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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 ...

Winning Culture: A Philadelphia 76ers Christmas Carol, Part 1

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 ...

Narberth’s Dickens Festival Another Success Compliments of Scrooge, Marley and the Weather

Narberth, PA -- One only has to see the pictures from yesterday’s Narberth Dickens Festival. Can there be such a thing as too much fun?

“I wouldn’t miss this Festival for money,” said Miles Austin a Canadian visitor in for the event.

Did the rain put a damper on the festival?  Nope, only English mist was on hand and it came and went rather quickly.  The ...

LMHS Football Player Matt O'Connor Wins State Award

December 3, 2018

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, ...

LMSD Committee for Special Education to Host Inclusive Education Program

The Committee for Special Education (CSE) will host a program titled"Making Inclusive Education a Reality" on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the District Administration Building Board Room A.

The committee welcomes all to come and learn the benefits of inclusion and working effectively as a team. The event will highlight the importance of writing and sharing your ...

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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 ...

Bryn Mawr Farmers Market is on for 2019 Says Lower Merion Township

Lower Merion Township, PA -- The Bryn Mawr farmers market will stay in Lower Merion.  For the last ten years, the immensely popular market has operated in Bryn Mawr.  This week provisional approval was granted by the Lower Merion Board of commissioners to keep it through 2019.

Eric Persson, the economic development specialist for Lower Merion Township, told the board that the ...

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 ...

Lower Merion High School Students Honored as Champions of the Year at Tastebuds Charity Event

King of Prussia, PA -- Lower Merion High School students Georgia Callahan and Lauren Cobitz were honored among the Best Buddies "Champions of the Year" Monday, November 12, 2018, at TasteBuds – a unique tasting event and fundraiser pairing talented chefs from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area with "buddies" with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This ...

Charity Basketball Game Highlights Lower Merion High School Fundraiser

Lower Merion High School's Bryant Gymnasium recently played host to a fun-filled fundraiser as hundreds of students, parents, faculty, staff and community members gathered to watch the world-famous Harlem Wizards take on the LMSD Goats in a charity basketball game benefiting A Better Chance in Lower Merion, the Lower Merion Township Scholarship Fund and Lower Merion High School Student ...

Stop the Growth in Lower Merion? Is Residential Building Too Much? Commercial Not enough?

December 11, 2018

Wynnewood, PA  — Lower Merion residents and commissioners alike are thinking that too much of a good thing is not so good.  Lower Merion officials are 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 ...

Narberth Library and Community Room Closed Down Due to Lack of Heat

The Narberth Library and Community Room sent an alert today announcing that the building will be closed until further notice due to the lack of heat.

The facility, located on Windsor Ave., in Narberth, is suffering from this cold weather like much of the community, and its heating system broke down. Equipment is being shipped overnight to repair damaged components of the heating ...

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

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 ...

What is Wrong With Mom or Dad? Holiday Depression?

November 25, 2018

 
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 ...

Are Smokers Being Hassled During Great American Smoke Out?

Ardmore, PA -- Today’s is the Great American Smokeout.  It is a day that is billed as an annual intervention day, held on the third Thursday of each November.  As I walked to Ruby’s Diner in the Suburban Square shopping center today I saw a smoker standing outside in the weather, smoking.  So I asked the young lady this question, “Do people hassle you over smoking ...

Lower Merion High School and SpeakUp! Team to Open Dialog Between Parents and Teens

Raising a teen is hard, but some might argue that being a teen is even harder. The key to success is communication.

Parents/Guardians and high school students are invited to engage in healthy dialogue on topics chosen by Lower Merion High School students at breakout sessions facilitated by SpeakUp!, an innovative local organization dedicated to helping teens develop supportive ...

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 ...

Accused Killer of Playboy Model from Ardmore Pleads Not Guilty

December 8, 2018

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 ...

Serial Bank Robber from NJ Faces Federal Charges for Robbing Gladwyne Bank

Gladwyne, PA -- Michael Fanelli, 39, of Woodbury, NJ, has a problem with robbing banks, according to authorities. Fanelli was indicted Thursday, November 29, on federal charges for robbing the PNC bank in Gladwyne back in August.

The kicker? Fanelli had been released in May of this year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, after serving 37 months in connection to six bank robberies in ...

Lower Merion Man Sentenced to Jail as Sex Offender for Having Child Porn

George Andrew De-La-Garza, of Bryn Mawr, was sentenced on November 23, 2018, in Montgomery County Court to up to 23 months in the county jail, after he pled guilty to felony charges of possessing child pornography.

De-La-Garza's sentence will be followed 10 years of probation and is related to incidents that occurred between September 2017 and June 2018, where he was found to be in ...

Breaking News: Accident on 476, Man Trapped in Wreck

December 11, 2018

There's been an accident on the Schuylkill Expressway underpass of the Blue Route 476. Police on the scene of the accident report a man is trapped in the wreckage.

A car has flipped onto its roof after spinning off the road. 

Rescue Trucks are en Route from Station 22 Belmont Hills, Station 21 Penn Wynne and Station 23 Squad from Bryn Mawr.   

Narberth Ambulance is ...

Breaking News: Burglary in Wynnewood

Wynnewood, PA -- This morning at approximately 1:45 am a residence on the 700 block of Cherry Circle in Wynnewood, PA, was entered via an interior garage door and burglarized.  The criminal took the keys to a Jeep and then stole the jeep.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lower Merion Police Department at 610-649-1000.

Cadaver Dogs Search Schuylkill in Gladwyne For 37 Year Old Man

Gladwyne, PA — Cadaver dogs from the Greater Philadelphia Search & Rescue Team joined the Gladwyne Fire Company Water Rescue Unit Sunday, December 9, searching for a missing Villanova, PA man.  The man's car was found Wednesday at 1:47 PM partially submerged in the Schuylkill River.

Geoff Partridge, 37, of Villanova, PA, went missing on Wednesday, December 5 at around 12:15 ...

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!

 

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

December 11, 2018

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 ...

Lower Merion High School Looking for WR/DB Coach

Ardmore, PA -- The Aces are looking for a new coach to add to their staff for next season. Lower Merion High School, Division 1-5A, is looking for a Wide Receiver-Defensive Back coach for the 2019 season.

If anyone is interested, please contact Evan Breisblatt, the head football coach for the Aces at breisbe@lmsd.org

 

TAPinto Provides Breaking News Coverage of Philly Sports

It's been an exciting couple of months at TAPinto Lower Merion and Narberth, as we strive to provide you all with the best news coverage we possibly can. But one quirk we didn't expect has cropped up: Our coverage of Philadelphia professional sports teams has started to be competitive with the big league news outlets, as our sports columnist Jacob Jones-Goldstein has been right ...

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Backpacks For Life Launches The Bowery Pack, a Backpack Designed For Homeless Veterans

November 28, 2018

After distributing over 5,500 backpacks to veterans in need, the team at Backpacks For Life realized that there wasn’t a backpack designed specifically to meet the needs of the homeless and at-risk veteran community that Backpacks For Life serves…so they designed one.

Former Marine Corps veteran, Sgt. Brett D’Alessandro designed The Bowery Pack with one thing ...