• Comments

The haunts of Halloween are upon us and with them come the physiological phenomena of goosebumps and chills. One might ask, what is the reason for these body processes when it comes to observing perpetrating paranormals that either truly exist or only exist truly in our minds?

As a proud Garnett Valley resident and Springfield’s police chief from 1988 to 1998, it is my pleasure to endorse Rocco Polidoro for Delaware County Sheriff. I am endorsing Mr. Polidoro for his strong commitment to gun violence prevention, his experience as a community leader and small busin…

  • Comments

In their 1960s hit song “Mrs. Robinson,” famed musicians Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel asked the question, “Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you…”

Come celebrate Springfield’s 35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday, March 16! What has always been a favorite Springfield tradition has now become a must-attend event for the Irish and the wanna-be Irish all over Delaware County. Thousands gather to see the ever popular line up,…

As Chief Executive Officer of Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc., I would like to express our Agency’s deepest appreciation for Delaware County’s tremendous response to our annual Holiday Appeal. 

  • Comments

“The tints of autumn — a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, Frost.”

  • Comments

Each year, the American Red Cross immediately responds to about 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S., ranging from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and explosions. People count on the Red Cross to help them…

  • Comments

“…I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”

Every now and then I come across a national health awareness I did not know existed. This month, I walked in to work at CHOP and saw that October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campa…

  • Comments

“Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.”

  • Comments

“It is worth any amount of effort to be able to see your house through the arch of a tree.”

  • Comments

Last week, you may have missed yet another national health observance. Oct. 3 was National Walk to School Day. While walking to school seems like a novel idea, one that actually gets its own one day kudos, every day should be National Walk Anywhere Day. But let’s keep it in par with the walk…

  • Comments

We have all heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine,” and whether you want to believe it or not there is much scientific evidence to prove such a thing. It can be an antidote to stress, pain and conflict, while it helps lighten the spirit, connect you to others and stay grounded whe…

  • Comments

I admit, times are a-changing. Yes, those of us in the print world have joined the digital universe, somewhat reluctantly at times. But we all know that is the wave of the future. Most of us in communications know that social media, texts, tweets, smart phones, iPads, Kindles, and all the re…

To the Press: The holiday season is a natural time to open your hearts and wallets for others, but you don’t have to wait until November or December to begin giving. There are many young children living in Delaware County who desperately need our help now.

  • Comments

Okay. Enough is enough. I just endured my third flu-like, cough, laryngitis, headcold-like, feeling miserable encounter since May and I have had it! I can’t say I never get sick, but not this much in so little time. Each event was a little different from the other, but none the less it was e…

  • Comments

“Delicious autumn! My soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

  • Comments

To the Press: Honor Flight Philadelphia's event Sept. 9 was a huge success with 200 veterans and guardians participating.

  • Comments

In addition to working as an exercise physiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, I have a small business called GrowingStronger, which is an exercise conditioning program for children, teens and young adults with special needs.

  • Comments

“Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.”

  • Comments

“That an average citizen can recognize 1,000 brand names, but fewer than 10 local plants, is not a good sign.”

  • Comments

Now that the kids are back in school and fall sports like soccer, football, cheerleading and field hockey are well underway, we can look to the calendar and see that once November hits, the kids can hang up their gear until the end of next summer…or can they?

  • Comments

Just before Labor Day, I received a distraught phone call from a senior citizen living in Springfield. She had read a previous letter (Aug. 22 Springfield Press) from fellow seniors that stated how difficult it is for senior homeowners to clean up large debris from their yard, particularly l…

Part of Before The Springfield Mall, The Bazaar in Clifton Heights was the shopping mecca for we middle class families. It was the first of its kind in our area—too many stores to count in one huge rectangle. Indoors, a movie theater within 100 yards, and later (during puberty), Putt Putt.

The following editorial appeared in the Sept. 26, 1963 issue of the Springfield Press. Times have changed but the thoughts and goals have remained the same. A reprint of this editorial was carried in the Jan. 4, 1964 issue of The Publishers' Auxiliary, the tabloid newspaper of the National E…

  • Comments

Okay. I finally gave into my son’s wishes to do something different for his birthday, which was to take him and a group of friends to go play paintball. While I am a pacifist at heart, and my husband being part Quaker, our feelings for skirmishing artillery is moderately indifferent. Yet, I …

  • Comments

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.”

  • Comments

The relationship between a mother and a daughter is an interesting and fascinating dynamic. The bonds which hold this intimate tapestry together are often the strong sometimes coarse woven threads of love and devotion as well as spirited disagreement. It is good that these connections that t…

  • Comments

Every summer, without fail, we see signs of vandalism, small theft, and mischief in Springfield. There are reports of more serious crimes, too, like burglary, DUI, and larger retail thefts, but we are apt to hear of those at any time of the year. It's the smaller, nuisance crimes, that seem …

Someone near and dear to me is recently using the South Beach diet as their springboard to weight loss. And while I am sometimes skeptical of “quick fix” diets, I have to say that this particular diet is not bad. The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agaston and…