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New to the Market: Home Listings in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-22 21:45
Looking for a 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

Ardmore Unity Day is coming together

Main Line Times - Mon, 2016-08-22 21:04
Ardmore’s 40-year-old Labor Day weekend tradition called Unity Day is once again getting ready to kick off Saturday, Sept. 3. There will be hours of music, lots of food, and numerous vendors filling the Vernon Young Memorial Park along Ardmore and Spring avenues for this late summer celebration.
Categories: Lower Merion

Hillary Clinton Opens Second Campaign Office in Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-22 16:53
Hillary Clinton, who already has bases of operations in West Chester and Norristown, is now establishing roots in Lansdale.
Categories: Lower Merion

SPCA Fundraiser To Be Held at Ardmore Chipotle

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-22 15:56
Support the Pennsyvlania SPCA and dogs and cats around the state at Chipotle fundraisers taking place at these locations.
Categories: Lower Merion

Back to School: Lower Merion School District 2016-2017 Calendar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-22 11:40
It's never too early to be prepared for the upcoming school year. Here are the key dates for the district for the 2016-2017 calendar year.
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PA Home Invasion Leaves Father of 6 Dead, Wife Critical: Reports

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-22 10:11
Armed men broke into a Hunting Park home in the middle of the night Monday, demanded money, and opened fire, according to multiple sources.
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Sept. 3: Ardmore Unity Day is coming togetherAnnual event benefits Ardmore Community Center activities, local students and brings old friends together

Main Line Times - Mon, 2016-08-22 10:07
Ardmore’s 40-year-old Labor Day weekend tradition called Unity Day is once again getting ready to kick off Saturday, Sept. 3. There will be hours of music, lots of food, and numerous vendors filling the Vernon Young Memorial Park along Ardmore and Spring avenues for this late summer celebration.
Categories: Lower Merion

Wynnewood Seminary Opens for New Academic Year

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-08-22 10:01
Despite confirming that they were looking for a new home, Wynnewood's Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary has opened for a new school year.
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The Daily Numbers for Monday, Aug. 22

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2016-08-22 06:55
The Daily Numbers: 2 women who conquered the Pacific Ocean.

2,400 miles, how far Vicki Otmani and Megan Biging rowed from Monterey to Hawaii.

57 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes, how long it took them, a record time in the Great Pacific Race.

6 meetings in executive session for the Upper Darby School Board in their discussions concerning the status of Superintendent Richard Dunlap.

29, age of Glenolden man charged in the fatal hit-run of a pedestrian in Philadelphia.

2 people now charged in the death of a Penn State professor who police say was pushed off a cliff.

5 people injured in a house fire in Philly.

3 more churches closed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

7.8 cent per gallon jump in price of gas this past week.

2.27 average price per gallon.

2 local fans hit by foul balls over the weekend at Phillies games at Citizens Bank Park.

9-0 loss for the Phillies to the Cards yesterday.

5 runs on 7 hits over 5 innings for Phils starter Vince Velasquez.

6 extra base hits for the Cardinals.

14 straight games with at least 3 extra-base hits.

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

Freddy Galvis is ticked that the Phillies have not extended the netting to protect fans from foul balls.

I Don’t Get It: Kathleen Kane has no regrets. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Megan Bicking and Vicki Otmani, who rowed across the Pacific Ocean, Monterey to Hawaii, in record time. Well done.

Quote Box:
“The only color we saw was blue - blue water, blue sky - so coming back and seeing all these colors is overwhelming.”

- Vicki Otmani, after rowing across the Pacific.
Categories: Pennsylvania

More on the Greatest Generation

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2016-08-22 05:51
I used my Monday column to revisit something I put here in the blog last week. That would be our parents, and the notion of the Greatest Generation.

I was thinking about it because Thursday would have been my mother's 102nd birthday. Saturday was my wife's dad's birthday. Sandwiched in between I went to a funeral for a Friday that reminded me of the importance of family.

That was paramount to my parents - and I am guessing to many of their generation.

They worked hard. And partied just as hard.

They were fiercely loyal to faith and family. They always had each other's backs.

What they lived through, survived and continued to thrive makes many of our tribulations today seem fairly trifling.

They knew real success, real heartbreak, good times and bad.

It never bent their resolve.

For those - and for many more - they were in fact the Greatest Generation.

You can read my Monday column here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Raising Kane on the radio

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2016-08-22 05:42
My thanks to Sunday columnist Christine Flowers, who again invited me to join her on her Sunday night gabfest on The Big Talker, WPHT-1210 AM. We talked about Pennsylvania's attorney general, or former attorney general Kathleen Kane.

I have to admit that I was a bit taken aback the day after her conviction on two counts of perjury and seven other counts of abusing her public office, when Kane told a reporter she had "no regrets."

In fact, it led me to write this editorial.

I was not the only one fairly stunned at Kane's reaction. Ernie Preate knows a little bit about where Kane is right now - and where she might be headed.

In case you don't remember, Kane is not the first attorney general to be convicted of criminal wrongdoing. Preate went down back in 1995 in connection with campaign contributions. He went to jail. He emerged a better person and rebuilt his life, once again practicing law.

Preate simply can't believe Kane's blithe attitude when it comes to her conviction.

He pointed out that it would likely serve her well to start singing a different tune. Kane will be sentenced in October by Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy.

Preate says a sense of humility, and of acknowledging your wrongdoing, is the key to a lenient sentencing.

We'll see if Kane can manage to pull that off. If she does, it will be the first thing she has gotten right in a long time.

It's still hard to believe how fast Kane rocketed to fame, and how quickly she fell, for the most part because of a purely personal vendetta against a rival prosecutor she believed was responsible for a less than flattering news article about her.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2016-08-21 21:50
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Foreclosures New to the Market in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2016-08-21 21:32
Check out the latest foreclosure deals in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Open Houses in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-08-20 21:38
An open house planned by the right realtor can help you in any number of ways. Check out those around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-19 21:55
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Foreclosures New to the Market in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-19 21:00
Check out the latest foreclosure deals in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
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When Will Thunderstorms, Rain Hit Ardmore this Weekend?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-19 17:15
Sunny skies prevail on Friday into Saturday. But it might not last for long, forecasters warn.
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Human Trafficking / Mother Shakes Baby / Massive Child Porn Bust: Top PA Crime News

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-19 16:46
Check out the top crime stories around Pennsylvania over the past week.
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Philadelphia's First Human Case of West Nile In 2016 Reported

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-19 16:08
A human has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Phialdelphia, the Department of Environmental Protection said Friday.
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What You Need To Know About Getting Wine Shipped To Your Home In Pennsylvania

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-19 15:15
Under a new law, Pennsylvania residents can now have wine shipped directly to their homes. Here's what you need to know.
Categories: Lower Merion