Welcome to the Save Ardmore Coalition!

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The Save Ardmore Coalition is a grassroots organization dedicated to the revitalization of Ardmore, Pennsylvania's business district based on community input, consensus building, sound and comprehensive planning and the preservation of our architectural heritage. Accordingly, we support the creation of a comprehensive plan for Lower Merion Township and a full town plan for Ardmore.




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Rally for Ardmore: Saturday November 8th 2014, 3:30 to 4 PM

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Got another note from Sharon Eckstein that I'd like to pass on:

Thank you to all who attended the rally on November 1. We so appreciate your willingness to speak up and show your opposition to the proposed Cricket lot development. WE need your help if we are to protect our community from out-of-scale development and state financed private development. Here are 3 things we ask you to do:

ATTEND THE RALLY SATURDAY NOV. 8 3:30-4:00 PM - Our recent rally was a huge success- over 90 people attended despite the rain and the cold. We were joined by State Rep. reg Vitali and LM Commissioners Jenny Brown, Brian Gordon and Lew Gould. We received TV coverage from NBC and press coverage from the Main Line Times. WE know many people were unable to join us this past Saturday due to the inclement weather so we are meeting again this Saturday. Please come and bring your family and friends! Please attend if you were not there last week AND if you were there! Continued attention to this misguided project is critical if we are to succeed in opposing it.

LETTER TO PA OFFICE OF BUDGET - Attached is a letter to Mr. Charles Zogby, secretary of the PA office of the budget, requesting withdrawal of state RACP funding for this project. Please print out this letter, add your name and address to the top right corner, sign it and mail it to Mr. Zogby. Also, please mail me a copy of your signed letter. i will then present all signed letters to the LM Board of Commissioners and to Greg Vitali. My address: Sharon Eckstein 35 Simpson Rd Ardmore, PA 19003

SPEAK AT LM BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING WEDNESDAY NOV. 19th - Come to the November Meeting and speak out against the project during public comment/public privilege of the floor. The meeting is held at the LM Township building and starts at 7 PM.

Your voice does matter. Your actions make a difference. Thank you!

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Rally for Ardmore: November 1st 2014 at 3:30 PM

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I received this note from Sharon Eckstein and wanted to pass it along here:

Dear Ardmore neighbor!

The proposed Cricket lot development is 8 stories tall, is being financed by millions of dollars of state taxpayer monies, is being built on municipal land being given for free by the Township to the developer and is still being referred to as the Ardmore Transit Center project even though no train station is being included in it. Moreover, the process around this project has not been transparent nor has it responded to valid community - both business and resident - concerns.

The Ardmore businesses and residents are organizing a rally for next Saturday at 3:30 PM. This 1/2 hour rally will be held in front of the Township building and will be a way to call attention to community opposition to the project as planned.Now is the final opportunity to have our voices heard - the window of opportunity to express opposition is now or never. Please join me and your neighbors next Saturday. This half hour of your time will greatly impact the future of our community. Come to the rally, bring your family and friends, and please distribute this flyer to all on your email lists.

Thank you for your help -your presence will make a huge difference!!

I too have concerns about this. I feel like the township is blowing off concerns from local residents and businesses and instead trying to railroad through a plan that we neither need nor want. Misnaming the project as "The Ardmore Transit Center" is flat out dishonest and potentially fraudulent use of taxpayer dollars.

Furthermore, giving away township land for this project seems like a misuse of township property. Is the developer giving the township anything in return for getting free land? Well, with a lack of transparency, we just don't know.

Finally, what about traffic? It seems like every time some big development plan gets pitched, the effect on traffic is never talked about. As someone who doesn't own a car and walks everywhere in Ardmore, I get to see first hand how traffic is an issue. Anderson Ave is regularly packed solid with cars during rush hour most days, which makes crossing even in the crosswalks a bit of a safety concern. The parking lots at Suburban Square are packed solid with shoppers on Saturday afternoons. Adding an 8 story high rise is going to make this situation worse, not better.

Please, if you are concerned about this project, take a little time to stop by the rally next Saturday afternoon.

Rally for Ardmore, PA by Douglas Muth

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Michael Pouls sentenced to 8 years

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Once every hundred years or so there actually is some justice in this world.

http://www.inquirer.com/front_page/20140308_Prison_for_Main_Line_developer_in_fraud_case.html

Michael Pouls, a Main Line developer whose name had for many become synonymous with the borrow-and-spend excesses of the early 2000s, saw his wave of prosperity come crashing down Friday as a federal judge sentenced him to eight years in prison for bank fraud. . . .

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Viking Pastries gets a Food Network "Save My Bakery" Makeover

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With all the nastiness in Lower Merion Township and the constant misery inflicted upon Ardmore by Lower Merion Township every time they say they want to "improve" something, once again something people and small business driven (or "organic") takes center stage. And as someone who grew up going to Viking Pastries I am so happy they have the center spotlight in a story that to me is holiday wonderful.

Main Line Times: Food Network giving Viking Pastries a makeover; big reveal Thursday Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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12-03-13 Radnor Township School District Board Meeting

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12-03-13 Radnor Township School District (RTSD) reorganization meeting was held on Dec. 3, 2013. Judge Ann A. Osborne, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, did the honors of swearing in David Falcone, Susan Michaelson, Lydia Solomon and Susan Stern as Board Directors. Public Comment, Board Comment and other duties were performed. Produced by John F. Haines, Sr. email:

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11-27-13 Radnor Township Planning Commission (Special) Meeting, Part 1, 2, 3, 4

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11-27-13 The Radnor Township Planning Commission (Part 1 of 4) held a special meeting on November 27, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. The topic of this meeting was the MUST (Mixed-Use Special Transportation Development Use) within the PLO -- Planned Laboratory-Office District. Attending the meeting in this segment included: George Grossman (Brandywine Realty Representative), Dennis Glackin, Greg Richardson, Amy Kaminski, Nick Caniglia, John Wishner (McMahon & Associates). The Planning Board members include Julia Hurle (Chairperson), Skip Kunda (Vice-Chairperson), John Lord, Steve Cooper, Douglas H. McCone, Susan Stern, Regina Majercak, Kathy Bogosian and Elizabeth Springer. Produced by John F. Haines, Sr. email:

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11-21-13 Ardrossan Conditional Use Hearing (Number 5) Part 1, 2, 3, 4,5

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11-21-13 Ardrossan Conditional Use Hearing, Part 1 of 5. This is the fifth and final in a series of hearings. Appearing in this segment: Hearing Officer William J. Bolla, Esq., McNamara, Bolla & Panzer; John C. Snyder, Lawyer; John B. Rice, Esq., Radnor Township Solicitor. Residents: Phil Graham, Chet Harrington Tim Boylan, Colleen Price, Martin Snyder, Leslie Morgan, D. Schork, Cheryl Tumola, Edward McGinley and Suzanne Tettit. Produced by John F. Haines, Sr. email:

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Fellini Closed!

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Fellini Cafe in Ardmore, the inexplicably popular "Italian" purveyor of not very good food, whose owner notoriously makes his employees pay for the "complimentary"wine served to customers, is closed by order of the District Court, not for health code violations as you might expect, but for non-payment of judgments for rent in arrears.

http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2013/11/20/....

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11-04-13 Radnor Township Planning Commission Meeting, Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4

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11-04-13 Radnor Township Planning Commission, Part 1 of 4. In this segment: Minutes of the Meetings of October 7 & 8, 2013; Old Business. (1.) Moved to beginning of meeting. 2013-D-07 -- 115 Strafford LLC -- Preliminary Land Development Plan 115 Strafford Avenue to construct 11 town homes -- Submitted 8/2/13. (2.) Villanova Zoning Amendment - Amending Chapter 280 of the Radnor Township Code, Zoning Ordinance, by establishing regulations for a new Comprehensive Integrated College Development Use within the PI -- Planned Institution District. Produced by John F. Haines, Sr. email:

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