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August 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Speeders---Ridley Twp police cars

As reported in the Delco Times today, fast moving Ridley Twp police were involved in an accident on MacDade Blvd recently while responding to a call. A man is in ICU as a result. Twp police speed through Ridley Park on a fairly regular basis. Residents of Swarthmore Avenue can attest to this. Why is it that they are allowed to do this, when our own police don't do it? This is a busy street with a lot of pedestrian traffic, bikes, baby strollers, and cars turning onto and off of Swarthmore Ave.… Continue

Added by Joe Yorke on August 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Burgularies concentrated by ABC Field

The Ridley Park Police are investigating three burglaries that have occurred in the past 10 days. All of the homes burglarized are corner properties in the area east of Recreation Park. Items taken include a lap top computer and cash. No one was home at the time of the incidents. Chief Tom Byrne would like to remind all residents that the police department will conduct property checks when the homeowners are away on vacation and encourage residents to call 911 when even they see anything… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on August 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Ridley Park gourd guys

My buddy Nod D. from Nevin Street and I are are gourd guys - we love growing gourd. Nod's been doing gourds for decades. He grows them all summer and hosts the annual "D" family's pumpkin and gourd decorating party in his barn.

He got me hooked on gourds about 6 years ago and every growing season we plant new ones and renew old relationships with unintented volunteers that seed themselves on their own.…

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Added by Howard McCoy on August 25, 2009 at 6:44pm — 2 Comments

Ridley Park storm brings down more than rain

The thunderstorm last evening brought down more than rain - trees. The Harshaw family garage on West Ridley Avenue narrowly escaped damage.…

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Added by RidleyParkOnline on August 19, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

Dolan's / R.P. Athletic Club Wing Bowl Took Off!

Dolan's Bar held its 1st Annual Wing Bowl benefiting the Ridley Park Athletic Club. With Nine hungry contestants chewing each other out for the kids, the competition jumped off at around quarter to seven Sunday evening in the sweltering parking lot heat behind the bar. John Matthews narrowly swallowed out a win over the much younger field of nine consisting of eight guys and one Theresa Pace (who was given the only Honorary entry for winning the Dolans's Annual Hot Dog Eatin contest earlier in… Continue

Added by PJ Dolan on August 17, 2009 at 2:54am — No Comments

Radar gun entertainment

There's no denying the entertainment factor of the radar speed sign in front of our home. There's also no denying that it works to slow traffic down.

There were two car crashes in front of our house on Sellers Avenue two weeks ago; one was a head-on and the other was a hit and run that ended the life of my sister's sad-looking 2005 Rodeo.

I called Chief Byrne, at… Continue

Added by Howard McCoy on August 7, 2009 at 7:58am — 1 Comment

Glad to see the first tomatoes are finally appearing!

It's been a long time coming (and mind you, I've been enjoying the cool summer), but I have to say I'm glad to have ripe tomatoes from my own garden at last. The super sweet cherries were first, and now the Jetstars have started to come in. I am waiting anxiously for the "Pineapple" variety to ripen, as I really enjoy the mellow flavor and color of this yellow fruit.

What's up in your garden?

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on August 4, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Sestak throws hat into Senate Race

Popular first time Congressman Joe Sestak from Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District today announced he is running to opposed Senator Arlen Spector for Pennsylvania's US Senate seat.

One of Sestak's chief arguments is that when Specter changed parties from Republican to Democrat, he essentially jumped ship to save his own political hide - and to an admiral, jumping ship is akin to treason. Specter 79, who's has been a Republic for over 4… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on August 4, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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