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ATM Spotlight: Fresh Bread at 320 Cafe
I've taken a liking recently to the bread selection, especially the French Baguettes, at 320 Market Cafe on State Street. The bread is fresh and goes quite well with the traditional soup season that now falls upon us in the winter months. Check it out if you haven't been there.
A Kind Gesture on Christmas Day
On Christmas Day at 1:45pm I saw a woman walking around N. Olive and 5th Streets placing Post-It notes on cars. I initially thought something may have happened like a robbery or accident that she wanted to people to know about, but turns out she was just leaving kind notes. One read, "A balloon makes someone happy." Maybe you got one.
Trouble on State Street?
I really hope this isn't true, but I'm hearing there is some kind of disagreement going on between the retail businesses and restaurants on State Street. Interesting, because I attended a MBA (Media Business Authority) meeting a few months ago and asked why did ~25 retail business owners sign a petition to have the MBA financial records released for public review. After the board took turns telling me how insulted they were for me bringing up the topic, they then told me the financial reports were on the website in plain view. Before I went to that meeting, I searched their website 3 times and didn't find the reports.......I still can't. If you find them, please post.
It looks like a committee will be setup to review the marketing issues between retail businesses and the restaurants. Isn't that what the MBA is suppose to do in the first place? If they represent all businesses in Media, shouldn't they have addressed this months ago?
It's Expensive to Park on Media Streets
|Collision on N. Orange|
NYE in Media - How I'd do it.
I'm a low-key kind of guy which means I'm naturally not into the rowdiness of the New Year's Eve celebration. One year, I was among the crowds to see the ball drop on State Street. It's fun, and if you're into that scene, then check it out. Be prepared to potentially get doused by sparkling wine, as I wasn't and I did.
|Choice Place for NYE in Media|
If you want something more subtle, here's what I recommend if still available: The best place to go on NYE in Media is La Bella Epoque on the corner of Olive and State. They have great food, atmosphere and the best wine/champagne selection around. To make this work, you have to get seats at the bar and reserve the two high-tops by the window by State St. if you can. The layout is nice, you don't feel cramped and the noise level to socialize and entertain is well within acceptable levels.
Send in the Drones
It is a mere matter of time before someone flies a drone down State Street to film Media. The learning curve to fly one of these things is almost non-existent now that they come with autonomous flight guided by GPS. I was surprised to see how big a market there is for this stuff, as a full setup costs just a few hundred dollars. I don't believe you can fly them over public property, but it seems the technology has far outpaced local ordinances.
Media Sued, Again!
|How Things Get Done with Media Boro. Council|
Now Mayor Bob McMahon and Media Borough Council have us in two lawsuits over two vital issues for the borough. Is this now how things get done in Media by suing the borough? Is there anyone out there that believes this mayor and council can get anything done?