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Daily Coronavirus Briefing for June 11
This guide with interactive tables, charts and maps illustrates the current status of COVID-19 in Bucks County. These data are updated … Read More
CDC awards Pennsylvania $35,985,971 to address COVID-19 related health disparities
CDC has awarded the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Department of Health $35,985,971 to address … Read More
United Way of PA second COVID-19 impact survey results illuminate difficult road toward financial recovery
United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) conducted a second COVID-19 Impact Survey one year after the Governor’s Emergency Declaration, with … Read More
Local News
Daily Coronavirus Briefing

To date, Pennsylvania has administered 11,059,516 doses total through June 9

This guide with interactive tables, charts and maps illustrates the current status of COVID-19 in Bucks County. These data are updated daily. See the numbers: Bucks County …

Senate votes to ban vaccine passports

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate voted to prevent the excess use of power by the state Secretary of Health while ensuring the protection of public health, according to state Sen. Bob Mensch …

CDC awards $35,985,971 to address COVID-19 related health disparities

CDC has awarded the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Philadelphia Department of Health $35,985,971 to address COVID-19-related health disparities. The funding seeks to advance health equity …

Roxey Ballet Channel now streaming contemporary version of “Pied Piper”

Roxey Ballet’s production of “The Piped Piper of Hamelin” is now available on demand on the Roxey Ballet Channel. Directed by Mark Roxey, the ballet’s contemporary version …

Open space easement preserves almost 30 acres

Heritage Conservancy recently facilitated the placement of a conservation easement on 29.24 acres of land in Williams Township, Northampton County.Owners Walter and Ligaya Russell signed an easement …

Third issue of the Neshaminy Journal is launched

The pandemic was a long, difficult process for all of us to endure, but for some it produced a literary state of mind. It became a catalyst for those who craved a connection to creativity. With that …

Northampton Township hosts Flag Day Ceremony

The Northampton Township Flag Day Ceremony takes place 6 p.m. Monday, June 14 at the Veteran’s Memorial, Northampton Township Building, 55 Township Road, Richboro.The Northampton Township Board …

Customs and Border Patrol officers seize 240 blank guns from Turkey destined for Bucks County

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers from Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia seized 240 blank firing pistols Friday, May 28, that could easily be converted into …

Palisades holds tax increase to 0.87 percent

The Palisades School District board has authorized a tax increase of 0.87% for the 2021-2022 school year, which translates to a median annual household increase of $30.90. The action was taken by …

Hopewell Theater plans reopening on fourth anniversary

Hopewell Theater plans to reopen Sept. 7, after more than a year, on the anniversary of its first opening, four years ago, in 2017. With the lifting of capacity and social distancing restrictions in …

Haycock and state police go after noisy dirt bikes

Haycock Township residents, who appeared at the June 7 public board of supervisors meeting to complain fervently about extreme disruption of their Roudenbush Road neighborhood by noisy …

Thompson Performing Arts series open for summer

The 2021 Thompson Performing Arts Series featured the Central Bucks High School West Jazz Ensembles on opening night, June 9, after a year when the outdoor concerts could not be held. The free weekly …

Lehigh Valley Zoo acquires endanged mongoose lemurs

For now, while the weather is warm, a pair of mongoose lemurs are happily scampering up tall pine trees dominating a small island at the Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, Lehigh County. They are …

Sponsors wanted for Lenape Valley Foundation Golf Outing

Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF) will host its 12th annual Golf Outing Monday, June 14, at Doylestown Country Club in Doylestown.In accordance with CDC guidelines and the club’s regulations, a …
Opinion & Editorial

One chapter of many

Parents and recent high school graduates are having the same issue right now; something both need to remember. Emotions are running high for many parents because they are preparing for their chicks …

By the way

Art Farm Getaway in the works

So what does a retired academic, a professor emeritus, do when the school bell no longer rings for her but her energy level is still as high as the sky? Particularly, when she has been a dynamic …
Editorials
County leaders this week expressed their frustration at the lack of legislative action on two key election priorities, and once again called on the General Assembly to advance a bill to expand …
I’ve received quite a few questions about whether pregnant women should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The risk of death due to complications from COVID-19 is 70 percent higher in pregnant than in …
Letters to the Herald
The Herald recently addressed the installation of West Rockhill’s solar panels thanks in large part to research done by Supervisor Jim Miller. However, Jay Kayser commented about what an …
On May 28, Senate Republicans blocked an effort to find the truth regarding the origin of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Meanwhile, in China, authorities have blocked efforts to find the origin …
I would like to take some of your time and express my thoughts and concerns over the events our country has recently witnessed. Like most Americans, I have been shocked, disappointed, angered and …
Sports
Track and Field

CB West girls’ magical run culminates in first state title

Over the last four years, Central Bucks West’s Emmi Simon has relished plenty of moments.“I was so privileged to have been able to experience all of the team’s …
Softball

Quakertown bats overwhelm St. Hubert in PIAA opener

The Quakertown softball team made its state tournament debut on Monday. It was a pretty impressive first effort. The Panthers took just five innings to defeat St. Hubert, 12-0, in a PIAA Class 6A …

South Hunterdon two wins away; Faith falls in states

South Hunterdon is trying to do it again.The No. 1 seed Eagles softball team whipped No. 8 Middlesex 10-0 in Monday’s Central Jersey Group 1 quarterfinal. South Hunterdon, the 2019 and …
Boys Volleyball

Pennridge’s season ends at hands of Central Dauphin

If only it could have gone on forever.But for the Pennridge boys volleyball team, the dream season came to a close. Pennridge was defeated, 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-17) by Central Dauphin in …

Doylestown girls play first inclusive rugby team

Doylestown Rugby Academy high school girls team took on the Blackthorn Barbarians, the USA’s first inclusive rugby team, May 17. It was the Barbarians’ first match against another club …
Baseball

Blazers set to open season

The Quakertown Blazers will open their 37th season on Thursday night by hosting the Trenton Generals. First pitch is 7 p.m. at Memorial Park. Quakertown, whose ACBL season was suspended last summer …
Baseball

Scranton Prep eliminates Palisades from PIAA tournament

In the long term, Palisades’ defeat in Monday’s opening-round PIAA Class 3A state baseball game will be a significant line in their athletic history as being their first appearance in the …

Hunterdon Huskies celebrating 50th anniversary this year

The Hunterdon Huskies are honoring their 50th year as an organization in 2021, and plans are underway to ensure the Huskies celebrate all season long. “Established in 1971, the Hunterdon …

Flemington Pickleball Club schedule includes pro camp led by U.S. Open champions

Flemington Pickleball Club, located at 19 Royal Road, is Hunterdon County, N.J.’s first indoor pickleball-only club. The club opened in October 2020 and membership has grown rapidly. “We …

CB East seniors feted at college commitment ceremony

Olivia Portner grew up playing soccer and had her sights set on one day playing at the collegiate level, but the Central Bucks East senior’s plans were derailed. “I was pretty committed …
Community
The Bucks County Herald reflects the community it serves
Education

State officials recognize Presidential Scholar

Pennsylvania Department of Education Acting Secretary Noe Ortega visited the Upper Bucks County Technical School June 2 to recognize the “high accomplishments” of …

Bucks student is first high school graduate of The Quaker School

As it is for high school seniors everywhere, commencement day – with all of its pomp and circumstance and sense of accomplishment – was a big deal for Sellersville resident Sam Gerhart. …

Arts & Entertainment
Music Mountain Theatre YouTube series comes to life
Music Mountain Theatre presents a stage adaptation of its YouTube series, created during the pandemic.“Murder at Cheltenham Manor, … Read More
“Jersey Boys” tribute set to benefit Washington Crossing Open Air Theater, NAMI Mercer County
A group of local New Jersey young adults has organized a Tribute Concert to The Four Seasons to benefit NAMI of Mercer County and the … Read More
New Hope area artists open studios to share work
Kirby Fredendall and Alex Damevski will open their studios at 1448 Street Road, near New Hope, to share new work from noon until 5 … Read More
Pearl S. Buck International cuts ribbon on renovated events center
Pearl S. Buck International in Hilltown celebrated its newly renovated conference and event-center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and … Read More
Authors will tell stories behind Pennsylvania’s abandoned homes
The Warminster Library Butterfly Garden is hosting a book talk and signing on Saturday, June 12 with authors Robyn and Michael Hodgson … Read More
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Business

Donation drive aids women’s shelter

The BW NICE Bucks County Chapter and Univest held a donation drive for A Woman’s Place, Bucks County’s only domestic violence organization, on Sunday, May 16.During the event, BW NICE …

Ardana and KC Prime donate $10,000 to Doylestown Health

Mike and Antoni Christou, owners of Warrington restaurants Ardana Food and Drink and KC Prime Steakhouse, recently donated over $10,000 to Doylestown Health. Every Tuesday during the month of …
Health & Wellness

St. Luke’s athletic trainer to support wrestlers at Olympics

Shelby Hoppis is preparing to summit one of the peaks of her professional career this summer when she heads to Japan in mid-July.The lead athletic trainer at St. Luke’s will be on the elite …

Doylestown Health opens specialty center in Wrightstown

Doylestown Health is making it easier for residents of the Wrightstown area to access specialty health services. Doylestown Health’s new Wrightstown outpatient center features a range of …
Obituaries
BARBARA A. FORDHAM
Barbara A. Fordham died on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Jefferson Bucks Hospital in Langhorne at the age of 88.Born in Trenton, N.J., … Read More
BRIAN J. BALDERSTON
Brian J. Balderston, 34 of Wharton, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on January 7th, 2021 at his home. Brian was born July 2, 1986 in … Read More
WALTER KOMARNICKI
Walter Komarnicki, of Doylestown, passed away on Feb. 2, 2021. He was 86 years old. Read More
JOHN C. WILKINS JR.
John C. Wilkins Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was 77. Read More
James E. Ford
James E. Ford, 69, of Kintnersville, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at his residence. Born May 4, 1952, he was the son of the … Read More
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