Bucks County Herald

Friday, April 29, 2016





Latest News 

Amphitheater dedication postponed

The dedication of the new Quakertown Amphitheater at Park at 4th has been postponed until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, due to a forecast of inclement weather for Sunday, May 1.

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Lane Restrictions Scheduled on Kelly Drive in Philadelphia for Resurfacing

Lane restrictions are scheduled on Kelly Drive between 25th Street and Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia on Monday, May 2, through Saturday, May 7.

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U.S. 202 Lane Restrictions Weekdays in New Hope Borough for Road Construction by New Hope Borough and Scannapieco Development Corporation

Weekday lane restrictions are scheduled on U.S. 202 (Lower York Road) between Sugan Road and Route 32 (River Road) in New Hope Borough, Bucks County, beginning Monday, May 2 through Friday, June 3.

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Quakertown-Park-dedication-postponed

Quakertown Borough has moved the ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of its new community park until May 15. It was originally scheduled for May 1.

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Medication Take Back Day is Saturday

On April 30, communities across Bucks County and nationwide will participate in a semi-annual initiative designed to help reduce prescription drug abuse and to protect the environment by providing for safe disposal of potentially dangerous controlled substances from household medicine cabinets.

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NH-S junior named Bucks High School Poet of the Year

Anthony Adams Lagana, a junior at New Hope-Solebury High School, has been named the 2016 Bucks County High School Poet of the Year, officials at Bucks County Community College announced. 

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News

Shad migration

Fishing boats dot the Delaware River as fish move from the Atlantic upstream for spawning. Thirty-five years ago, Lambertville, N.J. held its first Shad Festival to celebrate the return of the shad after years of pollution made the river too dangerous for the annual migration. This year’s festival is April 30 and May 1.


Bucks backs Clinton, Trump in primary

Democrats chose Hillary Clinton while Republicans opted for Donald Trump when voters went to the polls for the Pennsylvania primary election.


County Theater names competition winners

Architects from near and far presented their ideas in a competition to find the best way to utilize a building purchased by the County Theater in Doylestown, and the winners have been announced.


Richland landfill cleanup may begin this summer

Preparations to clean up a former landfill site in Richland Township could begin as early as August.


Upper Makefield asked to oppose Falls Township waste facility

Upper Makefield’s supervisors heard from members of the public who want them to help oppose a proposed hazardous waste facililty near the Delaware River.




Palisades Middle School fitness center plan advances

A proposal for a new fitness center for Palisades Middle School was the subject of a special presentation at a recent school board meeting.



Bunker Hill Cemetery is Eagle Scout project

Eric J. Senior of Ottsville Troop 27 has chosen the restoration of a Revolutionary-era graveyard as his Eagle Scout project.



New Hope Notebook: Raven owner buys
New Hope building for gastropub

Steven Lau, who owns and has rebranded the Raven in New Hope, also has purchased a historic building on Ferry Street to refurbish as a gastropub.




Hepatitis B Crystal Ball raises $125,000 for research

The Hepatitis B Foundation marked its 25th anniversary while raising $125,000 for research at its annual Crystal Ball at Warrington Country Club.




Women's Advocacy Coalition discusses affordable housing

Affordable housing was the main topic when the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition held its annual meeting with local officials.


New-Hope Solebury works reducing expenses
in budget


Work continues on the proposed New Hope-Solebury School District budget in order to reduce a projected tax increase. 




Bucks Designer House
to open next week for tours

Foxwood Manor, this year’s Bucks County Designer House and Gardens, will open May 1 for tours. 

 

Security upgrades planned in Springfield

Security upgrades are in the works for the Springfield Township municipal building.



DRBC withdraws PennEast pipeline joint hearing request

The Delaware River Basin Commission has withdrawn its request for a joint public hearing and public meeting on the proposed PennEast pipeline project.


New vehicles, renovations in Lambertville

Lambertville, N.J. will replace one of its police vehicles that will be used in the event another major storm hits the city.


Black River and Western Railroad looks to expand passenger service

As early as 2018, the Black River and Western Railroad may be running passenger trains through Hunterdon County.


Online fundraiser to aid blind man and retired guide dog

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help a blind man who is being evicted as the result of health issues concerning his retired Seeing Eye guide dog.




Dublin Agway gets first nod for expansion

The Hilltown supervisors voted 3-0 at their recent meeting to approve a proposal to expand the Dublin Agway store. 






Weekends


A Woman's Place benefit

The 21st annual Chocolate Lovers' Fantasy was held at The Fuge in Warminster and raised money for A Woman's Place.

 

Opera Gala

An "Afternoon of Song" raised over $20,000 for the scholarship fund of the Academy of Vocal Arts


Best Foot Forward

TV newscaster LuAnn Cahn was the keynote speaker for Best Foot Forward-Empowering Women of All Ages presented by Sisters U at Bucks County Community College.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Quaker women were always equal

Society of Friends ahead of its time.

Charles Meredith:

Congratulations are in order

Congratulations are in order for local robotic stars.


LETTERS TO THE HERALD


Sports

Lions top Lower Moreland

Matt Benda went five strong on the hill and Nate Wilson was 4-for-4 at the plate as New Hope baseball dropped Lower Moreland, 8-2, last Thursday.

 

 

Titans hang on to down Bucks

CB South girls’ lacrosse held on to clip CB West, 9-8, last Thursday night at War Memorial Field.


Klee homer, McLaughlin walkoff lift Panthers

Meghan Klee blasted a three-run home run in the first and Emma McLaughlin hit a game-winning single in the seventh to propel Quakertown softball past Tennent, 6-5, on Monday.


Patriots drop one to Upper Dublin

CB East boys’ volleyball was caught overlooking Upper Dublin, 3-2, on Friday in Fort Washington.




Bucks rally to edge Titans

CB West baseball overcame an 8-4 deficit to shock CB South, 10-9, last Thursday.

Health

Scouts to host second ColorFun Run

The Oakville Girl Scouts of Morrisville will again play host for the ColorFun Run 5K on May 22.

Climate change expert to speak
in Doylestown

Dr. Walter Tsou will speak May 2 in Doylestown on the threats to human health that can result from climate change issues.

 

YMCA moves 5K, walk to DelVal University

Central Bucks YMCA’s annual Y Run 5K and strength walk will be held at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.



HEALTH AND FITNESS CALENDAR

Schools


Children’s art blooms at Michener exhibit

The “Art in Bloom” exhibit at the James Michener Art Museum in Doylestown features the work of students ages 3 through 14.


Pennridge debate team wins championship

The Pennridge High School debate team has won the championship of the Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Debate Association for the third time in four years.



Winning students gets White House tour

Doane Academy senior Zaniya Lewis toured the White House and spent an hour with first lady Michelle Obama after winning an essay contest. 




Schools

Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

In the moment

Avoid phoning it in.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Woodlands in flower

Enjoy the spring blooms.



Features

Kites fly at Fonthill

Kites of all shapes and sizes took to the air on April 24 at Fonthill Castle for Kite Day sponsored by the Friends of Bucks County Historical Society.

Schools







Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Everybody loves a good meatball or two

Meatballs are so much a part of American cuisine that it’s hard to think of them as Italian. And while it does have Italian roots, spaghetti with meatballs is an American creation.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Mad for shad? Dine out at the Shad Festival

Once a year the shad come swimming up the Delaware River, bringing a chance for those who crave the oily fish to eat their fill at restaurants and at the Shad Festival.

Schools

Young pianist featured at orchestra concert

Steven Lin, a gifted young pianist, will perform April 30 in the annual Spring Concert of the Bucks County Orchestra.

Music of three cultures at benefit concert

“The Music of Three Faiths: A Benefit Concert for Refugees” on April 30 will raise funds for the International Rescue Committee. 



Prize-winning pianist to perform at music club

Pianist and composer Michael Brown will perform for the Delaware Valley Music Club in Pipersville.



Cantus Novus presents new choral work 


Cantus Novus will perform the second U.S. premiere of an a cappella work by a Canadian composer during its spring concerts.
Schools

“Bucks County Connections” exhibit
at Silverman

The Silverman Gallery in Buckingham will open the exhibit “Bucks County Connections” with a reception April 30 from noon to 4 p.m.

SFA Gallery to show “Common Ground”

Artists Richard Kirk Mills and John Schmidtberger find “Common Ground” in an exhibit to open April 30 at the SFA Gallery in Frenchtown, N.J.




Carriage House Artists at Bucks Visitor Center


The Carriage House Artists will open their latest exhibit May 1 at the Bucks County Visitor Center in Bensalem.




Trenton City Museum to show
“Open 33”


The works accepted for “Ellarslie Open 33” will be exhibited May 7 to June 26 at the Trenton City Museum in Trenton, N.J.

 

Busness

Astro-Dynamic-goes-green

Solar panels, recycled paper, non-toxic vegetable-based inks and energy efficient equipment all combine to make everyday at Astro-Dynamic Print & Graphic Services of Warminster Earth Day.



Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

The ABCs of ETFs

Investment advisor and columnist Rick Welch gives an explanation of an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) and its benefits.

 


Spiritual Side



Indian monk to speak
at St. Philip’s in New Hope

Brother John Martin, an Indian monk, will speak at St. Philip’s, New Hope at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, on the topic of “Spirituality Beyond Religions.”


St. Andrew’s Lambertville plans monthly Evensong

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, York and Main streets, Lambertville, N.J., will present its monthly Evensong at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

 

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It's bug season, and bats need your help!

Across the country, entire bat colonites are being decimated at alarming rates due to a silent predator:
White Nose Syndrome.

Locally, we've seen the implications of this lethal fungus firsthand at Heritage Conservancy's preserved Durham bat cave, where over 99% of 10,000 bats met a grim fate.


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