Thursday, May 23, 2013
The victim, a 22-year-old Philadelphia woman, was uninjured, police say.
Two Philadelphia teenagers were arrested in Bala Cynwyd on Wednesday after threatening a woman with a BB gun and trying to rob her, according to Lower Merion police. An unidentified 16-year-old boy is being held at Montgomery County Prison and is to be charged as an adult, while another boy, 14, is being held at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center. Police believe the pair confronted a 22-year-old Philadelphia woman just before 5 p.m., when she got off a SEPTA bus at Old Lancaster and Gramercy roads in Bala Cynwyd, said Tom Walsh, Lower Merion's public information officer. As of Thursday afternoon, no information was available as to whether anything was taken from the woman, but Walsh said she was not injured. The boys were …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
According to Lower Merion Police, the Cynwyd Circle resident was uninjured.
A Bala Cynwyd woman got a scare earlier this month when she spotted a prospective intruder attempt to enter her home, Lower Merion Police are reporting. The woman was uninjured and, according to police, nothing was stolen. According to police, on May 13 sometime before 3:14 p.m., a resident of the 500 block of Cynwyd Circle was walking her dog around the neighborhood when she saw a suspicious person in her backyard. The woman entered her home and, from inside, saw the man—who she described to police as an approximately 18-year-old black male with a thin build, dark pants, and a black T-shirt—attempt to open her back door. Lower Merion Police say the woman ran out her the front door and over to a neighbors' house, where she called …
Monday, May 13, 2013
These obituaries come from the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Jay Ross, of Bala Cynwyd, dies on May 6. Samuel Chester, of Narberth, dies on May 10. Shirley Dorfmann, of Narberth and Media, dies on May 9. Ronald Robin, of Belmont Hills, dies at 71. These obituaries come from elsewhere in Greater Philadelphia: George Leader, former Governor, dies at 95.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Bala Cynwyd-Narberth, check out our …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
These obituaires come from the Greater Philadelphia Area through May 7.
Janette Cooper, of Bala Cynwyd, dies on May 3. Jay Gross, of Bala Cynwyd, dies on May 6. Caroline Levin, of Bala Cynwyd, dies on May 3. Suzanne Raffel Gruber, of Bala Cynwyd, dies at 87. Ann Kelly, a member of the Seniors Club at St. Margaret’s Church in Narberth, dies at 90. Rita McNamara, of Narberth, dies at 91.
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 …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Dorothy 'Dot' Foster was recognized for her dedication in volunteer service at New Horizons.
New Horizons recently recognized a long-time volunteer, Dorothy "Dot" Foster. A 30-year member of New Horizons, Foster has lived in Ardmore her entire life. New Horizons shared the following of Foster's role to the community: "Dot is a special, gracious and dedicated person and served New Horizons as our volunteer line-dance instructor for over 20 years. Now entering her 92nd year, she still attends the center regularly, and participates as emcee for holiday luncheons—always offering words of wisdom to our guests before we share a meal. We are grateful to Dot for her decades of service to our community! Attached are some photos of Dot in action, filling the center with joy and helping build the sense of community New Horizons is known for…
Friday, April 26, 2013
Philadelphia resident faces multiple charges after leading police on pursuit, crashing into Walls and Windows on Wednesday, police say.
A Philadelphia man was driving a stolen car when he crashed into the Walls and Windows store in Bala Cynwyd while being pursued by police on Wednesday, according to the Lower Merion Police Department. Kentrell Darry Ceasar, 23, is charged with multiple felonies, according to the Lower Merion Police Department. Police said an officer discovered a black Volkswagen Jetta blocking traffic at North Highland Avenue and Raynham Road at 12:37 p.m. Wednesday. When the officer pulled behind the car, police said the Jetta fled north on North Highland Avenue and crashed into the Walls and Windows store at 171 Bala Ave. The car made it about 15 feet into the store before stopping, according to police. The driver got out of the Jetta and walked away …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Bala Cynwyd resident's work is on display in the Phillies' stadium, Lower Merion High School and other local spots.
Lower Merion native Jonathan Mandell was a history major at Northwestern, but it was his first fine arts class, in his last semester of college, that changed the course of his life and career. "It lit a spark," explained the Bala Cynwyd resident, now a full-time mosaic artist of more than 25 years. "… It was one of those things where it was very serendipitous and just fell together." If you've spent much time around Lower Merion, you've likely seen Mandell's art: the large mosaic in the Lower Merion High School lobby is his work, as is the Bryn Mawr Film Institute mosaic and the recently-installed piece at Bryn Mawr Hospital. If you're a baseball fan, you might have seen Mandell's art at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies—and both …
Get to know one of the creators of Twelve Baskets, a new cupcake company from Wynnewood, selling Asian-inspired cupcakes at Town Hall Coffee in Bala Cynwyd.
A local favorite, Town Hall Coffee Co., has expanded its menu recently by adding on new cupcakes. Twelve Baskets, a newly found cupcake company from the home of two Wynnewood residnets, is putting a twist to the ever-popular sweet treat with Asian-inspired flavors. Patch gets to know one of the co-owners of this fairly new cupcake company. Name: Pauline Han Co-Owner of: Twelve Baskets (other co-owner is Han's cousin Michelle Lee) Year Established: Dec. 12, 2012 Current Residence: Wynnewood Earlier Stints: Han started off as a teacher at Episcopal Academy but left the school indefinitely last June to spend more time with her 3-year-old son and find her new path in baking. How did you get the name Twelve Baksets? We named it Twelve Baskets…