Thursday, February 21, 2013
The volunteer group working to save the iconic playground in Doylestown Township is holding a public meeting on Feb. 28.
News that the iconic playground Kids Castle needs repair work has galvanized many community members - but has scared others. Volunteers leading the effort to raise money to restore the multi-storied castle playground say rumors have begun spreading that the castle is going to close forever and not reopen. So, to combat the spread of the rumors, the group is inviting the public to a town hall-style meeting to talk about the project. "We really just want to get the message out there about what we're trying to do, which is save Kids Castle for future generations," said Joe Salvati, who is helping to handle communications for the volunteer group. The Friends of Kids Castle will introduce Salvati and the other volunteers who are directing the …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Friends of Kids Castle are looking for committee chairs and volunteers to take on the effort to restore the iconic playground in Central Park.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sarah Larson
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A meeting Wednesday night in Central Park kicked off the effort to save Kids Castle for future kids to enjoy. The multi-storied wooden castle is in need of renovations and replacement of equipment that has just about reached its expected lifespan, said organizer Dawn Byers. Volunteers are needed to form the committees and get the effort underway. To sign up as a volunteer, check out the online volunteer form. To keep up with news from the Friends of the Kids Castle, Byers encouraged people to joint the group's Facebook page. The group's next meeting will be Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m.; the location has yet to be determined.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
In about four years, new sports fields will be ready at Doylestown Township's Central Park, thanks to a public-private project.
James D. Morrissey, Inc. faced a hefty bill to haul away the tons of dirt excavated from the path of the Route 202 Parkway, but Dick John had a better idea. John, Doylestown Township's director of operations, suggested the township strike a deal with PennDOT's contractor to take that dirt off the company's hands. The end result of that public-private partnership will be new sports fields at Doylestown Township's Central Park. "Dick had this idea that when the 202 Parkway comes in to get that dirt deposited in the area of Central Park that had been parking for Octoberfest," township supervisors' chairman Barbara Lyons said. "So Morrissey didn’t have to pay to cart that dirt away, and Doylestown Township was able to negotiate what would …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Parades, old-time activities, music and, of course, fireworks will help celebrate the summer holiday.
Ready for the Big Weekend? Get your grills fired up, bring out your sparklers and get set to celebrate the birth of the United States. We’ve found lots going on in the Doylestown area over the four-day weekend. So chill on your patio or venture out to see some of the patriotic spectacles that are in store, including some great fireworks displays. If you’re REAL lucky, you may even get to see them from your own backyard. Here’s what’s going on: It’s a bit out of the area, but, hey, when it’s fireworks, we’ll go the extra mile. Every Friday night until Labor Day weekend (weather permitting), New Hope and Lambertville sponsor Friday Night Fireworks over the Delaware River. The festivities begin at 9:30 p.m., and a special guest each week …