June 23, 2016 |
The state Department of Environmental Protection is trying to determine the source of an unacceptable level of contamination found in drinking water in Doylestown, officials said Tuesday. A public drinking well along Easton Road in the Cross Keys area was shut down last month after inspectors found levels of perfluorinated compounds higher than newly announced federal standards. Public drinking water there is now safe, officials said. But they are trying to identify how the well became contaminated with PFOS and PFOA.
June 8, 2016 |
Carved canoes and hand-drawn carriages climb the walls. Woven baskets and wooden cradles hang from the ceiling. In the dimly glowing concrete tower, a gorgeous mess of early-American relics seems to come alive. "We call this the 'oh, my gosh' room," said director Doug Dolan - because that's what people generally say when they walk into the central court, crafted by Doylestown-born archaeologist and historian Henry Mercer in 1916. It's a spell that has been cast for the last 100 years upon visitors to the Mercer Museum, where the display of artifacts from 19th-century life has remained largely unchanged.
May 20, 2016 |
Edmund V. Ludwig, 87, of Doylestown, a retired U.S. District Court judge and a prominent figure in the legal, cultural, and historic life of Bucks County, died Tuesday, May 17, of heart failure. Judge Ludwig died at home with his four children present, as he had wanted. "My father was from Philly, but he had a very, very strong attachment to the Doylestown area," said daughter Sarah. "He loved so much about the cultural life of Doylestown. " In June 1985, on the recommendation of U.S. Sens.
April 4, 2016
Hello there The pretty woman Steve kept noticing in Kutztown University's library wasn't quite a stranger: He knew that her name was Lauren and that his friends were her sorority sisters. It was a start. In early 2011, one of those friends gave him Lauren's phone number. He wasted no time using it. "This is Steve Gerber," he said by text. "Would you like to have lunch with me?" "Thanks, but I always brown-bag it," Lauren wrote back. Cue sad trombone. "I thought she blew me off," Steve remembers.
April 3, 2016 |
Officiant: Naila Francis of Journeys of the Heart, Jenkintown. Venue: Aldie Mansion, Doylestown. Catering: Jeffrey Miller Catering, Philadelphia. Photography: Lynda Berry Photography, Doylestown. Flowers: Buttercup, a division of Jeffrey Miller Catering. Dress: Nordstrom, Scottsdale, Ariz. Music: Don Eaton Band, Philadelphia. Planner: Andrea Petrucci, LOVEhaus Lifestyling, Bristol. Do you have the date? Email us - at least six weeks before your ceremony - why we should feature your love story: . Unfortunately, we can't respond individually to all submissions.
March 10, 2016
ISSUE | CONGRESS The peoples' work Our GOP-controlled Congress has been called the "Do Nothing Congress. " Last week, the House voted to block indefinitely regulations to the Clean Air Act that would curb hazardous emissions from the making of bricks and clay products. The Senate refused to approve $600 million to deal with addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin, and it refused to fund programs for seniors addicted to pain medicine. The House did approve the naming of the Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office in Winston-Salem, N.C. So, Congress did at least one positive thing.
February 21, 2016 |
Alverna A. McCabe, 92, of Doylestown, a secretary and the matriarch of a large family, died Sunday, Feb. 14, of pneumonia at her home in Pine Run Health Center. The linchpins of Mrs. McCabe's life were family and her Catholic faith. Born in North Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Mekel. Her father was a Jewish immigrant from Vilnius, Lithuania; her mother, born in Philadelphia, was of Irish descent. Mrs. McCabe was reared in West Oak Lane and graduated from Germantown High School in 1942.
January 31, 2016
Business: Maker of cold remedies and men's health products. Where: Doylestown. Employees: 16 Dollars: $7.8 million 2014 loss on $22.1 million in revenues; $602,000 profit on $4.4 million in third-quarter revenues. Main products: Cold-Eeze zinc-based cold remedies, Organix cold remedies. Next up: Legendz XL, male enhancement dietary supplement. Former corporate name: Quigley Corp.
January 11, 2016 |
Terry Skovronek is a "death midwife," offering green burials and nontraditional home funerals. On Jan. 21, she'll host her regular Death Café, open to the public, where people can talk freely about their fears and hopes surrounding death and dying, burials and rituals - all over tea and cake, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Bucks County Free Library, 150 S. Pine St., Doylestown. Death Cafe's website (deathcafe.com) describes it as an international group run from London whose gatherings now take place in North America, Europe and Australasia.
December 15, 2015 |
Susan Hunsberger Stevenson, 84, of Buckingham, a mother, teacher and field hockey official, died Saturday, Nov. 28, of renal failure at home. Born in Norristown, she grew up on Tooth Acres, the family's farm in Collegeville. Her father, Russell Baily Hunsberger, was a well-known area dentist. After his death, her mother, Jeannette Buckland Hunsberger, donated the farm property as a borough park, now called Hunsberger Woods. Ms. Stevenson graduated from Collegeville-Trappe High School in 1948.