March 29, 2009

March 28, 2009

Staci & Brian's Wedding

Ceremony & Reception: Eden Resort - Lancaster, PA

March 27, 2009

Leap Frogs

United States Navy Parachute Team parachuted into Abington High School's Schwarzman Stadium. The Event was a kickoff to a year long celebration in Abington for what is being called the "Triple Crown Awards."

March 26, 2009

Railroad tank cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is entering the final phase of a hazardous waste cleanup on Oreland Mill Road. The Tank Car Corp. was a railroad tank car rehabilitation company that operated in Oreland throughout the 20th century but is now defunct. Tank cars were buried underground to hold chemical waste from the fabrication, cleaning and painting of the working cars, and some of this has leaked out into the surrounding soil.

March 25, 2009

Hometown hero

The Fort Washington Fire Co. lost a veteran volunteer firefighter and 70-year member when George Haggar died of congestive heart failure at Abington Memorial Hospital March 13.

Haggar, who was 88, first joined the FWFC when he was 17-years-old in 1938, and served as a volunteer for 70 consecutive years, as chief from 1955 to 1971, and held elected positions in the organization for 42 years.

March 14, 2009

Jungle Joe

The Bucks County Zoo and Animal Junction is the pet-project of "Jungle" Joe Fortunato, a former pet store employee, police officer and well know wildlife educator. A 5,000-square-foot warehouse in Warwick Township has been fully converted into an indoor zoo. The zoo is inhabited by Fortunato's 80 animals including, a porcupine, aardvark, kinkajou, snakes, a macaw, a wallaby, hissing cockroaches, and kookaburra birds known for their jungle howls.