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Virtual town hall to denounce the privatization of the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority’s sewer system

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, Neighbors Opposing Privatization Efforts (NOPE) will host a town hall meeting about the sale of the Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority sewer system.

Visit Bucks County launching mobile visitor center, closing brick and mortar center

Visit Bucks County (VBC) is increasing its visitor services presence at festivals and events this summer and fall and will launch a mobile Visitor Center in 2023.
Local News
The NAACP Bucks County called on Pennridge School Board members to hold public hearings before passing two extremely controversial and patently unconstitutional proposed policies that will shut down …
Before dawn, Aug. 5, firefighters of the newly consolidated Palisades Regional Fire Rescue Service pulled away from the Ottsville station headed for flood-ravaged Knott County in …
As the Central Bucks School District’s new library policy continues to stir controversy and concern and Pennridge School District considers a similar policy, some area Little Free Libraries …
With further deterioration of its 1776-built Abraham Taylor House continuing to burden its public works and police departments, Richland Township supervisors voted unanimously at their Aug. 8 …
The Lower Makefield Township Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the hiring of a new public works director at its Aug. 3 meeting, naming Derek Fuller to the post.
Long before Lindsay Baker (yep, that’s her name) opened Mom’s Cookie Bar in the center of Doylestown, she was baking thousands of cookies, cakes and cookie bars for friends, family and lucky …
The Bucks County Association of Township Officials is imploring the county’s commissioners to drop all negotiations with Aqua Pennsylvania to buy the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority’s …
Several members of the 1970 class of Central Bucks East/West are speaking out against the school district’s controversial library policy.
Lahaska-based LSL Brands is known for frequently making a positive difference in the local community. However, the impact of its philanthropic endeavors has recently gone global.
New Hope-Solebury will provide a transition program for students ages 18-21 with developmental disabilities. Starting this fall, New Hope-Solebury School District will launch a new BRIDGE …
When the Central Bucks School Board voted to hire public relations firm Devine + Partners, as well as approve the controversial Policy 109.2, several members adamantly opposed the board …
A plan by developer C.T. Troilo to put more than a dozen apartments in the Edgewood Village section of Lower Makefield Township got a big boost recently.
Sports

PA Rush finish second at nationals

It was a busy but productive summer for the PA Rush boys soccer team. The program finished as the national runner-up at the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup championships held in Greensboro, …

Area softball, volleyball players named to all-state teams

Four area softball players and two area volleyball players earned all-state selections this summer.

Goodman Properties/Warrington Cares Sprint Triathlon scheduled for Sept. 11

The Goodman Properties/Warrington Cares Sprint Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11, with a start time of 7 a.m.

Blazer arms move at deadline

Two former Quakertown Blazers found themselves suiting up for different teams in August, after they changed franchises at the Major League Baseball trading deadline.

Bittersweet Blazer summer closes in semifinals

The Quakertown Blazers, for a variety of reasons, won’t soon forget the 2022 season. After posting the best record in the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) at 29-8-1, the Wolff …

Quakertown’s Max Arkans wins National Public Parks Tennis Championship

Quakertown Community High School rising junior Max Arkans won the 2022 National Public Parks Tennis Championship (NPPTC) for the under 18 singles division on July 24.

Kutztown athletes honored for academic achievement

Kutztown University continued to set new department highs as a school-record 128 Golden Bears earned Division 2 Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award status.

Pipersville gymnast Brianna Rott receives scholarship

Brianna Rott of Pipersville received the Plum Cares Academic Scholarship from Plum Practicewear, an online retailer of gymnastics apparel. One of two scholarship recipients, Rott received $5,000 …
Community
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Pollinator Palooza: Celebrate pollinators at Heritage Conservancy’s Jackson Pond Nature Preserve
This Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Heritage Conservancy will host Pollinator Palooza at the grounds of its Jackson Pond Nature Preserve located in Forest Grove.
Falcons will show their skills at Buckingham Green
A falconer and his raptor friends will visit Wild Birds Unlimited from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Master falconer Greg Wojtera, a licensed falconer, holds “hands-on” falconry …
Bucks and BCOC partner for Coaches on Campus initiative
Bucks County Community College (Bucks) and the Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) are evolving their partnership to kickstart a new Coaches on Campus initiative.
Perkasie resident Matthew Earley advances to final four in national national IMA Case Competition
Matthew Earley of Perkasie was among the five students from The University of Scranton Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter selected as one of the final four teams for the …
Changing the Game: Transforming Wild Game into Game-Changing Meals
The author of “Changing the Game: Your Guide for Transforming Wild Game into Game-Changing Meals” shares the secrets of preparing and cooking wild game and offers samples of his favorite recipes.
Thoughts from an Epicure: The best way to lower food bills
Anyone who’s gone grocery shopping lately is fully aware of the high cost of most foods. I’ve started alternating meals. One evening, we’ll have a pasta dish, while the next evening a full …
Everence Financial awards scholarships to three local students
Three area students received Everence Financial scholarships of $1,000 to pursue collegiate degrees. The recipients included Madelyn Bergin of Hatfield (College of William and Mary), Benjamin …
Bristol Senior Center to host “CyberSecurity for Seniors”
At 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, Bristol Township Senior Center will host “CyberSecurity for Seniors” presented by the Secret Service. The event, arranged by Mike Bannon, director of Bucks County …
Delaware Valley University Physician Assistant Program receives accreditation
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Delaware Valley University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Delaware Valley University.
Perkasie native Mackenzie Maurer earns recognition for service efforts
Mackenzie Maurer of Perkasie earned the Franciscan Servant Leader Award. The Pennridge High School graduate was one of over 40 students to earn recognition from the Holleran Center for Community …
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Opinion & Editorial
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Amy Hollamder, very much a 21st-century woman, lives in a wool mill built in the early 19th century and wants to share her passion for the past with everyone.
I had a recent, major revelation and thought, perhaps, we should discuss it: Death. Death is a mystery, a certainty, familiar yet unknown. People have been mystified by it and its curtain call since …
Arts & Entertainment

Submission period closes Aug. 31 for the 93rd Juried Art Show at Phillips’ Mill

Don't miss your opportunity to submit your work to the 93rd Juried Art Show at Phillips’ Mill, Bucks County's historic art exhibition. The submissions period closes August 31.

Rare Ferrari pays visit to New Hope Auto show

The 2022 edition of The New Hope Automobile Show is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Ferrari. This celebration includes a stunning and rare Ferrari 365 P2/3 Spyder (SN 0832) on display both …

Beatles tribute band to play 'Music in The Street'

Hearts Club Band, which performs more than 100 Beatles tunes, has been scheduled to return to Newtown’s “Music in The Street,” for a concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Tewksbury Historical calls for art show submissions

Tewksbury Historical Society will host its 30th Juried Art Exhibition and Sale Saturday, Oct. 8, through Saturday, Oct. 15. The event will take place at the Zion Lutheran Church, Christian …

Phillips’ Mill Juried Emerging Playwright Competition accepting submissions

Are you a playwright who has written a new short play you think is ready for an audience? Are you anxious to see your work presented in public for the very first time? Consider submitting your …

Arts and Cultural Council members invited to submit works for fall salon

The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County has issued a call to artists for its 2022 Fall Salon Member Art Exhibition. Registration is open online through Aug. 19. Details and a prospectus are …

Middletown Grange Fair is back after two years away

The Middletown Grange Fair is back this year after an absence of two years. Planning is set for the fair at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds on Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, Aug. 17-21.

Sneak away from the crowds during Musikfest

Explore all Historic Bethlehem has to offer during Musikfest with kids’ activities, the Lehigh Art Alliance’s Annual Summer Juried Exhibition, and live demonstrations in the Colonial …

Mummers, murder and mob vs. domestic terrorists in new novel

Severn River Publishing will release “2 STREET,” Chris Bauer’s third installment in the Blessid Trauma Crime Scene Cleaners series, on Oct. 18.

Finalists named for 55th annual “Art of the State”

Finalists have been announced for Art of the State 2022. Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of …
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Business

Spark Bowl, a “Shark Tank”style competition is now accepting applicants for 2022

Applications for the third annual Spark Bowl, a “Shark Tank”-style competition hosted by Delaware Valley University (DelVal) and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, are due by Aug 22.

Beneduce Vineyards approved for Hunterdon’s first tourist signage

At the Aug. 2 Hunterdon County Commissioner’s meeting, the board approved its first sign application under the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Tourist Oriented Directional Signs …
Health & Wellness

Doylestown Hospital awarded Primary Heart Attack Center certification

Doylestown Hospital earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Heart Attack Center certification.

Grand View Health to host two blood drives

Grand View Health is hoping to help with a national blood shortage by hosting two upcoming blood donation events. The health system is encouraging community members to donate blood to their local …
Obituaries
Donald F. Leypoldt
Donald F. Leypoldt of Warminster passed away peacefully on Aug. 8 at the age of 90.
Robert William McClung
Robert (Bobby) William McClung of Lambertville, N.J., formerly of Abington, Pa., died at his home on Saturday, July 25, 2022, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was 52 years old.
Anne Niles Davenport
Anne Niles Davenport, 78, of Freeland, Wash., passed away July 27 in her home. Known for her vibrant personality, keen mind, and sassy sense of humor, the textile world has lost a bright …
Veronica Genevieve Borek Granko
Veronica “Jean” Genevieve Borek Granko of Holland, Pa., passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in ProMedica Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Yardley, Pa. She was 97.
Elizabeth Ann Mirales
Elizabeth Ann Mirales, 93, of Newtown, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at home, surrounded by family.
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