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June 9, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Ronald J. Mohr, 64, of Chalfont, cofounder and co-operator of a construction company, died Sunday of brain cancer at the Luther Woods Health Care Center in Hatboro. He and a brother, J. Raymond Mohr, operated Ivymor Inc., a business they founded with their father, Joseph, in 1965. The company, based in Ivyland, does site and utility construction, both residential and commercial, in Bucks County. Mr. Mohr was born and educated in Philadelphia and resided in Ivyland for 25 years before moving to Chalfont 11 years ago. He was a member and former officer of the Willow Grove Kiwanis Club.
NEWS
March 4, 2005 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Frederic G. Hyde, 93, of Chalfont, a former newspaper reporter and retired professor at Bucks County Community College, died Feb. 25 at Grand View Hospital in West Rockhill Township. In 1936, Dr. Hyde joined the staff of The Inquirer. For the next 23 years, he worked as a reporter and rewrite man. At the time, he said in an interview in 1975, there was stiff competition among the seven daily papers in Philadelphia; the most popular stories, he said, "dealt with the three B's - blood, booze and broads.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Chalfont couple have lost custody of their children and are awaiting a criminal trial on child-endangerment charges after their 1-year-old son became sick from ingesting drugs, authorities said. Steven Aprigliano, 48, and Jennifer Jackson, 32, are also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after Bucks County detectives raided their Butler Avenue home and found baggies that were allegedly used to transport heroin, according to court documents. The child-endangerment charges accuse the parents of exposing their 1-year-old and 5-year-old boys to opiates.
REAL_ESTATE
March 30, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Asbury, N.J.-based developer expects to break ground this summer on a multifamily rental project at the Chalfont train station in Bucks County, the latest such property in the company's portfolio of transit-oriented developments. The two-acre Station at Chalfont site is the location of an institution that once housed people with brain injuries, an older facility that developer J.G. Petrucci Co. plans to raze to make way for 68 rental units. The architect for the firm's residential projects is Minno & Wasko, based in Lambertville, N.J. J.G. Petrucci already has developed the Station at Manayunk, a 149-unit apartment community in Northwest Philadelphia, with Alliance Residential Co. managing the rentals.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
He was a country boy, raised on a 100-acre farm in Ottawa, Canada, in a town so small it had no grocery store or gas station. She was a suburban girl who spent her teen years going to the mall, playing soccer, and teaching kids to swim. Their meeting, in a Las Vegas bar, was happenstance: Frank was there to play in a men's hockey tournament, and Angela had gone on a spontaneous birthday jaunt with a girlfriend. "I kept trying to talk to him, but he's very shy," Angela recalls.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
The Bucks County manufacturer of Skee-Ball, that staple of boardwalk arcades at the Jersey Shore, has been sold to a Wisconsin rival in the family-amusements industry. Joseph W. Sladek, who bought Skee-Ball Inc., now in Chalfont, in 1985, called the sale a "bittersweet goodbye" in a news release from the buyer, family-owned Bay Tek Games Inc., which is based in Pulaski, near Green Bay. The price was not disclosed. The deal was signed Tuesday. Skee-Ball manufactures its games in Chalfont, but after a roughly three-month transition will move to Wisconsin, Gaetan Philippon, Bay Tek's chief executive, said Wednesday after meetings with Skee-Ball employees.
NEWS
June 6, 1993 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
On June 11, 2001, this little bit of a borough will celebrate its 100th year as an incorporated community. Yet residents here have no intention of waiting until then to start celebrating. This year, and on every anniversary date until the main event, the borough plans to throw itself a party. Saturday is the first of the annual bashes. The party planners - Chalfont's own "Who's Who" - have purposely kept the festivities from becoming a full- scale gala. In the morning, a children's run and a five-kilometer race/walk are planned; in the evening, a concert.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
BOY, remember that long early spring where it seemed the cool, dreary weather would never change? What wonderful times, huh? When it did start warming up, V for Veg urged you get out and explore your environs - specifically, to find animal-free offerings just outside Philly. I shared some and asked you to send your suggestions of spots I might not know about. And you did! Now that it's plenty hot, you may not feel like jumping in the car for a trip, but come on, put on those flip-flops and pile in-we're gonna get ice cream!
NEWS
February 2, 1986 | Inquirer photos by Ira D. Joffe
Twice a year, the Red Cross holds blood drives at the elementary school of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Chalfont. So when Rosemary Riley went to donate blood a week ago, she took along her 5-year-old son, Matthew. For the young Chalfont resident, it was quite a learning experience.
NEWS
April 1, 1998 | For The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
Ryan Steskal of Chalfont gets in tune with nature at Peace Valley Park in New Britain Township. Between his guitar playing and the warmth, the illusion of summer was complete, except for the fact that the leaves were still off the trees. The temperature, however, should start dropping tonight.
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NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
William C. Kennedy, 72, of Chalfont, a Philadelphia police officer for 20 years and a therapist for over 20 more, died of myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disorder, on Friday, June 24, at Doylestown Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Kennedy grew up in the city and in Levittown. After serving in the Marines from 1961 to 1965, he joined the Police Department, and became a member of its vice squad. He was with the departmenrt from 1965 to 1985. In 1982, he gave up drinking with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous, and afterward became a therapist, working for a variety of institutions and agencies.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
The Bucks County manufacturer of Skee-Ball, that staple of boardwalk arcades at the Jersey Shore, has been sold to a Wisconsin rival in the family-amusements industry. Joseph W. Sladek, who bought Skee-Ball Inc., now in Chalfont, in 1985, called the sale a "bittersweet goodbye" in a news release from the buyer, family-owned Bay Tek Games Inc., which is based in Pulaski, near Green Bay. The price was not disclosed. The deal was signed Tuesday. Skee-Ball manufactures its games in Chalfont, but after a roughly three-month transition will move to Wisconsin, Gaetan Philippon, Bay Tek's chief executive, said Wednesday after meetings with Skee-Ball employees.
REAL_ESTATE
November 22, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Chalfont has much going for it, but in real estate terms, location, and affordability, top the list. And let's not forget the Central Bucks School District. "It is a perfect location for those who need to commute to work," says Frank Dolski, of Coldwell Banker Hearthside, Realtors, who has sold houses in this Bucks County borough for more than two decades. Two train stations on SEPTA's Doylestown-Lansdale line - one in Chalfont, the other in New Britain Borough - serve the area, so commuting to jobs in Center City is easy.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
He was a country boy, raised on a 100-acre farm in Ottawa, Canada, in a town so small it had no grocery store or gas station. She was a suburban girl who spent her teen years going to the mall, playing soccer, and teaching kids to swim. Their meeting, in a Las Vegas bar, was happenstance: Frank was there to play in a men's hockey tournament, and Angela had gone on a spontaneous birthday jaunt with a girlfriend. "I kept trying to talk to him, but he's very shy," Angela recalls.
NEWS
August 19, 2015
A story Sunday on brewpubs in the suburbs misstated the year Tower Hill Brewery in Chalfont got its alcoholic beverage license. It was licensed in 2015, and brought to 15 the number of brewery pubs that have opened or been licensed since early 2014 in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. A story Tuesday on Stevie Wonder's pop-up concert Monday at Dilworth Park mistitled one of the tunes he sang, "As. "
REAL_ESTATE
March 30, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
An Asbury, N.J.-based developer expects to break ground this summer on a multifamily rental project at the Chalfont train station in Bucks County, the latest such property in the company's portfolio of transit-oriented developments. The two-acre Station at Chalfont site is the location of an institution that once housed people with brain injuries, an older facility that developer J.G. Petrucci Co. plans to raze to make way for 68 rental units. The architect for the firm's residential projects is Minno & Wasko, based in Lambertville, N.J. J.G. Petrucci already has developed the Station at Manayunk, a 149-unit apartment community in Northwest Philadelphia, with Alliance Residential Co. managing the rentals.
NEWS
July 19, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maureen H. McMurdo-Chapman, 69, of Chalfont, Bucks County, died Thursday, July 10, at Abington Memorial Hospital of injuries she suffered in a car accident. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman was a resident of Sharon Hill, Delaware County, from 1974 to 1998. For four years ending in 1995, she served as a member of the Southeast Delco School Board. She and her husband, Lawrence, who was injured in the car accident, moved to the New Britain-Chalfont area 16 years ago. Mrs. McMurdo-Chapman graduated from West Catholic High School for Girls in 1963.
NEWS
June 15, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The uninvited guest showed up Thursday afternoon with a bang, popping a child's ball in the backyard and then breaking a red bird feeder. Evesham had a bear. "We've been getting reports since last night about sightings . . . basically just walking around, hasn't been aggressive," Capt. Walt Miller, a spokesman for the Evesham Police Department, said Friday. Still, the sight of a large black bear - one resident estimated its weight at 400 pounds - had the neighbors talking. The bear "tossed trash cans around, had a nice lunch" Friday, said Russ Mogell, who for two years has lived in the Sanctuary development, tucked away in the woods.
NEWS
October 9, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Chalfont couple have lost custody of their children and are awaiting a criminal trial on child-endangerment charges after their 1-year-old son became sick from ingesting drugs, authorities said. Steven Aprigliano, 48, and Jennifer Jackson, 32, are also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after Bucks County detectives raided their Butler Avenue home and found baggies that were allegedly used to transport heroin, according to court documents. The child-endangerment charges accuse the parents of exposing their 1-year-old and 5-year-old boys to opiates.
NEWS
July 26, 2013
BOY, remember that long early spring where it seemed the cool, dreary weather would never change? What wonderful times, huh? When it did start warming up, V for Veg urged you get out and explore your environs - specifically, to find animal-free offerings just outside Philly. I shared some and asked you to send your suggestions of spots I might not know about. And you did! Now that it's plenty hot, you may not feel like jumping in the car for a trip, but come on, put on those flip-flops and pile in-we're gonna get ice cream!
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