Narbnet is a weekly newsletter from Narberth Mayor Tom Grady. It is reposted here with permission.

The Mayor will deliver Narbnet to your inbox every Thursday! Add Me to NarbNet

NarbNet: Friday, July 29, 2016 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016

Welcome to the Friday, July 29, 2016 Edition of NarbNet!

I hope everyone enjoyed the #DNCinPHL this past week and had the opportunity to engage in talks, meetings
and celebrations with our Electeds (plus many wonderful and inspiring ideas and speeches.)
If you would like to get involved (or be more involved) in our local government, send me an e-mail at and I will make the introductions to your area of interest.
Our government relies (and treasures) all the volunteer efforts of our residents to keep (and continue) Narberth
the town we all love.
Thank you!

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 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.
Thank you!

The Camp Diaries…

Narberth Fitness Camp!

Youth Sports Performance
A summer daytime camp for teens aged 11 to 18!

Where: Narberth Fitness Station
             100 Forrest Ave.

When: 10 - 12 noon 
             Monday through Friday

Cost: $150/week

For whom: Beginners to advanced athletic experience

Why: To improve your athletic conditioning and endurance! To return to school with new skills, new friends,
and new experiences.

Narberth Borough Sports, Arts and Craft Camp:

The Program starts June 27 and runs for six (6) weeks until August 5. All programs run Monday through
Friday and end at 12:00 Noon.
9:00 AM start for Sports Program
10:00 AM start for Arts and Crafts Program.

Still More (in the Narb) Camps!

Summer Art Camp for ages 8-15.
A few spots are still left at Sweet Mabel Studio Kids Camp, mornings 9am till noon. Enrollment is by the
week. Projects include mosaics, woodworking and found object art. Email for
more information and registration.


Mini-Camp: All ages, all abilities, all summer long... oh yeah! 
Camp starting Every Monday. Register Today!
Morning session: 9am-12pm  Afternoon Session: 1pm-4pm

Classes: Music and Yoga and Art... Oh My!  
Saturday & Sunday Classes
Third Session:  August 6th - August 28th
Check our website for details:

Narberth Rugby!
Looking for something exciting to do with your kiddo this summer? PLAY RUGBY!!! Narberth Rugby Club
offers a summer flag rugby program for boys and girls in grades K-6.  Players will be assigned to one of the
following divisions; K Rookies, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6th grade. Your division is based on the grade you will be
entering in the 2016-2017 school year. Have a look at for more information and to
register.  Please spread the word to family and friends, and let's make this a big summer of rugby at Narberth

How do you receive Narberth updates?

Please see the survey below and help us determine the best way to keep you up to date in the Borough!

Pool Survey for the Cynwyd Club:

As you may have heard, the Cynwyd Club, a private club on Trevor Lane in Bala Cynwyd
(, is contemplating the elimination of three tennis courts and their replacement with a
members-only pool, and has obtained all necessary zoning approvals from the Lower Merion Township
Zoning Hearing Board to do so.  Once land use plans are complete and approved, opening of the pool and its
related facilities can be expected in the summer of 2017.

In order to assess interest among its neighbors in this undertaking, the Club has composed a brief survey that I
ask you to complete (see link below).  The Club is especially eager to attract new members from the
neighborhood to invigorate and expand its membership.

Accordingly, please assist by answering this brief survey.

Thank you!

Get F.I.T.

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!


Our Bakers CSB (community supported bankers) ( 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 bewteen 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 ( a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to
help create more meaningful lives for people with disabilities.

Handwork Studio Updates:

Local Summer Camps Opening August 1st!
Looking for The Handwork Studio near you? We are now offering camp at the following nearby
locations: Narberth, Rosemont, and Springside Chestnut Hill! To register now for classes that have not yet sold
out, visit us online at, or call me, Miss Catalina, at 610.660.9600.

Spending Summer at the Shore?
We will be open in Avalon from July 5th - August 12th, and are offering a variety of Handwork Studio
camps during this time. Register now before camp is sold out! Visit us online
at, or call me, Miss Catalina, at 610.660.9600.

New Workshops Coming This Fall!
Starting in October we will be offering a plethora of new workshops including:
Sew Tech Workshops
Glamorize Your Doll Workshops
& our brand new Craft & Cooking Workshops!
More information will be released soon, but in the meantime view our fall class schedule and get more info at

Receive 25% Off Fall Registration!
Missing classes already? Sign up for our Fall session and receive 25% off your purchase by entering the
code FALL25 during registration! We will be 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:

Thank You!

Narberth Beer Runners!
Please visit the Narberth Beer Runners page at , "Like
them" and the NBR will let you know of the next run. Also check out: 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 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!

Make sure you check out too!
Thanks Avi!

Back at the Library:

Narberth Community Library Summer Reading program begins June 21st.  Stop by from 1-4PM for a free soft
pretzel and to register to win weekly prizes!
For more summer program information at the library, please visit,

Check out our indoor book sale!! We are accepting donations, now including textbooks! Thank you for your
support! Montgomery County Digital Collection:

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.) Monday, August 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM there is a meeting of the Planning Commission at Narberth Borough
Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth. Please visit for the agenda.

2.)     Tuesday, August 2, 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, August 2, 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 Thank you so very much for your support!

4.) Wednesday, August 3, 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM there is a Public Safety Meeting followed by a
Property Committee Meeting at 6:30 PM at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth. Please
see for items on the Agenda.

5.) Wednesday, August 3, 2016 join us for our Free Concert Series in the Park beginning at 7:00 PM!


Starting June 1st, we are moving our weekly playgroup outside for the summer! Invite a friend and join us
every Wednesday morning, from 9:30-11:30am at Sabine Playground. Sand & fun for the toddlers and kids, as
well as blankets for the babies to lounge & play. 

All are welcome! We hope to see you!

Kimberley (momma of Ava & Alexa)    
Cheyenne (momma of Ellis & Kent)

Hosted at Sabine Playground
(At the intersection of Sabine & Montgomery Ave.)

7.) Friday, August 5, 2016, Shabbat Celebration with Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan at 6:00 pm
Main Line Reform Temple and Harlam Day Camp, with support from the Jewish Federation of Greater
Philadelphia, are thrilled to host this dynamic summertime celebration of Shabbat featuring a performance by
the Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan. Come experience Israel through a unique blend of song and dance with
these delightful young performers who will warm your heart! Evening begins at 6:00 pm with snacks/wine &
cheese, 6:30 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service, 7:15 Dinner (RSVP required) and 8:00 pm Israel Scouts
Performance. Dinner: $10/person; $35/family, BYOB. RSVP to Beth Lloyd at or 610-649-
7800. Harlam Day Camp at Barrack Academy, 272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, 19010.

8.) Wednesday, September 14, 2016- Save the date: Please join the Fishtown and Narberth Beer Runners on
Wednesday, Sept. 14 for a 2-4 mile run, followed by beers/refreshments and an outdoor screening of "Beer

We will meet on the south side of the Narberth, PA train station at 6:30pm, run between 2-4 miles and end in
the heart of Narberth. 

We'll visit a local bar for beers/refreshments, then make our way to the Haverford Avenue side of The Fitness
Station (corner of Haverford and Forrest Avenues), where we'll start the outdoor movie screening of "Beer
Runners" at 8pm.

David N. April, founder of Fishtown Beer Runners, and Narberth Mayor, Tom Grady, will be present for the
run and screening.

As the event draws closer, more details will be shared. Please note, Narberth offers free street parking options
and is situated on the Paoli/Thorndale train line. 

All are welcome to run and/or view the film. 

To learn more about the Fishtown Beer Runners, please visit: and join the
Facebook Group called Fishtown Beer Runners .

To learn more about the Narberth Beer Runners, please join the Facebook Group called Narberth Beer

By participating in this event, you acknowledge that running can be a dangerous sport and that you alone are
responsible for your safety and/or actions. You should ensure that you are physcially fit enough to participate.
The organizer, members of the Beer Runners groups and running locations are not liable for your safety and/or

Please check out for upcoming information as well as Twitter! I will be sending
Just link to follow tomgrady!

NarbNet was created to advise you of upcoming happenings and events in our town.

If you would like to add any events in upcoming weeks, just send me an e-mail through the Meet the Mayor

Please let me know your thoughts, comments and opinions about NarbNet at

Have a great and safe weekend!

Best regards,

Mayor Tom Grady

Thomas F. Grady, Esquire
Thomas F. Grady, P.C.
2033 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
tel. (215) 977-7400
fax (215) 977-8160

For further information, please visit us at