April 30, 2004 |
The songs of the sea will take center stage Saturday at the Independence Seaport Museum. The museum is hosting its first Sea Shanty Festival, where visitors can learn about the role the shanties played in maritime history and take part in sing-alongs and workshops such as Sea Shanties 101. "It's something completely different, it's participatory, and families can go home learning something new," says museum spokeswoman Tania Karpinich....
May 2, 2003 |
That child of yours who loves playing with dirt might be more than just dirty. He or she may be a budding horticulturist who would enjoy the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Kids Grow Expo. This year's expo, Tuesday through Thursday in Fairmount Park, has a "Weather Watch" theme. Kids can learn about weather at a mock weather station and from former WCAU weatherman Herb Clark. The Junior Flower Show consists of more than 1,000 competitive class entries by children from more than 100 area schools.
March 2, 2000 |
With a $125,000 state grant, Bucks County officials hope to improve safety and recreation for hikers, cyclists, students and seniors at Peace Valley Park, a 1,500-acre park in New Britain Township. At a meeting last night, the three county commissioners voted unanimously to accept the grant from the state's Department of Community and Economic Development. The funds will be used to help build a roughly mile-long segment of trail that will encircle the park's man-made Lake Galena.
February 22, 2000 |
Four teenage boys using walkie-talkies to stay in touch during a spate of mailbox destruction in the Langhorne area were arrested early yesterday after they were spotted by a Middletown police officer, investigators said. Police said they found sledgehammers, a baseball bat, lighter fluid and lighters in the youths' vehicle. The youths also had walkie-talkies they apparently used to communicate as they roamed streets in the neighborhoods adjacent to Core Creek Park, smashing and burning dozens of mailboxes, police said.
August 23, 1999 |
Bucks County will spend $150,000 to renovate the historic Godfrey Kirk House in Core Creek Park and turn it into offices for a nonprofit group. Officials say they hope to find a tenant who will maintain the historic structure and keep vandals away in exchange for below-market rent. The 18th-century structure, also known as the Boone Farm House, was inhabited until 1968, when the county bought the property as part of the same flood-control project that dammed Core Creek to form Lake Luxembourg.
January 4, 1999 |
This year's Celebration of Lights holiday display at Core Creek Park is likely the last, because of residents' complaints about traffic around the park in Middletown, Bucks County. More than 1,000 cars came through on New Year's Day.
November 5, 1998 |
The annual winter holiday light show at Core Creek Park has moved closer to being permanently doused. The Pittsburgh company that produces the popular show told Bucks County commissioners it did not intend to stage the show after this winter, County Solicitor Peter Glascott revealed at yesterday's commissioners meeting. In an Oct. 28 letter to Commissioner Michael Fitzpatrick, DiCesare Engler president Rich Engler requested that the county cancel the company's contract to stage the show after the three-month Celebration of Lights is finished in January.
October 1, 1998 |
A 10-hour music marathon with more than 30 acts performing from two stages is planned for Saturday at Core Creek Park in Middletown Township. Earthjam SongFest '98: A Festival of Philadelphia Songwriters will feature performers such as John Flynn, Beats Walkin' and Aftershock. Besides the music, scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. rain or shine, the festival will include children's events, craft displays and workshops. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children from 5 to 12 years old. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Pennsylvania Sierra Club.
September 14, 1998 |
Bouncy polka music rebounding from the main stage competed with the bagpipes wafting from the Bucks County St. Patrick's Day Committee display and the eerie sounds of an Australian didgeridoo as visitors filed into Core Creek Park about 1 p.m. yesterday. This internationally inspired cacophony was the sound track for the second annual International Day Festival, sponsored by the Bucks County Parks and Recreation Department. On the program were performances and activities designed to "promote awareness, understanding and continued dialogue between the diverse cultural groups of Bucks County and the region.
August 5, 1998 |
Andy McAloon nosed out into the waters of Lake Luxembourg at Core Creek Park yesterday in Langhorne. In spite of the dry, sunny weather, there were kayaks to spare on shore.