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River sojourners

Henry and Sarah Bursky glide downstream in the eight-day Delaware River Sojourn at Lambertville, N.J., near the final leg of the trip. Sarah is from the National Park Service. More photos and story, …
Celebrate Independence Day in Bucks! Tap for events
Celebrate the Fourth of July! Enjoy barbecue food, history lessons, music and more in Bucks and surrounding counties.
The end of an era: Solebury School’s Cleve Christie retires
On a beautiful Sunday in May, more than 100 members of the Solebury School community gathered for an alumni basketball game and celebratory luncheon to honor a very special coach. After 39 years …
Holy ‘Que Smokehouse expands operations with new Doylestown location
Holy ‘Que Smokehouse, the Bucks County BYOB serving authentic Texas-style barbecue, announces the launch of its second location at Main Street Marketplace, adjacent to cocktail bar Hop/Scotch, in …
Local News
St. Mary Medical Center, part of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, will host its next bariatric weight-loss surgery support group to help the patients of this surgery meet their program goals. The support …
The PA Turnpike Commission projects more than 5.8 million motorists will be traveling the Turnpike over the upcoming Independence Day holiday through next week. This is almost 100,000 more than last …
A former Warrington Township supervisor and 27-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police is part of a team helping the U.S. Department of Justice review the highly controversial response to …
Bill Shick, Ottsville volunteer fire chief, provided an extensive update on the consolidation of fire and rescue services over seven municipalities at the recent Tinicum Township suprvisors’ …
Thadius William McGrath, 35, of Chatham, Mass., was charged with murder of the first degree, murder of the third degree, endangering the welfare of a child, recklessly endangering another person, …
Yardley Borough Council welcomed two new faces at its June 21 meeting. All seven council members voted unanimously to appoint Christine Ventresca as the borough’s new tax collector and hire …
PennDOT’s long-gestating plans to rehabilitate the bridge located by the Golden Pheasant Inn have become timely as a number of Tinicum residents raised concerns over impending public hearing …
James Gentile spoke to New Hope Borough Council members at their recent meeting about the tragic death of his son, Jonathan, after his kayak capsized in the Delaware River near New Hope last …
First Lady Frances Wolf visited Bucks County Community College (BCCC) and joined students and staff for a discussion on college hunger on Monday. Wolf addressed the growing need for resources …
A plan to create a new destination winery in Wrightstown is coming into focus. Representatives for the Rienzi family, which wants to establish the viticulture venture on properties they own on …
Several residents who live on or near Swamp Road in Buckingham Township raised concerns about the road during public comment at the June 22 township supervisors meeting.
Eiseman Construction announced that community beautification organization Bucks Beautiful has awarded its 2022 Leadership Award to Melissa Eiseman, president and principal of Eiseman …
Sports

Central Bucks East seniors ink letters of intent

Soccer had always been Mason Stein’s primary sport. At least until his junior year when the recent Central Bucks East graduate had a change of heart and decided to focus on …

Homers for Hope raises funds for woman injured in driveway fall

Renee Firesinger Thorpe has always helped others. As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, caregiver and a friend to many, she’s offered a helping hand to anyone in need of assistance – but …

Hunterdon maintains Audubon Sanctuary status at golf course

Hunterdon County’s award-winning Heron Glen golf course has again been recognized for environmental excellence, gaining recertification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, Board of Commissioners …

Plumstead shows vast improvement from ’21 season

Plumstead Legion manager Art Ehlo has been battling a numbers game with his players all season long in the Bux-Mont American Legion League, but the veteran manager slowly has been getting the better of the situation.

Chalfont’s Christian Rupert in a familiar place at Final Four

This spring, in Muncie, Indiana, the Cardinal Number was one. One team – Ball State – won its first regular season volleyball conference title since 1997 and claimed its first conference …

Pennridge selects head football coach

For the Pennridge football program, it was a matter of passing the torch. In fact, it couldn’t have been any simpler. Last week, Chuck Burgy was officially named Pennridge’s new head …

True Bulldog in the ring: Kylie Kenney shines for Bryant

It’s hard to positively spin an 18-0 loss. No. 13 Georgia, well into its season, throttled Bryant by that ungainly score in Athens as the Rhode Island school took the field for just the …
Community
The Bucks County Herald reflects the community it serves
United Way narrows the gap to hunger-fighting goal
United Way of Bucks County is calling on community members to help close the gap for its annual hunger-fighting initiative, Bucks Knocks Out Hunger. The nonprofit still needs $20,000 in donations …
Washington Crossing Historic Park hosts Independence Day events
The Washington Crossing Historic Park, at the intersection of routes 32 and 532, invites the public to multiple events on Independence Day weekend.
Princeton Battlefield Society sets Fourth of July celebration
The Princeton Battlefield Society invites the community to its celebration of Independence Day ceremony, at noon Monday, July 4, at Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer St., Princeton, …
Peddler’s Village celebrates with Red, White, & Blue BBQ Bash
Peddler’s Village in Lahaska hosts its annual Red, White, & Blue BBQ Bash, an all-American celebration and picnic July 2 through 4, featuring classic barbecue food available for purchase, as well …
Recipe of the Week: Celebrating America’s 246th birthday
Check your supplies of charcoal or gas for the grill, break out your favorite picnic recipes and hang your American flags. It’s time to celebrate America’s birthday.
Morven hosts Fourth of July Jubilee
Morven Museum and Garden will host numerous July events, including a Fourth of July Jubilee from noon to 3 p.m. at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of …
Celebrate Independence Day with Chalfont Borough, New Britain Borough and New Britain Township
Celebrate Independence Day with Chalfont Borough, New Britain Borough and New Britain Township at the annual Tri-Municipal 4th of July Parade, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 4.
“Wine on the Waterfront” returns to Washington Crossing Park
Tickets are now on sale for “Wine on the Waterfront,” a wine tasting event being held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, on the banks of the Delaware River in Washington Crossing Historic Park …
The future generation of information warfighters
Seaman Gabrielle Leone, a native of Richboro, is serving at the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) at Corry Station in Pensacola, …
Graeme Park Independence Day events set
Graeme Park, 859 County Line Road, Horsham, invites the community to bring a picnic lunch and join in for a free scoop of ice cream, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and some 4th of July …
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Opinion & Editorial
By the way
Ukraine is burning. Our children’s dead bodies are riddled with bullets. COVID, the bloody shape-shifter, is still stalking our world, and I am wishing for the wisdom of our Native Americans to be …
No one wants to keep beating the same old drum. Still, to remain silent is the worst of any choices we have. Today, it’s more urgent than ever to get our leadership in check. We’re not being …
Arts & Entertainment

Nefesh Mountain comes to Frenchtown

Bluegrass-Americana band Nefesh Mountain will play at the Artyard Theater in Frenchtown, N.J., July 9. This comes after the group’s Billboard Top 10 album debut: “Songs For the Sparrows,” on …

Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibits “Medieval Treasures from the Glencairn Museum”

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present “Medieval Treasures from the Glencairn Museum,” a display of 18 works of French Romanesque and Gothic art on loan from the museum in Bryn Athyn, which …

Author of book on Bucks County’s covered bridges gives talk

Doylestown Borough Hall, brand new, ready and waiting for Scott Bomboy’s “Wooden Treasures, The Story of Bucks County’s Covered Bridges,” was the site chosen by the Doylestown Historical …

N.J. Arts Annual exhibition focuses on “Reemergence”

The New Jersey State Museum (NJSM) in Trenton presents 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: “Reemergence.” The New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition highlights the work of visual artists and craftspeople …

Bucks editorial cartoonist, N.J. illustrator exhibit in Trenton

The Trenton Free Public Library and the Trenton Artists Workshop Association present “Art by Area Cartoonists” at the Trenton Free Public Library, July 1 to 27.

Summer Kids’ Movies return to Newtown Theatre

Newtown Theatre will screen a series of free summer kids’ movies at 10 a.m. Wednesday mornings in July and August with a special sensory-friendly screening at 1 p.m.

Sculpture 2022 awards announced at New Hope Arts opening reception

New Hope Arts’ Juried Sculpture Exhibition opened June 18 with the first reception in more than two years The showcase of regional talent features a range of wall-art and free-standing work in a …

“Friday Night Jazz” series returns to Newtown Theatre

The Newtown Theatre’s monthly “Friday Night Jazz” series returns at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, with “The Keith Chasin Quintet presents The Music of Bobby Timmons” at 120 N. State St. in Newtown …
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Business

Rick Welch: Dollars and $ense

In our January newsletter to clients we wrote, “There are several potentially disruptive forces (not including the ongoing global pandemic) which may subject financial markets to sharp volatility …

Flemington Community Partnership outlines future

The Flemington Community Partnership (FCP), a Business Improvement District in Flemington, N.J., recently hosted a Stakeholders Meeting to provide business and property owners, residents and …
Health & Wellness

St. Luke’s Dermatology offers free skin cancer exams to U.S. Senior Open golfers and volunteers

St. Luke’s Dermatology provided free skin cancer examinations to golfers and volunteers during the U.S. Senior Open at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem.

Hunterdon to distribute at-home COVID-19 test kits

Hunterdon County residents will be able to pick up free at-home COVID-19 test kits from 2 to 7 p.m. July 13 and July 20, at the County Complex (Building No. 1) on Route 12 in Raritan Township, N.J., …

Obituaries
Mary Ann Leszczynski
Mary Ann (Brach) Leszczynski passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at her home in Holland. She was 86 years old. Mary Ann was the beloved wife of the late Marion (Les) Leszczynski who died …
Anne Davidson Pummer Schmell
Anne Davidson Pummer Schmell, 86, of Claremore, Okla., (previously of Quakertown, Pa.) passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022. Anne was born on March 27, 1936, in Beaver Falls, Pa. She was the daughter …
Frank L. Kramer Jr.
Frank L. Kramer Jr., 89, a lifelong Lambertville, N.J., resident, businessman and dedicated Lambertville Fire Department member and community safety official, died on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the …
Shirley E. Teschner
Shirley E. Teschner, 88, died on Thursday, June 16 at Neshaminy Manor in Doylestown Township, Pa., where she had resided since 2018. She is survived by her sons, Scott (Ann) and Randy (Diane), …
Frances Chwal
Frances Chwal of Doylestown passed away on April 19, 2022 at age 85. Born in Philadelphia, Frances was the daughter of Walter and Gladys Bucher. Frances (Fran) will be dearly missed by her five …
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