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March 31, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
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.
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July 9, 1992 | By Kathleen Martin Beans, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
July 13, 1989 | By Linda A. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
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.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2005 | By Akweli Parker INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
June 30, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
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)
NEWS
August 27, 2000 | By Dean McCrary, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
December 31, 1992 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
August 7, 2000 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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...
NEWS
October 9, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
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.
NEWS
December 3, 2000 | By Dean McCrary, FOR THE INQUIRER
For years, golfers from Yardley Country Club have won just about every team event they've entered, including three of the last four Golf Association of Philadelphia's annual team championships. But after winning the first four Bucks County Cups - a competition among that county's private clubs - something different happened. They didn't win this year. A team from Jericho National Golf Club won the fifth annual Cup, besting Yardley's team by one stroke. Jericho, whose team included some former Yardley members, fired a 206 total to Yardley's 207. Spring Mill Country Club finished with 223, and Lookaway Golf Club came in fourth with 224. Doylestown Country Club was unable to compete because of scheduling conflicts.
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February 7, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 5, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
REAL_ESTATE
September 22, 2013 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
August 15, 2013 | By the Inquirer Staff
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.
FOOD
April 19, 2013 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 10, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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