Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sit back and let the experts from AOL Autos and Cars.com tell you why to buy a new or used car.
Each week, Patch provides a different set of cars to consider if you are in the market for a new or used vehicle. We're changing things up this week and letting experts do the talking for us. Our video reviews start with the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, brought to you by Cars.com. The Traverse is available at Lafferty Chevrolet in Warminster as well as other local dealerships. Our second video review is for the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, brought to you by Cars.com. The Z/28 is brand new and will be available in showrooms near you soon. Next up is the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, reviewed by the team at AOL Autos. The Sahara is available at Fred Beans Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Doylestown as well as other local dealerships. The Buick Regal is a …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Upper Southampton.
The national average for self-serve gas has increased for 10 straight days to the highest price in more than a month, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. The national average this for a gallon is $3.588, up 4.9 cents from last week, but still about 14 cents lower than a year ago. But according to the report, the year over year difference will likely continue to fade due to higher crude oil prices and refinery maintenance that decreases supply. In Bucks and Montgomery counties, gas prices went up 5 cents since last week, making the average price $3.530, that’s .3 cents less than a month ago and 25.9 lower than last year’s prices. The Pennsylvania average retail price for a gallon of self-serve actually went down1.4 cents from last week $…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch, to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Monday, May 13, 2013
B & E Jewelers creates one-of-a-kind treasures.
If you can describe it, chances are Shari Altman can make it. Jewelry, that is. Altman, who graduated from jewelry school in 1981 and has been making jewelry "forever," recently handmade a pear-shaped engagement ring for sale at B & E Jewelers, a second-generation store she and her brother Marc, and sister-in-law Karen operate along Street Road in Southampton. "We do it all the time," Marc Altman said. "We're a custom manufacturer." The shiny $7,289 pear-shaped diamond engagement ring is a "take off of a ring made previously," Shari Altman said. "So far everybody's opted to wear it just like that," she said of the white and yellow gold ring accented by a dual band of diamonds. On average, each piece of custom designed jewelry takes 30 …
Here are five local job opportunities we found this week.
Job Opening: Physical Therapist Job Opening: Touchpoint Solutions Client Services Director Job Opening: Accounting Manager Job Opening: Installer, Systems Integration nstall audio visual equipment, including, but not limited to, cable, fiber optics, mounting devices, and electronic devices in the most efficient and effective manner. Job Opening: Web Developer Find more jobs in the Upper Southampton area here.
The Bucks County Department of Health inspects hundreds of restaurants and cafeterias each year to ensure there are no public safety dangers lurking in the kitchens.
In 2003, tainted green onions served at a Chi-Chi's restaurant in western Pennsylvania sparked an outbreak of Hepatitis A that infected more than 500 patrons, killing at least four. The green onions originated from a farm in Mexico, but the investigation by the Center for Disease Control suggested that the storage and preparation of the green onions contributed to the outbreak. Settlements from the lawsuits effectively forced Chi-Chi's to close its restaurants in North America in 2004. It is exactly this type of scenario that Bucks County Director of Environmental Health Bill Roth and his team of health inspectors hope to prevent. "We are not trying to put anybody out of business," said Roth. "By educating restaurant owners on proper food …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week, we look at reliable cars for about $5,000.
We've talked about big luxury, big car and big price tags. So we feel a little bad for recommending spending so much money all the time. So this week, we want to take a step back and go to the extreme by offering five options for used vehicles that are on the market for less than $5,000—because we know sometimes it really is "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems." 1. 2002 Kia Sportage —$4,990 Yes, it has 88,676 miles on it already, but you can't really beat that price for an SUV. Plus, it's got a 4-cylinder, 2-liter engine, power windows—perhaps not the most upgraded features, but, hey, as long as it gets you from point A to point B, right? Available at Bristol Auto Mall in Levittown. 2. 1999 Nissan Quest GXE — $4,495 This car, with 105,309 miles …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Upper Southampton.
After months of a steady decline, gas prices saw it’s first uptick last week, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. The national average this for a gallon of gas rose 1.7 cents from last week. In Bucks and Montgomery Counties, it went up less than 1 cent, .9, to be exact, making the average price $3.472, that’s 11.4 cents lower than a month ago and 38.3 less than last year’s prices. Since national gas prices peaked at the end of February, motorists nationwide have felt welcome relief at the pump in the form of falling prices, the report states; however, the recent broader increase in retail gas prices has been supported by higher global crude oil prices. Plus, news over the weekend of an Israeli airstrike in Syria raised fresh concerns of …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Looking for a new job? Check out these Southampton-based businesses that are currently hiring.
Check out these local jobs posted recently on Indeed.com and other online job sites. (Click on the job title to view the online posting.) Children of America is hiring a Lead Teacher. Liberty Travel is hiring a Travel Sales Consultant. Kenny's Spirited Eatery is hiring a Night Manager. Lincoln Bankcard Center is hiring a Sales person. Environmental Tectonics Corporation is hiring a Test Technician, a Refrigeration Technician, a Mechanical Designer and a Sheet Metal Mechanic. Robert Half Legal is hiring a Paralegal. Genesis Rehabilitation Services is hiring an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Click here to check out some additional job opportunities in nearby Warminster Township.