Bensalem Times

Abington High School Garden Club is in full bloom

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorThe Philadelphia Flower Show is the largest indoor plant show in the nation. And one local high school garden club has proved itself to be one of the best exhibits at this...

Reading the signs: Schwartz moves toward governor run

By Tom WaringWire Staff WriterThere have been strong signs over the last few months that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was inching toward a run for governor next year.Schwartz hired the state Democratic Party’s finance director. Her campaign...

Tackling her dreams

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorCaroline Pla grew up watching her older brother play football.So, when she was old enough, she decided she would try her hand at the sport. Now, she’s fighting to make sure all...

Tackling her dreams

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorCaroline Pla grew up watching her older brother play football.So, when she was old enough, she decided she would try her hand at the sport. Now, she’s fighting to make sure all...

Stroke of success

By Ed MorroneWire Sports EditorWhen Bensalem’s Lauren Hirst enters the pool at Bucknell University during the PIAA state swimming championships from March 13 to 16, her advice to herself will be simple: Stop thinking so much.Hirst should...

A perfect match

By Ed MorroneWire Staff WriterEleven-year-old Arianna Barricelli wanted a cell phone. Her father said “no way.”But if there’s one thing Lou Barricelli has found out about his oldest daughter over the last year or so, it’s that...

Flower power

By John LoftusWire Staff WriterBrandon Huber has a tall plant with a purple flower whose fragrance is death itself. Fittingly, it’s called a “corpse plant,” and for the young Northeast Philadelphia resident, its stink is the...

Experience local history with Charter Day activities

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorPennsylvania is rich in history.And each year on Charter Day, people can experience the region’s many historic sites for free.The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission hosts Charter Day to commemorate Pennsylvania’s birthday, the day...

Keeping score

By Megan BadgerWire Managing EditorWhen it comes to choosing a college, there are dozens of factors to consider.In an effort to simplify the process, the government has created a tool that aims to increase transparency in...

Signed, sealed, delivered

By Ed MorroneWire Staff WriterLeaving the familiarity of high school for the uncharted waters of college is one of the most exhilarating, albeit terrifying ventures of any young person’s life.Luckily for Philadelphia’s Brandon Spatz and Bensalem’s Vince...
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