Bucks County Herald

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Quakertown puts police back on their bikes

The replacing of two bicycles destroyed in a fire in June has put Quakertown’s two bicycle police officers back on the road.

Owners struggle to hold onto Thorpe Farm

The debt-burdened Upper Makefield Thorpe Farm, which is known for its produce, is in danger of being sold at auction.

Tinicum wants county to look at water ordinance

The Tinicum Township supervisors want the Bucks County Planning Commission to look at a proposed amendment to its groundwater ordinance. 

Wartime flyers honored by Doylestown pilots

The Doylestown Pilots’ Association took time to honor surviving members of World War II flying crews. 

Hearing set for Perkasie landlord ordinance

On Sept. 21 Perkasie Borough will hold a  hearing on a proposed ordinance requiring landlords to submit to registration and inspection of rental units.

Milford Twp. looks at beer drinking in park

The Milford Township supervisors have pledged to address complaints about drinking in a public park.

Local officals take Ice Bucket Challenge

Doylestown native Jay Smith, who has been diagnosed with ALS, was the catalyst for the recent ALS Ice Bucket Challenge held in Doylestown. 

Central Bucks unveils school year goals

The Central Bucks School Board unanimously passed five goals for the school year that has just begun.


Palisades expands food safety instruction

Palisades School District students will be learning more about food safety in their family and consumer science classes. 

24th arts festival set for Doylestown Alliance

Sept. 12 and 13 the Doylestown Arts Alliance will hold its 24th annual Doylestown Arts Festival downtown in the county seat.

Michener hosts Art of Wine fundraiser

The James A. Michener Art Museum will host the annual Art of Wine fundraiser on Oct. 17.   

U.S. Land and Water Act due for renewal

The federal Land and Water Conservation Act, which has created national parks and open spaces across the country, is set to expire this month.  

Bucks County painter Nelson Shanks dies

Internationally known portrait painter Nelson Shanks of the village of Andalusia in Bucks County has died at 77. 

Forensic lab services top county agenda

National Medical Services of Willow Grove received a $2.8 million, three-year contract to run Bucks County’s crime lab.


A good time at the Grange Fair

There were rides, food, Belgian horses, monster trucks, a queen, a princess, plenty of farm animals and a slew of 4-H awards for budding farmers at the 67th Middletown Grange Fair held in August in Wrightstown.

Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Washington's army slept here

Remembering our local history.

Charles Meredith:

Jobs go begging

Blame bad schools.



Rolling along

The Bux-Mont Roller Derby Dolls All-Stars routed Dutchland, 255-87, on Saturday in Hatfield.

Lions on prowl; Patriots take off

New Hope-Solebury and CB East golf have performed well in the early going.

Glover rows for the gold

Lambertville’s Pat Glover picks up two gold medals in USRowing’s national championships in mid-August.

Titans swing to 6-1 start

CB South golf is 6-1 out of the gate, while CB West is fighting to get back into the race.

Patriots power past Lower Moreland

CB East girls’ tennis had little difficulty winning at Lower Moreland on Tuesday.


Send-off planned for clinic headed for Kenya

The “Container at Newtown” is a four-room medical clinic built as a community mission project that will shipped to Kenya. 

Blood drives to honor those lost on 9/11

The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day to honor those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 with special blood drives. 

Classes celebrate National Yoga Month

Classes, concerts and special events will be held to celebrate National Yoga Month in September.




Pre-school Explorers back for the fall

Children ages 3 to 5 years can learn about nature with the return of the Bucks County Audubon Society’s Pre-school Explorers program. 

Back-to-school bus stopping reminder

TMA Bucks is issuing reminders that motorists must stop when a school bus has its red lights flashing and arm extended.

Record enrollment for DelVal school year

Student enrollment is up 7 percent this fall, making it the highest ever for the recently upgraded Delaware Valley University in Doylestown. 


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

The eagle's eye

Under the microscope of surveillance.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Ambrosia of achoo!

Beware ragweed is all around you.


Dogs get their day at Perkasie market

Aug. 29 was the day to celebrate our canine companions at the Perkasie Farmers Market.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Labor Day picnics and the return to school

September is a hectic month, made even more so this year by the late arrival of Labor Day weekend. Here are ideas for both. 

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Friend of a Farmer dinners at Caleb’s

The menu changes with the seasons at the Friend of a Farmer dinners at Caleb’s American Kitchen in Lahaska.


"A Raisin in the Sun" launches ActorsNET 20th season

“A Raisin in the Sun” will launch an ambitious 20th season for ActorsNET in Morrisville.

Rrazz Room features Streisand impersonator

Barbra Streisand impersonator Steven Brinberg and singer Melane Stace appear this weekend at the Rrazz Room in New Hope.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” at Open Air Theatre

“Jesus Christ Superstar” will be performed for three weekends at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre in Titusville, N.J.


“Country Roads” to open at Hutton Galleries

“Country Roads, a Group Landscape Exhibition” featuring eight artists, opens Sept. 12 at Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown.

Sullivan gallery sets First Friday opening

The Kelly Sullivan Fine Art Gallery in Lambertville, N.J., will open at its new location Sept. 4 during First Friday festivities.

“Beloved Bucks & Beyond” showcases area

Images from around the area are featured in artist Cindy Roesinger’s collection, “Beloved Bucks & Beyond.”


DeeterUSA celebrates 30 years

DeeterUSA of Doylestown, an integrated marketing and communications agency, is celebrating 30 years in the advertising, public relations and sales promotion business.

Flemington, N.J. revitalization focuses on branding

The Flemington Business Improvement District has announced that beginning in September, another avenue toward revitalization will be added: branding.





Spiritual Side

New Hope woman leads friendship pligrimage to Spain

Valerie Brown of New Hope leads a friendship pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago, Spain.

Jewish History Museum exhibits Washington's letters assuring religious liberty to all

Philadelphia's National Museum of American Jewish History will have letters written by George Washington on exhibit during the Pope's upcoming visit.



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