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NarbNet: Friday, September 23, 2016 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016

Welcome to the Friday, September 23, 2016 Edition of NarbNet!

It's just about time for a "Parklet Social!"
Tonight we're having our first hyperlocal "Parklet Social" event from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and all are invited! A
group of young Harriton Narbs from the band "The Davis Experience" will perform classic rock at the corner
of Parklet 2.0 and Forrest Avenues and we'll have a local PB&J (yes, Peanut Butter and Jelly) Food Cart (for
kids of all ages…). 
Check out our favorite Peanut Butter and Beer pairings (hey, hard to pass on a malty lager such as Troegs
Troegenator Doublebock with peanut butter, one word "Yum"--just visit the Greeks Next Door...) but if you
have any of your peanut butter/beer favorites, please share!
We hope you will be able to join us for this fun Narb event!

P.S. Parklet 2.0 is in the Narb until Friday, September 30 (we say goodbye and hello Oktoberfest!)

State of the Narb? Pretty good.
Check out the Civic Association's Live Stream of the event here:

Narberth: Where standing on a soap box becomes a reality. Stay tuned…

Oktoberfest- Online ticket sales for the Narberth Oktoberfest are now open. Don't miss our first year ever
under festival tents right on Forrest Ave, in downtown Narberth! Live music by local favorite, Nash & the
KZP! Souvenir mugs for the first 500 tickets sold.
Who's going to be first?

Thank you Sally Anderson for the wonderful, inspiring plans for a Narberth Pocket Park.
Take a look here:

If you want this for our Borough, please e-mail your support to Narberth Councilmembers here:

Narberth Fitness Station
Youth Sports Performance:
An after-school experience for teens aged 11 to 18! 

Where: Narberth Fitness Station 
            100 Forrest Ave. 

When: 4 - 5:30 pm  
            Monday through Friday 

Cost: $150/week 

For whom: Teens with little athletic experience to advanced athletic experience 

Why: 1) To strengthen your athletic conditioning and endurance
          2) To improve your standing on your school sports team
          3) To meet friends of your age and with your interests
          4) To improve your appearance and mood

Call 610.716.8630 for information

Online Registration

Girls and Boys
7 & 8 yrs. old
9 & 10 yrs. old
11, 12, & 13 yrs. old
Registration fee: $110

Time: Saturday morning, no practices, only one hour games
Location: Welsh Valley
Start date: Saturday, September 17th

Girl and Boys
K only
1st & 2nd
3rd & 4th
Registration fee: $85

Time: Sunday morning, no practices, one hour sessions
Location: Narberth Park
Start date: Sunday, September 18th

From Avi:
Narberth Fashion Start-Up offers fall Marketing internship for an extraordinary college
student in Manayunk! Calling all extraordinary college students (or a really extraordinary high school student?
in the area to apply. Details and instructions here:

A Narberth Bookshop is on the way! See: and

Lower Merion Township Parks and Recreation
Fall 2016 & Winter 2017
Junior/Adult Tennis Lessons
Junior and Adult Indoor Tennis at Radnor Racquet Club
Learn the fundamentals of the sport, including forehand, backhand, serve & volley, as well as basic offensive
& defensive strategy. Instruction will be provided for Beg. & Int. players, as well as training for middle & high
school tennis team members.
Location: Radnor Racquet Club, 175 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087
Ages: 4 – 18 yrs & Adults

Dates: Sundays, September 25 – December 4 No Class Nov 27
Session 1: 3:00 – 4:00pm Beginner and Advanced Beginner

Session 2: 4:00 – 5:00pm Beginner and Advanced Beginner

Session 3: 5:00 – 6:00pm Advanced Beginner & Intermediate
Session 4: 6:00 – 7:00pm Advanced Beginner & Intermediate
Session 5: 7:00 – 8:00pm Adult & Teen – All Levels
Fee: Resident/$195 Non-Resident/$225

Dates: Sundays, January 15 – March 26 No Class Feb 19
Session 6: 3:00 – 4:00pm Beginner and Advanced Beginner
Session 7: 4:00 – 5:00pm Beginner and Advanced Beginner
Session 8: 5:00 – 6:00pm Advanced Beginner & Intermediate
Session 9: 6:00 – 7:00pm Advanced Beginner & Intermediate
Session 10: 7:00 – 8:00pm Adult & Teen – All Levels
Fee: Resident/$195 Non-Resident/$225

For more information, contact David Broida – or (610) 864-4303.
For on-line registration, please visit

Fall Tree Plantings in the Boro!

If you live in the Borough and are interested in purchasing a street tree at a greatly reduced cost, to be installed
by volunteers in the fall, please send me an e-mail (to with your street address and I will
forward to the Shade Tree Commission. A representative from the Shade Tree Commission will be in contact
with more information.
Thank you!

MLGBA Online Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Season!!!
• Online registration for Players AND Coaches is now available at Please click the REGISTER
NOW button on the top right of the homepage. Make sure to choose the correct form based on your grade. All
volunteer coaches must also register and successfully complete a background check. 
• ALL girls from 1st grade - HS are eligible to register. Girls in grades 1-7 will play in their own individual
grade division. Girls in grades 8-12 will play in a mixed age division. Specific details TBA
• Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays (mornings and afternoons), with some of the older
divisions also having a couple weeknight games during the year. Each team will have ONE weeknight practice
during the week. Times and locations of practice will depend on the team you are assigned to. You will note
your practice night availability when registering. All games and practices are played in LMSD gyms.
• Games will begin the first weekend after the new year and run to the week prior to the public school's
Spring Break. Practices will likely start a week or 2 prior to the Winter holidays, depending on gym
Get F.I.T.

If you are looking for an efficient and fun workout to start the weekend, checkout F.I.T. Camp.
Saturdays, 8:00am at the Narberth Playground. Meet by the picnic tables at the large basketball courts.
More info. below or drop Kristina a line with any questions!

Cadence Fitness Opening
Cadence Fitness is the newly transformed Narberth Fitness Station. Still at 100 Forrest Avenue, we invite you
to join us for classes in our exciting new formats and programs. We are offering brief but intense workouts that
you complete in less than 30 minutes but that pack the wallop of a 50-minute workout.
We are also featuring new formats that build endurance, train young athletes, and bring out the best in you in
the least amount of time. Stop by to test a class--no obligations, no membership needed. Classes begin at 6
am and go until 7 pm. Take the Dash, the Body Row, yoga, kickboxing, strength training and more! And for
those who want to truly transform their abilities, strength, and endurance, we offer a customized program that
focuses on your metabolic conditioning, stimulates your endocrine system, and re-awakens the human growth
hormone in you.
As always, you can benefit from individual training sessions. Locate us on Facebook: Cadence Fitness. Call us
at484.278.4777. Stop by: 100 Forrest Ave. Then check out the Narberth Pocket Park at our curb and look
forward to movies, beer, and food to be offered at our site in conjunction with the Narberth Co


Our Bakers CSB (community supported bankers) ( has been running locally at The
Greeks Next Door for over a month now. Friday nights are a happening time to do some beer tasting and
purchase delicious artisanal craft breads and baked goods. You can also order a 15-week bread share online
and get a 1.5 lb loaf of bread every week. Jerry Sheehan, our partner in our project to start a bakery in which to
employ and train people with disabilities, is there every Friday night between 5 and 7 selling Bavarian
pretzels, foccacia, tomato pie, and breads. Money from the sales is being used to fund our bakery startup costs.
This is a project of New Avenue Foundation ( a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to
help create more meaningful lives for people with disabilities.

Handwork Studio Updates:

Receive 25% Off Fall Registration!
Our Fall Session starts soon! Sign up now & receive 25% off your entire purchase by entering the code
FALL25 during registration! We will be offering a variety of classes Tuesday - Sunday including the brand
new Glamorize Your Doll class. 
Get more info & view our full schedule online at

New Workshops Coming This Fall!
Join us for our
1. Sew Tech Workshop, October 2, 10am - 11:30am
2. Glamorize Your Doll Costume Workshop, October 9 & 16, 10am - 11:30am
3. Craft & Cooking Workshop, October 17, 3pm - 5pm
More information will be released soon, but in the meantime view our fall class schedule and get more info at

Have questions or want to register your child for camp? Come to the studio and chat with Miss Catalina, or
give a call at 610.660.9600.

Did you see our app? "SeeClixFix"
It's a really cool app that permits you to cite a problem(i.e. broken sign, weeds in the playground, full trash
can), take a pic and send it directly to the Borough for action!
Try it here for Android, iPhone or web:

Thank You!

Narberth Beer Runners!
Please visit the Narberth Beer Runners page at , "Like
them" and the NBR will let you know of the next run. Also check out: too!

New Horizons Center, your local community resource for active adults 55 and older, is located in the hub of
Narberth, at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor.  New Horizon is
open Monday through Friday, from 9 AM – 2 PM.  Since 1976, New Horizons has been providing a wide
array of programs and services to appeal to the interests, talents, and desires of local seniors, keeping
them active, engaged, and independent. For information, resources and news, visit or call 610-664-2366 to sign up for an upcoming event!

Main Line Girls Basketball:
Online registration is now available for the upcoming season. Some general information is below.
Click the REGISTER NOW button on the top right of the homepage or follow the link below. All volunteer
coaches must also register and successfully complete a background check. Please be sure to enroll through the
appropriate form. There are separate ones for each grade, coaches and sponsors.
ALL girls from 1st grade - 12th grade are eligible to register.
Games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays (mornings, afternoons and some early evenings for the older
ages), and some of the older divisions will also have a couple weeknight games during the year. Each team
will have ONE weeknight practice during the week. Times and locations of practice will depend on the team
you are assigned to. You will note your practice night availability when registering. All games and
practices are played in LMSD gyms.
Practice will begin around the middle of December and Games will begin the weekend of Jan 7/8 and run to
the week prior to the public school's Spring Break. Practices will likely start a week or 2 prior to the Winter
holidays, depending on gym availability.
We are always in need more female role model as coaches. No experience necessary. The only requirements
are a good pair of sneakers and a lot of enthusiasm.
We are also always in need of Team/Division/League Sponsors. We rely heavily upon our generous sponsors
each year. More details to follow as we get going.
Please do not hesitate to email with additional questions
Happy Hooping!!

In other interesting news:

Do you Facebook?  Check out Friends of Narberth History!

Make sure you check out too!
Thanks Avi!

Now here's a list of fun, entertaining and community events in and about our town (Narberth and Nearberth)
for the upcoming week (and don't forget to check for more updates):

1.) Tonight, Friday, September 23, 2016 is the Parklet Social from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the corner of
Parklet 2.0 and Forrest Avenues, Narberth. Join us for a fun night in the Borough with "The Davis Experience"
as well as a special PB&J Foodtruck!

2.) Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, please join us for Cocktails with Candidates and
Electeds at the American Legion Hall, Windsor Avenue (next to the Library).

3.)     Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Storytime with Miss Julia at the Narberth Community Library. Every Tues
and Thurs at 11 am, year round. Join Miss Julia for songs, stories, and a craft.

4.)     Tuesday, September 27, 2016, *Narberth Community Food Bank *
All are Welcome!*

Many thanks to all who volunteer, donate and support the NARBERTH COMMUNITY FOOD BANK to help
end hunger in our community. We also thank the Narberth Community Library for having a receptacle by the
circulation desk for much-needed donations of non-perishable food items to make it easier for library patrons
and other Narberth citizens to drop off donations during library hours (10:00 to 8:00 Monday to Thursday and
10:00 to 5:00 Friday and Saturday). The food bank is always in need of canned chicken/turkey/tuna,
unsweetened hot or cold cereal, granola bars, jelly, canned fruit, popcorn, rice, quinoa, boxed milk and gluten-
free pasta, soups and crackers. A few extra cans or items from your shopping trip makes a difference to help
address the significant need right here in Narberth and Lower Merion. Of course financial support is also
always welcome and donations can be made online through PayPal Thank you so very much for your support!

5.) Wednesday, September 28, 2016, NARBERTH FRIENDS COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP

Invite a friend and join us every Wednesday morning, from 9:30-11:30am at Sabine Playground. Sand & fun
for the toddlers and kids, as well as blankets for the babies to lounge & play. 

All are welcome! We hope to see you!

Kimberley (momma of Ava & Alexa)    
Cheyenne (momma of Ellis & Kent)

Hosted at Sabine Playground
(At the intersection of Sabine & Montgomery Ave.)

6.) Thursday, October 6, 2016, The Authentic Garden:  Five Principles for Cultivating a Sense of Place
How can gardeners give gardens a sense of "authenticity," embracing their time, place, and culture, while
providing beauty, joy, and satisfaction?  Claire Sawyers, Director of Swarthmore College's famed Scott
Arboretum, draws on her deep educational background and wide experience of gardens here and abroad, to
develop five principles that gardeners everywhere can follow to develop a garden that has connection to their
lives, their landscape, and their traditions, and will present them to the Narberth Area Garden Club
on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:15 p.m., at the Narberth Borough Building, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth,
Pa., 19072, Haverford Ave. entrance.  Visitors, $10. admission.

Please check out for upcoming information as well as Twitter! I will be sending
Just link to follow tomgrady!

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