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Author: Louise Feder

Louise Feder is a freelance writer and curator. She lives in New Hope with her husband, Ross, three-year-old son, Howie, and two spoiled cats. In addition to her blog entries here, Louise is the author of the exhibition catalogue Rae Sloan Bredin: Harmony and Power (James A. Michener Art Museum, 2018) and several articles for American Art Review as well as a selection of catalogue essays.

Spend a Summer Afternoon at the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve

by Louise Feder on July 18, 2021

When the school year winds down, I always have at least one moment of “summer panic.” I stare at the blank calendar while my five-year-old son, Howie, bounces off the walls in the next room and consider signing him up for every activity, road trip, and day camp possible. And sure, I’ve caved a little bit – the calendar isn’t completely empty now – but I’m also leaning into intentionally…

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Bucks County Residential Holiday Lights Driving Tour

by Louise Feder on December 15, 2020

In a year full of challenges and difficulties, we had to set aside many of our holiday traditions: the annual trip to Vermont, the “Eve Eve” dinner party we throw for friends, and putting out Santa’s cookies with grandparents. And I’m not complaining – I’m grateful every day for what we have and am looking forward to 2021. But in the meantime, I did wonder what Howie, our 4-year-old son, would…

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Read Local: Bucks County Booksellers’ Top Reads during Quarantine

by Louise Feder on May 1, 2020

With so much free time on people’s hands due to the current circumstances, staying busy to keep sane is a must. Why not put on a pot of tea and curl up with a good book? From children’s books to fanatical fiction, historical tales to recipe books, here’s what local booksellers recommended. These local bookshops are all open ONLINE and will ship directly to you! Commonplace Reader: This Yardley…

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Read Local: Books Written by Bucks County Authors

by Louise Feder on April 6, 2020

It’s fair to say this is not the entry I was planning on writing for Spring in Bucks County – I was thinking about hikes and road trips, Easter egg hunts and garden parties! But in the face of a pandemic, we all adjust. So now, as April begins, I am grateful to be safe at home with my family. And, if, like me, you are reading more these days than ever, we have recommendations for you! Our region’s…

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No Reservation Needed: Surprising Take-Out & Delivery Options for Valentine’s Day Dinner

by Louise Feder on February 7, 2020

When you live in the middle of a town like New Hope, it feels like everybody assumes you go out to eat all the time. And I get it – having so many restaurants within walking distance is super tempting. But, while we definitely do partake on occasion, since having a kid we seriously cut back on late nights out. Don’t get me wrong, I am very pro taking kids out to eat, but things get complicated…

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A Weekend Along the Bucks County Genius Belt

by Louise Feder on September 16, 2019

I don’t know about you, but back-to-school season always makes me want to return to a favorite subject. So, what better time to spend a weekend along the Bucks County Genius Belt? A term used in the first half of the 20 th century to describe the area’s wealth of artists, craftspeople, authors, and playwrights, it’s fair to say Bucks County’s cultural legacy is at the very heart of our region’s…

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How to Spend a Day in and Around Bucks County Audubon Society

by Louise Feder on August 9, 2019

It’s official. We’ve reached that point in the summer where it’s too hot on the playground and too stuffy inside. The kid is restless, I’m out of iced coffee – you know what that means, right? Time for an adventure! Today my three-year-old son, Howie, and I are off to the Bucks County Audubon Society . STOP ONE: Breakfast and Packing Since we’re packing a picnic lunch today, Howie and I lived it…

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