Articles by: Gerard M

The Hunter’s Lament

November 2, 2017 9:46 pm0 comments
The Hunter’s Lament

Non-hunters don’t realize all the effort and expense in getting a deer from the woods to the dinner table… It’s something that happens nearly every year around this time. Someone who doesn’t have any idea of what is involved in deer hunting asks, “Can I have some deer meat?” I […]

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Voter’s Guide Available for Nov. 7

November 1, 2017 7:13 pm0 comments
Voter’s Guide Available for Nov. 7

A Voter’s Guide has been compiled for the Fall 2017 Election by the League of Women Voters of Bucks County. The names of local candidates running for office were requested by the League and received from the Bucks County Board of Elections Office. Cover letters and questionnaires were sent to […]

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Sip, Savor and Win Prizes On the Bucks County Wine Trail

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Sip, Savor and Win Prizes  On the Bucks County Wine Trail

The Bucks County Wine Trail is offering a tasty challenge for wine enthusiasts both near and far: purchase a “Passport to Bucks” card and enjoy a complimentary tasting at all eight Bucks County wineries. Beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30, visitors who purchase a Passport to Bucks card […]

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Just for Kicks, Take This NFL Kickers Trivia Quiz

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Just for Kicks, Take This NFL Kickers Trivia Quiz

Scroll all the way down for answers.   1)  How long was the longest field goal in NFL history (as of October 2017) and who kicked it?   2)  The leading field goal kicker in NFL history kicked 565 of them over a 25 year career. Who was he?   […]

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Volunteers Needed for Christmas Bird Count

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Volunteers Needed for Christmas Bird Count

The Bird Count began in 1900, with volunteers who wanted to look at birds rather than shoot them…   Between December 14th, 2017 and January 5th, 2018, volunteers across the country will brave various weather conditions to count birds during the 118th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). On Saturday, […]

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The (Very) Few and the Proud: The Crisis of Vanishing Firefighters

October 6, 2017 5:51 pm0 comments
A Firefighter searches for possible survivors

Jerry Barton has served as a volunteer firefighter in Bucks County for most of his life. “I started at Langhorne Fire Company as a teenager,” he recalls. “My Dad was a firefighter there. I remember riding to fires on top of the truck, with my heart pounding and the flashing […]

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Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?

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Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?

All immigrants who wish to become United Sates citizens must take a citizenship test. There are 100 possible questions that deal with American history and government. An applicant will be asked 10 of them and must answer at least 6 correctly. We’re already American citizens, so this should be easy! […]

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Could Bensalem Be Home to Amazon’s Next HQ?

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Could Bensalem Be Home to Amazon’s Next HQ?

An Amazon HQ in Bensalem could create some 50,000 jobs and generate $5 billion in construction revenue… With 675 acres of largely undeveloped riverfront property available, Bensalem Township Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo, along with State Senator Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson and State Representative Gene DiGirolamo, are making the case that Amazon should locate […]

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

September 6, 2017 1:45 pm0 comments
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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