Monday, May 13, 2013
Buckingham Valley Vineyards and Chaddsford Winery are among the participants in the 25th Annual Tasting for Tyler event on June 7. Organizers say its is the county's premiere food and wine event.
Bucks County Community College is gearing up for the 25th Annual Tasting for Tyler event, which will be held June 7 and will feature food, music, a live auction and even tethered hot air balloon rides. Local wineries, including Buckingham Valley Vineyards and Chaddsford Winery, will be there. The event, formerly known as the Tyler Tasting Party, will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in historic Tyler Hall on BCCC’s Newtown Campus. The fundraiser, which has become one of Bucks County’s “premiere food and wine events,” according to organizers, will feature more than 30 restaurants, wineries, caterers and bakeries. Participants will be throughout the first floor of the mansion and its formal gardens providing tastings of food and drink. In …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is hosting a free concert series, which continues this week with three performances.
The Bucks County Community College Department of the Arts is in the midst of a free concert series that culminates Thursday with a performance from a big-band style jazz orchestra. In addition to Thursday's finale, there will be free performances Monday and Wednesday. The Classical Ensembles perform Monday. Classical Ensembles consist of the Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Brendan Hartz, and the Woodwind Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Len Pierro. The 50-voice Concert Choir performs Wednesday under the direction of Rochelle Reed and faculty member Edward Ferdinand. The group will perform Mozart’s “Mass in C, K.259,” Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst” and a variety of American and English music. The concert …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The benefit dinner was held at Tyler Hall at Bucks County Community College on April 27. It is the largest fundraiser of the year for the domestic violence shelter located in Doylestown.
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
College officials on Thursday dedicated a new 9,000-square-foot addition in honor of its third president.
Bucks County Community College officials on Thursday dedicated a new 9,000-square-foot addition in honor of former BCCC President Dr. James J. Linksz. The Dr. James J. Linksz Pavilion, honoring the college’s third president who retired last year after 20 years of leading the institution, connects the Rollins Center with the Gymnasium and Pemberton Hall. “I see how this is going to be a link between so many different places on the campus,” said Linksz. “This promises to be a new heart of the campus, opening a new experience for students, faculty, and staff.” Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, who succeeded Dr. Linksz as college president last fall, opened the dedication ceremony, which included Blake Eisenhart, chair, BCCC Trustees; Robert Loughery, …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Meghan Jusczak will be honored at a Newtown campus poetry reading Sunday April 21. She’ll be joined by runners-up and finalists in a celebration of young poets from across Bucks County.
Meghan Jusczak, a senior at Central Bucks East High School, has been named the 2013 Bucks County High School Poet of the Year, officials at Bucks County Community College announced. The Doylestown resident rose to the top of 145 entries to win the 26th annual contest, part of the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program administered by the college. Jusczak, who was named third-runner-up last year, won a $300 prize and will be honored at a Newtown campus poetry reading at 3 p.m. Sunday April 21. She’ll be joined by runners-up and finalists in a celebration of young poets from across Bucks County. An anthology containing the winning poems and a poem from each entrant, Writes of Passage Vol. 3, will be distributed to those in attendance. An avid …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
A free open house for prospective students and their parents will be held on April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newtown campus.
If you're interested in learning what the local community college has to offer, mark your calendar for April 3. That's when Bucks County Community College will host a free open house for prospective students and their parents. The open house will be held in Tyler Hall on the Newtown campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Professors, students and parents will be there to offer input, answer questions and share experiences. Representatives from six academic departments will be there to discuss the nearly 80 majors offered at BCCC. Officials from the college’s financial aid and other student-services departments will also be on hand. Chef apprenticeship students will prepare pastries for guests to enjoy and student musicians will entertain. Last year's …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus closed Tuesday afternoon after an electrical failure wiped out power in several buildings and required an evacution of some classrooms.
Power at Bucks County Community College's Newtown campus was restored Tuesday evening and all classes will resume as scheduled Wednesday. The Newtown campus closed Tuesday afternoon after an electrical failure wiped out power in several buildings and required an evacuation of some classrooms. According to school officials, an electrical problem was discovered around 3 p.m. in a manhole behind Penn Hall and Founders Hall. The Newtown Fire Department was called to campus as a precaution. No fire was discovered and no one was injured. Penn Hall, Founders Hall and the portable classroom trailers were evacuated in light of the issue, according to school officials. Power was out in those buildings, the Rollins Center, the 3-D Arts Center, the …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
“Bucks County Artists: A Cross Section,” is on exhibition at Bucks County Community College's Hicks Art Center Gallery through Dec. 15.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The works of four local artists are being showcased at Bucks County Community College's Hicks Art Center Gallery through Dec. 15. The show, “Bucks County Artists: A Cross Section," features book artist Barbara Moon Boertzel of Doylestown, photographer Paula Chamlee of Ottsville, painter Alex Cohen of Newtown and printmaker Deborah Bruns-Thomas of Perkasie. Guest curator Lisa Naples says one way to view a culture is through the art it leaves behind. “It is those artifacts that express the flavor of the current day or the experience of those living in it that capture my imagination,” said Naples, a Doylestown-based artist and teacher. “Artists invent, document and offer traces of currents within a culture undetected by most non-artists.” “…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The free concerts begin Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with a Performance Class Recital.
Bucks County Community College students will perform seven free concerts beginning this week and running through mid-December. The free concerts begin Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with a Performance Class Recital. Then, on Dec. 3, there will be a performance by the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, consisting of piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, drums and vocals. The ensemble is under the direction of professors and instructors Jeff Baumeister, Paul Gehman, Michael Hoffman, Tom Lawton and Mark Pultorak. That will be followed by the Madrigal Singers on Dec. 5. The Percussion Ensemble presents its rhythms on Dec. 6. The Classical Chamber Ensemble will perform Dec. 10 and will feature a variety of instrumental students under the direction of instructors …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Bucks County election officials will hold an emergency meeting today at 1 p.m. to determine what polling locations are working after Hurricane Sandy.
Normally, voting machines are delivered more than a week before the election, but because the roads were impassable after Hurricane Sandy, Bucks county didn’t get them until late last week. And the county doesn’t even know now which of its 215 polling places are ready for the election. "The hauler has to call every polling place and reschedule delivery," Deena Dean, Director of Bucks County Board of Elections and Registration told CNN last week. "So as the hauler reschedules deliveries, we are being notified of that." Dean said she wasn't sure what Election Day would look like. To that point, Dean and election officials are holding a meeting today at 1 p.m. to determine what polling locations will be ready, and which need to be changed. …