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State To Open Opioid Abuse Help Center In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 3 hours 14 min ago
Community Health & Dental Care, Inc. will be a 'Center of Excellence' to provide treatment for opioid-related substance abuse.
Categories: Lower Merion

who stole the bench from historic sugartown?

Chester County Ramblings - 3 hours 19 min ago

Historic Sugartown photo from their Facebook page

I love Historic Sugartown! It is a lovely place full of history. I will admit I am not a fan of the current Executive Director BUT I am happy to cross-post their plea for the safe return of one of their handmade benches, which apparently was bolted to the wall!

I am somewhat flabbergasted that someone would steal from a historic site which is essentially next door neighbors with the police department in Willistown! But then I am flabbergasted someone would steal a bench off of anyone’s front porch!

Please if you know where this bench is just return it to them. They are saying they just want it back no questions asked. 

Here is hoping someone does the right thing.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Montco Court of Common Pleas orders LMSD to rescind its 4.4 percent tax hike for 2016-17

Main Line Times - 5 hours 23 min ago
Calling it “unlawful” a Montgomery County judge Monday ordered the Lower Merion School District to rescind its 4.4 tax increase for the 2016-17 school year budget. At the same time, County Court of Commons Pleas Judge Joseph A. Smyth issued an order preventing the Board of School Directors of enacting a tax of over 2.4 percent more than was in effect for the prior year.
Categories: Lower Merion

East Wynnewood Road traffic signal to go live by mid-September; left turns from North Wynnewood Road will return

Main Line Times - 6 hours 47 min ago
Nearly four years after a local teen was seriously hurt crossing East Wynnewood Road near the Narberth tunnel, sparking new calls for action to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers, an answer to those pleas is being put in place.
Categories: Lower Merion

'More dining, more shopping, more parking' - Expansion projects for Suburban Square set to begin

Main Line Times - 6 hours 49 min ago
When it opened in Ardmore in 1928, it was a model for a new kind of American shopping destination.
Categories: Lower Merion

Love conquers hate in Havertown

Heron's Nest - 7 hours 28 min ago
No one would have blamed Esther Cohen-Eskin is she had lashed out in anger after finding a disturbing message of hate scrawled on her trash container.

Instead, she lashed out - with a paint brush. In the process, the Havertown woman - along with her neighbors - showed us that there is only one thing that can conquer hate. That would be love.

Cohen-Eskin transformed that symbol of hate into a lovely flower.

Soon her neighbors joined in. The movement took off and was picked up as far away as Canada and Ireland.

And it all started right here in Delaware County.

We salute Cohen-Eskin on today's editorial page.
Categories: Pennsylvania

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 30

Heron's Nest - 7 hours 37 min ago
The Daily Numbers: 36, age of Darrel Burt, who goes on trial today for the shooting of Ridley Park Officer Marc Hanly.

9, age of Drexel Hill girl who got a spot on the Food Network’s ‘Star Kids’ show.

25, age of man killed in motorcycle crash on Springfield Road over the weekend.

2 men being sought in connection with armed holdup of Springfield Pharmacy in the Olde Sproul Shopping Center Monday. A 3rd person is believed to have been involved and may have driven the getaway car.

39 years, how long Bill Benson was at the helm of CADES. He retires this week.

800,000 dollars in special education services for 13 students in the Springfield School District.

2 suspects who led police on high-speed chase from Yeadon into Philadelphia last night.

3 rabid raccoons discovered in Haverford.

3 teen boys shot in Philly. All survived.

1 bullet that hit 2 kids in accidental shooting involving gunplay in South Philly.

28 Latin American mothers denied asylum and detained in Philadelphia.

4 alarm fire that destroyed a West Philadelphia church yesterday.

7 decent innings delivered by Phillies starter rookie Jake Thompson last night.

2 1st inning runs, all he surrendered while scattering 7 hits.

0 more snaps for rookie QB Carson Wentz in the preseason. He will not play Thursday night.

100 percent healed for 1 rib, but a 2nd is only 60 percent healed, meaning he will sit.

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

An Eagles linebacker has thought better of joining 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick in sitting for the National Anthem. Good call.

I Don’t Get It: Colin Kaepernick. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Bill Cades, who is retiring this week after 39 years at the helm of CADES.

Quote Box
: “This is a very emotional day for me.”

- Benson, at a party held in his honor.
Categories: Pennsylvania

New school year, old issues in Upper Darby

Heron's Nest - 8 hours 9 min ago
The new school year is one day old in Upper Darby.

They led the county putting a lid on summer and heading back to the classrooms, even beating the traditional early start at Ridley, where kids head back to school today.

I asked readers yesterday to send me some pictures of their kids as they returned to their classrooms. They did not disappoint. Many thanks for those who contributed.

Of course, there are still some outstanding issues in Upper Darby.

People are still trying to determine just why the district parted ways with Superintendent Rick Dunlap. After being on leave since July 21, the district recently announced Dunlap will retire on Sept. 7.

Not many people are buying that Dunlap is simply hanging it up and calling it a career.

Most believe there were some serious differences between Dunlap, and the school board and township officials over a plan to rebalance some district elementary schools, both in terms of class size and racial makeup.

Now some people believe the district could face an investigation by the Justice Department.

In the meantime, most lips in the district remain zipped.

We'll let you know what we are able to find out.

Here's where things stand right now.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Colin Kaepernick's stand

Heron's Nest - 8 hours 39 min ago
Colin Kaepernick has decided to make a stand.

By sitting down.

Kaepernick has indicated he will remain seated as "The National Anthem" plays before San Francisco 49ers games because of the oppression people of color face in the United States.

That is certainly his right.

He certainly is right to bring up an important issue facing the country.

And he is well within his First Amendment rights.

But I don't have to like it.

I don't.

I don't agree with his stance.

But I will defend his right to make it.

That right is the same First Amendment right that gives us the ability to print this newspaper, and for you to post comments on Facebook and Twitter.

To be honest, I don't go to Colin Kaepernick for his take on the important social issues facing the country.

He is paid millions of dollars to play quarterback in the NFL.

There are not a lot of people who have the talent to do that. It is a very small fraternity of elite athletes.

Having that status too often gives these unique individuals the delusion that anyone should care what they think about other issues.

It is part of the celebrity status that we are in love with in this nation.

It is why I sat here at my desk week after week and said to myself about the Republican candidate for president: "They're not really going to do this are they?"

Yes, they did.

Being a millionaire real estate developer and reality TV host now counts as part of the resume of commander-in-chief.

So why are we surprised that we pay attention to everything the Kardashian family does.

Or that we now look to an NFL quarterback for advice on important social issues.

In a way I admire Kaepernick. I'm sure he must have known what we was setting himself up for. And yet he took a stand.

Good for him.

But I'd be lying if I said I was not more interested in whether or not he's going to be the starting QB for the Niners this year. And yes, also that it kind of delights me that this controversy falls into the lap of new coach Chip Kelly.

The Chipper was not the biggest fan of the media.

He must love Kaepernick these days.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Just Listed: Homes for Sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-29 21:16
Patch brings you newly listed homes on the market. Check out the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

save the date: westtown to hold inaugural westtown day september 17th!

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2016-08-29 17:57

Just the type of event I like to promote, and considering the development news I do NOT like coming out of Westtown Township, it is really nice to be able to tell you about something positive and involving historic preservation.

Westtown Township is holding the very first ever Westtown Day at Oakbourne Park on Saturday September 17th from 10 am to 2 pm. The location is  1014 South Concord Rd. Westtown, PA.

Learn about Westtown’s rich past, notable residents, and historic events since its inception in 1685. There will also be family-friendly events and games for children. Come and meet your neighbors! All ages are welcome.

Westtown schools, businesses, and individuals will showcase their pride in the township. Events include:

  • Civil War re-enactors
  • a presentation about the Civil War POW camp right here in Westtown called Camp Elder
  • a brief play about an ordinary Westtown resident, a free black farmer named Isaac Winters, who fought bravely in the Civil War,
  • petting zoo
  • tours of the Oakbourne Mansion and community garden.
  • children’s games
  • live music
  • food and beverages.

For more information visit www.westtownday.com.  Rain date September 18.

I will tell you I would go just to see the mansion and coolio water tower!

Categories: Pennsylvania

8 Best Work-From-Home Jobs

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-29 17:26
Earning a living can be better if you can do it in your pajamas.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Teen Wins Award For Project Proposal to Eliminate Zika Virus

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-29 16:18
The local 14-year-old was mentored by a Princeton student in the creation of her national award-winning project.
Categories: Lower Merion

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Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-29 15:54
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Categories: Lower Merion

Grammy winner Bunny Sigler to perform at Ardmore Unity Day Sept. 3

Main Line Times - Mon, 2016-08-29 15:54
When Ardmore’s Unity Day celebration kicks off Sept. 3, a legionary writer, producer and singer who made his mark nationally in the 1960s and ’70s will be performing a new song that he hopes will send a message to listeners.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lane Restrictions Announced On Lancaster Avenue

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-29 15:06
​Villanova University is planning weekday lane restrictions on both directions of Lancaster Avenue starting Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police reports: Cosmetics taken from CVS, burglaries in Bryn Mawr, Ardmore

Main Line Times - Mon, 2016-08-29 14:58
2 charged with retail theft at CVS - Lower Merion police charged two men in connection with the theft of cosmetics from the CVS drug store at 101 City Avenue Aug. 19 at 9:17 a.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

'More dining, more shopping, more parking' - Expansion projects for Suburban Square set to begin

Main Line Times - Mon, 2016-08-29 12:24
When it opened in Ardmore in 1928, it was a model for a new kind of American shopping destination.
Categories: Lower Merion

Gladwyne Native To Play Lacrosse for Boston Univeristy

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-29 12:11
A Gladwyne native attending Boston University will pursue lacrosse at the NCAA Division 1 level.
Categories: Lower Merion

$325K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Norristown

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-29 11:42
Jackpot! The lucky ticket was sold at a local Quick Stop.
Categories: Lower Merion