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Core borings planned for U.S. 1, Route 413 (Pine Street) for week of Dec. 5

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Dec. 1 that core boring operations will take place next week on U.S. 1 and Route 413 (Pine Street) as part of advance engineering …

Lights signal season opening

Doylestown Borough attracted a big crowd for the 108th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Friday in the center of town.
Local News
Last summer it was LGBT and free speech rights. Now another subject is pitting Pennridge School Board members against one another. If approved, Policy 217 would alter graduation requirements, …
Quakertown Community School District Superintendent Dr. William E. Harner, a leader in education following a 20-year leadership career in the Army, announced Tuesday he will be retiring in June …
For nearly two decades, organizers of The African American Museum of Bucks County have been working tirelessly to create a permanent home for a museum that could hold the rich history of Bucks …
In recognition of its nonprofit local news reporting, the Bucks County Herald has been selected to receive a NewsMatch grant of up to $27,000. Reader donations received through Dec. 31 will be …
Lionel Richie’s hit song, “Celebration,” was the perfect dance-floor choice for Bucks County Community College’s “Celebrating Student Success” gala on Nov. 5. This was the inaugural …
A Bucks County judge sentenced a long-practicing Doylestown doctor Monday to two to six years in state prison for unlawfully prescribing opioids to his patients. Dr. Richard Alan Kondan, 59, …

Husband, two others sent to prison for woman’s death

Three men were sentenced to state prison Monday, for supplying a pressed fentanyl pill that was made to look like Percocet that killed 40-year-old Amanda Shields of Falls Township two years …

Sports

Cinderella Bucks season ends in district finals

Beating Garnet Valley was a tall enough order. The reigning 6A district champion, No. 1 Garnet Valley suffered just one regular season loss over its last four seasons. Beating them without a …

Field hockey: UNC, Kennedy Cliggett are national champs

Two area field hockey standouts recently competed for NCAA titles; four more could do the same. Warrington sophomore Kennedy Cliggett and her North Carolina Tar Heel (21-0) teammates won their …

Quakertown tops Pennridge in holiday classic

The traditional Thanksgiving Day football game between Bucks County rivals Quakertown and Pennridge continued last Thursday, with the host Panthers defeating the Rams 22-6 in the 93rd meeting of …

CB East triumphs in annual rivalry game

As Thanksgiving traditions go, it’s right up there. The annual Suburban High School Hockey League matchup between league and district rivals Central Bucks East and Central Bucks West has …

On the Run: Volunteering at races a great way to pay it forward

When you compete in your next race, keep one thing in mind. Without a bunch of hard-working volunteers, you would have no race to run. You see them everywhere, from the registration table, to …

Dasha Chichkina leads Council Rock South to districts, states

Last year, Council Rock South tennis standout Dasha Chichkina advanced all the way to both the District One Class 3A semifinals and the PIAA state semifinals in postseason singles play.

Marquette next stop on Amadou’s amazing journey

Could Villanova’s signature moment come back to haunt the Wildcats? ’Nova’s astounding buzzer beater over North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA national championship game captivated Alassane (Al) Amadou, then a Strayer Middle School student and basketball novice.
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Lenape Valley Foundation celebration raises over $30,000
Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF), a nonprofit provider of behavioral health services, held its Community Care Celebration awards dinner on Oct. 20 at Hotel du Village in New Hope. The event, which …
ACME hosts first Lambertville Halloween Film Festival, schedules next year’s event
The Acme Screening Room held the first annual Lambertville Halloween Film Festival Oct. 20-23. The festival opened with a Masquerade Party Thursday evening Oct. 20 at The Spokeworks Building in …
Count the Turkeys Contest had 270 entries
The following readers won awards in the Herald’s annual Count the Turkeys contest: Wild Birds Unlimited – Brian Albrecht of Erwinna; Cut to Perfection – Tony Rossi of …
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for updated Quakertown memorial
The Borough of Quakertown and the Quakertown Veteran’s Memorial Revitalization Committee hosed a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the updated Veterans War Memorial Nov. 19 in Memorial Park.
Recipe of the Week: Fried Pork Chops with Apples
After being forced outside during the pandemic, the Wrightstown Winter Farmers Market is moving inside again. For the past two years the popular market has been held outside while cutting its …
HLT’s Winter Farmers Market begins
Hunterdon Land Trust’s Winter Farmers Market will open for three consecutive Sundays beginning Dec. 4. Also open Dec. 11 and 18, hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine …
Owowcow Creamery launches new retail initiative
As this year’s holiday season ramps up, Bucks County premium ice cream brand Owowcow is launching a new retail program with a dual purpose: to partner with like-minded, mission-driven businesses who support local growers, and to help combat food insecurity.
Fegley’s Brew Works Craft Beer Festival returns in January
In 2022, Fegley’s Brew Works decided to put the idea of “Dry January” to a test and hold a beer fest. Indoors. In the dark of winter. And nearly 500 participants braved the weather to …
Quakertown teachers awarded jerseys for making a difference
Before classes began at Quakertown Community High School, several senior student-athletes had their uniforms ready as a one-day gift to their favorite teacher to wear or hang in their …
Northampton Community College named Top Online College by Newsweek
Northampton Community College (NCC) has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Top Online Colleges 2023. The college was ranked 54th out of 200 highly rated colleges and universities …
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Opinion & Editorial

By the Way: From puppy farm to loving home

A tiny pooch with a heart-shaped patch of black on her tail end had a story to tell and a Nockamixon Township grandmother had a need to tell it.The peak of the pandemic, said Bonita …

Chatterbox: No more delays for democracy

We are now entering the most beautiful time of the year but, regardless of the holiday group hug, recent elections leave Americans cold. We’re facing the continuation of a divided, implacable, …
Letters to the Herald

Can this get any worse?

It was alarming earlier this year to learn about the very poor policy and position that the Central Bucks School Board took related to book and library policy. I wrote in these pages that the …

USPS declares holiday readiness

The U.S. Postal Service has been hard at work preparing for the holiday season since January. Rest assured, we’re holiday ready and well prepared to deliver fast and reliable service to every …
Editorials
Arts & Entertainment
Lambertville Historical Society celebrates the holidays
As part of its 11th annual holiday music fundraiser, The Lambertville Historical Society has produced an original, collaborative song and video, “A Lambertville-Style Holiday,” featuring …
Online talk to cover water rights and boundaries
Joseph Grabas presents “Owning the River: Water Rights and Boundaries,” an online lecture, at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. The talk, one in a series, open to the public and free of charge, is sponsored by …
Follow Washington’s troops through New Hope before the legendary crossing
Nearly 900 soldiers encamped in New Hope, then named Coryell’s Ferry, for two weeks prior to George Washington’s legendary crossing of the Delaware River to the decisive Battle of Trenton on Dec. …
Barbara Postel landscape painting donated to Doylestown Health
When it comes to providing a positive, uplifting environment, Doylestown Health recognizes the power of healing through fine art and is grateful to Carlos Guerrero for donating a beautiful landscape …
Community invited to shop in Bucks County Playhouse costume closet
The costume department at Bucks County Playhouse will open its wardrobe room for a holiday sale — offering a wide collection of festive frocks, and everyday ready-to-wear clothing, for sale to the …
Snow Folk Art contest returns for the holidays
Snow Folk Art is back for the holidays thanks to Solebury Township Parks and Recreation and Niece Lumber. Participants can win cash prizes and will have their artistic creation displayed at the …
Gallery in Princeton exhibits four distinct artistic voices
“Intersection: Four Voices in Abstraction” features the work of Hunterdon Museum member artists Terri Fraser, Jim Irvine, Florence Moonan, and Catherine Suttle. Each has a history of receiving …
Hopewell Tour Des Arts plans Holiday Open House
For 15 years, the Hopewell Tour Des Arts has been a champion of art and community in Hopewell, N.J. That mission will expand this holiday season with the creation of a brand-new event. In …
Lights of Love to shine on Hunterdon Medical Center
The Hunterdon Health Auxiliary will host its annual Lights of Love ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. An evergreen tree on the Hunterdon Health campus will be illuminated with lights, each …
Celebrate Hanukkah in Doylestown with Temple Judea
Temple Judea Reform Synagogue of Doylestown and jkidphilly will host a Hanukkah event and ceremonial menorah lighting for the Jewish community of Bucks County on Sunday, Dec. 18, the first night of …
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Business

Local pet food company president named among Power 50 by Pet Age Magazine

Rob Downey, president and CEO of Annamaet Petfoods, has been honored by Pet Age Magazine with a 2022 “Power 50” award. Recognized for his contributions to the pet food industry and decades of …

First refill store in Hunterdon County opens in Frenchtown

Eco Loka, Hunterdon County’s first refill store, opened the first weekend of November in Frenchtown, N.J. Refill shops – stores designed to help people reduce the volume of packaging that ends …
Health & Wellness

Bishop Winery owners present donation in support of families battling ALS

Cindy and Kevin Bishop presented checks on Nov. 8 to the Smith and Rosica families for Jay Smith and Bryan Rosica, who are both battling ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a …

Reindeer Run and Walk benefits active adult center in Souderton

The 5K Reindeer Run and Walk, one of Generations at Indian Valley’s most important fundraisers of the year, takes place Dec. 3 at 259 N. Second St., Souderton. Registration and check-in runs …
Obituaries

Marjorie Rufe Gazzillo

Marjorie Rufe Gazzillo, 91, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Born in Dublin, Pa., Marjorie had lived in Lambertville, N.J., for over 70 years. She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Roman …

James Fred McCue Jr.

James Fred McCue Jr., age 73, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, Nov. 7, 2022, surrounded by his beloved family. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Stephanie, their two children Chelsea …

Dr. Bruce H. Hessel

Formerly of Bucks County, on Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2022, Bruce Howard Hessel peacefully passed away following a seven-year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Bruce, a caring, loving, devoted …

David Ronald Baird

It is with great sadness the family of David Ronald Baird shares his passing on Nov. 18, 2022. He was 80 years old and a recent resident of Masonic Village at Elizabethtown.

Edith Joyce Dolinski

Joyce Dolinski, 85, of Upper Black Eddy and Ottsville, Pa., lost her battle with severe COVID on Nov. 15, 2022. Born Aug. 22, 1937 in Norristown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harold and …

Martha L. Syrnick

Martha L. Syrnick passed away on Nov. 20, 2022 at the age of 100. She was the wife of the late Stephen Syrnick, mother of Nancy Booth and Maureen Syrnick, grandmother of Jennifer Maurer and sister …

Sharon Lee Conway

Sharon Lee Conway, age 87, passed away Oct. 31 from a stroke. Sharon was born in Portland, Ind., to Earl and Margaret Antles.

Ryan James Killough

Ryan James Killough of Pipersville, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022 in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He was 33 years old. Born in Flemington, N.J., Ryan was a lifelong resident of Pipersville, Pa.

Aislinn Delaney Fadden

Aislinn Delaney Fadden, 12, of Harrisburg, N.C., flew free of Sanfilippo Syndrome on Oct. 26, 2022. Aislinn was born on Oct. 3, 2010, in Charlotte, N.C., to Brian and Amy (Hobson) Fadden.
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