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Sellersville Theater 1894 owners William Quigley, seated, and Elayne Brick, right, join friends and family for the annual members party.
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Anti-mask handouts tied to extreme right organization

When a Bucks County-based group distributed fliers last month at a Central Bucks School Board meeting inviting the community to a mask mandate protest, some were concerned. The Proud American Patriots …

Durham’s meandering Cooks Creek floods Red Bridge Road

Durham Township residents whose homes were ravaged by Tropical Storm Ida continue to face massive cleanup operations and the township itself expects a hefty road repair bill. Residents who normally …

Covid kills the bee

The New Hope-Solebury library’s Community Spelling Bee slated for Oct. 1 is not to be this year. Covid killed it. Solebury Supervisor Robert McEwan, library liaison, told the board Tuesday night …

Solebury police request radar for traffic control

The Solebury Police Department wants to have radar guns and the township supervisors all support the idea. However, Pennsylvania allows only the state police to use radar, said Supervisor Noel Barrett …

Kids Castle closed for renovation

More improvements are in the works at Kids Castle in Doylestown Township, causing the popular, eight-story play structure to close for several months, volunteer organizers …

Bucks schools named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including three from Bucks County. The Bucks County schools – three of 13 Pennsylvania …

Pine2Pink prepares to launch its fourth year with live event

The Pine2Pink Foundation, an experience-based, community-driven nonprofit dedicated to local breast cancer patients, is slated to kick-off the 2021 fundraising season Sept. 29, during a live event …

Ceremonies set for Veterans Memorial Park; road closure planned

Veterans Highway (Route 413) will be closed between Highland Park Entrance (Google Maps: Hollow Road) and Trenton Road in Middletown Township between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in …

Delaware River management council schedules quarterly meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Lower Delaware Wild & Scenic River Management Council (LDWS) will be held virtually from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 23. The meeting link can be found on LDWS website. …

Legislators take an educational trip on the Delaware

There’s probably no better place to learn about water than on the water.With that thought in mind, state legislators, Delaware River Basin Commission members and others took to the river in the …

Band propelled Korean-American to explore her roots

For international adoptees, “Airplane Day” marks the start of their new family. For 17-year-old Nicole Hudack, who was adopted from South Korea by Diane and Rich Hudack, it falls on May …

Doylestown Arts Festival delivers a comeback

Clear skies and full hearts were center stage Sept. 11 and 12 in historic Doylestown as the 30th annual Doylestown Arts Festival commenced. An estimated 12,000 people came out to support the local …

Doylestown Mayor’s Report Events return with measured caution

Mayor Ron Strouse planned to present this report at the Sept. 20 borough council meeting.This is the time of year when we host and welcome many outdoor events, bringing visitors to Doylestown from …

Grand View Health CEO to retire

After 39 years at Grand View Health, including the last nine as president and chief executive officer, Jean Keeler recently announced her retirement. Her last day at Grand View Health will be Sept. …

Reps. Labs and Stephens aim to extend state of emergency declaration

After touring storm-ravaged sections of Horsham and Upper Dublin with local and state officials, Reps. Shelby Labs (R-Bucks) and Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) introduced legislation to extend Gov. …

Wrightstown Municipal Building sustains storm damage

The local impacts from the remnants of Hurricane Ida continue to emerge. At a recent meeting, the Wrightstown Board of Supervisors and township officials reviewed damage that the municipal building …

Falls supervisor resigns; township seeks replacement

The Falls Township Board of Supervisors formally accepted the resignation of Supervisor Jeff Rocco during Monday’s hybrid meeting and announced that his replacement would be appointed during …

Activists organize Queer Prom Fundraising Concert

Youth 4 Unity will hold a Queer Prom Fundraising Concert 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Museum to raise money for The Rainbow Room’s 2022 Queer Prom.

Concert to benefit Danny DeGennaro Foundation

Live music against the backdrop of apple orchards: That’s the plan for the Danny DeGennaro Foundation’s fall concert fundraiser, aptly dubbed Apple Jam. Slated for Sept. 26, the midday …

Langhorne Council for the Arts slates outdoor celebration

Langhorne Council for the Arts has planned a Celebration of the Arts for Saturday, Sept. 25 (rain date Sunday, Sept. 26). In the morning, chalk artists of all ages will participate in LCA’s …
Opinion & Editorial

What we pull for

America, it’s the country most of us residing here will say we love, and we believe that to be true – usually, because it is, but how do we do love our mother country? It isn’t our …

By the way

This scholarship promotes fashion

Marty Staff was a colorful, much loved and cherished titan in the fashion industry, a business that is as much about illusion as it is fabric and thread. He once said, “As a child, people told …
Editorials
Of potential interest to readers is that in Tinicum Township, Headquarters Road near the bridgeover Tinicum Creek was recently blocked up with stone and dirt by PennDOT (to prevent bicyclists from …
Like so many homes and businesses in Lambertville, the iconic Hibernia Fire Station located at 37 S. Main St. succumbed to 4 feet of flooding when the Swan Creek overflowed. Since 2017, the building …
A former American soldier who served in Afghanistan in military intelligence during several tours, Jayson Harpster, is trying to get two of his close friends and their families out of the country.
Sports

CB East boys soccer tops West

The Central Bucks East boys soccer team netted a pair of goals in the second half to defeat district rival CB West 2-0 in a SOL Colonional Division contest Monday in Doylestown.
Girls soccer

CB East caps big week with rivalry wins

It’s not how you start. It’s how you finish.CB East found themselves down 1-0 early to archrival CB West on Monday. Kate Weyer headed in a corner kick from all-state forward Taylor Moyer …
Football

Quakertown defeats Abington, remains unbeaten

This was their biggest challenge of the season to date. And the Panthers came through. Quakertown survived a surge by host Abington to defeat the Galloping Ghosts, 36-20, on Friday night at …
Girls volleyball

New Hope Lions roar back to beat Neshaminy

Perhaps the only thing hotter than the Fred Gerst Gymnasium at Neshaminy High School on Sept. 15 was the New Hope-Solebury girls volleyball team. After opening the season with a 3-0 shutout win over …

New Hope picks up 5th consecutive shutout win

It’s very difficult to sustain a quality program at the high school level, particularly for a small school. But the New Hope-Solebury field hockey team has been doing just that. The Lions shut …
Cross country

Upperclassmen set pace for Palisades

Palisades head cross country coach Scott Antoni is confident his training procedures will still work. Since he took over the Pirates’ cross country and track program, Antoni has followed the …

Register now for Bucks Foodshed 5K run and 3K walk

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (BCFA) invites runners and lovers of local food to Run and Walk for Our Farms on Saturday, Oct. 16 on Delaware Valley University’s scenic campus. The Foodshed 5K …
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Education

Princeton Review names DelVal to “Best in the Northeast” list

Delaware Valley University has been named one of the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review in the new 2022 list. This is the 12th consecutive year that DelVal has been selected for …

Spiritual

St. Philip’s memorial calls attention to gun violence

A “Memorial to the Lost” is calling attention to the impact of gun violence in Bucks County and beyond. Located on River and Chapel roads at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Solebury …

Arts & Entertainment
Historical Society plans first tour of New Hope’s Manchester Valley
New Hope Historical Society offers a walking tour, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, to explore the magic of New Hope’s Manchester Valley, where wool, cotton, silk, iron and flour were once …
Arts and Cultural Council hosts Bookish Events at Freeman Hall
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County invites the community to join the organization in celebrating the opening of the A&C Community Meeting Center at Freeman Hall while attending a …
Trisha Vergis solo exhibition opens at Silverman Gallery
Well-known Hunterdon and Bucks County artist Trisha Vergis opens her solo exhibition this weekend at the Silverman Gallery of Bucks County Impressionist Art. Join the artist for her opening …
Expanding the Bucks County Art Tradition
In documenting early 20th-century Bucks County, local artists often chose picturesque rural subjects and stone houses that suggest continuity with an agrarian past. But times change and artists …
Jack Rosen Photos takes off internationally
Legendary New Hope photographer Jack Rosen died in 2006, and since then, his family has been endeavoring to preserve his legacy while establishing permanent outlets for the photographer’s …
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Noteworthy

Business briefs: Sept. 22, 2021

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association announced the winners of the inaugural Future Under 40 Awards, banking industry leaders, age 40 and younger, who have made a tremendous impact in their …

PA REAP adds more schools, districts to roster

With nearly all schools welcoming students for fall classes, the PA REAP (Regional Education Applicant Placement) education professionals continue to connect teachers, administrators, instructional …
Health & Wellness

Hulmeville gym Flex Force Training to celebrate 3-year anniversary

Long before virtual workouts were popularized out of necessity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Flex Force Training owner Katey Smyth  was revolutionizing how wellness could be prioritized out of …

Author donates books to Hunterdon pediatric offices

Author Cindy Yard of Raritan Township, N.J., donated her children’s books, “Camille’s How to Blow Your Nose” and “Camille’s How to Wipe Your Bottom” to all …
Obituaries
ROBERT F. NIXON
Robert F. Nixon, age 62, died unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, September 9, 2021. Son of Frank (who preceded in death) and Barbara Nixon, he was born in Doylestown, PA …
KEVIN JAMES ESBENSEN
Kevin James EsbensenIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Kevin James Esbensen of Springtown, PA on August 25th, 2021. Born on May 30th, 1968, the son of Thomas …
KARIN ERNEST
Karin Ernest (formerly Bannak and Shumskas, née Mahler), devoted mother, wife, and grandmother, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at the age of 81. Karin is lovingly survived by …
JOYCE G. KAUFMAN
Joyce G. Kaufman, a noted Bucks County restaurateur, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at her home. She was 96 years old.
IRENE P. FISHER
Irene P. Fisher was born in 1921, and she and her sister Ruby were the first in their family to graduate from college in High Point, NC. After WWII, Irene …
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