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LIVE at 3 p.m.: Bill Clinton, Gabby Giffords rally in Montgomery County

Main Line Times - Sat, 2016-04-23 11:28
President Bill Clinton will host a get out the vote event with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly at Wissahickon Middle School today at 3:15 p.m. and you can follow live right here.
Categories: Lower Merion

Frozen Vegetable Recall In PA: Serious, Sometimes Fatal Contamination Risk Cited

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-04-23 10:35
Some brands of frozen vegetables were recalled in Pennsylvania and elsewhere because of a serious, sometimes fatal contamination risk.
Categories: Lower Merion

ICYMI: Earth Day 2016 Events In The Ardmore Area

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-04-23 09:02
Want to get out and improve your community this weekend? Volunteer events, cleanups, celebrations, art shows, and much more is happening.
Categories: Lower Merion

Best Pa. High Schools / Indoor Skydiving / Medical Marijuana Becomes Law In Pa.: This Week On Patch

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-04-23 08:31
Check out this week's top headlines from across the Patch network in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Dentist, World War II Vet, Dead at 97

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 17:22
Dr. John K. Reimer, of Ardmore, was married just four days after Pearl Harbor.
Categories: Lower Merion

Childhood Cancer Hero to Speak at Bryn Mawr's Yangming Tasting Event

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 16:15
Local childhood cancer hero Althea Hutchinson and her family will speak to guests at the event about her experience.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Jewelry Store Robbers Sentenced To Prison

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 13:25
The two Philadelphia men were sentenced to 240 months in prison for their roles in a robbery conspiracy that targeted local jewelry stores.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Participates In Montco Drug Take Back Day

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 12:47
"Ridding medicine cabinets of these medications is an important step in combatting the growing opioid and heroin epidemic."
Categories: Lower Merion

Hillary Clinton Speaks At Event In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 11:57
Hillary Clinton spoke at an event in Montgomery County on Thursday, addressing the issue of "breaking economic barriers."
Categories: Lower Merion

DUI Nun / Paraeducator Accused Of Sex With Student / HIV Positive Porn Star: Top PA Crime News

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 10:51
A look at some of the top crime headlines from around the Philadelphia region over the past week.
Categories: Lower Merion

'High End Alcohol' Stolen From Main Line Store

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 10:40
A chase ensued as the pair of thieves fled the local store with the goods in hand.
Categories: Lower Merion

SAC member cries foul after fundraiser posters removed

Main Line Times - Fri, 2016-04-22 10:19
Ardmore >> Did a Lower Merion Township employee tell an Ardmore store manager to remove a sign advertising a fundraiser for the Save Ardmore Collation and its ongoing legal fight against the proposed Cricket Lot development project?
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Drug Dealer Busted At 7-11

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 09:45
Police arrested one man at an area 7-11 on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Categories: Lower Merion

grande dame has hope for future

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2016-04-22 09:19

In a matter of minutes, less than half an hour, Loch Aerie had a new owner.  CZ Patel of New Jersey.  I was standing there when he said in a soft spoken voice that he was interested in converting Loch Aerie to a hotel.

That is welcome news to all who were worried about her facing a wrecking ball.

New Loch Aerie owner CZ Patel speaks with reporters after winning auction


The room was packed with residents, bidders, reporters, and even folks from other historic commission members from other Chester County municipalities. I am not sure if anyone from East Whiteland Historical Commission were present, although one member was quoted in Kristin Holme’ follow up article.

Here is the link to Kristin’s Inquire article and my byline courtesy of VISTA.Today. I was really honored the VISTA.Today editor reached out to me.  I have poured my heart and soul into covering Loch Aerie the past few years.

I look forward to when I can cover Loch Aerie in her next life as a hotel.

Hotel owner bids $710,000 to win historic Chesco mansion

Updated: APRIL 22, 2016 — 1:08 AM EDT
by Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer


Update: The Grande Dame of Lancaster Pike Loch Aerie Has a New Owner Posted By: Lance Knickerbocker Posted date: April 22, 2016

By Carla Zambelli


Here is a LINK to auction photos I took yesterday.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Bernie Sanders Cites Joe Biden At Rally In Oaks

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-04-22 09:01
2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in Oaks on Thursday ahead of the upcoming Pennsylvania primary.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pop's sad dirge calls another icon

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-04-22 06:43
David Bowie. Glenn Frey. Merle Haggard. George Martin. Maurice White. Lemmy Kilmeister. Natalie Cole.

Call it the year of the dirge.

Pop music's sad song continues unabated.

Confession. I was never much of a Prince fan.

Then I watched his Super Bowl halftime performance. I can think of only one word: Mesmerizing. I still think it was the best halftime show I've ever seen, light years better than most of the stuff they pass off these days.

A lot of words are being bandied about in the wake of Prince's passing: Icon, genius, prodigy.

I learned several things in the past 24 hours. I did not know, for instance, that he was self-taught when it comes to music, pretty impressive when you realize there is really no instrument he could not play - and master.

What struck me when I heard of his passing was not all the great music, or the incredible live performances.

It was a number.

Prince was 57. That makes him three years younger than me.

I am guessing there are a lot of people like me who are feeling especially mortal today. This was not supposed to happen.

We all hoped "we'd die before we get old," as Roger Dawtrey would remind us in full-throated roar.

It was kind of humorous 40 years ago. Not so much today.

Prince defied any kind of musical category. Instead he was something of a savant, a master of all trades.

Most important, he was a huge part of our youth.

And now he's gone, and he's taken another chunk of that youth that we all shared with him.

* For an appreciation of Prince by our rock music columnist Michael Christopher, click here.

* An obituary: Portrait of Prince, an artist without peer.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A learning experience at Bonner-Prendie

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-04-22 06:26
They went back to class at Monsignor Bonner-Archbishop Prendergast High School Thursday.

But they went back knowing all too well what happened the day before.

That's when police swept the school after a report that a student went into the school with a weapon. The gun had been flashed during a drug transaction outside the school.

Bonner-Prendie is not immune to the kinds of problems that show up in every other area of our society.

Drug and gun issues do not respect any borders or demographic model.

They are everywhere.

But there is an important lesson that can be taken from what happened at Bonner.

Call it a learning experience, one we hope that a lot more people will mimic.

It's on our editorial page.
Categories: Pennsylvania

The Daily Numbers for Friday, April 22

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-04-22 04:14
The Daily Numbers: 57, age of Prince. The pop icon died Thursday, continuing a staggering loss in the music world so far in 2016.

2 brothers who are missing in Chester.

2 Philly men who admitted their roles in a string of Delco burglaries.

2 more Gates Scholars feted yesterday in the Chester Upland School District.

26, age of former teacher’s aide at Conestoga High School charged with having sex with a male student.

11 million dollar fine slapped on Uber by the Pa. PUC.

16, age of female student who died after a fight in the bathroom of a high school in Wilmington, Del.

710,000 price tag for the Loch Aerie Mansion in Chester County after it was sold at auction yesterday.

165,000 Pa. voters who switched their registration before next week’s Primary Election.

68 Kmart stores due to be closed.

10 Sears stores also on the chopping block.

3-1 deficit for the Flyers as they try to keep their season alive tonight in D.C. vs. the Caps in Game 5.

0 hits given up by Jake Arrieta who notched the year’s 1st no-hitter last night.

16-0 spanking of the Reds by the Cubs. Guess they didn’t really need that no-hitter.

3 QBs now on Eagles roster. Will they keep all 3?

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

Raise your hand if you think the Flyers season comes to an end tonight in D.C.? Thought so.

I Don’t Get It: There seems to be no end to the steady stream of pop icons. RIP Prince.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Autumn Ney and Edward Nelson. The Chester Upland students have been named Gates Millennium Scholars. Well done.

Quote Box: “I ain’t gettin’ out.”

- GOP presidential hopeful Gov. John Kasich, at town hall meeting at Penn State Brandywine in Middletown yesterday.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Who took the signs down? SAC member cries foul after fundraising event posters removed

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-04-21 16:28
Ardmore >> Did a Lower Merion Township employee tell an Ardmore store manager to remove a sign advertising a fundraiser for the Save Ardmore Collation and its ongoing legal fight against the proposed Cricket Lot development project?
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore 'Share-A-Haircut' to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-04-21 16:04
The local Hair Cuttery and the National Network to End Domestic Violence are partnering to spread awareness.
Categories: Lower Merion