August 10, 2016 |
SINKING SPRING, Pa. - For two years, the most visible struggle within Mark and Megan Short's family had been the angst, then joy, poured out in Facebook posts when their youngest daughter received a heart transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when she was only 6 days old. Willow Short was, in the words of her mother, "one amazing little miracle who beat the odds!" Now investigators, neighbors, and others are left trying to understand the more pernicious struggle - an unseen powder keg of apparent domestic conflict - that left the 2-year-old, once expected to die in the womb, dead alongside her brother, sister, and parents in their Berks County living room.
July 22, 2016 |
The first time he competed in the U.S. Amateur, Kyle Sterbinsky still was about a month away from starting 10th grade at the Peddie School. Hitting his first tee shot of the 2012 championship at Cherry Hills outside Denver was an encounter with which he was not familiar. "It definitely was very, very, very nerve-racking - 50-plus people standing behind you," Sterbinsky, a Yardley resident, said Wednesday. "I never had more than 10 people come out and watch before. So it was a new experience.
May 23, 2016 |
Turns out that Wawa's trademark, the Canada goose, is also a snowbird. Wawa will open 50 new stores this year, half in Florida. The chain with 725 stores and $9 billion in sales last year is also undergoing a major facelift.More than 200 legacy stores are being remodeled at $1 million to $1.5 million a store. And the newer stores, which have fuel pumps, also will get a new look. The privately held company's stock, 40 percent of which is owned by employees, continues to do well, workers report.
May 19, 2016 |
Ben Newman of Levittown and Ally O'Rourke-Barrett of Yardley are dating. From the more than 3,000 paintings at the Barnes, Newman and O'Rourke-Barrett - he's a techie, she's a teacher - independently picked the same painting as their favorite: Amedeo Modigliani's Readheaded Girl in Evening Dress, from 1918. They stood before the enigmatic lady, discussing her appeal. O'Rourke-Barrett: I just can't stop looking at it. I love the blue and the red against each other. The colors are my favorite part.
March 1, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Political revolt? A Signe Wilkinson cartoon showed Donald Trump being sworn in as president on his book The Art of the Deal with a quote from its pages: "I play to people's fantasies" (Friday). It might not be "people's fantasies" at work; it might be their frustration and anger with Washington. This campaign cycle is filled with the same rhetoric and the same promises of reform from the political establishment on both sides, except for two outsiders.
August 16, 2015 |
Ian Mark Jones, 32, who left Yardley in 2008 for a modeling career in New York City, drowned in the Hudson River earlier this week during a kayaking accident in Upstate New York. Mr. Jones had been missing since the morning of Aug. 8, when the kayak which he and his girlfriend were paddling capsized, throwing them into the river in Dutchess County, 100 miles north of New York City. Mr. Jones' girlfriend, Tali Lennox Fruchtmann, daughter of the singer Annie Lennox, was picked up by a passing boat.
August 14, 2015 |
After trying his hand on the golf mini-tours, Billy Stewart decided to return to his home area, establish himself as a teaching pro and play in local tournaments. It's a move that has turned out nicely. Stewart, 31, of Devon, saw a very good 2015 season become a great one Wednesday. His clutch shot out of trees at the 17th hole led to a birdie and an eventual 1-stroke victory in the Pennsylvania Open at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Delaware County. Stewart, representing the ACE Club in Lafayette Hill, finished with a 3-under-par 68 and a 54-hole score of 8-under 205 to claim the $8,000 first prize.
May 31, 2015 |
Population: 45,436 (2010) Median household income: $81,572 (2009) Area: 19.4 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 79 Homes for sale: 191 Average days on market: 96 Median sale price: $274,900 Housing stock: 15,713 units, a variety of sizes and styles School district: Neshaminy SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Martin Millner, Coldwell Banker Hearthside, Yardley; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox...
May 25, 2015 |
Zach Woods, the Trenton-born, Yardley-bred star of HBO's Silicon Valley , roused the ire of many a Philadelphian last month when he said Philadelphia is "kind of a racist city" on Marc Maron's WTF podcast. Adding insult to injury, he referenced a mishmash of memories about fan behavior: "When I was growing up and Santa Claus would skate onto the ice around Christmastime at Flyers games, people would throw batteries at Santa Claus," Woods told Maron. Uh, nope. "I totally get how I sound like some B-list moron bashing Philly," Woods said about the podcast.
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.