January 24, 2010

Year starting on a sad note

Well, the new year is starting off with sadness for quite a few folks here in Nockamixon.

First, Blogamixon sends healing energy to the family of Palisades student Aaron Ethier, age 15, who died on Saturday, January 9th. He was the son of Ann Ethier and the late Kenneth Ethier, and lived with his mom in Coopersburg. He attended an Intermediate Unit Class at the Quakertown Freshman Center, and was a member of Trinity United Church of Chrits in Pleasant Valley.

Aaron was preceded in death by his brother, Ryan. Gentle thoughts go out to Aaron's mom, his brother, Kerry, and the rest of their family at this sad time. I can't help thinking Aaron will be especially missed by his beloved dog, Daisy, who won't understand why she never sees him anymore.

If you knew Aaron or his family members, you can write in his online guest books at Legacy or Fox 8.

Memorial contributions can be made in Aaron's name to LifePath, Inc., 2 Life Mark Dr. Sellersville PA 18960.

Photo courtesy MorningCall.com

Next, something none of us ever wants to go through:

On Thursday the 21st, right around lunchtime, I was typing away at my computer as usual, when I looked out to see a column of black smoke rising high into the sky. Last time I saw that, it was an apartment complex in Riegelsville. This time, it was the the home of Ed and Debbie Litzenberger on fire in the 2000 block of Berger Road, Kintnersville.http://www.mcall.com/photos/all-2fire-012110-eeo-pictures,0,5666101.photogallery

Firefighters from companies as far away as Dublin worked to extinguish the fire, but it was too late: the family lost everything. Anyone who's lived in Nockamixon for even a short time knows the Litzenberger family has always been there when our community has needed help over the years. Now they need our help. 

A collection has been started for donations to the Litzenberger family. They need everything from household items such as furniture, towels, clothes, food, appliances, to anything you would need on a daily basis in your home. If you would like, you can also make a monetary donation or donate a gift card to Giant, Kohl's, Lowe's, etc. You can drop the items off at the following locations:
  • Jimmy and Sue Keogh: 4264 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA  18942
  • Carl and Kathy Bahnck: 4064 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA  18942
If you have any questions, please feel free to call Jimmy at 610-636-7076 or Carl at 610-476-9854.

We're a small community of sometimes limited means, but we are generous, compassionate people. I know we'll all step up to the plate to care for our own in their time of need.

Photo courtesy Morsels and More

Lastly, Nockamixon said goodbye this week to a 40-year institution in our community. Przyuski's Family Drive-In is no more. Say bye to those cheeseburgers that still came wrapped on their own little paper plates, complete with pickles. Przyuski's was a place to eat, to meet your friends, to gather for a shake and some fries. It was one of a dying breed of family-run drive-ins that flourished in the years after WWII. In recent years, it was the site of Friday night classic car cruise-ins and some busy flea markets. But the appearance of new competitors nearby apparently was just too much, and the little drive-in quietly changed signs a few days ago.

The restaurant contiues to serve, and the sign now sports the name "Friendly's." Don't know the new owners, but sad as we are to see Przyuski's go, we wish them well in this venture. Anyone who's ever worked in food service knows the margins are thin and there's always a new competitor just waiting in the wings. It'll be interesting to see what changes are made in the building, the staff and the menu.

Rose Strong talks about this all more eloquently than I on her blog, Morsels and More (the photo above is hers). I'd just like to say thanks to Stan and crew for all the years of smiles and sundaes. We'll miss you.

January 10, 2010

Good News! Skippy's home!

Regarding Skippy, the lost cocker spaniel, I am VERY happy and relieved to report that Sharon, one of his humans, left a comment saying that he is back at home, safe and sound, apparently not a lot worse for wear.

She said, "He wandered very far away and ended up in a shelter in Northampton County."

That IS a long way for a little, old, deaf dog to travel and still make it in one healthy piece! So someone was watching over Skippy and now he's out of the cold and wind and back where he belongs. Always happy to share good news, which seems all too rare. So, a bit of holiday cheer left over for us to enjoy.

January 4, 2010

A Glance Back Before Moving Forward

Happy New Year, everyone!

Before embarking on the journey that will be the next year and the beginning of a new decade, I felt the need to take a quick glance backward. After all, who really does that much reflection over the holidays? Be honest. I know I don't. I'm too busy visiting and having fun and sampling all the goodies that come with such celebrations. But it's fitting, especially at the end of an entire decade, to take a look behind so we can get a better idea where we're headed.

No, I'm not about to do some huge retrospective. I'll leave that to all the deejays and entertainment media. I'm thinking more close to home, since that's what Blogamixon is all about. And since it's my blog, I'm going to single out just a few things that have been on my mind.

First--because time is of the essence--I'd like to make you all aware that there's a missing dog in our midst. Time is critical because Skippy has already been missing for several days and is an older dog who won't do well exposed to the frigid weather we're now experiencing. Skippy is a blond cocker spaniel, and you'll need to do something visual to get her attention, because she's deaf. She belongs over on Berger Road, so if you see Skippy, please call Sharon at 610-847-5718.

Second, I'd like to remind all our neighbors that we have a true hero in our midst, right in Kintnersville. Her name is Ruth Stonesifer, and she'll be the first to tell you she's no hero. But she is. She's a person who overcame her own significant hardship to help make life a little easier to take for others who are suffering. If that's not a hero, I don't know what is.

After losing her son, Kristofor, 8 years ago when his Black Hawk helicopter crashed on a Pakistani airstrip, Ruth found herself deep in grief. But instead of getting lost inside herself, she turned that grief into action that helps other family members who've lost loved ones in active military duty by joining -- and ultimately becoming president of -- Gold Star Mothers.

Ruth Stonesifer with her son, Kristofor; Ruth's current publicity photo

Ruth runs a website about her son and does a lot of other things, too -- including blogging for the Huffington Post -- but you can check out her website to learn more. And pick up a copy of one of the new Suburban Life magazines to read the story about Ruth written by Brenda Lange for the November issue.

The late Jason Gilligan

Next, I extend my sincere condolences to the family, colleagues and students of Jason Gilligan, who passed away suddenly on November 29. Just 29, Jason taught Driver Ed, Physical Ed and was the head wrestling coach at Palisades High School. It's never easy to lose anyone, but it's always so much harder when the person is at such a young age with a life of such promise ahead. You can read his obituary as long as it stays online.

The thought of these young people's passing is an appropriate lead-in to my final thoughts this evening. On New Year's Day, I needed to get some exercise after a week of holiday lounging and rich holiday food, so I took a walk up the road. I found myself at Ferndale's Union Cemetery, so I decided to spend a little time visiting.

Now, some folks might think this is a strange -- perhaps even a maudlin -- thing to do, especially on a holiday. And I'll admit that at one time, I would have agreed. But I long ago stopped being creeped out by graveyards and started appreciating them for the historical treasures they are. And recently, I've come to also regard them as crucial building blocks of any community.

Historically, cemeteries are highly visible, publicly accessible museums. On display are the records, literally carved in stone, of our shared experiences as community members.

As I walked, I saw a large headstone that carried a woman's name and revealed that she had lived only to the age of 21. On close inspection, I saw that her date of passing was just a week later than that of the birth date listed on a smaller stone for her daughter. The mother had likely died of complications during childbirth. Her little daughter, without her mother, failed to thrive and passed on not much later.

I saw evidence of husbands who had outlived not one, but two or three wives, and vice versa. I tried to straighten the small metal stars and other insignia placed on the graves of those who had served in the military during our country's many wars. It was striking to note that WWI insignia says, simply, "World War." There is no number behind it, because when that symbol was designed, no one ever dreamed that mankind would -- could -- be so foolish as to repeat its aggression just a generation later.

For anyone who cared to notice, there was an abundance of stories, very personal, intimate stories that nevertheless have become part of the shared fabric of our community.

No, cemeteries don't freak me out. I don't see them as scary, spooky or lonely places. In fact, I feel at home among the resting places of those who've gone on before us. These places are more sacred than scary.

They are a repository for our communal memories, vaults for our shared stories. They are reminders of the toil, sweat and sacrifice we as neighbors and friends have made for each other. They symbolize what we've built together for so many, many years. They remind us that our time on earth is short, and that we should make the most of it that we can.

And yes, they wait patiently for the time when perhaps we will join our ancestors beneath their hallowed soil for our own well-deserved sleep. They tell us that there will always be a place for us among our own. There's something quietly comforting to me about that.

Whoever designed Union Cemetery was thinking as much of the future as the present and the past. As I stood on the hill in the sun, with a warm January breeze in my hair, I looked across the wooded valley to where I knew the river flowed on to the ocean. It reminded me that I am part of a sea of humanity that flows forward from the depths of history into the future, always interlinked by blood, sweat and tears.

I looked over the treetops into our neighboring state of New Jersey, marveling at how far I could see, and yet how anchored I feel to this place. I'm not from Nockamixon, but it has become my home. And the designer of this final resting place for so many clearly understood that when the living would come to this place over the years, they would see this same view and be unable to remain impassive to its grandeur and serenity.

So, like those long-ago ancestors of so many of my neighbors, I took in that beautiful vista and felt thankful to my bones that I can call this place home. I appreciated their foresight, and cast my own into a future that, though uncertain, is something I'll continue to share with my friends and neighbors here, making our own history. And that made me smile.

Happy New Year, Nockamixon.

November 19, 2009

Seasons Change

Well, Halloween might be past, but Nockamixon has been proudly represented by Ferndale resident Curt Herr, who was recently interviewed by CNN for this story about the history of vampires in popular culture.

Ferndale resident Curt Herr with a copy of a recent book he edited.

Curt is an associate professor of literature at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania who teaches gothic and Victorian fiction. He's also the new co-editor of the Journal of Dracula Studies, an academic journal published by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula.

Congratulations to Curt, whose star is on the rise. He gained major exposure at this summer's Tinicum Arts Festival, and I'm sure we'll hear more from him before too long.

Now, as the leaves have fallen away from the trees and temperatures are dropping, it won't be long before the current rain turns to snow and our thoughts turn to the holiday season. Along those lines, we recognize one of the area's best-kept secrets in unique and affordable holiday gift shopping.

Neighboring Haycock Historical Society celebrates its sixth annual Kringle Christmas Shoppe. Folks, if you haven't discovered this wonderful little opportunity to purchase exquisite gifts -- a juried collection of mostly handmade items produced by local artisans and authors -- I can't recommend highly enough that you give it a try this year!

After having moved for several years between generously donated society members' homes, the Kringle Shoppe has, for the past few years now, been held at the Latvian Baptist Church at 1142 Apple Road in Applebachsville. It's a quaint setting that lends the perfect down-home atmosphere to this old-fashioned community event.

For just three days each holiday season, shoppers in the know can choose from all these wonderful, quality items while being serenaded by live musical performers and enjoying treats from the hospitality kitchen. The Latvian influence accents this Society fundraiser perfectly. Latvian ladies, dressed in traditional native costumes, grace the hall. Visitors are offered Latvian holiday treats as well as a healthy sampling of traditional holiday fare.

When done shopping, top off the experience with a Belgian draft horse-pulled carriage ride through the quaint village of Applebachsville. The only thing that could make it more of an old Victorian-era excursion would be fat, white snowflakes drifting down as you ride along listening to the clip-clop of the horse's hooves and maybe singing a few Christmas carols.

Don't miss your chance this year: mark your calendars for December 4 from 1-8 PM; Dec. 5 from 10 AM -3 PM and Dec. 6 from 12:30-4:30 PM. It's a weekend jaunt you're sure to remember as you return home with lots of fun memories and a big dent in your gift shopping list.

One of the unique items you'll be able to find at the Kringle Shoppe is Haycock Township and Eddie Bauer: 1910 thru 1970, the new book by Haycock Township resident Pat DeWald. And no, it's not about that Eddie Bauer (I asked), but about the development of Haycock through the eyes of a lifelong township resident. Anyone with a penchant for local history or wanting to see a huge collection of interesting historical photos will want to get a copy of this 250-page book published by the Haycock Historical Society as a fundraiser. You can learn more if interested by emailing the author.

Pat DeWald's new book

And if you work up an appetite while you're out, remember that Donna Davis is now serving fast, filling dinners at Country Town on the 611 bend in Revere from 5-8 PM on Friday evenings. Choose from the regular sandwich menu or their dinner specials including new hot grill items. Enjoy your home-cooked fare in the Country Town Cafe or order to go.

Heading into Thanksgiving, you don't want to miss the Gallows Run Watershed Association's new exhibition, "Art for Conservation: Artists of the Gallows Run."  Showcasing the work of local artists featuring preserved properties in the watershed, this show's opening wine and hors d'oeuvres reception will be held from 5-8 PM this Sunday, November 22 at The Ferndale Inn. The opening will be preceded at 4:30 by a brief GRWA annual members meeting.

The show is sponsored by the Heritage Conservancy and funded by a grant from the Erwin J. and Gertrude K. Neusch Fund. 50% of the proceeds from sale of the original artworks will be donated to the GRWA to help fund outreach about the many issues challenging the health of the watershed. So stop by, indulge in some great food and drink by the always hospitable Karen Baron, and see some gorgeous images that will remind you of what we all have to be thankful for here in Nockamixon.

October 3, 2009


Well, Ferndale and surrounding communities, rejoice! On Thursday, the bridge rehab in front of the Ferndale Inn on Church Hill Road was FINALLY completed. Okay, don't everyone have a heart attack at once. Just breathe...that's right...okay. So now we can finally return to our normal traffic patterns (though it may be some time for those not from around here, since PennDOT, in its infinite wisdom, is taking its sweet natured time about removing all the detour signs...
But, till then, how about we all stop in for a drink or two, or a scrumptious dinner, to let Karen know we're aware she made it through that long, lonely haul. Okay?

Pidge and Denny Smith asked me to let y'all know that they're hosting a little "get to know ya" party at their house tomorrow (Sunday, Oct. 4) at one o'clock for Bob Mensch, who won the state Senate seat recently vacated by Rob Wonderling. Yer all invited. Beer and munchies and Pidge promises not too much politics...

Ferndale author/editor Curt Herr, Kutztown University Professor

Hey, y'all should be proud of our Ferndale homeboy, Curt Herr, who's got two new books out. Watch the Herald for my upcoming articles about Ziska and Danesbury House. If anyone's a Gothic lit fan, this boy's tearin' up the pea patch in that genre. And tell him congrats when you see him again: he was recently asked to serve as Co-Editor of the JOURNAL OF DRACULA STUDIES, an academic journal of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula. Pretty hefty credentials for a small-town guy who can often be seen just hangin' in the backyard... You go, Curt! And nice job, you guys, on the beautiful new flower beds in front of your house. Sure does add some color to the corner.

Another homey makin' some waves is Kintnersville's Louise Caughey. Louise has become a public insurance adjuster with Metro down in Bristol. If you've never heard of a public adjuster, don't be shy -- most folks haven't. But I guar-on-tee you'll wish you had next time you need to make an insurance claim. Find out before you need one how this kind of professional will fight on YOUR side to get you everything you deserve in your next claim. Anyone who wants to know more, contact me at community AT thewordforge.com and I'll forward to you a one-page explanation of what these folks do. When I found out myself, I was floored. I will NEVER again file an insurance claim without doing it through a public adjuster.

You're probably aware by now that we have a supervisor race coming up in November. Nancy Alessi and Terry Fritz want to thank everyone who attended their barn dance last month. I hear they raised the roof along with some campaign funds with a foot-stompin', hand-clappin' good time. Near 80 folks showed up and do-si-do'ed with the best of them to a fantastic caller, and a good time was had by all.

Okay, I'm gonna end with a bit of shameless self-promo here: My book, "Devastation on the Delaware" about the 1955 record-holding flood, is down to its last 200 copies of the first edition. That means that by about Christmas, these books will become collector's items, because I'm not reprinting the first edition (which will have then sold 5,000 copies!). I will be offering it via print-on-demand until the new one, but those won't count as true first edition copies. I'll be working on a revised, updated edition to come out next August for the flood's 55th anniversary, but second editions are rarely collectibles.

So, if you wanna own a piece of local history to maybe hand down to your kids or up to a parent who lived through it, we're discounting these last remaining copies to $15 -- tax included -- until Christmas -- or until they run out. You can ONLY get this deal by finding us at Durham Community Day next Saturday, Oct. 10, catching me at one of my upcoming appearances, or contacting me directly via email at floodbook AT thewordforge.com. Give me your phone number and I'll call you to arrange a special sale. But when they're gone, they're gone, so don't wait.

Till next time...

September 11, 2009

Lots of News for Early September

Hey, Y'all -

Well, there's lots to cover, so we'll just get right to it.

First of all, I feel it's necessary to post this disturbing information that was passed on to me this afternoon by Kintnersville resident Sandy Weber:


This person is wanted in connection with several burglaries in the surrounding counties. DO NOT APPROACH as he may be armed with a stolen 9mm handgun. Last seen operating either a white Dodge work van with black ladder racks, PA registration YJE9654 or a dark blue colored 15 passenger window van with a primered hood and tinted windows, PA registration: GKD8838. Both vehicles are stolen.

(UPDATE: It is believed he is now driving a red Ford pickup with a white cap that was stolen from Durham Rd.) If either the person or vehicle is spotted, DO NOT APPROACH but contact PA State Police Dublin at 215-249-9191 or Dial 911.

Subject may have been involved in a motor vehicle accident on Coon Hollow Road in the township at 3AM on Friday, September 11, 2009, and fled the scene on foot.

UPDATE: Apparently this buy was apprehended late last night (9-1--09) and pulled a gun on the officers, who shot him to death. Here's the story. - Mary
Next, I want to acknowledge the passing of two area residents.
Here's Bill Nast's obituary, who left us last Friday:
William Nast, 89, formerly of Nockamixon Twp., died Friday, September 4, at Saucon Valley Manor in Hellertown.
He was born September 23, 1919 in Philadelphia, a son of the late Herman and Ottilie Minke Nast. From 1957 until his retirement in 1984, he worked as a machine operator for Penn Engineering & Mfg. Corp. in Danboro. Prior to that, he had worked for Roy Fair in Ferndale. He enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Revere/Ferndale Hunting Club. He loved gardening and was an avid Phillies fan.

Bill was a member and former councilman of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ferndale. He was an army veteran of WWII and was a life member of the Easton Moose Lodge.

He is survived by one son, Richard and his wife, Donna, of Quakertown; two granddaughters, Rebecca Shermer and her husband, Russell and Kate Nast and her fiance, Nate Knepper; one great grandson; one sister, Elenora Vanni, Doylestown.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, who died in March of this year. His funeral service was held Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 4 p.m. in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Ferndale. Arrangements by the Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville.

And here's the obituary for Dick DeGroot, member of a longtime Nockamixon family, who passed on the same day:

Richard J. de Groot of Erwinna, Pa. died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, in his home. He was 74. He was born Aug. 22, 1934, in New York, N.Y., a son of the late Cornelius and Helena Slovacek de Groot. For 30 years, he owned and operated A Gourmet's Pantry in Erwinna. Prior to that, he had worked as the international advertising director for Gourmet Magazine in New York for 10 years.

Mr. de Groot was a wonderful host who loved to entertain and was a great cook. He also was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. He was a peacetime U.S. Navy veteran, who served as a Russian expert. He was a graduate of Fordham University in New York.

He is survived by his partner of 42 years, Steve Knesz; one brother, Robert and his wife, Chris, of Revere; three sisters, Charlotte de Groot of Plumsteadville, Cory Whitehead and her husband, Ken, of Fenwick, Del., and Lillian Crum and her husband, Darryl, of Ferndale; his aunt, Josephine Karasek of Erwinna; and one niece and six nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Doylestown Hospital Hospice, 875 Easton Road, Doylestown, PA 18901. Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville.

We'll miss Bill and Dick, and wish their spirits easy passage to the next spiritual plane.
On a happier note, we welcome a new arrival to our township. Vera's Country Cafe is now ensconced in the building formerly known as Judy's Friendly Garden at 4203 Durham Road (Rt. 412) in Ottsville. Stop by, have a bite to eat and welcome our new neighbors. You can call them at 610-847-8372.

Staying with the restaurant theme, Donna Davis says y'all should stop by on Friday evenings over at Country Town in Revere. She's now serving up a hot dinner from the grill between 5-8 PM. It should be a nice option for those not looking forward to having to whip something up at the end of a long, hard week. You don't need reservations, but indoor seating is somewhat limited. So after the weather turns cold, you'll want to get there early, or call in a take-out order. 610-847-6929.
For the artists in our midst, lots of happenings to pay attention to:

The Gallows Run Watershed Assn. is planning their big fundraiser of the year. On Sunday, Nov. 22, Palisades High School will host En Plein Air: Gallows Run Art for Conservation. Truly an event of the people, by the people and for the people, this exhibition promises to be something really different than we've seen before.

Local artists will be invited to capture a landscape or outdoor scene in our watershed, using their preferred medium. Under the GRWA's guidance, the Heritage Conservancy will reach out
to local artists regarding study sites within the watershed. The project will provide opportunities for local residents and students to experience our important natural resources while observing artists at work at these sites. A second opportunity to enjoy the work will be when they can view the finished results at this exhibition sponsored by the Conservancy.

In discussions with GRWA president Todd Stone of Kintnersville -- a professional painter in his own right -- Palisades High School art teacher Kathy Beck voiced a strong interest in hosting the event at the school’s art gallery. She felt this would provide the potential for secondary benefits to students through both education and art scholarships. The exhibit will be introduced via a reception hosted by the Heritage Conservancy. Opening remarks by Todd and a member of the Conservancy’s executive staff will be made, regarding the importance of conservation and the arts.

A portion of sales of the displayed art will benefit the Conservancy’s land conservation efforts in the Gallows Run Watershed, where a number of landowners are working with the Conservancy to protect the beauty and natural resources of their open space property for the benefit of future generations. In addition, there may be the opportunity to auction or raffle a local piece of
art for the school’s art scholarship program. Details are still being worked out.

The specific objectives of this project are to:
  • Promote and support land conservation efforts in the Gallows Run Watershed
  • Provide opportunities for local artists to interpret and showcase their artistic interpretation of local landscapes and places of conservation interest
  • Engage local residents, including school-age youth, in an educational activity that will dramatically demonstrate the need and value of land conservation through art
There are a few more details at the Conservancy's website. We'll be watching eagerly as plans unfold, and I'll keep you posted here.

Another bit of nearby art news is that John Mathieu, owner of the building located at 36 Bridge Street in Frenchtown, opened a gallery space there this past weekend. It is small, and beautifully done. The idea is for artists to rent it by the week ($500) or the month ($1500) for solo or group shows. No commissions, just the space in a great location (next door to the laundromat). His number is (609) 577-0418 if you're interested in participating.

Yet one more bit of art-related news: A woman named Erin Thomas is turning a building in Doylestown into a non-profit community art center -- sounds very cool. Please check out her website: She's talking workshops, exhibition space, a relaxed place to hang out, all sorts of things. Until Nockamixon gets a much-needed community center of its own, this wouldn't be a bad option.

And if you're not so much an artist yourself, but really love original work, then there's good news for you, too! My friend and former student, Peyton Petty, has opened her art studio, Bunker Hill, in Ottsville to the public for classes and exhibitions. It's a gorgeous space, either to work in or to shop for awesome Bucks County originals.

She's now busy planning her 2009 Annual Holiday Art Show, featuring original paintings, fine art photography, ceramics, furniture, birdhouses, books, cards and more by local artists Tim Yanka, Paula Chamlee, Don Simon, Jana Kolpen, Laura Womack, Reny Willoughby and Peyton herself. So, since we all need to shop more carefully this year, why not find some real values that contribute directly to the health of your neighbors and to the health of the arts in Bucks County?

Mark you calendars to visit the Holiday Show and Sale on Sat. Oct. 24 (11:00-5:00); Sun. Oct. 25 (11:00-5:00); or Sun. Nov.1 (11:00-4:00). You'll be glad you did!
And finally, because I like to be a positive person, I want to re-visit a topic I broached when I first launched this site a few years ago. I mentioned that I was disappointed in the lack of effort that had been expended in creating a truly informative, useful official website for Nockamixon Township. And I am pleased to say that I no longer feel this way.

In the intervening years, the site has come a long way toward being kept up to date and being made a thorough resource for information every resident needs. It even has a front-page link to our Emergency Management website for use during emergency activations.

So thanks, Nockamixon Supervisors, for allocating the resources to get this done! And citizens, avail yourselves of this resource! There's also a citizen-run site of interest you should check out.

Hope to see you all at Nockamixon Community Day, from 11 AM-5 PM on Saturday, September 19th. Bucks County Horse Park on Rt. 611 in Revere -- be there!

August 24, 2009

Barn Sale Continues...

Just a note to let y'all know that Darlene Kaminsky's Barn Sale to raise funds for her marathon will continue for the next few weekends, as long as the weather's nice. Official hours are 9am-3pm, but she's been staying as long as she has customers. I was there yesterday and she has some great items for sale. It's worth the trip anyway just to see their beautiful property at the corner of Chestnut Road and Ealer Hill Road in Kintnersville.