Media in Two Minutes
With the recent warmth it feels more like Christmas in July, than December, but I'm not complaining about this morning's 66 degree temperature. It's actually a nice reprieve from what I hear will be another cold snap coming in at the end of this month. I like the cold weather too.
I'm actually working on a Best of 2013 post that will highlight all the interesting news about Media over the last year. It'll include things that were bizarre, cool, interesting, lousy and of course, the biggest story of 2013. That'll be out in a few days. I think you'll like it.
Ok, let's go.
ATM SPOTLIGHT! Media Borough Staff
I want to sincerely thank Borough Manager, Jeff Smith and everyone who works for Media Borough for their exemplary efforts towards making this borough the best it can be. In all my time here, I've not had one complaint, nor have I really heard any, about this group, it's conduct or great service they provide. That's not only impressive, but that's the foundation that Media's become known for. And if that's not enough, they're some of the nicest people you could meet. Nice Job, everyone and have a Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas Tip
Kudos to the Highway Department for picking up the trash in Media and also to mail handlers who always get the job done. These people do great work and are worthy of a Christmas Tip. Money is well received and I'm sure baked goods are too.
2014 - The Year of Traffic Inconvenience
Next year will not be kind for those who drive and park in and around Media. On January 6th, Penndot begins repair on a section of Orange Street between Highland and Rose Tree Road. This is the span that crosses the Media by-pass. If that's not bad enough, the ongoing work on 252 in Upper Providence will continue on well into the new year. The future work on the roadway across Springton Lake Dam will not start until 2015, but like anything else, that'll be here soon enough.
It's only taken me two years of writing about it, but Media Borough Council has finally begun to solicit a RFP for the work needed for the Olive Street Garage. Depending on had bad the repair is, it may be out of service for awhile. At this time, they are expecting to potentially begin work in June 2014.
Public Stuff - New To Media
You probably have no idea what "Public Stuff" is or how it could be used to notify the borough of important issues. The reason is, it was poorly launched. If I get some time, I'll fill everyone in on what that's all about.
Plumstead Inn Knows Christmas
When I was younger I always admired (still do) and greatly appreciated the Christmas decorations in the Plumstead Inn, especially the Christmas cards that are hung up each and every year. Many years ago before I left for Austin, Texas not sure if I'd ever be back to Media, I asked the owner, Chuck Margis how someone gets a card on the wall. He said, "send a card I'll put it up." Sure enough I did send a card from Texas all those years ago and sure enough he still puts it up. That folks, is Christmas in a small town like Media, Pa. Thanks, Chuck!
Media Ordinance - Removal of Snow 24 hrs after Storm. That includes Councilman Davidson!
When Councilman Paul Robinson made a statement on Thursday reminding residents of Media's snow removal ordinance, he should have looked to his right at Council Kent Davidson. Davidson's sidewalks weren't even touched and were left snow covered for the last 5 days. Get it together, Davidson!
Fellini's Cafe in Media Opens New Room
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Media Wawa - You won't believe it.....you really won't!
Since I'm feeling in the Christmas spirit, I have decided not to share the latest bombshell of an update I received over the weekend regarding this project. I'll post it in a few days, but in the mean time prepare yourselves. And I don't mean that in a good way.
There are some peculiar things going on here that Media Borough council has not shared with the public, but I will in do time.
And One Last Thing.......Here's to being alive, cool and interesting in 2014! Be safe out there and don't let it pass you by!