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Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-09-30 21:48
Check the Patch calendar to see what events are happening around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood and when they get underway
Categories: Lower Merion

Foreclosures New to the Market in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-09-30 21:34
Foreclosures for sale are still being listed regularly all across , including in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Rosemont's Agnes Nixon dies; honored as a pioneering role model for working women

Main Line Times - Fri, 2016-09-30 17:21
Agnes Nixon of Rosemont, creator of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” died Wednesday, Sept. 29. She was 93.
Categories: Lower Merion

Legal troubles mount for Narberth resident accused of rape

Main Line Times - Fri, 2016-09-30 17:19
NORRISTOWN >> Already facing a trial next week for allegedly raping a female client, a Norristown lawyer’s legal troubles have mounted and he finds himself back behind bars.
Categories: Lower Merion

Landscaping plan for Gladwyne property OK'd despite illegal removal of trees

Main Line Times - Fri, 2016-09-30 17:16
Lower Merion Board of Commissioners gave final approval last week to a revised landscaping plan for a Gladwyne property despite about two dozen trees being improperly removed. The move followed a lengthy discussion at the Sept. 14 Building and Planning Committee meeting during which some of the commissioners expressed their concerns as to why trees on the original plan were taken out.
Categories: Lower Merion

WATCH: Lower Merion Animal Control Warden Frees Trapped Deer

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-09-30 11:49
Animal Control Warden Ed Boegly had to saw a fence to free a deer this morning
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion HS Grad Vying For Philly Mag's 2016 Health Hero Title

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-09-30 10:57
Vote for Andrew Meinster, Class of '07 and founder of Trap Star Fitness, until Oct. 3.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Open House Listings for Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-29 21:55
So you want to look at some open houses for sale in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood this weekend? Good idea...
Categories: Lower Merion

City Avenue Lane Restrictions Coming To Lower Merion Next Week: PennDOT

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-29 12:37
Restrictions to effect lanes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. from Oct. 3 to Oct. 8, PennDOT says.
Categories: Lower Merion

something new: gallery 222 in malvern

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2016-09-29 11:38

Today I had a meeting with someone at The Buttery in Malvern (one of my favorite places).  On my way out of the door, I realized I had not been able to make the opening over the weekend of the brand spanking new gallery that opened on King in Malvern.

And there it was, across the street.

So I crossed King (carefully, today pedestrians in the crosswalks were largely invisible and ignored by drivers – Malvern PD can you do some enforcement?) and cheated on my Malvern favorite, JAM Gallery.

In my own defense, I love local art and I love welcoming galleries even more. And Gallery 222 just beckoned me like an old friend.

I did a Facebook live video that is loaded on this blog’s Facebook page but the audio today on every Facebook live thing I tried was messed up, but it is a very nice virtual tool.

The owner, Andrea, is a friend of a friend.  And much like walking into JAM which is across the street and down a piece, it’s a comfortable feeling when you enter. And the art is lovely.   I saw several pieces that also like at JAM, are reasonably priced.

Andrea said to me that this is her dream to have a gallery. I totally get that, and her dream is ever so lovely. She will also have artist space above the gallery floor, which to me is so cool. She is creating an artists’ colony right in her building!

Malvern having a presence in the local art scene with galleries and artists in residence is a great idea, and so positive for a small town.

Ironically, I have a friend who shares this vision.  My friend Sherry Tillman who owns Past*Present*Future in Ardmore, PA and who is an artist  in her own right. She had the vision to create First Friday Main Line to put art in unexpected places. For several years before I moved to Chester County, I did the event PR and photography for First Friday Main Line and loved every minute.

Sherry made me remember why I loved local and regional art.  It wasn’t about the price point or if they were a listed artist, it was about liking what you saw. Did it evoke an emotion? Strike a memory chord? That was the thing: you liked a piece for whatever reason. And when the art is affordable, you can take that piece of happiness home and look at it every day.

Looking at art is a wonderful experience.  And no, you do not have to like all of it.  For example, I might be committing art sacrilege but I do not like Picasso anything.  I never saw the genius.

I like landscapes. I love portraits that tell a story. I like my farm animals and my farmhouse scenes.  I also like a lot of the work of my parents’ friends who are (and were) artists.  Joyce De Guatemala, Harry Niblock, Margery Niblock, Noel Miles.

I don’t know the artists of some of the stuff I have picked up over the years. I just bought whatever because I liked it. It made me happy.  I have a  watercolor of three girls and a dog that was an early 20th century equivalent of sofa art.  I found the piece on a trash pile years ago when a developer was getting ready to tear down what was the Clothier House in Haverford on Buck Lane. I saw it and felt bad for a piece of art tossed like a sack of rotting potatoes on the trash pile.  I was walking my dogs when I saw it and walked it across Lancaster Avenue and had it re-framed.  It has no real value but I like it.

Local artists have a way of connecting us to where we live in very special ways, so I am happy Malvern is becoming a gallery town at one end. I told Andrea today that 222 and JAM should do a Gallery Night – maybe quarterly as the seasons change.  I learned from First Friday Main Line that bringing art to the community is so positive, so why not spread the love further in Malvern?

I wish Gallery 222 in Malvern a long and happy existence! I look forward to their next show and JAM Gallery’s as well. I like the idea of Malvern being an art destination.

Gallery 222. 222 East King Street Malvern Pennsylvania 19355
610.608.6636 | andreastrang@gallery222malvern.com

Categories: Pennsylvania

Narberth Ambulance Gets New High-Tech Stretchers

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-29 11:27
New battery-powered stretchers can lift up to 700 lbs. with the push of a button.
Categories: Lower Merion

Rosemont's Agnes Nixon dies; honored as a pioneering role model for working women

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-09-29 09:54
Agnes Nixon of Rosemont, creator of “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” died Wednesday, Sept. 29. She was 93.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion SD buildOn Club Members Honored For 100 Hours Of Service

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-29 09:44
Over 20 students have helped raise over $60,000 to build schools in impoverished villages.
Categories: Lower Merion

Mariner East 2 not going away anytime soon

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-29 06:35
There is no bye week for the most important story in Delaware County.

Middletown Council's meeting Monday night was packed by residents who wanted to air their increasing concerns about Sunoco Logistics' plans for Mariner East 2, a 350-mile-long series of pipeline the company wants to use to ferry ethane, butane and propane to the former refinery in Marcus Hook.

To get there they have to traverse a little more than 11 miles in Delaware County, including a chunk of Middletown, in addition to Thornbury, Edgmont, Middletown, Aston and Upper Chichester.

Council eventually signed off on the easements needed by the company including a parcel that will take the new pipelines within 800 feet of Glenwood Elementary School on Pennell Road, something that drew a lot of attention from concerned residents and parents.

A couple of things are certain after Middletown's vote.

One, the residents who are opposed are not going away. Members of the grassroots organization Middletown Coalition for Community Safety that has sprung up in efforts to halt the pipeline said they will continue the fight.

“We will pursue each and every legal and constitutional option available to us to stop the pipeline,” said coalition member Eve Miari.

It was good to see that several of those who have been vocal in their opposition have been invited to work with council in keeping tabs on the project. Council joined neighboring Thornbury in firing off a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf outlining their concerns over the project.

The other important element is something that was made pretty clear during the presentation by a Sunoco Logistics spokesman at the meeting Monday night.

I can't say I'm terribly surprised.

This pipeline project is going to happen.

If the company had not gotten the OK for the easements they were seeking to cross township-owned property, they simply would have rerouted around it.

“If you vote no, we will still put the pipeline in,” Sunoco Logistics Land Project Manager Bart Mitchell said. “This project will be completed."

There is a lot at stake in Mariner East 2.

The economic upside is huge, both for Marcus Hook and the rest of the county.

The concerns about safety along the pipeline are equally important.

Don't expect this issue to go away anytime soon.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-28 21:40
Check the Patch calendar to see what events are happening around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood and when they get underway
Categories: Lower Merion

Homes Listed for Sale in and Near Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-28 21:04
Looking for a home? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

18 Pennsylvania Schools Selected As National Blue Ribbon Winners

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-28 14:34
The 18 Pennsylvania schools are among 329 selected nationwide.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police reports: Armed carjacking in Bala Cynwyd, 7 Eleven clerk pistol-whipped and store robbed

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-09-28 14:21
Robbery, car jacking>> Lower Merion police are investigating an armed carjacking that took place one day after police had arrested another man for a similar crime that occurred one week earlier.
Categories: Lower Merion

Suiting Up: Lower Merion Police K9 Gets Donated Body Armor

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-28 11:53
Police pup gets extra protection thanks to Vested Interest in K9, Inc. and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police Seek Suspects In Wynnewood 7-Eleven Armed Robbery

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-28 11:44
Lower Merion Police are looking for the two men who robbed store at gunpoint.
Categories: Lower Merion