Bucks County Herald

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Baseball clinic set for individuals with disabilities

NHS Human Services and the Miracle League of Northampton Township co-host a baseball clinic for more than 100 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Wednesday, Oct, 1, at the Northampton Township Municipal Park.

The games will take place on a special-needs field, which is custom-designed with a cushioned rubberized surface to help prevent injuries, wheelchair accessible dugouts, and a completely flat surface to eliminate any barriers to wheelchair-bound or visually impaired players.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the Miracle League program which provides an environment for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities the ability to enjoy “America’s favorite pastime.”

 

Route 263 traffic set at one lane next week

Route 263 will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting next week as part of a new traffic pattern between Meetinghouse Road and Sugar Bottom Road in Warwick Township.

Crews will work Tuesday through Thursday (Sept. 29-Oct. 2) to paint new traffic lines and install concrete barriers to shift one lane of traffic in each direction onto the southbound side of the highway. This new pattern will be in place until summer 2015.

In addition, motorists will face intermittent weekday traffic restrictions on Bristol Road between Old York Road and Brennan Road in Warminster Township, Bucks County, on Monday (Sept. 29) though Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility relocations.

 

 

Sponsored child returns to speak on multiculturism

Pearl S. Buck International welcomes Retired Lt. Col. Andrew Bossard for a Cultural Heritage Event on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the Cultural Center at Pearl S. Bucks International, 520 Dublin Road, Hilltown Township.

A former sponsored child with the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, Korea, Bossard will give an account of how he got a start in life because of the generosity of a child sponsor.

Bossard resides in South Korea and works as a military civilian for the United States Air Force on the Osan Air Base in Pyeong Taek. Register at the Buck International web site.

Documentary focuses on education for girls

Central Bucks is partnering with Global Hope Alliance to bring you the documentary, “Girl Rising.” It shows nine girls from around the world struggling for rights to an education.

The film will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Road, Warrington.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Contact Courtney Wood at cwood@globalhopealliance.org.

Love Over Hate Rally set in Doylestown

In the wake of an assault on a gay couple in Philadelphia on Sept. 11 and the arrests of 3 suspects – all of whom are from Bucks County – dozens of Bucks County residents will come together for a Love Over Hate Rally in Doylestown 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Bucks County Courthouse front lawn.

People will gather to send a message of solidarity, love and support to the victims of the crime and to send the message that Bucks County stands up for LGBT rights, unity, nonviolence and love. Participates will also send an message to legislators that they want an expansion of hate crimes legislation and anti-discrimination protections in Pennsylania.




News


Doylestown Dart hits the road on Saturdays

The Doylestown Dart has added Saturday runs to its bus schedule in hopes of attracting more Delaware Valley College students to its shuttle service.

Crowd turns out for gas pipeline meeting

An estimated 200 residents spilled out of the Philip L. Pittore Justice Center in Lambertville, N.J., to hear speakers talk about a proposed 100-mile gas pipeline through their communities.

Draft plan authorized for Dolington sewage

After months of discussion, the Upper Makefield supervisors have approved the creation of a draft plan for the Dolington neighborhood sewage system.



Buckingham looks to set speed limits

Buckingham supervisors have approved an ordinance that will establish speed limits on many of the township roads.

Palisades delays study on facilities use

An unexpected delay will slow down plans for a study of facilities use that would include looking at possbile school closures for the Palisades School District.

1840 farmhouse eyed for demolition


The proposed demolition of a circa 1840 farmhouse in the Villages at Newtown draws the attention of the township’s Joint Historic Commission.


$10K donation supports Fuller Preserve

A $10,000 donation from PPL will help to maintain the 64-acre Fuller Preserve in Springfield Township.


Task force looks to fix Durham roads

A task force has been created to look at Durham Township’s roads and find sources of revenue to repair them.

 

Sensory Enrichment Trail plan progresses

Doylestown Township Director of Parks and Recreation Karen Sweeney gave supervisors an update on the plans for a Sensory Enrichment Trail for Central Park.







Weekends


Travis Manion Foundation Running for Heroes

They came to run and to compete in wheelchairs at the annual 9/11 Heroes Run 5K and one-mile fun run held in Doylestown by the Travis Manion Foundation.

Frenchtown Riverfest

There was music, food and lots of fun as Frenchtown held its annual Riverfest celebration.

Perkasie Lions Club Chicken Barbecue

The Perkasie Lions Club held their annual Chicken Barbecue on Sept. 7 in Menlo Park.






Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Banned books in the open

Readout to celebrate controversial books.

Charles Meredith:

Two books of note

Local authors share their wisdom.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD





Sports


CB South to West in field hockey

Central Bucks West defeats Central Bucks South 1-0 in the field hockey Southern One League Continental Conference.






CB South halts West in volleyball

Central Bucks South’s girls volleyball team dispatched Central Bucks West 3-1 in four sets.


Quakertown defeats Tennent in football

Quakertown held on for a 21-14 victory over William Tennent High School in a Suburban One League Continental Conference clash.

Pennridge defeats Quakertown in soccer

Pennridge handily defeats Quakertown 4-0 in boys’ soccer with a nearly 50-yard run by senior Danny Williams.


DelVal triumphs over Wilkes in football

Senior Chris Smallwood helped to break records as Delaware Valley College defeated Wilkes University 54-35 in a Middle Atlantic Conference football contest.







Health

Doylestown Hospital welcomes new doctors

Doylestown Hospital has added three doctors to its roster who will work in the surgery, internal medicine and pediatric departments.

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR





Golf club hosts Rally for the Cure

Copper Hill Country Club in Ringoes, N.J., will host its annual Rally for the Cure golfing event on Oct. 4.

 



 

Schools

Solebury School senior nets national award

Solebury School's Lucas Santiago has been named a National Hispanic Scholar by the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.







Denmark students visit DelVal College

Delaware Valley College has welcomed 21 students visiting from Tradium, a college in Denmark.

Virgin Islands educators visit MBIT

Two educators form the Virgin Islands Career and Technical Education Board who want to update their program are visiting the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.

Regional College Fair set for BCCC

Oct. 9 is the date for high school students to explore options at the Bucks County Regional College Fair at Bucks County Community College.






 

Schools

Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

There is no old in golden

Enjoy life now.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Sumac is dancing with autumn

Birds and deer love this colorful weed.






Features

Volunteers needed to pack more than 272,000 meals

Doylestown event to aid starving children around the world

Central Bucks Feed My Starving Children has put out a call for volunteers to help pack more than 272,000 meals for the world's hungry. The meals will be assembled at a MobilePack event taking place Oct. 24 to 26 at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown.








Couture for the Cure read for fifth run in New Hope

Fashion on stage a benefit for Young Survivor Coalition

The fifth annual Couture for the Cure will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Bucks County Playhouse. It's a high-energy fashion show modeled by breast cancer survivors and supports the Young Survivor Coalition.

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Schools

Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Restaurant’s corn chowder a favorite

There is still plenty of corn in the fields, and that means it’s still a great time to make the corn chowder recipe from The Landing in New Hope.









Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Find the Riegelsville Tavern on Rt. 611

Since taking over the former Fireside Inn, Darren and Rachel Errico have renovated the premises and the menu at what is now known as the Riegelsville Tavern.



Schools

Riverside Symphonia opens 25th anniversary season

“Souvenirs,” a program of classical orchestra selections, will open the 25th season for the Riverside Symphonia on Oct. 5.

Princeton Singers offer anniversary concert

The Princeton Singers will present “The Dream Concert” on Sept. 27 to celebrate the group’s 30th anniversary.


Aztec Two-Step at Crossing church in N.J.

Folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will perform “fan favorites” Sept. 27 at the Concerts at the Crossing in Titusville, N.J.





Schools


Fetterman paintings at Gettysburg college

Bucks County’s own plein air artist Alan Fetterman is currently showing his work at an exhibit at Gettysburg College.





Katsiff exhibits works at art museum

Bruce Katsiff, the former director of the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, is exhibiting his own work at Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington.


Art show to benefit Doylestown Cemetery

The Historic Doylestown Cemetery will host its first art show and sale to benefit the Doylestown Cemetery Walking Tour Program.






Busness








Pumped about Pennsylvania

Newtown welcomes Provident Bank to town

Provident Bank recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a Newtown branch on Penns Train.



Rick Welsh: Dollars and $ense

Fundamental and technical analysis

In his “Dollars and $ense” column, Rick Welch talks about a strategies for picking stocks.

Spiritual Side

New Pastor to be installed at St. John's Lutheran

Rev. Axel T. Kaegler will be installed Sept. 27 as the new pastor of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Spinnerstown.






Rosh Hashana Notes

Temple Judea, Kehilat HaNahar and Darkaynu offer Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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