Bucks County Herald

Sunday, October 4, 2015

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Point Pleasant bridge

Flatbed trucks delivered massive prefabricated arch sections for the new Point Pleasant bridge. Two 200 ft. cranes lifted them high into the air before positioning them into place.

Reservoirs attached to Delaware River show voids in advance of Hurricane Joaquin

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection website shows that the main reservoirs attached to the Delaware River have significant voids in advance of what is expected to be a significant rain event with the approach of Hurricane Joaquin.

The Canonsville Reservoir is at 55.6% of capacity, the Pepacton at 74.9% and the Neversink is at 76.1% as of Sept. 30.For authoritative information on the forecast for Hurricane Joaquin, here is the link for the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Link to full size map at NYC DEP Reservoir website

Carousel Boutique fashion show postponed

Carousel Boutique has postponed its fashion show until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, due to inclement weather. The show is scheduled to take place in front of the women’s clothing store in the 250-year-old stone farmhouse at Carousel Village at Indian Walk in Wrightstown. There will be six models of all ages and sizes, wearing three different outfits each. They will each model a coat at the end of the show. For information, find the boutique online.

Presentation scheduled to discuss discrimination, hate crime activity

The Bucks County Human Relations Council in cooperation with the PA Human Relations Commission, the Tri-State Human Relations Coalition, the Peace Center, NAACP, Bucks SAFE, the United Nations Association-Bucks County Chapter, and the Peace and Justice Committee of  Doylestown Unitarian Universalist Church, will present a program 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at the Warminster Township Library, 1076 Emma Lane, Warminster. [read more]


Young farmers win grant

Neighbors Ben Crooke and Scott Herstine, both 27, are recipients of the Young Farmers and Ranchers grant given annually by the Bucks County Farm Bureau. Both also won the award in 2012. 

Contention over deer and trespasses

Upper Makefield residents challenge a divided board of supervisors, running the gamut from a public works contract to deer hunting to property trespasses by armed hunters. 

Education conference eyes new technology

The International Society of Educational Technology Educators conference takes a look at how technology has impacted student learning and their classrooms.

Split vote

Upper Makefield Board of Supervisors passes budget in split vote. 

Big turnout, big apartment complex

Sellersville residents pack a Tuesday evening meeting to learn about a developer’s plan for a six-story apartment complex in their small town.

Little Free Library checking in

A Groveland Elementary Girl Scout Troop gets the OK to install a Little Free Library community book exchange in Plumstead Township.

Living the Legacy

A fundraising breakfast for Pearl S. Buck International in Hilltown Township encourages donors.

Restaurant wiz joins project

A restaurant in the proposed 301 Broad project in Quakertown gets a new partner.

Easy easement

Buckingham Township supervisors express pleasure in approving an 18-acre conservation easement.

Supervisors ‘like’ officer’s Facebook work

Upper Makefield supervisors laud Police Officer Harry Vitello for his work on the Police Facebook Page. The recently launched page has more than 1,800 likes. 

Rotary grants to help veterans, families

The Rotary Club of Central Bucks will present grants of more than $35,000 to six area organizations that assist wounded veterans and families of fallen heroes.

New contract for teachers

After working for a year under the terms of their old contract, Pennridge teachers agree to a four-year deal with changes in medical benefits.  

Nature Center director to be honored

Silver Lake Nature Center Director Robert Mercer will be honored for his years of service Thursday, Oct. 1.  

Canal Walk

The Friends of the Delaware Canal hosts its 28th annual Canal Walk, Oct. 3 through Oct. 31.

Voter registration deadline

Monday, Oct. 5, is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 municipal election. 


Pennridge Gallery of Arts

Robert Richardson wins Best in Show for his oil painting “Newburyport Lighthouse” at the 47th annual Pennridge Gallery of Arts in Sellersville.

Renaissance faire

Crowds took part in medieval events at the 16th annual Village Renaissance Faire held on Sept. 19 and 20 at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Pope Francis in Cuba

Group travels 1,200 miles to get a closer look at the pontiff. 

Charles Meredith:

Speaking out

Coopersburg reader gives views on abortion. 



Lions are 4-0

New Hope-Solebury football went to 4-0 with Friday’s 29-7 victory at home over Jenkintown.

Panthers are 4-0, too

Quakertown football pasted host William Tennent, 56-7, on Friday. Tailback Rob Burns led the 4-0 Panthers.

Bucks sweep Titans

Sophia Videva served CB West girls’ volleyball past CB South, 3-0, in Warrington on Tuesday.

Eagles beat Spartans twice

South Hunterdon boys’ and girls’ soccer walked away from Solebury School with the River Cup trophies on Saturday.

Panthers turn back Pirates

Plumstead Christian boys’ soccer defeated visiting Palisades, 3-1, on Friday.


Helping the hospital

Council Rock teenagers raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Free showing of Alzheimer’s film

A free showing of the 2014 documentary “Alive Inside,” an exploration of music’s capacity to uncover the humanity of people with Alzheimer’s and other age-related dementias, will be Oct. 19 at the Newtown Theatre.

CEA Golf Classic helps people with disabilities

Center for Educational Advancement’s Golf Classic raises more than $52,000 to help people with disabilities find work.



Learning outdoors

Newtown Friends School constructs an outdoor classroom to help nature become a part of learning. 


Top scholars

Central Bucks students are named National Merit semifinalists.

Music and money

A financial literacy rock tour will stop at Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster. 

Seed Change

A program to expand farm to school activities is coming to Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Chalk timeline

Parenting is complicated.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Ebullient helianthus

Flora and fauna change with the seasons.


Market and Muster Day

Visitors step back in time to the days of the Founding Fathers at Washington Crossing Historic Park.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

‘A’ is for awesome

This is the season for the best apples you will taste all year, fresh from the tree with a nice snap when you bite into them.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Smell of success

Garlic in every form you can imagine, plus ways you probably haven’t thought of, will be the star of the show at the Easton Garlic Fest Oct. 3 and 4.


‘Shrek’ Yes!

Good feelings prevail at the Open Air Theatre’s “Shrek the Musical” in Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, N.J.

Humming along

Bucks County playwright Margaret Dulaney’s “The Hummingbird’s Tour” is slated for Off-Broadway.

"Breaking the Code" at Langhorne Players

Famed mathematician Alan Turing is immortalized in Hugh Whitemore’s biographical play, “Breaking the Code.”

Gilbert & Sullivan and dessert

The Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents an Autumn Dessert Cabaret featuring solo singers and ensemble numbers from popular Gilbert and Sullivan operettas and Broadway shows.

Halloween Happenings

We're getting you geared up for Halloween with a list of events in the area.


Illuminating sculptures

Sculptures were brought to light after dark at Pamm Kerr’s New Hope Arts sculpture garden party at The Studio on the Canal.

“Non-linear” art

New paintings by artist John Kane are showing at the Silverman Gallery in Buckingham Green.


“A” Space artist Erika Rachel holds an opening reception for her new solo show.


Team Torres Martial Arts plans to reopen in Lambertville

With locations in Edgewater Park, N.J. and South America, Team Torres Martial Arts and is now adding Lambertville, N.J. to the list.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

We do not fear the Fed

Understanding and interpreting the Federal Reserve's decision to leave unchanged its current monetary policies.




Spiritual Side

Trinity Buckingham installs new priest

Trinity Episcopal church of Buckingham will install The Rev. Dr. Nancy Burton Dilliplane as its new minister on Sunday, Oct. 11.

St. Andrew's presents Bach Cantata

J.S. Bach's Cantata 150 will be presented on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church in Lambertville, N.J. replacing its regularly scheduled liturgy.

St. Philip's offers "A Franciscan October"

New Hope's St. Philip's Episcopal Church will celebrate the life of St. Francis and the theology of Pope Francis during the month of October.




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