Bucks County Herald

Monday, February 8, 2016

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Bucks County law firm partner convicted of insider trading

Bucks County attorney Herbert Sudfeld, 64, of Doylestown, was convicted in federal court in Philadelphia Friday, Feb. 5, on charges of insider trading and making a false statement.  He faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years in prison, a three-year period of supervised release, and a possible fine. [read more]


DelVal faculty member to help commemorate Civil Rights bus boycott

Dr. Craig Stutman, a Delaware Valley University assistant professor of history and policy studies and co-chair of the Toni Morrison Society's Bench By the Road Project, will assist in the placement of the society's 17th bench in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday, Feb. 6. [read more]


A deadly virus has invaded a Bucks County stable.

A fundraiser for research on the equine herpes virus is slated for Feb. 12 at the Doylestown Country Club. [read more]


Bucks schools rank on top-SAT score list

The Philadelphia Business Journal has assembled a ranking of public high schools in the state based on average composite SAT scores – data that has been published by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Bucks County schools appearing on the list of 50 top-scoring schools are: Council Rock High School North (no. 9), Central Bucks High School East (no. 13), New Hope-Solebury High School (no. 18), Central Bucks High School South (no. 39), Council Rock High School South (no. 42) and Central Bucks High School West (no. 43).



Process begins for Fisherman’s Mark move

The Hibernia Fire House in Lambertville, N.J., will soon be the home of the Fisherman’s Mark charity and food pantry.


State official responds to Tinicum bridge requests

A line of communication has been opened between the Tinicum Township supervisors and the head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation.

Quakertown may return AP exam fee to some

Quakertown Community High School students may be reimbursed for some advance placement test fees.

Residents reassured on NH-Solebury rumors

Residents who came out to a New Hope-Solebury school board meeting were reassured there are no plans to close a school or use modular classrooms.

Decision delayed on CB 2016-17 calendar

Members of the Central Bucks School Board tabled a vote on the planned school calendar for 2016-17 in order to look at the matter more closely.

“Quakertown Cares” drive a success at $45K

The Quakertown Cares campaign has collected $47,579 to aid families, seniors and veterans in need of food, clothing and fuel to provide heat.

Pennridge passes preliminary 2016-17 budget

A projected 6.54 percent increase in the Pennridge School District 2016-17budget is unlikely to pass due to state limitations on tax increases.

Fundraising begins for Richlandtown dog park

A beef-and-beer dinner in March will be the first event to help raise funds for a planned dog park in Richlandtown.

Clear-cutting beneficial, say Haycock officials

Haycock Township officials reassured residents concerned about recent clearcutting of forest on Stony Garden Road.

Springfield farmer offends with fertilizer

Springfield farmer Anthony Renner has been directed to work with the Park and Recreation Board on appropriate times to apply odorous fertilizer.

Tinicum Conservancy move to lift gas leases

The Tinicum Conservancy will be the first group of its kind to move to extinguish unwanted oil an gas leases from their protected properties. 

Bucks sheriff offers Citzens’ Academy

A Citizens’ Academy designed to inform residents on how the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office works, will be held beginning March 7.

Dougherty announces run for 178th District

Neale Dougherty of Solebury has announced his candidacy for state representative in the 178th Legislative District. 

Yardley historical group sets program on trains

The Yardley Historical Association will host the program,”Trains Now and Then” on Feb. 11 at the Old Library in Yardley. 


Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival

The river towns joined together for their annual Winterfest which featured a chili cook-off, concert by Livingston Taylor and his sister Kate, a Mardi Gras celebration and Beef 'n' Brew.


Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Devastating illness rocks a stable

Source remains unknown.

Charles Meredith:

Changing politics - as usual

But the state Constitution likely won’t change.



Pool duel

The CB South and CB West swim teams split their annual meet on Friday evening.


Pirates blow out Bangor

Palisades girls’ basketball eased past Bangor, 37-22, on Monday.

Spartans fall to Hun School

Solebury School boys’ basketball lost a tough one to the Hun School, 71-69, on Saturday.

Lions drop one to CR North

New Hope-Solebury boys’ basketball nearly upset CR North on Monday, but the Indians took it, 54-44.

Patriots win on Senior Night

CB East girls’ basketball defeated Quakertown, 39-28, on its Senior Night on Friday.


Workshops on adolescent issues planned

Foundations Community Partnership in Doylestown will hold workshops in March on developmental disorder trauma and other issues for adolescents.

Memoir details battle with heart disease

Marylou Kelly Streznewski's memoir details her battle with heart disease.


Therapy practice helps those near and far

Counselor Bea von Watzdorf works out of her office in Springfield, where she is able to reach clients throughout the world.



CB West Women’s Choir to sing at conference

The Central Bucks West Women’s Choir was among 15 choirs chosen to perform at the Eastern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association.


Historian bring African American quilts to United Friends School

Dr. Cassandra Gunkel visited United Friends School in Quakertown where discussed quilts in the African American tradition and their role in the Underground Railroad.

Students’ art exhibited at Phillips’ Mill

Fourteen area schools provided 118 pieces of artwork for the Phillips’ Mill Community Association’s Youth Art Exhibition.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

The repercussion of self-serve

Stand up and be counted.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Redesign the garden around you

Make it welcoming.


Taking the Plunge

More than 400 people gathered for the 8th annual Eastern Polar Plunge. The event, benefiting Special Olympics Pennsylvania, took place at Neshaminy State Park along the Delaware River in Bensalem Township.



Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

February brings Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

February is an indoors month, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eat well, especially with Super Bowl Sunday and Mardi Gras on the calendar.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Dining out on Fridays at the Stockton Market

The Stockton Market is increasingly becoming the place for casual family dining on Friday nights.


“Language Archive” at Bristol Riverside

“The Language Archive” at Bristol Riverside Theatre takes an academic subject and transforms it into a thought-provoking play. 

DeSales to host panel on grief, “Elektra”

The Greek tragedy, “Elektra,” will be a focus of an upcoming panel discusson on grief at DeSales University in Centrer Valley.

Concert to benefit church’s musician

Pebble Hill Church in Doylestown will hold a concert and lasagna dinner to raise funds for pianist Wanda Canfield.

DPAC to stage “Once on This Island Jr.” 

The musical “Once on This Island Jr.,” based on a Hans Christian Andersen tale, will be staged Feb. 5 and 6 at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, N.J.


Century of area fashion in Michener exhibit

“Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion” will go on exhibit at the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown beginning March 13.


Museum featuring painting by local artist

“Bucks Pasture” by painter Kelly Sullivan of Lambertville, N.J., is on exhibit at Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, N.J.

“Meet the Artists” at Tubby Olive

The works of the three Bucks County artists will be featured at a “Meet the Artists” reception Feb. 6 at the Tubby Olive in Doylestown.




Central Bucks Family Y turns 50

The Central Bucks Family YMCA in Doylestown celebrates its golden anniversary.

Rick Welsh: Dollars and $ense

Saving for college

There are a number of ways to pay for college – savings, grants, scholarships, student loans or a combination thereof. One good savings option is to open a 529 college savings account.



Spiritual Side

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church bids pastor goodbye

This Sunday, members of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, also known as Keller’s Church, will say goodbye to their beloved pastor, The Rev. Robert E. Mitman.

"Conversations on Science and Theology" series set for Trinity Buckingham

Trinity Buckingham Church hosts a six-week Lenten Series based on the award-winning PBS documentary, "The Brain" led by church member Steven W. Mann.


Police News

Early Childhood Jumps for American Heart Association

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