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Winning Culture: A Philadelphia 76ers Christmas Carol, Part 3

December 18, 2018

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 ...

Sunday Comics: The Adventures of Superchum Episode 3

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 ...

Harriton High "Metal Heads" Win VEX Robotics JingleBots Competition in Malvern, PA

December 18, 2018

Robotics Club Sweeps Fiels With Perfect 10-0 Record, Qualifies For Eastern Pa. State Championships

The Harriton High School VEX Robotics Club "Metal Heads" returned triumphant from The GVMS JingleBots VEX 2018 competition -- a state qualifier tournament -- in Malvern, PA, on Dec. 15, 2018.

Team 197A swept the 31-team event with a perfect 10-0 record, bringing home the ...

Lutz Do Science: STEM Gift Guide For The Holidays

Welcome back to Lutz Do Science!  Who’s ready for the holidays? 

The music, decorations, and family traditions during the winter holidays just make this such a special time of year. And who can forget the gifts? I really strive to give people meaningful or useful gifts. I don’t want to be that aunt who gave the ugly sweater or even worse, the daughter who gave the ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Blood Donors Needed in Lower Merion and Narberth

December 17, 2018

Blood Shortages Being Answered by Lower Merion and Narberth Blood Drives But Donors Still Needed

Lower Merion, Narberth, PA  — The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations after harsh effects of this year's winter weather have caused blood supplies to dwindle across major sections of the United States.

The weather this year has caused donation drives to be canceled ...

Welsh Valley Middle School Holds Thanksgiving Luncheon and Food Drive

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 ...

Keep Holiday Plants Looking Their Best

December 17, 2018

The holiday season has arrived.  That means you will be on the giving or receiving end of a poinsettia, Christmas cactus, cyclamen, amaryllis or other holiday plant.  Extend the beauty and longevity of these holiday beauties with proper care.

And that starts the minute you leave the florist or garden center.  Always protect your gift plants from the harsh outdoors.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

LMPD: Two Burglaries Reported in Bala Cynwyd

December 17, 2018

Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, PA -- Authorities with Lower Merion Police Department reported that there have been two separate burglaries in Bala Cynwyd recently.

On December 14, sometime between 11:30 am and 3 pm, according to police reports, a residential burglary occurred on Hampton Terrace, Bala Cynwyd. Officials said entry into the residence was likely gained via an ...

Candlelight Vigil Tonight for Missing Villanova Man

Gladwyne, Lower Merion Township, PA — There will be a candlelight vigil held tonight at Flat Rock Park, in Gladwyne, PA, from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm for Geoff Partridge, 37, of Villanova, PA, who has been missing since Dec. 5. 

Partridge's wife, Jill Turianski, shared this on Facebook along with information about the event, "Please join us to come together as the strong, ...

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

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.

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!

 

Winning Culture: A Philadelphia 76ers Christmas Carol, Part 3

December 18, 2018

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 ...

Philadelphia Union Sign 3 Players, Maintain Bench Depth

On Monday, the Philadelphia Union announced that they re-signed three bench players for the 2019 season. The players are Warren Creavalle, Fabinho, and Kacper Przybylko.

Warren Creavalle is a reserve defensive midfielder who has been with the Union since coming over in a trade in 2015. He started 21 games in 2016 but has played mostly a bench role since, coming in late in games to help seal ...

Philadelphia Flyers Fire Coach Hakstol

Philadelphia, PA -- Dave Hakstol was fired officially on Monday. News had broken that he had been fired on Sunday night, however, the reports were denied by the team at the time. Rumors that the Flyers had hired Joel Quenneville were also flatly denied.

Joel Quenneville, three-time Stanley Cup-winning coach with the Chicago Blackhawks is the rumored replacement. It is currently being ...

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