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NarbNet: Friday, January 23, 2015 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015

Welcome to the Friday, January 23, 2015 Edition of NarbNet!

Pop-up beer garden, food truck rally point, movies and sports screenings, Thursday open air theatre, Friday
live music venue, music, checker and chess boards, tables, benches, ice cream eating and lunch time
sandwiches, opera, green space, sit-stay-watch, stroller park, modular seating, ice skating and hot chocolate,
people watching, doggy water fountain, plays, shady spots and wonderful trees, twinkle lights, stand on your
soap box, ping-pong, dance just dance, Senior meet up, Baby boomer after dinner chat, tacos, open markets,
young family gathering space, teenager coffee house…

What would you want in a town square/piazza/green/public space?

Thanks to all the Narbs and Nearbs that braved the snow and engaged in a thoroughly enjoyable and
constructive conversation at our Town Hall regarding the vision, creation and development of Public
Space/Piazza and "placemaking" in our downtown Narberth! I will continue to post articles of interest on the
Narberth Town Hall site here: and look forward to the next
Town Hall to continue our discussion with more information on available public space developments in our
downtown. To keep updated, just "Like" the page and the information will appear in your newsfeed.

We love our NarbDogs! (but please remember to pick up those special "presents" left on the neighbor's
property or public right of way and properly dispose of the bags in the trash.) Woof Woof! (translation: Thank

T-Ball and Coffee News: T-Ball and all baseball registration is open! Make sure you become a friend of
Narberth T-Ball and Coffee on the Facebook page (you will also be able to view pics, coffee blends and
important postings throughout the season.) Access the Facebook page at :

Please Slow Down and Stop.
School's back in session and I would request that all Narbs and Nearbs remember to come to a complete stop
at designated stop signs in the Borough. Our children rely on you to completely stop (hey, no rolling) for their

Here's to a short Winter!
T-BALL - 5 & 6 yrs. old
ROOKIES - 7 & 8 yrs. old
MINORS - 9 & 10 yrs. old
MAJORS - 11 & 12 yrs. old



AMERICAN LEGION TEAMS for 13 yrs. to 18 yrs.

Registration is now open for Ashbee Youth Lacrosse Club and will continue to remain open until the earlier of
February 23rd or when all slots are filled in each group.
Late registrations may be accepted, space permitting.
This program is open to all boys grades 1-8 residing in Lower Merion, Narberth, and nearby Philadelphia Zip
Registration links, details regarding our return to SEPYLA, and the grade based programming can be found on
our home page
Questions - please email
Also - please note we will have a Meeting on Wednesday, February 25th at 7 pm at Harriton High School (600
North Ithan Avenue, Rosemont) Ashbee will hold a town meeting for all new and returning parents at all
player levels. After a brief overview, including our move to SEPYLA, we will have breakout groups to
answer questions specific to every level of the program. This will be an especially important session for those
new to Ashbee and/or lacrosse. We plan to keep this meeting to one hour.
The cafe is located just inside the entrance for the Main Gym, which is the large parking lot and doors closest
to Old Gulph Road; not the main entrance by the football field.

In other interesting news:

Do you Facebook? Check out Friends of Narberth History!

Make sure you check out too!
Thanks Avi!

Run + Beer = Fun!
Check out: and run.
Join the Narberth Beer Runners. See:


The Narberth Community Library Board of Trustees has an opening for an additional board member. The
Board of Trustees is a working board whose responsibilities include library activity oversight as well as
participation and assistance with various fund raising activities. Regular meetings are once a month in the
evening with an occasional extra meeting if required.
Anyone interested in applying should provide a letter of interest along with a brief resume or bio which may
be dropped of at the library or mailed to the library; attention Linda Waddell, Board President. The library's
address is 80 Windsor Ave, Narberth, PA 19072. Or, it may be emailed to
Applications must be provided by January 30, 2015.

The Narberth Community Library now has baking pans to lend out! Feeling creative and craving a yummy
cake? Check out our list of pans ( Also, reserve a space in our FREE 1-hour
"Introduction to Cake Decorating Training" by calling 610-664-2878. The training will take place Saturday,
February 7 from 1 – 2 pm in the Girl Scout Room next to the Library. Must be 12 years of age or older.

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.) Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 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.

2.) Tuesday, January 27, 2015- Sunday February 1st, 2015 Winter Classes - Classes at The Handwork
Studio are a great way to keep your kids creative outside of school. These one-hour classes are offered in
Handwork & Machine Sewing (Ages 5-12) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (Ages 8-15). Classes are pro-rated
for the reminder of the season until February 22nd and enrollment is always open! You can get more details or
register by calling Miss Mary at 610-660-9600 or learn more here:

3.) Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Walk to school Tuesday, January 27!

Attention Belmont Hills school attending families! Join the walk to school group with your child on the
morning of Tuesday, January 27; meets and departs from the corner of Meetinghouse and Iona Aves, at 7:50
AM. Always an adventure, our walk consists of all manner of exciting terrain between Narberth and Belmont
Hills. Come experience it for yourself!

4.) Tuesday, January 27, 2015, *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.
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!

5.) Wednesday, January 28, 2015 through the rest of the week.
New Horizons Senior 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. 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, or call 610-664-2366.

Please Note: In January, New Horizons is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, only, and is closed for
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

New Horizons invites you to join in Events New and Old
at the Center in the New Year….

Daily Lunch--Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Noon:
New Horizons serves a full course lunch every weekday the Center is open, at Noon, for 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 (610-664-2366) or check our website ( to
see what's on the menu!

Creative Writing--Wednesdays at 10 AM:
Stimulate your imagination!
Develop your writing skills and creativity with compelling writing prompts. Share your writings in an
engaging, friendly, fun group. This class is held each Wednesday at 10 AM. To sign up please call 610-664-
2366 or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth.
BINGO returns to New Horizons!--Monday, January 26 at 12:30 PM:
New Horizons popular BINGO tournament returns onMonday, January 26, starting at 12:30 PM. Cards are 5
cents each, and you can take as many as you like. New Horizons has a lot of new prizes for the lucky winners!
Come early and enjoy a scrumptious Tuna Salad Pocket for lunch, provided by Betty the Caterer. Stop by 100
Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to sign-up, or call610 664-2366.

Story Share--Wednesday, January 28 at 9:30 AM:
NEW program at New Horizons.
Storytelling is as old as ancient times and very rewarding. It helps us understand ourselves and others. In this
workshop, create short stories as a group together and also share your own stories--which may be funny,
touching, sad, real or imagined.

No experience necessary! If you remember something, you have a story to tell.

Please call 610-664-2366 or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to make your reservations!

Sex and Intimacy Workshop--Wednesday, January 28 at 12:30 PM:
FREE workshop
Many think sex and intimacy is a thing of the past as we age, but it can be a great support to good physical and
mental health, and it can be better than ever! This PG-rated workshop will explore ways to include sex and
intimacy in your life in a way that works for you.

Please call 610-664-2366 or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Narberth, to make your reservations!

6.) Wednesday, January 28, 2014, Darienne is a Singer-Songwriter, Spiritual Coach/Blogger & Motivational
Speaker and part of a center developing in Narberth at 110 N. Essex (Rear Of Building) Here's what we've got
coming up:
Wed January 28- 6:30-9:30p
"Manifest Your Dreams In 2015"
(Get a clear vision of your goals for the upcoming year & learn all the manifesting toolsto remove your mental
blocks to make it happen!)
Lead By DARIENNE Price: $47
Details at:
February 5, 2014 @ 6:30p
FREE Group Meditation
Be lead by Darienne in one of her powerful guided meditations. All welcome!
Donation appreciated.

7.) Friday, January 30, 2015| 5:30 pm
Simchat Shabbat Service & Dinner
A monthly service for our very young congregants, we call it Simchat Shabbat, the joy of Shabbat, because
there is a lot of joy in our service! We sing, we dance, we pray!
Led by our Director of Early Childhood Education, Missy Horrow, and Ross M. Levy, our director of Youth
Engagement, and Rabbi Geri Newburge. The service is followed by a Shabbat meal.
Open to the public, all are welcomed, encouraged and invited to join us! RSVP to the MLRT School Office at
610-642-0304 or Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, 610-

8.) Friday, January 30, 2015, 2nd ANNUAL MLGBA NIGHT WITH THE 76ERS!Come cheer on The
Sixers as they battle the Minnesota Timberwolves. The halftime entertainment will be even more exciting as a
group of MLGBAers will take the court and show off their skills in front of the Wells Fargo crowd.
• Sixers v T'wolves
• Friday January 30th, 2015
• 7:00pm
• Wells Fargo Center
There are 3 price levels:
$13 Mezzanine End
$20 Mezzanine Corner
$40 Lower Level Corner
Tickets must be purchased through the MLGBA online store. Link is below. The store can also be accessed
from homepage.
All tickets to be picked up at will call the night of the game, under the name you use for purchase. You may be
asked to show ID.
Also, there are tickets on sale for our night out at Villanova on Jan 25th, $5
Happy Hooping!

9.) Thursday, February 5, 2015, The Barnes Foundation Arboretum: Past, Present, and Future. The Barnes
Arboretum, with its plantings and its Horticultural Education Program, is a special resource in our own back
yard, in Merion. Nicole Juday, a horticultural writer and lecturer and the Barnes Foundation's Horticulture
Education and Programs' Manager, will traverse the Arboretum's fascinating history; the transition of the
Arboretum into a public garden in 2014; and plans for public access and public programs in 2015 and beyond,
for the Narberth Area Garden Club, onThursday, February 5, 2015, at the Narberth Boough Building, 100
Conway Avenue, Narberth, Pa., 19072 2nd floor (Haverford Avenue entrance). Free for members; $6.00 for

10.) Thursday, February 5 or Thursday, February 12, 2015 Valentine's Treat-making Workshop
Create swoon-worthy desserts!
Join us for a fun night and get a hands-on lesson in creating three Valentine's-themed desserts. This class is for
any skill level, and will include work with buttercream, fondant and chocolate. BYOB if you'd like to sip
while you work! (Coffee, tea and cocoa will be provided.)
$35, includes all supplies
held at Village Treats, 236 Haverford Avenue, Narberth
Call 610-664-6000 to register.
(Below is a link to our flyer, posted on FB)

11.) Saturday, February 14, 2015
12 noon
Sing-along with Mr. Anthony
The kids will love this special Valentine's Day themed sing-along with the talented Anthony Coppa.
FREE! -- held at Village Treats, 236 Haverford Avenue, Narberth

12.) Thursday, February 19, 2015, STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN
with Denise Donnio STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN At The Handwork Studio, Narberth: 35, North Narberth
Ave, PA 19072 with Denise Donnio

The first storytime session took place this week on Tuesday morning, and we had a lovely turnout of little ones
and their parents. Coffee and stories were shared and enjoyed!! This will be a MONTHLY event, taking place
from now on every THIRD THURSDAY of the month. The next storytime is planned for 19th February at
Come join me in one of Narberth's most colourful, warm and cosy spaces, with coffee for some and stories for
Contact Denise at:

YOGA FOR CHILDREN aged 3 to 5 years. A friendly class, where we will create a warm and welcoming
space for children and parents too come and enjoy the benefits yoga can offer. Blending movement, story,
games and magical meditations, this class will open the door to a space where we slow down and smile at how
much fun taking our time can be!!

At : Milokiflow, new Jiu Jitsu and Yoga studio on 950 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth (tel: 610 605 3299)
Wednesdays at 1pm starting Wednesday January 28th. Please contact The
classes run for 8 week sessions.

13.) Saturday, February 21, 2015, 11 a.m. - 12 noon, Magic by Poly
Grab a snack and a seat, and enjoy the hilarious, amazing magic act by Poly.
FREE!--held at Village Treats, 236 Haverford Avenue, Narberth

14.) Saturday, February 28, 2015, Beef & Beer to support Harriton Boys' Lacrosse to be held at Narberth
American Legion Hall on Saturday, February 28th
The Narberth and Nearberth Community ages 21 and over are invited to attend a Beef & Beer on Saturday
February 28th from 7-10 pm at the Narberth American Legion Hall.
Catering will be by McShea's - with non-beef, and non-beer beverages provided. For $30 you will have a
great dinner, 2 adult beverages, unlimited soft drinks and a DJ, a 50/50 and other surprises. (You need not be
present to win the 50/50) To register and pay online go to:
Or you may email or call Pam Arms at 610-764-5823.
Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis!
Harriton Lacrosse Booster Club

15.) Saturday, April 25, 2015, The Narberth Civic Association thanks you for making last year's NarbEarth
Day such a resounding success!

This year NarbEarth Day will be on Saturday April 25th, from noon to 4 pm next to the Narberth Library on
Windsor Avenue (same place as last year). Planning is already underway for another fabulous day of
celebration and care for our earth.

Date: Saturday April 25th, 12pm - 4 pm

Rain Date: Sunday April 26th, 12pm - 4 pm

Set up starting at 11am

If you know of any other appropriate, environmentally friendly businesses or non-profits, or potential
volunteers, please either forward this email to them or let me know their contact details.

We are inviting you to have a space and request that you bring your own table if possible. Please let us know
if you plan to join us by completing the attached form describing the product or service you will be exhibiting.
If you need a copy of your form from last year, let me know. We will be having a raffle again and require for-
profit businesses to donate an item. Please indicate what you plan to donate.

This event can't happen without your energy and support! We hope that you will be able to help out this year.
Would you please let us know if you are available? We need help to set up at 11 am and clean up at 4 pm as
well as help during the event.

NarbEarth Day is growing bigger and better every year. Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can
reserve your space. Best regards--Patsy Higgins

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Borough of Narberth

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