August 20, 2014 |
THE TINY cameras are disguised as alarm clocks, teddy bears and cereal boxes, designed to keep an eye on the people baby-sitting children or caring for elderly loved ones. Members of one Bucks County family, according to police, had suspected that Ruth Reed, 90, a relative with Alzheimer's disease, was being mistreated at an assisted-living facility. So they bought a "nanny cam" a year ago and moved her to a facility in Yardley. For 10 months, everything at the Arden Courts residential assisted-living facility on Stony Hill Road was fine, police said.
July 30, 2014 |
Nelson Hargrove of Gulph Mills Golf Club shot a 3-under-par 68 Monday to take a 1-shot lead in the 101st Pennsylvania Amateur Championship at Oakmont Country Club in Allegheny County. Tied for second at 69 were Joseph Fabrizio Jr. (Aronimink), Thomas Steve (Valley Brook), and Arnie Cutrell (Greensburg). Kyle Sterbinsky (Yardley) and Matthew Mattare (Saucon Valley) were at 1-under 70. Defending champion Chris Ault of Yardley was in a three-way tie for 14th at 73. Mid-Amateur Qualifier Kyle Davis shot a 3-under 69 to earn medalist honors in a qualifier for the U.S. Mid-Amateur administered by the Golf Association of Philadelphia at Bidermann Golf Club in Wilmington, his home course.
July 13, 2014 |
After almost 66 hours without air-conditioning, or use of the stove or microwave, the Moock family of Yardley finally got the power back Friday afternoon. "It was getting a little hot, and it was just frustrating not knowing when we would get it back," said Jimmy Moock, who endured the prolonged outage with his pregnant wife, Cairssa, and 19-month-old daughter with some help from a generator. The Moocks, who live off Main Street, were among the last to have power restored after fast-moving, wood-whacking storms Tuesday night knocked it out to 260,000 Peco customers.
May 1, 2014 |
George H. Heilmeier, 77, a Philadelphia native who created the first liquid-crystal displays for calculators, watches, and computers while working for RCA Laboratories, died Monday, April 21, of a stroke at a hospital in Plano, Texas. Mr. Heilmeier graduated from Lincoln High School and the University of Pennsylvania, and then earned advanced degrees including a doctorate in solid state materials and electronics from Princeton University. In the 1960s, he joined RCA Laboratories in New Jersey, where he worked with electro-optic effects in liquid crystals to create the liquid-crystal display.
February 7, 2014 |
About 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Maureen Ehret, a married mother of three who lives on quiet Byron Lane in Lower Makefield, felt like going out and grabbing a cup of coffee. Her Acura MDX was parked just in front of her garage. As she raised the garage door, she noticed that snow was coming down in heavy clumps. "That wasn't right," she thought. It had stopped snowing long ago and was now mostly raining. She paused. It was a pause that saved her life. The snow that was raining down came from the upper branches of an old tulip poplar tree.
November 5, 2013
An article in Monday's Inquirer about the Philadelphia Classical School included an incorrect reference to Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first secretary of the treasury and the face on the $10 bill. Sunday's Real Estate section included an incorrect figure for the percentage of total U.S. energy produced that comes from solar power. In 2012, solar power accounted for 0.11 percent of all energy produced, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. A photograph caption in Sunday's Business section stated incorrectly the reason Nancy Becker expects to qualify for a health-insurance subsidy under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Her earnings from work are under 400 percent of the federal poverty level, which makes her eligible for the subsidy.
November 5, 2013 |
YARDLEY A Halloween tradition of four decades continued Thursday in Yardley for the Bowker family. The Bowkers bought M&Ms again, and no goblins or witches or ghosts stopped by to collect them. Again. The Bowkers' house is one of the southernmost properties of a cluster surrounding North Main Street. But because traffic whooshes past and safer, walkable developments are nearby, trick-or-treaters never show up. "Our own grandchildren, who live next door, they go up to the other neighborhood," Sandy Bowker, 72, said with a laugh.
September 22, 2013 |
Many a home sale is like a romance: Buyers find in that one perfect property their heart's desire. But sometimes, a little matchmaking is required - as area builders have discovered over the last 15 years or so with empty nesters, a market segment as significant as first-time and move-up buyers. "It's clearly a time when many realize that they need to rethink the next chapter of their lives, asking themselves, 'Now what?' " said Kira Sterling, chief marketing officer for Horsham-based Toll Bros., which has built several over-55 communities in the Philadelphia region.
August 15, 2013 |
Brandon Matthews, a sophomore at Temple, fired a 2-over-par 72 Tuesday at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., to qualify for match play competition in the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship. Matthews, who leads the Golf Association of Philadelphia player of the year standings after wins in the Philadelphia Open and the Patterson Cup, offset a double bogey and four bogeys with four birdies to complete the 36-hole qualifying phase at 1-over 141. Matthews opened with a 69 Monday at Charles River Country Club, the other qualifying site.
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.