Bucks County Herald

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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“Philadelphia Originals” author to sign book copies in Doylestown

Joseph Glantz, author of “Philadelphia Originals,” will sign copies of and discuss his book at noon on Saturday, Aug. 30, at The Doylestown Bookshop.

The book explores how the unique styles of Philadelphia’s most notable professions can be traced back to the spiritual William Penn and the practical Benjamin Franklin.
Glantz has practiced law in Bucks County for 14 years and designed large scale databases for AT&T for five years. He works for NextLevel Web Strategies, a legal marketing firm based in Princeton, N.J.

He is also the writer of the “Interviews with the Famously Departed” column for the Wild River Review.


Gas pipeline repairs will close Route 532

Williams Transcontinental Gas Pipeline will close and detour Route 532 (Washington Crossing Road) between Route 413 (Durham Road) and Stoopville Road in Newtown Township beginning Monday, Sept. 8, for gas main repair, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday. The 24-hour restriction is expected to last until Sept. 19.

During construction, Route 532 (Washington Crossing Road) through traffic will be detoured over Route 413 (Durham Road) and Stoopville Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.


Doylestown Twp. needs more office space

Ideas for a much-needed expansion of the Doylestown Township Municipal Building were discussed by the township supervisors at their recent meeting.

Variances OK’d for Tractor Supply Co.

Variances were approved by the Bedminster Township Zoning Hearing Board for a proposed Tractor Supply Company retail outlet, advancing a request made to the township planning board.

Upper Makefield seeks talks on future of park

The Upper Makefield Township supervisors were asked to give their support to a meeting on the future of Washington Crossing Park.

Perkasie Woods gets rezoning approval

Perkasie Borough Council has given its vote of approval to the rezoning of a 16-acre lot to allow the construction of Perkasie Woods.

Lots of kindergarteners at New Hope-Solebury

A fifth kindergarten teacher may have to be added as a result of a large number of children starting in the New Hope-Solebury School District.

Palisades makes progress on class size

Enrollment data released by the Palisdades School District shows that student transfers have helped to balance declines.

Solebury HARB to make applications easier

The Solebury Township Historical Architechtural Review Board has begun work on streamlining application guidelines.

Five Bucks farms to be preserved

Five Bucks County farms are among 26 that will be protected from development as the result of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program.



Orchid Fest at Parkside Orchids

Orchid experts and fans came together recently for the annual Orchid Festival at Parkside Orchids in Ottsville.

New Hope Arts hosts Meil's Collection Exhibition

New Hope Arts was the beneficiary when Michael and Kristen Meil auctioned off much of the artwork they accumulated during ownership of their Stockton, N.J. restaurant.

A look back at Perkasie Park

Visitors got to view one of the best preserved Victorian religious campgrounds on the east coast when the 133-year-old Perkasie Park opened its doors to the public.


Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Cheering for a different team

A former Eagles cheerleader uses status for charity.

Charles Meredith:

Joe Blewett and Joe Hoeffel

An author and a musician.



Almost September - Palisades girls' soccer

You can tell that school is about to start by the high school teams that already are practicing and competing. We dropped in on the Palisades girls’ soccer team for some photos.

CB West defeats CB South in golf

Central Bucks West’s golfers defeat Central Bucks South 194-196 after losing to Pennridge earlier in the week.

CB West and Palisades rebuilding tennis teams

With the loss of top performers to graduations, Central Bucks West and Palisades must rebuild their tennis teams.

Pennridge senior wins golfing championship

Pennridge golfer Colton Pifer shot a 39 to win the individual championship while his team won top honors at the Council Rock Invitational.

Promising players at NH-Solebury, Quakertown

First-year New Hope-Solebury head tennis coach Karen Douglass has a solid group of players to work with. The building process is also ongoing at Quakertown, where one senior is left.



Hospital mural, gardens enhance healing

A rooftop mural and a new healing garden are offering comfort to visitors and patients at St. Mary Hospital in Langhorne.

Ivyland Medical Center chief offers health tips

Dr. Brad Paddock of Ivyland Medical Center in Warmisnter recently answered questions about men’s and women’s health issues.

St. Mary offers transaortic approach for TAVR

Cardiac specialists at St. Mary Medical Center report that advances have been made in transcatheter aortic valve replacement.



Festa Foundation hands out scholarships

The Michael A Festa Foundation came together to hand out educational scholarships to deserving students.

Performing Arts Center begins fall classes

The Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville, N.J., begins its fall session on Sept. 8.

Fall reminder: Stop for school buses

The new school year is a good time for a reminder that stopping for school buses that have their red lights flashing is a Pennsylvania law.

New pirate ship to debut at Kids Castle

A celebration is planned for Sept. 5 to unveil a new pirate ship at Kids Castle in Doylestown.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Potential and prejudice

Seeing the greatness within.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Cattails at work for us

Taking a moment to appreciate what they do.


A whopper of a tomato!

Bill MacDowell's organic garden delivers the big ones

Gardener and former Burpee CEO Bill MacDowell grows 56 varieties of tomatoes in his home garden, and one of them weighed in at more than three pounds.



Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Potato salad, any style is a Labor day staple

In addition to hot dogs and hamburgers, potato salad is a perennial favorite for cookouts and picnics, on Labor Day or any other time.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Pizza dough and panini filling a perfect combination at Pizzanini Cafe in Penn's Purchase

Sham Hussein created his own special dish, the pizzanini, as the result of necessity and a storm. Now he makes them at his Lahaska restaurant.


"Ain't Misbehavin" at the Bucks County Playhouse

The golden age of Harlem is recreated at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope in a delightful performance of “Ain’t Misbehavin.”

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” is an all-round good time at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre in Titusville, N.J.


Hillman, Pederson at New Hope Winery

Musical legend Chris Hillman will be joined by Herb Pederson for a performance at the New Hope Winery.

“Anne of Green Gables” at T&C

“Anne of Green Gables” at the Town & Country Theater in Buckingham is the tale of an orphan on Prince Edward Island.

Icy challenge met

Bucks County residents endure icy splashes as they hold their own Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds to support research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.



Local landscapes at Patricia Hutton Gallery

Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown presents “Painting Pennsylvania - A Landscape Exhibition,” which includes local scenes.

Exhibit offers “Food for Thought”

Food is the theme of a new exhibit, “Food for Thought” by Pearl Mintzer, at Caffe Galleria in Lambertville, N.J.

New Hope Art League shows small works

Two dozen New Hope Art League artists will showcase their works in an exhibit about to open in a show at the Upstairs Gallery in Peddler’s Village.


Ye Olde Yardley Florist in Yardley celebrates 100 years

Ye Olde Yardley Florist, which started out transporting flowers in horse-drawn carts, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in business in September.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Hedge funds

Hedge funds are privately managed funds that utilize sophisticated strategies to generate nontraditional oppportunties.





Spiritual Side

Doylestown church aids Habitat for Humanity

Doylestown Presbyterian Church recently contributed $35,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County’s “House that Faith Built” campaign.

Local happenings

Men of St. Martin of Tours’ Parish offer a free cafe; Kehilat HaNahar hosts an open house; volunteers sought for Peace Fair.




Police News

Check out the latest video

Ann’s Choice Executive Director Chris Donati goes “Not-so-Undercover.”


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