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Tinicum rebuffs PennDOT, takes back Headquarters Road bridge

Following a long and contentious special meeting Tuesday, Tinicum supervisors resolved to pursue a legally binding agreement with the Woodtiger Fund to privately cover the cost of rehabilitating …

Inside Shirley Lee Corsey’s quest to preserve and document Yardley’s Black history

Shirley Lee Corsey’s house is the only African American-owned residence on South Canal Street in Yardley. If you stand at her front door and just glance to the left, you will see a modest white …

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Fitzpatrick pledges support for Ukraine, Israel while overseas

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1, returned Thursday from a week-long overseas trip that included meetings with Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Benjamin Netanyahu.

Acting Naturally winding down in Middletown

Citing “financial strains with post-COVID costs,” a Middletown Township nonprofit theater operation at the Shoppes at Flowers Mill will go dark at the end of April.

Heralding Our History: Lambertville weathered the Great Depression with community

It was the depths of the Great Depression, the worst economic period the United States had ever seen and the people of Lambertville were just as affected by this disaster as anyone.

Chance remark leads to labor of love

I can’t parallel park. Period. And I’ve come to accept that about myself. Not even a Mini Cooper in the middle of a football field with two professional driving instructors front and back …

Doylestown store owner sued by former owners for nonpayment

The former owners of a Doylestown business that sold handmade goods created by local crafters have filed a civil complaint against the current owner of the now-shuttered business.

Decision deferred on proposed Doylestown Borough hotel

For more than two hours, dozens of Doylestown Borough residents again implored the community’s zoning hearing board to protect their close-knit neighborhood from a hotel plan they said will derail the lifestyle they’ve enjoyed for decades.

Central Bucks School Board to accept resignations of two Republican members

The Central Bucks School Board will hold a rare Friday meeting this week to accept the resignations of two GOP board members, who verbally resigned last week then, on Monday, followed up with letters …

Washington Crossing Foundation to honor veterans Sunday

The Washington Crossing Foundation on Sunday will honor veterans and celebrate George Washington’s 292nd birthday in Bristol Borough. Veterans and friends of the foundation are invited to visit …
It is awards season — and not just for Hollywood. The Bucks County Herald Foundation, the nonprofit entity that owns the Bucks County Herald newspaper, has received the prestigious Platinum Seal of Transparency …
Sports

New Hope roars into district final

The New Hope-Solebury Lions showed no signs of rust on Tuesday night.New Hope finished .500 in the Suburban One League Freedom Division, not good enough to make the league playoffs, but good enough …

Swimming: Wood’s Alyssa Bean wins league, district crowns

Alyssa Bean had quite a busy weekend. The Archbishop Wood senior won both of her individual events at the Philadelphia Catholic League and District 12 Class 2A swimming championships, both held on …

Girls basketball playoffs: Wood to play for title

Tuesday was a semi-sweet basketball day for many area teams. Along with New Hope-Solebury, Archbishop Wood, Faith Christian and Upper Bucks Christian all played in girls basketball playoff semifinals …

On the Run: U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials runners Izewski, Eder proud of Doylestown heritage

It’s not very often a town gets to have one of its athletes in the national sports spotlight.But two? At the same time? Practically unheard of. Yet that was the case back on Feb. 3 when both Josh …

CB East’s Ciepiela, Ford qualify for states

Central Bucks East’s Grace Ciepiela and Marin Ford both made a big splash. Ciepiela’s score of 382.00 points placed her fourth and Ford was right behind her in fifth place (381.35) at Friday’s …
The final minute in the Central Bucks East gym was pure pandemonium.There was a sense among the crowd that the game was over, along with the Patriots’ season. But with 30 seconds left – and …
In Tuesday’s District One playoff action, No. 11 Central Bucks West (19-8), an SOL Tournament finalist, erased a 20-8 deficit at No. 6 Methacton but fell 54-51 in a back and forth second-round 6A …
Kadie Fleming, only a junior, became the newest member of the South Hunterdon 1,000-point club Thursday night in the Eagles’ (7-18) 59-45 home win against Koinonia. Fleming scored 22 and grabbed …
A new year brings a fresh start for many; for The Hun School in Princeton, N.J., it brings a new breadth of athletic offerings for Upper School students. In 2020, cheerleading returned to the …
The Quakertown Panthers clawed their way to third place in the District One/12 girls wrestling tournament hosted by William Tennent on Feb. 17.Led by sophomore Caroline Hattala, who ascended to the …
Community
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Recipe of the Week: Experimenting through Lent and beyond
In winter, with no fresh fruits and vegetables in season locally for inspiration, it can get difficult to conjure up ideas for dinner. Those in search of dishes appropriate for Lent’s meatless …

“Crew” keeps pantry stocked

The Harvey Avenue Crew Food Drive in Doylestown Borough collected 4,320 pounds of food from generous donors on Feb. 4, for the Bucks County Housing Group’s food pantry. “This will keep our pantry …

Thoughts from an Epicure: Watermelon in winter

For most of my life, watermelon has been one of my favorite summertime treats. My family used to grow them. My brothers and I couldn’t wait for the melons to ripen. Then we, often with some friends, …

High school scribes encouraged to enter 37th annual poetry contest

Bucks County Community College calls on creative young people to enter the 37th annual Bucks County High School Poet of the Year contest for the chance to win $300.Students have until Friday, March …

Credit Union accepting scholarship applications

American Heritage Credit Union is awarding 30 high school senior members with a $1,000 scholarship to help ease the financial burden of higher education expenses.

Local author recognized by Washington Crossing Chapter of SAR

The Washington Crossing Chapter Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held its Washington’s Birthday dinner meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Continental Tavern in Yardley.
Opinion & Editorial

By the Way: Durham Township re-imagined...by artificial intelligence

Who’s afraid of the big AI? Well, maybe I am.War rages in the Middle East and Ukraine. Tyrants scheme and fume over elections all over the world. But I am caught up in my own little concerns about …

On Nov. 2, 2006, Chatterbox talked about chaos. We discussed it with a new outlook. Chaos comes in two flavors: positive and negative. Both have to be dealt with and sorted out but, obviously, joyful …
Editorials & Guest Opinions
Hundreds of students filed into the classroom and thousands logged in to the YouTube livestream to watch a turning point in Dartmouth College’s history. A collection of professors from the Jewish …
As I sat in the state Capitol rotunda listening to Gov. Josh Shapiro lay out his 2024-25 budget proposal, I couldn’t help but wonder if the gilded hall rubbed off on the governor, giving him a …
The real winner in the Feb. 13 special election to fill the vacant seat of the 140th state legislative district in Lower Bucks County? Election reform. But the race also showed how much more work …
A change in fortune had me working from home the last couple months of the year, instead of commuting to the city. It was a bit of a shock. Consequently, I had a constant ringside seat of the woods …
Three weeks ago in this space, I made what I thought was a big ask. I called for a dozen volunteers to spend one evening a month with me throughout 2024 at the Bucks County Herald’s office in …
Poet's Corner

Lake Galena

With all the garish honking, I expected to see “just married” signs and a tawdry string of tin cans dragging noisily from the tail feathers — Canada Geese dropping out of the blue into a small …

Arts & Entertainment

Peddler’s Village to host fifth annual “Peeps in the Village” event

Peddler’s Village in Lahaska will present its fifth annual “PEEPS in the Village” competition and display beginning March 11. The free event, which continues through April 14, showcases 100 handmade …

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Business

St. Luke’s University Health Network hires 20,000th employee

When Caitlin Kolba reported for her first day of work at St. Luke’s University Health Network last week, she became the Network’s 20,000th employee – the personification of St. Luke’s …

Gasper Landscape opens third space in Bucks County

Gasper Landscape’s Bucks County Hardscapes and Building Supply operations, and Landscape Design and Construction offices have a new home this February at 501 Camars Drive in Warminster.
Health & Wellness

YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties provides over 2,600 people free wellness through community initiative

From Nov. 20-Dec. 20, 2023, YMCA of Bucks and Hunterdon Counties welcomed 2,631 individuals into their branches to use the Y for free with the 2023 “Here for Our Community” initiative.
Homes & Gardens

Get a jump on managing plant pests this winter

Just like us, insects spend their winters in different locations. Unlike us, they spend their winters in different stages of development. Some may overwinter as adults, others in their immature stage …

Plumbing outlook for 2024

Bathroom plumbing innovations aim to meet — or exceed — consumer demands in the coming year. From updating tile or switching to panel shower surrounds, smart tech and on-demand hot water systems …

Garden-lovers can visit Morris Arboretum for less in February

Morris Arboretum & Gardens in Chestnut Hill is offering discounted admission during the month of February. Through Feb. 29, adult nonmembers pay $12, rather than $20; children under the age of 17 …

Kitchen appliances: If you’re shopping, you’ve got options

Kitchen appliances are big decisions. The color and type of your appliances drive a kitchen’s aesthetic as much as any other choice you’ll make for the heart of your home.
Obituaries
Ruth A. Steeley
Ruth A. Steeley, of Tinicum Twp., Bucks County, PA, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at the Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, Richlandtown, PA. She was 98. She was the loving wife of 58 …
Francis W. Taylor
Francis W. (Frank) Taylor of Point Pleasant, PA passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Liberty Pointe Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Doylestown, PA at the age of 88 years old (4 days …
Christopher Fenley Soriano
Christopher Fenley Soriano, a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend, went to heaven on February 10, 2024, at the age of 62, surrounded by his loving family at Grandview Hospital in …
Betty Ann Tucker
Betty Ann Tucker (77) of Doylestown, PA passed away on Wednesday February 1, 2024, after a battle with bone cancer. Born in 1946 into a Mennonite household she was the daughter of the late Samuel H. …
Dr. Susan Rottschaefer
Dr. Susan Rottschaefer passed on February 5, 2024 and was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard W. and Ellen Schock Rottschaefer and her brother, Bernard L. Rottschaefer MD. Susan was a woman …
Carroll Ely Lippincott
Carroll Ely Lippincott of Lahaska passed away on the morning of February 2, 2024. He was 92 years old and devoted husband of Diana. Born to Charlotte Olden Ely and her then husband, Carroll was raised …
Lorraine Meehan
Lorraine Helen Meehan (nee Cummings) was called to heaven on February 7, 2024. Affectionately known as “Mom-Mom Rufus,” she passed peacefully days before her 87th birthday. Lorraine is survived by …
Denise J. Spier
Denise J. Spier, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at her home in Ottsville, PA. She was 67. Born in West Rockhill Twp., PA, she was the daughter of Leroy Herman and Shirley …
Charles Reiman
Charles Reiman “Chuck” passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Chuck was 70 years old. He was the husband of Debra P. (Ebert) Together the couple had shared 44 years …
Betty Ratcliffe Maiorana
Betty Ratcliffe Maiorana, born July 5, 1932, in Clermont, NJ, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2024, in Perkasie, PA, with her daughter, Karen, by her side holding her hand.
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