Bucks County Herald

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Yes, there was snow, but no blizzard

Bucks County got ready when all the weather forecasting agencies predicted a coastal storm would bring blizzard conditions to the area. The snow materialized, but the blizzard did not.

Solebury supervisors join pipeline resolution

Solebury Township supervisors voted unanimously to support a resolution to oppose the proposed PennEast Pipeline, which would run through parts of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

Retiring Doylestown officer draws praise

After 26 years of service, trailblazing police officer Doroty Kreuter is retiring from the Doylestown Township police force.

Family grieves for daughter killed in crash

Support from friends and family help East Rockhill parents cope with the loss of their daughter killed in a car crash.

Talks may settle dispute over theater sign

A sign on the Bucks County Playhouse may become a court matter if a dispute with New Hope Borough can’t be resolved through negotiations.

Dog park sought for Richlandtown Borough

Upper Bucks Notebook looks at three stories of compassion and caring in the community.

Doylestown Borough repeals firearm laws

Avoiding potential conflicts with the state, the Doylestown Borough Council has voted to repeal its three laws governing firearms.

U. Makefield police report on past year

Weather-related issues dominated last year’s service calls for the Upper Makefield Police Department, which reported no murders or fatal accidents.

Palisades taxes to stay within state limits

If there is a tax increase for 2015-16, it won’t exceed the state Act I limit of 1.9 percent, according to the Palisades Board of School Directors.

2.2 % tax hike possible for Quakertown

A preliminary budget for the Quakertown Community School District includes a 2.2 percent increase in school taxes.

NH-Solebury proposed budget revealed

A proposed 2015-16 budget for New Hope-Solebury schools shows a $3 million increase over last year’s budget.

East Rockhill seeks help paying for trail

East Rockhill officials have approached the Pennridge School District to ask for financial assistance in paying for a new hiking and biking trail.

Bucks commissioner to chair DVRPC

Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia was named chairwoman of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in a unanimous vote.


Pancake Breakfast

Blue-eyed canines were among the special guests at the annual pancake breakfast held in New Hope during the recent Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival.

OMLC service projects

Fleece blankets, cupcakes, rosary wristlets and letters to the troops were among the projects tackled during a community service event at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Doylestown.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Warrior with a world view

Sharing tales of the high seas in Bucks.

Charles Meredith:

Supporting education

Our new governor has goals.



Pennridge wins by a dozen

Three days after losing its first conference game of the season, Pennridge boys’ basketball got back on the winning track on Friday, beating CB South, 64-52.

Pennridge bowls over the competition

Pennridge bowling is leaning on Mike Pine, Ben Anderson and Kara Wireman, among others, in its pursuit of the conference title.

New Hope’s Tinkel hits milestone

New Hope-Solebury boys’ basketball standout Spencer Tinkel became the first Lions boy in 16 years to reach 1,000 career points. He did so on Friday in a 66-55 setback to Holy Ghost. Watch our interview with Tinkel.

Palisades eases past Pen Argyl

Karlee Krchnavi netted a game-high 18 points as Palisades girls’ basketball rolled past Pen Argyl, 48-34, last Thursday.

Quakertown sees good things ahead

Quakertown girls’ basketball is winless in the SOL Continental, but the future looks bright, head coach Brittany Remmey said.


St. Mary receives $3 million grant

St. Mary as a sub-grantee of the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority received a $3 million grant to support the freestanding rehabilitaion hospital completed in May 2014.

Learning from a heart attack

Reiki master and spiritual coach Ernest Torres writes about his experience with a heart attack and what comes afterward.

HealthLink to expand free dental clinic

HealthLink, a free clinic in Southampton, will be focusing efforts and resources on expanding dental care.



A day of service at Waldorf School

Students at River Valley Waldorf School in Upper Black Eddy spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day working on projects to help the community.

DelVal professor works on African-American project

Dr. Craig Stutman, a Delaware Valley College assistant professor of history and policy studies, is co-chair of the Toni Morrison Society’s Bench by the Road Committee, telling stories of African-American history.

Tech school program nationally accredited

The Diesel Technology Program at Upper Bucks County Technical School in Perkasie has earned full accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Foundation.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Art improving life with diversity

We’re all different and all the same.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Lichens older than time

More noticeable in winter.


A brisk walk into the new year

An estimated 200 participants started their new year with the First Day Hike held at Delaware Canal State Park in New Hope.

John Oates dazzles at Stephen Buck Theater

John Oates, half of the famous Hall and Oates duo performed at the Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival Concert Jan. 23 at the Stephen Buck Theater in New Hope.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Super Bowl Sunday, a day of feasting

Chances are, if you are having or going to a Super Bowl party on Sunday, there will be plenty to choose from.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Artisanal pizza comes to Lambertville

Liberty Hall Pizza is the newest addition to Lambertville’s dining scene, featuring artisanal, personal-size pizzas.


Jean Brenner: Theater review

"Menopause the Musical" at Bucks County Playhouse

Appreciative audiences are enjoying the comedy as well as the music of a “Menopause the Musical” at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.

Flutronix flute duo offer workshops and show

The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County hosts Flutronix, a flute duo, for workshops and a concert Feb. 1 and 2 in Levittown.

“Snow Ball” at DPC Theatre in Telford

A production of “The Snow Ball” at DCP Theatre in Telford, is a swirl of color and sound.

Concert to benefit code blue shelter

The Palisades Community Chorus will perform a concert Feb. 1 at Doylestown United Methodist Church to benefit the Central Bucks Code Blue Shelter.


Environmental artist exhibits at BCCC

Environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck will have a weeklong residency at Bucks County Community College and present her exhibit, “Paradise Lost & Recycled” Feb. 2-6.

State museum borrows Michener’s Garber

“Over at Byram,” a painting by 20th-century painter Daniel Garber, is on loan from the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown to the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.

“A” Space to show Zimmerman exhibit

Tom and Sandy Zimmerman will exhibit their paintings at a show at the “A” Space in New Hope beginning Feb. 6.


Gail West store set to close

The Gail West store in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, will end a 25-year run when it closes Jan. 31.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Is a Roth IRA right for me?

Columnist Rick Welch writes about when it is a good idea to open a tax-sheltered Roth IRA.


Spiritual Side

Simple Gifts entertains at Salem UCC

The group Simple Gifts of State College performed folk music for more than 70 guests at Salem United Church of Christ in Doylestown.

Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

Finding everday moments of awe

Ice etchings on a car windshield are just one example of the beauty all around us, if we remember to look.





Police News

Check out the latest video

Governor Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order reinstating the moratorium on gas drilling in state parks and forests. The Executive Order was signed at Benjamin Rush State Park, located on Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 1) and Southampton Road in Northeast Philadelphia.



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