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Ardmore Bar Offering Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 5 hours 22 min ago
The bar will also be open for the Eagles game.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Thanksgiving 2015 Burglary Prevention Tips

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 8 hours 36 min ago
Check out these tips before leaving your home this holiday season.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth Ambulance volunteers, staff pack up dinners turkey dinners

Main Line Times - 8 hours 59 min ago
From a press release Narberth >> For most families on Thanksgiving, stuffing themselves with turkey and all the trimmings is an annual tradition. But for other families, there is little or no food to share around the table during the holiday.
Categories: Lower Merion

What Are the Best Ardmore-Area Retailers For Black Friday 2015 Deals?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 9 hours 21 min ago
Books, movies and music will offer the most value relative to their current prices, while jewelry is expected to be the worst deal.
Categories: Lower Merion

Is The 'Deadly Kissing Bug' In Ardmore?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 9 hours 38 min ago
Pennsylvania is one of the states where the CDC says the bugs have been found.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, Nov. 25

Heron's Nest - 12 hours 15 min ago
The Daily Numbers: 1 year less a day, to 2 years less a day, the sentence for convicted child abuser and former teacher Paul Hochschwender. The D.A.’s office has lost a fight over early release for Hochschwender.

97 years after his death, a priest from Holy Saviour Parish in Lower Chi is placed in a final resting place.

0 losses for the undefeated Chester Panthers 8-Under football team, which is hoping to get to Florida for a national tourney.

38 students who visited the hospital after a bus crash in Chester. No serious injuries were recorded.

5 cars damaged when leaves ignited in a parking lot at Delaware County Community College.

1 state trooper shot and 2 teens in custody in a wild chase and shootout on the Vine Street Expressway yesterday in Philly.

0, how much Bucks County officials say they will remit to the state until a new budget plan is in place.

300 dollars less expected to be spent by holiday shoppers in the Philadelphia region this year.

18 percent drop in holiday spending is being forecast.

1,532 dollars, what average shopper spent last year.

1,249 likely being shelled out this year.

1,462, what average shopper will spend nationally.

1921, when Haverford and Upper Darby first started playing their traditional Thanksgiving Day football game.

93 years of tradition between the two teams.

1967, the last time the two teams collided on Turkey Day with the Central League crown on the line.

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

I don’t blame Lane Johnson for his foolish comments about Philly fans yesterday. I blame Chip Kelly. The team is developing its’ coach’s churlish personality.

I Don’t Get It: Black Friday. Never got it. Never will.

Today’s Upper
: Kudos to the Upper Darby and Haverford communities, which are not only embracing their holiday football tradition, but using the game as a way to raise money for a great cause as well.

Quote Box: “It’s a dream come true and the only way it can get much bigger is if we have ‘High School GameDay with Lee Corse.”

- Haverford QB Jack Donaghy, on Thursday’s huge holiday match with Upper Darby.
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It's Upper Darby vs. Haverford, the tradition continues

Heron's Nest - 12 hours 53 min ago
Forget the Eagles.

At least for one day.

Thanksgiving belongs to high school football. And here in Delaware County, we will be serving up a special holiday treat. Upper Darby and Haverford will collide tomorrow in their traditional Turkey Day contest, only this time there is a little extra incentive. The Central League football crown will be on the line.

As you might expect, we will have full team coverage of what is being called perhaps the biggest Thanksgiving Day game in Delco history. And yes, that is saying something.

Today in sports, Matt Smith previews the big game. Make sure you check it out at our home for high school sports, PaPrepLive.com.

Columnist Matt DeGeorge takes a look at the last time the two teams met with this much on the line. Then in tomorrow's holiday edition (which will actually hit the streets later today), we delve into the way both the Upper Darby and Haverford communities are rallying around this huge game.

Don't miss this special holiday edition of the Daily Times, which also will be packed with all the circulars you will need to kick off your Black Friday shopping.

Oh, and one other thing:

Happy Thanksgiving.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Fans deliver a message to Eagles, Lane Johnson

Heron's Nest - 13 hours 6 min ago
Welcome to Philadelphia, Lane Johnson.

The Eagles offensive lineman is the latest athlete to learn that you are on very dangerous ground when you start ripping the fans. That is especially true when you are 4-6 and just got your backside kicked up between your shoulder blades by the Tampa Bay Bucs. Yes, the team got booed.

Here's a couple of questions for Johnson. When is the last time you forked over 40 bucks to park to get into a football game? And this after likely shelling out 100 dollars or more to get into Jeffrey Lurie's playpen. Add in the perfunctory trinkets, food and drink and you have a fairly expensive day.

Then you are treated to the display the Eagles put on Sunday?

Yes, you are going to get booed.

Fans in this town wear their passion on their sleeves, and they're not shy about delivering a message to players when they don't like what they see.

And nothing will get under these fans' skin more than the impression that players are not giving their all, which is certainly what that act looked like on Sunday.

Johnson came to his senses, or least someone in Lurie's PR offices did, and quickly made the talk-show rounds to offer an apology and indicate he wasn't talking about the end of the game, but rather the fans who were letting the team have it when the game was still 7-7.

Actually, it appears as if maybe this team is developing the personality of its coach.


Kelly's act - especially that staccato deliver of his that gives the impression he could care less - is wearing thin. It's tolerable when you're going 10-6. But when you're 4-6 and looking like the team is checking out on the coach, it doesn't fly.

Luckily, the Eagles are working on a short week. They can resolve all of this by going out there and thumping the Lions in a Thanksgiving Day special in Detroit. A win would put them right back into the playoff hunt.

A loss, and the prospect of then facing the undefeated Patriots?

Well, Lane Johnson may want to cover his ears.
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oh those golden rams!

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2015-11-24 20:39

Photo borrowed from WCU Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/GoldenRamBand/

Ok how cool is this? West Chester University’s Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band has been chosen to be one the marching bands in the….wait for it…Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. THAT is just cool!

The magic time is 11:44 AM, when they hit the reviewing stand and will be ON TV. As in NBC10 locally. NBC airs the parade nationwide.

Total performance time that we’ll see is about 1 minute 15 seconds.

See it or not.  Don’t blink.

I love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and this is a Chester County marching band! I know no one in this band but am just plain excited for them!  What an honor! According to Macy’s they were last in the parade in 1986.

Marching off to Macy’s parade from West Chester Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer

Last updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 1:08 AM

Sparkling blue flags waved and 600 feet stepped in time as the West Chester University marching band sent a holiday tune into the darkening November sky.

With drums and flutes, trumpets and clarinets, the students last week turned a campus blacktop into the winter wonderland they hope to create near New York City’s Herald Square on Thursday.

That’s when the college musicians will have 75 seconds to dazzle tens of millions of viewers with “Winter Wonderland.”

The band is one of 10 high school and college bands nationwide selected to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which typically generates huge television ratings and draws thousands to New York’s streets….”I’ve been watching the Macy’s parade since I was little,” said drum major Jacqueline Cotto, a fifth-year music education and performance major from New York City who joined her first marching band in eighth grade. “I always wanted to march in it. That was always a dream.”


The Incomparable Golden Rams played in the Thanksgiving spectacle once before, in 1986. This year, WCU is sending the only group from Pennsylvania.

The band plans to play popular tunes as it marches during the three-hour parade. When band members reach 34th Street, the Macy’s building, and NBC’s cameras, they will break into “Winter Wonderland.” ….The band is scheduled to rehearse once on the site before the parade – at 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Hours later will come the moment Ross and Platt said they were most looking forward to. They are due to arrive at 34th Street at 11:44 a.m. to perform before millions….



Ok, seriously? How can you NOT be SO excited for them????

CBS Philly: Local University Marching Band To Perform In Macy’s Parade

By Justin Udo 

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local university’s marching band is set to perform this Thursday in New York at one of the season’s most beloved parades.


Out of 138 colleges that applied, the West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band was one just of four selected to perform at this year’s Macy’s thanksgiving day parade.

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Verdict Reached In Case Of Montco Cop's Home Burned To The Ground: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-11-24 18:51
"I'm also sad that there's going to be another family now ruined because of this."
Categories: Lower Merion

Can a new and modern take save Gladwyne’s historic Barker Mill?

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-11-24 17:32
GLADWYNE >> Vacant for a decade, Barker Mill on Mill Creek in Gladwyne remains one of the most important historic structures in Lower Merion, the sole survivor of the township’s early, flourishing mill industry.
Categories: Lower Merion

As enrollment numbers climb, LMSD mulls options

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-11-24 17:21
Ardmore >> It’s happening again this year, Lower Merion School District is growing at numbers higher than expected.
Categories: Lower Merion

LMSD Board approves new LMEA contract

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-11-24 16:44
Monday night the Lower Merion Board of School Directors approved a new two-year contact with the Lower Merion Education Association. The agreement caps off the negotiations that began early this year.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Wynnewood Whole Foods Robbed Of Nearly $1k In Equipment

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-11-24 16:01
The new store didn't get off to a great store. Bolt cutters were used to sever a lock, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Local Marching Band Selected To Play In NYC Macy's Parade

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2015-11-24 15:16
The local school was selected from a pool of 138 other universities to head to the Big Apple.
Categories: Lower Merion

Hindus seek stay of existing Hindu shrine in Bryn Mawr College

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-11-24 14:10
Hindus would like the existing Hindu shrine in the Prayer Room at Bryn Mawr College (BMC) campus in Pennsylvania to stay.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth Ambulance volunteers, staff pack up dinners turkey dinners

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-11-24 13:51
From a press release Narberth >> For most families on Thanksgiving, stuffing themselves with turkey and all the trimmings is an annual tradition. But for other families, there is little or no food to share around the table during the holiday.
Categories: Lower Merion

here we go again in tredyffrin

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2015-11-24 13:05

I haven’t written about Tredyffrin in eons. But the news out of Tredyffrin is disturbing if true.

In July of 2012, then Township Manager Mimi Gleason resigned.  In 2014, Tredyffrin relieved then Public Works Director Scott Cannon of duties. In more blunt terms, Tredyffrin fired him.

Tredyffrin Township released a statement at that time (TT Press Release 2014 02 10 ) which said in part:

In his capacity as Director of Public Works, Mr. Cannon engaged in conduct, himself, and directed vendors and subordinates to engage in such conduct, involving two instances of the improper disposal of materials on Township property in a manner prohibited by Pennsylvania’s environmental laws. Since the areas affected are not easily accessible to the public and, as addressed in more detail below, since no immediate danger was identified by DEP, we cannot disclose the locations until that agency’s investigation is complete.


Well apparently Mr. Cannon was arrested and is facing criminal charges on chemical dumping (MDJReport Tredyffrin Cannon ).

Tredyffrin issued a statement over the past few days (Tredyffrin Press Release Nov 2015 ) which states in part:

Former Public Works Director, Scott Cannon turned himself over to the Tredyffrin Township Police Department for processing on Friday, November 20, 2015.

The charges brought by the State Attorney General’s office arise from facts that were disclosed publicly in February 2014 during a meeting of the Board of Supervisors following the Township’s own internal investigation. The Township is unaware of any allegations of violations other than those disclosed in February 2014.


Walt Hunter at CBS3 was the first media to cover this story. Walt quotes Cannon’s lawyer on the charges:

In response to a CBS 3 inquiry, Cannon’s attorney, A.J.Chotkowski, emailed a statement that reads in part:

“Mr. Cannon was surprised and disappointed to learn that charges were filed against him today… the charges occurred less than a year after Mr. Cannon initiated a civil action against Tredyffrin Township stemming from his termination as the Director of Public Works… Mr. Cannon denies that he, or any other employee under his supervision, violated any law or caused any environmental harm. The substance alleged to have been released is magnesium chloride, which is merely a common salt product used to treat roads.”


Ok but according to the state, aren’t chemicals like this supposed to be disposed of properly?  As in not just dumped on Tredyffrin Township owned property and allowed to spill into the Valley Creek?

Yes, the Valley Creek. You know where Tredyffrin had raw sewage issues? Remember groups filed suit against Tredyffrin this time last year over violations of the federal Clean Water Act? 

To quote Penn Environmental at the time :

Last December 2014, Tredyffrin agreed to a costly clean up settlement in the raw sewage case .

And now this. The Philadelphia Business Journal says in their article:

Scott Canon, 56, of Glen Mills, is facing four counts of unlawful conduct and a count of prohibition against other pollutions for opening a large tank containing magnesium chloride, and releasing 1,000 gallons of the chemical into the township’s public works facility, according to the Office of the Attorney General.

Main Line Media News has a story today on this as well and the comments are as interesting as the actual article.

Political chess anyone? Mimi Gleason (so much for that pretty quote of “a job is not a life”, eh?) went to West Whiteland and Bill Martin came out of the polluted Bashore era in Radnor Township via problematic Bridgeport, correct? Is there culpability when it comes to Tredyffrin’s former Public Works guy and the current and former Township Managers of Tredyffrin when it comes to this case? Has anyone contacted Mimi Gleason in West Whiteland for her thoughts? Did she hire this Scott Cannon?

I can’t help but wonder what else will surface in the always politically charged muck and mire of Tredyffrin Township. Because can it said nothing there is ever simple?

But at the end of the day what disturbs me the most are Tredyffrin’s pollution problems. It’s bad enough when it’s a specific company in a certain municipality and all of this has been well, municipally caused has it not? First raw sewage, now this?

And how have these issues affected Tredyffrin residents as well as their municipal neighbors?

To all the sewage add a 1000 gallons of Magnesium Chloride.

What the heck, Tredyffrin Township? Well only time will tell where this case will go , especially given all the problems in the attorney general’s office in Pennsylvania.

Sign me glad not to live in Tredyffrin but I sure wish they would clean up their act (and pollution problems).




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Lower Merion police reports

Main Line Times - Tue, 2015-11-24 12:15
Theft from construction site>> Police took a report that a piece of construction equipment was taken from the site of the new Whole Foods store at 29 East Wynnewood Road in Wynnewood that took place sometime between Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 6 a.m.
Categories: Lower Merion