March 22, 2015 |
Harry and Susan Armstrong flip houses. To date, the Pitman couple have flipped 15 - eight in recent years, after their children were grown. All but one of those flips has been in Pitman. "You do what you know," said Harry, publisher of the Golden Times, which he describes as a regional newspaper for seniors. But this is not about house-flipping, which Harry said he and Susan do as padding for retirement. "We're not professionals," he emphasizes. That isn't to say I'm not going to squeeze in a few of his observations about flipping at some point, since I'm again getting inquiries from wannabes.
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.
December 7, 2014 |
TO KICK OFF the 2014 Christmas season, consumers observed Black Friday and Cyber Monday in quick succession. Giving Tuesday came next. And then, on Wednesday, in the serene Sacred Heart Chapel at the Grey Nuns' motherhouse in Yardley, they were invited to rest their checkbooks for the sisters' Advent Evening of Reflection, a contemplative annual antidote to the holiday rush. Call it Grey Wednesday. Sisters Jean Liston and Anne Boyer led a short teach-in about Catholic theologians Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen, followed by a candlelit hour of quiet prayer.
November 26, 2014 |
Yardley, 5:20 a.m. Cpl. Tim Reeves is driving in his unmarked Dodge Magnum when his police radio chirps. His team, serving a bench warrant nearby, needs help: A suspect has barricaded himself in the attic. The team needs Reeves - and Kendo. Kendo is Reeves' drug-sniffing dog, a 10-year-old German shepherd with a mean bark. Just the sound of the dog could scare a suspect out of a house, the corporal knows. Racing along empty streets on an unseasonably warm morning, Reeves speeds to the scene.
October 17, 2014 |
Anthony John DiMarco, 90, of Feasterville and Ocean City, N.J., a longtime builder of rowhouses in Philadelphia and South Jersey, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, of complications from dementia at SpringVillage at Floral Vale, Yardley. As a young man, Mr. DiMarco entered the building business with his brother, John, under the name DiMarco Construction. The two were known for putting up hundreds of townhouses and rowhouses, initially in Northeast Philadelphia. Later, they branched out and built more than 4,000 apartments in Philadelphia and South Jersey.
October 13, 2014 |
Yardley Borough By the Numbers Population: 2,431 (2010). Median income: $75,777 (2012). Area: One square mile. Settlements in the last three months: 12. Homes for sale: 32. Days on market: 59. Median price: $178,000. Housing stock: Older homes, infill, and new construction. Historic district has 200 buildings listed. School district: Pennsbury. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Sharon Ermel Spadaccini, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors; Martin Millner, Coldwell Banker Hearthside.
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.