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Mayor Tom Grady
Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Welcome to the Friday, December 6, 2013 Edition of NarbNet!
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
Wait, this is NarbNet.
This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate.
This Sunday, December 8, 2013 beginning at Noon is the Narberth Dickens Festival. Unfortunately, Scrooge has returned to Narberth.
Do you know Scrooge? How could you miss him!
External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty. Foul weather didn't know where to have him. The heaviest rain, and snow, and hail, and sleet, could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect. They often "came down" handsomely, and Scrooge never did.
This made Scrooge scowl:
A Nearberth friend has a really great idea to outfit our existing water fountains to also supply water to the doggys. If any angels are interested, please send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!
P.S.-Thank you Scanlons for donating the labor!
CALL FOR NARBERTH CIVIC ASSOCIATION NOMINATIONS
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Narberth Civic Association. What better way to celebrate than to support and participate in our efforts to promote the interests of our community?
The Civic will hold an election for officers and board members on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at our regular monthly meeting, which starts at 7:00pm in Narberth Borough Hall.
We are putting out this call for nominations for President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and board members. Board members and officers must maintain an active membership and reside within the borough of Narberth during their two-year term.
If you are a member of the NCA, you may submit a nomination. We will acept nominations by email to email@example.com by 11:59pm Eastern time on Sunday, January 5, and we will take nominations from the floor at the meeting. Please include the nominee's address as well as contact information (phone and email) with your nomination.
To vote in the election, you must be present at the meeting, and be a current member.
Review the NCA By-laws to learn about the duties and responsibilities of NCA officers.
Join or renew your NCA membership so you can nominate and vote!
Not sure if your membership is current? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you for your support. We'll see you at the Dickens Fest this Sunday!
COMMUNITY TOWN WATCH: We have formed a Community Town Watch for Narberth. Groups have completed training and are now on patrol. If you are interested in joining our Community Town Watch, please send me an e-mailto email@example.com and I will put you in contact with our police department to arrange for the training and assignment. Thank you!
Indoor Tennis Classes for Kids and Adults - all ability levels. At Radnor Racquet Club, starting Sunday, January 12. Go to www.davidbroidatennis.com - then click registration - then click LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP - The tennis classes are a Lower Merion Parks and Recreation Dept. program. Questions? Contact David Broida at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Narberth Otters (Rugby) Coach DeLuca:
Our coaches have been meeting and preparing for the 2014 Spring Season. You are invited to attend our NRFC Parent Night events. These are a great opportunity to bring out new players and family members to meet the club, reconnect from last season, and get an idea of where we are headed this year. All players are required to attend and we strongly encourage family members to join them. We have two nights planned as follows:
January 13, 2014 at Lower Merion High School from 7:00-8:30PM in the Large Group Instruction room
Please feel free to forward this email to friends, family, coaches, teachers, etc. We look forward to seeing everyone!
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 www.meetthemayor.org for more updates):
1.) Friday, December 6, 2013. Big news here on the Nannygoat front... Yippee!
Better grab a cup of tea or coffee, or wine or maybe even a bar of chocolate before we spill the beans. No, really.... Go ahead, we'll wait.
Ready? Now go ahead and enjoy a sip or two or three, or nibble on that chocolate. You've got a lot of holiday prep to do and probably need a break anyway.
OK, let's get to it... You may already know we're hosting a Holiday Pop-up Shop, but until now, you didn't know where it will be.
Well, guess what? Here's the BIG REVEAL! (Drum roll please)
We're popping in to our hometown of Narberth, just in time for first Friday and the Dickens Festival, both of which take place next weekend!
And, as if that's not enough to get the barnyard rockin', we'll be poppin' up right down Nannygoat Alley in our very own (former) home, sweet homestead!
See? That is big news! We sure hope you're as delighted as we are and will come by to share a holiday toast with us. We can't wait to see the alley jumpin' again!
In the meantime, we wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Nannygoat Antique & Vintage Market
Nannygoat Alley at 301 Haverford Avenue
Narberth, PA 19072
Friday, December 6, 5 - 9 pm
(with wine & cheese)
Saturday, December 7, 10 - 5
Sunday, December 8, 12 - 5
You'll find pics of our previous Holiday Markets here.
Join us on facebook for more pics & fun!
2.) Friday, December 6, 2013, at the Yoga Garden• 7-8:30pm • CANDLE LIGHT YOGA WITH MAURA MANZO • Narberth: Join us for this magical class celebrating the holiday season. Soft , perfectly paced flows and enchanting music will open your heart and set the tone for the festive season ahead. Find joy and peace in the warm glow of candle light. $20. Unlimited students get 10% off. 610-664-2705
3.) Saturday, December 7, 2013. Make sure Santa knows what you want for Christmas this year! Bring the whole family, and spend Saturday morning with Santa on December 7, 2013, from 9 to 11 am at the Narberth Presbyterian Church Gymnasium. There'll be music, dancing, coloring and stories for the kids, donut holes and fruit to nibble on, and beverages (including coffee for the grown-ups). Best of all, you don't need to go to the mall in order to get some one-on-one time with the big guy. All children will have the chance to sit on Santa's lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring a camera and take pictures. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 for the entire family and can be purchased online at narberthwomensclub.org. All proceeds benefit local charities, including the Narberth Library, Eldernet and Narberth Girls' Basketball.
4.) Saturday, December 7. 2013 • 5-6:15pm • CHARITY YOGA: FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITH MARK • Join Mark for an all levels class in supporting one of our own students that have made HUGE life changes to fights for a good cause. Shaz left her job as a Philly attorney, moved to Cambodia and is currently working as an unpaid legal fellow with International Justice Mission to help fight human trafficking & sex slavery for a year. Suggested donation $10 or more. http://www.youcaring.com/mission-trip-fundraiser/join-shaz-fight-human-trafficking/78213 610-664-2705
5.) Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Yoga Garden• 12:15-2:15pm • Dynamic Asana Immersion: Handstands and Proprioception with Johnathan Raiss • Narberth: In this workshop we will discuss the fundamental strength, flexibility, and mobility necessary for developing a functional hand balancing practice. We will work through proven methods for achieving stable freestanding handstands, and learn how to hold intelligent alignment. All are welcome-the ability or willingness to hold handstand at a wall for a minimum of 5 seconds, and a comfortable plank pose and chaturranga are recommended but not at all mandatory for attendance. Beginners will be given tools to begin their journey into handstanding. $25. Unlimited students get 10% off. 610-664-2705
6.) Sunday, December 8, 2013 it's the Narberth Dickens Festival! The biggest holiday festival on the Main Line, where downtown Narberth transforms into 1840s London for one December afternoon every year. The event includes period street vendors and food, caroling, musicians, costumed performers, puppet shows, dance performances, ice sculpting, carriage rides, and much more. Kids join in the free scavenger hunt to search for costumed Dickens characters like Scrooge and Tiny Tim, and win a great prize. Easy access to Septa Regional Rail - 3 stops from 30th St Station on the Paoli/Thorndale line.
The Narberth Dickens Festival will be bigger and better than ever this year. The Narberth Business Association is bringing back all the crowd favorites, and expanding with new activities and performances as well. See the website for times and more information at www.narberthonline.com .
The 2013 event includes:
Ebeneezer Scrooge and all the characters from "A Christmas Carol"
a free scavenger hunt for kids with Dickens Fest prizes
horse and carriage rides
outdoor dance performances
free screening of "The Muppet Christmas Carol"
hands-on children's crafts
ice sculpting exhibition
dance performances at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet
nineteenth-century street food
hot toddies and hot chocolate
Please join us for a wonderful trip back to 1840's London!
7.) Monday, December 9, 2013, there is a Narberth Borough Council Meeting beginning at 8:00 PM, Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072.
8.) Monday, December 9, 2013, Tango in Narberth!
On Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Aloha Style Studio will present Argentine Tango Dance Classes. This Beginners class will teach the basic steps of Argentine Tango. You do not need a partner to participate. Classes are $10.00. You won't get a better bargain anywhere!
This class will give each student the self confidence that he or she can dance Argentine Tango within a Milonga Dance Party.
Tango instructor, Charles Costello has studied Argentine Tango in New York City, Philadelphia, Miami Beach and Buenos Aires.
9.) Monday, December 9, 2013 through the rest of the week.
New Horizons Senior Center, your local community resource for active adults 55 and older, is now located at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor. We're open 9am – 2pm Monday through Friday , and serve lunch every day at Noon ! For information, resources and up-to-the-minute news, visit our website: www.newhorizonsseniorcenter.org .
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! Interested volunteers can inquire via email: Shannon.NHSC@gmail.com or phone 610-664-2366
(1) Lead an exercise class! New Horizons has several opportunities available for volunteer exercise instructors. Lead a weekly class or become trained pinch-hit for our regular instructors if they are unable to come in. We provide the training!
(2) Calendar Mailing Delivery: Join our roster of mailing delivery volunteers. Once a month a volunteer delivers our bulk mailing to the Conshohocken post office – share this assignment and rotate with our other volunteers.
(3) Serve Daily Lunch: New Horizons serves full-course catered lunches every weekday at Noon . The meals are catered. We are always looking for back-up servers, to come in and pinch-hit on the days that our regular servers are unavailable. Come in for a training and be added to our roster of back-up servers!
(4) Teach a Class or Host a Seminar: Seeking volunteer instructors for: Zumba Gold, Line Dancing, Painting or other art class, Music or Art Appreciation, and more! Let us know your hobbies and skills and we can structure a new class for that!
a) Free Nutrition Class: "Let's Go to the Supermarket: Processed Foods" --Fridays in December at 11:00 am: This Holiday Season, registered Dietician Katie Marger will bring the supermarket to YOU through discussions at New Horizons. Each week will feature information and tips on shopping for different food, focusing on what you should look for when you shop. There will be fun, facts, and of course -- tastings! So if you are 55 years or older and have ever wondered what you should look for when you peruse the grocery shelves, comes see us! This FREE program is part of the Gourmet Weight Wise program and is sponsored by Montgomery County Aging and Adult Services. Stop by New Horizons at 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, in Narberth, or call 610-664-2366 to sign-up!
b) "Laughter is the Best Medicine" at New Horizons--Monday, December 9 at 9:30 AM: Everyone has heard the old saying "laughter is the best medicine" – turns out it's true! Join Julie Hill at New Horizons on Monday, December 9 at 9:30 AM, for a FREE fun-filled program and learn the amazing physical, mental and social benefits of laughter. Complimentary breakfast included! Call 610 6664-2366 to sign-up by December 6, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor, in Narberth.
10.) Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 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.
11.) Tuesday, December 10, 2013, *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 recepticle 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. www.NarberthCivic.org/news 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 NarberthCivic.org/news under Family Resource Center of Narberth. Thank you for your support!
12.) Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Fit-Fun-Friends-Run-Narberth (every Wednesday)!
Saint Margaret School parking lot - 7am ***NEW TIME***
The Narberth Run is just around the corner...starting your mid-week with a run around the Kingdom is a great way to work on your fitness while enjoying the company of friends & neighbors (and gets you out of bed!). All levels welcome, all you have to do is show up! We will start and end at SMS. Contact Jack Scholz email@example.com if interested or questions.
13.) Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Live in the Lower Merion School District and have a child interested in or playing Ice Hockey? Come check out Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club! Registration is going on now and practices start this week. Any boy or girl in grades 1 through 8 can play on our elementary or middle school teams. We even have a girls team for girls in grades 7-12! No experience necessary. Games and practices are in the evenings-no early mornings! Want to find out more? Cme and met and greet for the girls in the party room at the Havertown Skatium Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. or come to a free skate for the elementary or middle school teams on Friday at 7:00 P.M. at the Skatium in Havertown. For more info, please e-mail Amanda Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://lowermerionihc.com. Thank you!.
14.) Thursday, December 12, 2013, Attention Narberth families who attend Belmont Hills School: Can you and your child walk 2-1/2 miles? Consider kicking the endless busing habit for one day, and join the December Walk-to-school! The walk-to-school group meets at 7:45 AM at the corner of Meetinghouse & Iona Aves, on Thursday, December 12. Departs promptly, so don't be late! (If rain or bad weather we reschedule.) Questions email Jim Speer email@example.com
15.) Thursday, December 12, 2013, Narberth Civic Association Board Meeting at 7:00 PM, Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072. All are welcome!
16.) Thursday, January 9, 2013, Narberth Democratic Club will hold our annual meeting January 9, 7pm in Borough Hall.
We have invited our U.S. representative Chaka Fattah, our state representative Mary Jo Daley, Democratic PA gubernatorial candidates AND of course Mark Levy our MontCo Prothonotary, Mayor Tom Grady, Narberth Borough Council and our Narberth School Board Directors!
Dessert and more will be served.
SAVE THE DATE!
17.) Wednesday, January 15, 2014, Come cheer on 2 local Big 5 college teams as the Lady Wildcats battle the Penn Lady Quakers.
Wednesday January 15th, 2014, 7:00pm, Villanova Pavillion
MLGBAers will also take the court for a halftime scrimmage!!
Tickets are only $3
Tickets are limited so please make your purchase ASAP!
We will make arrangements for distribution during the first week or so in January.
Here is link to Online Store: http://mlgba.assn.la/Store/Store.asp?id=6435&n=51759&org=mlgba
Please check out www.meetthemayor.org for upcoming information as well as Twitter! I will be sending updates.
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Mayor Tom Grady
Borough of Narberth
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