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West Nile Sprayings / Foot Driver/ Local Broadcast Producer Dies: Ardmore Week In Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2016-08-14 19:13
Check out what's been going on around town over the past week.
Categories: Lower Merion

94 State Liquor Stores Now Open On Sundays

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2016-08-14 12:07
As part of the liquor reform bill that took effect this month, 94 state stores will be open for the first time today, Sunday, Aug. 14.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Newest Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-08-13 21:06
An open house planned by the right realtor can help you in any number of ways. Check out those around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

Hillary Clinton Campaigning In Philly Tuesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2016-08-13 10:33
The Democratic nominee will hold an event at West Philadelphia High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Categories: Lower Merion

Foreclosures in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-12 21:34
Foreclosures for sale are still being listed regularly all across PA, including in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood...
Categories: Lower Merion

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

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-12 21:08
Check the Patch calendar to see what events are happening around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood and when they get underway
Categories: Lower Merion

en blanc accessorizing 

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2016-08-12 14:51

En Blanc party season is here and your tables aren’t the only thing that need white accessories. 

I decided I would hunt out vintage milk glass jewelry that was popular in the 40s through the 60s and I scored some awesome stuff for pennies and voilà! All I had to do was take the vintage dangle earrings off their screwback tops and add them to a wire back.

Next to the earrings are two bracelets. I already had white milk glass simple beaded necklaces that I think were my grandmother’s. I’m not sure where they came from I have literally had them in a box for years and I remember playing dress-up with them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Categories: Pennsylvania

Philly Suburbs A 'Bellwether' In 2016 Presidential Election: New York Times

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-08-12 14:51
New York Times today explores the impact of suburban Philadelphia voters on the upcoming election.
Categories: Lower Merion

LM Board rescinds vote to move misplaced power transformers on O'Neill riverfront property

Main Line Times - Fri, 2016-08-12 13:38
Lower Merion Township commissioners last week voted to order O’Neill Properties to move two large transformers recently installed on a portion of what was to be a public space at the end of Righters Ferry Road in Bala Cynwyd.
Categories: Lower Merion

Seniors dine with police at Saunders House in Wynnewood

Main Line Times - Fri, 2016-08-12 10:57
The residents and staff at Saunders House in Wynnewood wanted to have a way to thank the police for their service to the community. So Wednesday morning they invited a group of Lower Merion officers to share a breakfast and conversation with them.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, Aug. 12

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-08-12 07:50
The Daily Numbers: 95 degrees for today's high temperature.

105 degrees, what it will actually feel like.

9 p.m. Sunday, when excessive heat warning will finally expire.

248 million dollars, how much PennDOT will spend to finally fix the Killer Conchester Route 322.

2 lanes from Route 1 to Clayton Park will be expanded to 4 lanes.

200 people who packed a hearing on Sunoco’s plan for the Mariner 2 East pipeline.

100 year milestone for Dorothea McLaughlin of Havertown. Congratulations!

68, age of Radnor man who admitted in court that he downloaded child porn.

34, age of former police officer Stephen Rozniakowski, who faces trial for fatally shooting his former girlfriend.

2 nurses who helped in a rescue at the Curtis Park train station in Sharon Hill.

100 stores that will be closed by Macy’s.

22 gold medals won by Michael Phelps.

1st gold medal won in swimming by the USA’s Simone Manuel

4th straight U.S. woman to take all-around gymnastics gold. That would be Simone Biles.

1 win for Doug Pederson as head coach of the Eagles.

1 pass attempted by Sam Bradford.

3 plays total for starting QB.

17-9 win for the Eagles.

1st play, on which the Buccaneers fumbled the opening kickoff, setting up the Birds for an early score.

12 of 24 for 89 yards for Carson Wentz.

1 interception tossed by the rookie QB.

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

Name one thing that happened last preseason for the Eagles. And don’t count that epic Sam Bradford outing vs. the Packers. That’s the whole point. It’s preseason. It doesn’t mean anything.

I Don’t Get It: The silence from the Upper Darby School Board on the status of Superintendent Rick Dunlap. Why all the secrecy?

Today’s Upper: Kudos to PennDOT for finally moving ahead to fix the Killer Conchester. Long overdue.

Quote Box: “If that’s the case and it’s upheld then we’ve got to be prepared to make some moves.”

- Doug Pederson, on possibility starting right tackle Lane Johnson could be suspended.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Finally! PennDOT plans to fix Killer Conchester

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-08-12 07:15
For years we've called Route 322 - that nasty strip of highway that connects Route 1 in Concord with I-95 in Chester - the "Killer Conchester."

It's about to become less so.


PennDOT yesterday gave the final green light to a $248 million upgrade that will widen that outdated - and downright dangerous - two-lane stretch from Route 1 to Clayton Park into a four-lane parkway.

Residents and motorists who have dealt with the dangers on the heavily-traveled route should start seeing improvements next summer, according to PennDOT's Charlie Metzger. That's when PennDOT plans to start the widening project in Concord, Bethel and Upper Chichester townships, in the process widening the highway from two lanes to four lanes for six miles and improving the existing mile-long four-lane section of the highway.

The plan will provide two through lanes in each direction over the entire project length to improve capacity and enhance travel and safety. The reconstruction project will separate the two directions of traffic with a grass median to control access across the highway. Auxiliary left and right turn lanes will be provided at selected intersections to maintain the free flow of traffic through the corridor.

The widening of Route 322 from two lanes to four lanes will primarily entail widening to the south of the existing road to make use of the available right-of way. Widening to the north or about the center will be done at some locations to minimize impacts to environmental and community resources.

The first segment of the construction contract is expected to begin to work in spring/summer 2017. This section covers U.S. 322 from U.S. 1 to Clayton Park at the Concord Township/Bethel Township line. The construction cost is estimated at $92 million.

The second part of the project is expected to start in 2019 and cover U.S. 322 from Clayton Park to just east of the Route 452 Interchange. The construction estimate is $156 million.

This fall the initial mitigation contract will start to expand an existing wetland site in Thornbury Township and to provide a site pad for a future maintenance facility in Concord Township.

We'll have a full report on the project in tomorrow's Daily Times.

It's something that residents and motorists have been seeking fora long time. Now it appears it's finally going to happen.

Maybe we can finally roll out this headline: RIP, Killer Conchester.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Let's clear the air in Upper Darby

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-08-12 06:53
We used our editorial page voice today to call on the Upper Darby School Board to clear the air concerning Superintendent Richard Dunlap.

All anyone is saying is that he has been on paid leave since July 21, even as rumors have swirled around the district that he has either been terminated or is resigning.

As usual, the void has allowed all sorts of stories to creep into the conversation.

Taxpayers, who happen to pick up the tab for Dunlap's nearly $200,000 annual salary, deserve better. They deserve answers. You can read the editorial here.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Wentz, or is that Wince? Offensive line woes for the Birds

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-08-12 06:35
Here's an exercise I try to remember every August: Name one thing you remember about last year's Eagles preseason games?

Give up? You're not alone.

These game don't mean a lot, even if they give the team a chance to gouge fans with regular-season practices for what amounts to little more than glorified practice scrimmages.

The Eagles starting quarterback, Sam Bradford, barely needed a shower after his cameo last night. After the Buccaneers conveniently fumbled the opening kickoff, it took the Birds and Bradford just three plays to cash it in for a go-ahead touchdown and a lead they never relinquished.

Bradford attempted one pass. That's it. Then he took a spot on the sidelines and cleared the stage for - no, not Carson Wentz. Remember, he's the No. 3 quarterback. At least he was going into last night.

Chase Daniel came in the game and got roughed up by the Bucs' defense. Daniel took a pounding, so much so that new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson surprisingly lifted him at the end of the first half and brought in the wunderkind Wentz.

The kid showed several things immediately. He has a commanding presence solely on his size. He's huge standing back there in the pocket. He's also much more mobile than Daniel, and can throw accurately while on the move. That certainly helped last night.

Maybe the biggest concern of the night was not the Wentz question, but instead questions about the guys who will be protecting him, as well as Bradford.

The offensive line did not have a great night. They struggled in protection. Of course starter Jason Peters was absent from his spot at left tackle. But Lane Johnson was in the lineup, even though he may be looking at the prospect of a 10-game suspension for a PED problem.

If the Birds lose Johnson, their chances of a successful season - as well as keeping Bradford and anyone else lining up as their QB - will be in serious danger.

Still, maybe it's best for everyone to take a deep breath. Remember, it's preseason. Everyone remembers the hype that exploded after Bradford lit up the Packers in the preseason last year.

It then took him half the regular season to look anything close to that.

One other thing that was distinctly noticeable last night: The Eagles wide receivers still can't get open.

This team looks like it is going to be dependent on a steady diet of balls thrown to the tight ends and backs.

The QB will be getting the ball out of his hands ASAP. Which, after watching last night's practice game, might not be a bad idea.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Open Houses in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-08-11 21:52
So you want to look at some open houses for sale in Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood this weekend? Good idea...
Categories: Lower Merion

Weekend Weather Forecast: How Hot Will It Get In Ardmore?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-08-11 15:51
And when will thunderstorms hit?
Categories: Lower Merion

717 New Jobs Within 5 Miles of Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-08-11 15:29
There are a lot of new opportunities opening up in the local area.
Categories: Lower Merion

WATCH: Woman Texts While Using Feet To Steer On I-76

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-08-11 12:47
This woman really wanted to be on her phone.
Categories: Lower Merion

Traffic Signal Installations Along City Avenue And In Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-08-11 12:11
Several traffic signals are being installed near City Avenue and in the Lower Merion area. Motorists should expect delays.
Categories: Lower Merion

Aqua Launches $4.5M Infrastructure Project In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-08-11 10:32
The $4.5M investment will work to improve water mains and overall infrastructure. Traffic in affected areas should be expected.
Categories: Lower Merion