Check out some events happening this June around the Philadelphia area:
What: Racers will vie for $60,000 in prize money as they pedal a 12-mile loop through Manayunk and residents and visitors cheer them on.
When: Sunday, June 2; women's race (60 miles) starts at 8:30 a.m., once it ends, the men's race (120 miles) starts
Where: Lyceum and Manayunk avenues, Philadelphia
What: The fourth annual Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival is expected to feature 200 beers from 100 breweries. It's sponsored by the Lansdale Area Fundraising Society.
When: Saturday, June 22. Doors open at noon for VIP ticket holders; others get in beginning at 1:30 p.m. Taps close at 4:30 p.m.
Where: 3rd Street and Richardson Avenue, Lansdale
Cost: $75 VIP, $40 general admission, $20 VIP designated driver, $10 designated driver
What: Delco residents 50 and older are invited to play a variety of sports in a 12-day series of competitions. Delaware County Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) are sponsors.
When: June 10-21
Where: Several venues in Delaware County
Cost: $15 to participate; register by May 31. Spectators may consult the schedule of events.
What: Enjoy casino games and refreshments, and help raise money for Conshohocken charities. Sponsored by the Conshohocken Plymouth Whitemarsh Rotary Club.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8
Where: Washington Fire Company, 36 W. Elm St., Conshohocken
Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door
What: Just before the pros come to town for the U.S. Open major golf tournament, area residents can play miniature golf, listen to live music and enjoy refreshments and sidewalk sales.
When: 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 8
Where: 12 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
Any other June events your neighbors should know about? Please post them in the comments section below.
Main Line maid who literally cleaned house is headed to federal prison in theft of Ben Franklin bust
Lower Merion Police arrested a 23-year-old Conshohocken man after the department said he attempted to elude a DUI checkpoint with an escape involving two separate vehicles.
On Saturday at 12:26 a.m., Lower Merion Police were sitting at a checkpoint they had established at Belmont Avenue and Belmont Terrace in Bala Cynwyd when they saw a car approach the area and stop prior to the checkpoint. Police say a man got out of the driver side door and began running westbound on Belmont Avenue, away from the checkpoint.
Police say they ran after the driver, but as they approached him he entered another vehicle, which police later learned belonged to a friend. Police say that car turned around and headed westbound—again, away from the checkpoint.
After a brief chase, police say the car was stopped. When asked why he was running, the defendant, who was ultimately charged with DUI, told police that he was drinking and "under suspension."
Lower Merion Police had established DUI checkpoints throughout the township over the weekend.
The No. 1 issue that Pennsylvania voters care about is improving the economy, at least according to one poll.
The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 found that, of 11 possible issues, the one voters said to be most important to them was improving the state’s economy.
The poll listed a number of issues and asked voters to rank its importance on a scale of 1 to 10. The top two issues, “improving the state’s economy” and “help create new jobs,” both had a mean score of 8.9 among voters polled.
The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents.
The poll’s results are listed below:Issue Mean Score Improve the state's economy 8.9 Help create new jobs 8.9 Improve the public schools 8.1 Protect the state's enviroment 8.0 Increase spending to repair roads, highways and birdges 7.6 Refore the state's pension systme 7.3 Expand Medicaid to provide insurance coverage for low-income residents 6.9 Repair and improve the state's storm water runoff systems 6.8 Create more laws that regulate natural gas drilling 6.6 Privatize the state liquor stores 4.9 Privatize the lottery 3.6
What do you see as the most important issue for the state to address? Let us know your opinion in the comments area below.
Check out more findings from the Franklin & Marshall College Poll from May 2013:
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William Williams Keen, of Ardmore, dies on May 15.
Samuel Chester, of Merion Station and Narberth, dies on May 10.
- Stephen Bolger, of Bryn Mawr, dies on May 18.
- Maxine Boodis, of Bryn Mawr, dies at 83.
- Sebastian Leo, of Bryn Mawr, dies on May 13.
- Charles Sigel, of Bryn Mawr, dies on May 16.
- Henry Clay Smith, of Gladwyne dies on May 12.
- Barbara Guss, of Radnor and West Chester, dies at 71.
- Aurther Henshey Moss, of Wayne, dies on May 9.
- Gabriel Popp, of Berwyn, dies at 92.
- Helen Brown, of Tredyffrin and West Chester, dies at 89.
- Thelma Hay, of Berwyn, dies at 95.
- Gerald Cain, of Phoenixville, dies at 88.
- Rose Chernous, of Phoenixville, dies at 94.
- Douglas Thorum Denithorne, of Phoenixville, dies at 56.
- William Edward Jones, of Phoenixville, dies at 76.
- Stella Koch, of Phoenixville, dies at 85.
- Clayton Setzler Jr., of Phoenixville, dies at 79.
- John Adamson Jr., of West Chester, dies at 74.
- Tim Bauernschmidt, of West Chester, dies at 53.
- Helen Brown, of West Chester, dies at 89.
- Dr. Robert Carlson, of Media and West Chester, dies at 91.
- Carl Crede, of West Chester, dies at 84.
- Mary Pearl Culberston, of West Chester, dies at 96.
- Barbara Guss, of West Chester, dies at 71.
- Patricia Morgan, of West Chester, dies at 59.
- Dr. Richard Levi Strayer, of West Chester, dies at 85.
- Dr. Robert Carlson, of West Chester and Media, dies at 91.
- Barbara Fetters, of Media, dies at 71.
- Anne Grewe, of Media, dies at 95.
- Barbara Guss, a former elementary school teacher in the Rose Tree-Media School District, dies at 71.
- Agnes Theresa Luglio, of Media, dies at 95.
- Peter Coleman, of Media, dies at 95.
- Harry Drew, of Media, dies at 85.
- Anna Marie Morelli, of Media, dies at 87.
- Elizabeth Cairns, of Springfield, dies at 83.
- Carl Crede, of Springfield, dies at 84.
- John Grandizio, of Springfield, dies at 69.
- Kurt Klein, of Springfield, dies at 51.
- Charles McCarthy, of Springfield, dies at 66.
- Mary Oleykowski, of Springfield, dies at 99.
- William Songster, of Springfield, dies on May 9.
- Peter Coleman, of Havertown, dies at 95.
- Gertrude Collins, of Havertown, dies on May 13.
- Lucy Ann DiAngelus, of Havertown, dies at 92.
- George Flickinger, of Havertown, dies at 88.
- Mildred Hensil, of Havertown, dies on May 15.
- Andrea Scattergood, of Havertown, dies on May 13.
- Ruth Wolf of Havertown, dies at 94.
- Harriet Harmer, of Roxborough, dies at 74.
- George Tobias, a former organist at St. Timothy’s in Roxborough, dies on March 20.
- William Williams Keen, of Chestnut Hill, dies on May 15.
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