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Patch Voice: Feed Your Family For Under Four Bucks

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-11-15 11:56
Star Patcher Colleen Walsh Fong shows you how to make delicious, healthy, and easy meals in no time, and save money, too.
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Winter Weather, Holiday Plans, School Evacuation: The Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-11-15 11:50
Some of the biggest stories from the past week.
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The Dreaded Saturday Eagles Pick

Heron's Nest - Sat, 2014-11-15 08:12
Now comes the hard part.

Throttling a one-legged Cam Newton in front of a national TV audience was nice, doing the same to Mr. Double-Check himself Aaron Rodgers on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field is something else altogether.

This is a statement game.

Unfortunately for the Birds, I think it will be Rodgers making the statement.

The Eagles best chance is something that Chip Kelly and their offense has not really done consistently this year.

That is run the ball, in the process keep Rodgers on the sidelines. Kelly has been pretty much pass-happy. That too often leads to turnovers, something first-time starter Mark Sanchez avoided last week.

I like Sanchez, although I would like him a lot more if he was under center rather than in the shotgun. I think the run game suffers for some reason in the shotgun.

This should be a day for LeSean McCoy and his partners in grime, Darren Sproles and Chris Polk. The Packers are susceptible to the run, but Kelly has to commit to it early, and stick with it even if he doesn’t have initial success. Unfortunately, in the meantime Rodgers likely will be putting points on the board. The Eagles’ defense has played better than accepted this year, shutting down some teams entirely, while showing a weakness for the big play.

That could prove deadly vs. Rodgers.

I’d love to pick the Birds here, and I’m not saying it’s impossible, but still fairly improbable. There is also the matter of the Pack likely smarting just a bit from last year, when the Eagles beat them on that same field while Rodgers was on the shelf.

I’ll go with Rodgers.

But if the Eagles go into Lambeau and come away with a win, brace yourself for a serious case of Super Bowl Fever.

The Pick: Make it Packers 33, Eagles 24. Mark Sanchez is a very good guy to have around when your starter goes down. He is not Aaron Rodgers.

Season Record: I loved Mark Sanchez in his debut vs. the Panthers. He didn’t disappoint and the win made lifted the Birds to a lofty 7-2 on the season. I was on board and managed to lift my record to 6-3. We’re parting ways again this week.

Game by Game: Eagles 45, Panthers 21 (My Pick: Eagles 33, Panthers 17)

Eagles 31, Texans 21 (My Pick: Eagles 29, Texans 19)

Cardinals 24, Eagles 20 (My Pick: Eagles 24, Cardinals 23)

Eagles 27, Giants 0 (My Pick: Giants 31, Eagles 26)

Eagles 34, Rams 28 (My Pick: Eagles 35, Rams 19)

49ers 26, Eagles 21 (My Pick: 49ers 33, Eagles 29)

Eagles 34, Jaguars 17 (My Pick: Eagles 31, Jags 16)

Eagles 30, Colts 27 (My Pick: Colts 29, Eagles 23)

Eagles 37, Redskins 34 (My Pick: Eagles 24, Redskins 23)
Categories: Pennsylvania

Multi-million T/E budget surplus (again) – $12.4 million surplus in 4 years! Property tax increases for 10 years in a row and still no health insurance for aides/paras!

In spite of $12.4 million in budget surplus the last four years, TESD residents have seen yearly tax increase and yet sadly, the District still does not provide health insurance coverage to their aides and paras. I have regularly attended school board meetings and associated finance meetings the last 4 years and I have been […]
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PennDOT Urges Pennsylvanians to Prepare for Winter Driving

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:10
"PennDOT has an enormous responsibility to keep travel as safe as possible through the winter,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said.
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Man Dies at 89, and Other Obituaries

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-14 14:00
Find recent death notices for people with ties to Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood.
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Main Line public adjuster admits fleecing clients, hurricane victims of nearly $700k

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:37
NORRISTOWN – A Main Line public adjuster has admitted to pocketing nearly $700,000 in insurance proceeds that he owed to numerous claimants, some of whom incurred damages to their homes or businesses during Hurricane Sandy.
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Montgomery County Sheriff: Courthouse bomb threat unfounded

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:25
COURTHOUSE >> An anonymous, threatening letter sent to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday prompted up to several different law enforcement agencies to search the courthouse for bombs, Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono said on Friday.
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Jogger struck by vehicle in front of Lower Merion High School remains hospitalized

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:12
An Ardmore woman remained hospitalized Friday morning in serious condition with a head injury after being struck by a car Thursday evening along the 300 block of Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore.
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BOC meeting draws crowd over Cricket Lot project, issues about 'paper street' - Haws Terrace

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-14 12:10
A section of a street that was paved over nearly 60 years ago to create Lower Merion Township’s Cricket Avenue parking lot may be the next battleground in the fight over the site’s future.
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Police: Ardmore Home Burglarized

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-14 11:41
A window was smashed.
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Conshohocken woman found guilty of making two straw gun purchases

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-14 11:37
MEDIA COURTHOUSE >> Ashly Judge, 27, of Conshohocken was found guilty Tuesday of making two straw purchases of firearms from Pennsylvania gun dealers in 2013. She faces a mandatory five-year minimum prison sentence under the Brad Fox Law.
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Jogger hospitalized after getting struck by a car in Ardmroe

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-14 11:33
An Ardmore woman remained hospitalized Friday morning in serious condition with a head injury after being struck by a car Thursday evening along the 300 block of Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore.
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The Daily Salvo for November 13, 2014 - "Hogwash"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-11-14 10:26
The Daily Salvo for November 13, 2014 - "Hogwash"
Iowa Senator-elect and former pig farmer Joni Ernst would likely describe Harry Reid's recent post-election comments as HOGWASH. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 01:00 More in News & Politics

Avoid Head Lice This Winter With These Tips

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-14 10:07
Lice information that won’t leave you scratching your head.
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Jobs in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-14 09:54
Ardmore Patch’s jobs board makes it easy for job-hunters to search for and employers to post local, regional and national jobs.
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Find Properties in Foreclosure in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-11-14 09:44
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Lower Merion police report burglaries in Ardmore

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-14 09:18
Lower Merion police are investigating two burglaries that occurred on the unit block of East Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore this week. One occurred Nov. 13 and the other took place Nov. 14. In both cases, police say a window was smashed to gain entry. In both burglaries, police say nothing appears to have been taken.
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The Daily Numbers for Friday, Nov. 14

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:54
The Daily Numbers: 5 people facing charges in a horrific case of child abuse in Darby Borough.

9-23 months in prison for the athletic director at Sun Valley High School, who entered a plea on child porn charges.

850,000 dollars allegedly ripped off by an Aston bookkeeper from company she worked for over period of 6 years. She’s now on trial.

17, age of Ridley volunteer firefighter Joe Chambers, who was honored by Philadelphia City Council along with others who helped rescue a city police officer from his burning cruiser.

1 vacancy coming up on County Council. Tom McGarrigle plans to resign his seat once he is sworn in as the new state senator from the 26th District.

27 of February, that’s when Concord will next take up the controversy surrounding development of the Beaver Valley. A meeting set for next week has been cancelled.

0 tax increase set in the proposed Brookhaven budget, which holds the tax rate at 4.35 mills.

5.41 million dollar spending plan. It will still cost the average home owner $652.50

100 people who packed another town hall meeting last night on the proposals being bandied about for a new high school in Springfield School District.

7,000 dollars raised during the Panther Pajama Breakfast at Wallingford-Swarthmore.

10 million dollar gift for Haverford College.

2 billion dollar deficit staring at Tom Wolf as he takes over as governor of Pa.

17,652.79 close for the Dow after 40.59 point gain yesterday. That’s a new record high again.

4.01 percent average rate for 30-year mortgage.

53 point loss for the Sixers last night to the Dallas Mavs as they fell, 123-70

8 straight losses for the Sixers to start the season.

38-10 Mavs after 1st quarter.

73-29 at the half. That’s 3 more points than the Sixers scored in the game.

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

You almost have to laugh at what the Sixers are doing. If only we could stop crying.

I Don’t Get It: Another horrific case of child abuse, this one coming here in Delco in Darby Borough. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Joe Chambers, who is getting more kudos for taking quick action to save the life of a Philly policeman in a burning vehicle. The Ridley High senior and volunteer from Leedom Fire Co. was one of those who got him out. He was honored by Philly Council yesterday.

Quote Box: “When you read the affidavits, you just start shaking your head.”

- D.A. Jack Whelan, on abuse case in Darby Borough.
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Bag of ammo found at Barrack Hebrew Academy

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:41
Radnor police gave the all-clear around 3 p.m. Wednesday after multiple police departments along with several K-9 units responded to Barrack Hebrew Academy on Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr.
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