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Heralding Our History: Langhorne once hosted a wounded Lafayette

On Sept. 11, 1777, at the Battle of Brandywine near the Birmingham meetinghouse, Marquis de Lafayette was wounded while trying to turn retreating American soldiers around to face the British advance. A British musket ball passed through his left leg below the knee.

Souderton mayor lends scuttled Porchfest a helping hand

Souderton Mayor Dan Yocum saw a Facebook post that caught his eye. Perkasie’s 3rd annual Porchfest would not go on as planned May 11. Since Perkasie is a local community, Mayor Dan reached …

Therapy leads true believer to career change

I’ve been thinking lately that there are some periods in life that are often especially hard to navigate, young adulthood and middle age. And maybe every period in between and after.

New Hope — Lambertville fireworks return

Fireworks will again delight onlookers who fill the river towns on the first Friday of the month to enjoy a display over the Delaware River. With the support of The Greater New Hope Chamber of …

Concerns over Minsi Trail, Moyer Road, Route 309 aired in Hilltown

Traffic concerns and road safety were themes of several discussions at Monday’s Hilltown Board of Supervisors meeting. Police Chief Christopher Engelhart told supervisors that, as requested …

Residents to Hilltown: Pump brakes on auto parts business plan

Max Performance, a Hatfield Township-based business that specializes in wholesaling parts for American muscle cars and trucks, is eyeing a new Hilltown facility for its operations, but some residents oppose the plan.

Final Haycock Camp expansion hearing reveals a stark divide

Proponents and opponents of the Haycock Camping Ministries Inc. camp expansion made their cases amicably at the final conditional use hearing in Springtown. Parents and former attendees spoke …

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.

Falls okays bait and tackle machines at Community Park

Falls Township Community Park will soon be a one-stop-shop for fishing enthusiasts with the addition of two vending machines that will stock bait and tackle supplies. During a work session earlier …

Newtown Township announces public safety hires, promotions

At a packed April meeting, the Newtown Township Board of Supervisors was joined by District Judge Mick Petrucci for the swearing-in of several civil servants, including a new police officer and five new firefighters.

Newtown Theatre launches “Balcony Edition” of its Adopt-a-Seat Program

The historic Newtown Theatre has launched the “Balcony Edition” of its Adopt-a-Seat Program to help fund its next phase of renovations. The renovations, scheduled for July and August, will …

Habitat for Humanity welcomes couple home to Croydon

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County this month dedicated its 129th home, built as part of its Homeownership Program, which provides low- and moderate-income families with a path to a new home.

Bucks County Tourism Grant awarded to Gather Place Museum

Gather Place Museum, a nonprofit organization housed within the historic African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Yardley, in collaboration with Pennsbury Manor – William Penn’s Country …

Welcoming the Stranger visit helps Doylestown church promote peace, justice

This month, the Peace and Justice group at Doylestown’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church arranged an informational panel presented by nonprofit organization Welcoming the Stranger.

FCP board awards $166,350 in grants to local nonprofits

During the season of giving, Foundations Community Partnership’s (FCP) Board of Directors awarded $166,350 in grants to 21 nonprofit organizations serving Bucks County, including 13 Bucks …

Ask SCORE: How do business owners navigate quotation errors?

Sometimes even the most detailed plans wind up costing business owners more than they had anticipated. Particularly for service providers contemplating a new client or expanded project, it can be …

SJK Wealth Management publishes first book

SJK Wealth Management, with an office in Doylestown, recently published its first book, “Wealth By Design: Navigating A Path Toward Prosperity,” written by Chris Tuck, CFP, and Scott …

U.S. Small Business Administration unveils SBA’s Investing in America Small Business Hub

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the unveiling of SBA’s new Investing in America Small Business Hub, calling it the first and only digital portal of its kind providing …

Brian Hall joined C.F. Martin & Co. as senior director

C.F. Martin & Co. announced that Brian Hall has joined the company as senior director – strings business segment leader, filling a newly created position and signaling the company’s renewed …

Feasterville Business Association gifted website

Results Guaranteed, a Philadelphia-based digital marketing agency, recently announced its donation of a newly developed e-commerce website to the Feasterville Business Association.

Bucks County receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Bucks County Controller Pamela Van Blunk said March 18, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recently awarded Bucks County with the Certificate of Achievement …

Nominations open for 2024 New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

The NJ Business Immigration Coalition said nominations are open for the annual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. The awards celebrate the important role of immigrants in today’s economy and …

St. Luke’s ranked among 100 top hospitals

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named to Premier’s 2024 PINC AI 100 Top Hospitals list published by Fortune magazine. This is the 10th time in a row and the 12th time overall that …

LIFE St. Mary welcomes new executive director

LIFE St. Mary, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) that is part of Trinity Health PACE, a national provider of PACE programs, has appointed Dan Moore as its new executive director. …

Fundraiser to support Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation

The community is invited to a night of music and dancing in support of the the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (ECEF).The first annual fundraiser will be held at Puck, 1 Printers Alley, …

Central Bucks resident Joe Khan loses bid for attorney general; other Pa. races set

Former Bucks County Solicitor Joe Khan fell short in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tuesday, according to unofficial tallies early Wednesday morning.

Fitzpatrick beats back another primary challenge, will face Ehasz in November

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick appeared to cruise to the Republican First District nomination Tuesday night, handily beating conservative challenger Mark J. Houck.

Calm settles over Bucks County primary polls

Generally speaking, the atmosphere at all the polls during Tuesday's 2024 Pennsylvania Primary Election was a bit kinder and a lot calmer than last November’s election.

Palisades sends 2024-25 budget back to committee

In an unusual move at this time of year, the Palisades School Board has sent the district budget proposal for the coming school year back to its fiscal oversight committee.

Central Bucks’ fee for baseball field use riles veterans

At first, veterans from Doylestown Borough’s American Legion Post 210 thought a bill from the Central Bucks School District for use of a baseball field next to War Memorial Field was a …

Organizers: Porchfest “effectively” canceled by Perkasie

Uncertainty now surrounds the upcoming Perkasie Porchfest live music event, typically held on residents’ front porches throughout the borough after an apparent breakdown in negotiations between …

Woman dies after tree falls on her camper in Milford

A woman was killed Saturday night after a tree fell on her camper in a Milford Township campground, officials said. Cynthia Cousins, 69, was in her family’s camper with her husband, Robert, when a …

In Warminster, Shapiro rallies support for his budget’s ID/A funding

For 24 years, Shnica Smith has worked at BARC Developmental Services, a Warminster-based nonprofit agency that provides early intervention, residential and vocational programs for more than 700 …

Geotechnical borings planned in Buckingham

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that geotechnical borings will be performed next week on Cold Spring Creamery Road in Buckingham.

Morrisville School District to appoint new superintendent; host community forum

The School District of Borough of Morrisville’s Board of School Directors is scheduled to formalize an employment agreement with Dr. Andrew J. Doster to serve as the district’s next Superintendent of Schools …

Meet the heroes of Slate Hill

Slate Hill Burial Ground in Lower Makefield is said to be the oldest cemetery in Bucks County, with interments dating to the 1690s. The oldest tombstone has 1698 inscribed on it and the last internment occurred in 1918.

At Slate Hill, the future is the focus

When Monica Hinden looks at Slate Hill, believed to be the oldest burial ground in Bucks County, she doesn’t just see the past. She’s sees the future. A future where it is a shared community space …

Passion for cooking leads to successful second career

I recently discovered Aurora Bistro, a hidden gem located between the post office and the wine and spirits store in Buckingham Green Shopping Center on York Road. And its delightful proprietor.

Through Project SEARCH, people with special needs gain county internships

Each month, the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office hosts a public meeting on an interesting historical topic. On Wednesday, attendees heard from intern Brooke Rosenberg, who has Down syndrome and …

Heralding Our History: Hospitals, burial site, show Four Lanes End war’s toll

In July 1776, Dr. William Shippen Jr. (1736-1808) was appointed chief physician of the Continental army hospital in New Jersey by George Washington. In October, he became director general of all …

Bristol Riverside Theatre activates RACP grant to begin improvements

The first significant reconstructive restoration in nearly four decades will begin this June at Bristol Riverside Theatre. Renovations of the historic building, located at 120 Radcliffe Street, …

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