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Get Out And About In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood: Check the Patch Calendar

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-02-13 07:32
What's going on? Check the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch calendar for what's happening in town.
Categories: Lower Merion

Bargain Hunt: Foreclosures Listed for Sale Near Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2017-02-13 07:13
Foreclosures listed for sale in and around Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood could provide opportunities to move into a home you couldn’t afford otherwise...
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Monday, Feb. 13

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-02-13 07:09
The Daily Numbers: 46.7 acres off West Chester Pike in Newtown, home to the Olde Masters golf course and driving range that is being targeted for development. The course is expected to survive, at least for now.

8 3-story buildings with condos and apartments eyed for the site.

44 units in each building.

3 story multi-use building also planned on the site.

11 a.m. presser in Chester at which Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland will talk about a spike in gun violence in the city.

35 mph wind gusts that will hit area today.

25 dollar fee per residents for towns that rely on state police, what Gov. Tom Wolf wants.

87, age of retail giant Al Boscov, who died Friday.

2 more feet of snow possible in New England today, after they got hit with 19 inches in last Thursday’s storm.

5 Grammys for Adele.

2 Grammys for Beyonce

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

Phillies pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater this morning. Aaaaahhhhhhhhh!

I Don’t Get It: They are upping the ante in Chester violence. Police responded to report of shooting involving an AK-47 over the weekend.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Rep. Pat Meehan, who sat down with several constituents to talk about his position on the Affordable Care Act. Now if only Sen. Pat Toomey would do likewise.

Quote Box: “In my mind, we won’t be going anywhere for the next two-three years.”

- Bruce Thatcher, vice president at Olde Masters Golf Club.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Kirkland will talk about crime in Chester today

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-02-13 06:37
We expect to hear today from Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland on the spike in violence that is afflicting the city. Good idea.

A police radio report over the weekend noted a report of shots fired on the 100 block of 22nd Street, with an advisory that an AK-47 was used.

That was preceded by another shooting report just a few blocks away.

Kirkland is expected to be joined by Police Commissioner Otis Blair and their police leadership team to detail how the department plans to attack the problems.

Kirkland will follow today's session with two roundtable discussions on Thursday to discuss violence in the city. The first will be closed to the public, and will include local, county and state law enforcement officials. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan is expected to attend. Then a second discussion for the public will be held at 6 p.m in the Community Room of Chester City Hall. The session will be open to all residents of the city and other community stakeholders. City officials indicate they want to use that session to convey to the public what was discussed at the earlier meeting, and also as a platform for resident to air their specific concerns related to crime in Chester.

There have been seven homicides recorded in Delaware County so far in 2017. All seven have occurred in Chester.

We'll be there to tell you what the mayor has to say.
Categories: Pennsylvania

A reflection of our communities, but is it accurate?

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-02-13 06:13
I spend a lot of time in this job wondering about the image we present to our readers every day.

I know many of you will be snickering uncontrollably when you read that. You are convinced we do no such thing, that we simply take every opportunity to sensationalize stories in an effort to sell newspapers.

Here's something that may surprise you. There is an element of truth in that. Look, I am in the business of selling newspapers, among other things. I want to sell as many as I can every day, along with attracting as many eyeballs to our website as we can.

It's part of what we do every day. It's why TV stations go insane every time we are looking at a dusting of snow and instead predicting Armageddon.

But there is a danger in that. I know it as well as anyone.

The danger is in presenting a skewed image of the communities we live and work in every day.

I'm very cognizant of how easy it is to offer an image that doesn't really reflect the reality of the situation.

Take, for instance, the recent arrest of a student on the grounds of Upper Darby High School with a loaded handgun.

I knew as soon as I heard about it, that it was going to be a big story, one that no doubt would play on our front page.

But I also knew it again carried with it the danger of overlooking several other aspects of the story, namely that it unfairly represents the students and staff of Upper Darby High School.

I talked about just such difficulties in doing this job both in my blog as well as out editorial page.

Our coverage did in fact draw responses from the community, including one I had not expected.

I talk about it a bit more in today's Letter From the Editor.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Brace yourself to be blown away today

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2017-02-13 05:00
Batten down the hatches.

Or maybe just pull the covers up over your head.

That roar you heat outside this morning is not a lonely nocturnal critter wandering your neighborhood. It's the wind. Serious wind. Gusts running up to 35 mph.

That means driving this morning is a bit like driving in a grand prix.

There is debris everywhere, including tree limbs scattered everywhere. I spent most of my morning zigging and zagging trying to avoid all kinds of debris.

If you did not secure your trash cans and they happened to be empty, you might find them down the street. I was taking evasive action all along Baltimore Pike through Media as trash cans were whipped across the Pike.

One person on my street actually lost one of those portable basketball hoops, which went down right across the street. Luckily there was still enough room to get by.

Winds are expected to gust like this right through the morning before finally tapering off this afternoon.

Hey, it could be worse. Up in New England they are expecting another 2 feet of snow today after getting hammered with 18 inches by that storm that left us with just a few inches last week.

You can get the full forecast here. There is a high wind watch in effect for the entire region.

And if you'd like some musical accompaniment this morning, this oldie but goodie from The Association seems appropriate.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Top Stories In Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Last Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-02-12 13:59
Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen; dynamite found in a fridge; teen hockey star dies; and more.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lockdown After Armed Standoff / Accused Child Rapist / Dynamite Found In Fridge: Top Crime News

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-02-12 13:04
Check out the top crime news across southeastern Pennsylvania over the past week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pennsylvania Wow! House Roundup: 'Legendary' Mid-Century Modern Estate Listed At $3M

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2017-02-12 08:00
Take a look at the properties that will have you living in the lap of luxury in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

School Supplies Stolen From Montgomery Ave. Apartment: Lower Merion Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-02-11 10:00
Police said there were no signs of forced entry.
Categories: Lower Merion

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

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2017-02-11 07:54
The Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch Calendar has the goings-on. Check it out!
Categories: Lower Merion

75 Montco Law Enforcement Leaders Attend 'Emotional Survival' Training

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-02-10 16:58
Montgomery County police chiefs and other leading officers and supervisors recently attended an "Emotional Survival" training course.
Categories: Lower Merion

buddha and bird

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2017-02-10 16:50

Categories: Pennsylvania

Montco Man Says Samsung Galaxy Phone Burned Hole Through Sofa: Report

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-02-10 16:23
A Montgomery County man said that a Samsung Galaxy S7 burned his stomach and then burned a hole through the sofa, a report states.
Categories: Lower Merion

State Sen. Daylin Leach Calls Out President Trump Repeatedly

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-02-10 15:26
Coming to the defense of a state senator in Texas, State. Sen Daylin Leach invited President Trump to "destroy" his career.
Categories: Lower Merion

New Details In Penn State Frat House Death / 6 PA Cities Among Country's Best / Hockey Player Collapses, Dies

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-02-10 15:09
Check out the top news that made headlines this week across the Patch network in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Lower Merion

Man Faces Homicide By Vehicle Charges In Fatal Upper Providence ATV Crash: DA

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-02-10 15:05
A drunk man blew through a stop sign on Christmas Eve in Upper Providence and crashed into a car, killing a 21-year-old woman, the DA said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Main Line Health Holding Heart Disease Awareness And Fitness Event Saturday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-02-10 14:01
Main Line Health is partnering with Club La Maison to raise awareness for heart disease.
Categories: Lower Merion

Michael Bacon, Kevin Bacon's Brother, Coming To The Main Line Feb. 24

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-02-10 12:39
The Philadelphia native will play music, share stories, and shed light on the entertainment and music composition businesses.
Categories: Lower Merion

5 Love-Filled Things To Do This Valentine's Weekend In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-02-10 12:07
Looking for something romantic to do this weekend in Montgomery County? Here are five ideas.
Categories: Lower Merion