Articles by: Gerard M

Delaware Canal Walk —September 30 to October 28

September 6, 2017 1:49 pm0 comments
Delaware Canal Walk —September 30 to October 28

The Friends of the Delaware Canal will embark on their 30th annual Canal Walk beginning on September 30. All 58.9 miles of the Canal will be explored over the course of five Saturdays.  The guided walking tour will start at the Forks of the Delaware Recreation Area in Easton and […]

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Chuck Bednarik: The NFL’s Last True 2-Way Player

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Chuck Bednarik: The NFL’s Last True 2-Way Player

“Concrete Charlie” Chuck Bednarik, the greatest linebacker in Eagles history, was a menacing tackler. “He just snapped them down like rag dolls,” recalled Tom Brookshire in a 1993 interview in which he compared Bednarik favorably over Dick Butkus. The last true 2-way player in the NFL was born in the […]

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“Coolest Critters” Photo Contest

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“Coolest Critters” Photo Contest

Folk artist Edward Hicks is the most famous favorite son of Langhorne Borough.  His many paintings of “The Peaceable Kingdom” are immediately recognized by his stylized images of lions, lambs, cattle, cheetahs, bears, and other wild beasts, reposing in harmony. Langhorne Council for the Arts will honor Edward Hicks this year […]

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A Childhood “Over the Rainbow”

July 27, 2017 12:13 pm0 comments
A Childhood “Over the Rainbow”

One August day in 1953, my father hopped a train to Bristol PA and arrived back home at 10pm to inform my mother to pack her bags. He had bought a new home for $8,900 on a $100 deposit in a new place called Levittown.   Thus did fate provide […]

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Baby Names Thru the Decades: a Quiz

June 30, 2017 10:46 am0 comments
Baby Names Thru the Decades: a Quiz

Can you guess at least one of the 3 most popular baby names from each decade? In our previous issue of The Leader we published a list of the most popular baby names chosen in the United States in 2016, as recorded by the Social Security Administration. Anne Barron, a […]

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All-Time Best Phillies: Steve Carlton

June 15, 2017 1:18 pm0 comments
All-Time Best Phillies: Steve Carlton

Despite completely shutting out the press from 1979 until a bizarre interview in 1994, Steve “Lefty” Carlton, the greatest pitcher in Phillies history, has always been passionately loved by the Phillies fans as well as his teammates. In 1972, Carlton’s first as a Phil, he earned 27 of the teams […]

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Tibetan Monks Visit Yardley, Create Sand Mandala

June 13, 2017 8:14 pm0 comments
Tibetan Monks Visit Yardley, Create Sand Mandala

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery, in southern India, constructed a mandala sand painting at Khalsa Healing Arts and Yoga Center in Yardley during the month of May. The public was invited to observe the monks while they patiently created the mandala, which is a symbolic representation of the […]

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All-Time Best Phillies: Chuck Klein, Right Field

June 5, 2017 8:18 pm0 comments
All-Time Best Phillies: Chuck Klein, Right Field

In 1930, Chuck Klein had a monster year that can be considered the best in baseball history.  That year, the best Phillies right fielder of all time batted .386, amassing 250 hits and 158 runs scored. His 170 RBIs is still a Phillies record, as is his 59 doubles, .687 […]

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“Ben’s Campaign” To Honor Slain Toddler

May 20, 2017 12:30 pm0 comments
“Ben’s Campaign” To Honor Slain Toddler

Free safety locks for all Bucks County gun owners — At an emotional news conference hushed by a father’s words of warning and grief over his 2-year old son’s unintentional gunshot death, Bucks County officials on April 27th launched a campaign to put free safety locks and educational materials into […]

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Walking Tour thru Yardley’s History

May 17, 2017 12:29 am0 comments
Walking Tour thru Yardley’s History

A guided walking tour of downtown Yardley will be sponsored by the Yardley Historical Association on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m.  The tour will begin at the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 West Afton Avenue. Come see how Yardley has changed during the last five centuries. Yardley Historical […]

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