Friday, June 22, 2018

Media Hometown Cycling Classic biking through the borough this Saturday (June 30th). Here are the details.

Kung Fu Tea Coming to State Street

There have been chain restaurant/eateries on State Street in the past (Subway, Boston Market, Cold Stone Creamery), but those were before Media's restaurant renaissance had taken place over the last few years.  You could say Iron Hill is now a chain, but when they first arrived in Media in the 90's that was their third store.

This week a banner was posted indicating that Kung Fu Tea is coming to State Street soon.  From what I can tell from their website, this looks to be a moderately big corporation with franchises throughout the world.  I've never heard of the company until this week, nor have ever tried bubble tea, but it'll be great to have the location occupied.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Meandering around Media, PA

Meandering around Media, PA "Stroll around town and keep your eyes peeled for history. The Minshall House, at least 200 years old, is believed to be the oldest house still standing in Media. At the Delaware County Court House, a plaque commemorates a 1984 campaign stop by President Ronald Reagan."

New Event Sign for Rose Tree Park

Friday, June 15, 2018

Media 5 Mile Race 2018 What You Need to Know

Media 5 Mile Race 2018
What You Need to Know

Parking and Road Closures:
Media will begin to close down the streets that make up the race course around 5pm and won't officially open them back up until 9pm. Consequently, this will create a lot of detours in and around Media, so be prepared for delays and frustrated drivers (happens every year).   A lot of people in town make arrangements to leave early to avoid the traffic.  For those coming into town, it’s best to get here as early as you can.  You’ll be able to maneuver around the streets of Media after 5pm, but it’ll be challenging and not recommended as it gets closer to race time (7pm.), especially inside the perimeter of the course.  

The blue line represents the race course and streets closed beginning at 5pm
Public transportation is available via the SEPTA Buses and Media/Elwyn Regional line.  We have quite a few of bike racks on State Street too, so biking is another good option and the easiest way to get around.

Parking will be a challenge in Media, and what spots are available, fill up quickly. 

Kids Fun Run (6pm)
For the youngsters (11yrs and younger) there will be a free Fun Run at Barrall Field on State Street (next to Media Elementary) at 6pm.  You must signup and submit by 5:45pm. Kids get a t-shirt and parents get tired kids.

Festivities - Bars, Restaurants and House Parties
Media businesses will be ready for all your drinking and dining pleasures before, during and after the race.  Check out a slew of great places to hang-out and watch the runners as it they go right down State Street.  Sligo’sStephen’s on State and the Plumstead Inn  are always popular during this event, so get a good seat to cheer!  For those entertaining make sure to stock up on food and beverages from 320 Market Cafe and County Beverage.  Also, check out Bryn Mawr Running on State Street for any last minute equipment needs.

Travel beyond State Street and you’ll notice a host of house parties happening on virtually every street in town (I hear 6th Street is the best!).  Whether it’s a mix of live music, swanky catered events, keggers, cocktail parties, or festive cook-outs; you’ll see, hear and experience it all one way or the other.  The festivities go on through most of the night but begin to wind down around 11pm, so stop by and enjoy Media’s hospitality.

Social Media - Participate!
People love to capture and share this experience via social media.  Whether it’s instant updates, coverage, pictures or video, we’ll cover it here with live feeds from Twitter and Facebook.  Be in the know, and use hash tags: #MEDIAPA and #MEDIA5MILE

Media 5 Mile Race FAQs:
  • How long has this race been happening? This is the 39th year
  • How many people run? About 1,600
  • Is this Media's only race?  No!  There's the Santa Fun Run in November too.
  • Where's the course? The 5 miles is made up of two laps around the perimeter of town (check out race course map)
  • What's the official drink?  I dunno....It was the Two Buck Chuck?
  • How hard is this race?  With the hills, some have said it's harder than the Broad Street run.
  • Will it be held in the rain?  Yes, but the weather looks good for Friday.  
  • Is there an official site:

A special thanks to the Media Police, Media Fire Department and First Responders for making this an enjoyable and safe event!


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Media's Chef to the Stars. Anthony Bellapigna cooked dinner for Geraldo Tuesday night

Media's Chef to the Stars. Anthony Bellapigna cooked dinner for Geraldo Tuesday night who was in town to promote his book at the Media Theatre.  The event was hosted by Talk Radio 1210 personality Rich Zeoli at the Media Theatre for their popular speaker series.  

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Penncrest Ice Hockey Summer Beginner’s Clinic starts June 24, 2018

Calling all kids who are interested in learning to play ice hockey. The Penncrest Ice Hockey Summer Beginner’s Clinic starts June 24 for elementary/middle school kids - don’t miss out on this great opportunity for a low cost way to introduce your son or daughter to the great game of ice hockey. We will teach the kids to skate and play the game. See the attached flyer for details. Share with your friends. This is a collaboration between Penncrest and Kingsway to continue the development of our programs.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stop means, STOP!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Watch for upcoming videos on businesses in Media, PA

Edible Arrangements moving from Media location to new store which will be announced soon

Edible Arrangements in Media has vacated their property on Providence Road in Media, PA.  No update yet on where their new store will be but an announcement from the business is expected based on a recent Facebook post.  In the meantime, they've included sister stores locations for continued ordering.

No word yet on what may occupy this location, but the listing is on the market for lease.