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

Ardmore Initiative - 1 hour 41 min ago

Ardmore Initiative Reauthorization

Ardmore Initiative - 1 hour 41 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.

Hampstead Road Home Recently Sold in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 2 hours 18 min ago
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Categories: Lower Merion

Friends Helping Friends community fundraising event set for Tuesday

Main Line Times - 2 hours 30 min ago
Boscov’s will host Friends Helping Friends, a community fundraising event on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. in all 43 of their stores. In 2014, Friends Helping Friends raised over $600,000 for charitable organizations in communities where Boscov’s stores are located.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Reports: Caller reports seeing bear in Villanova

Main Line Times - 3 hours 5 min ago
A caller reported to Lower Merion police at 8:23 a.m. Oct. 14 that they spotted a bear near the railroad tracks at Matsonford Road and Montgomery Avenue in Villanova. Police checked the area but no bear was found so the report could not be confirmed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion's Aronchick discusses role in landmark same-sex marriage case

Main Line Times - 4 hours 20 min ago
In early 2013, the tides were unpredictable in the movement to make same-sex marriage legal in more states.
Categories: Lower Merion

As closing nears, planning for Ardmore Cricket Lot redevelopment steps up

Main Line Times - 4 hours 28 min ago
With construction set to start on Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue parking lot in as little as three months, plans for changes in the downtown during the process are still “a work in progress,” but that is a good thing, Lower Merion Township officials say.
Categories: Lower Merion

Villanova University to host Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival Nov. 1

Main Line Times - 4 hours 36 min ago
Flags of green, white and orange will wave in the wind at Villanova University on Saturday, Nov. 1 during the Intercollegiate Irish Dance Festival.
Categories: Lower Merion

Helicopter shines search lights on Ardmore Tuesday night, causing local buzz

Main Line Times - 4 hours 36 min ago
The helicopter sightings over Ardmore that lit up social media late Tuesday night were the result of a stolen car out of Delaware County, Lower Merion officials said Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Monday, Oct. 20

Heron's Nest - 6 hours 12 min ago
The Daily Numbers: 16,000 dollars believed ripped off from the Chickie’s & Pete’s in Drexel Hill yesterday morning.

2 armed, masked men being sought in the heist.

11-1 margin by which the Boeing union approved a new contract deal.

10,000 dollar ratification bonus included in the deal.

10 percent pay hike for union workers at the top of the pay scale.

9 percent Boeing contribution to a new 401K plan being instituted in 2017. That’s followed by 8, 7 and 4 percent in subsequent years.

12 percent kick-in for their health care for union members starting in 2016, up to 14 percent in 2019.

6 p.m. meeting tonight in Concord on proposed development of Beaver Valley tract.

23, age of suspect arrested in fatal stabbing in Upper Darby bar.

5 mile chase from the Wawa at 84th and Bartram near the airport to Lansdowne, where theft suspect crashed his car.

6 people killed in fire in home outside Pittsburgh.

48 health care workers cleared in Dallas after they were monitored for possible Ebola contamination.

6-1 mark for the Cowboys, 1 game better than idle Eagles.

7 straight games to start the season that DeMarco Murray has rushed for 100 yards. That’s new NFL record.

128 yards and 1 TD on 28 carries for Murray as the Cowboys beat the Giants, 31-21.

5-1 mark for the Cardinals, who are next for the Eagles.

24-13 win for Bruce Arians over the Raiders.

253 yards and 2 TDs passing for Carson Palmer.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

A crisp, sunny Sunday afternoon and no Eagles game to worry about. Who else spent the day outside instead of camped in front of the TV?

I Don’t Get It: One of the suspects who held up the Chickie’s & Pete’s in Drexel Hill was wearing a sweatshirt with the eatery’s logo on it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Goodwill program in Upper Darby School District, which is providing a great opportunity to disadvantaged young people.

Quote Box: “Bar none, I think it’s the best.”

- Local 1069 United Aerospace Workers Union President Chris Owens.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Change comes to the 163rd state legislative district

Heron's Nest - 6 hours 45 min ago
Something almost beyond belief will happen next January.

Someone not named Micozzie will represent the people of the 163rd legislative district.

Nick Micozzie has served in Harrisburg for more than three decades. Before that he was an Upper Darby councilman.

I use my print column this week to salute this public servant, and remind people of what we will miss as Micozzie steps away to start a richly deserved retirement.

The absence of people like Micozzie, Sen. Ted Erickson and Mario Civera means a loss of clout for Delaware County. And that translates into money.

Don't believe it? Just ask the folks in Upper Darby. They were ready to storm the school board meeting and run them out of town on a rail because of staff cuts and curriculum changes that endangered their beloved art and music programs.

It was Micozzie, along with Rep. Margo Davidson, D-164, who found the money to avert the cuts.

No one knew the system - how it worked and where the money was - better than Micozzie.

He will be impossible to replace.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A little frost on the pumpkin - and the windshield

Heron's Nest - 6 hours 57 min ago
Brace yourself.

Here's a word I haven't thought of in awhile. Actually, not quite long enough.


Yes, as in ice scraper.

That was a fairly substantial frost on my windshield that greeted me this morning. Instead of trying to figure out where I put the scraper. I just juiced the windshield. Of course, most of that froze on contact. But after a couple more squirts, I was good to go. But not before firing up the heater and the defrost.

My temperature gauge on my odometer was registering 31 degrees this morning when I left the house. Of course, that's early.

Right now just before 7 a.m. it's 41 degrees. We're only going to hit 61 today.

Frost on the pumpkin? Yeah, fall has arrived.

Which of course mans winter is right behind.


Call me in April.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Cowboys go a game up on Eagles

Heron's Nest - 7 hours 13 min ago
Don't look now but the Eagles are suddenly looking up at the Cowboys.

Courtesy of their bye week, the Birds did nothing but watch yesterday as they fell a game behind the surging Cowboys, who pounded the Giants behind the record-setting effort of running back DeMarco Murray.

All he did is become the first running back in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of his team's first seven games.

Murray rumbled for 128 yards and a TD in the Cowboys' 31-21 win over the Giants. The win propels the 'Boys to 6-1, while the Eagles remained at 5-1.

The schedule now turns decidedly tougher for the Eagles. They get back in business with the late 4 o'clock game next Sunday in the desert against former Temple coach Bruce Arians' Arizona Cardinals. They now sport the same 5-1 mark as the Eagles after they beat the hapless Raiders 24-13 on Sunday.

This Cowboys team looks like they might be for real, in large part because they are banking on Murray, as opposed to putting the game in the hands of Tony Romo, who managed to create crucial turnovers in so many of those opportunities, including a game last year against the Eagles when an interception foiled what looked like a winning drive for the Cowboys.

Better make plans to have the Thanksgiving turkey a little early this year. Mark this one on the calendar. The Eagles will be in Dallas for the annual holiday treat on Nov. 27.
Categories: Pennsylvania

WATCH: Local newspaper editors grill PA Gov. Tom Corbett

Main Line Times - Sun, 2014-10-19 22:56
Editorial board members from several Digital First Media Pennsylvania news organizations interviewed Republican Gov. Tom Corbett at the York Daily Record offices Thursday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion

on sunday

Chester County Ramblings - Sun, 2014-10-19 14:26

Ah yes, Sunday. The day of the week when everything is supposed to be calm and relaxing and peaceful.

Except during election season. Then Sundays are for political robo-calls. As in the long annoying ones you can’t disconnect your telephone line from. They just keep playing until the brain washing via telephone is over.

We got one of those calls earlier today. I tried to hang up and disconnect it three times. It is one of those calls that even talks to answering machines and won’t disconnect no matter what until every last pre-recorded bit of stupidity has been spouted.

The call was something about Corbett. I don’t really care which party was doing the calling, we are on political call overload! They occur all during the week, people should at least get Sundays off! Actually, why can’t we opt-out of political robo-calls permanently if we choose?!

And don’t even get me started on the attack mailers from both political parties! My mailbox is filled daily with the oversized glossy offerings from the political Hatfields and McCoys.

Enough already. It is a political turn off. This inundation of political negativity is not an enticement to get out and vote, in fact it causes the opposite reaction.

I called the number back that called us. It was a Google voice number for someone named Kathleen Bowman and the Malvern Victory Center. There is a person with the same name who works for the PA GOP

The number making these robo-calls is 484-320-7498

And again, I don’t care which party is making the calls, they are ALL an intrusion.

Feel free to post robo-call numbers contacting you in the comments. Maybe it’s time for. Some #political #robo-call #shaming.

Thanks for stopping by! It’s a beautiful day and feels like fall for real today!

Categories: Pennsylvania

Watch for Fireballs in the Sky: Orionids Meteor Shower Peak 2014

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-10-19 10:54
If the weather cooperates, Lower Merion's in for quite a show.
Categories: Lower Merion