Bucks County Herald

Saturday, December 10, 2016


Latest News 

Toy donations being accepted until December 15 for the "Toys for Chop"

Buckingham: The Matthew Renk Foundation’s Annual ‘TOYS for CHOP’ toy drive for the hospitalized children at the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital (CHOP) had its beginnings after the Renk family had experienced the hospital care for their son during the Christmas season.  With their twin son Matthew’s passing from brain cancer, the Matthew Renk Foundation, a 501 3c non-profit organization, was formed in 2010 to undertake programs to help educate the public about childhood brain cancer, and provide direct support to families grappling with the exorbitant health care costs needed to treat the disease.  The Matthew Renk Foundation has directly assisted more than 150 families with emotional and financial support.

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Bucks County Yardley access to temporarily close

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is alerting anglers and boaters who use the Yardley access area on the Delaware River that the facility will be temporarily closed on December 8-9.

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News

The Grinch foiled again!

Marie Shellenberger of Doylestown with her son Ethan Shellenberger, 4, picks out the perfect tree at Central Bucks West High School’s annual tree sale, which raises funds for the band. Volunteers who run the sale panicked last week when their signs were stolen but a local signmaker stepped in to fill the void. The sale ends this week.


Beer sales allowed at Perkasie outdoor events

After an ordinance regulating alcohol sales at outdoor events was tabled by the Perkasie Borough Council, the sale of beer by the Free Will Brewing Company was allowed at the town’s recent Christmas tree lighting.


A social media blunder – two views:

School board member remains in office after Internet post

An angry crowd attended the recent New Hope-Solebury School Board meeting to voice opinions on a social media posting on the symbolic wearing of safety pins by school director Douglas J. McDonough.

Many in audience demand resignation; he chose to stay


More than 200 people came to address an inappropriate comment posted on social media by one of the board members, Douglas McDonough.



Firefighters will meet at new Haycock center

This month’s meeting of the Haycock Volunteer Fire Company will be the first to take place at the newly christened Haycock Township Community Center.



Residents wary of truck traffic over bridge

Tinicum residents are concerned that PennDOT’s preferred alternative for restoring the Headquarters Road crossing at Sheephole Road would result in heavy truck traffic over the bridge.


Milford Village plans get preliminary okay

The Milford Township Board of Supervisors have given preliminary approval to the proposed Milford Village, a plan for more than 1,000 residential units, offices and retail space. 

Seniors’ project brings water to village

Two Pennridge seniors joined a dozen other Key Club members to who spent 11 days working to create a trench to bring clean water to a village in the Dominican Republic. 


Edgar Winter band rocks Sellersville Theater

An appearance by rock legend Edgar Winter filled the house at the Sellersville Theater on a cool autumn night.



Growing Central Bucks revenues may hold off tax hike

Central Bucks School District officials anticipate no tax increase for the 2017-18 school year, thanks to increasing revenues.



Vandalism fails to halt band holiday tree sale

Students and volunteers were undaunted despite the disappearance of signs announcing a Christmas tree sale to benefit the Central Bucks West Band.  



Committee to study future closings in Palisades School District


A new ad hoc committee will be appointed by the Palisades School District to look at whether school closings will be necessary is enrollment continues to decline.



Bucks professor receives DAR medal


Bucks County Community College Professor Emeritus Lyle R. Rosenberger has received the Historic Preservation Medal from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.




Grand opening set for new Terhune winery barn


The grand opening celebration for the new winery production barn at Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery will be held on. Dec. 10.




Two chances to watch Washington cross the Delaware


The public has two opportunities to view the re-enactment at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) this year.



Weekends

Buckingham Christmas

Buckingham Township celebrated its annual tree-lighting ceremony with the arrival of Santa Claus on a Midway Volunteer Fire company truck.

New Hope tree lighting

Members of the community gathered for the New Hope Christmas Tree Lighting which included performances by the New Hope-Solebury Chamber Choir and the arrival of Santa.


Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes were filled with toys, school supplies and other items to benefit children around the world at the packing party for Operation Christmas Child in Sellersville.



Women of the Revolution

A historical re-enactment dinner series featuring the Women of the American Revolution took place at the Inn of the Hawke in Lambertville, N.J.

Opinion & Editorial

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Doylestown grew up in an orderly way

New book a visual study.




Charles Meredith:

Observations in Richland and L.A.

Compromise is not a four-letter word.


LETTERS TO THE HERALD


Sports

Titans succumb to Rock South


CB South ice hockey couldn’t keep up with CR South, 5-1, on Friday night in Warwick. The Titans were hurt by two first-period shorthanded goals. It was CB South’s first loss since November 2015.



Wood duo contributes to Penn State’s resurgence


Former Archbishop Wood football teammates Ryan Bates and Jake Cooper, both Central Bucks residents, are now teammates on Penn State. Bates is the Nittany Lions’ starting left tackle, while Cooper is in the mix at linebacker.



Forte, Bucks hang setback on Rams


CB West ice hockey beat Pennridge, 10-6, last Wednesday at Hatfield. Tucker Forte had four goals and Joe Anton added six assists to the winning cause. Luke Slater notched a hat trick for the Rams.




Bucks’ Munger wants to go Dancing


CB West product Nicole Munger is in her sophomore season playing for the University of Michigan women’s basketball team. Munger has scored in double figures twice this fall for the 7-2 Wolverines.




Schools

Open house planned at Small Wonders

An open house will be held Dec. 12 at the future home of Small Wonders preschool, which recently merged with Temple Judea Early Learning Center.

Warrington student wins first scholarship

Joleigh Yorkus, a student at St. Joseph/St. Robert School in Warrington, is the recipient of the first Dr. Elizabeth O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship.


DelVal faculty to address touchy topics

Two members of the faculty at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown will address the topic, “The Necessity of Controvery in the Classroom” at the Critical Questions in Education Conference.

 

Health

Univest sponsors YMCA teen initiative

Univest Bank is a sponsor of  a seventh-grade intiative program at the Central Bucks Family YMCA in Doylestown that promotes fitness for teenagers.



Upper Bucks students in martial arts tournament

Nine students from the Upper Bucks YMCA Tae Kwon Do School took part in the recent Southern End Martial Arts Tournament in Quarryville.

Cardiologists implant tiniest pacemaker

Cardiologists at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne are offering the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients who suffer from bradycardia.


HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR


Columns



Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Cracking the buzz barrier

Making room for the new. 

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Thyme is on your side

Fight colds with thyme tea.

Photo Feature

Bucks Symphony presents annual Family Concert

"Strike Up the Band!" was the theme of this year's annual Family Concert presented by the Bucks county Symphony Orchestra.


Dining


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Bucks wineries show off their holiday best

Hot and cold wines will be available for tasting at seven of Bucks County’s wineries participating in a special holiday wine trail this weekend.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Sister restaurants offer Italian and homestyle

Vito Marinelli wants everyone to enjoy his food, which is why his homestyle Ginny’s Cafe is only four miles away from Marinelli’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant.  

Entertainment

"A Christmas Carol" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" return to Lambertville, N.J.

Curtain Up Productions and the Downtown Performing Arts Center will once again present traditional family favorites, “A Christmas Carol” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” 

Playmasters’ “The Foreigner” sensational

Expert direction and talented actors combine for a sensational production of “The Foreigners” at  Playmasters in Bensalem.


McCarter offers reimagined “Christmas Carol”


McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, N.J., is offering a contemporary version of the familiar story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to find Christmas spirit.



Productions at Kelsey spread Christmas cheer

“A Very Kelsey Christmas,” and “The Nutcracker" are the holiday offerings at Kelsey Theatre.



Arts & Galleries

Holiday open house at Silverman Gallery

Coinciding with the opening of its “Home for the Holidays” exhibit, Silverman Gallery of Bucks County Impressionist Art will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11. 

Artists’ students’ work at Crossroads Bake Shop


Students of master artist Niko Chocheli will continue to exhibit their artwork at Crossroads Bake Shop in Doylestown through this winter.



Photographer bends light to create his art


“Photo Luminations,” an exhibit by New Hope photographer Christopher Kennedy is set for Dec. 9 to 18 at 26Bridge Studio and Gallery in Lambertville, N.J.



Meet the artists at Weatherwood Farm


On Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public can visit Weatherwood Farm in Pipersville for an exhibit by six artists and a walk around the grounds.
Business

Worth shares insight with students


Worth & Company, Inc., a Pipersville-based full service mechanical systems provider for the Mid-Atlantic region, co-hosted students from Souderton Area High School and Upper Bucks County Technical School for a Construction Career Day.


Let’s take a good look at workers’ comp

Workers’ compensation insurance was designed to help an employee who is injured while performing his or her job while protecting employers from paying for those benefits out of the business’ profits.

Spiritual Side

Sock drive benefits homeless in Bucks

The Bucks County Herald has teamed up with St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, New Hope, to appeal to the whole community to donate socks for the area’s homeless people.

Area holiday services

A listing of services and events being held in our area this weekend.


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