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Lower Merion police reports

Main Line Times - Wed, 2016-04-20 12:11
Week of April 11 Theft from cars>> A purse was reported taken from a car parked at the Aquatics and Fitness Center at 601 Righters Ferry Road in Bala Cynwyd April 11 at 10:43 p.m.
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Earth Day 2016 Events In The Ardmore Area

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-04-20 12:06
Volunteer events, cleanups, celebrations, art shows, and much more is happening around Montgomery County for Earth Day 2016.
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Indoor Skydiving Operation Opens In King of Prussia

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-04-20 10:53
The region’s only indoor skydiving operation is "delivering the dream of flight" to the Montgomery County area.
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Upper Merion, Notre Dame Students Win Big At Delaware Valley Science Fair

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-04-20 10:05
Winners receive a combined total of $2 million in scholarships and prizes, and move on to compete in an international competition.
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Lower Merion Robotics Heads To World Championships

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-04-20 09:26
The Lower Merion robotics team is one of just a few schools from the region that qualified for the international event.
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Details Emerge In Fatal Stabbing Tuesday In Montco

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2016-04-20 09:17
The man found dying in an alleyway on Tuesday has been identified.
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What is the answer to problem Philly fans?

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-04-20 06:00
The Flyers - and their fans - return to the scene of the crime tonight.

The Flyers will try to stave off elimination in a do-or-die effort against the Capitals after being blown out of their own building, 6-1, Monday night.

The fans? Yes, they also will shuffle back into the House That Ed Built, just two days after disgracing the legacy of the team's late founder and owner by showering the ice with bracelets given out as part of a special celebration to honor Ed Snider.

The embarrassing situation landed Philly fans in a familiar spot - in the national spotlight for less than sporting behavior.

We used our editorial page today to add our voices to those chiding such ugly behavior. We were joined by no less a voice than Snider's daughter, who tweeted that her father would have termed those who threw wristbands 'a disgrace.'

I am wondering how many of the people walking sheepishly into the Wells Fargo Center tonight are the same people who took part in Monday night's debacle.

And it also seems to be that part of what allows for such goonish behavior is the knowledge by fans that their actions for the most part will take place in relative anonymity.

Which leads me to the question, why is that? Why not identify those who threw wristbands on the ice, make them public, and isolate them from the other 20,000 fans who were in the place and did not take part in such childish actions.

I wonder if the Flyers have video covering the stands and if it captured people in the act. And I wonder if the Flyers would take action - such as revoking a season ticket or perhaps banning a person from the building, should they be identified as someone who threw a bracelet on the ice - and even some at opposing players.

As a longtime Eagles season ticket holder who spent many a Sunday afternoon in the 700 Level of the Vet, I know all about Philly fans. I know all about our passion. I was there when Wilbert went off tackle. I was in the stadium when Phillies fans literally got inside Burt Hooton's head and booed him off the mound.

But I've also seen more than my share of things I wish I hadn't.

It's one of the reasons, to this day, I tell people it is not a great idea to wear gear of the opposing team to Philly sports events. I don't know what the answer is. I'm pretty sure alcohol plays a big role in a lot of these incidents. And there are those who are going to abuse the 'atmosphere' at the sports complex hours before a big event.

But I think identifying people who are causing problems, and banning them from the arenas, might be a start.
Categories: Pennsylvania

It's our moment at the center of the political universe

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-04-20 05:27
Now it's our turn.

As expected, front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won the New York Primary.

Now all eyes turn to the Keystone State, where voters will go to the polls next Tuesday. Here's what you can expect: Non-stop political ads and robocalls.

Republican John Kasich will be here Thursday for a town hall meeting at the Penn State Brandywine campus in Middletown.

Pennsylvanians also will be selecting a Democrat to go up against incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. For Delco Congressman Joe Sestak continues to lead in the polls over Katie McGinty, who has the backing of most of the party brass, and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman. Sestak took a hit yesterday when the state high court ruled Joe Vodvarka, who had been booted off the ballot after a Sestak challenge to his petitions, should be put back on.

We'll also nominate candidates for a new state attorney general to replace the beleaguered Democrat Kathleen Kane.

In case you missed it, in the presidential race, one of the keys is how you vote for delegates, and who they will represent when they arrive in Cleveland and Philadelphia for their conventions this summer. But a glance at the ballot will not tell you who those delegates are committed to.

We reviewed that process Sunday. Make sure you check it out here.

In the meantime, brace yourself.

The politicians are coming.
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The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, April 20

Heron's Nest - Wed, 2016-04-20 04:01
The Daily Numbers: 4-20, the day connected to cannabis consumption. So naturally we have a story on our front page noting the passage of the medical marijuana bill in Pa.

5, age of boy police say an Upper Darby man sexually molested.

60, age of Paoli man who entered a plea in connection with sexual assault of a minor girl.

12 million dollars in bonds being looked at by Springfield School District in connection with a new high school.

4 million dollars being borrowed by Marple for capital improvements.

10,000 square foot Walgreens that opened yesterday in Lansdowne.

57 fiberglass donkeys that will be on display around the region tied to this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

4 candidates now on Dem primary ballot for U.S. Senate. Joe Vodvarka won a court ruling yesterday putting him back on the ballot.

40,000 square feet being leased by Urban Outfitters in the King of Prussia Mall.

2 big wins for front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in New York Primary. Now it’s on to Pa.

1,434 delegates for Clinton. She needs 2,383.

845 delegates for Donald Trump. He needs 1,237

33.5 million dollars, how much Atlantic City is suing New Jersey for, funds city officials say they are owed.

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

The Flyers will look to stave off the inevitable tonight, down 0-3 to the Capitals. Anyone else think this team might have been better off not making the playoffs?

I Don’t Get It: There are still some people trying to explain away fans’ behavior Monday night at the Flyers game. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Flyers for condemning the actions of their own fans.

Quote Box: “Flyers fans are the best in sports. However, last night a number of individuals behaved in an unacceptable manner.”

- Flyers statement after fans threw wristbands onto the ice.
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Obituary For King of Prussia Man, Drexel Student, 22

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 19:01
Mikey McGinley, swimmer and water polo player, loved spending his days at the beach working on the Sea Isle City and Avalon Beach Patrols.
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Unique Western Band Elephant Revival To Play In Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 16:01
Elephant Revival plays a distinctive cross of folk, bluegrass, Celtic, gypsy, and Americana.
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HIV Positive Porn Star Who Had Sex With Limerick Boy, 14, Could Be Deemed A Predator

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 16:00
“I kinda like my guys young,” Steele allegedly told the boy when they met.
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plant nursery from east earl opens in malvern

Chester County Ramblings - Tue, 2016-04-19 15:35

  
A new plant nursery has opened in Malvern! And it is a branch of a nursery I am familiar with from East Earl PA.

The name is Sauders Nursery and I stopped in today. They are at the corner of Paoli Pike and Sugartown Road. They are in the old Potters and Woodlawn location.

  

They are just stocking up they are mostly plants and their plant stock is good-looking and fairly priced. A gentleman named Keith waited on me and he and his boss Loren couldn’t be nicer. 

I’m a big fan as everyone knows of the nurseries up in East Earl so it’s nice to have one open a branch down here and stick to the same prices as up there.

Their phone number is 610 644-4333. They are open six days a week – closed on Sundays.

Go check them out!


Categories: Pennsylvania

21-Year-Old Convicted In 2015 Murder Of Elderly Montco Man

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 14:07
Jeffrey William Anderson, now 21, has been convicted in the 2015 stabbing death of 72-year-old William Neill.
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Boston Marathon Finishers From Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 13:01
How did your local runners do in Monday's Boston Marathon?
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Montgomery County Strives For Faster Internet: Gigabit Revolution

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 12:26
The Pennsylvania Gigabit Revolution wants to ensure Montgomery County understands the importance of maintaining high speed Internet.
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Lower Merion Ranked 5th In Pa. By U.S. News

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 11:18
Lower Merion High School was ranked 5th in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report.
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Upper Merion Student Among National Merit Scholarship Winners

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 11:00
The prestigious award was bestowed upon only 12 students in Montgomery County.
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Critical Chance Of Fire Forecast For Montgomery County Tuesday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 09:38
The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Warning, according to the National Weather Service.
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Award Winning Authors Join Lower Merion Book Events In May

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Tue, 2016-04-19 09:20
A full lineup of impressive, nationally acclaimed authors has been put together by Main Point Books.
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