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Gov. Corbett restores $10.5 million for One Ardmore Place, Cricket Lot project

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Ardmore Initiative Reauthorization

Ardmore Initiative - 48 min 39 sec ago
The Ardmore Initiative is a Business District Authority that must be periodically reauthorized by its stakeholders. 2013 is a Reauthorization year for the Ardmore Initiative. Click here for more information on our proposed plan, meeting dates and more.

Pope to Visit, Unemployment Rate at Six-Year Low, Stroller Recall: Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-11-22 10:28
A look at some of the top stories from the past week.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Dreaded Saturday Eagles Pick

Heron's Nest - Sat, 2014-11-22 09:02
Chip Kelly is still picking up the pieces of his Eagles team that were littered all over the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.

The question now is can Kelly put this wounded squad back together, shake off the effects of a thoroughly demoralizing beatdown by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, and be ready to roll Sunday vs. the Titans at the Linc.

The answer, of course, is yes. Don’t forget that the Eagles went to Denver last year, got shellacked by Peyton Manning and the Broncos by almost the exact same score, 52-20, then righted the ship and sprinted to the NFC East crown and into the playoffs.

They have something else working for them this week, the exact same thing that worked against them last week. This time it’s the Titans who are going on the road after a Monday night game. That’s always a toxic combination.

Plus, this just might be the week Kelly decides to feed the beast, and unleash LeSean McCoy on the Titans, who don’t defend the run very well. McCoy has been on the verge of a meltdown all week, at one point walking out on reporters when asked if he thinks he’s the same back as he was last year.

Kelly needs McCoy to get on track if the Birds are to fare well in the following three weeks - two games with the Cowboys sandwiched around a visit from the Seahawks.

A couple notes of caution, coach. The Titans do one thing really well. That is put heat on the quarterback. They made Ben Roethlisberger’s life miserable Monday night. This isn’t the time to have Mark Sanchez dropping back 40 times, unless you happen to enjoy seeing your QB continue to turn the ball over.

And rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger has a big-league arm and nerves of steel in the pocket.

The Eagles need to climb on LeSean McCoy’s back and ride him to a win.

Lose this game, or struggle mightily against another sub-.500 team, and the phone lines will be overheating on Monday.

I think Shady goes off - and not on reporters - with his first huge day of the season.

The Pick: Make it Eagles 34, Titans 23. Mettenberger will have a good day, but the Eagles should be in control behind McCoy, and his partners in grime Darren Sproles and Chris Polk.

Season Record: I didn’t think the Eagles were going on the road to Lambeau off a Monday night game on the short week and beating the hottest quarterback in the league. But I was taken aback at the way Aaron Rodgers toyed with the Birds. It was a statement game, just not the one the Eagles had in mind. Any more efforts like that one, and serious questions about this squad will start bubbling to the surface. That ugly mess they left on the frozen tundra left the Eagles at 7-3, while I reluctantly pocketed the win to match their mark.

Game by Game: Packers 53, Eagles 20, 21 (My Pick: Packers 33, Eagles 24)

Eagles 45, Panthers 21 (My Pick: Eagles 33, Panthers 17)

Eagles 31, Texans 21 (My Pick: Eagles 29, Texans 19)

Cardinals 24, Eagles 20 (My Pick: Eagles 24, Cardinals 23)

Eagles 27, Giants 0 (My Pick: Giants 31, Eagles 26)

Eagles 34, Rams 28 (My Pick: Eagles 35, Rams 19)

49ers 26, Eagles 21 (My Pick: 49ers 33, Eagles 29)

Eagles 34, Jaguars 17 (My Pick: Eagles 31, Jags 16)

Eagles 30, Colts 27 (My Pick: Colts 29, Eagles 23)

Eagles 37, Redskins 34 (My Pick: Eagles 24, Redskins 23)

Categories: Pennsylvania

Holiday events on the Main Line

Main Line Times - Sat, 2014-11-22 08:12
Ardmore Hanukkah celebration >> Menorah lighting at Suburban Square begins Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Hanukkah Wonderland is TBD.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police lobby closed for the next six weeks

Main Line Times - Sat, 2014-11-22 08:12
The lobby of the police administration building will be closed on Nov. 18 for approximately six weeks. Police business will be conducted at the building and planning counter located in the township administration building.
Categories: Lower Merion

Residents worry One Ardmore Place's 8 stories are out of character with surrounding buildings

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 21:02
There was no mistaking the message from the majority of the audience filling the Lower Merion Township board room Wednesday night. It was spelled out across the bright blue T-shirts many were wearing: “Keep Cricket Lot 4 Ardmore.”
Categories: Lower Merion

Good news for Tredyffrin Township residents — 2015 proposed preliminary budget indicates no tax increase!

This post is follow-up to Tredyffrin Township’s preliminary 2015 budget discussion, at both the Board of Supervisors meeting and the recent budget workshop. At the November 5 supervisors meeting, Township manager Bill Martin presented an overview of the 2014 to date and the 2015 preliminary budget presentation included updates from each of the department heads. […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

Text messages reveal Main Line Drug Take Over plan

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 16:47
NORRISTOWN – Two graduates of a prestigious, private school had a love for money and when they dropped out of college concocted a scheme to take over the marijuana business from existing drug dealers on the affluent Main Line, their text message conversations revealed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford School grad admits lead role in Main Line Drug Take Over Project

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 16:47
NORRISTOWN – A graduate of The Haverford School who once played for the water polo and lacrosse teams on an athletic scholarship before becoming a college dropout has admitted to being the leader of a pot peddling ring dubbed the “Main Line Take Over Project” in Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for November 20, 2014 - "Promises, Promises"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-11-21 15:20
The Daily Salvo for November 20, 2014 - "Promises, Promises"
The 1983 hit song "Promises, Promises" by Naked Eyes pretty much sums up the mindset of those of us who feel betrayed and misled by Obamacare. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

be thankful

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-11-21 15:18

It is that thankful time of year. Only I keep seeing people that are NOT particularly thankful and are just plain cranky.

I went to the Giant to pick up a couple things, and stopped by the customer service desk to see if I had enough points for my turkey. While I was there, a woman came up to the desk holding a newspaper. A Philadelphia Inquirer. She asked if she could just leave the money on the counter or if it had to be scanned. The older lady behind the customer service desk running the lottery machine said “We have to scan it.”

This woman with the paper basically went off about having to wait essentially another 60 seconds so her newspaper could be scanned. I and another person were somewhat incredulous watching this.

Yelling at people about scanning an item that they have no control over is just such a waste of energy. And it’s not their fault that they have to scan the newspapers.

The holidays are hard for a lot of people. But we should try to be nice, shouldn’t we?

I went from that odd scenario to learning that my friends Samantha and Gregory just had their second baby. He is a beautifully perfect little boy and I’m so happy for them! What an awesome Thanksgiving present!

I am really thankful that I am in the safe happy and loved place that I am today. A few short years ago my life could’ve turned out quite differently.

I remember Thanksgiving meals past where I was with a group of people who weren’t tremendously happy people. You actually feel quite sad for people like that during the holidays . It used to be fascinating to watch this bunch of people on the day of the year when we’re all supposed to be thankful and grateful and about family, and perhaps their greatest familial tradition was ripping into people who were not present to defend themselves and sometimes even ripping into people who were present.

None of us lead a perfect existence. I do not pretend that I do. But I am very grateful for what I have. And I am very grateful for the love that surrounds me. I guess it’s about deciding whether you’re going to look at life as a glass half-full , or a glass half-empty.

So I hope people hang onto the feeling of thankful as the holiday crazies literally begin to swirl all around us. And I really wish that people would be kinder to those who work in the stores. Whether it’s a small retail shop, or a grocery store, it doesn’t matter.

We all have bad days, but at this time of year especially we should be more mindful of how we treat others.

Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Categories: Pennsylvania

Looking for a Job in Ardmore?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-21 13:33
Ardmore Patch’s jobs board makes it easy for job-hunters to search for and employers to post local, regional and national jobs.
Categories: Lower Merion

hanging out

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-11-21 12:05

Yes….I love my squirrels. They crack me up.

Categories: Pennsylvania

UPDATE: Philadelphia Patient Does Not Have Ebola

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-21 11:05
The patient, who on Friday was in an isolation room at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, recently traveled to West Africa.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police lobby closed for the next six weeks

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-21 10:43
The lobby of the police administration building will be closed on Nov. 18 for approximately six weeks. Police business will be conducted at the building and planning counter located in the township administration building.
Categories: Lower Merion