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Patch Holiday Gift Guide: Secret Santa Presents Your Coworkers Will Fight Over

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2016-11-27 13:37
Make your Secret Santa recipient the envy of the office with one of these picks.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Week In Review: Racial Slurs, Marathon Results, And More

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2016-11-27 09:00
Here are the top stories in Ardmore area over the past week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Newest Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-11-26 20:16
So you want to look at some open houses for sale in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood this weekend? Good idea...
Categories: Lower Merion

thank you jenkins arboretum!

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2016-11-26 18:50


Today a padded media mail envelope arrived from Jenkins Arboretum. I did not know what it was because I wasn’t expecting anything. I am a member of Jenkins, but not a major donor by any stretch of the imagination. 

I love to garden, and I love to look at gardens. Because I now have a good deal of shaded and woodland garden, I have had a renewed appreciation of the genius and beauty of Jenkins.  As a matter of fact some plants grown at Jenkins Arboretum are now part of my own garden. 

Anyway, want to know what was in the envelope? The most beautiful book, produced by Jenkins Arboretum about the history and legacy of  Jenkins Arboretum on their 40th anniversary!

Thank you, Jenkins Arboretum, I will treasure it always!

It has been a long time since I have received anything so nice or generous for just being a member anywhere. It is quite the gift and as a rabid gardener a most perfect one!


Categories: Pennsylvania

Holiday Jobs Available In Ardmore, Surrounding Area

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-11-26 09:00
Hundreds of new local jobs have been posted, including many seasonal and part-time positions for the holiday season.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Dreaded Saturday Eagles Pick

Heron's Nest - Sat, 2016-11-26 06:21
Ah, home sweet home.

After being savaged on the road in Seattle last week, the Eagles return to the Linc in South Philly for a prime-time matchup Monday night with the Green Bay Packers.

That means this game is all about whether or not the Eagles' defense can keep the lid on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers defense. Green Bay has been in a serious funk, and it would be nice if the Eagles' defense could harass him into another poor effort.

Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense should be able to put some points on the board against Green Bay, but I'm not sure they score enough to get the win.

The Eagles have turned the Linc into a fairly distinct home field advantage this year. They are 4-0 in South Philly, while sporting an ugly 1-5 mark on the road.

Doug Pederson somehow needs to find someone to help out his quarterback, like making a big catch. It appears as if Nelson Agholor might take a seat in favor of preseason standout Paul Turner.

I'm not sure that's enough to flip the switch on this offense.

The Pick: Make it Packers 27, Eagles 23. Something tells me Aaron Rodgers is not as bad as the Packers have looked the last couple of weeks. It would be nice if he waited one more week to turn things around. I don't think that's going to happen.

Last Week: I kind of saw this one coming. The Eagles offense vs. the Seahawks defense was a major mismatch. They just don't have anyone who scares you. What was maybe most disappointing in this game was how the Eagles' defense was handled physically by the Seahawks. That should not happen. The win got me back to the .500 mark on the season at 5-5, while the Birds sit at an identical 5-5 mark, with their season in the balance. If they want to make a playoff run, they need to start it Monday night in South Philly.

Game by Game: Seahawks 26, Eagles 15 (My Pick: Seahawks 24, Eagles 13) Eagles 24, Falcons 15 (My Pick: Eagles 31, Falcons 29)

Giants 28, Eagles 23 (My Pick: Eagles 24, Giants 17)

Cowboys 29, Eagles 23 (My Pick: Cowboys 29, Eagles 24)

Eagles 21, Vikings 10 (My Pick: Vikings 26, Eagles 13)

Redskins 27, Eagles 20 (My Pick: Eagles 24, Redskins 23)

Lions 24, Eagles 23 (My Pick: Eagles 31, Lions 10)

Eagles 34, Steelers 3 (My Pick: Steelers, 26, Eagles 23)

Eagles 29, Bears 14 (My Pick: Eagles 24, Bears 16)

Eagles 29, Browns 10 (My Pick: Eagles 19, Browns 13)
Categories: Pennsylvania

Foreclosures New to the Market in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 20:16
Foreclosures for sale are still being listed regularly all across , including in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Get Out And About In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood: Check the Patch Calendar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 20:03
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 16:44
The weekend after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest Christmas tree weekends of the year.
Categories: Lower Merion

Penn State Accepts Historic $2.4 Million Fine For Late Reporting Of Sex Crimes

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 15:54
Penn State announced on Friday that they would accept a historic $2.4 million fine for not reporting sex crimes in a timely fashion.
Categories: Lower Merion

Man Struck, Killed By Amtrak Train In Philadelphia: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 12:39
A man was reportedly killed on Friday morning after he was struck by an Amtrack train in Philadelphia.
Categories: Lower Merion

#OptOutside: Celebrate Black Friday Outdoors In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 12:12
REI is leading the charge to get people out of stores and into the woods on Black Friday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police Chase Ends In PA Deadly Crash Involving Infant On Thanksgiving Day

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 10:37
The crash involved multiple vehicles and killed three people.
Categories: Lower Merion

Investigation Continues Into Murder-Suicide In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 10:13
It remains unclear what motivated the apparent murder-suicide that left two people dead in a Montgomery County apartment last week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Local Police Warn of Package Thefts As Holiday Season Begins

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-11-25 09:50
Around 23 million Americans have had packages stolen from their homes, and that number is only expected to increase this year.
Categories: Lower Merion

Join our live Black Friday coverage!

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-11-25 05:13
The turkey is being digested.

Almost.

Now it's time for that other holiday tradition.

Black Friday Shopping.

We want you to take part in our coverage of the annual shopping frenzy on the day after Thanksgiving. Hell, even the night of Thanksgiving.

This year some stores decided to revert to tradition and remain closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Others opened their doors to try to reel in those early-bird shoppers.

For a quick review of what's on tap today in Delco, you can click here.

Here's what it looks like across the nation.

Our reporter Kathleen Carey will be out there amid the shopping madness. You can follow her on Twitter at @dtbusiness.

And we want you to take part in our live coverage. Tell us what you are seeing out there. How long are the lines. What are the most popular items? Where are the best deals. Use the Twitter hashtag #PaBlackFriday. and you can be part of our live coverage.

Happy Shopping!
Categories: Pennsylvania

dear thanksgiving night drunk driver,

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2016-11-24 22:40


Dear Drunk Driver,

Thanks for the added tension on the roads this evening.  Like many others we were just driving home from a family Thanksgiving dinner and encountered YOU on 76 West (Schuylkill Expressway).
When you sober up in the morning  and you wonder HOW all that driver’s side damage occurred, I can tell you. You bounced off the center concrete barrier on the westbound side of the Schuylkill. MORE THAN ONCE.  We played dodge ball with what we believe was your driver’s side mirror as it flew by our car, narrowly missing our windshield.
If you look at the above drunk driver, that fuzzy bright ball in the center is YOU.  At different points of time, until we lost track of you, whether you were in front of us or behind us, or next to us (and we had to drive on the shoulder at one point  so you didn’t hit us), you were not just weaving a little, but sailing left and right as well as riding the center line like a slot car.
I did something I have never done before drunk driver because it had been so long since I had seen such a horrific drunk driver – I called the PA State Police. 
It was a busy night for PA State Troopers on the Schuylkill Expressway. Once past City Line Avenue, we passed several accidents east and westbound. So dear drunk driver, I don’t know if they caught you but I sure hope they did.
More than anything else, I hope you did not hurt yourself or anyone else.


Categories: Pennsylvania

Looking for a job? Check out new jobs posted on Patch!

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-11-24 20:18
Find a new job or post a job opening on the all new Patch Jobs!
Categories: Lower Merion

FBI Warns: Watch Out For Skimming Devices This Holiday Season

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-11-24 11:00
With recent skimming device incidents at the King of Prussia and Willow Grove Malls, shoppers should be extra careful this holiday season.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Thanksgiving Weekend Forecast: Mild With A Chance Of Rain

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-11-24 09:00
While there's a chance of rain over the next few days, the rest of the forecast is looking pretty perfect.
Categories: Lower Merion