Advance of Bucks County Photo Blog

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Newtown Holiday Parade

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Newtown Halloween Parade

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Newtown Brewfest!

Look for a full story and more of your friends enjoying Brewfest in the Oct. 23 edition of The Advance!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Joe Biden visits Maple Point Middle School

Congressman Patrick Murphy introduces Gov. Ed Rendell.

Gov. Rendell spoke on energy and the Republican convention.
Jill Biden, wife of Sen. Joe Biden.
Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden greets the crowd.

Joe and Jill Biden.

Biden talked with residents during the town hall portion of the speech.

Biden fires up the crowd of supporters.

Biden hugs one of the town hall participants.

Biden takes a moment to address the crowd during the town hall.

ALL PHOTOS BY WILLIAM ANDERTON/Property of Journal Register Company

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

2008 Middletown Grange Fair

Whether you won a prize, spent the day or even if you missed the 60th annual Grange Fair, The Advance has you covered. Look for photo pages and stories in our Aug. 21 and 28 issues. And of course, keep checking for additional photos on The Advance photo blog.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Jointure at 25

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Newtown Classic and Antique Car Show

Photos by Peter Ciferri

Monday, July 7, 2008

Neshaminy Middle School closes its doors

Faculty and staff were packing their boxes and heading to their new school homes on June 20 and The Advance was there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Council Rock North Graduation

Photos by William Anderton

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Council Rock South Graduation 2008

Photos by William Anderton

Neshaminy High School Graduation 2008

Photos by William Anderton

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Newtown Memorial Day Parade!

Morrell Smith American Legion Post 400 held its annual Memorial Day Parade in the streets of Newtown on May 26. For more information and photos, pick up a copy of this week's Advance of Bucks County.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Newtown's Welcome Day!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bucks County Police Memorial

Raid on the Bird in Hand

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Soldiers for Hope community packing day

Photos and story by Peter Ciferri

Driving past Council Rock South High School last Saturday, you might think it was just another day. Dozens of students gathered on the overcast morning to practice tennis and softball, while still more were hoping to get one more crack at the SATs before the end of the school year.
But it was a different story on the first floor of the Northampton Township school, as hundreds of volunteers scurried to assemble over 4,000 care packages for the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Organized by Soldiers for Hope, a non-profit organization whose mission is to give soldiers "a piece of home," the community packing day brought nearly 200 area residents and supporters to the high school to donate and pack everything from razors and toothpaste to granola bars and thank you cards.
For the full story, pick up a copy of this week's Advance.

325th Anniversary posters!

Photos by Peter Ciferri

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pickering Manor Fashion Show

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Jae Moon memorial service

Jae Moon's family and friends.
State Rep. Chris King (D-142).

United States Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8).

Veterans salute the flag during The National Anthem.
Photos by Peter Ciferri

"He was a hero in the way he cared for others, he was a hero for his devotion to his mother and his father and last, he is a hero for the sacrifice he made for our nation."
Those were the words echoing through the hallways of Neshaminy High School as Middletown Township Supervisor Chris Thompson reflected on fallen Iraq War soldier Jae Sik Moon.
Moon, a 2003 Neshaminy graduate who was killed in action on Christmas Day in 2006, was remembered by his friend Thompson, along with other friends, family, teachers and area officials at a memorial service on April 14.
For the full story, pick up a copy of this week's Advance of Bucks County.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

NBPA Easter Egg Hunt

The NBPA's Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held at Pickering Field, Newtown, on March 15. For more photos, pick up a copy of this week's ADVANCE of Bucks County.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Weekend Flooding

Residents in Washington Crossing dodged a bullet over the weekend as the Delaware River failed to crest above the community's 19-foot flood action stage.
While some low-lying areas of River Road (Route 32) in Washington Crossing and Upper Makefield Township were covered by floodwaters, little damage was done to the properties of area residents.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the river stayed between 11 and 12 feet through much of the weekend, cresting at just over 13 feet on Sunday night.
During severe rains on Saturday, portions of Route 532 in Newtown Township, as well as Lower Makefield and Upper Makefield townships saw partial road coverage, making for hazardous driving conditions.
In Middletown Township, a 15-foot stretch of Route 413 near George School reduced the road to one lane, slowing afternoon traffic and further south, waters from Core Creek could be seen approaching the edge of the roadway. By Saturday night, Neshaminy Creek had reportedly crested well above normal levels in Langhorne.
Pick up a copy of this week's ADVANCE for a full story and additional photos.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Collection drive pays tribute to Dr. King

Parents and students from the Council Rock community gathered Monday to cap off a month-long collection drive honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hundreds of students from across Council Rock's high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools gave up their day off to bag and deliver thousands of personal supplies, baby items, and canned goods at Council Rock South High School during the second annual CR Cares Day.
"It shows some dedication," South Principal Al Funk said. "The fact that you get up and give up your day off is very meaningful."
For the full story and more photos, pick up a print copy of this week's ADVANCE of Bucks County

Monday, January 21, 2008

Newtown honors Nancy Pickering

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Borough Council Re-Organization


It was a new beginning for Newtown Borough Council on January 7, 2008. Four new Council members, with two returning, make up the Council with three Republicans and three Democrats and a Republican mayor.
Newcomer Robert Walker, Jr. was sworn in by Mayor Glenn Hains at the December 11 meeting since he had been appointed following the resignation of Richard Tomlinson.
The Honorable Cynthia Weaver Rufe of the U.S. District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania conducted the swearing-in ceremonies. Sworn in were Judith S. Musto as Tax Collector, and new Council members: Gerard O'Malley, Michael Sellers, and Julia Woldorf.

First Night 2008

Photos and text by Patricia Guth

It was a special year for the folks that organize Newtown's New Year's Eve extravaganza known as First Night.
Many of them have been an integral part of the festivities since its humble beginnings in 1998, when several hundred people tentatively purchased buttons and made their way through venues in Newtown Borough and Township, enjoying family-themed entertainment sans alcohol and all the other vices often associated with unruly New Year's Eve parties.
Today, 10 years later, it's not unusual for Newtown First Night to attract somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 spectators, mostly young families who are looking for alternative ways to spend this special evening with their kids. But there was certainly no shortage of teens, pre-teens, and older couples who came to First Night to enjoy good music, tasty food, and exciting fireworks before going home to watch "the ball" drop in Times Square.

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