Thursday, May 23, 2013
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
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will elect new officers at its May meeting on Thursday.
The Chestnut Hill Community Association will elect new officers to the board at its monthly May meeting on Thursday. The association will also say goodbye to several members who will be leaving. New trustees for the board will also be elected on Thursday. Below is the community association's full agenda for Thursday's meeting: Seating of New Board and thank you to those leaving Submission of Signed Conflict of Interest Forms Election of 7 CHCA Officers and 5 At-Large Directors to Executive Committee Brien Tilley - President Mike Chomentowksi - VP Operations Joyce Lenhardt - VP Physical Division Julie Byrne - VP Social Division Bob Rossman - Secretary Tony Reilly or Mark Keintz - Treasurer Jane Piotrowski - Immediate Past …
A man is shot with a BB gun while walking on Stenton Ave.
A man told police that he was shot with a BB gun while walking in the 6900 block of Stenton Avenue on May 11. At around 8 p.m., a man was walking home when a red sedan pulled along side him and fired a BB gun at him, police said. The car then sped off.
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 …
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The location of last week's photo is revealed.
Last week I asked readers to identify a black and white photograph of a bridge. Two readers guessed that the bridge was The Wissahickon Memorial Bridge. That's a good guess, but the photo is actually of the Walnut Lane Bridge. Thanks to everyone for playing, and be sure to check back next week for another round of Then and Now.
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 …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A former director of the Chestnut Hill Community Association passes away.
William Williams Keen Butcher, of Chestnut Hill, 97 He was a member of the Committee of 70 for 60 years...Director of the Chestnut Hill Community Association...He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Madeleine Kilvert Butcher. He is survived by 8 children: Garrett Dunn Pagon, Madeleine Pagon Brownell, Somers Keen Butcher, Noel Butcher Hanley, Marshall Watters Pagon, Nicholas Abbott Pagon, Alexandra Kilvert French, and Williams Keen Butcher. 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. [Legacy/Philly.com] Click here for more obituaries from the greater Philadelphia region.
Plan your holiday weekend here.
Local governments and organizations across the Philadelphia area have planned Memorial Day observances. If you don't see your local event below, please tell us about it in the comments section at the bottom.
Three men leave in a U-Haul truck after burglarizing a home.
A woman returned to her home after a few days away on the 400 block of East Pleasant Street on May 7, to discover her home had been burglarized. Burglars entered the home after they forced open a dining room window, police said. A witness told police that three men left the scene in a U-Haul moving truck. Police value the stolen items at more than $1,700, and they include a laptop, 50-inch television and a 32-inch television.