CollectionsPond
IN THE NEWS

Pond

FIND MORE STORIES »
FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
September 1, 1991 | By Suzanne Sczubelek, Special to The Inquirer
Residents say the former Rosenberger Dairy property near Nields Street and Bradford Avenue harbors a wetland. East Bradford Township officials and a developer say it does not. Whether a pond now filled with soil near the border of West Chester and East Bradford Township should be protected is in question. "We're not obstructionists," said Paul Ladd, chairman of the West End Neighbors Association, a group of about 100 residents working with some East Bradford residents to protect a quarter-acre they say is a wetland.
NEWS
February 4, 1993 | By Sid Holmes, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
For the third straight month, engineers representing a developer endured this township's version of running a gantlet: facing the Board of Supervisors and residents while seeking approval to build their subdivision. Now all that they can do is to wait for a decision. During a board meeting Tuesday, Chester Valley Engineers Inc. presented sketch plans for the Charles Merriwether Subdivision, an 11-home, 84-acre development that would be bordered by the Charlestown-West Pikeland township line and Wells Road.
NEWS
January 5, 1988 | By LEON TAYLOR, Daily News Staff Writer (The Associated Press contributed to this story.)
Two young brothers drowned yesterday in the freezing waters of a pond in Evesham Township, Burlington County, despite the rescue efforts of scuba divers and medical personnel, officials said. Christopher Fuller, 9, and his brother, Steven, 5, were pronounced dead at Garden State Community Hospital in Marlton more than three hours after they were pulled from ice-covered Barton Run Lake, officials said. Both of the boys died of drowning, said hospital spokesman Ed Kanis. They did not regain consciousness after being pulled from the pond, officials said.
NEWS
April 9, 1987 | By S. E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
A Lower Moreland housing development plan that has been subjected to a number of changes by township officials now will be required to have a fence around a 1.12-acre pond on the site. Township commissioners again reviewed plans for the 11-lot subdivision on Clearview Avenue at their Tuesday night meeting after the developer, Geftman Bros. Inc., removed two flag lots - lots connected to the street by a drive running along a property in front - from the plan. The commissioners said previously that the lots had inadequate street frontage on Clearview Avenue.
NEWS
February 6, 1992 | By Karen McAllister, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
State Rep. Ellen Harley (R., Montgomery) has been fighting an unsuccessful battle to reverse a King of Prussia swim club's decision to drain and fill its colonial-era millpond. Many of the nearby residents and Martin's Dam Swim Club members fear the club would sacrifice a beautiful and historical piece of property if the pond, which dates to 1718, is filled, Harley said. The dam that holds the pond has been found unsafe by the state Department of Environmental Resources, and the club filed permit applications in August to the DER to fill the three-acre pond as a safety precaution.
NEWS
May 11, 1989 | By Mark E. Neumann, Special to The Inquirer
A pond and fountain at Route 100 and Swedesford Road? "Why not?" asked Fairfield Place shopping center developers Eisenberg Co. of Chadds Ford. "Hmmm," replied the West Whiteland Planning Commission Monday night when reviewing the developers' revised plans for the 38-acre site. "You have to understand," said commission member Norman Thomas, "the idea of a pond (at a major intersection) is new to us. Give it a little time to sink in. " In fact, most members decided they liked the idea - if logistically feasible - to replace the soon-to-be-abandoned jughandle at that intersection.
NEWS
July 3, 1988 | By John Hall, Special to The Inquirer
Between goose droppings and silt, the pond at E. Carl Kohler Park in recent years had been less than hospitable and barely inhabitable for fish. "It was virtually useless," Phil Collice said Thursday, after he and other officials stocked the pond off Horsham Road, one of several steps they hope will beautify the 70-acre park. Collice is chairman of Horsham Township's Park and Recreation Board. More than 600 fish are being added to the pond. On Thursday, sunfish and catfish were released.
NEWS
September 22, 1988 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
First there was an egg. (You've heard this one before? Oh no, you haven't heard this one before.) Sometime in the fall of 1986, deep in the Schuylkill south of Pottstown, there was an egg, a fishy little fish egg. It drifted to the edge of the river, squirmed through a mesh intended to screen out grown-up fish, and found itself in a quiet, 9.9-acre, 10-foot-deep pond. The fish egg became a fish larva. And then it became a fish. And one night, it heard about this great singles bar in the pond, waltzed in and met up with this - like, you know - really cute fish.
NEWS
April 17, 1988 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, Special to The Inquirer
A manmade pond has become a source of contention for two West Bradford neighbors. Ann Hubbard of 413 N. Wawaset Rd. told the Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday meeting that over the Fourth of July weekend last year, Robert Ferrier, her neighbor, started construction of a pond. It is on a section of his 4-acre property that is on the side of a stream that the two property owners share, she said. Hubbard told the board that Ferrier did not have a building permit or approval from the state Department of Environmental Resources or a variance from the township Zoning Hearing Board to build the pond within 10 feet of the adjacent property owner's line, as is required by township ordinance.
NEWS
August 20, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Piranhas, the toothy flesh-eating fish, are supposed to be found in South American rivers - or movies like Piranha 3D , in theaters today. Not the pond at Horsham's Kohler Park. Wednesday afternoon, however, a six-inch fish with sizable teeth and reddish fins was caught, and reports are saying it was a piranha. Photos of it do resemble pictures of piranha. Nicholas Hinderlider, wearing a shark-jaw T-shirt, said he caught it while fishing with his dad, according to a Fox29 video.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 31, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
Billions of microorganisms are creating a bright green sheen - and a potential hazard - at Hopkins Pond in Haddonfield. "Cyanobacteria are in the water," explains Mike Haberland, environmental and resource management agent with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Camden County. His dramatic photographs of the bacteria in full bloom, taken Thursday, led the county parks department to install warning signs about the "potentially harmful" organism. The bacteria release a toxin into the water when dying or damaged.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
The preschool teacher found dead and chained to a cinder block in a Chester County pond this week had started a new job in April. Ryan Stevyn Benjamin especially enjoyed working with children who struggled. She was fluent in Spanish and sign language, and as a child and young adult, she traveled to China, Brazil, and Argentina with her mother. Her friends and family said she was humble and caring. Christine Dragan, executive director of Warwick Child Care Center Inc., said Benjamin was an intelligent woman who "found her passion working with young children.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Update: Chester County Coroner's Office also has confirmed the identity of the body. The body of a woman found Monday attached to a cinder block in a popular Chester County swimming hole was identified Thursday as that of a 24-year-old teacher, described as "outgoing and sociable. " District Attorney Tom Hogan said that the body of Ryan Stevyn Benjamin, of East Vincent Township, had been thrown into the Pigeon Creek pond in East Coventry Township "like a piece of trash. " The District Attorney's Office said that the woman was a graduate of Juniata College and a prekindergarten teacher.
NEWS
June 2, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
The body was thrown into the pond, a popular fishing and swimming hole, "like a piece of trash," according to Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. And when authorities pulled the body from the pond that is part of Pigeon Creek in East Coventry Township late Monday morning, they discovered the woman's body had been tied to a cinder block. The woman remained unidentified Tuesday. It was not clear how the woman died, Hogan said, but she was dead before the body was dumped into the pond.
NEWS
February 9, 2016 | By Erin Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Police and divers were called to a Chalfont neighborhood Sunday afternoon to rescue three youngsters who were playing on and broke through the ice of a frozen retention basin, about 20 feet out from the shore. All three children fell into the frigid water, said Russ Leets, chief of operations for Chal-Brit Regional EMS, who was at the scene. Authorities initially thought there were four children in danger. The three, two of them 13-year-olds, were transported to local hospitals.
NEWS
January 27, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Mary Augusta Biddle Scheetz, 98, of Gladwyne, a mother, socialite, and civic volunteer, died Friday, Jan. 15, at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as "Dusty," Mrs. Scheetz was born in Riverton, Burlington County, the daughter of Henry Canby Biddle and Margaret Seton Fleming Biddle. She was a descendant of the Owen Biddle branch of a family long prominent in Philadelphia civic affairs. In 1935, she graduated from the Agnes Irwin School, where her mother had taught. A debutante and Pond's Cold Cream model, Mrs. Scheetz was featured in an advertisement in 1937 as "Miss Mary Augusta Biddle.
NEWS
October 27, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
As presidential contenders spar over national security and immigration, and New Jersey officials fight over gun legislation, some in West Deptford - where party control hinges on one open seat this year - are politicizing a pond. The storm water basin, tucked into a Gloucester County neighborhood of modern subdivisions, hardly seems like a source of political rancor. It's surrounded by a weeping willow and trees bursting with fall reds and golden browns, and has a petite fountain whose gentle flow is audible in adjacent yards.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Can you revisit the magic, and perhaps repair the frustrations, of a childhood at once idyllic and a persistent source of contemporary stress? The folks at Bucks County Playhouse must have thought so when they decided to produce Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond, which features the finest performances I've seen on stage this season. Thompson's 1979 play portrays a lost slice of Americana in its story of Norman and Ethel Thayer, spending their 48th summer in a secluded cabin on Golden Pond in Maine.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
TIGER WOODS had the most memorable last-place finish in the history of golf yesterday. Woods, who is reinventing his swing, shot an 85 at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, on Saturday, his worst single-day score in 20 years on the PGA Tour. He followed that with a 2-over-par 74 yesterday to finish a career-worst 14-over-par 302, his highest score ever in a 72-hole tournament. That puts him on par with Roy McAvoy, the fictional golfer played by Kevin Costner in the film "Tin Cup" for unforgettable closing rounds.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2013 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before Maxine Gowen left the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in 2007, she was one of 103,000 employees in the company, and one of her jobs was to scout for small companies doing interesting research that might lead to new drugs and, perhaps, a corporate takeover. "That really opened my eyes to the activity, drug discovery, and development that was going on outside big companies," Gowen said. "At the time, big companies felt they were doing the most important work. " Gowen left because she had a chance to not just lead, but also to help create, one of those tiny companies doing interesting research that she hoped would lead to new drugs.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|