Articles by: Gerard M

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

“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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

All-Time Best Phillies: Catcher

May 5, 2017 12:37 am0 comments
All-Time Best Phillies: Catcher

In what is really a three-way tie with Bob Boone and Carlos Ruiz, Mike Lieberthal earns the distinction of greatest Phillies catcher. Perhaps the only knock against “Lieby” was that he played for the Phillies from 1994 to 2006, an era bookended by the 1993 National league champion Phillies and […]

Read more ›

Community Pet Adoption Day “Extremely Successful”

May 3, 2017 11:30 pm0 comments
Community Pet Adoption Day “Extremely Successful”

The Women’s Humane Society (WHS) hosted a Community Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, April 1st. The event was held in an effort to free up space at the shelter by placing more pets in their forever homes, as the organization prepares for the increased intake of animals over the spring […]

Read more ›

Junk Exit: Customer-Friendly Junk Removal

April 20, 2017 11:24 pm0 comments
Junk Exit: Customer-Friendly Junk Removal

You might think that a professional junk removal business would not require much more than a sturdy truck and a crew with strong backs. The owners of locally-based 1-800-Junk Exit would disagree. “You have to be a people person,” Mike Hodges, Jr. told a Leader reporter. “We want our customers […]

Read more ›