Monday, August 7, 2017

Well Done, Rose Tree Media School District! The 2018 results are in!!!!!!


MyFi: Media Youth Film Initiative Fall 2017 Session - Here's How to Sign-up!

MyFi: Media Youth Film Initiative Fall 2017 Session

“Filmmakers are essentially storytellers and I believe every kid has a compelling story to share with the world”. 

– Hezekiah Lewis (MyFi Instructor, award-winning filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Communications at Villanova University)

MyFi is a collaborative program presented by the Media Arts Council and the Media Youth Center.

MyFi Fall 2017 Session Info:
Grades:  9th - 12th
Instructors: Hezekiah Lewis & Darryl Ridgeway
Cost: $175, 10 weeks
Location: Media Youth Center, 1 Youth Way, Media
Wednesdays: 6-8pm
September 27th – December 6th
*no class Weds. before Thanksgiving
During the 10 week course, students are under the guidance of professional instructor Hezekiah Lewis, award- winning filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Communications at Villanova University, and Darryl Ridgeway, a filmmaker and mentor.
Registration is open - click here
For more program details, or to watch MyFi created films, please visit our MyFi webpage or the Media Arts Council MyFi webpage.

13th Annual Nativity BVM Golf Outing - Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Paxon Hollow Golf Club

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Friday, August 4, 2017

It's only been a week, but traffic not too bad after the opening of the new Media, PA Wawa

Wawa Traffic?
Not scientific by any means, but the daily observations made of the traffic situation around the newly opened Wawa have shown to be positive.  There hasn't been any noticeable bottlenecks caused by ingress and egress from the site even at the times we were there during the A.M. and P.M rush hours. 

It's only been one week since it's been open, and the issues at this intersection prior to the Wawa are still there, but it looks like the three separate entrances into the parking lot are providing a kind of load balancing.  The right-in/right-out access on Providence Road is also helping to mitigate people trying to make a left out of the Wawa. Cars exiting Starbucks which doesn't have this setup have been a problem when trying to make a left turn on Providence Road.

We will see how things progress over the next few months, but at this time things aren't showing to be any worse regarding traffic and the Wawa.

Media Hampton Inn Update
Things are well underway towards the construction of the Hampton Inn in Media, PA.  Here's video taken this week of what progress has been made.  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

After receiving $350k for the ME2 Pipeline easement, Media officials after 11 months still haven't responded to requests made for risk and safety assessments. They haven't adeuately explained how the made the initial decision to accept the $350k

It's been almost a year since people concerned over the ME2 pipeline were on hand at the September 2016 Media Borough Meeting.  At that meeting, questions were raised over the safety of the project and requests for further information.   Media officials sternly stated that reviews were conducted by the council that led to their decision on the $350k easement they negotiated, but nothing has been provided to the community on what was actually reviewed that led them to approve the easement.

That same night, a formal statement by a member of the Middletown Coalition for Community Safety - Mariner East II was made requesting that a portion of the $350k received be put towards a safety evacuation plan and risk assessment study.  Over the last 11 months, nothing has been provided or followed up on by Media borough officials regarding the matter.  Middletown Township during that time has contributed $100,000 to such requests from the $1.8 million easements they received.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What's your feeling on the housing development going on in Media, Pa?

The Strine Property at 8th and Jackson Street was recently sold and will be knocked down in the coming days.

Update: 8/2/17  8:30pm EST CORRECTION.  I'm actually glad I got this wrong.  Plans *** DO NOT INCLUDE *** Subdivision for 6 units.   Stay tuned....

The hits just keep coming....  The Strine property at 8th and Jackson was recently sold to a private buyer who is scheduling to knock it down in the coming days. Plans, though not yet formally shared, are expected to include development of the lot into six units.  I don't believe this has been subdivided for such a project, but that would be the next step.  I hear the property sold for somewhere around $1.4 million.

There's been no indication that Media Borough had any ideas of putting a park here.

This Stinks! Media Borough will need upgrades to discharge 2.2 (million gallons per day) of waste water into Ridley Creek.

Media's Wastewater Treatment Plant owned by Aqua
Depending on the wind direction, it's not uncommon to smell the Aqua sewage treatment plant from the Media train station and surrounding areas.  The plant is located on the southwest side of town on Ridley Creek Road.  With a lot of development in Media going on, a lot more of "it" all has to go somewhere.

In June, Aqua submitted an assessment to the borough on the upgrades needed for the WWTP (Waste Water Treatment Plant) they own and operate.  In it, they point out that the maximum monthly average wastewater flow into Ridley Creek is approaching the current permitted flow capacity of 1.8 MGD (Million Gallons per Day).  They recommend increasing it to 2.2 MGD, which is expected to approved by the Media Planning Commission and Media Borough Council.

A letter sent to Media Borough states: "Upon reviewing the plan with the public and resolving any comments, the Borough plans to adopt the ACT 537 Special Study at its meeting on August 17, 2017."

Here are more documents on the matter.

This is a great night, but why doesn't Media Borough, the county seat participate in this event? We appreciate and support all of our first responders. Media Borough Police Department Media Fire Hook and Ladder #1