Bucks County Herald

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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New Hope Council seats up for election

Geri Delevich and Rey Velasco, Democrats who have served multiple terms on the New Hope Borough Council, will not seek reelection in November, while Republican incumbent Nick Gialias will run to hold his seat.
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It’s official: DelVal is a university

On April 8, officials at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown unveiled signage showing the school is now a university.

Kids’ Castle friends ask for grant for upgrades

The Friends of Kids’ Castle is seeking a grant to make improvements to the play structure so it can accommodate children with special needs.

Solebury protests state’s OK of permit

The Solebury Board of Supervisors has voted to oppose the Department of Environmental Protection descision to re-issue a permit to New Hope Crushed Stone

Quakertown recognized for SpringBoard use

Two Quakertown schools have been recognized for their successful use of SpringBoard, a College Board pgrogram for students in grades 6 through 12..

Quakertown High looks at solar power switch

Quakertown Community High School is negotiating a contract with Moore Energy to use solar-powered energy at the school.


Bucks photographer takes fight to Congress

Bucks County photographer Ruth Taylor is fighting a patent infringement lawsuit in federal court.

Major projects ahead for New Hope

Five major development projects for businesses in New Hope are in various stages of planning in the borough.

U. Makefield officials split on part-time job

A motion to advertise a public works part-time job caused dissension among members of the Upper Makefield Board of Supervisors.

Risoldi case headed for trial in Bucks court

District Judge C. Robert Roth has ruled there is sufficient evidence for a trial for Claire Risoldi, who is accused of insurance fraud.

Bucks Audubon honors Phil Eiseman

More than 70 people gathered for ceremonies to dedicate the new roof at the Bucks County Audubon Society visitor center to the late Phil Eiseman.

Dominion awards grant to Primrose Creek

Primrose Creek Watershed Association of Solebury has recived a $5,000 grant from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Dominion Foundation.

McIlhinney resolution honors those who lost limbs

The Pennsylvania Senate has approved a resolution sponsored by state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney honoring the struggle of Pennsylvanians who lost limbs.


Spring Fling

“In the Garden,” the annual Spring Fling by Bucks Beautiful, was held to celebrate the 1 million daffodils now in bloom in the county.

Gourmet Getaway

It was “A Delicious Night at the Theatre” when the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Women in Business held its annual Gourmet Getaway at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland. 

Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Look ahead at the Delaware Canal

Hoping for flowing water again.

Charles Meredith:

Sharing and Bartering

The housemate connection.



Where fencing rules

Many of the top collegiate fencers in the country competed at Bensalem High School on April 11 and 12.


Titans ease past Patriots

CB South boys’ lacrosse surprisingly routed CB East, 15-6, last Wednesday evening.

Lions keep Turtle Cup

New Hope-Solebury baseball needed five innings to erase Solebury School, 16-4, on Saturday afternoon.

Krchnavi, Pirates beat Bucks

Karlee Krchnavi hit two homers and drove in six as Palisades softball eclipsed CB West, 11-7, on Tuesday.

Panthers knock off Patriots

Quakertown boys’ volleyball needed four sets to dispatch CB East, 3-1, on Monday evening.




Central Bucks YMCA begins swim intitiative

The Central Bucks Family YMCA has launched an initiative aimed at ensuring that children are safe in and around water by the second grade.

Harmony Clean aids cancer victims

During “Cleaning for a Reason Week” Harmony Clean of Doylestown will provide free services to women who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer.

Grand View Health opens Lung Center

The new Lung Center at Grand View Health offers early detection and staging of cancers of the lung, early diagnosis of nodules and laser therapy to destroy tumors.



NH-Solebury students “Read Across America”

Twenty-five high school students were chosen to participate in this year’s “Read Across America” at the New Hope-Solebury Lower Elementary School.

MBIT students honored at auto competition

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology seniors Brian Moss and Viktor Pokrachinskiy won second place in the National Automotive Technology Competition.

CB East senior is poet of the year

Erin Farrell, a senior at Central Bucks High School East, has been named the 2015 Bucks County High School Poet of the Year.

Library program helps future kindergarteners

The “Let’s Play School” program developed by the Bucks County Free Library, helps prepare young children for kindergarten.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

A chore's detour

Traveling down memory lane.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Primrose, prasy and ranunculus light up

They have arrived a little late, but they are always welcome.


“Radio Times” on road to Doylestown

WHYY-FM’s “Radio Times on the Road” with Marty Moss-Coane comes to the Michener Museum in Doylestown on April 20.

Choisters to perform “Elijah” at Lansdale church

The choir group The Choristers will perform “Elijah” at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale on April 25.



Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Greens and herbs are signs of spring

It’s just the beginning of the harvest season, but local growers already have some tempting tidbits available.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Memories of a dedicated restaurateur

Dawn Raia is physically gone from the Lambertville, N.J., restaurants she founded, but her legacy continues


Theater Review

“The Drowy Chaperone”shines at Town and Country

There is nothing drowsy about the spirited production “The Drowsy Chaperone” by the Town & Country Players.

VERITE concert opens Solebury School fest

Solebury School kicks off its annual Arts Festival week with a concert featuring indie electronic pop musician VERITE.

Boxcar Lilies at Dreaming Tree

The Boxcar Lilies, featuring Lambertville, N.J. native Stephanie Marshall, perform at Dreaming Tree on April 17.


Solo show for sculptor Adam Capone

Sidetracks Art Gallery in New Hope will present the work of Lambertville, N.J. sculptor Adam Capone in the exhibit “Trans4mation.”

“Landscapes and Wildlife” at Audubon

The Bucks County Project Gallery and the Bucks County Audubon Society have combined resources for the exhibit “Landscapes and Wildlife of the Delaware Valley.”

“Sculpture New Hope” returns to New Hope Arts  

 “Sculpture New Hope 2015,” featuring 44 artists, opens at New Hope Arts with a reception on April 18.


Ginnie Burke celebrates first year

Ginnie Burke Collections in New Hope celebrates a year in business selling apparel designed by Ginnie Burke-Preston.

Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Q&A with the career coach

Columnist Cliff Montgomery answers questions on how to get to know new employees and how to keep a job once you get it.

Spiritual Side

Christian rock band to play at St. Martin of Tours

The Christian rock band, 3 Shades of Blue, will perform May 9 on the grounds of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in New Hope.

Temple Beth El expands learning program

Studenst at Congregation Beth El in Yardley are learning new values each month through the Feirverker Jewish Learning Community.




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