Thursday, November 16, 2017

OFFICIAL - thanks to the generous donations from our community, we’re happy to announce that we collected 364 frozen turkeys this past Monday!

OFFICIAL - thanks to the generous donations from our community, we’re happy to announce that we collected 364 frozen turkeys this past Monday! This number shatters our record of 268 last year, and we’re already thinking big for 2018! Thank you to everyone who donated and to all who got the word out; by donating contributions to the Media Food Bank and St Marks Emergency Food Shelter, we’re all doing our part to make our community special! THANK YOU! #MediaPA #TurkeyDrive #NativityStrong

BOSCOV’S SPECIAL NEEDS SHOPPING DAY - Tuesday, December 5th from 9AM-11AM

Allowing Everyone Hassle Free Shopping During the Holidays

Media, PA, Monday, November 13 th —On Tuesday, December 5 th from 9AM-11AM,
Boscov’s Granite Run located at 1067 Baltimore Pike, Media, PA is offering customers
with special needs the opportunity to come in and shop without crowds, without
problems, and with our co-workers’ undivided attention.

We will have extra helpers to assist shoppers with finding merchandise, holding
packages, pushing wheelchairs, or whatever else they may need.

We will also be offering free holiday gift wrap, refreshments, and gift bags to make the
day fun and joyous for everyone!

If you are an organization who plans to bring a large group of clients, students, senior
bus, etc., or if you are a customer who needs an aid to assist you during the entirety of
the event, please RSVP to the event by calling the Public Relations Manager, Sarah
Haas at 610-565- 6009 ext. Public Relations or email
Deadline to register for the event is Thursday, November 30th.

#metoo: A Women's Story Circle

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

In just three years, this event has grown to become Media's BIGGEST DAY! If you thought last year was good, wait until you see what's in store Sunday, November 26th! 2017

2017 Thanksgiving Food Drive a SMASHING Success!

It was a great night for the Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting the Media Food Bank and St. Mark's Emergency Food Center.  With an impressive turn-out from start to finish, last year's record was broken within 30 minutes.

Special Thanks to Tim Broadhurst, Nativity BVM CYO, and the many volunteers.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Wawa-Effect may be having an "Effect" in Media

Going into its fifth month of being open, the new Wawa in Media hasn't seen the dramatic increase in traffic congestion and inconvenience some expected, at least not to the level we were led to believe by Media Borough Council.

That's not to say this Wawa isn't having an effect on the immediate area.   A strong case can be made that the Lukoil gas station that closed across the street was due in part to the upcoming competition of the new super convenience store with is multiple gas pumps.  Another example might include the upcoming Starbucks move to a new building across the street that will be built on the former footprint of Lukoil.  Yes, it's probably true the current Starbucks had issues with parking and space that were independent of WAWA, but the superstore only emphasized those nuisances further.

Former hours of Swiss Farms Uppr Prov
Recently, a third observation may show how disruptive a Super Wawa can be in a community.  Last week, Swiss Farms cut back store hours of their Upper Providence location to 8am to 8pm, from 6am to 10pm.  In this competitive space that includes Wawa and Royal Farms, Swiss Farms pays close attention to historical data and store hours to analyze hours of operation.  In addition to analytics, you just have to drive by to see Wawa is buzzing almost every hour of the day.

With recent economic and housing development going on in Media, it would be great for the community to see what impacts these projects bring and a short summary of economic benefits or drawbacks.  (i.e. What kind of impact will the new Hampton Inn in Media provide to local restaurants and what kind of historical effects does a hotel like this contribute to similar areas.)

Monday, November 6, 2017

A FOIA filed for Third St. Bridge shows Media Borough spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in engineering and legal fees since 2000.

A Freedom of Information Act filed recently with Media Borough regarding the Third Street Bridge shows hundreds of thousands of dollars spend on engineering and legal fees since 2000, but no real results in over 17 years.  In addition, the Contempt of Court Order was provided that Judge Proud signed back in June 2014.

320 Cafe in Media will be closed on Monday for upgrades and more bar space.

58th Veterans Day Parade in Media PA. Friday, Nov. 10th 11am.

58th Veterans Day Parade in Media PA.  Friday, Nov. 10th 11am.

Thank You for all that have served!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Best Choice for County Council

Tried and True! Jack's Tavern Serving the Neighborhood for 60 years!

Nothing beats a classic! It's not fancy, cutting edge or a tavern that trends on with a five star rating; it really doesn't want to be either.  After 60 years of serving the community, they've found what works: good food, cold beer and a reasonable price that no other bar comes close to.  That just doesn't go out of favor.

Happy anniversary and thanks for the many charitable contributions made to a host of community efforts.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Santa to make his first stop at the Media Firehouse Fri. Nov 24, 2017

On Friday November 24th the Media Fire Company will be having Santa at the firehouse! If you are coming to visit Santa we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Media food bank or an unwrapped toy that will be given to Toys for Tots. Santa will arrive at 6:30 pm and will stay until 8pm.

Save the Date - Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rose Tree Park 2017