Regional Roundup: Local Stations Mourn Firefighters Killed in Kensington
And Italian masterpieces make a pit stop in Philadelphia on their way to Doylestown's Michener Museum.
Local Stations Mourn Firefighters Killed in Kensington: Fire companies throughout the city and suburbs are flying flags at half staff to show respect for Lt. Robert Neary, 60, and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney, 25, who were killed fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire on Tuesday in Philadelphia. See photos and read more on Warminster Patch.
Italian Masterpieces Make Way to Doylestown: Major works of Renaissance and Baroque art from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, have arrived in Philadelphia before continuing their journey to Doylestown's Michener Museum. The museum will host the traveling exhibition "Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery." Read more about the art exhibit on Doylestown Patch.
Police: Stolen Jewelry Sold to Gold Buyer: Lower Southampton Police are investigating the sale of stolen jewelry to a gold buyer. A 24-year-old male who is employed by a house cleaning service based in Trevose sold rings, necklaces, bracelets, earring and charms in both yellow and white gold, as well as silver, according to police. For the whole story, visit Lower Southampton Patch.
Bensalem Sonic to Reopen in May: After closing back in January, the Sonic drive-in, which originally opened in 2008, will reopen under new ownership and management in May. The franchise hopes to hire 80 to 100 employees. Read more on Bensalem Patch.
Levittown Fire Co. to Host Fundraising Event: The Levittown Fire Company No. 1, a volunteer fire company, is looking to raise some funds. Jerry Blavat will host the event at the fire station. For more details go to Levittown Patch.
Striking Out Cancer: Though they may be rivals on the field, Hatboro and Upper Moreland little leagues are joining forces to help Bobby Taggart, an Upper Moreland teen battling bone cancer. On Saturday, April 14, the two leagues are enlisting help from hair stylists who will braid and buzz cut as many heads as possible to fundraise for Taggart's medical expenses. Learn more about the fundraiser on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.
Education Committee Approves New Elementary Bell Schedule: The members of the Centennial Education Committee unanimously approved Transportation Director Wayne Robinson's request to alter the arrival and dismissal schedule for the district's elementary schools when the 2012-2013 school year begins. Robinson said the later dismissal times will help the buses arrive at the schools on time. To get the bell schedule and join in the discussion, visit Upper Southampton Patch.