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Montgomery County Sheriff's Department using Twitter, Facebook to find dead beat parents

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 11:55
COURTHOUSE — Over the past three weeks, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department has been uploading pictures along with the last known addresses of parents who have bench warrants for failing to pay child support in the hopes that the public will call in with a tip.
Categories: Lower Merion

Former Montco congressman Joseph Hoeffel talks 'lies' surrounding war in Iraq

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 11:52
Abington resident and former Pennsylvania Congressman Joseph Hoeffel said he was uncertain about the vote, but despite his reservations he voted in support of the war in Iraq in October 2002. However, he later regretted that decision.
Categories: Lower Merion

GreenDrop 'recycling' unused gas stations through donations

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 11:37
For three generations, Chris Stinnett’s family has been in the business of reusing and recycling, though those terms might not have been used in his grandfather’s day.
Categories: Lower Merion

Republican Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth announce Women's Coalition

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 11:19
Ardmore – The Republican Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth (RCLMN) announced today the formation of the Republican Women’s Coalition.
Categories: Lower Merion

History: Mobsters on the Main Line

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 10:16
There is a common trait found in the following lineup: Al Capone, Joseph Kennedy, Mickey Duffy, Jay Gatsby, Homer Simpson and Willie Lanzetti. This motley crew of gangsters, politicians, classic literary characters and cartoon figures have all dabbled in bootlegging, the act of making or transporting alcoholic liquor for sale illegally.
Categories: Lower Merion

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

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 10:16
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

Montgomery, Chester county planners meet to discuss common issues

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 10:04
For the first time in two years, the Montgomery County Planning Commission met with the Chester County Planning Commission to bounce around ideas and share planning issues.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery County Sheriff's Department arrests 6 parents in early-morning child-support raids

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 09:40
COURTHOUSE — A group of sheriff’s deputies took the streets early Wednesday morning and arrested six parents who have warrants against them for failing to make child support payments.
Categories: Lower Merion

Woman Dies at 98, and Other Obituaries

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:45
Find recent death notices for people with ties to the area.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Monday, July 21

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-07-21 08:09
The Daily Numbers: 50 years ago, when Wawa opened its 1st store on MacDade Boulevard in Ridley. The store will soon be closed when Wawa constructs a new Super Wawa.

12 kids from the Chester Boys and Girls Clubs who got the opportunity to try the country life on a visit to a horse farm in Garnet Valley.

1,000 jobs that will be coming to Concord with the building of a new shopping center and Wegmans supermarket at Routes 1 and 202.

187,000 square foot Wegmans story being planned, including a 5,900-square-foot patio for outdoor dining. 50 years marked this weekend by Karakung Swim Club in Haverford.

2 tenants in the Radnor Court complex, which is going on the market.

65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers dead in Gaza strife.

86, age of TV and movie icon James Garner, who died on Sunday.

5.2 billion dollars, how much Atlantic City casinos made in 2006, just before legalized gambling came to Pa.

4.286 billion, what they took in last year.

36 years, how long gambling has been legal in Atlantic City.

1 casino, The Atlantic Club, shut down; 2 others, Showboat and Trump Plaza, that will close later this year.

1, Revel, seeking a buyer.

8-2 loss for the Phillies in Atlanta yesterday.

1 hour, 39 minute rain delay in the game.

5 innings for Kyle Kendrick, who gave up 6 runs on 5 hits.

2 walks and 2 hit batters for the shaky Kendrick, who saw his ERA rise to .487.

4-10 mark for Kendrick, whose spot in the starting rotation now seems to be in jeopardy.

4 days until the Eagles report to training camp.

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

After spending much of the afternoon listening to the travails of Kyle Kendrick I can safely say this: Eagles training camp can’t start soon enough.

I Don’t Get It: Everybody who does not think Russia was involved in shooting down that airline, raise your hands. I thought so. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the staff at All Riders Up, the horse farm in Garnet Valley which hosted a group of kids from Chester last week.

Quote Box: “It will still be store No. 1 for us, even though it’s a new store.”

- Wawa spokesperson Susan Bratton, the move to shutter the chain’s historic 1st store when it opens a new super store.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Quick action saves child from drowning in Haverford

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:39
Sometimes it takes a lot of heroes to save one life.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion school official to relocate next board meeting

Main Line Times - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:37
Lower Merion School District officials confirmed Thursday morning that they have changed the location of Monday night’s Board of School Directors meeting to accommodate the expectation of a larger than normal public attendance due to the ongoing controversy over bus parking. The meeting starts at 8 p.m. Monday night.
Categories: Lower Merion

Delco's history in pictures

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-07-21 07:04
When it comes to Delaware County history, not many people know more than Keith Lockhart.

The retired police officer and lifelong Delco resident first became interested in the history of this county in his late teens.

A graduate of Penn State he has been collecting and researching the county's history for the last 40 some years. From maps, books and pictures he has put together one of the largest private collections of Delaware County History. He has written on the county's history in books, booklets and had a history column for Town Talk for over 15 years.

Lockhart serves on the board of the Colonial Plantation and the Delaware County Historical Society. He also gives lectures and presentations to numerous groups in the county.

With the county about to celebrate its 225th birthday in September, we decided to feature some of Keith's treasure trove of historical photos.

You can see a gallery of his images here.

We'll have more of them in the weeks leading up to what promises to be a bang-up 225th birthday celebration.
Categories: Pennsylvania

When it rains it pours for this Phillies team

Heron's Nest - Mon, 2014-07-21 06:46
I don't think it is a stretch to say this is not the way the Phillies wanted to start the second half.

Take away Cole Hamels' gem Saturday night in which he was almost unhittable, and the Phils went 0-for-Atlanta.

Yesterday things got ugly as the Braves battered Kyle Kendrick en route to an 8-2 win. And is there anything quite as frustrating as a one hour, 39 minute rain delay when you getting your behind kicked?

Kendrock was dreadful again. He went 5 innings, giving up 6 runs on 5 hits, in the process raising his ERA to 4.87 as he collected his 10th loss of the season. He also walked two and hit two other batters.

As Ruben Amaro Jr. decides which pieces he might want to try to move as the trade deadline looms in two weeks, you have to think Hamels is now off that list, unless somebody just overwhelms the Phils with an offer.

One name that might be on that list gets back on the hill tonight. Cliff Lee will be the starter as the Phils kick off a home stand against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park.

It would be nice if Lee used these next couple of starts to show people he's fully recovered from the elbow strain that put him on the shelf. The problem is he got roughed up in his last rehab start in Clearwater.

The Phillies are 12 games under .500 at 43-55, 11 games out of first place in the NL East.

The only player they have who would command a king's ransom is Hamels, and he's probably the one player they should not move.

Amaro's task is not an easy one. He has an aging core of players who are starting to look every bit their age, and a young crew who have not played up to expectations. The minors? Forget about it, there's little help there.

Good thing the Eagles start camp later this week.
Categories: Pennsylvania

The Week Ahead: Your Best Bets in Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Mon, 2014-07-21 05:00
Some events for this week that have been shared on Patch.
Categories: Lower Merion

Quick action saves child from drowning in Haverford

Main Line Times - Sun, 2014-07-20 20:58
Sometimes it takes a lot of heroes to save one life.
Categories: Lower Merion

Zombies, Crying Robber, Captured Hearts, Hidden Bodies, Target Firing, Cop Delivers Own Baby, and Man Arrested For Stabbing Watermelon: Week in Review

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-07-20 18:35
Plus, foul-mouthed dad arrested for cursing in restaurant and more in our Week in Review from around Patch's network of more than 900 sites.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Congressional Aide Pleads Not Guilty to Gun Charge

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-07-20 16:45
Ryan Shucard is a press secretary for U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R-10th).
Categories: Lower Merion

Post Your Yard Sale for Free and Patch Will Send Shoppers Your Way

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-07-20 10:25
Planning a yard or garage sale sometime this week? Let Patch readers know!
Categories: Lower Merion

Patch Funnies

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Sun, 2014-07-20 10:07
Patch Funnies are a weekly feature by Patch staffer Lexi Hart.
Categories: Lower Merion