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WEATHER ALERT: Ice Leading to 'Very Hazardous Driving Conditions'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-03-01 20:45
Multiple area school district have called for two-hour delays Monday morning as the region is coated in ice.
Categories: Lower Merion

Public Relations RFP

Ardmore Initiative - Sun, 2015-03-01 18:11
The Ardmore Initiative is seeking a Public Relations firm to manage PR during the upcoming construction of the Cricket Lot project.

chorizo black bean chili

Chester County Ramblings - Sun, 2015-03-01 14:15

 2 – 1 pound packages of chorizo sausage sliced into bite-size pieces 1 – 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 – 14 1/2 ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes 1 – 6 ounce can of tomato paste 1 – 1 lb. 13 oz. can of goya black beans (drained) One large red onion and one small white onion Six cloves of garlic One cup of Ricatito cilantro cooking base Goya adobo or salt and pepper to taste Three carrots sliced or diced small Three medium size potatoes sliced or diced small 6 ounces of frozen corn kernels  One cup roasted red peppers (drained and cut into uniform pieces – not too small or it will disintegrate. If I don’t have time to make fresh roasted peppers I will buy roasted bell pepper strips “deli sliced”) 1 teaspoon ground oregano 1 teaspoon basil Salt and pepper to taste 4 teaspoons Mexican style chili powder 3 teaspoons dark chili powder (I have to get this via mail order from Whole Spice ) You want a large Dutch oven for this or pasta sauce pot – which in my house are basically one and the same. I use a stainless steel pot for this because black beans can stain enamelware. Start by browning your sausage in a few tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil,and then add onion and garlic .  When onion and garlic is starting to turn translucent add potatoes and carrots. Add the black beans followed by the crushed tomatoes and Ricatito Add spices, and tomato paste. Allow to cook for about an hour on a very low flame and then toss in  frozen corn kernels and roasted red pepper strips. Allowed to cook down on low lid cracked off with a splatter guard over your pot and then the lid on top of splatter guard.  After a couple of hours of burbling away on low burner, check your chili for spices and salt and pepper or add Goya adobo. I don’t cook with a lot of added salt because so much of our food has sodium content. Turn off the stove and let this come to room temperature and refrigerate overnight. The next day skim off any fat that may be on the top and bring to room temperature and heat thoroughly.  You can serve over rice or just eat plain with a little shredded cheese or even plain Greek  yogurt  or sour cream on top. You can get a few meals out of this and it freezes well.

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The Week Ahead in Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-03-01 12:01
Take a look at some of the events on the calendar this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

PHOTOS: Philadelphia Flower Show Opens

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-03-01 10:01
This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show opened Saturday and goes through March 8.
Categories: Lower Merion

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Sparta Hits Pennsylvania On Sunday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-02-28 14:02
All of Pennsylvania will either have snow, a wintry mix or freezing rain, according to The Weather Channel.
Categories: Lower Merion

Measles Scare, Man Killed by Tree, Groundhog Uproar: February's Top Stories

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-02-28 12:03
Plus, how to prevent and deal with frozen pipes.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Senate prepares to debate virtues of House’s liquor privatization bill

Main Line Times - Sat, 2015-02-28 10:18
Harrisburg >> Debate over modernizing or privatizing the state’s liquor operation continues as arguments are batted around party lines in Harrisburg.
Categories: Lower Merion

License Security Flaw, Child Porn Charges, Olbermann Suspended: The Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-02-28 10:02
Plus, racist graffiti has been found at a local high school.
Categories: Lower Merion

Flower Show, Mummers Parade Among Weekend Happenings

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-02-27 21:55
Looking to get out of the house? Here are five fun things to do this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco judge hears arguments in Cricket Lot lawsuit

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-02-27 17:49
In a hearing Friday morning, a Montgomery County judge granted Dranoff Properties’ motion to intervene in a lawsuit that potentially delays construction of its joint redevelopment project with Lower Merion Township on Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue Parking Lot.
Categories: Lower Merion

Waived Restrictions on Heating Oil, Propane Deliveries Extended

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-02-27 15:16
The waiver was put in place in response to the region’s bitter cold.
Categories: Lower Merion

coming soon

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2015-02-27 13:49

So….a little news: yours truly will be an exhibiting photography artist at Christopher’s in Malvern for June 2015!  

It has been a long time since I have done any kind of a show so I will spend the next few months agonizing over what I am going to frame and mount. 

This past month David Campli has had his photography hanging in the restaurant. It’s marvelous and wow what a tough act to follow! I am in particular enamored of the giant photo he has mounted on the rear brick wall of the restaurant that is of two little old Italian ladies sitting outside. One is dressed to the nines and one is wearing sneakers. I just love it! 

Anyway, I hope when the time comes you’ll go in and have a meal at Christopher’s and take a look at my photography. What I frame and mount for the show will be for sale in the restaurant at that time. 

I’m really excited to do this and can’t wait for June!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Former Main Line Times photographer captures photo of 'slush waves'

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-02-27 12:27
A former Main Line Times photographer’s photo is making waves across the country after he captured a photo of the phenomenon now being called “slush waves” in Nantucket last Friday.
Categories: Lower Merion

$689K Wister Road Home Among Wynnewood Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-02-27 12:06
Find open houses in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood this weekend from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Valley Forge Flowers creates movie magic at Philadelphia Flower Show

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-02-27 11:24
Lights! Camera! Action!  Flowers! As visitors enter the 2015 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show they walk on a red carpet through a lit movie palace marquee, past reflecting pools and search lights toward a towering 25-foot tall floral arrangement that includes lilies and forsythia flanked by stately palm trees. Presto, they’ve entered a fantasy world inspired by Hollywood movies. Indeed, this year’s show is called “Celebrate the Movies.”
Categories: Lower Merion

Former Main Line Times photographer captures photo of 'slush waves'

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-02-27 11:15
A former Main Line Times photographer’s photo is making waves across the country after he captured a photo of the phenomenon now being called “slush waves” in Nantucket last Friday.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Thrilled' Lower Merion commission recommends approval of plan to save historic William Penn Inn

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-02-27 11:15
WYNNEWOOD >> It was an unusual but welcome start to a meeting of the Lower Merion Historical Commission Monday afternoon.
Categories: Lower Merion

Parlor pizza, wine bar brings new look, new tastes to Suburban Square

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-02-27 11:15
ARDMORE >> The saying that you never get a second chance to make a first impression may not be more true anywhere than in the restaurant business.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, Feb. 27

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-02-27 09:00
The Daily Numbers: 150,000 dollars being sought in suit filed against Marcus Hook, former Mayor Jay Schiliro by man who says the ex-pol held him hostage.

10 percent of 25,000 dollars, why Schiliro is currently sitting in jail on a new charge of theft.

400 people who packed the recent Garnet Valley School Board meeting to air their feelings.

11,000 hotels rooms in Philly, and another 65,000 in a 60-mile radius, all of which are expected to be filled when the pope visits in September. The archdiocese wants local families to host pilgrims coming for the World Meeting of Families.

250 foot telecommunications tower that is expected to get the OK in Middletown.

57, age of California man who entered guilty plea to supplying pot for drug ring run by 2 brother from Drexel Hill.

100 jobs filled at the Victory Brewing Co. eatery that will open soon in Kennett Square.

1,000 customers a day expected to hit the popular brew pub.

114-87 vote in the Pa. House in favor of privatizing liquor sales in the state.

2,500 wine of liquor outlets would replace 600 state stores.

4,300 state store workers who could lose their jobs.

20 years, how long the ‘Black Madam’ says she’s been doing body sculpting. She’s now on trial after one of her clients died from complications.

21 years, how long the students at Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades have been showing off their work at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens tomorrow.

10 acres, how much area inside the Pa. Convention Center is covered by the Flower Show.

240,000 people expected to attend the annual harbinger of spring.

32 bucks for an adult ticket to the show; children are $15.

109 million dollars, how much Gov. Tom Wolf says his new GO-TIME panel has found in savings in the state budget already.

3-2 loss for the Flyers in Toronto last night. A bad loss.

3-2 win for Haverford over Ridley in high school hockey.

10 years, how long Todd Herremans has been an Eagle. He’s being released by the team.

54.47 seconds, how long it took Haverford High’s Maddie Hart to cover the 100 butterfly, to set a new Delco record.

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

These Flyers are one of the more frustrating teams of recent years. It’s almost as if they don’t want to catch the Bruins for that final playoff spot.

I Don’t Get It: Last day of February is expected to go out tomorrow with near-record low temperatures. What a lousy month this has been.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to D.A. Jack Whelan, who is getting the heroin overdose drug Naloxone into state police cruisers.

Quote Box: “We’re looking at it as a statewide distribution.”

- a state police spokesman.
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