Saturday, September 16, 2017

Penncrest loses on the road to Garnet Valley

The game was much more closer than the score would indicate, but Penncrest Football ended up losing on the road last night to maybe the best team in the Central League, Garnet Valley (28-7).

I wasn't able to make the game, but the production abilities were impressive with the live stream GV provided via Youtube.  The announcers, quality, and picture were actually very good and watching it on a large screen with a Roku was a snap.  I also noted they had over 100 viewers logged in to watch, which isn't that many, but a lot more than I've seen watching any high school event over the internet.  Nice Job, Garnet Valley!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Everybody's Hometown "relationship psycho-drama" Film

Here's a neat movie called This is Our Home being created and directed in and around everybody's hometown of Media.  Consider helping out with a donation and learn more about this effort at This is Our Home website.

So why Media, PA? Jeff grew up in an old spooky 1700s farmhouse in Media, where half a decade ago we met and began collaborating.  We instantly clicked, having both grown up in the Philadelphia suburbs shooting home movies in the woods and watching an oddly equal ratio of romantic comedies AND horror movies.  As our story began to take shape, we knew it should take place in our heroine's childhood home, and we kept coming back to Jeff's house and the houses of his grandparents in Pennsylvania.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Penncrest Class of 1995 in the news!

Support Penncrest Boys Soccer - Free Car Wash this Sunday!

New CVS Pharmacy construction to get underway.

The new CVS store that's coming to Media, is getting off to a quick start.  Heavy equipment has been moved in to prepare the lot for construction set to begin very soon.  These stores can go up very quickly and with no stipulations needed from the borough, it could be completed by the end of the year.

As for the current CVS across the street, no word yet on what may occupy that building.

Herea are what the plans and footprint look like

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Community Awareness - 3rd and Monroe

A resident requested I let the community know of an incident that occurred to her daughter while walking home from school last Friday.  It's not clear what the intention was, and it could end up being nothing of concern, but for awareness it's important to share with the community.  The Media Police and RTMSD were also made aware of the incident.

Incident occurred near 3rd and Monroe (Friday 9/8/17)

I wanted to make parents aware...yesterday (Friday) around 3:30 pm, my 7th grade daughter was walking home from the bus stop in Media Borough. A car stopped next to her and said "beautiful day. Hi, I'm Jackson. She started walking faster and he drove away. She said he was in his late 30's early 40's and was driving a beat up tan colored car. We did talk to the police just to make them aware as well. Hopefully, it was innocent but just in case, I thought I'd share

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Art of Communication in a Small Borough

Viewing what's done in Phoenixville, PA; Media has such a long way to go with communicating with residents and businesses.  Here is an interview on what they are working towards to improve parking within their borough.

Important Update from the Media Police Department

This is how it's done.

Nice Job Nether Providence.  We never see this type of communication or ability to post comments about borough issues to Media Council representatives or the Mayor.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

It would be of value to know if resources from Media Police are reappointed to different complaint categories based on increasing/decreasing levels of complaint activity.

The timing of this article is interesting considering the topic of "complaints to police" in Media is a hot issue this week.   Interesting enought that 2,482 viewers took a look.

Midland, PA has 2,600 residnets and gets dozens of complaints, while Media, PA ~5,400 residents and gets hundreds.  It would be of value to know if resources from Media Police are reappointed to different complaint categories based on increasing/decreasing levels of complaint activity.  Or if additional resources are needed, which I'll be the first to support; at what measure is that decided?

The chief explains in the memo that the mayor requested the measure saying, “I am well aware that these and many others are illegal violations, but we cannot sustain a department where we have dozens of complaints a month.”

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Construction in Full Swing at Granite Run Promenade

Crew members were hard at work pouring the cement foundation for the first of two apartment buildings at Granite Run Promenade.  This particular spot is located next the to the Granite Run Acme which at one time many decades ago was the site of a Chi-Chi's restaurant.

In addition, a CHOP facility, next to Kohl's has been completed on the footprint with much more to come.  Panera Bread and Chipotle were recently announced and a heavy crane was spotted on site which could mean construction may be shifting into higher gear.  2018 should be a big year for the project as most, if not all the construction should be finished.