Thursday, May 26, 2016

STATE CHAMPIONS! Penncrest Envirothon Wins First Place at Pennsylvania States!

This was held at Susquehanna Univ. Now they move on to the national Envirothon Competition which will be held in Ontario July 24-29, 2016. Penncrest bested 64 other teams for the State title!

Agenda Media Zoning Hearing Tonight - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Construction to begin Any Day Now for 160 Unit West End Flats

Demolition work to be begin any day now as the former Best Produce site is being prepared for construction of the 160 unit West End Flats.

Coming Soon

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016


Delco Cyclists Celebrated Commuting by Bike with Refreshments, Raffle Prizes,
and a Live SEPTA Demonstration

MEDIA, PA  Cyclists from across Delaware County gathered at the Courthouse in Media this morning for the 15th Annual Bike to Work Day celebration, coordinated by Delaware County Transportation Management Association and (DCTMA) and thDelaware County PlanningDepartment.

The fun-filled morning featured breakfast treats and refreshments for participants; great raffle gifts donated by local bike shops, restaurants, and other businesses; and free giveaways. DCTMA coordinated an off-duty SEPTA bus for live demonstrations on how to easily mount a bike on the front of the vehicle.

Several county and local dignitaries, business leaders, and DCTMA board members came out to show their support, including:

Jack Whelan, Delaware County District Attorney
President Judge Chad Kenney
Dennis Wolf, Republic Bank & DCTMA Board Chairman
Eric Ostimchuk, Traffic Planning & Design, Inc. & DCTMA Vice Chair/Secretary/Bike Committee Chair
Mike Bunner, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
Bryan Messick, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, AVP Marketing Manager
Stacy Bartels, DVRPC
Jen Scimone, SEPTA

DCTMA hosts Bike to Work Day each year to promote commuting by bike as a healthier, more eco-friendly, and fun way to get to work and school.

Bike to Work Day 2015 was presented by Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union.

Photo Captions:
Cyclists rounded up on the Courthouse lawn for the 15th Annual Bike to Work Day.
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan rode in from Ridley Township.
SEPTA operator Ed Maury shows Tom Shaffer of the Planning Department how to mount a bike on the vehicle.

Lauren Avellino Turton
Marketing Coordinator
Delaware County Transportation Management Association
102 West Front Street|Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-892-9440 | Fax: 610-892-9460

Senator Tom McGarrigle's Kids Expo - Saturday, June 11, 2016

Make sure to support our local businesses, especially those you look after our pets. Check out The Cat Hospital of Media. You won't find a more dedicated group committed to feline care.

Here's how professional soccer came to Philadelphia and why their stadium was built in Chester, PA.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Upper Providence, looks like you'll be getting a brand new Wawa too!

I'm still getting further confirmation and not sure even if the ink is dry, but I've received word that Wawa may have just bought the Campbell's Boathouse site that's been on the market for quite sometime.

Looks like the deal included the current Wawa building, the Campbell's boathouse building and an adjacent residential home to the right of the boathouse.

This presents an interesting scenario for Media/Upper Providence, as Media's brand new Wawa is well underway and is expected to be completed this December.  Perhaps it was the right opportunity for Wawa, but I also know they wouldn't have wanted Royal Farms to snatch-up this footprint.  I have no idea if Royal Farms had any designs on this property, but Royal Farms have begun to pop-up in Delaware County.

They are not kidding when they say, "Gotta Have Wawa"

Here was the listin for the property that's been on the market for a few months.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"Delaware County Libertarians Looking to Provide Voters a Choice"

One of the hardest things you can do in this town is sit outside with a clipboard and ask people for signatures when their exiting the polling places during elections.  I was so taken back by a local Media resident doing just that, that I had to see what he was all about.

His name was Mike and he explained to me what he was doing and why he was so passionate about just getting awareness of a third party called the Libertarians.  I've seen him quite a few times over the years doing this and I was so impressed by his dedication, that I said, "Well, if there's something I could help, let me know."  Mike took me up on it and here's an event he's hosting Wednesday night at the Riddle Ale House Wed. May 18th 7:45p

"Delaware County Libertarians Looking to Provide Voters a Choice"

Looking for an alternate choice to the Democratic and Republican Parties this November, or simply believe more options are better?  If so we need your help today!  Please sign the nominating papers to get the Libertarian Party on the ballot in Pennsylvania.  The Libertarians need to collect 35,000 signatures by July 1st in order to give you and other voters a 3rd option in November. (The D's and R's only need 2000 each.)

Ways to sign:
-Come to the "Signing Party" Wednesday May 18th, 7:45pm at the Riddle Ale House, on Route 1.  Ask for the Delaware County Libertarian Party

-Download, print (two sided on 8.5"X14" paper) and sign the form and witness portion (and have your friends and family sign too!)  Then mail it to John Karr, 800 North Second Street #139, Philadelphia, PA 19123

 -Email the Delaware County ballot access coordinator at and they can arrange a timthat is convenient for you to sign.

Coming to Media's State Street - Pairings Cigar Bar.

Where's RND-1 Overlay District Gateway Area 1 in Media PA that is about to be approved for a 1 story increase?

Media is having a hearing on approving an additional story for the RND-1 Overlay District Gateway Area 1, but no one can find a map or further information as to where that is.

Will this affect other districts and why isn't there a comprehensive reason for the increase?