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Tour de Doylestown while at the Bicycle Film Festival

by Heather McGurrin on May 11, 2022

The 22nd annual international Bicycle Film Festival was held in Bucks County’s Doylestown, Pennsylvania this year in partnership with Discover Doylestown and was an incredible experience to witness and a great excuse to get out and about downtown! Taking a stroll through the town with my friend before entering the Mercer Museum for the author visit was eye opening! I have only been to the…

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The Newtown Theatre Completes Phase I of Renovating its Iconic History

by Amanda Reiser on April 4, 2022

The Newtown Theatre has been a staple in the Newtown community since its inception in the early 19 th century. An Iconic History In 1831, the Newtown Theatre, or “Newtown Hall” as it was referred to back then, was the host to town gatherings and served as a non-sectarian church for traveling ministers. By the 1850s, the Newtown Theatre was in full swing with entertainment offerings like concerts…

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Bucks County Summer Concert Preview: 11 Places to Catch Live Entertainment

by Brooke Hillman on June 1, 2021

Live entertainment is making a comeback and you can catch musical acts, including local jazz trios, big-name performers, and tribute bands at venues throughout Bucks County this summer. From tableside dinner music to amphitheater concerts, this is your guide to the best places to see a live show! 1. Bristol Riverside Theatre Bristol This professional, regional theater in the historic district of…

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Afternoon Hisor-Tea: Renovated Grundy Museum & Bricky Girl Tea Room

by Christina Cordaro on April 9, 2021

"If a man does not take pride in his own town, he isn't likely to give a rap about his country", once stated by Joseph Ridgeway Grundy, a well-known man to this day of our local community here in Bucks County. Joseph Ridgeway Grundy was the son of William Hulme and Mary Ridgeway Grundy and the last generation to live in the Grundy residence in Bristol Borough. In 1884, the home, which today is the…

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Now Open! Tour the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle

by Christina Cordaro on September 25, 2020

I recently took a tour at Henry Chapman Mercer’s Museum and Castle in Doylestown. It was wonderful to be able to safely experience the iconic architecture and collections from Doylestown’s own famous philanthropist, architect and collector. Here’s our experience… The Doylestown native, also known as “the man behind the castles,” became famous during the 20 th century Arts and Crafts movement for…

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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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5 Bucks County Museums to Visit This Winter

by Christina Cordaro on December 23, 2019

Ever want to bring the beautiful countryside landscapes, charming small towns, rich history and uniqueness of Bucks County indoors? Below are five different museums that allows you to do so as we head into the winter months: 1. Bucks County Children’s Museum New Hope One of the many guiding principles of this museum is to be a resource for children, parents and schools by combining Bucks County…

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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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