July 2, 2014 |
Loretta Luff had taken a break from her Sunday wash when she sat down at her living room desk, and began checking e-mail and playing spider solitaire on her laptop. The Braves were beating the Phillies on the TV behind her, and her toy poodles, Marie and Gigi, rested nearby. Then, said Luff, 72, her Dell Inspiron exploded, spraying battery acid and computer parts all over her and the carpet, as far as eight feet behind her. "The computer blew back, and everything else came toward me," Luff said Monday.
May 29, 2014 |
Hello there Sue had 58 years of memories in the Lower Makefield home where she and her late husband, Fred, raised their four children, but by 2012, it mostly felt really big and really empty. "I felt I had to get someplace where there were people," she said. Yet on the day she moved into her new apartment at Attleboro, a Langhorne retirement village, she wondered if she'd made a mistake. Then she saw someone familiar in the large corridor everyone calls Main Street. "Bob!"
March 20, 2014 |
Hello there Melissa rushed from her Neshaminy School District teaching job to the November 2009 United Synagogue Youth Conference, held in Merion Station that year, where members of the high school youth group she advised were waiting. She made it just in time for the Friday sundown service. After Shabbat dinner, she smiled at all the familiar faces, and noticed another, handsome and unknown. Perhaps he was an Israeli, brought in to talk to the USY members about life in Israel?
February 20, 2014 |
Hello there On a Monday in January 2010, DJ was in the chair for his appointment with Dr. Rosen, his dentist since childhood. "Before she could even start doing my checkup, she ran out of the room, and said she'd be right back," DJ remembered. Dr. Rosen returned with her business card, the name "Colie" and a phone number written on the back. "Do me a favor, and call this girl," Dr. Rosen suggested, promising that Colie was a wonderful, outgoing person, and predicted they'd click.
September 11, 2013
Bigfooted by fete I live in a high-rise opposite the Made in America concert site with my son and, on weekends, his three young children. If the event increases revenues for the city and raises funds for charity, I'm all for its return. I'm OK with the traffic and road closures, noise, and crowds. My problem is any destruction left by heavy equipment, which can turn our beautiful Parkway field into mud and leave tire tracks. Apartment living isn't easy for exuberant preschoolers.
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.
January 3, 2013
The death of a Neshaminy High School junior who was struck by a Regional Rail train in Langhorne on New Year's Day was ruled an accident Wednesday. Trevor Newman, 16, of Fairview Avenue, Langhorne, tried to jump out of the way of a Trenton-bound train about 2:20 p.m., but was hit and suffered multiple injuries, authorities said. Newman was pronounced dead at the scene, south of the Langhorne station. It was an accident, Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell said pending a toxicology report that could take four to six weeks.
June 15, 2012 |
LANGHORNE. People here know it mostly for Sesame Place and the Reedman Toll autoplex. But thanks to a musician who used to be named Sean Scolnick but who now travels the world with his gritty good, folk-soul 'n' punk-spunked band as Langhorne Slim, the lower Bucks County town has been growing quite the rep for music hipness. And soon more than ever before, we're thinking, thanks to a just-out dandy of a fourth album called "The Way We Move" and a tour bringing him/them back to Union Transfer as the headliner Friday night.
April 15, 2012 |
A 14-year-old boy who has been bullied since second grade found himself lashing out and feared he would become a bully himself. A 14-year-old girl who was cyberbullied and then treated insensitively by police was driven to a drug overdose. And a couple in their 20s were targeted so viciously on Facebook by a former friend they're afraid to go online or outside their house. Each recently contacted the Peace Center in Langhorne for help. And now the nonprofit organization is launching a bullying resource and call center to help such targets of bullying as well as the bullies - plus their families, schools, and police.