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It's Spring Break! What Are Your Plans?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 11:20
Check out our list of fun activities for the kids while they're off from school.
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Seven Babies Found Dead in Utah Garage

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 10:47
Longtime police veterans called the discovery "emotionally draining."
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Homes for Sale with Motivated Sellers: Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 10:42
As spring weather has arrived, so have potential home buyers as the housing market heats up.  There are 4,015 homes listed for sale in Montgomery County and home buyers will find some seller more willing or motivated to negotiate the terms of a sale
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Summer-Like Conditions Come To An End

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-04-14 10:42
Rain and thunderstorms Tuesday. Cool conditions are on the way for the rest of the week.
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Philadelphia woman gets prison time for fraud

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 10:40
COURTHOUSE — A Philadelphia woman was sentenced to nine to 23 months on Tuesday after pleading guilty to access device fraud from a 2012 incident in Lower Merion.
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Darfur human rights activist speaks at Villanova University, details the ongoing suffering of her people

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 10:14
Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih has endured horrors that most of us will never know.
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Apartment burglary reported in Bala Cynwyd

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 09:41
Lower Merion police report that an apartment was robbed in the unit block of Oakland Terrace in Bala Cynwyd on Friday sometime between 6:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
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Lower Merion Police Reports: Criminal mischief to a bridge on Bowman Avenue

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 09:20
Police reported that someone painted graffiti on the bridge over the train line in on Bowman Avenue in Merion that was discovered April 5.
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Suspects detained after chase through two townships in stolen car

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 08:56
Lower Merion police witnessed suspicious activity at a 7-11 at Haverford and City Avenue about 1:30 p.m. Friday. The activity involved a blue VW autor with temporary Delaware tags.
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The Daily Numbers for Monday, April 14

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-04-14 08:02
The Daily Numbers: 4, age of Karder Hardy, the Chester tyke who was struck by a truck and killed just hours after attending the funeral for his father on Saturday.

221 years in existence for the public library in Darby Borough, one of the oldest in the nation.

50 years being celebrated by Wawa.

400 million customers served by Wawa each year.

645 Wawa stores now operating 6 states.

1 person killed in a fire early Saturday in Chester Township.

300 new elementary school students in Haverford schools as enrollment spikes.

2 billion dollar fundraising goal exceeded by Penn State.

5 still hospitalized after stabbing rampage last week at high school near Pittsburgh.

1.25 million dollars in lottery tickets tossed by man in York.

7 dead babies discovered in cardboard boxes in the garage of a home in Utah.

75 years celebrated on Sunday by the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame.

3 more hits, including a homer, for red-hot Chase Utley to lead Phils to 4-3 win over Marlins.

.500 batting average for Utley.

3 straight wins for Phils in sweep of Florida.

1-2-3 9th inning for closer Jonathan Papelbon.

6-5 loss for the Flyers to Carolina to close out the regular season.

1, as in Game One of 1st playoff series vs. Rangers Wednesday night.

2 green jackets for Bubba Watson as he took the Masters Sunday.

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

Forget Philly. There is an unmatched legacy of sports excellence on display at the Concordville Inn yesterday for the very special 75th anniversary dinner of the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame.

I Don’t Get It: I can’t even imagine the horror of a family burying a 4-year-old just hours after the funeral for the boy’s father. Too sad.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to former Daily Times Sports Editor Chic Riebel, who was inducted to the Delco Athletes Hall of Fame.

Quote Box: “It appears to be a very, very tragic accident.”

- Chester Police Superintendent Joe Bail, on the crash that took the life of 4-year-old Karder Hardy
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Fighting for the community is GOP State Rep. candidate's business

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 07:26
“I’m in for the long haul,” promises GOP candidate Bill Pounds
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DeLissio: Community-based care for intellectual disabilities saves money

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-04-14 07:26
The House Human Services Committee heard consumer and stakeholder testimony this week on community-based intellectual disability services as they pertain to the Supreme Court’s 1999 Olmstead Decision advocating for the enhancement of such services, said state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, a member of the committee.
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One family's incredible grief

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-04-14 07:18
There is something unnatural in a parent burying a child.

So I can only imagine the ordeal experienced this weekend by the family of Karder Hardy.

Hardy, a smiling, bubbly 4-year-old, was struck and killed when he got out of a car outside his home Saturday afternoon. What makes this gut-wrenching story even more horrific is the circumstances the family found themselves in before tragedy hit again on Saturday.

They were already in mourning. In fact, they had just returned earlier in the day from the funeral for Karder's father, Derrick Brown.

You can get all the details here.

It makes you wonder just how much one family can take.
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A seminal moment, and a salute to Chuck Stone

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-04-14 07:03
I used my print column today to talk about one of the five seminal moments that helped shape my life and likely steer me toward a life spent in journalism.

What was so special about me attending classes at Lincoln University? And how did that connect to the late, great Daily News columnist Chuck Stone.

As Chuck used to refer to it when his readers would write, "And the angels sing."

You can read my print column here for the answers.
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A salute to sports excellence in Delaware County

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-04-14 06:36
They don't call the sports section of this newspaper "Delaware County's Sports Authority" for nothing. I was reminded of that - and some of the people who laid the foundation for that moniker - again on Sunday.

Yesterday was a pretty big sports day.

The Phillies, riding the red-hot bat of Chase Utley, were completing a sweep of the Marlins. That pales compared to one of my favorite sports events of the year, Sunday at the Masters.

I did not see one second of Bubba Watson capturing his second green jacket. Nor did take catch Utley's heroics at Citizens Bank Park.

And I could not have been happier about it.

Instead, I walked into a banquet room at the Concordville Inn and was overwhelmed at the sports excellence that has been the calling card of Delaware County for almost a century.

I attended the 75th anniversary sports dinner of the Delaware County Sports Hall of Fame. It's one thing to read about Delaware County sports excellence. It's another altogether to rub shoulders with them. People like Joe Valerio, the Ridley standout who went on to Penn and the Kansas City Chiefs. He talked about 7 principles to live your life by, including how awe-struck he was at the daily work and preparation of one of his teammates.

Maybe you've heard of him.

His name was Joe Montana.

It was incredibly gratifying to be able to sit in that room and hear this year's inductees to the Hall talk about how important it was to them to have their feats recorded in the pages of the Daily Times.

Starting with youth leagues, right through high school, and for many on to college and the pros, this newspaper chronicled every step of their careers.

Especially telling was hearing the women inductees offer their special thanks to Harry Chaykun and the Daily Times sports staff for offering equal coverage to women, which wasn't always the case.

No one in Delaware County has done more for women's sports than Harry.

Actually, most of us from the paper had an ulterior motive for attending.

One of our own was being inducted.

Chic Riebel, who served as sports editor from 1979 to 1982, was inducted. It was Chic who was the driving force behind increasing the scope of our All-Delco teams to more sports. Chic and Book Laird also started our annual softball tournament, which in the past 25 years has raised a ton of money for the American Cancer Society.

It is my hope that this n

ewspaper will carry on its mission - that of being Delaware County's Sports Authority - for years to come.http://www.delcotimes.com/sports/20140413/riebel-ran-a-tight-ship-at-the-daily-times It was nice to be reminded that people are thankful for what we do. It's an important part of their lives, and life here in Delaware County.

http://www.delcotimes.com/sports/20140413/riebel-ran-a-tight-ship-at-the-daily-times There will be more Phillies games this summer. The Masters can wait.

http://www.delcotimes.com/sports/20140413/riebel-ran-a-tight-ship-at-the-daily-times Yesterday was special. It was a celebration of athletic excellence here in Delaware County. And this newspaper's small part in it.
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Lower Merion- Narberth Egg Hunts this weekend

Main Line Times - Sun, 2014-04-13 21:37
Ardmore Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Schauffele Plaza for our annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt.
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2014 Pennsylvania School District Rankings based on PSSA scores are in — Unionville Chadds Ford tops the list, Radnor moves up to third and T/E places fifth

Spring is PSSA time for public schools in Pennsylvania and the results for 2014 as reported in the Pittsburgh Business Times reveal exciting news for Unionville Chadds Ford School District (UCFSD).  For those interested in this type of school district rankings, UCFSD now tops the state’s list, having ousted long-standing Upper St. Clair School District […]
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Passover Starts at Sundown Monday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-04-13 15:32
Passover is an entirely home-based ritual observance, which does not require a rabbi.
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'I'm A Bully. I Pick On Children Who Are Disabled' — Why A Man Was Ordered To Hold This Sign In His Front Yard

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-04-13 14:37
Trending: A Cleveland area man receives an unconventional sentence after several court appearances for allegations of harassing his neighbors.
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