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Who’s afraid of the big AI? Well, maybe I am. War rages in the Middle East and Ukraine. Tyrants scheme and fume over elections all over the world. But I am caught up in my own little concerns about …

Linda Reider was studying horticulture at a Texas college when she was asked to donate some old sheets and towels to the local dog pound. The animals she saw there captured her heart and the next …

I just discovered I’ve got something in common with legions of other women, the likes of Taylor Swift and Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Sally Ride and Venus Williams as well as about …

Ah, my beloved River Road. It’s always been a part of my life — and now it’s getting a bit of national recognition — but in a light I hadn’t considered. I’ve been traveling it since my …

By the Way: Holiday gifts for American heroes

Live evergreen wreaths, their red bows fluttering in the old hilltop cemetery, mark the veterans’ graves at the Upper Tinicum Cemetery in Upper Black Eddy during this holiday season.

Artist Kate Quinn Wright simply painted what she loved — and it won her the Bucks County Herald Award in memory of Joseph T. Wingert, founding publisher, at the 94th Juried Art Show at Phillips Mill.

A Tinicum Township artist’s connection to Bucks goes well beyond the county’s present boundaries, back to the time the Lenni Lenape roamed — and revered — this land. Neil Gross’s family has …

After years of working within the restraints of architectural drawing, a Richland woman has let her artistic passions loose and created what amounts to a pint-sized zoo. It was a passion Gerry Mulloy …

Wander Woman is painted in silver on her black GMC truck, but Wonder Woman would be as fitting a description for Linda Jenny. The goal of this Upper Bucks equestrienne is to ride her horse, Roxy, in all 48 mainland states.

By the Way: The young woman and the sea

She is a woman in love with the sea. Her enchantment began when she was only 8 years old, conquering wind and waves in a dinghy. Last Friday, the slender, dark-haired Capt. Lauren Morgens docked the …

When we think of the Lenape roaming through our woods and fishing our rivers and streams, we tend to picture them in a familiar landscape — in our world. “Not so,” said historian Amy Hollander …

When my son and his family last visited us, my elder grandson, who is 14, excitedly emerged from our basement with an old telephone in hand. His cheeks were flushed, his eyes sparkling, his …

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Skoriak spends her working days in a job almost completely dominated by men. It’s also a kind of under-the-radar occupation that is a mystery to most people.

The Shelly One-Room-School is an island in time, untouched by the traffic that roars by on Route 212 as it passes through Richland Township. It is filled with memorabilia and, perhaps more telling, …

Stafford Wavrek’s kitchen wall is plastered with concert schedules and he’s got the tickets to match. He rarely misses a concert in either Bucks County or the Lehigh Valley. Now retired, this …

By the Way: Ideological fences might as well be canyons

I see so many new fences as I drive through the countryside. Where none have been before, I see neat, happy picket fences with roses peeking over the boards or the more imposing stockade fences …

We’ve learned so much about the moon since Neil Armstrong first set foot on it in 1969 but its mysterious attraction is still very real. Scientific exploration has painted it as a not very welcoming …

Linda Jenny loves this cartoon. It reads, “Sweat dries. Blood clots. Bones heal. Only the strongest old women ride horses.” That’s Linda — and, at 68, this retired nurse from Kintnersville is …

One of the many outstanding features of Doylestown’s handsome James-Lorah Memorial Home is the St. Cecelia stained glass window designed by Willet Stained Glass and Decorating Co. in Philadelphia. …

Philip S. Getty thinks of his metal detecting passion as “dirt fishing.” “It is a bit like fishing,” the Solebury man says. “You feel a slight tug and instead of a bass, it’s a pull tab or …

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