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Continuity is an asset to be cherished in this era of short-lived institutions and products. That’s why artists and art lovers flocked to the Phillips’ Mill in Solebury Township last …

For more than a hundred years New Hope has been an incubator, a place where untried creative people come to nurture their arts. That’s what Doug Whipple knew when he started the New Hope Film …

Ending summer vacation satisfied that the time was well spent is one thing. Ending it after reaching the crest of many mountains is another. Zane Wasicko did just that this summer.

I’m writing from a new office this week, the third for the Bucks County Herald – five in a Hollyberry Square storefront, almost 15 just down the road in Lahaska, in a remodeled house whose …

Happy to Be Here: Twenty years and counting

Remember 2002? Here are a few things that happened that year: The U.S. Department of Justice announced it would pursue an investigation of Enron; the first detainees after the 9/11 attack were …

For his mother’s 96th birthday, David Stoller published a book. He had 100 copies printed and he invited more than a hundred guests to celebrate at his home along the Delaware River outside New Hope.

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).

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