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NarbNet: Friday, August 29, 2014 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2014

Welcome to the Friday, August 29, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!
Yes, it's been a wonderful summer (wearing white clothing has been big, really big this summer second only to Tide
sticks) but we're all winding up (cue Sinatra's Summer Wind) and heading straight to the busy season next week such
as school starts, dancing for joy in the Staples' aisle, longer Boro meetings, Narb music and arts festival, Mayor's
Friday movie nights, just how are they able to set up a beer garden in Narberth Playground, First Fridays and Narberth
sports (flag football-the real NFFL and soccer!)
Join us! (we're going to have a really fun fall in the Narb!)

Before you leave for that one last (hurrah!) time-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.
See you soon!

But before you go away, make sure you register:

Narberth Flag Football and Soccer Info!
Do you Facebook? Check out the Narberth Historical Society a/k/a Friends of Narberth History!

Make sure you check out too!
Thanks Avi!

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

Narberth Rugby Football Club ("Otters"):
Saturday 27th September 9-11:30am Narberth Rugby Extended Board
Meeting: location TBD
Saturday 18th October 7-9:30pm Parents and Friends evening at the McKendricks

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).

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


Fall Classes Now Enrolling at The Handwork Studio

Looking for a creative after school program for your child? Fall Classes are now enrolling for all of our needle arts
programs. Sessions start September 15th. More info here: Register for Fall Classes by calling Miss
Alexis at 610-660- 9600 or online here:

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.


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.) Saturday, August 30, 2014, Great news for Nannygoat fans this weekend! To make room for "new" inventory
gathered over the summer, Nannygoat's having a "Blue Moon Sale" this Saturday! Everything in the shop and down
the alley will be 10 - 20% off all day, and if you're a regular, you know it only happens once in a blue moon. So don't
miss this chance to save even more on that special something you've had your eye on!

Nannygoat Antiques & Vintage Design
301 Haverford Avenue (Nannygoat Alley)
Saturday, August 30th
11 - 5 pm

2.) Monday, September 1, 2014-Happy Labor Day! (hug a Union member too!)

3.) Tuesday, September 2, 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, September 2, 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 everyone!
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!

5.) Wednesday, September 3, 2014 through the rest of the week. New 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.

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 Walking Club Leaders, art, history, cooking, music, science, Mah
Jongg instructors, help with mailings, hosts and hostesses and more. Interested volunteers can inquire via email:

New Horizons is Re Opening for the Season on
Wednesday, September 3
With a Combination of
New Programs and Old Favorites
to Help Expand Your Horizons

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) Current Events and Your Life Discussion Group with Peter Adels--Wednesdays, Starting September 3 @ 9:30 AM:
Join New Horizons on-site Social Worker Peter Adels on Wednesdays in September, starting on Sept. 3 at 9:30 AM,
to discuss current news items, and how they relate to your own life experiences. Everything goes, from Immigration,
to Military Service, to Civil Rights. Interested seniors can stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, for more
information or to sign-up, or call 610 664-2366.

b) Men's Support Group with Peter Adels--Thursdays, Starting September 4 @ 11:00 AM: New Horizons on-site
Social Worker, Peter Adels, offers a chance for men 55 and over to get together to make friends and explore issues
important to men. Come on Thursdays at 11 AM, starting on September 4, and enjoy some male-bonding time!
Interested seniors can call 610 664-2366 for more information or to sign-up, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd
Floor, Narberth.

c) Walking Club--Fridays, Starting September 5 @ 9:00 AM:
Over 55 and tired of walking alone? Seniors interested in getting fit and meeting other fun people, can join the New
Horizons Walking Club. For Intermediate walkers, not a race! Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Meet at
the center every Friday at 9 AM, starting on September 5, 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

d) Bucket List Discussion Group with Peter Adels--Every other Friday, Starting September 5 @ 10:30 AM: From
skiing down the Alps vs visiting the Great Wall of China to who gets the China Plates, decisions and goals need to be
made in the later years of life. Join New Horizons' on-site Social Worker Peter Adels every otherFriday as he leads a
discussion group focused on learning how to achieve all our life goals and plans, whether fun or practical, large or
small. Interested seniors can call 610 664-2366 to sign up, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2ndFloor, Narberth.

e) "12 Weeks to a Healthier You" Nutrition Class--Starting Monday, September 8 @ 9:15 AM: "12 Weeks to a
Healthier You" is a weekly course starting on Monday, September 8 at 9:15 AM, developed for seniors by the
American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) that helps seniors 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, Narberth to
sign-up by Sept 5, or call 610 664-2366.

f) Full Circle with Peter Adels--Every Monday, startingSeptember 8 @ 10:30 AM: Adults 55 and over are invited to
join New Horizons on-site Social Worker Peter Adels in a discussion and support group every Monday in September
at 10:30 AM for those who are not sure what to do now that they are retired. The group will explore feelings about
topics such as productivity, daily activities during retirement, rest and relaxation, and of course the all-important
"having a good day." Interested seniors can call610 664-2366 to sign-up, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor,

g) BINGO at New Horizons! Tuesday, September 9 @ 12:30 PM: New Horizons popular BINGO tournament for
adults 55 and over returns on Tuesday, September 9, at 12:30 PM. Games are 50 cents a card, and you can purchase as
many cards as you wish. And of course, there are prizes. Come and join in the fun! Interested parties can stop by 100
Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to sign-up by Sept 8, or call 610 664-2366.

h) Brain Games: Chess and More--Wednesday, September 10 @ 12:30 PM: On Wednesday, September 10, New
Horizons is once again hosting an hour or more of Brain Games. If you are 55 and over and like to exercise your
mind, this is the club to join. Chess, Scrabble, Memory Games, and more! Interested partied can call 610 664-2366
for more information or to sign-up by Sept 9, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.

6.) Friday, September 5, 2014 it's First Friday in the Borough!
Join your friends and neighbors for a night out in Borough. Grab a friend or bring the family downtown to have dinner
in one of our BYOBs or pubs. Shop the stores that stay open late, like Character Development, which always has a
First Friday book special. Find some new treasures and have some wine and cheese at Nannygoat Antiques. Don't
forget to drop by Sweet Mabel, the heart of the First Friday action here in the Borough. They always have a featured
artist of the month, not to mention the funkiest selection of art and gifts on the Main Line.

7.) Thursday, September 18, 2014 through Sunday, September 21, 2014. What happens when the Narberth Music
and Arts Fest and the Sidewalk Sale fall on the same weekend?
It's the 2014 Narberth Fall Sidewalk Festival, September 18 - 21!

8.) Friday, September 19, 2014 it's Narberth Movie Night! We'll be showing a movie involving Kermit's
doppelganger-- "Muppets Most Wanted" beginning at 7:00 P.M. in Narberth Borough Hall, 2nd Floor Big Room 100
Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA. The movie is FREE and we'll have refreshments, candy and popcorn. A trailer for
the film is here:
Join us for a fun family night in the Narb!

9.) Saturday, October 18, 2014-Narberth's Oktoberfest!!!
The sixth annual Narberth Oktoberfest is Saturday October 18, 2014, from 5 pm to 9pm. This is the fourth year it has
been held under festival tents in Narberth Park. The $40 ticket price includes local beers, live music, and festival food,
including a pig roast, turkey, pretzels, brats & sauerkraut, dessert, and more. Proceeds benefit the Narberth Volunteer
Fire Department and the Narberth Dickens Festival. Get more info by e-mailing

Is babysitting available?
Yes, but it is limited to the first 50 children of ticket-holders who are pre-registered.
Members of the Narberth Girl Scouts will provide babysitting in the big room at Borough Hall. These teen girls are all
certified babysitters, and they will also have adult supervision. They are raising money for their troop, so please make
an appropriate and generous donation. Kids will play games, have pizza, and watch a family-friendly movie while
parents are around the corner enjoying Oktoberfest. This service is for potty-trained kids 3 and older.
Once you have purchased tickets, please e-mail with:
• parent's name and cell #; and
• children's names and ages.
Can we bring children or babies to the event? How about dogs?
No. We cannot make exceptions to this rule, so please plan accordingly.

Are there any dishes besides Pork and Brats?
We also have turkey and a vegetarian option, as well as a number of side dishes.

Are there any beverages besides beer?
We'll have plenty of beer and bottled water, For the non-beer drinkers, we'll also have some wine available. (And a few
people even brought their own favorite wines last year.)

What if it rains?
The event is rain or shine. These tents are designed to handle some rain, so we should stay dry underneath. We've
actually some rain in past years, and we hardly noticed it.

Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, if you buy online before the day of the event. Our easy and secure Paypal transactions are available to anyone
with a major credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to use it.

Can I buy advance tickets in person?
You can buy with cash at Sweet Mabel before the day of the event.

Will the event sell out? Can we buy tickets at the door?
This event will probably sell out. If there are any tickets left, they will be available for cash-only at the door. But if you
buy in advance (by October 15) you will receive a free souvenir mug with every ticket.

Can I make a contribution to St. Margaret's School?
The online payment form will give you the option of designating $5 per ticket to St. Margaret's School. Or you can
contact a St. Margaret's School representative to buy an advance ticket in person.

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Best regards,

Mayor Tom Grady
Borough of Narberth

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