April 19, 2013 |
Paul Lightfoot, marathon runner and local food zealot, is determined to change the way highly perishable, expensive-to-ship produce is grown and distributed to supermarkets in the Northeast and other parts of the nation. Starting in Yardley. As CEO of BrightFarms Inc., a big-picture company with a hyper-local focus, Lightfoot wants to "create beautiful local produce, near grocery retailers, that's thousands of miles fresher, and do it with the same food safety and year-round commercial volume as a large, centralized supplier might have been doing from a huge facility in California.
April 12, 2013 |
Nelson Runger, 81, of Yardley, a celebrated audiobook narrator, died Sunday, April 7, at home of complications from prostate cancer. Born in Pittsburgh to Nelson and Charlotte Runger, he graduated from Mount Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh in 1949 and cum laude from Princeton University in 1953, majoring in English. He spent 30 years in public relations for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. before taking early retirement in 1986 to embark on a second career as an audiobook narrator.
April 11, 2013 |
The FBI is searching for a man suspected of robbing at least four banks in Bucks and Montgomery Counties during the last 10 months. Most recently, he hit a PNC Bank on Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, officials said. He is also believed to be responsible for robberies Jan. 18 at a Wells Fargo in Yardley, Sept. 28 at a First Federal in Wrightstown, and June 8 at a Colonial American in Horsham. The suspect usually carries a handgun and wears a suit and tie. He covers his face with a ski mask or a sack or pillowcase with eyeholes cut out, and has also worn green disposable gloves and a straw hat. The FBI described him as white, about 6 feet tall, with a stocky build.
April 10, 2013 |
The FBI is searching for a man suspected of robbing at least four banks in Bucks and Montgomery Counties over the last 10 months. Most recently, he hit a PNC Bank on Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, officials said. He is also believed to be responsible for robberies Jan. 18 at a Wells Fargo in Yardley, Sept. 28 at a First Federal in Wrightstown, and June 8 at a Colonial American in Horsham. The man usually carries a handgun and wears a suit and tie. He covers his face with a ski mask or a sack or pillowcase with eyeholes cut out, and has also worn green disposable gloves and a straw hat. The FBI described him as white, about 6 feet tall, with a stocky build.
January 31, 2013 |
Francis Wallace Hastings, 89, of Perkasie, a longtime executive recruiter and a skilled woodworker, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, of congestive heart failure and pneumonia at his home. Mr. Hastings worked as an executive headhunter at Butterick & McGary in Philadelphia from 1952 to 1960 and went on to form his own recruitment firm, Frank W. Hastings Associates. He ran the company from 1960 to 1990 out of an office in New York City, and also worked with others out of his home, which was then in Yardley, his family said.
November 6, 2012 |
Mitt Romney urged supporters at a massive outdoor rally in Bucks County Sunday night to help him capture the White House, providing dramatic punctuation to the Republican's last-minute push to carry Pennsylvania. A crowd estimated by the Secret Service at 25,000 people filled a field at Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield Township on a brisk night with temperatures in the low 40s. Several thousand additional people couldn't get past security barriers to see the event up close. The flag-waving throng roared when Romney and his wife Ann took the stage to the theme from Rocky a little after 6:30 p.m. Amid chants of "Send him home!"
October 9, 2012 |
A multi-vehicle crash that forced closure of I-95 northbound this morning near the New Hope/Yardley exit, causing a rush hour backup, has been cleared. All lanes were blocked in that direction and impacted traffic from exits 49 through 51. The crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. It was cleared about 8 a.m.
August 16, 2012 |
Tattoo artist Walter Meyerle got a 15-year-old Yardley girl pregnant, and sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother during sleepovers at his Bristol Borough home, according to accounts presented Wednesday in Bucks County Court. Meyerle, 35, of Falls Township, had sex with the Yardley girl over a five-month period in 2002 and raped her after she ended the relationship, according to her account. After the alleged rape, he told her "she'd have a surprise in nine months," according to the account read by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Schorn on the third day of Meyerle's child-sex-assault trial.
July 8, 2012 |
John A. Tumolo, 52, a founder of Rita's Water Ice, died of cancer Thursday, July 5, at his home in Yardley. Shortly after his brother, Bob, and mother, Elizabeth, opened Rita's Water Ice on Bristol Pike in Bensalem in 1984, Mr. Tumolo joined the business. Over the course of 20 years, the family water-ice stand grew into a well-known business with franchises in 11 states. After the Tumolo brothers sold Rita's in 2005, Mr. Tumolo opened several Saladworks in the area and two Wit or Witout Cheesesteaks, in Philadelphia and Brookhaven.
June 1, 2012 |
Abington Art Center's Solo Series 2012 exhibition, featuring four area artists, leads off with Heather Ujiie's spectacular envronmental piece Resurrection , a mural-esque textile installation that evokes the survival of untamed nature as an irreducible, lyrical presence. This Langhorne designer's patterned narrative combines painting by hand, drawing, stitching, and large-format digital painting. The loose richness of her elaborate inkjet images - animals, birds, and a kneeling figure in the light of dawn - shows keen interest in interpreting light with embroidered clusters of highly reflective glassy beads.