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Police investigating armed robbery at Baggataway Tavern in West Conshohocken

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 14:17
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN — Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Friday morning at Baggataway Tavern located at 31 Front Street.
Categories: Lower Merion

Villanova burglary, unlocked cars entered in Merion area

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 13:10
Lower Merion police report a home on the 1500 block of Old Gulph Road in Villanova was burglarized. The burglary occurred sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Thieves gained entry through an open second-floor window and took portable electronic devices.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion to study building a parking structure at its Matsonford site for more buses

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 12:51
As the debate over school buses rages on in Lower Merion, school officials are now considering a new plan that could take the highly criticized Bala Avenue project off the table.
Categories: Lower Merion

Motorcycle, bicycles stolen from Penn Wynne garage

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 12:51
A resident of the 1500 Block Manoa Rd., Penn Wynne, called police about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday evening after finding his garage door open and several bicycles that had been behind his garage  missing. The resident saw several young male subjects in the rear alley with bikes. Police determined the youth were not involved however they were able to identify a number od suspects..
Categories: Lower Merion

Bryn Mawr Trust CEO Ted Peters retiring, Lower Merion resident taking helm

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 12:51
A change at the top is coming for Main Line icon Bryn Mawr Trust, for only the ninth time in the company’s 125-year history. Plans in the making for many months aim, however, to make the transition seamless.
Categories: Lower Merion

Share Your Story: Post on Patch!

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-08-25 12:03
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Categories: Lower Merion

Lane Closures Set for Schuylkill on Monday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:24
Allow even more time than usual, PennDOT says.
Categories: Lower Merion

Hemlock Road Home Among Those Recently Sold in Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-08-25 09:34
Find other recently sold homes nearby from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

Serious crash closes Wynnewood Road Saturday

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 08:24
A serious accident has closed Wynnewood Road at Old West Wynnewood Road in Lower Merion.  A SUV, a sedan and a van collided shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday. The occupant of the sedan was medivaced to a trauma center.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Monday, Aug. 25

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-08-25 07:52
The Daily Numbers: 3 more group homes for residents of Don Guanella being proposed for the Notre Dame de Lourdes grounds in Ridley.

230 acres in Concord Township known as Beaver Valley that is at center of dispute between those looking to develop the tract and those seeking to retain it as open space.

5,500 signatures on petition that opposed the original plan. The number of houses has not been reduced and it is being submitted.

16.9 acre parcel in Concord known as the Hall property that also is looking at changes.

12 residents who protested in Brookhaven Sunday. They’re also upset about the loss of open space and the possible development of 30 acres of the 55-acre Chester Water Authority property at Edgmont and Coebourn Boulevard in the borough.

83 pounds of pot worth $360,000 along with $8,473 in cash seized in a raid on a home in Upper Darby.

460,250 in contributions accepted in 2013 by Joe Sestak without filing a needed statement of candidacy, according to the Federal Elections Commission.

1 person killed in motorcycle accident on I-95 in Ridley Sunday morning.

2 women found shot to death in home in Holmesburg section of Philly Saturday.

6.0 earthquake that rattle the Napa Valley outside San Francisco early Sunday morning.

30 aftershocks reported, with the biggest weighing in at 3.6 on Richter Scale.

3 people who suffered serious injuries in the quake.

4-2 win for the Union over Earthquakes at PPL Park Sunday.

7-1 win for Phillies over Cardinals.

8 strong innings for starter Jerome Williams, scattering 5 hits and giving up just 1 run.

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

Maybe it’s just me. I agree that it was nice to have that homecoming yesterday for the Taney Dragons. But that’s it. Why exactly are they getting a parade, usually reserved for teams that have championships. Time to leave these great kids alone and just let them be kids.

I Don’t Get It: Must be nice living in the San Francisco area, rocked by a 6.0 earthquake early Sunday, and wondering when exactly the ‘Big One’ will arrive.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the kids from Broomall-Newtown Babe Ruth. Their 13 team won a national title and the 13-15 team is seeking one this week. Kudos to all involved!

Quote Box: “We feel for the men of Don Guanella, but we feel that we have done our part.”

- Ridley Commission Tom Donovan, on word that three more group homes are being proposed for the Notre Dame de Lourdes parish site in the township.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A community rallies around softball

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-08-25 07:02
Never underestimate the resolve of the people of Delaware County.

That would be particularly true to those devotees of that summer tradition in these parts - softball.

Our annual Champs 'N' Charity softball tournament was in danger of taking a sabbatical this year. For a lot of reasons, the tourney we've run for more than a quarter century to benefit the American Cancer Society was in danger. That's when the community got involved.

It's not the first time the people in the lower end of the county have rallied to preserve something that is at the essence of their lives.

It's in today's print column.
Categories: Pennsylvania

The Taney celebration continues; Broomall-Newtown has champions as well

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-08-25 06:46
The Taney Dragons bandwagon marches on.

Good for them.

Yesterday the champion Philly Little League team were welcomed home with a huge block party at LOVE Park in the city as they returned from Williamsport.

This morning they're in the Big Apple for an appearance on the 'Today' Show.

All of that is well and good.

But Mayor Michael Nutter has now gone once step further, saying the city will throw a parade for the Taney kids on Wednesday.

Am I the only one who believes this is now teetering on the brink of overkill?

Perhaps saddled with the Sports Illustrated curse after star pitcher Mo'ne Davis became the first Little Leaguer to appear on the cover of the sports mag, the Dragons promptly fell to Vegas, and then were elminated in a gut-wrenching loss to another urban team, from Chicago.

The Jackie Robinson team from Chicago in turn fell to South Korea in the championship game on Sunday.

I'm all for Taney. They were the feel-good sports story of the summer at a time when we direly need some good news.

I'm just not sure I'd be throwing them a parade.

In the meantime, overlooked in all this focus on Little League is the fact that the region does in fact have a national champion youth baseball team.

That would be the Broomall-Newtown team that captured the Babe Ruth 13 Prep World Series last weekend in Glen Allen, Va. And Broomall-Newtown is not done.

They'll be going for a twin-killing this week when their Babe Ruth 13-15 team looks to capture a second national title this week. They're playing on the left coast, out in Longview, Washington. You can read about their exploits here.

The town is planning a celebration for both teams next weekend.

You can bet we'll be there.
Categories: Pennsylvania

traditional folk music and old friends

Chester County Ramblings - Sun, 2014-08-24 20:52

Last evening thanks to Tredyffrin Library in Tredyffrin Township I had a real treat: being able to listen to traditional folk music and to see an old friend.

When I was a little girl I had a friend named Aubrey Atwater.  After grade school we went our separate ways but as adults reconnected via e-mail and Facebook. She and her husband Elwood Donnelly live in Rhode Island and are folk singers who specialize in traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance.  They are known as Atwater-Donnelly. Thanks to them and artists like them, a very beautiful form of music (like the music performed by the Carter family and Jean Ritchie , for example) and story telling are preserved.

My childhood friend and her lovely husband actually have quite the following and in recent years have been at more local locations to us, like the Philadelphia Folk Festival.  Although based in Rhode Island they have traveled extensively with their music for over 25 years not only in the U.S. but Ireland, England, and Canada. They have produced seven books, thirteen recordings, and have also been featured in a documentary.

Aubrey and Elwood have beautiful voices and they play such an amazing range of instruments.  Among the instruments they play which I love are the banjo, mandolin, and dulcimer.  They play as a duo and with their band. I am in awe of their talent.

If you want to check them out, visit their website. Many thanks to the Tredyffrin Township Library on Upper Gulph Road for scheduling such a fun event!


Categories: Pennsylvania

One of Phillies' Owners Dies at 83

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-08-24 14:06
Sara L. "Sally" Buck had been part of the ownership team since 1981, the Phillies said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Will Tropical Storm Cristobal Hit the Jersey Shore?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-08-23 15:40
The National Hurricane Center has issued a “Special Tropical Weather Outlook” for a storm that could impact the Jersey Shore on Labor Day.
Categories: Lower Merion

ICYMI: Dragons' Wild Ride, Drug Ring Sentencing and More

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-08-23 15:37
This week’s top stories from around the area.
Categories: Lower Merion

Serious accident closes Wynnewood Road

Main Line Times - Sat, 2014-08-23 15:08
A serious accident has closed Wynnewood Road at Old West Wynnewood Road in Lower Merion.  A SUV, a sedan and a van collided shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday. The occupant of the sedan was medivaced to a trauma center.
Categories: Lower Merion

As Venus and Jupiter Hug in the Sky, Moon Will Join Party for Cosmic Triangle

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-08-22 16:25
If you’re an early morning riser – and even if you’re not – set the alarm to see one of skywatchers' "11 must-see events for 2014."
Categories: Lower Merion

Do You Know PA's School Bus Stopping Law?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-08-22 14:57
With school starting soon, it's a good time to remind yourself about the law when it comes to stopping for school buses.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for August 22, 2014 - "Playing Dumb About Smart Meters"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-08-22 13:57
The Daily Salvo for August 22, 2014 - "Playing Dumb About Smart Meters"
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