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NarbNet: Friday, October 28, 2016 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016

Welcome to the Friday, October 28, 2016 Edition of NarbNet!

Mix and add in grilled peanut butter sandwiches, hyper local bands (shout out to The Davis Experience!), tasty food
trucks (Yo PB&Jams in the house!), bewitching witches, political satire Quizzo (Daylin, did you really have to go
there?), somewhat funny to totally scary costumes, scavenger hunts, awkwardly dressed up dogs (are you really
going to make grady wear that?), get off your soapbox already, just wait until dark downtown parade, cider (really,
cider?), bags of treats (promise, no rocks) and what do you have? Just another Narb weekend…
Join us! We promise you'll have fun (and keep Monday far, far away…) #LoveNarberth


Come to the inauguration of the Narberth Civic Association SOAPBOX! 
In keeping with the NCA's commitment to civic dialogue and the open exchange of ideas, we invite you to come
speak your mind at Station Circle at 4:00 pm this Sunday Oct. 30, prior to the Halloween Parade, which starts
at 6:30pm.

Yes, we will have an authentic Narberth-built soapbox, and we welcome Narbs of all ages to step up and speak out
on any topics you choose. We expect this occasion to be informative, thought-provoking, and most especially, FUN!

For more information contact Georgette DuBois at (484) 995-3619 or

Tommy, Can YOU Hear Me? 
Win 2 Free Tickets to "The Who's Tommy" Live Musical in Nearberth!
@ Narberth Community Theatre (NCT); Runs Weekends from Nov. 4 - Nov. 19

To celebrate this energetic and emotional production of "The Who's Tommy, " (runs weekends from Nov. 4th - Nov
19th), NCT is giving away 2 free tickets right here through NarbNet! For your chance to win, just email:
Written by Pete Townshend, this Tony Award-winning rock opera chronicles the life of young Tommy Walker in
post-World War II Great Britain. After a tragic and traumatic childhood, follow Tommy on an "Amazing Journey" on
his way to becoming a "Pinball Wizard" and a "Sensation!" Director Linda Galati Hunt and her production staff have
put together an incredibly talented and enthusiastic cast (plus a live band) to bring you this rarely seen gem of rock
and roll musical theatre. You don't want to miss it! Check for showtimes
at NCT's new home, 6376 City Avenue (inside Overbrook Presbyterian Church).

To Pop Up or not to Pop Up?
"Winds in the east, there's a mist comin' in
Like somethin' is brewin' and 'bout to begin.
Can't put me finger on what lies in store,
But I feel what's to happen all happened before…"

Keep a lookout for the Pop Up of Parklet 3.0…

Got Bikes?

Everyone: I need a few more adult bikes for newly-arrived refugee families - AND......a few I-phones……..HIAS
Philadelphia is helping resettle 50 refugee families in NE and South Philadlephia.  They need bikes to get work, and
laptops and I-phones to search for jobs and to stay connected to families back home.  One refugee family comes
from Afghanistan - the father - age 28 - worked security at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul…….granted refugee status by
the U.S. governement…….THX in advance for your help……David Broida -

Fall Photos?

Narberth photographer Avi Loren Fox is currently booking Family Fall Photo sessions!! This year's Narberth special
is $300 for 40 minutes session anywhere in Narberth or at Shortridge Park. See family portfolio
here: To book, contact Avi at or 610 639 7480 

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

If you want a Pocket Park for our Borough in the downtown, please e-mail your support to Narberth
Councilmembers here:

Position Available:

The Take a Breather Foundation, based in the Philadelphia region, is a unique organization that aims to make life a
little easier for children living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Our goal is to give these children, along with their families,
the opportunity to "take a breather" from CF and focus on creating magical memories that will stay with them for a
lifetime. Memories that will strengthen their hearts and minds as they battle the psychological, emotional and
economic turmoil that accompanies life with Cystic Fibrosis. Founded in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) organization, the
Foundation has been an outgrowth of the Narberth CF Run, which has been fulfilling the dreams of children since
1996, when we granted our first wish and sent a child to Disney World. Today we have granted over 160 wishes, and
we look forward to connecting with more children with CF until a cure is found.

Position Summary
Due to growth of our foundation, we are currently seeking a talented Development & Fundraising Associate with
strong fundraising experience, including special events, social media campaigns, sponsorship solicitation and the
ability to develop and nurture relationships with key donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers. This is a unique
opportunity to direct your energy and talents towards achieving a "life enhancing" mission, while benefitting from
the resources and support of a highly regarded regional non-profit organization.
Please submit resume with salary history to or fax to 610-642-9475.
Reports to: President, Take a Breather Foundation
Location: Narberth, PA
Hours: Flexible

Cadence Fitness (formerly the Narberth Fitness Station) at 100 Forrest Ave announces its new high intensity interval
session, Cadence Dash! In less than 30 minutes you can be in and out, rev up your metabolic conditioning, jump start
your weight loss, and move your fitness into high gear. The 25 minute session is only $15 and runs at noon each
weekday! Stop by, test it out, feel better all day. For information, call 610.716.8630.

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
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 availability.
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

Handwork Studio Updates:

Brand New Craft & Cooking Workshop Series!
Looking to spice up your handwork game? Join us as we make real, edible treats along with a special craft! 
This Monday, October 17th, is the first of four--come and make raviolis and recipe boxes with the team!
Visit us here for more information and to register:

Join Us For a Glamorize Your Doll Costume Workshop!
For ages 6+, this design workshop runs on Sunday October 16th from 10AM-11:30AM for $45! Join us and choose
from several costume options as you prep for Halloween!
For more information & to register visit us here:

Looking to Learn how to Knit, Sew, or Crochet?
Schedule a private lesson with us, all ages welcome! Give me, Miss Catalina, a call at 610.660.9600 to set up an
appointment with one of our incredible teachers!

Fall Classes Filling Fast!
Our Fall Session has begun! Sign up now while spots last! We are offering a variety of
classes Tuesday - Sunday including the brand new Glamorize Your Doll class!
Get more info & view our full schedule online at

Have questions or want to register your child for camp? Come to the studio and chat with
me, Miss Catalina, or give me 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!

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, October 28, 2016, The Narberth Democratic Club is hosting a "Rock The Vote Quizzo
Party" from 7-10PM at the American Legion, Windsor Avenue, Narberth. We expect a great turnout & a fun evening
for all! All are welcome (teams & individual players)! Prizes & 50/50 Raffle - Beer, Wine, & Pizza
included. Babysitting available. Suggested donation: $5/Members, $10/Guests. For info., please e-     ​

2.) Saturday, October 29, 2016. It's almost time for the Witches of Narberth scavenger hunt. Let the kids have fun
running around downtown Narberth, finding witches and collecting treats. This free family event is open to kids of
all ages. Costumes are optional, and we'll even give you a bag to carry your loot! Saturday, October 29, from 1-4.
Details at:

3.) Saturday, October 29, 2016 is "Made on the Main Line", 4:30 PM To 8 PM, Narberth Park (Gazebo Area),
Hyperlocal Bands (Harriton and LM), Food Trucks (Yum) and Fun! 
All are welcome!
Presented by the Harriton Student Government (with a little help from the Mayor...)
Please join us!
More info here:

4.) Sunday, October 30, 2016 it's the Great Narberth Halloween Parade! We meet at 6:30 PM at the St. Margaret's
Parking Lot (on N. Narberth Avenue) and parade through town to the basketball courts!

5.) Monday, October 31, 2016. Boo! Happy Halloween!

6.)     Tuesday, November 1, 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.

7.)     Tuesday, November 1, 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!


Cold weather season is on its way, so it's time to move our weekly playgroup back inside! Please join this
Wednesday, October 26th from 9:30a - 11:30a in the Narberth Community Library's West Wing Community Room.

Each session will begin with introductions and a welcome song, followed by open play. The community room has
space for the active play of toddlers, as well as a comfortable area for those with infants and not-yet-mobile babies.

Please feel free to bring drinks and snacks for yourselves and your little ones. Restroom facilities are available and
the space is stroller accessible. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and children, newborn through age 4, are welcome
and we are happy to answer any questions at the email below!

We hope to see you!

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

Narberth Community Playgroup
Every Wednesday, 9:30am-11:30am
80 Windsor Ave., Narberth PA 19072

9.) Thursday, November 3, 2016, Working with Nature for a Beautiful Garden -- without Pesticides
Daniel Duran will reveal surprising and important ways that insects keep the ecosystem functioning, so that all life
on earth depends upon insects.  Dr. Duran, a professor of ecology at Drexel University, will show the Narberth Area
Garden Club how to have a pesticide-free  garden to help sustain biodiversity without sacrificing beauty.  Come to
the Narberth Municipal Building, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, Pa., 19072, Haverford Ave. entrance, at 7:15
p.m.  Free for members; visitors welcome with $10. admission.  

10.) Friday, November 4, 2016. Narberth Community Theatre's energetic and emotional production of "The Who's
Tommy" opens November 4th and runs through November 19th.
Visit our website for  details.

Written by rock musician Peter 
Townshend of the legendary band The Who, the rock opera won multiple awards including a Tony in 1993 for Best
Original Score. "The Who's Tommy" chronicles the life of young Tommy Walker in post-World War II Great Britain.
After a tragic and traumatic childhood, follow Tommy on an "Amazing Journey" on his way to becoming a "Pinball
Wizard" and a "Sensation!"

Director Linda Galati Hunt and her production staff have put together an incredibly talented and enthusiastic cast to
bring you this rarely seen gem of rock and roll musical theatre.  
You don't want to miss it!  Click here to purchase tickets now!

#NCTTommy "Come on the Amazing Journey, and learn all you should know"
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

11.) Saturday, November 5, 2016, In order to help support the much needed renovations to the Belmont Hills
Library, we are putting on a new fundraiser!  This unique event, Boos & Brews for Books,
is happening on November 5 from 7-10pm. It will take place on the grounds of the West Laurel Hill Cemetery and
will features beer from local breweries, home brewed beer tastings, moonlight tours of the cemetery, food, music and
more. Your ticket covers it ALL. Your beer, wine, food, and the tour, so come thirsty and hungry. The first 100
people get a free pint glass, too!  
The tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door and we are limited to 150. All proceeds benefit the Belmont Hills
Public Library.  Buy a ticket here
Event info:
We hope to see you there!

12.) Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Narberth Community Library, Neighbors, please join us at
the Narberth Community Library on November 11th to meet and hear a story read by a police officer from the
Narberth Police Department. Special appearance by Mayor Tom Grady! Bring your little ones! 

13.) Friday, November 18, 2016. "You've been gone too long, Alice..."
Friday, November 18, 2016 is Mayor's Movie Night!
We're showing Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" in the Auditorium, Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway
Avenue, 2nd Floor, beginning at 7:00 P.M. 
Mayor's Movie Night is always "FREE" and there will be refreshments, popcorn and candy available.
Parents/Guardians: Please grab a bite to eat/drink or shop in our wonderful Narb Downtown during the movie. There
will be a sign-in sheet or just see me (I'm the projectionist) at Movie Night!

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

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Have a great and safe weekend!

Best regards,

Mayor Tom Grady

Thomas F. Grady, Esquire
Thomas F. Grady, P.C.
2033 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel. (215) 977-7400
fax (215) 977-8160

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