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Best Pubs In The Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Area According to Yelp

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 15:32
Make sure you celebrate St. Patrick's Day responsibly, but make sure you have fun, too!
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco DA Launches Website For Victims To Search For $1.5 Million Worth Of Jewelry Stolen From Homes

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 14:43
Authorities are searching for the owners of 50,000 pieces of jewelry which were stolen from 15 expensive homes by a Montgomery County man.
Categories: Lower Merion

slow news cycle today?

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2017-03-16 13:30

It  must be a slow news day if a radio talk show host can go from trying to connect with an almost 80 year old woman over her opinion on Villanova’s bridge and crosses to trying to hunt me as her friend and blogger….over something that she and I both talked about March 1st?

A recap: my friend  is a senior citizen and a grandmother.  She gives more to her community in a year via her generosity of doing than most people give in a lifetime.  Her comment about the bridge was that perhaps a more ecumenical approach to the bridge was better in today’s world.  She also had the thought of why couldn’t the crosses be more subtle, carved into the stone piers (bas relief) instead of challenging everyone over a public road.

Because my friend was interviewed by some media and expressed her opinion publicly, albeit very gently and politely, she has been demonized and vilified. Publicly, including in the media.  So I decided to express my First Amendment Rights – I wrote about how I felt on Ash Wednesday.

Simply put, I agreed with my elderly friend. To me it seemed to be a common sense solution.  I expressed my opinion about two weeks ago and today, much to my surprise and endless amusement here I was enjoying a cup of coffee this morning and my phone starts to explode—- “they are talking about your blog on the radio.

At first I asked “Michael Smerconish is talking about my blog?”  Except for listening to a talk radio guy I thought was really cool somewhere in the Lehigh Valley on the topic of eminent domain for private gain years ago, I don’t listen to talk radio, with the exception of Michael Smerconish once in a while, and even that has not been in the realm of recent.

So two friends who do listen to talk radio called after that – “1210 AM. Dom Giordano is talking about your blog.”

Ok my first response was puzzlement and “why????”  Then I laughed.Well…dayyyumn. You know your blog is widely read when they start talking about it on a talk radio show…and you also know it is a slow news cycle if they are talking about your blog on talk radio.

So I have heard of this guy Dom.   But I don’t listen to him. Rush Limbaugh and Limbaugh lite aren’t my cup of tea.

But this morning, I am a topic of conversation. With all the news regionally and in this country, I am a topic of conversation? This subject is a continued topic of conversation?  I tuned in out of curiosity and amusement part of the way through. Because that post expressing my opinion on a regional news story that is now old news a couple of weeks later. (I did not think anyone was still talking about it, truthfully.)

Then I swear I hear this radio host say how he was trying to connect with me to discuss my perspective? Does he have a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge to sell me too LOL? And he’s not interested in my opinion in the least. Let’s be real, I am just a daily dose of cannon fodder, so why would that be something of interest to me? I don’t need to be on the radio. The radio to me is for music on WXPN. Or KYW1060 for traffic reports when you are stuck in traffic somewhere. Or NPR  or WHYY because they are intelligent and have diverse programming.

Also, no one reached out to me.  He did reach out to my almost 80 year old friend a couple of weeks ago, and well, she did not respond.  So because an almost 80 year old woman didn’t want to be his talk show victim, why not try with her friend who shares a similar opinion and is a blogger?

To clarify one of his comments I think was directed towards me, I do not live on the Main Line.  I live in Chester County.  And people who do live on the Main Line who have opinions that differ from his or anyone else’s on this topic are not bad people.  They just have a different opinion.

Sorry, but no. I expressed my opinion March 1st, 2017.  But thank you so much for promoting my blog!  That was so super kind of you! I love my blog too!

As a talk show host, he has his audience he caters to, I get that.  But does it make him feel better as a man to try to belittle women who share a different opinion on a topic? The honorable opposition I can respect but this?  It’s kind of sad…but again thank you SO much for promoting my blog!  If you like to cook and garden I write about that a lot!

Hugs and kisses Dom! Thanks for the free publicity!

 


Categories: Pennsylvania

Second LMSD Student Allegedly Made Snapchat Threat: Reports

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 11:27
Two students will undergo mental health evaluations after allegedly posting threats on Snapchat.
Categories: Lower Merion

Villanova Defeats Mount St. Mary's In First Round

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 11:00
The Wildcats are moving on to the next round of championship play.
Categories: Lower Merion

Car Fire Breaks Out Wednesday Morning In Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 10:41
Snow and ice snarled fire engines, keeping crews on scene well after the blaze was extinguished.
Categories: Lower Merion

WATCH: Lower Merion Baby With Glorious Hair Appears On Ellen

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 10:10
Adrianna Alfano Cherkas' video of her son went viral, prompting the TV star to invite them to the show.
Categories: Lower Merion

Cops Shovel Main Line Couple Out After Snow Removal Crews Don't Show

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 09:30
After the couple's regular snow removal company didn't show up for days, a couple cops grabbed shovels and went to work.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Listings: Homes for Sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 08:54
Looking for a new 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

Get Out And About In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood: Check the Patch Calendar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-03-16 08:28
Looking for a something to do? Find it on the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Calendar
Categories: Lower Merion

Upping the ante in the health care war

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-03-16 06:20
On our editorial page today, we take a look at the Republicans' new health care bill and the challenge it poses for many moderates in Congress, including Delco U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan.

Meehan has made no secret of his desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

But instead of "repeal and replace," he was mouthing words like "rescue and repair."

The American Health Care Act rolled out by House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn't made anyone happy. The conservative right are ridiculing it as "Obamacare Light." The left are pointing to Congressional Budget Office calculations that indicate it would leave 24 million people uninsured over the next decade, while increasing costs for seniors and offering huge tax breaks to the pharma and insurance industries.

That's what Meehan, who already voted in favor of the plan in moving it out of the House Ways and Means Committee, and other Republicans now have to sell to their constituents.

Those constituents have not been shy about voicing their opinions, in particular when it comes to health care legislation. They have been holding weekly picketing sessions and rallies outside his Springfield office.

Today they are planning an all-day affair outside the office at 940 West Sproul Road.

You can read our editorial here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

We've got Villanova covered; special NCAA section, Kris Jenkins poster today

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-03-16 06:04
Last year Villanova had something to prove.

Same thing this year, but for a vastly different reason.

Last season Jay Wright's Wildcats were trying to shed their reputation for early exits from the NCAA Tournament.

Today, as they kick off play in Buffalo vs. Mount St. Mary's, they do so as the defending national champions, as well as the No. 1 seed in the entire tournament.

Yes, once again the 'Cats have something to prove. And that huge target on their backs is not going to go away.

They do have an advantage many teams do not, however.

On our editorial page recently, we referred to it as the 'Wright Stuff.'

Make sure you follow our Villanova beat writer Terry Toohey, who will be with the Wildcats every step of the way as they seek to repeat. Today Terry profiles Great Valley grad Mikal Bridges, who could wind up being a 1st round NBA Draft pick. Terry also has a preview of tonight's opponent, Mount St. Mary.

And if all that is not enough, make sure you pick up a copy of our special NCAA tournament section, including a special full-color poster page of Villanova star Kris Jenkins. It's inside every copy of today's Daily Times.
Categories: Pennsylvania

WATCH: Lower Merion Police Officer Shovels Senior Citizen's Driveway

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-03-15 18:09
Officer Iushewitz, we commend your dedication to the community!
Categories: Lower Merion

Lancaster Avenue Lanes Restricted Thursday: Lower Merion Township

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-03-15 17:40
Crews will be removing snow from curbs on the busy road.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Area Homes For Sale: Main Line Real Estate Guide

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-03-15 17:35
Looking for a new house? Or just looking? Either way, you'll find the best properties on the market in Patch's houses-for-sale listings.
Categories: Lower Merion

Best Cheesesteak In Town? You Decide In Philly Mag's Poll

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-03-15 15:01
Philadelphia Magazine wants to know your go-to cheesesteak place for "The Great Philly Food Fight."
Categories: Lower Merion

The Easter Bunny Is On The Way To The King Of Prussia Mall

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-03-15 12:58
It may not seem like it, but spring (and the Easter Bunny) are just around the corner. Find out when he'll be at the KOP Mall.
Categories: Lower Merion

Historic Philly Sites Close Amid Federal Hiring Freeze: Report​

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-03-15 12:53
The Declaration House and Ben Franklin’s home and print shop have allegedly been affected by the Trump administration's policies.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County NAACP, Police Chiefs Aim To Improve Relations

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-03-15 12:09
The Montgomery County NAACP and Montco Police Chiefs Association are working together to improve policing in the region.
Categories: Lower Merion