Bucks County Herald

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Bucks County District Attorney announces his retirement


Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Thursday he will retire, effective Sept. 2, more than a year before the end of his second term in office.

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The Birches at Newtown to host Senior Olympics

The residents of The Birches at Newtown are preparing for their own version of the Olympic games. Residents will be randomly divided into two teams that will go head to head competing in six unique events on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m.

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The Peace Center holds two workshops on racism

As part of its “Speak Up For Peace” campaign, The Peace Center will hold two workshops titled “Unlearning Racism,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24, at the center, 102 W. Maple Ave., Langhorne.

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House fire at Heritage Creek Golf Course

Firefighters fight flames in an abandoned house at the Heritage Creek Golf Course on Meetinghouse Road in Warwick Township early Thursday. They were called at approximately 7:30 a.m. Aug. 18, to investigate smoke and fire in the woods, Warwick Police Chief Mark Goldberg said. Police and firefighters arrived to find the abandoned home on the golf course property fully involved with fire, he said. Crews from several area fire companies worked for several hours to extinguish the flames. There were no reports of injuries, and the cause is under investigation. The photo was taken by one of the first police officers to arrive at the fire scene.


This candidate is a real dog

If you find the current lineup of presidential candidates unappealing, you could consider voting for the choice of the Homestead Farm Market in Lambertville, N.J. They are casting their votes for their dog Callie, who is running on the canine ticket.

Solebury officially takes over Aquetong Lake

Earlier this month the Pennsylvania Fish and Game Commission finalized the transfer of Aquetong Lake to Solebury Township, the result of many years of work and planning.

Stalemate continues on Durham federal link

Durham Township is still without a decision whether to join the Lower Delaware Wild and Scenic River Management Committee, a federal entity that some supervisors believe would be too binding.

Speeding traffic worries Wycombe residents

Concerns over speeding on Township Line Road prompted a group of Wycombe residents to ask for help from the Buckingham Township superivsors.

Group protests closed FERC hearing

Environmentalists from Upper Bucks held a protest outside a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing in Bethlehem, objecting to not being permitted to speak.

Sellersville to replace aging pumping station

Sellersville Borough Council has approved an agreement to hire Bellview Pump LLV to replace an aging sewer pump station on Township Road.

Win two tickets to the Bucks County Playhouse

Find three images of ticket stubs hidden only in our digital edition. Enter the page numbers along with your contact information and you could win 2 tickets to "Cake Off" at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Color Doylestown teal
for September

Teal-colored ribbons will be found throughout Doylestown during September as part of a campaign to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

New citizens sworn in at Pennsylvania’s birthplace

Judge Cynthia M. Rufe presided during a United States naturalization ceremony for 46 new citizens that was held recently at Pennsbury Manor, the birthplace of Pennsylvania.  

Plumstead hears plans for new Wawa store

A proposed Wawa store would be built near Bailey Square in Fountainville under the development sketch plan reviewed by the Plumstead Township supervisors.  

One-way turn may ease Old Easton Road traffic

A plan to prevent turns from Route 611 onto Old Easton Road could be the solution to truck traffic problems for residents of Pipersville Village. 

Colin Powell to give speech
in Bucks

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will be the keynote speaker at the first Worldwide Business and Culture Luncheon co-sponsored by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and Pearl S. Buck International.

Haycock restricts large trucks from Woodcock Lane

Haycock supervisors adopted an ordinance at their Aug. 1 public meeting that prohibits commercial trucks longer than 22 feet from traveling on Woodcock Lane.

New Hope-Notebook: New Hope council looks at fixed-rate loan

The New Hope Borough Council is debating whether to refinance $2.4 million left on a loan taken out to pay for the pruchase and renovation of the town hall. 


Heritage Conservancy Farm to Table

The Heritage Conservancy hosted its eighth annual Farm to Table dinner Aug. 6 at Manoff Market Gardens in New Hope.

Quakertown Carnival

The 2016 Quakertown Fire Department Carnival took place Aug. 2 to 6 in Memorial Park.

Opinion & Editorial

Katherine Finegan Clark: By the Way

At home on a cell tower

Our “sea eagles” are smart.

Charles Meredith:

Consolidation a welcome trend

And don’t forget Trump.



Going the distance

Hundreds of triathletes competed in the 12th annual Steelman Triathlon on Sunday in Quakertown’s Nockamixon State Park. Wayne’s Luke Davis won the Olympic distance race in just over 2 hours.

Doylestown Tigers make DAA history

The 9U Doylestown Tigers, who play in the Doylestown Athletic Association (DAA), became the first DAA team earlier this month to win a regional baseball championship. The DAA goes back to 1968.

Heroes run returns to Doylestown

The 9/11 Heroes Run, a fundraiser for the Travis Manion Foundation, is set for Sunday, Sept. 25 at Fonthill Park in Doylestown. The fun run/walk has been renamed the Colby Umbrell 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk for 2016.

Auto racing world mourns

Driver Bryan Clauson was killed in a race in Kansas early this month. Herald columnist Bill Hahn fondly recalls meeting Clauson on occasion.


Three get scholarships from Doylestown VFW

Three recent Central Bucks High School graduates were recognized for their academic efforts with scholarships from the Doylestown VFW.

Quakertown native earns
her doctorate

Amanda Bono, a native of Quakertown, has received her doctorate in musical art from the Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C. 

Talk on transgender students scheduled

A special public meeting, “Community Conversation: Supporting Transgender Students in Our Schools,” has been scheduled for Aug. 24 at Central Bucks High School South in Warrington.


2 from Central Bucks YMCA honored
by vets

Two employees of Central Bucks YMCA in Doylestown have received the Seven Seals Award for their work with the Veterans Wellness Program.

Pa. girl to swim to aid diabetes research

For the fifth year, 11-year-old Carly Lenett of Lower Macungie Township will swim to help raise money for type 1 diabetes research.

New physician joins Holy Redeemer staff

Dr. Neelima Kute has joined the staff of Holy Redeemer Health System as a member of Holland Medical Associates.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Not Downton Abbey

Don’t forget to leave evidence. 

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Fighting fear in the garden

Don’t eliminate the helpful insects.

Photo Feature

New Hope Auto show revs up passion for cars

The 2016 New Hope Automobile Show took place Aug. 13 and 14 on the grounds of New Hope-Solebury High School and featured classic and antique, and foreign and domestic vehicles.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Beat the heat with cooling cucumbers

The saying “cool as a cucumber,” comes from the fact that they really are several degrees cooler inside than out, making them perfect for this time of year.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Hatboro’s Old Mill reopens as Louie’s

The landmark former Old Mill Inn in Hatboro has reopened after major renovations with a new name, Louie’s Old Mill, and an Italian menu.


“A Reunion of Sorts” debuts on T&C stage

“A Reunion of Sorts,” the first in the Signature Series of plays performed by Town and Country Players, debuted before an audience that appreciated its light comedy and good acting.

Local bands to reunite
for WDVR benefit

Four area bands will reunite for a benefit concert Aug. 19 to support the local non-profit radio station WDVR.

Razzvio combines election violin and drums

Bucks County Brewery in Pipersville will be a stop on the five-month tour of Razzvio, an alternative string pop duo utilizing electric violin and drums.

McCarter Center starts season with party

McCarter Theatre Center launches its fall season with its 6th annual community-wide block party, scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Matthews Theatre in Princeton, N.J.

Arts & Galleries

Entries sought for Phillips Mill show

Entries are still being accepted for the 87th annual juried Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition, which will feature Charles McVicker as its honored artist. 

Rare Einstein painting on display locally

Pedersen Gallery in Lambertville, N.J. is currently displaying a rare plein air painting of famed scientist Albert Einstein.

Portraits on recycled boxes
on display

The exhibit, “Dion Hitchings: Portraits on Recycled Consumer Boxes” will open Aug. 19 at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, N.J.

“Contested Identities” at Hicks Art Gallery

“Contested Identities” by Peter Williams, will open Aug. 24 at the Hicks Art Center Gallery at Bucks County Community College in Newtown.


Biotech center casts spotlight on entrepreneurs

Barbara Schilberg, managing director and chief executive officer of BioAdvance, received the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute’s 2016 Entrepreneur Champion Award at its annual Entrepreneur Spotlight event.

Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Q & A with the career coach

Q&A with the career coach is a series of articles featuring questions from readers and clients and answers from 42-year human resource veteran and career coach Cliff Montgomery.

Spiritual Side

Patricia Walsh-Collins: Shared Teachings

Spiritual Hygiene

Learning to be of service to others.

St. Martin of Tours hosts Reboot Live faith exploration

REBOOT! Live! comes to St. Martin of Tours in New Hope and will center around “a practical exploration and understanding of the Catholic faith, and all the ways it’s meant to impact our lives."

Police News

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre through August 21.

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