Regional Roundup: Police Chief Addresses Recent Bear Sightings
If you see a black bear, exit the area, go to a secure location and contact the police.
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Police Chief Addresses Recent Bear Sightings: If you see a black bear, exit the area, go to a secure location and contact the police. That’s the advice Newtown Township Police Chief Rick Pasqualini offered to residents during a supervisors meeting. Over the past few weeks, a string of black bear sightings have been reported in Newtown and Wrightstown townships. Read more on Newtown Patch.
Jose Garces Returning to Ottsville Market: When Iron Chef Jose Garces' taco truck visited the Ottsville Farmers Market in May, some people were disappointed. The truck ran out of food before everyone had the chance to sample the specialty tacos. So now, they're returning, with more food. Garces' taco truck, Guapos Tacos, will return to the market north of Doylestown on Friday, June 15. But market organizers warned would-be foodies to get there early. Doylestown Patch has the scoop.
Police Recover 32 Bottles of Alcohol from a Minor at Traffic Stop: Northampton Police recovered 32 bottles of alcohol from a minor on Thursday, June 14, during a traffic stop, according to the police. The Council Rock grad was headed to Senior Week at the shore. Get the full story on Northampton Patch.
Tamanend Park Pond Gets a Facelift: If you have been recently been to Tamanend Park you may have noticed the pond has a brand new look. "We have been wanting to do this project for about two years now," said Friends of Tamanend Park Secretary Shirlee Sherman. "We asked the township for the funding, and so far they have provided us with what we need." Those funds have paid for several upgrades, both practical and cosmetic, at one of the park's main attractions. Read more on Upper Southampton Patch.
Impact Thrift Named Nonprofit of the Year: Since its inception a decade ago, Impact Thrift Stores, Inc. has donated more than $1.5 million to 17 charities, and, along the way, touched the lives of countless individuals. The Hatboro-based nonprofit’s commitment to the communities it serves in Montgomery and Bucks counties earned the organization the honor of 2012 Nonprofit of the Year. The PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce has recognized one nonprofit member each year since 1998. Get the full story on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.
Board of Supervisors Approves Grant for Tri-County Band: The Lower Southampton Board of Supervisors unanimously approved giving a $1,500 grant to the Tri-County Band at Wednesday evening's meeting. Tri-County Band's President Dale Habel spoke to the board prior to their vote and explained the hardships the band has been experiencing. Lower Southampton Patch has the details.
Area Flag Manufacturer Has Long History: As we celebrate Flag Day today, June 14, we share the story of a four-generation Pennsylvania flag manufacturer, which produces hundreds of thousands of the United States’ American flags. The Liberman family business began in 1882 as burlap-bag makers. The family business eventually evolved into a flourishing surplus and flag manufacturing business during World War I and the Great Depression, when the first sewing factory opened in Spring City. It was the Spring City, Montgomery County factory, which opened to meet the increasing demand for American flags after the war, that gave formal beginnings to the Valley Forge Flag brand. Read more on Bensalem Patch.
Bucks County Members Say "No" to Irresponsible Flood Clean-Up: State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway and Steve Santarsiero, all D-Bucks, said they voted against a bill this week that would remove the permit requirement for municipalities performing flood clean-up. House Bill 2359 would allow local municipalities and individual landowners to remove flood-related hazards and debris from streams without first obtaining permits from the state Department of Environmental Protection. Head to Levittown Patch for more details.
Patch Partners with James Patterson to Promote Reading Among Children: Patch, AOL’s platform of local news, information and engagement sites, and READKIDDOREAD.com, the website founded by number-one best-selling author James Patterson, announced a partnership designed to encourage kids’ passion for reading and to support parents’ efforts to interest their kids in books—throughout the year, and especially during the summer months when school is out. Read more on Lower Moreland Patch.