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Poignant and patriotic, Doylestown marks Memorial Day

Thousands of Bucks Countians gathered in Doylestown Monday to watch what, according to the borough, is the oldest Memorial Day Parade in the United States.

Class of 2024 leaves Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College recognized 537 May graduates in a series of commencement ceremonies during the week of May 13.

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Memorial Day Parade rolls through Sellersville

A Memorial Day Parade and Service honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country was held May 25 in Sellersville.

Upper Makefield promotes Gerard Russi to police sergeant

There’s a new sergeant in the Upper Makefield Township Police Department, but he is a familiar face. At a May 21 meeting of the township board of supervisors, Gerard Russi was promoted.

Grand jury recommends charges in Bristol Twp hit-run that killed skateboarder

A Bucks County Investigating Grand Jury has recommended a Philadelphia man be charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a skateboarder in Bristol Township last November.

PennDOT begins intersection improvements in Middletown

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation this week began a $10.6 million project to ease traffic congestion and improve safety on Langhorne-Yardley Road at Bridgetown Pike and at Woodbourne Road.

Palisades moves 2024-25 budget forward; rejects all food service bids

Unable to move its 2024-25 budget past the “proposed final” stage at its April 17 and May 1 school board meetings, the Palisades School District was able to finally reach that mandated budget …

Upper Makefield ratchets up bridge-preservation push

Upper Makefield officials have intensified efforts to protect what they say is the historic character of the Washington Crossing Bridge and buildings near the 119-year-old span.

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Exercise for Education is the largest fundraiser of the year at Sellersville Elementary School and, on May 16, it allowed students to spend the day outside exploring ways to be active while having …

Ryan rising: Senior closes a baseball chapter

It took the 2024 Solebury Spartans some time to resemble the 2023 version who played in the Penn-Jersey Athletic Association title game. “We had some tough nonleague games against bigger schools …

Caleb Everitt’s walk-off hit sends Quakertown to district quarterfinals

The Quakertown Panthers, the SOL Liberty Division champions, took the field on Wednesday as the No. 1 seed in the District One Class 6A baseball tournament.

On the Run: Bucks County’s finest scholar-athletes feted at Kiwanis banquet

If the 34 award recipients at Wednesday night’s Levittown-Bristol Kiwanis Club’s 24th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner are examples of our local society’s future leaders, we’re in pretty good hands.

Families, individuals teams turn out for Sesame Place Classic

The 2024 Kiwanis-Herald Sesame Place Classic took place May 19 in Middletown Township.The Classic featured a 5K, a one-mile fun run, and a kids’ sprint races with proceeds from the event benefiting …

Track and field: South Hunterdon athletes making most of opportunities

As head track coach at South Hunterdon, Scott Ward has shepherded his program through a host of situations over the past 11 years. From constructing a makeshift high jump structure with two athletes …

CB West, CB South, CR North advance in district playoffs

Laying down the Law(son).Central Bucks West senior Sienna Lawson sparkled on Monday, striking out 11 Ridley Green Raiders and allowing only two hits in a 12-2 six-inning shortened District One 6A …

Pennridge reaches district final

Second-seeded Pennridge got off to a slow start in Tuesday night’s District One Class 3A boys volleyball semifinal, dropping the first set, 25-14, to sixth-seeded Unionville. “We had no energy,” …

LVU Rush kicks off inaugural Women’s Premier Soccer League season

LVU Rush, a joint venture between Pennsylvania Rush and Lehigh Valley United Soccer, is a new participant in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) for the 2024 season, which will feature nine …

Lacrosse wrap: Rams boys, girls in playbacks

Pennridge boys and girls, each winners of the SOL National, both found themselves in District One Class 3A lacrosse playbacks at press time. The No. 5 Pennridge boys (16-4) beat No. 12 Downingtown …
Delaware senior infielder Joey Loynd joined an exclusive club on Friday. With a bases loaded walk in game one of Friday’s Coastal Athletic Association doubleheader against UNC-Wilmington, Loynd …
While it may have started way back in the 20th century, the Kiwanis-Herald Sesame Place Classic never seems to lose its magic. That was evident this past Sunday when close to 800 runners turned out …
A busy week for track and field started last Tuesday and Wednesday at Blue Mountain High School, site of the District 11 championships. In Class 2A competition, Palisades senior Trevor Johnson came …
Central Bucks East, the District One five seed, had its historic team tennis run end on Friday in the PIAA 3A quarterfinals at the Hershey Racquet Club. Downingtown East nipped the Patriots 3-2. This …
The Doylestown Rugby Academy junior team (eighth and ninth grade) defeated La Salle College High School for the RugbyPA Junior State Championship Sunday, May 19 at Penn State Berks Rugby …
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Recipe of the Week: Kick off the summer grilling season with a Southern favorite
Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the summer grilling season with hamburgers as the main dish of choice on many menus. But there is nothing that says it has to be that way.

Honoring their sacrifice

Volunteers with the Travis Manion Foundation commemorated Memorial Day at Washington Crossing National Cemetery on Monday by placing handcrafted commemorative tokens at the resting places of fallen …

Memorial Day ceremonies slated in Richboro

There will be two Memorial Day ceremonies that will take place in the Richboro section of Northampton Township on May 27.At 8 a.m. there will be a flag lowering/raising ceremony by the Patriot …

Parade people of Lambertville

May is when the fallen are remembered, freedom is celebrated and pride is on display. Two parades take place on Lambertville’s North Union Street this month, in recognition of seemingly disparate but ultimately unified groups.

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance awards grants to farmers

Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (BCFA), through the generosity of donors, has awarded five separate grants to local farmers so far in 2024, totaling nearly $10,000.

Penn State Extension launches Butcher Apprenticeship Program

Penn State University has launched its 2024 Butcher Apprenticeship Program, designed to revolutionize education and meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in the meat processing …
Opinion & Editorial

Happy to Be Here: Something like the old days in the English Village

The New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts opened an exhibition of paintings and drawings by David Stier in the “English Village” at Phillips’ Mill in late April. The foundation, according to a …

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Once upon a time not long ago, my husband and I could jump into our car and, with few concerns, take off for a cross-country trip. That is no longer the case. Almost every day we are hit with …
I’ve been writing about the growing risk of a pandemic H5N1 bird flu for several years and I can’t help feeling that the virus is surrounding us in order to figure us out.
It has come to my attention that there is a plan for a fireworks display to occur every weekend from mid-May through September. On the surface, this reads like a nice idea, but if one is to think …
First and foremost, I love this country and I’ve always been proud to say I’m an American wherever I’ve traveled. Lately it seems there are many of my fellow citizens that don’t share those …
Over the past two months many news sources have been discussing the recent settlement by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and a class action lawsuit that was brought against the major …
Poet's Corner


(Celebrating the 215th anniversary of Bethlehem A.M.E. Church, Langhorne) barrels of light etched itself across a log cabin, bearing a magnitude as gentle as a dove resting at dawn.

Arts & Entertainment

“Beyond Boundaries” at Artists’ Gallery to feature two local painters

Artist’s Gallery presents “Beyond Boundaries,” an exhibition showcasing the abstracted realities of painter Jane Adriance and the inspiring landscape paintings of Joe Kazimierczyk.

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SCORE Bucks County offers June Webinars

SCORE Bucks County will offer more than a dozen educational workshops for entrepreneurs and business owners in June. The online webinars feature a wide range of insightful topics for every …

Ribbon-cutting held at remodeled Warminster Goodwill Store

Goodwill Keystone Area showcased its newly remodeled store and donation center in Warminster. The celebration included a ribbon-cutting and remarks by Goodwill Keystone Area President and CEO Ed Lada, Jr.
Health & Wellness

YMCA awarded grant to expand mental health resources

YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties was awarded a $25,000 grant by the local nonprofit Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) on April 10 at the Doylestown branch. The operational grant recognizes …
Homes & Gardens

What’s your style?

From transitional to traditional; mid-century modern to minimalist, there are several defined home décor styles with signature qualities attached to them.But you don’t have to subscribe to a …

Furnishing the outdoors

When it comes to outdoor living spaces and furnishings, high quality pieces are worth the investment. Durable and long lasting in timeless classic materials and colors, think about the long haul …

Morris Arboretum & Gardens goes Mesazoic

Visitors to Morris Arboretum & Gardens may feel like they’re traveling back in time with two new exhibitions: “Plants in the Age of Dinosaurs” and “Garden Railway: Dinos!” running from …

Veggies the subject of May Trevose Horticultural Society meetup

“Vegetable Gardening 101” will be the featured program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday. Master Gardener Annie Milionis will cover choosing a site, soil …

Rose H. Korney

Rose Helen Korney of Lambertville, NJ, died on May 16, 2024 at the Bridgeway Senior Care Center, Bridgewater, NJ. She was 99 years old. She was looking forward to her 100th birthday this June …

Luke Touhill

Only thirteen years, but a life well lived. That is what we think of when we think of Luke. He had many interests, was endlessly curious, and loved adventure.

Dr. Richard and Phyllis Myers

Dr. Richard K. “Dick” Myers of Butler, Pa passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. He was born in Quakertown, Pa., on April 8, 1931, the youngest of three sons born to Josephine …

Donald Walter Martens

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Donald Walter Martens into the Kingdom of Heaven on May 13th, 2024, at the age of 88, of Plumstead, PA. He was the devoted husband of Connie Martens.

Donald Pierce Huber

Donald Pierce Huber (July 2, 1938 - May 16, 2024) age 85 of New Hope, PA passed away late Thursday evening. Beloved son of Jack and Dorothy Huber (nee Kenney). He is survived by his wife of 64 years, …

Walter S. Wydro

Walter S. Wydro, went to meet our Lord on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. He was born January 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He will be greatly missed by his daughter Alicia Ann Wydro Huttenlock (Frank), …

Marsha Niederer

Marsha Niederer, 69, passed away on May 7, 2024 at her home in Buckingham Springs, after an extended illness. Born in Manila, Philippines on October 18, 1954, the second child of Harry Lloyd and …

Ruth M. Beck

Ruth M. Beck, a longtime resident of New Hope-Solebury, Pennsylvania, passed away at age 95 on Friday, May 10th, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania on …
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