Donald Trump Came to Delco Last Night, and It Was Weird

A woman in a "Deplorable Voters Matter" t-shirt, a Rocky statue with a Trump/Pence shirt, and Emily Youcis (Pistachio Girl) decked out in Trump gear

Scenes from the Donald Trump rally in Chester Township. | Photos: Dan McQuade

A voice boomed as if from the heavens. “Please welcome, legendary coach Bobby Knight!”

Even though it was sweltering outside, the former Indiana University basketball coach walked on stage in his trademark red sweater. “When I was coaching, I don’t think we ever lost a game in Pennsylvania,” Knight said. “It’s just a possibility that may not be true, too. I’ve always been a big fan of the state of Pennsylvania. One of the people that I admired most in college athletics was Joe Paterno.” The crowd cheered.

Donald Trump, Knight and a few thousand supporters gathered in Studio 2 at Sun Center Studios in Chester Township last night to rally in support of Trump’s bid for the presidency. The final fight in Creed was filmed on the same stage, and so there was a Rocky statue wearing a Trump shirt in the room. Trump came on stage to “Gonna Fly Now” when Knight introduced him. “He won 900 games!” Trump said as Knight walked off the stage. “That’s a winner. We like winners.”

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Trump to Campaign in Delco Following Obama’s Visit to Philly

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Delaware County today, hours after President Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Trump will make an appearance at a private event at 7:30 p.m. at the Aston Community Center, located in Aston, Pennsylvania. The event is closed to the public but open to press.

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Delco Podiatrist Charged in Massive Federal Health Care Fraud Sweep

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Stephen A. Monaco via Facebook

A Delaware County podiatrist was charged in the largest health care fraud takedown in history, the Department of Justice announced today.

Stephen A. Monaco, of Broommall, Pa., is charged in a $5 million scheme to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and four private victim insurance companies. The charging information alleges that Monaco committed fraud through his Havertown office, A Foot Above Podiatry.

The Department of Justice announced Monaco’s charges as part of the largest sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in history, resulting in criminal and civil charges against 301 people, including 61 doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who participated in health care fraud schemes. The sweep involved about $900 million in false billings.

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2SP Brewing Releases Cans of Their Delco Lager

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Great news. 2SP Brewing Company is finally throwing their Delco Lager in a can.

Legend says that as 2SP was deciding what beers they would make, head brewer, Bob Barrar said the only beer he wanted to brew was Delco Lager. Now exactly one year out, the “All-Weather” beer is getting canned.

The lager taste is described as subtlety sweet and drinkable and is said to pair well with hoagies, tailgates, and Delco’s own Tina Fey.

2SP has only been open since last winter, but they have created a number of inventive brews and stock tweaked versions of Barrar’s award-winning concoctions from his time with Iron Hill Brewing.

Get your hands on a case or six-pack of Delco this weekend at the brewery on Saturday, June 11th or wait until you stumble upon some in the wild in the coming weeks.

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Main Line Monday: Furness-Designed “Lynhurst” Going For $3.1 Million

TREND images via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr

TREND images via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr

Gosh, what a time to be alive. Originally part of the historic Knollbrook estate, Lynhurst was a three-year construction built at the behest of attorney I. Layton Register who would go on to use it at his summer residence. Given that it was the late 1800s (the stone manse was completed in 1890), Register was able to have its designer be none other than now legendary Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Today, it’s listed for a cool $3.1 million.

As you’d imagine, the Main Line stunner is said to have retained its “impeccable architectural symmetry,” though it’s also in the way of offering a meticulously update interior, beginning with the kitchen, which has been recently renovated, along with the breakfast area. Here, built-in seating lends some charm to the pristine space, which comes with an ogee-edged center island and ample cabinetry.

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Today at Iron Hill Media: Doc Brown Ale

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Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. But beer, we’ll need beer.

On Wednesday, October 21, Iron Hill Media (30 East State Street) will celebrate Back to the Future Day with a special beer release. Head Brewer Andrew Johnston will Doc Brown Ale at 5 p.m. The medium-bodied ale, deep brown in color with smooth nutty and chocolate malt notes will be on draft for $6.25 for a 16-ounce pint. The beer weighs in at 5.5% alcohol by volume (no Marty, it’s not heavy).

Johnston, who snagged a Marty McFly style puffy red vest for the occasion is ready to have some fun with the event. The brewer considers “the brewery my version of Doc Brown’s garage. Would Doc actually drink this beer? Great Scott! We would like to think so.”

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Main Line Monday: The Wallace Residence Listed For $1.089 Million

TREND images via Zillow.com

TREND images via Zillow.com

In commissioning his architecture firm to design him a personal home in Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia native Brenton G. Wallace made way for an Italian-influenced residence with just enough distinctive pomp to make it stand out in a sumptuous place like the Main Line. What’s more, today the home comes with a formal garden grotto, meaning no one would blame you for accidentally fancying yourself in Italy every now and again. Go ahead. Fancy away.

Teasing aside, the home really does have wonderfully eye-catching features: original iron gates and stone wall; ornate front door and iron staircase in the foyer; mercer tiled floors and radiant heat flooring are in the living and family rooms respectively; while the library contains built-in bookcases and the dining room, a built-in china closet. In addition to the master suite, the property comes with an au pair or in-law suite, which is, as of press time, tenant occupied.

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Main Line Monday: $1.8 Million Dollar Manse in Newtown Square

TREND images via Zillow.com

TREND images via Zillow.com

We’ve come to expect homes like this to exceed our smart home technology standards and recreation space expectations, but this Newtown Square home surprised us as it has all of the above, plus the added luxury of not one, but two pools: an indoor lap pool and and outdoor heated swimming pool with waterfall and water/light accents.

There’s more to it than that though. Nestled on more than one acre within a private 11-home cul de sac, the residence has been completely renovated and expanded over the course of a decade. Today, it boasts more than 9,200-square feet and grounds encompassing koi ponds, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, professionally-designed gardens, reading garden, and separate play area. Parking-wise there’s a 4-car garage.

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