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NarbNet: Friday, August 15, 2014 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

Welcome to the Friday, August 15, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!

Your Borough Needs You!
Have you ever thought of joining Borough Council?
We're in the process of accepting applications for the vacant Borough Council seat of Mike Alexander (who
recently moved to Seattle (p.s.-send coffee and we miss you!)
It's a fun and rewarding experience (that is, provided you hold yourself back from responding to comments
regarding roundabouts or no left turns on facebook.)
Now here are the deets:

"The members of Borough Council, as required, will be accepting letters of interest and resumes until noon on
Thursday, August 28, 2014. Potential candidates must be residents of the Borough of Narberth (one year
continuous residence) and possess a valid voter registration card.

Letters of interest and resume′s may be forwarded by email (, fax (610-664-0803) or mail
(Narberth Borough Municipal Building, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072). Potential candidates will
be asked to attend a public information session with Borough Council and the Municipal Building either
September 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM or September 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM. William J. Martin, Borough Manager.

Are you on a Narbcation?
Enjoy the quiet (and lack of cars) but if you decide to leave our Boro (and just why would you?) make sure you
let our police department know and they will check on your home while you're away.
We have streamlined the process and you can sign up directly from the police website located at: by using the Contact button! Enjoy your vacation or Narbcation!

But before you go, check out these deadlines:

Narberth Flag Football and Soccer Info!
Do you Facebook? Check out the Narberth Historical Society!

Make sure you check out too!
Thanks Avi!

Run + Beer = Fun!
Join the Narberth Beer Runners. See:

Yoga, Yoga and more Yoga…

YG 200 Hour Teacher Training Info. Session with Mark Nelson
Fri Date: Sep 05, 2014 From: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Location: Narberth


From Holy Trinity, Narberth at the corner of N. Narberth & Woodbine Avenues

Please join us in welcoming our new Vicar, Josh Ferris and his wife Annie to Narberth! Vicar Josh started his
residency with Holy Trinity, Narberth on July 20 and brings a fresh, new approach to worship in Narberth. Josh
and Annie will be making their home here, and we hope they will love Narberth as much as we all do.

It's time for Weird Animals Vacation Bible Camp! Get ready for a peek at the unique! Weird Animals is a
habitat filled with incredible learning experiences that kids can see, hear, and touch. Sciency-Fun Gizmos at the
Imagination Station, team-building games, cool Bible songs and stories, and a tasty dinner are just a few of the
standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we'll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in
everyday life - something we call God Sightings. We'll also be raising money for kids and families in need
through an ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) project called God's Global Barnyard. This
organization provides farm animals to families and communities to reduce hunger and poverty in a self-sustaining

So mark these dates on your calendar: every Wednesday evening in August - 8/20 and 8/27 The fun starts at 5:30
pm and will end at 8:00 pm.

Call 610-664-5503 or email to register your children for this amazing adventure!

We have a Youth Group for youth in grades 6 - 12! We meet once a month for fun and fellowship on Sunday
evenings, beginning in September. Call 610-664-5503 or email for more

We're Making A Difference!

Holy Trinity, Narberth has installed three raised-bed gardens and is growing fresh vegetables for the Narberth
Community Food Bank, in a collaboration between Triskeles, Food For All and the NCFB. We have had our
first harvests, totaling over 20 pounds of cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers! We have tons of tomatoes almost
ready to pick. Call the church at 610-667-5503 for more information or if you would like to help harvest or
water the gardens.

We are Open to All!

Our Sunday Morning Worship service starts at 10:15 AM and is open to all. Whether you are Lutheran or
anything else, stop by and check us out, and be sure to stick around after church for Coffee Hour - affectionately
called "Happy Hour" by some. We hope to see you there! Check out our website at for more information.


FOYER REPAIRS ARE DONE so many new books are for sale on the foyer shelves. Please come to browse.
INDOOR YARD SALE continues with new items added every few days.We now have a vintage pressure
cooker in great shape, someone's owl collection (for Temple fans) and miscellaneous kitchen & glassware.

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.) Monday, August 18, 2014 to Friday, August 22, 2014.
Two More Weeks of Summer Camp at The Handwork Studio!

The Handwork Studio is still here for camp if you need them until August 29th. They've expanded their space to
accommodate parents who need help over the next two weeks. This offering is for Handwork Day Camp
Program at the Narberth location only. Space is filling up fast though, so be sure to reach out to Miss Alexis at
610-660-9600 to save your child's seat for the last weeks of camp!You can also register online

2.) Monday, August 18, 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. For information, resources and news, or call 610-664-2366.

New Horizons is closed in August
We will re-open after Labor Day, with a collection of New and Exciting Programsand Old Favorites
to help expand your horizons

Volunteers Needed for the Fall: 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 exercise, dance, history, arts, cooking
instructors, mailings, greeters, and more. Interested volunteers can inquire via

Walking Club
Lead Seniors interested in getting fit, and meet other fun people! Fit and knowledgeable about healthy walking
with seniors, able to walk at an intermediate pace for at least 1 mile once or twice a week.

Mah Jongg
Play and lead weekly games of Mah Jongg with members and guests at New Horizons. Instruct new players
and help refresh the memories of old hands…and have fun!

Seeking creative individuals interested in leading various art workshops or classes with Seniors - such as
watercolor, drawing, sculpture, quilt making, photography, mosaics, etc.


Host / Hostess Volunteers
We're looking for several vibrant, dynamic and friendly presences to act as a Host or Hostess at the Center.
Schedule can be flexible to meet your needs!

Duties Include:
*Greeting folks as they come in the door
*Showing people to their class/room
*Teaching new members how to use the sign-in computer system
*Handing out information to prospective members and volunteers
*Helping with phoning and Admin projects as needed
Does this sound like YOU? Email Judy at for more information!

We are also looking for volunteers interested in
giving Talks, Presentations, Demonstrations, or Classes in…
History, Science, Literature, Music, Art History, Cooking,Film Topics


3.) Tuesday, August 19, 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.

4.) Tuesday, August 19, 2014, *Narberth Community Food Bank *All are Welcome!*

Grow a Row! Please consider planting a row of veggies, or herbs to donate to NCFB. Fresh is best for
Questions? Visit

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. 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 under Family Resource Center of
Narberth. Thank you for your support!

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Have a great and safe weekend!

Best regards,

Mayor Tom Grady
Borough of Narberth
Thomas F. Grady, Esquire
Thomas F. Grady, P.C.
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Philadelphia, PA 19103
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