Bucks County Herald

Monday, May 25, 2015

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Pennsylvania Turnpike to Widen Roadway to Six Lanes in York County

Turnpike CEO announces Orange Improvement Zone campaign to inform motorists, public.

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) today announced a major improvement project on Interstate 76 between the Susquehanna River Bridge and the Harrisburg West Interchange to completely rebuild and widen the roadway from four lanes to six lanes with a 26-foot center median. The $94 million project will result in a totally new, wider roadway from milepost 242 to milepost 245; roadway construction will get under way after the Memorial Day holiday.


Quakertown-Perkasie Regional News


U. Makefield rejects plan for development

A plan to build 176 homes near Washington Crossing National Cemetery that was approved in 2007 has been rejected by the Upper Makefield Board of Supervisors.

Closing arguments on Hammerstein site

The Doylestown Township Zoning Hearing Board heard final arguments before preparing to rule on plans to build a museum and theater center at the former home of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein.

Court ruling allows couple to finally wed

After they had used adoption as a last resort to be legally connected, a court ruling has revoked the adoption so that the same-sex couple can marry.

Creek emerges after lake is drained

With the deconstruction of a dam and the draining of Aquetong Lake, the creek has begun to emerge in Solebury Township.

Fireworks plan gets Lambertville nod

Lambertville City Council gave its approval to plans for three fireworks displays over the Delaware River in coming months.

Durham residents oppose pipeline

Members of the Concerned Citizens Against the Pipeline are continuing their opposition to the proposed PennEast Pipeline.

Bedminster explains road paving schedule

Bedminster Township has announced its plans for major road paving projects over the course of the summer.

Contractor begins work on Sellersville site

Premier Excavating LLC has begun work at the former U.S. Gauge property in Sellersville, in anticipation of transforming it into a business campus.

Quakertown school to get solar panels

A heated debate preceded the approval of the installation of solar panels on the roof of Quakertown High School.

Jiu-jitsu purple belt champions cause against PTSD

World ranked purple belt Robert "Cosmo" Consulmagno is helping to raise awareness of military veteran mental health issues and suicides.


New Hope man sues former employer

Wayne Trotman of New Hope, a former president and CEO for JP Morgan Chase, has filed suit against the company alleging wrongful termination.

Energy company plans job fair in Newtown

The New Jersey energy company PSEG will hold a job fair May 22 to hire for posts as diverse as engineering, boiler repair, mechanic and chemistry analyst.

DelVal graduates first university class

It was the Doylestown school’s 116th commencement, but the first since it was rechristened Delaware Valley University.

Fitzpatrick ranks high in Bipartisan Index

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick has been named the nation’s sixth most bipartisan member of Congress.

Bedminster bridge to close for repairs

A bridge over the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek in Bedminster will be closed for four months for rehabilitation.

Bucks’ Penn-Fab helps after Amtrak crash

Bensalem-based Penn-Fab has worked around the clock to build new structures for Amtrak at the site of a fatal train crash.

Towns set plans for Memorial Day

Memorial Day parades and ceremonies to honor our war dead are planned for towns around the region.


Designer House Gala

Villa d’Braccia in Warrington is this year’s Bucks County Designer House and was the site of the annual gala on April 24.

Centrifuge Gala

The stars aligned for the annual Johnsonville Centrifuge and Science Museum Spring Gala held April 25 at the VE Club in Warminster.

Opinion and Editorials

Kathryn Finegan Clark: By the Way

Persistence pays off

Patricia Lichty Neely’s book becomes a reality.

Charles Meredith:

Disappearing men

And a few words on “Shucky.”



Eagles wrap up season

South Hunterdon softball fell, 15-4, to Gill St. Bernard’s on Monday in Lambertville.


Patriots earn state invite

CB East boys’ lacrosse won a 12-11 overtime thriller over Garnet Valley in districts on Saturday.

Rams punch state ticket

Pennridge boys’ volleyball needed five sets to defeat North Penn on Tuesday in the district semis.

Lions take down Calvary in eight

Faith Christian baseball went eight innings to down Calvary Christian, 10-7, in districts on Tuesday.

Track athletes are golden

Local track and field standouts take part in districts; states are up next.



Gwynedd Mercy cuts ribbon on new facility

A new facility housing an accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program has been opened at Gwynedd Mercy University’s Center City campus.

28 new doctors get degrees at St. Luke’s

Doylestown Health has launched the Six-Week Well-Connected Challenge with new wellness challenges each week.

Wig salon available for cancer patients

With help from the American Cancer Society, St. Mary Medical Center has opened the first wig salon program for cancer patients.



Hire an Owl features Bucks County native

Temple University student Chris Fricker, a Bucks County native, is featured in the new Temple campaign to Hire an Owl.


Institute partners with UPenn for program

A partnership will allow University of Pennsylvania graduate students in chemistry to complete research at the Blumberg Institute.

Students cross boundaries at Michener

Eighty students participated in the Crossing Boundaries: Making Art outreach program at the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown.

Kintnersville student wins tools scholarship

Tyler W. Mosher  of Kintnersville received a $1,000 tool scholarship from the mikeroweWorks Foundation.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

At the moment — accomplishments

Beating spring fever.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Papaver extraordinaire

The native variety is best.


Showing their colors for Pride Week

There were floats, bands, celebrities and colorful rainbows during the New Hope Celebrates Pride Parade on May 16.

Red Day at Shamrock Reins

Keller Williams Real Estate of Doylestown associates and their family members recently spent a day volunteering at Shamrock Reins, a therapeutic equine assistance program for veterans and their families, located in Pipersville. Volunteers painted, weeded and mulched, and performed several other chores as part of Red Day.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

Rhubarb, strawberries a perfect pair

Strawberries and rhubarb are both available at local farms in time for Memorial Day celebrations.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Refurbished Stockton Inn sets the bar high

The recently renovated Stockton Inn has a new look, chef and  menu, plus plans to be ranked among the best restaurants in New Jersey.


Theater review:

“Red Herring” an unusual comedy

Both comedy and mystery, “Red Herring” brings fine performances to the stage of the Town & Country Players in Buckingham.

Theater review:
Riverside stages “Enemy of the People”

Kevin Bergen shines as Dr. Stockman, a well-meaning scientist in “Enemy of the People” at Bristol Riverside Theatre.

Selkie Theatre shows two Scottish plays

Selkie Theatre will present “Fragile” and “Dalgety” at the Charles Brown Ice House in Bethehem May 22-24.


Gratz presents “Impressions of Life”

Gratz Gallery & Conservation Studio offers “Albert Van Nesse Greene Impressions of Life” in a new exhibit with an opening reception May 30.

Doylestown Art Days pairs artists with businesses

Doylestown Art Days, where local artists’ work is displayed by businesses, is set for June 4 through 7.

Award-winning artist to speak at Artsbridge

Award-winning artist Jill Rupinski will speak May 21 at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J., for Artsbridge.


Visit Bucks honors tourism winners

Visit Bucks County honored its top tourism professionals during celebrations of National Travel and Tourism Week.

Cliff Montgomery: Job Hunting and Career Planning

Changing jobs an issue of timing

Career coach Cliff Montgomery answers questions on job hunting and career planning.



Spiritual Side

Czestochowa gets update on papal visit

Visit Bucks County and Talley Management came together at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa for an update on planning for the upcoming papal visit.

Caroline Oakes: Mind and Spirit

Minding the numbers: Fill the pews or fulfill the original call?

Columnist Caroline Oakes writes about “The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Digital World.”








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