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NarbNet: Friday, May 13, 2016 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016

Welcome to the Friday, May 13, 2016 Edition of NarbNet!

It's Narberth Sidewalk Festival Weekend! (sort of a one of a kind celebration of our sidewalks-yes, we just
love and praise the walk in Narberth.) We have many events scheduled plus a Music and Arts Fest (see below)
and hope that you join us. Plus we even rolled out a special Parklet (corner of Haverford and Forrest Avenue)
for you to stop, rest and catch up with the "goings on" around our wonderful town.
Remember, every sidewalk leads to our downtown and a great way to keep stay green (what you spend here,
stays here!)


Starting Thursday, we're parking people in downtown Narberth! Come and experience the 72-hour "pop-up
parklet" on Haverford Avenue May 12-14th. Grab a coffee or ice cream, bring a book, let the kids play, or
meet a neighbor… anything goes! Just be sure to sign our guest book and share your photos
using #NarberthParklet.

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

If you plan to do a get away this upcoming Spring, please let our police know and they will check on your
home while you're away.  Just stop by the station or drop me an e-mail note at and I will
let our officers know you are away and to put your residence on the house check list.

Handwork Studio Updates:

Register for our 2016 Summer Camps before all spots are filled! 
Join us in Narberth for our traditional Handwork Day Camp, or for our brand new Sew Tech Camp, combining
sewing and technology! If you're interested in Fashion & Machine Sewing, Glamorize Your Doll, or Fashion
Boot Camp, join us 15 minutes away at our Rosemont campus!
Get more info online at

Join us in the Fall & receive 25% off!
Missing us 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. Watch out for some exciting new workshops we will be hosting come
Autumn as well!
Get more info & view our full schedule online at

Looking for a little extra instruction?
Schedule a private lesson with us through the end of May! Give me, Miss Catalina, a call at 610.660.9600 to
set up an appointment with one of our incredible teachers!

Come and meet me, Miss Catalina--the new Studio, Sales & Customer Service Administrator--or give me a
call at 610.660.9600 with any questions about our programming!

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!

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, May 13 to Sunday May 15, 2016, The 2016 Narberth Spring Sidewalk Festival is a weekend full
of family-friendly events from May 12-15 in downtown Narberth, PA.  The weekend that includes a three-day
Sidewalk Sale, an art "scavenger" hunt, and the Narberth Music and Arts Festival.
May is always special in Narberth because the Borough celebrates NarbART month. Shops and restaurants
display original artwork, with a common theme, in their windows. This year's NarbART Month has a "Night"
theme: think sunsets and starry nights, with night creatures, the moon and constellations.  Narberth is also
celebrating the Inside Out art exhibit, from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This installation brings
reproduction of eleven pieces of art, from inside the museum, outside to the streets of Narberth.
All weekend, people will be able to join in a "scavenger" hunt to find this art all over town.  Just get a game
card at Sweet Mabel, 235 Haverford Ave, and at many other shops around town.  Find as many pieces of art as
you can before returning the card to Sweet Mabel, and you'll be entered into a contest to win "Narberth" gift
certificates.  There's no minimum number of pieces you have to find, but your game card must be turned in by
the end of the month.
Local merchants will have displays out for the Sidewalk Sale all day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On
Friday night, local establishments will have dinner and drink specials to accompany the hunt for the art, plus
outdoor live music, if the weather permits.  The art exhibits, store sales, dinner and drink specials, plus unique
"night"-themed art displayed in shop windows should give you plenty of reasons to join your neighbors for
an Friday evening stroll.
On Saturday, May 14, the young Dancexpress dancers will give a performance at 11am at Station Circle, and
the sidewalk sale runs all day.
The weekend finishes with a bang on Sunday May 15, with the Narberth Music and Arts Fest from 2pm to
7pm.  There will be street food, drinks, and free live music on Haverford Ave.  Forrest Ave will become
Artists' Alley, starting at 11am, with many locals artists and artisans offering unique items.
For more information about any of these events, please see

2.) Friday, May 15, 2016, More May Market Days

Since First Friday was a washout, we're giving it another go!
Join us this Friday night (weather permitting) for live music and shopping featuring live music by the
incomparable Narberth Jazz Project (NVP).

Treasures include a vintage metal glider, blue/white enamel-top table, Barrister bookcases, cabinets, stools,
benches, Grandfather clock, cabinets, tables & plenty more! 

Friday, May 13th, 6 - 9 pm (weather permitting)
Saturday, 12 - 5: pm (Narberth Sidewalk Sales)
Sunday, 12 - 4 pm (Narberth Music & Arts Fest)

For NVP info and booking, visit

Come and join the team for a
SUNDAY May 15, 2016
1 PM to 5 PM
Bob Service Center
700 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth
(across from Albrecht's)

4.) Sunday, May 15, 2016 is Narberth T-Ball and Coffee! Wakeup! Join us at 9:00 AM in Narberth
Playground for a wonderful cup of the Mayor's Coffee and to watch the best (and most exciting) T-Ball games.
All are welcome.

5.) Monday, May 16, 2016, Narberth Borough Council is holding its monthly Council Session at 7:30 PM,
100 Conway Avenue, Narberth PA. Please join us to discuss the "goings on" in our town!

6.)     Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 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.

7.)     Tuesday, May 17, 2016, *Narberth Community Food Bank *
All are Welcome!*

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!


Every Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:30am at Great Expectations Together. $5-10 donation per family for
2 hours of open play at the GET community center play space. 

Each session begins with introductions and a welcome song, followed by open play. GET has space for active
play of toddlers, as well as a comfortable area for infants and not-yet-mobile babies. Feel free to bring drinks
and snacks for yourselves and your little ones. Restroom facilities and a changing table are available.

Parents, grandparents, caregivers and children, newborn through age 5, are welcome!

We hope to see you!

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

Hosted at Great Expectations Together, Inc.
33 North Narberth Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072

9.) Saturday, May 21, 2016, Save the date Saturday May 21st Noon to 4pm for the 67thAnnual Merion Scout

Climb a rope bridge, let your child do a KYW1060 Kidcast, be part of a pie eating contest, play games, grab
some food and even have a chance of getting some great prizes during our silent auction (more than 70 items
including over $1000 worth of Platoon Fitness services, admission tickets to local attractions, and much
more).  All of this and more at the Merion Scout House Fair on May 21st from 12-4.  Whether you are 0 or 99
years old, there is something for you to enjoy at the fair.  The fair is our primary fundraiser during the year to
support our scouts.  Help the scouts learn the values to be good citizens in our communities.  Come out, have
fun, learn about scouting and enjoy a sense of community.  This event is open to everyone.  For questions and
to view our silent auction items go to:   

Our silent auction will take place on May 21st between 12-3 at the Merion Scout House grounds.  There is no
online bidding.  If you are a business and would like to contribute, you can do it through our auction website. 
Were are looking forward to seeing you, your family and friends at the fair at the Merion Scout house, 625
Hazelhurst Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066.

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

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Have a great and safe weekend!

Best regards,

Mayor Tom Grady

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