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Mayor Tom Grady
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016
Welcome to the Friday, October 21, 2016 Edition of NarbNet!
"Slow Down, Shop Narberth!"
We came up the slogan a number of years back to tie into a "Slow Down, it's Narberth" campaign for safe
driving on our town's roads (We still has decals in the office—stop by and take one, they look great on bikes,
skateboards and kiddie wagons!).
Nowadays, "Shop Narberth" means more than ever. Everything and anything you could possibly need or want
is in our downtown. Take a walk (exercise our sidewalks), join some friends (bring a dog too) and spend as
many of your local dollars well, locally.
Keep green and Thanks!
Did you ever want to stand on a soap box?
Don't miss your chance to experience good, old-fashioned soapboxing in downtown Narberth. Before you
head to the Halloween Parade, come down to Station Circle on Sunday, October 30th at 4pm for a chance to
jump up and speak your mind on the Narberth Civic Association's soapbox.
A fun and entertaining opportunity to talk, listen and learn from your neighbors! All ages are welcome to join!
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…
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: www.avilorenfox.com/family. To book, contact Avi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610 639 7480
Thank you Sally Anderson for the wonderful, inspiring plans for a Narberth Pocket Park.
Take a look here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?
If you want a Pocket Park for our Borough in the downtown, please e-mail your support to Narberth
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.
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 email@example.com or fax to 610-642-9475.
Reports to: President, Take a Breather Foundation
Location: Narberth, PA
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: https://www.facebook.com/narberthbookshop/?fref=ts 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 864-4303.
For on-line registration, please visit www.lowermerionrec.com
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 email@example.com) 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 information.
MLGBA Online Registration is now OPEN for the 2017 Season!!!
• Online registration for Players AND Coaches is now available at mlgba.com. 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
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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) (http://ourbakers.com) 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 (http://newfdn.org) a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to
help create more meaningful lives for people with disabilities.
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: http://www.thehandworkstudio.com/narberth-
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: http://www.thehandworkstudio.com/narberth-studio/classes
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: http://blog.seeclickfix.com/narberth-borough-pa?
Narberth Beer Runners!
Please visit the Narberth Beer Runners page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/narberthbeerrunners/ , "Like
them" and the NBR will let you know of the next run. Also check out: http://vimeo.com/109624211 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
newhorizonsseniorcenter.org 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! https://www.facebook.com/NarberthHistory
Make sure you check out www.mayorgrady.com too!
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.) Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Come one, come all! Join us for the Narberth Civic Association's Annual
Meeting from 7:00-8:30pm at Borough Hall, 2nd floor. Hear an update on progress in the borough from
Council President Aaron Muderick, learn about the Civic's accomplishments this year, vote to adopt changes
to the Civic's bylaws, and find out how you can help shape our future. Enjoy free pizza, beer and the company
of fellow Narbs!
2.) Tuesday, October 25, 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.
3.) Tuesday, October 25, 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
@ https://narberthcommunityfoodbank.org/ Thank you so very much for your support!
4.) Wednesday, October 26, 2016, NARBERTH FRIENDS COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP
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
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-
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
5.) 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-
6.) 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: http://narberthonline.com/browse/nbaspecial.aspx?eid=3
7.) Saturday, October 29, 2016 is "Made on the Main Line", 5 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...)
More info to follow!
8.) 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!
9.) Monday, October 31, 2016. Boo! Happy Halloween!
10.) 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.
11.) 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)
12.) 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: https://www.facebook.com/boosandbrewsforbooks/
We hope to see you there!
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 www.mayorgrady.com for upcoming information as well as Twitter! I will be sending
Just link to follow tomgrady!
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Thomas F. Grady, P.C.
2033 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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