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Baldwin, Haverford Students Participate in Global Exchange

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-10 11:48
The new year-long exchange program is with students from Ordrup Gymnasium in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Conducting Impaired Driving Checkpoints This Weekend

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:59
The checkpoints are part of a larger national effort.
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Ebola Joke Gets Man Booted From Plane at Philly Airport

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:46
The incident occurred on US Airways Flight 845 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana on Wednesday.
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Find Properties in Foreclosure in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-10 09:42
This information comes directly from our partners at Zillow.
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The Daily Numbers for Friday, Oct. 10

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-10 08:28
The Daily Numbers: 63, age of resident killed in a fire in a residence on the campus of Elwyn Institute.

32, age of man killed when he fell 50 feet from a bucket truck in the Ogden section of Upper Chichester yesterday morning.

1 suspect being sought in a vicious stabbing incident inside an Upper Darby bar.

3 charged in burglary ring operating in the Collingdale area.

30 minute press conference at which Philly union leaders lambasted Delco GOP ads they say mischaracterize GOP pol John Kane.

1.7 million, how much the unions have contributed to GOP campaigns since 2010. They’re threatening to cut off that money.

2 heavy hitters in the region for some political stumping yesterday. Chris Christie was in Wayne with Gov. Tom Corbett. Hillary Clinton was in Philly with Tom Wolf.

1 of 8 options being recommended in Upper Darby school redistricting debate.

12 percent increase in funding being sought by the 14 state-owned universities in Pa.

700 million dollars approved to push the war on the Ebola virus.

57, age of ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Jan Hooks, who died yesterday.

334 point plunge for stock market yesterday.

2 percent decline comes 1 day after biggest gain of year.

6-4 loss for the Flyers in their home opener vs. the Devils.

2 straight losses to kick off the NHL season for orange & black.

2 assists for the ageless Jaromir Jagr.

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

Gotta love the story of Bonner-Prendergast football player Joe Oquendo, who is playing while his mom battles breast cancer.

I Don’t Get It: Guy makes a joke on an airplane about having the Ebola virus. Yeah, that’s real funny. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to all those who will be decked out in pink tonight at the Haverford High football game as they again take up the fundraising battle against breast cancer.

Quote Box: “I haven’t done anything wrong.”

- Dem state Senate candidate John Kane, when it comes to taking campaign contributions.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Philly unions to Delco GOP: Bucks stop here

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-10 07:43
The heated race for that open 26th District state Senate seat is coming to a full boil.

Forget seeing red. These guys are seeing green.

In politics, as in just about everything else, money talks. And yesterday a group of union leaders from Philadelphia held a press conference to deliver a message to the Delaware County GOP: The bucks just might stop here.

The union guys are ticked at the way County Council Chairman and Republican Senate candidate Tom McGarrrigle have been portraying his Democratic challenger, John Kane.

Kane just happens to be the business manager of Plumbers Union Local 690.

McGarrigle is running an ad that links Kane with contributions from Philly union leader Joe Dougherty, who is in the middle of an intimidation case.

Yesterday, a phalanx of union leaders stepped up to defend Kane and torch the Republican ad.

Then they got really serious.

The union guys hinted they just might shut off the flow of campaign contributions to Delco GOP candidates. That numbers comes to a tidy $1.7 million since 2010.

You can get all the details here.I indicated that the race for the 26th District seat being vacated by Sen. Ted Erickson was going to be one of the most high-profile in the state. It hasn’t disappointed me so far.
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The new world of journalism

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:52
I get asked all the time about where I think the newspaper industry is going, and if I feel the Internet has doomed the print version to the dustbin of history.

The answers are, I'm not really sure, and absolutely not.

Look, the Internet is not going away, so we've embraced it.

If you haven't noticed, it comes in pretty handy, especially in terms of delivering breaking news.

Take yesterday, for example.

We had two big, breaking stories that happened in the early-morning hours.

We were chasing the details on two tragic incidents, a fatal fire that took the life of a resident at Elwyn, and an accident that claimed the life of a man working in a bucket truck in Upper Chichester.

You'll find both those stories in our print edition today.

But we first delivered that information almost 24 hours ago on our website, DelcoTimes.com.

The fact is that we print the print edition of the Daily Times just around midnight, and deliver it in the early-morning hours. The news does not magically stop when our presses stop rolling. In fact, a lot of breaking news occurs in those late evening and early morning hours. That's too late for print, but we publish information 24 hours a day online.

Yesterday morning I quickly pushed out the initial information on both the fire and accident via Twitter, posting them on our Facebook account, and on our website. I got photos from a stringer and added them to the site.

When our reporter got in, we developed more details and updated the story online.

And then we presented all that information in print today.

I hear every day from a lot of loyal, longtime readers who tell me they don't own a computer and have no plans to get one. They love their print edition. By the way, many of them also have strong feelings about our new redesign.

Almost all of our "senior" readers are convinced we reduced the size of the type.

That's a column for another day.

For now, I want people to know they can depend on the Daily Times and DelcoTimes.com for the latest information on what is happening here in the county 24 hours a day.

The old news cycle of delivering news to readers once a day in print is gone. And I don't think it's coming back. Readers have spoken. They've told us they want news when they want and on the platform they prefer, be it a laptop, tablet or on their phone. That is our challenge.

It's a new world. And we will continue to report on it.
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Periods of rain develop this evening

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-10 06:47
Clouds will increase today with rain on the way for tonight into tomorrow
Categories: Lower Merion

Community Matters Getting Off the Backburner

I have had a number of emails, phone calls and conversations with people – all asking me about Community Matters and expressing concerning that something may be wrong since there have been no recent blog posts.  I appreciate the concern but I am OK, it’s just been a very busy couple of months — the […]
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The Daily Salvo for October 9, 2014 - "Americans of Italian Descent"

The Daily Salvo - Thu, 2014-10-09 17:19
The Daily Salvo for October 9, 2014 - "Americans of Italian Descent"
Columbus Day honors the many contributions made by Americans of Italian descent. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 2 1 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

William Penn Inn demolition plan tabled for now

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:59
The fate of the 215-year-old William Penn Inn in Wynnewood, the latest battleground for historic preservation in Lower Merion, will remain uncertain for another month.
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With multiple plans in play, controversial Lower Merion subdivision plan tabled again

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:23
After a month of negotiations and evolving plans, it appeared a subdivision strategy for a prominent property in Bryn Mawr had emerged that satisfied the interests of the property owners, neighbors and township planners.
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Lower Merion Conservancy hosting second Stormwater Runoff Oct. 18

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:23
If there were a competition for Best 5K Race Names, this one would definitely, well, be in the running.
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Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund marking 50th year

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:23
Editor's note: Next week, look for a feature story on the Lower Merion Scholarship Fund.
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quince-apple butter

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:21

I don’t do much jelly and jam making (yet), but I love “butters”. Pumpkin butter, apple butter, peach butter, pear butter, and now quince-apple butter.

My friend Meredith had given me a lovely basket full of quince the other day, and I had a bowl full of apples sitting on the kitchen table.

So after I peeled, cored ,and chopped everything I threw it into a crockpot with a scant couple cups of apple cider three cinnamon sticks a couple chunks of peeled and slightly smashed ginger (to release the flavor), sugar, juice of one lemon and lemon peel , a little mace, and two days worth of cooking…and the end result is here.

In the end I think I used close to 3 cups of sugar because quince is so tart. And quince is a very hard almost prehistoric looking fruit and halfway through cleaning the quince I wondered if it would be worth it. It is.

It smells and tastes delicious! The butter is thick and velvety, and it is a coral meets red sort of color. It looks very pretty in the canning jars. I had started cooking this yesterday afternoon but then we went out for dinner so I turned off and unplugged the crockpot. This morning I turned the crockpot back on low for three more hours of cooking and this is the end result.

I realize my method of preparing this must be maddening to serious jam, jelly, and preserve makers because I’m a little of this and a little of that in the pot. but it works! I used a couple of recipes as a guide to make sure my proportions were right, but that is about it.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Nat Gas Can’t Be a Climate “Bridge Fuel” If We Don’t Control Methane

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-10-09 12:19
At this point most of the boxes on my policy wishlist for the Tom Wolf administration have been checked off, which is why I’m mainly using the campaign endgame to talk about an issue where...
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Two facing charges for attempted burglary

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-09 11:25
An 18-year-old male and a juvenile male are facing charges this week in connection with their alleged attempt to burglarize a house in on the 700 block of South Highland Avenue in Bala Cynwyd in the late evening of Oct. 5.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Police Reports: Theft of checks from resident of nursing home

Main Line Times - Thu, 2014-10-09 11:24
Lower Merion police are investigating a theft of two checks from a resident of the Saunders House on the 100 block of Lancaster Avenue in Wynnewood that was discovered Sept. 27.
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Reports: Autistic Student Duct-Taped To Goal Post in Pa.

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-10-09 11:03
A high school soccer coach was suspended following the incident.
Categories: Lower Merion

Interested in Joining Lower Merion Community Watch?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2014-10-09 10:43
A training class is scheduled for Oct. 21 for those who would like to get involved.
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