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Philly Porn Star Suing Josh Duggar Over 'Terrifying' Sex

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-11-19 18:32
An adult film star who says Josh Duggar assaulted her in Philadelphia last summer has filed a lawsuit seeking $500,000 in damages.
Categories: Lower Merion

a great thing: plaid pajama project

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2015-11-19 17:38

So my friend Pamela had this idea born of her own Christmas memories and family traditions. In her own words:

Every Christmas for as long as I can remember, my sister and I were allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve. We received a new pair of pajamas from Nonnie and Poppie and wore them that night. During our teen years we had some funny pajamas opening experiences as it was humorous to see what they would choose for us.

You’ll still find us laughing till we cry when recounting pair I got during my freshman year of college which were purchased slightly too large. How large you ask? Large enough for Kristina and I to fit in them- together! As you can see, these pajamas played a huge part of our family Christmas memories.

My parents, Mema and Pepa, carry on this tradition and give pajamas to our children each year, and even when we aren’t together it’s the only gift they open on Christmas Eve.

I wanted to take this tradition one step further, to give pajamas to local children in need this year. And while I could do this alone I thought I’d give my family and friends the option to give, too. I have a few connections working to find children for me so if you are here and there isn’t anyone left to sign up for please check back. I’ll keep adding children as I get donors! 

If this tradition touches your heart and you would like to contribute by choosing a child to buy for, or if you would like to contribute towards our wrapping supply costs you may sign up here.

Plaid Pajamas Project is just a nice thing we can do for kids at Christmas. And these are kids here in our area.  Participation is as easy as a click of a signup button on plaidpajamasproject.com.  Classes have been sponsoring classes, families have been sponsoring children who share a name or a size and when no names are available, all sizes are given to shelters where comforts of home are always in short supply.
All pajamas must be brand new with tags attached and not contain any branded characters or wording. While the temptation and intentions are wonderful, Plaid Pajamas Project asks that no additional gifts be sent with the pajamas. 

Plaid Pajamas Project also accepts cash donations to support delivery, wrapping and other expenses. Pajamas and donations can be mailed to Plaid Pajamas Project, PO Box 186, Berwyn, PA 19312. Pajamas can also be dropped off at Lulu’s Casita in Ardmore or Creative Clubhouse in Havertown.  Signups have come from across the area and one name in particular stood out for my friend Pamela.

“I check the list every day and one day I saw my Nonnie’s name on the list and I welled up with love and pride,” said Pamela.  “She’s given me and my family so much in our lives and now she’s reaching out to help me bring her tradition to others. I guess that’s what the holidays are all about.

Pamela is one of my earth angels as well as a friend. She gives so much and has such a big heart. So not only have I donated to the cause, I am paying it forward and asking you my readers from near and far to help if you can.

To learn more about Plaid Pajamas Project, visit plaidpajamasproject.com.

To sign up to participate CLICK HERE.

  • All pajamas must be brand new with tags attached.
  • Pajamas should not contain branded characters, or any wording.
  • Only one set of pajamas should be sent per child chosen, nothing additional (i.e.: slippers, socks, bathrobe, etc.)
  • All pajamas should be sent to Pamela’s home address, she will make the drop offs to the recipient families. After you sign up you will receive an email with the mailing address. You are welcome to order online and have your order delivered to me. In the shipping area please use one of the address fields to indicate the first name and age of the child you are buying for.
  • PO Box 186 Berwyn PA 19312
  • Email plaid.pajamas25@gmail.com with any questions!

A private pajama wrapping party will be held in December.  Media will be invited to attend.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Report: Stopping man fitting bank robbery suspect's description 'justified'

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-11-19 17:37
ARDMORE >> An internal police investigation released Wednesday night has exonerated Lower Merion police officers and says they were justified in stopping an African-American man named Nathaniel Williams last month who “fit the description” of a suspect in a bank robbery.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fire Breaks Out At Valley Forge Towers (VIDEO)

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-11-19 17:21
"It was chaotic," one eyewitness said. Several elderly individuals reside in the towers.
Categories: Lower Merion

BOC mulls funds for work on Gen. Wayne Park comfort station

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-11-19 16:09
There was no talk of multi-hundred-dollar toilet seats, but Lower Merion commissioners have decided a proposed new roof design for the restroom building at General Wayne Park in Merion Station was nice but not necessary.
Categories: Lower Merion

LMSD Board approves new LMEA contract

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-11-19 15:41
Monday night the Lower Merion Board of School Directors approved a new two-year contact with the Lower Merion Education Association. The agreement caps off the negotiations that began early this year.
Categories: Lower Merion

Missing, Possibly Armed Cheltenham Grad Leads To College Shutdown

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-11-19 15:00
Jacob Marberger has vanished, and he may be armed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Thanksgiving Travel Guide: Gas, Terror Threat, Weather

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-11-19 13:17
Gas prices lowest in seven years, employee strikes and terror threats may cause airport screening delays, and weather may affect travel.
Categories: Lower Merion

Main Line Businesswoman Stole $650k From Her Employer To Fund Vacation, Wedding, Clothes

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-11-19 12:40
She allegedly used the money to stay in high-end hotels, travel to Mexico, and buy designer clothing, among other things.
Categories: Lower Merion

Philadelphia Airport Strike: What It Means For You

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-11-19 10:12
Will the strike affect Thanksgiving Day travel plans?
Categories: Lower Merion

LM Zoners: Testimony continued on Kohelet's expansion plans; neighbors concerned about increased traffic

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-11-19 09:20
MERION STATION >> The zoning hearing on Kohelet Yeshiva High School’s plan to expand, which has generated controversy in its Merion Station neighborhood, will extend into 2016.
Categories: Lower Merion

Update from Paris: Main Line couple observe life in Paris after terrorist attacks

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-11-19 09:05
Main Line Times staff ARDMORE>> Karen Aydt and Dave O’Connell of Gladwyne were traveling in Greece, with plans to fly to Paris for a four-day visit, when news of the terrorist attacks in France’s capital city rocked the world.
Categories: Lower Merion

Penn Wynne 7-11 Clerk Exchanged Fake $100 Bill For Real One: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2015-11-19 09:01
The clerk told the customer that he could not accept the bill, but handed a different one back.
Categories: Lower Merion

LM BOC: Institutions still matter for dispute in Comprehensive Plan hearing

Main Line Times - Thu, 2015-11-19 08:46
ARDMORE >> After two nights poring, one by one, over the more than 500 recommendations it contains, the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners closed a public hearing Monday on a draft new Comprehensive Plan, moving that “generational planning document” forward a step toward adoption.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Nov. 19

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-11-19 07:28
The Daily Numbers: 56 deaths related to heroin in Delaware County in 2014, according to new numbers from the DEA.

4th highest in the state.

77 deaths in the county attributed to heroin overdoses so far this year.

655 overdose deaths in Philly in 2014 to top the state.

307 for Allegheny County.

158 in Montgomery County.

118 in both Delco and York counties.

4 firefighters who suffered minor injuries battling blaze in Darby Borough last night.

76 senior who took part in Job Fair at Williamson School yesterday.

2nd raid by agents from the county D.A.’s office at the Colwyn Fire Co. yesterday.

4 new prosecutors who took the oath as assistant district attorneys under Jack Whelan.

.5 mill tax hike on tap in Clifton Heights budget.

3rd major expansion in state gaming in 6 years that passed a House committee vote yesterday.

10:30 last night, when workers at the Philadelphia International Airport walked off their jobs.

18 dollars a month that the Delaware River Port Authority is considering returning to those who use their 4 bridges at least 19 times a month.

29,000 people expected to be eligible.

6.4 million dollars, what it could cost the authority.

2 dead and 7 in custody after gunbattle between French authorities and suspected terrorists.

12 straight losses for the 76ers.

112-85 blowout loss to the Pacers.

31 tunovers for the Sixers.

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

Anyone think the Sixers will win a game in 2015?

I Don’t Get It: The debate over killing off the property tax could be a problem in terms of getting a new budget in place.

Today’s Upper:
Kudos to Williamson College of the Trades, where students yesterday were offering their talents at a Job Fair to employees who were eager to sign them up for good-paying jobs.

Quote Box: “I got here when I was 17, and when I left at 20, I was ready for work.”

- Ed DeLeon, project superintendent for Mara Restoration in Oreland, Pa., and a Williamson alum.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A new wrinkle in the state budget battle

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-11-19 06:53
Don't pop the corks on that state budget deal just yet.

There's a new wrinkle in the process.

I know, you're stunned. Remember, this is Harrisburg we're talking about here.

The new twist is one more push behind legislation that would eliminate property taxes and replace it with a combination of increases in both the state sales and income taxes.

We've been reporting this week how Sen. Tom McGarrigle, $-26, of Springfield, who was an early backer of the plan, has now pulled his support.

We take note of the new dilemma on today's editorial page.

So what's the big deal with the budget? It's all in the numbers.

The "broad framework" of a budget deal announced last week by Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders in the Legislature banks on an increase in the state sales tax. But it does not touch the income tax, which would put it directly at odds with the Senate and House Bill 76, the so-called Property Tax Independence Act.

A vote on the push to kill off the hated property tax is set next week.

Don't look for a state budget before then, despite Wolf saying he hoped to possibly sign something next week, before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hey, it's Pennsylvania, we should be thankful these guys are still at work. Isn't it time for them to take another vacation?
Categories: Pennsylvania

More marching band news: Kudos to Marple Newtown

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-11-19 06:21
It turns out Delco is chock full of big-time high school marching bands.

The past few days I have been noting the accomplishments of the Sun Valley Marching Band, which took a state crown at the Cavalcade of Bands in Hershey over the weekend.

Reader - and proud grandmother! - Bette-Jo Readinger wanted to remind me that Marple Newtown has a spectacular marching band as well. And they also won a cavalcade last weekend.

I'm learning more about this notion of the marching band competitions, thanks to readers like Readinger and longtime Chichester band promoter Marci Malinowski.

As Bette Jo pointed out, marching band no longer means "march down the field and play." Today it's all about the "shows."

Marple-Newtown is in the Yankee Open Division, which held its championships Sunday afternoon in Downingtown. That apparently is a different competition from the one Sun Valley competed in out in Hershey. According to Readinger, Marple Newtown's marching band, 85 members strong, won the competition with a score of 96.65, an historic high. That makes the second straight year they've won.

And she believes their front performer deserves special kudos for performing with a broken rib and bruised ribs from an injury in the last official practice.

One of the things I did a few years ago was link from our site to a blog to allow band advocates to post information about their bands and the competitions. It's called Marching Band 411. You can check it out here.In the meantime, sweet music from Marple Newtown. Kudos to all involved.
Categories: Pennsylvania

When will the Sixers win a game?

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2015-11-19 06:02
They have to win sometime, right?

I'm beginning to wonder.

The Sixers lost their 12th straight game to kick off the season last night, and it might have been their worst performance of the young season, although it's hard to tell at this point.

Chris Vito has all the details here.

The Sixers were doomed by 31 turnovers.

The question now becomes two-fold: When will they win a game, and how long can management allow this to continue without sending some kind of message in terms of coach Brett Brown's job status.

Granted, this is not a great roster. And Brown does not have Tony Wroten and Robert Covington.

But you would think they'd be able to win at least one game.

All they have to do is get the ball down low and let rookie standout Jahlil Okafor do his thing.

Something has to happen.

For some reason, more than 11,000 decided to go to the Wells Fargo Center to check out the game. I don't think they were all there to see the Pacers.

Attention Sam Hinkie. Attention Sixers owners. We've been patient. We understand 'the process.' We know Joel Embiid threw a kink into the works when it turns out he needed a second surgery and will miss another full year.

But you've got to be better than this.

Win a game already.
Categories: Pennsylvania

it was just a day for quiche

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2015-11-18 21:44

I just felt like making a quiche and I had made a ham a few days ago, so I pulled out one of my Smithfield Barn vintage pie plates and away we went. And by the way, spend the money to make your quiche with Swiss and Gruyere cheeses…it makes a world of difference.

Here is what I made (my recipe):

Quiche with Ham and Portobello Mushrooms

6 large eggs

¾ cup evaporated milk

1 large shallot

1 small onion

1 8 oz package of baby Portobello or crimini mushrooms sliced thin

2 tablespoons butter

1 deep dish pie plate and one pie crust (I make my own crust or buy refrigerated pie dough in a pinch – don’t like frozen pie crusts)

2 ½ cups shredded cheese – half Swiss and half Gruyere

About 2 cups of minced up ham

Worcestershire sauce

Tabasco sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Sauté onion, shallot, mushrooms and ham in 2 tablespoons of butter. Add a little salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add milk and mix well. Add a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco.
  5. Place sautéed mixture into pie crust. Then cheese. Finally pour milk and eggs mixture over top.
  6. Place quiche on a baking sheet and bake on the middle oven rack for 15 minutes at 400°, and then reduce heat to 350° and bake another 30-32 minutes.

When toothpick or knife comes out of quiche clean, it’s done. Allow to cool at least 25 minutes before serving.




Categories: Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Airport Workers To Strike, Reports Say

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2015-11-18 19:36
Workers at seven airports around the nation are reportedly planning a coordinated walk-out. Will it affect Thanksgiving flights?
Categories: Lower Merion