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Broadway Hit 'Hamilton' Coming To Philadelphia

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-17 10:07
Theater goers will have to wait a year, however.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police Training Friday Morning In Merion Station: Lower Merion Township

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-17 09:29
Don't be alarmed by increase police presence in Merion Station.
Categories: Lower Merion

Villanova Taking On Wisconsin Saturday Afternoon

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-17 09:22
We have a link to the livestream in case you won't be near a TV for the second round of play for the Wildcats.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Open House Listings for Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-17 08:38
Take a look at the open houses in and near Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Meehan on the health care act

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-03-17 06:08
The protesters were back at U.S. Rep Pat Meehan's Springfield office yesterday, just as they have been every week since President Donald Trump was sworn in and Republican made clear they intended to make good their vow to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

But things got a little more serious this week then House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Republicans finally rolled out their replacement, the American Health Care Act.

Meehan voted in favor of it in moving it out of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Yesterday he talked about it - and where he stands when it comes to health care.

The man who said he was much more in favor of "rescue and repair," as opposed to "repeal and replace," likes some aspects of the new plan, like the way it keeps several key provisions, such as allowing dependents to stay on their parents' plan until age 26, and assuring those with pre-existing conditions are not denied coverage. But he still has his concerns, and wants to stress that this is going to be a long process, and that more changes in the bill are no doubt on the way.

You can read the story - and the reaction of local protesters - here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Nothing routine about the 'Delco Legend,' or police work

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-03-17 05:53
The legend of the 'Delco Legend' continues to grow.

Even if Chris Dorman wishes it would not.

About the only thing the Folcroft police officer wants is for his life to return to its normal routine.

'Routine' is a funny word when it comes to police officers and first responders.

People - including some of us in the news racket - have a tendency to refer to 'routine' police calls.

Those who know and love cops - their family and friends - know there is no such thing.

That's why they grimace just a bit every time they hear it. They are all too aware that when their loved one leaves the house every day, there is no guarantee that they will return home safe and sound.

Dorman was responding to just such a 'routine' call last summer for a report of drug activity behind a local apartment complex when he encountered something that was anything but routine.

Dorman scuffled with a suspect, then was knocked to the ground. That's when he found himself staring down the barrel of a gun. He was shot several times, clinging to life when he was rushed to the hospital by a fellow officer, while still another confronted the suspect and exchanged gunfire with him.

Amazingly, Dorman left the hospital just a few days later, albeit with the scars of his life-threatening encounter still visible fater taking bullets to his face, back and legs.

Thus was born the 'Delco Legend.'

This week Dorman, his fellow Folcroft officers and many others were honored at a very special dinner by a group supporting law enforcement in Philadelphia. There were 29 law officers who had been wounded in the line of duty, including East Lansdowne native Josh Hartnett, who was shot point-blank in an ambush by a man who fired into the window of his police cruiser.

You might say it was anything but a 'routine' night.

Just like the calls these officers answer every day.

You can read our editorial here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

save thornbury farm!

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2017-03-16 19:02

Photo courtesy of Thornbury Farm

Today I learned I was the darling new topic of conversation of a talk radio host, and I thought well if they are going to talk about this blog, maybe they can talk about this blog wanting folks to help our farmers at Thornbury Farm, right? Maybe they can ask their listeners in Chester County and elsewhere to help Thornbury Farm or one can only hope, right? The media could really help these folks right now by talking this up, right?

Thornbury Farm is located on Route 926 and S. New Street on Thornbury Rd in West Chester. (you know a stone’s throw from where Toll Brothers wants to destroy Crebilly Farm?)

After the recent snow/ice/wind event, Thornbury Farm experienced some awful damage from the weather.  Their greenhouse/hoophouse collapsed because of the snow.  I have friends who own a very large nursery concern in Massachusetts and I am familiar with what they have to do during the winter to keep snow from collapsing their greenhouses.  Sometimes the timing is off and you do not get to things in time.  The result is the photo you see above and this is really expensive to rectify.

Friends of Thornbury Farm and the Spackman family have put up a GoFundMe page to help our neighbor farmers at Thornbury defray the costs, the seriously steep costs of correcting what Mother Nature has done here.

Please, they are an over 300 year old still working farm.  They are super nice people who do a lot for the community.  The weight of the snow was too much for the poor greenhouse. The snow has caused about $8,000 in damages and they have crops to be planted in the next three weeks, their heirloom tomatoes. This is literally live or die time.

One of the Thornbury chickens

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HoagieNation Festival Tickets On Sale At Noon Friday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 16:03
Scoop your tickets to experience a "celebration of everything Philly!"
Categories: Lower Merion

Best Pubs In The Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Area According to Yelp

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 15:32
Make sure you celebrate St. Patrick's Day responsibly, but make sure you have fun, too!
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Montco DA Launches Website For Victims To Search For $1.5 Million Worth Of Jewelry Stolen From Homes

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 14:43
Authorities are searching for the owners of 50,000 pieces of jewelry which were stolen from 15 expensive homes by a Montgomery County man.
Categories: Lower Merion

slow news cycle today?

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2017-03-16 13:30

It  must be a slow news day if a radio talk show host can go from trying to connect with an almost 80 year old woman over her opinion on Villanova’s bridge and crosses to trying to hunt me as her friend and blogger….over something that she and I both talked about March 1st?

A recap: my friend  is a senior citizen and a grandmother.  She gives more to her community in a year via her generosity of doing than most people give in a lifetime.  Her comment about the bridge was that perhaps a more ecumenical approach to the bridge was better in today’s world.  She also had the thought of why couldn’t the crosses be more subtle, carved into the stone piers (bas relief) instead of challenging everyone over a public road.

Because my friend was interviewed by some media and expressed her opinion publicly, albeit very gently and politely, she has been demonized and vilified. Publicly, including in the media.  So I decided to express my First Amendment Rights – I wrote about how I felt on Ash Wednesday.

Simply put, I agreed with my elderly friend. To me it seemed to be a common sense solution.  I expressed my opinion about two weeks ago and today, much to my surprise and endless amusement here I was enjoying a cup of coffee this morning and my phone starts to explode—- “they are talking about your blog on the radio.

At first I asked “Michael Smerconish is talking about my blog?”  Except for listening to a talk radio guy I thought was really cool somewhere in the Lehigh Valley on the topic of eminent domain for private gain years ago, I don’t listen to talk radio, with the exception of Michael Smerconish once in a while, and even that has not been in the realm of recent.

So two friends who do listen to talk radio called after that – “1210 AM. Dom Giordano is talking about your blog.”

Ok my first response was puzzlement and “why????”  Then I laughed.Well…dayyyumn. You know your blog is widely read when they start talking about it on a talk radio show…and you also know it is a slow news cycle if they are talking about your blog on talk radio.

So I have heard of this guy Dom.   But I don’t listen to him. Rush Limbaugh and Limbaugh lite aren’t my cup of tea.

But this morning, I am a topic of conversation. With all the news regionally and in this country, I am a topic of conversation? This subject is a continued topic of conversation?  I tuned in out of curiosity and amusement part of the way through. Because that post expressing my opinion on a regional news story that is now old news a couple of weeks later. (I did not think anyone was still talking about it, truthfully.)

Then I swear I hear this radio host say how he was trying to connect with me to discuss my perspective? Does he have a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge to sell me too LOL? And he’s not interested in my opinion in the least. Let’s be real, I am just a daily dose of cannon fodder, so why would that be something of interest to me? I don’t need to be on the radio. The radio to me is for music on WXPN. Or KYW1060 for traffic reports when you are stuck in traffic somewhere. Or NPR  or WHYY because they are intelligent and have diverse programming.

Also, no one reached out to me.  He did reach out to my almost 80 year old friend a couple of weeks ago, and well, she did not respond.  So because an almost 80 year old woman didn’t want to be his talk show victim, why not try with her friend who shares a similar opinion and is a blogger?

To clarify one of his comments I think was directed towards me, I do not live on the Main Line.  I live in Chester County.  And people who do live on the Main Line who have opinions that differ from his or anyone else’s on this topic are not bad people.  They just have a different opinion.

Sorry, but no. I expressed my opinion March 1st, 2017.  But thank you so much for promoting my blog!  That was so super kind of you! I love my blog too!

As a talk show host, he has his audience he caters to, I get that.  But does it make him feel better as a man to try to belittle women who share a different opinion on a topic? The honorable opposition I can respect but this?  It’s kind of sad…but again thank you SO much for promoting my blog!  If you like to cook and garden I write about that a lot!

Hugs and kisses Dom! Thanks for the free publicity!


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Second LMSD Student Allegedly Made Snapchat Threat: Reports

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 11:27
Two students will undergo mental health evaluations after allegedly posting threats on Snapchat.
Categories: Lower Merion

Villanova Defeats Mount St. Mary's In First Round

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 11:00
The Wildcats are moving on to the next round of championship play.
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Car Fire Breaks Out Wednesday Morning In Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 10:41
Snow and ice snarled fire engines, keeping crews on scene well after the blaze was extinguished.
Categories: Lower Merion

WATCH: Lower Merion Baby With Glorious Hair Appears On Ellen

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 10:10
Adrianna Alfano Cherkas' video of her son went viral, prompting the TV star to invite them to the show.
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Cops Shovel Main Line Couple Out After Snow Removal Crews Don't Show

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 09:30
After the couple's regular snow removal company didn't show up for days, a couple cops grabbed shovels and went to work.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Listings: Homes for Sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 08:54
Looking for a new 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

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

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 08:28
Looking for a something to do? Find it on the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Calendar
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