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Warrington police identify man found dead on embankment

Warrington police have identified the man found lying face down on an embankment Wednesday afternoon in the area of Street Road just west of the Neshaminy Creek Bridge.Upon preliminary investigation, …

Langhorne Hotel up for sale for $2.5M

A historic and well-known Langhorne Borough landmark is up for sale at an asking price of $2.5 million. Ben Asta, one of the owners of the Langhorne Hotel Restaurant & Tavern that he other family …

Lily Meade’s story of hope and strength inspires community

Lily Meade, a 5th grader at Central Bucks’ Mill Creek Elementary School, is set to return home today after being at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for eight weeks. It all started Dec. 8 when Lily came home with a headache and mild fever. 
Local News
A Flemington Borough Town Council member stands accused of selling cocaine and methamphetamine to an undercover police officer on several occasions over the last two months.
Bucks County envisions an “innovative” use of its property along the corner of Almshouse and Easton roads in Doylestown Township. “We’d like to transcend a traditional, normal development; …
A priceless painting depicting Washington’s troops crossing the Delaware, which languished in a dusty basement for 50 years, was recently unearthed and is being restored by the volunteer friends …
Foundations Community Partnership (FCP), a philanthropic grant-making foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children, young adults, and families in Bucks County, …
Preparations for the April 22 Earth Day Festival at Tinicum Township Community Park — particularly regarding which groups to invite and the public’s involvement in the planning — have divided the township’s …
The African American Museum of Bucks County (AAMBC) is embarking on a tour to local schools and will be exhibiting at the Bucks County Administration Offices and Justice Center in Doylestown in …
With roots dating back more than 80 years, Norman’s Hallmark has grown from a single retail store in Trenton, N.J., to a leading force in the social expression industry. The card and specialty gift …
When the Regal Barn Cinema closes its doors for the last time on Feb. 9, it will take with it a slice of Doylestown history and countless memories. From its opening in 1967 until today, the theater …
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy announced this week that U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-01) will sit on the Ways and Means Committee in the 118th Congress. “I am excited to fight for the …
An intersection in Wrightstown that’s seen its share of accidents is going to get a closer look from township officials. The Wrightstown Board of Supervisors wants a traffic study performed at the …
State representative and Council Rock School Board member Kristin Marcell has moved up her board resignation date from Feb. 16 to Feb. 9 to allow interested residents to file nominating petitions and …
A federal jury has acquitted Kintnersville anti-abortion activist Mark Houck of charges that he violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act on Oct. 13, 2021 at a Planned Parenthood location in Philadelphia.
Sports

Central Bucks East steamrolling into basketball districts

Central Bucks South visited CB East last Friday night and as expected, the rivalry continued, heating up perhaps by a few degrees. The Titans came up short 61-58 in the first game with the Patriots in …

John Carpineta, a Philadelphia PGA pro honored with national award

John Carpineta, a Philadelphia PGA section member and assistant golf professional at Bensalem Township Country Club, is the recipient of the 2023 Patriot Award.The honor goes to a PGA professional …

Rams flex muscles at District One Duals

Over the past few years, Pennridge has watched both Council Rock South and Quakertown be recognized as two of the better wrestling programs in District One and the state. However, this season, the …

On the Run: Running helps Christine Lloyd get past some recent adversity

Whether you read about it coming from one of former Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne’s legendary speeches or heard about it being sung by pop music icon Billy Ocean, the saying’s meaning …

North tops CR South

Council Rock North is entering next week’s SOL swimming and diving championships on a high note after defeating SOL Patriot Division rival Council Rock South Jan. 27 in Holland. The CR North girls …

Tough gauntlet steels Faith for playoffs

Lions don’t duck fights. The Faith Christian Lion girls (14-3) could have picked a cupcake for their Monday Senior Night. Instead, 2A Faith battled a formidable foe in Class 4A Villa Joseph Marie. …

Hockey notes: West’s Poliak is Senior Night star

Sammy Poliak won’t forget his Senior Night.With just two seconds left in overtime against North Penn, the CB West senior found the back of the net to give his Bucks a thrilling 5-4 win last Monday. …
Community
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Recipe of the Week: Quick breads
In November and December we bake cookies and pie, and for birthdays we make cakes. But quick breads, laden with fruits and nuts, are good any time of year. I am a fan of cranberry nut bread and freeze …
The dining room
Whether it’s grand and spacious or elegantly sparse, the dining room is an evolving space. Rooted in medieval history where the Great Hall was a communal gathering space – complete with …

Fred Beans Automotive Group gives $250,000 through PA EITC Program

Through its involvement in the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, Fred Beans Automotive Group has contributed $250,000 to local organizations that provide scholarships, …

Thoughts from an Epicure: Onions – a versatile family of vegetables

Although I enjoy most vegetables, my favorite for cooking is anything in the onion family. Also, all of them can be eaten raw, which just adds to their versatility. For we who enjoy onions, it’s …

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology offers evening courses for adults

Interested in learning a new skill, increasing existing skills, or having a fun and educational night out? Middle Bucks Institute of Technology is offering evening courses for adults. Adults can enroll …

Phillips’ Mill presentation explores “Art as a Life and Career Path”

Phillips’ Mill Community Association invites high school students thinking of applying to collegiate art programs to an informational presentation 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. “Art as a Life and Career …
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Opinion & Editorial
Columns

Happy to Be Here: A next step for the Delaware Canal

What would Bucks Couty look like if a proposal to fill in the Delaware Canal had succeeded? Envision I-95 running through the river towns of Washington Crossing, New Hope and Riegelsville — seems …

On occasion, as people expound on things they find interesting, it’s not uncommon for some of us to, possibly, end up feeling like we’re from the shallow end of the gene pool. It happens. It …
Letters to the Herald
Every year during the month of February, Salem Church on East Court Street collects food and personal items for those who suffer from food scarcity and deprivation who live in Bucks County. The Bucks …
One would think that after scores of people, who for their activities on Jan. 6, 2021, have been convicted of seditious conspiracy (defined as to “conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by …
Sen. Chuck Schumer says he wants to know where budget cuts should be made. That’s easy, defense spending. Our military budget is on the order of $1 trillion per year, about 40% of the world’s …
Arts & Entertainment
Newtown company again producing CBS Super Bowl Greatest Commercials countdown show
While all of Bucks County will be rooting for the Eagles against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII, there’ll be another competition taking place at the same time among advertisers to see which commercial reigns supreme.
Lafayette College Art Galleries starts the year with two exhibitions
In the Grossman Gallery at Lafayette College in Easton, “Emil Lukas: Four Modes” shows four approaches to art-making in which the artist has invested time and material exploration to arrive at …
AOY announces juror, calls for artists for 11th annual show
AOY Art Center has named Jessica Todd Smith the juror for its 11th annual Juried Art Show. As the director of Curatorial Initiatives and the Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art at the …
Dupree Gallery Lambertville to showcase black artists in “Our His-story Month”
For Black History Month, the Dupree Gallery, Lambertville, N.J., is opening a show titled “Our His-story Month” on Feb. 3. It will be on view through Feb. 26, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. …
Doylestown Arts Festival seeks applications for 32nd annual event
After a vibrant celebration of art, culture, and community in 2022, planning efforts are officially underway for the 2023 Doylestown Arts Festival.This year’s event will return to the historic …
New book features Bucks artist’s full moon series paintings
The 50th anniversary of Joseph Coco’s “Full Moon Series” is being celebrated with a 260-page, full-color, coffee-table art book.Frenchtown Bookshop in Frenchtown, N.J., will host a book signing …
ArtYard and ACME Screening Room present documentary “Cruz”
ArtYard hosts a screening of the feature-length documentary “Cruz” and Q&A with the filmmaker at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.The film by Teresa Camou Guerrero, to be shown at ArtYard’s …
Soul Asylum to play acoustic concert
Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner and Ryan Smith will be on the road for a string of acoustic dates performing stripped-down versions of their classics and new songs.These intimate shows will be filled …
Historical Society Impression-Sips BYOB painting parties are back
The Solebury Township Historical Society (STHS) announces the return of its popular Impression-Sips, a BYOB painting party.Inspired by the works of the Pennsylvania impressionists, this season’s …
“The Secret Garden” comes to Music Mountain Theatre
“The Secret Garden” will be presented at Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179, Lambertville, N.J., weekends from Feb. 3 to 19, with a total of 12 performances.Show times are Fridays and …
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Business

Benchmark Lending and Flemington Pickleball Club team up for “Love our Food Pantry” collection

Benchmark Lending and Flemington Pickleball Club will host a community food drive to benefit the Flemington Area Food Pantry in the month of February.This is the second year the Hunterdon County …

Dollars and $ense: Are you a smart investor?

A smart investor knows that good investing occurs over years and business cycles, not from one quarter to the next. A smart investor is patient ....
Health & Wellness

Evan O’Connor: My Black Belt Journey Karate is beneficial to kids of all ages

Imagine the day you always waited for finally coming, but you are dreading it as well. Picture riding in the car with a mix of excitement and fear. Well, that is exactly what I felt on Dec 6, 2022, …

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic chief clinical officer appointed to HAP board

Dr. Sharon Carney, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic senior vice president and chief clinical officer, has been appointed to the board of directors for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of …
Obituaries

Valarie Miles

Again, our hearts are crushed as our beautiful angel, Valerie Miles, went with Jesus and her brother Bennett Slack, her daddy Miles Slack, and many friends and coworkers from the AIDS epidemic and …

Robert E. Thompson

Robert Edward Thompson, beloved father, grandfather and friend, succumbed to a rare and aggressive sarcoma on Jan. 20, 2023. He was 76 years old. Bob is survived by his siblings, …

Joshua J. Serkin

Joshua J. Serkin, of Philadelphia, died unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2023 in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born on June 1, 1994, in Princeton, N.J., he was the son of Dawn (Joseph) Serkin and the …

Betty Kay Thurman

Betty Kay Thurman, of Lambertville, N.J., died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, in Ewing, N.J., at the home of her daughter, Shelley Carter. She was 82 years old.Born in Trenton, N.J., Betty was a lifelong …

Dr. Doris Sell Emerson

Dr. Doris Sell Emerson of New Britain, Pa., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. She was 96. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Alfred and Clara (Hartzell) Sell, Doris resided in Buckingham, …

Gregory Scott Robertson

Gregory Scott Robertson of Doylestown, Pa., passed away suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. He was 42. Born in Fort Collins, Colo., Greg was a resident of Doylestown for 35 years.

Donald Conover

Donald Conover of Vernon, N.J., passed away on Monday, Jan. 24, 2023, after reaching the age of 77 years old. After months of failing health, he died peacefully while listening to Peter, Paul and …

Harry Robert Trauger

Harry Robert Trauger, 85, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2023 at his home. Born in Doylestown, Pa., Harry was raised in Lambertville, N.J., and settled in Branchburg, N.J., in 1965.
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