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Doylestown Borough asking residents, businesses to conserve water

As Doylestown Borough continues repairs on its water distribution system, officials are asking the community to voluntarily reduce their use of water.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel cuts ties with State Street Players

A Doylestown pastor’s decision to end his church’s longstanding relationship with a theater group over language in a play shocked the actors.

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Local News

Communities to review Uhlerstown-Frenchtown bridge project next week

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will hold two open houses next week to share information and take feedback about its plan to restore the Uhlerstown-Frenchtown Toll Bridge in 2025.

Falls bridge naming to honor Pennsbury graduate and Vietnam war casualty

United States Marine Corps Private First Class Edward Nelson Beers will be honored when Bucks County Bridge No. 220 is named for him at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25.

Lambertville City Council postpones vote on redevelopment plan for former high school site

The Lambertville City Council sat through a three-and-a-half-hour meeting Thursday night while residents spoke out about the 2024 Redevelopment Plan that would be set to develop homes at the site of the old Lambertville High School.

Council Rock survey respondents overwhelmingly favor full-day kindergarten

A survey to determine the community’s interest in having full-day kindergarten in the Council Rock School District revealed 75% of the overall total of respondents strongly support it.

Lower Makefield seeks members for new Human Relations Commission

Lower Makefield supervisors established a new township Human Relations Commission Wednesday as part of an anti-discrimination ordinance that also bans conversion therapy for those age 18 or younger.

Plant business blossoms thanks to self-taught green thumb

Sometimes passion is all that’s required to create a successful business, and formal education and training is less important or not necessary at all.

Tinicum supervisors to vet ways to help Upper Bucks EMS

Several Tinicum residents this month brought the topic of budgetary deficiencies facing Upper Bucks Regional Emergency Medical Services to the township board of supervisors.
Sports

Richlandtown girl qualifies for World Ninja League Championships

Taylor Mason, a 12-year-old rising seventh-grader, heads to Greensboro Coliseum Complex in North Carolina from June 21-24 to compete in the preteen division of the 2024 World Ninja League Championships.

Blazers fall to Rattlers

The Quakertown Blazers dropped their Tuesday night Northern Division ECCBL matchup against the Pocono Timber-Rattlers, 12-2, in an abbreviated eight-inning mercy rule game.

Super Seniors: On to Richmond for William Tennent star Kirby Mooney

In December 2015, Smithsonian Magazine article reported that spiders build their webs beginning at the outside and “working their way in.” Kirby Mooney took the opposite approach to developing his basketball game. The William Tennent star built it from the inside-out.

Unami softball team repeats as Central Bucks School District champion

For the second season in a row, Unami Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade softball team won the Central Bucks School District’s softball championship.

Legion baseball: Pennridge picks up 4th win

Pennridge scored a baker’s dozen en route to victory over host Hatfield-Towamencin Monday. With the 13-0 win, Pennridge improved its Bux-Mont American Legion record to 4-2.
Lydia Bottelier found herself in a familiar position – on the podium or in the top four – in May’s ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Atlanta.
Having completed the annual 500-mile Anchor House Ride for Runaways for 15 years, Joe Boyce had his pre-journey training schedule pretty much down to memory.
It was the first trip to the state tournament for the Council Rock South softball team.And the Golden Hawks put on a show, reaching the title game. But CR South fell just shy of the state crown.
If you’re looking for toughness and determination, look no further than Avery Tumolo, third baseman on the Council Rock South softball team.
Community
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Recipe of the Week: Celebrate National Dairy Month Quick Meatball Stroganoff
If you have been visiting your favorite farmers market this month, chances are you have seen representatives of Bucks County Dairy Promotion scooping out ice cream as a reminder that it’s time to celebrate the dairy products we enjoy every day.

Tabby’s Place slates Kitten Shower and Adoption Event

Tabby’s Place, a Ringoes, N.J., cat sanctuary, will host its annual Kitten Shower and Adoption Event noon-4 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

Peddler’s Village to host first four-day festival – Red, White and Blueberries BBQ Bash

Peddler’s Village in Lahaska will present its first four-day festival this summer: Starting on July 4 and continuing through July 7, the Red, White, and Blueberries BBQ Bash will celebrate both the extended holiday weekend and the fruit recognized during National Blueberry Month in July.

On Wine: Terroir is the key

Terroir is a French word of Latin origin that means “soil,” “land” or “earth.” The French pronounce it “tair WAH” (sort of) and in the wine world it has a related but different meaning of significant importance. For we oenophiles, it’s the environmental conditions, particularly the soil and climate, where wine grapes are grown.

NCC spring commencement honors over 650 graduates

Northampton Community College (NCC) celebrated 652 graduates at commencement ceremonies held at NCC’s Bethlehem campus on May 23 and NCC’s Pocono campus on May 21.

A. Marlyn Moyer Jr. Scholarship Foundation application deadline is July 6

The A. Marlyn Moyer Jr. Scholarship Foundation announces will grant several partial scholarships for studies at colleges, universities, technical schools, nursing schools, and other accredited post-secondary institutions during the 2023-2024 academic year.
Opinion & Editorial

Happy to Be Here: A hearty farewell to John Larsen

John Larsen should have been pleased last Tuesday when local folks got together to bid him farewell.

Editorials & Guest Opinions
A few days after the end of the spring semester at Bucks County Community College, I was in the newsroom where I teach journalism and where the student newspaper, The Centurion, is produced. One of the paper’s editors, journalism student Christian Grosso, and I were busy tossing out old copies of the paper. The Centurion is one of a declining number of student papers nationwide that are still actually printed, and the stacks of old issues were starting to take over the room.
Almost six years ago, on Aug. 5, 2018, an unspeakable tragedy struck our family. Our 7-year-old Kayden was brutally beaten to death by her biological father during an unsupervised weekend visitation.
The most important date of this year’s presidential campaign is a week away when President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump face off in a debate hosted by CNN.
On Monday, a landmark bill passed the Pa. House of Representatives that promises to benefit every school district in Bucks County.
Poet's Corner

Magnolia (leitmotif)

There’s a corrosive little wake when Queen Latifah flicks her wrist miasming an omnipresent piano so she can turn her heart back to Eileen & find love in grief or another day will come.

Arts & Entertainment

“A Duet Of Color” to open at Stover Mill Gallery

Cindy Ruenes and Kathie Jankauskas will show their artwork at the Stover Mill Gallery, 852 River Road, Erwinna from June 29 through July 28.

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Business

Penn Community Bank holds Day of Service

Penn Community Bank hosted its third-annual Day of Service on Wednesday, June 5.

Savant Wealth Management named to Accounting Today list

Savant Wealth Management, a fee-only registered investment adviser (RIA) with an office in Doylestown, earned the top spot in Accounting Today’s list of 2024 Billion-Dollar Wealth Magnets, making this Savant’s second consecutive year as the leading firm on the list.
Health & Wellness

Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund challenges Bucks residents to help local cancer community

Kin, a nonprofit wellness and support center providing free services to cancer patients, caregivers and local oncology health care workers across Bucks County, is the recipient of a challenge bestowed upon the Bucks County community by the Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund.
Homes & Gardens

Patios make a summer spash

Whether you want a cozy spot for morning coffee or a span large enough to host a crowd, patios are a great way to extend outdoor living spaces.

Trevose Horticultural Society sends invitation to “Bee Inspired”

The Trevose Horticultural Society will stage its 101st National Garden Club Standard Flower Show “Bee Inspired” on Aug. 23-24 at St. Ephrem Catholic Church in Bensalem.

In the garden with Andrew: Versatile viburnums

A stroll around any residential area is likely to reveal many viburnums in the landscape. Collectively, they have been a popular shrub for more than 100 years.
Obituaries

Julia “Julie” Lynn Wonderly-Cass

Julia “Julie” Lynn Wonderly-Cass, 52 of New Hope, PA passed away peacefully on Friday June 14, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

George Ernest Kallenbach

George Ernest Kallenbach, 91, of Erwinna, PA, in the presence of his family, passed away at his beloved home, Hidden Valley, on Thursday June 13, 2024.

Carmella Dominik Tannenbaum

Carmella Dominik Tannenbaum, 94, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

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.
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