Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Penncrest Envirothon team did it again! WINS State 2015 Envirothon Championship!

The Penncrest Envirothon team did it again! For the 11th time in the last 16 years, the gold team just won the PA state competition, which means they are heading to the North American competition in Missouri this July. The students put an incredible amount of work into this, along with their amazing faculty advisors, Mr. Samilenko and Mrs. Kuntz! Good luck in Missouri!

Oral component 100 - perfect score, Aquatics 97, Current Issue 89, Forestry 95, Soils and land use 96, wildlife 95, total 572, rank 1st place!

Two good ideas to bring more volunteers to serve at our local Fire Departments

Media faces a lack of firefighters. NBC interviews South Media and other departments in the area. Are tax incentives or help with college tuition possibilities to lure community volunteers? It may be a good start.

What are Mayor Bob McMahon and Media Borough Council doing to address this matter?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Here's the latest on tonight's election numbers that are coming in across Delaware County, PA

Here's the latest on tonight's election numbers that are coming in across Delaware County

Helpful Voting Information for Today's Primary

Helpful information for voting at today's Primary in Media, PA


Polls are open from 7am to 8pm.

How to use the voting machines:

Where to vote in Media

Monday, May 18, 2015

Here Comes Jefferson Square

The development of Jefferson Square is well underway with framing distinctively showing some context of the project.  From what I've heard, a few have already been sold.

Edgemont and Jefferson Streets

Media Youth U13 Side defeats Doylestown to capture second Rugby Pennsylvania state title in three years!

Media Youth U13 Side defeats Doylestown to capture second Rugby Pennsylvania state title in three years!   With strong, aggressive team play the Wolfpack overcame a first half stalemate with four second half tries and rolled to 29-12 victory.   Media scoring was led by John Prochniak with three tries, one try each from Brian Gunn and Liam Ballas, and one conversion each by Jamie Messina and Ballas.   Congratulations Media Youth U13s!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Media in Two Minutes

Media to lose more retail
It's reported that Media will lose yet another retail store.  What that store is will reveal its self soon, but it's one of Media's bigger stores.  On the flip side, it looks like another bank will be coming to town to vacate the old WSFS location on State St.

Will the Granite Run Mall Make-over make it a Class A?
I'm looking to do some further research on this, but being a "Class A" mall in these times, can make or break a project.  Take a look at an article I read last week and compare it to what's going on at Granite Run Mall.  It'll be interesting to know what classification the developers have planned for Granite Run.
"Class A malls are repositioning themselves to be destinations, with more restaurants, which is making them more resilient to what's going on with the Internet," said Rick Romano, a portfolio manager of the $3.8 billion Prudential Global Real Estate fund, who holds 4.5 percent of his portfolio in Simon, his top holding.
Read more:
West End Flats
This project will be bigger and perhaps more controversial than what took place years ago for the proposed Hampton Inn.   I've not seen drawings, but I know the company proposing the development did make a presentation to the planning commission recently.  What I did find was that something similar was done in Malvern called the East Side Flats.  Interesting is that builder David Della Porta who is developing this proposal for Media, listed the East Side Flats property for sale shortly after it was built.

There's a lot to happen yet before this project comes into focus, so stayed tune.

Bike to Work.....Everyday!
Last week's bike to work day was a huge success.  Nice job by the
Bike to Work Day in Media, PA

Vote this week!  Primary Elections will take place Tuesday 7am - 8pm
The polling places in Media as of this writing still aren't properly staffed with volunteers to function on Tuesday.   As of right now the Eastern Precinct only has two people to setup and run the polling place.  If you would like to help out, please email

Penncrest Lacrosse
The Lions lost to Conestoga on Saturday and now will host a playback game against Shanahan on Tuesday at 4pm.  Penncrest needs to win two playback games to get in.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Media, PA featured in upcoming PBS documentary titled "1971" on May 18th 10pm

In 1971 a group calling themselves the The Citizens' Commission broke into a small FBI office in Media, PA.  What they took and shared with journalist at the Washington Post, exposed a widespread abuse of power and control by the FBI.

Check out the documentary featured on PBS May 18th at 10pm.

2015 US News and World Report High School Rankings. Penncrest ranks 1,145 in the Nation, 26th in PA

In this year's 2015 US News and World Report High School Rankings, Penncrest ranks #1145 in the nation and 26th in Pennsylvania. Congrats to Strath Haven who ranked 9th in PA.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Big excavation happening at Crum Creek. Is the Septa work to fix the bridge about to begin?

I'm not 100% sure, but I'd have to think this is the start of the Crum Creek bridge repair work scheduled by Septa for later this year.  With heavy equipment in place, they are really changing the landscape which I suppose is need for additional equipment and scaffolding required for the repair.

I couldn't find much on the Septa website, but the project entails the following

  • Replace 925 foot-long, 100-foot-high bridge, which was originally constructed in 1895 and repaired in 1983.
  • Budget $89.9M
  • Design Complete
  • Construction Start: Winter 2015
  • Construction Complete: Summer 2017

Riddlewood Swim Club - 2015 Golf Outing and Dinner - Friday, June 5, 2015