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2 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Family fun at the Annual Peddler's Village Scarecrow Festival Sept. 20-21

Welcome the change of seasons with one of Bucks County 's favorite fall traditions, the Annual Scarecrow Festival at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania. There will be over 100 creative scarecrows for you to see as you stroll the beautiful grounds of The Village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21. Pick up a ballot and vote for your favorites, plus there will be plenty of other family-friendly fun to enjoy.

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Related Topix: Lahaska, PA

8 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Secrets of the Pa. Capitol: 17 views that aren't on any tour

Pennsylvania's Capitol, designated a National History Landmark in 2006, is considered one of the best examples of American Renaissance architecture in the United States. But it also offers a number of little-known secrets that even people who have worked there for years don't know exist.

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12 hrs ago | Philly.com

Sheinelle Jones has good news 'Today'

WHEN Sheinelle Jones left "Good Day Philadelphia" in March to spend more time with her three kids, she promised she wouldn't stay at home for long. I've learned Jones will be the new weekend news reader on the "Today" show.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Obsessed, Drama Movies, Thriller, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Victorious, Arts, Opera

16 hrs ago | Philly.com

State doesn't regulate recovery homes and city can't do it

And for a city like Philadelphia, where addiction is endemic and hundreds of recovery homes operate largely off the grid, the lack of controls creates a free-wheeling landscape rife for abuse. "Right now, you have recovery homes that are actually good stewards in the sense that they are in it for the right reasons and provide sober, clean and safe living environments because they want people to be successful in their recovery," said state Rep. Frank Farry, R-Bucks County.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

TheAlternativePress.com

Warminster Teen Charged in Hit-and-Run, Police Say

Photographs of possible paint transfer on a vehicle involved in a reported hit-and-run incident in Lansdale on Aug. 15 have led authorities to file misdemeanor charges against the Warminster Township, Bucks County teenage driver, according to The Reporter . Martin Kalinowski, 19, of the 500 block of Byron Road, is charged with accidents involving damage to attended vehicle and summary careless driving, according to court records.

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CBS Local

Stretch Of Highway In Bucks County Renamed To Honor Fallen Officer

The death of a Pennsylvania State trooper was on the minds of those who gathered in Bucks County Sunday to honor a native son killed in the line of duty two years ago. The Hartsville Fire company was filled with those who knew and loved Officer Brad Fox, killed while serving Plymouth Township .

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Related Topix: Warminster, PA

Buckingham Today

Dig could have found a Roman settlement

Roman pottery and a red deer antler have been found at the dig in a field near St Rumbold's Well, in Buckingham, a county councillor told the Advertiser. After the excavating digger also uncovered a long stretch of wall beneath the field's surface, county councillor Robin Stuchbury informed Bucks County Council's archaeological planning officer, Eliza Alqassar, who visited the site on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

BroadwayWorld.com

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 9/14/2014

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE The Everyman Repertory Theatre 9/13-9/28/2014 Vanya and Sonia have never left the confines of their childhood home in Bucks County, PA, while their sister Masha has been gallivanting around the world as a successful actress. A surprise visit from Masha and her 20-something boy toy, Spike, throws the normally quiet household into utter upheaval as its residents and visitors get swept up in an intoxicating mixture of lust, rivalry, regret, and the sudden possibility of escape.

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Philly.com

In Bucks, constables can earn big money

The office's roots date to colonial times, and critics nowadays say the position is about as relevant as minutemen or muskets. Six Bucks constables - elected and armed court officers paid to serve warrants, transport prisoners, and handle other duties - averaged more than $100,000 in pay annually the last two years, eclipsing salaries of the judges they work for and even the county commissioners, according to an Inquirer review of records.

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Related Topix: Bensalem, PA, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Philadelphia, PA, Montgomery County, PA, Delaware County, PA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pocono Record

J.T. Lambert's new boss has wealth of experience

J.T. Lambert Intermediate's new principal, Heather Piperato, a.k.a. "Mrs. Pip," brings a world of experience and enthusiasm for working with middle school students. Having grown up in Roveredo in Piano, Italy, until she was 13, Piperato is fluent in Italian and Spanish and has traveled to more than 50 countries.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Italy, World News, Allentown, PA, Family, Kids

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Patch.com

Another Mosquito Spray Scheduled in Doylestown

Another mosquito spray will be held in Doylestown Township next week. The spray is being done to control mosquito populations that may be infected with West Nile virus.

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Related Topix: Doylestown, PA, West Nile Virus, Health, Ford Ranger, Ford, Truck

Patch.com

Bucks County Women's Initiative presents LUNAFEST

The Bucks County Women's Initiative's will be hosting a screening of the LUNAFEST Film Festival, a unique compilation of films that highlight women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women's health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

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Related Topix: Women's Health, Health

Patch.com

Weekend Road Closures for Arts Fest, Bike Races Announced

The Annual Doylestown Arts Festival , Bucks County Classic Bike Race and the Criterium of Doylestown Bike Race will be held this weekend. On Saturday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday from 8 to 5 p.m. the following roads will be closed for the Arts Festival: -Main Street between Oakland Avenue and Court Street -State Street between Pine Street and Clinton Street -Hamilton Street, between State Street and West Oakland Avenue -West Oakland Avenue between Main and Clinton Streets Also on Saturday, the Thompson Organization's Bucks County Classic will be held throughout Doylestown and New Hope between 6 and 10:45 am.

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Related Topix: Doylestown, PA, New Hope, PA

Philly.com

Bucks Bike Classic set for this weekend in Doylestown and New Hope

Cycling in Bucks County is exhilarating, says John Eustice. Climbing the hilly roads and passing the colonial houses pushes both recreational and pro cyclists to pedal harder and explore farther.

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Related Topix: Doylestown, PA, New Hope, PA, Ivyland, PA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

The Trustus Theatre Opens 30th Season With 'Vanya and Sonia' Tonight

Trustus Theatre begins their 30th Anniversary Season with Christopher Durang 's laugh-out-loud comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This show was one of the most successful comedies on Broadway last season, and now this Tony award-winning script finds a home on the Thigpen Main Stage this fall.

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The Morning Call

Motorcycle kickstand catches road in Carbon County, injuring biker

A motorcyclist riding with his kickstand down in Carbon County was injured Sunday morning when the kickstand caught the road at a curve, tossing the bike into a tree and a pole, police said. George E. Ren, 53, of Langhorne, Bucks County, was on Route 93 in Packer Township near Weatherly at 10:55 a.m. when he crashed at a curve to the left, state police at Hazleton said.

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Related Topix: Carbon County, PA, Langhorne, PA, Weatherly, PA, Hazleton, PA

Philadelphia Gay News

Bucks prosecutors file brief in Milano case

Bucks County prosecutors last week filed a lengthy brief aimed at keeping Frank R. Chester behind bars, if not executed. Milano's body was found in a wooded area of Bristol Township, with most of his throat gone.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals

CBS Local

Victims Of 9/11 Attacks Remembered In Bucks County

By the fountains at the Garden of Reflection in Bucks County designed to represent the Twin Towers, ceremonies begin at 8:30 a.m. remembering the Bucks County residents who were killed in the September 11th attacks. Grace Godshalk's son, Bill, was one of those people.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

CBS Local

Former NYPD Officer, First Responder On 9/11 Shares Story Of Losing Son In WTC Collapse

Thursday, on the 13th anniversary of the September 11th attacks there will be a ceremony in the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield, Bucks County to honor the heroes among us. One of the men honored is a former New York City police officer who saved the lives of total strangers, while he lost one of the people he was closest with.

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The Morning Call

Theater: 'Mercy Killers' questions U.S. health care system

A one-man play written and performed by Broadway actor Michael Milligan takes on the state of health care in the United States. "Mercy Killers," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday at Zoellner Arts Center, takes an unblinking look at the ends to which people are forced when a loved one becomes ill.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Entertainment

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