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August 7, 2001
In another quaint county seat, Doylestown, there's talk of moving the Bucks County courts and administrative offices from their traditional home - talk, but not much enthusiasm for the idea. Good thing. As borough officials noted in a recent resolution, moving the county courthouse to a former factory site a few blocks a way would punch a doughnut hole in downtown Doylestown. Doylestown has an after-hours life along its commercial core, but county government plays a major role in its daily economic livelihood.
NEWS
October 25, 1999 | DAN Z. JOHNSON / Inquirer Suburban Staff
The Bucks County Council on Alcoholism's Pumpkinfest was a weekend draw in Doylestown. Held at Moravian Tile & Pottery Works, it featured the usual fare, as well as 300-pound pumpkins that were lit at dusk.
NEWS
October 20, 1988 | By Howard Goodman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Solicitors may not solicit in the borough of Doylestown between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Peddlers may not peddle. But the canvassers of ACORN may canvass from door to door. The Bucks County borough threw in the towel yesterday rather than continue to defend an ordinance that had kept the nationally active grass-roots organization out of town. An attorney for the borough's insurance carrier, along with attorneys for ACORN - the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - signed an agreement in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia that permanently bars Doylestown from applying its "soliciting or peddling" ordinance to ACORN.
NEWS
January 28, 2010 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Robert J. McBrearty liked to light up while drinking, Bucks County authorities say, but it had nothing to do with cigarettes or cigars. Over a month in the fall, police allege, McBrearty would leave the bars in Doylestown late at night and set things on fire. McBrearty, 29, of Bristol Borough, was charged Tuesday with arson and other crimes in connection with 13 fires in Doylestown from Oct. 22 through Nov. 24. "He has an alcohol problem and I think an anger problem," Doylestown Police Chief James Donnelly said.
NEWS
June 16, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The state Superior Court reinstated a dismissed suit against a Doylestown homeowner who failed to get medical assistance for a man who slipped and fell in his basement. Thomas McCabe didn't know how badly his neighbor, Edward Filter, was hurt when he struck his head on a concrete floor and lost consciousness after a party on Dec. 29, 1995. McCabe revived Filter and helped him to a couch to sleep it off. McCabe then went to bed. During the night, Filter woke up and went home and got into his own bed. The next morning, McCabe called Filter's wife, Lorraine, to make sure her husband had gotten home safely.
NEWS
May 15, 1988 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a Sunday afternoon last summer, a back yard two blocks from the heart of Doylestown was so silent that it took the county courthouse bell, ringing every hour, to suggest that this was not the countryside. On a starry night last winter, a well-kept graveyard seemed far from the scurry of everyday life, although its tombstones stood only four blocks from the heart of town. On a drizzly Tuesday last week, only three people were in the old-time movie house for the 7 p.m. showing of the popular Good Morning, Vietnam.
NEWS
August 3, 1989 | By Mary Gagnier, Special to The Inquirer
John Lowa retired after selling insurance for the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. for 42 years. Initially he spent most days sitting in a chair, watching television. "Your mind goes blank and your body starts to disintegrate," Lowa, 77, said. "You have to keep working. " For the last two years the New Britain resident has been working as a part- time salesman at Lippincott's Classic Furniture, adjacent to Peddler's Village on Route 202 in Lahaska. And he is much happier.
SPORTS
May 17, 2000 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Doylestown Country Club's Herbert Gordon and John Doyle shot a 3-over par 75 on the second day of the Pennsylvania Golf Association's Better-Ball championship in Canonsburg, Pa., and tied for second in the senior division. Gordon and Doyle posted a two-day total of 3-over 147 and finished 1 stroke behind Seven Oaks' Jimmie Hissim and Jerry Campbell. Lake View's Doug Fugate and Ellery Tarbell won the overall championship with a 4-under 140. THE RESULTS AMATEUR DIVISION Doug Fugate-Ellery Tarbell, Lake View 69-71-140 Jeffrey Hovanec-Dave Schmitt, Alcoma 70-71-141 Stephen Begg-Michael Foster, Fox Chapel 71-70-141 Scott Simonsen-Ed Podufal, Lake Shore 70-72-142 Jim Ostrom-T.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 1988 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Chan Is Missing is a nifty double-entendre. Missing in director Wayne Wang's affectionate debut film are those inscrutable, ersatz Asians like Charlie Chan. Wang's low-key comedy/ mystery is actually a tour through San Francisco's Chinatown, where two shaggy cabdrivers search restaurants and tenements for a guy named Chan who stole a cool $4,000 from them. A comic delight. "Chan Is Missing" at James-Lorah Auditorium, 132 N. Main St., Doylestown, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets: $3.50.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
A Doylestown Borough Council member resigned Tuesday over a residency issue. Marlene Pray, who was elected from Ward 1 - one of the borough's three wards - moved to Ward 3 recently, bringing her eligibility to serve on the council into question. A resident raised the issue at a council meeting in January, Pray said Tuesday. She said she moved with her son around the beginning of the year because of a separation from her partner. Council President Det Ansinn said that council members would appoint a replacement within 30 days and that a special election to fill the seat would be held in November.
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NEWS
June 23, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 8, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 3, 2016 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
February 21, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund
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.
NEWS
December 15, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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