Saturday, May 18, 2013
The 24th annual Tyler Tasting Party will be held June 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus.
Prepare your taste buds for a feast that comes just once a year. Bucks County Community College’s Tyler Tasting Party will be held June 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The 24th annual event will be held in historic Tyler Hall on the Newtown Campus. The party will feature a range of food prepared by three dozen restaurants, caterers, bakeries and cafes from throughout the county. Participants include The Pineville Tavern, Palate, oWowCow Creamery, Rose Bank Winery, Zebra Striped Whale, La Stalla and more. (See the full list below.) In addition, guests will have the opportunity to sample a variety of wine and beer. There will be a live auction for guests to bid on vacation destinations, catered dinner parties and other items. A silent auction will …
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 …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The event, to be held Saturday, will feature food, kids' activities, music and vendors. Proceeds will go to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Music Area of Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is presenting a six free concerts, which start tonight.
The Music Area of Bucks County Community College’s Department of the Arts is presenting a six free concerts, culminating in a performance by a big-band style Jazz Orchestra. The concerts, which start this week, are part of the school's Arts at Bucks celebrations. All concerts will be held in Presser Music Room in the Music & Multimedia Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Newtown campus. The festivities kick off tonight, when the Chamber Jazz Ensemble presents a free concert. The concert will feature students performing selections from a repertoire specifically composed for small-group jazz ensembles. The Madrigal Singers take the stage on Wednesday. Under the direction of faculty member Rochelle Reed, this vocal ensemble will entertain …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Bucks County Community College will host 'Bucks County Now and in the Future—breakfast with the Bucks County Commissioners' on Tuesday.
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. …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
All three campuses of Bucks County Community College will be closed Friday.
All three campuses of Bucks County Community College will remain closed Friday due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The college will remain closed over the weekend. A normal schedule will resume Monday. BCCC, like area school districts, has been closed since Monday due to Sandy, which left thousands in the area without power.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Lara Adams of Chalfont has been selected as the 2012 Bucks County Poet Laureate.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Chalfont resident Lara Adams Gaydos has been named the 36th Bucks County Poet Laureate by officials at Bucks County Community College. Gaydos will give her first reading as 2012 Bucks County Poet Laureate at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Orangery at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus. In addition to the inaugural reading, Gaydos receives a $500 award and a proclamation from the Bucks County Commissioners. Gaydos grew up in a house full of writers. Her father, Thomas E. Adams, won an O. Henry award for a short story in 1962 and her mother, Patricia Ann Adams, was a poet. “I was surrounded by it, but I didn’t think about writing as a career.” Instead, Gaydos graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 1994 with a degree in …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Bucks County Community College student IDs cannot be used at the polls because they don't have a photo or expiration date.
While Pennsylvania's new voter ID law is still being tossed about in the courts (Judge Robert Simpson has scheduled a hearing today in response to a state Supreme Court ruling last week), community activists, agencies and even local governments are scrambling to make sure registered voters have the necessary ID. One of those approved forms of photo ID is a current student ID from an accredited state public or private institution of higher learning as long as it contains the student's name, photo and a current expiration date. While most colleges and universities issue student IDs, not all are in compliance with the new law. According to PennPIRG, a state consumer advocacy group, the most common missing element is an expiration date. Bucks…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The event is open to both gay and heterosexual couples throughout the community.
The prom is a quintessential moment in the life of most teenagers. You get dressed up, buy a corsage and maybe even pick up your date in a limo. But some same-sex teen couples don’t have a chance to experience the prom in high school. So members of Bucks County Community College’s Open Door Club are giving them an opportunity to celebrate prom in a way they are comfortable. The Open Door Club is hosting its annual LGBT Prom on Friday, April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the college’s Gallagher Room. The LGBT (stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Prom is open to the public. All BCCC students are invited to attend, as well as high school students and members of the public. Both gay and heterosexual couples are welcomed to attend. Open …