May 24, 2013 |
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 25, for Nancy Boyd Tickel, 75, a teacher and Langhorne resident, who died of leukemia Tuesday, May 7, at St. Mary Medical Center. A New York state native, Mrs. Tickel moved to Bucks County in the early 1960s. She taught in the Pennsbury School District for 23 years, 18 years at Edgewood Elementary School and five at Quarry Hill Elementary. Mrs. Tickel was a warm person, and that was reflected in her classroom technique. Many still remember her taking a pupil onto her lap and singing "Baby Face," or teaching that student the words to "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.
September 10, 1992 |
Police in Middletown Township are investigating two incidents of vandalism at a Langhorne auto dealership that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage within the last two months. Employees of the Brace Motor Co. reported the latest incident Friday, telling police that someone had sprayed or poured a corrosive liquid on 39 vehicles on their sales lot at Route 1 and Woodbourne Road, Lt. Michael Arlen said. An estimated $30,000 in damage was discovered when the employees arrived for work at 8:45 a.m., Arlen said.
February 6, 1994 |
A small-town mayor's surprise resignation raises all sorts of burning questions - such as, who's gonna perform wedding ceremonies? After running unopposed for a second term as mayor in November, Jeff Minton left the Borough Council at the altar by announcing his resignation in early January. He also left no one to perform one of the mayor's most illustrious duties: conducting rites of matrimony. The seemingly symbolic function can generate extra cash for the borough - or for the mayor.
July 5, 1990 |
After getting off to a decent start this season, reality has set in for Langhorne, the newest entry in the Pen-Del League. The Knights, who were 3-3 at one point, have lost 12 games in a row following Monday night's 8-2 loss to Upper Moreland. But Dave Rossi, one of two individuals who helped spearhead the drive to start the new franchise, is not discouraged. "The league is a lot better than I expected," said Rossi, who plays first base and the outfield. "I knew it would be good.
August 15, 1993 |
The borough is having an identity crisis - again. The historic, blink-and-you're-through-it town has been suffering the indignity of having its name associated with car dealerships and strip malls on nearby Business Route 1 since the Langhorne post office moved to Middletown in 1976. Now, some council members want to leave the name of Langhorne behind altogether and adopt one of the borough's two former names, Attleboro or Four Lanes End. The issue, which comes up every few years, according to Mayor Jeff Minton, was resurrected again in July by Councilwoman Carol Zetterberg, who proposed forming a committee to study the feasibility of such a change.
October 26, 1991 |
The half-square-mile town of Langhorne is home to halfway houses for the mentally and physically disabled, to a home for troubled teenage boys and to the Red Cross and numerous other nonprofit groups. Until recently, all were welcomed with nary a snarl from residents, hardly a protest at a zoning hearing, barely any lament over lost tax revenues. But this summer, the borough's spirit of giving was strained to the breaking point. Some residents successfully rallied against the St. James Episcopal Church's attempt to set up a shared house for low- and middle-income people.
April 28, 1994 |
It's farewell to two landmarks on East Lincoln Highway (Business Route 1) in Langhorne - the Seafood Shanty and the Roosevelt Flea Market. The next-door neighbors served the area for a combined total of 53 years. Joe Gentile's Seafood House, once the flagship of the Seafood Shanty chain, has closed its doors after operating for just four months. It is not easy to explain what happened to the restaurant that was the first of the chain of 14 Shanties, all of which have been operating under Chapter 7 bankruptcy laws since June 1990.
May 28, 1987 |
Three employees of a Langhorne restaurant were burned, two of them critically, in a natural-gas explosion last night, moments after an alarm warned them of a dangerous gas buildup, a restaurant manager said. The manager said the employees did not know what the warning signal meant. The explosion rocked the York Steak House in the Oxford Valley Mall about 40 minutes after the 9:30 p.m. closing time, said David Chapman, the restaurant's general manager. The explosion extensively damaged the kitchen and sent debris flying about 75 feet into the mall corridors, he said.
March 21, 1999 |
When Angeline P. Johnson grew tired of life in Philadelphia, she returned to Langhorne, the little town where she was born. She kept teaching at the same Philadelphia middle school for a dozen more years but remained in the house on Flowers Avenue where her parents spent their last years. "There was just something here that drew me back," said Johnson, 79. "In Philadelphia, there is that distance between people that I didn't like. " Many people in Langhorne's small African American community say they are closer with each other than they might be in a sprawling, impersonal city.
September 30, 1993 |
Empire Abrasive Equipment Co. of Langhorne celebrated its 50th anniversary last week with a western-style party at the company's headquarters on West Cabot Boulevard. "Our 50th anniversary celebration honors our employees, who have more than 1,000 years of experience collectively in the air-blast industry throughout the world," said Harry Hill, company president. Begun in 1943 in a garage in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, the company had sales of $8,000 its first year.