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Coming to New Hope

New Hope's historic hotspot for dining & delighting in evening entertainment will re-debut this June for an all-new incarnation of the beloved experience at 274 South River Road. River House at Odette's, an unparalleled luxury-lifestyle hotel...

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Sweetbriar Cabinetry opened their new showroom new location at 6637 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA. Sweetbriar offers kitchen and bath design, space planning, closet design, outdoor kitchens, home offices, bars, custom bookcases, entertainment... Read more

When it comes to Spring Break escapes, it can be difficult to find a vacation option that fits the needs—and wants—of each of your family members in one place. Bucks County natives seeking a drivable destination that exceeds their every expectatio... Read more

Destinations

We are currently known as C&N but our story began when Monument Bank opened its doors in February 2008. We were a newly formed community bank headquartered in Doylestown, PA. The employees and directors were committed to making Monument a succes... Read more

Preparing for your financial future can seem daunting. The advisors at Girard are passionate about getting to know their clients and creating customized solutions. Read more

Take a flight this summer in a historic biplane. You can pick your tour along the Delaware River towards Frenchtown, explore Lake Nockamixon, a run up to Philipsburg, Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown or ask for your dream flight Read more

Chef Mia Emerson began her stellar career in Philadelphia. For eight years she worked in the heart of Beverly Hills and Hollywood with countless celebrities, politicians and movie studios on events ranging from movie premieres and birthday parties... Read more

Hendrixson’s Furniture features solid wood American manufacturer Stickley in both of their showrooms. Created in upstate Manlius, NY choose from Stickley's ever-growing line of fabric and leather upholstery, bedroom, dining room, rugs, lamps and... Read more

Explaining how Raphael Architects provided design build services for an old home in Jenkintown, Michael Raphael says, “The client purchased a grand old home in Jenkintown, PA that required major interior renovations to the kitchen, bar, and... Read more

In looking to the future, Lookaway Golf Club reflects on its success since opening in 1999. The concept of Lookaway was to create a club with a relaxed environment where members consider it a second home. It has delivered on that promise and... Read more

Plymouth Meeting: Gathering Terrace & BioSwale

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The Plymouth Monthly Meeting envisioned a future where they could meet outdoors at their historic meeting house (1708). They contacted SED Design to help them realize this vision, and Seiler+Drury Architecture to provide a new doorway to the space. Working closely with this actively engaged and energetic group of people, we created an outdoor terrace that subtly blends with the historic meeting house and that provides ample space for the Monthly Meeting’s program. The terrace wall at seat height offers meeting space on the lower lawn while the terrace design allows for various meeting configurations and also incorporates benches. Using ramps, stairs and new walkways, the design solves grading/elevation issues while allowing accessibility from the new doorway and the surrounding landscape. The design provides native planting areas and incorporates lighting to highlight the space beautifully in the evenings. At the same time, the Plymouth Monthly Meeting was experiencing drainage issues in the area where the new terrace was to be located. Rooftop stormwater had not previously been comprehensively managed. Between the new terrace area and its natural stormwater outlet, the Plymouth Meeting Friends School’s outdoor basketball court and play area is located. Beyond this area, a forgotten and eroded drainage ditch had been carrying the combined runoff through the school’s landscape. There was a real opportunity for a return to nature’s balance and beauty here, in the domain of the Plymouth Meeting Friends School’s children. After studying the possibilities and the stormwater volumes, SED Design proposed removing an old hedge and metal fence to make way for a sinuous, riverrock-lined “stream.” The stream incorporates a series of check dams to slow the velocity of stormwater during large rain events. It also incorporates rocks and boulders of various sizes to lend natural beauty and to pique the curiosity of young minds. A new headwater wall at seat height provides surface stormwater pass-through during rain and, when it’s dry, a place to rest while enjoying this new area. In working together with the Plymouth Monthly Meeting, the Plymouth Meeting Friends School and Seiler+Drury Architecture, the vision of a subtly beautiful terrace for meetings and a return to more naturally managed stormwater has been realized. SED Design is located at 740 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. for more information call 610-584-5941 or visit www.seddesignstudio.com.

2019 Education Guide