July 22, 2016 |
A Bucks County man wanted by police for a love-triangle killing last week surrendered to police Wednesday night, authorities said. Jeffrey Thomas Gould, 33, turned himself in at the Perkasie police station. He was accompanied by Zannatul "Asha" Naim, 30, who was his companion while he was a fugitive, District Attorney David Heckler said. Gould was facing a charge of criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of Edward Dubinsky, 33, at his Warwick Township home last week. Police said Naim dated both Dubinsky and Gould, and was seen outside Dubinsky's house around the time of the July 13 shooting with a man matching Gould's description.
June 7, 2016
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia has named Steven Scott Bradley and Jeffrey Nash to its board. Bradley is the president and CEO of Bradley & Bradley Associates Inc., a Philadelphia-based commercial property and casualty insurance and risk-management firm. Nash is the founder of the Nash Law Group, a general-practice law firm based in Camden. Penn Community Insurance, a subsidiary of Penn Community Bank, Perkasie, has joined with the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania to found a new chapter of the association in Bucks County.
April 11, 2016 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. From what Realtors say, Perkasie is a place coveted by those enamored of small-town living. A whole lot of building designed to enhance that small-town experience is going on now in the Bucks County borough 30 miles north of Philadelphia. That includes more than 300 homes, a surprising number in a community of 8,515 people, especially considering there isn't as much residential building going on in the suburbs now as there was before or during the boom years of a decade ago. "Today's buyers want new, and residential construction is a good sign of an active real estate market," says Frank Dolski, an agent with Coldwell Banker Hearthside Real Estate in Lahaska.
December 23, 2015
BUCKS COUNTY Pearl S. Buck house is in the spirit PERKASIE The annual festival of trees is ongoing at the Pearl S. Buck farm house and is open through Dec. 31. The house is at 520 Dublin Rd. The display features a tree in each room of the house that is decorated by local artisans, businesses, and nonprofits. The cost to tour the house is $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $8 for students. It is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call 215-249-0100.
November 23, 2015 |
They're known as the Frankenstein of football teams. The seventh- and eighth-grade boys on the Pennridge Greenjackets Pop Warner 155-pound squad practice in Perkasie, but most go to schools as much as 30 miles apart - in Quakertown, Abington, and Doylestown. Within their school district lines, the boys are rivals. But inside the yard lines, they have become a team. Now the 9-3 Greenjackets are two wins away from the biggest games in their league - the Pop Warner Super Bowl tournament - in early December at Walt Disney World.
July 5, 2015 |
For much of the last 27 years, the vacant lot at Seventh and Market Streets in historic Perkasie has been like a missing tooth in an aging smile. It was the center of the business district until a fire in 1988 leveled the Victorian-style American House Hotel, a five-and-dime, and other businesses. The blaze was the final act in the downtown's decline. Other historic buildings already had been lost by the late '60s, taken under a federal program that encouraged their demolition in the hope they would be replaced with modern ones.
December 11, 2014 |
Francis X. Grabowski, 68, of Hilltown Township, a Bucks County lawyer, died Monday, Nov. 24, of a heart attack at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Grabowski was the founding partner of Grabowski Associates, a law firm focusing on commercial, corporate, and municipal law. His family said Mr. Grabowski's goal was to open a client-defined practice in Perkasie. He achieved that goal, and for 40 years argued cases before a variety of state and federal courts. Mr. Grabowski also appeared before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Delaware River Basin Commission.
October 23, 2014 |
Charles R. "Bud" Hollenbach, 89, of Sellersville, a legendary offensive backfield coach for the Pennridge High School Rams, died Saturday, Oct. 18, at Abington Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained in a car accident. Mr. Hollenbach was riding in a car driven by his wife, Margaret, 84, after watching their son Jeff coach a Saturday night football game between his Rams and the Central Bucks High School South Titans. As the vehicle left the Central Bucks South parking lot in Warrington, it struck an unoccupied car. The impact triggered a chain reaction with two other vehicles.
March 22, 2014 |
G. Leonard Knapp, 78, of Sellersville, an elementary teacher and respected herpetologist - who saw snakes as a force in nature - died of a cerebral hemorrhage Monday, March 17, at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Knapp taught school in the Pennridge district for 34 years, first at Hilltown Elementary School in 1962, and then at Sellersville Elementary School from 1966 until he retired in 1996. He also owned and operated Reptilrama, a road show of his own animals that he took to area fairs, festivals, birthday parties, and schools.
November 27, 2013 |
PERKASIE By all accounts, when nearly 800 guests descended upon Perkasie's public pool on a Sunday night in August, they wreaked havoc unlike anything the small town had endured. Music was blasting, people dove into the shallow end and flipped off the diving board, and empty liquor bottles were strewed across the premises at the Menlo Aquatics Center. "It was chaotic," said pool manager Tom Knueppel, adding that his staff had to rescue about 10 swimmers during the Aug. 11 soiree.