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LMSD Transportation Team Wins At Regional Safety Competition

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LMSD's Transportation Department recently won at the Montgomery-Bucks School Bus Safety Competition​. (Shutterstock)

Source: Patch

LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, PA — If your little ones take the bus to and from their Lower Merion School District school, you have reason to relax. That’s because the Lower Merion School District Transportation Department recently took first place in the 46th Annual Montgomery-Bucks School Bus Safety Competition.

The department fielded a team of eight drivers to compete in the competition at William Tennent High School.

They performed exceedingly well, besting all other competing districts en route to capturing first place overall.

Continue reading on Patch.

12 Lower Merion Runners Racing 2019 Boston Marathon

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Runners approach the 24 mile marker of the 2018 Boston Marathon in heavy rain on April 16, 2018. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Source: Patch

LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, PA — A total of 12 runners from Ardmore, Penn Valley, and Wynnewood will toe the line at one of the most storied athletic events in the world next week.

The 2019 Boston Marathon, now in its 123rd year, will take place on Monday, April 15.

Continue reading on Patch for a list of local runners competing from the Lower Merion area.

New Korean Barbecue Eatery Now Open In Ardmore

in Ardmore/Lower Merion

Source: Patch

ARDMORE, PA — If you think the Main Line’s food scene will ever stop growing, you’re in the wrong, as another new spot is serving up authentic Korean barbecue food in Ardmore now.

Songsan officially opened its doors to the public on March 26, offering all kinds of Korean BBQ favorites to hungry guests.

Located at 66 Rittenhouse Place in Ardmore, Songsan offers dishes ranging from edamame to bulgogi, kimchi fries to ramen, Korean BBQ tacos to bibimbop. It also offers tabletop barbecuing for the authentic KBBQ experience.

Continue reading on Patch.

‘Go For The Green’ Award Nominations Now Open

in Lower Merion

Source: Patch

LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, PA — Nominations for the Annual “Go for the Green” awards in Lower Merion and Narberth are now open.

The awards recognize Lower Merion Township and Narberth Borough’s residents, businesses, organizations, and schools for their work to improve and protect the environment.

In an effort to raise environmental awareness throughout Lower Merion Township and to highlight environmental achievements, the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) sponsors the awards.

Continue reading on Patch.

Valentine’s Day Flowers

in Ardmore/Bala Cynwyd/Lower Merion

Still looking to get flowers for someone special? Recently, you let us know where the go to florists are in Lower Merion. What’s Happening Lower Merion visited with them as prepared bouquets and arrangements for their customers.

Valentines Day Facts:

It is the number one holiday for florists. 30% of flowers are purchased.

28% of American Adults purchase flowers (28% Men and 15% Women)

84% of flowers purchased are Roses. Red 68%, Pink 40%, White 35%

Need a place to pick up flowers or plants for someone special for Valentine’s Day or year round? Let them know you saw the article on What’s Happening Lower Merion.

TrilliuM has been in business for 37 years. They made their home in Ardmore almost 6 years ago. Wally shared “one of the best things that ever happened for us was our decision to relocate to Ardmore.” They are excited about the future of Ardmore and they are excited to be a part of it. “Ardmore, will be THE place to come to.” The weather this time of year can be challenging. Flowers are temperature sensitive. Timing is important for bringing in flowers. On Valentine’s Day there are a lot of last minute decisions and they are ready to handle them. They have plenty of flowers on hand for your last minute purchases.

Long Stems is celebrating 34 years of making people happy with flowers. It’s 2 days before Valentines Day. It’s snowing and raining and the weather is challenging. It’s all hands on deck at the flower shop. Keith said, “This is the Super Bowl for flowers.” They bring in a refrigerated trailer just for this time of year. Currently it is full of flowers waiting to be made into something special. “Our customers really support us big time! It’s a really good town for flowers.”

PIZZA DAY!!!

in Ardmore/Lower Merion/Narberth
Pizza Day!

Deep Dish… New York Style… White… Plain… Pepperoni… Works… Meat Lovers… Vege… Cheese… NO! Anchovies… Hawaiian…

How do you like your Pizza? Is there a food that creates such a strong feeling of emotion or memory? Do you like thin crust or thick? Extra Cheese or Extra Sauce? So many varieties and flavors. You can have your pizza delivered, dine in or by the slice. Cold leftover pizza. Do you eat your slice front to back or back to front? Do you fold it in half? There are endless possibilities.

Every Friday was pizza day in school. You could smell it in the hall walking to the cafeteria. That was the day that the lines were the longest. Pizza was never used as a flying projectile for a food fight. You never saw those square pieces of crust and cheese being flung in the air like the veal patty. You saw less lunchboxes on pizza day. Then there was summer camp pizza. A greasy gooey mess of 1 pound of cheese on every slice. We used to take a napkin and put it on the pizza to remove the extra oil. Laughing at to how many napkins would be needed. We had contests to see who could eat the most. Who could beat the legendary pizza eaters from Summer’s past.

There was pizza after the game. Late night pizza runs in college. Is pizza not the perfect food? Whats Happening Lower Merion visited 3 of the areas pizzerias to get their take on pizza and pizza day.

Felicia’s Pizza

Tony has been making pizza at Felicia’s for 21 years. He’s proud and dedicated to the pizza that comes out of his oven. “I wouldn’t serve anything that I wouldn’t eat. It has to be right for my customers”

Real Pizza

“Pizza is nourishment!” Steve and Stephanie Liappis have been making pizza for 49 years. At Real Pizza, Steve, makes his own sauce and combines his own cheese. He makes his dough 3 times a day. “We love our people and we love our customers.”

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Wayne Durrant manages the kitchen at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. He has been making pizza with the company for 8 years. He started out as a dishwasher and he worked his way up. He loves working at Anthony’s. The people who work there are his family and friends. “Pizza well done, the best pizza in town.”

Lunar New Year 2019: How to usher in the Year of the Pig

in Lower Merion

Source: CNN

When the clock strikes midnight on February 5, wishes of good fortune will be expressed, fireworks will explode into the sky and red envelopes filled with money will be exchanged as millions of people around the world ring in the Lunar New Year, also known as Spring Festival.

In other words, it’s basically one big overnight party.

But unlike the manner in which much of the world celebrates on December 31, Lunar New Year is a long holiday marathon filled with traditions and rituals (and much family drama) that lasts well beyond the Lunar New Year day.

For Lunar New Year newbies — or lifelong Spring Festival revelers who need a refresher — here’s a quick guide to what just might be the most challenging and laborious festival in the world.

Continue reading on CNN.

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

in Lower Merion
Photo Source: (AP Photo/David Goldman)

We rely on our mail carriers to bring us our mail every day. No matter if it is rain or shine, snow or hail, our mail carriers work hard to deliver our mail to us on time .

Mail carrying been a major tool in communication throughout the centuries. Here are some Fun Facts: (Source: National Day Calendar )

  • In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Constitutional Post–the first organized mail service in America.
  • As the nation’s first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin established many of the conventions we are accustomed to today.
  • Postage stamps were invented in 1847.
  • On April 3, 1860, the famous Pony Express officially took off.
  • In 1863, free city delivery started, and in 1896, free rural delivery began.
  • In 1963, the Zip Code began.

With how long these men and women have been delivering our mail, it is important to show your mail carrier how much you appreciate them. If you’re home and you know when your mail carrier arrives, go out and greet them with a ‘thank you’ and let them know that you appreciate all that they do. Or write a thank you note and put it near the mailbox. If you feel inclined, you can give them a gift to show your appreciation, such as a hot beverage or snack for the road.

Use #ThankAMailCarrierDay to post on social media to help “carry” the message 😉

No matter what feels right to you, make sure you let your mail carrier know how much they are appreciated today!

Groundhog predicts an early spring. Don’t get too excited, he’s usually wrong.

in Lower Merion

Source: CNN 

Thousands of people gathered Saturday at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to watch a famous groundhog deliver his highly anticipated forecast.

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow around 7:30 a.m. ET and did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring for us all.

As the legend goes, if Phil sees his shadow, he considers it an “omen” of six more weeks of bad weather and heads back into his hole. If it’s cloudy and he doesn’t, you can put away that winter coat sooner than expected.

But of course, his predictions aren’t always correct.

Continue reading on CNN

Happy Croissant Day!!!

in Lower Merion/Narberth
Happy Croissant Day!

There are several legends of how the croissant came to be. One is that in 1683, the Turkish Empire was turned away in Vienna, Austria. To celebrate bakers who took part in the defeat made a crescent shaped pastry to celebrate. The second, is that Marie Antoinette introduced the flakey pastry to the French over 100 years later.

Today is a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the hundreds of layers of goodness. We visited with LePetit Mitron, in Narberth, to get their take on the croissant. They have been a family owned and a neighborhood staple since 2001. You are treated with the glorious sweet scent of pastries the moment that you step in. There are so many incredible fresh baked items to choose from. Besides croissants, they also offer: danish, turnovers, beignets, amandine, cookies, cakes and pastries which are made fresh daily on the premises.

We asked owner Isabelle Rurange, what makes this French Pastry shop’s croissant so special, “We make them (in) three days and they are all fresh. Made with butter, lots of butter. Doing them the traditional way.” We can tell you that they are a labor of love. They are flaky and buttery and simply delicious. You can visit LePetit Mitron at 2017 Haverford Avenue, Narberth, PA.

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