Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse

October 21, 2014 2:55 pm

Very few small theater organizations have a space as cool as the Bucks County Playhouse to call their own. Nestled on the banks of the Delaware River, this former grist mill dates back to 1790, when it was known as New Hope Mills. Interestingly enough, the town itself changed its name from Coryell’s Ferry to New Hope in honor of the mill. In the 1930s, the building was slated for demolition, but a group of locals—including legendary Broadway playwright Moss Hart (who wrote A Star Is Born, among others) banded together to save it.

In 1939, the Bucks County Playhouse opened with a widely-acclaimed production of Springtime For Henry. Over the next few decades, the Playhouse earned its reputation as America’s most famous summer theater, drawing acting royalty from multiple generations to perform. Sadly, the original theater closed in 2010, but the nonprofit Bridge Street Foundation dedicated funds to renovating and re-opening it in 2012. Since then, the Bucks County Playhouse has resumed its mission of presenting high-quality theater in a gorgeous auditorium.

Bucks County Playhouse
70 S. Main Street
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-2121

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Typing Speed and Accuracy

October 14, 2014 12:10 pm

Computer literacy is one of the most important skills that employers look for in a potential employee, and many jobs even ask how many words you can type per minute. These helpful tips will show you how to improve your typing speed and accuracy in just a few simple steps.

  1. Memorize the keyboard. People who are very fast typers are able type quickly because they don’t have to look at which keys they’re pressing. Study the keyboard to memorize its arrangement, and then practice typing while looking at the screen instead of your hands.
  2. Practice good posture. In order to type at your fastest rate, you need to sit up straight and place your hands in a comfortable position. Keep your arms at your sides and your wrists extended out straight and away from your body. Don’t rest your wrists on the keyboard; rather, keep them slightly elevated with just your fingers touching the keys.
  3. Time yourself. Practice by typing a long passage from a book or magazine over and over again. Time yourself during each attempt, and keep track of when your time improves. Many people also count the words that they can type per minute in order to gauge how their typing is improving.

5 Shortcuts to Increase Your Typing Speed []
5 Ways to Boost Typing Speed and Accuracy [Lifehack]
How to Improve Your Typing Speed and Accuracy [eHow]

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Karla’s Restaurant: A Charming and Casual Ambiance

October 7, 2014 1:49 pm

Bucks County diners have been enjoying Karla's restaurant since it first opened its doors in 1978. Brunch is especially popular at Karla's, and it's not hard to see why. You can choose from half a dozen different variations on eggs Benedict, or try the pancakes du jour, which might feature anything from fresh fruit and infused syrups to chocolate chunks.

The lunch and dinner menus are just as delicious. Try the roast chicken stuffed with prosciutto, red peppers, brie, and mushrooms, or spread a piece of crusty baguette with baked brie, an apricot glaze, and toasted almonds. The restaurant features an extensive wine cellar with fine bottles from around the globe to complement your meal, and Karla's charming, verdant outdoor seating area is a nice location to linger over a meal and enjoy some live music.

Karla's Restaurant
5 West Mechanic Street
New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-2612

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