Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Two men wielding knives forced their way into the Ardmore store.
Two men wielding knives threatened staff at the Ardmore Verizon Wireless store Wednesday morning before stealing a number of cell phones from the business and driving off, Lower Merion police said in a news release. Police are looking for the two suspects. Read the description of the suspects and more on Ardmore Patch.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Bernard Pierce is a running back for the Ravens, who are a win away from the Super Bowl.
Ardmore native Bernard Pierce, barely a year removed from playing football in a Temple University uniform, is now a week away from playing for a berth in the Super Bowl. The Baltimore Ravens stunned the top-seeded Denver Broncos on Saturday in an AFC divisional playoff game, winning 38-35 in double overtime. They will meet either the Houston Texans or New England Patriots at 6:30 p.m. next Sunday in the AFC championship game, with the winner playing in the 47th Super Bowl in New Orleans. Pierce, a rookie running back for the Baltimore Ravens, ran for 14 yards on five carries in Denver. Starting back Ray Rice got most of the work, carrying the ball 30 times for 131 yards and a touchdown. Pierce got more action in the wild-care game against …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Mike McKeeman is a member of Bryn Mawr Running Club.
Ardmore resident and Bryn Mawr Running Club member Mike McKeeman won Sunday morning's Philadelphia Marathon, a race finished by more than 11,000 people, organizers reported. From the recap on the marathon website: In the men’s division, local favorite Mike McKeeman was the clear winner, outpacing the second place finisher, Scott MacPherson, by 42 seconds. MacPherson took second in his first-ever marathon competition. McKeeman, with a winning time of 2:17:51, runs locally with Bryn Mawr Running Club, and does most of his training in Philadelphia. "It is so special to win this marathon in my hometown," said Mike McKeeman. "Knowing every inch of the course helped but what really spurred me to a victory was the crowd which was full of my …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Neighbors of an endangered Ardmore sanctuary want to see it converted to apartments. Residents in Gladwyne mostly opposed a similar plan on Righters Mill Road at Wednesday's township public hearing.
It was clear Wednesday night that Lower Merion's Board of Commissioners wasn't nearly ready to decide whether to move forward with a zoning scheme that would ease some restrictions for owners of former churches and historic halls seeking to convert them to housing. That did not diminish how urgently several residents expressed their opinions at the public hearing—some for and some against, the divide corresponding in most cases to the neighborhoods they live in. Neighbors of the First Baptist Church of Ardmore, whose owner has obtained a demolition permit, asked township officials to provide incentive for a different path. "Our position fundamentally is, do what you need to do to preserve this structure," said Jesse Roche, a member of the …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Add your own opinion of this Ardmore barbecue spot.
This week, Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch reviewed Barbacoa, a barbecue and rotisserie restaurant on Rittenhouse Place. For a full description of the menu, the service and the atmosphere, read Matt and Brigitte Rottman's article here.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Authorities say it happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday at Llanfair House in Ardmore.
Police believe a 10-year-old boy stabbed his father in an Ardmore apartment complex Sunday night, Lower Merion public information officer Tom Walsh said. Check with Ardmore Patch for the full story and for updates as the investigation progresses.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The following death notices come from residents with connections to Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, Narberth and Wynnewood.
Ateo Olimpi, of Ardmore, died on July 1. Evelyn Zemlin, member of the Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, dies at 97. Elvia Penrose, formerly of Wynnewood, dies at 86. John DeVitis, a member of the Vandiver-Moylan American Legion post in Bala Cynwyd, dies at 64. Nicholas Pedano, a surgeon based in Bala Cynwyd, dies at 78. Bryce Holton, of Narberth, dies at 44. Mary Anderson-Purcell, former dietician at Bryn Mawr Hospital, dies at 98. Remle Hess Can, formerly of the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, dies at 99. Wilbur Carter Jr., formerly of American College, dies at 90. Dorothy Chidsey, born in Bryn Mawr, dies at 88.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Movies that were filmed in, or feature, Lower Merion locales.
Lower Merion has been buzzing with movie stars lately: Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard filmed in Merion on May 31 for the upcoming film Dead Man Down, and last year, James Van Der Beek filmed in Ardmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr for his role in Backwards, written by and starring Haverford native Sarah Megan Thomas. In light of Lower Merion's recent encounters with the rich and famous, we've compiled a list of movies that were filmed in Lower Merion Township. The list is not exhaustive—at least, we think—so if you can name any other movies that have filmed here, tell us in the comments. Also following this list are a few instances within film and television that mention Lower Merion locales (for example: Betty Draper, from the television …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Here are five ways to get a little British in honor of the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II was only 25 when she became the head of state of a faltering post-war power. Today, at 86, she remains a symbol of spirit and stamina for Britain and is the oldest person to reign over the country. Only Queen Victoria, who took the throne at an earlier age, enjoyed a longer reign. Here are five ways you can celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60th year on the throne, an event called the Diamond Jubilee.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Witnesses report that the canister was thrown out of a vehicle's window around 2 p.m.
Update 7:30 p.m. View Ardmore Patch's photos from today's acid spill and read an eyewitness account here. Update 5:30 p.m.: Lower Merion Fire Chief Chas McGarvey said the chemical is a type of acid—either sulfuric or muriatic—and that the reason there was a cloud may have been because there was moisture on the ground. Another fire official said there is no cause for concern. Officials are currently neutralizing the spill and the scene should be clear by about 6 p.m. Update 3:38 p.m.: Lower Merion Fire Chief Chas McGarvey said a witness reported a liquid chemical was thrown out the window of a vehicle. The vehicle did not stop, and it is unclear whether there was an intended target for the chemical, he said. A description of the vehicle is …