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This is Joel Embiid's town now

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2017-01-17 06:14
There's a new sheriff in town.

Forget Carson Wentz.

Wentzylvania? Left town for the offseason.

Claude Giroux? Looks like another case of next year.

This town now belongs to Joel Embiid.

The Sixers big man now has shown he can recover from a bad start.

He had nothing working yesterday in Milwaukee, but he kept banging and once again dominated in the second half, leading the Sixers to a 113-104 win.

That makes 6 wins in their last eight games for Brett Brown's squad.

Last week Embiid joked about the possibility of the Sixers making the playoffs.

No one is laughing now.

Here is the game story.
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New to the Market: Home Listings in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-01-16 20:32
Looking for a new home? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
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dreams

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2017-01-16 17:15

I learned the following program for an MLK Day Celebration in 4th grade. It remains one of my favorite poems.

Dreams
By Langston Hughes, 1902 – 1967

Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.


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Head To Suburban Sqaure Jan. 21 For Winterfest

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-01-16 10:00
Winter weather gear is being collected at the event to help keep needy families warm.
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The Daily Numbers for Monday, Jan. 16

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-01-16 07:26
The Daily Numbers: 150 people who took part in a protest outside Rep. Pat Meehan’s office Sunday to vent about his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

100 people who took part in similar protest outside Temple University Hospital in Philly.

6-pack of beer, which you’ll be able to buy at your local beer distributor this week.

87, age of former Philly mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo, who died in prison

70, age of Philly singer Richie Ingui, a founding member of the Soul Survivors.

2.63 a gallon average price for gas at the pumps last week. No change from week before.

2.5 cent per gallon decline nationally.

2.34, average national price.

52 cents per gallon higher here than this time last year.

21.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

34-31 win for Packers over Cowboys in a classic NFL playoff game.

18-16 win for the Steelers over Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.

51-yard field goal by Mason Crosby to win it for Packers.

2 times, he had to kick it, since the Cowboys tried to ice him by calling time out just before the snap on the 1st attempt.

36-yard pass to Jared Cook from Rodgers to set up the game-winning kick.

356 yards passing for Rodgers, along with 2 TDs.

302 yards passing for Dak Prescott.

6 field goals for Steelers kicker Chris Boswell, who scored all Pittsburgh’s points.

12 straight wins by home teams in playoffs snapped by the Packers’ win.

2 point conversion that would have tied the game for the Chiefs that was called back by holding penalty.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Eagles fans should not gloat too much with the Cowboys’ loss. They are light years ahead of the Birds.

I Don’t Get It: Andy Reid didn’t have any timeouts left at the end of the game? Yeah, we’ve seen that before.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Aaron Rodgers. What a pass!

Quote Box: “You fight all year, you fight all game, for it to end like that with the ref literally taking it out of our hands, that hurts. You try to play the game with integrity, to the end of the whistle, and when the refs want to take over the game and make it their own platform, there’s nothing you can do about it. That wasn’t a hold on my guy.”

- Chiefs Travis Kelce, complaining about crucial holding call that negated 2-point conversion that would have tied game.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Still chasing King's dream

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-01-16 06:57
Today is the day we set aside every year to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As we all know, King spent considerable time right here in Delaware County, attending Crozer Theological Seminary in Upland. King had a dream for America, one rooted in the simple belief that the country would some day rise up and embrace the notion of judging a person not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

We thought maybe that day had arrived eight years ago, when the nation elected Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United State. We re-elected him four years ago.

But it's clear that eight years of Obama have not cured the racial divide in this country. In some ways you could make the argument that things today are worse.

In our editorial today, we talk about Dr. King, his dream, and the reality of race in today's America.
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A tale of 2 men: Obama & Trump

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-01-16 06:38
In a matter of a few hours last week we got a chance to see the way we were, and the way we are about to become.

President Barack Obama offered his farewell address in Chicago Monday night. Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump met the media.

The juxtaposition could not be more glaring.

None of this is going to change what happened.

On Friday, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

I hope he's a terrific president. I really do.

That would make me different than the way Republicans reacted eight years ago to the notion of President Obama. They did everything in their power to simply block him - and his agenda - at every turn. They did not care about the country, or the people who could be helped. They only saw politics, and stopping a second term. Yes, I have my doubts about Mr. Trump.

His performance in that press conference, just hours after watching Obama offer some final thoughts on his presidency, as well as some advice for the man about to pick up the mantle, did not ease my concerns.

I am taking bets on the number of times the president-elect proclaims something as "great" in the next week.

I'll set the line at 50. I'm taking the over.

I talk about the glaring differences between the two men in my print column.

Yes, my man - er, woman - lost the election.

Call it sour grapes if you so choose.

I hold no ill will against Trump.

I just find him really aggravating.

Someone needs to tell him that in a few days he will be the most powerful man in the world. I suppose he probably think he already is. Most narcissists feel that way.

It's not all about you, Mr. Trump.

It's about the country. And the people. Especially those people who are not as well off as you or I. That is the true backbone of our government. That we take care of those who have fallen on hard times.

I hope you remember that as you take the oath of office.

You can read my print column here.
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How 'bout dem Cowboys!

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-01-16 06:05
I know this is going to make me appear incredibly small, but "How 'bout dem Cowboys!"

There is a proud tradition among Eagles fans.

We root for the Birds - and whoever is playing the Cowboys.

Dallas, led by two rookies - QB Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott - rolled to a 13-3 regular season record.

But they were one and done in the playoffs, falling Sunday in the divisional game in a classic to Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, 34-31.

Rodgers connected on an other worldly 36 yard pass to Jared Cook along the sidelines with seconds remaining. Somehow, Cooke managed to drag his feet inbounds while hauling in a perfect pass from Rodgers.

That put the Packers in field goal range, and Mason Crosby did not miss, even though he had to actually kick it twice when the Cowboys called time out to freeze him just before the initial snap.

There was only one thing missing from this glorious scene.

I wanted to see Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones' face as that fall sailed through the uprights. Unfortunately, the Fox TV crew failed to deliver the good, although they did have a shot seconds earlier when the Cowboys kicked a field goal to tie the game.

Yes, I know it seems petty, especially given the year the Cowboys had, as opposed to the Birds. Hey, I'll take my satisfaction where I can get it in the NFL these days.

Speaking of satisfaction, did someone say that Andy Reid was out of timeouts at the end of the Chiefs' excruciating 18-16 loss to the Steelers.

Yeah, some things don't change.
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Bargain Hunt: Foreclosures Listed for Sale Near Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-01-15 20:46
Check out the latest foreclosure deals in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
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Get Out And About In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood: Check the Patch Calendar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-01-15 20:27
Check the Patch calendar to see what events are happening around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood and when they get underway
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Free Admission to Norristown's Elmwood Park Zoo In Honor of MLK Day

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-01-15 18:03
Free admission is being offered to Norristown's Elmwood Park Zoo on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Gladwyne Elementary Student Featured In Special Books By Special Kids Video

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-01-15 10:00
Dan wants to be a weather man and shows off his weather knowledge in this Facebook video.
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Main Line Eatery Chef Will Battle His Brother On 'Beat Bobby Flay' Next Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-01-14 10:00
The brothers will partake in a "Bro-down Showdown" next week on the Food Network.
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Fatal Skiing Accident At PA Resort / Mother Charged With Daughter's Murder / ROTC Teacher Arrested

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-01-14 08:00
Check out the top news that made headlines this week across the Patch network in Pennsylvania.
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Get Out And About In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood: Check the Patch Calendar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-01-13 20:42
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
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Grace Packer's Mother, Charged With Murder, Had 30 Previous Foster Children

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-01-13 15:45
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is opening its own investigation into the tragic death of 14-year-old Grace Packer.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Bakery Helps Joel Embiid Fight for All Star Team, Rihanna

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-01-13 10:15
Joel Embiid took notice when the Collegeville Bakery put up a sign supporting his campaign to make the NBA All Star Team - and meet Rihanna.
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