Lower Merion Library System Open Library Board Position

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The Lower Merion Library System is looking for local residents who have an interest in the direction and operation of township libraries to fill a member-at-large position of the board of directors. The library system is charged with running all six Lower Merion libraries—Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, Gladwyne, Ludington and Penn Wynne. “Board directors…
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Community Gearing Up for Expanded Dickens Fest

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With no rain in the forecast, Narberth businesses and residents are gearing up for Saturday, Dec. 11th, and what has quickly become the second biggest day of visitors all year, after the 4th of July, when fireworks draw people from all over the region to the small borough. It’s the fourth annual Narberth Dickens Festival,…
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Haverford Welcomes Dog Park

Haverford Dog Park

Pet owners and dogs have been enjoying their own little paradise: The Community Park Off-Leash Recreation Area. Since its big Nov. 21 debut, the Community Park Off-Leash Recreation Area has been a tremendous hit. The dog park, which is located on Parkview Drive at Haverford Reserve, has been long awaited by pooches and owners alike….
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New Salad Restaurant at Suburban Square

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Just in time for hungry holiday shoppers, Sweetgreen, a new salad and wraps restaurant, will open its doors at 68 Coulter Avenue in Ardmore’s Suburban Square on Monday, Dec. 13. Sweetgreen bills itself as a health-conscious alternative to fast food, serving a variety of salads, wraps and frozen yogurt. The owners opened the first restaurant…
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Holiday Christmas Tree Shopping

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It’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us and it is time to start thinking about purchasing that all-important item that adorns your living room or den: The Christmas tree. In the weeks to come, you are going to have many places and options to choose you are tree from in the Haverford-Havertown area,…
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New Budget Q&A On Lower Merion Township Website


Township staff have compiled an additional list of 18 questions and answers about the 2011 proposed budget. The information can be found on the township website, here. New estimates including in the list say that the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners’ decision to reduce the general fund balance to 16 percent of expenditures will reduce…
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Tips For Photographing Holiday Lights


It’s that time of year when the night skies are lit up, not by a full moon or aurora borealis, but by the twinkle of holiday lights adorning houses, utility poles and municipal buildings. Photographing holiday lights isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if one is working with sub-par photographic equipment. Professional photographer…
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Ardmore Crazy For Claus During First Friday


It was a jolly old elf named Kris Kringle who came to town on a shiny red fire truck during the Dec. 3 First Friday Main Line. Santa Claus was a big hit on Schauffele Plaza, where Ardmore’s tree, courtesy of Schreiner Tree Care Specialists, was lit and the little angels from Regina Angelorum Academy…
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You Get What You Pay For At Shogun 3


Shogun 3 Japanese Steakhouse in Havertown has a few things going for it: it’s cheap, its dishes are artfully arranged, and for the price, most of the food is pretty good.  But along with the inexpensive meal came a few aspects of the dining experience that might keep me from going back. Shogun and its…
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Fords Suffer Power Outage


Haverford’s varsity ice hockey team fell to Garnet Valley 4-1 at the Skatium in Havertown on Thursday evening in a game which saw the Fords go 0-5 on the power play. The Jaguars, meanwhile, scored on half of their four opportunities with the man advantage to give them the edge in a fast-paced contest. In…
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AIDS Quilt On Display At Haverford College

Ten panels of the infamous AIDS Memorial Quilt are on display for four days at the Haverford College. The quilt is displayed today because today is World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to bringing awareness of AIDS. “We want people to see the quilt,” said Stephanie Strockis, co-head of the 8th Dimension, the college’s Office…
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Holiday Miracles Start Tonight

The holiday season is upon us and many throughout the area are celebrating Hanukkah tonight. The eight-day Festival of Lights is a holiday that many Jews come together and celebrate. And on this first night of Hanukkah, let us remember that miracles can happen, as one did hundreds of years ago when there…
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Police Blotter


INCIDENTS: Retail Theft at Kohl’s (200 block of West Chester Pike) on 11/24 at 9:05 p.m. – Jennifer Rebecca Brooks, W/F/32, 4400 block of Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, was cited for the retail theft of $103 worth of merchandise. Fraud at the 1800 block of Darby Road on 11/24 at 10:07 a.m. – Victim…
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Parent Voices Concern Over Grouping Issue With School Board

A Haverford School District parent voiced her concern to the council at last night’s school board meeting about a pro-grouping document on the district’s website. Heidi Willis, whose child attends Chestnutwold Elementary School, told the Haverford School Board last night that many parents she has been corresponding with by e-mail are concerned with a 2002…
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Union Boycotts Sunoco Station


The head of a construction company denies allegations made by union flyers. Eight union protestors were handing out flyers Friday afternoon, urging drivers not to get gas at the Sunoco Station on Township Line Road in Havertown. The union protestor organizer refused to identify himself and referred questions to Frank Keel, the spokesman for his…
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Jury Rules In Favor Of Police Dept. In Abuse Case


A jury found a Haverford Township police department officer not guilty in a police brutality case, said the township’s police chief. Late Thursday afternoon, a jury found retired Haverford Township police officer William Shields was not guilty of police brutality when he used a Taser to subdue James E. Healy during a traffic stop three…
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Happy Hanukkah


The SJCC Bnai Aaron celebrated the third night of Hanukkah Friday night with the lighting of the Menorah, a delicious dinner, and multi-generational activies. Some of those activities include Dreidel spinning contests, games, Hanukkah Parsha Players skits, a lecture on the background of the Maccabees and the historical background of the holiday.

Holiday Fun, School Spirit and Live Music Dec. 3-5

This weekend, get in the holiday spirit with First Friday Main Line, watch the LMHS basketball teams, or enjoy a night of music. Tonight, First Friday Main Line hosts a bundle of holiday activities in downtown Ardmore from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Santa will show up in Schauffele Plaza somewhere between 5:30 p.m….
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Deadline to Register New Security Systems is Dec. 20

The Township of Lower Merion has sent notification letters reminding residents of the requirement to register residential and commercial security alarm systems. 2011 registration forms are due by December 20, 2010; the fee for residential registration is $58 and the fee for commercial properties is $91. As provided by Section No. 3560, Chapter 51-15…
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Christmas Tree Sales Support Town Firefighters

The Gladwyne Fire Company is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Sale through Dec. 24, and all proceeds benefit the volunteer company. Sale hours are Monday through Friday from 2-8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Douglas and Frazier Fir Christmas trees homegrown in Pennsylvania and recently cut are available, as well as a large…
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Resources Available to Gauge Older Drivers’ Safety

With the number of crashes involving older drivers on the rise in Pennsylvania, the departments of Transportation and Insurance remind residents that it’s essential for older drivers and their family members to speak openly about what they’ll do when it is time to hang up the keys for safety’s sake. “It’s a conversation that…
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