Thursday, January 31, 2013
Newtown Township's solicitor has reached out to County Builders regarding the prospect of building townhomes on the 16-acre Newtown Swim Club site instead of a trailer park.
Newtown Township's solicitor has been in touch with the developer of a proposed trailer park to inquire if he would consider resubmitting plans for townhouses on the Newtown Swim Club property. According to Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Gallagher, solicitor Jeffrey Garton has reached out to County Builders to see if it would again consider a townhome plan instead of a trailer park. The builder's attorney is expected to respond within the next week or two, Gallagher said. Newtown Swim Club owner David Platt is working with County Builders to create a residential development on the 16-acre property on Newtown-Yardley Road once the club closes after this summer. At a supervisors' meeting last week that drew an audience …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The forum begins at 7 p.m. at Newtown Middle School.
The final Council Rock School District forum on school security will be held Wednesday at Newtown Middle School. The forum starts at 7 p.m. and will provide parents a chance to discuss school security and brainstorm ideas on how to improve safety in the district's schools. This will be the last of three forums held by the district to discuss school security. "The forums will allow for suggestions that may apply to both individual schools and/or district security practices. While input and suggestions will be welcome, a final plan will await both the conclusion of these three meetings and a public discussion with the Board of School Directors in February," the Council Rock website said. The district has compiled a list of recommendations …
A Facebook page called CR North Insults has been created as a response to a CR North Compliments Facebook page.
Editor's note, 8:40 p.m. Tuesday: The CR North Insults page has since been removed from Facebook Earlier this month, Patch reported that a mystery person created a Facebook page, CR North Compliments, to anonymously say nice things about students at the Newtown high school. And now, a page that does quite the opposite has popped up. CR North Insults, a Facebook page created by an unknown person on Jan. 24, uses the social media site to make cracks about students. As of Monday night, 257 people were following the page. "Due to Newton's third law of motion, for every action there is is always an equal and opposite reaction...so I took the liberty of creating that opposite reaction," reads a post on the page introducing its intent. The …
Monday, January 28, 2013
According to the report, 2012 was the third busiest year in the fire company’s 99-year history.
Lingohocken Fire Company responded to 207 emergencies in 2012, according to an annual report released this month. According to the report, 2012 was the third busiest year in the fire company’s 99-year history. Lingohocken, which serves all of Wrightstown Township and parts of Buckingham and Upper Makefield, responded to 228 emergencies in 2010 and 217 emergencies in 2011. In 2012, the fire company also conducted 29 chief’s investigations and pump details. Chief’s investigations included malfunctioning fire alarms, pet rescues and carbon monoxide alarms. “Despite this workload, our firefighters experienced only two minor first aid injuries during the year and there were no injuries or deaths by fire suffered by civilians in Lingohocken’s …
Two residents reported someone entered their parked cars overnight.
An Armstrong Circle resident on Thursday reported that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle overnight and rifled through the interior. The victim told the reporting officer that nothing was removed from his car. Later that day, a second resident of Armstrong Circle called police to report that between the hours of 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 5:30 a.m. Thursday, someone entered her vehicle that was parked in her driveway and removed $80 in cash from her purse that was left in the car. The vehicle owner told police that she typically locks her vehicle, but thinks it may have been left unlocked since there were no signs of forced entry.
The popular food truck that parked at Carousel Village will now operate a permanent location in Ottsville.
MOO, the food truck based out of Carousel Village, has mooved on. The truck, operated by Evan Asoudegan, was a popular area spot for burgers, fries and salads made from local ingredients. Due to its success, owner Asoudegan has decided to open a permanent location in Upper Bucks County. The new MOO is located 4010 Durham Road/Route 412 in Ottsville. It opened last week. Patch interviewed Asoudegan in December 2011, just as he began serving out of the food truck. “Ninety percent of everything is local and organic,” Asoudegan said at the time. Eating local was a cornerstone philosophy in Asoudegan’s upbringing. “It’s pretty much how I was raised,” he said. The menu includes the “MOO Burger,” made from local beef, pickles (Asoudegan makes …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Richboro location will specialize in hot yoga.
Yogasphere's Richboro location will open this weekend. The Richboro studio, to be located at 883 Bustleton Pike next to Coyle's Music, will specialize in hot yoga. According to a Facebook post from Yogasphere, the studio is scheduled to open this Sunday, Jan. 27. The first class will begin at 10 a.m. "Yogasphere’s Hot Yoga Classes are challenging and fun with positive effects often being felt just after one class," the website states. "Benefits of Hot Yoga include accelerated weight loss, detoxification, stress reduction, improved balance, mental clarity, concentration, peace of mind, and a greater sense of over-all well being." Hot yoga participants should bring a towel, yoga mat and plenty of water. Students should arrive 15 minutes …
Friday, January 25, 2013
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According to the Weather Channel, there's a 90 percent chance snow will fall on the area just in time for the evening commute.
Don't forget the hat and mittens this weekend; it's going to be cold and snowy, according to the Weather Channel. The forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of snow today, with accumulation of only an inch or so. The Weather Channel is predicting the snow will start right around the time of the evening commute, so drivers should use caution. Saturday's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 30s. Sunday should be similiar, with a high of 32. The frigid weather should give way to more mild temperatures by Tuesday. Click here to view the full forecast.