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The power of the power nap

Martha Stewart may not be everybody’s hero, but no one can argue with her success. After all these years, we can see that her jail time, of which she speaks freely, has made her a more …

Malmark Bellcraftsmen Inc.

A native of Wilkes Barre, Jacob Malta (1919-2010), founded Malmark Inc. in 1974, along with Willard H. Markey (1911-2004) who developed the firm’s marketing and sales programs. As president and …

The writer, a sheep farmer in Bedminster Township, has been cat-sitting for a friend. She imagined a play, with the guest cat conversing about her guest housing arrangements and wrote the following …

Here we go again. My “Humpty Dumpty” husband is about to take another fall. This is nothing new. He’s 85 years old, in the advanced stage of dementia and has been essentially …

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 …

Why were the barn and surrounding grounds at Tinicum Park declared unavailable after previously being confirmed by Bucks County Parks and Recreation? What’s to prevent that from happening next …

Robert Sweeney, assistant manager of Nockamixon State Park, either misrepresented or misunderstood my wife’s query regarding our daughter’s use of the Weisel Youth Hostel. Our daughter …

For many years, the Solebury Township Board of Supervisors has done its job well by making decisions in the best interests of the whole community. As a result, Solebury has retained its rural …

Some of our neighbors in Lambertville have lost everything but the items they could carry with them as they fled rising waters left behind by tropical depression Ida. As a result, there are many …

In the last 18 months, much has been said about the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, amid the bucolic greenery of Bucks County, this frontline has extended to school board meetings, where …

100 Years of Miss America

The 100th anniversary of the competition that started after Labor Day in September 1921 won’t be celebrated until December 2021. Originally called the “Atlantic City Beauty …

Of Earth, sea and sky

There are many very heavy topics that people around the world should be aware of and discussing sensibly today. Easily the most urgent is the health of our life-sustaining planet. As inhabitants of …

An elegy that continues

Todd Stone has done what great artists have done over the centuries – simply looked out their windows over the city and painted what they saw. What he has seen recently is the rebirth of a …

Celebrating life

Since Covid I try to limit how many times I shop and try to freeze more to limit the times I need to shop. Now that there is a concern with the new variant, I needed more shelf space in my freezer.

Updating reflection on 9/11

It requires ironclad willpower not to submit to the deluge of remembrances leading up to this Saturday’s 20th anniversary of 9/11. The advertisements for specials on cable programming seem …

When Hurricane Ida descended on Lambertville, N.J. this past Wednesday night, the nonprofit for which I volunteer and on whose board I serve was assisting the city to complete final steps to release …

A dangerous new carnivore lurks in northwestern bogs – dangerous, that is, if you happen to be a tiny insect.This meat-eater, strictly speaking, is not new. Its dainty white flower was first …

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 …

I’ve been hearing recently from friends and colleagues concerned about the ability of the Delta variant to cause “breakthrough infections” in those fully vaccinated and what this …

The NAACP Bucks County branch strongly condemns the recent Pennridge School Board decision to scrap a thoughtful and well-reasoned diversity, equity and inclusion plan designed by education …

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