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Mayor Tom Grady
Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Welcome to the Friday, December 12, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!
I hope Santa remembers the Main Line train stations: "Old Maids Never Wed And Have Babies" (Overbrook,
Merion, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr) as he arrives by train to Narberth on
Please join us as we begin the Santa season in the Boro. This weekend will be a wonderful time to shop and
dine in our downtown (the heart of the Main Line) and on Sunday join us for carols, hot chocolate (it's cold,
you'll need it) and cookies as we sing for Santa.
Remember what Buddy the elf says: "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear."
Run + Beer = Fun!
Check out: http://vimeo.com/109624211 and run.
Join the Narberth Beer Runners. See: http://www.narberthbeerrunners.blogspot.com/?m=1
In other interesting news:
Do you Facebook? Check out Friends of Narberth History! https://www.facebook.com/NarberthHistory
Make sure you check out www.mayorgrady.com too!
Calling all Narbs! Avi's Kickstarter for the MANTLE is going strong and ready for your support as we near
the half way point of the campaign.
For $144 you can pre-order your MANTLE, a luxurious alpaca hooded-scarf (born in Narberth) and made
sustainably in the USA.
(ONLY if we reach the campaign goal of $30,000 by Christmas Eve will I be able to make the MANTLES!)
Watch the video, back the project, or share with friends here: http://kck.st/1F7uUKh Thank you!!!
BACK AT THE LIBRARY:
Our Library is setting up a novelty baking pan lending service. If you have any pans you'd like to donate (like
Winnie the Poo, Santa, Big Bird, etc.), please drop them off at the Library when they are open. Other libraries
have set up similar collections, like the Seward, Nebraska Memorial Library
(http://www.sewardlibrary.org/services/cakepans.html). Pans will be available for lending hopefully around
the Holidays. Questions? Call the Library at 610-664-2878.
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.) Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10-5pm It's the Narberth Holiday Open House at Sweet Mabel!--a Day for
Shopping and Savoring Narberth with special offers, treats, trunk shows and happenings all over town.
2.) Sunday, December 14, 2014- "Santa at the Train Station", 2:30 PM, Station Circle. Join us for carols, hot
chocolate and cookies as we welcome Santa to Narberth as he steps off the R5. All together now: SANTA!
OH MY GOD SANTA'S COMING! I KNOW HIM! I KNOW HIM! info: www.narberthfourthofjuly.com
3.) Sunday, December 14, 2014 3:00- 5:30 PM, Holiday Workshop at The Handwork Studio, Looking for a
creative workshop for your children to get in the holiday spirit? Join The Handwork Studio for their Holiday
Workshop this Sunday Dec. 14th from 3 PM - 5:30 PM. Workshop fee is $45 and you can register online here:
http://bit.ly/THSregistration. They are also hosting Winter Break Camp in three locations including Narberth
form Dec 22nd - Jan. 2nd Register by calling Miss Alexis at 610-660-9600 or learn more here:
4.) Tuesday, December 16, 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, December 16, 2014, *Narberth Community Food Bank *All are Welcome!*
Narberth Food bank is in strong need of the following food staples:
Canned Tuna, Chicken, Salmon
Donations Monday evenings 7pm & Tuesday 10am-1pm, PM 6- 7:30
201 Sabine Ave, Narberth
Questions? Visit narberthcommunityfoodbank.org
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 receptacle 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, December 17, 2014 through the rest of the week.
New Horizons Senior Center, your local community resource for active adults 55 and older, is now located in
the hub of Narberth, at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor. 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. The Center is open Monday through Friday, from
9:00 Am to 2:00 PM. For information, resources and news, visitnewhorizonsseniorcenter.org or call 610-664-
Volunteers Needed! Become a part of an active network that supports and sustains each other. We're seeking
volunteers for various positions at New Horizons! Let us know your hobbies, skills and expertise, and we can
structure a volunteer position that suits you. We're looking for art, history, cooking, music, science, Mah
Jongg instructors, help with mailings, hosts and hostesses and more. Interested volunteers can inquire via
Daily Lunch, Monday through Friday at Noon: New Horizons serves a full course lunch every weekday at
Noonfor adults 60 and over. The meals are planned by a local nutritionist and are catered by Betty the Caterer.
Meals are available to eat-in or take-out, for a suggested donation of $2.00 per meal. This program is
subsidized by Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services. Call or check our website
(www.newhorizonsseniorcenter.org) to see what's on the menu! Please call 610-664-2366 or stop by 100
Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to make your reservations!
New Horizons newly expanded social work programming is developed by Peter Adels, social work intern at
the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Programs are devoted to specific need
and topics to provide information, discussion and support for both groups and individuals. All services are
provided without charge, but membership is encouraged and donations are accepted.
--Full Circle Discussion Group--Mondays at 10:30 AM:
Adults 55 and over who no longer work are invited to join other retired seniors in an ongoing discussion about
what to do now that the daily job is done.
--Men's Support Group--Thursdays at 11:00 AM: A group exclusive to men 55 and over. Join other males in
discussing the subjects near and dear to your heart.
--Caregivers Support Group—Friday at 10:30 AM: It is a very demanding job to be a caregiver for someone
This group lead by Peter Adels is for both seniors and caregivers and is designed to provide a break and a
chance to share with others and feel their support.
--Coping with Loss—Friday at 12:30 PM:
The impact of the loss of a loved one is forever and everyone deals with grief differently. This support group
lead by New Horizons Social Worker Peter Adels is for anyone 55 and over dealing with the aftermath of the
loss of a loved one.
New Horizons invites you to join in Events New and Old at the Center….
a) Walking Club--Fridays at 9:30 AM: Tired of walking alone? Seniors interested in getting fit and meeting
other fun people, can join the New Horizon Walking Club. For Beginner and Intermediate walkers, not a race!
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Meet at the center at 9:30 AM, weather permitting. Stop by 100
Conway Avenue, 2nd floor, Narberth, to sign up or call 610 664-2366. As this group will meet on a weather-
permitting basis, advance registration is requested.
b) Interior Design Workshop—Tuesday, December 2 at 10:30 AM:
Ali Dabbagh is hosting an introductory workshop for adults 55 and over, on December 2 at 10:30 AM, on
using design elements to create a favorable environment in your home. The workshop will run for about an
hour, and cover a number of design implementations. Interested seniors should call 6100 664-2366 to sign-up,
or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.
c) Author Series: The Empty Net by Dr. Peter Kowey—Wednesday, December 3 at 12:30 PM: Adults 55 and
over are invited to join Main Line Health Cardiologist and Fiction Writer Dr. Peter Kowey at New Horizons
on December 3, at12:30 PM. Dr. Kowey will be discussing his third murder mystery novel, The Empty Net,
and answering questions about his work as a Fiction Writer. Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor,
Narberth to sign-up, or call 610 664-2366.
d) Cooking Demo: Holiday Appetizers--Friday, December 5 at 12:45 PM: If you are 55 or over and love to
cook—or just love to eat good food—the Center invites you to join other like-minded individuals and witness
the culinary genius of Adrian Seltzer as she teaches participants how to use a few simple ingredients to make
wonderful meals. This month, she will be demonstrating how to make Holiday Appetizers on December 5 at
12:45 PM. The fee is $4 for Members, $6 for Non-Members, and attendee get to partake in what is made!
Call 610 664-2366 to sign-up byDecember 3, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.
e) "Last Chance Cafe" with Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback-- Wednesday, December 10 at 12:30 PM: New
Horizons is excited to bring the "Last Chance" musical group to the Center on Wednesday, December 10.
Traditional and contemporary folk roots duo, Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback, will perform traditional folk
songs, original music and fiddle and banjo music. Sit down with friends, have a sweet treat and listen to
fabulous songs, performedlive by talented folk musicians. We know you'll enjoy this exciting performance!
The Entry fee is $5 for Members, $7 for Non-Members. Please call 610-664-2366 or stop by 100 Conway
Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to make your reservations!
7.) Thursday, December 18, "Santa at the Fire House", 7:00 PM, Narberth Fire Company, info:
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8.) Friday, December 19, 2014 is Narberth Movie Night a/k/a Cinema Paradiso!
We're showing our favorite "A Charlie Brown Christmas" followed by "Elf" in the Auditorium, Boro Hall, 100
Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth beginning at 7:00 P.M. Movie Night is always "FREE" and there will be
refreshments, popcorn and candy available. Parents/Guardians: Grab a bite to eat or holiday shop in our
wonderful downtown during the movie. There will be a sign-in sheet or just see me (I'm the projectionist) at
Movie Night! Thanks!
Please check out www.mayorgrady.com for upcoming information as well as Twitter! I will be sending
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Mayor Tom Grady
Borough of Narberth
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