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Former Main Line School Aide Guilty In Student Sex Abuse Case

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 09:25
While working at a Main Line high school as a paraprofessional, the man started a relationship with a female teenager.
Categories: Lower Merion

2 Lower Merion Roads Closing For Gas, Tree Work

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 08:30
The closures affect stretches of road in Bryn Mawr and Bala Cynwyd. See details on the closures here.
Categories: Lower Merion

These Are The Newest Homes For Sale Nearby

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-12-04 07:55
Kick off the week with the latest homes for sale nearby.
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Top Stories From The Main Line Last Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-12-03 21:30
Run generates thousands for local groups; Delco man found in Temple library dies; special holiday dining events; dangerous intersections.
Categories: Lower Merion

Man Killed, 2 Injured In Gloucester Township Apartment Fire

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-12-03 08:35
A man was killed in an apartment fire in Gloucester Township, and a child and woman were injured.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Homes On The Market In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-12-03 07:19
Your dream home awaits.
Categories: Lower Merion

Seven-Day Forecast For Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-12-02 20:00
Mixed precipitation on Tuesday through Thursday, with temperatures peaking at 61°F on Tuesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Horrific Details Emerge In Child Neglect Case: Week In Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-12-02 12:04
Check out the top news that made headlines this week across the Patch network in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Dreaded Saturday Eagles Pick

Heron's Nest - Sat, 2017-12-02 00:30
It’s time for a reality check, Eagles fans.

Are the 10-1 Birds really that good? We’re about to find out.

After feasting on some lesser teams and enjoying a series of four straight 20-point blowout wins, the road gets decidedly tougher for our high-flying Birds.

First they have to jet across the country for a prime time, Sunday night matchup against the Seahawks. They follow that up with a week in L.A., where they will practice all week before colliding with the L.A. Rams next Sunday.

First things first: Sunday night’s game will be all about whether the Eagles can contain Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. He basically is the Seattle offense these days, creating a running game with his legs, and using his arm to fill in the holes. If the Eagles are unable to be disciplined, both on the D-line with their rush, and in the secondary, with guys sticking with their coverage while Wilson buys time with his feet, it could be a long night.

On offense the Eagles would be wise to pound away on the ground at the Seahawks, even though they will be missing two studs in their defensive secondary.

A huge factor in Seattle will be the crowd, and the best way to take them out of the game is by controlling the ball - and the clock - with long, time-consuming drives and pounding the rock.

I had this game penciled in as a loss before the season. That was before the Eagles sprinted out to a 10-1 mark, and the Seahawks suffered serious injuries.

I still think Seattle is a lot better than their 7-4 mark says. And they rarely lose at home, which is why I don’t think their current woes will continue.

THE PICK: Make it Seahawks 23, Eagles 17. Relax, it won’t be the end of the world. Could the Eagles win? Absolutely. That’s why they’re 5 and a half-point favorites on the road. I just don’t think they will. Let’s hope I’m wrong.

LAST WEEK: The Bears didn’t look like they wanted any part of the Eagles last week. The Eagles dominated in every facet of the game. Seattle will be a much sterner test. A win to kick off the Left Coast tour will be most impressive. Another blowout win boosted the Eagles’ NFL-best mark to 10-1. I remain in hot pursuit, picking another winner to improve my record to 9-2. One of us is going to give this week.

GAME BY GAME:Chiefs 27, Eagles 20. (My Pick: Chiefs 33, Eagles 17)

Eagles 30, Redskins 17. (My Pick: Eagles 26, Redskins 13)

Eagles 27, Giants 24. (My Pick: Eagles 23, Giants 17)

Eagles 26, Chargers 24. (My Pick: Chargers 27, Eagles 17)

Eagles 34, Cardinals 7. (My Pick: Eagles 29, Cardinals 24)

Eagles 28, Panthers 23. (My Pick: Panthers 26, Eagles 17)

Eagles 34, Redskins 24. (My Pick: Eagles 31, Redskins 19)

Eagles 33, 49ers 10. (My Pick: Eagles 24, 49ers 10)

Eagles 51, Broncos 23 (My Pick: Eagles 23, Broncos 19)

Eagles 37, Cowboys 9 (My Pick: Eagles 29, Cowboys 17)

Eagles 31, Bears 3 (My Pick: Eagles 31, Bears 13)
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Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2017-12-01 21:59

Tonight we went to Malvern’s Victorian Christmas. I have sponsored a lamp post Christmas tree the past couple of years and we couldn’t go last year. Sadly I did not find my tree but serendipity was the word of the evening. We did a little shopping, had dinner….and strolled.

While we were strolling I noticed the sign photographed above. I had seen it fly by on Facebook- it is the new gallery next to Gallery 222 on King Street (which was also so much fun this evening as a matter of fact!)

Painted Fine Art & Gallery Coming Soon the sign said. The gallery exterior was warm and festive. So I had to check it out, and I am so glad I did, as this is definitely Malvern’s next treasure! (you heard it here first

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Closed Lower Merion Township Bridge Reopens Early​

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-12-01 14:42
The Black Rock Road Bridge closed Oct. 9 for rehabilitation work. But Lower Merion officials said the bridge is open a week early.
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Man Allegedly Showed Genitals To Students At Lower Merion School​

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-12-01 13:51
While working for the Montgomery Early Learning Center, he allegedly exposed himself students at a Lower Merion elementary school.
Categories: Lower Merion

Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-12-01 13:51
There's nothing quite like picking out and cutting down your own Christmas tree.
Categories: Lower Merion

Help Prep Holiday Care Packages For Troops In Lower Merion Monday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-12-01 11:42
Head to the East Lancaster Ave. restaurant and taproom next week to prepare care packages for men and women serving in the military.
Categories: Lower Merion

Justice: Former TE School District Aide Receives 10-20 Years for Sexual Abuse of 15-Year Old Conestoga High School Student – Where Do We Go From Here?

It seems that in the aftermath of the scandal surrounding movie producer Harvey Weinstein, allegations of sexual harassment and assault against powerful men are flying left and right. Actors, politicians, lawmakers, newscasters – each day brings new complaints alleging “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace”. From Hollywood to the White House, prominent men are accused […]
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Wayne Turkey Trot Raises $15K For Main Line Groups

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-12-01 10:45
The first ever Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk in downtown Wayne drew more than 200 participants and helped out two local groups. Well done!
Categories: Lower Merion

Open Houses This Week In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-12-01 07:48
Looking to move? Here is the list of upcoming open houses nearby.
Categories: Lower Merion

What's shaking?

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-12-01 07:13
At first I thought it was something I ate.

Nope, the newsroom was actually trembling late yesterday afternoon.

No, I wasn't having one of my classic, profane outbursts.

This was more subtle. But the feeling was unmistakable. The room was kind of swaying.

Yes, that was an earthquake we had at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday.

It registered 4.1 magnitude and was centered near Dover, Del.

It was reminiscent of the last tremor we had, back in August 2011.

Everyone in the newsroom sort of looked at each other and asked in unison: What was that?

Then, of course, we did what we always do these days.

We posted to social media.

My initial post: What's shaking? Building just shook here in Swarthmore. Anyone else feel that? went crazy on Twitter. There have been no reports of any damage.

You can read our story here.

And for a playful look at the reaction on social media, click here.
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A call for review of policies at Delco prison

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-12-01 06:58
On our editorial page today, we take up the call of Janene Wallace.

She is the woman who took her own life while being held in solitary confinement in the George W. Hill Prison.

Her family recently settled a civil suit against the private company that operated the Delco jail.

This week they and their attorney appeared before County Council seeking an independent, transparent review of policies at the prison, especially when it comes to dealing with those with mental health issues.

We support their request.

You can read our editorial here.
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All Hail the Christmas Club

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2017-12-01 06:49
How old am I?

Raise your hand if you know what a Christmas Club is?

Keep your hand in the air if you still have one?

Guilty on both counts!

No, it's not a holiday party at your local pub.

A Christmas Club is the quaint notion of putting money aside, usually in a bank account (yes, some people still actually go to the bank!) each week so that when Christmas rolls around you have money to buy presents and other goodies.

I bring this up because on this date in 1909, the first Christmas Club account was actually opened right here in Pennsylvania

. My wife and I still put money aside each week, then we tap into it when holiday shopping rolls around.

Geez, at this rate I guess we should think about replacing that rotary phone.
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