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Last household hazardous waste collection day Sunday in LM

Main Line Times - 38 min 51 sec ago
The final recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, Oct.18, at Lower Merion Transfer Station,1300 North Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Free residential collection events are held outdoors rain or shine.
Categories: Lower Merion

Controversy Stirred After Montco School Disapproves Of Dad's Tractor Ride For Kids: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 43 min 1 sec ago
"If it was just me, I wouldn’t make a deal about it. This is stopping my kids from having fun, so now I’m Mama Bear’d up.”
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Nonprofit Fights Breast Cancer With Boxing Night

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 1 hour 49 min ago
An Ardmore-based nonprofit is taking the fight with breastcancer into the ring.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County To Equip First Responders With Anti-Overdose Drug

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 3 hours 32 min ago
The county hopes the drug will be able to stop overdoses due to opioids .
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore's Oktoberfest draws thousands for fall fun

Main Line Times - 4 hours 55 min ago
The Fifth Annual Ardmore Oktoberfest and Fall Family Festival took place Saturday, Oct. 10, under brilliant blue skies and drew thousands for German food, German beer and live German music, as well as kid-friendly activities.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Oct. 13

Heron's Nest - 5 hours 10 min ago
The Daily Numbers: 6,250 employees of Crozer-Keystone Health System, which is partnering with a for-profit health care developer, Prospect Medica Holinds Inc.

5 hospitals run by Crozer, with 600 beds.

13 hospitals run by Prospect in California, Texas and Rhode Island.

8.4 million dollar loss suffered by Crozer in fiscal 2015. That’s actually down from $32.9 million the year before.

250 workers laid off by Crozer back in 2014.

27,028.72, who much charter schools in Chester Upland will be reimbursed for special education students under deal approved by Delco Judge Chad Kenney.

40,000 per student, what they are paying now.

20 million dollars, how much Chester Upland expects to save under the deal this year.

20 million dollars in additional funding coming to Chester Upland from the state budget.

2nd man charged in string of Upper Darby burglaries.

2 Chester men men charged in fatal shooting of 27-year-old West Chester man.

2 Delco churches that will display the Magdala Stone, believed by some to be a replica of a 2,000-year-old artifact.

99, age of Peggy Witmer, the matriarch of the Prospect Park Termites youth football team. She was lauded by the team and community last week. She passed away early Monday.

20, age of Chester man charged in an assault outside the Eddystone VFW.

66, age of Pa. Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin, now subject of 2nd probe by the court connected to pornographic emails.

1,969 pound pumpkin grown in California.

1-0 win for the Flyers over the Panthers in the team’s home opener.

31 shots stopped by goaltender Michal Neuvirth, subbing for Steve Mason.

7-1 loss dropped on Flyers by same Panthers team Saturday night in Florida. 1st victory for new Flyers coach Dave Hakstol.

13-7 win for the Mets to take 2-1 NLDS lead over the Dodgers. Chase Utley did not play, escaping the wrath of Mets’ fans still irate over the takeout slide that broke the leg of shortstop Ruben Tejada.

94-88 loss for the Sixers in exhibition play to Knicks last night.

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

Hate to say it, but that Utley takeout slide was a dirty play.

I Don’t Get It: There has to be a better way to run traffic around the sports complex in South Philly. Spent an hour trying to get out of the Citizens Bank Park lot after Sunday’s Eagles game.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the legacy of Frank and Peggy Witmer of Prospect Park. Peggy passed away on Monday at the age of 99.

Quote Box:
“This is an exciting development for Crozer-Keystone.”

- Crozer President and CEO Joan Richards, on proposed partnership of the Delco icon to Prospect Medical Holdings Inc.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A final salute to Peggy Witmer

Heron's Nest - 6 hours 14 min ago
It was just last week that the Prospect Park community turned out in force to honor Peggy Witmer on the occasion of her 99th birthday.

Peggy and her husband, Frank, founded the Prospect Park Termites youth football program. They team used to hold practices in the Witmers' back yard.

Even after Frank died several years ago, Peggy was still a familiar visitor to Termites and Interboro High games.

Peggy celebrated her 99th birthday on Friday, just a a day after being serenaded by 50 members and alums of the program her husband started.

Now Peggy and Frank are reunited.

Peggy Witmer died peacefully on Monday at her home.

I can't tell you how glad I am that we had the opportunity to put the story about how the community turned out for Peggy on our front page. It tells you everything you need to know about Delaware County, the people who live here, and the special nature of so many Delco towns.

Rest well, Peggy. Say hi to Frank for us.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Utley gets earful from Mets' fans

Heron's Nest - 6 hours 27 min ago
There was only one thing New York Mets wanted more than a win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in their National League Division Series game last night.

They didn't get it.

Oh, they got the win, hammering the Dodgers 13-7 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

But what they really wanted was former Phillie Chase Utley.

It's hard to blame them.

I always liked Utley. I always appreciated the way he played the game.

But there's no way to look at the nasty take-out slide he used in Game Two of the series on Mets' shortstop Ruben Tejada without wincing. The cross-body block resulted in a broken leg for Tejada, putting him on the shelf for the rest of the series.

National League baseball suspended Utley for two games, but he appealed the suspension and his case has not been heard yet, meaning he was in uniform and available last night.

He did not play in the game, much to the chagrin of the New York crowd.

They booed Utley lustily during the introductions, then chanted "We Want Utley" during the game. I believe Utley when he says he did not intend to injure Tejada. Yes, this is part of what we loved about Utley and the way he played the game all those years as a Phillie. But there's no escaping the reality of the takeout slide. It was a dirty play.
Categories: Pennsylvania

13-Year-Old Montgomery County Boy Goes Missing

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-10-12 18:31
Have you seen this boy?
Categories: Lower Merion

Workers Reportedly Absent From Arcola Road Bridge In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-10-12 15:31
Residents on both sides of the Arcola Road Bridge are wondering why it's taking so long. How have you been affected?
Categories: Lower Merion

Besito Mexican, upscale and authentic, opens Oct. 26 at Suburban Square

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-10-12 14:42
Ardmore’s restaurant scene, already earning a reputation for its eclectic choices, is about to get a “little kiss” of spice.
Categories: Lower Merion

10-townhouse project for Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, gets LM planners' nod

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-10-12 12:48
There were some important differences between the Ardmore townhouse development plan that was before the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission Oct. 5 and one it agonized over just a few weeks ago.
Categories: Lower Merion


PA Watercooler - Mon, 2015-10-12 11:29
That 41 Republicans signed the recent discharge petition to resurrect the zombie Export-Import bank is beyond maddening. The Pennsylvania Republicans joining with the Democrats in this effort are Mike Kelly, Glenn Thompson, Ryan Costello, Tom Marino, Lou Barletta, and Charlie Dent. Hearts and minds are gradually persuaded from one ideology to another in part via… […]
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Ardmore Not Among Pennsylvania's '100 Worst Places To Live'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-10-12 11:29
Some surprising towns made the list.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fall Trout Stockings Announced In Montgomery County Area

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-10-12 10:51
Autumn is in full swing, and local waters brim with October trout.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore's Oktoberfest draws thousands for fall fun

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-10-12 10:15
The Fifth Annual Ardmore Oktoberfest and Fall Family Festival took place Saturday, Oct. 10, under brilliant blue skies and drew thousands for German food, German beer and live German music, as well as kid-friendly activities.
Categories: Lower Merion

Renewed effort to fix up Lower Merion's abandoned Jewish cemetery

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-10-12 10:10
Broken headstones, overgrown weeds, hard-to-read markers are what await anyone who might stumble upon Lower Merion’s abandoned cemetery. But a new effort by volunteers is renewing plans to fix up the grounds so that it can once again serve as a testament to roughly 1,000 people who made it their final resting place. 
Categories: Lower Merion

A visit to Lincoln Financial Field

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2015-10-12 05:28
I'd like to say I was the missing "Linc" for Chip Kelly and the Eagles.

Yes, I was in attendance at yesterday's huge win for the Birds over the Saints on a simply glorious Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.

Here's the embarrassing part, at least for a longtime season ticket holder and proud denizen of the 700 level at Veterans Stadium. It was the very first time I had stepped inside Lincoln Financial Field.

Pretty impressive, I have to say.

Of course, the real reason the Eagles won was because the defense was very good, and Sam Bradford recovered from two early INTs in the Red Zone to have maybe his best day as an Eagle. It also probably helped that the Saints are just an awful team.

But I want to talk about Bradford. In the section I was sitting in, including the gorgeous woman sitting next to me (relax, it was my wife), there were calls for Mark Sanchez after the second turnover early in the game. Not from me.

I'm a Bradford guy. I think he's the most talented QB the Eagles have had in a long time. But even I can admit those were two very bad picks he threw, and I am guessing Bradford would agree.

Bradford recovered to have a huge day, going 32 for 45 for 333 yards and two touchdowns. But more importantly, he looked a lot more like the guy I saw in preseason, in control of the offense, making the right decisions, and sharp, accurate throws. And yes, he also had several balls he delivered right on the hands dropped again yesterday, so his day could have been even better.

And of course, I will not pass up the opportunity to mention all those who still believe Kelly made the wrong decision in dumping Nick Foles to get Bradford, a former No. 1 pick in the draft.

Foles yesterday looked pretty much like the Nick Foles I saw too often. He threw four interceptions and was just 11 of 30 for 141 yards and a touchdown.

I stand by my decision - and by Bradford.

By the way Chip, if you want to spot me season tickets as the Eagles official good luck charm, I'm available.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Farewell to another Delco icon

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2015-10-12 05:13
It's been a tough time for Delco icons.

The Towne House is closing. Now they're talking about the Plumstead, another legendary Media watering hole, changing hands.

Turns out journalism is not getting of unscathed either.

Ed Gebhart has penned his last column for the Sunday Times.

I used my print column today to talk about an ink-stained wretch. Unless you work in the newspaper racket, you probably don't know that's a high compliment.

You can read my column here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Besito Mexican, upscale and authentic, opens Oct. 26 at Suburban Square

Main Line Times - Sun, 2015-10-11 21:34
Ardmore’s restaurant scene, already earning a reputation for its eclectic choices, is about to get a “little kiss” of spice.
Categories: Lower Merion