History & Culture

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 […]

Photo of the Week: Soaring to New Heights

Photo of the Week: Soaring to New Heights

  “Somewhere Near Doylestown”by Doris Rafaeli.

Bucks County Artists Featured in Art Everywhere US

Bucks County Artists Featured in Art Everywhere US

Our neck of the woods has long been revered as a place that is bursting with artistic talent. This summer a new art initiative has been put in place that features great American art as part of what is being called “the largest outdoor art show ever conceived”. The movement is called “Art Everywhere US” […]

Bucks County Makes it Grange!

Bucks County Makes it Grange!

The 66th annual Middletown Grange Fair starts this Wednesday August 13th at 10am and runs through Sunday August 17th at 576 Penns Park Road in Wrightstown. The fair, which started in 1948 as a corn growing competition for farmers, is a very popular, family-friendly event that celebrates Bucks County’s rich history in agriculture.  There will […]

Photo of the Week: Deer Bucks County

Photo of the Week: Deer Bucks County

Captured by Doris Rafaeli    

Storytime for grownups: Get your geek on

Storytime for grownups: Get your geek on

by Nicole Loughan Geek culture has become chic and with it, geeky reading. The evidence is clear; open reading of sword and sorcery fantasy like “Game of Thrones” and comic book based shows going main stream like “The Walking Dead.” Geek culture is hot right now, need more proof one of the most popular shows on T.V. “The […]

Bensalem Native Christina Perri Returns to Perform on So You Think You Can Dance

Bensalem Native Christina Perri Returns to Perform on So You Think You Can Dance

Christina Perri, now 27, has had her name in the music industry lights for four years now thanks to her 2010 performance on So You Think You Can Dance.  She grew up in Bensalem and attended Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia.  Her hit “Jar of Hearts” was what sparked the interest of choreographer […]

Annual Bluegrass Festival Welcomes Beppe Gambetta

Annual Bluegrass Festival Welcomes Beppe Gambetta

The annual Bucks County Bluegrass Festival will have an international flare to it with Italian born acoustic guitar flatpicker and singer Beppe Gambetta headlining. The Friday September 5th and Saturday 6th Bluegrass Festival will also include the HogMaw, from York, Pennsylvania who are festival favorites and will close both nights on the picturesque pastures of […]

Photo of the Week: Peace Valley Park

Photo of the Week: Peace Valley Park

Submitted by Doris Rafaeli on 7/22/2014