Articles by: Gerard M

Strange New Year Traditions Around the Globe

December 27, 2017 3:21 pm0 comments
Strange New Year Traditions Around the Globe

Burning scarecrows, flinging dishes, and stuffing your mouth with grapes… Some people may find it strange to endure freezing temperatures and gusty winds for hours on end, standing in the center of Times Square in New York City to catch a glimpse of a bejeweled ball drop at the stroke […]

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Looking Back at the Miracle in the Meadowlands

December 16, 2017 2:34 pm0 comments
Looking Back at the Miracle in the Meadowlands

  What became of the characters in that fateful tragi-comedy? Every Philadelphia Eagles fan can tell you about the “Miracle in the Meadowlands,” which happened in a game between the Eagles and their archrival New York Giants on November 19, 1978. Even fans who were not yet born have heard […]

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23 Gravestones

December 8, 2017 1:25 pm0 comments
23 Gravestones

I am voting this morning.  It is an extremely easy thing to do.  It requires me to wake from my peaceful sleep, rise from my comfortable bed, cleanse in my warm shower, eat a nourishing and tasty breakfast, hop in my truck and drive to the school parking lot.  It […]

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

November 1, 2017 6:46 pm0 comments
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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