November 26, 2013
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse , a nonprofit group in east Fairmount Park, has named Virginia G. Essandoh and James Kearney to its board. Essandoh is chief diversity officer for Ballard Spahr L.L.P. Kearney is a principal at Vanguard and the head of the Project One Development Team. The Academy of Music , Philadelphia, has elected Adele K. Schaeffer chair of its 11-member board of trustees. Schaeffer is a community volunteer who counts among her affiliations emeritus trustee for the University of Pennsylvania and trustee for the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute think tank.
June 22, 2013 |
A young black bear captured Thursday morning near the Valley Square Shopping Center in Warrington, Bucks County, came from New Jersey and evidently had ventured out on his own for the first time. This bear either crossed a bridge or swam the Delaware in search of a new home - traveling at least 20 miles. The bear was well aware of where he was, said Cheryl Trewella, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. It just so happened he wound up in a potentially dangerous place, near the busy intersection of Street Road and Valley Square Boulevard.
January 6, 2013 |
A Warrington man who pleaded guilty in September to illegal possession of three pipe bombs was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. John Grzyminski, 50, had faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He was arrested May 10 in a traffic stop by Solebury Township police after his mother, Catherine Wilson, called police to their home on Saddle Drive. On May 9, she had returned home after surgery to find that Grzyminski had removed the wheelchair-access ramp, an affidavit filed in May in federal court stated.
December 21, 2012 |
The bad news for Warrington Township, Bucks County, is that it needs to refund more than $1 million collected for a business tax that was ruled illegal this week. The good news is that the township never spent the money and is prepared to refund up to $13,000, plus interest, to each of 150 businesses, officials said Thursday. "We're ready to send the checks as soon as possible," lawyer William Casey said. "We'll be glad to get rid of that escrow account. It was a pain. " The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a flat $2,600-a-year tax on businesses that grossed more than $1 million violated state law. A flat, or fixed, business tax is legal, but not a tax based on gross revenue.
November 16, 2012
Giacomo A. DeBlasi, 98, a retired supervisor for Common Pleas Court in Philadelphia and a decorated World War II veteran, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Abington Hospice at Warminster. Mr. DeBlasi was born in Philadelphia. He graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1932 and attended Drexel University. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. Mr. DeBlasi, a staff sergeant during World War II, fought in the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He earned a Bronze Star, an American Theatre Service Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with four Bronze Stars.
March 1, 2012
Craig LaBan: I've been away, brewing up a storm in Belgium with a crew from Philly Beer Week ( http://is.gd/hLn9d2 ). Reader: I'm planning a surprise gathering for my husband's birthday and struggling to come up with a decent, and reasonably priced, option for nine people. I want to be able to make a reservation. Been back to Le Viet? We frequent Nam Phuong, but I need something nicer. Thoughts? C.L.: Yes, I've been back to Le Viet many times since the review - it's become something of a family favorite.
February 2, 2012 |
The Christou and Kurnellas families, entering their 10th year with KC Prime steak house in Lawrenceville, N.J., have opened their second location, in a former Houlihan's in Warrington. KC Prime (1580 Easton Rd., Warrington, 267-483-8075) - warmly decorated in white brick with striking lighting fixtures - joins a burgeoning upper-casual dining scene south of Doylestown. It's across from T.J. Smith's and up the road from a new Chickie's & Pete's . Specialties are steaks, chops, and seafood; entrees start at $18 for ribs and head into the $30s.
November 16, 2011 |
A Warrington man lost his life Tuesday night when his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a car outside the Upper Dublin Sports Center. Shortly after 7 p.m., Thomas Diefenderfer, 25, was thrown off an ATV after it struck a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta exiting the athletic club on Tennis Avenue in Ambler. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Upper Dublin Township Police. The ATV, which was traveling north on Tennis Avenue, also struck another vehicle, but no other injuries were reported.
June 19, 2011 |
The caller was unrushed and exceedingly polite, even thanking the police dispatcher as he reported that he had beaten his wife and their 7-year-old son to death with a baseball bat in their home in a handsome neighborhood in Warrington. When police arrived at 167 Redstone Dr. late Friday night, they found a typewritten note on the front door that listed the names and phone numbers of relatives to be contacted on both sides of the family. "Thank you" was typed at the bottom of the note.