August 16, 2012 |
The morning of March 27, 2011, smoke and flames drove brothers Andrew and David Wallace and Andrew's girlfriend from their apartments above the family-owned Churchville Inn , a landmark in Southampton, Bucks County. "There were three walls left standing," said their father, Jeff, last week, as the landmark reopened (1500 Bustleton Pike, Southampton, 215-357-3967). The main dining room is spruced up with a mural, crafted from barn wood by Murrie Gayman, that depicts historic events and people from Bucks County history.
July 13, 2012 |
When Jay Schwartz picked up a reel of film in a Lambertville flea market 20 years ago, he had no idea he was holding the only known visual record of an exhumation spurred by a 20-year court dispute. And fittingly enough, Schwartz will have a public showing of the bizarre movie on Friday, July 13, at Laurel Hill Cemetery, where it was made. Schwartz screened the footage alongside other found home movies a few times over the years, but he never realized what it was depicting.
March 28, 2011 |
The Churchville Inn in Southampton, a local landmark in Bucks County, was left in ruins by a fire that forced the two managers to flee their apartments above the restaurant early Sunday. "I woke up gagging on smoke . . . coming through the ceiling," said Andrew Wallace, 27, whose two-bedroom apartment is one floor above the historic restaurant. Gasping, Wallace said he had run to his bedroom window to gulp fresh air. He woke his girlfriend, Nicole Sidorchuck, 25. She scooped up Wallace's beagle, Sammy, and together they fled to safety down an interior staircase.
March 27, 2011 |
The Churchville Inn in Southampton, a local landmark in Bucks County, was left in ruins by a fire that forced the two managers to flee their apartments above the restaurant early Sunday. "I woke up gagging on smoke . . . coming through the ceiling," said Andrew Wallace, 27, whose two-bedroom apartment is one floor above the historic restaurant. Gasping, Andrew said he ran to his bedroom window to gulp fresh air. He woke his girlfriend, Nicole Sidorcheck, 25. She scooped up Andrew's beagle Sammy and together they fled to safety down an interior staircase.
June 5, 2003 |
In Bloomsburg it is known as "the Crag," a 70-foot cliff notorious for a succession of deadly and near-fatal falls. This week, it claimed a young Bucks County man who plummeted to his death early Tuesday. Kevin White, 21, of Churchville, might have lost his way and fallen while walking back to his dormitory at nearby Bloomsburg University, police said. "He just fell off a cliff. There is nothing at this point that makes this suspicious," Bloomsburg Police Lt. Joseph Wondoloski said.
February 19, 2001 |
Sixth grader Valerie Malizzia won a creative-writing competition with images of electronic pencils that read minds and talking computers that answer questions in class. The contest, initiated in November by Smart Technologies in Canada, was open to third through ninth graders in North America. Malizzia, a student at Churchville Elementary School, won a Smart board, estimated at $3,000, for her school. A sixth-grade classmate, Jessica Sussin, won a certificate of commendation for second place for her vision of time machines and robotic teachers.
January 31, 2001 |
Elsie Steiner Haverstraw, 77, a retired assembler for a maker of industrial gauges and a lover of polka music, died Friday at her Churchville residence after a three-year illness. Mrs. Haverstraw retired five years ago after 46 years with Moore Products Co. in Lower Gwynedd Township. "She loved German polka music, and we even went to Europe to follow one band," said her husband of 58 years, Arnold S. Haverstraw. She also liked going to Atlantic City casinos. A native of Philadelphia, she graduated from Jules Mastbaum Vocational High School and resided in Concordville, Delaware County, before moving to Churchville.
January 30, 2001 |
George P. Della Pia Jr., 38, of Churchville, a certified public accountant and co-owner of two restaurants, died Thursday at Warminster Hospital of heart disease. For the last decade, he owned and operated Della Pia & Associates, an accounting and management-consulting firm in Southampton. Mr. Della Pia also was co-owner of La Fontana del Mare, which is scheduled to open for a third Shore season in Strathmere, N.J., and, since November, was an investor in Massimo's Sandwiches & Pizzeria in Northeast Philadelphia.
November 12, 2000 |
This is what comes of watching Oprah: Kathleen Reick's living room now holds a rack of used wedding gowns. Yes, the connection was just about that simple. One afternoon in May when the kids were getting to her, she switched on the TV and was struck by the story of a West Coast woman who had started an organization granting last wishes for breast-cancer patients. The group, Making Memories, collects donated wedding gowns, resells them, and puts the profits into a dream-fulfillment fund for people with metastatic breast cancer.
May 25, 2000 |
Dr. Roderick A. Robertson, 63, formerly of Churchville, a retired computer consultant and college professor, died last Thursday at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla., from complications of multiple heart-bypass surgery performed in 1996. He had moved to Bradenton two years ago after having lived in Churchville for 31 years. Dr. Robertson spent many years in the computer field, primarily while working with educational institutions. He retired in 1998 after 20 years as a computer-management consultant for the State of New Jersey.