Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's Sunday Morning 5-27-12 - Media in Two Minutes

Memorial Day weekend means different things to different people. Whether that includes vacation, beach, kicking back and staying home or bbq's with family and friends; they're all good choices.  However, remember, Media has one of the best Parades around to honor those who have paid to ultimate price.  Thanks to all who have served!  Media's proud to host this parade year-after-year.

The Parade starts Monday, May 28th 2012, at 10am.  

Media Elementary goes to Nativity...
This is a done deal.  Media will be transitioning to the soon to be vacant Nativity School.  They will still need modular class rooms where the Nativity playground is, but this is welcomed news I think everyone appreciates.  No time frame yet, but I'm sure there will be updates throughout the Summer.

Since we're on the topic, Media lost a great person recently who taught at Penncrest and was the President of the Science Institute of Delaware County, Al Palmer.  My deepest sympathy and condolences to his family.

Secondly, the Lou Scott Golf Outing will be June 5th at the Glen Mills Golf Club.

State Street Blues Stroll - Saturday, June 9th
This time of year gets busy for Media.  Dining Under the Stars kicks the season off, which is quickly followed by the biggest musical event in Media, The Blues Stroll.  This is not only professionally produced by a lot of volunteers in town, but it's a great show that never disappoints.  I prefer the roots ramble, but this is the event that got it all started.

The Famous Media 5 Miler - Friday, June 15th
This has gotten so big and popular that it's taken on a life of it's own.  I ran the Broad Street Run two years ago, but have never ran the Media 5 miler.  I'm told that running 5 miles in Media for this race is harder than the 10 miles down Broad St.  Heck, I'll take their word for it, but if you're not into running, that's okay.  The social aspect of the "Race" brings people from all around to partake in house parties and events on State Street.  In fact, some streets go as far as having block parties to celebrate the night.

Third St. Bridge
I don't have anything to report on this, which is nice for a change.  The sooner this gets done the better.

The Restaurant Scene
Diego's get a new sign out front and an update to the menu. People told me there was a big crowd there last Friday evening. did a story an photo shoot on the "Land of a Thousand Restaurants"  They didn't get pictures of Little Anthony's or Roz's Fast and Fancy, but great to see Media getting exposure for the stellar eateries we have in town.

Top restaurant searches this week that led to ATM (in order of popularity)
  1. La Porta
  2. Spasso
  3. Diego's
  4. Desert Rose
Media Road Resurfacing:
They don't list time frames, but Media Borough will be conducting road re-surfacing.  Here's the list of roads to be done.

Did you know?
Did you know we have a lot of great residents in town who go the extra mile to help others?  We do, and it's people like Lauren Avellino Turton who work all year long raising money for the Tug McGraw Foundation.  The foundation raises money for brain cancer research.  Tug was quite fond of Media and it's great to see people and places like the Plumstead Inn helping out to make a difference.

Lauren is also a reporter for where you can read her outstanding articles on her efforts towards helping others.  Nice job, Lauren!


  1. Michael Jordan, MediaMay 27, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Best, most informative and timely blog, not to forget well written on DT website. Did I say also gets a lot of "Comments."

  2. While it was nice to see Media get that attention on the thing that grabbed my attention were the comments. Of the 20 comments I saw maybe 8 dealt with the restaurants the rest concerned the Media police and their proclivity for giving out DUIs and the speed trap at the hill exiting Media toward the Granite Run Mall.

  3. Brendan ORiordanMay 27, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    @ Anon 6:01 PM: Agreed. Complaints of the speed limit being 25 mph westward out of the Borough on Baltimore Pike were matched in number only by the whiners complaining about the "awful" parking situation. Heaven forbid someone might have to walk a block or two to Fellini's.