Articles by: Gerard M

Farewell to Dale Frazier

August 23, 2015 2:10 pm0 comments
Farewell to Dale Frazier

The GOAL founder was “a great visionary, leader and teacher.” Dale Frazier, founder of the Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown, passed away on August 16 after a nine month battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. While walking his dog along the greenbelt between the Farmbrook and Stonybrook sections […]

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A Great Time To Be Alive

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A Great Time To Be Alive

50 Reasons We’re Living Through The Greatest Period in World History. I recently talked to a doctor who retired after a 30-year career. I asked him how much medicine had changed during the three decades he practiced. “Oh, tremendously,” he said. He listed off a dozen examples. Deaths from heart […]

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Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?

July 11, 2015 12:03 am0 comments
Can You Pass the Citizenship Test?

  All immigrants who wish to become U.S. 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!…Um, […]

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Here’s to Beer!

July 10, 2015 11:57 pm0 comments
Here’s to Beer!

  Fun Facts and Clever Quotes About the Nectar of the Gods   The Mayflower’s true destination was in Virginia, but the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock instead because they were out of beer.   Beer is the second most popular drink in the world; the first is tea.   […]

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Cold War History, Close To Home

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Cold War History, Close To Home

  It may come as a surprise to many in the Philadelphia area that within a 25 mile or so radius of the city once stood a ring of Nike Missile bases, including one very close to the Levittown area—the PH-15 Bristol (Newportville/Croydon) Nike Base. Operational during the height of […]

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Grilling Tips from Master Chefs

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Grilling Tips from Master Chefs

  Marinate your food at least an hour before grilling, so it will have time to absorb the flavors. But don’t apply thick barbecue sauces beforehand—they usually contain sugars that burn quickly and give the food a burnt taste. It’s better to baste on the sauces in the last 5 […]

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Do You Know Your Phillies Trivia?

June 27, 2015 8:41 pm0 comments
Do You Know Your Phillies Trivia?

1) Before Larry Bowa, who was the last Phillies manager to have a winning career record with the Phillies?   2) Which player had the most career home runs for the Phillies before Mike Schmidt came along?   3) In June of 1997, the Phillies traded Darren Daulton to the […]

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Tips for Tomato Plant Care

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Tips for Tomato Plant Care

Hopefully, your tomatoes are planted and they are off to a good start. Here are some practices to consider as spring comes to an end and summer takes over.   • Should you stake and tie up the plants or let them grow on the ground? There are advantages to […]

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Bensalem Artist Publishes Comic Book

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Bensalem Artist Publishes Comic Book

Local artist Steve Otto has published his first comic book, Caffeine Nation, which follows the exploits of a group of modern day college students. Steve signed copies of his first release at Steve’s Comic Relief, in Levittown, on June 6 (see top left photo). Steve, a Bensalem resident, is a […]

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