Friday, November 9, 2012
Ardmore residents came together for a night of community, food and fashion at Ardmore Initiative's yearly fundraiser.
Local residents and officials came together to celebrate Ardmore food and fashions at Taste of Ardmore on Thursday night. The event is Ardmore Initiative's only fundraising event of the year, and proceeds support the business district authority's work to advocate for the Ardmore business community. The evening's fashion show featured some familiar faces, including Lower Merion Board of Commissioners President Liz Rogan, Fire Marshal Jim McCoy, township secretary Eileen Trainer, Friends of Linwood Park president Kate Galer, all modeling fashions from Ardmore shops.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The annual Ardmore Initiative fundraiser features food from local restaurants and a fashion show featuring some well-known Ardmore faces.
Another night of food and fashion from local businesses is planned for Ardmore Initiative’s annual Taste of Ardmore fundraiser this Thursday. The event, to be held at Ardmore Toyota, is Ardmore Initiative's only fundraising event of the year. The business district authority, created in 1993, advocates for the business community in Ardmore and has worked to bring events like Clover Market and Oktoberfest to Ardmore, in addition to recruiting downtown businesses. The money raised from ticket sales goes toward continuing to support the work of the Ardmore Initiative, which also includes cleaning up Ardmore, fixing its facades, planting trees and other projects, said Ardmore Initiative’s John Durso. For a $40 ticket (or $60, after the early …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Lancaster Avenue pub will be called Jack McShea's.
J.R. Monaghan's, the large sports bar in downtown Ardmore that was sinking financially, will be taken over by the brothers behind McShea's—the successful Narberth taproom with a reputation for terrific pub food that has been a mainstay on that town's main drag since 1996. Settlement is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The brothers, John, 48, and Neil, 46, were asked to oversee the bar a couple of months ago by the partners they are buying it from. Though John will bring his culinary experience in overseeing the kithcen, Neil will be the day-to-day manager. Already, changes have been made to the Monaghan's menu, the beer selection, and the look and feel of the place. Gone is a wall that separated the main dining room from the bar …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The fundraiser for The Ardmore Initiative is in its third year.
Sip martinis, enjoy fabulous food, win fantastic prizes, see a fashion show and support a great cause—all is promised Thursday evening at the 3rd annual “Taste of Ardmore,” a sort of red-carpet night for small businesses in the Lower Merion Township seat. The Ardmore Initiative fundraising event brings together local restaurants and boutiques, showcasing the best of both with appetizers, entrees and desserts—and a fashion show featuring local “celebrities,” including township officials. All-inclusive tickets are $50. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 to enter drawings for prizes like a 42-inch plasma television. This year, food will be presented from A la Maison, Firinji, Golden China/Golden Bowl, J.R. Monaghan’s, Kotatsu, MilkBoy …