Bucks County Herald

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Latest News 

Pennsylvania Launches Online Voter Registration to Increase Efficiency and Offer Convenience

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortes announced Aug. 27 that Pennsylvania is the latest state to launch the convenient option of registering online to vote.The online registration application, hosted by the Department of State, is now available for use by eligible citizens at register.votesPA.com.




Hundreds protest PennEast pipeline

More than 400 protesters marched across the Milford Bridge during a protest against the proposed PennEast pipeline through Bucks and Hunterdon counties.

Landmark Hospitality brings change to inn

Even before new ownership takes over, the venerable Logan Inn is in the midst of menu and other changes.  

Palisades hires 15 for staff and faculty

Fifteen new teachers and staff members have been hired by the Palisades School District for the upcoming school year. 

Solebury updated at meeting with Pa. DEP

Mike Kutney of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection met with Solebury Township supervisors for an update on complaints and monitoring efforts.

U. Makefield signage offends residents

Some residents say street signs erected in the Pidcock and Jericho Run area of Upper Makefield Township are “hideous.”

Dunkin’ Donuts sign 12 times too large

A proposed sign outside a planned Dunkin’ Donuts in Washington Crossing would be 12 times the size permitted.

Developer reduces Richland condo plan

A developer of a planned Richland Township condo project wants to reduce it by one third

New police officer hired in Hilltown

The Hilltown Township supervisors unanimously approved the hiring of police Officer Adam Brannan.


Hilltown road may close for culvert work

Plans to replace a drainage culvert on Rickert Road in Hilltown could require a temporary road closure. 

Conservationist offers advice on pipeline

A special meeting in Delaware Township, N.J., on the proposed PennEast pipeline featured advice from a conservation policy manager.

Ambulance corps wants millage doubled

Central Bucks Ambulance and Rescue has asked Doylestown Township to double its tax millage  from 0.25 to .5 mill..

Local group restores 1960s fighter jet

It took nine years for 38 volunteers to restore an F8 Crusader fighter jet that was used during the Cold War.

Logo for pope visit created by local man

Graphic designer Bill Milnazik of Doylestown created the logo for the World Meeting of Families to be held next month during a visit from Pope Francis. 

Jail for father in crash that killed Bucks teens

A father who allowed his underage daughter to drive his car received jail time for the deaths of three Council Rock teenagers who died in a crash.

School bells will ring again on Monday

Monday and Tuesday will mark the first day of school for many local schools and districts.


ANA Party

Americans for Native Americans celebrated its support for struggling Native Americans will a fund-raising garden party at the historic Meeting Ford House in Furlong.

Moland encampment

The American Revolutionary War came briefly back to life at the annualre-enactment at the historic Moland House in Warwick. 



Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Creating majestic memories

Training doves for release.

Charles Meredith:

Reining in drugs and Congress

What about the tunnels?



Rising star

Sellersville’s Dan Hoy, a student at Princeton, mashed for the Mystic Schooners baseball team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League this summer.

Thompson classic is almost here

The annual Thompson Bucks County Classic bike races are fast approaching. They’re on Sunday, Sept. 13 in Doylestown.

Rams finish 4-3 in invitational

The Pennridge golf team went 4-3 in its home invitational on Monday. Nate Hess led the Rams with a round of 39.

Titans handle Bucks

The CB South girls’ tennis team started off its SOL Continental slate on the right foot, downing CB West, 6-1, on Tuesday at home.


Golfers hit the links in mid-June for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual charity golf outing.


Volunteer honored with LOVE Award

Jean Fillman has been honored with this year’s LOVE Award for her volunteer work at Grand View Health. 





Blood donors can get free haircut

Sport Clip Haircuts is teaming with the American Red Cross to offer coupons for a haircut to those who donate in September. 

Program helps to manage chronic pain

A “Mindful Management of Chronic Pain” program will be offered twice in September at the Cowhey Family ShopRite in Warminster.


Buckingham Friends garden is for learning

An overflowing vegetable garden at Buckingham Friends School also is a classroom for students. 

Allentown college upgrades science labs

Cedar Crest College in Allentown has upgraded its freshman labs in the Dorothy Rider Pool Science Center.

Students raise funds for Vietnam orphans

Members of the Pearl S. Buck International Leadership Program raised $541 to feed orphans in Vietnam.

Student artists show works at Grange Fair

Student artists from Newtown had the opportunity to exhibit their art at a special show at the Middletown Grange Fair.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Resolve, retreat and recoup

Sometimes we all want to hide under the covers.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

End of August in the garden

Attractive to pollinators.


Marwari stallion makes home in Hunterdon County

An exotic-looking stallion that descends from India’s war horses is helping promote his rare breed, the art of horsemanship and animal welfare through a partnership with his owner, Dr. Maria Katsamanis, of Amwell Ridge Farm in Ringoes, N.J.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Enjoying the sweetness of the local corn season

Summer is on the wane, the local corn season is still going strong, and the sweet ears will bea around for a while.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Goodnoe’s ice cream comes to Doylestown

The Newtown Goodoe Farm Dairy Bar serves ice cream, but the newer Doylestown shop has food reminiscent of the once popular family restaurant.


Theater review:

Audience jumps in for “Spelling Bee”

Members of the audience were happy to show off their spelling skills in the audience-participation portion of “Putnam County Spelling Bee” at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Theater review:

Memorable dancing in “Sweet Charity”

The dancing is impressive in the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre production of Neil Simon’s musical comedy, “Sweet Charity.”

McCarter opens season with Tennessee Williams tale

A new adaptation of Williams' 1956 film "Baby Doll" makes its American premiere and opens the McCarter Theatre Center's 2015 season.

Broadway, Parton tunes come to Rrazz Room

New Hope's Rrazz Room will feature upcoming concerts from Natalie Douglas and Emily Skinner.

“Late Nite Catechism” at Bristol Riverside

The comedy “Late Nite Catechism” will be staged at the Bristol Riverside Theatre Sept. 9 to 13.



“Art in the Garden” at Paxson Hill Farm

The “Art in the Garden” art and craft show will take place at Paxson Hill Farm in Solebury Sept. 5 and 6.

Artist couple opens at Schmidtberger gallery

The works of artists William and Mary Zehngut open the fall season at Schmidtberger Fine Art Gallery in Frenchtown, N.J. 

“Imaginary Landscapes” at D&R Greenway

Lucy Graves McVicker’s “Imaginary Landscapes” is the current exhibit at the D&R Greenway in Princeton, N.J.


Hall of Fame calls for Ely

Cane Farm Furniture of Rosemont, N.J. is celebrating its 50th year of building early American-type furniture.

Education matters to Zeswitz Music

Zeswitz Music returns to its roots with a refocused mission of music education across Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.





Spiritual Side

New pastor brings inspiration to Lenape Valley Church

The Rev. Dr. Anita Bell joins Lenape Valley Church in New Britain as its spiritual leader.

Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

New brain science offers welcome news for adolescents, parents

Charting the waters of adolescence and debunking the myths.


Police News

Check out the latest video

The Shatterproof Rappelling Challenge to fight addiction.



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