Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bensalem Police made an arrest in the 10000 packets of Heroin found at a high school

In December, a backpack was found in a Bensalem school with 10000 packets of heroin worth over 100,000 dollars. The police made an arrest in the case.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Canon in New Hope - But do you see the problem?

There is a canon in the center of New Hope that was present on a Union ship during the battle at Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and The CSS Virginia. However, there is one thing that really bugs me about the display...

Friday, January 5, 2018

NWS Snowfall amounts for Bucks County for Jan 4 2018

According to the NWS report,  here are the snowfall amounts from our last wonderful storm for Bucks County and the surrounding counties. HAPPY SLEDDING!!!

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

                     SNOWFALL           OF
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

...Bucks County...
   Perkasie               5.4   928 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Levittown              5.1   546 PM  1/04  Social Media
   Langhorne              4.4   726 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Newtown                4.0   433 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Doylestown             3.8   429 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Furlong                3.3   517 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter

...Montgomery County...
   Bryn Mawr              5.0   821 PM  1/04  Social Media
   King of Prussia        4.5   203 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Jenkintown             3.7   123 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Wynnewood              3.5   100 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Graterford             3.0   319 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Vernfield              3.0   732 PM  1/04  Social Media
   Ambler                 3.0   124 PM  1/04  NWS Employee
   Gilbertsville          2.0   543 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter

...Philadelphia County...
   Fox Chase              5.5   727 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Philadelphia Intl Ai   4.1   700 PM  1/04  ASOS/AWOS
   South Philadelphia     4.0   741 PM  1/04  Trained Spotter
   Philadelphia           3.6   644 PM  1/04  Emergency Manager

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Asplundh is tree trimming in the snowstorm for Peco today

Peco tagged some trees for trimming in front of my house. I looked out today and the crew was working. Four trucks and a dozen workers.

I suppose that Peco is serious about preventing outages. 

Asplundh trimming trees for Peco in a snowstorm
Asplundh trimming trees for Peco in a snowstorm

Monday, January 1, 2018

Tyler State Park - Newtown, PA

Tyler State Park is located just outside Newtown, Pa. at 101 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940-1151 (note - there are several entrances to the park and parking areas. 

Tyler State Park is located just outside of Newtown. The park has numerous picnic areas, water sports, equestrian, walking and bicycling trails and more.  The park was originally part of the Tyler estate. if you happen to be in the area, see if there are any public events, such as their annual home show, at the adjacent Bucks County Community College. The old Tyler Mansion now serves as an administration building for the college.

Tyler State Park, Newtown, Pennsylvania

In addition to numerous wooded trails, Tyler Park also has fields that are actively farmed.  The Schofield Ford covered bridge has been rebuilt. It's worth the walk to see it.

Tyler State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities including

  • Picnic Areas  - There are a number of picnic areas with Pavillions throughout the park. Check with the park about reservations.
  • Fishing - Subject to Pa Fish and Boat Commission Rules - Species found in the Neshaminy Creek include: sunfish, black crappie, carp, smallmouth bass
  • Boating - Electric motors only. Canoe Rentals Available - Boat Permits Required.
  • Winter activities 
    • Ice Skating
    • Sledding
    •  Tobogganing
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Ice Fishing
  • Trails
    • Bicycling - hilly trails.
    • Horseback riding - Miles of trails are available.
    • Hiking - The trails range from paved and easy to some more challenging trails through the woods.
  • Environmental Education - Check with the park about their educational programs which run from September through May.
  • Theater - The Spring Garden Mill which is right at 332 and the Neshaminy Creek is a small theater.
  • Wildlife Watching - The park has a variety of birds, deer and other animals.
  • Disc Golf - A course winds through the woods and fields where you use a frisbee instead of golf clubs and golfballs.
  • Accessibility - If you have special needs, contact the park.

Old Farmhouses (Private) at Tyler State Park
Old Farmhouses (Private) at Tyler State Park

Neshaminy Creek - Tyler State Park.
Neshaminy Creek - Tyler State Park. 

Swamp - Tyler State Park
Swamp - Tyler State Park

Old Barn - Tyler State Park
Old Barn - Tyler State Park

Hostel at Tyler State Park
Hostel at Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park