March 31, 1991 |
A model Passover seder was held on Wednesday for the kindergarten students at Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley. The reading from the Torah and the eating of symbolic foods like bitter herbs were an introduction to the kindergartners to the traditions of the Jewish holiday. The seder, one of three held for students at the school, was put together by Gali Ben Shacher and teachers Sonia Arusy, Freda Hanover and Jackie Katz.
July 9, 1992 |
Commonwealth State Bank of Newtown opened a branch office in Yardley on Tuesday. Located at 10 N. Main St., it is the first expansion of the bank, which was established in 1987. Bank president H. Paul Lewis said, "We think it has great potential and will put us in a different kind of market. We will be able to bring community banking back to Yardley. " Lewis said that CSB, with its emphasis on a "personal banking philosophy," would target customers looking for individual attention.
July 13, 1989 |
Yardley Council President Susan H. Taylor was arrested about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday on charges of possession of two controlled substances and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Yardley police said. Police said they stopped Taylor, 39, of Lookover Lane, for speeding and crossing the center line while she was turning from West Afton Avenue onto her street. After she failed a field sobriety test, police said, her car was searched and a small vial containing a white powder, suspected to be methamphetamine or cocaine, was found.
August 18, 2005 |
Yardley software-maker Prophet 21 Inc. said yesterday it was being acquired by Activant Solutions Inc., an Austin, Texas-based business-to-business software firm, for $215 million. Prophet 21 makes e-commerce software for distributors in industries including ones dealing in fasteners, electrical, medical and plumbing. It employs about 530, two-thirds of them in Yardley. The firm is on pace to do $85 million in sales this year, Prophet 21 chief executive officer Chuck Boyle said.
June 30, 1990 |
Yardley Country Club prevailed by a half point over Atlantic City Country Club in a four-club playoff for the team championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia yesterday at the Heidelberg Country Club. The four teams gained the playoff in a qualifying tournament May 9. THE RESULTS Yardley: 22 1/2 (Wayne Bartolacci, Rich Stanford, Tom Bartolacci, Paul Rogowicz, Mark McCormick, Glen Smraglio, Jeff Muhlbauer, Pat Sawyer). Atlantic City: 22 (Meredith Henry, Spike Smith, Paul Koelling, Jim Fraser, Duke Delcher, Doug Fraser, Terry Sawyer, Mike Goff, Charles Meyers)
August 27, 2000 |
Glenn Smeraglio is having the kind of year most golfers only dream about. The Yardley Country Club player won his club's championship by defeating Jon Rusk, 1-up, in a 36-hole final. It was Smeraglio's fifth title. Smeraglio, 40, a financial planner, also won the Silver Cross medal of the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP). It is given to the player with the lowest score in two rounds of the Patterson Cup and two rounds in Philadelphia Amateur qualifying. Smeraglio was a medalist in the amateur qualifying, shooting 144. His 72-hole score was 291, one better than the showing of Chris Bartolacci of Jericho National Golf Club.
December 31, 1992 |
Two of the portraits on display were smuggled out of Romania in 1964 by a cousin; the other paintings reflect the more recent work of Alphonse Sattinger, who immigrated to this country in 1965. His 19 paintings, primarily watercolor landscapes of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, can be seen at the Silver Lake Gallery in Yardley through Jan. 9. "My style is spontaneous, visual poetry," Sattinger said. "I like to show the beauty of nature and get the viewer into the actual scene I painted.
August 7, 2000 |
Dr. John Brick of Yardley has been appointed chief forensic examiner for the American Federation of Railroad Police. Dr. Brick, a biological psychologist and toxicologist for the state Attorney General's Office, is also an expert on the effects of alcohol and drug use. His responsibilities will include ensuring that evidence from accidents or crimes is collected and interpreted correctly, and he will assist in the training of the federation's police...
December 28, 2014 |
More than 50 people - including religious leaders, political officials, and community members - gathered in Yardley on Friday afternoon to denounce an anti-Semitic slur apparently spray-painted onto a family's garage door this week. Organized by State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D., Bucks), the event featured speeches from him and Lower Makefield Township Supervisor Jeff Benedetto as well as two rabbis, a nun, a Presbyterian pastor, a representative from a local Islamic group, and other community members.
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.