Bucks County Herald

Saturday, May 30, 2015




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Lulu’s Rescue to honor CBS 3’s Erickson at Eat, Bark, Bid

Carol Erickson of CBS 3 News will make a personal appearance at the fourth annual Eat, Bark, Bid: A Feast and Evening of Fun to Benefit Lulu’s Rescue on Saturday, May 30.

Eat, Bark, Bid begins at 5 p.m. at the Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown.

Erickson, an Emmy Award winning weathercaster and spot news anchor, is also known and respected for her unremitting passion for animal welfare. [read more]

 

Quakertown-Perkasie Regional News



News


Southampton supports Rails to Trails project

A Rails to Trails project has won unanimous support from the Upper Southampton Board of Supervisors.


Palisades joins school test reform efforts

The Palisades School District has officially joined the national movement calling for reform of student testing requirements.


NH-S plans 1.9% school tax increase

The average taxpayer will pay an estimated $95 more under the proposed 2015-16 school budget for New Hope-Solebury.


Quakertown’s Stepanoff backs pension reform


Quakertown School Board President Paul Stepanoff offered a call to action on pension reform while attending as a member of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association meeting.




Riparian grant process no simple issue

A joint application for a riparian grant by homeowners and a golf course has become bogged down in Upper Makefield.




Teen councilman is honored for service


Junior Council Person Patrick Dineen was recognized as Distinguished Junior Council Person by the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs.









No mule barge, but yes to a fireworks display


New Hope Borough Council gave reluctant approval to a single fireworks display as a tryout for a possible two more this year. 




Richland development plan spurs concern


A proposal to convert a vacant industrial site in Richland Township has been cause for alarm for local residents.



Symposium focuses on abuse of elderly


Professionals gathered in Newtown for the William J.Neff Sr. Symposium on the Prevention of Crimes Against Older Adults.



Hilltown development plan is tweaked


Small changes were made to a development plan for 15 homes in Hilltown that already has received township approval.




Small tuition hike gets nod from BCCC board


Bucks County Community College’s board of trustees has voted to increase tuition by $5 per credit, effective this fall.



Line painted for hikers at Delaware Water Gap


A state line has been painted on the bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey at the Delaware Water Gap.




BCCC Foundation appoints 6 to board


The Bucks County Community College Foundation, which is a fundraiser for the school, has named eight new members to its board of directors.




Postcard show returns to Titusville fire hall


Postcard dealers representing six states will gather May 30 for the Postcard Show & Sale at the Union Fire Company in Titusville, N.J.











Weekends





Everybody loves a parade

High school bands, Scout troops, floats, and war veterans all turned out for local parades to honor the nation’s war dead on Memorial Day. Check out photos from the Doylestown, Lambertville and Sellersville parades.


Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Heritage rediscovered

Joy out of sad tales from the past.

Charles Meredith:

Dismal election turn out

Only 9.5 percent made it to the polls.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD






Sports


Rams reel in district title


Pennridge boys’ volleyball swept CR North, 3-0, last Thursday to win its first District One championship since 2012.

 






Seelig wins another

Plumstead Christian senior Kyle Seelig captured his second state tennis singles title in four years on Saturday.



Sheva, Villalba grab gold

Pennridge’s Marissa Sheva and CB West’s Maddie Villalba return from the state track meet with gold medals.



Lions bombard Bulldogs

Faith Christian softball destroyed Morrisville, 21-5, in the first round of districts on Friday.



Patriots settle for fourth

CB East boys’ lacrosse fell to Radnor, 11-7, for third place in District One last Thursday.



 


Health


Grand View hospice nurse honored


Grand View Hospital nurse Melanie Mansley is the recipient of the 2015 Ellis Greenspan Memorial Award for nursing excellence.







YMCA teaches swimming safety to children

The Central Bucks YMCA is teaching swimming safety skills as part of its Second-Grade Swim Intitiative during National Drowning Prevention Month.


Doylestown Hospital lauded for heart care

Doylestown Hospital received the Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the third consecutive year.


HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR


Schools

Children's Village students hone environmental stewardship skills


The Children's Village at Doylestown Hospital celebrates Earth Day.











Honor Roll listings

Plumstead Christian School

Central Bucks West
Notre Dame High School

 

Young Delval marketers compete nationally


Members of the Delaware Valley University chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association participated in a national marketing competition in Kansas City, Mo.



CR North student honored by Exchange Club

Council Rock North senior Nicholas Wu received the Student of the Month Award from the Greater Newtown Exchange Club.


Easton teen’s video wins second place

Demi Staulino of Easton, who is a student at George School in Newtown, won second place for her video in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge.






Schools

Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Be careful, it's my heart

Some pains can have lasting effects.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Dry iris thrives this spring

But other flowers and plants need a drink.




Features








Doylestown Farmers Market celebrates 40th anniversary


Doylestown Farmers Market is celebrating its 40th year in business, going strong each Saturday morning on Hamilton Street in downtown Doylestown.
Schools

Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Enjoy local strawberries while they last

Plump, sweet and red, local strawberries are a delight, but their season is short, so it’s time to find some.











Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Pizza becomes a family Old-World style pizza in Doylestown

Artisanal pizzas that are baked in just 90 seconds in a wood-fired oven are being crafted by two brothers at Spuntino in Doylestown.




Schools


ART Guitar Trio sets Sergeantsville concert


WDVR presents the ART Guitar Trio in a special concert May 30 at the Virginia Napurano Cultural Arts Center in Sergeantsville, N.J.






"Legally Blonde the Musical" starts Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre season

The Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre begins its 2015 season May 29 with a musical version of the hit movie “Legally Blonde.”



ActorsNET to open “My Favorite Year”

A classic 1950s comedy, “My Favorite Year,” will open the season for ActorsNET at Heritage Theater in Morrsiville.






Schools

"Privacy Made Public" opens at New Hope Arts

“Privacy Made Public,” an exhibition of work by 21 artists, opens May 30 at New Hope Arts in New Hope.






Arts and crafts wanted for New Hope festival

New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival and the Bucks County Playhouse are seeking artists and crafters for the group’s annual juried show.



Quakertown Arts Alive holds annual fest

A celebration of local arts became a community celebration when Quakertown Arts Alive held its annual juried arts and crafts festival.






Busness


Lampire Labs gets leadership award

Lampire Biological Laboratories in Pipersville was honored with the Education Workforce Leadership Award at the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association Conference.






Pa. pillow makers bring tour to region

The owners of the decorative pillow business, Eric & Christopher, will bring their Pillow-Signing Tour to the Devon Horse Show.

 

 


 








Spiritual Side

“Autobiography” shows path to God

H.R. Jakes signed copies of his book, “The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes,” in New Hope. The book details a woman’s search for herself and God.

Local Scouts earn religion awards

Three local Girl Scouts were among 10 to receive their “Religion in Life” awards.

 

 


 



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