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Ardmore Initiative - 2 hours 19 min ago
Repurposing durable metal newspaper boxes into creative street sculptures filled with cultural news and/or objects!!

2015 Ardmore Initiative Leadership Breakfast and Annual Meeting

Ardmore Initiative - 2 hours 19 min ago
Ardmore Initiative Leadership Breakfast and Annual Meeting Presentations


Ardmore Initiative - 2 hours 19 min ago
Sharing Dranoff Properties statement providing additional clarity on the One Ardmore Place project. Reminder that the Board of Commissioners will meet tonight (12/10) to discuss and vote on a variety of issues surrounding the project at 6:10pm in the Lower Merion Township Building (75 E. Lancaster Avenue).

Gov. Corbett restores $10.5 million for One Ardmore Place, Cricket Lot project

Ardmore Initiative - 2 hours 19 min ago

Ardmore Initiative Reauthorization

Ardmore Initiative - 2 hours 19 min ago
The Ardmore Initiative is a Business District Authority that must be periodically reauthorized by its stakeholders. 2013 is a Reauthorization year for the Ardmore Initiative. Click here for more information on our proposed plan, meeting dates and more.

Harriton Senior Named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:26
More than 4,300 candidates across the country qualified for the award handed out by a White House Commission.
Categories: Lower Merion

Season For Car Deaths Arrives: What Every Parent Should Know

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-05-25 18:52
More often than many realize, children are left in hot cars and the outcomes are tragic. Tips for parents and caregivers to prevent deaths.
Categories: Lower Merion

Go for the Green Awards: The Week Ahead in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:02
Take a look at some of the events on the calendar this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

setting a vintage table

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2015-05-25 09:28

I had people for lunch this weekend and for dinner. And I got to play with all the vintage stuff ! It’s all locally sourced and didn’t break the bank. And look at the colors? So perfect for summer.  Happy looking.

From thrift shops to consignment stores to yard sales and church sales to garage sale and vintage groups on social media you can do this literally for pennies on the dollar.  

Set a vintage table. These things were meant to be used and often the quality far exceeds their modern counterparts.

Have a great Memorial Day !

Categories: Pennsylvania

“adult” moments…

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2015-05-25 09:05

  The great thing about social media is that there are groups for just about everything. Dogs, parenting, garage sales, women’s groups, cancer support, cooking, gardening, collecting certain things, you name it. I belong to some parenting groups because, well, I am more of a late stage parent as a step parent, so it’s a great way to learn.

In one parenting group, a post caught my eye. The poster was one of those women whose profile photo was like a head shot. Perfectly coifed hair, professionally done make up and wearing a strapless dress like she was auditioning for a Real Housevives show.

The post was crowd sourcing where to get a dog and bashing a rescue which had turned her down. There were a ton of comments including from her. She was exhibiting shall we say potty mouth. Kind of ironic on a parenting page where there are often comments about how can people get their kids to not curse and not exhibit aggressive and unpleasant behaviors.


This woman goes on and on about how wonderful she is and how wronged she was and bashes the rescue some more. When challenged about rescue bashing and potty mouth in a place about parenting and mostly parenting small children, wowza. Super classy…..not. More like a bare knuckles brawler with an expensive manicure.

 If I was a rescue having to decide on her, lordy I feel sorry for them. But truthfully (based upon her comments), her issue seems to be that somewhere in the application and interview process she did not meet their criteria.  Ok pretty simple: rescues and even shelters have rules for a reason. If you don’t meet their criteria move onto a rescue you have better chemistry with or try to politely work it out. Lord knows there are a lot of homeless animals out there.

But the whole thing about a woman who puts forth an image of super coiffed and living on the Main Line and not being able to use their words well enough that they can’t avoid expletives of any level on a group page they don’t own or control where they are basically a guest like everyone else? Unnecessary and poor form. And somewhat distasteful. If they want to do that on their personal page, well that is one thing and basically dumb. But on a group page? Come on and grow up. 

And I also don’t know what it is about dog rescue conversations online but aren’t you sick of them going from zero to nasty in a blink of an eye ?  There are so many animals needing homes, yet some people have to start this controversy constantly basically because they do not like being told in essence,  “no”. Why not try to work with these rescues ? Work through their reservations? Or (again) if you don’t have chemistry with one rescue, move onto another?

And truthfully for me what I don’t care for about these conversations other than the acrimony is the cursing in a public forum like that. Surely other words can be chosen? Or does that also go hand in hand with being told “no” or anything else they don’t want to hear?

How can we teach our children well when the adults in the room are behaving like idiots?

Just saying.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Memorial Day is Monday: What's the Forecast?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-05-24 21:35
What will weather be like on Monday and the rest of the week?
Categories: Lower Merion

Petition Circulates Asking PA State Senator To Resign From Office For Blocking Marijuana Bill

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-05-24 12:01
Some constituents want Rep. Matt Baker to step down after preventing a vote on a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Don't Get Stuck in Memorial Day Traffic

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-05-24 10:44
Seek alternative routes with our live traffic map.
Categories: Lower Merion

What's Open, Closed in Ardmore on Memorial Day

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-05-23 22:29
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, a federal holiday.
Categories: Lower Merion

first rose opened!

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2015-05-23 15:44


Categories: Pennsylvania

Temple Prof Accused of Spying, Nine-Year-Old Bugler: The Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-05-23 09:32
Plus, Easttown police say they nabbed a pair of vandals.
Categories: Lower Merion