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Don't Miss the 7th Annual A Cappella Sing-Off Sunday

January 21, 2019

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — The Ardmore Rotary is sponsoring its 7th Annual A Cappella Sing-Off on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium at Lower Merion High School, 315 E. Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore, PA, according to Rotary member Fred Fromhold.  

"This is an event the whole family will truly enjoy from youngest to oldest," Fromhold said, ...

Ardmore Library Partners With University of Pennsylvania’s Community Outreach Project Offering Writing Assistance to Local Residents

ARDMORE, PA -- Lower Merion Library System branch, the Ardmore Library, has announced a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Community Outreach Project, which is part of its Critical Writing Program and will be assisting local residents in common writing tasks.

The Ardmore branch is one of the latest libraries that have joined the project in an effort to help neighborhood ...

ManuFest 2019 Invites Students and Parents to Explore Manufacturing Industry and Construction Trades

LOWER MERION, PA -- Over the past five years, Montco Works, which serves Montgomery County as the local area’s workforce development board, has invited employers in the region to showcase to the future workforce the high paying, in-demand opportunities available in the manufacturing sector.

This year, the free event has received a considerable amount of buzz, and has even expanded to ...

Four LMSD Students Honored With District’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award

January 21, 2019

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Four students from the Lower Merion School District were honored with the District's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award at the MLK Afternoon of Service at Lower Merion High School on January 18, 2019.

According to the Lower Merion School District, the students were:

 

Michelle Kelly, Bala Cynwyd Middle School -- ...

Rare Twin Chicks Hatch In Bala Cynwyd 7th Grade Class

BALA CYNWYD, PA -- Students in the Bala Cynwyd Middle School Communique (CMK) program received the surprise of a lifetime in their genetics class.

As part of their studies focusing on embryology, the students received 24 chick eggs. It was anticipated that on Monday, January 14, the eggs would hatch and produce 24 eggs, as the best case scenario.

However, the eggs instead produced 30 ...

ManuFest 2019 Invites Students and Parents to Explore Manufacturing Industry and Construction Trades

LOWER MERION, PA -- Over the past five years, Montco Works, which serves Montgomery County as the local area’s workforce development board, has invited employers in the region to showcase to the future workforce the high paying, in-demand opportunities available in the manufacturing sector.

This year, the free event has received a considerable amount of buzz, and has even expanded to ...

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Briggs Named Democratic Chairman of House Judiciary Committee

January 8, 2019

LOWER MERION, PA – On January 7th 2019, Democratic House Leader Frank Dermody named State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery Democratic minority chairman of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as chairman of the Judiciary Committee,” Briggs said. “As chairman of this vital committee, I will be a more ...

Democratic Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth: Call for Candidates

LOWER MERION, PA – The Blue Wave, Phase 1, is complete – extraordinary turnout leading to 40 seats in the House is something we should be very proud and excited about, said the Democratic Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth.

Now it is time to get to work for 2019, which features County and Municipal Elections, the organization added. Over the next few months, the Democratic ...

Briggs Sworn in for 6th Term Representing the 149th District

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, was sworn in Tuesday at the state Capitol to begin his sixth term representing the 149th Legislative District in Montgomery County.

“I am thankful to have the support of the people of Montgomery County to continue to fight for them in the new legislative session,” Briggs said. “It has been an ...

Villanova Is Getting A Tasty Addition With Its First On-Campus Restaurant

January 23, 2019

Villanova, PA —  As a part of its Main Line campus redevelopment plan, Villanova is adding its first on-campus restaurant in August, The Refectory. The restaurant is in the works with a partnership with Greg Dodge, the director at the Zavino Hospitality Group.

The Refectory will be serving amped up American classic dishes in a bar/grill style eatery. The restaurant will seat 200 or ...

Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

Lower Merion Township, PA -- We here at the TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth offices would like to wish all of our readers a happy new year! We hope 2019 is as informative and exciting as 2018 has been.

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Visiting Angels Raises Nearly $450,000 To Help Fight Alzheimer's

January 15, 2019

Philadelphia, PA -- An army of angels has joined the fight to end Alzheimer's disease. Visiting Angels, one of the nation's leading providers of in-home senior care and supporter of the Alzheimer's Association, is thrilled to announce that its network will contribute nearly $450,000 to the 2018 Alzheimer's Association Walk To End Alzheimer's®, the world's largest event ...

Ardmore Library Partners With University of Pennsylvania’s Community Outreach Project Offering Writing Assistance to Local Residents

ARDMORE, PA -- Lower Merion Library System branch, the Ardmore Library, has announced a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Community Outreach Project, which is part of its Critical Writing Program and will be assisting local residents in common writing tasks.

The Ardmore branch is one of the latest libraries that have joined the project in an effort to help neighborhood ...

Understanding & Challenging Our Biases: An Interactive Workshop for Residents

The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners will host a public session on January 30th, 2019 that is designed as an interactive program to focus on an important subject for our society: Understanding and Challenging our Implicit and Explicit Biases. 

The session will be facilitated by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which held intensive half-day programs for many Lower ...

PA Lawmakers Green Light Hearing on Climate Change and Fracking

January 21, 2019

Lower Merion, Lower Merion Township, PA -- The House Democratic Policy Committee announced they will hold a public hearing in Havertown at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 to discuss the impact of methane leakage from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry on climate change.

Producing and transporting natural gas as an energy resource releases methane, a greenhouse gas. An increased rate ...

2019 Heralds the 11th Consecutive Year of Raised Toll Prices for the PA Turnpike

Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA -- On January 6, 2019, toll prices on the PA Turnpike were increased six percent from 2018's prices, according to officials from the PA Turnpike Commission.

Many Lower Merion and Narberth residents use the PA Turnpike daily to drive around the state. And while the PA Turnpike Commission said that the increase will be useful for highway safety, it could ...

Montgomery County Hiring Part-Time Election Clerk

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA -- Montgomery County is actively seeking a part-time Election Clerk to report to the department of Voter Services.

According to the county's website, the Election Clerk position will pay $13.45 per hour, and entail handling general clerical duties, including data entry and filing.

The full job description, as shared by Montgomery County's official website, ...

Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

January 1, 2019

Lower Merion Township, PA -- We here at the TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth offices would like to wish all of our readers a happy new year! We hope 2019 is as informative and exciting as 2018 has been.

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Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

January 1, 2019

Lower Merion Township, PA -- We here at the TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth offices would like to wish all of our readers a happy new year! We hope 2019 is as informative and exciting as 2018 has been.

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Tech Talk: Our Voice Activated Life

January 13, 2019

All technology has been greeted with skepticism and disbelief upon its introduction.  Sometimes this initial reaction can include fear, paranoia, and anger. 

The introduction and subsequent proliferation of digital assistants like Alexa, Cortana, Google, and Siri are no exceptions to this as history does what it does often … repeats itself.

All of these things, like much of ...

Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

Lower Merion Township, PA -- We here at the TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth offices would like to wish all of our readers a happy new year! We hope 2019 is as informative and exciting as 2018 has been.

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Preliminary Hearing Continued For Ardmore Man Facing 141 Counts of Child Pornography

January 15, 2019

Ardmore, PA — The preliminary hearing for an Ardmore, PA, man charged with 141 counts of child pornography has been continued until the end of the month, according to Magisterial Court officials.

RJ Quinn-Simons, 32, who faces 141 charges related to child pornography — including 40 counts of dissemination of photos/film of a child sex acts — will not have his preliminary ...

Confessed Thief Won’t Admit to Playboy Model Murder in Ardmore

Narberth, PA — Andre Melton admits to robbing the beautiful model Christina Carlin-Kraft but wants no part of a murder charge.   “I took her stuff, but I didn't kill her,” he told Detective Sergeant Mike Vice of the Lower Merion Police.

Melton, age 31 stood before Narberth District Judge Michael P. Quinn yesterday at a hearing to decide if the State of ...

Ardmore Man Charged with Child Porn Could Have a Difficult Case Ahead

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — On December 4, 2018, Pennsylvania State Police arrested Richard J. Quinn-Simons on 141 counts of child pornography, according to court officials. It's been a month since that arrest, and it's been difficult to find any information beyond the bare bones of the arrest and the charges.

The Ardmore, PA, man faces a variety of charges, according to ...

Armed Robbery at the CVS in Bala Cynwyd

January 23, 2019

Bala Cynwyd, PA — The CVS store in Bala Cynwyd was robbed on January 17, 2019, by a man claiming to have a gun and threatening to shoot an employee, according to Lower Merion Police officials.

Lower Merion Police was called to the CVS store at 101 W. City Avenue at 10:22 PM.  Dispatchers reported a theft in progress. While officers were on the way to the call the 911 dispatch ...

Sharp-eyed Officer Arrests Man In Stolen Car

Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Township, PA —  A Lower Merion Police officer arrested an Upper Darby man on January 20, 2019, after a traffic stop confirmed the car the man was driving had been reported as stolen, said police officials.

At 2:37 PM a Lower Merion Police Officer was observing traffic from the McDonald’s parking lot at 1251 W. Lancaster Avenue. Something about a Honda ...

Lower Merion Board of Commissioners Promotes Two LMPD Officers

Lower Merion Township, PA — On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the promotion of two officers.  Justin Judge was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and John String was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. 

John String

John String joined the Police Department on January 14, 2005.  He was a K9 handler from 2010 to ...

Bala Cynwyd Company Purchases Buildings in Arkansas Owned by Animal Hospital

January 9, 2019

In November, a limited liability company locally based in Bala Cynwyd, PA paid $1.2 million for three buildings which were owned by After Hours Animal Hospital in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

The property was sold by Hunter Properties LLC. A spokesman of the veterinary hospital said that nobody was available to speak about the sale last week.

The sale included a 5,000-square-foot building ...

Lower Merion Township Board Looking To Limit Over-development

LOWER MERION, PA — The Lower Merion Township board, is reportedly working towards reducing residential overdevelopment.

A few weeks ago, Lower Merion officials were “looking at almost 1500 new apartment units that fit three categories of development: Recently built, approved yet not built and the rest that are somewhere in between — or ‘varying stages of ...

Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

Lower Merion Township, PA -- We here at the TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth offices would like to wish all of our readers a happy new year! We hope 2019 is as informative and exciting as 2018 has been.

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Happy New Year, and Welcome to 2019

January 1, 2019

Lower Merion Township, PA -- We here at the TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth offices would like to wish all of our readers a happy new year! We hope 2019 is as informative and exciting as 2018 has been.

TAPinto provides in-depth coverage of your town's news. Sign Up for E-News and get the updates as they happen.

Winning Culture: Joel Embiid, King of Monsters

January 23, 2019

 

Welcome to ‘Winning Culture’ the new column focusing on the Philadelphia 76ers for tapintothemainline.com. Throughout the season we will be following the Sixers and trying to make sense of going from 10 wins to hopefully 55 in just three years. Be sure to check back each week for offbeat insights, weird references, and as many words about Joel Embiid as we can ...

Roy Halladay elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Roy Halladay was elected by the Baseball Writers Association of America today. It was his first year on the ballot for baseball’s highest honor.

Halladay’s name was checked off on 85.4% of the ballots. He will be part of a Hall of Fame class with Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, and Edgar Martinez. Harold Baines and Lee Smith will be part of this years class as they were elected by ...

Union Sign former MLS Cup MVP Aurelien Collin

Philadelphia, PA — The Philadelphia Union announced today that they have signed center back Aurelien Collin.

Collin is a 32-year-old defender who started his MLS career with Sporting Kansas City in 2011. He has since had a stint in Orlando City, and most recently spent the last two years in New York with the Red Bulls.

Over the course of his MLS career, Collin has scored 11 goals, ...

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Montgomery County Commissioners Announce New Paid Parental Leave Policy

January 23, 2019

Norristown, PA (January 21, 2019) – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced a new parental leave policy for eligible county employees that will provide up to six weeks of paid parental leave during the 12 months immediately following the birth, adoption, guardianship or foster care placement of a child.

The new policy goes into effect starting Feb. 1st and will apply ...