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Spelunking | Caving - Laurel Caverns
A cave in PA that offers genuine spelunking guided trips.
local  caves 
9 weeks ago by mcherm
Harleysville teen invents spotted lanternfly trap | KYW
This kid invented a spotted lantern fly trap that is significantly more effective than those the state environmental agency gives out.
invention  kids  environment  via:rachel  local 
september 2019 by mcherm
Now Open! - Queen & Rook (Board Game Cafe in Philly)
A nearly opened board game Cafe in Philly. That's in addition to "Thirsty Dice" and "Basement Board Game Cafe"
local  boardgames  via:reddit 
september 2019 by mcherm
'Things have changed': Pa. considers repealing outdated Sunday laws | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania has lots of blue laws. The Republicans in the state legislature want to get rid of them.
law  local  via:reddit 
july 2019 by mcherm
Atlantic Sea Pork (Aplidium stellatum) ·
This is the kind of sea pork that we found in Sanibel Island.
seapork  local  biology  via:rachel 
may 2019 by mcherm
Haverford BOPs: The Orchestras
Website for the parents group for Haverford high school music.
local  kids  music 
may 2019 by mcherm
Philly cops still abandon drivers on side of the road, in violation of 'Live Stop' policy - On top of Philly news
More abuses by Philly cops, this time leaving a father and two young kids abandoned by the roadside under code blue conditions in order to seize their car for a late registration renewal.
local  police  policeabuse  forfeiture  via:rachel 
january 2019 by mcherm
Legal for a 16 year old to carry a knife? - legaladvice
Useful information about Pennsylvania laws on carrying a knife.
law  local  knife 
december 2018 by mcherm
Investigation Finds Philly PD Officers Bought Forfeited Houses Seized During Drug Arrests | Techdirt
Not only were Philadelphia police abusing forfeiture in extreme ways (despite attempts to regulate it locally), they were also buying the seized houses themselves at auction (at least in a few cases).
via:Techdirt  techdirt  police  policeabuse  forfeiture  law  local 
december 2018 by mcherm
Pennsylvania to require voting machines with paper backup
Governor says any newly purchased voting machines must leave a paper trail.
voting  election  local  via:reddit 
february 2018 by mcherm
Sheryl for Ward 2 – A Democrat running for Commissioner of Ward 2 in Haverford Township
A local politician running for township commissioner in my area who I think is really great. Smart, competent, and in favor of libraries.
politics  local 
march 2017 by mcherm
If the election is hacked, we may never know | Computerworld
Some background on the unreliable touch screen voting machines in PA and how we got here.
voting  local  via:reddit 
october 2016 by mcherm
Wooden Shoe Books & Records - Home
A bookstore (and more) in Philadelphia which is collectively owned and operated and are strong promoters of anarchist practices.
local  books  anarchist  via:boingboing 
february 2016 by mcherm
Professional Licensing in PA
List of professions requiring licensing in PA. Probably.
law  local  startup 
november 2015 by mcherm
2015 Un-Official Municipal Primary Results
Election results from the may 2015 primary election.
local  voting  personal_net 
may 2015 by mcherm
What is gerrymandering? - Everything you need to know about gerrymandering - Vox
Some really nice background information on gerrymandering. The example from Pennsylvania is particularly poignant.
voting  vox  local  politics 
august 2014 by mcherm
Where is my polling place PA
A site that tells where a person's polling place is
election  local 
may 2014 by mcherm
Election Ballot Offices for Delaware County, PA
Official listing of candidates (and issues) for the elections in my county. And as of 2013-05-20 it is listing me.
local  election 
may 2013 by mcherm
Golden Tiger - Karate Studio
The Karate studio where Ben is taking Karate lessons.
local  karate 
february 2012 by mcherm
Chestnutwold / Calendar
Our school's calendar. Probably.
local  refs  school 
january 2012 by mcherm
PA Supreme Court Decision in "Midnight Raises" Case
Shameful. The PA constitution says legislators cannot vote themselves raises. They did so, and the court upheld it. I will vote not to retain each and every judge who concurred with this decision.
law  election  politics  local 
november 2011 by mcherm
Home Page
Food near my work. (The deli by the waterfront.)
august 2011 by mcherm
character development
A kid's toy store nearby that is quite good and has very helpful staff.
personal_net  local  kids 
july 2011 by mcherm
Welcome to Llanerch Fire Company
This is the ambulance (and fire?) company that serves my area (I think).
july 2011 by mcherm
Groklaw - What to Do If You Receive a Lodsys Letter - by Patrick T. Igoe, Esq.
An article on Groklaw giving some advice to app developers sued for using Apple's in-app payments. Written by a Philadelphia patent lawyer.
ip-law  local  law  patent  apple  via:HackerNews  groklaw 
june 2011 by mcherm
Educational Underground Tours of Crystal Cave Pennsylvania
A place I might want to try going this summer -- caving in eastern PA that looks kid-friendly for my age of kids.
april 2011 by mcherm
Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise - Philadelphia Conference 2011
A conference being held in Philadelphia that actually sounds really interesting.
january 2011 by mcherm
Un-Official General Election Results
Election results posted here for Delaware County. (Electronic machine results anyway.)
election  local  useful  via:rachel 
november 2010 by mcherm
Pennsylvania State Parks - Ricketts Glen Maps - PA DCNR
Maps of Ricketts Glen State Park where we had a wonderful summer vacation.
camping  local  maps 
july 2010 by mcherm
LMSD | News | Letter from Dr. McGinley to parents/guardians regarding laptop security
Lower Merrion School District's response to the webcam scandal: it was only to look for stolen laptops. Sorry, but you'll need some stronger evidence before I believe you.
local  via:boingboing  security  privacy  lowermerionspying 
february 2010 by mcherm
School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home Boing Boing
The Lower Merion school district gave out laptops with webcams. The school administrators had (though they never said so) the ability to remotely (and secretly) activate the webcams to see what was happening near the laptops. They used this to do things like spying on students at home.
privacy  rights  kidsrights  boingboing  via:boingboing  local  lowermerionspying 
february 2010 by mcherm
PA DMV - Online Services Center
Where I can go to do DMV business online.
useful  dmv  pa  government  local 
february 2010 by mcherm
CHADD Affiliate #222
A local ADHD support organization.
local  adhd 
february 2010 by mcherm
Knoebels Amusement Resort
A free amusement park; recommended by Roy Beatty.
local  kids  via:RoyBeatty 
june 2009 by mcherm
Delaware County, PA Ballot
League of women voters voter guide for my county.
voting  local  politics  useful  election 
may 2009 by mcherm
Philadelphia Metro |
An interactive map showing hiking and biking trails around the Philadelphia area.
local  mapping  maps  philadelphia 
january 2009 by mcherm
PennDOT District 6
Traffic cameras along my route home.
local  traffic  camera  via:rrbeatty 
september 2008 by mcherm
West Nile Virus Website - PA
Site giving times and information about mosquito treatment in our area.
local  environment 
august 2008 by mcherm
Rep. Vitali's Home Page
Legislative site for a local politician who I respect very much.
local  politics  GregVitali 
may 2008 by mcherm
Map of French Creek State Park
A good map of French Creek State Park which is within an hour or so of me and has hiking trails.
local  mapping 
may 2008 by mcherm
Sciencedebate 2008
A presidential science debate. In Philadelphia, actually! But will it actually occur?
politics  local  science 
february 2008 by mcherm
Online Services Center
Website for the DMV in PA. Renew auto registration here.
february 2008 by mcherm
Local public radio station in Philadelphia.
local  philadelphia  radio 
february 2008 by mcherm
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