Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The project is expected to take six weeks in total.
Driving down Second Street Pike you might have noticed some heavy machinery parked at the entrance of Tamanend Park. Workers are busy restoring the stream that runs near the entrance of the park. Project Foreman Karly Epp, of Environmental Quality Resources, said the stream has been migrating and is beginning to expose the sewer line. "We are putting in a concrete wall to keep the stream from shifting," she said. Epp said the restoration is a two phase project, with the first phase taking place at near the entrance of the park and the second at a location off of Bristol Road. She said the project is estimated to take six weeks in total.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The event benefits the restoration efforts of the Southampton Railroad Station Society.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Southampton Railroad Station Society's third annual Holiday Railfest will be held this Saturday at the North and Southampton Reformed Church. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature displays and exhibits by various railroad-related groups, including a model of the infamous 1921 Bryn Athyn train wreck. The Southampton Fire Company will also have some equipment on display at the event. Vendors selling items such as toy and model trains, locomotive-based artwork and many other fascinating gift ideas for any railroad enthusiast will also be present. Little ones who attend can have their face painted or take a ride with Santa on a replica steam train. Tickets are $5; children under the age of 12 are free but must be …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The traffic light at the intersection of Jaymor Road and Second Street Pike has been on the fritz since Hurricane Sandy hit.
Workers contracted by the township were replacing the traffic signal located at Jaymor Road and Second Street Pike in Southampton Tuesday morning. The light at the intersection has been flashing yellow since Hurricane Sandy hit Southampton, over a week ago. One of the crew members working at the scene told Patch the poll was damaged prior to the storm and was restabilized, but it could not withstand the heavy winds associated with the storm. "A while back the pole was struck by a truck and pulled off of its base," said Tom Pace, of Carr & Duff. "When the hurricane hit, the wind caught the signal and just ripped the pole all of the way out." Pace said his crew came out Monday after the storm and removed the mast arm to stop it from …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Friends of Tamanend Park have been organizing a restoration project for the pond that is almost complete and the changes are immediately evident.
If you have been recently been to Tamanend Park you may have noticed the pond has a brand new look. "We have been wanting to do this project for about two years now," said Friends of Tamanend Park Secretary Shirlee Sherman. "We asked the township for the funding, and so far they have provided us with what we need." Those funds have paid for several upgrades, both practical and cosmetic, at one of the park's main attractions. Sherman said when the work began earlier this spring the first thing that was done was that everything was removed from the pond, including the wildlife. She said after all of the animals and frogs were taken to the Churchville Nature Center, everything was removed and the pond was dredged. Then, the drainage …