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NarbNet: Friday, June 24, 2016 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Welcome to the Friday, June 24, 2016 Edition of NarbNet!

"There's nothing to do" said no one ever in Narberth.
This weekend we have plenty of events for you from a Movie Night in the Park to a Contra dance in Borough
Hall to a Meet and Greet with our next Congressman to our wonderful Summer Music and Arts Festival on
With a weekend like that, Monday is far, far away…

The Fireworks Need You!!!!
One of our many brags in Narberth is our awesome 4th of July Fireworks display (Ranked 2nd best on the East
Coast!) It brings in hundreds of visitors, and it is expensive to put on (even though our crew is made up of
local individuals trained and certified in the art of pyrotechnics who donate their time to help keep the cost
The Fourth of July Committee makes this great event happen for us every year, and they rely on bucket
donations from the many visitors who flock to Narberth to enjoy our show each year.
If you ever wondered how those friendly faces came to be holding buckets and taking in donations -- it's easy!
They contacted Kathy Hempfling Hansell and offered to help. Kathy keeps volunteers at 6 or 7 different
locations from 6:30 to 9:30, and she needs enthusiastic Narbs like you to man the buckets for a hour or two.
Help keep this tradition going! Please contact Kathy today! Kathy can be reached at 610-664-4240 and 610-

Thank you!

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.

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.

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!

Harriton Lacrosse Summer Camp
▪Harriton High School
▪June 27 TO July 1
▪9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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


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.

If you plan to do a get away this Summer, 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:

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

Handwork Studio Camps Now Running!
We now have camps running in 3 local locations--Narberth, Rosemont & Springside Chestnut Hill, with
Friends Select School opening soon! Join us still at one of our various camps including Glamorize Your Doll
and Fashion & Machine Sewing! 
To register now, visit us online at, or call me, Miss Catalina,
at 610.660.9600.

Only Need a Couple Days of Camp?
We're here to help! Now offering pro-rated prices, we'd love to assist by signing you up for only the days you
need! If you're looking for pro-rated prices, or would like to register, give me, Miss Catalina, a call
at 610.660.9600!

Now Offering Before & After Care
You asked, and we listened! This summer we are offering before and after care at our Rosemont campus as an
option for all campers. Sign up online, or call 610.660.9600 to add this to your Rosemont registration!

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 to ask 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!

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.) Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM, Join your neighbors for a Contra Dance with experienced caller Jan
Alter and live music by the Rorschach Valley Ramblers (fiddle, guitar, banjo, double bass), led by Nearb
Fiddler Jann Glider. Light refreshments (no alcohol) will be served.

All are welcome! No experience necessary, no partner needed. Adults $10, kids with parents $5. Free to
current members of the NCA! Join at the dance and put your dues towards tickets.

Sponsored by The Narberth Civic Association

2.) Saturday, June 25, 2016 is Narberth Community Library Movie Night in the Park. The Library is
showing "Raiders of the Lost Arc" starting at 8:30 PM at the Gazebo.

3.) Sunday, June 26, 2016, is our Narberth Summer Music and Arts Festival from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. Bands
include: Chipcrite, Raw Honey and Live at the Fillmore. Admission is Free. Please bring a small donation to

4.) Tuesday, June 28, 2016 the Economic Development Committee will be holding a meeting at Narberth
Borough Hall (100 Conway Avenue) at 8:00 PM. Please join us to hear of new plans for our downtown!

5.)     Tuesday, June 28, 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.

6.)     Tuesday, June 28, 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!


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.)

8.) Thursday, June 30, 2016 is the rescheduled Narberth Borough Council Business Meeting beginning at
8:00 PM in Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth). Please join us!

9.) Monday, July 4, 2016—Happy Narberth 4th of July! Here's a peek of our Day and Night Program
(Thank you Narberth 4th of July Committee):

Events of the Day

10:00 Opening Ceremony Mayor Tom Grady
Invocation: Reverend Josh Ferris
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Pledge of Allegiance: American Legion Post 356
National Anthem: Vince Capriotti

10:15 Sign up for Baby Parade

10:30 Baby Parade Announcer Rick Nichols
Diaper Derby: Lauren Gray & Betty Trolley
Categories (up to age 5): Most Serious, Poster Baby, Most Cheerful, Poster Twins, Most Patriotic, Curliest
Hair & Most Interesting Family Group

11:00 Basketball Foul Shooting Contest
Chairperson: Joe D'Antonio
Boys & Girls Separately
9-11 years old
12-13 years old Three prizes for each event
14-16 years old
12:00 Sports & Races
Chairpersons: Mark & Zachary Weglos
Three prizes for each event Announcers: Carlos Bradley, Ralph DiGiovanni
4-6 years 30 Yard Dash, Shoe Scramble
7-8 years 30 Yard Dash, Shoe Scramble
9-10 years 50 Yd Dash, Wheelbarrow Race, 3 Legged Race
11-12 years 50 Yd Dash, Wheelbarrow Race, 3 Legged Race
13 & Older Obstacle Course-Carlos Bradley, Aquatic Fitness Center

1:30 Pie Eating Contest
Announcers: Bill Smith & Judith Bracken-Smith
Evening Program

  Nighttime Collections Kathy & Fred Hansell

7:30 The Zing Kings

8:45 Welcome Mayor Tom Grady
National Anthem Casey Ford Alexander
Guest Announcer Doug Shimell, NBC 10
Flag Award State Rep. Mary Jo Daley

9:30 Fireworks Display "Schaefer Pyrotechnics"
Crew Chief - Robin Mazzanobile, Charlie Bode, Kevin Kennedy, Mike Kennedy, Christine Mazzanobile,
Susie Mazzanobile, Aaron Muderick, Bill Cunningham & Cheryl Scholler

Program Book Conlin's Copy Center
Front Cover Design Kevin Kennedy

Day Time Food & Game Booths

1. Pretzels Cmdr. John Nardi & Members
American Legion Post 356

2. Lemonade Sticks Fran Gebhart & Gail Whittingham
July 4th Committee

3. Popcorn Rick Travane & Members
Bala Cynwyd/Narberth Rotary Club

4. Pizza Steve Handelman and Members
Narberth Pizza Brotherhood of Main Line Reform Temple

5. Cotton Candy Candy Master Bob Monroe & Scouts
Boy Scout Troop #176

6. Water Ice Carter Williamson & Members
Scooperman Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

7. Food Concession Stand John McShea & Staff
McShea's Restaurant & Bar

8. Funnel Cake Friends of Narberth 4th
July 4th Committee & Family Members

9. Ice Cream Lindsay Cox
Village Treats

10. Fred McMaster Toy Table Gray Family & Friends
July 4th Committee

11. Water Booth Kathy Rennich & 4th Members
July 4th Committee

12. Baked Goods and Produce Narberth Amish Farmers Market

13. Plant Sale Shannon FitzGerald &
Spinelli's Flowers JWCCN/Women's Club

14. Fun House Nicolai Family & Members
Narberth Presbyterian Church

15. Kiddie Obstacle Course Members
July 4th Committee

16. High Striker Grady Bunch Narberth T-Ball
July 4th Committee

17. Toilet Toss Robert Waterall & Members
Narberth War Memorial

18. Darts Jenny Olin & Scouts
Girl Scout Troop 71596 

19. Gone Fishin' Brazunas Family
St. Margaret's School

20. Face Painting Ellie D' & Players
Narberth Girls Basketball

21. Nail Painting Naomi Hoa
Nails by Naomi

22. Speed Pitch Greg Knox & Members
Narberth Athletic Assoc.

23. Water Dunk Mark O'Donnell & Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 176

24. Sesame Street Michael Keane & Cubs
Cub Pack #212

25. Tot Lot Lori Liberatoscioli & Friends

26. Obstacle Course Members
July 4th Committee

27. Football Toss Simon Helliwell/Richard Hurst & Cubs
Cub Pack 247

28. Hoop Zone Liz Havey & Members
Lower Merion/Narberth Republican Committee

29. Nine Hole Golf Ed Ridgway & NBA Members
Narberth Business Association

30. Dolph n' Don Dennis Wolf & Friends
Republic Bank

31. Lollipop Tree Jill Fratto & Brownies
Brownie Troop 7493

32. Fish Pond Jennifer Donnelly and Jr. Scouts
Girl Scouts Troop 782

Please check out for upcoming information as well as Twitter! I will be sending
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