Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's Sunday Morning.....Media, PA in two minutes - Recap of the week

Here's a quick rundown of this week's 
more notable news in Media, PA

Super Sunday, April 15th 2012
Super Sunday, also affectionaley known as "Super Sock Sunday" is upon us again.  This event has been a Media tradition for a long time with arts, crafts, and swaps of almost everything you can imagine.  This year should see a big influence from local restaurants too.

Big Week for Media Restaurants: Spasso's and Diego's
I got to go to both last week and what welcomed additions they are.  Media is now a force and first choice in the area when it comes to Italian and Mexican food.  Well done!

April 24th - Primary Election:
Typically, election Primaries are in May, but we will be having one this month, April, 24th.  Here's a link to information about your polling location.

There was an article in the delcotimes today reporting the event will be from noon to 5pm on Saturday, April 28th.  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities, so check back soon for details.

Third St. Bridge Update:
Media Borough Council will be having their monthly meeting this Thursday, April 19th (8pm).  It's expected that council will provide some kind of decision on the outcome of the bridge.  At this time, a formal agenda has not yet been released by the borough.  In addition, former Councilman James Cunningham wrote a letter to the editor in support of moving forward with the repair as instructed by the court order and agreed upon design plans.
The Citizens Advisory Committee released their final report last week.  I do appreciate the time spent by those who were generally objective about this issue, but the process was flawed and misleading to the general public and the other two stake holders.  During this whole time Media Borough council has not even reached out to the county or BLCC to have them even consider a change prompted by research of the CAC.  This effort to placate a special interest group by Media Borough democratic majority may end up becoming a tremendous waste of time and money to Media taxpayers.
Media Democratic Campaign Literature

Three weeks ago it was announced that Media Elementary will be closed during the 2012/2013 school year due to needed structural roof repairs.  The big issue here is where will the students be relocated to.  The next school board meeting is April 26th, so there may be further clarification on the issue and possible options.  I understand from people close to the matter that the objective is to keep the students in Media during this transition.  In addition, an insurance claim may be pursued to off set costs to taxpayers.
Though not scientific, people who have taken the ATM poll have again been leaning towards using the soon to be vacant Nativity BVM facility.

10th Annual Media American Roots Ramble - April 21st, 2012

It's hard to believe it's the 10th annual, but the Media Americana Roots Ramble is one, knee slapping good time.  If fact, to make it happen requires talents and skills of all sorts.  If you'd like to be a part of the production, please consider volunteering your time to help setup and work the booth.  Check out their website for further details.

1 comment:

  1. speaking of bicycle traffic on 3d street, why is there no bike path out of Media to connect to the huge network in Ridley Creek? I know it would mean Middletown and Upper Providence have to cooperate, and perhaps Tyler Arb too, but it would be such a great way to pull them into the hip Media vibe. YOu could go halfway to kingdome come and then stop in Media for Ice Cream! Right now, there are almost no safe bike roads in Delco at all.