5 Things To Know: Oct. 1-7

A heads up for those who live or work in Ardmore, Merion, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne and Haverford.


1. Meet a New York Times bestselling author at a lunch benefiting BreastCancer.org this Wednesday. Gordon D’Angelo, author of “Vision: Your Pathway to Victory,” will speak Oct. 3 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Suburban Square. Get more info on the free event and how to reserve your spot here.

2. A discussion of red light cameras in Lower Merion will take place at the Board of Commissioners' Police Committee meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

3. The proposed revision of rules on converting churches to multi-family homes will be discussed at the Board of Commissioners' Building and Planning Committee meeting Wednesday night.

4. The Lower Merion Library System will hold its first Community Health Expo on Saturday. The event, running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ludington Library's Large Meeting Room (5 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr) will provide fitness and health information, free blood pressure screenings and free BMI tests. Read more here.

5. Sunday, the Ardmore Rotary Club will host a pancake breakfast benefiting the Merion Fire Co. of Ardmore. Tickets are $7, and the event runs from 7 a.m. to noon. Attendees can also enter a raffle for the chance to win a 50" plasma TV. Get more information on the breakfast here.

Mildred Roberts October 01, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Red Light Cameras? How about an upper age limit for Driver's Licenses?
Beth Ladenheim October 01, 2012 at 03:38 PM
That's a great idea, Mildred. It's really needed. At least a re-test should be in order for those over 75.
Mariann Pal October 01, 2012 at 11:43 PM
I realize that some of our older drivers have issues ..... Reaction vision, and focus problems ....., but these problems are not limited to "senior citizens." Younger people demonstrate a lack of awareness while behind the wheel. Much of the lack of awareness is due to cell phones.. Backing up or not properly parking cause some really close calls. Using tertiary streets as shortcuts is all well and good, but don't go 40 miles an hour. It is just not appropriate. Speeding through amber lights seems to have become institutionalized. Ever try walking in downtown Ardmore. It is like the pedestrians do not exist. Forget the flashing lights at crosswalks - I believe the drivers are looking at the large signs but not seeing them! Lack of awareness seems to be the prevailing underlying factor .... Better drivers? More cops on the street? Better awareness of the rules of the road, less "a" type drivers who have to get somewhere "yesterday", less selfishness on the road? How about some kind of study? Bottom line - it is not just the older people it is all of us.! Will cameras work? Who knows?
Mildred Roberts October 02, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Red Light Cameras result in three things... 1. Fewer right-angle accidents... 2. More rear-end accidents... 3. Oodles of revenue (after the initial expense). If drivers can't read Speed Limit signs, they'll probably miss the mandatory "Red Light Camera Enforcement" signs. LOL
Susan Kanoff October 02, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Two completely different subjects! Drivers OF ALL AGES in this area are terrible...selfish, inconsiderate, dangerous, and clearly uninformed regarding rules of the road. Running red lights, pulling out from behind someone waiting to turn left, turning right on red when traffic with right of way is oncoming...don't get me started!
Susan Kanoff October 02, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Beth, the majority of drivers in this area are not elderly...but they are bad. How about periodic tests for all drivers? Clearly, once individuals obtain their licenses they forget most of the rules in the manual! Or worse, they choose to ignore them. Bottom line...if people know the rules of driving, and care about anyone other than themselves, they make safer drivers. These two factors explain why it is such a horrific experience to drive in this region.
Susan Kanoff October 02, 2012 at 05:18 AM
But the cameras won't miss them!


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