Cold War History, Close To Home

July 10, 2015 11:51 pm0 comments
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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Should You Check that Organ Donor Box?

April 4, 2015 8:41 pm0 comments
Should You Check that Organ Donor Box?

Like most people, I believe deeply in the value of organ donation—in its power to heal and save lives and in its power to help the grieving find meaning and comfort in their loss. Still, my short answer is “no, don’t check the organ donor box.” Most of us are […]

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The Rose Man of Levittown

March 20, 2015 8:28 pm0 comments
Bill Kozemchak holding a Double Delight rose.

A person standing outside Bill Kozemchak’s house in Violetwood, beholding the thousand or more lustrous, fragrant roses of every size and color bursting from waist-high bushes or climbing the walls and trellises, would surely feel in the presence of some kind of rare gardening wizardry. Mr. Kozemchak, after all, is […]

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Growing Up in the Greenbelts

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Growing Up in the Greenbelts

The work that GOAL does in restoring the area’s woods, waterways and greenbelts is not only about ecological science; for many who grew up in and around Levittown, the woods and creeks hold a special place in their memories. Local kids spent a lot of time in the woods. Fish […]

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Anatomy of a Tank Removal

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Anatomy of a Tank Removal

Most homeowners who have an underground oil tank on their property are aware by now of the potential troubles it can cause.

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The Super-Hot Pepper People

March 15, 2015 7:06 pm0 comments
The Super-Hot Pepper People

Think you know hot peppers? Will Broomall will tell you there’s a whole world of peppers, mostly unknown outside of a scattering of aficionados.

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Joe Sagolla

March 12, 2015 2:02 pm0 comments
Ice skaters along the canal.

Artist of Bristol On a pleasant day in Bristol, you may see a cheerful, broad chested man riding a bike along the streets or along the river, stopping occasionally to sketch a tree or a person or a boat that has caught his eye. Those who know him only as […]

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