History & Culture

Happening Artist: Painter Cameo Lugas

Happening Artist: Painter Cameo Lugas

by Lauren Rooney “I learned how to draw by pausing scenes in Disney movies,” Says Cameo Lugas, Bucks County native and local artist.  Now a resident of Bensalem, she was born and raised in Oakford, and attended Neshaminy High School where she says her love of art was further ignited, “Once I got to high […]

Photo of the Week: View from Bowman’s Tower

Photo of the Week: View from Bowman’s Tower

A fall view from Bowman’s Tower captured by Doris Rafaeli:

3 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Bucks County

3 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Bucks County

by Lauren Rooney It’s National Hispanic Heritage month! Every year from September 15 to October 15 the country celebrates those of it’s citizens whose ancestors come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. So much of our culture, art, food, and language has been formed by these richly cultural regions. Here are […]

Bucks County’s Top 10 Movers & Shakers of 2014

Bucks County’s Top 10 Movers & Shakers of 2014

The results are in. After many hours of difficult delibaration, the judges have determined Bucks County’s Top 10 Movers & Shakers of 2014! Plus, after two weeks of vigorous voting, Bucks Happening readers helped to determine the official People’s Choice Mover & Shaker. Throughout this fall, we’ll feature these extraordinary locals on Bucks Happening. For now, meet the winners below: […]

4 Bucks County Theaters with Must See Shows for the Fall

4 Bucks County Theaters with Must See Shows for the Fall

by Lauren Rooney Fall is a great time to get together with family, friends, or for a date night out to the theatre.  Most theatre houses start their seasons in the fall and they opening show as well as the holiday show are certainly two of the must-see for the season.  Movies and TV are […]

Meet the 2014 Movers & Shakers Judges

Meet the 2014 Movers & Shakers Judges

This year’s Movers & Shakers will be determined by some of the biggest names in business, advocacy, and entrepreneurship! Meet the amazing judges below: Hunter Boyle Hunter Boyle leads business development for email powerhouse, AWeber. A seasoned content marketer and conversion specialist, Hunter’s been helping organizations optimize their digital initiatives by double and triple digits since […]

People’s Choice! Vote for Bucks County’s Biggest “Mover & Shaker”

People’s Choice! Vote for Bucks County’s Biggest “Mover & Shaker”

Over the past 3 weeks, readers submitted their choices for the 2014 Movers & Shakers of Bucks County! While the judges deliberate to select the Top 10, YOU have the power to choose this year’s “People’s Choice” winner. Cast your vote up to once per day through 9/30/2014 below:  

Happening Artist Spotlight: Illustrator Cayla Belser

Happening Artist Spotlight: Illustrator Cayla Belser

by Lauren Rooney Most of us grew up watching Disney movies and certainly have our favorites.  Cayla Belser is more than a Disney fan, however, those films inspired her career passion of becoming an illustrator.  She is a life long Bucks County girl, native of Langhorne, and now teaches at the brand new Artist’s Cellar […]

It’s Time for the Biggest Weekend in Bucks County

It’s Time for the Biggest Weekend in Bucks County

The Doylestown Arts Festival is in it’s 23rd year and is being touted as the biggest weekend in Bucks County. Held on Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th this year, the weekend is filled with the festival, jury picked artists’ work on display, and a pro-cycling tournament. The festival itself, which gets bigger and better […]

Photo of the Week: Lake Galena at Sunset

Photo of the Week: Lake Galena at Sunset

Step into History with Harriet Beecher Stowe

Step into History with Harriet Beecher Stowe

by Erin McNelis The novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, was published in book form March 20, 1852 and was instantly popular. The book became the best-selling novel of the 1800s and was the second best-selling book of its day, just behind the Bible. The novel tells the story of the slave Uncle […]

Downtown Doylestown at sunset looking down East State Street

Doylestown named one of America’s Quirkiest Towns

quirk·y: adjective, characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits Travel & Leisure Magazine just released their list of the Top 20 “Quirkiest” towns in America, with Doylestown coming in at #14. Our neighbors over in Lambertville also made an appearance. Here’s what they had to say: No. 14 Doylestown, PA In the heart of history-rich Bucks […]

Sunday Afternoons in the Park with Newtown Chamber Orchestra

Sunday Afternoons in the Park with Newtown Chamber Orchestra

The Newtown Chamber Orchestra will kick off a new Sunday afternoon concert series in Washington Crossing Historic Park. The orchestra will perform on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. in the park’s Visitor Center auditorium. Tickets range from $25 to $45 and are available at the Visitor Center, located near the intersection of River Road and […]

Happening Heroes: Locals Take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Happening Heroes: Locals Take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm (Yes, it’s gone international!), already raising over $15 million dollars, up over 766% year over year, for the important cause. While everyone from LeBron James to Oprah Winfrey to Justin Bieber has taken on the challenge, there are many Bucks Countians stepping up to the […]

Happening Artist Spotlight: Cabaret Singer, Songwriter and Comedienne Karen Gross

Happening Artist Spotlight: Cabaret Singer, Songwriter and Comedienne Karen Gross

Life is a cabaret for Plumstead Township native Karen Gross.  Now splitting her time between Philadelphia and New York City this Central Bucks East High School graduate has been writing songs since she was a teenager, “When I was in high school at C.B. East, I recorded my first demo cassette tape of original songs […]