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Icicles: Small safety hazard and roof concern

Main Line Times - Sat, 2014-01-25 09:36
While pretty to look at, icicles can pose risks for homeowners and those unlucky enough to be under one when it breaks off, experts say.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion’s Downer Voted Top PA Basketball Coach in USA Today Contest

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-01-25 00:16
Aces coach moves on to regional round of popular vote contest to determine America's best basketball coach.
Categories: Lower Merion

7 DUIs in Lower Merion Last Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-01-24 20:40
Seven arrests were made for driving under the influence in Lower Merion Township from Jan. 13-19.
Categories: Lower Merion

A Very Pathetic Knock Knock Joke?

Just Snarky - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:47
You know when you hear ladies who lunch dishing on a Main Line Media News article  as they wait to settle up with one of the produce vendors at the Farmers Market in Wayne that something is going on.  Usually a lot of these ladies can't get past the society page let alone admit they crack anything other that People Magazine or Vogue. But as I stood there waiting for my turn to be waited on IHehewutinoreply@blogger.com0http://justsnarky.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-very-pathetic-knock-knock-joke.html
Categories: Lower Merion

show the humble chicken some love, malvern borough

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-01-24 18:05

Apparently in Malvern they have room for developments no one wants but not chickens.  Not roosters, but laying hens.

I happen to like chickens.  I don’t have any real ones myself, just the milk glass variety, but my friends and family will tell you how I have to stop and look at them and take their picture if I see them.

As a matter of fact more than one of my old neighbors in Lower Merion Township, in the heart of the Main Line kept chickens.  Never roosters, but laying hens.  Just a couple, not a Perdue Farm’s worth. They caused no problems and all had beautifully constructed pens that were basically fancy-schmancy chicken condos. They were even heated in the winter.

Yet here we are in Chester County and as per the Daily Local, Malvern Borough will contemplate oodles of condos no one wants built ghetto close to everything and everyone, but if you don’t have three acres in the borough you can’t have a chicken?  How does that work exactly?  Are you telling me that in a county where you need two acres per horse you need in Malvern Borough 3 acres for a bird that weighs less than a horse’s tail?

Chickens are cool and there is nothing better than literally farm fresh eggs, so I think this is silly.  Heck I have neighbors now who have chickens.  I never hear them, never see them, never smell them.  Chickens are and should be a non-issue.

Come on Malvern Borough, if you can let developers into your cute town, why not a couple of chickens? And incidentally, Radnor Township is afraid of chickens too apparently. (Read Radnor Board of Health mulls fowl problem )

Anyway, here’s hoping those new borough people and the mayor can become friends of fowls.  I can see not having them in places like condo developments or trailer parks where people have no yards, but a limited number of chickens well cared for in a back yard? Where is the harm?

Here’s the article:

Don’t be chicken, residents urge Malvern

By   Kendal Gapinski, Daily Local News

Posted:  01/24/14, 4:09 PM EST

MALVERN – A small group of residents are looking to change the borough’s ordinance to allow for families to raise a limited number of chickens for eggs.

Ken Neeld and his family have been working to rewrite the borough’s ordinance to allow for families to own “backyard chickens” to collect eggs. Neeld said after looking at other urban and suburban ordinances that allow for chickens, he and his wife worked to draft an ordinance that would please neighbors while allowing residents to raise the animals.

Neeld said his family first became interested in raising their own chickens for eggs around 2012 after visiting the Malvern Farmers Market and learning more about the benefits of eating local foods. He said that his daughters approached him about possibly raising their own chickens to get eggs instead of relying on mass produced ones.

“We don’t want to promote anything that is not good for the animals or for us,” Neeld said. “We wanted to give it a try.”

According to Borough Manager Sandra Kelley, the zoning ordinance classifies chickens and poultry as livestock. Under that zoning ordinance, there must be three acres for the first chicken, and then 0.1 acres for each additional one. Kelley said she was not aware of any movement to allow chickens to be raised in backyards in the borough.

Neeld said that while some residents may be concerned about noise, the ordinance he is proposing limits the number of chickens, follows the borough’s noise ordinance and does not allow for roosters, which can be loud…..He also noted that chickens eat fleas, ticks and leftover food scraps that can lower the amount of waste in households.

“There’s very little downside to it,” Neeld said.


Categories: Pennsylvania

Meeting Jan. 29 will review progress on Lower Merion Comprehensive Plan

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-01-24 17:41
The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting of the Building and Planning Committee to review and provide comments on the Comprehensive Plan Conpendium. The compendium collects preliminary policy statements and recommendations from the various Comprehensive Plan Element committees, volunteer committees that have been meeting over the past year to examine aspects of a new township Comprehensive Plan.
Categories: Lower Merion

Flu Cases Continue to Climb in Pa.

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-01-24 16:55
The latest data released by the Pennsylvania Health Department shows the number of confirmed flu cases at more than 8,800 so far this season.
Categories: Lower Merion

Former Flyers to Sign Autographs at Carl's Cards & Collectibles

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-01-24 16:54
Bruce Cowick, Ed Van Impe and Andre Dupont, members of the Philadelphia Flyers' 1974 Stanley Cup team, will appear at the store Sunday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Sunday Supper: Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-01-24 16:25
This recipe is so good that Sunday dinner will never be the same again.
Categories: Lower Merion

1 injured in Penn Valley crash

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-01-24 16:09
The driver of a Nissan was taken to Lankenau Hospital after an accicent on Righters Mill Road near Penn Valley Elementary School at about 1:30 p.m. Friday. The car hit a parked vehicle and rolled on its side. FIrefighters from Belmont Hills and Narberth Fire Companies quickly responded and freed her.
Categories: Lower Merion

Main Line Snow: 2 to 4 inches of snow predicted for Saturday

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-01-24 16:04
More snow is expected Saturday during the day in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counies, according to the National Weather Service.
Categories: Lower Merion

#PAGov: We Elected Republican Politicians and All We Got Was This Lousy Job Growth Rate

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2014-01-24 15:44
Tom Corbett and the Republicans ran their 2010 campaign claiming that three longstanding Republican policy agenda items would unburden the Job Creators, and boost job growth and employment in the...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Coffee Lovers Rejoice: Study Says It's as Hydrating as Water

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-01-24 15:04
New research refutes the notion that coffee dehydrates the body.
Categories: Lower Merion

OMG PD: Man Uses Feces to Apologize

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-01-24 14:30
Check out these unusual police stories from around eastern Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Trash limits raised in Lower Merion in wake of snowstorm

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-01-24 14:14
Lower Merion Township is offering residents whose trash collections may have been missed during the Jan. 21-22 snowstorm the opportunity to double their subscribed can limit for collection next week, Jan. 27-31.
Categories: Lower Merion

Radnor police visit to Brandywine Realty Trust's Montco lawyer raises questions about 'improper use of police power'

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-01-24 13:50
The president and CEO of Brandywine Realty Trust, the largest commercial property owner in Radnor Township, sent the president of the Radnor Board of Commissioners a strongly worded letter protesting a visit by two township police officers to Brandywine’s real estate lawyer.
Categories: Lower Merion

Mike Huckabee Should Pay For Our Recreational Sexytime and STFU About It

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2014-01-24 13:44
Great point from Alexandra Brodsky. Birth control is also used for health purposes, but it’s also used to reduce the unintended risks of hot hot recreational pre-marital sex. And there’s...
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Find Rental Spaces in the Area, Jan. 24

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-01-24 13:10
Find a place to rent in the region on this page every week, from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for January 24, 2014 - "Rise and Shine"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-01-24 13:08
The Daily Salvo for January 24, 2014 - "Rise and Shine"
Parents and students must rise from the desks of their Godless public schools and allow the light of Regina Luminis Academy to shine upon them. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Best Super Bowl Snack Recipes

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-01-24 12:48
Wow the crowd with these party-pleasers.
Categories: Lower Merion