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26th Annual Harriton Plantation Fair Saturday In Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 16:43
Experience days of yore with Bluegrass tunes, blacksmiths, antique sales, and more this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fall is Here! Tis the Season For Promoting Local Events on Patch

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 15:34
Want to recruit volunteers for a charity-haunted house or pack a school fundraiser? Look no further than the Patch Events Calendar.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fall is Here! Tis the Season For Promoting Local Events

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 15:34
Want to recruit volunteers for a charity-haunted house or pack a school fundraiser? Look no further than the Patch Events Calendar.
Categories: Lower Merion

LETTER: MCCC's Weapons Ban Puts School In Danger

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 13:02
Do you agree with Montgomery County Community College's decision to ban all weapons from campus?
Categories: Lower Merion

Overdoses Up 138 Percent In Montgomery County, Officials Say

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 11:33
Montgomery County is experiencing the worst drug overdose epidemic in its history, like much of the nation, the DA says.
Categories: Lower Merion

Harriton Road Closed Until 3 p.m. For Sewer Work, Lower Merion Officials

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 11:24
Road to open at 3 p.m. Road open to resident and emergency vehicles.
Categories: Lower Merion

Dust Off Your Lederhosen, Ardmore's Oktoberfest Is Saturday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 10:53
Annual event promises beer, food, events, and activities.
Categories: Lower Merion

Plaintiff in LMSD tax lawsuit alleges district encouraged student’s online threats to him; district responds to allegations

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-09-22 10:46
The plaintiff in the Lower Merion tax lawsuit is accusing the district of encouraging a student to threaten him through an Internet posting and encouraging residents to protest in front of his law office, according to a recent court filing in the district tax lawsuit.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Township Work Closes River Road Again

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 09:14
Shade Tree Commission work continues.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fake PECO Callers Demanding Money For Fake Invoices In Montco, Police Warn

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-09-22 09:00
Don't fall for this PECO scam that is spreading throughout the area.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Sept. 22

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-22 07:51
10,000 dollar first prize for Tavia Isaac, who took top prize in the Food Network’s ‘Chopped Jr.’ show.

12, the age of our precocious chef from Chester.

8-foot snake found sunning itself on a Springfield driveway.

32, age of woman found fatally slashed early this morning in Yeadon.

740,220 dollars in federal grant money for East Lansdowne Fire Co., which they will use to hire 12 part-time firefighters.

300 dollars, what a masked gunman got in a hest at the Upper Chichester Walgreens.

2nd stop in 2 weeks her in Delco for Donald Trump. He will hold a public rally at the Sun Center in Chester Township tonight.

40 people who showed up at Nether Providence zoners Monday night as they dealt with controversial sober living facility that has been operating on Providence Road.

30 of October, when professors at the 14 state-owned universities say they will strike if they don’t have a new contract.

6 months ago, when a freshman state legislator pleaded guilty to a felony charge. Now she is resisting calls to resign her office.

2 statewide debates agreed to by Dem U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty.

4, how many incumbent Republican Pat Toomey wanted.

43-38 lead for McGinty, according to new Muhlenberg College poll.

608 dollars, how much it costs for a 2-pack of the EpiPen life-saving device needed by those who suffer severe allergic reaction.

500 percent increase in the cost since 2007.

11 billion dollars in sales for Mylan, the company that makes the device.

1 person wounded in shooting during 2nd night of protests in Charlotte, N.C., after shooting of man by police.

8-3 win for the Phils over the White Sox last night.

21 home runs for Tommy Joseph.

6 hits, including 3 solo home runs, given up by Phils starter Jerad Eickhoff over 7 innings.

7 homers give up by Eickhoff in his last 2 starts.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Congratulations, Tavia!

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-22 06:44
I have a confession to make.

I still get a kick out of a great front page.

Yes, I know, print is not 'hip.' We're supposed to be all about online these days. And I am. I spend an inordinate amount of time shoveling information onto our website, as well as social media such as Twitter and Facebook, feeding the beast that is the 24-hour news cycle.

But I still love the feel of print. And a dynamite front page.

And today's is one of my favorite front pages of the year.

For a couple of reasons.

The second I heard yesterday morning that our little dynamo, 12 year-old chef Tavia Isaac had won the top prize on the Food Network show 'Chopped Jr.,' I knew I wanted that beautiful, smiling countenance on our front page.

But I'm also willing to admit there was another reason as well.

Tavia Isaac resides in Chester.

I think it's fair to say there are more than a few people who believe part of Chester's image problem stems from the way it is often presented in the county's daily newspaper.

I certainly understand their concerns. I'm the guy who answers the phones when they call to complain about our coverage.

I'm hoping I get a few calls today.

But the truth is I don't really care if I do or not.

Tavia Isaac is a great story. She is proof that a lot of good things are happening in the city of Chester. And that some of those good things are being done by young people. It's a great front page.

And we're proud of it. And Tavia.

You go, girl.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Delco at center of Campaign 2016

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-22 06:14
Delaware County continues to be in the crosshairs for Campaign 2016.

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will spend his second night in Delco in two weeks tonight when he holds a rally at the Sun Center in Chester Township.

We will have live coverage as the race for the White House rolls through Delaware County again.

Then tomorrow the crucial U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty will bring the GOPer to Delco, along with a very special guest.

Toomey will pay a visit to the Herbert W. Best VFW Post 928 in the Folsom section of Ridley Township, and he's bringing Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, with him.

McCain carried the GOP's banner in the 2012 presidential race, losing to Barack Obama, who rolled to re-election.

You can get all the details on the Toomey-McCain visit here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Somewhere, the 'Summer Wind' is blowing

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-09-22 05:50
Excuse my depression this morning.

I am wallowing in the worst day of the year.

As I write this there are a little more than four hours left in summer.

Autumn arrives officially at 10:21 a.m.

I should be past this. For all intent and purpose, summer really ends for me with the arrival of the Labor Day weekend.

Still, with it becoming "official," this morning, the sting is a little more acute.

Luckily, Mother Nature has decided to take mercy on me.

She is going to offer a few more warm, humid days to soothe this old soul who pines for the "lazy, crazy, hazy" days of summer.

Unfortunately, the forecast says there is a change coming, and we will have trouble breaking 70 degrees on Sunday. Good thing I'll be camped in front of the TV watching the Eagles game.

I have just one question this morning.

How many days until Memorial Day?

Goodbye, summer. Somewhere, a beach is calling my name.

Of course, I can always turn to this classic:

Categories: Pennsylvania

Just Listed: Homes for Sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 21:57
Looking for a 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...
Categories: Lower Merion

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 21:16
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Facilitation coach idea on hold: Narberth Borough Council members couldn’t agree on time

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-09-21 19:45
For Main Line Media News It looks as though Narberth Borough’s leaders may not be using the services of a coach to help them clear the air and put aside their differences.
Categories: Lower Merion

10 Montgomery County Public Water Systems Have Toxin Made Famous By Erin Brockovich, Study Says

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 14:51
The study published Tuesday says even small amounts of Chromium-6 can have negative health impacts, like cancer and liver damage.
Categories: Lower Merion

Seven Montco Parents Owed More Than $66K In Child Support: Sheriff

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-09-21 14:29
Seven parents owing more than $66,000 in child support who were arrested during overnight raids across Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

Narberth: Developer now has 2 approved plans for former Baptist Church of Evangel site

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-09-21 11:58
The owner of the former Baptist Church of the Evangel in Narberth now has two approved plans for development of the property at 198 Elmwood Ave.
Categories: Lower Merion