Committed to the cause

For off-season training, Neshaminy High School coach Steve Wilmot sticks to basics. By Al Thompson Training methods are not unlike politics. Many people have different opinions on what is the right way to plot a course for positive results. Running a football team, though, is not a democracy. The head coach sets the rules on…

State reps host rally for disabled

A bipartisan group of legislators rallied to prevent individuals with disabilities from being forced to sit in the community and leave day programs and sheltered workshops where they attend. By Tom Waring State Reps. Gene DiGirolamo and Frank Farry were among a bipartisan group of legislators from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who rallied to…

Providing nourishment

Two Bucks County residents are among 81 ShopRite employees who will appear on the back of limited-edition Cheerios boxes for helping to fight hunger. ShopRite of Yardley, at 1603 Big Oak Road, is among the top 40 winning stores in the annual ShopRite Partners In Caring Cheerios Contest, co-sponsored by ShopRite and General Mills. Pictures…

The power of nostalgia

Dig out your denim jackets and Rubik’s Cubes and travel back in time at the Nostalgia Fest Philly. By Tom Waring Eric Cohen was born in 1980 and just turned 37, and he considers himself fortunate to have grown up during the 1980s and ‘90s. “Everybody loved the ‘80s and ‘90s,” he said. “I don’t…

Setting the standard

The Branka family has found the recipe for small business success. By Timothy Reilly Within minutes of speaking with Jack and John Branka, it becomes clear why they have prospered in the sales business. “We’re a third-generation office document solutions company, meaning we sell and service the copiers. We support your networks, printers, multifunction devices…

The kid’s grown up

At just 16, pianist, composer and singer Ethan Bortnick reflects on a decade in the spotlight. By A.D. Amorosi To be a prodigiously talented, critically acclaimed musician at a young age doesn’t always make you above-the-fray as an adult. Take Ethan Bortnick. Born to Chalfont, Bucks County parents but raised in Florida, this 16-year-old’s piano…

Newtown Theatre to host film celebrating civil rights

The award-winning film ‘Standing on my Sisters’ Shoulders’ will be presented in Bucks County, followed by a discussion. By Lindsey Nolen In celebration of civil rights at a tense time in the nation, Newtown Theatre, located at 120 North State St., will present the film Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders inside its doors on Saturday,…