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35-Year-Old Man Killed In Ridge Pike Motorcycle Crash

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 15:45
Police said Tuesday that a 35-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Ridge Pike over the weekend.
Categories: Lower Merion

13 High-Ranking Pennsylvania Officials Listed in Porn Email Investigation

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 14:59
A law firm examined 6.4 million emails from the PA Attorney General's Office for evidence of corruption and improper relationships.
Categories: Lower Merion

Thanksgiving Weekend Movie Guide: Spend the Holiday with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 13:16
Wondering what's worth a trip to the theater this Thanksgiving? Get the verdict on Brad Pitt in "Allied" and Pixar's new heroine in "Moana."
Categories: Lower Merion

Patch Weekend Movie Guide: What to See and What to Skip

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 13:16
Wondering what's worth a trip to the theater this Thanksgiving? Get the verdict on Brad Pitt in "Allied" and Pixar's new heroine in "Moana."
Categories: Lower Merion

Villanova Native, West Chester 'Institution' Charlie Vogel, Volunteer, TV Anchor, Passes Away

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 12:41
Villanova native Charlie Vogel was famously active in his later years, volunteering often and driving himself to breakfast.
Categories: Lower Merion

Villanova Student Harassed By Trump Supporters Asks To End Investigation: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 12:17
The students was allegedly harassed and knocked over by people shouting "Trump" shortly after the election.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bomb Inside Manila Envelope Specifically Targeted Pennsylvania Man

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 11:48
UPDATE: A manila envelope containing a bomb which exploded inside an apartment in Philadelphia Tuesday 'specifically targeted' the victim.
Categories: Lower Merion

Package Bomb Explodes Inside Pennsylvania Home: Reports

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 11:48
BREAKING: A package containing a bomb exploded inside an apartment in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bill Blocking Release of Shooting-Involved Officers' Names Vetoed By Wolf: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 09:45
Gov. Tom Wolf cited openness and transparency as his reason for striking the bill down.
Categories: Lower Merion

Identity, Election, and Inspiring Change at Wynnewood School's Conference

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-11-22 09:00
The forum in Wynnewood addressed race relations, this year’s election, and aimed to "inspire people to take action and advocate for change."
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Happy Birthday, Quiet Man

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2016-11-22 06:38
Every week when I prepare to pen my weekly Letter From the Editor column, which I usually try to compose on Tuesday, I take a glance at the calendar to see if there is something the following Monday or that week that I should take notice of in my piece.

It didn't take me long last week to recognize the significance of this day.

When I glanced at the calendar, I looked right past Monday being Nov. 21. I could not stop staring at the following day - Nov. 22.

It's a fairly momentous day in U.S. history, even if for some reason this year it doesn't seem like much is being made of it. I will never forget what happened on Nov. 22, 1963. It is forever emblazoned on my consciousness.

That is part of what I wrote about Monday, how the nation was in need of healing 53 years ago in the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I noted the nation survived that, we certainly will handle the unrest today in the wake of an unprecedented election.

Several people let me know they did not appreciate what they clearly perceived as my attempt to compare the election of Donald Trump with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. One caller informed he I was "sick" for trying to make such a comparison.

They missed the point. I was now comparing the two. I was simply noting that in both instances the nation was in need of healing. We manged to survive 53 years ago, I think we will today as well.

No, I was not trying to send any ulterior message about Mr. Trump, although I suppose everything I write these days will be placed under that kind of microscope.

Of course, for me there is another reason Nov. 22 will always mean something special to me.

It was my father's birthday.

As a kid, I was aware that JFK was assassinated on my father's birthday.

Here's what, incredibly, I never relaized until a few years ago.

On Nov. 22, 1963, my father turned 50.

Not exactly a happy birthday.

My father had a well-earned nickname.

We called him 'The Quiet Man,' not so much after the great John Wayne movie as to his persona.

In short, my father was a man of very few words. I think he imparted that trait to his son, at least his youngest.

I can tell you it's not always a good thing.

The words pour out of me when I sit at this keyboard, but they don't always flow so easily out of my mouth.

Today I will remember my father by doing what he always did. I will go to work.

Part of what I do for a living is writing.

It is a great honor to hold the position I've held here at the newspaper now for 17 years.

My father was a man who loved the newspaper.

I always wonder what he would think of his son who writes for a living.

It's one of those mysteries that I guess will never be solved.

A little bit like the mystery that continues to swirl around the events in Dallas 53 years ago.

And how more than half a century later, writing about it can leave people with something entirely different than what you had intended.

If you were offended by what I wrote Monday, I apologize. That was not my intention.

Maybe dad had it right. Maybe sometimes you can speak volumes by being quiet.

Lessons learned.

Happy Birthday, Quiet Man.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Break up the Sixers!

Heron's Nest - Tue, 2016-11-22 06:17
Break up the Sixers!

That's right, your 76ers are officially on a winning streak. Last night they topped the Miami Heat 101-94 at the Wells Fargo Center for their second straight win and fourth victory in a row on their home hardwood.

Joe Embiid had 22 points in 23 minutes in a duel against Miami big man Hassan Whiteside, who had 32.

Jack McCaffery says the Sixers might be on to something.

It's almost enough to make Philly fans forget Nelson Agholor.
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Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-11-21 20:43
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Two Dead After Murder-Suicide In Montgomery County: DA

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-11-21 14:59
BREAKING: A 31-year-old and a 29-year-old were found dead in a Montgomery County apartment after an apparent murder-suicide, the DA said.
Categories: Lower Merion

sheeder bridge in daylight (post weekend accident)

Chester County Ramblings - Mon, 2016-11-21 14:13

UPDATE 2 PM: A source tells me the following:

Bridge is NOT open

Boards were dry at time of accident.

Speed and uneven boards were the problem.

Very minor injuries.

(PennDOT apparently delivered big old pieces of concrete at some point today to keep people OFF the bridge.)

Someone else was kind enough to send me some photos today. Except for the one above I have cropped them in a little so people can see the damage that occurred with the accident over the weekend.

This particular photographer and I were discussing how someone would wedge their SUV in the middle of the bridge, and we came to the conclusion that there must’ve been some kind of speed involved, and quite possibly someone both unfamiliar with the road and driving on wooded covered bridge surfaces.

I know for example when we go over a covered bridge, we treat the wood surface with respect and go slowly. A lot of people don’t – they fly. You combine that with Saturday’s weather conditions where we had had our first freezing rain/sleet of the season and even though the road surfaces were too warm for anything to stick long-term, it could’ve very well made everything quite slick. Or at least the road leading to bridge.

I hope the people who were in the accident are OK – I don’t know who knows which ambulance company responded or if the people went to a hospital.  I also hope that the people who were in the accident we’re not impaired in anyway because that will make this an even more expensive accident for them.

I am told PennDOT was out today. Thank you blog friend for the photos!

Categories: Pennsylvania

21 Ardmore Residents Compete In Philadelphia Marathon

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-11-21 13:31
Ardmore was well-represented in Sunday's Philadelphia Marathon, as 21 residents completed the challenging event.
Categories: Lower Merion

Shoplifter Crashed In High Speed Montco Chase, Filed Fraudulent Insurance Claim: Attorney General

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-11-21 12:10
The woman shoplifted more than $3,000 in items in Montgomery County before fleeing from police and wrecking her car. Then she filed a claim.
Categories: Lower Merion

80+ Personalized Christmas Ornaments Anyone Can Craft

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-11-21 11:18
This collection of DIY ornaments pays tribute to your favorite wintry scenes, your favorite people, and even your favorite holiday foods.
Categories: Lower Merion

Patch Holiday Gift Guide: Host and Hostess Gift Ideas for the Ultimate Entertainer

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-11-21 11:17
Don't show up to a holiday celebration empty-handed! Say thanks with one of these gift ideas for a host or hostess with the most.
Categories: Lower Merion

No Arrests After Threats At Methacton High School Led To 'Shelter In Place' Order

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2016-11-21 11:14
Threats found scrawled on the bathroom stall at Methacton High School led to "shelter in place order" on Friday.
Categories: Lower Merion