Thursday, May 16, 2013
Township police will conduct roving checkpoints.
Lower Merion Police will conduct impaired driving checkpoints and roving patrols through the township from May 17 to May 19. According to the township, the initiative is part of a partnership with a national impaired driving crackdown that entails highly visible enforcement activities and uses the tagline, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” The sobriety checkpoint is being funded by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation grant.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Traffic is expected to be affected by closures in Haverford Township, however.
While township and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials say no Lower Merion roadways will be closed during the U.S. Open, detours resulting from closed roads in Haverford Township will affect local traffic. The U.S. Open is scheduled for June 10 to June 16, but could take more time to complete if the weather delays play. During this time, according to the township, Lancaster and Ardmore avenues, as well as West Wynnewood and County Line roads should be affected by Haverford closures, while access to and within the eastern side of Haverford College will be severely limited. Additionally, the township says Haverford Road, from Ardmore Avenue to College Avenue, and the portion of Ardmore Avenue in Haverford Township will be …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Morris Avenue was closed last week due to the flood.
Emergency personnel closed Morris Avenue in Bryn Mawr between Montgomery Avenue and Lancaster Avenue on Thursday morning due to flooding, according to Lower Merion Township. One car, unfortunately, got stuck under the railroad underpass, and Patch user Richard Cuff was there to capture the photos.
Friday, May 10, 2013
A look back at the biggest stories from the last seven days.
In case you missed them, below we run down some of the biggest stories that ran on Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, and Bala Cynwyd Patch in the past week. As always, thanks for reading. Pinkberry Now Open in Bryn Mawr The handcrafted yogurt shop celebrates its grand opening Thursday. UPDATE: Missing Haverford Woman Found Joan Delorefice had reportedly been suffering from depression in the aftermath of her husband and father's recent deaths. Colorado Gov., Narberth Native, Becomes Unlikely Liberal Hero John Hickenlooper has found himself, and his state, leading a leftward lurch on a host of social issues. 'Baby Moo' Returns Home in Time for Mother's Day The Hope's Cookies mascot was swiped by college kids in January. Newsweek Ranks Lower Merion Among …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 71 E. Lancaster Ave.
Where can you see clowns, a K-9 exhibit, and get your face painted before learning how to escape a smoke-filled room? If you answered the annual Lower Merion Township Open House, congratulations. Also, how? Anyway, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the township is inviting residents to come to the parking lot at 71 E. Lancaster Avenue for an afternoon of fun interactive displays featuring the township's departments and the equipment they use. “This is a great event that offers something for the whole family,” said township manager Doug Cleland. “Our younger residents thoroughly enjoy the police cars, motorcycles, fire engines and refuse trucks—and their parents get to see firsthand the many services provided through their township …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
After a 16-month renovation, the library is reopening with a bang.
On May 19, Bala Cynwyd Library is celebrating the completion of its 16-month renovation with a grand reopening. The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. with a flag raising by Cub Scout Pack 581 and, according to the library's Facebook page, musical performances by the Lower Merion High School Saxophone Quartet and the Lower Merion High School Jazz Ensemble. (Other activities are planned as well. While the particulars are still being ironed out, Main Line Media News has more details on the event here.) Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite literary characters. Of six library local libraries Lower Merion Township plans to renovate, Bala Cynwyd was the second to be completed. According to Phillymag.com, the redesign was an ambitious …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A $301,000 grant is financing most of the project.
A series of streetscape and safety improvements are coming to Bala Avenue, courtesy of a $301,000 grant the City Avenue Special Services District (CASSD) recently received from the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI). The aim is to make the stretch of Bala Avenue between Balwyn Place and City Avenue more pedestrian friendly. According to the CCASSD: The purpose of the project is to improve safety and walkability along Bala Avenue and to enhance accessibility to the town center businesses. The project focuses on safety improvements and pedestrian enhancements while preserving existing investments with a context-sensitive design that creates a better place for people to live and work. It enables both Lower Merion …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Residents, organizations and businesses can still enter.
Lower Merion Township has extended the deadline for its 6th annual "Go For The Green" awards to Friday, March 8. The awards recognize environmental achievements in the categories of residential, commercial, organization, educational and commercial site greening. According to a Lower Merion press release: Eligible candidates will have taken actions that result in the improvement or protection of the environment. Examples include conservation, recycling, stormwater management, pest management, alternative energy source usage, green building technology, education and other initiatives that display sensitivity to the environment. Nominations for the 2013 awards are now being accepted in the following categories: · Joseph M. Manko Lifetime …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Owners of unused religious buildings in Lower Merion now may find it easier to renovate with apartments.
Lower Merion's Board of Commissioners unanimously decided Wednesday night to approve new guidelines to help owners of disused religious, club and lodge buildings more easily renovate them into multi-family housing. It remains to be seen how quickly owners of such buildings can and will take advantage with development proposals. The BOC—led by board President Liz Rogan, a Democrat, and Commissioner Phil Rosenzweig, a Republican—began concocting an ordinance last April after half a dozen such property owners had contacted township officials for zoning relief, including at Ardmore First Baptist Church and Oddfellows Hall in Gladwyne. The ordinance serves to lessen the red tape and lower some zoning hurdles for the owners of often historic …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The asking price is $190,000.
(Editor's note: The following announcement comes from Lower Merion Township staff.) The Lower Merion Affordable Housing Corporation, in cooperation with Lower Merion Township, is accepting applications for the affordable first-time homebuyers program. The Affordable Home Ownership Program's next home will be an end-unit townhome, located at 1048 Floyd Terrace in Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Township. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, a front porch and off-street parking. Special preference will be given to people who currently live or work in Lower Merion, former residents and active Lower Merion volunteer firefighters. The asking price is $190,000. Homebuyers must meet eligibility requirements including income restrictions, good credit and …