LM + Abington Set Sights on 2nd Round | Historic Elkins Park Business on the Auction Block

In Today’s Huntingdon Valley Insider:

📅 Monday, February 19, 2024
•LM + Abington Set Sights on 2nd Round After Playoff Wins
•Historic Elkins Park Business on the Auction Block
•Shooting Leaves Cheltenham Woman Wounded
⛅️ Weather + 🎭 Events + 🏈 Sports
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Biello Auto Parts, Elkins Park Legacy Since 1937, Up for Auction

Biello Auto Parts, a cornerstone business in Elkins Park since 1937, is slated for a significant change as it prepares for a complete sale. The establishment, located at 7875 Mill Road, will be the focus of a live commercial auction scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at 11:00 am. This sale encompasses not just the physical property but also the business name, website, current parts, and vehicle inventory, offering a comprehensive package to potential buyers.

The auction presents a unique opportunity for those interested in owning a piece of Elkins Park's history, as Biello Auto Parts has been a family-owned and operated venture for decades. A property preview and inspection event is planned for Wednesday, March 6, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, providing a chance for prospective buyers to explore the offerings and assess the value of the assets included in the sale.

For nearly a century, Biello Auto Parts has served the automotive needs of the Elkins Park community and beyond, building a reputation for quality, reliability, and service. The upcoming auction marks the end of an era for the Biello family and the beginning of a new chapter for this storied business.

Cheltenham Woman Injured in Dover Hotel Shooting; Police Seek Suspect

A 20-year-old woman from Cheltenham Township was the victim of a shooting incident that took place on Saturday, February 17, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Dover, Delaware. The young woman suffered multiple gunshot wounds across her upper and lower body during a large party held in the hotel's ballroom. The Dover Police Department responded to the emergency call at 10:58 pm after reports of gunfire at the location.

Upon arrival, officers provided immediate aid to the victim until EMS personnel could take over, subsequently transporting her to Bayhealth Kent Campus. Fortunately, her injuries were determined to be non-life-threatening. The circumstances leading to the shooting remain unclear, and the suspect, identified only as a male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, is currently at large.

The Dover Police Department is actively seeking information that could lead to the suspect's arrest and is offering a cash reward for any tips that result in apprehension. The community is urged to come forward with any relevant information, which can be shared with the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7130. Anonymous tips are welcome, and information can also be submitted through Delaware Crime Stoppers by calling 800-TIP-3333 or visiting www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

This incident has shaken the community, and authorities are working diligently to investigate the shooting and ensure the safety of the public. The Dover Police Department emphasizes the importance of community cooperation in solving this case and bringing the perpetrator to justice.

Briana Mcferran Leads Lower Moreland to Victory with Near Triple-Double

The Lower Moreland High School girls’ basketball team secured a victory against Upper Merion with a score of 55-41 on Friday, February 16, marking a significant win in the first round of the PIAA District 1 5A playoffs held in Huntingdon Valley. Junior standout Briana Mcferran nearly achieved a triple-double, showcasing her skill with 25 points, nine rebounds, and nine steals, a testament to her defensive prowess in recent games. Dani Brusha, another junior, contributed significantly with 13 points and six steals, highlighting the team's strong defensive performance.

This win elevates Lower Moreland’s season record to 17-7, bouncing back from a previous loss to Central Bucks East in their SOL opener on February 9. The team is now set to advance to the second round of the playoffs on Tuesday, February 20, against an opponent yet to be announced.

In a similar vein, the Abington Senior High School girls’ basketball team also emerged victorious in their first-round playoff game, defeating Great Valley 48-37. This win sets the stage for their next game on Tuesday, where they will face another yet-to-be-announced opponent. The Lady Ghosts hold a commendable season record of 14-6.

Both teams' successes in the first round of the playoffs exemplify the competitive spirit and talent present in local high school basketball. As they prepare for the upcoming second round, anticipation and support from their communities continue to grow.

Mon Feb 19
President’s Day: Today, various services and institutions will have adjusted schedules in observance of this federal holiday. Here's a summary of what to expect regarding openings and closures:


  • Closed: As Presidents Day is a bank holiday in the Federal Reserve system, most banks will not be open.

  • Exceptions: TD Bank will remain open, and online banking services as well as ATMs will continue to be available for use.

Stock Exchanges

  • Closed: Both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ will not operate on Presidents Day.

USPS and Shipping Services

  • USPS: The United States Postal Service will be closed, and no residential or business mail will be delivered on Presidents Day.

  • UPS and FedEx: UPS services, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery will operate as usual, despite the federal holiday.

Government Agencies and Schools

  • Government Offices: Nonessential federal, state, county, and city government offices will be closed. This includes departments like the DMV, public libraries, courthouses, and city halls.

  • Courts: Federal and state courts will also take a day off.

  • Schools: Most public schools will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.

Retail and Restaurants

  • Open: The majority of retail stores and restaurants will remain open. It is always a good idea to check with specific local businesses for their holiday hours.

  • Big Box Stores: Major retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Costco will be open, as well as most supermarkets.

Presidents Day serves as a tribute to the United States' presidents, particularly George Washington, whose birthday the holiday was originally established to honor. While it's a day off for many workers and an opportunity for special sales in the retail sector, essential services like shipping (excluding USPS) will remain operational. It's advisable to plan ahead for banking needs and government services due to closures on this day.

Presidents' Day is indeed a unique American holiday that honors the leadership and legacy of past presidents of the United States. Originally established to celebrate George Washington's birthday (February 22), the day has evolved to honor all U.S. presidents, though Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is also in February (February 12), is often specifically celebrated alongside Washington.

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