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NarbNet: Friday, October 24, 2014 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014

Welcome to the Friday, October 24, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!

"Are people born Wicked? Or do they have Wickedness thrust upon them?"--Glinda from "Wicked"
Well, this weekend in Narberth, you're going to encounter a lot of wickedness!
The Witches are coming!
On Saturday the Witches of Narberth fly into our downtown.
Beware and Enjoy! (and see below.)

A great big welcome to the Narberth Farmers' Market that opened this past Wednesday! (Yes! It's like the
Lapps never left…)
Visit: for more information.

Thanks for all that joined us at Narberth Movie Night! (it only took many viewings, 50 years and middle age
to realize who Mary Poppins really came to save…) #SavingMrBanks (if you get the chance, watch that movie

Run + Beer = Fun!
Check out: and run.
Join the Narberth Beer Runners. See:

It takes a Village (Treats).
Village Treats is warming things up for the cooler weather! Join us for Waffle Weekends, all day long on
Saturdays and Sundays. We're serving up hot Belgian waffles, savory and sweet. Get yours with syrup and
butter, Nutella or Pennsylvania honey, or try one of our weekly specials. Also starting this weekend, we're
offering whole cakes and cupcakes to go, including flavors like chocolate buttermilk, vanilla buttercream and
carrot. Pick one up for your dinner party or last-minute celebration. Yum!

Need Irish Dance Lessons? (Of course you do, your parents will be so proud.)
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 and

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 too!
Thanks Avi!

Family Holiday Card Portraits with Avi Loren Fox!

$100 for family portrait delivered as a high resolution digital image for you to feature on the front of your
holiday card

Email for shoot dates and locations and to see photographs.

:-) Avi

Yoga, Yoga and more Yoga…

Yoga Child Teacher Training, Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children, Pre-School - 5th grade with Gail
Sat Date: Oct 25, 2014 From: 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Location: Narberth

YOGA GARDEN 200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING • with Chae Yang and Mark Nelson
Sat Date: Oct 25, 2014 From: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Philadelphia


Not going to be in the Borough to Vote this Nov. 4, 2014?
College students- Don't forget to mail your ballot before you leave for school!
Absentee balloting is a two-step process: 1) beginning with mailing to Norristown's Board of Elections the
form applying for the ballot, and
2) voting and returning the ballot itself. <> where you'll
find complete instructions and the application form. Another useful website for voting info and forms is<>. We have also started a voting-related /Frequently Asked
Question /section at this link <>.

The last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election. Please note that
*postmarks do not apply* and original applications must be received (no facsimiles or emails).

INDOOR "YARD" SALE enters its last few weeks at the Narberth Community Library! As promised, several
Christmas items are now on the indoor yard sale table for those who like to get a head start. There are also a
large number of $1.00 holiday CDs. Please check out many beautiful coffee table books on sale for $2.00
featuring history, travel, sports, art, photography, gardens, wine and more…they make great gifts. A few
miscellaneous cookbooks can be had for 25 cents each, these were reduced in order to make room for some
special ones next week. Household & decorative items, games and other miscellany are always available.

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
( 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 for more updates):

1.) Friday, October 24, 2014, at 8:00 pm, Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of
Belief | Dr. Andrew Newberg
In this lecture—based upon his book of the same title—Dr. Andrew Newberg discusses his research in brain
function and neuroimaging, illuminating the chain of neurological events that are triggered by intensely
focused spiritual contemplation. Dr. Newberg, Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative
Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, places these objectively observed phenomenon side by side with our
ineradicable drive to make myths, proposing that the religious impulse is coded into the biology of our brains.
While neuroscience cannot confirm nor dispute the existence of God, it can help us understand why God will
not go away so easily. Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewood. 610-649-7800,

2.) Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 1:00 pm the kids are invited to get a head start on Halloween at the
Witches of Narberth scavenger hunt in downtown Narberth. This free family event sends kids of all ages to
roam throughout Narberth's downtown, collecting treats and searching for witches. Kids can feel free to wear
costumes, but it is completely optional. Just come to the main tent to get your clue card and scavenger bag.
Once they find all thirteen witches, kids return to the start for a Halloween prize. This year's bigger hunters
can earn a custom-made Halloween-themed tin of Crazy Aaron Putty, while smaller hunters can win a plush
ghost. The hunt goes until4pm or while prizes last. More information

3.) Sunday, October 26, 2014 Celebrate Halloween with The Handwork Studio! Your child can make their
own candy and a great tote in this delightful workshop on this Sunday, October 26th at 3 PM. Workshop fee is
$45 and Registration is now open and a limited number of seats remain! You can register by calling Miss
Megan at the studio 610-660- 9600 or online here:

4.) Tuesday, October 28, 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, October 28, 2014, *Narberth Community Food Bank *All are Welcome!*

Narberth Food bank is in strong need of the following food staples:
Peanut Butter
Pasta Sauce
Hot Cereal
Canned Tuna, Chicken, Salmon
Granola Bars
Bathroom Tissue

Donations Monday evenings 7pm & Tuesday 10am-1pm, PM 6- 7:30
201 Sabine Ave, Narberth
Questions? Visit

Thank you to all who volunteer, donate and support ending hunger in our community.
From Phyllis:
As many of you know, I opened a FREE clothing shop inside the Narberth Food Bank this summer. 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
people smile!

Thanks in advance. Please ask any and all questions!

Phyllis Hurwitz
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!
6.) Wednesday, October 29, 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, 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
( 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
610 664-2366.

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, in October at 12:30 PM:
Maureen Krause, Lankenau Medical Center/Main Line Health
FREE Class
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.

7.) Thursday, October 30, 2014, it's the Narberth Halloween Parade! We will begin to gather at 6:00 PM in
the St. Margaret's School parking lot. The Parade will step off beginning at 6:30 PM and will travel through
our downtown to the Narberth Playground. At the Playground, everyone will receive a goody bag, cookies
and cider courtesy of the Narberth 4th of July Committee. I hope you are able to join us for a Spooktacular

8.) Friday, October 31, 2014. Happy Halloween!

9.) Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Narberth Civic Association Annual Meeting on Wed. November 12th at
7 pm.

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

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Best regards,

Mayor Tom Grady
Borough of Narberth
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