Saturday, October 20, 2012
Artists use their creativity and imagination to carve eye-catching designs for admiring fans.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Joe Ferry
Saturday, October 20, 2012
When he first visited the Bucks County Pumpkinfest five years ago, Matt Derby knew right away that he wanted to enter the carving competition. He finally got his chance this year, joining 20 other carvers under bright sunshine and warm temperatures at the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works in Doylestown. Starting at noon and working diligently with his wife Erin’s guidance, Derby carefully carved away at the gigantic pumpkin, slowly revealing the familiar American Gothic scene with a decidedly zombie look. “I love Halloween,” said the Newtown resident and art teacher at Bordentown Middle School in New Jersey. “It’s a big part of my life. I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a while.” Three hours into his carving -- and with another three …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Officials say the soon-to-be reworked site will be easier to navigate and update.
The address will remain the same, but this summer, Hatboro’s existing Web site will have a new look, additional features and greater navigability, officials said. The council this week voted unanimously to approve a $5,587 contract with Sitecats Web Design to make over the existing borough Web site. Once complete, in six to eight weeks, the upgraded site would be easier for various borough departments to post information, update the site and for police to add timely alerts regarding crime and evacuations, officials said. Sitecats representative, Tom Allebach, in his brief presentation to the governing body, said the Doylestown-based company, which has been in business for six years, designs hundreds of Web sites, including municipal Web …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The company that owns the rights to "Eye of the Tiger" said the presidential candidate did not have permission to use it when he visited the Moose Lodge.
Newt Gingrich played to a packed house when he visited Doylestown in September, but now he's being sued for what he played. Rude Music Inc., owned by a member of the band Survivor, is suing the Republican presidential candidate for playing "Eye of the Tiger" as he strode into the Oscar Martin room of the Moose Lodge. The company filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. The suit cites Gingrich's own Web site as proof that he used the song at his appearance in Doylestown, according to Fox News. Rude Music claims Gingrich also used the song without permission at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in 2010 and at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The …