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First Baptist Church of Doylestown celebrates “Landmark” anniversary

First Baptist Church of Doylestown currently celebrates 175 years of Christian ministry. In 1846, its first impulse of life was under the direction of the Rev. Samuel Nightingale, a former pastor of …
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Digital copy preserves Doylestown Borough’s mural

Thanks to expert digital photography, the striking mural that spanned a wall in Doylestown Borough’s public meeting room for decades will have a home in the community’s new government offices.

Route 232, Creamery Road lane closures begin next week for IDA storm debris cleanup

Periodic weekday lane closures are scheduled on Route 232 (Second Street Pike) and Creamery Road in Bucks County on Wednesday, January 19, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for debris removal from Tropical …

The search is on for new Solebury manager

Birgitta Wolfe The hunt is on for a new Solebury Township manager. Dennis H. Carney, who has led the municipality for 12 years, plans to retire June 30. The Worcester (Montgomery County) resident, …

New Hope police begin accreditation process

Since 2001, Pennsylvania has been offering a Law Enforcement Accreditation Program to police departments statewide. The New Hope Borough Police Department is currently in the process of obtaining the …

New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts a revised name for Phillips’ Mill Foundation

The Phillips’ Mill Foundation for the Arts (PMFA) has changed its name to the New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) effective Jan. 1. The decision to change the name of the foundation …

Council Rock superintendent Dr. Robert Frase granted leave of absence

Council Rock School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Fraser was granted a temporarily leave of absence by the board of school directors last week.

Familiar faces are back at New Hope Borough Council

New Hope voters reelected their mayor and the four borough council members on the ballot last November. On the first Monday of January 2022, they were sworn in to their new four-year terms.

Lambertville begins 2022 with new mayor

Andrew Nowick was sworn in as the 39th mayor of Lambertville, at the Philip Pittore Justice Center on Jan. 4. Hunterdon County Clerk Mary Melfi officiated. In his acceptance speech Nowick gave a nod …

Bucks County orders 300,000 COVID-19 rapid tests

Responding to a request from area hospitals, Bucks County recently issued a disaster emergency declaration that empowered officials to more quickly buy hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 rapid test …

Quakertown lifts condemnation of Bush House Hotel

Condemnation of the Bush House Hotel complex has been lifted. Quakertown Borough condemned the Bush House Hotel Complex two months ago in response to code violations compromising the health and …

Yardley Borough Council takes shape with new member Chris Campellone

Three reelected Yardley Borough Council members and one newly elected one were sworn in at the Jan. 3 reorganization meeting. Incumbents David Bria and Matt Ross will serve four-year terms and …

James McCartney selected Lower Makefield supervisor chair

Lower Makefield Township Supervisor James McCartney is looking forward to helping with the challenges of 2022 after being elected board chairman at the Jan. 3 reorganization meeting.

Solebury supervisors focus on priorities for 2022

Solebury’s version of new year’s resolutions came Jan. 6 as the board of supervisors gathered to hone a list of priories for 2022.

Hilltown supervisors pick Jack McIlhinney as chairman

Jack McIlhinney will again serve as chairman of Hilltown’s Board of Supervisors.McIlhinney, a Republican and long-serving supervisor, was named to the post at the board’s annual …

Lambertville Historical Society meets online

Lambertville Historical Society hosts its annual meeting via Zoom from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. After a short business meeting and a review of the LHS year, this year’s Narducci Award for …

Retiring Senator Kip Bateman feted by Hunterdon commissioners

Hunterdon County Board of Commissioners Director John E. Lanza pointed to Sen. Kip Bateman’s leadership in gaining enactment of the anti-hazing law, named for the late Timothy Piazza of …

More than $100 million in FEMA grants approved for Pennsylvanians

Just four months after President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for eight counties in Pennsylvania, FEMA has provided over $100 million for homeowners and renters affected by the …

Chatterbox: Making some good of it

So, we have all survived another holiday season … gift wrap stains on our rugs, long-distance family back home, inevitably having forgotten something we have to now ship, broken china, and at …


Boys basketball: CR South squeaks by CB West in OT

Shane Dawson scored all four of Council Rock South’s overtime points to help the Golden Hawks eke out a 55-54 win over Central Bucks West Tuesday in Doylestown. Dawson finished with 19 points on …

Ice hockey: Patience pays off for peaking Quakertown Panthers

The Quakertown Panthers (4-5, 4-3 SHSHL American) jumped out to a 6-0 lead last Wednesday in their 8-5 handling of William Tennent. Tennent hockey is having a down year. But the win – …

CB West girls basketball tops CR South

Both teams struggled a bit to score points in the first half. But in the third quarter, the Central Bucks West girls basketball team became a scoring machine. The Bucks put up 17 points in the third …

Pennridge girls swim away with victory over CB East

Anjali Verma waited a long time for the opportunity to swim for Pennridge. And now that the freshman is on the team, the experience has exceeded her expectations. “It’s been really …

Boys basketball: Young Palisades squad aiming to tighten up D in season’s second half

Palisades head boys basketball coach Phil Ham is confident his team – with their uptempo offense – can exchange baskets with any team in the Colonial League.His team’s problem is …

COVID outbreak disrupts CB South wrestling performance

This season, Central Bucks South’s wrestling campaign has been about a war of attrition.Due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the Titans had only eight available wrestlers at the Rock Yard Duals at …

Patriots vanquish Knights

Central Bucks East’s Jacob Cummiskey scored 19 points to help lead the Patriots past SOL Colonial Division rival North Penn 67-60 Tuesday in Doylestown. The Patriots (8-1, 4-1 SOL) visit Council …

Swimming: Council Rock South splits meets with CB South

Council Rock South had its first home swim meet in two seasons on Tuesday, playing host to Central Bucks South in a Suburban One League crossover meet at Council Rock North. Both teams returned from …
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Joseph Fry named 2022 Neumann Scholar

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School student Joseph Fry has been named a 2022 Neumann Scholar by the Connelly Foundation. He was awarded a full, four-year scholarship to an archdiocesan high school of his …


OLMC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

The Ladies of Mount Carmel held their annual Christmas Luncheon at the Doylestown Country Club. Maureen Casey and Kathy Loftus were the chair ladies.

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Arts & Entertainment
Arts and Cultural Council Small Works show moves online
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County continues to share artistic inspiration from Bucks County regional artists in its exhibition and sale, “Small Works,” now online through …
Phillips’ Mill Community Association: Expanding the Bucks County Art Tradition
Bucks County could be more racially and culturally diverse than it already is, and local artists of color deserve more visibility than they have received. Nevertheless, there have been standouts, …
Esteemed freelance photographer Bob Krist named solo juror for 2022 Phillips’ Mill Photo Exhibition
Veteran National Geographic photographer, world traveler and visual storyteller Bob Krist will be the solo juror for the internationally recognized Phillips’ Mill Photo Exhibition in 2022.
Artsbridge talk features sculptor and author Don Campbell
Award-winning Montgomery County, N.J., sculptor and author, Don Campbell, will take viewers on his evolving journey when he presents at Artsbridge’s Distinguished Artists Series via Zoom, at 7 …
Kelsey Theatre opens season with “Tally’s Folly”
Mention the name Lou Stalsworth to nearly anyone involved in area theater, and the reaction will be enthusiastically positive. The reason? Stalsworth is one of those special directors who is gifted …
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American Heritage Credit Union members win $23,000

American Heritage Credit Union awarded a $15,000 Grand Vacation grand prize and eight $1,000 cash prizes to members during its 2022 Grand Vacation Sweepstakes totaling $23,000 in prizes.

Best Line Equipment acquires Delaware Valley Lift Truck

Best Line Equipment acquired Delaware Valley Lift Truck Dec. 1, and is creating a new business and brand, which will operate as Best Line Material Handling.For over 36 years, Delaware Valley Lift …
Health & Wellness

Roxy Therapy Dogs launches trauma response team

Local nonprofit Roxy Therapy Dogs recently organized a formalized group of specially trained volunteer therapy dogs and their owner/handlers called Roxy Responders. Specializing in on-call trauma …

New St. Luke’s unit provides mental health care for youth, teens

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) recently opened its new Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit to provide safe, expert and compassionate care to children and adolescents experiencing …

Diane Martin

Diane Martin, wife of Chris Martin and vice chair of C.F. Martin & Co.’s board of directors, died on Jan. 4. 

Steven C. Papiernik

Steven C. Papiernik-of Perkasie, PA, passed away on Saturday, January, 8, 2022 at Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He was 72.

John F. McLaughlin

John F. McLaughlin of Hampton, Nj, died on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the VA Medical Center in East Orange, NJ. He was 94 years old.

James Morris Cosner, Sr.

James Morris Cosner, Sr. from New Hope, PA passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 23, 2021. He was 76 years old.

Grace M. Hendricks

Grace M. Hendricks, a lifelong resident of Lambertville and Stockton area, NJ, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2022 at the Hunterdon Care Center. She was 80 years old.

Donald R. Chapman

Donald R. Chapman, 90, of New Hope, PA, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on January 7, 2022, after a long illness.

Barbara A. Schoellkopf

Barbara A. Schoellkopf passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 in Elms Terrace, Lansdale, PA. She was 80.
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