Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The Trapp Family Singers, depicted in Sound of Music, lived in Merion Station from 1939 to 1943.
The photo above, courtesy of the Lower Merion Historical Society, depicts the Von Trapp family at Christmas time, during their four-year stay in Merion Station. The family, whose story inspired The Sound of Music, settled briefly in Lower Merion after fleeing Nazi-controlled Austria. They lived on Merion Road in a house lent by music patron Henry Drinker Jr., before moving to a Vermont farm in the mid-1940s. The Lower Merion Historical Society caption reads: "The von Trapps with the family priest, Father Franze Wasner, at left, who also conducted the twelve singing Barons and Baronesses."
Monday, December 24, 2012
White Christmas could occur as Santa comes to town.
It might be light, but this Christmas could be white. With a 90 percent chance of precipitation, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 could see some snowfall this year. The National Weather Service predicts a mix of rain, snow and sleet through 4 a.m. Dec. 25. Temperatures will hover around 33 degrees, allowing some chance of Christmas snow. Even if the rain changes to flurries, little to no snow accumulation is expected in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Visit weather.gov for more info on your local forecast.
Forget something? Find out what your local grocery store hours are for the Christmas holiday.
Many grocery stores have changed their hours for Christmas. If you have last minute grocery shopping to do, you may what to take note of special holiday hours. Below are local store hours for Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. Tredyffrin-Easttown (including Paoli, Berwyn, Devon and Wayne) Acme: 700 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 Acme: 39 Leopard Rd, Paoli, PA 19031 Pathmark: 450 Swedesford Rd, Berwyn, PA 19312 Trader Joe's: 171 E Swedesford Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 Whole Foods Markets: 821 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 Wegmans: 1 Village Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Phoenixville Acme: 785 Starr St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Giant: 700 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Redner's Warehouse Markets: 202 Schuylkill Road, …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Find out where to eat out on Christmas in Lower Merion and Narberth.
Looking for a place to eat out on Christmas in Lower Merion or Narberth? Here's a few spots that will be open around town on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Buca di Beppo, 260 East Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood: Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for dine-in and take out (regular menu) Citron and Rose, 370 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station: Open 5:30 to 10 p.m. IHOP, 130 West Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore: Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Golden Bowl, 33 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sang Kee Asian Bistro, 339 East Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bombay Grill (formerly Khajuraho India—similar menu, new management), 12 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore: Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Coco Thai Bistro, 231 Haverford Ave…
Government offices and schools will be closed.
On Tuesday's Christmas holiday, the following locations and services used by residents of Ardmore, Merion, Wynnewood and Haverford will be unavailable:
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten a hold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here.
Hi friends! I'm the Patch Elf on the Shelf. Call me Patchy. I've heard about more of my friends hanging around the area lately, and I wondered what they were up to. Could their families post pictures here on Patch to show me? I'd love to catch up with them. We all go back to Santa on Christmas Eve, but in the meantime, we'll be watching you. Cheers, Patchy the Elf Add your photo by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Find out when and where you can attend a church service on Dec. 24 or Dec. 25.
The following information about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services in Lower Merion and Narberth has been compiled from each church's website. Unless otherwise specified, all listed times are for Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. Know of another Lower Merion or Narberth church that will hold a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day service? Tell us in the comments, and we'll add it to the list. Ardmore Presbyterian Church, 5 W Montgomery Ave, Ardmore: Ardmore United Methodist Church, 200 Argyle Road, Ardmore: Saint Mark’s Armenian Catholic Church, 400 Haverford Road, Wynnewood: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 36 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore: St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 415 East Athens Avenue, Ardmore: St. George’s Episcopal Church, 1 W Ardmore Ave, …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Santa's only got ten days to get ready. Here's when and where to see him in person before his big night.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Laura Haas
Friday, December 14, 2012
With just over a week left until Christmas, time is running out to see Santa. Take a look at the dates and times below to find Santa at a mall or event near you. Chester County Santa Arrives at the American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Blvd West Chester, PA 19380 Take pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Helicopter rides are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Santa at Gardner's Landscape Nursery 535 Uwchlan Ave. Chester Springs, PA 19425 Enjoy a story and sit with Santa in his antique sleigh. Exton Square Mall 260 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA 19341 Photos with Santa Pet Photos with Santa Delaware County Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 Springfield Mall 1250 Baltimore…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Procrastinators rejoice: You can still find great deals buying gifts online, with free guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery.
Didn't get everything on your list on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Not to worry, deals are still to be had. Free Shipping Day is coming on December 17. On Free Shipping Day, you'll find plenty of pre-Christmas deals online with free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Many stores who always offer free shipping will lower or eliminate the minimum purchase amounts required for free shipping. FreeShippingDay.com has a list of 1,173 merchants participating in Free Shipping Day this year, from Kohl's and Home Depot to Best Buy, Tiny Prints and Red Envelope. "Free Shipping Day makes procrastination possible," the website proclaims. What's the Catch? You can try to plan ahead and put off making purchases from participating …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Check out pictures of Patch editors with Santa and celebrating the holiday in year past. Upload your own picture to our gallery.
Photos with Santa Claus can serve as a timeline for childhood. Whether it's baby's first Christmas, a newly married couple with Santa, or the family dog on Kris Kringle's lap, these holiday photos capture a memorable moment in the yuletide season. Share with your community and Patch that Santa shot for 2012. We're looking for great photos of local kids today, when they were little ones, or even your own childhood shots. Post your pictures on Patch. Be sure to include a caption and tell us who is in the photo.