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Mayor Tom Grady
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Welcome to the Friday, October 31, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!
This is my favorite time of year in the Boro. Last night we had our wonderful Halloween Parade! (Over the
years, I have gone from pushing the kids in a stroller to dressing the dogs in costumes. Picking the right dog
costume is an art, Louise just did not look right as Elsa and opted to dress as a pepperoni pizza…)
Tonight it's going to be a beautiful night in the Boro for all our trick or treaters. Our police will be on patrol,
ready to render any assistance and to remind everyone that the little ones will be running up and down the
streets and at the corners.
Please be careful. If you must drive, drive slow and have fun!
Why not build on all that walking you did for Halloween?
Run + Beer = Fun!
Check out: http://vimeo.com/109624211 and run.
Join the Narberth Beer Runners. See: http://www.narberthbeerrunners.blogspot.com/?m=1
Learn to Irish Dance!
A big Narberth welcome to McHugh Irish Dance that has moved into All Saints Church (corner of
Montgomery and Wynnewood/Gypsy Avenues) and is offering Irish Dance Lessons.
Tuesdays at All Saints:
Tiny Tots: 4:15-4:45
Level 1: 4:45-5:45
Level 2: 5:45-6:45
For more info contact Sheila O'Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
In other interesting news:
Do you Facebook? Check out the Narberth Historical Society a/k/a Friends of Narberth History!
Make sure you check out www.mayorgrady.com too!
Avi's Fall Family Photoshoot (great for Holiday card photos!)
Hello Narbs & Nearbs! Let's gather your family and capture your smiles, laughter, and fun times at a favorite
spot (Narberth playground? Coffee & treats at Patisserie? Your backyard?).
1. $250 for a 45 minute Narberth shoot with 100 digital images
2. $350 for a 45 minute Narberth shoot with 100 digital images and a set of 25, 5x7 archival prints of your
RECENT "SURPRISE" TESTIMONIAL From Kate Szumanski
"There is nothing like working with someone who knows exactly what she's doing. The experience is not only
enjoyable but also comfortable and relaxed. Many photographers can take good photos, but Avi Loren Fox
brought other intangible qualities to our shoot: an experienced artistic eye, in-depth knowledge of our location,
and kindness in the ways she interacted with each member of my family. Avi took great care to capture the
quiet moments and the more playful ones, and everything in between." - Kate Szumanski (full review here:
http://www.avilorenfox.com/blog/2014/10/a-surprise-testimonial) and view portfolio here:
BACK AT THE LIBRARY:
ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT!
INDOOR "YARD" SALE will be gone on Wednesday November 5!
As promised, several Christmas items are now on the indoor yard sale table including four beautiful velour
stockings for those who like to get a head start. Please check out many beautiful $2.00 coffee table books
featuring history, travel, sports, art, photography, gardens, wine and more…they make great gifts. Some
beautiful cookbooks are on sale for $1.25 each. You can help challenge the minds of children in your life with
never-used educational games. Please visit to take a look.
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.) Friday, October 31, 2014 Happy Halloween! (or Narboween!)
Please be safe as you walk around the Boro (cross at the corners and not between parked cars) and if you
happen to be driving, be extra watchful of young trick or treaters at the corners. Thanks!
2.) Monday, November 3, 2014, Walk-to-school Day! Belmont Hills school families, please join us for a
group walk to school. Walk to school group meets at 7:50 AM on Monday, Nov 3, at the corner of Iona and
Meetinghouse Aves. All kinds of fun. With questions please contact Jim Speer ,firstname.lastname@example.org
3.) Tuesday, November 4, 2014 is Election Day! Please VOTE!
4.) Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Need Creative Daycare for Election Day? The Handwork Studio has you
covered and your kids entertained for Election Day. They are offering a One Day camp from9 AM - 3PM this
Tuesday. Registration is still open and they would love to craft with your kids! You can register by calling
Miss Mary at the studio 610-660- 9600 or online here:http://bit.ly/THSregistration.
5.) Tuesday, November 4, 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.
6.) Tuesday, November 4, 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.
As many of you know, I opened a FREE clothing shop inside the Narberth Food Bank. We are low on several
items and I thought you may be able to help. We need: Men's clothing: suits, jackets, shirts, shoes, coats,
pants, belts, etc.
Women's clothing: dresses, pants, shirts, shoes, boots, jewelry, etc.
Kid's clothes: jackets, shoes, boots, pants, shirts, etc.
Please only donate gently used clothing or jewelry and please drop directly at 201 Sabine Ave. in the MELC
building Monday nights from 7-8pm or Tuesdays 10-1 or 6-7:30. Please let me know if those times don't work
and please pass this on to anyone you think may have great things to share. I promise, you will make many
Thanks in advance. Please ask any and all questions!
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!
7.) Wednesday, November 5, 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 openMonday through Friday, from 9:00
Am to 2:00 PM. For information, resources and news, visitnewhorizonsseniorcenter.org or call 610-664-2366.
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!
a) "12 Weeks to a Healthier You" Nutrition Class--Mondays in October at 9:15 AM: A weekly course
developed by the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) that helps adults 55 and over learn to increase
energy and overall health by eating smarter and increasing activity. Each week includes an informative
presentation, cooking demonstrations, handouts with how-to steps and tips and recipes. Eileen Chopnick,
registered dietitian-nutritionist, will teach the course and incorporate the AICR recommendations for cancer
prevention, teaching seniors to make dietary changes for lower cancer risk. Advance registration is requested.
Interested parties can stop by in person to New Horizons Senior Center, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd floor or call
b) Healthy Steps in Motion II--Mondays and Fridays at 9:15 AM: A Special Free 8-Week Exercise Class with
Rachel Hykel, certified HSIM teacher by Montgomery County. It was designed by the Pennsylvania
Department of Health especially for adults 55 and over and focuses on building lower body strength,
increasing flexibility and improving balance to help prevent falls. Call 610 664-2366 to sign-up, or stop by
100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.
c) A Matter of Balance: Fall Prevention 8-week class—Tuesdays at 12:30 PM:
Maureen Krause, Lankenau Medical Center/Main Line Health
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. "A Matter of Balance" is an
award-winning program for seniors 55 and over that is designed to manage falls and increase activity level.
The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage concerns about falls.
Participants will learn to:
• view falls as controllable
• set goals for increasing activity
• make changes to reduce fall risks at home
• exercise to increase strength and balance
Who should attend:
• anyone concerned about falls
• anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength
• anyone who has fallen in the past
• anyone who has restricted their activities because of falling concerns
For more information, call New Horizons at 610 664-2366, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor,
d) Walking Club--Fridays 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. For Intermediate walkers, not a race! Wear
comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Meet at the center at 9 AM, weather permitting. Stop by 100 Conway
Avenue, 2nd floor, Narberth, to sign up or call 610 664-2366. This group will meet on a weather-permitting
basis, advance registration is requested.
e) 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.
--Front Page and My Life Discussion Group--Wednesdays at 9:30 AM: This weekly group, led by Social
Worker Peter Adels, begins with issues in the news, such as immigration, military service, and civil rights, to
encourage participants to discuss related stories from our own lives. Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor,
to sign-up, or call 610 664-2366.
8.) Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Narberth Civic Association Annual Meeting on Wed. November 12th at
Come join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the original Narberth Civic Association.
All Narbs welcome! Learn more about the workings of the civic, what we've accomplished in the past year,
and how you can help to shape the year ahead.
Dennis Montagna will present a short talk on the history of Narberth and the formation of the new group
Friends of Narberth History. Click HERE to visit the Facebook page.
There will be time to socialize with old and new friends while you sample homemade goodies. You will have
the opportunity to join the Narberth Civic or renew your membership. You can also do that online at
If you have questions, please contact us at 610-608-2445
Please check out www.mayorgrady.com for upcoming information as well as Twitter! I will be sending
Just link to follow tomgrady!
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Mayor Tom Grady
Borough of Narberth
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