February 26, 2016 |
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.
November 22, 2015 |
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.
November 5, 2015 |
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.
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. "
March 30, 2015 |
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.
July 19, 2014 |
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.
June 15, 2014 |
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.
October 9, 2013 |
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.
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!
December 23, 2012 |
If you can make it past the pizza counter at FrancoLuigi's without succumbing to at least one slice (I had two, pork and broccoli), you reach the door of the High Note Cafe, where chef Franco Borda is finishing a salad of shell-like pasta, beans, and vegetables. I'm not at 13th and Tasker Streets to eat, although sojourns into traditional South Philadelphia at Christmas transport me to another Italian neighborhood, one my grandfather helped create at the turn of the 20th century, when he left his farm in the mountains of Benevento to seek his fortune in America.