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

Ardmore Initiative - 3 hours 48 min ago

Downtown Ardmore Open House

Ardmore Initiative - 3 hours 48 min ago
Saturday, 11-4pm, September 20,2014

2014 BEST of MAIN LINE TODAY Ardmore Winners!

Ardmore Initiative - 3 hours 48 min ago
Stop, Shop & Congratulate!

Congratulations Christine Vilardo!

Ardmore Initiative - 3 hours 48 min ago
Congratulations on winning the 2014 F. Karl Schauffele Community Service Award! You are very deserving and we are proud that you will be representing us at the Celebration of Business Leadership luncheon on June 26, 2014 at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern.

Summer Donations needed for the Ardmore Food Pantry

Ardmore Initiative - 3 hours 48 min ago
Help meet a real but often hidden problem in the Ardmore Community.

Welcome 2014 New Businesses to Ardmore!

Ardmore Initiative - 3 hours 48 min ago
>>>NOW OPEN!<<<
HOST Interiors: 58 E. Lancaster Ave
SNAP Pizza: 4 Station Road
Transformational Healing:Plaza 16,Ste 100
Tired Hands Mircro Brewery ADDITIONAL LOCATION! 35 Cricket Terrace
Shade Sunless Tanning: 18 Ardmore Ave,1st Flr
Soon Jo Choi Main Line Meditation: 18 Ardmore Ave,2nd flr
Parisienne Ladies Boutique: 18 Anderson Ave
For more information see Downtown Ardmore Business Directory
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Arts out of the box!

Ardmore Initiative - 3 hours 48 min ago
Check out the winners from The Philadelphia Inquirer contest to repurpose old newspaper boxes into public art installations!

Ardmore Initiative Reauthorization

Ardmore Initiative - 3 hours 48 min 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.

Sisters Have Babies Within 22 Hours of Each Other at Same Hospital

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - 5 hours 21 min ago
Brigid Bink and Emily Whitaker both had boys less than a day apart at Abington Hospital.
Categories: Lower Merion

kimberton/phoenixville barn sale sept. 19 and 20

Chester County Ramblings - 6 hours 24 min ago

I know nothing about this sale or the folks throwing it, I just saw it posted on Chester County Community Online Yard Sale on Facebook and decided to share.

Again, not my sale, just looks like fun!

Here is what they posted – and they did NOT post a house number, so I guess you drive and look for signs. This road is off of Cold Stream Road, which is off of Charlestown Road.

Friday September 19 from 12-5
Saturday September 20 from 9-3 Vintage~Antique~Household Vintage beds~Double four poster bed & iron full sized bed
Vintage wicker~ rockers, head board, cupboards, lamp
Vintage furniture~wooden church pew, wooden rocker, occasional chairs, 2 sets of dining room chairs, woven table, magazine holder, inlaid table, hutch, youth chair, children’s chairs & more furniture
Vintage Linens & Quilts
Vintage Silver plate pieces
Antique Andirons & Lighting
Vintage Suitcase, Royal typewriter
Brass Lamps~ Milk Glass Lamps
Lighting by Design Antique Brass Pendant Lamp
Milk Bottles, Irish Pottery
Vintage Cast Iron Skillets, Muffin tins, Pots
Milk Glass, Old Bottles, Pyrex, Anchor Hocking
Vintage Hummels, sets of Dishes, & individual China
Gallery Collection~ Wine Rack & Inlaid Table
Japanese Porcelain Cala Lily Mirror
Gallery framed Paintings & Prints
LLadro collectables, Franklin Mint
Vintage Sword
Collectibles~Teddies & Native American Dolls
Large Collection of vintage Niagara Falls items
Baskets~ vintage & new including Longaberger
Sterling & costume jewelry
Brand new large Delsey Rolling Suitcase
New glass side table, art books, coffee table books
Waldorf dolls & other children’s items
Christmas decorations, needlepoint pillows
Lovely items gathered from multiple homes
Follow signs back to our barn and park there
We will have signs out front
Hares Hill Road in Kimberton
(to map: use Phoenixville 19460)
Rain or Shine

Categories: Pennsylvania

flea market fun!

Chester County Ramblings - 7 hours 8 min ago

Today is not only a beautiful day outside, but it was the inaugural Sunday for Flea It Up Flea Market in West Chester!

I had a blast! Flea It Up is located back off Matlack Street in West Chester in an industrial area. The address is 21 Hagerty Blvd, West Chester, PA 19382. This outdoor flea market is being run through Christmas on Sundays between 9 a.m. and 1pm. It is being brought to you by For Sale Free or Trade Chester County and Tee It Up Golf.

This flea market has a nice mix of crafts people, small businesses, regular people setting up a flea market table, and vintage dealers who work the flea market circuit buying and selling. I was thrilled to find Dahlia Designs (handcrafted jewelry) and Chester County Antiques (Chestercountyantiques.net) there.

It was a steady flow of people when I arrived around 11:30 a.m. The dealers were all fairly affable which was nice. The pricing was true flea market pricing and people were willing to dicker on price. I was especially glad to see the vintage and antique dealers doing open air/flea market pricing because last year I was finding sticker shock with a lot of the Clover Market dealers in Ardmore.

As always, cash is king at flea markets. It keeps the prices down. I found a couple of treasures including a terrific book on quilts and the history of American quilting!

Flea It Up is going to be a lot of fun for fall, and I would say if you are a dealer or crafts person in Chester County or even someone who wants to do a garage or collectibles sale, Flea it Up is for you ! In addition there was mini golf and that West Chester historic train stops at this location and there are train rides!

Mark your calendars and check out Flea It Up! Lots of parking too!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the day!

Categories: Pennsylvania

baking powder breakfast biscuits

Chester County Ramblings - 13 hours 16 min ago

baking powder breakfast biscuits

Preheat your oven to 450°

In a bowl blend 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup sugar.

In a second smaller bowl whisk together 3/4 of a cup of buttermilk, 1/2 cup canola oil, one beaten egg.

Work the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir together lately. Do not overwork your dough.

To the dough add 1/2 cup of seedless raisins dark or white your choice, and a little less than half a cup of low-fat granola without fruit in it. The granola that works best for the ones that are just flavored with cinnamon and not much else and not huge pieces of nuts. This time I used Woodpecker low-fat granola that I purchased at Pete’s produce on 926.

Use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This recipe yields 12 to 14 biscuits, so break off pieces of dough accordingly and shape into a quick ball and then flatten somewhat and lay on the cookie sheet a couple inches apart.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes depending on your oven.

Serve with butter, honey, apple butter, pumpkin butter, or your choice of jelly.

(The plate the biscuits are sitting on in the top photo came from the Smithfield Barn)

Categories: Pennsylvania

Manhunt Underway After Pa. State Trooper Killed in Ambush

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-09-13 11:18
A second Pennsylvania State Trooper was wounded in the shooting late Friday night.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Dreaded Saturday Eagles Pick

Heron's Nest - Sat, 2014-09-13 06:05
Raise your hand if you were booing as the Birds trotted off the field at halftime of last week’s opener vs the Jags?

Someone forgot to tell Nick Foles and his buddies that this was no longer the exhibition season, that this was one of those 16 precious games that actually count.

Last year Foles stunned the league by throwing 27 touchdowns and just two picks. His turnover ration was just a tad higher on Sunday. The QB again looked like a fish out of water for much of the first half, holding on the ball for an eternity and fumbling twice. The Jags cashed in both turnovers in racing to a 17-0 lead. Luckily, they play two halves in the NFL.

After putting a goose egg on the board and earning the wrath of the feisty home fans, the Birds turned on the jets in the second half. They scored 34 unanswered points to win going away. They even covered to make all those degenerate gamblers happy.

Chip Kelly probably didn’t help much by ignoring the best back in the league, LeSean McCoy, for big chunks. This team needs to be fueled by McCoy’s legs, not Foles’ arm.

The Birds can’t afford a repeat of their struggles in the first half when they go prime time vs. the Colts.

I hope I’m wrong, but I still have not shaken the nagging questions I have about Foles and whether he really is THE quarterback this team needs.

The Pick: Make it Colts 29, Eagles 23. This is not the Jags. Look for Andrew Luck to skewer an Eagles’ defense that at times in the first half on Week One still had that dazed & confused look they sported so often last year.

Last Week: The Eagles are coming off an exhibition season that saw them get better each week. That’s a good sign. Kelly’s team should be revved up and ready to roll. Maybe the best thing I saw in this pre-season is that should anything happen to Foles - or if he struggles - Sanchez looks supremely confident in Kelly’s offense. That’s a huge plus.

Season Record: The Birds and I both got out of the gate at 1-0. Of course, it took them a half to wake up and realize this was no longer the preseason. I’d like to take them again Monday night, but I’m still suffering from nagging Nick Foles doubt.

Game by Game: Eagles 34, Jaguars 17 (My Pick: Eagles 31, Jags 16)
Categories: Pennsylvania

Impaired Driving Checkpoints in Township This Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-09-12 17:26
The checkpoints are part of a larger national effort.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion may limit new debt, use reserves for 2015 capital projects

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-09-12 13:19
Continuing discussion from a recent budget workshop, Lower Merion commissioners this week considered the direction they want to take in financing capital projects in 2015.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bryn Mawr neighbors, Lower Merion planners say subdivision plan threatens historic vista

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-09-12 13:19
A large historic or characteristic house on a rare open lot: Lower Merion has seen a number of such structures fall for new development.
Categories: Lower Merion