February 2012

State Theatre For The Arts

By Frederick Jerant Way back in 1910, the Northampton National Bank in Easton was torn down, just 33 years after its construction. By itself, that fact merits no more than a footnote. But the bank’s replacement–a vaudeville house originally named the Neumeyer Theater–was the genesis of a Lehigh Valley performing arts gem, the State Theatre Center for the Arts. ... »

Spruce Up Your Kitchen

By Nancy Moffett A recent USA Today article ) noted that only 11.6 percent of Americans changed their residence from 2010 to 2011, “the lowest rate since the Census Bureau began collecting the statistics in 1948.” That’s pretty amazing, given a high of 20 percent in the 1980s. Of course, a sluggish economy and continuing housing woes are the cause. With many of us planning... »

The Lost Art of the Thank-You Note

By Lori McLaughlin I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. Another busy round of gift-giving for Christmas and baby showers and weddings and birthdays has come and gone, and nary a thank-you note in the mailbox. Actually, there was one card, from an out-of-state friend’s son whom I hadn’t seen since the first Bush administration. I wouldn’t recognize him if I... »


You may think of Quakertown as simply an exit off the Turnpike or the section of Route 309 you pass on your way to somewhere else, but a charming downtown awaits, just minutes from major thoroughfares. Tucked in the Northeast portion of Upper Bucks County, surrounded by Richland Township, Quakertown is a borough of nearly 10,000 residents and encompasses approximately two ... »

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