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NarbNet: Friday, October 17, 2014 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Welcome to the Friday, October 17, 2014 Edition of NarbNet!

Practically perfect in every way! Narberth?
Yes, and for tonight, Mary Poppins too!
Drop or float in (the umbrella is a favorite transport) to Narberth Movie Night a/k/a Cinema Paradiso (as
always, it's "FREE") at 7:00 PM in Boro Hall (see info below.)
Parents/Guardians-there will be a sign up sheet at the front so you can do a bit of shopping, enjoy dinner in our
downtown or just go dancing with the penguins in the park.)
Just be back by the time Mr. Banks brings the kites out.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (spell check please?)

Is it Om Pa Pa or Om Om Pa and just what do you think you are wearing?
It's Narbtoberfest time!
Join us in the Beer Garden (a/k/a Playground) on Saturday!
Some tickets may still be available (see
Enjoy beer, more beer, music and great food.
Don't forget your lederhosen. Well, maybe do…

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

The Lapps are opening a Farmer's Market in Narberth!
Opening date is now set for Wednesday, October 22, 2014! (Okay, I have been waiting outside the door since
October 15…)
Visit: for more information on the Farmers' Market!

In other interesting news:

Run + Beer = Fun! (as if you didn't have enough beer at the Narberth Oktoberfest…)
Join the Narberth Beer Runners. See:

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…

Mindfulness Meditation with Terry Fox
Fri Date: Oct 17, 2014 to Nov 14, 2014 From: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Narberth
Discover how meditation nurtures self-discovery and restores a sense of calm, ease and well-being. In this four
week session, you will be guided through the five essential practices of body scan, sitting, movement, walking
and compassion meditation.

A Brave New World - Inversions for All Levels with Ari Halbert
Sat Date: Oct 18, 2014 From: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Narberth
Inversions give you a fresh perspective on your practice and yourself. They can revitalize and re-energize just
as they can bring a grounded sense of calm. But getting upside down can be intimidating, even scary. This
workshop will help you overcome your hesitations by creating a safe, stable foundation and proper alignment.
Open to students of all levels, this is a great way to transition beyond the basics.

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.

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 17, 2014 it's Narberth Movie Night a/k/a Cinema Paradiso! Tonight we'll be showing a
few Pixar shorts before our favorite "Mary Poppins" beginning at 7:00 PM in Narberth Borough Hall, Big
Room/Auditorium, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth. The movie is "FREE" and we will have refreshments,
candy and popcorn. Join us for a fun family film night in the Boro!

For some Chim Chim Cher-ee, see:

2.) Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM, the Lower Merion Conservancy (where we preserve the nature
and history of Lower Merion and Narberth) will be hosting our 2nd annual Stormwater Runoff, a 5K trail run
that starts and finishes at Flat Rock Park in Gladwyne. The goal of the event is to draw attention to the
environmental issue of stormwater runoff, its impact on all of us, and what we can do to help alleviate the

Visit: for more information!

3.) 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

4.) Sunday, October 19, 2014, the Harriton Boys Lacrosse Team is hosting a Youth Lacrosse Clinic on
Sunday, October 19th from 1-3 pm
for boys in grades K-5 at Harriton HS Turf field, 600 N. Ithan Avenue, Rosemont 19010.
The suggested donation is $20, which will be collected at the door and all proceeds support the Harriton Boys'
Lacrosse Team. Coach Joe Proud and the players will be running the program.
For more information or to register in advance, please go to or email

5.) Tuesday, October 21, 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, October 21, 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!
7.) Wednesday, October 22, 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.

--Coping with Loss--Tuesday, October 21 at 5:30 PM,
Monday, October 13 at 12:30 PM:
The impact of the loss of a loved one is forever and everyone deals with grief differently. This support group
lead by New Horizons Social Worker Peter Adels is for anyone 55 and over dealing with the aftermath of the
loss of a loved one.

--Caregivers Support Group--Tuesday October 21 at 6:30 PM
: It is a very demanding job to be a caregiver for someone This group lead by Peter Adels is for both seniors
and caregivers and is designed to provide a break and a chance to share with others and feel their support.

--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.) 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,

9.) 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

10.) Sunday, October 25, 2014 at the Handwork Studio! Your child can make their own candy and a great tote
in this delightful workshop on 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:

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Mayor Tom Grady
Borough of Narberth
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