Bucks County
Author: Cora Berke

Cora Berke is a former writer for the Bucks County Herald and currently writes for New Hope Celebrates.

She has previously served on the Board of Fighting Aids Continuously Together (FACT) Bucks County and volunteered for Homefirst and Good Grief in New Jersey. Cora also writes poetry. A retired medical secretary, she loves traveling, knitting and reading. She lives in Lambertville, NJ and is the proud mom of a rescue cat and a Yorkshire Terrier.

Food Truck Finds in Bucks County

Monday, April 5, 2021 9:00 AM by Cora Berke

For me, food trucks always conjure up my college days. I can still hear the buzz of truck motors parked along the avenue, offering a quick bite in between classes or a late-night snack.

Believe it or not the first food truck dates back to 1691, when New Amsterdam (now New York City) licensed the first street vendors with pushcarts. Now an American staple, food trucks appear at street fairs and

Spring Dining in New Hope

Monday, March 16, 2020 10:00 AM by Cora Berke

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”- Robin Williams

It doesn’t have to be spring to enjoy New Hope, PA., but when the weather starts to warm and the crocuses start to bloom, New Hope gets ready for its spring splendor.

Take a spring break and enjoy some of my favorite restaurants in New Hope. Whether you dine inside or out, you’ll shake off the winter doldrums and have a new spring

Spend a Winter's Day in New Hope

Monday, January 13, 2020 10:00 AM by Cora Berke

“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.”- Anamika Mishra

Now that the holidays are over and the last Auld Lang Syne has been sung, it’s time to snuggle into winter. Having a January birthday, I have always been a “winter girl” and New Hope is the perfect place to be.

Whether you are walking along the canal in the stillness that only winter can provide or warming up with a hot chocolate and a

Fall Dining 2019: What's New in New Hope

Monday, November 11, 2019 10:00 AM by Cora Berke

“It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.”- Sarah Addison Adler

If summer is barbecue, ice cream and lemonade; autumn is stew, apple crisp and cappuccino. With a bit of chill in the air, it’s time to come inside and enjoy a meal at one of the new restaurants in New Hope, PA. Whether you are seated by a fire or watching the leaves glistening on the river,

Off the Beaten Path: New Hope Hidden Gems

Monday, July 22, 2019 12:00 PM by Cora Berke

"Summer's lease hath all too short a date," William Shakespeare.

Don’t let this summer pass you by without a trip to New Hope, PA. Whether you come for a day or two or more, you can find something for everyone. Meandering through New Hope’s quaint streets, there are hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

I have put together a list of my favorites and hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Preparing for Pride

Monday, May 13, 2019 2:00 PM by Cora Berke

I think... if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Idyllically situated along the banks of the Delaware River is the town of New Hope, PA. Strolling across the bridge, watching the ducks and occasional swans paddling by, residents and visitors are awed by the beauty surrounding them.