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Powerball Winning Numbers For Jan. 13, 2016 Drawing

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-01-13 10:53
Could a Pennsylvanian have the winning ticket?
Categories: Lower Merion

SPOTTED: Ardmore Calico Cat With Kittens In Tow

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-01-13 10:01
Do you recognize this feline? It is possible that the family was dumped.
Categories: Lower Merion

Budget talk, parking woes addressed at Narberth Borough Council caucus meeting

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-01-13 08:22
Narberth >> The Borough of Narberth opened up the new year with its monthly Council Caucus Meeting Wednesday, January 6, 2016 to be followed by the Borough Council Meeting January 11th.
Categories: Lower Merion

All eyes on Marple tonight for Cardinal Crossing hearing

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-01-13 07:02
First it was Middletown.

Call it the Battle of Franklin Mint. Residents were less than thrilled about the prospect of a massive development on the site of the longtime mint property that stretches along Baltimore Pike. They railed against what they mocked as 'The City.'

Then the same thing popped up in Concord, where residents were enraged at the prospect of losing one of the last open tracts in their township. Call it the Battle of Concord. All that was missing was Lexington. The tract in question, known as the Beaver Valley, was a pristine, idyllic tract in what is one of the fastest-growing areas in the region. Spend any time trying to maneuver along Route 202 or Baltimore Pike out in those parts on a Saturday and you'll see why people were so upset at the prospect of losing any more open space.

Now it's Marple Township, and the Battle of Cardinal Crossing.

That is the name affixed to another sprawling development planned for the former site of the Don Guanella School on Sproul Road.

And yes, a lot of residents are upset at the notion of still one more development eating up open space in their neighborhood. They have organized themselves into a coalition called Save Marple Greenspace. They are pushing their concerns online. Developer Bruce Goodman's plan for the 213-acre tract calls for 696,650 square feet of retail space, 100,000 square feet of office space, an 80,000-square foot recreational facility, 65,000-square foot hotel, 50,000-square foot movie theater and 5,585-square foot convenience store/gas station.

Tonight Marple planners will once again take up the proposal. They are not expected to vote, but they will take more comments.

There will not be any shortage of those.

A couple of hundred people turned out for the last meeting.

Another huge crowd will be on hand tonight. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Marple Newtown High School. We'll be there.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A jarring start to the day

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-01-13 06:46
I use my daily commute to the office as a form of therapy.

In the morning, I am soothed by the routine. I flip back and forth between Big Daddy Graham on SportsRadio and my constant companion.

The world is tranquil at that hour. As I drive along in the morning darkness, before most of the world has started to stir, I brace myself for what lies ahead.

I was almost at the office Tuesday morning, when my sea of tranquility was shattered.

No, I didn't hit a deer.

But as I drove down Oak Avenue toward the railroad tracks in Primos, I saw a familiar - but unexpected sight. Flashing red lights. Lots of them.

They were congregated in the parking lot of the Giant supermarket. So were a lot of people.

Jarred from my reverie, I hustled into the office and of course jumped on Twitter to see what was up.

Turns out there was a fire at the store. I tweeted out the news and posted a brief on our website. It's called Breaking News.

It wasn't a big deal. A smoky little fire that was confined to one aisle.

However, the store was closed. By late afternoon, it had yet to open, so I had a reporter make some calls on when they might be open again. It's a busy spot and affects a lot of people in the area, both those who work there as well as shoppers.

As it turns out, police now believe the fire was set and they have made an arrest.

You can read about it here.The store reopened for business yesterday at 4 p.m.
Categories: Pennsylvania

The perils of the office Powerball pool

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-01-13 06:30
Yes, I have purchased a Powerball ticket. Well, actually I haven't. I'm in an office pool.

I don't expect to win. I normally don't play the lottery.

But here's the thing. I am in an office pool. Every time the jackpot zooms into the stratosphere, a co-worker collects money and buys the tickets. The Powerball jackpot, worth a cool $1.5 billion the last time I looked, has been rolling over for a few weeks now.

There is a fear factor here. Could I simply say 'no thanks.' Sure. Yes, I could plop that money into my 401-k and watch the market fritter it away.

But it is a roll of the dice that is pretty hard to deny.

Does anyone want to take the risk of the office pool actually hitting. How would you feel seeing your co-workers entering Nirvana knowing you were that close to being a millionaire.

It's a risk I'm not willing to take. So count me in. So long as the jackpot stays in this rarified atmosphere, I'll be forking money over to the office pool.

So who is going to put the paper out when we hit tonight?

To learn about how Delco is dealing with Powerball mania, check out today's story here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Veterans Homelessness In Montco Has Been Eliminated: County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-01-13 01:40
But veterans are still in danger and the work is not done yet.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion grad pitches her product on 'Shark Tank'

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-01-12 18:38
When they were kids, Jess Edelstein and Sarah Ribner were proprietors of a lemonade stand. Now the two are founders of PiperWai, a company recently featured on the ABC TV show “Shark Tank.”
Categories: Lower Merion

Wynnewood 7th Grader, Paralympic Swimming Champ, Shares Passion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-01-12 17:01
One side of Amanda Sheward's body is weaker than the other. But that doesn’t stop her from emerging from the water triumphant.
Categories: Lower Merion

Is PA Next? NJ Legislators Vote To Raise State Smoking Age To 21

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-01-12 16:50
It's just a gubernatorial signature away from becoming law. Do you think this is a good idea in Pennsylvania?
Categories: Lower Merion

Public meeting Jan. 25 to address Bryn Mawr Parking Study

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-01-12 16:43
Lower Merion Township will hold a public meeting on Monday, Jan. 25th, 2016 in the auditorium at Ludington Library (5 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr) at 6:30 p.m. for representatives from Timothy Haahs and Associates, Inc. to present findings from an interim report of their parking study in the village of Bryn Mawr, and to solicit stakeholder input. Upon completion of the presentation by Haahs and Associates, the public will be able to ask questions and offer comments on the interim report.
Categories: Lower Merion

DA Claims Cosby Motion Seeking Dismissal Of Charges Has 'No Merit'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-01-12 16:05
Cosby's defense team alleges that the Montgomery County DA crossed an ethical line when he used Bill Cosby in his campaign last fall.
Categories: Lower Merion

LM Zoning: Testimony on Kohelet expansion in Merion stalled by flawed traffic study

Main Line Times - Tue, 2016-01-12 14:56
MERION STATION >> A zoning hearing on plans for expansion on Kohelet Yeshiva High School’s campus in Merion Station Jan. 7 took an unexpected detour, when results of a traffic impact study were called into question.
Categories: Lower Merion

Twin Deception: Suspect Tried To Blame Twin Brother For Teen Stabbing

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-01-12 13:11
The original suspect is in fact the innocent twin brother of the real suspect, who is now in custody.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ex-Montco Lawyer Stole Hundreds Of Thousands From Clients

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-01-12 12:14
He was trying to cover gambling debts from Atlantic City casinos.
Categories: Lower Merion

2016 brings new leadership to Tredyffrin Twp, 4.3% tax increase in preliminary TESD budget and a Chester County Substitute Teacher Job Fair

Belated Happy New Year!  Waking up to 23 degree temperatures today reminds us that we are not going to escape the winter after all. Having recently returned from holidays spent in South Carolina with balmy, sunny 83 temperatures makes the arctic cold even harder to take! Since the start of the New Year, here are […]
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