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What's Open, Closed in Ardmore on Memorial Day

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-05-23 22:29
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day, a federal holiday.
Categories: Lower Merion

first rose opened!

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2015-05-23 15:44


Categories: Pennsylvania

Temple Prof Accused of Spying, Nine-Year-Old Bugler: The Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-05-23 09:32
Plus, Easttown police say they nabbed a pair of vandals.
Categories: Lower Merion

Agreement Limits Sale of RadioShack Customer Data in Pennsylvania

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-05-22 18:13
A coalition of states reached a settlement with the technology firm buying out the bankrupt company.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion's Wagner Marseille front runner for superintendent spot in Cheltenham

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-05-22 16:51
Just days after Lower Merion School District officials announced that Robert Copeland would become the new superintendent, the man who has been the district’s acting superintendent is now the leading candidate for the same spot in Cheltenham.
Categories: Lower Merion

Too Drunk to Drive? Pa. Website Offers Online Blood Alcohol Calculator

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-05-22 13:54
The PA DUI Association Website warns 'it is only an estimate...a person’s actual BAC can be dependent on numerous other factors.'
Categories: Lower Merion

$385K Ardmore Avenue Home Among Ardmore Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-05-22 12:09
Find open houses in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood this weekend from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Feds say Penn Valley resident, Temple physics professor, sold secrets to China

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-05-22 12:05
A Temple University professor who is also a resident of Penn Valley was indicted Thursday on allegations of wire fraud that is alleged to have been connected to a scheme to provide classified technology to China, according to an indictment and a press release from United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Edward J. Hanko.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ousted Devon Horse Show box holders demand to be reinstated

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-05-22 10:51
DEVON >>Even as the 2015 Devon Horse Show began Thursday, the contretemps continued.
Categories: Lower Merion

Campaign Over? Rogan, Manos win but challengers win Republican nomination

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-05-22 10:51
In Lower Merion Township, current board of commissioners President Liz Rogan and fellow incumbent George Manos on Tuesday fended off Democratic primary challengers.
Categories: Lower Merion

UPDATE: Service Restored on SEPTA Malvern Line

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-05-22 09:19
Train service from Thorndale to Malvern was canceled Friday morning for emergency track repairs.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, May 22

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-05-22 07:24
The Daily Numbers: 19 guns stolen from the Suburban Armory gun shop in Collingdale.

3 or 4 men being sought. Police say they smashed out a front window and ripped off the guns.

8.3 million dollars in cuts to support staff in recent years in the Upper Darby School District. Officials yesterday made a pitch to Gov. Tom Wolf to restore funding.

1.7 million dollar deficit in the latest budget, which will mean a tax hike.

70 different languages spoken in the diverse Upper Darby School District.

13,000 dollars spent per student in Upper Darby, one of the lowest rates in the county.

8,000 to $10,000 annual school property tax tab for the average homeowner.

1,400 students who picked up diplomas at Delaware County Community College yesterday.

8,800 feet of trolley tracks being replaced in Aldan Borough.

591 bags of heroin seized during drug sting in Dover, Del.

6 Baltimore police officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

7,700 gallons of oil now sullying the beaches in California after a pipeline ruptured.

loss for the Phillies in Colorado to wrap up their road trip.

.395, what Ryan Howard is hitting over the last 9 games played at Coors Field.

2 home runs in 2 games for Howard.

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

Just 2 losses for the Phils in their last 9 games. They will get a bit sterner test starting tonight at Citizens Bank Park when the Nats show up to kick off a weekend series.

I Don’t Get It: 19 guns in the hands of people who should not have them after a heist at the Suburban Armory in Collingdale. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to former Rep. Nick Micozzie, honored for getting the legislation passed that led to the way for improvements at Secane Station. Deservedly so.

Quote Box: “There are 18 weapons that are now on the street, that weren’t on the street yesterday.

- Collingdale Chief Bob Adams, after heist at local gun shop.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A fitting tribute to Nick Micozzie

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:40
If you're one of those harried folks who scramble every morning to arrive early and snag a precious parking spot at the Secane Station to start your commute into the city on the Media/Elwyn line, you owe a debt of gratitude.

There are 60 brand new parking spots at the transit stop this week.

They are there for one reason: Act 89. That is the massive transportation package that was passed by the Legislature. It is providing critical funding for infrastructure and transit work across the Commonwealth.

Act 89 happened in large part because of one man.

That would be former state Rep. Nick Micozzie. The longtime Upper Darby Republican, who retired last fall after representing Upper Darby in Harrisburg for more than three decades, deftly shepherded this crucial piece of legislation through the mine field known as Harrisburg.

Make no mistake, Act 89 was not a particularly popular piece of legislation, especially among Republicans. The GOP folks from the middle of the state very often turn a deaf ear to packages they believe are tilted to giving aid to the southeaster portion of the state. Add in what many believe were thinly disguised tax hikes, and they consider it something akin to anathema.

It was left to Micozzie to pick up the ball and run with it for Gov. Tom Corbett.

Few people know the intricacies of how Harrisburg works - and how legislation gets passed - better than Mizozzie. He not only managed to get the crucial funding through his Transportation Committee, he got it passed and onto to Corbett's desk.

The result is a lot of critically important projects such as the one unveiled at Secane Station this week.

That's why it was particularly poignant to see a phalanx of local and SEPTA officials gather at the station this week to cut the ribbon and show off their new toy.

And to honor the man who made it possible.

There will be a road sign at the station marking it 'Nick Micozzie Way.'

It was a nice gesture for a nice man.

A guy who was not afraid to reach across the aisle to get something done, whether it be more funding for local schools, or important infrastructure projects.

The moment also comes with a tinge of sadness.

Delaware County has no idea how much they will miss Nick Micozzie looking after their interests in Harrisburg.

That's a lot of clout that just left town.

But Act 89 - and the projects it will fund - will remind us just how important Nick Micozzie was.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Welcome to the Memorial Day Weekend - & summer!

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2015-05-22 06:21
Congratulations! You made it. We have survived another winter.

Despite some very chilly weather this morning, there is no doubt about it. We have made it to the unofficial start of summer - the Memorial Day Weekend.

It's my favorite weekend of the year, if only because it opens the door to another summer.

Here's some info for you in terms of what you need to know this Memorial Day Weekend.


If you’re heading to the beach and want to check the traffic, CLICK HERE.

For a full look at the forecast, CLICK HERE.

If you’re looking for something to do or a way to commemorate the holiday, CLICK HERE.

Mother Nature looks like she is ready to cooperate.

After a cool start this morning, we’ll warm into the 70s with lots of sunshine. It will be a tad on the cool side Saturday morning, then heat will gradually build through the weekend and by the holiday on Monday, it will actually feel like mid-summer.

Here’s the latest on the holiday weekend forecast from the National Weather Service:

Friday: Increasing clouds, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a west wind 9 to 14 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Northwest wind 9 to 17 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69. North wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 3 to 6 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Memorial Day: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 91.

Don’t forget the real reason for the holiday. This is the weekend we set aside to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Thank a veteran this weekend.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Feds: Penn Valley Scientist Sold Information to China

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-05-21 21:34
Prosecutors charged the chair of Temple University's physics department with four counts of wire fraud.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County commissioners: Unendorsed Gale says he's 'willing to work with anyone'

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:43
NORRISTOWN >> A 26-year-old unendorsed Republican candidate will be moving onto the General Election for county commissioner in November.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Commissioner Jenny Brown to step down May 31

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:39
Lower Merion Commissioner Jenny Brown has announced that she will step down from her Ward 2 seat on the board effective May 31.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ousted Devon Horse Show box holders demand to be reinstated

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-05-21 15:39
DEVON >>Even as the 2015 Devon Horse Show began Thursday, the contretemps continued.
Categories: Lower Merion

in the garden today

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2015-05-21 14:01

I love my garden today.

First David Austin English Rose Bloom


White Rhododendron


Lady’s Mantle




Miss Kim Lilac


Scotch Broom blooming


Categories: Pennsylvania

Graduation Day: At 80, Penn grad enjoys commencement she'd missed decades earlier

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-05-21 14:01
For every student who donned cap and gown to make the traditional walk through the campus of the University of Pennsylvania for graduation May 18, the day was the culmination of a dream and years of hard work.
Categories: Lower Merion