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Paw Patrol Road Tour Coming To King Of Prussia

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-08-18 09:10
Children will have the chance to play out interactive "rescue missions" with their favorite Paw Patrol characters.
Categories: Lower Merion

Your Guide to Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood and Nearby Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-08-18 08:51
We've rounded up nearby open houses happening this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fighting fire with fire in Delco

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-08-18 06:15
On our editorial page today, we take a look at the many ways that the echoes from Charlottesville are reverberating hundreds of miles away here in Delaware County.

It started with people carrying tiki torches and marching through the streets of that Virginia college town chanting racist slogans such as 'Blood and Soil.'

Some folks here in Delaware County decided to fight fire with fire.

They lit candles in a prayer service for unity to to stop the hate.

They were not the only ones taking action.

You can read our editorial here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A new era at Penn State Brandywine - 1st dorm opens

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-08-18 06:00
If your son or daughter went off for their first day at Penn State Brandywine yesterday and didn't come home - don't panic. They made a little history at the Middletown campus yesterday.

The first group of students who will live on campus moved into a brand, spanking new dorm, the first on-campus residence in the school's history.

Nearly 250 students took part in that annual rite of heading off to college - move-in day - yesterday, hauling their prized earthly possessions into their new digs.

You can get all the details here.

Which brings back this memory. I am guessing not many massive stereos, complete with receiver, turntable and massive speakers, along with several crates full of albums, were being carried into that dorm.

Kids today have no idea what they're missing.

Is it just me, or does it just not seem the same when all that sound is coming from your phone and a tiny wireless speaker.

Try putting that up in the window of your dorm to entertain the party in the quad down below.

Yes, I'm old.
Categories: Pennsylvania

6 Ridiculously Cool Properties For Sale In The Philadelphia Area

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-17 17:42
Check out six of the most ridiculously cool properties for sale in the Philadelphia area.
Categories: Lower Merion

5th Annual Oktoberfest Coming Up In Norristown

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-17 17:36
The 5th Annual Oktoberfest is coming up this fall in Norristown.
Categories: Lower Merion

Attempted Burglary Reported On College Lane: Lower Merion Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-17 17:04
The suspect was brazen, as the attempted burglary occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in broad daylight.
Categories: Lower Merion

Patch Contributor Roundup: Is Vanilla The Best?; Nutcracker Auditions Begin; Talking To The Animals; More Local Stories

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-17 15:17
Some of the best and most useful content comes from the Patch community. Here's a roundup of stories from this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Early Look At Eclipse Day Forecast: Will Clouds Block Pennsylvania's View?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:22
There are a number of good - and some not-so-good - places to view the solar eclipse in Pennsylvania. Find out where.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Food Pantry Joins Main Line Bike Race

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-17 10:58
Food donation drop off locations will be set up around the race course during the inaugural Main Line Bike Race this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

Solidarity Run Against Violence Held At Norristown Farm Park

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-17 09:55
"We are a strong community. We are always better together."
Categories: Lower Merion

Echoes of Charlottesville heard in Delco

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-08-17 07:37
The echoes from Charlottesville are reverberating across Delaware County.

First, hundreds gathered Sunday at the Media Courthouse to take a stand against hate.

Then the Haverford Board of Commissioners became the first local municipal ruling body to take official action condemning the actions that unfolded in Virginia. The board voted unanimously to issue a proclamation "strongly condemning the violence, neo-Nazi, racist and anti-Semitic symbols and language used by some of the participants in a white supremacist rally.

Yesterday Delaware County Council joined the chorus, voting to send President Donald Trump a resolution condemning Nazism and racism as an assault, an evil that needs to be decried.

"The promotion of Nazism and racism in the United State of America is an assault on the truth and rights that we, as Ameircans, cherish and for which truths and the rights of millions of Americans fought for during World War II," the resolution states.

Last night nearly 200 hundred people gathered at a Swarthmore church in a show of unity and prayer. They responded to the tiki torch-carrying white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville with fire of their own, lighting candles here in Delco. The message also is being heard in Harrisburg.

State Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, of Lower Merion and Haverford, is asking his 49 fellow state senators to sign on to a resolution condemning "bigotry, violence, and the warped philosophy of neo-Nazis and white supremacists."

Leach is running for the Democratic nomination to face Republican incumbent 7th District congressman U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan.

Both of Delaware County's Republican state senators, Sen. Tom McGarrigle, R-26, of Springfield, and Sen. Tom Killion, R-9, of Middletown, indicated they will back the resolution.

"The hatred and bigotry perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville was atrocious and cannot be tolerated," Killion said. "I condemn such repulsive behavior. The diversity of the people of this country is what makes us great."

Finally, last night in Philadelphia, thousands hit the streets in what they vowed was a response to white supremacy.
Categories: Pennsylvania

The continuing discussion about Charlottesville

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-08-17 06:56
Almost nothing I've ever written has elicited the kind of response as my blogs and editorials the past few days in the aftermath of the tragic events that took place last weekend in Charlottesville.

I see that as a good thing.

No, not all the comments on Facebook have been especially complimentary.

That's OK, too.

People always seem to think that because I am a newspaper editor, I hold some type of special status when it comes to offering my opinion.

That's the thing about social media. It has become the great equalizer. Yes, I have a voice, but it is only one of many. While that voice appears on our editorial page, once we enter the online world it becomes just one of the chorus of voices that have been heard since Saturday.

Let's keep the conversation going.

That is the only way we're going to resolve the lingering, nagging problems with race that continue to plague this country. I have only one request - which I of course know will be roundly ignored.

Please be civil.

I can handle the name-calling. It goes with the job.

But some of the people who follow me and join in these conversations don't deserve to be attacked simply for stating their beliefs.

And that goes for both sides.

By the way, in case you were wondering, I penned another editorial today on the president's reaction to what happened in Charlottesville. I am guessing a lot of people are going to disagree with me.

You can read it here.

See you on Facebook.
Categories: Pennsylvania

remains of the day

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2017-08-16 21:12

Every now and again in the midst of all the development and stores and businesses and office parks we see a glimpse of what made Chester County well…Chester County.

Your lovely organic and other produce is not grown on the roof of your local Wegmans or Whole Foods, people.

Chester County's agricultural heritage disappears more each day along with the farmland and open space. Chester County is also disappearing under the ugliness of pipelines, not just overdevelopment.

Thanks for stopping by.

Categories: Pennsylvania

the united states of hate

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2017-08-16 21:01

I can’t stand it.  Every day, something more wicked this way comes.  People using vehicles as weapons and mowing people down in Charlottlesville and killing them, is the latest.

Earlier this year we had lovely things like shooting a United States Congressman at a softball practice for a charity match (also in Charlottesville).  In this country, they also shoot police officers these days, people in malls and schools and movie theaters. Pick your atrocity.

The United States of America is our collective home, so when did we stop respecting it?

When did we as one nation under God stop respecting what our forefathers did for us?

When did we get so ugly and angry?

When did we become a country of angry seething and racial and religious bigotry?

When did we become a country that hates immigrants and we are a country founded by immigrants?

When did peaceful resolution and polite and respectful dialogue go out of fashion?

Why are so many conservative pundits in papers, on the radio and television, and on social media stoking the fires of hatred? I don’t understand it, since given the administration in Washington, this should be their time, they should be happy, not angry and hateful.

I am someone who was once a political junkie, now I hate politics as much as I hate news.  Politics is a dirty business, and the harsh reality is more people are in politics for the wrong reasons, versus the right reasons.

Extremism is the name of the game these days, and extremism in politics is so bad for this country, yet we as Americans seem to allow it?

The USA is turning into one long night of hell with this current administration in Washington. And we are turning into a joke with the rest of the world.

This terrifies me and makes me sad.  What are we teaching our children? What is the legacy we are leaving our children and future generations?

People, we need to find peace.  We need to stop the hate and violence.  We need to take our country back from political extremism.  Peacefully.  Hate begets hate and violence begets violence. It has to stop.

Be kind to one and other, remember what made America great is actually none of the crap we are seeing currently.  What made America great was our fight for freedom, our independent spirits, our ingenuity, our grit, our kindness, our ability to love one and other, our ability to unite as one people.

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”


Categories: Pennsylvania

Why You Should Sign Up For Blue Apron Before School Starts

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-16 20:42
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Categories: Lower Merion

You're invited: End-of-Summer Cleanup: Your Yard Checklist

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-16 18:46
Save the date for August 26th!
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You're invited: End-of-Summer Cleanup: Your Yard Checklist

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-16 18:46
Save the date for August 26th!
Categories: Lower Merion

You're invited: End-of-Summer Cleanup: Your Yard Checklist

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-16 18:46
Save the date for August 19th!
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School Calendar 2017-18: First Day Of School, Vacations, Conferences

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-16 17:40
When's the first day of school in Lower Merion? That, and other must-know dates for parents, students and teachers.
Categories: Lower Merion