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Faith Christian captures 1st PIAA baseball title in school history

It was an inauspicious beginning. But what a spectacular finish. The Faith Christian Academy baseball team came from behind to defeat District Seven runner-up Eden Christian Academy, 4-1, in the PIAA Class 1A championship game.

For Pennridge, a last time “beneath the green and white”

From its “Last Bus Ride” to its final cap toss, the Pennridge High School Class of 2024 went out in style June 4 in a ceremony at at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena.

Central Bucks won’t fight Lucabaugh’s $700K+ severance deal

The Central Bucks School Board announced Tuesday it will not challenge the more than $700,000 severance package former district Superintendent Abram Lucabaugh received following his sudden resignation late last year.

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Local News

Hidden jewels explored on Bucks Beautiful Kitchen & Garden Tour

Bucks Beautiful’s 29th Kitchen & Garden Tour highlighted six properties in Bucks County.

Jury convicts Warminster man of repeated rapes of 2 girls

A 39-year-old man was convicted on Thursday, June 13, of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting two girls over several years in Warminster Township.

Seniors shine at Bucks County event

The 2024 Bucks County Senior Games, held June 5-11, offered adults ages 50 and older an opportunity to participate in a range of friendly competitions, including billiards, bowling, track and field, pickleball, bocce, football throw, chess, golf and more.

Finding strength to move forward leads to personal training career

The thread that seems to run through the lives of everyone I’ve written about regardless of age is the continual demand life makes on us to reinvent ourselves.

Lower Makefield looks to Mercer County for help with airport noise

Lower Makefield wants Mercer County to work collaboratively to reduce noise coming from the “growing number of airport operations” at Trenton-Mercer Airport.

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.
Sports

Faith Christian captures 1st PIAA baseball title in school history

It was an inauspicious beginning. But what a spectacular finish. The Faith Christian Academy baseball team came from behind to defeat District Seven runner-up Eden Christian Academy, 4-1, in the PIAA Class 1A championship game.

Faith freshman: “That was the biggest hit of my life”

It was a lot of pressure for anyone. It was an incredible amount of pressure for a freshman.

Williams’ walk-off hit propels Council Rock South to state finals

The stakes couldn’t have been any higher for Shannon Williams. Williams, a junior on the Council Rock South softball team, was at the plate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning in a scoreless game. Courtesy runner Paige Brady stood on second, representing the winning run.

Archbishop Wood’s season comes to end

It was the final curtain on an amazing year. The Archbishop Wood softball team saw its historic season come to an end with Monday’s 8-0 loss to District Seven champion Elizabeth Forward on Monday at Norlo Park Softball Complex in Fayetteville.

Super Seniors: Titans end a 23-year wait

Last November, Central Bucks South (13-2) accomplished something that hadn’t been done since the Clinton presidency – bring a District One large school football title back to Central/Upper Bucks County.
For the South Hunterdon track and field team, it was a bittersweet day. Overall, though, the Eagles had their share of highlights at the NJSIAA Group Championships - 1 and 4 at Franklin High School June 7-8.
The Mercer Mammoths shut down the Quakertown Blazers’ bats – hot off a 12-0 shutout over Southside – in a doubleheader Saturday, June 8.Quakertown’s 2024 home opener marked its first game on …
The Pennridge Rams were so close to making the PIAA Class 3A boys volleyball semifinals.
Like father, like son ... and daughter. Todd Wiley is proud of his 14 Ironman triathlons, including four trips to the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, but there is one other aspect of his athletic persona which makes him beam even more.
Community
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Recipe of the Week: Father’s Day is an ideal time for a family get together
Even though Father’s Day didn’t become a national holiday until decades after Mother’s Day, it’s just as an important a time to remember the other person who helped raise the kids in the family.

Friends of Pennypacker Mills host Pollinator Party

The Friends of Pennypacker Mills, in collaboration with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, will host a free Pollinator Party at the Pennypacker Mills historic site, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Rosé on the River returns to Easton

Join the Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP) for the return of Rosé on the River in Scott Park 6 p.m. June 15.

River House at Odette’s plans charity dinner with celebrity chef Robert Irvine

Food Network host Chef Robert Irvine is joining forces with River House at Odette’s in New Hope for an immersive culinary affair at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13.

Brews & Bites on tap at Pennsbury Manor

Kick off the Independence Day holiday week at the 10th annual Brews & Bites twilight tasting event June 29 at Pennsbury Manor in Morrisville.

Woodside Christian Preschool raises over $6,000 during annual Walk A Thon

Woodside Christian Preschool held its annual Walk A Thon May 16 and 17.
Opinion & Editorial

By the Way: At 40, Durham preschool still cares a lot

This will be a school reunion unlike most others. The youngest of the alumni checking in will be about 5 years old, the oldest in their 40s.

Editorials & Guest Opinions
On Monday, a landmark bill passed the Pa. House of Representatives that promises to benefit every school district in Bucks County.
Between now and November, candidates for many offices will be asking for your vote. But they must do their part to earn those votes.
“People ask, why do you bring people to the water? What is the Rising Nation? The answers, water is the lifeblood of all things on Mother Earth.
Like everyone in Bucks County, when I get stuck waiting for at a train crossing and become late for an appointment, I feel annoyed. But ever since the East Palestine train derailment and resulting toxic fire and spill, I feel fear as well.
Poet's Corner

Take dimes!

He’d yell before I went anywhere especially if it was with a boy. He thought there were payphones everywhere. I guess he forgot we didn’t live on a Philly city block anymore.

Arts & Entertainment

Plein air painting returns to Phillips’ Mill

Plein air painting returns to Phillips’ Mill this summer with seasoned artist Christopher Monteiro leading artists of all skill levels in many media on the grounds of the Mill by Primrose Creek.

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Business

PA Biotech Center to hold $250K pitch competition

Calling all biotech companies and entrepreneurs. The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center will be holding its 10th Annual Biotechnology Spotlight featuring a July pitch competition with a first-time incentive of $250,000.

Founder of Roxy Therapy Dogs recognized at retirement celebration

Diane Smith, founder and former president of Roxy Therapy Dogs, retired late last year.
Health & Wellness

St. Luke’s first in Lehigh Valley to offer new treatment for atrial fibrillation

St. Luke’s University Health Network’s cardiac electrophysiology team is first in the Lehigh Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania to offer pulsed field ablation (PFA), a new and improved treatment for atrial fibrillation (afib).
Homes & Gardens

Ponds, fountains and gazing pools create a tranquil mood

From fountains and basins to small ponds and gazing pools, outdoor water features can bring a Zen quality to the landscape.

Heritage Conservancy, Warrington Township land tree-planting grants from Horticultural Society

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Aqua Pennsylvania have announced $210,000 in tree-planting grants to local environmental groups under the renamed “Trees for Watersheds” program.

Grow fast, fun and easy microgreens

Have fun growing some delicious and nutritious microgreens on your kitchen counter, in a sunny window or under lights any time of the year.
Obituaries

Stephen F. Osborne

Stephen F. Osborne, of Doylestown died Saturday surrounded with his family at his residence. He was 88 years old.

Kevin Stuart Washburn

Kevin Stuart Washburn, 65, of New Hope, PA, died on Monday, June 3, 2024 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, NJ.

Thomas Patrick Courtney

T. Patrick Courtney, “Pat,” 90 years old of Doylestown, Pennsylvania passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024 in Naples, Florida.

Stephen Millner

It is with great sadness that the family of Stephen James Millner announces his passing at his home in Yardley, PA on Tuesday, May 7 at the age of 76 after a long struggle with amyloidosis, an incurable bone marrow disease.

Edith W. Fluck

Edith W. Fluck of Doylestown passed away on Monday, May 20, 2024 at NewSeasons at New Britain. She was 93 and the wife of Chester Fluck, Jr.

David M. Bonham

David M. Bonham, 66, of Erwinna, Tinicum Township, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at his home.

Charles W. Godown Sr.

Charles W. Godown Sr., 86, of West Amwell, NJ, died at home peacefully after a long fought battle with cancer on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

William T. Glick

William T. Glick, 94, formerly of Revere, PA passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Liberty Point Nursing Home, Doylestown, PA.
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