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If you’re looking for encouragement and enthusiasm you’ll find it the last Sunday in April at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury. Guest Kimme Carlos will present the sermon at the 10 a.m. service, taking a line from the Lord’s Prayer as her inspiration.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Doylestown is not the oldest church in Pennsylvania – some go back to the 1600s – but it's a longtime survivor. This spring, the congregation is celebrating the …

Back in February, Terry Kuntz sent a letter to the Herald — a turnaround from his usual defense of Second Amendment rights. A former Army officer, now retired and president of the Bridgeton …

Way, way back to the Anglo-Norman King Henry II, who wrested it from the Vikings in 1069, Ireland was dominated by England. Henry VIII declared himself king of the island nation in 1541.While the …

When I talked to Joan Garry last week, I told her Bucks County is a hotbed of nonprofits. Maybe that’s a reason the area has so many thriving communities. Garry gave the example of Montclair, N.J., …

Happy to Be Here: New role for an old bank

Makers are wanted to help fill a new space.Not only painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, stained glass artists, metal workers, weavers, potters, quilters and woodworkers, but also, …

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 …

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