Bucks County Herald

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Boutique plans exit from Quakertown

After 15 years in business, the popular boutique Tana Kaya will leave its location on Broad Street in Quakertown early next year.

Washington Crossing Park surges forward

After several years of financial troubles, the rejuvenated Washington Crossing Historic Park is in better shape than ever with plans for this year’s crossing re-enactment and a partnership with Visit Bucks County.

Doylestown band shell to become reality

Acting on a dream that began 20 years ago, the Doylestown Township Supervisors have voted to move forward on plans to build a bandshell in Central Park.

Tinicum hears argument for new cell tower

The Tinicum Township Supervisors continue to investigate whether to install a cell tower on municipal property across from the township building.

“Art is ...” open to interpretation

A Riegelsville Public Library fundraising art show called “Art is ....” allowed participants to create panels using any medium they chose.

Richland seeks grant to pay for traffic signal

The Richland Township Board of Supervisors is applying for a grant from the state to help pay for a traffic signal at Route 309 at West Pumping Station and Tollgate roads.

Palisades reviews School Performance Profiles

The Palisades School District took time to review School Performance Profiles, a test that is one part of the diverse curriculum offered in the district.

Expenses up, taxes steady in Quakertown

Property taxes and utility rates will remain steady in Quakertown according to a preliminary 2015 budget.

Poet laureate debuts at BCCC reading

Bucks County’s newest poet laureate, Sandra Becker of Doylestown, gave her first reading at an event at Bucks County Community College in Newtown.

Doylestown Rotary celebrates 90 years

Members of the Rotary Club of Doylestown celebrated 90 years of operation at a ceremony held at Aldie Mansion in Doylestown.


Celestial Gala

The first-ever Celestial Gala, which raised money for the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, was launched this month at the museum.

Opinion and Editorials

Bridget Wingert: Happy to Be Here

Chivalry lives on in Wycombe

The Bring Chivalry Back website aspires to rekindle chivalrous behavior.

Charles Meredith:

Volunteers, a century and football

Has the importance of high school football grown too large in Bucks?



CB South’s Hamilton a leading hockey scorer

Megan Hamilton, a Central Bucks South alumna who currently is a freshman at Providence College, is ranked one of the nation’s leading freshman field hockey scorers.

S. Hunterdon slows Palmyra in football

South Hunterdon’s Eagles dumped second-seeded Palmyra, 28-14, in the semifinals of the NJSIAA Central, Group 1 football tournament.


Quakertown’s Schroy helping sick children

After a long football career that started in Quakertown and ended with New York Jets, Ken Schroy spends his spare time helping the Marty Lyons Foundation fulfill the wishes of sick children.

Doylestown rugby finishes with win

In the final game of the fall season, the “A” side of the Doylestown men’s rugby team defeated media 41-20.

DelVal loses football heartbreaker

Christopher Newport University’s football team rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat Delaware Valley College 29-26 in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships.



Luncheon honors breast cancer survivors

St. Mary Medical Center honored breast cancer survivors with a Recognition Luncheon at Triumph Brewery in New Hope.

Newtown wellness center plans open house

Newtown Therapy and Wellness Center will hold an open house on Dec. 14 at its new building on Barclay Street in Newtown.



Students exhibit art at Neshaminy Manor

Twenty-two young students from Lu Chien Arts Studio of Doylestown have more than 100 works of art on display at Neshaminy Manor in Warrington.

DelVal students can try free language class

The Institute of Foreign Languages in Doylestown is offering Delaware Valley College students the chance to take a free, 90-minute language class.

Integrity medallion for Buckingham Friends

At the close of a faculty retreat, Buckingham Friends School was presented with a Medallion of Integrity by the Center for Courage and Renewal.


Camille Granito Mancuso: Chatterbox

Driving the hive

The worker bees keep the world going and deserve protection.

Elizabeth Ludlow Bowman: Tips for the Compleat Gardener

Thyme is on your side

A worthy herb to help ward off the ailments of winter.


Gratitude in the face of adversity

Afghan woman embarks on new journey in USA

 A 26-year-old Afghan woman who advocated for justice in her country celebrates her first Thanksgiving this week after being issued a special visa to enter the United States. Afifa shared her story with members of the Travis Manion Foundation in Doylestown on Nov. 11.

Doylestown's Riley Morton conjures up novel at age of 14

Still in middle school, Bucks County teen Riley Morton pens her first novel. She will sign copies of "Sorcerers" Nov. 29 and 30 at Canterbury Tales Forever in Peddler's Village.


Susan S. Yeske: Dining In

A gingerbread time of year

The history and mystery of gingerbread and how it got its name will be revealed, along with tasty samples, in a program by Susan McLellan Plaisted this weekend at the log house at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown.

Susan S. Yeske: Dining Out

Restaurant gifts cards an easy, satisfying gift

Restaurant gift cards are one way to avoid the craziness of Black Friday while supporting local businesses.


“Christmas from Dublin” in Sellersville

The Sellersville Theater will play host to Irish tenor Paul Byrom in a holiday concert on Dec. 3.

Family concert by Bucks County Orchestra

Music from “Hansel and Gretel,” and a featured appearance by the Tohickon Middle School String Orchestra are just two of the highlights of the annual family concert by the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra.

“Riverside Christmas” concert by Symphonia

The Riverside Symphonia will present a combination of sacred, classical and traditional music at its “A Riverside Christmas” concert Dec. 7.

Touchstone Theatre presents Christmas City Follies XV

A high spirited Christmas show is set for Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem from Dec. 4 to 21.


Covered Bridge Artisans host 20th studio tour and sale

Six artists from the Covered Bridge Artisans will open their studios for tours and participate in a sale at the Virginia Napurano Cultural Arts Center in Sergeantsville, N.J.

Two-woman show is “Out of the Past”

Artists Julie Miller and Jann Kniskern will hold their two-woman show, “Out of the Past,” through this month at the J.B. Kline & Son Gallery in Lambertville, N.J.

Artist holds first solo exhibit in Bensalem

Bucks County artist Tom Furey opens his first solo show Nov. 28 at Playmasters on State Road in Bensalem.


My Favorite Shoppe turns 25

My Favorite Shoppe is celebrating 25 years of offering both vintage and new products in Peddler’s Village in Lahaska.

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29

After Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday, which encourages shoppers to patronize local business for the holiday season.


Spiritual Side

Princeton church welcomes pastor

Anna Gillette, the new associate pastor at Princeton United Methodist Church, is focusing on children’s participation in the worship experience.

Upper Bucks church aid hungry

Eight Upper Bucks churches participated in the Palisades CROP Walk, raising more than $5,000 for the hungry.





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