May 18, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. For J. Barrett and Janet VanDame, Franconia Township had the perfect house, just what they needed five years ago for taking care of his parents, both 95 years old. "We had been looking for something with single-floor living that could accommodate them, and this was it," Barrett VanDame says of the house they moved to from Souderton Borough. Halver and Mary VanDame have died since their son and daughter-in-law moved to this Montgomery County community, but Barrett and Janet have no intention of leaving Franconia.
February 20, 2015 |
THE PEOPLE who love what the Sixers are doing under Sam Hinkie love it even more today. The people who think that Hinkie is doomed to failure have not yet been revived. Everyone's opinion is now set even further in concrete. Thank you, Sam. Watching Michael Carter-Williams for the last year-plus, it became more and more obvious that he wasn't going to be the point guard when/if this team began making playoff runs, mostly because he isn't a good shooter from anywhere on the floor, partly because he isn't exactly rugged as a presence.
January 12, 2015 |
What are you willing to go through to acquire an ultra-rare recording? Acting on hazy reports that some of the most desirable country blues recordings ever were dumped, 80 years ago, in the Milwaukee River near Grafton, Wis., journalist and collector Amanda Petrusich learned to scuba dive, dove, and lived to write about it in her book Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records (Scribner, 272 pages,...
December 7, 2014 |
There were many times during Khasiem Carr's tumultuous journey through Pennsylvania's mental health and prison systems when it seemed things couldn't get worse. Then, they generally did. For instance, after two months in solitary confinement at the Bucks County prison, Carr was refusing food and water, and was rushed to the hospital to be treated for dehydration and malnutrition. After more than a year in solitary, he entered a guilty plea in hope of getting out of the hole and into mental-health care in a state prison.
November 23, 2014 |
A recent traveler to West Africa who was evaluated for Ebola at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania does not have the disease, the hospital said Friday. The patient's blood sample was tested at the state lab in Lionville, Chester County, and showed no evidence of the deadly virus, said Susan Phillips, Penn Medicine's senior vice president for public affairs. She said the hospital and the state lab have been in contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
October 30, 2014 |
Hours before a Central Bucks school board meeting where parents will undoubtedly demand to know more about alleged hazing at a family football picnic, the Central Bucks West head football coach said Tuesday he hopes it was a "one-time, isolated incident" and that the players are "inherently good young men. " In a statement released by his attorney, coach Brian Hensel said the Aug. 16 hazing - which has been described as players groping the private...
October 5, 2014 |
Hospital and public health officials are acutely aware of the public dismay at the poor handling of the first case of Ebola diagnosed - too late - in this country. Thomas E. Duncan, 42, arrived in Dallas from Liberia on Sept. 20. He became sick and went to a Dallas hospital on Sept. 25, but was misdiagnosed and sent home. He returned to the hospital by ambulance on Sunday and is now in isolation, in serious condition. About 50 people who came into contact with him after he developed symptoms - which is when the disease is contagious - are being monitored closely, including four family members who are under quarantine for 21 days at a Dallas apartment complex.
September 17, 2014 |
AMERICANS LIKE to believe that our exceptional story was cooked up in the proverbial melting pot. And it's true that we've broadly taken strength from our diversity. But the way we engage our differences has more recently begun to shift. We're more tolerant today than we've ever been, but we're also more likely to wall ourselves off from those who hold opposing points of view. As a result, the latitude to lead lives of our own choosing allows and sometimes compels us to narrow the horizons of our individual experience.
November 6, 2013 |
Caring for a seriously ill family member is so all-consuming, Elissa Lewin says, that a person often "forgets to breathe. " That's breathe, as in stop , exhale , and relax - a stress-reducing, health-enhancing, mind-centering pause in the 24/7 flow of full-time caregiving. "Put your pinkie to your navel, and take a belly breath," Lewin, 59, says, as those of us seated around the table at the Colonial Inn at Smithville, Atlantic County, follow the leader. It's the second day of a "Respite Retreat for Men" sponsored by Nancy's House (nancys-house.org)
June 14, 2013 |
SANFORD, Fla. - The six jurors and four alternates eventually picked to hear the second-degree murder case of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman will be sequestered for the two to four weeks the trial will last, the judge presiding over the case said for the first time Thursday. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson told a potential juror on the fourth day of selection that all panelists will be kept isolated. During the first four days of jury selection, attorneys have asked potential jurors about the hardships they would face if they were kept away from their families during the trial.