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Hundreds attend celebration of the region’s part in the Space Race

The Fuge in Warminster hosted a celebration of the 55th anniversary of Apollo 11 and 65th anniversary of Project Mercury this past weekend with hundreds in attendance.

Local News

Neshaminy Mall has sold for $27.5 million

Neshaminy Mall has been sold for $27.5 million by Brookfield Properties to a partnership that plans to demolish part of the mall in Bensalem for mixed-use redevelopment.

Summer fun kicks into high gear at Doylestown car show

The Doylestown at Dusk Car Show, featuring over 500 cars, rolled into town July 20. Top 40 and specialty class awards were presented during the show, which also included live music and vendors.

Neighborhood paint store is people and pet friendly

Neighborhood stores are disappearing at an alarming rate. I used to love going to places where the proprietor knew my name, especially when I needed some kind of advice.

Upper Makefield takes action to reduce flooding

Upper Makefield officials are moving forward with plans to better control stormwater runoff and thereby help mitigate flooding issues in the township.

Inaugural event at “The Spine” in Perkasie to celebrate skate culture

Perkasie Borough’s Lenape Park Skate Park reopened July 18, as “The Spine." Newly renovated, “The Spine” now boasts a brand new single coping, double mini half-pipe and a freshly milled and paved asphalt pad, designed to challenge and excite skaters of all skill levels.

Doylestown Twp. receiving millions to address PFAS-tainted wells

More than $4 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority is coming to Doylestown Township to help remove so-called “forever chemicals” from some of its water supply, state and federal officials announced this week.

Dugouts to be placed at New Britain’s North Branch Park

At a recent New Britain Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Lenape Valley Softball received approval to build dugouts for its fields at North Branch Park.
In response to the summer slump of advertising revenue and the rising costs of sustaining its award-winning news operations, the Bucks County Herald Foundation has embarked on its second annual “Summer Fundraising Drive.”
Sports

On the Run: Bucks’ best ever: Steely reflects on memories of Olympic exploits

With the Paris Olympics coming up shortly in France, veteran Bucks County track followers might think back a few decades to when one of our own competed in the Games just down the road in Europe.

Pennridge recognizes 18 student-athletes

There were plenty of reasons to celebrate. Eighteen to be exact.

Blazers riding wave of momentum into playoffs

The inaugural East Coast Collegiate Baseball League regular season came to a close Sunday, July 21.

Levittown’s Kennedi Dobson swimming toward bright future

Kennedi Dobson is excited for her future. And the Levittown resident has every right to feel that way. Dobson, entering her senior year at Neshaminy, just competed at the U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials.

Faith wrestlers capture gold at national meet

Faith Christian head wrestling coach Ben Clymer understood that task ahead for his contingent at the recent U.S. Marine Corps Junior and 16U Nationals at North Dakota’s Fargo Dome.

Rugby notes

On July 13, the Doylestown Rugby Academy high school boys team traveled to its final 7s tournament of the summer – Surfside 7s located just off the beach in Stone Harbor, N.J.
Justin McCuen was recently named the new head boys basketball coach at Plumstead Christian School. He takes the place of the retiring John Elton, who spent the last 17 seasons on Plumstead’s hardwood as an assistant or head varsity coach.
The Pennsylvania American Legion Region 2 championship began Saturday morning in Emmaus.The defending champion Quakertown Blue Jays (24-2) earned another trip to the regional finals and awaited …
Peyton Manning opened Lucas Oil Stadium. But multiple Pro Bowler Andrew Luck was the Indianapolis Colt with the more stellar career there. Duquesne senior Haley Scholer competed at Lucas Oil Stadium on June 20. It had nothing to do with luck. And everything to do with her skill.
Owen Dillon, a rising senior lacrosse player at Council Rock South High School, raised over $700 for locally headquartered nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.
Community
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Recipe of the Week: Zucchini has arrived
The local zucchini season has begun and will continue until frost.

Ramblings of a Native Plant Gardener: Susan Talia Delone

Travel is a marvelous way to mix things up a bit. I see new vistas, and I come home ready to create a new garden or redo old ones! This time I returned from Sicily, inspired by structures and native …

Zucchini 500 rescheduled

The West Ward Market’s Zucchini 500, originally scheduled to take place July 17, has been rescheduled to 3 p.m. July 30.

Rembrandt Beer brewing slated at William Penn’s estate

Pennsbury Manor’s brewing club, Quakers Behaving Badlye Brewing Co., will demonstrate a recipe for Rembrandt Beer, a new brew that they’ve created in honor of an iconic Rembrandt painting, 1-4 p.m. July 28.

Peddler’s Village Peach Festival to feature a summer favorite fruit

Peddler’s Village in Lahaska will present its annual Peach Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4.The festival will feature a variety of peach-themed treats, including …

Simple meals for sizzling summer days

As much as I love cooking and everything that goes with it, at this time of the year, I try to make meals that don’t require a lot of time or stove/oven heat.

Transitioning to a new platform for our online Calendar

Attention Herald Calendar users, we will be transitioning to a new platform for our online Calendar in July to better serve both the readers and those who submit events. During this transition time, users may experience a service interruption. We expect this interruption to be brief and appreciate your patience as we bring the new service online.
Opinion & Editorial

By the Way: Dogs, volunteers drive this search engine

When I think of searching for missing persons, my mind summons up hikers lost in the mountainous terrain and vast canyons of the American West.

Editorials & Guest Opinions
Ah! The political noise and chatter that precede the November elections are already growing to a bothersome level and will only get worse as time goes on.
Running along Creamery Road in New Hope, I couldn’t help but notice a kaleidoscope of different campaign signs that lined my route: Trump, Biden, Fitzpatrick, Ehasz — all names peculiarly positioned above the election year 2024.
We are youth advocates who were incarcerated at the ages of 14 and 15. We don’t want the juvenile legal system to do to others what it did to us and our peers.
Wrightstown Friends Meeting, like many faith communities, has been looking at how we can put our testimony of stewardship for the Earth into action.
It’s always a pleasure and a privilege to talk about the fine journalists who write the stories, take the photographs and design the pages you see week in and week out in the Bucks County Herald newspaper.
Poet's Corner

Getting Unstuck

I stood at the edge of the gorge near the abandoned Allegheny coal mine.

Arts & Entertainment

Peddler’s Village and Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts to present “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” this summer

Two well-known Bucks County entities – Peddler’s Village and Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts – have united to present Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, an immersive comedy that has …

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Business

PABC announces winner of $250,000 investment

A promising biotech startup from Philadelphia was chosen from among three stellar companies presenting at the 10th annual Entrepreneur Spotlight July 18, at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC) as winner of the highly competitive event.

Mr. Olympics at Comcast

Comcast has announced the launch of enhanced 4K from Xfinity, a first-of-its-kind viewing experience on X1 that combines industry-leading video, audio and network technology to deliver “a high-definition viewing experience unlike anything else available today.”
Health & Wellness

Kids-N-Hope Foundation raises over $11,000 during bingo event

The Kids-N-Hope Foundation raised around $11,500 during this month’s Purse and Power Tool Bingo event.

St. Luke’s 1st female colorectal surgeon has special connection to area

Dr. Julia Tolentino is rooted in the history of Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine at St. Luke’s University Hospital, and now, as St. Luke’s Colon & Rectal Surgery’s first female colorectal surgeon, she is welcoming patients in the network that educated her.
Homes & Gardens

Beat summer heat at PA Horticultural Society’s pop up and public gardens

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Pop Up Gardens and other PHS Public Gardens and Landscapes are now in full bloom across the region, offering the perfect “Heatwave Haven” for those looking to escape the heat this summer.

Obituaries

Jay D. Sandler

Jay D. Sandler succumbed to AML (leukemia) on February 18, 2024 in the comfort of his home, with his wife Lisa, his kitty by his side, and several of his wonderful and loving caregivers from Emerald Helpers Caregiving, and the wonderful nursing staff of Caring Hospice. He had just turned 70.

Karla L. Dolan

Karla L. Dolan, 85, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.Born in Berminhoff, Germany, Karla moved to the United States in 1946.

Steven J. Coppens

Steven J. Coppens (known to many as Spike) of New Hope, PA, passed peacefully in his home on Friday, July 12, 2024 with his husband of 42 years, Jose Boscan at his side.

Jock James McKinstry

Jock James McKinstry died Monday, May 6, 2024, in Doylestown in the presence of his dearly loved wife, Olive. Jock (Jacques) lived a rich, long life amid his brave accommodation of and struggle with myotonic dystrophy type 1, an inherited neuromuscular disease that causes progressive muscle weakness and wasting. Just weeks earlier he had celebrated his 60th birthday surrounded by family and friends – a milestone he had not expected to reach.

Caroline D. Gentile

Caroline D. Gentile of Jamison, PA passed away in the Horsham Center for Jewish Life, Horsham, PA on Friday, July 5, 2024. She was 93.

Willard S. Derstine

Willard “Bill” S. Derstine, 93, of Telford, PA; formerly of Doylestown, PA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 15, 2024.
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