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NarbNet: Friday, April 22, 2016 Edition

Mayor Tom Grady

Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016

Welcome to the Friday, April 22, 2016 Edition of NarbNet!

Time to Run!
This weekend is the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis 5 Mile Run and Walk! For those who don't register online you can
register Friday night between 5-7 at the Girl Scout Room in Narberth or at the playground on Saturday before 8:30
AM. Register Online:
Thanks for all for a wonderful Opening Day for Narberth T-Ball season last Sunday! Join us again this Sunday for
our Second Week with Stumptown's Hari Bender Coffee (sure to wake you up!)

"Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people."-Prince.

Form Based Zoning Week! (oh, the drama continues…)
We have a Special Borough Council Meeting on Thursday at April 28, 8:00 PM at Borough Hall to discuss the Form
Based Zoning Code.
Bring your questions and join us for a lively discussion!
Blog: Make sure you keep up on all the constantly updated developments on Narberth's Form Based Zoning Code
and take a look here for future developments:

Hold that date: NarbEarth Day, a free, fun environmental fair for children and adults, will be held on Saturday, April
30 from noon to 4 p.m. in the playground next to the library. Rain date = Sunday, May 1. Mark your calendars!
More at
See video at

For Avi-
Only 16 days left to order one of Avi's summer hoodies / beach coverups on Kickstarter!! This grassroots campaign
to launch her Wild Mantle Summer Collection is 58% funded already and needs a push to make it down the home
stretch ... We got this Narberth!! Visit and back the campaign here: P.S. Need help with
the Kickstarter site? Call or email Avi and she will walk you through it! 610 639 7480

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.

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!

Lower Merion Township Parks and Recreation Indoor Tennis Classes at Radnor Racquet Club —— Sundays, 10-
week session, classes from 3:00 to 8:00 PM, all levels, age 4 thru adult. Starts January 10. Details - click REGISTRATION and then click LOWER MERION. Questions? or (610) 864-4303
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, April 22, 2016, Don't forget to pick up your shirt and gear for the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis 5 Mile Run
and Walk! Stop by between 5 to 7 PM at the Girl Scout Room (also to sign up too!). For more information, please

2.) Saturday, April 23, 2016 it's the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run and Walk starting at 9:00 AM. (Please plan
accordingly since many streets will be closed throughout the Boro!) Check out for addisional

3.) Saturday, April 23, 2016, All who are hungry, let them come and eat! Join the Narberth Havurah for its annual
Passover Seder, Saturday, April 23rd from 5-7 p.m. in the Merion Friends Activities Building! We envision a
relaxed, informal, and participatory evening, with lots of conversation about the rituals and themes of the holiday and
its meaning. To help defray our costs in offering this Seder, we ask for a contribution of $15.00 per adult and $8.00
per youth (under the age of 13), or $36.00 per family. For more information, visit or email

4.) Saturday, April 23, 2016 Girls Leadership Conference to Empower High School Girls
at Lower Merion High School on Saturday, April 23

All high school girls in Lower Merion School District are invited to the
FREE, empowering, awesome Girls' Leadership Conference on Sat. April 23,
8:30 am- 3:30 pm at Lower Merion High School!
Workshops on Leadership, Speaking Out and Speaking Up, Dress for Success,
Self Defense, Girls of Color, Money Matters, Team Building Activities,
Films, Food, Fun and more! Girls accepted on a first-come basis.
Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, April 20.

In workshops led by college student mentors, college staff and professional
women from the community, girls will explore their strengths, learn and
practice new skills to build confidence, and take part in conversations
about opportunities and challenges for women in the world beyond high

5.) Tuesday, April 26, 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.

6.) Tuesday, April 26, 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

8.) Friday, April 29 | beginning at 5:30 pm, TGIS! (Thank God It's Shabbat)
TGIS (Thank God it's Shabbat in April not only means the end of the month and the end of the work week, but also
the end of Passover. Join fellow congregants and guests Friday, April 29 for MLRT's popular TGIS social hour.
Then worship with us during services at 6:30 pm and afterwards, enjoy Pizza and Pasta as we celebrate the end of
Passover. Salad and Passover items available for those observing 8 days of Passover. BYOB. $10/adult, $5/child.
RSVP online at Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave.,
Wynnewood, 610-649-7800.

9.) Saturday, April 30, 2016, Calling all who want to celebrate and save our dear Earth! The 27th annual NarbEarth
Day will be held on Saturday April 30th, from noon to 4 p.m. Major environmental organizations will be there such
as the Citizens Climate Lobby, the Sierra Club, and the EPA, as well as many local organizations such as the Lower
Merion Conservancy, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, and Riverbend Environmental Education Center.
Walk over or ride your bike. A free bike valet will be provided!
The event will be held outdoors in the Narberth Playground, right next to the Narberth Community Library, on
Windsor Avenue. The rain date is Sunday, May 1st.
contact Patsy Higgins at 610-608-2445 or email
Activities include:
• Sitting in the new BMW i3 all-electric car
• Feasting on locally sourced organic food
• Learning about bee keeping
• Test driving cargo bikes
• Doing activities and crafts emphasizing recycling, creativity and gardening
• Listening to Narberth's own Rich Myers and friends playing old timey music
• Buying raffle tickets for incredible prizes from local businesses
• Petting dogs available for adoption from the Delaware Co. SPCA
• Buying local produce at a "pop-up" farmers market
• Learning about horticultural classes available at the Barnes in Merion
• Getting rid of stuff you don't need and get stuff you do
• Swap toys, household goods, kids' clothes and plants
• Donate men's and women's accessories to Career Wardrobe
• Donate eyeglasses to the Lion's club
• Buy used books at the Narberth Library's Used Book Sale
• Nothing to swap? Take what you can use and make a small donation to the Narberth Civic Association

Presented by the Narberth Civic Association
Do you have stuff you no longer need? Someone can use it! Here's a great way to be green.
Gather the following and bring them on NarbEarth Day, Sat. April 30 from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm
(Rain date Sun. May 1).
To swap:
household items and toys in good condition
perennial plants, house plants, and seeds you've started
To donate:
men's and women's accessories for Career Wardrobe
eyeglasses for the Lion's Club
Nothing to swap? Take what you can use and make a small donation to the Narberth Civic Association.
Browse and buy used books at the Narberth Library's Used Book Sale [please insert this live link:].
Donations can be brought to the library before April 30.
For more information about NarbEarth Day, click HERE [please insert this live ink:] or call 484-995-3619.

10.) Thursday, May 5, 2016,
Flower Arranging, Japanese-Style
In a "free spirit" approach that bridges traditional ikebana style with the avant garde and contemporary style of the
Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Japan, from which she holds a certificate, Midori Tanimune will demonstrate the basic
Sogetsu ikebana moribani style as well as free style arrangements for the Narberth Area Garden Club on Thursday,
May 5, 2016, at 7:15 p.m., using spring flowers, tropicals, and more. She has exhibited, taught, and given
demonstrations throughout the United States and locally, at Longwood Gardens and the Philadelphia Flower Show,
and is held in the highest regard by the international ikebana community. Come to the Narberth Borough Building,
100 Conway Avenue, Narberth, Pa., 19072, 2nd floor, Haverford Avenue entrance. Free for members, visitors
welcome at $6

11.) Friday, May 6, 2016: Art InsideOUT; Art Exhibits in Narberth
Narberth's First Friday in May is always special because the Borough celebrates the launch of NarbART month. For
the month of May, shops and restaurants in downtown Narberth 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 owls, bats &
night creatures, the moon and constellations, evening celebrations, and dancing like spirits in the night!
On May 6, Narberth's First Friday will also mark the official public launch of 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. There will be a ceremony for the official launch at 7pm in Station Circle.
From 5pm to 9pm will be an especially festive First Friday, where locals stroll the downtown to see the art, and
enjoy open houses in the shops, an art "scavenger hunt", crafts for the kids, dinner and drink specials in the
restaurants, and live music on the sidewalks.
If you can't make it that evening, come out during the May 15, Spring Music & Arts Festival, or just visit the
Borough any time during the exhibit's stay, through July 12. Adults or kids who want to get involved should contact
More details about the Inside Out exhibit, and the related Narberth events at:

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Best regards,

Mayor Tom Grady

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