Bucks County Herald

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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Rally to preserve the heart of Flemington’s historic Main Street

To protest the proposed demolition of Flemington’s Union Hotel and three adjacent buildings in the heart of the town’s historic district, the Friends group will hold a rally on Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m., at the old courthouse on Main Street.

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After the storm

At the upper section of Washington Crossing Historic Park this week, maintenance workers clear debris left by a tornado-like wind that cut a swath through woods Monday near the Thompson-Neeley House. The wind accompanied heavy rain that fell throughout the area Monday evening.

New Hope-Notebook: Fall opening seen
for historic Mansion Inn

Plans are coming together for an autumn reopening of the historic Mansion Inn in New Hope, with a new name, a new chef and a menu featuring New American cuisine.

U.S. foresees minimal impact from pipeline

Proposed mitigation measures would substantially reduce the environmental impact of the proposed PennEast Pipeline according to a Draft Environmental Impact Statement  issues by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

New Hammerstein plan scales down museum

Oscar Hammerstein’s grandson Will has offered the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors a less ambitious plan for development for the property where he wants to create  a tribute to the artistic genius of his grandfather.

Pennsylvania agriculture chief praises DelVal facility

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell C. Redding visited Delaware Valley University in Doylestown to praise the school’s urban agriculture initiative.

Palisades hirings under fire by board members

Planned salaries labeled “out of line for the district,” halted a vote to fill a variety of Palisades School District jobs including faculty posts and other professional positions.

Moyer Road bridge repairs completed

Hilltown Township’s three-week Moyer Road bridge project was expected to wrap up July 28 with the road reopening on July 29.  

Slideshows of the Week

Click HERE to see more photos of events from our area that didn't make it into the printed edition of the Herald.

Peace Center protest stands against racism

A nonviolent protest in Newtown sponsored by the Peace Center brought 60 people to the center of town to remind passersby that black lives matter.

Lambertville to meet
on pipeline concerns

Lambertville, N.J. citizens concerned about the proposed PennEast Pipeline coming through their community will meet Aug. 1 with city officials.

Central Bucks names assistant superintendent

By a vote of 7 to 1, Scott A. Davidheiser has been named to the post of assistant superintendent of secondary education for the Central Bucks School District. 

Sen. Toomey greets constituents in Bucks

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey focused on national security while talking with constituents during a recent visit to Bucks County Republican Headquarters in Doylestown.

Mansion’s contents to be sold at tag sale

The impressive contents of Stonebury, a Tudor Revival mansion in Solebury Township filled with artworks and collectibles, will be sold at a tag sale.

Pine Run celebrates 40-year anniversary

A gala event was held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown.

General Washington needs a few good men

Rowers and boat crew members can serve their commander-in-chief in an old-fashioned way by volunteering to participate in the annual re-enactments of General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day.


Pine Run celebrates 40

Pine Run Retirement Community celebrated its 40th anniversary with food, live music and champagne.

Palisades banquet

The Palisades Alumni Association held its 64th annual banquet honoring the Class of 1966.

Art on the Bridge

Over 100 people came out to support the Point Pleasant Community Association's "Art on the Bridge" event held at The Local in June.


Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Getting there was the question

Navigating the convention. 

Charles Meredith:

Voices worth hearing

Harmony for summer.



Blue Jays run to Region 2 title

Quakertown blew away the field in last week’s Region 2 tournament at Memorial Park. The Blue Jays beat Oley/Topton Post 217, 8-5, for the championship last Wednesday in American Legion baseball action.

Dolphins set for swimming champs

The Quakertown Swim Team concluded its Suburban Swim League of the Greater Lehigh Valley campaign with a 5-2 record. The league championships are Saturday in Quakertown.

Upper Perk’s Umstead eyes prize

Casey Umstead, a rising junior, is one of the best players on a loaded UConn field hockey team that made it to the 2015 final four.

Hall comes for Warrington’s Meyers

Dr. Ira Meyers was recently inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Meyers, a standout distance runner and triathlete, placed first in the Philadelphia Independence Marathon in 1986.


Five are Krist Foundation scholars

The Jonathan D. Krist Foundation has named five winners of this year’s scholarships, which are affectionately known as “Jonny Scholars.”

Jamison senior wins law firm scholarship

Suzanne Forbes of Jamison is this year’s winner of the GenZ Future of Marriage Scholarship awarded by Cooley and Handy Attorneys at Law, which specializes in divorce and family law.

Students can submit original apps to contest

Creative students who develop original computer applications (apps), can submit them to the Second Annual Congressional App Challenge. 


Auxiliary supports Doylestown Hospital

During its 40-year history the Medical Staff Auxiliary has raised and contributed more than $300,000 to support health initiatives at Doylestown Hospital.

Still time for D&L Marathon discount

Midnight July 31 is the cutoff for a discounted early registration fee for those who plan to participate in the D&L Heritage Half Marathon on Nov. 6.

Penn Foundation lauded for opioid treatment

The Penn Foundation in Sellersville has been named one of 20 Opioid Treatment Centers of Excellence in Pennsylvania for its integrated treatment of substance abuse.



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

E pluribus unum

Strength in diversity. 

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Songs of the cicada

A brief but fertile cycle.

Photo Feature

Taking flight
on a BMX bike

The Hunterdon County BMX sports complex in Flemington, N.J., hosted a state qualifier on July 17.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Long-awaited corn season has arrived

A cool spring slowed down the local corn season, but its here now and white and local bicolor corn is plentiful at local farms and markets.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Sellersville’s “Horse”
has history and good food

Built in 1757, the Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville has plenty of history, local spirits and upscale pub food.


Busch’s “Divine Sister” at Bucks Playhouse

Author Charles Busch borrows some of his style from William Shakespeare in his original play, “The Divine Sister,” an adults-only comedy now at the Bucks County Playhouse.

DPAC alumni offer “Heathers the Musical"
at Open Air Theatre

Downtown Performing Arts Center alumni return to the stage of the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre this weekend with music and mayhem in “Heathers the Musical.”

Martin to lead ARB
in its 53rd season

Douglas Martin, a former principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, will be at the helm during the American Reperatory Ballet’s 53rd season.

Chip Mergot: Music Minute

Red Rubber Ball

A young folksinger gives a new group a song that would become a classic.

Arts & Galleries

DeGroot works at Frenchtown gallery

Paintings and lath art by Dutch-American artist Theodore DeGroot will be featured in a one-person show at the SFA Gallery in Frenchtown, N.J.

Reception to close “Light Conversation”

“Light Conversation,” an exhibit by Sharon Mendelson, will close with a two-day reception at the Stover Mill Gallery in Erwinna.

Solo watercolor exhibit
at Upstairs Gallery

Watercolors by local architect and artist George J. Donovan will be on exhibit at at the Upstairs Gallery in Peddler’s Village.

Activities added to Artsbridge  festival

August will be a busy month for Artsbridge, which will hold its annual summer festival featuring its annual art show and a variety of special activities.


Altair receives call
to help out

Altair Equipment, a Warminster-based company providing water treatment equipment and services around the world primarily for industrial applications, is offering its services to Bucks and Montgomery County municipalities, including partnering with its “home” township of Warminster.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Choosing the right investment advisor

Registered investment advisors come in all shapes and sizes. Our columnist Rick Welch has some suggestions for choosing the advisor that's right for you.

Spiritual Side

Mt. Carmel Feast Day Picnic
deemed a success

The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Feast Day Picnic, according to Monsignor Charles Hagan “the first in about five years,” was a huge success on July 16, feast day of the Lady.

Temple Judea Religious School accepting
new students

Temple Judea of Bucks County, a Reform synagogue in Furlong, is accepting applications for new students for the school year that will run from Sept. 11 through May 21.

Police News

The Delaware River Watershed is a vast network of rivers and streams covering 14,000 square miles. Yet many people could not locate it on a map.

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