Chuck Bednarik: The NFL’s Last True 2-Way Player

September 6, 2017 1:45 pm0 comments
Chuck Bednarik: The NFL’s Last True 2-Way Player

“Concrete Charlie” Chuck Bednarik, the greatest linebacker in Eagles history, was a menacing tackler. “He just snapped them down like rag dolls,” recalled Tom Brookshire in a 1993 interview in which he compared Bednarik favorably over Dick Butkus. The last true 2-way player in the NFL was born in the […]

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“Coolest Critters” Photo Contest

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“Coolest Critters” Photo Contest

Folk artist Edward Hicks is the most famous favorite son of Langhorne Borough.  His many paintings of “The Peaceable Kingdom” are immediately recognized by his stylized images of lions, lambs, cattle, cheetahs, bears, and other wild beasts, reposing in harmony. Langhorne Council for the Arts will honor Edward Hicks this year […]

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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 […]

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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: 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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