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The Palmer in Wynnewood blends history, cutting-edge trends in apartment living

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 16:34
WYNNEWOOD >> For two eventful decades, from 1919 to 1939, the grand brick building at City and Lancaster avenues in Wynnewood was a vacation resort for wealthy Philadelphians. The Green Hill Farms Hotel, with its ballroom and open-air dining porch overlooking a swimming pool flanked by classical columns set a standard for elegant living.
Categories: Lower Merion

Create an Emergency Plan for Your Family, Firefighters Recommend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-02-19 16:21
Lower Merion Professional Firefighters Local 2844 suggests using the following guidelines to create a personalized home emergency plan.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County judge says appointing special prosecutor in AG Kane's case was legal

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 14:23
NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge William Carpenter filed an opinion with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday saying that he was within his rights to appoint a special prosecutor in the investigation of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane and evidence collected against her should not be suppressed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion, Narberth residents voice opposition to LMSD tax hike

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 14:23
ARDMORE >> A movement appears to be growing opposing the latest proposed school district tax hike.
Categories: Lower Merion

If You Love Bacon - Who Doesn't? - This Pizza Is Pure Ecstasy

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-02-19 14:07
Little Caesars took 3½ feet of bacon and wrapped it around a pizza crust, then chopped up more for the topping.
Categories: Lower Merion

10 Jobs in Ardmore: Main Line Health, Sunrise Senior Living and More

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-02-19 12:52
Employers in and around Ardmore are hiring a retail store manager, a clinical care manager and an assisted living nursing director.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion community mourns death of 14-year-old Harriton student

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 11:56
Acting Superintendent of Lower Merion School District Wagner Marseille opened Tuesday night’s board meeting asking for a moment of silence for Harriton ninth-grade student Graham Dixon who died at his home in Penn Valley Saturday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Reports: Student robbed after Lower Merion High School basketball game

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 11:19
Student robbed at Lower Merion High School>> An 18-year-old man reported that he had just left a Lower Merion basketball game and was walking up an outside staircase between the administration building and the high school when he was robbed Feb. 13 at 8:52 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Palmer in Wynnewood blends history, cutting-edge trends in apartment living

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 10:57
WYNNEWOOD >> For two eventful decades, from 1919 to 1939, the grand brick building at City and Lancaster avenues in Wynnewood was a vacation resort for wealthy Philadelphians. The Green Hill Farms Hotel, with its ballroom and open-air dining porch overlooking a swimming pool flanked by classical columns set a standard for elegant living.
Categories: Lower Merion

Not Your Average Joe's opens Feb. 23 in Ardmore

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 10:54
ARDMORE >> On Feb. 23, the team behind Not Your Average Joe’s hopes area diners will discover that it is not your average suburban restaurant.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bryn Mawr College to admit transgender students in Fall of 2016

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 10:54
Following a Board of Trustees meeting Feb. 7, Bryn Mawr College has announced its decision to accept undergraduate applications from students who are transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming students. The change will be announced in the college’s admissions website by April, in time for the 2015-2016 application cycle.
Categories: Lower Merion

Restrictions on Heating Oil, Propane Deliveries Waived

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-02-19 10:44
This will “allow for the smooth delivery of heating oil and propane gas to homes and businesses for heating purposes,” PennDOT said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Death of Harriton Student Called Tragic Accident

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-02-19 10:06
Graham Dixon fell from the roof of his Gladwyne home, authorities say.
Categories: Lower Merion

WEATHER ALERT: Wild Winds Bring Dangerous Cold

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-02-19 09:48
The National Weather Service is tracking a storm that will bring a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain to the region on Saturday and Sunday.
Categories: Lower Merion

LMSD Making Changes to Middle School Math Sequence

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-02-19 09:16
Parents are invited to a presentation to learn about the changes.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County judge says appointing special prosecutor in AG Kane's case was legal

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-02-19 08:43
NORRISTOWN >> Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge William Carpenter filed an opinion with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday saying that he was within his rights to appoint a special prosecutor in the investigation of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane and evidence collected against her should not be suppressed.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Feb. 19

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-02-19 07:26
The Daily Numbers: 9 to 23 months in prison for a Ridley Park woman charged in a hit-run accident that cost a local teenager his leg.

3,000 dollars withdrawn from a Knights of Columbus bank account that has former Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro in troubele with the law again.

6 months of supervision, 16 hours of community service and $40 fine for Democratic state House candidate Vince Rongione as he enters ARD program on Election Code violations.

14 degrees out there this frosty a.m.

0 degrees, the expected low on Friday.

1 degree, the record low, set in 1979.

1,068 requests to AAA for roadside service on Tuesday.

497 of those calls were battery-related.

75,000 dollar cash bail for Media man charged in double-fatal DUI crash in Chester County. He also faces drug charges.

2 counts of homicide by vehicle while under the influence slapped on Thomas Muir, 25, of Media.

2 siblings from Downingtown were killed in the crash on Route 100.

1 member of of rapper Nicki Minaj’s road crew fatally stabbed in an altercation outside a Philly bar. Another member of the crew was wounded.

1 man dead, another hospitalized in stabbing at a Montco meat-packing plant.

471,000 in Pennsylvania who signed up for health care during the most recent sign-up period under the Affordable Care Act.

200 million dollars in cuts looming at Campbell Soup. Those will include some job eliminations.

4.5 million dollar, 2-year extension for Flyers defenseman Nick Schultz.

55-47 loss for Chester to Abington last night in District One hoops.

49-35 setback for Springfield to Plymouth Whitemarsh

61-58 loss for Archbishop Carroll to Roman Catholic in Catholic League semifinal.

47-36 loss for Penncrest boys to Lower Merion.

54-31 loss for Academy Park to Contestoga.

52-48 win for the Garnet Valley girls over Cheltenham.

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

Two best words of winter are here: Pitchers & Catchers.

I Don’t Get It: Felt absolutely balmy out there yesterday afternoon in the sun. Tomorrow morning we are headed for 0 degrees. Lovely.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Father Ben Wallis, who took the tradition of ashes on Ash Wednesday to the streets as he placed ashes on foreheads of commuters at the busy Shadeland Avenue trolley stop in Upper Darby yesterday.

Quote Box: “I just want to win.”

- Cole Hamels, talking to USA Today, on why he wants to be traded.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Another hidden Delco gem: The College Access Center

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-02-19 06:30
I had a most pleasant surprise waiting for me when I walked into Freedom Hall on the Widener campus last night.

We were there to do our Wednesday night 'Live From the Newsroom' show. Last night we focused on a really great program that's been developed to help kids and families deal with the epic challenge of getting into - and paying for - college.

The College Access Center is located at Widener and is the result of a consortium of some of the best local minds in the education biz from Widener, Swarthmore, Neumann, DCCC, Cheyney and Penn State Brandywine.

My surprise was two of the young students who are taking advantage of the programs offered by the College Access Center.

I had already met Tamira Sharrod and Rickwane Dunn. They are both seniors at Drexel Neumann Academy. I visited there last week to speak to the classes for Catholic Schools Week.

Tamira plans to attend the University of Scranton and focus on health administration. Rickwane is headed for West Chester University and will be taking up pre-med. We also were joined by Jamie McDowell, a senior at the STEM Academy in Chester Upland. She will be attending Hampton University in Virginia in the fall, majoring in Sociology/Communications.

I see big things in the future from all these kids. And a big part of that future is being built by the College Access Center.

Executive Director Julani Ghana gave an overview of the services offered and urged kids and their families from all across Delaware County to take advantage of this huge resource that can help with one of life's more bewildering topics, navigating the college selection process.

Ghana notes that after starting six years ago, the College Access Center is now helping 4,000 students a year with everything from preparing for the SATs with a tutoring and prep program, to applying to colleges, to rooting out financial aid.

It's something every kid should take advantage of here in Delaware County.

If you missed the show, you can catch the replay here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Hamels puts a splotch on a very special day

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-02-19 05:53
Cole Hamels is pushing his luck.

Today is one of the best days of winter. Why? Two words: Pitchers & Catchers.

As we continue to shiver in this miserable cold, the sight of the Phillies in Clearwater is enough to warm your heart.

So of course Hamels decides to throw a little cold water on our case of spring fever.

I have this policy about the guys who played on the 2008 Phils.

You will never hear me say a bad word about them. Ryan Howard whiffs again with a runner in scoring position? It happens. Chase Utley boots a routine grounder? Get 'em next time. Jimmy Rollins fails to run out an infield fly? I understand.

Why this stance from a guy who is notoriously critical of the home teams?

This one is easy.

I can actually sum this one up in one word: Parade.

The 2008 Phillies gave us a parade. Hamels, Rollins - now departed for the warmer climes in L.A. - Howard and Utley won a World Series title and gave us a party to remember.

Hamels is not a happy camper.

The Phils apparently were unable to move him in the offseason, and now he's letting everyone know he'd just as soon move on. Hamels told USA Today yesterday: "I just want to win."

I can't really say I blame him, but here's the thing.

Hamels wasn't saying that when he signed that megabuck contract, making him the most expensive pitcher in Phillies history, a few years back.

These athletes never do. That's the way it works.

Hamels said the Phillies recent tailspin took him by surprise. That would make him one of the few.

"When I signed my contract, the Phi8llies told me they would contend. They told me they would contend every year. But things happen." Yes, and what Hamels wants to happen now is a trade. There is very little chance Hamels will finish this season with the Phils. That is if Ruben Amaro Jr. can't move him during spring training. The asking price is apparently sky-high, as it should be, and there are not a lot of takers, since most teams rightly figure the Phils are going to wind up dealing Hamels anyhow.

Fans don't get that option.

They sit on their porch on sticky, humid nights listening to their team on the radio.

Actually, right now that doesn't sound that bad.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Harriton Community Mourns One of Its Own

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-02-18 21:02
A Harriton High School freshman died Saturday.
Categories: Lower Merion