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Montgomery County-based Plan W aims to put more women in local government

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-15 12:18
NORRISTOWN >> More than a year ago a group of high-powered women in the Philadelphia region recognized that local government boards like zoning, the planning commission and sewer authority had few or no women.
Categories: Lower Merion

New choices liven the menu for Sixth Annual Taste of Ardmore Oct. 30

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-15 10:46
As Ardmore’s restaurant scene continues to grow, Taste of Ardmore, Ardmore Initiative’s annual celebration of local food and fashion, only becomes more flavorful.
Categories: Lower Merion

As closing nears, planning for Ardmore Cricket Lot redevelopment steps up

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-15 10:46
With construction set to start on Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue parking lot in as little as three months, plans for changes in the downtown during the process are still “a work in progress,” but that is a good thing, Lower Merion Township officials say.
Categories: Lower Merion

Glenn Road Home Built in 1880 for Sale in Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-10-15 09:50
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Categories: Lower Merion

SEPTA reaches tentative deal with regional rail engineers

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-10-15 08:56
SEPTA reached a tentative contract agreement with the engineers that operate its regional railway trains Monday, ending a four-year contract dispute.
Categories: Lower Merion

A Great Sunrise in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-10-15 08:14
Over Lankenau Hospital Wednesday Oct 8th .2014. Time 6:50 AM
Categories: Lower Merion

Another test for the faithful - this time in Springfield

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-10-15 07:30
The people are Notre Dame de Lourdes know exactly how their fellow Catholics in Springfield are feeling today.

It's enough to test your faith.

On Sunday, parishioners at the three Catholic parishes in Springfield - St. Francis of Assisi, Holy Cross and St. Kevin - learned they are the latest Delco congregations to come under review by the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Committee. The results will likely be the same sad song.

Not all three of them will survive.

It is likely that at lest one of them will disappear, merged with a fellow parish.

That's what happened at Notre Dame de Lourdes, over the protests of outrages parishioners who continue to fight the good fight, taking their case to the Vatican.

It is not likely to matter.

The Archdiocese continues to face severe economic issues, as well as a distinct shortage of priests.

The process has been ongoing for the last four years.

In that span the archdiocese has shuttered 47 churches out of a total of 266 across the region's five counties.

In Delaware County alone, the number of parishes has gone from 46 to 38.

The chances are not good that the Springfield triumvirate will be able to avoid a similar fate.

Here's the way some parishioners reacted to the news. I wish them well. I think they will need it. But the odds - and the archdiocese's track record in these instances - does not bode well for them.

In other words, they don't have a prayer.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Heavy Rain and Strong Winds Expected in Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-10-15 07:06
A strong cold front will produce periods of moderate to heavy rain into Thursday, with cool conditions on the way for this weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

Not the start the Flyers wanted

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-10-15 06:33
The Flyers have now played four games.

They have yet to record a win.

Last night they fell 4-3 in a shootout to the Ducks at the Wells Fargo Center.

Ed Snider and the Flyers brass have never exactly been known as a patient bunch.

Should the Craig Berube watch be started.

Columnist Jack McCaffery offers a look back to last year, when three losses to open a season cost Peter Laviolette his job.
Categories: Pennsylvania

As closing nears, planning for Ardmore Cricket Lot redevelopment steps up

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:36
With construction set to start on Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue parking lot in as little as three months, plans for changes in the downtown during the process are still “a work in progress,” but that is a good thing, Lower Merion Township officials say.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore’s Halloween Spooktacular a treat for kids Oct. 25

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:36
Join the Ardmore Business Association in celebrating Ardmore’s Halloween Spooktacular Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Anniversary fun planned at 2 Ardmore businesses

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:36
Two Ardmore businesses are celebrating anniversaries this month with special events open to the community.
Categories: Lower Merion

New choices liven the menu for Sixth Annual Taste of Ardmore Oct. 30

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-14 12:16
As Ardmore’s restaurant scene continues to grow, Taste of Ardmore, Ardmore Initiative’s annual celebration of local food and fashion, only becomes more flavorful.
Categories: Lower Merion

Officials tout infrastructure improvements on City Avenue and throughout region

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-14 12:16
With a newly paved City Avenue as a backdrop, several local and state officials were on hand Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph’s University to tout the benefits and infrastructure improvements that have been and will be taking place over the next few years due to last year’s passage of a major transportation funding bill known as Act 89.
Categories: Lower Merion

Coming Soon: 'Real Housewives of Philadelphia'?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-14 10:16
A producer is reportedly working on a local version of Bravo’s popular reality show.
Categories: Lower Merion

SEPTA reaches tentative deal with regional rail engineers

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-10-14 09:45
SEPTA reached a tentative contract agreement with the engineers that operate its regional railway trains Monday, ending a four-year contract dispute.
Categories: Lower Merion

Time Names Mo'ne Davis Among Its Most Influential

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-14 09:42
The Philly phenom is in impressive company on the magazine’s list of 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.
Categories: Lower Merion

Tomkenn Road Home for Rent in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-14 09:00
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Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, Oct. 14

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2014-10-14 08:01
The Daily Numbers: 3 homes damaged when a 2-alarm fire roared through a home in Clifton Heights.

2 residents treated for minor injuries when they jumped from a 2nd floor rear window to escape the flames.

50 minutes, how long it took to bring the fire under control.

3 parishes in Springfield who are wondering about their future. They are the latest to come under the review process that has been ongoing in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

36 years, how long Rep. Nick Micozzie, R-163, has served the residents of Upper Darby in Harrisburg. He will deliver his final remarks on the House floord on Wednesday. He is retiring from this seat.

4 year contract dispute between SEPTA and the engineers who run the regional rails that could be coming to end with a tentative contract.

8.5 percent wage hike for the engineers in the deal. That’s followed by another 3 percent in April.

1,240 dollar lump sum signing bonus for each union member under the deal.

2 million dollars, what it cost Darby Borough to build a new 14,000 square foot borough hall.

5 solutions for the issue of sound emanating from loudspeakers at George King Stadium in Nother Providence put forth by 3 residents who have been complaining about noise from events at the field.

2 hospitalized after a shooting incident in Chester Monday night.

2 local Acme supermarkets that will be closed. Both are in Bucks County.

130 employees at the 2 stores. They will be placed at other Acme stores.

20, age of Penn State student who now faces charges in connection with a threat made against the school’s main campus.

223.03 plunge on late trading for stock market yesterday.

1.35 percent decline.

1-2 weeks, how long Eagles running back Darren Sproles is expected to be out after suffering a knee sprain Sunday night vs. the Giants.

1,628 passing yards for Nick Foles. That puts him in 5th place among NFL signal callers.

4th in the league in rushing for LeSean McCoy on the strength of his 149-yard effort vs. Giants.

422 yards rushing for McCoy so far this year.

4-1 record for the Eagles next foe, the Cardinals, out in the desert in 2 weeks. They have their bye week this Sunday.

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

Raise your hand if you hate the bye week in the NFL. The Eagles are rolling at 5-1, but they won’t play again for 2 weeks.

I Don’t Get It: How could anyone steal the prosthetic leg from a veteran who was merely looking to entertain fans outside the Eagles game at the Linc Sunday night. Police continue to hunt for the inebriated young woman who made off with Sonny Forriest’s leg.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to state Rep. Nick Micozzie, who will make his final speech on the floor of the Pa. House today after serving Upper Darby for 36 years.

Quote Box: “I would be crushed if they closed the parish or the school.”

- Ronnie Sidebottom, parishioner at Holy Cross Church in Springfield, one of three Springfield parishes that are under review by the archdiocese.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Tropical and Unsettled Weather in Lower Merion Through Wednesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-10-14 07:17
Those conditions will exit with heavy rain on Thursday.
Categories: Lower Merion