Friday, May 24, 2013
Read the top headlines from Patches across Bucks County.
Bucks County Community College Celebrates 47th CommencementMore than 800 BCCC students graduated Thursday from Bucks County Community College during a ceremony at the Newtown Campus. Read the full story on Newtown Patch. Fanny Chapman Pool to Open Saturday: There are still memberships available and space in swim lessons. A family membership is $420; individual memberships are $210 or $225. Get the details on Doylestown Patch. Graduation Project Revisions OK'd for Tennent: The Centennial School Board recently approved graduation project changes beginning with the William Tennent High School class of 2014. Read all about the changes on Upper Southampton Patch. Man, 72, Accused of Criminal Mischief at Mall: Other retail-related incidents …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The primary election is Tuesday. Check the list below to see who is running for open positions on the county level.
Though it may lack the glamour of a national campaign, this election year is no less important, especially if you believe in the old adage, "All politics is local." The following are the candidates running for office at the county level and seeking the nomination from the Tuesday's primary (incumbents are bolded). The list has been provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections office. Pennsylvania has a closed primary, meaning that only party members can vote for candidates in their party. Democrats vote for democrats, and republicans vote for republicans. Independents cannot vote in the primary election. The general election takes place Nov. 5. The last day to register for the general is Oct.r 7. State Office Vic Stabile (R) Joseph C. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Celebrate National Tourism Day in Bucks County.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The 'Business Resources for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs' will be held Tuesday, May 7 in Doylestown.
Saturday, April 27
The County of Bucks Business Development Department will present a workshop for artists and creative entrepreneurs on Tuesday, May 7. The Business Resources for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs will be held at the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Bailiwick Office Campus, Suite 23, 252 West Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.The program starts promptly at 8:15 a.m. and concludes at 10:30 a.m. "Bucks County is home to many artists and creative-based businesses," said Sonia Smith, County of Bucks Business Development Administrator. "Our goal is to help these businesses combine their creative flair with their entrepreneurial ability by offering education opportunities to successfully build and grow their business." The scheduled members and …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The primary election is May 21. Check the list below to see who is running for open positions on the county level.
Though it may lack the glamour of a national campaign, this election year is no less important, especially if you believe in the old adage, "All politics is local." The following are the candidates running for office at the county level and seeking the nomination from the May 21 primary (incumbents are bolded). The unofficial list has been provided by the Bucks County Board of Elections office. The last day to register before the primary is April 22. Pennsylvania has a closed primary, meaning that only party members can vote for candidates in their party. Democrats vote for democrats, and republicans vote for republicans. Independents cannot vote in the primary election. The general election takes place November 5, 2013. The last day to …
The former elementary school building served as the site for an emergency training program Monday.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Southampton-area women can expect to live 4 years longer than the men. See what the life expectancy is for people in Bucks County.
Does where you live in Pennslyvania impact how long your life will be? According to a new study, the answer is "yes, but really not by all that much around here." The Institute for Health Metics and Evaluation looked at the life expectancy gap between men and women cross the country, including in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and broke down the numbers based on the average life expectancy per county. The biggest disparity between the life expectancy of women and men in the area came from Philadelphia, where women outlived men by an average of 7.7 years. The closest gap between women and men in the area comes from Bucks and Montgomery Counties, where women are only outliving men by an average of four years. Check out the full study here, …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Also, man shoots himself inside a sporting goods store, residents held at gunpoint in their home, and how we're all breaking the law.
Check out some of Patch's biggest stories from the past week in eastern Pennsylvania: A man who barricaded himself inside a Dicks Sporting Goods store shot himself after a more than three-hour standoff with police. Read the story here. An elderly man shot and killed his wife, then himself, in a hospice room at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin and a hospital official said. Full details here. A 16-year-old girl is missing and there is concern that she might be in danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Chester County sent out alerts about the disappearance Angela Marie Vega-Yohn, of Philadelphia. Her case is being categorized as an …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It was standing-room only at the VFW Post on Louis Drive in Warminster Tuesday evening for the Concerned Gun Owners of Bucks County Meeting.
Hundreds turned out for the second Concerned Gun Owners of Bucks County meeting. For many, it was their first exposure to the group. Several notable Bucks County officials were in attendance at the meeting, including District Attorney David Heckler, Prothonotary Patricia Bachtle and Sheriff Edward Donnelly. Meeting leader Steve Onufrey said the group was born around a kitchen table by a group of friends talking about the reaction to Sandy Hook. "We are peaceful citizens that believe in the God given right to defend," said Onufrey. "We are standing firm on the second amendment." He said the mission of the group was to educate and inform as well as a call to action. The group met for two hours, including break-out sessions for discussion. …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Bucks County Department of Health recently inspected eleven Southampton establishments.
The Bucks County Department of Health conducted inspections of the following food-service establishments in Southampton in the past month. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of its inspection to read the health department's report. A Taste of Philly was inspected on Feb. 4. Angelo's Restaurant was inspected on March 5. Fruit Flowers was inspected on Feb. 1. Giant Food Store was inspected on Feb. 13. Mt. Fuji was inspected on Feb. 4. Our Lady of Good Counsel Kitchen was inspected on March 5. Pikes Pub & Grub was inspected on Feb. 4. Rite Aid was inspected on Feb. 8. Roman Delight was inspected on Feb. 1. Southampton Spa & Wellness Center was inspected on Feb. 1. West Avenue Grille III was …