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The Daily Salvo for October 16, 2014 - "Family-Friendly Extravaganza"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-10-17 17:09
The Daily Salvo for October 16, 2014 - "Family-Friendly Extravaganza"
Regina Angelorum Academy is proud to announce the 2014 return of Christian pop-star Marie Miller and hit band L'Angelus this Saturday, October 18th. For tickets to this family-friendly concert... From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for October 15, 2014 - "Serving Others"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-10-17 17:03
The Daily Salvo for October 15, 2014 - "Serving Others"
Catholic business leaders don't just have an economic obligation to be fiscally responsible, but a moral obligation to be faithfully responsible. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for October 14, 2014 - "Clean Chords for Kids"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:58
The Daily Salvo for October 14, 2014 - "Clean Chords for Kids"
Regina Angelorum Academy is proud to announce the 2014 return of Christian pop-star Marie Miller and hit band L'Angelus this Saturday, October 18th. For tickets to this family-friendly concert... From: The Daily Salvo Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for October 13, 2014 - "Legacy of Life"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:54
The Daily Salvo for October 13, 2014 - "Legacy of Life"
In the role of humble servant, the spiritually abundant among us have the responsibility to see that lonely and desperate pregnant women have the support and... From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 1 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

Hand2Paw Having Fundraiser at Ardmore Music Hall

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:42
Help Homeless Youth and Shelter Animals Empower Each Other
Categories: Lower Merion

Household hazardous waste recycling Sunday in Penn Valley

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-17 13:31
The final recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Lower Merion Transfer Station located at 1300 North Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is important to note that electronic equipment will not be collected at household hazardous waste recycling events.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion candidates speak at voters forum

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-17 13:31
With the General Election less than a month away, candidates have been visiting their local constituencies getting their word out on their campaigns. Incumbents discussing their record while challengers declare how they can do things better.
Categories: Lower Merion

Three Pa. Residents Were on a Plane With Ebola-Infected Nurse

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:58
The three residents are reportedly from the northwest part of the state.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco to Recycle Campaign Signs Following Election

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:35
Campaign signs can be recycled at 12 locations in Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

Township Holding Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:30
These are items that cannot be disposed of in the trash, the township said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Find Properties in Foreclosure in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 09:48
This information comes directly from Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

japanese anemones

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-10-17 09:24




Categories: Pennsylvania

Cricket Lot construction in Ardmore won't begin until after holidays

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-17 09:21
The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 15 to once again extend several key deadline dates in its agreement with Dranoff Properties for redevelopment of Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue parking lot.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, Oct. 17

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-17 08:24
The Daily Numbers: 0 tax hike in this year’s proposed Delco budget.

3 straight prior years in which taxes have gone up.

5.604 mill tax rate in the budget.

752.05 tax tab for average house assessed at $134,200.

1st degree murder conviction for Chester man in July 2013 shooting death of another man in the city.

2,000 passengers who travel through Philadelphia International from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, center of Ebola outbreak.

3.19 price per gallon for gas at Wawa this morning. Wonder if it will dip below $3.

100 people who showed up at a forum in Upper Darby last night to address cyberbullying.

2 million dollar Ponzi scheme fraud charged by the feds against a West Chester woman.

1.4 million dollar grant for Chester Boys and Girls Clubs as part of a federal job training program.

19 million profit for Monroe Energy refinery run by Delta Air lines in Trainer in 3rd quarter.

8 percent boost in revenue for Delta, due in large part to the refinery.

630 million dollars in impact fees and @2.2 billion in corporate income and franchise taxes being paid by natural gas drillers, according to GOP pols who held press conference yesterday at the courthouse.

234 pornographic emails linked to Pa. Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery. He apologized yesterday, and then attacked his boss Chief Justice Ron Castille.

3,000 people who turned out in Philly yesterday to protest School Reform Commission move to ax teachers’ contract.

111-91 loss for the Sixers.

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

So what are your plans for Sunday, since there is no Eagles game? Might be time to introduce myself to my wife, “Hi, I’m Phil.”

I Don’t Get It: The cable news outlets have sunk their teeth into the Ebola story and they’re not letting go. Keep this in mind. Ebola is not transmissible through the air. You have to have close contact with spit, feces, vomit, urine or some other infected material to be infected.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Delco Council for holding the line on taxes this year.

Quote Box: “You need money to govern sometimes. When you raise taxes, you get criticized for it.”

- County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle, noting this year, as opposed to last 3 years, Delco will not raise taxes.
Categories: Pennsylvania

About that no-tax-hike budget

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-17 07:28
First the good news, then the interesting news. Or at least it is to me.

Delaware County residents this morning are being greeted by the front-page headline that there will not be an increase in county taxes this year.

The initial budget proposal will keep the levy at 5.604 mills. That means is you have the average home assessed at $134,200, you will once again pay $752.05 in taxes.

This year's county budget process reverses a trend that saw taxes increase in each of the last three years. Last year residents took a 2.8 percent hike, largely because of increases in costs tied to the funding cuts from the state for operation of the Fair Acres Geriatric Center, as well as increased costs at the county 911 Center.

Now the interesting part.

The announcement that the county was not raising taxes was made by council at a public meeting in Springfield. That just happens to be the home of Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle, who is in a heated race for the vacant 26th District state Senate seat against Demcocrat union leader John Kane.

The county has to present their preliminary budget at least 60 days prior to the end of the year.

That always puts them precariously close to election day.

In years past - in particular when taxes are going up - council has not exactly gone out of its way to make the news public. We usually have to pester them about it and when the initial numbers are going to be available.

Not so this year.

I'm sure it's just a coincidence, right?

At any rate, note that the news is plastered all over our front page.

That's what we did the past few years when taxes were going up. We couldn't very well bury the news inside when council is holding the line on taxes.

I wonder if next year, should the numbers go south and another tax hike is required, if council will be quite as forthcoming with the news.
Categories: Pennsylvania

In Lower Merion, Tranquil Conditions to End the Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 06:37
Cooler, stormy weather is on the way.
Categories: Lower Merion

Cricket Lot construction in Ardmore won't begin until after holidays

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-16 22:42
The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 15 to once again extend several key deadline dates in its agreement with Dranoff Properties for redevelopment of Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue parking lot.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School District officials mull fences for some elementary schools

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-16 18:12
Lower Merion School officials Thursday morning discussed adding fences and gates on some of its elementary school properties as an enhanced security feature. The issue is also expected to be discussed at Monday night’s meeting of the Board of School Directors which begins at 8 p.m. in the Lower Merion School District Administration Building.
Categories: Lower Merion

pumpkin rice pudding

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2014-10-16 17:53


Oh yes I did. I took my rice pudding recipe, subtracted two eggs and some sugar, added a can of pumpkin, maple syrup, a little honey, and tweaked it all a bit more and well….it worked.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups cooked white rice (I used leftover Chinese food white rice)
4 cups 2% milk (I really wanted to use whole milk but I didn’t have any)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract- pure not imitation
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
puree
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground mace
1 teaspoon cardamom
2/3 cup raisins
3 eggs
3 tablespoons honey

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat an oven to 350°.

Add rice to a cooking pot and add the milk, salt, and cardamom. Bring the milk to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer (uncovered), stirring frequently, until the rice is very soft and absorbs most of the milk, about 15 minutes or so. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and stir in the sugar. Set aside. It needs a few minutes to cool off.

Grease a 2 quart baking dish. (Use butter).

Whisk pumpkin, maple syrup, 1/2 of the cinnamon called for in recipe, mace, nutmeg, ginger, all eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 3 tablespoons of honey – use large bowl

Pour half of the rice pudding mixture into large bowl with pumpkin mixture. Add the warm milk and rice mixture a little bit at a time and very slowly since you don’t want to cook the eggs in the pumpkin mixture. Spoon the pumpkin rice pudding into the prepared baking dish.

Mix the raisins into the remaining rice pudding milk mixture, and spoon it over the pumpkin rice pudding. Swirl the two liquids slightly.

Bake, uncovered until firm, about 50 minutes. A knife should come out of custard clean and it is cooked through. Serve warm or cool and refrigerate leftovers.

YUM.


Categories: Pennsylvania

Lower Merion Police Conducting Impaired Driving Checkpoints This Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-10-16 16:15
The checkpoints are part of a larger national effort.
Categories: Lower Merion