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NarbNet: Friday, September 12, 2014 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Welcome to the Friday, September 12, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!

Fall in love with the Boro!
There's so much to do and contribute to our town. This weekend starts up Soccer and the NFFL. The
Borough Council, Committees and Community Groups have begun their meetings again in full stride (after a
fun and glorious summer) and we all welcome everyone to have their voice heard or to lend a hand and join in.
If you are interested in joining a group or committee, send me an e-mail (
I'll make sure we chat and make the perfect connection.
Thank You!

Congratulations to Narberth's newest Councilmember: Gigi Tevlin-Moffat (Woo Hoo!...)

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!

Dr. Wagner Marseille invites you to "Walk and Listen"
Mark your calendars for informal "Walk and Listen" sessions in our community. Join Dr. Marseille for fresh
air and conversation about our schools as you walk at a leisurely pace through our beautiful community.
Tuesday, September 16 - 9:20am-11:00am - Cynwyd Trail Traverse
Meet in front of Cynwyd Station (375 Conshocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd)
Tuesday, September 23 - 5:00pm-6:00pm - Stroll through the Borough
Meet in front of Narberth Borough Hall (100 Conway Avenue, Narberth)
Wednesday, October 1 - 11:00am-12:30pm - Amble Through Ardmore
Meet in front of Ardmore Avenue Community Center (122 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore)
Tuesday, October 14 - 11:00am-12:30pm - A Walk in the Woods
Meet at Saunders Woods Preserve (Waverly Road, Gladwyne). Parking is 8/10 of a mile northeast of Morris
Avenue on Waverly Road.

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).

Fall Classes + One Day Camp Now Enrolling at The Handwork Studio

Looking for a creative after school program for your child? Fall Classes are now enrolling for all their needle
arts programs. Sessions start September 15th. More info here: Register for Fall Classes by
calling the studio at 610-660- 9600 or online here:
Need creative daycare for September 25th and 26th when school's are closed? Consider The Handwork
Studio's One Day Camp program. With full day, half day or afternoon options this program is both creative
and flexible. No previous experience necessary! More info here: Register for One Day
Camp by calling the studio at 610-660- 9600 or online here:


INDOOR YARD SALE now features a number of unused children's books priced at 50 cents each, a gift-
boxed Cross pen, a boxed pen & pencil set and a large framed Georgia O'Keeffe print (the frame & glass are
beautiful if Georgia does not fit your decor). Please come & browse our inside table as well as the books in the

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.) Sunday September 14 2014, 12-4: "Back to School" mini photo-sessions by Sarah R. Bloom Photography
upstairs at Sweet Mabel. $60 includes one framed 8x10" print and a link to purchase any additional images
from your session. Perfect for substitute senior yearbook photos too! Email to
schedule an appointment.

2.) Tuesday, September 16, 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.

3.) Tuesday, September 16, 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
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!

The food bank is also in need of the following items which can be brought as well:
Peanut butter
Hot and cold cereals
Shelf stable milk
Canned fruit
Spaghetti sauce

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!

4.) Wednesday, September 17, 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. For information, resources and news, visit 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

New Horizons Re-Opened 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) "12 Weeks to a Healthier You" Nutrition Class--Mondays in September @ 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.

b) Full Circle with Peter Adels--Mondays in September @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 AMfor 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 call 610 664-2366 to sign-up, or stop by 100
Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.

c) Coping With Loss--Tuesday, September 16 @ 5:30 PM: Are you 55 or over and recently lost a loved one?
New Horizons is starting a new group with Peter Adels to help those experiencing grief address their concerns
in a sympathetic environment. Interested seniors can stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth for
more information or to sign-up by September 15, or call 610 664-2366.

d) Caregiver's Support Group--Tuesday, September 16 @ 6:30 PM: The experience of looking after a loved
one is often a difficult and demanding one. This group is designed for adults 55 and over and caregivers alike,
to give everyone a chance to relax and share the incidents and feelings of everyday life with people
experiencing the same thing. If interested, call 610 664-2366 or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Foor,
Narberth for more information or to sign-up by September 15.

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

f) Mid-Day Musical--Wednesday, September 17 @ 12:15 PM: Adults 55 and over are invited to New
Horizons onWednesday, September 17, at 12:15 PM to hear a beautiful rendition of selected pieces by
Beethoven and Dvork, performed by several excellent musicians, Shirleee Schatchtel, Barbara Murray, and
Margaret Holland. Come early, and enjoy a delicious lunch of Baked Ziti with Sausage, provided by Betty the
Caterer. Call 610 664-2366 to sign-up by September 16, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.

g) Men's Support Group with Peter Adels--Thursdays in September @ 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 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,

h) Walking Club--Fridays in September @ 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, weather permitting. Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd floor,
Narberth, to sign up or call610 664-2366. This group will meet on a weather-permitting basis, advance
registration is requested.

i) Bucket List Discussion Group with Peter Adels--Friday, September 19 @ 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 other Friday 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, 2nd Floor,

j) BINGO--Friday, September 19 @ 12:30 PM: New Horizons popular BINGO tournament continues on
Friday, September 19 at 12:30 PM. Games cost 50 cents a card, and there are prizes after every game. Come
early and enjoy a Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Succotash Salad. Stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor,
to sign-up by September 18, or call 610 664-2366.

6.) 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!

7.) 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!

8.) Thursday, October 2, 2014, Begonias: A Perfect Houseplant

Bernard Wiener, a founding officer of the local chapter of the American Begonia Society, calls begonias,"a
perfect houseplant." Find out why at the Narberth Area Garden Club's meeting on October 2, 2014, 7:15 p.m.,
at the Narberth Borough Building, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, Pa., 19072, 2nd floor (use Haverford
Avenue entrance). Begonia plants will be available for purchase. His background in horticulture includes
courses at the Barnes Foundation Arboretum and Temple University in Ambler, Pa. A dedicated volunteer, he
has received much recognition for his horticultural work with school children and for Retired Senior
Volunteers (R.S.V.P.). Free for club members; $6. for non-members.

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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Borough of Narberth

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