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COVID-19 briefs
Daily Coronavirus Briefing for July 27
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 …
Departments of Health, Education offer recommendations for safely preparing for school year
With the first day of the 2021-22 school year approximately one month away, the departments of Health (DOH) and Education (PDE) are offering recommendations to families and schools as they safely …
Wolf Administration to raise awareness of national unemployment fraud issue, provide information and tips
Tomorrow at 10 a.m., Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Bureau of Criminal Investigation Director Major Jeremy Richard, and …
Local News

$7.5B awarded in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants; program distributes +10K grants to venues impacted by COVID-19

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration reached a new milestone of successfully awarding over $7.5 billion in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) to more than 10,000 hard-hit live …

USDA extends COVID-19 relief for single-family housing borrowers

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson today announced that the Department is extending the COVID-19 Special Relief Measure for …
Daily Coronavirus Briefing

Statewide COVID-19 percent positivity for the week of July 16 – July 22 stood at 2.6%

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 …

Newtown resident vying for title of Ms. Health and Fitness

Newtown resident Kirsten D’Angelo is a semifinalist in the 2021 Ms. Health and Fitness competition. A 49-year-old parent and registered nurse who also runs a nutrition and wellness program …
Daily Coronavirus Briefing

Daily Coronavirus Briefing for July 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 …

$643,877 provided to rural health clinics in Pennsylvania to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts

The federal administration provided $643,877 to support rural health clinics in Pennsylvania with vaccination efforts, particularly as many communities face increased challenges caused by the Delta …

Chestnut Street among state highways restricted next week for resurfacing operations in Philadelphia region

King of Prussia, PA – Chestnut Street is among several state highways in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties restricted for resurfacing operations, as a part of several …

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line to close Swamp Road for pipe repair in Newtown Township, Bucks County

King of Prussia, PA – Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC is planning to close Swamp Road between Sawmill Lane and Liberty Drive in Newtown Township, Bucks County, beginning …

Pennsylvania Turnpike to close overnight July 25 between Lansdale and Quakertown interchanges

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed in both directions on Sunday, July 25 from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. between the Lansdale …
Daily Coronavirus Briefing

Daily Coronavirus Briefing for July 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 …

“Common sense” earns Solebury police officers commendations

A mentally ill boy was standing in his driveway on Creamery Road on April 5 holding a knife to his throat threatening to kill himself.Solebury Police Chief Dominick Bellizzie on Tuesday told the …

Plumstead tumolt erupts as officials present Village Overlay District

Plumstead Township supervisors discussed the plan for the Village Overlay District in Plumsteadville at their meeting last week. They had hoped to limit the discussion to whether review would be …

American Rescue funds provide bonus for Bedminster police

Bedminster Township is providing each of its six police officers a $10,000 bonus as its first fruit from the federal government’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes …

Marsha Brown sells Old Stone Church to local entrepreneurs

The Old Stone Church, named more than 20 years ago, when the former New Hope United Methodist Church moved to Solebury Township, is changing hands. After 18 years as Marsha Brown’s restaurant, …
Opinion & Editorial

Regaining our losses

America is often referred to as the “greatest country in the world” but why? We had the promise, the ability, the opportunity, and the heart to be. We had the hope and the best of the …

Happy to be here

Master of the Marlboro County grill

Down in the land of the Great Pee Dee River, there’s a grilling contest where native-born cooks and outsiders from around the country vie to be champions. Last year’s event was canceled …

Editorials
Plumstead Township’s Village Overlay District was on the agenda at the township meeting on July 13 and more than 75 neighbors attended to express opposition to moving forward on the plan. Many …
The following is my response to a long and heated discussion about coyotes that I entered into in NextDoor.com for my local area. By the time I finished typing I realized that it was something I …
Nearly everyone knows someone whose life was suddenly and unexpectedly turned upside down in an instant because that person became the victim of a crime. And each year, victim services agencies …
Letters to the Herald
Sports

Turning the tide

The U.S. Olympic swim team trials is the ultimate goal for most swimmers, the Holy Grail of swimming that relatively few are able achieve. Pennridge graduate Morgan Scott can count it among the …

Edwards’ goal: No goals

The Pitt Panther women’s soccer team ended 2020 on the highest of highs: a 4-1 thumping of Kentucky that broke the school wins record.The Panthers allowed just 1.1 goals per game – down …
Football

CB West’s Whalen poised to be “physical tone-setter” for Bucks this season

For Quin Whalen, the stage has been set.The Central Bucks West senior lineman is anxious to help set the tone for his team’s rushing attack this fall and he likely will be regarded as one of …

PSC Highpoint combines fun with competitive swimming

Summer is a time for fun in the sun. And that’s how it is for the Philadelphia Sports Club Highpoint swim team. The Stingrays combine fun with competitive swimming to bring out the best in each …
Community
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Pets

Tabby’s cat of the week: Carley Rose

Adopted as a kitten, Carley Rose grew up treasured in a very loving home. Sadly, Carley’s owner passed away, and she became a senior kitty in need of a new home. Carley is a very sweet, …

Spiritual

Monthly meeting

The Ladies of Mount Carmel resumed their monthly meeting in St. Mary’s Hall with a night of parish Trivia and refreshments. From left are Barb Petrone, Donna Dunn and Sue Benzie (program …

Arts & Entertainment
Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County hosts Sculpture Spotlight
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County has announced the start of its “Sculpture Spotlight” in collaboration with the Township Library of Lower Southampton.The work of A&C …
Lambertville artist Elise Dodeles wins grant to paint women baseball players
Lambertville, N.J., artist Elise Dodeles has been selected to receive a Russell J. Efros Foundation-funded Sprout grant to paint a series of paintings of women playing baseball.The Sprout fund …
Ellarslie Open awards prizes to 34 exhibiting artists; show continues
Thirty-four of the 126 artists with works showcased in the Ellarslie Open 37/38 at the Trenton City Museum, Trenton, N.J., received prizes across 10 categories and six special designations.“I …
Phillips’ Mill Art Talk presents sculptor Shawn Campbell
Sign up for Sunday’s ArtTalk on Personal Connections in Sculpture with Shawn Campbell at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 25.ArtTalk is a series of conversations with artists from around the region who …
Playhouse Youth Company presents show written by local teens
The Playhouse Youth Company at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope will present an all-new, one-hour, show written and starring 11 young women from throughout the region.Titled, “Dream …
More Local News
Business

Business born of love for leather offers handcrafted creations

Sometimes the future happens when you’re looking the other way — and sometimes a business is born in that fortuitous moment. That’s what happened to Alfons Mayor, who found himself …

Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers, Rising Stars named

The following attorneys have been included in the 2021 Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. Rising …
Health & Wellness

Quakertown 3-year-old recognized as Stroke Hero

Twenty-three out of 1,000 births. That is the number of infants who experience perinatal strokes, which can drastically change their and their families’ lives. A perinatal stroke occurs when an …

St. Luke’s therapist uses his interest in “geeky” subjects to treat children, teens

St. Luke’s therapist Jason Frei uses his inner geek to connect with his young patients. Frei is certified in an innovative type of therapy, called geek therapy, which references video games, …
Obituaries
DIANE S. SCHAEFER
On Thursday, July 8, Diane was called home to be with the Lord. Diane was the daughter of Stephen and Frances Balogh of Ottsville, and wife of Norman A. Schaefer.
SHIRLEY G. BARCLAY
Shirley Grace Barclay, a resident at Pine Run Lakeview in Doylestown, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 17. She was 97 years old.Born in Philadelphia, Shirley was the only child of the …
STEPHEN DOUGLAS CLOVER
Stephen Douglas Clover, of New Hope, PA passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Bucks County, PA. He was 57.
LITA COLLIGAN
“The one and only Lita, unique, colorful, strong minded, outspoken, witty, beautiful, independent, sharp and elegant, left a big hole in all our hearts on July 16, 2021. Quite the woman. She …
GIL WECHSLER
Gil Wechsler died on Friday, July 9 at the age of 79 at The Solana Doylestown. He was the eldest child of Arnold and Miriam (Steinberg) Wechsler.
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