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Director David Lynch captivates Bryn Mawr Film Institute crowd

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-09-18 10:45
He was introduced as the “master of shadows and light” and the “preeminent modern film illusionist.”
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SEPTA debuts suicide prevention hotline signs at Montco transportation center

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-09-18 09:37
NORRISTOWN -- As part of a coordinated effort to raise awareness and provide a lifeline to those contemplating suicide, Montgomery County, SEPTA and Montgomery County Emergency Services Inc. (MCES) came together at the Norristown Transportation Center’s regional rail terminal Sept.10 — World Suicide Prevention Day — to announce the placement of suicide prevention hotline placards at the station, and an initiative for a system wide rollout of suicide prevention signage. SEPTA police and rail workers will also carry cards with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number: 1-800-273-TALK.
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Woman Dies at 88, and Other Obituaries

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-09-18 08:55
Find recent death notices for people with ties to Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood.
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The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Sept. 18

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-09-18 08:46
The Daily Numbers: 1164, that’s the number of the Pa. Senate bill known as the Good Samaritan Bill, which was passed by the House yesterday. It will provide immunity from prosecution for some drug crimes to individuals seeking medical assistance in drug overdose cases.

174 percent increase in heroin-related deaths between 2007 and 2013.

1 assistant baskeetball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in Bucks County dismissed after he was linked to beating of gay couple in Phillly. Several former Wood students are also believed to be involved.

1 person killed in a shooting in a house in Chester last night.

3 shootings recorded in the city Wednesday.

20 percent dip in middle class for Delaware County between 1978 and 2011.

50.9 percent of Delco residents now classified as middle class.

60,482, median income in Philadelphia region, down from $62104 in 2010.

4 states that will see cuts in food stamps under new program. Those are New Jersey, Michigan, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.

19, age of volunteer firefighter John Corcoran, who faces arson charged connected to several fires in Darby Township and Folcroft.

4 guns, a bullet-proof vest and several hundred rounds of ammunition found in possession of 30-year-old man detained in Upper Darby after a standoff with police.v 1 state trooper injured in accident on I-95 yesterday.

5th day of hunt for survivalist wanted in fatal ambush of Pa. state troopers. Hundreds of law enforcement officials are involved in the search in and around the Blooming Grove barracks.

50 million dollar donation to Drexel Law School by Philly attorney Tom Kline.

24.88 increase for stock market yesterday.

17,156.85, all-time high close for the Dow Jones.

27, age of rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, when he died on Sept. 18, 1970, in London.

5-2 win for Phillies over San Diego Padres last night.

1 run on 7 hits, with 9 strikeouts for Cole Hamels over 7 innings.

21 straight starts in which Hamels has been charged with 3 runs or less.

2 hits and 2 RBI for Ben Revere.

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

The Phillies cannot even consider trading Cole Hamels.

I Don’t Get It: A group of young people beating up two gay men. Why? I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Lynne Massi for her work in getting the Good Samaritan Bill passed in the House. It will be a lifesaver for those suffering a heroin OD.

Quote Box: “I am crying because I am overwhelmed. I am so happy.”

Lynne Massi, after learning of the bill’s passage by the House yesterday in Harrisburg.
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pen & pencil

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2014-09-18 08:45

It started innocently enough. I wanted an answer to a question I had.

As a parent, I am newer to the game that a lot of people out there. And I am a step-parent. My instincts are good, but I simply haven’t been at it as long as other parents.

I had noticed even last year with our child that I didn’t feel the teachers had kids using a pen enough. Of course, the only basis for comparison I have are what I see my friends’ and family’s children doing, or my own personal experience. And my personal experience is different because I spent most of my life going to private school. I was using pens in fourth grade to learn calligraphy – of course I am dating myself here because that was back when there was actual penmanship still!

I asked my child what the deal with pens versus pencils was and he said “all the kids his pencil.”

I asked a mom I know who had a child in my child’s class and she shared with me that even her child who was older and farther along in high school still basically used pencil for everything.

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Zoning relief granted in Lower Merion for St. Charles Borromeo Seminary consolidation

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-09-18 08:43
An essential piece of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary’s plan to continue its more than 140-year history in Wynnewood is now in place.
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'Live From the Newsroom' talks to Crozer nurses as strike looms

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2014-09-18 07:05
It's the biggest labor issue in Delaware County, and tonight the strike looming over Crozer-Chester Medical Center will be front and center on our live-stream Internet broadcast, 'Live From the Newsroom.'

The 600 nurses, members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals union, has indicated they will walk off the job for two days starting Sunday morning.

The nurses have been in talks with the Crozer since April, but have failed to reach an agreement on the key issue, staffing at the facility.

PASNAP says the facility is dangerously under-staffed; Crozer vehemently disagrees. Sessions with a federal mediator this week have failed to reach an accord.

Tonight we will be joined by the head of the nurses union, as well as two nurses who actually man the sprawling medical center, one of the biggest employers in the county.

Bill Cruice, PASNAP Executive Director, will explain why the nurses will be walking off the job on Sunday morning, how long they will be out, and the company's response, which could mean nurses are actually off the job even longer. Also on hand tonight will be two Crozer RNs, Mary Trzeciak and Katie Eppehimer.

Unfortunately, our invitation to Crozer to have a spokesman join us has been declined.

If you have a question you'd like the panel to answer, email it to me at editor@delcotimes.com. Then join us tonight at 7 on DelcoTimes.com as we talk about a possible strike at one of the region's biggest medical centers.
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The Daily Salvo for September 17, 2014 - "One Giant Leap...of Faith"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-09-17 17:41
The Daily Salvo for September 17, 2014 - "One Giant Leap...of Faith"
The Philadelphia Walk for Life is 'One small step for pro-family Christians, one giant leap for unborn children.' From: The Daily Salvo Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for September 16, 2014 - "Taxes, Taxes, Taxes"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-09-17 17:26
The Daily Salvo for September 16, 2014 - "Taxes, Taxes, Taxes"
In real estate, the old cliche, "location, location, location" should be replaced by the reality of TAXES, TAXES, TAXES. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

Police: Front Door Forced Open in Ardmore Burglary

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-09-17 15:37
A laptop computer was taken from the home, police said.
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Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2014-09-17 14:56

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Enterovirus D68 Confirmed in Four at CHOP

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-09-17 13:38
These are the first confirmed cases of the respiratory virus in Pennsylvania.
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Director David Lynch captivates Bryn Mawr Film Institute crowd

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-09-17 13:26
He was introduced as the “master of shadows and light” and the “preeminent modern film illusionist.”
Categories: Lower Merion

$1.38M Golfview Road Home Among Those For Sale in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-09-17 13:13
Find other properties for sale in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood from our partners at Zillow.
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Photo: Ardmore firefighters extinguish mailbox fire

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-09-17 13:02
Ardmore firefighters extinguished a mailbox on fire Wednesday morning in front of the Rite Aid in Ardmore West shortly after 8 a.m. Postal authorities responded and removed the damaged mail.
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Warrant Issued for State Trooper Murder Suspect

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-09-17 12:59
Authorities have identified the suspect wanted for an ambush attack that killed one state trooper and injured another.
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Police Get Social Media Help To Track Down Assault Suspects

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-09-17 12:51
Facebook and Twitter have helped identify suspects accused of beating up two gay men on a Philadelphia sidewalk last week.
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Update: Burglar nabbed in Haverford

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:27
Haverford police arrested a man who attempted to break into a home in the 1000 block of Alston Road Monday. A resident interrupted the intruder who was using a step ladder to attempt to gain entrance into the first floor window of the home about 11:30 a.m.  
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Ardmore firefighters extinguish mailbox fire

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:00
Ardmore firefighters extinguished a mail box on fire in front of the Rite Aid in Ardmore West this morning shortly after 8:00AM. Postal authorities responded and removed the damaged mail. 
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pie plates

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2014-09-17 10:45

Yes I roll out my own piecrust. I don’t like a lot of the modern pie plates. I use vintage pie plates.

Yes, here again is my pitch for the vintage kitchen: The glass pie plates that were made by Pyrex and Anchor Hocking are terrific . I have a bunch that were probably produced in the 1950s and 60s. One was my grandmother’s.

My favorite of these pie plates are the deep dish variety – the edges are sort of ruffled and the pie plates have little handles. I also have the plain glass ones that are more shallow, and a couple of the Wear-Ever aluminum pie plates. And you can find them in different sizes too.

These pie plates are everywhere. Thrift shops, church sales, barn sales, your neighbor cleaning out their kitchen cupboards.

These pie plates are not expensive, and I think pies bake better in them. I know pies look better in them. You can easily put a pre-made roll out piecrust into one of these plates as well if you don’t make your own crust.

I tend to pick these up when I find them because a lot of times when I take pies to other people’s homes for dinner or holidays the pie plates don’t come back. I have been finding a lot of these pie plates at the Smithfield Barn in Downingtown. I also found one last year at Angel Fest at St. Paul’s in Exton which is coming soon! (See this link for further information)

Anyway, I am really not a 1950s housewife in disguise. It’s just that some of these vintage kitchen items are better made than what we have today. Besides, a little kitsch in your kitchen never hurt anyone!

Enjoy your day!

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