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Bryn Mawr Trust CEO Ted Peters retiring, Lower Merion resident taking helm

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 12:54
A change at the top is coming for Main Line icon Bryn Mawr Trust, for only the ninth time in the company’s 125-year history. Plans in the making for many months aim, however, to make the transition seamless.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion to study building a parking structure at its Matsonford site for more buses

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 12:54
As the debate over school buses rages on in Lower Merion, school officials are now considering a new plan that could take the highly criticized Bala Avenue project off the table.
Categories: Lower Merion

Penn Wynne groups come together to fundraise for family of Lower Merion School District employee killed in car crash

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 11:45
While the surviving family members of a Lower Merion School District employee who was killed in a car crash last month continues to recover from their own injuries, a fundraiser is taking place this weekend to help the children.
Categories: Lower Merion

Marlboro Road Home Among Ardmore Properties for Rent

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-08-26 10:47
Find nearby rental homes from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

September opening set for new year-round Rosemont Farmers Market

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 10:25
Two years of renovation have brought a fresh new look to the Rosemont Square Shopping Center.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police investigating armed robbery at Baggataway Tavern in West Conshohocken

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 10:22
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN — Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Friday morning at Baggataway Tavern located at 31 Front Street.
Categories: Lower Merion

Update: Repaving of Conshocken State Road in Gladwyne through mid-September

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 09:37
Of the local roadways left cratered with potholes after the storms and freeze-and-thaw cycles of Winter 2014, none may have been hit harder than Conshohocken State Road in Lower Merion Township.
Categories: Lower Merion

Main Line History: Test your knowledge of small Main Line colleges

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 09:25
It’s that time of year when college students are either coming back to town or embarking on their first year of college. 
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 26

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-08-26 08:30
The Daily Numbers: 2 gunmen who exchanged half a dozen shots in Darby Borough Sunday night.

1 stray bullet that came within inches of a sleeping toddler a block away.

1, as in ‘We’re No. 1.’ That’s the chant in Ridley this morning as kids uphold the district’s tradition of being the first to return to school in Delco.

58, age of man in Upper Darby charged with letting 8-year-old sit on his lap and steer car. He faces DUI charges. Police found him holding 25-ounce can of beer. A 9-year-old was in the back seat.

59, age of man doused with gas and set on fire after he tried to intervene in an altercation in Chester.

1.2 million dollars in stolen funds that was the basis of charges filed against the president of NP Precision. Kenneth Narzikul pleaded guilty in fed court yesterday.

9, as in the No. 9 ranking when it comes to bad drivers. That is the dubious honor awarded to Philly drivers in a study done by Allstate.

6.2 years, how often a Philly driver can expect to be involved in a crash.

61.2 percent more likely to be in a crash than any other place in the country.

1 billion dollar in damages racked up by that 6.0 earthquake that rocked the Napa Valley in California early Sunday.

6 Emmy Awards for ‘Breaking Bad,’ including best actor again for Bryan Cranston.

7 Emmys for “Sherlock: His Last Vow.”

5 times ‘Modern Family has been named Best Comedy.

3.47, average price for gas at the pump in Philly region. That’s the lowest price of the year.

3.79, the high prices set on June 28.

5 cent dip in the price for gas here in the past week.

755 new hotel rooms coming to Philly with opening of 2 new hotels.

500 jobs being added by Xerox in Cherry Hill, N.J.

72 percent of Pennsylvanians who underestimate how much money is spent on education, according to a new poll done by the Commonwealth Foundation.

82 percent underestimate teacher salaries.

12 strikeouts for A.J. Burnett as the Phillies took down the Nats, 3-2.

1 run on 3 hits.

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

The Taney Dragons are getting their parade, just don’t ask me to attend. I love the team and everything they did, but you don’t get a parade unless you win the whole thing.

I Don’t Get It: I know it’s tradition but something still just rubs me wrong about kids going back to school before Labor Day.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Michael Vick. He just keeps on saying all the right things. Quote Box: “If he’d have been standing up, we’d probably have a murder.”

- Darby Borough Police Chief Bob Smythe, on stray bullet that just missed sleeping child.
Categories: Pennsylvania

One vote against the parade for Taney Dragons

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-08-26 07:38
So much for the clout of the Heron's Nest.

As readers of this blog - yeah, both of them, not counting my wife - know, in this space yesterday I indicated I did not think it was a great idea for the city of Philadelphia to throw a parade for the kids from the Taney Dragons Little League team.

Of course, city officials yesterday promptly announced they would do just that.

Guess what? I still don't think it's a good idea.

Again, let me stress this. I love the Taney Dragons story. Mo'ne Davis and her teammates provided the perfect tonic at a time when the region and nation were beset with bad news.

I even editorialized on the lesson that could be learned from this racially diverse group of kids in light of the unrest that seized Ferguson, Missouri, and the national spotlight.

But the fact is that after Mo'ne appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for doing something no other girl has ever done, namely throw a shutout in the Little League World Series, they didn't win another game.

Now I know that this is not just about winning. That's why I was all in favor of the nice homecoming celebration the city threw for the team on Sunday.

That apparently was not enough.

This smacks of the kind of thinking that demands every kid get a trophy. They don't. That's not the way the world works. That's why we keep score, why there are winners and losers.

The sooner kids learn that lesson, the better off they'll be.

The tradition of a parade should be reserved for a championship. That doesn't mean we're not enormously proud of what the Taney kids accomplished. We are.

After rushing up the Jersey Turnpike for an appearance on the 'Today' show Monday morning, the kids will be back in Philly and feted with a parade from Center City to a park in South Philly on Wednesday. They also will be honored before that night's Phillies game.

In the meantime, the kids from Broomall-Newtown have been going about their business in relative anonymity on the way to capturing the national Babe Ruth 3 Prep World Series. They took the title last week in Glen Allen, Va. Here's some background on their amazing trek to a national title.

And they're not alone. The Broomall-Newtown 13-14 Babe Ruth team is also seeking a national title out in Washington state.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Summer's over - at least in Ridley

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-08-26 07:17
It's official.

Summer is over.

At least it is if you live in Ridley Township.

That's because kids who live in Ridley head back to class today.

The district continues its tradition of being the first public school district to go back to class.

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of this trend. And I am guessing most kids would agree with me. There's just something about going back to school before Labor Day that seems wrong. Of course, there isn't much I won't do to cling to those final days of summer.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Emmy? I think I dated her once

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-08-26 06:47
I do not watch a lot of TV. If you rule out an occasional movie on Friday or Saturday night, sports and the news, I probably would never turn the damn thing on.

That puts me at odds with my wife, who uses the TV for company. She turns it on when she wakes up, and if she's in the house, it's a pretty good guess the TV is on.

Her tastes run toward old black-and-white movies on TCM, and westerns such as 'Bonanza' and 'The Big Valley.'

That usually translate to her sitting in the kitchen watching the tube, and me outside on the deck listening to music and reading.

Have I mentioned recently that Spotify and Pandora might be the world's greatest invention? Of course, that probably does not bode well for local FM music stations. I might never tune in again.

Now all I have to do is fire up my iPhone and I can hear a Playlist of my favorite tunes. Sure, I have to listen to an occasional ad (I'm too damn cheap to pay for the premium service).

I'm wondering if Spotify is going to do to radio what the Internet did to print newspapers. In other words, steal a lot of customers.

But that's another blog item. This one is about TV, and the fact that they handed out the Emmys again last night. It got me to thinking about my life, or what passes for it these days.

As I went down the list of winners, it dawned on my that I have never seen one minute of 'Breaking Bad.' Is that possible.

Not only possible, but it has a lot of company.

I also have never been exposed to the night's other big winner, the comedy 'Modern Family.' Ditto for 'The Big Bang Theory.' The Good Wife? Well, I married one, but I've never seen the show.

Every night when I trudge into the house, I collapse at the kitchen table, swallow something that passes for dinner and then head to bed.

My wife usually is entranced with the reruns of 'MASH.' She just might follow that up with 'Bewitched.'

I can tell you all about Hawkeye, Col. Potter, Radar and Houlihan.

Bryan Cranston? No clue.

I guess I could go on one of those binge sessions that you can get On Demand.

About the only thing I'm demanding these days is better movies on HBO.

Just in case you're wondering, here's the rundown on who won what.
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The Daily Salvo for August 25, 2014 - "Divine Intervention"

The Daily Salvo - Mon, 2014-08-25 17:28
The Daily Salvo for August 25, 2014 - "Divine Intervention"
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Conshohocken State Road Work Continues

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-08-25 17:22
The travel portion of the roadway will remain uneven until it is paved, about a week to 10 days from now.
Categories: Lower Merion

Say It Ain't Snow! Cold, Wet Winter Predicted

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-08-25 16:51
According to the Farmer's Almanac, this year’s winter will be cold and wet.
Categories: Lower Merion

Leave The Crabs At The Jersey Shore, PETA Urges

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-08-25 16:37
The nimal-rights group says hermit crab care is more complex than people realize.
Categories: Lower Merion

Rare 1875 photograph is new face of campaign to save Lower Merion's William Penn Inn

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 16:09
If Wynnewood’s William Penn Inn is the new poster-child for the limitations of historic preservation in Lower Merion Township, there is now a poster to go with it.
Categories: Lower Merion

Serious crash closes Wynnewood Road Saturday

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 16:09
A serious accident has closed Wynnewood Road at Old West Wynnewood Road in Lower Merion.  A SUV, a sedan and a van collided shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday. The occupant of the sedan was medivaced to a trauma center.
Categories: Lower Merion

guess where I was today!

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2014-08-25 15:51

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September opening set for new year-round Rosemont Farmers Market

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 14:59
Two years of renovation have brought a fresh new look to the Rosemont Square Shopping Center.
Categories: Lower Merion