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12 Nov 2010 - Bucks County Courier Times
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Free Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 20

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be held Nov. 20 at the Haven House Ministry in Bristol.

The event begins at 4 p.m. at the ministry, 2010 Wilson Ave. in Bristol, said Sandi Weyna.

Donations will be accepted. For more information, call 215-788-9484.

Landmark Towns plans final PASSPORT event

At 5 p.m. Saturday, Bristol's downtown will feature live music, art, retail and restaurant specials at the borough's new Second Saturday event.

The celebration will be one of the highlights of Landmark Towns of Bucks County's third and final 2010 PASSPORT to Main Street event Saturday.

The event is designed to encourage shoppers, diners, history lovers and adventure seekers to visit each of the landmark towns, such as Bristol, Morrisville, New Hope and Yardley, said regional main street coordinator Donna Boone.

A free trolley service will operate continuously throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., making stops in each of the four towns.

A printable trolley schedule with stop locations can be downloaded at as well as information regarding special events occurring in each of the towns.

Participants will be provided with a "PASSPORT to Main Street" booklet complete with community maps, information and coupons.

The Yardley Borough Business Association is hosting a Holiday Showcase from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to offer shoppers a chance to get a look at the town's businesses. Food and entertainment also will be available. Visit for more information.

Each of the four boroughs offers a great selection of restaurants and retail stores, Boone said. You also may visit and for more information.

"This is a first come, first served event. It's recommended that participants arrive early to board and plan to disembark and spend time shopping, dining and exploring each community," Boone said. "In the event that a trolley is full, riders may have to stand or adjust their plans to take another scheduled trolley."

Lane closures for Scudder Falls Bridge

Lower Makefield

The right southbound lane of the Scudder Falls Bridge of I-95 will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for pothole repairs.

The closure is subject to change due to weather, construction, emergency or traffic-related considerations. The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission asks that motorists reduce their speed and use caution as they travel through the active work zone.

The Scudder Falls Bridge carries I-95 across the Delaware River, and a daily average of 57,100 vehicles used it in 2009, according to the commission.

Aqua PA opens water inlet


Aqua PA reopened its water intake on Neshaminy Creek Thursday afternoon following a closure that began Tuesday due to a diesel fuel spill in Newtown.

The water company closed its intake system at its Middletown plant to prevent contamination of its drinking water system after nearly 500 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Newtown and Neshaminy creeks Monday.

A 10,000-gallon diesel fuel tank that caused the spill is owned by First Student Inc., a school busing company located on a State Street lot in the Newtown.

Aqua shut down the intake when the plume was three quarters of a mile north of the plant. To help dilute the tail end of the plume, the plant flushed water from its Ironworks Reservoir in Middletown.

In order to supply customers with water during the intake shutdown, Aqua bought water from the Buck County Water and Sewer Authority.

In Bucks County, Aqua provides water to about 30,000 customers in parts of Chalfont, New Britain Borough and Township and Solebury, as well as in Bensalem, Bristol, Bristol Township, Lower Southampton and Upper Southampton.

100 years ago in Bucks

Tullytown Topics

H. L. Moon, our genial grocer, has recently installed a new and improved meat cutter in his store.

Front page news from Tullytown as reported in the Bucks County Gazette of November 1910