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$304K County Line Road Just Listed in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:19
Find other properties for sale in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police: 2 officers promoted, 4 commended at ceremony

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 11:17
ARDMORE >> Lower Merion officials last week promoted two longtime police officers to new roles in the department during a Wednesday, April 8 Board of Commissioners meeting.
Categories: Lower Merion

Former Gov. Tom Ridge calls out politicians at Villanova University School of Law

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:41
RADNOR>> Many politicians think nothing of telling lies these days. A case in point, cited by former Governor Tom Ridge, who served as the first Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, is that of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Utah, the minority leader.
Categories: Lower Merion

Insomnia Cookies: Delivering hot cookies until to 3 a.m.

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:30
RADNOR >> It’s 1 a.m. and you have an irresistible craving for something sweet.
Categories: Lower Merion

Baldwin School to begin construction of Performing Arts Center

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:55
The Baldwin School is proud to announce it has reached its goal to begin construction on The Simpson Center for the Performing Arts in honor of Lois Goutman.
Categories: Lower Merion

Philadelphia Man Admits to Lower Merion Steel Theft

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:13
Gregory Keck pleaded guilty to loading a pickup truck with steel rebar from his employer in December.
Categories: Lower Merion

Clover Market back for spring at new Bryn Mawr location

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:29
BRYN MAWR >> When the Clover Market returns to the Main Line for its spring season, it will be with all of the elements that have made it a regional success story over the past five years – but in a new location.
Categories: Lower Merion

Philadelphia man pleads to stealing steel in Lower Merion

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:15
COURTHOUSE >> A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into the metal shop he worked at in Lower Merion and stealing steel rebar.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, April 16

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:56
The Daily Numbers: 0, how much you’ll pay for coffee at Wawa today. It’s free all day as the Delco-based convenience store celebrates its 61st anniversary.

1.5 million cups, how much Wawa officials estimate they will give away today.

1964, when the company opened its 1st store on MacDade Boulevard in the Folsom section of Ridley.

680 stores in the Wawa chain.

22,000 employees.

45,000 dollars a year, how much Paula Brown was making as borough manager in Colwyn. Her job was eliminated.

40, age of Rashon Mitchell, who police say held up the TD Bank in Springfield.

2,500 in cash, how much he made off with.

44, age of another bank robbery suspect who was tracked down at Harrah’s Casino in Chester.

6.7 billion dollars, how much the state university system says it contributes to the Pa. economy.

783 million dollars in gambling revenue for property tax rebates from Pa. casinos.

2-year-old hit-run victim who succumbed to his injuries early this morning in Philadelphia.

2 toddlers killed in hit-run incidents so far this week.

300,000 dollars in heroin seized during raid in Norristown; 2 people were arrested.

500 pills a month, how many painkillers the wife of a Chester County dentists was using. They now both face drug charges.

70,000 dollars, minimum wage set for all workers at credit card processing center Gravity Payments. Dan Price, the owner, will cut his own pay so his workers can get pay increases.

31,000 inquiries from veterans that languished for a year at the Philly VA Center, according to a scathing federal report.

22,000 pieces of returned mail that had not been processed.

1 worker who would doctor benefit forms to cover up mistakes by coworkers.

86 million dollar profit in 1st quarter for Delta Air Lines at its Monroe Energy refinery in Trainer.

2.2 billion dollars in savings for the airlines on jet fuel costs.

7 million dollars to be paid to family of beating victim in Philly by 2 local taverns.

10 straight losses to end the season for the Sixers.

18-64 mark for the 76ers on this 2nd season of tanking.

3 straight losses for the Phils to the Mets.

3-6 mark for them in this young season.

2 for 16 with runners in scoring position for the Phils’ woeful offense.

3 hits for Cody Asche in the No. 6 spot. Think maybe we can move him up a bit?

.500 batting average for Asche on 12 for 24 hitting, including 11 for his last 16.

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

The Sixers season has come to a merciful end. Tanks for the memories, guys.

I Don’t Get It: How exactly does someone fly a small gyrocopter into the Washington, D.C., air space and land it on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol?

Today’s Upper: Kudos to our friends at Wawa. They are giving away free coffee all day in honor of their 61st anniversary.

Quote Box:
“We’ve got enough money left on a state grant that we can get a borough manager in here for 12 weeks. It’s a temporary position and they’ll come in and train everybody to operate this town.”

- Colwyn Council President Fred Lesher.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Police: Banner for 'Moving beyond racism' speaker defaced in Lower Merion

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:55
Lower Merion police report that someone defaced a banner advertising a speaker in front of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion police charge man for assault at Lankenau Hospital

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:47
Lower Merion police charged a man in connection with an attack on hospital staff in the Emergency Department at Lankenau Hospital April 8 at 4:23 a.m.
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Lower Merion Police Reports: Multiple drivers charged with DUIs last weekend

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-04-16 07:47
DUI>> Lower Merion police arrested and charged a 23-year-old man from the 100 block of North Second Street in Philadelphia with DUI following a traffic stop near West Lancaster Avenue and Morton Road in Bryn Mawr April 10 at 1:54 a.m.
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It's free coffee all day at Wawa

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:47
Our very own Wawa - founded and headquartered right here in Delaware County - is celebrating a birthday today.

But instead of us showering them with gifts on their 51st anniversary, they've decided to turn the tables, taking up the old adage that it is better to give than to receive.

That's especially true if you're a coffee drinker.

The convenience store chain is celebrating by offering free coffee all day at all of its stores.

Wawa says it's just their way of saying thanks to all of its amazing customers. How thankful are they? The company estimates they will give away about a million and a half free coffees today.

Every once in awhile I take a shot at Wawa. For instance, I still believe there is no more dangerous place in Delco than a Wawa parking lot. That's espcially true for the new "super" Wawas that feature gas stations. You sometimes need eyes in the back of your head to keep from being drilled by cars pulling in and out of those lots.

But woe be to the outsider who takes a shot at our beloved Wawa. Sheetz? Forget it. 7-Eleven? Get real.

Wawa is part of who we are here in Delco.

It was 61 years ago when the Wood family was trying to figure out how to market the milk and dairy products produced at their family farm in Middletown. They opened their first store, on MacDade Boulevard in the Folsom section of Ridley Township, on April 16, 1964. Today they have nearly 700 outlets across the Delaware Valley. They continue to expand, the most recent being an ambitious plan to have the famous goose fly into Florida for a big expansion. Their birthday is being noticed down there as well. For you outsiders, here's the secret behind the Wawa mascot. Wawa is the name of the neighborhood in Middletown Township where the company was founded. The town's name is derived from the native American word for the goose that was indigenous to the area.

They may be branching out to the Sunshine State, but Wawa will always be Delco at heart.

Thanks for the coffee, folks.

And yes, we still "gotta havva Wawa."
Categories: Pennsylvania

Winter of (sports) discontent is over: Tanks for the memories, guys

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-04-16 06:26
The winter of our (sports) discontent is over.

The Sixers finished Round 2 of their tank-a-palooza campaign by losing at home to the Miami Heat.

You're stunned, I'm sure.

Owner Josh Harris isn't. He spoke before the game and said he sees some progress, if not success. Here's columnist Jack McCaffery's take on what he heard from Harris.

I have a suggestion for the video on the 2014-15 season: Tanks for the Memories.

Coach Brett Brown finally seemed to get something off his chest, noting the difficulty of all the roster changes, referring to them as "gypsies."

"At the end of the day, to coach gypsies, to have to coach a revolving door, that's now what I'm looking for."

Good for him.

We're still not sure exactly what Ron Hextall is looking for in a coach.

The Flyers GM met the media yesterday after the team failed to make the playoffs and said he is not yet ready to make a decision on coach Craig Berube.

If it didn't exactly sound like an endorsement, it wasn't supposed to be.

So we move on to spring. Oh, by the way, the Phillies got swept by the Mets last night. The only consistent thing about this team the last couple of years is that they are incapable of timely hitting. They went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

No wonder all anyone wants to talk about around here is Chip Kelly.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Fattah Expands Mobile Office to Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-04-15 21:10
Congressman Chaka Fattah will offer residents another opportunity to interact with his staff with monthly hours at the Palm in Ardmore.
Categories: Lower Merion

Clover Market back for spring at new Bryn Mawr location

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 17:06
BRYN MAWR >> When the Clover Market returns to the Main Line for its spring season, it will be with all of the elements that have made it a regional success story over the past five years – but in a new location.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police: Banner for 'Moving beyond racism' speaker defaced in Lower Merion

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 15:36
Lower Merion police report that someone defaced a banner advertising a speaker in front of the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Reports:

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 14:58
DUI>> Lower Merion police arrested and charged a 23-year-old man from the 100 block of North Second Street in Philadelphia with DUI following a traffic stop near West Lancaster Avenue and Morton Road in Bryn Mawr April 10 at 1:54 a.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Free Coffee for Wawa's 51st Birthday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-04-15 12:09
The convenience store chain expects to giveaway more than 1.5 million cups of coffee for Wawa Day on April 16.
Categories: Lower Merion

Could Philadelphia bars be open until 4 a.m.? Philadelphia lawmaker proposing extended liquor sales

Main Line Times - Wed, 2015-04-15 11:46
State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, announced that he plans to introduce legislation that would allow businesses to apply for extended use permits - authorizing the sale of alcohol until 4 a.m.
Categories: Lower Merion