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Lower Merion woman pleads guilty to taking more than $24K from FEMA

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-06 12:33
NORRISTOWN >> A Lower Merion woman was sentenced to a lengthy period of probation on Tuesday after admitting to fraudulently taking money from the federal government after Hurricane Irene.
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Dr. John Coming to Ardmore Music Hall

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-07-06 11:29
The New Orleans bluesman is set to perform at the Live from the Lot Music Festival on July 19.
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Coyote Sightings On The Rise In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-07-06 11:11
It is not known what has caused the increased activity of the animals.
Categories: Lower Merion

Proposal could save Narberth's oldest church, but parking a major concern

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-06 11:11
NARBERTH >> When Narberth Borough adopted an ordinance two years ago to promote preservation through adaptive reuse of some of its historic or characteristic buildings, three structures were prime candidates, all churches or church-related buildings.
Categories: Lower Merion

Two Philadelphia Restaurants Named Among Nation's Best For Wine

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2015-07-06 10:44
A.kitchen+bar and Zahav are on Wine Enthusiast's list of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants.
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Congressmen get tour of Malvern train safety system test facility

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-06 09:50
MALVERN >> Rep. Ryan Costello, R-6th Dist., last week joined members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation for a briefing and tour of SEPTA’s Positive Train Control (PTC) test facility in Malvern.
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Montgomery County Commissioners commend passage of 911 funding reform

Main Line Times - Mon, 2015-07-06 09:33
NORRISTOWN >> On Monday Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill into law that will help counties pay for their 911 emergency communication systems.
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We're in love with a Jersey girl

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2015-07-06 06:35
Bruce Springsteen summed up the sports world for us today.

We're in love with a Jersey girl.

Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick as the United State women exploded early and rolled to a huge win over Japan to capture the women's World Cup soccer title.

Lloyd, of course, is the pride of Delran, N.J.

I am not nearly the soccer zealot that my son is. I will occasionally tap into it during the huge events, such as the World Cup.

There is always a lot of debate whenever one of these events rolls around and interest in the sport skyrockets. We are told how soccer is now a dominant sport among kids, with youth leagues exploding at the seams.

But it occurred to me while I was watching the second half of yesterday's gold medal game why soccer is always going to have trouble translating to a TV audience, and it's not for the reason you might think.

It has nothing to do with what some clumsily refer as the almost un-American fact that players can't use their hands

. It's not the paucity of scoring, although you'd be hard-pressed to prove that by yesterday's game.

It's much more mercantile than that.

Soccer will struggle to find a huge TV audience for one very good reason.

There are no commercials.

I know, this is going to sound odd. We whine about the ads interfering with the pace of play, and extending baseball, football and hockey games forever.

But the truth is those ads happen to pay all the bills.

They also provide breaks in the action.

Without those, as you witness in the continuous, non-stop clock of the two 45-minute halves of a soccer game, for long periods of time not a lot is happening.

And there also is no break for those most time-honored sports viewing traditions - grabbing a snack or cold beverage from the fridge, or even paying a visit to the bathroom.

Without a TV timeout, we are captives on the sofa, watching and waiting for something to happen.

None of that, of course, diminishes what Lloyd and her mates accomplished.

All hail the conquering U.S. women.
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Freedom & Grace

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2015-07-06 06:17
We just spend the weekend in our annual paean to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I thought a lot about these topics. In fact, I devoted my weekly print column to it.

It seems to me the two topics - freedom and grace - are not always intertwined. We would all be better off were that not the case.

We got a couple of examples of how both work.

In other words, it was quite a couple of weeks for the nation. And one American in particular.

Amazing, you might even say.
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Tornadoes / Lawsuit Against Nursing Home / Pope Itinerary / Beer At Wawa

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-07-05 09:31
Miss a day, miss a lot. Catch up on recent news in Eastern Pennsylvania, including strangest police stories and a Good News roundup.
Categories: Lower Merion

PA 10th Most Liked State In The Nation...And NJ Is The Most Disliked

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-07-04 13:01
“New Jersey is the only state in the country which people tend to have a negative opinion of,” YouGov said in its summary.
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$250K Hathaway Lane Home Among Weekend's Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-07-04 11:01
On the house hunt? The following local properties will have open houses this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

The 2015 Philly-Area July 4 Fireworks Guide

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-07-04 09:05
Where can you see fireworks this Independence Day in Eastern Pennsylvania? Find out here.
Categories: Lower Merion

happy 4th of july!

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2015-07-04 08:21


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Fish For Free This Saturday In Pennsylvania

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:20
Looking for a free Fourth of July activity?
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Late budget

PA Watercooler - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:27
Hey, Republican legislature…
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Wolf Vetoes Republicans’ End-Run Around DEP Drilling Regulations

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2015-07-03 12:26
Along with the Republican proposals for alcohol reform and pensions, Tom Wolf also vetoed the Republicans’ plan to use the Fiscal Code to carve conventional oil and gas drilling out of...
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Classic Stone Colonial In Wynnewood Among New Local Listings

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-03 11:02
On the hunt for a new home? These local properties were just listed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Wawa Looks To Sell Beer In Pa.

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-07-03 10:58
The Chadds Ford location would be the first Wawa location in Pennsylvania to sell beer. What do you think?
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Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2015-07-02 15:41


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