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October 3, 2010 | By Larry King, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Sellersville's Main Street, Republican Kathie Maurer, 53, frets that the health-care overhaul could affect her husband's cancer treatments. Down the hill, Democrat Elizabeth Yocom, 22, hopes her stomach problems are nothing serious, for she has no health coverage at all. Up on Washington Avenue, Republican Jeff Tulanowski, 40, says the pay cut he took this year wasn't the change he'd hoped for when breaking ranks to vote for Barack Obama....
NEWS
January 23, 1992 | By Valerie Reed, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Branch Valley Associates Inc. in Sellersville has been named 1991 General Contractor of the Year by the Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. The firm was recognized for work quality, leadership, administration and integrity in bidding, contracts and disputes. "Integrity is a word we try to follow with our clients and subcontractors," said Charles Wilcox, president of the company. "Over the years, it has been recognized as the thing that has set us apart.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
For more than 60 years, bells ringing at college campuses, churches, cemeteries, and world's fairs have been crafted in a Bucks County borough of 4,200 people. The artisans of Schulmerich Carillons create handbells, steeple-top bells, and electronic systems to ring out the sounds of music and convey the time of day. But Sellersville may soon lose its well-known manufacturer. The company, which employs 40 people, has an agreement to sell its seven-acre property and is looking for a new place to produce the bells that have made Schulmerich a big name in a small industry.
NEWS
April 7, 1999 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Msgr. Michael John Joseph Long, 69, pastor of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Sellersville, died Thursday of an aortic aneurysm at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He had been pastor since January 1983, during which time the parish grew from 400 families to 2,000. Earlier, he was parochial vicar at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Shenandoah, Pa.; Good Shepherd Church in Philadelphia and Our Lady of Fatima Church in Secane, Delaware County. He also taught at Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, Bishop McDevitt High School in Wyncote and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion.
REAL_ESTATE
June 12, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
A reader recently complained that I spend more of my time writing about real estate than about fixing up things. I write for the Real Estate section, and news articles elsewhere follow my byline with the words real estate writer . I guess he doesn't get past my name on those. Rather than spend this June day droning on about some topic or another, I'll just present a bunch of "real estate" facts and let you choose what you want to read. Before I do, a home tip for the reader: When embedding a nail, a hammer works almost all the time.
NEWS
February 14, 2003 | By Stephanie L. Arnold INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's official, Sellersville. The sight of Perkasie Police Department patrol cars cruising the streets is not a coincidence. It is the result of a new four-year contract between the adjoining boroughs to provide round-the-clock police protection. The new contract comes after a lengthy budget battle between Sellersville and East and West Rockhill Townships - the remaining partners of the Pennridge Regional Police Department. Pennridge said budget increases were necessary because of increased costs for police insurance, equipment and other resources.
NEWS
March 12, 2000 | By Stephanie Doster, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Twenty wooden drawers line the ornately carved wooden counter behind the bar at the Washington House in Sellersville. There were 20 rooms in the hotel in the 1800s, and according to local legend, every boarder was required to deposit his gun in a drawer that corresponded to his room number. Those drawers date to a rowdier time at what is now a Main Street restaurant. They are remnants of a rich history that lives on in stories - not all of them true, perhaps - told from generation to generation.
NEWS
December 28, 2000 | By Zlati Meyer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
After a tiff over how much each municipality should chip in, the Pennridge Regional Police Commission unanimously approved a $1.35 million budget for 2001 last night. The ill feelings began when Sellersville announced that it would cap its contribution at $440,000. Its two partners, East Rockhill and West Rockhill, each will pay $456,250 to maintain its 24-hour-a-day coverage. Because of Sellersville's smaller donation, its police coverage is to be trimmed by 6 1/2 hours a week.
NEWS
November 14, 2000 | By Zlati Meyer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Sellersville Borough Council introduced a preliminary budget last night that would cap its contribution to the Pennridge Regional Police Department at $440,000, presumably forcing its fellow members, East and West Rockhill, to either increase the amount they pay or lose some police services. At last night's meeting, Borough Council President Alexander M. Potoczny said: "Sellersville doesn't share the philosophy that because you need money, you raise taxes or service fees. You don't raise water [rates]
NEWS
November 20, 2000 | By Zlati Meyer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For Howard W. Eckert Jr., becoming mayor was a step down - literally. After spending 33 years on the raised platform fronted by a long desk that seats Sellersville's seven council members, the 75-year-old engineer has moved down to a chair to the left of the dais. His six colleagues unanimously nominated him to replace beloved Democratic Mayor Joseph E. "Poppa Joe" Hufnagle Sr., who died Oct. 13. "I'm afraid they're going to throw things at me," Eckert joked. When Eckert, also a Democrat, played musical chairs on Nov. 2, he became the first new borough mayor in 36 years.
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REAL_ESTATE
June 12, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
A reader recently complained that I spend more of my time writing about real estate than about fixing up things. I write for the Real Estate section, and news articles elsewhere follow my byline with the words real estate writer . I guess he doesn't get past my name on those. Rather than spend this June day droning on about some topic or another, I'll just present a bunch of "real estate" facts and let you choose what you want to read. Before I do, a home tip for the reader: When embedding a nail, a hammer works almost all the time.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2016 | By John Timpane, For The Inquirer
Los Lobos embody the indie life. This former wedding band, this onetime acoustic outfit from East Los Angeles, once traveled around to small venues all over the place in the obligatory beat-up van. For more than 40 years, they've held it together, through small-label albums; major-label contracts and terminations; the long, global road; occasional big hits (their take on "La Bamba"; their trademark tune, "Will the Wolf Survive?"; their roustabout version of the Dead's "Bertha"); critical plaudits; adulation on the margins; and really great live shows.
NEWS
February 5, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, MUSIC CRITIC
Storytelling is the McMurtry family business. Each generation, however, goes about it in its own particular way. The combo of veteran Austin, Texas, hard-bitten guitarist James and his son Curtis McMurtry — who will appear together at the Sellersville Theater on Friday, with the elder headlining — tell tales in song, with divergent musical approaches. And father and son are both heirs to a McMurtry oral tradition that James' father, Larry, — author of The Last Picture Show and Lonesome Dove — applied to a prolific career as novelist and screenwriter.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2016
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Editor's note: Both shows at the Tower this weekend have been canceled due to weather.) Is Macklemore over? With The Heist in 2012, the Seattle rapper and his producer-DJ partner Ryan Lewis were perfectly in step with the zeitgeist on the strapped-for-cash "Thrift Shop" and LGBT-friendly "Same Love," leading to a best rap album win at the 2014 Grammys. Things haven't gone so smoothly since, however. The rapper born Ben Haggerty took heat for wearing a costume at a 2014 concert that was perceived as anti-Semitic, and neither his single "Downtown," which came out in September and features guest spots from old-school rap legends like Kool Moe Dee and Grandmaster Caz, nor his new "Kevin," about prescription-drug addiction, have caught fire.
NEWS
January 19, 2016 | A.D. Amorosi, For the Inquirer
When veteran Brit music makers Peter Asher and Albert Lee played Sellersville Theater Sunday, they did two truly rare things. The first was making visit a matinee, a delightful afternoon for which even Asher was unprepared. "I normally have one of these after 10 p.m. when we usually finish," he said, signaling a cold martini while wondering if perhaps a spot of tea might be more appropriate. The second rarity was that the pair spoke at length - even more than they sang and played - winsomely, and in depth about their illustrious pasts.
NEWS
March 22, 2015 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Your first sight of barefoot Terrance Simien on stage is of a big, Cheshire-cat grin underneath his trademark Fulani hat from Mali. The hat goes on and off; the smile stays put for the next two hours. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience - a great American band, much better than many better-known bands - came to the friendly Sellersville Theater on Thursday night. No place in Bucks County rocked harder, I guarantee. WXPN, in the midst of Zydeco Crossroads, a 14-month celebration, hosted the evening.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2014 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. told the 14 employees at its Kutztown warehouse last month that the facility would close as part of a previously announced cost-cutting plan. On Monday, the drugmaker's chief financial officer said there were no new plans for major cutbacks. Facing pressure from investors and financial analysts, Teva said in 2012 that it would cut $1.5 billion to $2 billion in annual costs to help boost its profits and stock price. But investors have been anxious to see the results, and a disagreement between the board of directors and then-CEO Jeremy Levin on how to implement cuts led to Levin's departure.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Nellie McKay - singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author, stand-up comedian, performance artist - often is seen as an unorthodox entertainer. And her new show will do nothing to change that. McKay brings A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton to the Sellersville Theater on Sunday. Tipton, who died in 1989, was a jazz pianist with a female anatomy who lived his professional and personal life as a man. McKay, 32, was born in London and lived much of her youth in Pennsylvania (she's a veteran of the Pocono Youth Orchestra and Phil Woods' orchestra of promising young players)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Robyn Hitchcock may just be the last of the great English eccentrics. Like Kevin Ayers, Roy Harper, Robert Wyatt, and his hero, Pink Floyd fire-starter Syd Barrett, Hitchcock has forever crafted a sound - alone or with his first notable ensemble, the Soft Boys - whimsically and surrealistically literate with melodies steeped in folk traditionalism, psychedelia, and art-pop. His lyrics, sung in a gloriously nasal English accent reminiscent of a young Lennon or Bowie, express pent-up ire, frustration, mirth, and joy, while dazzling the listener/reader with their bold, odd intelligence and black humor.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dennis I. Moore, 67, a 50-year member of the Sellersville Fire Department who could be counted on to drive Santa Claus around in a fire truck on Christmas Eve or to flip burgers at a fund-raiser, died Sunday, Feb. 23, of lung cancer at Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. Mr. Moore, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, was a machinist and mechanic for several Bucks County-area companies. For the last 15 years, he had worked for Lansdale Amusement of Hatfield as a serviceman.
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