Photo by Courtney Apple
Add this to your list of summer outside venues: Brittingham’s in Lafayette Hill is opening their outdoor patios this Saturday, April 25.
The restaurant is throwing their second annual patio party, with BBQ sandwiches and specially priced drinks. Seamus McGroary is performing live beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the Secret Service.
The party begins at 4 p.m. and there is a $10 cover at the door. The restaurant has two outdoor areas with fire pits and bars.
Dominic Zaffino | Photo from Instagram
Yesterday afternoon, after being bullied at school for months for being too short, 10-year-old Hatfield youth Dominic Zaffino decided to take to Instagram to respond to his name-callers. He posted a message explaining that his growth was stunted because he had gone through 3-and-a-half years of chemo at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to fight—and defeat—cancer. His heartbreaking rebuttal to his bullies read as follows:
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William Penn Inn c. 1875 | Image courtesy of the Lower Merion Historical Society
So what ever happened to the William Penn Inn in Wynnewood? Last we heard, it had been saved from the clasps of demolition thanks to an agreement of sale between Rayer Builders and William Inn Partners LLC, a partnership that ensured the new development proposal for the parcel it sits on would, unlike the first one, preserve the historic structure.
Well, readers, we got an update. According to the Main Line Times’ Cheryl Alison, attorneys for the dual developers had a conditional use hearing earlier this week. They presented the developers’ project as having crucial “need for setback and impervious surface relief” if the building is to be preserved. Plans include converting it into three condos, as well as adding new homes on three new lots. Read more »
Photos by Herb Engelsberg | Courtesy of Michael Sivel/The Sivel Group
Once again on the Property circuit, Lane’s End Farm has been spotted with a second price cut. Not for lacking of anything to say, but we decided to dig around a bit to see if there was anything we had missed in the previous times we’ve covered it, and get this: it’s minutes from the historic William Penn Inn, where Penn would stay when visiting Quaker friends in the area. (The building recently celebrated its 300th anniversary!) Moreover, despite its private and seemingly rural surroundings, the property is actually just a short drive from the North Wales business district.
It does certainly preserve its secluded vibe though. Situated within 234 acres of nature preserve, the 18.57 acre property has a long, tree-lined drive putting the road and the residence a good distance from each other. Various buildings make up the property, including a renovated manor house, stone barn, two cottages, and multiple garages. The first of these has had a mudroom and laundry added, while its kitchen has been updated with radiant heated floors, marble center island, and commercial Wolf range with double ovens and custom hood. A morning room with fireplace adjoins the kitchen.
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Savona, at 100 Old Gulph Road in Gulph Mills, is celebrating its 18th anniversary by introducing a new happy hour food and drink menu and offering specials all month.
The new happy hour is Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. All cocktails, beer and glasses of wine are half off. The snack menu offers mini pizzas for $8, antipasti for $7, and crostini for $5.
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UPDATE: Deirdre Magolon has been found.
Just as the tragic death of 13-year-old missing person Cayman Naib came to light, police have announced the disappearance of another young person: 20-year-old Deirdre Magolon of Royersford. Read more »
Iron Hill Brewery which opened its 11th location late last year in Ardmore has announced its next location. Iron Hill founders Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and Kevin Davies have picked the Huntingdon Valley for their location number 12. Expected to open in early 2016, the brewpub will be located in the Huntingdon Valley Shopping Center at Huntingdon Pike and Rockledge Avenue.
And if you’re anything like me, know that Huntingdon Valley, isn’t some far off land but is just outside of the city line, near Fox Chase and east of Jenkintown.
Iron Hill began in Newark, Delaware back in 1996 and has expanded regularly over the last 19 years. The brewpub chain has regularly brought home awards from the Great American Beer Festival, this past year saw them bring home three.
Iron Hill – Huntingdon Valley [Foobooz]
Back in December, we told you Sam Jacobson was coming to Leila’s Bistro in Jenkintown. Well, tonight is his first (official) night at the cafe and he’s bringing a whole new menu with him.
While owner Jose Vargas is focusing on his new restaurant, Robert’s Block, located in Glenside, Jacobson (who you might remember from his time at NoBL, Sycamore and Southwark) will be manning the stoves at Leila’s–which will now be open Wednesday through Sunday.
Wanna see his new menu? We thought you might. Check it out below.
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Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has announced that authorities are looking for the man seen in this photo, alleging that he phoned in two bomb threats last Thursday that resulted in the evacuation of the Montgomery County Courthouse. Read more »
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has announced the arrest of former local Girl Scouts leader Heather Lynn Belford, 30, of Collegeville, on charges that she stole more than $10,000 from a Girl Scout troop and a Cub Scout pack. Read more »