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Bucks County Historical Society begins tree removal at Fonthill

As it starts the next phase of its environmental improvement plan, the Bucks County Historical Society is set to remove approximately 15 dead trees from its Fonthill property in Doylestown Township.

Longtime Doylestown Borough employee Dave Burger earns state award

Some might say Dave Burger and Doylestown Borough are synonymous. The borough’s parks and facilities foreman and assistant director of public works has spent his 30-year career here.

Infant rescued from hot car; mother charged

Bystanders removed a 2-month-old infant from an unattended parked vehicle in Quakertown recently, when the outside temperature was approximately 90 degrees, borough police said today.

Wrightstown eyes Thompson Mill Road culvert replacement

Safety and township infrastructure were topics at a recent meeting of the Wrightstown Board of Supervisors.

From the Editor’s Desk: Takeaways from an assassination attempt

People read the Herald for stories they can’t get anywhere else, not for news they can get virtually everywhere else. That’s why you won’t find coverage of the assassination attempt on our news pages this week.

“Hope Cards” quickly verify PFA orders

Montgomery County Prothonotary Noah Marlier recently addressed Souderton Borough Council this month to publicize the county’s new “Hope Card” and highlight changes to the Protection from Abuse order process (PFA, also known as a Restraining Order).

On the Record: How Legislators Voted

A report on votes by local legislators in Washington and Harrisburg. “On the Record” is supported by a grant to the Bucks County Herald Foundation made possible by Melissa Eiseman.

Aqua PA reps talk PFAS, rates at Chalfont meeting

Two representatives of Aqua PA addressed public concerns over proposed rate hikes and PFAS contamination during a July 8 meeting with Chalfont Borough Council.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes entrepreneurs soldier on

The more I listen to the stories people tell of their lives, the more proof I continually find that resilience is crucial to all, but especially to entrepreneurs.

NOVA gala celebrates 50 years in Bucks; raises over $300,000

NOVA, Bucks County’s comprehensive crime victim services agency, announced recently that its annual gala, “A Starlit Evening,” was a success.

Unused train car to be a work of art in Perkasie

For Perkasie officials, an old SEPTA freight car stationed on North 8th Street has sat untouched for far too long.

Nonprofit seeks community support to boost fresh food outreach for families in need

In response to the growing need for nutritious food among struggling community members in Montgomery and Bucks counties, nonprofit Keystone Opportunity Center (KOC) is reorganizing its Fresh for All …

Bucks County parks department wants to hear from residents

The Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation is asking all those who live in Bucks to help it improve the more than 9,000 acres in its park system.

Bucks County Opportunity Council kicks off Back-to-School Drive

Bucks County Opportunity Council, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing poverty is asking for community support for its 24th annual Back-to-School Drive.

Indian Creek Foundation Roll Stroll & Run raises over $50,000

Indian Creek Foundation in Souderton hosted its 33rd annual Roll Stroll & Run event on Saturday, June 15.

Children’s Bereavement Camp slated in Newtown

Hands Holding Heart will host a Children’s Bereavement Camp Aug. 2-4 at Friends Village, 331 Lower Dolington Road, Newtown.

Penn State Extension to offer workshop on dairy housing options

Dairy farmers and industry representatives are invited to attend the “Dairy Housing Options: My Tie Stall Is Worn Out, Now What?” event hosted by Penn State Extension.

Collaborative IMPACT Fund of Bucks County awards $75,000 grant

Local grant makers BLBB Charitable, Bucks County Foundation (BCF), and Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) recently announced the award of a $75,000 grant to Souderton-based Along the Way in support of its Bucks Pathway Project, a comprehensive anti-poverty, workforce development, child care, and family support program for single-mother households.

Dollars and $ense: Should I Roll Over my 401(k)?

When you leave a job or retire, you must decide what to do with the money you have in your employer-sponsored 401(k) or other retirement plan.

Inorganic Ventures acquires PURE Analytical Laboratories

Two privately held specialty chemical firms that provide high-purity materials and services for chemical applications, from renewable energy to food and beverages and consumer safety, are combining their capabilities to serve new and expanding precision markets.

Doreen Clark joins Furia Rubel Communications

Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., an integrated marketing and public relations agency, has expanded its team with Public Relations Account Director Doreen Clark.

VIA Maternity Center at Doylestown Hospital recognized in Pennsylvania Maternal Health Designation Awards ceremony

The VIA Maternity Center at Doylestown Hospital is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Perinatal Quality Collaborative (PA PQC) inaugural Designations Awards, which were presented at its annual conference in Harrisburg May 22.

St. Mary Medical Center recognized with advertising award

St. Mary Medical Center has received a bronze level 2024 Digital Health Award for outstanding work in the category of Web-based Digital Health, recognizing this campaign landing page promoting the St. Mary bariatrics program.

St. Luke’s named among most socially responsible in nation

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been recognized by the Lown Institute as one of the most socially responsible hospitals in America, receiving “A” grades in Equity, Value and Outcomes on the 2024-25 Lown Institute Hospitals Index.

YMCA expands for group exercise, Stay & Play, esports gaming

The Fairless Hills branch of River Crossing YMCA, located at 601 S. Oxford Valley Road, has opened expanded member spaces to accommodate community demand for more group exercise, Stay & Play child care and esports gaming. 

Bedminster Police Chief Matt Phelan to retire

“Retiring from policing for a career opportunity at Upper Bucks County Technical School,” Bedminster Township Police Chief Matt Phelan is stepping down, effective July 30. Phelan read his …

Solebury swears in new police chief, honors outgoing ones

Solebury saluted its police force — past, present and future — before a crowd of 100-plus officers, their families and friends Tuesday night.

Target cuts the ribbon on Doylestown Borough store

With a loud, “Let’s bring the Bullseye to Doylestown,” the long-awaited Target opened its doors to invited guests Monday in the Doylestown Shopping Center.

“White” the latest Langhorne Players show to tackle a tough topic

Beauty as only skin deep? The ugliness comes out in “White,” which is being produced by the Langhorne Players in Northampton Township. Opening night is Friday, and this comedy of colors, with playwright James Ijames’ juicy jabs at hypocrisy and histrionics, runs to Aug. 4.

Frequent Upper Bucks power outages blamed on emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer, an ugly little beetle from northeastern Asia, started invading the United States and Canada in 2002. Now the dead trees left in the bugs’ destructive paths are falling over and knocking out power lines.

“Eerie feeling” at Bucks theater that’s staging “Assassins”

When news broke Saturday evening about the attempted assassination of former president and current presidential candidate Donald Trump, it was less than two hours before showtime at Town & Country Players’ theater in Buckingham.

Dodgers pick CB East’s Harlan in 3rd round

Central Bucks East senior third baseman Chase Harlan was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday in the third round of the 2024 Major League Baseball Draft. Harlan was the 98th pick of the draft.

Doylestown Presbyterian Church launches community food drive

In an effort to help the food insecure in and around Doylestown, the Presbyterian Church is initiating its first Community Food Collection next week.

Sports bar/restaurant plan proceeds in Warrington

The former home to Bar Louie and the Great Barn Brewery at The Shops at Valley Square in Warrington may be seeing a new business.Warrington’s board of supervisors recently OK'd a liquor licesnse transfer.

Bucks County Peace Center IDs signposts on the path to violence

When members of the Bucks County Peace Center held an “Active Shooter Prevention and Response Strategies” forum this month, little did they know how timely the talk would be. On Saturday, one such “active shooter” attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump, killing an innocent rally attendee in the process and injuring two others in Butler, Pa. The 20-year-old shooter was killed by Secret Service.

Middletown seats stormwater panel; new fee eyed

The Middletown Township Board of Supervisors has appointed seven people to a new stormwater management advisory committee which will study a potential fee for residents to fund improvements.

Caregiver who faked having cancer to delay theft case sentenced to jail

A 48-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday in Bucks County for stealing thousands of dollars in money and heirloom jewelry from the families of two elderly women she cared for and then submitting fake medical documents claiming to have stage 4 esophageal cancer so that she could delay her trial.

Free license plate replacement clinic in Doylestown Township

Is your license plate hard to read?State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, state Rep. Tim Brennan and Doylestown Township Police Department will host a free License Plate Replacement Clinic in the Doylestown …

How Pa. can make flood insurance more affordable

The torrential storm that killed seven people, including two young children, in Upper Makefield and flooded homes and yards in Lower Makefield a year ago has not been forgotten.

Anastasi named E&P “Editor Extraordinaire”

Midway into his second year in the editor’s chair at the Bucks County Herald, John Anastasi has earned a place on Editor & Publisher Magazine’s list of 17 exemplary editors working at news media companies around the nation.

Former opera student finds her voice

Cecily Laidman started taking voice lessons in high school. She studied to be an opera singer. But she says, “I realized I couldn’t keep a straight face for that long!” I know what she means. I love musicals, if not opera, but the absurdity of someone breaking into song at every pivotal moment in life, makes me giggle uncomfortably through my enjoyment.

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