April was a busy month in Ardmore area real estate, as 18 homes sold.
The most expensive was the 460 Glynwynne Road home, located in Haverford, that sold for $1,537,500 on April 18.
Click through the gallery above to see the second and third most expensive area homes that changed hands, or go here to see a rundown of all the activity in the local real estate market from last month.
The store front at 58 East Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore was the longtime home of Jacques Ferber Furs, which decamped for Wayne in January. Now the space sits empty and unused. Here's your chance to sound off on what should fill it.
A restaurant? Shoe store? Produce market? Another fur shop?
Tell us in the comments below what business you'd like to see land right in the heart of Ardmore's retail district.
The Rothman Institute celebrated its move into spacious new digs on Wednesday, with a cocktail party and reception at its new office space.
The practice, which specializes in orthopedics, will now be operating out of 825 Old Lancaster Road in Bryn Mawr. Rothman previously had office space at 830 Old Lancaster Road and 27 South Bryn Mawr Avenue.
The new facility is 27,000-square-feet, and features 33 exam rooms, three X-Ray suites, orthotics, and a physical therapy space.
Twenty-one physicians will see patients at the new office, with specialties ranging from joint replacement to spinal problems.
To make an appointment with a Rothman specialist, visit the practice's website here.
Must be Some Nice Jewelry: In what is becoming something of a trend, Radnor Patch has a report about some seriously expensive jewelry being stolen from an area house. According to reports, $20,000 in jewelry was taken from a St. Davids house. No word on how much jewelry was stolen. Read the full story here.
Can’t Look Back: In what authorities are calling “totally crummy,” Media Patch has a story about some car vandalism. According to reports, a woman woke up late at night to find both of her car’s side mirrors pulled off her car. Read the full story here.
Hot Dog Car: It was a bad week for cars in Greater Philly. According to a report from Springfield Patch, a resident reported that someone poured ketchup and mustard all over his vehicle while it was parked on the street in front of his home. Read the full story here.
Businesses in the greater Philadelphia area post vacant jobs on Craigslist every day. Here are a few notable vacancies that have been advertised recently:
- Craft Beer lovers for sales in Bottle Shop in Narberth
- Sales Associate For Bridal Shop in Ardmore
- Law Office Internship in Havertown
- Manicurist for senior community in Rosemont
- Plumber in Radnor
- Bicycle Shop Associates in Paoli
- Religious School Teacher in Malvern
- Senior Diesel Technician in West Chester
- Summer Camp Adventure Leader in Phoenixville
- Dishwasher in Chestnut Hill
- Guest Services Consultant in Manayunk
- Live-In Caregiver in Springfield
- Scientific Editor in Newtown Square
- Carnival ride attendants in Media
For a full local list of the most recently available jobs in each Patch, click on its name below.
Does your business have an opening that's not listed here? Post it in the comments section below.
The very air we breath is some of the worst in Pennslyvania, at least according to one source.
The American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2013" report lists Philadelphia and its surrounding counties have some of the worst breathing air in the state. Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties all received "F" grades from the report.
As defined on the study's website, an "F" grade means than an area's air has more than nine days out of the year in which air pollution and ozone levels are above the suggested safety amount. Additonally, "F" graded areas mean that there were 10 "orange" days in a given year.
An "orange" air quality day, according to the ALA, is a day in which the air is "unhealthy for sensitive groups," including newborns and the elderly.
Things came up pretty bad for the Philadelphia area across the board. The Greater Philly area came up in the top 20 worst in the country for both ozone ranking and pollution by year.
Check out the chart below for more more information and read the full report here.County Orange Days Red Days Final Grade Chester 16 0 F Delaware 11 0 F Montgomery 17 0 F Philadelphia 32 0 F
Main Line Health cited the report on its website:
“We are incredibly proud of the physicians who made the “Top Doctors” list this year,” said Andrew Norton, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Main Line Health. “We are fortunate to have over 2,200 doctors practicing throughout Main Line Health who strive to deliver highly personalized, advanced care to create a superior experience for our patients. I truly appreciate our team of physicians for their dedication and commitment to the communities we serve.”
The “Top Doctors” list is based on results from Castle Connolly, an independent research company.
Seventy-four Main Line Health doctors in all made the list, the organization said.
Emergency personnel closed Morris Avenue in Bryn Mawr between Montgomery Avenue and Lancaster Avenue on Thursday morning due to flooding, according to Lower Merion Township.
One car, unfortunately, got stuck under the railroad underpass, and Patch user Richard Cuff was there to capture the photos.
Police departments in seven Bucks and Montgomery communities believe Bensalem Police nabbed a trio of alleged thieves who stole from cars in cemetery lots while people visited graves, according to reports.Missing Woman's Body Found in Creek
A Falls Township woman went missing in 2010 and was declared legally dead in 2011, and though officials didn’t have her body, the district attorney’s charged her ex-boyfriend with murder. In a startling turn, reports indicated that after all this time, the ex-boyfriend allegedly told authorities where to find the body, and her remains were retrieved from a creek two weeks ago, philly.com reported.Cocaine, Potato Salad on Woman’s Shopping List, Police Say
Police are investigating a crash in which a 21-year-old woman rear-ended a 76-year-old man and was in possession of a list that included German potato salad, cocaine, a reminder to get high and Pepsi, according to Whitemarsh Police.House Painter Stole Picasso Drawing, Police Say
Prosecutors in New York said an Easton man stole $100,000 worth of artwork—including a piece by Picasso—from an estate he had been hired to paint. The man is charged with grand larceny, money laundering and identity theft in two different New York counties, and faces up to 26 years in prison, according to a news release from the Kings County, N.Y., district attorney's office.Teen Killed After Abduction From West Pottsgrove Home
The body of a local teen was discovered along the side of Sanatoga Station Road in Lower Pottsgrove Sunday afternoon, following a reported home invasion and abduction in West Pottsgrove earlier in the day. The teen was scheduled to appear in court on felony drug charges, stemming from a March arrest at the King of Prussia Mall.Alert Issued For Missing Teen
Both Montgomery and Chester counties have sent out alerts about a missing 16-year-old girl believed to be an endangered runaway. Her name is Jazmine Denby and she is from Norristown.Principal Addresses Alleged Teacher Sex Assault
The principal of the Nazareth Area Middle School has sent out a letter to parents in the wake of charges against a drama teacher for alleged repeated sexual assaults of a student over more than two years. Principal Robert L. Kern's letter states that he wanted to "reiterate that the safety and security of our students has been, and will continue to be, my No. 1 priority as principal."2 Arrested in Party Car Flip, Reports Say
Video posted on Facebook shows what happened early Saturday afternoon when a car was flipped over by a large crowd of young adults in the 400 block of South Walnut Street in West Chester near the West Chester University campus.
Are you looking for a job? Here are some positions available in the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood area, all advertised on Craigslist in the past week.
- Chiropractor to share office space
- Medical Biller
- Drivers-Deliver catering
- Citron and Rose BOH and FOH Staff
- Auto body technician / painter's assistant
- Infant Teacher
- Driver/Shipping & Receiving
- Sous Chef & Line Cooks
- Sales Associate For Bridal Shop
Every day, Philadelphia-area hospitals help more women join the sorority (non-college edition) that we celebrate this Sunday on Mother's Day.
Last year saw 2,752 babies born at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood. Close behind were Paoli Hospital with 2,429 and Chester County Hospital in West Chester with 2,313, then Bryn Mawr Hospital with 1,722, all according to Main Line Health staff.
Delivery figures could not immediately be obtained for the Birth Center in Bryn Mawr.
The most recent delivery stats for Pennsylvania and the United States are preliminary National Center for Health Statistics figures for 2011, which show 143,148 births in the commonwealth and 3,953,593 nationwide that year.
A few other nationwide motherhood statistics to ponder for Mother's Day:
- 53 percent of females ages 15-44 were mothers in the year 2010. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
- In 2010, Utah had the highest fertility rate of any state. Rhode Island had the lowest. (Source: National Center for Health Statistics)
- The average new mother in 2010 was 25.4 years old. (Source: National Center for Health Statistics)
- About 5 million women identified themselves as stay-at-home moms in 2012. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
- About 10.3 million single mothers lived with children younger than 18 in 2012. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
What plans, if any, do you have for Mother's Day? Please tell us in the comments section below.
You hate the "What If's."
You wonder what if "The Rotation" held up and made it through the 2011 season healthy.
Would it have brought the team another World Series championship?
We may never know. All we know is that Roy Halladay—once the franchise ace of the Philadelphia Phillies—may be riding off into the sunset.
Doc's tenure with the Phils is bound to come to an end this year now that he is on the shelf facing shoulder surgery next week. Maybe he comes back at the end of the year and pushes the Phils into the playoffs for a World Series run.
Doc's contract is up at the end of this year and there's no way the Phillies will pick up his $20 million option.
So Doc may win that elusive World Series. But it just might be with another team unless the Phillies can find one more dose of magic in this aging group to bring a title to the City of Brotherly Love.
We will always wonder whether Doc, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels—the Four Aces—with help from Kyle Kendrick and Vance Worley—could have put together the pitching that should have had the Phils win a second World Series since 2008.
But Lee's performance against the St. Louis Cardinals—when he had a 4-0 lead—probably cost the team that third franchise title.
Halladay will always be in our hearts, as one of the good guys, a guy who fit right in in Philly for his blue-collar work ethic and nerves of steel.
He never complained and always did everything possible to pitch.
We will always remember those perfect pitches and perfect games, the one against the Florida Marlins and the playoff perfection against the Cincinnati Reds.
But this Halladay is a broken down warrior. Maybe the removal of a bone spur will add life into Doc's fastball and location and give him a few more precious years on the mound.
We've been spoiled as fans of late for having such pitching excellence in Lee, Halladay and Hamels. Throw in Brad Lidge's perfect save year and we're really spoiled.
We'll miss Doc. And if this year turns out like last year for the team, we'll be saying goodbye.
Doc, we'll always have fond memories. We're sorry we didn't get you that World Series ring.
Enjoy these pictures of Patch editors and their mothers. Some pictures are current and others are vintage.
In case you missed them, below we run down some of the biggest stories that ran on Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, and Bala Cynwyd Patch in the past week.
As always, thanks for reading.
The handcrafted yogurt shop celebrates its grand opening Thursday.
Joan Delorefice had reportedly been suffering from depression in the aftermath of her husband and father's recent deaths.
John Hickenlooper has found himself, and his state, leading a leftward lurch on a host of social issues.
The Hope's Cookies mascot was swiped by college kids in January.
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
Township police will conduct roving checkpoints.
After a 16-month renovation, the library is reopening with a bang.
Eagles players, including LeSean McCoy, will sign autographs at the moving sale.
The production company, co-founded by a Lower Merion graduate, documents wild parties and posts the video online.
The Cambodian restaurant opened on April 27.
The Lower Merion commissioners have to approve a liquor license transfer before the restaurant can open. A group of neighbors don't want them to.
Jules' pizza is organic and can be made free of gluten—or just about anything else.
The 789 East Lancaster restaurant specializes in classic American cuisine.
Mother’s Day is Sunday and so Patch put our readers to the test to tell us why their moms were so great.
"At the end of the day, you could say my mother works three full-time jobs. And she absolutely gives 110% to every single one of them. She is one of the hardest working women I know and I can only hope to be so kind and thoughtful throughout my life," she writes of her mother Sue Henderson.
Lauren Henderson’s family run Carl's Cards and Collectibles in Havertown.
She gets to share the Patch prize package with her mom:
- Weekday Foursome for golf at the Springfield Country Club
- Sunday Brunch for 4 at Springfield Country Club (excludes holidays)
- $50 Gift Card to Tavola Restaurant & Bar
- Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Family 6 Pack (includes 6 admission tickets, 6 ice creams or sodas, 6 hot dogs and an Appetizers at Devon cookbook)
- $50 Gift Card at Media Florist
If you haven’t had a chance to read the entries from our other local winners about their wonderful moms, now is your chance:
- Media Patch Winner: Joan Davis: My Fantastic Mom!
- Ardmore-Merion Wynnewood Patch Winner: Leta Borck: My Beautiful Mom!!!
- Narbeth-Bala Cynwyd Patch Winner: Grace Hagan: Why My Mom Is The Best
- TE Patch Winner: Shea Rosadino: The Best Mother
- Roxborough-Manayunk Patch Winner: rachel w: I was right, my Mom is a Superhero
- Chestnut Hill-Mt. Airy Patch Winner: Michael Bamberger: Why My Mom is the Best
- Springfield Patch Winner: gwen verlinghieri: Best Mom
- West Chester Patch Winner: Katrin Golightly: World's Best Mom!
- Phoenixville Patch Winner: Ashley Pearce: My Second Mom
- Marple Newtown Patch Winner: Bruce Nelson: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It's SUPERMOM
We’d love to hear about how great your mom is. Tell your story in the comments below.
I don’t find car commercials particularly interesting. Sure, a handful of car ads have been entertaining, and they’re usually for Volkswagens (remember the ad with the guy trying to race to the church?), but the most part, the ads are trying to peddle mass-produced people haulers and grocery getters. They usually don’t focus on the car, or how it performs, rather they feature an announcer shouting words at the viewer, accompanied by lots of numbers on the screen.
What I do find interesting, or just plain absurd, are the warnings slapped on the ads. In fine print at the bottom of the screen, the warnings tell me what not to do with a particular vehicle. Drag racing on city streets? Don’t do that. Pegging the speedometer to the right as you drive through a residential street packed with children playing and selling lemonade? Don’t do that. Driving in reverse on I-76 without your taillights on? Nope. Briefly sticking your hand out the window?
Don’t even think about it.
Maybe it has something to do with our overly litigious country, or the perception that we are an overly litigious country, but some of the warnings on some car ads really make you say, “Why in the world was that warning necessary?”
Sticking your hand out the window briefly? That was a warning posted on the bottom of a recent BMW 5 Series ad. It showed a kid riding in the backseat on a car on a nice stretch of country road, looking happy, as he stuck his hand out the window slightly.
Whoa, let’s not get crazy, people.
Statistics have shown that someone, somewhere, has had his hand injured by sticking his hand a little bit out of the window … and that warrants a warning.
All kidding aside, it could be dangerous to stick your hand out of a moving car, but at least it’s possible. The most ridiculous warnings are for things you can’t even do in a vehicle … or in any circumstance.
The most recent ad for Nissan’s current sign-and-ride sale event shows a person test driving a red Altima; he’s driving really quickly and somehow he manages to write his name in black tire rubber. Nissan suggests that you don’t write your name in disintegrated Bridgestones and, as such, has the following message: “You will never be able to do this on a test drive.”
A Toyota ad a couple years back showed an Avalon driving very slowly — and serenely — in the clouds. Toyota’s warning: “Do not attempt.” Have we really gotten to the point where a car manufacturer has to tell a prospective buyer that he or she should not drive a large vehicle in the sky? (Wait … Can this car drive in the sky?)
And on the other end of the sky, it turns out that a Fiat 500 is unable to double as a submarine. Without a disclaimer this ad would have gullible buyers believe that it can drive from its native Italy all the way to Ellis Island — underwater.
Ford has an ad for its newly redesigned Aston Martin clone. In it, the driver accelerates off of a cliff and the car begins to fly. Ford, I suppose thinking that someone would actually try to launch one of its Fusions, posts a warning below. It’s kind of cheeky, in that its says something like, “Of course cars cannot fly.”
I’ve also seen ads for cars that are driving on the streets — you know, as intended — that have disclaimers that read: “do not attempt.”
For some reason, I don’t think that these disclaimers would show up on European ads for the same car. These are the basics, people: don’t race cars on public streets, cars can’t fly, and cars can’t swim.
I’m OK with having a disclaimer that says something like, “Please obey all local traffic laws,” or “Don’t drive like a jerk.” A little reminder couldn’t be all bad, but do we really need ads telling me that hamsters are incapable of driving Hyundais?
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In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic scaling of Mount Everest, Patch is asking our readers across the country: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to overcome?
Have you kicked your soda habit or finished a triathlon? Or maybe you made your final student loan payment, defeated cancer, lost 50 pounds or learned to knit. From everyday to extraordinary, please share your stories of the mountains you've conquered in the comments section below. You’ll not only inspire others, but also earn some well-deserved kudos!
Tell Us: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to overcome? Share your story in the comments section below.
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Pinkberry—a handcrafted yogurt franchise known for its tasty, and healthy, frozen treats—celebrated its grand opening in Bryn Mawr on Thursday.
Located at 763 W. Lancaster Avenue, tucked in the back of Bryn Mawr Square, this is the first Philadelphia region location of Pinkberry, which is the world's leading yogurt retailer.
All attendees at the grand opening, which was open to the public, got free frozen yogurt and enjoyed a live performance by The Fitch Brothers—a musical trio known for its unique percussion and harmonies. The party ran from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“We’re excited to introduce Pinkberry’s high quality, unique yogurt experience to the Main Line," said Pinkberry CEO Ron Graves.
The location is owned and operated Michael Brand and Phil Nasuti—who, in addition to their interest in Pinkberry, own all the Party City stores in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
"We use this as an opportunity to bring a premier brand to this area," Brand said. "Frozen yogurt has become a hot business right now. And Pinkberry is the premier one."
Pinkberry frozen yogurt is made with non-fat rBST free milk and non-fat yogurt and its topping bar is free of transfats, hydrogenated oils, and high fructose corn syrup.
A nationwide talent search for the fifth season of the entrepreneurship reality series Shark Tank is coming to NextFab Studio in Philadelphia on Saturday, and 500 area residents will have a chance to get on the show to pitch investors for funding.
“Whether you just have a fantastic idea, are a start up or already operating successfully and looking to expand, if you feel you have a lucrative business or product and could use financial backing, then Shark Tank is just the show for you,” according to the ABC show’s website.
Budding entrepreneurs will have a chance to offer a one-minute pitch to a member of the show’s casting team on Saturday at NextFab Studio, at 2025 Washington Ave., and some will be selected for more in-depth video interviews later in the day and a chance to appear on the show.
The first 500 applicants who arrive to the studio at 9 a.m. are guaranteed a wristband; interviews begin at 10 a.m.
Interested applicants must fill out an application.