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

January 15, 2019

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 ...

Tech Talk: Our Voice Activated Life

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 ...

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

January 14, 2019

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 ...

Harriton High School Student Wins Prestigious Science Award

LOWER MERION, PA -- A Harriton High School senior student by the name of Samuel Weissman was recently named a top-300 scholar in the 78th Annual Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS).

The STS is the oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition open to high school seniors in the United States.

More than 2,000 students throughout the nation applied for the competition, and ...

STEM: Lower Merion High's Dawgma Robotics Team Kicks Off Season

Lower Merion Township, PA -- One of the most fascinating ways we measure growth and success as a society is when imaginative science fiction concepts become mundane pieces of our reality. On January 5, 2019, I got a front row ticket to watch how Lower Merion High School Students are on track to do just that.

For the first time in their 13-year history, Lower Merion High School's ...

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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 ...

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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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The staff at TAPinto would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is our first holiday with you in Lower Merion and Narberth. And we have loved every minute of it. We can't wait to get started on bringing you all more local news and stories about your town.

Red and Green for Christmas: Cranberry and Pistachio Cookies

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Remember that commercial when the gorgeous Catherine Deneuve sat casually on the edge of a pool table with her blonde hair cascading over one shoulder, as she said in a velvety French accent, "Please don't hate me because I'm beautiful?"  I remember hating her because she was beautiful.

On a similar note, I am here pounding on my ...

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 ...

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

January 17, 2019

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, ...

ATF: Government Shutdown Could Hamper Investigation Into Explosion on Dodds Lane

Wynnewood, Lower Merion Township, PA — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) reported that the investigation into the multimillion-dollar destruction of a Gladwyne, PA mansion may be impeded by the partial shutdown of the Federal Government.

“There are plans to have items sent to the lab in Maryland for some testing but probably not until March or April ...

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.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The staff at TAPinto would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is our first holiday with you in Lower Merion and Narberth. And we have loved every minute of it. We can't wait to get started on bringing you all more local news and stories about your town.

European Union Follows Narberth’s Lead, Will Ban Single-Use Plastics

NARBERTH, PA -- Narberth Borough’s landmark legislation to ban single-use plastics was the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, and the impact of that legislation is starting to send a worldwide message as the European Parliament has recently voted to ban a series of plastics in an attempt to reduce ocean pollution.

It is reported that the EU ban will cover a series of single-use products ...

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.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The staff at TAPinto would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is our first holiday with you in Lower Merion and Narberth. And we have loved every minute of it. We can't wait to get started on bringing you all more local news and stories about your town.

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.

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The staff at TAPinto would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is our first holiday with you in Lower Merion and Narberth. And we have loved every minute of it. We can't wait to get started on bringing you all more local news and stories about your town.

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 ...

Arrest Made at Carter’s Store In Bala Cynwyd by LMPD

January 18, 2019

Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, PA — Lower Merion Police arrested and charged a woman for theft a Carter's in Bala Cynwyd on January 3, 2019, according to police reports.

Nadine Morrison, 34, of 3900 Ford Road in Philadelphia, was stopped by police officers while on the scene. She has been charged with multiple misdemeanor first degree counts including retail theft and receiving ...

Woman Driver Strikes Car and Pepper Sprays That Car’s Driver

Bala Cynwyd, PA — A woman driving a car on the morning of New Year's Eve, struck a vehicle parked outside of the Bala Cynwyd, PA, 7-Eleven and then after a confrontation with the vehicle's owner, maced the man before fleeing the scene, said officials from the Lower Merion Police Department.

Fatima Pickens, 21, of 5100 Kershaw Street in Philadelphia has been charged with simple ...

First Stolen Vehicle of the New Year Was From Penn Wynne

Penn Wynne, Lower Merion Township — A vehicle was stolen from the 100 block of Crosshill Road in Penn Wynne on January 1, 2019, making it the first stolen vehicle in Lower Merion this year, according to Police reports.

The Lower Merion Police Department said that the owner of a gray Mazda CX-9, valued at approximately $17,000, left the keys in the vehicle after returning home from ...

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.

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

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.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The staff at TAPinto would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

This is our first holiday with you in Lower Merion and Narberth. And we have loved every minute of it. We can't wait to get started on bringing you all more local news and stories about your town.

Sixers Sign Corey Brewer

January 15, 2019

Philadelphia, PA -- The Philadelphia 76ers have signed Corey Brewer to a 10-day contract as reported by Shams Charania of the Athletic.

Brewer is a 32-year-old shooting guard originally drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves 7th overall in 2007. The Sixers will be his seventh team during his career. He played in 18 games with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season after starting the season with ...

Winning Culture: Is Ben Simmons an All-Star?

 

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 ...

STEM: Lower Merion High's Dawgma Robotics Team Kicks Off Season

Lower Merion Township, PA -- One of the most fascinating ways we measure growth and success as a society is when imaginative science fiction concepts become mundane pieces of our reality. On January 5, 2019, I got a front row ticket to watch how Lower Merion High School Students are on track to do just that.

For the first time in their 13-year history, Lower Merion High School's ...

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Methane and Climate Change Public Hearing Set For Jan. 24 in Havertown

January 15, 2019

HARRISBURG, PA – State  Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware/ Montgomery, will host a hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee on January 24, 2019,  to discuss the impact of methane leakage from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry on climate change, according to his staff.

Vitali is the newly appointed Democratic chairman of the House Environmental Resource and ...