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Temple will see familiar face in NCAA tourney

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2016-03-14 06:22
Philadelphia will be well-represented in the NCAA men's hoops tournament commonly known as March Madness.

That's right, employers. Expect productivity to plummet today as even occasional fans go over their tourney brackets.

The Philly region will have three teams competing, with Villanova, Saint Joe's and Temple all getting in.

But it's the fourth Philly connection that I find most intriguing.

First off, Villanova, which was ranked No. 1 for several weeks this year, fell to a No. 2 seed after falling to Seton Hall in the Big East tournament title game. The Wildcats will face UNC Nashville Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Saint Joe was an automatic entry after winning the Atlantic 10 crown. Phil Martelli's Hawks will face Cincinnati in the West Region out in Spokane, Wash.

But it's Temple that has the intriguing draw. The Owls were considered on the bubble, but still got in and will be seeing a familiar face in their first-round game, also at the Barclays Center.

The Owls face Iowa, coached by Philly native Fran McCaffery. Yes, he's the brother of Daily Times columnist Jack McCaffery.

And if both Temple and Villanova win, they will face off in the second round.
Categories: Pennsylvania

should there be sheffield shaming in malvern?

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2016-03-12 19:52

this photo is from Malvern Community Forum

Sheffield Furniture & Interiors has been a Malvern Borough mainstay for a long time. But this is not the view most of us see traveling up and down King. 

This is what residential neighborhoods behind them and across the train tracks see. Not a particularly lovely design is it ? Sort of an abomination isn’t it?  

Why can’t they paint it every few years with anti- graffiti paint? Sherwin-Williams actually makes an anti-graffiti coating that does this that can go over painted walls.

Graffiti is everywhere and I think it would be nice if Malvern Borough encouraged businesses with graffiti to clean up. And what if a mural went on that wall and was covered with that anti graffiti coating? Wouldn’t that look cool?

And the rear of Eastside Flats shows the cheapness in that project. Eastside Flats is just that: flat. Only the facade has any sort of detail. The side and rear of Eastside Flats looks like a large looming cheap shore motel.

Malvern Borough should also see if Amtrak and / or SEPTA have any beautification monies ever that could help defray the cost of graffiti removal, anti- graffiti , and even help fund murals and re-painting of these track and neighborhood facing walls. 

Categories: Pennsylvania

linden hall march 2016

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2016-03-12 18:15

Dear Developer(s) and East Whiteland Township,

Not to put too fine a point on it but there is ZERO preservation or restoration of the actual Linden Hall going on. All that is going on is construction of three (?) story stick frame slap dash but will be pricey townhouses.
 If the developer is going to bail on promised restoration of Linden Hall and it was a condition of approval are there consequences for a continuing deterioration of this historic structure? Is the East Whiteland Historical Commission doing anything? Is anyone doing anything?

When development plans get approved don’t developers have to put up some kind of money that’s held in escrow by townships? How much if so  is the amount for this project? And if the developer welches on the restoration of the actual Linden Hall, will those funds  be withheld? Would it be enough to restore Linden Hall at all?

Inquiring minds would love to know.


Categories: Pennsylvania

The Most Expensive Airbnb Rentals In Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-03-12 17:01
Looking to stay in an Airbnb listing locally? Check out these ritzy spots.
Categories: Lower Merion

How Many Types of Restaurants Does Ardmore Have?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-03-12 10:31
Take a look at this unique chart.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police, fire crews rescue 3 from Bala Cywnyd fire

Main Line Times - Sat, 2016-03-12 07:16
The cause of a late night Tuesday fire in Bala Cynwyd remains under investigation Wednesday after police and fire crews helped pull three people from the home.
Categories: Lower Merion

Gov. Wolf visits Bryn Mawr to tout raising minimum wage to $10.15 an hour

Main Line Times - Sat, 2016-03-12 07:12
Bryn Mawr >> Gov. Tom Wolf came to Mom’s Organic Market Tuesday to press for a higher minimum wage for Pennsylvania workers.
Categories: Lower Merion

Thousands Of Montgomery County Walmart Workers Get Wage Increase: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-03-11 17:47
Thousands of Walmart's hourly workers in Montgomery County are receiving a significant boost.
Categories: Lower Merion

Holocaust Survivor To Share Story With Local Students

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-03-11 16:29
Itka Zygmuntowicz, who spent time incarcerated at Auschwitz, survived the Holocaust. Now she's coming to Horsham.
Categories: Lower Merion

Military To Check Groundwater Contamination Locally, Around Nation: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-03-11 14:14
A total of 664 military sites will be investigated by the U.S. Department of Defense for groundwater contamination, including local sites.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Development Cited As Montco Economy Booms

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-03-11 13:06
Good news for the Montgomery County economy: 2015 saw a huge increase in land development proposals.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Resident Captures Burglar Who Got In Bed With His Wife: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-03-11 12:42
"The window was open," the suspect said. "I have nowhere to go."
Categories: Lower Merion