Archive: October, 2011
By the age of 5, Elizabeth Mosier had decided to become an author.
She would imagine herself sitting in front of a window and creating stories.
“I knew what a metaphor was before I learned it in school,” she said.
Lower Merion’s Planning Commission submitted its recommendation to the Department of Building and Planning for the development on S. Wyoming Avenue last week, and tomorrow night, the tentative sketch plan will face committee members.
The commission removed its request that the homes contain architectural elements of the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles, and that the developer reduce the number of homes planned.
But despite continuous talks regarding how much the development should resemble the preexisting community, the tentative sketch plan isn’t necessarily what neighbors should expect to see.
Gigi Tevlin-Moffat drove to Whole Foods this morning at 7 a.m. to pick up produce. Among her treasures were apples, kiwi, fresh ginger and broccoli, which stocked the shelves of the Narberth Community Food Bank, which is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and later in the day from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 206 Price Ave. Check out a few photos of Tuesday morning's happenings, and be sure to visit Neighbors later this week for a feature on the growing two-and-a-half year old community centerpiece.
Listen to Tevlin-Moffat discuss the need for the food bank in Narberth here.
What do Narbs expect from their councilmembers? Narberth Civic Association to host candidates' forum
Today is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania, and as Nov. 8 looms closer, Neighbors will begin to take a closer look at local elections. Later today, we'll talk to Narberth Mayor Tom Grady about why the borough's elections are so important this year.
The Main Line Times illustrated the three candidates running for the three open seats of Narberth Borough Council in May, and tomorrow night the Narberth Civic Association will have a candidates forum at Narberth Borough Hall at 7:30 p.m. Neighbors will be attending, so if you can't make it, comment below with questions you want to ask the candidates.
Andrea Pilling's continued to plaster a smile as she used all of her strength to place two boxes containing bronze plaques next to the podium at Radnor Township's Board of Commissioners meeting Monday, Oct. 10.
"I'm warning you, these are really heavy," laughed Pilling, a board member of Radnor's Historical Society.
The bronze plaques Pilling referred to were awarded to the Historical Society's first 11 participants in the new marker program, which honors and recognizes property and home owners whose presevation efforts contribute to the community's architectural heritage. The plaques include the date the house was built, its owner and the name of the developer.
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The Delaware County Court of Common Pleas overruled Haverford Township's attempt to throw out a case that challenged its new anti-discrimination policy, the Delaware County Daily Times reported.
The newspaper reported that the township has until Tuesday, Oct. 18 to file an answer to the complaint. Resident Fred Teal filed the complaint over additional provisions in the anti-discrimination ordinance, which was approved by the board of commissioners in February.
Tonight is the Main Line's First Friday, and everyone's playing dress-up – or at least the dogs are.
With Sue Serio of Fox29 representing Main Line Animal Rescue as judge, Main Line pooches will compete in the fifth annual Happy Howl-O-Ween. Dogs will strut down the Cricket Avenue Stage, and prizes will go to the most ridiculous, creative and interesting costumed pups.
How does dressing dogs up benefit the community? Neighbors chatted with MLAR's Volunteer Coordinator Stevie Boulden to find out:
When Havertown resident Adrian Hickman turned 50, he decided he needed to “start cleaning some things up.”
After struggling to lose weight, he underwent gastric-bypass surgery and lost 160 pounds, down from the 400 pounds he weighed before. Fresh off his successes, though, things started to turn a little sour.
A general manager for TLA Video, Hickman worked at the South Street and Chestnut Hill locations, but when the stores began to downsize in 2009, he was laid off. He had worked for the company since 2000.