Articles by: Gerard M

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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All-Time Best Phillies: Ed Delahanty, Left Field

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All-Time Best Phillies: Ed Delahanty, Left Field

Ed Delahanty, the best left fielder in Phillies history, was on his way to becoming the 2nd member of the exclusive 3000 hit club until a mysteriously tragic summer night in 1903. (Cap Anson, who played a record 27 seasons, was the first.) “Big Ed” Delahanty was not only a […]

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“A Royal Affair” — Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Annual Ball

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“A Royal Affair” — Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Annual Ball

It was a sparkling and spirited evening at the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce’s royal-themed Bucks County Ball on April 1. Guests of the annual gala, held at the Radisson Hotel in Trevose, PA, walked the red carpet, had their photos taken and stepped into a regally decorated ballroom […]

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