Thursday, May 23, 2013
Opentable.com ranks the area's best restaurants.
Opentable.com has a list of the 10 best restaurants of Philadelphia’s “Western Suburbs,” which runs from the Main Line area as far out as Limerick and Phoenixville. The website has complied its top 10 list based on voted from mroe than 800,000 users. The restaurants are ranked in the category of “Best Ambiance.” Check out the list below and see more from OpenTable here.
This orange tabby cat is available for adoption for free at the Delaware County SPCA.
This orange tabby cat may not have all of his teeth but that doesn't slow him down. Tommy is an older cat looking for a happy and fun home. He eats wet food just fine and loves to cuddle. Tommy is available for adoption at the Delco SPCA and his adoption fee is sponsored so he is free to the right home. UPDATE: Cats Nellie and Frank Sintara, recently featured on Patch, have been adopted. But Dog Eisnehower is still waiting for a forever. There are always adoption specials going on at the Delaware County SPCA. So always ask if there is currently an adoption special available. Anyone interested in adopting Tommy please go to, http://delcospca.org/adoption/ for all the details and what is needed to make an adoption. To foster an animal, …
This final budget is a decrease from the originally proposed $84 million budget.
The Rose Tree Media School Board unanimously approved the 2013-2014 general fund budget at its Thursday meeting. The $82,481,722 budget is a decrease from the original $84,335,989 budget that was proposed in April. The final budget will bring a tax increase of 1.5 percent for a millage rate of 22.9445, according the district agenda. A 1.5 percent increase equates to an annual increase of $68 for the average home assessment of $205,000. This means approximately a $4,600 school tax bill for the year. April's proposed budget would have brought a 1.7 percent increase, the maximum that school taxes would be able to be raised this year. In January, the board voted to not exceed the Act 1, 1.7 percent index and not file for exceptions. "I think …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. The map above shows the best prices for Philadelphia. To get your local area, put your zip code into the search box. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined, heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries …
Some Media Patch municipalities will see a trash collection change during the Memorial Day holiday.
Media Patch municipal buildings will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 21. Below is a trash and recyclable pick-up schedule for area municipalities over the Memorial Day holiday: Edgmont Township—Administrative offices will be closed on Monday. Municipal trash removal is not provided by the township. Please check with your private hauler. Media Borough—Administrative offices will be closed on Monday. Trash and recycling that is normally collected on Monday will instead be collected on Tuesday. Normal Tuesday collections will instead be collected on Wednesday, May 29. Middletown Township—Administrative offices will be closed Monday. Municipal trash removal is not provided by the township. Please check with your private …
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on suburban Philadelphia area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Find homes for sale in Media, Middletown, Upper Providence, and Edgmont on this page every week, from our partners at Zillow.
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It's a busy week and weekend in and around Media Patch. See what's going on.
There are lots of things happening this holiday weekend. It's a weekend full of parades to honor the veterans who we have lost. If you aren't headed to the shore this weekend, wave your flags on the parade route, take a night hike or go line dancing, on this unofficial start to summer. Check out Patch's best bets for this weekend. What do you have planned? Media's Memorial Day Parade Marple Township Memorial Day Parade Night Hike Pride and Prejudice Line Dancing Click here for even more Memorial Day weekend events.
The victim was defrauded of about $2,150, police say.
Editor's Note: The following Middletown and Edgmont township incidents have been supplied by the Pennsylvania State Police-Media Barracks. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call police at 484-840-1000. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction. Two local residents were recently defrauded, according to State Police. On May 18, a victim reported to police that her bank account was fraudulently accessed, according to the report. The persons attempted to cash multiple checks valued at $2,150, according to the report. The checks were cashed in the state of Georgia, according to the report. In a separate incident, on April 29, a victim sold a black iPhone 5 on eBay to …
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 …