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Saturday, February 13, 2016


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Live Feed of Harrisburg's Famous Peregrine Falcons Returns Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Harrisburg, PA – Love is in the air in Harrisburg as the city’s famous pair of peregrine falcons have returned to their nest on the 15th floor ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building just in time for Valentine’s Day. To celebrate, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched a redesigned falcon website that features a high definition, three-camera live video feed of the nest that will now be streamed year-round. The site also provides more opportunities for people to interact through social media.

 


News


U. Bucks wildlife gets nod from state officials

Status reports from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission gave good grades to Upper Bucks County’s wildlife status.

 

U. Makefield okays Diabase farm easement

Upper Makefield supervisors opted to buy a conservation easement to protect the 132-acre Diabase Farm, but the vote came with its own controversy. 

Cybsersonics team asks for novel funding

Palisades School District has an award-winning Cybersonics team that has proposed a novel way of funding the group’s program.


Rebranded as "Community at Rockhill”

The former Rockhill Mennonite Community continuing-care facility has rebranded itself as the Community at Rockhill.



Meeting with DEP offers hope on quarry

Representatives of Solebury Township, Solebury School and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection came together for a hopeful meeting on a Solebury quarry.

 

 

Missing link set for two local trails

Plans for the missing link for trails in Doylestown and Solebury is in its final design stage, according to consultants for the project.

 

New-Hope-Notebook:
New Hope library renovation nearly finished

Sometime in March the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury will close temporarily in order to return to its newly renovated home. 

 

 




Doylestown hears plans for 12 new units

The Doylestown Township supervisors heard about plans for 12 housing unitts Zaveta Custom Home plans to build on Lower State Road.




Pending legislation would move fee rates to state agency



The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission hopes to soon see the introduction of legislation that would authorize the state agency to establish the fees it charges.



Perkasie to ask residents about trash options

Perkasie Brough residents soon will receive a letter asking their opinion on options for trash collection. 




NOVA shop has new manager, consignments

The NOVA Thrift Shop in Fountainville has a new manager and has resumed accepting consignment items.




Last Chance Ranch rescues sick horses

Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown recently helped rescue more than 16 neglected horses, some of which were unable to stand.


Landowners to rip up pipeline agreements

Landowners will meet to publicly rip up the permanent easement agreements they have received from UGI Energy Services for the proposed PennEast Pipeline.


League of Women Voters hears Army vet

Aryanna Berringer, a veteran of the U.S. war in Iraq, was the guest speaker during a recent program by the League of Women Voters in Doylestown. 


Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend

Audubon Pennsylvania will hold its annual count of birds in the state at various venues throughout the state. 
Weekends


Youth Art

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association’s third Youth Art Exhibition, features the art work of students attending 14 of the area's public and private schools.

 

Thompson Chili

Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Solebury Twp. held a chili cook-off with proceeds benefiting Fisherman's Mark in Lambertville, N.J.

 

Americana opening

The Americana photography exhibition opening reception at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography, 181 East Court St., Doylestown, took place Jan. 29.

 


 






Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Children know what love is

No Valentine’s Day required.

Charles Meredith:

Predictions by a pro

Possibility of brokered convention looms large.


LETTERS TO THE HERALD






Sports


Faith trips up New Hope

Faith Christian girls’ basketball won the BAL Constitution thanks to its 38-30 victory at New Hope on Saturday.

Bucks dump Abington for SOL title

CB West boys’ basketball defeated Abington, 39-34, in the SOL championship final on Monday.



Rams take Long way to hoops title

Dan Long scored 33 points as Pennridge boys’ basketball captured the SOL Continental with a 77-60 victory at Quakertown last Thursday.



Lions nudge Church Farm

New Hope-Solebury wrestling ripped Church Farm, 52-24, last Wednesday to remain perfect in the BAL.



Patriots celebrate football signees

CB East football congratulated seniors Alex Gibson, Lamine Nouck-A-Nwal, Jack Lamb and Tommy Strasburger for signing their Letters of Intent last Wednesday.








Health

Red Cross urges blood donations this month


The American Red Cross urges all who are able to remember to donate blood this month to help avoid wintertime shortages.


Summer camp open house at Newtown club

The Newtown Athletic Club will host an open house for its summer camp on Sunday, Feb. 20.

 

Registration open for ColorFun walk, run

Pre-registration is open for the ColorFun 5K Run/Walk and Colorfest Party May 22 in Morrisville.




HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR







Schools


Family events set for Trinity Day School

Two special family events featuring books and music are scheduled for Trinity Day School in Solebury.

 




STEAM presentation at Trevose Day School


Trevose Day School will host a parent information night on the benefits of a STEAM curriculum focusing on technology, math, science and design.



BCCC to host  financial aid event


Parents and students in search of information on college financial aid can find it at a special information night Feb. 17 at Bucks County Community College in Newtown.




Schools

Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Can majority truly rule?

Time to think outside the box.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

It's all about balance

And energy in the Year of the Monkey.



Features


Afternoon with Benjamin Banneker

In celebration of African American History Month, the Mercer Museum and the African American Museum of Bucks County presented "An Afternoon with Benjamin Banneker" on February 6.

 

Schools







Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Conversation hearts a Valentine tradition

Dip into a box of conversation hearts to send a Valentine’s Day message, or bake your own conversational cookies.





Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

A chance to dine again at Hotel du Village

If you miss dining out at the European-style Hotel du Village in New Hope, a special six-course tasting dinner will let you return.

Schools

Voices symposium a prelude to concert

A free symposium by Voices chorus will be held as a precursor to the Durufle Requiem concert scheduled for March 6.  

Women star in “Taste of Things to Come”

There is never a dull moment in the female-dominated “A Taste of Things to Come,” currently at the Bucks County Playhouse.



Bucks County Symphony spotlights French horn soloist


French hornist Scott Brubaker is featured in the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra's Winter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 21.




“Nunsense A-men!” returns to New Hope for 3 shows


There will be three opportunities this weekend to see the musical-comedy “Nunsense ... A-men!” presented by the Downtown Performing Arts Center.



Schools

“Wonders of Nature” at Nancy Lloyd gallery


“Wonders of Nature” with works by Ken Sanford and Glenn Heller, opens March 5 at Nancy Lloyd Fine Art in New Hope.

 

Local artist exhibits at New York gallery

“The Breast and the Sea,” stories and images by author Rebecca Pine and Bucks County photographer Miana Jun, is the current exhibit at Soho Photo Gallery in New York City.

 

Crossroads Bake Shop show local artist’s work

Watercolorist Margaret DiSimo Kavchok is the latest artist chosen to exhibit her work at Crossroads Bake Shop in Doylestown.

 

"Focus on Hopewell" is Gallery 14 exhibit

Gallery 14 in Hopewell, N.J. will open its exhibit, “Focus on Hopewell” Feb. 12 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

 

Busness

Visit Bucks County encourages businesses to use its services

The county’s official tourism promotion agency held an event Jan. 28, to let companies know how it could help them promote themselves.




SCORE survey shows "continued optimism"

SCORE of Bucks County has just completed its annual survey of small businesses and the results show continued optimism for prospects in the upcoming year.

 

 


 

Spiritual Side


Churchville’s Reformed Church helps Aid For Friends


The North and Southampton Reformed Church gathers one evening a month to prepare approximately 200 meals for Aid For Friends, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia.





Catholic Scouts attend Mass, receive religious awards

Catholic Scouts from the Tamanend and Tohickon districts of Washington Crossing Council attended the annual Archdiocese of Philadelphia Scout Mass on Saturday, Jan. 30.

 

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