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Mayor Tom Grady
Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014
Welcome to the Friday, March 7, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!
It's time to show some First Friday Love to our downtown!
Yes, tonight we'll reach a hot and tropical 43 degrees and that means Spring! Goodbye winter, hello summer!
Enjoy. It's a wonderful night to shop and eat in our downtown (where else could you possibly get puppy
kisses?-see below Nannygoaters).
Forget your worries and just be happy. (play this often: http://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM )
Forget worrying about when that snowy ice mountain in the driveway is going to melt (and about just what is in
that snowy ice mountain.)
Forget about worrying about all those nutty pool fees or how much more they want to join their pool club. They
can keep it (we have way better things to do with our time.)
Forget about worrying when Weg will be able to make that left turn and always do the right thing. Always.
Forget worrying about when baseball will start with all that snow in the park (It always does with coffee, La
Put all those worries aside. Have fun tonight. Be happy.
Meet up with friends, share stories and smiles and toast to getting (almost) through a totally miserable winter.
Hope you have a wonderful journey (with no break downs and only happy pit stops along the way.)
From our Narberth Fire Company:
When you change you clocks this Saturday March 8, 2014-
Please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms!
The CSA location in Narberth is back again for the 2014 season! Neighborhood Foods CSA has transitioned
this year into a self-sustaining social enterprise called Philly Foodworks. Moving into a social enterprise rather
than part of a larger non-profit, allows us to increase our impact without distracting from the other missions and
goals of the larger non-profit, Urban Tree Connection. We are still purchasing all the food grown at the
Neighborhood Foods Farm and are now working with other urban producers all over the city. We are also
supporting four community farmers markets in low-income areas, supplying them with produce below market
rate, so they can offer it to their constituents at an affordable price.
We run a CSA (farm share program in which customers receive weekly deliveries of produce) and local food
distribution system that helps producers secure and build their business, while increasing access of their products
to all Philadelphians and residents of the local suburbs. A pickup location in Narberth will again be offered and
other suburban pickup locations have been added as well. CSA members can customize their shares to the degree
they desire and are reimbursed when they can not pick up their share. They can also receive their boxes at home
(in Philadelphia) through Wash Cycle Laundry's bicycle delivery system.
Length: May 26th-October 23rd (22 weeks)
Your Choice: $395 (six items, choose everything)
Mixed Choice: $395 (six items, you choose some things, farmer chooses some things)
Farmers Choice: $625 (10 items, farmer chooses)
Products available besides vegetables: meat, dairy, fruit, bread, jam, honey, hummus, beef jerky, soup,
condiments, desserts and much more coming!
Location: all over the city and Main Line
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website and CSA.
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL at the 2nd Annual Narberth Civic Association Potluck last Sunday
evening. A congenial crowd of about 65 adults and kids shared wonderful food and fun.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to the success of this event. Kudos to the board of the Civic
Association, especially Amy Vanneman, who coordinated the details of the potluck from beginning to the very
end of clean-up!
We welcome you to visit www.narberthcivic.org and consider joining our dynamic group of involved and
NARBERTH T-BALL AND COFFEE!
Calling all pitchers, catchers and baristas-registration is open for Narberth's fun and famous T-Ball and Coffee.
Early morning t-ball, coffee brewed by the Mayor and meeting parents and friends while the kids learn the
greatest game ever played.
Where else do you mix Stumptown and Cooperstown?
Just go to: www.narberthaa.com to sign up!
NARBERTH BASEBALL SIGN UPS!
Narberth Athletic Association Baseball ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
The NAA Cal Ripken Baseball League has the following divisions: TEE BALL (5 & 6 yrs. old) * ROOKIES (7
& 8 yrs. old) *MINORS (9 & 10 yrs. old) * MAJORS (11 & 12 yrs. old) * To sign up online visit
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL SEASON -
The league has the following divisions: PREP Legion (13 yr. old), Sandlot (14 yr. old), Jr. Legion (15 yr. old)
& Sr. Legion (16 to 19 yrs. old). Tryouts for each will be held in March/April. Please visit
www.NarberthAA.com for more information on each team.
COMMUNITY TOWN WATCH:
We have formed a Community Town Watch for Narberth. Groups have completed training and are now on
patrol. If you are interested in joining our Community Town Watch, please send me an e-mail to
email@example.com and I will put you in contact with our police department to arrange for the training and
assignment. Thank you!
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 www.meetthemayor.org for more updates):
1.) Friday, March 8, 2014, it's First Friday in the Borough! Spring is in the air (finally), so head on down to
downtown Narberth this Friday night and visit with your Narberth and Nearberth neighbors!
Nannygoat, the Great American Pub and Sweet Mabel are all celebrating First Friday from 5 -9 pm! Filet
Mignon and Cold Snap beer are two of the specials you'll find at the Pub on Friday. Nannygoat's unveiling a
new look and fresh finds this weekend. Their design theme for March is FARMHOUSE FINDS. Speaking of
Nannygoat, did you know that dogs are welcome in their shop? Bring your pooch down Nannygoat Alley for a
play date with their new mascot, Oliver (Mannygoat Ollie), who is sure to bring a smile. (Puppy kisses are
2.) Saturday, March 9, 2014, The Handwork Studio is proud to announce a new spring session Fashion
Workshop series instructed by April Johnston. April gained national fame as a contestant onLifetime's Project
Runway, where she participated both as a regular contestant and as an All-Star. We are so fortunate to have April
join our family!
During the five-class workshop series, Johnston will introduce participants ages 10-15 to the full process of
fashion design. Students will find their inspiration through trend research, searching for fabrics, and creating a
mood board. Next will come sketching a design, learning classic sewing techniques, and ultimately bringing
custom tops and skirts to life.
The first series of workshops,held at Rosemont College in Kaul Hall Sundays from 1:00-3:30 pm sold out.
Therefore we've added a second session from 10:00am-12:30. Classes begin March 9, 2014, and culminate April
6. Tuition for the five-class course is $300 and includes all materials.
To join April for our fashion event you can register online atwww.TheHandworkStudio.com/workshops or call
Miss Alexis to secure a spot at (610) 660-9600.
3.) Monday, March 10, 2014 through the rest of the week.
New Horizons Senior Center, your local community resource for active adults 55 and older, is now located at
Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor. We are open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM, and
serve lunch every day at Noon. Come check out our great programs to expand your horizons!
a) Walking Club--Tuesdays and Fridays in March at 9:00 AM
Tired of walking alone? Seniors interested in getting fit and meeting other fun people, can join the New Horizon
Walking Club. Now that the weather is getting better, you can meet, get outside, take a walk and talk. For
Intermediate walkers, not a race! Tuesday and Fridaymornings, starting Tuesday March 4. Wear comfortable
clothes and walking shoes. Meet at the center at 9 AM. Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd floor, Narberth, to
sign up, or call 610 664-2366.
b) Full Circle: Discussion/Support Group for Boomers and Active Adults led by Debbie Hoffman--Tuesdays in
March at 12:45 PM: Are you retired and not used to having so much free time? New Horizons Senior Center is
hosting a Support Group Tuesdays at 12:45 PM for Retirees looking to meet like-minded adults experiencing the
same sense of "Now What?!" Discuss ideas and strategies to develop rewarding, enriching and fulfilling ways to
utilize your time. Come early, and enjoy a catered lunch provided by Betty the Caterer for only $2 before the chat
(at noon)! Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, to sign up, or call 610 664-2366.
c) Art Corner: "Painting on Glass"—Wednesday, March 5 at 12:15 PM and " Me, Myself and I Collage
Project",Wednesday, March 12 at 12:15 PM: On Wednesdays in March, indulge your creativity with Tamara
Clements at12:15 PM. Try your hand at a variety of fun and creative art projects for all levels of interest and
ability. All are welcome! All materials are provided. Just bring your imagination. Come early and enjoy a
catered lunch at Noonfor only $2! Look for other "Art Corner" projects in the future. Call 610 664-2366, or
stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to sign-up by March 3.
d) FREE Income Tax Preparation--Every Thursday in March, by appointment: New Horizons Senior Center is
partnering with CADCOM (Montgomery County Community Action Development Commission) to offer FREE
income tax preparation to eligible seniors. The 45-minute sessions will be available by appointment only.
Spaces are limited so call now to reserve your spot and take the eligibility survey! Call 610 664-2366 to sign-up.
e) Computer & Tablet Tutorials--Every Friday in March, by appointment: New Horizons Senior Center offers
adults 55 and over a chance to finally learn about the technology the grandkids are toting around. Make an
appointment now for your customized one-on-one tutorial and learn anything from Word and Excel, E-mail and
the Internet, or how to use "Apps" in everyday life. Tutorial sessions are $5 for Members, $8 for Non-Members.
Call610-664-2366 for an appointment, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth to sign-up.
f) Jewelry Making: Photo Frame Pendants: Friday, March 7 at 10:30 AM. With Rachel Hykel, owner of Lily
Bring your own photographs and learn fun and creative techniques to turn them into a framed pendant to keep or
give as a gift to a friend or family member
Materials Fee: $8.00; Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth to sign-up by March 5, or call 610-
g) Take Charge: With the Help of Friends: A FREE 14 week program designed to focus on healthy habits that
will aid in a better quality of life in your later years. Course begins Monday, March 10 at 9:15 am. Course topics
*Healthier eating habits
*The importance of exercise
*The value of social support
*Stress reduction techniques
*Better sleep habits
Take Charge of your life! Enroll now.
Call 610 664-2366, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to sign-up.
New Horizons Senior Center in Narberth is looking for a part-time lunch assistant to work about 10 hours a
week. The job entails serving catered meals to seniors, directing volunteer crews during holiday parties, setting
up and breakdown tables and chairs, monitoring inventory, light cleaning, and of course interacting with local
seniors. A fun, flexible job, perfect for a student, stay at home parent, freelancer, or retired/semi-retired person.
Schedule is Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Reduced hours in January, July and August. Paid
federal holidays. Email SHANNON.NHSC@GMAIL.COM for more info.
4.) Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Tiny Tales , Tuesdays AND Thursdays @ 10:30 a.m. at the Narberth
Community Library. For ages Birth to 5. Stories, songs and a craft with Miss Janine and Miss Mayuri.
5.) Tuesday, March 12, 2014, *Narberth Community Food Bank *All are Welcome!*
Need help preparing for the GED? Narberth Community Food Bank is offering individualized FREE tutoring.
Interested? Please firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 484-278-4579.
Thank you to all who volunteer, donate and support ending hunger in our community.
In order to facilitate donations to the Narberth Food Bank, the Narberth Community Library has become a Drop
Off point for donations. There is a recepticle just inside the library front door, in front of the circulation desk.
We hope this will make it easier for library patrons and other Narberth citizens to drop off much needed
donations at a time that is convenient for them. The library is open from 10:00 to 8:00 - Monday thru Thursday
and 10:00 to 5:00 - Friday and Saturday. www.NarberthCivic.org/news is now publishing a self-updating notice
of items currently needed for donation to the food bank at the Narberth Family Resource Center. The needs
change regularly, and so will this list. I hope this will facilitate more efficient giving. Please remember the food
bank! Even just a few extra cans or items from a trip makes a difference. There is significant and regular need
right here in Lower Merion & Narberth. Check out the article space in the top right hand column of
NarberthCivic.org/news under Family Resource Center of Narberth. Thank you for your support!
6.) Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Fit-Fun-Friends-Run-Narberth (every Wednesday)!
Saint Margaret School parking lot - 7am ***NEW TIME***
The Narberth Run is just around the corner...starting your mid-week with a run around the Kingdom is a great
way to work on your fitness while enjoying the company of friends & neighbors (and gets you out of bed!). All
levels welcome, all you have to do is show up! We will start and end at SMS. Contact Jack Scholz
email@example.com if interested or questions.
7.) Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Upcoming Event Information:
Event: Narberth Civic Association Board Meeting
Place: Narberth Borough Hall, 2nd floor
Date: March 12, 2014, Wednesday
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Members as well as the general public are invited.
Click here for the meeting agenda.
Check us out on Facebook!
8.) Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 9:30 am
Purim Shpiel & Megillah Reading
Come celebrate Purim with the traditional reading of the Megillah and an entertaining performance of our shpiel
featuring MLRT Jersey Boys (and girls), "Oh What a Shpiel!" Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery
Avenue, Wynnewood. 610-649-7800
9.) Sunday, March 16, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Children of all ages are welcome to attend our Purim carnival, featuring crafts, moon bounce, face painting,
goodies, games and more! Cost per child $18. Food available for purchase. Main Line Reform Temple, 410
Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewood. 610-649-7800
10.) Thursday, March 20, 2014, On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. there will be a Town Hall Meeting
at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA for the community to discuss public safety
results of the no left turn prohibition on the N. Wynnewood and E. Wynnewood Intersection. All interested are
welcome to attend and submit comment. Thank You!
11.) Friday, March 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Cinema Expert Shines Spotlight on American-Jewish Experience
During Shabbat evening services, MLRT will welcome cinema expert Eric Goldman, Adjunct Professor of
Cinema at Yeshiva University, who comes to us as a speaker from the Jewish Book Council Network. He will
discuss the American-Jewish experience in cinema throughout the last century, focusing on Irwin Shaw's
bestseller The Young Lions and the 1958 movie on which it was based. Main Line Reform Temple, 410
Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewood. 610-649-7800
12.) Monday, April 13, 2014, NARBERTH GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
We would like to communicate out to all of our past players and families that the 2014 Narberth Girls Basketball
League Registration is now Available!!!
To register please visit:
Open to all girls currently in grades 5-12.
Draft Date is the last week of April, so be patient after you register for the season. You will hear from a coach
via e-mail/phone from our league once the draft has been completed. All communication is 95% via e-mail and
Games are played Monday - Thursday (6pm, 7pm & 8:15pm daily). The season starts on May 19th and runs
until the last week of July.
Registration FEE before April 13, 2014 = $70.00
Registration FEE after April 13, 2014 = $95.00
Hurry and register now to save on the registration fee!!!
Freshman League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 5th or 6th Grade
Junior League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 7th or 8th Grade
Senior League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th Grade
If you have any additional Questions please visit our website and click the FAQs Tab or QUESTIONS tab or
send e-mail directly to Staff@ngbbl.com
We look forward to seeing you next season!
NGBBL STAFF and Families
13.) Saturday, April 26, 2014, THE NARBERTH RUN
Registration is now open!
Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2014 ? 9:00 am
Cost: $35.00 until March 31st, $40.00 thereafter.
1 mile walk added this year for non-runners
The Kidz Run will be held immediately following the 5 miler/walk. Cost is $15 per child.
All proceeds from the The Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run go towards fulfilling the wishes and dreams of children
living with Cystic Fibrosis.
14.) Saturday, April 26, 2014, NarbEarth Day News:
Dear Exhibitors, Volunteers and Friends
The Narberth Civic Association thanks you for making last year's NarbEarth Day such a resounding success!
This year NarbEarth Day will be on Saturday April 26th, from noon to 4 pm next to the Narberth Library on
Windsor Avenue (same place as last year). Planning is already underway for another fabulous day of celebration
and care for our earth.
Date: Saturday April 26th, 12pm - 4 pm
Rain Date: Sunday April 27th, 12pm - 4 pm
Set up starting at 11am
If you know of any other appropriate, environmentally friendly businesses or non-profits, or potential volunteers,
please either forward this email to them or let me know their contact details.
We are inviting you to have a space and request that you bring your own table if possible. Please let us know if
you plan to join us by completing the attached form describing the product or service you will be exhibiting. If
you need a copy of your form from last year, let me know. We will be having a raffle again and require for-
profit businesses to donate an item. Please indicate what you plan to donate.
This event can't happen without your energy and support! We hope that you will be able to help out this year.
Would you please let us know if you are available? We need help to set up at 11 am and clean up at 4 pm as well
as help during the event.
NarbEarth Day is growing bigger and better every year. Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can
reserve your space.
NCA is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, so we expect an especially good turnout.
NCA Board Member
610 608 2445
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