Pictured are some of the 31 Christmas trees that fill Beatrice Barr's Bucks County home. For decades, generations of family would visit the 96-year-old’s house to enjoy the trees and a large Christmas dinner. This year, a Facebook Live event took the family and larger
community on a virtual tour. (Courtesy of Rich Spotts)
These Pennsylvania Families Will Celebrate Christmas Safely. You Can, Too.

Families across the state are starting new traditions and adapting old ones to try to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the coronavirus.

Bob McAdams, left, of Barnegat Light, New Jersey, carries a freshly cut tree with Mario DeMarco, Mara DeMarco, and Addie DeMarco, 7, of Philadelphia, at Tuckamony Farm, in Bucks County, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Tuckamony Farm sold out a few days later. (Keystone Photo/Michele C. Haddon)
Why It’s Hard to Find a Darn Good Christmas Tree This Year

This extraordinarily challenging year made more and more folks head to cut-your-own farms and strip mall parking lots in search of real evergreens to bring home for the holidays. And fewer farmers are selling because it's getting harder to grow trees.

(Shutterstock Photo/Lucky Business)
Find the Perfect Holiday Gifts at These Women-Owned Businesses in Pennsylvania

Supporting a woman-owned business is supporting your community; studies show women reinvest 90% of their income in their families and communities, while men reinvest only 40% in those groups.

Bekah and Nancy Comley stand outside their polling place in Bucks County. (Keystone Photo/Freda Savana)
Biden-Harris Has Central Bucks County Fired Up and Chatty. Trump? Mostly Silence.

Bucks County, with its more than 450,000 registered voters, has long been considered a bellwether in Pennsylvania. Trump lost the county by only 1 percentage point in the 2016 election.

Democrat Nina Ahmad (left) and Republican Timothy DeFoor (right) are seeking election to the state Auditor General Office. Whoever wins will be the first person of color elected to that office. (Courtesy of the candidates' campaigns)
Winner of Auditor General Race Will Be First Person of Color Elected to State Executive Office

Republican Timothy DeFoor would be the first Black man elected to state executive office in the commonwealth's 233-year history, and Democrat Nina Ahmad would be the first woman of color elected to a state executive office.

Portraits of Pennsylvania 1st Congressional District Democratic candidate Christina Finello (left) and Republican US Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (right). (Photos courtesy of the candidates' campaigns.)
Finello Tries to Unseat Fitzpatrick by Tying Him to Trump

Christina Finello said President Donald Trump is trying to take away health care “in the middle of the worst health care crisis in a century… He’s able to do that because of a law my opponent supported.”

Erum Hamid was born in India and raised in Bangladesh. Her dreams brought her to the Philadelphia area, where she is looking forward to voting in her first election. (Photo by Tony Wu)
She Came to the US to Fulfill Her Dreams. In November, She Will Cast Her First Vote.

“The kind of equality, independence and liberty women in the US have is incomparable to the limited amount of opportunities in Bangladesh," Erum Hamid said.