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What would Bucks Couty look like if a proposal to fill in the Delaware Canal had succeeded? Envision I-95 running through the river towns of Washington Crossing, New Hope and Riegelsville — seems …

Happy to Be Here: No donations needed here

A Doylestown hairdresser’s trust fund offers scholarships and interest-free loans to Bucks County students.Verna McClary Butterer was an astute business woman and a saver – she put her money in …

Happy to Be Here: Joyful music, every day

Christmas music was especially joyful for me this year. I didn’t tire of it through days of variations. The music began Dec. 4, at the New Hope Historical Society’s Parry Mansion. Bob Egan was …

It will be mighty cold on Buckingham Mountain on Christmas Eve but that won’t stop the crowd expected at Mount Gilead, the little church where escaped slaves once prayed. David Gale and a …

This fall, as many readers have seen, the Herald’s 20th anniversary was the subject of a video named “Miracle in Bucks County.” It’s the story of the founding of this local news medium …

Before Pam and David Anderson moved to Connecticut from Solebury in 2003, they bought 11 acres of land in Upper Bucks County – they knew they would be back. And years later, they came with a vision that would take them into a different world.

William Donahue, managing editor for Neshaminy Journal, a publication of the Doylestown Historical Society and the Writers Workshop, says in the introduction to the first issue of Volume Four, “Not …

Happy to Be Here: Twenty years and counting

As the Bucks County Herald entered its 21st year this month I was honored, thrilled actually, to be presented with the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association’s Benjamin Franklin Award at the 97th …

Happy to Be Here: You can buy in to the future

Do you know what $12 million can buy? Or $1 million? The second number is what Heritage Conservancy is targeting in its latest fundraising effort. It’s the amount that can unlock $11 million in …

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 …

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