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The Week Ahead in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-10-19 09:49
A look at some of the events on the calendar this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Have You Seen Any Canners in Lower Merion?

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-10-18 12:08
It's the first canning weekend of the year for Penn State's THON, which raises money and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.
Categories: Lower Merion

Late Fall Conditions visit for Next Week

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-10-18 11:58
Colder temperatures and then very stormy conditions with a potential Nor'Easter expected for next week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Perfect Fall Recipes: Cooking with Apples

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-10-18 09:27
Enjoy an apple a day with these recipes for Pecorino Romano With Apples and Fig Jam and Swedish Apple Pie.
Categories: Lower Merion

Thefts From Unlocked Cars, Impaired Driving Checkpoints: The Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sat, 2014-10-18 08:39
Some of the top stories from Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Salvo for October 16, 2014 - "Family-Friendly Extravaganza"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:09
The Daily Salvo for October 16, 2014 - "Family-Friendly Extravaganza"
Regina Angelorum Academy is proud to announce the 2014 return of Christian pop-star Marie Miller and hit band L'Angelus this Saturday, October 18th. For tick... From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for October 15, 2014 - "Serving Others"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-10-17 16:03
The Daily Salvo for October 15, 2014 - "Serving Others"
Catholic business leaders don't just have an economic obligation to be fiscally responsible, but a moral obligation to be faithfully responsible. From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for October 14, 2014 - "Clean Chords for Kids"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:58
The Daily Salvo for October 14, 2014 - "Clean Chords for Kids"
Regina Angelorum Academy is proud to announce the 2014 return of Christian pop-star Marie Miller and hit band L'Angelus this Saturday, October 18th. For tick... From: The Daily Salvo Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

The Daily Salvo for October 13, 2014 - "Legacy of Life"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:54
The Daily Salvo for October 13, 2014 - "Legacy of Life"
In the role of humble servant, the spiritually abundant among us have the responsibility to see that lonely and desperate pregnant women have the support and... From: The Daily Salvo Views: 1 1 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

Hand2Paw Having Fundraiser at Ardmore Music Hall

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 15:42
Help Homeless Youth and Shelter Animals Empower Each Other
Categories: Lower Merion

Household hazardous waste recycling Sunday in Penn Valley

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:31
The final recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at Lower Merion Transfer Station located at 1300 North Woodbine Avenue, Penn Valley between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is important to note that electronic equipment will not be collected at household hazardous waste recycling events.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion candidates speak at voters forum

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-17 12:31
With the General Election less than a month away, candidates have been visiting their local constituencies getting their word out on their campaigns. Incumbents discussing their record while challengers declare how they can do things better.
Categories: Lower Merion

Three Pa. Residents Were on a Plane With Ebola-Infected Nurse

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 11:58
The three residents are reportedly from the northwest part of the state.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montco to Recycle Campaign Signs Following Election

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 11:35
Campaign signs can be recycled at 12 locations in Montgomery County.
Categories: Lower Merion

Township Holding Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 11:30
These are items that cannot be disposed of in the trash, the township said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Find Properties in Foreclosure in Ardmore, Merion and Wynnewood

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2014-10-17 08:48
This information comes directly from Zillow.
Categories: Lower Merion

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Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2014-10-17 08:24




Categories: Pennsylvania

Cricket Lot construction in Ardmore won't begin until after holidays

Main Line Times - Fri, 2014-10-17 08:21
The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 15 to once again extend several key deadline dates in its agreement with Dranoff Properties for redevelopment of Ardmore’s Cricket Avenue parking lot.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, Oct. 17

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-17 07:24
The Daily Numbers: 0 tax hike in this year’s proposed Delco budget.

3 straight prior years in which taxes have gone up.

5.604 mill tax rate in the budget.

752.05 tax tab for average house assessed at $134,200.

1st degree murder conviction for Chester man in July 2013 shooting death of another man in the city.

2,000 passengers who travel through Philadelphia International from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, center of Ebola outbreak.

3.19 price per gallon for gas at Wawa this morning. Wonder if it will dip below $3.

100 people who showed up at a forum in Upper Darby last night to address cyberbullying.

2 million dollar Ponzi scheme fraud charged by the feds against a West Chester woman.

1.4 million dollar grant for Chester Boys and Girls Clubs as part of a federal job training program.

19 million profit for Monroe Energy refinery run by Delta Air lines in Trainer in 3rd quarter.

8 percent boost in revenue for Delta, due in large part to the refinery.

630 million dollars in impact fees and @2.2 billion in corporate income and franchise taxes being paid by natural gas drillers, according to GOP pols who held press conference yesterday at the courthouse.

234 pornographic emails linked to Pa. Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery. He apologized yesterday, and then attacked his boss Chief Justice Ron Castille.

3,000 people who turned out in Philly yesterday to protest School Reform Commission move to ax teachers’ contract.

111-91 loss for the Sixers.

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

So what are your plans for Sunday, since there is no Eagles game? Might be time to introduce myself to my wife, “Hi, I’m Phil.”

I Don’t Get It: The cable news outlets have sunk their teeth into the Ebola story and they’re not letting go. Keep this in mind. Ebola is not transmissible through the air. You have to have close contact with spit, feces, vomit, urine or some other infected material to be infected.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Delco Council for holding the line on taxes this year.

Quote Box: “You need money to govern sometimes. When you raise taxes, you get criticized for it.”

- County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle, noting this year, as opposed to last 3 years, Delco will not raise taxes.
Categories: Pennsylvania

About that no-tax-hike budget

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2014-10-17 06:28
First the good news, then the interesting news. Or at least it is to me.

Delaware County residents this morning are being greeted by the front-page headline that there will not be an increase in county taxes this year.

The initial budget proposal will keep the levy at 5.604 mills. That means is you have the average home assessed at $134,200, you will once again pay $752.05 in taxes.

This year's county budget process reverses a trend that saw taxes increase in each of the last three years. Last year residents took a 2.8 percent hike, largely because of increases in costs tied to the funding cuts from the state for operation of the Fair Acres Geriatric Center, as well as increased costs at the county 911 Center.

Now the interesting part.

The announcement that the county was not raising taxes was made by council at a public meeting in Springfield. That just happens to be the home of Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle, who is in a heated race for the vacant 26th District state Senate seat against Demcocrat union leader John Kane.

The county has to present their preliminary budget at least 60 days prior to the end of the year.

That always puts them precariously close to election day.

In years past - in particular when taxes are going up - council has not exactly gone out of its way to make the news public. We usually have to pester them about it and when the initial numbers are going to be available.

Not so this year.

I'm sure it's just a coincidence, right?

At any rate, note that the news is plastered all over our front page.

That's what we did the past few years when taxes were going up. We couldn't very well bury the news inside when council is holding the line on taxes.

I wonder if next year, should the numbers go south and another tax hike is required, if council will be quite as forthcoming with the news.
Categories: Pennsylvania