May 31, 2013
OPENING TAP . . . the Philly Beer Week Garden . . . the International Great Beer Expo . . . Craft Beer Day on East Passyunk . . . the Haddon Pub Fest . . . the Varga Pin Up Block Party . . . Throwdown in Franklintown . . . the London Grill Dunk Tank . . . Philly Beer Geek . . . Fishtown FestivALE . . . whatever incredibly exotic beer dinner Monk's Café cooks up . . . These are among the can't-miss events of Philly Beer Week, the traditional, signature...
May 25, 2013 |
Almost immediately after opening, the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope became known as one of the nation's top summer theaters. More than 1,000 people vied for about 300 tickets on the night of its first show, according to newspaper accounts, and along Main Street, "children peered from trees as Broadway and Hollywood celebrities attended the premiere performance. " The theater, in a converted mill along the Delaware River, became a proving ground for young actors such as Grace Kelly and Angela Lansbury.
May 24, 2013 |
"It was a scenario right out of Storage Wars . " Michael Carlisle of InkWell Management in New York represents the estate of Pearl S. Buck, the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Good Earth who lived much of her life in Bucks County. He is trying to describe the moment a previously unknown Buck novel was discovered in a storage unit in, of all places, Texas. As announced Wednesday, the novel, titled The Eternal Wonder , will be published, in digital and paperback editions, on Oct. 22 by Open Road Integrated Media of New York.
May 23, 2013
Sheriff Republican (100% of the vote) *Edward "Duke" Donnelley . . . 18,167 Tom Lingenfelter . . . 6,691 Prothonotary Republican (100% of the vote) *Pat Bachtle . . . 13,206 Michelle Christian . . . 12,399 *Incumbent
May 23, 2013 |
Despite a notably low turnout, local government candidates battled it out Tuesday in primaries across the four Pennsylvania suburban counties, with two Republican incumbents in Bucks County facing primary challenges for row offices. The prothonotary's race was the heated contest in Bucks. With more than nine-tenths of voting districts reporting, incumbent Pat Bachtle, elected in 1994 as the county's first female prothonotary - the clerk of civil courts - was narrowly leading Northampton Township lawyer Michelle Christian.
May 23, 2013 |
The trappings suggested a significant election: big bucks from outside donors, a boast of an endorsement from a former presidential candidate, and some serious party infighting. But in a sleepy primary marked by dismal turnouts all over the Philadelphia region, the Republican primary for Bucks County prothonotary - the clerk of civil courts - ended up being one of the hottest races around. When the votes were counted, Pat Bachtle - the county's first female prothonotary, who has held the job since 1994 - had edged out Michelle Christian, a Northampton lawyer.
May 19, 2013
Voters across Pennsylvania have only one statewide contest on Tuesday's primary ballot - the Democratic primary for a seat on Superior Court. That race is between Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Jack McVay and Municipal Court Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. of Philadelphia. Republican Vic Stabile of Dauphin County is unopposed. The state bar association has rated all three "recommended. " Locally, voters in Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties will nominate Democrats and Republicans for seats on Common Pleas, Municipal, and District Court, as well as numerous suburban municipal and school posts.
May 4, 2013 |
With net income down 26.7 percent for the first quarter of this year, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Thursday that it would close its Bucks County manufacturing plant in 2017. The plant is on Cathill Road in West Rockhill Township and has a Sellersville address. About 450 people work there, according to a company spokeswoman, down from 472 as of Dec. 31, 2012, as noted in Teva's 2012 annual report on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About 40 people were notified in April that they would lose their jobs because of reduced demand for products made at the plant, according to the spokeswoman.
May 2, 2013 |
In the 1840s, Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones of Baltimore was a fugitive slave living in Bucks County. The mountainous Jones - nearly seven feet tall, according to historical accounts - made friends in the region, but in 1844, he was caught by his slave master and forced to return to Maryland. Those friends from Buckingham, however, helped him return. After raising about $700, they bought Jones' freedom, bringing him back to Bucks County, where he lived until his death. Jones' dramatic life has been recounted in books and historical exhibits, and now will be brought to the screen in The North Star , a biopic set to debut at theaters in Doylestown and Newtown this week.