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Montco Man Who Used Shock Collars On Children Facing Additional Felonies For Beating Wife: DA

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-13 12:17
The local man accused of viciously beating his children and wife over a six-year period is facing a host of new charges.
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Eastern Pennsylvania Easter Weekend Forecast

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-13 10:08
You may be a little pleased, and you may be disappointed by what's expected for Easter weekend.
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Montgomery County Health Department Issues Mosquito Safety Guidelines

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-13 09:00
Mosquito season is upon us in Montgomery County. Here's how to stay safe from mosquito-borne diseases the like West Nile and Zika viruses.
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What's Lankenau's Patient Safety Grade?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-13 08:50
The Main Line hospital earned an "A" in 2016. But what's its 2017 grade?
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Homes Listed for Sale in and Near Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-04-13 08:40
Patch brings you the latest homes on the market. Check out the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
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Mike Fusco's dream

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-04-13 06:44
On our editorial page today, we salute the dream of Mike Fusco.

The Aston resident and longtime proponent of open space, along with Barry Pinkowicz, had a vision of turning abandoned railroad tracks into a hiking and biking trail.

It took more than 20 years, but that dream is now a reality. They officially opened the Chester Creek Trail. It's only 2.8 miles, but it truly could be called the Stairway to Heaven.

Unfortunately, Fusco did not live to see his dream come true, but his vision will be honored every time someone smiles while walking that pristine visage.

You can read our editorial here.
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Gotthavva free coffee! Thanks, Wawa

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2017-04-13 06:32
Our very own Delco-based convenience store has a gift for all of us today - free coffee.

That's right. Free java.

The company is once again celebrating a milestone - its 53rd anniversary - and is giving away free coffee all day Thursday.

Just stop into any local Wawa store and you can score a free coffee, any size, all day.

“Wawa Day provides us with a chance to connect with and honor the millions of customers we’ve served over the past 53 years who have been so integral to Wawa’s growth over that time,” said Wawa President and CEO Chris Gheysens. “It’s always exciting to celebrate our customers, associates and communities by giving away one of our most beloved products, Wawa coffee!”

So how much coffee does Wawa expect to dole out today? The company estimates it will give out 2 million million cups of coffee at its more than 750 stores across six states.

Gottahavva indeed!

Thanks, Wawa.
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Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2017-04-12 18:39

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All Lower Merion Twp. Buildings, Offices Closed Friday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-04-12 15:47
Trash and recycling will still be collected Friday, however.
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Wawa Giving Out Free Coffee Thursday, April 13

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-04-12 14:09
Get your free coffee Thursday at Wawa.
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Montco Man Stole Name Of Deceased Individual, Lived With His Identity Since 1996: Authorities

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-04-12 12:17
A Montco man escaped from a Texas halfway house in 1996 and has been living under another man's identity ever since, the US Attorney said.
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You're invited: Clean Water Fund Fundraiser

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-04-12 11:41
Save the date for April 27th!
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Cricket Ave. Closing Thursday In Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-04-12 11:34
The road may be closed Friday depending on the work's progress, the township said.
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Lower Merion Police Hosting Drug Take Back Day

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-04-12 08:56
Police departments across Montgomery County are helping citizens dispose of potentially dangerous medications lingering in cabinets.
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The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, April 12

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2017-04-12 08:10
The Daily Numbers: 15 billion dollar economic impact on the region from Philadelphia International Airport.

3.6 billion dollar boost for Delaware County.

23,750 Delco residents employed at the airport.

17 percent of the badged workforce at the airport claims Delco as home.

96,000 full-time employees in total at the airport.

78 million dollars in taxes generated for city of Philadelphia.

2/3 of the airport actually sits in Delaware County.

50 residents slowly returning to their homes after fire roared through a Lansdowne apartment building Sunday.

11 years in prison for member of Warlocks motorcycle club from Upper Darby.

60, age of Andrew Carr, who was the former director of the Upper Darby Recreational Gym for 12 years.

2 crashes that snarled traffic on Baltimore Pike yesterday.

7 Irish American heroes saluted at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Sunday.

71, age of J. Geils, founder of the J. Geils Band. He died this week.

2 Democrats seeking nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan, R-7.

20,000 people who used the pay-by-phone with the Philadelphia Parking Authority. It’s being shut down because the company providing it is going broke.v 145,000 dollars believed stolen from special needs clients by a Montgomery County attorney.

22 of May, when jury selection will commence in the Bill Cosby Trial.

3 home runs for Yoenis Cespedes for the Mets last night in romp over Phils.

14-4 shellacking of the Phils.

20 hits pounded out by the Mets.

2 1/3 innings for Phils starter Clay Buchholz, who left with arm strain.

14 extra base hits for the Mets.

8 game hitting streak for Odubel Herrera. He has hit in every game this year.

87.7 million operating profit for the Phillies. That’s tops in baseball.

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

It’s one thing to lose, it’s another to have your nose rubbed in it by all those cheering Mets fans.

I Don’t Get It: Cespedes clearly was in no hurry to round the bases on each of his 3 round-trippers.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Philly International, clearly a huge economic factor in the region.

Quote Box: “With two-thirds of the airport in our county, we are pleased to see the tremendous impact it has for our economy, business and residents.”

- Chamber of Commerce boss Trish McFarland, on report noting huge economic impact of airport on the region and county.
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Another famous rock name gone

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2017-04-12 07:35
Neil Young lied.

The 'Southern Man' and rock icon once assured us "rock 'n' roll will never die."

Neil, I edit a newspaper for a living. Part of my job is to note the deaths of the famous and celebrities.

Rock 'n' Roll will never die, but its stars are slowly falling silent.

I think this all started when David Bowie passed away. Last year was an especially tough year for Boomers who saw one icon after another die off.

Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey. This year we lost Chuck Berry, one of the pioneers of rock music.

Today we lose a somewhat lesser name, but at the same time a famous name in rock music.

J. Geils died. He was 71.

Geils was the guitarist and founder of the J. Geils Band.

Raise your hand if you immediately think of the harmonica every time you think of the J. Geils Band.

It was the moment in every J. Geils Band performance you waited for.

"Whammer Jammer, can you hear me, Dicky."

That's when a gentleman named Richard Salwitz would wail away on his mouth organ. Of course we all simply knew him as Magic Dick.

It's a good thing we have the music. Indeed, it will never die.

Even if the rest of us get a little older every day. And the glory of our youth gets a little farther away in the rear-view mirror.

Rest well, J. Geils.
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About that Conchester Highway project

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2017-04-12 07:17
That old adage about good news and bad news applies if you happen to use the Conchester Highway, the infamous Route 322, every day.

The good news? The deadly stretch that connects I-95 in Chester with Route 1 out in Concord is finally going to be fixed, widened to four lanes, with the all-important left-turn lanes.

So what's the bad news? Traffic, which is a nightmare on normal days, is going to get worse. And it's going to be that way for a couple of years.

But it's worth the aggravation, not only for those who drive the Conchester, but for residents in the area who are tired of drivers zipping through their neighborhoods trying to dodge the traffic.

It's the price of progress - and it's on our editorial page today.
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Not a good night for Philly fans

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2017-04-12 06:52
It's one thing to lose a baseball game.

What happened to the Phillies - and their fans - last night was something else entirely.

The Phils got blown out by the Mets, shelled in an ugly 14-4 victory. The Mets pounded out 20 hits and seven home runs. Yoenis Cespedes hit three by himself. Reliever Adam Morgan surrendered four dingers, thus earning himself a ride to Allentown after the game.

To add insult to injury, Phils' starter Clay Buchholz left the game after just two and a third innings with a strain in his right forearm. He is not expected to make his next start. That might not be a bad thing after he got rocked for eight hits in his short stint.

None of that is what is most distressing about the Phils' loss last night however.

Adding additional insult to injury is seeing a throng of Mets jerseys sprinkled liberally throughout Citizens Bank Park, even dominating several sections. And then, of course, seeing those sections erupt in cheers every time the Mets hit another home run. They should have just had a spring on their derrieres last night - that's how often they were jumping out of their seats. And all of this comes with another troubling backdrop.

Forbes magazine yesterday ranked Major League Baseball teams according to their finances. Guess who checks in as the most profitable team in baseball? That would be none other than your local pinstripes.

The Phillies operating income - what they bring in vs. what they pay out - checks in at a healthy $87.7 million. The closest franchise is the Cubs at $83.8 million. The Cubs won the World Series last year. The Phils, well, you know the name of that tune.

That leads to this inevitable conclusion. You don't have to win to make money in pro sports. Endorsement deals and huge TV contracts assure owners of turning a nice profit before a single ticket is sold.

In Philadelphia, we know that all too well.
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how pain can steal your joy

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2017-04-11 17:08

Spring usually means I can get back into the garden. Not now, not me.

At the end of February into the first days of March I suffered a knee injury .

I have to be honest, it has been awful, the pain debilitating to say the least.

I am sure I will get fixed up, we are lucky that orthopedic medicine has come a long way but lordy, to not be able to walk and do everyday things sure puts it all into perspective. 

Usually about now I have lots of gardening posts,  now you know why I haven’t just yet. But I will! It is just going to take a while….

In the meantime— please feel free to share your gardening tales with me so I can live vicariously through the gardens of my readers!

Happy spring!

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