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Sunday Comics: The Adventures of Superchum Episode 3

December 16, 2018

Welcome to The Adventures of Superchum, TAPinto The Mainline's monthly comic strip! We want this feature to capture the essence of the old Sunday Comics page, with full-color fun. Superchum and the Mighty Befrienders are a superhero team that is going to move into Lower Merion Township. When last we left Superchum, he had been testing the limits of his newfound powers ...

Sunday Comics: The Adventures of Superchum Episode 2

Welcome to The Adventures of Superchum, TAPinto The Mainline's monthly comic strip! We want this feature to capture the essence of the old Sunday Comics page, with full-color fun. Superchum and the Mighty Befrienders are a superhero team that is going to move into Lower Merion Township. When last we left Superchum, his latent mutant super-powers manifested ...

The Adventures of Superchum - Part 1

Welcome to The Adventures of Superchum, TAPinto The Mainline's monthly comic strip! We want this feature to capture the essence of the old Sunday Comics page, with full-color fun. Superchum and the Mighty Befrienders are a superhero team that is going to move into Lower Merion Township. Follow along with all of the adventures and mishaps that happen to them as they try to bring ...

PA Supreme Court Rules Lower Merion School District Can Argue its Appeal

December 12, 2018

Lower Merion Township, PA -- According to a unanimous 7-0 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Lower Merion School District can argue its appeal on its merits, giving the district another chance to plead its case for higher levies in a lower court. 

On December 11, 2018, the Lower Merion School District announced that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the ...

LMHS Football Player Matt O'Connor Wins State Award

Lower Merion High School's Matt O'Connor, coming off of a record-setting season as the varsity team's quarterback, has been named a Mini Max Award winner for the state of Pennsylvania by the Maxwell Football Club. 

O'Connor, along with 62 other standout football players were announced as Mini Max High School Award winners on November 28, 2018. The 63 players selected ...

LMHS Swimmer Anna Kalandadze Signs Letter of Intent with UC Berkley

Lower Merion High School senior and standout swimmer Anna Kalandadze -- a three-time PIAA AAA state champion in the 500-meter freestyle -- signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of California-Berkeley.

This signing comes months after verbally committing to the university on May 28, 2018.

In May, when she committed to the university, ...

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Lower Merion Township Rents 33 Parking Spots for $90,700

December 10, 2018

Do these parking spots benefit the township or is it a giveaway of taxpayer funds to a business?

Lower Merion Township, PA  – Lower Merion Township is leasing 33 parking spots from a private company for five years at the cost of $90,700.  

The parking spots are located in the Merion-Cynwyd Business district and are said to be important to the businesses they serve.  Yet ...

Don't be a Humbug, Check out the Narberth Dickensian Festival Dec. 2

The annual festival in Narberth is one of the must-see holiday events in the area

NARBERTH, PA – The Narberth Dickens Festival, which Narberth's website touts as the biggest holiday festival on the Main Line, will once again transform Narberth into 1840s London on December 2, 2018 from noon to 4 p.m.

If you've got the love and blessings of Tiny Tim in your heart, this ...

Welsh Valley Middle School Holds Thanksgiving Luncheon and Food Drive

November 21, 2018

Welsh Valley Middle School harnessed the holiday spirit when it held its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon and Food Drive.  At the event students, staff and family members took the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal together while also helping provide food for those less fortunate.

Organized by the Welsh Valley Home & School Association (HSA), the Dragons enjoyed an early ...

Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Approves $5.8 Million Contract for New Paper Ballot Voting Machines

December 15, 2018

Montgomery County, PA -- It's been 18 years since "the hanging chad" became part of the American lexicon amid controversy involving Florida's Votomatic-style punched card ballots that were incompletely punched causing errors in vote counts, and now Montgomery County's Board of Commissioners approved a $5.8 million contract with Dominion Voting Systems of Denver, ...

Google CEO summoned before Congress — Congress asks all the wrong questions.

Washington, DC —Sundar Pichai, Google CEO was summoned Tuesday, December 11, by the US Congress to testify to the House Judiciary Committee about search results being politically slanted by an “algorithmic bias.”  

Covering up breaches of sensitive user data and Google’s plans to build a search engine for the Chinese government was also on tap in what was ...

PA Supreme Court Rules Lower Merion School District Can Argue its Appeal

Lower Merion Township, PA -- According to a unanimous 7-0 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Lower Merion School District can argue its appeal on its merits, giving the district another chance to plead its case for higher levies in a lower court. 

On December 11, 2018, the Lower Merion School District announced that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the ...

Spread Cheer, Not Foodborne Illnesses This Holiday Season

December 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses.

A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service along with North Carolina State University found that 48% of spice containers, 11% of ...

What is Wrong With Mom or Dad? Holiday Depression?

 
Wynnewood, PA -- You may love the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but for many, it can be a season of sadness and depression.  Your joy and happiness often overshadow older adults or seniors where the holidays may cause them depression and sadness.
 
Have you noticed changes to your loved one's mood as the holidays' approach?  Seniors or elderly ...

Holiday Lights Display Contest Kicks Off This Week

December 6, 2018

Who has the most Holiday Spirit in Lower Merion? Let's find out!

TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth is kicking off a holiday lights display contest this week. It will run from Friday, December 7th until 1:00 PM EST on Friday, December 21st.

The top three winners will be announced at 3:00 PM EST on Friday, December 21st via Facebook and Twitter.

To enter the contest, simply get the ...

Texas Man Calls Cops After Seeing 'Clark W. Griswold' Hanging From Roof

This story coming out of Austin, TX, was so funny we had to share it with our readers here in Lower Merion Township, PA. 

A holiday display meant to recreate a scene from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" looked a little too real and caused a neighbor to spring into action. Chris Heerlein's family placed a dummy representing Clark Griswold dangling from the gutter ...

Plants for Every Room of Your Home

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food.  But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t get enough of this healthful activity.  Adding greenery indoors expands ...

Breaking News: Penn State Bomb Threat a Hoax

December 13, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Penn State University received a bomb threat on Thursday, Dec. 13th 2018 but officials believe that the threat was linked to a sequence of similar threats made across the country and is likely a hoax.

The university has stated that the bomb threat is being investigated by Penn State University Police and the FBI.

The campus remains open and the university has ...

Google CEO summoned before Congress — Congress asks all the wrong questions.

Washington, DC —Sundar Pichai, Google CEO was summoned Tuesday, December 11, by the US Congress to testify to the House Judiciary Committee about search results being politically slanted by an “algorithmic bias.”  

Covering up breaches of sensitive user data and Google’s plans to build a search engine for the Chinese government was also on tap in what was ...

Accused Killer of Playboy Model from Ardmore Pleads Not Guilty

Ardmore, PA -- Jonathan Harris, 30, the man arrested in August and accused of strangling Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, of Ardmore, PA, pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree murder charges. 

Harris appeared in the Montgomery County courtroom to enter his plea just days after Andre Melton, 31, of Philadelphia, was arrested in connection to a burglary of ...

Divers from Two Counties Come Up Empty As Search Expands For Villanova Man

December 16, 2018

Gladwyne, Lower Merion Township, PA — Dive teams from Montgomery County and Chester County searched the Schuylkill ’s murky river water for any trace of Geoff Partridge, from Villanova, PA who went missing 10 days ago, when his car was found partially submerged in the fast running currents of the river.

Partridge, 37, went missing on Wednesday, December 5 at around 12:15 pm.

Neighbors Band Together to Continue Search for Missing Villanova Man

Gladwyne, PA — It's been 9 days since Geoff Partridge, 37, of Villanova, PA, went missing. And while local authorities maintain the open investigation scouring for more leads, local residents have stepped up to aid in the hunt for clues.

According to Vinny Vella of Philly.com, for the last week, a small, dedicated group of Gladwyne residents have gotten up with the sun to search for ...

Police Search Leads to Arrest of Admitted Serial Car Burglar

Belmont Hills, Lower Merion Township, PA — An alert officer from the Lower Merion Police Department was searching the area where a car burglar had recently broken into three cars in Belmont Hills and was able to identify the suspect and make an arrest.   

Malik Myers, age 21, of the 1700 Block of N. 26th Street in Philadelphia was arrested and charged with multiple crimes ...

Lower Merion Township Rents 33 Parking Spots for $90,700

December 10, 2018

Do these parking spots benefit the township or is it a giveaway of taxpayer funds to a business?

Lower Merion Township, PA  – Lower Merion Township is leasing 33 parking spots from a private company for five years at the cost of $90,700.  

The parking spots are located in the Merion-Cynwyd Business district and are said to be important to the businesses they serve.  Yet ...

Holiday Lights Display Contest Kicks Off This Week

Who has the most Holiday Spirit in Lower Merion? Let's find out!

TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth is kicking off a holiday lights display contest this week. It will run from Friday, December 7th until 1:00 PM EST on Friday, December 21st.

The top three winners will be announced at 3:00 PM EST on Friday, December 21st via Facebook and Twitter.

To enter the contest, simply get the ...

Holiday Lights Display Contest Kicks Off This Week

December 6, 2018

Who has the most Holiday Spirit in Lower Merion? Let's find out!

TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth is kicking off a holiday lights display contest this week. It will run from Friday, December 7th until 1:00 PM EST on Friday, December 21st.

The top three winners will be announced at 3:00 PM EST on Friday, December 21st via Facebook and Twitter.

To enter the contest, simply get the ...

Happy Chanuka to our Friends

The Staff here are TAPinto Lower Merion & Narberth wishes you a happy holiday!

 

Breaking News: Philadelphia Union Sign New Striker

December 14, 2018

Philadelphia, PA -- The Philadelphia Union have signed striker Sergio Santos from Audax Italiano in the Chilean top division.

Santos is a 24-year-old Brazilian native who has been in Chile since he was 18. He has been in the Audax Italiano organization since 2014 when he played for their Under 19 squad. He scored nine goals in 16 appearances last season, leading the team. In part due to his ...

Winning Culture: A Philadelphia 76ers Christmas Carol, Part 2

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 ...

Phillies Sign Former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen to $45 Million Deal

In their first splash during MLB’s Winter Meetings, the Philadelphia Phillies signed outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a three-year deal reported in the $45 million dollar range.

The 32-year-old outfielder hit 20 home runs and drove in 65 RBI’s last year while splitting time between the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees. He added in a couple of hits and a run scored in ...

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