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Hunterdon County’s 579 Trail offers holiday magic

A journey along Hunterdon County’s 579 trail can be a magical way to enjoy the holiday season. The vineyards, farms and specialty markets are dressed up with fresh evergreens, twinkling lights, …
COVID-19 briefs
Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Nov. 23
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 …
Daily Coronavirus Briefing for Nov. 22
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 …
Department of Health: All adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine boosters
Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam has announced that all adults in Pennsylvania are now eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine booster. “Vaccine providers across Pennsylvania have …
Local News

Lower Makefield names first deputy chief

Lower Makefield has named the first deputy police chief in the township’s history. The promotion of Robert Lewis from captain to the new rank was officially honored by officials, fellow …

Doylestown Township Supervisor Nancy Santacecilia faces calls for resignation

There was quite the turnout at the Nov. 15 Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors meeting, with over 20 community members calling for the resignation of Supervisor Nancy Santacecilia. Central Bucks …

Washington Crossing Park legislation passes in House

The state Rep. Wendi Thomas (R-Bucks) sponsored House Bill 1823, transferring the powers, duties, and functions of Washington Crossing Historic Park to the Department of Conservation and Natural …

Springfield eyes revisions to building code

Springfield Township is planning to update its construction standards ̶ and clear up any confusion among residents. Supervisors voted to authorize advertising the Uniform Construction Code draft …

Shop local this Small Business Saturday

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman encouraged Americans to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27, in support of their local businesses and Main Street …

Historic Newtown Theatre celebrates grand reopening by recreating past

To celebrate its reopening after a four-month internal renovation, the historic Newtown Theatre will screen original 35mm footage of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake – the first motion picture …

Trenton Thunder, NJM Insurance raise over $12,000 for Safe at Home

The Trenton Thunder announced that in conjunction with NJM Insurance Group, $12,150 was donated to the Bucks County Opportunity Council as part of the Safe at Home Program. The Safe at Home …

Political flyer sets off calls for resignation of Doylestown Township supervisor

Doylestown Township Supervisor Nancy Santacecilia faced an outraged group of people at the board’s Nov. 16 meeting after she distributed a flyer to 44 Central Bucks teachers attacking the head …

Falls Township readies second phase of 1,800-acre redevelopment project

The Falls Township Board of Supervisors paved the way for the second phase of NorthPoint Development’s massive redevelopment at the former U.S. Steel site. The board, during a recent meeting, …

Richland Township approves 2022 budget without tax increase

At their Nov. 8 public board meeting, Richland Township supervisors approved a no-tax-increase 2022 budget, for advertising. The final budget is to be voted on at their Dec. 13 public meeting.

New Hope-Solebury announces new STEM and art curriculum and changes to Health and Safety plan

New Hope-Solebury School District has announced, with much excitement, a future curriculum focusing on STEM and the arts.Board members spoke of “infectious” excitement after a …

Sporting Clay Shoot and Fundraiser supports manufacturing education

The Silvene Bracalente Memorial Foundation (SBMF) held its seventh annual Sporting Clay Shoot and Fundraiser on Oct. 30, raising more than $55,000 to support manufacturing trade organizations in the …

Bucks Farm Bureau member receives Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) presented Bucks County Farm Bureau member Dr. Jim Diamond with the 2021 Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award during the farm organization’s 71st Annual …

NOVA Thrift Shop celebrates 20 years, requests donations

The Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Thrift Shop, located at 2116 Broad Street in Perkasie, is celebrating its 20th birthday and invites the community to join in the celebration.

Preliminary Lower Makefield budget has small tax decrease

The Lower Makefield Township supervisors have narrowly approved a 2022 preliminary budget that proposes an ambitious road paving program, the hiring of people to fill four newly-created positions, …

Buckingham Friends receives largest gift in school history

Buckingham Friends School said it has received the largest gift in school history, from an alum who wishes to remain anonymous. Head of School Paul Lindenmaier called it “an extraordinary and …

Ardana, KC Prime Steakhouse donate over $12,000 to Doylestown Health

Mike and Antoni Christou, owners of Warrington restaurants Ardana Food and Drink and KC Prime Steakhouse, presented checks totaling over $12,000 to Doylestown Health Monday, Nov. 15. The Ardana and …

Woods Services asks community for help in card-making campaign

Woods Services in Langhorne is inviting community members to help make holiday cards for veterans. In October, Tine Hansen-Turton, president and CEO of Woods Services, and Guy Triano, regional CEO of …
Opinion & Editorial

Chatterbox: That time in hope

The end of yet another year is around the bend. In the next five days we celebrate Thanksgiving and begin Hanukkah. Then, Christmas is four-and-a-half weeks away. A week past that, another calendar …

Editorials
Our Constitution defines limits of the federal government and its power over its citizens and the states. Ours is a republic, with states’ rights and the rights of the people being paramount …
Following a summer of extreme heat, drought and political gridlock, the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which includes groundbreaking levels of …
The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania has issued the following statement regarding the announcement of Envoy Sage as the vendor for the Senate Republican Caucus. The League of Women Voters of …
Sports
College football

MAC-hine: DelVal romps into NCAA second round

Do you think your job is hard? Try being an offensive coordinator playing DelVal. The Aggie defense allowed an average of 1 yard per carry – not a typo – this season. If a team can’t …
Football

Quakertown Panthers ousted in district semifinals

One thing’s for sure. Quakertown is on the football map in District One. The Panthers saw their outstanding run in the District One Class 6A football playoffs come to an end on Friday night in …

Faith Christian boys soccer falls in OT in state final

The Sweetest Place on Earth was bittersweet for Faith Christian on Saturday afternoon. The defending Class A state champion Lions (18-3), who won a crown on that very pitch one year ago, fell 1-0 in …

Souderton ice hockey team skates past Quakertown Panthers

The Quakertown ice hockey team dropped its third game of the season to Souderton 5-2 Friday night at Hatfield Ice. William Shaw and Corbin Cassel scored the Panthers’ two goals and Matthew Krem …

Central Bucks South seniors sign letters of intent

Dreams do come true. At least they have for nine Central Bucks South seniors, who came one step closer to realizing their dream of competing in sports at the next level when they were recognized for …
Community
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Education
Dr. Timothy M. Block, president of the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, Hepatitis B Foundation and Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, has announced the establishment of the Sunrise Educational Fund, an …
Pets

Ivy Hill therapy horse earns top honor as Therapy Horse of the Year

Special Equestrians therapy horse Z was named Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation 2021 Therapy Horse of the Year. Helping Z accept his award at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in …

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Arts & Entertainment
George Point: Book Talk! Books to share at story time
Now that longer nights and cooler weather are upon us, here are four books you might want to share with the youngsters in your life, at bedtime or any time. First up is “Everybody in the Red …
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus kicks off 40th anniversary with holiday concert
PGMC will mark its return to the stage with four performances of its “Shine!” Holiday Concert — just in time to kick-off its 40th Anniversary Season. “Shine!” …
National Canal Museum slates photography contest
Since July 2020, the National Canal Museum in Easton has been home to a special exhibition, “Where Creativity Flows: Two Centuries of Art Inspired by Our Canals.”
Artist Jerry Cable releases Christmas card with uplifting message
Bucks County artist Jerry Cable, announced the release of his 2021 artist edition Christmas card.This year’s painting titled “The Road Home,” depicts Sheard’s Mill Covered …
Shady Brook Farm hosts Hallmark Channel Christmas event
Hallmark Channel’s signature holiday programming event, “Countdown to Christmas,” comes to Shady Brook Farm for two weekends. The smell of fresh pine, twinkling lights and Hallmark …
Glencairn Advent calendar set to open daily online
Join Glencairn Museum online every day from Dec. 1 through 25, as the door to a new work of art will “open” each day to reveal images of Christmas art from the Glencairn Museum …
Solebury releases 2021 Holiday Tiles
Solebury’s 2021 Holiday Tiles are now available for purchase at the Solebury Township Municipal Building while supplies last. Each unique three-inch by five-inch tile was handcrafted by Bucks …
Nation’s oldest tree-lighting ritual thrives in Perkasie
Perkasie Borough continues its long-standing holiday tradition on Saturday, Dec. 4, when the town hosts the nation’s oldest community tree-lighting ceremony. Even a global pandemic could not …
Christmas Parade, Menorah lighting and more on tap in Yardley
Yardley Borough’s Christmas Parade returns in 2021 after a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event is Saturday, Dec, 4, and starts near the American Legion Post and train station …
Riverside Symphonia to perform with 2020 Caprio Competition winner
As part of the Riverside Symphonia’s 32nd season, the symphony will once again return to South Hunterdon Regional High School for the beloved “Musical Celebration of the Holidays” …
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Business

Norman’s Hallmark chain is 82-year success story

It has cards for every occasion, but that’s just one part of why the Newtown Township-based Norman’s Hallmark store chain keeps humming along, and growing. With the recent acquisition of …

Financial Journeys: A step-by-step guide to hosting a family meeting

Estate planning is more than just sharing wealth – it also includes the passing down of your family’s values and history to the next generation. And while selecting the right financial …
Health & Wellness

RW Dermatology expands services to include Mohs surgery

RW Dermatology, a female-owned private medical practice in Furlong, has expanded its offerings to include Mohs cancer surgery services. With the addition of Mohs care, Dr. Rachel White recently …

Doylestown Health launches program for palliative care

Doylestown Health is offering patients with chronic illness a palliative care program to meet their needs and improve quality of life. “One major misunderstanding is that palliative care is just …
Obituaries
Pauline Bennett Aneskewich
Pauline Bennett Aneskewich, 94 passed away on Tuesday November 16, 2021 at the Hunterdon Care Center. Born and raised in Lambertville, Pauline had lived in W. Amwell Twp. since 1950.
Mary E. Bretz
Mary (“Mimi”) Elizabeth Bretz (nee Oberman) passed peacefully under hospice care in Ojai, Calif., on Oct. 18, 2021, at the age of 76. She was a longtime resident of Holicong, …
Amechi J. Aduba
Amechi J. Aduba of Doylestown, Pa., passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was 80. Born in Nigeria to the late Osita and Selina (Bongilli) Aduba, Amechi …
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