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The Daily Numbers for Monday, March 13

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-03-13 07:14
The Daily Numbers: 1, as in the No. 1 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the defending champion Villanova Wildcats.

7:10 p.m. Thursday, when Villanova plays its 1st game of the tourney in Buffalo vs winner of play-in game between Mount St. Mary and New Orleans.

2, as in the No. 2 seed in the East to Duke, which could be on collision course in Elite 8 matchup. 8-12 inches of snow being called for across the region. There will be blizzard conditions in New York City and up to New England.

4.4 million dollars awarded to Boothwyn, Upper Chichester man in suit against PennDOT after he was injured in a bike accident after he was thrown from his bike after striking a bump on a dangerous road.

10,000 dollar nonrefundable deposit needed to apply for medical marijuana growing operation under new Pa. law.

5,000 dollar nonrefundable fee for a dispensary license.

100,000 dollars in no-bid contracts given to SEPTA police chief by the ousted head of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

300 people who showed up at a rally to oppose President Donald Trump’s policies in Philly. They got a visit from Gov. Tom Wolf.

1 Harrisburg fire official who died of injuries he suffered responding to fire.

1 child who died in that fire, believed to be a result of a Hoverboard that burst into flames.

60, age of Joni Sledge, part of the pop group Sister Sledge, who had a hit with the standard, “We Are Family.” She died over the weekend.

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

Kudos to the Villanova Wildcats. The defending champions are now the No. 1 seed in the NCAA hoops tourney.

I Don’t Get It: Remember when it comes to medical marijuana. This is not something that is going to be smoked. It will be creams, ointments and tinctures given to those battling critical illnesses to ease pain.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to anyone who talks about anything other than the weather today.

Quote Box: “Nobody’s expectations for us can exceed the expectations we have for ourselves as a team.”

- Kris Jenkins, of the Villanova Wildcats.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Body Of Man Found In Schuylkill River Sunday: Cops

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-03-13 07:00
The body of a man was found in the Schuylkill River in Berks County on Sunday, police said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Let the madness being: Have you heard? It's supposed to snow

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-03-13 06:26
Let the Madness begin.

No, not the basketball tournament.

I'm talking about the TV folks blathering about the weather.

Maybe you've heard about it? We're expecting some snow.

No, I don't like it. Not one bit. But I will grit my teeth and get by.

What is nearly aggravating - at least to me - is the unbridled joy our local TV stations take in delivering the news.

Look, I get it. It's been a fairly mild winter, with little or snow snow.

That apparently is going to change tonight, when a Nor'easter blows in and slams us with what likely will be the biggest snowfall of the winter.

That's right, despite the fact that we turned the clocks ahead Sunday morning, Mother Nature has yet to "spring forward." In other words, it's still winter. And that means it might snow.

And that sends our local TV folks into hype overdrive.

I saw this one coming last week, when I pronounced that this is all we would hear all weekend.

I wasn't wrong. They've been beating the drums for this storm since Thursday.

I don't think it would bother me nearly as much if they did not seem so damn happy about it.

I'm sure the supermarkets enjoy it as well. Did you happen to visit one over the weekend. They were packed. After all, we might not get out of our homes for weeks as this "monster" storm bears down on us.

I actually heard one local TV type this morning say you should have four days worth of medicine on hand before the storm hits. Huh?

Here's my prediction. Yes, it is going to snow. I'm predicting for the Philly suburbs we'll get between 6-8 inches. Those amounts will start increasing as you head north, with maybe as much as a foot in the Poconos, which the last time I looked at a map did not strike me as the "northern and western suburbs."

New York and New England could be looking at blizzard conditions.

Here in Philly?

We'll have to make due with a blizzard of hype.
Categories: Pennsylvania

The photo you did not see

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-03-13 05:57
Every day I get to make decisions about what things will appear in the paper - and which things will not.

That's right, some of the toughest decisions I make every day concern things that aren't going to make the paper.

Some times we simply don't have enough space. That's why sometimes things appear on the website before they actually get into print.

But that's not the reason a certain photo did not make print recently.

It's a dilemma I face almost every day.

Since almost everyone I talk to is convinced they can do this job so much better than I do, here's a chance for you to try your hand at it.

I explain the dilemma in my weekly Letter From the Editor print column. I call it a Tale of Two Photos. You saw one of them, but not the other one.

You tell me what you would have done with the photo.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Villanova still on top of college basketball world

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-03-13 05:37
Talk about the 'Cats' meow.

Villanova is looking down at the rest of the NCAA field, but there's a landmine out there waiting for the Wildcats.

The defending national champions from the Main Line are not only the No. 1 seed in the East as expected, they are the No. 1 seed in the entire tournament.

They will play the winner of the play-in game between Mount St. Mary and New Orleans for that No. 16 seed in the East.

Perhaps fitting, the game will be played in Buffalo. We're about to have some serious Buffalo weather here, with heavy snow expected to arrive late tonight and through Tuesday morning.

But for now, Jay Wright's team is on top of the college basketball world.

But there is a very familiar name lurking in the East Region.

The Wildcats could easily be looking at an Elite Eight matchup vs. Duke.

But that's getting ahead of ourselves.

For now, tiny Villanova is the cream of college basketball, just as they were last spring when that magical shot from Kris Jenkins after the perfect feed from Ryan Arcidiacano found the bottom of the net.

Let the madness begin.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Last Week's Top Stories In And Around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-03-12 15:00
Ardmore named a best place to live; a Main Line teacher is sentenced for sex with a student; car windows are smashed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Belmont Ave. Closing March 13 Through March 24 In Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-03-12 14:54
Aqua PA work will close the road weekdays for two weeks.
Categories: Lower Merion

Massive Ice Hockey Brawl / Fatal Crashes And Hit And Run / 49 Suspected Drug Dealers Busted

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-03-12 09:00
Check out the top crime stories you missed over the last week across southeastern Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

City Ave. Lanes Closing For Three Weeks Due To Safety Improvement Project Work

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-03-11 11:00
For three weeks, lane closures will be in effect daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Categories: Lower Merion

Homes for Rent: See What's New to the Market

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-03-11 08:54
Whether you want pet-friendly or pool access, new apartments, condos and houses to rent hit the market everyday. Browse the latest.
Categories: Lower Merion

Circle That Date: Coming Events In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-03-11 08:49
Looking for a something to do? Find it on the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Calendar
Categories: Lower Merion

WATCH: 5 Patchiest Stories Of The Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-10 19:04
Displaced piggies in Detroit, DIY slime controversy in California and a pup rescued by a D.C. United Player 130 miles from home.
Categories: Lower Merion

crebilly in the snow

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2017-03-10 16:29

Sigh….isn’t this just beautiful? A friend of mine was kind enough to snap this today and send it to me. I thought I would post it along with a link to a letter another friend of mine wrote to Toll Brothers recently.

No developer can replicate this pastoral beauty or view. They can only steal it for development. And will the future residents of a McMansion Farm even appreciate a view like this? Doubtful. Those people aren’t even allowed to garden the way they want (if they were gardening types to begin with.)

This is what the Robinsons are sacrificing on the altar of soulless development. I still don’t get it. If my legacy was land like this with amazing views, purpose AND history, I would fight to preserve it. But I am guessing these folks are sadly different? They seem to be missing the gene that allows them to do great things – you know like Frolic Weymouth did his whole life and the recent generosity of the Haas family with regard to their estate in Villanova?



Categories: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Wow! Houses: $26M Main Line Mansion, Former School Up For Sale, Panoramic Views In Bucks County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-10 16:23
Take a look at the properties that will have you living in the lap of luxury in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Conshohocken St. Patrick's Day Parade: Road Closures, Schedule, And More

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-10 15:40
The Conshohocken St. Patrick's Day Parade is here. Here's everything you need to know to get ready for the big day.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lancaster Ave. Not Closing Friday, Saturday Night: Lower Merion Townsip

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-10 15:11
Cold weather has postponed the sewer work, according to the township.
Categories: Lower Merion

Hall And Oates, Tears For Fears Headlining First Ever HoagieNation Festival

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-10 14:32
Get tickets March 17 so you don't miss this "celebration of everything Philly!"
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion's Hockey Season Ends With Quarterfinal Loss

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-10 10:47
From a 2-15 record last year to a state playoff berth this year, the Aces are looking stronger than ever going into next season.
Categories: Lower Merion

Nunchuk Attack Gets Former Lower Merion Man Jail Time: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-03-10 10:21
The 51-year-old struck the victim with nunchuks back in 2016, prosecutors said.
Categories: Lower Merion