Bucks County Herald

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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Bucks County Commissioners declare Dec. 1, 2015 “#GivingTuesdayBucks Day” in Bucks County

The Bucks County Commissioners declared Dec. 1, 2015 “#GivingTuesdayBucks Day” in Bucks County during a proclamation ceremony held in the Community Room of the Administration Building Nov. 18. [read more]

Handcrafted gifts offered at BCCC holiday sale

Unique gifts handcrafted by up-and-coming artists are available for purchase at the annual holiday sale at Bucks County Community College from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 1 and 2. [read more]

Sellersville hosts annual Winterfest celebration

Sellersville’s 17th annual holiday celebration, “Winterfest  2015,” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, along Main Street in Sellersville. [read more]

Planned Parenthood Keystone to offer free Rapid HIV Testing on World AIDS Day

Planned Parenthood Keystone will offer free Rapid HIV testing on Dec. 1 at all 15 of its medical centers to commemorate World AIDS Day.

More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and almost one in six don’t know they are infected. The only way to know is to get tested.

Testing will be held at the following locations on Dec. 1:

401 W. Broad Street, Quakertown;

2185 Galloway Road, Centre Plaza Shopping Center, Bensalem;

721 Veterans Highway, Bristol;

610 Louis Drive, 2nd Floor, Warminster.


Hamilton speaks about his storied past

Well-known restaurateur Jim Hamilton gave an extensive talk about his colorful, art- and food-filled life.

Hilltown considers bamboo restrictions

Hilltown’s supervisors have authorized the drafting of an ordinance restricting the planting of invasive bamboo in the township.

Partisan politics blamed in student choice

A failure to choose a student to serve as a junior member of the New Hope Borough Council is being blamed on partisan politics. 

Doylestown addresses heroin epidemic

Eight heroin overdoses this year in Doylestown is cause for concern and consideration, says supervisor chairwoman Barbara N. Lyons.

East Rockhill holds the line on taxes

Despite an increase in police costs, a proposed budget for East Rockhill keeps the township’s tax rate of 10.235 mills.

Slight tax hike for Riegelsville residents

The proposed budget for Riegelsville Borough includes a .50 mill tax increase, which will cost homeowners an average $11 per year.

Palisades district works to curb bullying

Anti-bullying efforts in the Palisades School District are being expanded to build more positive relationships.

No tax increase for Richland residents

A new park and township building are being planned for Richland, but they won’t require a tax increase.

Quakertown taxes, utilities to stay the same

Utility rates and taxes will remain the same for Quakertown residents, despite the borough’s current deficit. 

U. Makefield fire marshal certified

Fire Marshal John Kernan has been awarded certification as an evidence collection technician by the International Association of Arson Investigators.  

Solebury police earn top accreditation

Solebury Township’s police department has been accedited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Acceditation Commission. 

Small tax hike ahead for Doylestown Twp.

A .50-mill increase is planned for Doylestown Township to fund bridge repairs and the Central Bucks Ambulance Corps.

Students’ artwork hangs in justice center

Artwork by more than 40 Central Bucks School District students is on display at the Bucks County Justice Center in Doylestown. 

School board members say their goodbyes

Five members of the New Hope-Solebury School Board said their goodbyes at the last meeting of their terms. 

Alpha Center celebrates 20 years

The Alpha Center for Divorce Mediation in Doylestown is celebrating its 20th anniversary

Michener Museum to get a new slate roof

The James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown will get a new, historically correct roof.


Volunteers, parties, crafts

November 13 and 14 saw a variety of events in the area. The Ladies Auxiliary of Dublin Volunteer Fire Company held a holiday craft fair. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve honored its volunteers and the Bucks County SPCA held a fundraiser at Doylestown's Aldie Mansion.

Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

A one-of-a-kind bridge in Point Pleasant

Sculpture project in the works.

Charles Meredith:

Funding and the City Troop

Plus a new job for a former congressman. 



How sweet it is

CB East boys’ soccer blanked Seneca Valley, 2-0, on Saturday in Hershey to capture the program’s first state championship.

Patriots settle for second

CB East girls’ soccer fell to Upper St. Clair, 2-1, in the state Class AAA championship game on Saturday in Hershey. It was the Patriots’ first loss of the season.

Lions crowned district champs

New Hope-Solebury football rallied to sink Springfield, 14-7, on Friday at CB West’s War Memorial Field for the District One Class AA championship.

Signings continue

Pennridge, Quakertown and New Hope-Solebury hosted signing ceremonies in November.

Panthers upended by Redskins

Quakertown football lost to Neshaminy, 31-17, in the second round of the District One Class AAAA playoffs on Friday.


March of Dimes get local support

Bucks County business leaders are working with the March of Dimes to help ensure more healthy babies.

Grand View certified for  diabetes education

Grand View Health in Sellersville received an American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate. 

Friends of Anna helps to fight addiction

The addiction support group Friends of Anna will hold a meeting Dec. 2 at the Presbyterian Church of Deep Run in Perkasie. 



Ecology classroom at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Doylestown recently celebrated the opening of its new ecological classroom. 


Psychologist to speak at Princeton Academy

Delaware Valley University in Doylestown has been designated a Military Friendly school by the publisher of various military magazines. 

Solebury School holding coat drive

A Solebury School coat drive had dual benefits, both for students who needed “house points” and for the needy who will receive coats. 

BCCC offers winter session at lower cost

Registration is now open for online classes during the winter session at Bucks County Community College in Newtown.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

A spirit for the holidays

And still there is hope.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Giving thanks

And preparing for winter.


Works in Wood

Works in Wood, a national juried exhibition at New Hope Arts in New Hope handed out awards to participants on Nov. 14. The exhibition continues through Dec. 13.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

After the feast, there are leftovers

One of the best parts of the Thanksgiving feast comes the day after, when you get to eat your leftovers. 

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Bread Crumb a family business

A mother and son have teamed up to run the popular breakfast-lunch restaurant, The Bread Crumb in Doylestown.










“A Wonderful Life” at Newtown Arts

Newtown Arts Company ends its season with “A Wonderful Life,” based on the Frank Capra holiday classic

Berenstain narrates “Peter and the Wolf”

Bucks County children’s author Mike Berenstain will narrate “Peter and the Wolf” during the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concert.

“Riverside Christmas” features AVA soprano

Soprano Meryl Dominguez will be the featured guest artist at “A Riverside Christmas,” the Riverside Symphonia holiday concert.

4th Lambertville holiday CD released

Songs by local musicians are featured on the Lambertville Historical Society’s fourth annual holiday CD.


Quilts on display at Michener in "Blanket Statements"

An exhibition featuring 20 new patchwork designs by Kaffe Fassett along with historical quilts are on exhibit at the Michener Museum through Feb. 21.

“Three Generations” at The Upstairs Gallery

A variety of new exhibits and added locations are featured during the expanded “Art All Day” Saturday, Nov. 14, in Trenton, N.J.

Antique Gallery opens an Artists’ Corner

The Bucks County Antique Gallery in Chalfont has opened an Artists’ Corner featuring the works of seven local artists.

Covered Bridge Artisans to host tour and sale

The Covered Bridge Artisans will host their annual Holiday Studio Tour and Sale Nov. 27 through 29 in six professional local artists’ studios.



Titan Mobile Shredding celebrates 10 years

Servicing southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey from their Pipersville facility, Titan Mobile Shredding has adapted with the times moving from paper shredding to hard drive destruction to permanently destroy electronic data.

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

Does the 4 percent Rule still work?

Reinterpreting the rules of saving for retirement.






Spiritual Side

St. Philip's anti-trafficking drive is great success

St. Philip's in New Hope joined with area Episcopal churches and the Mom's Club of Buckingham North to collect bras for Free the Girls, a U. S. nonprofit that helps women who are survivors of sex-trafficking.

Temple Judea offers Hanukkah Helper class

Temple Judea will offer a free, one-time class for those interested in learning more about the Jewish holiday.


Replica of Mission Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe comes to St. John

Visitors are invited to St. John the Baptist Parish in Ottsville to view a 4 x 6-foot digital replica of the Mission Image from the historic Basilica near Mexico City.

Police News

Paul Grand's Photography at the Michener Museum

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