development

A shared goal of revitalizing Quakertown’s business community has brought together several local entities to form a steering committee.

NH council cool toward development plans

A proposal to convert a property to a home was rejected while a plan for a coffeeshop was put on the back burner at the New Hope Borough Council meeting.

Clean Water Act revisions under review

On the anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for ways to strengthen the law and clarify what it protects.

Hearing planned on Perkasie Dunkin’ Donuts

Perkasie Borough Council took a step forward on the fate of a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts store at North 5th Street and West Blooming Glen Road.

James-Lorah Home opens for tours

The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown is offering tours of the historic James-Lorah home for one day only.


Hortulus Farm Fall Festival

Fisherman’s Mark in Lambertville, N.J., was the beneficiary of proceeds from the recent Friends of Hortulus Farm Festival held at the Wrightstown farm.

Hilltown fall open house

The Hartzel-Strassbeurger Homestead in Hilltown Township was the site for the annual Fall Festival and Open House, which included historic demonstrations, puppets and tours.

Springfield Township Community Day

The eighth annual Springfield Township community Day took place on Sept. 27 at Silver creek Athletic Association.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Following rivers, around the world

An expert’s view of our own beloved Delaware.

Charles Meredith:

A confession and an election

Dropped doughnuts and the gubernatorial race.



District tune-up

New Hope-Solebury girls’soccer dropped its regular season finale to Bicentennial Athletic League rival Christopher Dock, 2-1, at home on Friday.

CB West shines at cross-country SOLs

Central Bucks West beat Central Bucks East in the Suburban One League Continental Conference for the first time in 12 years.

CB South defeats Pennridge in football

Central Bucks West defeated Pennridge 28-21 in football on their home field.

Haverford bows to CB South in volleyball

Central Bucks South’s Titans ralled at home against Haverford for a 3-1 victory in girls volleyball.

Plumstead falls in hockey playoff opener

The Plumstead Christian Panthers fell 5-4 to host Lower Moreland in the first round of the District One Class AA field hockey playoffs.

Pennridge shocks Quakertown in hockey

The Quakertown Rams field hockey team beat Pennridge 3-2 in the Suburban One League Continental Conference.


Seniors to walk for Alzheimer’s research

Seniors Helping Seniors of Bucks County is preparing for the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association’s 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 9 in Philadelphia.

Blue Lotus Acupuncture slates special event

In support of “Accupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day,” Blue Lotus Acupuncture in Doylestown is offering a special group rate on certain days.



BCCC recognizes 15 in metalwork program

Fifteen students are the first to complete the Metalwork Manufacturing Training Program at the Center for Workforce Development at Bucks County Community College in Newtown.

CB East student earns perfect ACT score

Central Bucks East senior Anahita Iyer has earned a perfect score on the ACT college readiness assessment test.

1st National Bank gives $100K to schools

For the 10th consecutive year, the First National Bank and Trust of Newtown is donating $100,000 in scholarship money to area schools.

Seatbelt challenge begins in Bucks

The eighth annual Bucks County High School Seatbelt Safety Challenge and Video PSA Challenge is officially under way.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Reflections in the font

Examining life’s everyday events.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Delicious Apios Americana

Discovering new native plants.


Bucks native finds calling - and scat - with help of canines

New Hope-Solebury High School alumna Suzie Marlow is helping monitor endangered and threatened wildlife species through her work with Conservation Canines, a nonprofit program that uses rescue dogs to detect wildlife scat.

Pets get into the Halloween spirit

There was a dinosaur, a construction worker, a bumblebee and a clown prancing in the Animal Alliance’s annual Pet Masquerade in Lambertville, N.J.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Honeycrisp apples a local favorite

This is the best time of year to enjoy local apples, and for many that means making their way to the growers to are picking the beloved Honeycrisp apple.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

A little music and lots of Italian food at deli

Lambertville, N.J.'s newest restaurant is DiNapoli’s, where Italian-style sandwiches are served for takeout or delivered to area homes.


Perpetually glamorous Andrea Marcovicci on local stage

Singer and actress Andrea Marcovicci appears in her one-woman show, "I'll Be Seeing You: The Love Songs of World War II" this weekend at New Hope's RRazz Room.

Capital Philharmonic to open second season

The New Jersey Capital Philharmonic will open its season with pianist Awadagin Pratt Oct. 25 at the War Memorial Patriots Theater.

Sonic Falcons perform at John & Peter’s

Rock band the Sonic Falcons, made up mostly of Pennsbury High School Class of 1996 graduates, will perform in New Hope on Oct.25.

Bucks County gets a new music school

The Grand School of Music, directed by Bucks County cellist Noelle Grand, has opened in New Hope.


Gratz Gallery is moving from downtown Doylestown

Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio will begin welcoming clients to its expanded facilities outside Doylestown on Oct. 29.

Meier Gallery to unveil installation piece

French artist and sculptor Julien Gardair will create an installation of lacerated suede in the windows of the Jeffrey Meier Galley in Lambertville, N.J.

100 to exhibit at Salon des Artistes

More than 100 local artists will exhibit their works at the Salon des Artistes Regionaux at the Rolling Green Barn in New Hope Oct. 25-26.


Lahaska's Past 2 Present celebrates anniversary

Owner Pam Kulju is celebrating the first year in business for Past 2 Present in Lahaska, where she repurposes found objects for the home and garden.

Pennsylvania is adding jobs

After a slow recovery following the last recession, Pennsylvania is adding jobs and has unemployment at 5.8 percent according to state officials.


Spiritual Side

Questers fund cemetery restoration project

Two local Quester chapters worked together to raise funds to restore the gravestone of Revolutionary War veteran John Keith at Newtown Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Upper Tinicum welcomes new pastor

Pastor Richard Zuber will be installed at Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church during services on Oct. 26.






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