5 Things To Know: Oct. 22-28

This week: An Ardmore revitalization project update, LMSD union talks and more.

1. The Lower Merion Education Association—the largest union of Lower Merion School District employees, including teachers—is set to vote Monday afternoon and evening on terms for a possible contract with the district, according to union president Chris SantaMaria. Check back with Patch for updates on this story as soon as they are known.

2. The future expansion of Welsh Valley Middle School will be the main topic of a public school board meeting Monday night, starting at 7 p.m. in the Lower Merion School District administration building board room (301 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore). The district has purchased a property adjacent to Welsh Valley that may accommodate more classrooms or other facilities.

3. On Tuesday, Dr. Daniel Gottlieb will speak at Main Line Reform Temple on "Parenting from the Heart: Using Self-Knowledge to Raise Healthy Children" as part of the Parenting on the Main Line seminar series. The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 410 Montgomery Ave, Wynnewood and is free and open to the public. Find out more here. 

4. Wednesday night's Board of Commissioners meeting will include an Ardmore revitalization project update. From the agenda:

An update will be provided to the Board of Commissioners and the public on ongoing discussion to amend the Development Agreement between Lower Merion Township and Dranoff Properties for the Ardmore Revitalization project, possible proposed revisions to the Mixed-Use Special Transit Overlay District zoning (“MUST”), and ongoing discussions with PennDOT and SEPTA regarding transit improvements and amenities.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the township administration building's second floor board room, 75 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore. Read more details in PDF form here.

5. Merion Civic Association will hold its 99th Annual Meeting on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Merion Tribute House. The event features guest speaker Dr. F. Graham Lee, professor of political science at St. Joseph’s University, who will speak on "Back to the Future: Is 2012 a Repeat of 1980 or 2004?" All Merion residents, including children, are welcome.


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