Bucks County Herald

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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PennDOT sets open house on Headquarters Road bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will hold an open house public meeting on the proposed alternatives for the Headquarters Road bridge over Tinicum Creek in Tinicum Township, 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30.

The open house will be held at the Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 75 Headquarters Road in Erwinna.

The open house meeting will feature information on the proposed alternatives to address the deteriorated Headquarters Road bridge, which include building a new bridge and rehabilitating the existing structure. In addition, concepts for a temporary bridge will be on display for public feedback.

There will also be information stations pertaining to the National Environmental Policy (NEPA) process; state and federal permitting processes; Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act; and Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. [read more]

 

Flying on the river

John Dilliplane of Lumberville caught this image of a plane flying over the Delaware outside the Black Bass Hotel June 24. Watch for a short time to see the plane fly lower as it heads downstream.


 

Films offered in Washington Crossing Historic Park

The Thompson-Neely House & Farmstead in Washington Crossing Historic Park is playing host to an outdoor family film series.

Movies will be shown from 7 to 10 p.m. on July 30 and Aug. 27, and 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 24, on the lawn of the historic farmhouse. Movies will begin at dusk.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket. Popcorn and other concessions will be available for purchase. Admission is $5 for guests age 5 and over. Children under 5 are admitted for free.

The Thompson-Neely House is located at the intersection of River and Aquetong roads in Solebury Township.

For information, visit washingtoncrossingpark.org.

Travel restrictions in place

Motorists may encounter traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes during overnight hours along both directions of Route 22 at the Easton‐Phillipsburg Toll Bridge until July 31, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced.

The travel restrictions are needed to allow contractors to remove painting containment and overhead platform apparatus that had been installed as part of a comprehensive two‐year rehabilitation project at the busy toll bridge.

News


Two bridges reopen

Bridges in Nockamixon and Springfield townships were officially reopened after reconstruction and repairs.

Palisades makes progress on multi-age classes

Parents who expressed concerns last spring about multi-age classes in the Palisades School District are pleased with progress made to rectify the problem.

Parents protest suggested school closings

Parents of Council Rock students packed the school board meeting to protest a committee’s recommendation that three schools be closed.

Politics at play over Washington Crossing Park


The future role of Friends of Washington Crossing Park is in flux as the result of a switch of park adminstration from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Solebury mulls fate of hazardous intersection

A traffic study offers three options for resolving problems at the intersection of Windy Bush, Aquetong and Old Windy Bush Roads in Solebury.


Residents unhappy with rumble strips

Twenty Riegelsville residents have signed a petition seeking the removal of rumble strips along Route 611 in the borough.


Four arrested in Upper Makefield car thefts

Upper Makefield Township police rounded up four suspects in an early-morning arrest they believe is connected to recent break-ins of more than 60 vehicles.


Richland amends stormwater ordinance

Richland Township has revised its stormwater management ordinance to comply with new permit requirements set by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Tobacco-free hiring at Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown Hospital has adopted a policy of no tobacco use among new hires, “as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage wellness in the community.”

Weekends

Midway Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

There’s still time to visit the annual Midway Volunteer Fire Company’s annual carnival, which kicked off July 17 and continues July 24-26.

 

Tinicum Arts Festival

Food, crafts and plenty of artworks from 200 artisans drew enthusiastic crowds to the annual Tinicum Arts Festival at Tinicum Park in Erwinna.

Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Larger than life, in Technicolor
Odette brought celebrity to New Hope

Remembering the colorful life of New Hope’s Odette Myrtil.

Charles Meredith:

Moravians are mourning loss

The loss of the Rev. Douglas Caldwell saddens Moravians here and abroad.

LETTERS TO THE HERALD

Sports

Home-run happy

Five batters with local roots took their turns in the Jimmy V Penn-Jersey Home Run Derby in Arm & Hammer Park, home of the Trenton Thunder.

Quakertown loses in Legion title game

Hatfield defeats Quakertown 5-1 in BuxMont American Legion baseball playoffs.


Quakertown dolphins win final six meets

The Quakertown Dolphins swim team defeated Hanover 317-255 in the regular season finale of the Suburban Swim League of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Enjoying Doylestown at Dusk

The Doylestown Rotary Club did a great job with the Doylestown at Dusk car show, featuring food, bands and plenty of vintage cars.


Chalfont’s Stingrays shine in competitions

The Chalfont-based High Point Stingrays swim team is breaking records and winning meets.

 

Health

YMCA in Doylestown holds Kids Triathlon

The sixth annual Kids Triathlon will be held Aug. 3 at the Central Bucks YMCA in Doylestown.


Red Cross issues call for blood donors

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, resulting in a call for volunteers to donate blood and platelets.

HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

Schools


Masonic Lodge awards scholarships

Amwell 12 Masonic Lodge of Lambertville, N.J. awards scholarships to students of South Hunterdon Regional High School.


Local students earn college degrees

U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduate Emily S. Marks is among the many local students who have been awarded college degrees.

Warminster student studies in Vienna

Warminster’s John Baxter is spending time in Vienna, where he is working and studying through a program with La Salle University.

New Hope student interns on Capitol Hill

Katherine Toll of New Hope is interning in Washington this summer with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.



Schools

Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

The deluge of shooting stars

When less is better than more.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

A celebration of hemerocallis

It’s a great year for daylilies.

Features


Fight to get fit goes to the dogs:
Quakertown center hosts Canine Fat Camp

Obesity in the United States is on the rise, but it's not only human waistlines that are disappearing. One animal center in Quakertown has taken on the battle of the bulge by creating an eight-week diet and exercise plan specifically for dogs.

Schools

Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

It’s a peachy time of year in Bucks, Jersey

The golden season of local fruit is here with the much-anticipated arrival of local peaches. Enjoy them while the season lasts.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Carmel Kitchen opens at Valley Square

Warrington’s newest restaurant, Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar, is hip, trendy and uses as many local ingredients as the chefs can find.

Schools


Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike a must see at Bucks County Playhouse

Christopher Durang is the playwright and lead actor in his award-winning comedy, “Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike,” which is currently delighting audiences at the Bucks County Playhouse.

Bucks County singer records folk album

Buckingham folk singer Lily Mae collaborates with her sister Chloe Oppenheim when writing songs, which are currently being recorded for her latest album.


Heritage Theater Co. performing “Shrek”

“Shrek the Musical” is the current production of the Heritage Theater Company of Doylestown, with performances at Palisades High School in Kintnersville.


Final summer concert for Lenape Ensemble

The Lenape Chamber Ensemble finishes its Summer Gala Concert Series July 26 with a performance in Doylestown.

Schools


Dick De Groot paintings show in Frenchtown

“Dick De Groot: New Paintings,” is on display at Schmidtberger Fire Art Gallery in Frenchtown, N.J.

Vocalist shows paintings in New Hope show

Celt-Iberia Traders in New Hope is showing paintings by Annie Haslam, lead vocalist for the group Renaissance.

Banana Factory shows student art

Artwork by student artists from throughout the region is on display at ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory in Bethlehem.



Busness

Phillips celebrates 20 years with Ford dealership

Mark Phillips has worked for Faulkner-Ciocca Ford of Souderton for 20 years, and plans on staying on for a lot longer.


Nomoo debut

Military personnel and local students took turns making cookies at Nomoo Cookie Company in Pipersville.

 

 

 


Spiritual Side

Study examines brain's reaction to religious symbols

A pilot study has been published that examines the effect of religious symbols on brain function.


Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

Learning lessons from the natural world

Witnessing the wonders of the natural world touches on truths we know to be universal.

 

 


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