August's Top 10 Most Popular Articles
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Police, business and election news were popular last month.
A bust of Benjamin Franklin, estimated to be worth more than $3 million, was discovered missing from a Bryn Mawr home on Friday, Aug. 24, according to the Lower Merion Police Department.
A $100,000 Gladwyne treehouse—made of Spanish cedar and South American ipe—is based on designs drawn by property owner Nick Adams' four kids, according to Philadelphia Magazine.
HotHouse Coffee opened on Thursday, Aug. 16, replacing the former MilkBoy. The coffee house, under new ownership, closed for renovations and rebranding at the beginning of July and now has an entirely new interior, with walnut hardwood floors, handmade zinc countertops, a small living room-type space and bamboo tabletops and bar front. The bar has also been expanded.
A woman living in the 200 block of Landover Road in the Radnor Township section of Bryn Mawr reported a burglary and an attempted sexual assault at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, according to Radnor police. An unknown man, who was not wearing pants, entered the woman's bedroom and attempted to assault her before fleeing the scene, police said.
The Montgomery County Health Department in late August conducted inspections of seven food-service establishments in Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne and Rosemont.
Related: Health Inspections in Early August
The Title Page—Bryn Mawr’s only remaining bookstore—is recovering from a water main break that left a foot of water in the shop and destroyed every book on the bottom shelves. Owner Beverly Potter hopes to be fully up and running sometime in October, if not sooner.
Pennsylvania passed a law in March requiring all registered voters to show a valid and “acceptable” photo ID before voting. This is one of the strictest voter ID laws in the nation. Voter advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP, challenged the new requirement and closed their arguments in Commonwealth Court in Early August.