BUCKS COUNTY >> As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hand sanitizer has become a scarce and valued commodity impacting communities, healthcare systems and first responders’ ability to do their job of protecting us.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> George Lakey, sociologist, Quaker, and former Swarthmore professor, will speak via Zoom on “The Nordic Secret to Battling Coronavirus: Trust,” Sunday, March 29, at 9:45 a.m. to the Newtown Quaker Meeting adult class. Worship based on expectant silence will follow via…
Cancer the Crab is a dim constellation, yet it contains one of the most beautiful and easy-to-spot star clusters in our sky: the Beehive Cluster. Cancer also possesses one of the most studied exoplanets: the superhot super-Earth, 55 Cancri e.
DOYLESTOWN >> Nursing homes and personal care residences are restricting visitors in order to protect their vulnerable residents during the Coronavirus outbreak. For seniors, that means big changes to their daily routines, including the loss of visitors, time with loved ones, and social time.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Richmond B. Shreve will speak on Zoom (virtually) to the Newtown Meeting Adult Class on “COVID-19: Understanding How We Fight It” at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 22. Meeting for Worship in the manner of Friends will follow on Zoom at 11 a.m.
NEWTOWN >> The children of the Newtown Quaker Meeting hosted a Simple Supper last month with a menu of soup, bread and desserts, for which attendees contributed however much they chose. The funds were to be used for Habitat for Humanity in Bucks County to help build a house in Morrisville.
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ >> Bryan M. Roberts, a resident of Washington Crossing, Pa. and a shareholder with the law firm Stark & Stark, was installed as a Mercer County Bar Association (MCBA) trustee at its annual Installation Dinner on Jan. 23 at the Trenton Country Club in West Trenton,…
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Kate Monahan of Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FFC) in Philadelphia will speak on “Witnessing to Wall Street through Shareholder Advocacy” at the Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street, at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Following the presentation, ther…
LANGHORNE >> Vanessa Julye, co-author of "Fit for Freedom, Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice" will be the featured speaker on Sunday, February 16 at the Middletown Friends Meeting, 453 West Maple Avenue, Langhorne 19047, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
What says “Valentine’s Day” better than a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates? They go together like, well, love and romance. Right?
It’s the New Year … and a new decade … time to get healthier, smarter, better. If wine’s one of those things you’ve always wanted to learn more about, it’s the perfect time to visit Crossing Vineyards and Winery in Washington Crossing.
Winter for night sky observers in the Northern Hemisphere brings cold nights and the return of one of the most famous constellations to our early evening skies: Orion the Hunter!
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Eight young adults of the Newtown Quaker Meeting community who turned 21 during 2019 were recipients of prints of The Peaceable Kingdom by Newtown Meeting co-founder Edward Hicks at a Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve at the historic Friends Meetinghouse on Court …
WASHINGTON CROSSING >> Every year, the students of Crossing Cooperative Nursery School participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots drive. So it was only appropriate to kick off this year’s campaign on the nationwide initiative, #GivingTuesday on December 3.
Do you know what gives champagne its bubbles? Or what grapes it’s made from? Better yet, why is the world’s favorite celebration wine called champagne?
NEWTOWN >> Members of the Council Rock High School North’s Future Business Leaders of America’s (FBLA) Women’s Leadership Team attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference in early November.
PENNSBURY >> Eight district students have been honored with character awards for their respectfulness and responsibility at school.
I know this is a ding against me, and I realize it’s biased in the worst way, and I’m aware it makes me sound like a two-bit galump, but …
The thought of pairing the proper wine with a holiday dinner can strike fear into the heart of the most courageous Thanksgiving cook. More than any other day of the year, the meal is the centerpiece at Thanksgiving. And the variety of dishes…so many different flavors, textures and seasonings…
DOYLESTOWN >> Down a long lane that follows the flow of the Neshaminy Creek in Doylestown Township sits Creekside, the setting of the 45th Bucks County Designer House & Gardens.
BUCKS COUNTY >> Each year upwards of 10 million wine enthusiasts take to the countryside of France to taste fine, world-renowned wines. Next to Napa Valley, California, which sees roughly four million wine-lovers each year, France is one of the premier travel destinations for wine.
NEWTOWN >> Mary Jo LoBello Jerome of New Hope has been named the 2019 Bucks County Poet Laureate, officials at Bucks County Community College announced.
The banners proclaim “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive!” as the French celebrate the arrival of the Nouveau wine, one of the most highly anticipated events on their national calendar.
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Seventh graders from Saint Andrew Catholic School and Saint Andrew Religious Education will receive the sacrament of Confirmation at three Masses at Saint Andrew Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The second in a series of 10 discussions on aging will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street. Each attendee is invited to bring a brown bag lunch.
RICHBORO >> The Free Library of Northampton Township will host a program on the ongoing Opioid Crisis on Monday, Oct. 21 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Quilts of every size, shape and color will be on display for two days this weekend in Lower Makefield Township.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Pennsylvania State Representative Joe Hohenstein will speak about his experiences as a Quaker in the State Legislature to the adult class at the Newtown Quaker Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street, on Sunday, October 13 at 9:45 a.m.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> “The Pumpkin Patch” is back again at Yardley United Methodist Church, at the corner of Langhorne Road and Rt. 332 in Lower Makefield, just up the hill from Yardley Borough, where more than 700 pumpkins will grace the front lawn of the church.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Newtown Friends Meeting will send greetings and love to Quakers throughout the world on October 6 in celebration of World Quaker Day as they gather for worship at 11:00 a.m. the historic Newtown Meetinghouse, 219 Court Street and assemble afterwards for a group photo…
MORRISVILLE BOROUGH >> To help feed hungry families in Bucks County and Mercer County, N.J., the Morrisville Presbyterian Church will sponsor The Hike Against Hunger on Saturday, October 5. Organizers are encouraging individuals and businesses in the community to participate in the event.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Library Company will be celebrating its 13th annual Library 5k Run/Walk on Newtown Market Day, which falls on October 5 this year.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> It wouldn’t be a Middletown Grange Fair without seeing Ruth Wright riding her faithful 1960 John Deere tractor through the fairgrounds as part of the tractor parade.
When it comes to wine, people can have some pretty definite opinions. The tip-off comes when the arms get folded across the chest. Or the relaxed smile becomes tightly pursed lips. “Red wine gives me headaches.” “I only drink whites.” “I stick to Italian wines… California wines… sweet wines…”
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ >> Yardley resident Robert Colavita, the business administrator and board secretary for the Hopewell Valley Regional School District, has been named first vice president of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO) for the 2019-20 school year.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Lower Makefield residents Jeff Perkins, Heidi Hubert, Cliff Davis and Linda Davis orchestrated "Band Together," an evening of live music, dancing, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres – all to support mental health services for children and teens.
NEWTOWN >> The Reverend Monsignor Michael C. Picard has announced a new model of administration for Saint Andrew Catholic School. The position of President has been established, while maintaining the Principal and Vice Principal positions.
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> AAA Mid-Atlantic and The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education has honored a Churchville Elementary School student as an Outstanding AAA School Safety Patrol Member for the 2018-19 school year.
Who’s to say who has the best cheesesteak? No Michelin stars are being given out to Pat’s or Geno’s, you know? Hard to say who’s the tops in this category.
LANGHORNE >> Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre awarded scholarship grants totaling $4,500 to four recent graduates of Neshaminy High School who are planning to study the performing arts in college this fall. The four recipients from the Class of 2019, are Olivia Andrews of Levittown, Emil…
FALLSINGTON >> Thanks to a generous endowment fund established in 2007 by Pennsbury Class of 1964 alumnus, Arthur J. Lendo, Ph.D., 20 Pennsbury High School students will receive Lendo Fellowship awards to help support their academic and co-curricular pursuits.
PHILADELPHIA >> Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. ordained Newtown resident Steve Javie and six others to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia during a Rite of Ordination on June 8.
Jupiter stakes its claim as the king of the planets in June, shining bright all night. Saturn trails behind Jupiter, and the Moon passes by both planets mid-month. Mercury puts on its best evening appearance in 2019 late in the month, outshining nearby Mars at sunset.
BUCKS COUNTY >> "Salone del Astor," a new concerto for flute by composer Louis Anthony deLise has won the National Flute Association’s “Newly Published Music Competition” for 2019. This win comes as deLise prepares to release his first ambient album as a featured artist.
LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Scouts BSA (Troop 210) celebrated its newest Eagle Scout, Connor Eirich, during a Court of Honor on Saturday, April 13 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lower Makefield