7:00-9:30 PM - November 30, at Narberth Borough Hall
Residents, business and property owners are invited to attend an evening workshop about the future of downtown Narberth.
This public workshop, facilitated by a downtown revitalization consultant will provide feedback about the current issues and future plans for Narberth’s historic commercial downtown district.
1. Overview of the Main Street Approach™ for downtown revitalization
2. Small group discussion
3. SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats)
4. Identification of key downtown issues
5. Identification of potential projects
6. Next steps for a project work plan
RSVP encouraged but not required:
610-664-2840 ext. 102
This event is hosted by Narberth Borough and Borough Council, and co-sponsored by the Narberth Civic Association and the Narberth Business Association.
On November 3, 2017, come out to visit your favorite Narberth shops, and one new one! Here are some of the things going on Friday. Activities continue on Saturday and Sunday, too.
Sweet Mabel: Join us for an opening reception Friday November 3, 6-9pm as we welcome local favorites Cynthia Murray and David Stehman. In addition to her well-loved ethereal landscapes, Cynthia brings a fresh series of abstract paintings, resplendent with rich layers of color and texture. David shows his latest collection of whimsical wood carvings and paintings. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments!
Character Development: Every First Friday, Character Development stays open late and has a sale on books.
Nannygoat Antiques: Join us this weekend for our November Market!
1st Friday, November 3rd, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, November 4th, 12 - 5 pm
Sunday, November 5th, 12 - 5 pm
Narberth Bookshop celebrates their one-year anniversary this Saturday. Food, fun, and plenty of giveaways. Two lucky attendees will receive lifetime bookshop memberships!
Pottery Corner: We are excited to open in our new location and hopefully see some of you again! We have returned with the same Polish Stoneware and many gifts for your home and garden. We will have a grand opening on this Friday, November 3rd, at 33, N. NarberthAve, Narberth, PA 19072. Our opening will be from 6-9 pm, but we will be open before that. We will treat you with some wine and cheese, so please come and have a good time!
P.S. This list is in fun, and every “rule” has exceptions. (A single Mom can’t be in two places at once, and a non-verbal kid may just doing the best he can, etc.) It’s important to remember that none of us are charged with being "rule" enforcers. Halloween is all about having fun, so be careful not to give ANYONE a hard time. Don’t ruin your night or someone else’s because they don’t celebrate the way you want them to. Happy Halloween!
Meeting tonightFrom the Borough: A final reminder to join us tonight at 100 Conway Ave for the presentation of draft recommendations.
On Tuesday October 24th, the Borough's parking consultant team from Nelson Nygaard and McMahon Associates will present their draft recommendations to a public audience. Doors open at 6pm with an opportunity for informal discussion prior to the presentation.
Please bring your tablet or laptop to the meeting to follow along with the presentation.
Doors open at 6pm. Click button below to see the draft. More information
Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further than your favorite Borough downtown!
FIRST FRIDAY October 6 is Narberth's First Friday. Join your friends and neighbors downtown for a night out. Character Development will be open late, with their First Friday sale on books. Sweet Mabel is always a First Friday hot spot, with music, an art opening, and refreshments. (Learn More)
See what else is open late, do some shopping and have a bite and a beverage.
KIDS NIGHT OUT
In conjunction with Narberth's First Friday, The Handwork Studio is kicking off their new Kids Night Out feature with a bang. For this one time, they will be offering this new service absolutely free!
Locations: 35 N. Narberth Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072
Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm, drop the kids off and go have fun in Narberth!
What we will do: We will serve pizza and create an awesome Handwork craft and have some fun too!
Ages: This event is great for anyone K-6th grade.
You also MUST register to reserve your spot. There is limited space and we want to ensure proper staffing and supplies. (Register Here)
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to 610-660-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday, from 6-10pm, head on down to your favorite "Triangle" of downtown bars for an Oktoberfest-themed night out. The NBA will be selling Oktoberfest mugs on Haverford Ave for $10, with all proceeds going to the Narberth Dickens Festival. The bars will offer mug-holders two complimentary beers from their Oktoberfest beer menus, and then have special pricing for mug-holders for the duration of the event. Try a few different brews, support the Dickens Fest, and have a fun night out! See More
Starting Monday October 16, Kehoe Paving will begin milling and overlay operations in Narberth’s downtown which is the final step in the utility construction sequence. Beginning on Haverford Ave at Avon Road, crews will repave the entire width of the road. The project will take two days to complete.
On Monday, Haverford Ave from Avon Road to Forrest Ave and Narberth Ave from Haverford to the Narberth Avenue bridge will be completed. On Tuesday, Haverford Ave from Forrest to west of Essex Ave will be milled and repaved. Painting crews will restore all markings in the roadway.
Work will begin at 8am and end by 5pm on each day. During this time the road must be closed to all traffic and all vehicles will need to be removed. The Narberth Police Department will attempt to contact the owners of any vehicle left on the road and the Borough will tow any vehicles that can’t be immediately removed to another location in the Borough.
Plenty of fun stuff in Narberth this month. Remember to check Narberthonline.com for more information on anything Narberth, and the most complete Narberth calendar.
Saturday, October 7, 6-10pm
The tradition continues with a twist this year. Join your friends and neighbor's downtown, on Haverford Ave, where our "Triangle" of restaurant bars are hosting an Oktoberfest-themed night out. Look for Oktoberfest food on all the bar menus, and John McShea's tent outside selling Bratwurst and other food. Buy an Oktoberfest mug from the Narberth Business Association to help support this year's Dickens Festival. Mug holders will get tokens for a couple of complimentary beers from the bars, and also have access to Oktoberfest beer specials at all three bars during the fest. More info
The "Unofficial" Narberth Scavenger Hunt
Saturday October 14, 7-10pm
A fun 21+ event on Saturday, October 14. Join the wonderfully silly team scramble around Narberth to raise money for a good cause and spotlight our local businesses. More info
Narberth Ghost Walk and Spooky Stories
October 21, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
The return of The Narberth Ghost Walk. The Civic Association is proud to resuscitate the Narberth Ghost Walk, better and scarier than ever. Take a terrifying one-hour tour of Narberth's scariest haunts. (Not for children under 10.)
Ghost Walk tours will depart every 20 minutes from the Girl Scout room between 6:30 to 7:30. Advance sign up is coming soon, and space will be limited! Ghost Walk tours will be $10 in advance, $12 at the door and FREE for current Civic Association members.
From 6:30-9:30, we will also host a Halloween Social in the Girl Scout room for your pre and post Ghost Walk enjoyment. Snacks, plus adult and non-adult beverages will be served. Included in the price of your Ghost Walk ticket, or join the social only for $5 at the door.
For the little ones, we're offering 6:00-6:30: Spooky Stories in the library with Miss Julia of the Narberth Community Library (FREE) And, from 6:30-9:00, childcare by Narberth's Great Expectations Together ($5 donation per child) will be available in the Girl Scout room.
The Witches of Narberth
Saturday, October 28, 1-4pm
Halloween kicks off with this popular annual scavenger hunt. Children of all ages are invited to join in this free event, where kids search downtown Narberth high and low for thirteen of the witchiest witches around. They collect treats along the way, and then return to the start to collect a Halloween prize. Costumes are optional, and we'll give you a bag for treats. The hunt goes until 4 pm or until prizes are gone. More info
The Narberth Halloween Parade
Monday, October 30, 6:30pm
A Narberth classic from the Fourth of July Committee. Kids parade through downtown Narberth in their Halloween costumes. More info
Today: Tuesday October 3rd
The 100 block of Dudley Avenue is closed
Conway Avenue is closed between Price Avenue and Stuart Avenue
Construction is ongoing at Haverford Avenue and Essex Avenue.
If it feels like road crews are working their way through every street in Narberth - that's almost true. PECO is replacing all the gas lines in the Borough, a process that will literally take years to complete. They did all of the South side in 2016, and that's why the roads are so freshly paved. South Essex wasn't dug up or repaved because it's one of the streets with no gas lines.
Utility Line Services is working through neighborhoods of the North side now, replacing the lines and making connections to the homes. Supervisor, Terry Brookheimer, has been very responsive to requests and questions at: email@example.com. If there's a gas line on your street, Terry's crew will be there sooner or later.
The project on Haverford Ave, running straight through the downtown, is in the final stages now. This week, the PECO paving crew has been restoring the six-inch deep trenches from the excavation. The final steps, milling and paving, could start as soon as October 9 or 16.
Today's closures seemed a little worse than usual because of an emergency gas repair on Woodbine. Here are tomorrow's road closures:
These roads will be closed to traffic in the morning, but should be open by afternoon:
Haverford Ave from Narberth to Forrest. Cars will use the "Music Fest Detour" through the rear parking lots, while buses and trucks will be let through the construction site.
100 and 200 Blocks of Grayling. This will probably last all morning, with temporary closures of the intersections at Windsor, and Haverford.
We had a couple of tricky days navigating the roads this week, so the Borough asked me to give everyone a head's up for tomorrow.
Whenever I have updates like this, I'll post them to this web page and to the Narberth Facebook Group. Check either of those in the future.
Haverford Avenue - will be closed 7am - 9am, from Conway to N. Wynnewood.
Narberth Avenue - "The Hill" and the Bridge will be closed to vehicles from 9am - Noon.
Grayling Avenue - Partially or fully closed Noon - 4pm.
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, and marketing consultant at Main Line PR