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Mayor Tom Grady
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015
Welcome to the Friday, February 27, 2015 Edition of NarbNet!
In the "we know that" category of 101 Reasons to Love the Main Line:
Young families from Philadelphia who never imagined they'd leave the city for the burbs have second
thoughts once they experience the urban feel of this town. Like-minded neighbors, walk-to-center-of-town
access and the top-rated Lower Merion School District are other major perks. It also helps that it's just a quick
train ride to Philly."
Please support our Narberth Otters Rugby Football Team!
Narberth Rugby Club's famous Beef n Beer is back!
Join us for a spectacular evening of true rugby hospitality with food served up by our wonderful sponsor
McShea's of Narberth, washed down with a glass or two of your favorite ale on Saturday, March 7, 2015
7 pm start at Narberth Borough Hall. Tickets are $20 ($10 for under 18, under 5 free) on the door.
This is NRFC's biggest fundraiser of the year and most importantly a great evening in the company of parents,
friends of the club and players.
Six (6) Weeks People!..to the start of Narberth T-Ball and Coffee!
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, important coffee blends and other postings throughout
the season.) Access the Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Narberth-T-Ball-and-
RUN NARB RUN…it's the
Online Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run & Walk!
Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2015: 9:00 am
Events: Five Mile Run, 1.5 Mile Walk, Kids Fun Run.
Cause: All proceeds benefit the Take A Breather Foundation,www.takeabreather.net, a local organization
fulfilling Wishes for children living with Cystic Fibrosis.
Online Registration: www.narberthrun.com
Please share this email with your fellow runners and walkers.
Interested in Sponsorship opportunities? Contact Matt McCloskey at 610-642-9474 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NarberthCFRun
Follow us on twitter: @narberthcf5
A big Narberth welcome to "Paws and Affection".—"We are a 501c3 with the mission of training and placing
service dogs for children with mobility-related disabilities. We began training our first litter of 4 puppies last
month and we couldn't be more proud. They are learning and getting exposed to the world everyday which is
preparing them for their future role as a service dog for a child."
Please Slow Down and Stop.
Remember to come to a complete stop at designated stop signs in the Borough. Our children rely on you to
completely stop (hey you, no rolling) for their safety.
Narberth Girls Basketball League is Now Open!
To register please visit:
Your Registration Login Name is: email@example.com
Draft Date is the last week of April, so be patient after you register for the season. You will hear from a coach
via e-mail/phone from our league once the draft has been completed. All communication is 95% via e-mail
and our website, so please make sure we have your correct e-mail.
Games are played Monday - Thursday. The season starts in May and runs until the last week of July.
Registration FEE before April 15, 2014 = $75.00
Registration FEE after April 15, 2014 = $100.00
Hurry and register now to save on the registration fee!!!
NOTE: Those who have registered in previous years PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE YOUR
Freshman League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 5th or 6th Grade
Junior League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 7th or 8th Grade
Senior League - Sign up for this league if you're currently in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th Grade
If you have any additional Questions please visit our website and click the FAQs Tab or QUESTIONS tab or
send e-mail directly to Staff@ngbbl.com
We look forward to seeing you next season!
NGBBL STAFF and Families
Here's to a short Winter!
NARBERTH ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
CAL RIPKIN BASEBALL REGISTRATION 2015 SEASON IS OPEN!
T-BALL - 5 & 6 yrs. old
ROOKIES - 7 & 8 yrs. old
MINORS - 9 & 10 yrs. old
MAJORS - 11 & 12 yrs. old
MAJORS & MINORS - APRIL 11TH
ROOKIES & T-BALL - APRIL 12TH
MAJORS & MINOR - JUNE 13TH
ROOKIES & T-BALL - JUNE 14TH
REGISTER EARLY - PROGRAMS CLOSED EARLY LAST YEAR!
MORE INFORMATION ONLINE FOR:
CAL RIPKEN TOURNAMENT TEAMS
AMERICAN LEGION TEAMS for 13 yrs. to 18 yrs.
In other interesting news:
Do you Facebook? Check out Friends of Narberth History! https://www.facebook.com/NarberthHistory
Make sure you check out www.mayorgrady.com too!
Run + Beer = Fun!
Check out: http://vimeo.com/109624211 and run.
Join the Narberth Beer Runners. See: http://www.narberthbeerrunners.blogspot.com/?m=1
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concerts - TKTS on sale now……(note: Family Show June 27) Get tkts. here…..
June 6 John Gorka
June 7 (Sun.) Trespass: Genesis Tribute Band
June 13 Steve Poltz w/ Joe Crookston
June 19 (Fri.) Larry McKenna & the Girls of Summer present THE GREAT GIRL SONGS OF THE 60'S
June 20 Steve Forbert w/Mark Schultz
June 27 Recess Monkey ($12 Adults/$5 kids 5 to 16)
July 10 (Fri.) Dukes of Destiny w/Broken Arrow: Neil Young Tribute
July 11 Megan & Liz w/Found Wandering ($12 Adults/$5 kids 5 to 16)
July 18 Marc Silver & the Stonethrowers w/
July 25 David Wilcox w/Denise Moser
August 1 Dar Williams w/Jonathan Doh & Richard Douglass ($15 adults/$5 kids 5 to 16)
August 8 Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz
BACK AT THE LIBRARY:
BORROW BAKING PANS FROM OUR LIBRARY:
The Narberth Community Library now has baking pans to lend out! Feeling creative and craving a yummy
cake? Check out our list of pans (http://nar.mclinc.org/).
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.) Saturday, February 28, 2015, Beef & Beer to support Harriton Boys' Lacrosse to be held at Narberth
American Legion Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pam Arms at 610-764-5823.
Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis!
Harriton Lacrosse Booster Club
2.) Sunday, March 1, 2015, Shake off those winter blues! Join your neighbors and the Narberth Civic
Association for our annual Potluck Social on Sunday, March 1st from 5:00-8:00 at Borough Hall. Bring your
family and mingle with neighbors and NCA members. Kids can bring a toy and hang out at the kids corner to
We will provide beverages (adult and kid) and tableware.
RSVP at http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=FHMY0828
3.) Sunday, March 1, 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 and
enrollment is always open! You can get more details or register by calling Miss Mary at 610-660-9600 or learn
more here: http://bit.ly/thsclass
4.) Sunday, March 1, 2015, Lower Merion & Narberth _Democratic_ Petition Party!! Sunday, 1 March, at
Jack McShea's on 34 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, from11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Parking is available in a
lot next to the building and in the municipal lot across the street.
Please come out and meet the candidates and sign their petitions! We are counting on your help, so, please
Narberth 's Sam Quinn is running for District Judge! He needs your signature!
*County Commissioners, Sheriff, Judicial candidates for the Court of Common Pleas, MontCo DA, County
Treasurer, will be there (or their representatives) to meet the voters and collect signatures!*
5.) Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 4:00 PM - Join The Handwork Studio for their Spring Class Session in
Handwork & Machine Sewing (Grades K-5) and Fashion & Machine Sewing (Grades 3-8). All the supplies
are included and classes run until May 10th. You can register at any time by calling Miss Ana at 610-660-9600
or learn more here: http://bit.ly/thsclass
6.) Tuesday, March 3, 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.
7.) Tuesday, March 3, 2015, *Narberth Community Food Bank *All are Welcome!*
Narberth Food bank is in strong need of the following food staples:
Canned Tuna, Chicken, Salmon
Donations Monday evenings 7pm & Tuesday 10am-1pm, PM 6- 7:30
201 Sabine Ave, Narberth
Questions? Visit narberthcommunityfoodbank.org
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.
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!
8.) Wednesday, March 4, 2015 through the rest of the week.
New Horizons Senior Center, your local community resource for active adults 55 and older, is now located in
the hub of Narberth, at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, 2nd Floor. New Horizons is back on our
yearly schedule in March, open Mondays through Fridays from 9am – 2pm and serving a hot lunch at
Noondaily! 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 newhorizonsseniorcenter.orgor call to 610-664-2366 to sign up for an
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! Let us know your hobbies, skills and expertise, and we can
structure a volunteer position that suits you. We're looking for Zumba instructors for seniors, art, history,
cooking, music, science, theater, Mah Jongg instructors, help with mailings, hosts and hostesses and more.
This month we are looking for a Grocery Shopping assistant to help out on Wednesday mornings, twice a
month. Receive a free bus ride, do some grocery shopping, and help seniors to carry bags to their doors….all
in fun company! Interested volunteers for this and other positions can inquire via
New Horizons Invites you to
Warm Up your Heart and Mind this Month at the Center!
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 (www.newhorizonsseniorcenter.org) to
see what's on the menu!
Computer & Tablet Tutorials-- Mondays, in March (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) at 9:30 - 12 noon: New Horizons Center
offers adults 55 and over a chance to learn about the newest technology their grandkids are toting around.
Make an appointment now for your customized one-on-one tutorial on laptops or tablets and learn anything
from Word and Excel, E-mail and the Internet, or how to use "Apps" in everyday life. Tutorial sessions are $5
for Members, $8 for Non-Members. Call 610-664-2366 for an appointment, or stop by 100 Conway Avenue,
2nd Floor, Narberth to sign-up.
StoryShare-- Mondays, in March (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) at12:30 PM:
Storytelling is among the oldest traditions. It is a great way to connect with others, use your imagination,
create, think and reflect. It can be both a lot of fun and thought provoking. Storytelling - and listening - is a
great way to better know others and yourself.
During StoryShare, participants will create stories as a group and tell their own. The stories can be true - from
a personal life experience - or made up entirely, or a combination of fact and fiction. They can be funny or
silly, informative or serious, joyful or sad. Each session will follow with a brief discussion about how it felt to
tell and hear the stories.
Advance registration is requested. Interested parties can stop by in person to New Horizons Senior Center, 100
Conway Avenue, 2nd floor or call 610-664-2366.
9.) Thursday, March 5, 2015, Tree Care in the Horticultural Hub of Philadelphia
Alison Pottage, a certified arborist with SavATree, will share current best practices to care for our trees with
the Narberth Area Garden Club on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7:15 p.m., at the Narberth Borough Building,
100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, Pa., 19072, 2nd floor (use Haverford Avenue entrance). An avid athlete, who
has bicycled in the week-long long distance Tour des Trees to raise money for the Tree Research and
Education Endowment Fund, she came to her mission of longterm landscape health and preservation through
early experience of nature in Scotland and education in plant science and biology. Free for members; $6.00
11.) Friday, March 6th, 2015 9:00-3:00 PM. Have your children join The Handwork Studio's One Day Camp
next Friday! All the supplies are included and they offer three options - Full Day (9-3 PM $95), Half Day (9-1
PM $65), Afternoon (1-3 PM $45). You can register by calling Miss Ana at 610-660-9600 or learn more here:
12.) Saturday, March 7, 2015, Narberth Rugby Club's famous Beef n Beer is back! Join us for a spectacular
evening of true rugby hospitality with food served up by our wonderful sponsor McShea's of Narberth, washed
down with a glass or two of your favorite ale.
7 pm start at Narberth Borough Hall. Tickets are $20 ($10 for under 18, under 5 free) on the door.
This is NRFC's biggest fund raiser of the year and most importantly a great evening in the company of parents,
friends of the club and players.
13.) Friday, March 13, 2015, LiBrewery 2015 is a beer-tasting fundraiser benefitting the Narberth Community
Library. It will be held on Friday, March 13 from 6 to 9 pm at the historic Merion Tribute House. Savor local
craft beers and enjoy a "Taste of Narberth", a sampling of appetizers provided by some of Narberth's favorite
establishments. McShea's, The Greeks, Narberth Café, Ryan Christopher's, the Great American Pub, Coco
Thai Bistro, and A La Karte Catering have all contributed food or gift certificates to the event.
There will be a 50/50 drawing and raffles for donated items and gift certificates. certificates. You can even
get a free ride over in the iconic little shuttle bus from the temporarily closed Maido Japanese market. Maido
is providing shuttle transportation between the Narberth train station and the Tribute House.
For those with little ones, the library will be hosting a "Kids' Night Out" from 6 - 9 pm as a low-cost
babysitting option for children of attendees, ages 3 and older, featuring diner, beverages and entertainment.
Register online in advance for Kids' Night Out, which costs $10 for one child. Babysitting space is limited, so
LiBrewery tickets cost $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Get more information, and purchase tickets for
LiBrewery and Kids' Night Out in person at the Narberth Community Library, 80 Windsor Avenue, Narberth,
or online at http://nar.mclinc.org/librewery . For more information, see the website or call the library at 610-
14.) 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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