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Lower Merion School District staff member dies in Indiana crash

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 09:38
At the start of Monday's Lower Merion School Board meeting Acting Lower Merion School Superintendent Dr. Wagner Marseille announced that a district school staff member Jeremy Valentine, 39, was killed in a horrific crash in Indiana on Monday.  The crash also seriously injured his wife and two chidren.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, July 23

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-23 07:48
The Daily Numbers: 15-30 years for 1 of 2 Chester brothers charged in the fatal shooting of a man in Darby Borough.

16,000-square-foot rail transfer box a company wants to build in Chester as part of its trash-burning expansion plans. The plan will not be voted on tonight by Chester City Council.

500,000 tons of municipal garbage Covanta wants to bring to Chester from New York City.

80 megawatts of electricity created from the trash burning.

0.2 general fund surplus for the county that led Standard & Poor’s to affirm its AA credit rating.

3rd DUI charge for a Philadelphia man after he was involved in a crash in Upper Darby.

34, age of Philly man charged in a road rage incident in Collingdale that police say escalated into a stabbing.

11 a.m., when a teen walking on Providence Road in Nether Providence reports a man tried to get her to get into his car.

2 hearings set Wednesday and Thursday on plans to construct pipeline to get oil being delivered by train to Eddystone to the Monroe Energy plant in Trainer.

7th death now being attributed to last summer’s deadly building collapse in Philly. A man who died several weeks later has filed suit.

0 flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv yesterday after the FAA placed a 24-ban because of the fear of rockets near the airport.

61 point gain for the stock market despite international turmoil yesterday.

15 percent boost for Comcast revenue.

14 innings, how long it took for the Phils to fall to the Giants last night.

3rd blown save for Jonathan Papelbon, who surrendered a lead in the 9th to send the game to extra innings.

6-7 mark for the Phillies in extra inning game this year.

43-57 overall record for Phils, an ugly 14 games under .500

2 days until Eagles report to training camp

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

Eagles Training Camp can’t get here soon enough.

I Don’t Get It: How does someone who already has 2 DUI convictions get back behind the wheel while impaired? I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Delco, which had its AA credit rating affirmed by Standard & Poor’s

Quote Box: “I just want to say sorry to his mom.”

- Jermaine Roberts, after being sentenced in fatal shooting of Darby Borough man.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A pizza question for Delco history buffs

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-23 07:03
Today we have a question from a longtime reader.

I didn't know the answer so I thought I'd put it out there for our readers.

Pat Lane is trying to get some information on an old pizza shop in Chester. She believes it was on either Seventh and Morton or maybe Ninth and Morton in Chester back in the mid-'60s. It was called ReDavid's and may have had a bar attached.

Here's the kicker. Pat's mouth still waters for intoxicating mix of cheeses they used on their pies.

"To this day, I have never had a pizza as good as those from ReDavid," Par said.

I know how she feels. I'm a dedicated Grotto fan. Every time in Rehoboth (which is not nearly enough) I have to get my Grotto slice. Their pizza has a distinctive 'zing' to it from the combination of cheese they use. For some reason, it always tastes better at the beach. It doesn't seem as good in Wilmington or Newark.

Any how, can someone help Pat out? Post a comment and I will try to relay it to her.
Categories: Pennsylvania

'Live From the Newsroom' previews Eagles training camp

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:45
You can stick a fork in the Phillies. Last night's 14th inning loss was almost too painful to watch.

Even Jonathan Papelbon, who has beeen Mr. Dependable this year, coughed up a lead in the 9th and the Phils eventually fell in 14.

Luckily, we bring relief to suffering Philly fans.

The Eagles report for training camp in just two days.

That's right, Year Two of the Chip Kelly Era is on the horizon.

To celebrate, we’ll have our Eagles beat writer Bob Grotz join us tonight to preview the Birds Training Camp. Also on our Birds panel will be local sports radio talk show host Billy Werndl, a longtime presence in Philly sports media who hosts Sports Talk of Chester Couty on WCHE-1520 AM in West Chester, as well as a longtime season ticket holder, Bob Ristron.

We'll also tell you which practices will be open to fans, and whether or not you need tickets. Longtime fans will want to get the details on a special open practice the team will hold at their old home on the Penn campus. That, of course would be Franklin Field.

In the meantime, if you have a question you'd like answered about the Birds, email it to me at editor@delcotimes.com and I'll put it to our Eagles authority, Bob Grotz.

Then tune in at 7 and take part in our live chat.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Gas main repair closes intersection in Bryn Mawr

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:31
Pennswood Road at Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr is closed 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice for an emergency gas main repair, Lower Merion Township announced Tuesday. Emergency vehicles will have access, according to the notice.
Categories: Lower Merion

TOP: Cancer Breakthrough, Abused Autistic Twins, Bear Beats It, World's Largest Goat, and When Housing Is A Toilet

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-22 23:16
Plus, police charge man with leaving 98-year-old mother in truck while he gambles. Top news from around Patch's network of more than 900 sites.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fish Abandoned at Restaurant, Accident Causes 7-Mile Backup, Fruit Recalled for Listeria

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-22 20:53
A look at the day's top stories from around Pennsylvania Patch sites.
Categories: Lower Merion

'How Many Kids Ride the Bus, Anyway?'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:40
Lower Merion School District answered that and other questions before more than 100 people Monday night.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School Board discusses potential bus parking lot on Bala Avenue

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:18
For the Lower Merion School District, the never ending story continues – where to park school buses.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County To Begin Spraying Mosquitos

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:11
Residents within the spray area should consider remaining indoors, closing windows and turning off ventilation systems that draw-in outside air for the duration of the spray plus 30 minutes after.
Categories: Lower Merion

Stop By To Hear Jazz at Suburban Square Wednesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-22 17:01
Phyllis Chapell & Siora will play in the main courtyard from 5 to 7 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County Health Department employee receives GREAT recognition

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 15:56
A Montgomery County Health Department employee who writes children’s books, creates board games and raps about the importance of getting immunizations to audiences of children received Montgomery County’s first Getting Recognition for Extraordinary Achievement and Talents (GREAT) award this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Wynnewood Shopping Center restaurant plan back for zoning relief

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 15:37
With its original restaurant tenant set to open next month in a different location, the owner of the Wynnewood Shopping Center hopes to revive a plan for an old postal building there.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School District staff member dies in Indiana crash

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 15:11
At the start of Monday's Lower Merion School Board meeting Acting Lower Merion School Superintendent Dr. Wagner Marseille announced that a district school staff member Jeremy Valentine, 39, was killed in a horrific crash in Indiana on Monday.  The crash also seriously injured his wife and two chidren.
Categories: Lower Merion

State Police Get New Helicopters

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2014-07-22 15:03
The State Police have had an airborne law-enforcement team since 1969.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police apprehend suspect in Gulph Mills home invasion

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 14:57
UPPER MERION - A man broke into a Upper Merion home, terrorized the couple inside, tied up the woman and the kidnapped the man, forcing him to drive to a local Wawa and withdraw cash from an ATM, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

a garden for all seasons

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2014-07-22 14:52

Since I began this particular garden, as part of the creation process what I have had as one of my goals is simple: to create a four-sided, four-season garden. I want to be able to look at a garden from every window, and I want a garden that has interest four seasons of the year.

Basically, creating a garden is a layering process, as well as trial and error. From daffodils in spring, to lush summer color, to the panorama of fall, and the garden in winter, it is about layering. There is nothing instant about a good garden. It takes years, and constantly evolves as you figure out what works, what doesn’t, what you like, what you don’t like.

I am getting to the point where I am four seasons. I research what I am looking to achieve and scope out the plants. The colors I choose are complimentary for the most part, and I will group and mass plantings for a more uniform and flowing effect.

This garden was in part inspired by the bones of the garden of the former owner of our home, the garden of my childhood, and gardens I have created for myself and others over the years.

The first garden I remember was the garden my father created in the walled in back yard of our then house in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia. I remember him planning it, and he laid out the curves of the brick patio and the flower beds with a string and a compass. It was like a secret garden come to life and he planted trees, shrubs, a John F. Kennedy white rose, annuals and perennials.

There was a shady side garden, and then the main part of the garden was quite sunny. The general idea of the garden my father planted still exists in parts today. I recently stumbled upon a realtor listing for our first home. It was kind of weird to look at the listing photos and see the house inside and out after all of these years, but it was also marvelous to see how these people loved the house over the years. Definitely a far cry from the home my parents sold in August, 1975, it still had the basic bones of my father’s original garden. I am guessing they really aren’t gardening folk because while the trees are still there, far less in the way of flowers and shrubs exist in that garden today. And it looks like an addition swallowed a good bit of the side yard and piazza. But it stopped being our garden decades ago.

The garden I remember will always be in my memory. And that garden of my early childhood fostered my love of gardening as an adult. As a child I helped my father plant that garden with his father. I know most kids don’t like to garden as it equals work, but I did. And watching what you plant grow and even bloom is still almost indescribably cool.

People have happy places in their life where they like to go. One of those places to me is my garden. My garden today has bits and pieces of every garden I have ever had or helped create. It also has where my creative side has taken me, and will continue to grow.

I learn from reading and talking to horticulturists and plants people, and also looking at the gardens of others for inspiration. Taunton’s Fine Gardening is one of my favorite resources. The magazine and the website are very helpful, as well as contain many beautiful things to look at.

I also found a web article on four season garden planning recently I found helpful. It is on a website called Gardening Know How. I do have quite a collection of gardening books I refer to, and among them are a few from Rodale which are basic and helpful. As a matter of fact, Rodale Institute has a pretty cool website. I also love the books written by garden writer Suzy Bales. She also has many gardening articles still available on Huffington Post . She also used to have a website.

As of this summer, my garden has become four-sided. As I keep planting it I strive now to make it four-season. I want to be able to look at something no matter what the season. Even the sparseness of winter should be beautiful.

What are your plans for your garden? What inspires you in your garden? Tell me in a comment!

Thanks for stopping by today. I am off to find more Caladryl Clear to put on the side of my arm to combat the reaction I am having to whatever stung me in the garden yesterday.


Categories: Pennsylvania

Gas main repair closes intersection in Bryn Mawr

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 13:13
Pennswood Road at Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr is closed 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice for an emergency gas main repair, Lower Merion Township announced Tuesday. Emergency vehicles will have access, according to the notice.
Categories: Lower Merion

DeLissio town halls on government reform scheduled

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 13:12
PHILADELPHIA, July 22 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will host two local town halls focusing on state government reform beginning Thursday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Gas main repair closes intersection in Bryn Mawr

Main Line Times - Tue, 2014-07-22 11:49
Pennswood Road at Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr is closed 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice for an emergency gas main repair, Lower Merion Township announced Tuesday. Emergency vehicles will have access, according to the notice..
Categories: Lower Merion