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Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Newest Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 20:00
So where can you find the open houses in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood this weekend? Here’s a look at the most recent listings...
Categories: Lower Merion

New to the Market: Home Listings in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 20:00
Looking for a home? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Resist The Urge To Search For Missing Shipley Teen, School Asks

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 16:13
"The family has confidence that the authorities are doing all that can be done to find him," Shipley's head of school said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore's Thomas Aquinas Hennessey, 57, Learned 4 Languages

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 16:12
Ardmore's Thomas Aquinas Hennessey has passed away at 57. The SJU and Columbia grad was known for his love of languages.
Categories: Lower Merion

Police asking for help in locating missing Haverford teenager

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:33
Police in multiple jurisdictions are trying to locate a missing teenager whose car was found in Philadelphia Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

have you seen austin wylie?

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2016-07-14 15:28

This morning when I logged onto my computer, social media was filled with news that strikes fear through your heart: a teenager is missing. From Shipley. His name is Austin Wylie. He is from Lower Merion Township. Lower Merion Police are asking for ANYONE with any information to call them at 610-649-1000.  His car was apparently found yesterday at 5th and Spring Garden Streets in Philadelphia.  His friends say his keys were found in the car, the police aren’t confirming or denying that.

As per Google, this is where his car was found:

This is not where you would find a kid from the Main Line typically unless they are going clubbing or something and he is just too young for that I think.

I thought maybe first he was a city kid who went  out to Shipley, but he’s not as per NBC10:

Standout Teen Soccer Player from Montco Goes Missing

A standout teenage soccer player from Montgomery County vanished this week, and police from multiple jurisdictions are working together to try to find him.

Austin Wylie, who recently finished his junior year at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, was featured in September as the Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week for his achievements as Shipley’s forward.

Friends are taking to Facebook, Twitter and other social media to share photos of Wylie after they said he went missing Wednesday morning.

A spokesman for Lower Merion Police Department told NBC10 that a number of law enforcement agencies from different jurisdictions are investigating Wylie’s disappearance.

He confirmed that a car Wylie had been driving at some point was located at 5th and Spring Garden streets in Philadelphia since the teen went missing, but wasn’t able to confirm whether the keys had been left in the car, as reports on social media have said.

Anyone with information on Wylie should contact Lower Merion Police at 610-649-1000.

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Austin Wylie is a rising senior at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, my alma mater. That means he just finished his junior year.  By all accounts a standout student athlete who is well liked. Kids like him do NOT just vanish into this air.  What is around 5th and Spring Garden in Northern Liberties that would attract a kid from the suburbs? Or did nothing attract him and something or someone made him go there?  And all his friends are saying on social media his keys were in the car????

Main Line Media News is reporting Austin is from Haverford in Lower Merion Township:

Police asking for help in locating missing Haverford teenager

Thursday Lower Merion spokesman Tom Walsh confirmed social media reports that Austin Wylie, a 17-year-old from the Haverford section of Lower Merion, is missing and police have been searching for him.

His friends are a credit to him, they took to social media immediately, posting away. I think it because of these friends that media and police and the rest of us are sharing. When you have a kid close to Austin’s age it is especially terrifying.

I do not know this boy and I am uspet.  Another teen missing?  From Shipley, no less? This just doesn’t seem like the kind of kid who would take off and disappear. So where is he? His poor parents and family, and his poor friends.

Please if you have seen this boy, please come forward.  Even if you saw him buying a soda in a WaWa or something, please come forward to police. Who the heck knows where Philadelphia Police are on this since all we have heard from only Austin’s hometown PD, Lower Merion.

This just doesn’t seem like a kid who would just disappear or take off. Maybe I am wrong, kids get upset, teenage years can be super emotional.  Please if you have seen this kid call the police.

Praying for a safe and happy resolution. (And I would love to know why no one has heard from Philadelphia Police on this yet???)

Police seek info. on missing Montgomery County teen Austin Wylie His car was reportedly found in Northern Liberties

PhillyVoice Staff

Authorities are asking anyone with information related to the disappearance of Montgomery County teen Austin Wylie, who has been reported missing since Wednesday morning, to come forward.

A spokesperson from the Lower Merion Police Department confirmed to NBC10that a car driven by Wylie at the time of his disappearance has since been found at N. 5th and Spring Garden streets in Northern Liberties.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Montco Receives $30K Grant for County Bicycle Mobility Plan

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 14:58
"Bike Montco" will aim to create more bikeable connections to trails, parks, downtowns, retail centers, and schools,
Categories: Lower Merion

Shipley School Student Missing After Car Found Abandoned, Authorities Confirm

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 14:22
Austin Wylie's car was found Wednesday in Philadelphia. Friends have taken to Twitter to spread word of his disappearance.
Categories: Lower Merion

PennDOT Launches Special Traffic Website Ahead of DNC In Philadelphia

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 14:18
Real-time traffic conditions, street closures, alternate routes, and more will be posted during the Democratic National Convention.
Categories: Lower Merion

Shooter Jennings, Waylon Jennings' Son, To Perform In Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 13:06
The son of legendary country singer Waylon Jennings will perform in Ardmore with his father's backing band.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco Man Had More Than 2,000 Child Porn Images On Computer: DA

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 12:10
A Montgomery County man was found with a total of 2,022 images and videos of child pornography, the DA said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Apartments now proposed for Narberth's Elmwood Church site; revised plans submitted for parcels at Conway and Price avenues

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-07-14 10:41
Weighing development plans that would erase two pieces of borough history, the Narberth Planning Commission this week voted to recommend approval of one. With the recusal of a member, it lacked a quorum to take action on the second.
Categories: Lower Merion

Cardiac Scientists at Wynnewood's Lankenau Release Report on 'J Wave Syndromes'

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-07-14 10:38
The report aims to educate health care professionals on how to diagnose J Wave Syndromes, arrhythmic conditions that lead to sudden death.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, July 14

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-07-14 07:30
The Daily Numbers: 400 foot fall from a trail at the Grand Canyon that led to the death of a Delco native.

35, how old Colleen Burns was.

96, age of Bunny Implazo, who still volunteers 5 days a week in Springfield.

31 billion dollar state budget plan now in effect in Pa.

1.3 billion dollar revenue package that got the OK yesterday.

200 million dollar loan from state medical malpractice insurance fund.

116-75 vote in favor of the deal in the House.

28-22 vote in the Senate.

600 million dollars now on its way to state universities Pitt, Penn State, Temple, Lincoln and Penn Veterinary School.

1 dollar a pack increase in tobacco tax.

2.60 a pack tax, up from the current 1.60.

430 million dollars, what that will raise for the state.

149 million dollars coming in from allowing supermarkets to sell wine.

100 million dollars from internet gambling that will be coming in the fall.

93 degree high temperature today as we kick off an extended excessive heat warning.

100 degrees plus, what the real-feel temps will be like the next few days.

0-0, or I suppose I should say nil-nil tie for Union with the Crystal Palace in friendly match in Chester last night.

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

One more day until we see if the Phils can pick up where they left off before the All-Star break. Hopefully they’ll still be as hot as the weather.

I Don’t Get It: Pokemon Go, nope. Still don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Ruth ‘Bunny’ Implazo, still volunteering five days a week at the age of 96.

Quote Box: “I love people.”

- Bunny Implazo.
Categories: Pennsylvania

There is always a Delco connection

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-07-14 06:22
It is one of the things I am always stressing to my staff.

Any time there is a big national story, I always stress to them to be alert for a local angle. Inevitably, the story works its way back to Delaware County.

It happened again this week, with tragic results.

I didn't really think of it the first time I heard the incredible story of the woman who fell 400 feet to her death from a trail at the Grand Canyon.

My initial interest in the story was purely personal. I've been on some of the trails, and I always marveled at how easy it would be to topple off the side.

It did not take long for the story to hit home - literally here in Delco.

Colleen Burns was a Delco native, she grew up in Morton and was a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School.

She moved to Orlando a few years ago, where she was a Yelp executive.

She was just 35.

Staff writer Patti Mengers got the task of tracking down those who knew and loved Burns for their reaction to this incredibly sad story.

It did not take long.

You can read Patti's story here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

This is what compromise looks like

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-07-14 06:11
There's an odd word being bandied about in Harrisburg.


Yes, miracles do happen. And it doesn't always take nine months to put them in place.

In other words, our elected representatives signed off Wednesday on a new state budget - nine months before they were able to accomplish that seemingly routine task last year.

The $31 billion spending plan is not what everyone wanted. That's where the compromise part comes in.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf did not get all the spending - nor the tax hikes to pay for it - that he wanted.

But he is getting an additional $200 million in education spending.

Republicans in the House and Senate managed to avoid the dreaded broad-based tax hike, including any increase in the state sales or personal income taxes, as well as again beating back calls for a severance tax on natural gas drilling in the state.

Of course, someone has to pay, and if you're a smoker, the Legislature has just given you another reason to consider kicking the habit.

Yes, tobacco taxes are going up again, this time a dollar a pack. That takes the tax on a pack of cigarettes $1.60 to $2.60, a move expected to raise $430 million. I don't even want to think about what this will mean for the price of a carton of cigarettes. My mind already reels when I'm in line at the Wawa and the person in front of my buys a carton. Pretty soon they will need to take out a mortgage to bankroll their habit.

Electronic cigarettes also are getting hit, along with digital downloads, which will now be subject to the state sales tax. That move will raise antoher $47 million.

A push for online gambling has been delayed in the fall. When it arrives, it will deliver another $100 million.

The move already approved to allow supermarkets to sell wine will bring in another $149 million.

There's a laundry list of other revenue drivers in the budget.

You can check them out here.

Nobody wanted another nine-month standoff.

At the same time, it can probably be said nobody is entirely happy with this spending plan, nor the funding mechanisms.

That's called compromise.

What a concept.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Is there anything better than a summer thunder & lightning storm?

Heron's Nest - Thu, 2016-07-14 05:50
It is one of my favorite aspects of summer.

There is something incredibly soothing about lying in bed on a steamy summer night as Mother Nature provides her own fireworks show via a thunderstorm.

Of course, when I was a kid, you would lay in bed with the windows open and get the full effect of the storm, with flashes of lightning lighting up the room for a split second, then returning you to darkness as the rain pounded down. And yes, I used to count from the time you saw the lightning to the follow-up boom of thunder. The saying was that was how many miles away the lightning struck.

Today, despite my protests, my wife prefers air-conditioning to such sweltering summer delights.

The drive in this morning also was a bit of a show, with an occasional lightning strike illuminating the early-morning darkness.

I can live without the rain, but the show is worth the bother.

Looks like we better get used to these soupy conditions.

For most people, this is the bane of summer. Not me. I love it. The hotter, the stickier, the better I like it. I saw on the front porch last night when you could literally see the steam rising from the wet ground after another downpour.

The only thing missing was the lack of a Phillies game for the radio.

We're under a heat advisory starting this afternoon and right through Thursday night. They tell me the "real-feel" temperature will be in triple digits. Some day maybe someone will explain to me just what a "real-feel" temperature is. Probably right after I locate those mythical "northern and western suburbs."

Heat? Humidity? Bring it on.

Check out the full weather report here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

New to the Market: Home Listings in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-07-13 20:00
Looking for a new home? Or do you just like looking at what homes are on the market? Either way, here are the latest homes for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

PA Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal; Gov. Says He Will Sign

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-07-13 17:23
Pennsylvania lawmakers have finalized a budget for 2016-2017, the governor confirmed Wednesday
Categories: Lower Merion

'Rookie' the Lower Merion police K9 receives protective vest

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-07-13 16:20
From a press release Lower Merion Township Police Department’s K9 “Rookie” has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Rookie’s vest was sponsored through a fundraiser hosted by the Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club and embroidered with the sentiment “Donated by SICDTC, Staten Island, NY.”
Categories: Lower Merion