Saturday, April 27, 2013
Get to know the owner of The Head Nut in Haverford.
Patch wants to get to know the owner of The Head Nut, a long-standing specialty shop in Ardmore, offering dozens of spices, nuts, grains, candies, coffees, and more. Get to know the owner below. Name: Lee Molineux Owner of: The Head Nut Year Established: 1964 Age: 67 Hometown: Upper Darby Current Residence: Radnor Schooling: Upper Darby High School Earlier Stints: Molineux was a musician (he played trombone, guitar, and keyboard) before getting drafted to the Vietnam War. After the war, he realized music would only get so far and needed something else to pay the bills. Favorite Nut: Molineux doesn't really snack during the day but, really, just on holidays. He enjoys eating a mix of half cashews and half peanuts and watching the football …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Two 5-foot-tall obelisks were stolen from a Haverford home's front yard last week, police said.
Two 5-foot-tall wrought iron obelisks went missing from a yard in Haverford last week, Lower Merion police said at a Monday briefing. The obelisks, valued at $500 each, were stolen from a yard on the 400 block of W Montgomery Avenue sometime between April 7 and 8, police said. Anyone with information about this theft can contact Lower Merion Police Department's non-emergency number: 610-649-1000. Also in this week's police blotter:
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The top five homes last month came from Ardmore, Wynnewood and Haverford.
Twenty six homes were sold in Ardmore, Merion Station, Wynnewood and Haverford in March 2013. Take a look at the gallery above to see the five most expensive homes sold last month:
Friday, March 1, 2013
Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for nine area bank robberies in the past three weeks, including the TD Bank in Haverford.
Police have charged Philadelphia resident Tarik Hooks, 35, with multiple counts of bank robbery after they say he robbed nine banks in three weeks in the Philadelphia area. From Feb. 2 to Feb. 21, police say Hooks robbed the TD Bank on West Lancaster Ave. in Haverford and then eight other banks in the Philadelphia area, including two banks in Bala Cynwyd. Police say Hooks robbed the Citizens Bank inside the Acme on City Avenue in Bala Cynwyd and then several more banks from Roxborough to Landsdowne. A couple of weeks later on Feb. 14, Hooks robbed the Sovereign Bank branch in the GSB Building at City and Belmont avenues, police said. Hooks had handed over a note to the teller at both Bala Cynwyd incidents and demanded money, accoridng to …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Take a look at the most expensive homes for sale in Ardmore, Merion Station, Wynnewood and Haverford.
A seven-bedroom, eight-bath Merion Station home tops the list of most expensive real estate for sale in the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch area. The 10,000-square-foot home, located at 510 Latches Lane, is on the market for $2,900,000. The 1.28-acre property includes a gourmet kitchen, banquet-sized dining room, indoor salt-water heated pool, lit tennis court and playhouse. View photos and find out more about the Latches Lane home here. Wondering about some of the other pricy homes for sale in the area? In Haverford, an 8,000-square-foot home is a close second in price: the .55-acre home, at 608 Robinson Lane, is on the market for $2,799,000. And according to Zillow.com, Haverford boasts seven houses that are listed at over $2 million. See…
Friday, October 19, 2012
The 19-room Haverford mansion designed by Frank Furness sold at auction on Oct. 6.
Dolobran, the 19-room Haverford estate designed by acclaimed American architect Frank Furness, sold at auction on Oct. 6 to a buyer intending to restore the home "to its splendor," said Michael Schwartz, the manager of the auction. The property, located at 231 Laurel Lane in Haverford, Lower Merion Township, had been on the market traditionally—marketed extensively, Schwartz said—but the property just didn't sell. "It needs a lot of work," Schwartz said. Five potential buyers attended an Oct. 6 auction, with bidding for the home starting at just $750,000. Dolobran is now under agreement, as is a 1-acre adjacent property, which sold to a different bidder—one of 15 vying for the land. Inquiries were received from New York, Delaware, New …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A Philadelphia school takes the No. 1 spot in this year’s Philadelphia Magazine rankings.
Philadelphia Magazine is in newsstands and online with its Best High Schools issue. This year, Philadelphia’s Masterman took the top spot. Lower Merion High School took second place and Unionville took number three. Here’s how Main Line high schools fared: 2. Lower Merion (Lower Merion School District) 4. Conestoga (Tredyffrin-Easttown School District) 5. Harriton (Lower Merion School District) 8. Radnor (Radnor School District) 9. Great Valley (Great Valley School District) 60. Haverford (Haverford Township School District) Check out Philadelphia Magazine’s full Top 100 list. Philadelphia Magazine said their rankings were based on a variety of factors, including graduation rate, test scores, student/faculty ratio, spending per student and…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The confrontation began in Haverford and ended in Bryn Mawr. One man is charged with multiple offenses.
A cab driver upset about losing a fare followed his rival from Lower Merion's Haverford section to Bryn Mawr before slashing two of the other car's tires while passengers sat inside, Lower Merion police said Monday. A group of people hailed a cab at Lancaster Avenue and Buck Lane about 12:50 a.m. Friday, and two taxis from different companies responded at about the same time, police said. One driver cut in front of the other, trying to stop him from picking up the passengers, but he was unsuccessful. The two drivers argued before the full cab left, heading west on Lancaster Avenue. The other driver followed to Ithan Avenue, where both cabs stopped and the jilted driver got out. He used a knife to slash both passenger side tires, then left …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Episcopal Academy recently inducted 13 students to the school's CumLaude Society chapter.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Episcopal Academy recently announced the following 13 students who were inducted into the school's CumLaude chapter: The CumLaude society, founded in 1906, is an organization devoted to the recognition of superior scholarship while simultaneously striving to encourage qualities of justice and honor. Chapters are located in the United States, Canada, England, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Episcopal’s chapter was founded in 1952. Twenty percent of a chapter’s senior class may be elected to membership. No more than 10 percent may be elected to membership at the conclusion of junior year. Election is based on the student’s cumulative standing commencing with the sophomore year at Episcopal. Induction takes …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Bryn Mawr, Villanova and Gladwyne also made Philly.com's list of the 10 wealthiest ZIP codes.
Four of the 10 richest Philadelphia-area ZIP codes are part of Lower Merion, according to a report from Philly.com. Haverford (19041), whose ZIP code includes part of Lower Merion Township and part of Haverford Township, was ranked fourth on the list. An average household income in Haverford (19041) is $226,366, the website reported. Gladwyne (19035) and Villanova (19085) top the list, with average household incomes of $322,586 and $266,226, respectively. Coming in fifth is Bryn Mawr (19010), where the average income, $148,022, is less than half that of Gladwyne. Read the full article on Philly.com. Take a look at this Haverford home in Lower Merion, currently on the market for a little over $2 million.