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Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Richland Township Police Department sponsoring two events this Saturday

On Saturday, April 25, Richland Township Police Department will be sponsoring two events at its station, 229 California Rd., Quakertown, Pa.

National Drug Take Back Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - for the disposal of unwanted and unused prescription drugs (no syringes).

Free Shredding Event from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is for residents only (no businesses please). Also, please do not bring phonebooks, newspapers, cardboard and hard-bound books.

Quakertown-Perkasie Regional News


Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

An autopsy Thursday determined a Plumstead Township man found dead in his kitchen after a Tuesday night fire died of severe smoke inhalation, Bucks County Fire Marshal Kevin Flanagan said.

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Herald mourns Publisher
Joseph T. Wingert

Joseph T. Wingert, the founding publisher of the Bucks County Herald and husband of editor Bridget Wingert, died April 22 at his Stockton, N.J. home. Prior to becoming publisher, he had a long and productive career in marketing and systems development.

Central Bucks okays name for new stadium

The new Central Bucks East high school athletic stadium will be named the Patriot Stadium at Lt. Colby Umbrell Field.

Residents speak out on Hammerstein plan

It was a packed house for the fourth Doylestown Township Zoning Hearing Board public hearing on proposed plans for the Oscar Hammerstein property.

Sellersville business center plan advances

The Bucks County Development Authority has received bids from contracts interested in developing a business center at the former U.S. Gauge site in Sellersville.

Quakertown schools may get police officer

Quakertown Borough Council will vote May 6 on an agreement that would assign a full-time police officer to the school district.

Palisades recommends millage rate freeze

The fiscal committee of the Palisades School Board has recommended continuing a freeze on the millage rate for preserved agricultural properties.


Rite Aid wants to move its store in Plumstead

Rite Aid Corporation has presented a sketch plan to the Plumstead Board of Supervisors for its plan to move its store to a site on Easton Road (Rt. 611).

Community aids with vet’s home renovations

Marine veteran Staff Sgt. Jessica Clymer had help from friends and neighbors in renovating her Plumsteadville home.

Silverman honored with Gemmill Award

Bucks County philanthropist and businessman Herman Silverman has been honored with the Helen and Kenneth Gemmill Award for Distinguished Philanthropy and Service.

Foundation gives $50G to New Hope library

The Bridge Street Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Free Library of New Hope and Solebury.

“Paint and Sip” at W. Rockhill tavern

Aspiring artists gathered at the Horse Tavern & Grill in West Rockhill to “Paint and Sip.”

Telford firefighters honor 2 of their own

Barry Lederach was honored for 50 years of service and Chief Bob Wiszneski as firefighter of the year by the Telford Volunteer Fire Company.

Perkasie’s K-9 team gets national attention

Perkasie K-9 officer Tom Brun and his canine partner Sampson will appear in a 2015 calendar called “K-9s & Cuffs.”


Riverside Symphonia Gala

Elizabeth Griffin was honored for her years of dedication when the Riverside Symphonia held its annual gala at the Lambertville Station.

VIA marks 120 years

More than 100 members of the Village Improvement Association turned out to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the organization, which founded Doylestown Hospital.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Art and math meet in Ron Brown

His designs are known worldwide.

Charles Meredith:

Getting citizens to vote

Looking for motivators.



Rams fall to Knights

Pennridge baseball lost a heartbreaker to North Penn, 3-2, on April 15. The Knights scored three unearned runs in the seventh.


Titans’ Decker lost to knee injury

CB South softball standout Maddie Decker was injured in the Titans’ 7-5 victory at Quakertown on Friday.

Friends collide in Warrington

CB South girls’ lacrosse coach Janique Craig and Pennridge’s Karen Schnurr faced off against each other for the first time last Thursday.

CB seniors sign

CB East’s Gabby Hieber and CB West’s Corrinne Godshall and Jake Metzer shared their college intentions.

Panthers knock off Patriots

CB West boys’ tennis went 7-0 to win the SOL Continental regular season title.




March of Dimes walk to raise awareness

The Central Bucks Family YMCA has launched an initiative aimed at ensuring that children are safe in and around water by the second grade.

Happy Body raises funds for NAMI Huntco

The community is invited to participate in the Happy Body Project by Sperhicality in Flemington, N.J., to raise funds for NAMI Hunterdon.

Grand View Health opens metabolic office

The new Grand View Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, specializing in healthy weight loss, is now open in Sellersville.



Art in Bloom celebrates work by students

More than 1,000 works of art were on display April 12 for the Art in Bloom celebration of student art at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown.

Doylestown school wins $15G playground

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Doylestown is so beloved that it won a playground valued at $15,000 from Grounds for Play.

BCCC students present research work to public

Bucks County will hold its Student Research Conference May 1, where the public can hear 200 students present their research.

“Walk to School Week” for Hunterdon students

Students at Hunterdon County’s elementary and middle schools are participating in “Walk to School Week” this week.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Old rhetoric offers no solutions

Those who have less should pay less.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Always something new to see

The latest buzz in the garden.


An ode to horses

Bucks author takes readers on a ride through her life in Bridle Path Farm series

Roberta Smith Kroll is sharing her love of horses through a series of books about her life, starting when she got her first pony at age 6. The Mechanicsville resident recently released “First Friends and Queen of Sheba,” the first two installments (published as one) of the Bridle Path Farm Horse Lover’s Series.  


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Springing into the shad season

A sure sign of spring is when fishermen can be seen netting shad on the Delaware. If you don’t want to cook it yourself, you can find shad at this week’s festival.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Burgers and comfort food at Stephanie’s

Tom McAdams has taken over the kitchen at Stephanie’s in Doylestown, with a new menu focusing on burgers and macaroni and cheese.


Theater Review

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" opens season for Langhorne Players   

The Langhorne Players have opened their 68th season with a production of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

“A Moment with Nelle Harper Lee”

Selkie Theatre will present “A Moment with Nelle Harper Lee” on April 28 at the Memorial Library in Nazareth.

Mercer shines spotlight on firefighting history

A new exhibit, “To Save Our Fellow Citizens: Volunteer Firefighting,” opens April 25 at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown.

Trout Fishing in America performs at Playhouse

The family-friendly singing group Trout Fishing in America takes the stage at New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse on Sat., April 25.


Exhibits, music at “Art at Bucks” celebration

Programs across the spectrum of the arts are currently being celebrated at Bucks County Community College during the “Art at Bucks” 50th annual event.

Fetterman opens studio for “Origins” exhibit

“Origins,” a three-day art show and exhibition of paintings, takes place May 1-3 at Alan Fetterman’s Gristmill art studio in New Britain.

“Transformed” opens at Upstairs Gallery    

The Upstairs Gallery in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska,  will present “Tranformed,” a solo show featuring the works of Pat Slavek, beginning April 26.


Score seminar helps prepare entrepreneurs

Sixty small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs learned how to apply for a bank loan at a SCORE workshop.

World Meeting of Families producer named

ESM Productions has been named the producer for World Meeting of Families-Philadelphia, which will take place at the conclusion of the September visit of Pope Francis.


Spiritual Side

St. Philip's parishoners assist Habitat in Guatemala

Five members of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in New Hope were among a group that spent a week in Guatemala building a Habitat for Humanity House. .

Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

Staying in touch with wonder and wisdom

Mind and Spirit Columnist Caroline Oakes writes about the need to maintain wonderment in the age of digital phones.





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