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Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-07-23 20:10
Plus, man with new family accused of killing old family and more news from around Patch's network of more than 900 sites.
Categories: Lower Merion

Cops Say Dad Drove Drunk With Kids, Man Sold Crack at McDonalds

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-07-23 18:49
Plus, a rabid raccoon is found in a park.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for July 23, 2014 - "Come and See"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:22
The Daily Salvo for July 23, 2014 - "Come and See"
In Biblical fashion, families of faith are coming to see the works, deeds and classical curriculum of the Regina Academies. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for July 22, 2014 - "Unconditional Love"

The Daily Salvo - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:06
The Daily Salvo for July 22, 2014 - "Unconditional Love"
No matter the condition of the real estate market, Diane Cardano can sell your home for list price or higher in just 26 days or less. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

McDonald's employee arrested for allegedly dealing drugs out of Radnor restaurant

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 17:05
An employee at a McDonald’s in Strafford has given new meaning to the phrase “Happy Meal,” according to Radnor police.
Categories: Lower Merion

Corbett Stops in Montco to Discuss Need for Pension Reform

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:58
“We are facing a pension crisis,” Governor Corbett said. “Across Pennsylvania, homeowners are facing rising property taxes due to out-of-control pension costs."
Categories: Lower Merion

Daytime Bridge Inspections Thursday on City Ave

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-07-23 15:38
The inspection of the City Avenue bridge over the Schuylkill River is part of PennDOT’s program to inspect state bridges at least once every two years.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School Board discusses potential bus parking lot on Bala Avenue

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:52
For the Lower Merion School District, the never ending story continues – where to park school buses.
Categories: Lower Merion

Upper Darby man pleads guilty to Lower Merion taxi robbery

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:51
COURTHOUSE — An Upper Darby man who was scheduled to go to trial this week for holding a taxi-driver at gunpoint in 2013 to get a free ride in Lower Merion pleaded guilty on Wednesday to theft of services and other related charges.
Categories: Lower Merion

Philly man charged for alleged role in residential burglary in Bala Cynwyd

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:51
Lower Merion police charged a Philadelphia man Thursday in connection with the alleged Monday afternoon burglary of a residence on the unit block of Lodges Lane in the Bala Cynwyd section of Lower Merion.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bala redevelopment will impact municipal parking lot; temporary spaces to be provided

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:10
Starting at the close of the business day on Friday, July 25, Lower Merion Township Municipal Parking Lot #15 (on Bala Avenue at Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd) will be closed for the redevelopment of the current BMW dealership.
Categories: Lower Merion

Aggressive driver hospitalized after Wednesday morning I-76 crash in West Conshohocken

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 12:40
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN — Multiple traffic citations have been issued to a driver who was injured in a two-vehicle collision on I-76 just before 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

70 MPH Speed Limits Take Effect; State Plans to Raise Limit on Other Roads

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-07-23 11:36
These sections of roadway will be monitored to see if other 65 mph zones should be raised to 70 mph, PennDOT said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Baldwin Names New Director of Middle School

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2014-07-23 11:22
Cindy Lapinski has been a dedicated teacher, advisor, and mentor to middle school students for 16 years, Baldwin said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion School Board discusses potential bus parking lot on Bala Avenue

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:22
For the Lower Merion School District, the never ending story continues – where to park school buses.
Categories: Lower Merion

Main Liner's book brings Richardson Dilworth to life

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 10:12
When Peter Binzen became a newspaper reporter, he witnessed the political changes that brought reformer Richardson Dilworth to the forefront as Philadelphia treasurer, district attorney, mayor and school board president.
Categories: Lower Merion

life is good

Chester County Ramblings - Wed, 2014-07-23 09:55


Life is good in a summer garden.

Morning is filled with the sounds of bird song . I can smell the garden phlox and roses as I water the rest of the plants. The garden is exploding with the colors of the end of mid- summer.

In the background I can hear my neighbor’s chickens clucking with some indignation of an inter-chicken family squabble.

A brave jack rabbit hops tentatively up a garden path.

A hummingbird along with a hummingbird moth flit from flower to flower in the main perennial bed.

I can now also hear in the background the hum of cicadas. To me, that is always the signal that another stage of the season called summer is about to begin.

The day started out with a heavy humid dampness, and is no doubt going to be somewhat of a scorcher before all is said and done and the sun is down. But these are the beautiful days we should cherish in the middle of winter and in our memories forever.

People often mock anyone who refers to life’s simple pleasures, but this is indeed one of them. To be able to sit in a porch chair and look at what you have created and what is growing is such a rare treat.

It may be an old cliché that people need to stop and smell the roses, but sometimes you just have to. With all the ugliness that exists in this world, there’s nothing more beautiful than a garden in bloom. I feel really sorry for people that are so miserable, mired down, and stuck that they can’t experience the simple goodness of things like this. Gardening truly is good for your soul.

Thanks for stopping by!


Categories: Pennsylvania

Lower Merion School District staff member dies in Indiana crash

Main Line Times - Wed, 2014-07-23 09:38
At the start of Monday's Lower Merion School Board meeting Acting Lower Merion School Superintendent Dr. Wagner Marseille announced that a district school staff member Jeremy Valentine, 39, was killed in a horrific crash in Indiana on Monday.  The crash also seriously injured his wife and two chidren.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, July 23

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-23 07:48
The Daily Numbers: 15-30 years for 1 of 2 Chester brothers charged in the fatal shooting of a man in Darby Borough.

16,000-square-foot rail transfer box a company wants to build in Chester as part of its trash-burning expansion plans. The plan will not be voted on tonight by Chester City Council.

500,000 tons of municipal garbage Covanta wants to bring to Chester from New York City.

80 megawatts of electricity created from the trash burning.

0.2 general fund surplus for the county that led Standard & Poor’s to affirm its AA credit rating.

3rd DUI charge for a Philadelphia man after he was involved in a crash in Upper Darby.

34, age of Philly man charged in a road rage incident in Collingdale that police say escalated into a stabbing.

11 a.m., when a teen walking on Providence Road in Nether Providence reports a man tried to get her to get into his car.

2 hearings set Wednesday and Thursday on plans to construct pipeline to get oil being delivered by train to Eddystone to the Monroe Energy plant in Trainer.

7th death now being attributed to last summer’s deadly building collapse in Philly. A man who died several weeks later has filed suit.

0 flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv yesterday after the FAA placed a 24-ban because of the fear of rockets near the airport.

61 point gain for the stock market despite international turmoil yesterday.

15 percent boost for Comcast revenue.

14 innings, how long it took for the Phils to fall to the Giants last night.

3rd blown save for Jonathan Papelbon, who surrendered a lead in the 9th to send the game to extra innings.

6-7 mark for the Phillies in extra inning game this year.

43-57 overall record for Phils, an ugly 14 games under .500

2 days until Eagles report to training camp

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

Eagles Training Camp can’t get here soon enough.

I Don’t Get It: How does someone who already has 2 DUI convictions get back behind the wheel while impaired? I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Delco, which had its AA credit rating affirmed by Standard & Poor’s

Quote Box: “I just want to say sorry to his mom.”

- Jermaine Roberts, after being sentenced in fatal shooting of Darby Borough man.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A pizza question for Delco history buffs

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2014-07-23 07:03
Today we have a question from a longtime reader.

I didn't know the answer so I thought I'd put it out there for our readers.

Pat Lane is trying to get some information on an old pizza shop in Chester. She believes it was on either Seventh and Morton or maybe Ninth and Morton in Chester back in the mid-'60s. It was called ReDavid's and may have had a bar attached.

Here's the kicker. Pat's mouth still waters for intoxicating mix of cheeses they used on their pies.

"To this day, I have never had a pizza as good as those from ReDavid," Par said.

I know how she feels. I'm a dedicated Grotto fan. Every time in Rehoboth (which is not nearly enough) I have to get my Grotto slice. Their pizza has a distinctive 'zing' to it from the combination of cheese they use. For some reason, it always tastes better at the beach. It doesn't seem as good in Wilmington or Newark.

Any how, can someone help Pat out? Post a comment and I will try to relay it to her.
Categories: Pennsylvania