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Author: Alexandra Lashner

Alexandra (Alex) Lashner was born and raised in Bucks County and she currently resides in Bensalem. She is an Account Executive at Frank Advertising, which is a public relations and marketing firm that specializes in the kitchen and bath industry. In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys admiring nature, yoga, playing with her cats, painting her nails as a form of self-care, flipping through fashion magazines, hanging out at bars with friends and binge-watching shows with her husband.

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Whatever Floats Your Boat - A Guide to Kayaking in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on June 16, 2021

Bucks County has a handful of parks and nature centers that offer varying kayaking opportunities for novices and boating enthusiasts alike. If you own a kayak, you’ll want to make sure you have the following items handy in your boat: An appropriately sized life jacket A rescue whistle, in case of emergency A current boating permit In most Bucks County parks, you will need to show a launch permit…

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Romantic Date Night in Newtown: Vecchia Osteria

by Alexandra Lashner on February 12, 2021

Italian food is synonymous with romance (at least in my mind!). The classic Lady and the Tramp spaghetti & meatball scene led me to believe that this cuisine was the most romantic of them all. And with Valentine’s Day upon us, sharing a bowl of warm, comforting pasta with your significant other sounds like the perfect remedy to the cold winter and other stresses of daily life. Look no further…

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Spend a Staycation in Downtown Newtown

by Alexandra Lashner on September 3, 2020

I enjoy my time working from home, and I’m incredibly thankful for it, but the warm weather, beautiful main streets, and the urge to support my local businesses has me itching to get out. Several Bucks County stores and restaurants have made special accommodations to keep their shoppers and diners safe indoors and outdoors. If you’re looking to take a short and local respite for the weekend…

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Where to See Outdoor, Drive-In Movies in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on August 25, 2020

The drive-in movie is an unfamiliar experience for younger generations. Its heyday was in the 50s and 60s, then it lost its appeal in the 70s as VCRs became popular in American homes, eventually making the outdoor viewing concept nearly extinct. When I heard about pop-up drive-in movies occurring around Bucks County this summer, I was curious to experience a new, yet safe, entertainment option…

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How to Spend a Weekend Staycation in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on July 16, 2020

This year, I wasn’t going to let the pandemic rob me of a few peaceful days off from work, so my family and I planned a staycation. We locked away our laptops, tuned out social media and lived in the moment for a few days at these charming locations around Bucks County… DAY 1 10:00 a.m. – “Beach” day at Neshaminy State Park In the past few months, I’ve reconnected with nature and realized how…

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

by Alexandra Lashner on February 24, 2020

I never thought about going on outdoor walks during the offseason; I prefer to stay home and enjoy a cup of tea with a blanket while watching the snow fall. But I’ve been on a mission to try things around Bucks County that I haven’t tried before. Walking in a winter wonderland was one of them. Despite the cold, there’s something comforting about walking trails in the winter. There are fewer people…

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Best Sledding Hills in Bucks County

by Alexandra Lashner on February 17, 2020

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Check out this awesome list of Bucks County sledding hills for a fun afternoon with the kiddos. Helen Randle Park Newtown Helen Randle Park is across the street from Bucks County Community College. In the spring, the area is heavily packed by little leaguers and softball players alike. In the winter, however, the park is a hot spot for sledders in the…

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Newtown Through the Ages: From the 1960s to Today

by Alexandra Lashner on January 6, 2020

It’s been seven years since I’ve been a resident of Bucks County. I was born and raised in Bucks. Both of my parents were born in Northeast Philadelphia and raised in Bucks. My grandparents lived in Philadelphia as well. Even my husband, who was raised in Bucks, has family roots in Philadelphia. So when I went to college in Lancaster County seven years ago, I didn’t think I would be away for so…

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The Bucks County Covered Bridge Tour: Fall 2019

by Alexandra Lashner on November 4, 2019

October leading into November is the best time of the year to view fall foliage in Bucks County. And what better way to view the lush red, orange and gold leaves than a scenic drive through Upper Bucks and down the Delaware River on the Bucks County Covered Bridge Tour? My husband and I set out on our journey early on a Sunday morning. It was cloudy and rain was in the forecast, but we made the…

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The Best Fall Drinks for Non-Coffee Drinkers

by Alexandra Lashner on October 25, 2019

“But how can you hate coffee?! How do you survive?!” said everyone I knew since my college days. Yes, I’m not a coffee drinker. I love the smell of it, but there’s something about the taste that I don’t prefer. If you’re like me and you don’t drink coffee, it can be daunting to go to a café. And with the cooler weather on its way, you’ll likely want to find a nice, warm drink to sip on that isn’t…

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