Bucks County Herald

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Chinese TV crew film explorer’s story

A film crew from Chinese Central Television spent time in Doylestown filming part of a documentary on the Great Wall of China which includes Doylestown’s William Edgar Geil.

Wawa rejected for Doylestown Township

Doylestown Township supervisors voted unanimously to reject a plan to build a Wawa at Route 313 and Ferry Road. 

DelVal president announces retirement

Dr. Joseph Brosnan, president of Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, has announced he will retire in 2016. 

Concours d’Elegance canceled for this year

The Buckingham Concours d’Elegance auto show has been canceled for this year due to lack of volunteers and the decline of the auto industry. 

Solebury supervisors look at quarry status

Solebury supervisors reviewed a reclamation plan for the township quarry, considering a variety of options. 

U. Makefield plans ordinance on fracking

A planned gas and drilling ordinance is being considered for Upper Makefield in response to concerns over possible gas drilling.

Fisherman’s Mark looks at the future

Fisherman’s Mark Food Pantry in Lambertville, N.J., is setting up a sustainability plan so they can continue to operate for years to come. 

CB West names Hunt new athletic director

Henry Hunt has been named the new athletic director for Central Bucks West High School and Mark Kay Speese as director for special education.

Canal Vision Study looks at its future

Residents offered their opinions at a meeting on the Delaware Canal Vision Study, which is designed to shape the future of the landmark waterway.

9 principals travel to New Hope library

Nine members of the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals participated in the Summer Reading Program in New Hope.

Local GI finally gets long-overdue medals

Dale Cummings waited 63 years for the medals he had earned while interpreting code for the U.S. Army.

Lambertville Food Pantry seeks donations

Donations are down but the need for food never lets up according to the Lambertville, (N.J.) Food Pantry, which needs food. 

Governor names new chief of staff

Mary Isehour has been named the new chief of staff for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. 

County preserves farm in Durham Township

The Bucks County Commissioners approved the preservation of the 71-acre Pavlica farm in Durham Township.

Bucks closes books on Justice Center accounts

The Bucks County Commissioners approved final payments for contractors who worked on the Justice Center.

Expect changing traffic patterns on Rt. 263

New traffic patterns will occur on Route 263 (York Road) in Warwick Township beginning July 30, according to PennDOT.


Road Rally

In anticipation of the upcoming New Hope Automobile Show, the sixth annual road rally was held featuring everyday cars as well as vintage vehicles.

Perkasie market

The Perkasie Farmers Market officially opened for the season earlier this month with a variety of vendors at Seventh and Market streets.



Opinion and Editorials

Katheryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

National treasure in Durham

An amazing 500 million years old.

Charles Meredith:

Canal, Trump and the court

Funding woes and a firebrand.



Pennridge remains optimistic

The Pennridge Gators went winless in the BuxMont swimming league this year, but the Gators aren’t devoid of talent.

Rugby team captures title

The Doylestown U19 girls’ rugby team defeated the NJ Blaze at the Surfside Sevens tourney on July 19.

Field or ice?

The second part of a two-part series on the Harding family focuses on sisters Madison and Mackenzie.

Outlaws vs. Posse

The World of Outlaws take on the Pennsylvania Posse in auto racing action.


ALS Ice Bucket Challenge just ahead

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for research will take place Aug. 1.

Concierge doctor opens second office

Dr. Charles Whitney has opened a second concierge medical office in Doylestown, and plans an open house July 30. 

Matossian welcomes medical student

A medical student from Colombia recently spent a month as an intern at Matossian Eye Associates in Doylestown.



Earth School explores lands and streams

Children made new connections to nature during the Art of Spirit’s Earth School held at the Bucks County Audubon in Solebury Township. 


Solebury School names director of studies

Rick Tony has been named the new director of studies in charge of curriculum and instruction at the Solebury School.

Local dean’s list students published

Dozens of local students have been named to dean’s lists at colleges and universities throughout the region. 

Quaker School gets new head of school

Alex Brosowsky has been named the new head of school at Quaker School in Horsham.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Venice, just for example

City of beauty and wonder.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Draping over summer

A time for vines.


Flemington celebrates Salsa Night

The music was as hot as the weather when Flemington, N.J., held its Salsa Night to support Hunterdon Helpline.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Tomato lovers’ favorite month is almost here

August is the height of tomato season in Bucks County and neighboring New Jersey, so take advantage of the opportunity to buy them right off the vine.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Nektar is New Hope’s new wine bar and more

The wine bar Nektar is New Hope’s newest restaurant and the creation of Nick Gialis, who renovated the former site of Wildflowers with a breezy, casually elegant concept.


Theater review:

Husband and wife in “On Golden Pond”

Real-life husband and wife Mia Dillon and Keir Dullea take on the same roles in the Bucks County Playhouse production of “On Golden Pond.”



Off to see the wizard at Open Air Theatre

The popular “Wizard of Oz” returns to the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre in Titusville, N.J., for two weekends.

Four shows left for Music on Main

Four more performances by local musicians are scheduled for the weekly Music on Main events in Yardley.

Zoellner Center announces season

Tickets are on sale for Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center’s 19th season, which kicks off Sept. 12 with Sheila E.

Michener exhibits work by Osborne

A Michener Museum exhibit of the works of artist Elizabeth Osborne explores her nearly six-decade career.

Chimayo Gallery sets events for August

An opening reception for the Tim Gibson and Marilyn Nolt exhibit and an artists’ workshop for children are on the calendar for Chimayo Gallery in Perkasie.

Music and sculpture at Tyler Arts Center

Sculptures large and small and live music were featured at the Tyler Park Center for the Arts’ Music & Sculpture Summer Festival.


Pearl Buck teams up with Souderton SAVE

After a highly successful event held back in April, Pearl S. Buck International is already planning for 2016 by scheduling its second SAVE "The Good Earth" Day on Fri., April 22 to Sun. April 24, 2016.

Entrepreneurs lauded at biotech center

In a "Shark Tank" style program and events ceremony, six early-stage biotech companies pitched their technologies to investors at the first Entrepreneur Spotlight at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County hosted by the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute.



Spiritual Side

Doylestown families help N.M. food pantry

Members of Doylestown Presbyterian Church participated in a family mission trip to help The Community Pantry in Gallup, N.M.

Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

Tourism vs. spiritual pilgrimage - a practical difference

Columnist Caroline Oakes writes about the difference between tourism and making a pilgrimage for spiritual enlightenment.







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