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Central Bucks won’t fight Lucabaugh’s $700K+ severance deal

The Central Bucks School Board announced Tuesday it will not challenge the more than $700,000 severance package former district Superintendent Abram Lucabaugh received following his sudden resignation late last year.

Puck Live show to support local music, local educators

A group of Central Bucks educators and a local organization promoting better access to live music are teaming up to support their respective missions at Puck Live in Doylestown Borough.

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Local News

Warminster Library goals: Growth, accessibility, inclusiveness

“Libraries are not just for books; they are for building community,” Warminster Library Director Peter Lehu said during this month’s “Love Your Library” event.

Orchard Square Apartments expansion approved in Middletown

Despite continued community concerns, the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to add five buildings with 72 apartments to the Orchard Square Apartments.

Council Rock eyeing 2025-26 for full-day kindergarten

Council Rock School District is exploring implementation of full-day kindergarten as early as the 2025-26 school year.

In Quakertown, teachers to start 2024-25 school year with new contract

The Quakertown Community School Board and its teachers union have ratified a five-year contract that takes effect July 1.

Wrightstown may allow responders fast access to commercial buildings

A proposed local law in Wrightstown would require “Knox Boxes” to be installed on all new commercial buildings in the township.

Hilltown resurrects parks board

Hilltown is going to have a Parks and Recreation Board again.
Sports

CR South, Wood, Faith two wins away from state titles

The final four went three of four in reaching the Final Four. Three of the four remaining area softball and baseball teams won their Thursday PIAA quarterfinal, earning them berths to the state semifinals on Monday.

CB West’s Timberg wins NCAA gold

Rutgers All-American junior pole vaulter Chloe Timberg won the NCAA outdoor pole vaulting championship on Thursday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Pennridge boys volleyball advances to PIAA quarterfinals

The Pennridge Rams (18-2), the District One runner-up, topped District 12 champion La Salle 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 19-25, 25-19) in Wynnewood in the opening round of the PIAA 3A volleyball championships.

Softball: Quakertown, CR South win PIAA thrillers; Wood in quarterfinals

Council Rock South (21-3) remains unbeaten all time in state playoff games. In their first-ever PIAA appearance Monday, the Golden Hawks topped District 11 champion Liberty 1-0 at DeSales.

South Hunterdon’s Hinman races into school history books

Going into the NJSIAA Central Group 1 sectional, South Hunterdon head track and field coach Scott Ward had some good feelings and some high expectations.
The Quakertown Blue Jays improved to 2-0 on the season after defeating Chal-Brit 5-3 Monday night.
Runs are hard to come by in the postseason. Two area teams can attest to that fact after playing a pair of 1-0 games on Monday in the opening round of the state tournament.
Super Seniors is a five-part series highlighting some exceptional area members of the Class of 2024.
New Hope-Solebury High School honored five outstanding student-athletes who have committed to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level at a recent College Signing Day celebration.
Thirty-four Bucks County students were recognized at the Levittown-Bristol Kiwanis Club’s 24th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner, held on May 22 at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland.
Community
The Bucks County Herald reflects the community it serves
Recipe of the Week: Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market is back
The Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market opened with a bang last Saturday with more vendors than ever before, the crowning of the Bucks County Dairy Maid and free ice cream.

River House at Odette’s hosts charity dinner with Food Network Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine

Food Network host Chef Robert Irvine is joining forces with River House at Odette’s in New Hope for an immersive culinary affair at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

Buckingham EAC’s plant sale offered polinator gardens

Business was brisk on Saturday morning, May 11, for the Third Annual Native Plant Sale at Hansell Park Pavilion in Buckingham.

Museum for Art in Wood hosts Mira Nakashima booksigning

The Museum for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, hosts a book signing event, from 5:30 to 8 p.m June 13, with furniture designer and architect Mira Nakashima of New Hope.

Thoughts from an Epicure: When the weather heats up, stay cool as a cucumber by making a salad

Although we often eat salads at any time of year, spring and summer are our favorite times for them. I like a large tossed salad for dinner, especially when it’s hot and humid outside.

Dairy farmers, employees invited to “Herds and Her”

Dairy farmers and employees are invited to attend the “Herds and Her: Empowering Women in Dairy” event hosted by Penn State Extension from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 at the Central Milk Testing Laboratory at Penn State’s University Park campus.
Opinion & Editorial
At the 50-year benchmark, the Bucks County Audubon Society realized it was time to revise “The Inventory of Natural Resources at Honey Hollow,” which it had created in 1972.
Editorials & Guest Opinions
As we reach the 80th anniversary of the landings at Normandy, it is proper to pause and give remembrance to all our fighting men and women from all our conflicts.
Maria was working as a preschool teacher in Delaware County earning $10 an hour when she was pregnant with her third child.
I would like to clarify what I meant by “focus on needs” as stated in last week’s article, “Committee weighs fate of New-Hope Solebury’s Lower Elementary School.
As an experienced direct support professional (DSP), I’ve dedicated more than 40 years to caring for individuals like Brian, a 53-year-old man with Down syndrome, mental health challenges, and early-onset dementia.
I found it curious that someone identified as the president of the Pennsylvania State Grange was promoting the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in our local paper (“Pause on LNG projects may hurt economy, security,” May 23).
Poet's Corner

Almost Ancient

You ask what fills the air this moonless night; barefoot, we move toward the scent. Moist grass summons childhood and trees are giants on the path.

Arts & Entertainment

Tinicum Conservancy slates Dinner and a Movie Night

It’s become an annual tradition for Tinicum Conservancy members, family and friends to gather on a private property one evening every year and watch a great film together, and this year they have something extraordinary on offer: “My Octopus Teacher.”

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Business

Trans-Bridge Lines completes Safety Week

Bethlehem-based Trans-Bridge Lines motorcoach company announced that it recently completed its 2024 Safety Week event.

SCORE mentor launches small business resource guide tailored to veterans

Finding a job in a struggling economy can be challenging for individuals in various industries. Add in a return from military service and little or no transferable career skills and the challenge can be insurmountable.
Health & Wellness

Wellspring Clubhouse has enabled individuals with mental illness

Wellspring Clubhouse, a program of St. Luke’s Penn Foundation, epitomizes the vision that Penn Foundation’s founding Medical Director Dr. Norman Loux had when he envisioned mental health services for the community in the community.
Homes & Gardens

Get ready for the great outdoors

Whether you have an outdoor play area for the kids or comfortable living room spaces with sofas, chairs, chaises and cushions, creating space to enjoy the great outdoors is a hallmark of warm weather in Bucks County.

Plant for a floral banquet

Now is the time to plant for the coming abundant harvest.When savvy gardeners plot, plan and dream during winter’s dark and chill, it’s because they are eager to get back outdoors when the soil …

Lambertville Goes Wild hosts native plant sale

Lambertville Goes Wild (LGW) is sponsoring a native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Cavallo Park, 2 Mount Hope St., Lambertville, N.J., rain or shine.
Obituaries

Thomas Patrick Courtney

T. Patrick Courtney, “Pat,” 90 years old of Doylestown, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024 in Naples, Florida.

Stephen Millner

It is with great sadness that the family of Stephen James Millner announces his passing at his home in Yardley, PA on Tuesday, May 7 at the age of 76 after a long struggle with amyloidosis, an incurable bone marrow disease.

Edith W. Fluck

Edith W. Fluck of Doylestown passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024 at NewSeasons at New Britain. She was 93 and the wife of Chester Fluck, Jr.

David M. Bonham

David M. Bonham, 66, of Erwinna, Tinicum Township, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at his home.

Charles W. Godown Sr.

Charles W. Godown Sr., 86, of West Amwell, NJ, died at home peacefully after a long fought battle with cancer on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

William T. Glick

William T. Glick, 94, formerly of Revere, PA passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Liberty Point Nursing Home, Doylestown, PA.

Paula M. (Fickes) Godown

Paula Godown, 79, passed away on May 8, 2024 in her home at Dock Woods Senior Living Community in Lansdale after a brief time in hospice care.

Chuen Yuan “Peter” Yeh

After a valiant battle with cancer, Chuen Yuan “Peter” Yeh of Perkasie, PA, passed away at home while in hospice care on May 22, 2024, surrounded by his family.
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