Here we are again with another Sunday morning, so that could only mean......Media in Two Minutes!
Coming up next week......Media Food and Craft Festival OCT 7
|Oct 7, 10-5pm|
The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest:
A big THANKS to Drew Arata and Earth and State for hosting the pumping carving contest last evening on Plum Street Mall. It's great that Linvilla Orchards was such a big supporter of this and contributed to the effort. We'll have to get a tally of who had the best pumpkin carving abilities. Here are a few pictures.
Power Women in Media: Mary Bigham and Susan Garrison
Nothing makes writing this blog easier than when I can showcase people doing great things. Congratulations to Mary and Susan for being recognized in Main Line Today's 21 Power Women.
Mary started West Chester Dish which is a foodies bible of what's great in the world of food. The site and business was such a success that Media has it's own "Dish" representation via Media Dish. They do a great job and are quite handy with navigating all the great restaurants in the area.
Susan runs the Media Foundation Center here in the borough and has been a leading force with advocating women issues here in Delaware county. Whether instilling independence, self sufficiency or a host of personal skill, this foundation does it all and has helped many. Her foundation also serves Montgomery and Chester counties too.
Swiss Farms in Media PA
|Media Loves Swiss Farms|
Do we need a fancy cigar store?
|Rose's on Baker and Olive St.|
Rose Tree Colts to dedicate field to Founder
Next Saturday, October 6th at 12pm, The Rose Tree Colts football team will honor their founder by dedicating their field in his name. Look forward to being there.
Penncrest wins MEDIA BOWL!....31 to 29!
When I played it was known at the Media Burger King Bowl, as the winner had the bragging rights of the hangout that both Penncrest and Strathaven routinely visited during football season. Each Friday night both teams would go to Burger King (now Nova bank across from Starbucks) to have dinner and rally for the next days Central League game. There wasn't much to do back then, so this was always a big night for both schools. Glad to see the rivalry is still there.
Burglary Reported on Farnum Rd.
|please call 610-804-6169|
Have you seen this cat?
A cat was found in the vicinity of 5th and Jackson Streets. If you're missing a cat or know someone who is, you may want to call the number 610-804-6169
Condos on Jefferson and Edgemont
They cleared the lot quite quickly so actual construction can't be too far away. I'm not sure people were aware how much space this lot had.
|Edgemont and Jefferson Streets|
Media is getting Credit Card capable Parking Meters
Media is set to get upgraded parking meters with the ability to accept credit cards. I've not see the setup and not sure how it'll actually work. My question, would a parking payment kiosk have been better and more current with the times? You see them down town and at a lot of the shore towns in Jersey and Delaware.
The $3.4 million Question?!?!?!
It shouldn't be a question at all, but Media Borough Council continues to show poor judgement on an issue that's plagued this town and taxpayers for 16 years. Last week a contempt of court complaint was filed against Media Borough for their decision for a one-lane roadway to be built across the bridge/dam. With questions now raised over what will happen with the $3.4 million in funding, one can only wonder why borough council would challenge a prior agreement and judge issued court order.
Last week I contact Media Borough for a statement on this matter and what ramifications this will have towards the funding.
Media's $20,000, five minute "Today in America" infomercial to film next week.
The hits just keep coming from Media Borough as next week it's expected that the $20,000 informercial will begin filming. Despite the outcry from taxpayers and local businesses who would have liked to have the opportunity to bid on this project, Mayor Bob McMahon decided otherwise. This after it was found the production company doing the filming was investigated and fined by the Florida Attorney General for misleading businesses and town.
Essentially, Media was caught up in a telemarketing scam that no one on council took the time to investigate until it was revealed on this site. Instead of cancelling, Media Borough Council has decided to continue. $20,000 could have gone to fixing the Olive Street Garage along with cleaning up State Street and an host of other issues. If anything, this should have gone to bid to local companies for the best value at the best price.