From Tragedy to Change

February 18, 2013 2:17 pm0 comments
John, Jr. and John, Sr. on John’s graduation day from Truman High School

Levittown Mother Makes Case for Sidewalks On July 22, 2012, while walking home along New Falls Road, a young man named John Rearick was struck and run over by a car. The driver did not stop. John Rearick, 23, a Truman High School graduate, died from his injuries several days […]

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Starting From Scratch

February 16, 2013 8:27 pm0 comments
Starting From Scratch

Usually, when I tell people that I am starting my own home based artisan craft business without ever taking out a bank loan or using credit cards, they look at me with shock and disbelief. What surprises me the most, though, is how little people know about the resources and technology […]

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Levittown Then…Flexible Flyers

January 27, 2013 1:44 pm0 comments
Levittown Then…Flexible Flyers

The photo above (courtesy of Jerry Barnett) was taken in 1953 on Sugarmaple Lane in Stonybrook. The comments it generated, some of which are shown here, were posted on the Facebook group Levittown, PA…which section are you from? The group has over 3,000 members and welcomes new ones. Jerry B: […]

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The Fateful Crossing

November 30, 2012 2:24 am0 comments
The Fateful Crossing

by Daniel Koenig / Langhorne Most Americans don’t know much about the history of our country. It’s really an amazing story. The more you learn, the more it seems a miracle that the United States of America was ever born. There were times when the Americans were so close to […]

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Hurricane Sandy

November 9, 2012 1:35 pm0 comments
A now iconic image of the Seaside Heights roller coaster adrift in the waves after Funtown Pier collapsed.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, toppled trees, downed power lines and long days and nights without electrical service were common in our area. Milk, bread, gas and batteries became increasingly hard to find. The sound of portable generators rumbled through the night. Luckily, most residents in the Levittown area […]

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Levittown Then…Mystery Skull Discovered

October 19, 2012 1:57 pm0 comments
Levittown Then…Mystery Skull Discovered

In July 1952, an article appeared on the front page of the Levittown Times newspaper with the headline Buried Skull Found Here By Levitt Construction Workers. While digging a trench on what had been the old Chilton Farm on Saturday, July 26, two workmen on the Levitt crew unearthed a […]

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A Tradition of Service and Safety

August 15, 2012 3:23 am0 comments
A 2012 ambulance ready to roll at LFHRS headquarters on New Falls Road.

Some things are invisible to us in our busy lives and we may not notice how much some things have changed over the years. The Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad began as Levittown construction maintained its momentum in 1955 and by the 1960’s they served the entire community and beyond. Photographs […]

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Levittown Then…the Levittown Library

July 6, 2012 1:23 am0 comments
Levittown Then…the Levittown Library

When I was a young girl growing up in Goldenridge, I first discovered the Levittown Library in the basement of the Towne Pharmacy, where the Library got its start. As a little kid, I didn’t venture too far on foot but I did find my way to the Towne, which […]

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Levittown Then…The Church of Judas

May 4, 2012 8:48 pm0 comments
Levittown Then…The Church of Judas

One autumn day in 1964, a curious sight appeared in Levittown and Bristol: a tall, bearded man in a long white robe, carrying on his shoulder a large white cross with the words “The Church of Judas” inscribed on it. He was pulling behind him a cart loaded with miscellaneous […]

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