Articles by: Gerard M

All-Time Best Phillies: Ed Delahanty, Left Field

April 20, 2017 11:19 pm0 comments
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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Al Durante: “I’m Alive Because of People”

April 7, 2017 12:31 am0 comments
Al Durante: “I’m Alive Because of People”

He was busy chatting with customers as they waited for their cars to get serviced when I walked into Tire City on Veteran’s Highway to meet Al Durante. As he began to excuse himself all you could hear is, “love ya, Al” from everyone in the room! Men stood with […]

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Morrisville Star Search Talent Show

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Morrisville Star Search Talent Show

The Morrisville Senior Servicenter held its much anticipated Star Search Talent Show on Saturday, April 1st.  The program included 34 contestants of all ages and 29 successfully competed for three prizes.  Tickets to the event had sold out in advance.  Cassandra Angst, Miss Pennsylvania, USA, 2017 was the Mistress of […]

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Best All-Time Phillies: Center Field

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Best All-Time Phillies: Center Field

Perhaps the most beloved Phillie, Richie Ashburn was a Hall of Fame centerfielder, broadcaster, and sportswriter.  As a 21-year-old rookie 1n 1948 he hit .333 and stole 32 bases, finishing 2nd to Alvin Dark for Rookie of the Year honors.  Richie went on to win 2 batting titles while hitting […]

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A Symbol of Welcome: Stained Glass in a New Home

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A Symbol of Welcome: Stained Glass in a New Home

Stained Glass from St. Joseph’s Shines Anew at St. Frances Cabrini — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced several parish mergers in Bucks County almost three years ago, among them that of Saint Frances Cabrini in Fairless Hills and Saint Joseph the Worker in Fallsington. The process of a parish merger is […]

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Building a Better Mousetrap at Holy Trinity School

April 1, 2017 1:02 am0 comments
Building a Better Mousetrap at Holy Trinity School

The S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum of Holy Trinity School in Morrisville is all about design, prototype, testing, and adapting. The students in the fifth grade at HTS, under the direction of their teacher and facilitator, Mrs. Susan Smith, have been engaged in problem solving and design for […]

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The Mysterious Dollar Bill

March 9, 2017 1:08 am0 comments
The Mysterious Dollar Bill

What do all those symbols, numbers and strange phrases mean? As every economic study shows, Americans are spending less money these days. Fear of unemployment, underwater mortgages and shrunken retirement accounts have led us to hold on tight to every dollar. And since we’re holding it anyway, let’s take a […]

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More Seagull Stories

February 23, 2017 1:25 am0 comments
More Seagull Stories

Upon reading my essay in a recent Leader about a seagull that snatched my box of lunch leftovers as I left a Jersey Shore restaurant, numerous readers continue to amaze me with their own personal experiences with these hungry shore birds and your food.  (And here I thought my story […]

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Out of the Woods

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Out of the Woods

Bristol Organizations Help Homeless Man Find Shelter — Brian Tanner unintentionally lost 20 pounds in the last year, was hit with two bouts of pneumonia in the last three months and spent 14 days under quarantine in the hospital. Much of the 52-year-old’s troubles can be attributed to his homelessness. […]

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