Thursday, January 24, 2013
Support Gilda's Club during a fundraiser at a Doylestown bar this weekend.
Gilda's Club of Delaware Valley is hosting a fundraising event in Doylestown on Friday, Jan. 25. Board Member Gini Gramaglia, owner of Gini G’s Salon and Day Spa in Southampton, will be guest bartending at The Freight House. A portion of the proceeds will go to Gilda's Club Delaware Valley. The event will run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Freight House, 194 West Ashland Avenue, in Doylestown. Gilda’s Club is a local, non-profit organization that provides more than 100 free social and emotional support programs for men, women, and children with cancer, as well as people who are affected by it.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Artists use their creativity and imagination to carve eye-catching designs for admiring fans.
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- Joe Ferry
Saturday, October 20, 2012
When he first visited the Bucks County Pumpkinfest five years ago, Matt Derby knew right away that he wanted to enter the carving competition. He finally got his chance this year, joining 20 other carvers under bright sunshine and warm temperatures at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works in Doylestown. Starting at noon and working diligently with his wife Erin’s guidance, Derby carefully carved away at the gigantic pumpkin, slowly revealing the familiar American Gothic scene with a decidedly zombie look. “I love Halloween,” said the Newtown resident and art teacher at Bordentown Middle School in New Jersey. “It’s a big part of my life. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a while.” Three hours into his carving -- and with another three …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Fifteen years of small feet hiding and seeking, sliding and jousting, and pounding up and down hidden stairways have taken their toll on the "crown jewel" of Doylestown-area parks.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
With just over three months until the election, GOP "Super Saturday" aimed to energize grassroots support in Bucks County.
Doylestown Borough Republican committeeman Joe Flood was prepared to spend several hours Saturday knocking on doors with one goal in mind. “We’ve lost a sense of optimism in this country,” he said. “I want to get it back.” Flood was among 50 or so stalwart Republicans who braved oppressive heat and humidity Saturday morning to mark the opening of a “Victory Office” on Broad Street in Doylestown. It was one of dozens of events nationally organized by the GOP to fire up the troops in advance of the November 6 election. “Why are we here?” county GOP chair Pat Poprik asked the sweltering crowd to get things started. “To take back our country,” they shouted in unison. Part pep rally and part training session, the event featured remarks by …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
The suspect, an off-duty New Jersey police officer, exchanged sporadic fire with responding officers as mid-afternoon standoff lasts until nearly midnight.
DOYLESTOWN (PA) - In the end, Richard Klementovich had nothing to say. The off-duty police officer from Clifton, NJ, was escorted from the back of a Doylestown Township squad car shortly after midnight Sunday after a 10-hour armed standoff that forced neighbors to evacuate their homes in this affluent suburb of Philadelphia. Klementovich remained silent as officers ushered him into the police department where he would be booked to face at least 13 charges of criminal attempted homicide and reckless endangerment. About a half hour earlier, Klementovich had surrendered without incident to officers on the front lawn of his estranged wife's home at 25 Bittersweet Drive in the Doylestown Lea neighborhood of Doylestown Township. As police began …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Gov. Corbett's wife, Susan, visited Doylestown and Washington Crossing on Wednesday to promote local tourist destinations.
Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett on Wednesday toured two Doylestown musuems and Washington Crossing Historic Park to highlight the cultural and historical treasures of Bucks County. Corbett visited the James A. Michener Art Museum and the Mercer Museum before heading to Washington Crossing. After being taken on a guided tour of the Michener Museum by director Bruce Katsiff, Corbett spoke about her visit. As Pennsylvania's Tourism Ambassador, Corbett said, "I was impressed as soon as I walked up to the museum and saw the building it resides in. After my visit, I know this is an exciting, vibrant, well-thought-through museum." The Michener was founded in 1988 by an endowment from James A. Michener and is making news lately because of …
Friday, January 14, 2011
The 10-year study process culminated Thursday with bids to build the biggest, most expensive capital project Bucks County has ever seen.
Charley Martin didn't get his apology, but the Bucks County judges got their courtrooms and Thomas Bock got the contract to build them. That was the result after a tumultuous two-hour, maximum-capacity meeting at the Bucks Countycourthouse in Doylestown Thursday. In the end, Republican commissioners Martin and Jim Cawley voted to hire several contractors to build the courthouse, including the option to build three contested courtrooms on the proposed building's fifth floor. The contruction bids total $83,973,000. Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia voted against the project. She has argued for years, and repeated the assertion Thursday that the proposed building is too big and too expensive. For Doylestown, of course, this means that the …
Sunday, January 9, 2011
County Commissioners tabled agreements related to the new courthouse for more discussion.
An 11th hour disagreement with the county judges, along with questions about the general contract bidder, led the Bucks County commissioners on Thursday to table action on bids to build its new courthouse. The $82 million justice center, proposed for the Main Street spot across from the current courthouse, would be the largest public building project in the county's history. Discussions have been going on for 10 years. Further complicating the matter is the fact thatCommissioner James Cawley has been elected lieutenant governor. Thursday was to be his final county meeting. Instead, the commissioners now will meet one more time before Cawley's term is up on Jan. 18. The commissioners plan to schedule a special meeting to consider the …