Friday, March 23, 2012
See who won our weekly poll.
It's no surprise that the winner of this week's Readers' Choice poll for best park in Newtown is Tyler State Park. Tyler Park received 81 percent of the vote. Coming in a distant second with nine percent of the vote was Roberts Ridge Park in Newtown Township, which features a large playground that is popular with young children. Located off the Newtown Bypass, Tyler Park is a 1,700-acre property. The park features trails for both walking, biking and horseback riding, as well as playgrounds, picnic areas, and canoe rentals. The park's disc golf course attracts players from throughout the region. Visitors can also enjoy fishing and the pavilions, which have grills, are available for private rental. Tyler Park also won Best Park on …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Where do you go when it's time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
In less than a week, Irish and non Irish alike will dress up in green and go out in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Several local bars will have drink specials and live music. The Green Parrot is even hosting a two-day Irish Festival complete with music, Irish dancing and food and drink specials. We want to know: where is the best place in town to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? The choices are: Green Parrot, The Clubhouse, The Temperance House, Isaac Newton's and the Black Horse Tavern. If you don't see your favorite St. Patty's Day spot listed in the options, please note it in the comments. Voting will close 9 a.m. Friday and the winner will be featured later that day on Patch.
Friday, March 9, 2012
See who won our weekly poll.
This week, we asked our readers about their favorite local family-friendly restaurant. The choices were Applebee's, Chick-fil-A, Isaac Newton's, Green Parrot, Friends and Jake's Eatery. Newtown residents picked Jake's Eatery as their favorite spot to bring the whole family. Jake's received 400 votes. Coming in second, with 294 votes, was the Green Parrot. Jake's opened on Cambridge Lane in Newtown last year. There's also a location in Northampton Township. Readers said they like the casual atmosphere, friendly service, reasonable prices and the diverse menu at Jake's. "Good food, good service and good people," reader Sue said of Jake's. "I love Jake's. My family and I have been going to the Richboro one for years and the Newtown …
Monday, March 5, 2012
What's the best family-friendly restaurant in Newtown?
It's easy to pick a restaurant when you're going out for an adults-only meal. There are no worries about fussy babies, roudy toddlers or picky eaters. But when you bring the entire family, a whole new set of considerations -- like booster seats and kids menus -- come into play. Where is the best place in town to take the kids out for dinner? That's what we want to know in this week's Best Of Newtown poll. The choices are: Applebee's, Chick-fil-A, Isaac Newton's, Green Parrot, Friends and Jake's Eatery. If your favorite place to bring the family isn't on our list, please add it in the comments and tell us what makes it the most kid-friendly place in town. Voting closes at 9 a.m. Friday and the winning restaurant will be featured later …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Readers choose First National Bank of Newtown.
We received a record-breaking number of votes for this week's Best Of Newtown poll asking readers about their favorite bank in town. The winner, with a whopping 11,928 votes, was First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown. First National Bank has been serving the area since 1864. It has 12 branches in Bucks County, including the main location on State Street. There are also locations in Newtown Township, Wrightstown, Richboro, Washington Crossing and more. First National offers and array of personal and business banking services, as well as trust and wealth services. In second place was 3rd Federal Bank, which received 6,687 votes. Several readers left comments supporting their favorite bank. "Been with First National of Newtown …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Newtown has a lot of banks. Which is the best?
This week in Best Of Newtown, we're asking you to weigh in on your favorite bank. There are several options in town. Do you prefer a local bank or a national chain? What about the bank makes it your favorite? Share your input in the comments. The choices are: Wells Fargo, TD Bank, First National Bank of Newtown, Third Federal Bank, First Federal of Bucks County, Bank of America and Sovereign Bank. If you don't see your preferred bank in the options, please note it in the comments. Voting will close 9 a.m. Friday and the winning bank will be featured later that day.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Find out who won our weekly poll.
This week, we asked our readers to vote for their favorite coffee shop in town. The winner, with 61 percent of the vote, was Starbucks. Coming in second was Dunkin Donuts, with 19 percent of the vote. Some readers weighed in with comments. "Starbucks for a place to linger, meet, people watch," said one user. "But, when I need a coffee, it's Dunkin."
Monday, February 20, 2012
Where is your go-to spot for a good cup of joe?
What's your favorite spot when you need a good cup of coffee, a cosy place to read a book or a few minutes of people watching? Newtown has a few coffee shops and we're wondering which you like best. Here are the choices: Starbucks, Cosi, Zebra Striped Whale, Dunkin' Donuts and Bagel Junction. If you don't see your favorite spot listed, be sure to share it in the comments! Voting ends Thursday night and we'll feature the winner Friday.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Who won our weekly poll?
On Monday we turned to our readers and asked a key question about life in Newtown: who has the best take out? The votes are in and readers chose Meglio's, which serves pizza and other Italian favorites. On weekend nights, Meglio's, which is known for its brick oven pizza, is typically packed with people enjoying eat in and a line with folks waiting for take out. Meglio's received 24 percent of the vote. Behind Meglio's, with 19 percent of the vote, was Oishi. Located in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center, Oishi serves Japanese, Korean and Thai dishes. Oishi has an extensive sushi menu. In the comments portion of the poll, many readers weighed in with their favorites that weren't included. Some of those favorites included Becky's Deli…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Who do you call when you don't want to cook?
When you've had a long day and don't feel like cooking, where do you turn? This week, we're asking readers about their favorite local spot for takeout. Do you turn to pizza or prefer Chinese? Are sandwiches your backup or do you prefer lighter options like salads or sushi? Here are the choices: Dragon of Newtown, Oishi, Piccolo Trattoria, Lee's Hoagie House, Saladworks, State Street Kitchen or Meglio's. If you don't see your preferred takeout spot on the list, share your thoughts in the comments.