Friday, May 17, 2013
The Main Line native, known mainly for films, tweeted that Fox had greenlit 'Wayward Pines.'
Renowned Philadelphia-area director and producer M. Night Shyamalan announced via Twitter that the Fox network had ordered 10 episodes of his "Wayward Pines" television series. Shyamalan tweeted, "It was just announced that my TV series got greenlit! It's called #WaywardPines. Ten episodes on #Fox. Matt Dillion is starring. SO FUN!" The show is set to debut in 2014, with Dillon playing a Secret Service man looking for two missing federal agents in the titular Idaho town, Deadline.com reported. A Malvern resident and former Gladwyne neighbor of ex-Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson, Shyamalan is best known for big-screen thrillers such as "The Sixth Sense," starring Bruce Willis, and "Signs" with Mel Gibson. His sci-fi film "After Earth," …
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: Here's How to Play Powerball, according to the PA Lottery:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Chester County will hold a collection of household hazardous waste and electronics waste Saturday at Owen J. Roberts Middle School in Pottstown. The Chester County Solid Waste Authority has more details on what types of waste will be accepted in a flyer on its website (PDF). Items that will not be accepted: For more information and other collection dates, visit the Chester County Solid Waste Authority website.
Find a local home you can tour.
There are 17 open houses scheduled for the weekend of May 18-19 in the Malvern Patch coverage area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. The highest asking price is $2,100,000, for 1499 Le Boutillier Road. It has 5 bedrooms and 7 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.
Administrators cited progress at Uptown Worthington as one reason for economic optimism.
Back in January, Great Valley School District applied for the option to raise taxes beyond the 1.7-percent cap imposed by state law for the 2013-14 school year. At Monday night's school board meeting, district leaders discussed the possibility of not raising taxes at all. What changed? According to a post on the district website, health care costs are lower than expected and revenue projections are looking up. And the Uptown Worthington development's long-awaited progress is also expected to bear fruit, with the majority of commercial space already leased: “Based on the revised projections and the outlook for the future, we could go lower—even to zero—if the Board would desire,” Lonoconus said, according to the district website. One of …
Witnesses in Newtown Square watched as a car drifted into the opposing lane of traffic, just missing several other vehicles, several times, according to police reports.
The following information was supplied by Newtown Township Police. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction. Witnesses assisted in stopping a drunken Malvern man from driving recklessly in Newtown Township, police said. On April 27, at about 7:47 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of South Newtown Street Road for a report of a reckless and possibly intoxicated driver, according to the police report. Witnesses reported that a black Toyota was northbound, traveling in the opposing lane of traffic and almost caused several head-on collisions. More witnesses reported that the Toyota had stopped on South Newtown Street Road at West Chester Pike and several bystanders had the Toyota blocked in, according to the …
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 …
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not participate …
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …