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Hide your honey, your porridge and (in reality) your bird feeders and your garbage cans. There's a bear on the loose!Over the past week, a black bear has been spotted in Lower Bucks County. The LBC, as I like to call it, is more urbanized than your usual bear habitat, meaning everyone is freaking out. The bear was spotted at a Bensalem soccer field, on a Bristol Township lawn, and even in Hulmeville, a town you've probably never even heard of. Things haven't been this exciting in the LBC since the Neshaminy Mall was built.
It's been quite a month for our fine furry friends in the Philadelphia region. First there was the wild turkey who was running around West Philadelphia. (He has his own Twitter account, naturally). Then there were the rat sightings. Then there were more rat sightings. (Surprisingly, the rats don't have their own Twitter account, although @ThePhillyRat is currently available ... just saying). And now, it's stray cats that are the subject of much hand-wringing.
Today marks the first rocket-powered test flight for SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spacecraft that will take tourists up, up, and away into space--well, sub-orbital space, anyway. Stephen Hawking, Tom Hanks, Ashton Kutcher, Katy Perry, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Mário Ferreira have reportedly signed up for future trips, and you can too with the help of Swarthmore's Park Avenue Travel, a travel agency for the well-off.Park Avenue's Craig Bush explains that he is a "Virtuoso Accredited Space Agent", meaning that he's one of a few dozen people in the world authorized to sell tickets for Virgin Galactic, and, really,
Video stores have all but vanished, but Miguel Gomez, intrepid former manager of the now-defunct TLA in Bryn Mawr, recently launched Viva Video! The Last Picture Store in Ardmore. What was he thinking?
While many of the 42 passengers on a wrecked Bucks County-bound charter bus have made it home safely after a serious crash Saturday, four remain hospitalized in Boston. Matt Cruz, a sophomore at Neshaminy High School, is in critical condition, and may have suffered spinal damage, while three others sustained serious injuries.The bus, whose West Philadelphia charter company was flagged for several citations in 2011, crashed Saturday night after smashing into a 10-foot overpass; numerous signs were posted warning of low clearance. 35 passengers were injured in total. The bus was ferrying kids to and from Cambridge, Massachusetts as part