Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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The forward averaged 11.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 4.1 blocks for the state champs.
Yohanny Dalembert is headed to James Madison University. The 6-foot-8-inch linchpin of the Lower Merion Aces 2013 PIAA AAAA state championship team, and half-brother of former Philadelphia 76er Sam Dalembert, spurned Drexel, Niagara, Wagner, Memphis, Temple, and Villanova to join JMU, Philly.com is reporting. Dalembert averaged 11.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 4.1 blocks, according to the paper. Dalembert's Aces teammate, BJ Johnson, had previously accepted a basketball scholarship to Syracuse University, while 2012 Lower Merion graduate Darryl Reynolds agreed to play at Villanova last month.
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here are new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbecue experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead—say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbecue America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled rib eye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbecue grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The shop has raised more than $100,000 for local charities, but with its chief volunteer leaving, it won't be able to stay open.
The Shop of Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr will close its doors, possibly for the last time, on June 18. After six years at its helm, manager Lou de Lisser announced her resignation effective May 30 and now the consignment shop—which has raised more than $100,000 for a variety of local charities—will host a series of going-out-of business sales before beginning a hiatus the church's parishioners hope isn't permanent. "After six years, [Lou] needs a break," explained church director of communications and stewardship Ken Garner. "And no one is stepping forward right now." While the church is holding out hope that someone will eventually volunteer to relaunch the shop, at the moment, Redeemer is focused on unloading the items it has on …
Plan your holiday weekend here.
Local governments and organizations across the Philadelphia area have planned Memorial Day observances. If you don't see your local event below, please tell us about it in the comments section at the bottom.
Cynwyd Elementary is hitting the century mark.
Cynwyd Elementary School is turning 100. And on Wednesday, the school will kick-off the yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary with Cynwyd Community Day. The event, which runs from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., will include track and field events for the students, sidewalk art, and games. Students will also get a chance to choose one of four potential logos to appear on all promotional materials raising awareness of Cynwyd Elementary's milestone. The logos were designed by graphic artists, and Cynwyd parents, Christine Weatherwax and Ute Kraidy. “It’s wonderful that we’re the first school turning 100. I’m honored as co-president to be planning this year’s look into our history," said Cynwyd Elementary HSA Co-President Peg Wahrman. Funds …
The homes were hit in tandem over the weekend, according to Lower Merion Police.
A burglar, or team of burglars, robbed a pair of Bala Cynwyd homes over the weekend, Lower Merion Police reported. According to the department, both of the burglaries were of homes on the 30 block of Chestnut Avenue. Multiple pieces of jewelry were taken from both homes. In each case, police believe the burglar(s) used a pillowcase to remove the haul. At 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Lower Merion Police received a report of the first theft. The homeowner told police that he and his wife had left the house at 1 p.m. on Saturday, securing the windows and doors before leaving, and when they returned that morning they found some of their personal affects scattered in their front lawn. The victims found pry marks on the door frame of their front door—…
The transportation company has proposed minor changes to its price increases.
While SEPTA is still moving forward with its strategy to increase fairs and utilize smart cards for passengers, the regional transportation company might not be increasing the cost of its rides quite as much as it once planned. According to a report in Philly.com, SEPTA is considering scaling back its raised wages, though not in a major way. A board committee will vote on the slight scale back on Thursday. Here is what’s being proposed: According to the report, the change is “designed to avoid a large price increase for airport workers.” Will changes to the rates make you more or less likely to ride SEPTA? Tell us in the comments area below.
'Some of the people who work here even forgot,' joked one Lower Merion judge of election.
Tuesday was, as expected, a slow day for many of Lower Merion Township's 43 polling stations. With none of the Lower Merion's commissioners facing a primary challenge, Paul Simpson, the judge of election at Church of the Redeemer, said the Bryn Mawr polling place had significantly fewer voters show than in previous primaries. "I'd say it's less, but this is a particularly unexciting election," Simpson admitted, joking that "some of the people who usually work here even forgot. I came close to forgetting." As of Tuesday night, final election results were not available, but unofficial vote totals can be viewed on the Montgomery County Board of Elections website.
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor. If you know local groups that are collecting for the relief effort, please let us know in the comments area below.