November 1, 2012 |
For a convenience-store chain that takes the postal-carrier mantra to the retailing extreme - on the job in any weather, plus holidays - what happened to Wawa in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy can be called a crisis of unprecedented scope. Nearly a third of Wawa's 601 stores - 194 in all - were without power during the day Tuesday, most of them closed and in areas most affected by hobbled utility systems in New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. While Wawa was not alone in its struggle - Giant Food Stores said 33 of its supermarkets in the Philadelphia suburbs and as far west as Reading were open but subsisting on generators and ice-packed trucks in parking lots - Wawa's troubles were acutely startling.
April 23, 2006 |
What we like: This house, in Kulpsville, is a meticulously restored example of an early colonial German log house, with 90 percent of its original design retained. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Special features: The house has its original center-hall fireplace and pegged roof trusses, as well as bead-board partitions, doors and floors that date to its 1695 construction. A pent roof, a kind of overhang, was re-created on three sides of the house where the first floor meets the second.
May 24, 2000 |
Concerns about traffic and its impact on this township helped Infrastructure Authority members decide on a plan that will widen a heavily traveled road and add a footbridge - and may eventually force some residents from their homes. The authority last night unanimously approved widening a one-mile portion of Forty Foot Road in Kulpsville from two lanes to five, including a center turn lane. Board members also approved adding a pedestrian bridge across the road but asked township engineers to look at alternatives to its estimated 40-foot width.
December 29, 1999 |
Gustavo M. "Gus" Perea, 75, of Doylestown Borough, Bucks County, a retired construction company executive, died Friday at Doylestown Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was a construction engineer and had been a vice president for George K. Heebner Inc. of Philadelphia for 15 years "from the day he arrived in this country in 1961," said his wife of 50 years, Florinda Lamadrid Perea. During his career, he also was employed by Barness Organization in Warrington, Schnabel Association of Kulpsville, and Lott Construction in Kulpsville.
August 22, 1999 |
Allen and Garnetta Pfister remember Kulpsville from when they bought their home 50 years ago. They can point out the location of the old hardware store and where two farmers lived across the street. Fox, pheasant and deer frequented the backyard. Thursday, the couple, now in their 70s, looked out at Forty Foot Road in front of their home and shook their heads as trucks and cars passed in a constant stream. Along the road are rows of homes and condominiums. "We used to have a nice little town here," Allen Pfister said.
June 11, 1999 |
For centuries, Welsh villagers observed midsummer by casting spells, conjuring spirits and reveling in the mystifying charms of love. These rituals, which began as a celebration of the summer solstice, were both grave and giddy, attempting a glimpse into the next world while indulging in the earthly delights of this one. "It was a time of paradox and mystery," said Joan Hauger, director of the Morgan Log House, where a Midsummer's Colonial Fair...
November 24, 1998 |
A crumbling, 150-year-old architectural anomaly of keen interest to local historians, officials and residents alike will get new life as the focal point of a Towamencin Township park. But first, the building will be carefully dismantled and put into storage for a while. The Board of Supervisors' decision to buy the John C. Boorse hexagonal house on Sumneytown Pike and rebuild it, using as many of the original bricks, windowpanes and slate tiles as possible, caps nearly a decade of wrangling over the structure's fate.
January 22, 1998 |
In two decades, Township Manager John Granger hopes, when the word Towamencin is spoken, people will think of a safe, family-oriented town with beautiful parks and trails in central Montgomery County. But he's afraid that right now, the reaction is more likely to be: "Huh?" The name is not on most maps, schools or signs. Mail to residents of this 10-square-mile township is addressed to any one of seven zip codes - none of which corresponds to Towamencin. Children attend North Penn schools, and although the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike stops practically in downtown Towamencin, the ramp is called the Lansdale exit.
August 29, 1997 |
The Board of Supervisors Wednesday evening took a step to distance itself from managing township properties in the Kulpsville redevelopment area. The board authorized the creation of a new agency, the Towamencin Village Authority, to oversee all business decisions regarding township properties in the district. Five seats in the authority, which likely will be created in October, will be filled this fall. But because the boundaries of the new authority's power are not clearly defined, some critics of the board are questioning the need for its creation.
May 19, 1997 |
At a workshop on colonial beer brewing, Nancy Reynolds pours hops into a kettle aided by Amelia Garrett, 6, of Lansdale. The event was held Saturday at the Morgan Log House in Kulpsville.