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I am in the city of Dublin, Ireland, for only the second day, just past the celebration of Bloomsday on June 16. That was day in 1904 that James Joyce’s character Leopold Bloom walked around Dublin …

With museum site, effort comes full circle

Up and down Langhorne-Newtown Road (Durham Road, Route 413), back and forth, over and over again. That’s the road I traveled when I lived in Langhorne Borough. Besides a couple of residential …

Happy to Be Here 75 years and going strong

When I talked to Lynne Anne Donchez, she was shampooing her sister’s hair – no surprise for the former owner of LAD & Co. Hairdressing of Distinction. She started the company in 1982 on East …

Happy to Be Here: A repertory theater is born

Christopher Canaan is a California guy, born and raised in Santa Monica, an Emmy-Award winning screenwriter and producer in Los Angeles. But for the past six years, he’s been a Bucks County guy, …

Theresa Johns-Vallone’s story is a lesson in marketing. For weeks, she’s been planning an event to …

Happy to Be Here: An opportunity for Iggy

Last fall I wrote about Walter “Iggy” Mokriski, a 15-year-old sophomore at South Hunterdon High School in Lambertville, N.J. An ordinary teenager with braces, wearing a marching band …

Back in 1949, only a few years beyond the end of World War II, parents felt that their high school needed a gym – hard to believe in these days of well-equipped gymnasiums and fields, but there …

Happy to Be Here: A tribute to Fern Coppedge

One of the rewards of watching Antiques Roadshow on public television is seeing something familiar, something you know is from the Delaware Valley. One night, a women from the Midwest brought a large …

Happy to Be Here: Local roots, world outlook

Through the year, the Central Bucks Chamber invites special speakers to its Chairman’s Circle dinner meetings at Barley Sheaf Farm in Holicong. They’re always high achievers who’ve …

Tom Lingenfelter is looking for a building in Bucks County to turn into a museum.“I don’t know what to do with all my stuff,” he said last week. The space needs to be large enough …

You’ve seen him on public television’s Antiques Roadshow, he’s been with it from the very first episode, 25 years ago, or maybe you’ve seen him walking the loop between …

From East State Street in Doylestown, you can see St. Mary’s Cemetery tucked in next to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and across from the parish school. It’s a small cemetery, but like …

Young composer makes his debut

A Stockton, N.J., composer’s composition will have its premiere performance with the Hunterdon Symphony with “Music Déjà Vu” this weekend. Along with Beethoven’s …

Theater training applies in commerce

My late husband, Joseph Thomas Wingert, founding publisher of the Herald, liked to extol the virtues of salespersons (today’s publisher’s middle name is George).

An admiral comes back for a visit

Admiral Michelle Howard came to Bucks County in 2017 to speak to the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. She was wearing her winter uniform adorned with ribbons and gold stripes and was greeted with a …

Stories as the pandemic progresses

Author James Andrew Freeman has figured out how to write about COVID-19 “when mostly good things happened. ”The author has taken facts and turned them into fiction, a collection of a dozen …

This column was published Nov. 7, 2009. With the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center it is reprinted here with some alterations. The subjects were all …

A group that “makes great kids”

If anyone told her 15 years ago that she would be where she is today, Kimberly Cambra would have laughed. A hilarious suggestion, surely. But here she is, living in Doylestown and leading CB Cares …

After 30 years, relinquishing the helm

Susan Taylor speaks in measured words. After 30 years directing a nonprofit organization, she understands the significance of clear communication. Susan retired this summer as executive director of …

High winds and heavy rain

If you’ve ever had a house fire or a flood on your property, you know the first inclination – after ensuring that no one is hurt – is to bring things back to normal. You want to …

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