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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 …

Master of the Marlboro County grill

Down in the land of the Great Pee Dee River, there’s a grilling contest where native-born cooks and outsiders from around the country vie to be champions. Last year’s event was canceled …

Pearl S. Buck International presented the annual Woman of Influence Award to Judge Cynthia M. Rufe June 24 in the foundation’s new event center. Judge Rufe spoke at the awards dinner of her …

Image makes the difference

Just walk into the office of Mind Your Design and you know what to say. “What’s that for?” A big 30 is the first thing you see, numbers more than 3 feet tall fabricated as an …

When Regina Young wrote a story about the Bear Apothecary Shoppe in 2011, owner Morton Barnett was already 10 years past the standard retirement age of 65. In 2021, he is not quite retiring, just …

I first met Peter Schwalm more than 20 years ago. He had acquired land for his landscaping business and he was anxious to talk about its history. Part of the site contained the grave of John Coryell, …

David R. Kiernan looked like a leader way back in the 1950s. He was class president at his Catholic school on Long Island every year starting in seventh grade and then student council president for …

Stephen Freeman lives at Bridge Four in Tinicum Township, one of the areas across the Delaware Canal accessed by a wooden bridge from River Road (Route 32). The view from his island is New Jersey, …

When I asked Margaret Grun Kibben how she felt when she was sworn at the U.S. Capitol, she answered, “Oh my God!” Anything else would have been an understatement. And this was not someone …

My family lived for many years in Langhorne Borough, a pretty town then and still full of charm. It was built around the crossing of two Indian paths and was first known to settlers as Four Lanes …

An agora in ancient Greek cities was an open space that served as a meeting ground for citizens. Agora Cyber Charter School is a meeting place the ancient Greeks could never have imagined – a …

During our enforced stay at home orders, Michael Miciak advises sending postcards – not just to friends and family but to strangers around the globe. Join Postcrossing as he did and you will not be …

From Dec. 25, 1776 to Jan. 3, 1777, soldiers of the American Revolution changed the direction of the War for Independence in Bucks County, Pa., and Hunterdon and Mercer counties and Princeton, …

On the Delaware Valley University campus, everyone wears a mask – no exceptions. And DelVal has had no known cases of COVID-19 in a classroom setting. Some students and faculty have tested …

Margaret Dulaney’s new book could not have come at a better time – as we wind down from a memorable presidential election. Surely she’s not always calm but she writes that way and she speaks …

For years, Eleanor Miller dreamed of seeing her tiny village cared for and preserved. The village is a precious place, one of a kind in Bucks County, a charming village right out of the English …

Every year the number of pink lights grows as businesses and organizations illuminate their facades in pink to mark October as Breast Cancer Month, an event sponsored by the National Breast Cancer …

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