The crew laying main on the Essex Ave job have completed their installation and gas on procedure and have moved to Forrest Ave between Haverford Ave and Woodbine Ave. They will be here for the next few weeks.
The crew Laying main on Woodbine Ave from Montgomery Ave to Essex Ave have installed and have gas on from Hampden Ave to Montgomery and all the services have complete for this stretch. The main on Woodbine between Essex and Hampden should be complete by the end of next week with a tentative gas on date for Friday 6/22. From here this crew will move to Grayling Ave from Woodbine to Price Ave.
The crews laying on Iona Ave from Lantwyn Lane to South of Montgomery have completed their installation and gas on procedure. This crew is now laying on Meetinghouse Lane between Iona Ave and Montgomery Ave as well as Williams Ave between Meetinghouse and Woodbine. Upon the completion and gas on they will move to Wayne Ave between Essex to Narberth Ave.
I may move a crew to begin laying the main on Narberth Ave late in the second week applying to this email depending on whether or not I have service crews working on Essex Ave.
Barrie Rd off of Essex Ave will have a PECO crew with ULS support cameraing the existing main on or around 6/27 in preparation for the conversion now on the schedule for 7/6.
The service crews are currently working Iona Ave and should have the services complete by the middle of next week. We will be moving the service crews to two jobs in Lower Merion after completing the services on Iona Ave from Lantwyn Lane to South of Montgomery Ave, Meetinghouse Lane , and Williams Ave. This may give us the potential to move on the main installation on Narberth Ave two weeks from now.
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Memorial Day Parade - May 28, 2018 is Memorial Day, a day set aside for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Narberth's Memorial Day Parade sponsored by American Legion Post 356 and the Narberth War Memorial Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 28th starting at 9:30 AM at the intersection of Windsor and Conway. The main viewing area is Downtown Narberth but travels through some neighborhood streets. More info here.
Trash/Recycling Collection this week - Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, trash will be moved to Tuesday, May 29. Recycling collection is moved to Friday, June 1.
NarBark Dog Parade/Narberth First Friday - June 1, 2018 6pm-8pm; Narberth has its silliest annual event on First Friday in June each year. Dog lovers from miles around dress up the family pooch in costume and parade them through the streets for fun and prizes. Local celebrity judges award prizes to owners in a variety of costume categories, from funniest to fanciest. No need to pre-register this year, and registration is free. Just arrive and sign in between 6 and 6:30pm, at the corner of Forrest Ave and Haverford Ave. The parade will start after 6:30. Stick around afterwards to enjoy First Friday. Have a bite or a cocktail with your friends and neighbors, and do a little shopping at stores staying open late. More info here.
Spring Clean-Up Week - The week of June 4, 2018, has been designated as Spring Clean Up Week in the Borough of Narberth. During this week, the Borough’s Public Works crew, along with a contracted trash hauler, will collect items that are not normally removed during weekly trash service. These materials are to be placed curbside and will be collected on the day of the week as listed below. Some items cannot be collected, and some have specific rules. Schedule and more info here.
Wynnewood Road Construction - On June 4, a section of East Wynnewood Ave, at Woodside Ave, will be be closed for an estimated six months to replace the under-the-road bridge and creek tunnel. During the construction, Wynnewood Ave traffic will be detoured around that section, and Woodside will dead-end at the intersection. Locals will likely get around it using Remington Road, and Bowman, etc., but the official mapped route will detour passers-through the long way around St. Charles Seminary. More info here.
Narberth Community Survey - Narberth Borough is in the process of drafting its first comprehensive plan and we need your input! The plan will outline the community’s goals and priorities and provide steps for implementation that will serve as a framework for the management of Narberth’s future development over the next twenty years. Your input as residents, stakeholders and business owners is critical in shaping the vision of how Narberth will look and function in the future. By sharing what you love about Narberth, and what you want to improve, you will help create a plan that reflects what is important to the community. Click this link for more info or to take the survey.
Narberth Borough is in the process of drafting its first COMPREHENSIVE PLAN and we need your input! The plan will outline the community’s goals and vision for the future, and provide steps for implementation that will serve as a framework for the management of future development and policies.
Your input as residents, stakeholders, and business owners is critical in shaping the vision of how Narberth will look and function in the future. By sharing what you love about Narberth, and what you want to improve, you will help create a plan that reflects what is important to the community.
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!
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.
Join your friends and neighbors for a night out in Narberth's downtown! Here are some of the things going on:
First Friday at Sweet Mabel
The Greeks Next Door
Tonight is First Friday! And we are happy to have Philadelphia Brewing Co. joining us for the free sampling from 5:00-7:00.
First Friday at Character Development
Nannygoat This Weekend
Just a quick reminder - Nannygoat's August Market is this weekend!
Join us tonight for our 1st Friday Pot-Luck Party for 1st dibs on our freshest finds - including decorative items, mirrors, frames, handpainted signs, an antique loveseat & more - PLUS the swingin' sounds of the Narberth Jazz Project in Nannygoat Alley!
Please bring a yummy snack or beverage to share and join us for a groovy night of smooth jazz and merriment with old friends and new!
Nannygoat Antiques & Vintage
Friday, August 4th, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, August 5th, 12 - 5:30ish pm
Sunday, August 6th, 12 - 5:30ish pm
Looking for furniture? Come on in and grab a deal. Select pieces, including bureaus, bookcases, coffee tables, cabinets, a church pew & more, are all 25-50% off our already low prices - this weekend only! Find a new treasure and help us make room for a new look this fall!
Remember - every purchase - no matter how petite - helps us to pay the rent, which is always a challenge in the summer months. We appreciate each and every one of you for supporting Nannygoat, you mean the world to us.
Thank you, and hope to see you this weekend!
PECO is replacing the gas lines under all the streets of the Borough. The South-side is finished and re-paved, and the multi-year North-side project has begun. The next several weeks will be some of the most challenging, as the project moves through the downtown on weekdays, from 7am-3pm. Cars cannot make a right on Haverford, from the movie theater side of N Narberth Ave, today and tomorrow (Monday -Tuesday, June 5-6). You CAN make a left on Haverford to head towards Montgomery.
They are trying to get out of that Haverford & Forrest intersection asap, but many of these ancient utility lines are mismarked or unmarked, causing problems that slow everything down. On Wednesday, they should be far enough down Haverford Ave that cars can detour through the lower parking lot (behind McShea's) like we do during the music festivals. If you come over the bridge on Tuesday, you can carefully (watch for pedestrians) work your way through the upper (Little Gym) lot.
If you're approaching the downtown from the direction of the park, turn down Forrest instead of Narberth Ave.
BTW, Rose and I will try to update this ongoing construction info as often as we can. This is a web page (as opposed to a Facebook post), so you can share this link with anyone online: http://www.narberthonline.com/narberth-news-and-notes.
One last thing - remember that this construction is especially hard on our downtown businesses, so make every effort to patronize them even more than usual. Narberth will have a special downtown as long as we make a commitment to support our favorite stores - especially now, when they really need it.
Join your friends and neighbors in downtown Narberth tonight to enjoy some amazing weather on this June First Friday. You know you don't want to cook, and you won't want to be inside once you see how nice it is after work tonight!
Start out at The Greeks Next Door's free beer tasting - they will have Thomas Hooker Brewing from 5-7 along with Katie the Baker, then from 5-7 Manayunk Brewing will be here with Jerry the Baker.
Many stores stay open late like Swan Dancewear, and Character Development with their First Friday book special.
Sweet Mabel invites everyone to join their open house, saying hello to summer with refreshments and exhibits from local artists: "This month we welcome in summer with a beach themed exhibit sure to bring back memories for all of us who have vacationed at the Jersey shore. Narberth artists Ann Simon and David Fox effectively capture the carefree spirit of summer with vibrant paintings illuminating warm, sunny days at the beach. And new to Narberth, model maker Phil Juska hand builds remarkable scaled renditions of iconic landmarks. Included here are a lighted Kohr's Bros Custard Stand plus two miniature golf courses that you can actually play."
All your favorite establishments will be hopping tonight, but no place will be bringing the funk more than McShea's, who host a street performance by Narberth fave, Nash and the KZP!
There are plenty of family-friendly events happening in downtown Narberth this weekend, so come out and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather, and join your friends and neighbors for some fun. While you are in town, make sure to patronize your favorite shops and establishments. It's our support for each other that makes Narberth a special place, and our businesses need a little more love than usual as the road construction has added challenges to their usual routines. So shop, eat, and have fun this weekend! If you ever need details about a Narberth meeting, event or activity, keep this calendar bookmarked on your computer. Here's the mobile-friendly calendar for your phone.
On Friday night, the Mayor's Movie Night comes outside, to downtown Narberth. Grab a burger and a beer (in a to-go cup) and bring the family down to the corner of Forrest and Haverford Ave (Cadence Fitness property) for a movie at dusk. Tonight's film is "The Book of Life" . The Lunchbox food truck will be there with kid friendly food for sale.
Saturday at 4pm, we have a special treat from the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet. At their Narberth Avenue studio "on the hill" they will have family-friendly live performance by advanced students. Classical and contemporary pieces. $10 admission - all proceeds benefit the nonprofit PA Academy of Ballet Society.
Finish off the weekend with the first of this year's Narberth Music & Art Festivals. Join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of fun in downtown Narberth. The Music and Arts Fest runs from 2pm to 7pm on Sunday, May 21. It is a family event on Haverford Avenue featuring street food, drinks, and free live music all day. Artists Alley is right next door on Forrest Ave from Noon to 6pm.
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, marketing consultant, and a COMPASS real estate agent with the Cindy Ridgway team.