Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Photos from the biggest events and new stories in Marple Newtown taken throughout 2012.
Take a glance back at the events of the past year in Marple Newtown. What events were most memorable to you? The closing of Tortilla Factory, Herndon Festival, damage from the derecho storm or Homecoming? Tell us in the comments. Want to stay on top of news in Marple Newtown? Sign up for our daily or breaking news emails.
Find out what the top 10 most borrowed children's books were from Newtown Public Library.
Want to know what young locals were reading in 2012? Read the list below to find out what the top 10 most borrowed children's books (including both fiction and picture books) were from Newtown Public Library this past year. Junior/Young Adult Fiction: 1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney. 6. Diary of a Wimpy Did: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney 7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney 8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney 9. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 10. Divergent by Veronica Roth Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Popular …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Curious what stories got the most views in Marple and Newtown in 2012? Check out the top news stories on Marple Newtown Patch.
These are the stories that impacted residents; some are connected to the actions of governing bodies, and others are exciting, unique or tragic things that our community experienced this year. We've crunched the numbers, here are the top 20 news stories of 2012 on Marple Newtown Patch: 1. Police: 1 Man Dead in Serious 1-Car Crash 2. Child Pedestrian Struck in Marple 3. Police Identify Driver Killed In Newtown Square Crash 4. Newtown Officials Mum About Police Chief 5. Police: Death of 5-Month-Old Girl Under Investigation 6. Hurricane Sandy: School Closings & Cancellations 7. Newtown Police Chief Anderson Officially Resigns, Lunn Appointed as Acting Chief 8. Life After 'Undercover Boss' For Broomall Philly Pretzel Factory 9. Letter of …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Check out our list below and let us know which was your favorite business to open—and what you'd like to see in 2013.
As 2012 draws to a close, it gives us a chance to reflect on the many changes that took place in the Marple Newtown area in the last 365 days. Many times, we all drove through town wondering, "What's going to be opening there?" We welcomed many businesses to Broomall and Newtown Square in 2012. Which ones were you most excited to see open their doors? To help, here is a list of stories that appeared on Patch in 2012: What's your favorite business or what shop can you no longer live without? Let us know in the comments below.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Several local businesses shuttered their doors this past year.
2012 brought a few changes in the Marple Newtown area, including a few businesses that shuttered its doors this past year. Below are some of the businesses in Marple Newtown that closed in 2012. Wallace Jewelers: After 15 years of serving the Marple Newtown community with fine jewelry, Wallace Jewelers announced their retirement in November. Mattress Giant: The mattress store has served the Marple Newtown community throughout the years with their selection of mattresses, pillows, bed frames and furniture. The store shuttered its doors sometime early fall. Home Lighting 2 LLC: This store specialized in light fixtures for home decorating and had shuttered its doors earlier this year. The site was reopened as a nail salon. Casale: Okay, so…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Find out what the top 10 most borrowed DVD rentals from Marple and Newtown public libraries were for the year.
Want to know what residents were watching in 2012? Read the list below to find out what the top 10 most borrowed DVDs were from local libraries this past year. Note: The following are the top 10 most checked out new releases of 2012. From Marple Public Library: 1. Safe House 2. The Grey 3. Big Miracle 4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 5. Mirror Mirror 6. Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows 7. Being Flynn 8. In Darkness 9. Friends with Kids 10. The Hunter From Newtown Public Library: 1. Descendants 2. Midnight in Paris / Downton Abbey Season 1 Disc 1 3. Ides of March 4. Iron Lady 5. The Help 6. War Horse 7. We Bought a Zoo 8. My Week With Marilyn / Downton Abbey Season 1 Disc 2 9. Moneyball / Downton Abbey Season 2 Disc 1 10. Dolphin Tale
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Find out what some of the most popular business stories were on Marple Newtown Patch in 2012.
Another year brings more new businesses to the Marple Newtown area, including several transformations of formerly vacant sites and a few developers eyeing several locations around town. Find out what the top 10 most popular business stories were on Marple Newtown Patch in 2012: 1. Life After 'Undercover Boss' For Broomall Philly Pretzel Factory 2. The Nail Bar: Bringing Manis/Pedis To a Whole 'Nother Level 3. The Newtown Grill To Be Transformed To Casale 4. Are Whole Foods and Marriott Hotel Really Coming To Newtown? 5. Toll Brothers To Develop 449 Luxury Homes in Newtown Square 6. Freddy's Steakburgers' Grand Opening Is Tuesday 7. Panera Bread, Verizon Coming to Newtown Square 8. Approved in Newtown: Dunkin' Donuts, Smoothie King 9. …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Find out what the top school stories on Marple Newtown Patch were in 2012.
Many things have happened in the Marple Newtown area, including many school news that have occurred in the Marple Newtown Patch area. Find out what the top 10 most buzzworthy and memorable school news was on Marple Newtown Patch this past year: 1. Hurricane Sandy: School Closings & Cancellations 2. MN Alum, Author Jeffrey Zaslow Dies in Auto Accident 3. VIDEO: Marple Newtown Senior Pops Prom Proposal During AP Physics Class 4. Hundreds of MNSD Parents, Students Defend Music, Art Programs 5. St. Annies Teacher Gets Surprise Of a Lifetime 6. Marple Newtown School Board Votes In New President 7. MNSD Superintendent Responds to Sandy Hook Shooting 8. Why Marple Newtown Didn't Make AYP For 2011-12 9. Marple Newtown High School Finishes …