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Local Adventures for Little Ones on MLK Day

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-01-18 11:32
A few ways to occupy the kids on their day off.
Categories: Lower Merion

ice, ice baby it’s a stay at home sunday

Chester County Ramblings - Sun, 2015-01-18 10:23

When I was first awake at 6 a.m. it was super cold outside, but dry. But it is pouring and the roads are cold enough that there is a lot of ice out there….and accidents.

A lot of churches are canceling worship services too.

If you do not have to go anywhere, don’t.

For more information visit NBC10 Philadelphia or media outlet of your choice.

NBC10 Philadelphia Dangerous Road Conditions Across Region


Categories: Pennsylvania

super cute discovery —- sheepy baby

Chester County Ramblings - Sun, 2015-01-18 10:05

I discovered this lady who hand crochets these super cute children’s hats out of Buffalo, NY. The business is Facebook based and called Sheepy Baby. I don’t believe she has a website yet or an Etsy page, just Facebook.

The business of the business is described thusly on the Facebook page (and I asked and she will create for adults at a slight up charge ):


Sheepy Baby is my shop for FUN, cute, adorable creations! From silly hats to cuddly stuffed toys and more! I have been crocheting professionally for over 11 years.

Products
Anything is available for custom ordering! I am working on putting together a website but until then this is my main page for displaying my work and new items! Feel free to suggest new ideas! I love creating patterns!

To order, message me or email me at paypalcheckout123@gmail.com I accept paypal or you can mail me a check or Money Order.

All orders are started after I receive your payment. Turn around time is dependent on waiting order list.

Anyway, I am not compensated in any way shape or form by this business. I am just paying it forward because I thought everything was so cute!


Categories: Pennsylvania

Are These the Best Jobs in the United States?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-01-18 10:02
Dietician, Insurance Agent and Physician are among 100 of the best jobs to have in 2015, according to a list by U.S. News and World Report.
Categories: Lower Merion

Here's What's Open, Closed in Ardmore on MLK Day

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2015-01-18 09:02
Monday, Jan. 19, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Weekend Weather Alert: Freezing Rain, Snow, Ice

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-01-17 11:31
A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will descend on the region Sunday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion

mr. puffy

Chester County Ramblings - Sat, 2015-01-17 10:22


Categories: Pennsylvania

Gas Prices: How Low Will They Go?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-01-17 10:01
Experts predict crude oil prices have not bottomed out yet, which means drivers will continue to save at the pump.
Categories: Lower Merion

Beer Brouhaha, JoePa's Record Restored, Dog Rescued: The Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2015-01-17 08:31
Plus, police say a Church Farm School teacher had a relationship with a student.
Categories: Lower Merion

passages

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:19

Have you ever had a memory flash through your mind that is so real and tangible, it’s almost like it was happening at the moment you remembered it?

Today, clear as a bell, I had a memory of myself as a child looking out the window in winter. When I was really little, we lived in a very old house. The windows were large and original to the house, and weren’t all air tight like modern windows.

Today I remembered the windows in winter time. The smell of the cold and the crisp cold air leaking in from the outside. I remembered looking out the window onto a snowy street and then blowing on the window to make a little cold frosty pattern that then quickly disappeared. And then just like that, the memory was gone.

This has been a bit of a weird week.

Yesterday I got a Facebook reminder that an old friend was having a birthday. This was a woman I hadn’t seen in many years because life had taken her way out of state where she had gotten married and started a family.

A few years ago we had reconnected and sporadically had kept in touch with an occasional call mostly to leave a message, or Facebook message. So yesterday I went to her Facebook page to say happy birthday. Only what I saw was a post for someone I don’t know saying she had died.

Google, that thing that is a blessing and a curse of online research, led me to her obituary. It really got to me. I was also upset that although one of this woman’s siblings was actually in my class in high school and there was a third sister that somehow people that knew this friend never knew she had died. Out of sight and out of mind in the saddest of ways.

Yesterday I had another one of those crystal clear flashes of memory. I saw my friend basically as I had last seen her. She was a petite woman with a beautiful smile that was almost shy as it developed at times and sometimes it was wistful and other times mischievous. She also had this deep throaty voice. The memory made me smile through tears.

Today another friend said goodbye to her dad. He had been ill and on hospice. When I was talking to her on her way home from saying good bye to her dad and starting the frenetic process of everything that falls under that horrible phrase “final arrangements” I had my third flash of a memory for this week. Of my own father, two days before he died and when he was on hospice.

It was my parents’ wedding anniversary. We watched a movie. The original Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn I think it was. My father turned his head slightly on the pillow and smiled a slight and very weak smile. That is my last memory of him. And then today, poof the memory was gone.

And you know what else in this week of flash memories and weirdness? Trees full of lots of cardinals in my back garden. Every day. About a dozen, if not more. I heard an old wives tale once long ago that said a lot of people feel cardinals appearing represent loved ones or people you cared about and knew who had passed away. When you see them, supposedly those who had gone before you are visiting. Makes you wonder.

Thanks for stopping by.


Categories: Pennsylvania

abandoned

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2015-01-16 22:23


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Notes from TESD Finance Committee Meeting – Do we borrow $18 million or $24 million to pay for District capital projects?

I attended the first 2015 meeting of the TE School District’s Finance Committee this week that focused primarily on the preliminary 2015-16 budget.  According to the District’s capital sources and uses report, there is a projected capital need of $24 million over the next five years.  The Finance Committee discussed options to fund these planned […]
Categories: Pennsylvania

Beer Blasphemy? No Yuengling at Wolf's Inauguration

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-01-16 15:55
There will reportedly be no offerings from the Pennsylvania brewery -- America’s oldest -- at the governor’s inauguration on Tuesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Poll: Who Are You Currently Supporting in #PHL2015?

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2015-01-16 15:54
Time to weigh in.
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Bundle Up, Ardmore: Code Blue Issued for the Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-01-16 15:26
A Code Blue is called when the temperature with the wind chill will be less than 20, Montgomery County said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion swimming pool fees to see minimal increase in 2015

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-01-16 14:25
Each year, in the depths of winter, Lower Merion commissioners have to tackle the warm-weather topic of membership fees for the township’s two community pools in Belmont Hills and on Ardmore Avenue.
Categories: Lower Merion

JoePa Again the Winningest Coach Under NCAA Deal

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-01-16 13:53
“Today is a victory for Penn State Nation. The NCAA has surrendered,” the Pennsylvania State Senate majority leader said Friday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Main Line drug ring 'sub-dealer' sentenced to probation

Main Line Times - Fri, 2015-01-16 12:59
NORRISTOWN – A onetime student at Haverford College who prosecutors identified as a “sub-dealer” involved in the so-called “Main Line Take Over Project” pot peddling ring in Montgomery County will be under court supervision for several years.
Categories: Lower Merion

3-Bedroom Clover Hill Road Home Among Wynnewood Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2015-01-16 11:12
Find open houses in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood this weekend from our partners at Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion