The following is a seasonal poem submitted by Fox Chase resident G. E. Reutter. continue reading »
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Time has stopped in Fox Chase. The village clock located in Lions Park went dark and stopped working in November. A local landmark, it is a source of pride in Fox Chase.
The clock was installed in April 2008 by manufacturers The Verdin Company, and cost $20,000. So why is the clock not working?
It seems there is a mechanical problem that caused the light to go out and the hands on the four faces of the clock to stop. Verdin did send out a repairman, yet the clock still doesn’t work.
“We are looking into having a fundraiser to come up with the funds to repair the clock,” said former Lions Club President Tom Dunleavy. He estimates repairs will cost $6,00. The Lions could also apply for a Department of Community and Economic Development grant, but with state funding for community projects hard to come by during the tough economy, that application could be a long shot. continue reading »
Christmas is coming early to Fox Chase. Three celebrations on Dec. 3 will keep the family busy for the day. Events at Ryerss Museum and Library and The Fox Chase Farm run during the day, capped off by the annual Christmas tree lighting at Lions Park in the heart of Fox Chase.
Fox Chase Farm at 8500 Pine Rd. will hold its annual Holiday Green Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wreaths, swags, bows, candle centerpieces, white pine roping and baked goodies will be available to purchase.
Ryerss Museum and Library at 7370 Central Ave. will hold a Victorian Open House/Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by The Friends of Ryerss, the event will include the sale of greens, baked goods, a raffle, dining in the Victorian Tea Room, a black smith demonstration and sales of used books. continue reading »
It sits adjacent to sidewalk on the Oxford Avenue side of Lions Park. Painted bright yellow with blue lettering, it’s the N.E. Lions Eyeglass drop-off with, three large Lions International insignias.
We recently helped out a reader who accidentally dropped her Blockbuster rental in the box on Rising Sun Avenue, wanted to know more about the boxes.
They are the eyes and ears of the Fox Chase community. Since 1995 The Fox Chase Town Watch has patrolled the streets of Fox Chase, alerting police to incidents and making note of ongoing problems that need police attention. Steve Phillips, current president of the Watch, has been a member since 1995. Membership is open to residents 18 years and older.
Members receive training, but rule No. 1 is to remember as a member you are not a law enforcement officer. Phillips became involved after the death of Eddie Polec, “Witnessing the death of Ed Polec has been my motivation for the last 17 years. I said to myself, this will not happen again, and that is why I do this.” continue reading »
On most weekday mornings you can find Joe Dollak walking the business district in Fox Chase. On some mornings he grabs a sandwich at the local deli or coffee at the corner coffee shop. He may run into a few of the Northeast Lions on the corner and then return to The Carpet Shop, a business he has owned and operated in Fox Chase since the ‘70s. continue reading »