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…

Battle for the ballot

The candidates are set for statewide judicial races. The Times takes a look at the candidates.   By Tom Waring The lineup is set for statewide judicial elections. Voters will elect candidates to Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Court. The Supreme Court race in the general election will feature Democrat Dwayne Woodruff and Republican Sallie Mundy,…

Shirley Jones coming to Bucks County Playhouse

Shirley Jones will be inducted into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame during the Playhouse’s third Oscar Hammerstein Festival, April 22-23. The induction is part of a benefit concert on April 22 at 8 p.m. entitled Hammerstein in Hollywood, which features current Broadway talent saluting Oscar Hammerstein’s achievements in film and television. The Playhouse…