Friday, May 17, 2013
The opening is months away.
If you haven't driven past the new Haverford Area YMCA construction site lately you might be surprised how the outside of the building is starting to change. Over the past weeks more and more of the huge glass panes that are a major design feature of the new structure have been installed. The new "Y" is scheduled to open in October. Now that it's starting to take shape, what do you think of the new building's design and look?
The U.S. Census Bureau says black turnout nationwide, by percentage, exceeded white turnout last year for the first time.
A recent U.S. Census Bureau report shows that blacks had the highest voter turnout among racial identifications in the 2012 general election. Nationwide, 66.2 percent of black citizens voted, exceeding for the first time the turnout of white voters, which was 64.1 percent. In 2008, 66.1 percent of whites voted, to 64.7 percent of blacks. Back in 1996, white turnout was 60.7 percent and black turnout was 53 percent. Black turnout also exceeded white turnout in Pennsylvania last year, 65.2 percent to 62.5 percent. Read a Huffington Post report on the census findings, and see below for statistics comparing other voting demographics: Voter turnout is expected to be far lower in Tuesday's off-year primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m…
Also, royalty visits a Radnor family, honoring a fallen firefighter and a new business for Bryn Mawr.
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The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch, to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow …
The teen was last seen in the company of an adult male.
Chester and Montgomery counties have issued alerts for a 13-year-old girl from Reading, who was last seen Wednesday. Destiny Hernandez is described by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as an endangered runaway. Destiny may be in the company of an adult male. She has a scar on her left hand. When Destiny was last seen, she had red and orange highlights in her hair. -according to her missing poster. Hernandez is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information should call the Reading Police Department at (610) 655-6116.
Grab a Powerball ticket while you're out running errands today and get in on a chance to win a $350.1 million cash payout.
Saturday night's Powerball jackpot has climbed to $550 million—the second highest Powerball prize of all time. A winner who matches all five numbers and the red Powerball can get a $350.1 million cash payout (before taxes). The Powerball drawing is held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won in November 2012 in Arizona and Missouri. Here are some local places to buy Powerball tickets: To find other Powerball vendors in the Philadelphia area, plug an address or ZIP code into the Pennsylvania Lottery website's retailer-locator application. Here's How to Play Powerball, according to the PA Lottery:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Find a local home you can tour.
There are 17 open houses scheduled for the weekend of May 18-19 in the Haverford-Havertown Patch coverage area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. The highest asking price is $1,625,000, for 500 Mulberry Lane. It has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms and can be seen Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m. To find more open houses around the greater Philadelphia area, visit realestate.aol.com.
Delaware County properties will be on the block for the monthly sheriff's sale Friday.
About 125 properties are on the list for Friday's Delaware County sheriff's sale. Some are new for Friday's sale and others are continued from previous months. There are seven properties listed for sale in Haverford Township, according to the county's website: Sales start at 11 a.m. in the County Council Meeting Room on the first floor of the Government Center Building, Delaware County Court House, Front St. & Veterans Square in Media. There is a minimum total bid amount that must be exceeded for each property to sell. The winning bidder must have 10 percent of the sale price at the auction, with the remaining portion due within 10 days of the sale. Deposits must be made in cash or by certified check at the time of the sale. The properties…
Here are the houses that topped a list of more than 50.
More than 50 homes were sold in the Haverford and Havertown areas during the month of April. These homes pictured had the five most-expensive price tags: Click here to check out new Haverford-area homes for sale this week.
The May Franklin and Marshall College poll shows that support for privatized liquor has dropped over three months.
If you are in favor of privatizing the state’s liquor sales, odds are good that your neighbor feels differently, at least according to one poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 showed that voters are nearly split on the issue of liquor sales in the state. 47 percent of polled voters are in favor of ending state control. According to the poll, the 47 percent in May is “significantly lower than it was in February,” when 53 percent of voters were in favor privatizing liquor. “Support for selling the state stores has declined from February among both Republicans (54 percent, down from 61 percent) and Democrats (41 percent, down from 48 percent),” the study states. Additionally, the number of voters …