Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Holland man who went missing almost three months ago has resurfaced and is in no harm.
Brian Shipley, a 21-year-old Holland resident who disappeared almost three months ago, has been found safe in the area, according to a Courier Times article. His mysterious disappearance without wallet, keys or other identification, puzzled police officials who were trying to track him. Shipley was last seen on Feb. 13 along the Neshaminy Creek near the George School. Multiple searches were conducted in the immediate and greater areas, and Detective John Gross said he "almost disolved into thin air." Gross met face-to-face with Shipley after he contacted a friend last week and said he was in the Delaware area. His reason for leaving was that he needed to "get away," the article said. Friends, family and others across the nation posted on …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Police are still hopeful about finding Brian Shipley, though they'll need the community's help to do it.
Though it's been more than a month since Brian Shipley's disappearance, Northampton Township police are still working actively on the case and have no reason to believe he isn't still alive. The 20-year-old Holland resident went missing on Feb. 13 around 10:30 p.m. and hasn't been seen or heard from by friends and family members since that time. "There's no trail and no track," Detective John Gross said. "He almost dissolved into thin air." Several searches, including one by helicopter, were conducted of the area where Shipley was said to disappear and none of them found anything. The Second Alarmers Rescue Squad, Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue and Philadelphia State Police all aided in the search efforts, he said. As time goes …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Here's your "five" for Tuesday.
Today is not the last day of February because 2012 is a leap year. The Miracle League has a few fundraisers coming up, including a Midtown Men concert in April. See the attached flier. Local female entrepreneurs, the Greater Philadelphia National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will hold a meeting at its Bucks satellite on Friday, Mar. 9. The event will feature Bucks County Business Development Administrator Sonia Smith. The meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Neshaminy Manor Center, 1260 Almshouse Road, Doylestown. Sunny with highs in the upper 40s today, according to the National Weather Service. Brian Shipley's friends have made another video urging the missing Holland man to come home or let them know …
Monday, February 27, 2012
And the co-creator of the Berenstain Bears has passed away.
Here are some highlights from our area: New Video Calls for Shipley to Return: Though it's been two weeks since he first went missing, Brian Shipley's friends have not given up the fight to bring him home. Volunteers Collaborate To Save Market Day: The future of the Newtown Historic Association's annual colonial craft and art fair was in jeopardy until a group of local volunteers stepped up to make it happen. Berenstain Bears Co-Creator Has Died: The Solebury native, Jan Berenstain, died Friday, Feb. 24. after a stroke. She was the co-creator of the Berenstain Bears book series with her late husband Stan. Major Bridge Reconstruction to Begin This Spring: PennDOT will be tearing down and replacing the Maple Avenue Bridge (Route 213) over …
Missing person Brian Shipley's friends have compiled another video urging him to return home.
Though it's been two weeks since he first went missing, Brian Shipley's friends have not given up the fight to bring him home. A new video has personal pleas both through video and screen shots of posts on Facebook. His friends have adopted a policy of leaving the light on to show him their doors are always open. This one already has almost 1,500 views, while the first video is pushing 5,000. Friends continue to use the Twitter hastag #findshipley, the Twitter account @findshipley and a Facebook page to spread the word. If you want to print out a poster to help spread the word, you can do so by visiting www.findshipley.com or printing one of the attached fliers out.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Here's your "five" for Thursday.
Churchville Elementary is sponsoring a used book sale in honor of Read Across America Day, Mar. 2. They're accepting book donations starting now. Books will be sold for $1 and the proceeds will go to March of Dimes. At the Board of Supervisors meeting last night, the board announced that residents are allowed to start using their new trash receptacles as they receive them. You do not need to wait until May to begin putting them out. In case you missed it: Brian Shipley's friends have compiled a video to him with their messages asking him to come home. A chance of showers in the morning and a high near 60 today, according to the National Weather Service. Last night, the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that will require the …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Missing person Brian Shipley disappeared on the evening of Feb. 13.
It has been more than a week since 20-year-old Brian Shipley went missing from his home in Holland. While his friends and loved ones immediately made use of social media like Twitter and Facebook, they've recently released a YouTube video they're trying to spread, said Shipley's girlfriend Natalie Baladof. They have also posted a website with photos and a description of Shipley. The video is a compilation of pleas from his friends to return home. Some remind him of inside jokes and good times they've had together, others tell him their lights are always on for him and they need him by their sides. Each person tells him they love and miss him. The video ends with text that reads: "We love you. Please come home. We can figure it out together…
Friday, February 17, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012
Missing Endangered Person Brian Shipley of Holland has yet to be located. On Feb. 13, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Brian Shipley of Holland left his residence in the Village Shires community. Brian had not taken his needed prescribed medications and may become disoriented. He was last seen in the area of the George School and the Neshaminy Creek in Langhorne, Middletown Township. Shipley is described as a 20-year-old, light-skinned black male, approximately 5-foot-11-inches, 175 lbs., brown eyes, short black hair with a lightly trimmed beard. He does not drive and must rely on others for transportation. Anyone with information about Brian Shipley is asked to please call the Northampton Township Police Department and ask for Detective …
Here's your "five" for Friday.
Council Rock schools are off today and Monday. Missed the school board meeting last night? No problem, Patch has your recap. The Council Rock South Lady Hawks play in the first round of districts at home tomorrow afternoon. Go Hawks! Temps will be in the 50s today and tomorrow and there's a chance of snow on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Missing person Brian Shipley has still not been located. If you see anyone who fits his description, please contact the Northampton Township Police Department at (215) 322-6111.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Brian Shipley, who went missing on Feb. 13, has still not been located and his friends are hoping social media might be able to help bring him home.
After a local Holland man went missing two days ago, his friends and family have taken to the internet to try and help locate him. Brian Shipley was last seen around the George School and Neshaminy Creek in Langhorne on the evening of Feb. 13. He is a light-skinned black man at 5-foot-11-inches tall and approximately 175 lbs. He has brown eyes, short black hair and a lightly trimmed beard. The Twitter hashtag #findshipley was picked up almost immediately and has been used by his friends and followers to spread the word about his disappearance. The Twitter user @Shshan3 was the first to use it, and later tweeted, "our best friend has gone missing and needs help. help bring him home." Shipley's girlfriend, Natalie Badalof, also set up a …