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Preserving Classes at the Stockton Market (Tastings Included)

Preserving Classes at the Stockton Market (Tastings Included)

Marian Bolum, a certified master food preserver, launched a summer-long series of canning and preserving classes this week at the Stockton Market, in Stockton, NJ. Still to come: “Jardiniere,” May 27; “Blueberry Lavender Honey Jam,” June 24; “Tomato Bruschetta,” July 22; “Cowboy Candy” (sweet and spicy pickled jalapenos), August 4; and “Yellow Tomato Basil Jam,” […]

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Outdoor Concert Wednesday Night in Doylestown

Outdoor Concert Wednesday Night in Doylestown

The Heritage Conservancy’s summer concert series returns Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., in the garden at the Aldie Mansion in Doylestown with performances by The River City Healers, LisaBeth Weber and Seamus Kelleher. Three more concerts will be held on the third Wednesday of each month through September. All will start at 6:30 p.m. and run about […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art Shares Some of its Collection in Newtown

Philadelphia Museum of Art Shares Some of its Collection in Newtown

Imagine encountering Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” along a bike path, or Claude Monet’s “The Japanese Footbridge and the Water Lily Pool, Giverny” in the middle of a park. Such a reality began to unfold earlier this month when the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, […]

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International Food Festival Coming to Peddler’s Village

International Food Festival Coming to Peddler’s Village

Peddler’s Village, in Lahaska, will be one of the host venues for the 2015 MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival May 13 through May 17, which draws vintners, brewers, distillers and chefs from all over the world to collaborate on meals and tastings. In all, four events will be staged across the four days. Foxbriar Farm […]

April 29, 2015 | By More
New Hope Pride Parade and Block Party May 16

New Hope Pride Parade and Block Party May 16

New Hope Celebrates, the town’s annual gay pride week, will culminate May 16 with a parade that’ll start across the river at Lambertville, NJ, City Hall at 11:30 a.m., wind across the bridge and head down New Hope’s South Main Street, where it will pass before the review stand. Immediately following (around 1 p.m.), a […]

April 29, 2015 | By More
A Bike Tour with Lots of Perks

A Bike Tour with Lots of Perks

NJ Bike Tours is kicking off National Bike Month Saturday with a 12-mile, fully supported tour of Princeton, New Jersey, Saturday. The ride will launch from Kopp’s Cycles at 10 a.m. From there, it’ll travel to Whole Earth Center, which will be unveiling its Random Acts of Community campaign (through which it’ll dole out $2,000 […]

April 29, 2015 | By More

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All Roads Lead Back to Doylestown

All Roads Lead Back to Doylestown

That first season of “American Idol” hit like ecstacy at a sorority party. In a night, we were hopelessly hooked. Kelly and Justin lifted us out of our mundane lives, and we latched on to their fantasy as though we had stakes in it. But intense experiences are, by definition, short-lived. If you can pick […]

April 28, 2015 | By More
Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

Nicaragua, long hidden from the outside world, offers a glimpse of what the Caribbean looked like before the tourist rush. And you can take it all in from plush resorts that haven’t yet realized that they could get away with charging a lot more. By Matt Bell Nicaragua isn’t for travelers who are shy of […]

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Handmade and Handpicked

Handmade and Handpicked

In a town loaded with vintage, America Antiques & Design doesn’t fit the mold. Never has in the two decades it’s been around. So it shouldn’t have surprised anyone when the emergence of its offspring over the summer was a revelation, too. Compromise Lodge has been simmering for years. A brief collection of humble, turn-of-the-century […]

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A Playground You’ll Never Grow Out Of

A Playground You’ll Never Grow Out Of

Inside a King of Prussia warehouse, there’s a tall, warped wall that looks strikingly similar to the one featured on “American Ninja Warrior,” the reality show that tests strength through a bottomless arsenal of such torturous devices. But this one’s scaled by ripped stunt doubles, fit seventysomethings and sugar-jacked kids alike. The wall is the […]

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Lost, But Not Forgotten

Lost, But Not Forgotten

The vintage ephemera at the heart of her jewelry may feel random at first glance. But every piece is picked and presented with the utmost care. By Susan Forker My jewelry and accessories are illuminated by vintage papers and other salvaged bits, much of which I also incorporate. I’m asked all the time how I […]

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Thinning the Herd

Thinning the Herd

If you have boundary issues with your work, you may as well treat your next job hunt like you would a love connection. That’s the essence of the new Bucks-based site, RecruitmentQueen.com. Launched earlier this year by a Warminster mother and her 17-year-old daughter, its aim is to thoughtfully—scientifically, more accurately—pair local job seekers and […]

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Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Thanks to TV, we’ve all been led to believe—or, more accurately, we all really want to believe—that there are jewels among our junk and our neighbors’ junk. As the hunt escalates, the weekly free appraisals at a Lambertville, NJ, auction house have become a sort of ground zero, a scene where fortunes can be made. […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Your Lifestyle Update is Now Available

Your Lifestyle Update is Now Available

This eco movement has always felt a little heavy on the green and guilt and light on the convenience and comfort. But a perceptive Philly design outfit is reworking that algorithm and making the great outdoors more user-friendly. By Scott Edwards It feels counterintuitive to descend to a basement—albeit, one in a retrofitted mansion a […]

April 28, 2015 | By More
Before Them All, There Was  Kimberton Whole Foods

Before Them All, There Was Kimberton Whole Foods

Back before you ever heard of organic. Or grass-fed. Or free-range. Back when you thought we, as a species, had probably hit our pinnacle with the microwavable ham and cheese Hot Pocket—so, like, the mid-eighties—a quaint, 400-square foot farm store called Kimberton Whole Foods opened to little fanfare in Chester County. Thirty years later, we’re […]

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Soundtrack for an Epidemic

The Soundtrack for an Epidemic

An Ardmore nonprofit that provides mental health education to Main Line middle and high schools has found a friend in Philly singer-songwriter Laura Mann. And a soundtrack—the organization’s adopted her anthem about perseverance, “Just for Today.” The Minding Your Mind mission—putting actual faces to the mental disorders and destructive impulses that will plague nearly half […]

January 20, 2015 | By More
An Impressionist’s Homage to Preservation

An Impressionist’s Homage to Preservation

Heritage Conservancy, the nonprofit dedicated to land conservation in Bucks County, will be hosting a one-day art exhibit November 21 at the Aldie Mansion, its Doylestown headquarters. The show will feature 20 paintings by the plein air Impressionist Alan Fetterman, including a series inspired by properties preserved by the organization. At a private reception the […]

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A Vast Void and a Growing Concern

A Vast Void and a Growing Concern

At the bedlam dawn of the Internet Age, Wynnewood oncologist Dr. Marisa Weiss dedicated herself to preserving a corner that could serve as a credible resource for those reeling from a breast cancer diagnosis, sufferers and family alike. “Physicians were having less and less time to spend with patients,” recalls Hope Wohl. “And treatment options […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More

Eats

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

On a picturesque cattle farm along the Delaware, a couple of well-travelled chefs are carving out a genuine farm-to-plate existence. And they’re looking to set more places at their makeshift farmhouse tables. By Scott Edwards  •  Photography by Guy Ambrosino It was a bon appétit spread come to life: A family-style feast cooked and dished […]

February 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Heart + Soul

Heart + Soul

An intimate session with a soaring chef yields profound respect for a humble meal (and the chef). By Scott Edwards Thirty of us wedged ourselves into the long, narrow kitchen. The class usually runs far smaller, so accommodations are being made on the fly. But there’s nothing that can be done about the tight confines, […]

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A Strange New Twist in a Long History

A Strange New Twist in a Long History

When The Stockton Inn closed abruptly in late July, it seemed to catch everyone on the outside looking in off-guard. After all, this was a place that’s been operating, more or less, for the last two centuries. Overnight, it was shuttered, only a simple post on its site—“Closed for repairs and restorations”—offered by way of […]

January 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Wood-Oven Pizza Comes to Lambertville

Wood-Oven Pizza Comes to Lambertville

Liberty Hall Pizza, a Neopolitan-style pizzeria (think wood-burning oven), is expected to open in Lambertville, NJ, next to Rojo’s Roastery before the end of the month. The refined industrial space will feature exposed steel beams and brick walls, a polished concrete floor, gas lanterns and oversized factory doors. But the centerpiece of the 50-seat restaurant […]

November 12, 2014 | By More
A New Look for the Stockton Inn

A New Look for the Stockton Inn

Closed since the end of July for renovations and a menu overhaul, the 300-year-old Stockton Inn’s expected to reopen early next month. A prix-fixe dinner menu’s been added for the budget-conscious, along with a seven-course chef’s menu (89 bucks) for the adventurous. Among the highlights: roasted duck consommé, a char-grilled, dry-aged beef strip loin and […]

September 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Brunch to Remember at the PASS

A Brunch to Remember at the PASS

Matthew Ridgway will be hosting his mentor, the iconic chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, Sunday for a sentimental brunch at Ridgway’s Rosemont, NJ, restaurant, the PASS. They’re planning to recreate the brunch they conceived together for the opening of Lacroix’s eponymous Rittenhouse Square restaurant in 2002. The first seating (40 bucks) will be served at 10 a.m., […]

September 29, 2014 | By More

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What Comes Naturally

What Comes Naturally

We’ll call it the Fairy Gardening Craze because it sounds cuter than Sci-Fi Vegetation Madness, even though a cluster of these string gardens resembles a scale model of a set from the next Star Wars, particularly these latest iterations crafted by Fritzie Ege and Ken Hay, owners of Greenology Organic Living (greenologyorganics.com). There’s a rawness […]

April 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
How Much Longer You Gonna Be in There?

How Much Longer You Gonna Be in There?

A new collection by one of the world’s most formidable furniture designers is finally transforming the bathroom into a sanctuary. By Morrie Breyer Salle de bain just sounds so much more sophisticated than “bathroom.” But, then, most things in French do. Names aside, the bathroom deserves a fresh look. A new generation of fixtures, fittings […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Rebel Mom

Rebel Mom

Long before we were inundated by blogs pushing everything on the free market, Kristen Chase was curating a virtual world that seduced moms with swank stuff for their kids and—gasp—themselves. By Courtney Greisman It’s not every day you see your favorite author perusing the paper goods aisle at the Warrington Target. Yet, there she was: […]

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Run Your Best Marathon

Run Your Best Marathon

Dr. Johnny King-Marino’s got six of them beneath him—along with four decades of running. Here, he shares what propelled him to a personal best at nearly 42. For a lot of runners around here, November 2 or Nov. 23 has been targeted on their iCals for months. The New York City Marathon will be run […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wheat The Other White  Bread

Wheat The Other White Bread

Yeah, wheat bread isn’t as bad for you as white. But it’s not good for you, either. By Todd Soura Sometime over the last few years, while white bread was being flogged as the poster child for processed foods and, thus, for the fattening of Modern America, its whole-wheat brother slipped out the back door […]

June 25, 2014 | By More
Summer Style Watch

Summer Style Watch

Sun! Barbeque! Vacation! But style doesn’t rest. To that end, our resident designer shares the goods that’ll be keeping him cool through the dog days. In professional circles, when I’m asked what I’m into at any given moment, my standard reply is, “I have no taste.” It’s not that I’m trying to be difficult. Just […]

June 25, 2014 | By More

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Come for the Dogs, Stay for the Waffles

Come for the Dogs, Stay for the Waffles

The Bucks County Kennel Club is staging the 74th annual edition of its Dog Show & Obedience Trial Saturday at Tinicum Park in Erwinna. The judging will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. (The breed winners’ competition starts at 2:30 p.m., and best-in-show judging will follow right after that.) More than 2,300 dogs […]

April 29, 2015 | By More
True to Character

True to Character

An 18th century home in Solebury Township did not disappoint once the damage exacted by years of neglect was undone at the hands of a conscientious woman in need of authenticity. By Scott Edwards Photographs by David Van Scott The state of the late-18th century home on Sugan Road, just outside of New Hope Borough, […]

October 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Re-focusing the Wine Tasting

Re-focusing the Wine Tasting

You’re short-changing yourself if you think a great bottle of wine begins and ends with its contents. What you drink it from plays a big part in the impression, too. To hone your appreciation, check out a tasting Oct. 15, 6 p.m., at The Miele Center at Princeton, NJ.  There, Riedel rep Julio Ruiz will […]

September 29, 2014 | By More
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