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October 18, 1987 | By Francie Scott, Special to The Inquirer
Ivyland has a new police chief, and though he's no stranger to the borough, his appointment is sure to mark a change in the style of law enforcement in the town. Milton Edwin Eisenhard Jr., 35, a part-time police officer since 1984, was appointed to the part-time position of chief during a council meeting Oct. 8. The appointment is effective until the end of the year, but Eisenhard said he expects his contract to be renewed at that time and continued on a year-to- year basis.
NEWS
September 1, 1988 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
Behind a row of vintage Ivyland houses is the back yard that time forgot. Weathered brown barns, a white carriage house and a tottering outhouse are framed by a tangled patch of woods and a rutted dirt road that are part of Ivybrook Farm. Nothing disturbs the tranquil aura of centuries past. Only the muffled rush of traffic on nearby Bristol Road hints of the modern day. Yet time, in the persona of developer Willard G. Rouse 3d, is about to catch up with this bucolic spot in Pennsylvania's second-smallest municipality.
NEWS
November 19, 2011
Philadelphia police have charged an Ivyland man with killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence. Brett Truskin, 22, was driving a 2011 Toyota RAV4 in the 1900 block of East Lehigh Avenue Friday evening when he struck the victim, police said. Truskin was traveling east and the bicyclist was riding west in the bike lane, police said. The car hit the bike head-on and then continued on to strike several cars - four of them parked and one occupied by a 52-year-old motorist, authorities said.
NEWS
July 9, 1987 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to The Inquirer
Time has been kind to Ivyland. Walk along the serene, tree-lined streets, with their old-fashioned lamps and graceful Victorian houses, and it is easy to imagine that life in this tiny Bucks County borough has changed little since founder Edwin Lacey plotted the village streets in 1873 and innocently named the place after the ivy - he didn't know it was poison ivy - that grew everywhere. Appearances can be deceiving. Behind the gingerbread trim and small-town serenity, Ivyland is wrestling with big, knotty problems - the same problems facing towns 100 times its size.
NEWS
May 16, 1993 | By Kathryn Quigley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In Tuesday's primary election, the residents of this tiny borough will choose three out of four Republican candidates for the Borough Council. Two incumbent Republican council members and two political newcomers are competing for the three spots on the Republican ballot in November. The two Democrats in the race, John D. Eustice and Jim Ulrich, are automatic winners in the primary and will face the top Republican vote-getters in the general election. The Ivyland Borough Council now has seven Republican members.
NEWS
January 27, 1986 | By Christine M. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
The tiny borough of Ivyland, with its Victorian homes and quiet, tree-lined streets, was reluctantly thrust into the spotlight last week after an undercover federal sting operation landed federal agents about 39 pounds of cocaine and resulted in five arrests. The arrests took place about noon Thursday at offices in a nearby Northampton Township industrial park. Carnico Co., where the arrests took place, has an Ivyland mailing address, but is located north of Bristol Road in Northampton Township.
NEWS
November 7, 1993 | By Pauline Pinard Bogaert, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A drawing of an elegantly hatted woman from the Art Deco period graced the black-and-white invitation, appearing to beckon the invited to attend. Four hundred and forty people responded, coming to "Hats Off to Fashion," a benefit sponsored by the Auxiliaries of the Women's Board of Abington Memorial Hospital. The lunch, silent auction and fashion show, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, was at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland. Jill Kyle from Baederwood, president of the Women's Board, greeted the guests in the pink-and-white foyer of the manor, which was decorated with floating red and gold balloons.
NEWS
January 9, 1998 | By Heather Moore, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It's no wonder that the longtime absence of a professional borough police chief has not been an urgent issue for this community. The close-knit borough of 500 does not have major problems with crime. The community's part-time force received only 270 calls last year. By contrast, the Falls Township Police Department fielded 18,714 calls last year. A fatal traffic accident, said new Mayor Herb Carver, who grew up in Ivyland, is the biggest incident he can remember. "Ivyland is a community of wonderful people," Carver said.
NEWS
December 12, 2012 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are looking to interview four survivors of a weekend car crash that killed a 19-year-old Ivyland man to help determine the cause of the accident, Northampton Township Chief Barry Pilla said Monday. "We haven't talked to them, because of their injuries," Pilla said. "They were just a bunch of guys who went out for pizza. " Killed in the crash Saturday was Cameron Smithwick, 19, a passenger in the white Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, Pilla said. Death was caused by multiple injuries, Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell said Monday.
NEWS
August 30, 1999 | By Mark Binker, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Communication Concepts Inc., a direct-mail service company, plans to move from Ivyland to new facilities on Jacksonville Road in Warminster by the end of September. "It's going to be great for our employees," said Richard Keator, vice president for administration. The move will double the amount of space - to 172,000 square feet - available for the company's administration, warehouse and production facilities, including those that fill orders placed by recipients of direct mail.
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June 10, 2014 | By Chris Palmer and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
  When Jean Seaman, a district judge in Jamison, Bucks County, needed civil notices to be served for her court over the last four years, she often called on her daughter, Stacy Wertman. Wertman, an elected constable in Ivyland, works for five district courts in Bucks County, and she made about $11,000 last year completing jobs for her mother. Constables, locally elected officers who perform tasks such as serving warrants and transporting prisoners, are paid by the assignment, and judges can assign any task to any qualified constable they prefer.
NEWS
December 12, 2012 | By Bill Reed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police are looking to interview four survivors of a weekend car crash that killed a 19-year-old Ivyland man to help determine the cause of the accident, Northampton Township Chief Barry Pilla said Monday. "We haven't talked to them, because of their injuries," Pilla said. "They were just a bunch of guys who went out for pizza. " Killed in the crash Saturday was Cameron Smithwick, 19, a passenger in the white Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, Pilla said. Death was caused by multiple injuries, Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell said Monday.
NEWS
November 19, 2011
Philadelphia police have charged an Ivyland man with killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence. Brett Truskin, 22, was driving a 2011 Toyota RAV4 in the 1900 block of East Lehigh Avenue Friday evening when he struck the victim, police said. Truskin was traveling east and the bicyclist was riding west in the bike lane, police said. The car hit the bike head-on and then continued on to strike several cars - four of them parked and one occupied by a 52-year-old motorist, authorities said.
NEWS
October 26, 2011
Howard A. Bloom, of Bucks County, owner of Weathervane Chiropractic, a rehab facility with locations in Ivyland and Southampton, was arraigned Tuesday on charges he submitted more than $116,000 in fraudulent claims to two insurance providers. The complaint by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly alleges that Bloom submitted claims under a billing code that requires a doctor to have direct one-on-one contact with a patient when in fact the procedures in question were performed by massage therapists working for Bloom.
REAL_ESTATE
July 17, 2011 | By Kathleen Nicholson Webber, For The Inquirer
It all started with a trip to the 1996 Philadelphia Home Show. Neil A. Morris stopped by the Lindal Cedar Homes booth, saw a photo of a post-and-beam ski chalet, and the wheels started spinning. The company's catalog, which resembled a coffee-table book, was a wealth of inspiration, but Morris had his own ideas for creating his Ivyland, Bucks County, dream house - most of which involved the principles of modern geometry. Morris found Chris Hughes, now the architectural and design manager for home builder David Cutler Group, and told him about features he liked - lots of curves and angles, windows, and open rooms.
NEWS
August 21, 2008 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Councilman Jack Kelly placed Christopher G. Wright, his indicted chief of staff, on unpaid leave yesterday, pending the resolution of federal corruption charges filed against Wright two weeks ago. "Chris understood that his continuing presence in the office would be a distraction," Kelly said in a short written statement issued through his attorney, George Bochetto. "I did not reach this decision lightly. Chris has been a loyal and effective city employee for many years. He deserves the presumption of innocence unless and until the courts find otherwise.
NEWS
February 23, 2007
WHAT planet is Milton Street from? Isn't there enough corruption in Philadelphia politics already? Everything he gets involved in is for his own personal gain. Now he's trying to stir the racial pot with his comments about Michael Nutter. Why doesn't he take one of his duck boats for a one-way ride back to the other side of he river, where vermin like him belong. If we're lucky, it'll have a hole in it. One mayor named Street is enough! Dave Greenhalgh, Ivyland
SPORTS
August 23, 2005 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Walking off the 10th green of Merion Golf Club yesterday, Billy Stewart was 4 strokes over par and fearing that his second trip to the U.S. Amateur would be only a two-day stay. But the senior at St. Joseph's steadied himself and posted a couple of birdies on his final eight holes to finish with a 2-over-par 72 and give himself some hope that he'll be among the 64 match-play participants at the end of today's play. "This feels real good," said Stewart, of Devon and Llanerch Country Club.
NEWS
June 18, 2004 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Angry and drunk, an off-duty police officer drove to his ex-girlfriend's house and started trashing the place, Bucks County authorities say. That was Problem One. Problem Two was, he went to the wrong house. By the time his ex's mother set him straight, Officer Joseph Brown had inflicted at least $10,000 worth of damage to the next-door neighbor's doors, breezeway and garage, Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons said yesterday. "He did not know that he was, in fact, trashing the wrong house," Gibbons said.
NEWS
June 14, 2004 | By Dave Turner and Rose Ciotta INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Bucks County has its share of pricey new developments. But it seems that people also are increasingly attracted to the traditional small towns - places where you can get around on foot rather than only by car. Home prices have soared throughout the county, most notably in Ivyland. It may not have many sales in a given year, but prices more than doubled there from 1998 to 2003. Ivyland, which had just 492 residents in 2000, is known for its Victorian architecture, and three new developments are trying to replicate the older part of the borough on land that was once the Naval Air Warfare Center.
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