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  • Taylorsville Road On-Ramp Temporarily Closed in Bucks County

    Another step in the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project started Wednesday, May 29th in Bucks County. The on-ramp from Taylorsville Rd to I-295 West and the I-295 West Rest Area in Lower Makefield Township are temporarily closed until early July. The lengthy detour around the construction is as followed: – Follow the ramp for I-295 South & cross the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey – Continue on I-295 South to Scotch Road North (Exit 73A) and use the loop […]

  • Walnut Street Ramp to I-76 Closed

    Update: The ramp from Walnut Street to I-76 Eastbound reopened just before 4 PM on Monday, June 17th. A major on-ramp to the Schuylkill Expressway is temporarily closed for a larger rehabilitation project. The Walnut Street on-ramp to I-76 Eastbound at the 30th Street Interchange shutdown at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20th. The ramp repairs are a part of PennDOT’s project to rehabilitate the Chestnut Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River. The closure is scheduled to last 25 days […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: Local Treatment Center Puts Focus on First Responders

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, Mirmont Treatment Center was spotlighted for their Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders. Emergency responders put the welfare of others above their own safety every day, but have you ever wondered who helps the helpers? Mirmont Treatment Center’s Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders, or VIPER, is a program focused on bettering the lives of those who save ours. Many times the trauma […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: Four Camden County Officers Honored for Life-Saving Efforts During Fiery Crash

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, four officers from the Camden County Police Department were honored after their life-saving heroism during a fiery crash along I-676. The whole incident was caught on chilling body cam footage. Days after interviewing Officer Joseph Mair, the first emergency responder on scene of the crash, he was involved in another incident. This time, Officer Mair was the victim. Just after 10 PM on April 25th, […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: Egg Harbor Township Officers Go Above & Beyond at Lemonade Stand

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, four Egg Harbor Township police officers are getting some attention after having fun at a local lemonade stand. Officer O’Hagan, Officer Becker, Officer Niceta and Officer Santoro visited a local lemonade stand at the DiMaio home in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. After buying some refreshments, the officers decided to have some fun. Rebecca, Annalena and Julia DiMaio along with their cousins Emily and Elizabeth […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: First-Of-Its-Kind Emergency Services for Displaced Pets

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, Red Paw Emergency Relief Team was honored for the work they do for animals displaced by disaster situations like fires, flooding and building collapses. Longtime firefighter and Red Cross volunteer Jen Leary noticed a big void in the city’s emergency response system. “You go to enough fires, building collapses, residential disasters where there’s families with pets and you see all these entities on scene helping […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: Darby Creek Valley Association Gears Up for 35th Annual Cleanup

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, the Darby Creek Valley Association was honored for their work to protect the Darby Creek watershed. The Darby Creek runs for 126 miles through four counties (Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia and Chester). Starting at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, the water flows all the way out to Easttown township. For many municipalities like Upper Darby, Springfield, Haverford, Radnor and Ridley it provides drinking water. In all, […]

  • PHL17 Community Heroes: Seriously Burned Local Firefighter’s Road to Recovery

    PHL17 along with Barb’s Harley-Davidson is setting out to honor local community heroes. This week, David Smiley Jr. was honored after he almost lost his life fighting a house fire. On the morning of March 14th, the Smiley family’s life was changed forever. Dave Smiley, Sr. received a call about his son, Dave Jr.,  who had been seriously injured while fighting a house fire with the Minquas Fire Company in Mill Creek Delaware. “He fell through the second floor. They […]

  • Local Restaurant Offers CBD-Infused Dinner

    Roots Cafe, located in downtown West Chester, is the first suburban restaurant to host a CBD-Infused dinner. CBD is one of the latest culinary trends to hit the market and is perfectly legal in Pennsylvania. “CBD is an extract from the marijuana plant. There’s no THC in it, no psychoactive components of it,” said Chef/ Owner Dan Merola. The five-course dinner is happening Thursday, February 28th from 6-10 PM. Menu items include Burrata, Elk Meatballs, Smoked Rack of Lamb, Coconut […]

  • Local Dance Company Does Its Part to “Spread the Love”

    The Debra Sparks Dance Company has dedicated the month of February to a “Spread the Love” campaign in Bucks County. If you’re looking to get involved, there’s two ways to donate: 1. Bring non-perishable items to Debra Sparks Dance Works in Newton, Bucks County. Studio hours can be found here. 2. Send out an e-card to your loved ones. E-cards include a Valentine’s Day dance with a sweet message attached. Click here to order one!

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