Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Morning 10-14-12.....Media in Two Minutes

Media PA Matters....Edgemont St.
A big day today as three events are about to get started.  The 32nd annual Food and Craft Festival on State Street starts at 10am and goes to 5pm.  In addition, we have a new event this year - Media PA Matters.  Check them out at Barrall Field (Edgemont St.) 12:00 to 4pm. 

Lastly, today is the Middletown Township Flea Market hosted by Town Talk and Delco News Network.  The event takes place in the Granite Run Mall parking lot.

State Street Clean-up 2nd Sat.
Didn't get a report of how things went yesterday, but thanks to TimeBankMedia/Transition Town and the Media Business Authority for their monthly clean up day.

 Media-Upper Providence Library Book Sale
Fall 2012
Media Municipal Center,
4th & Jackson Sts., Media, PA
October 20, 21, 22
for more info check out their site

2nd Annual Plumstead Food Drive
If you have extra canned food or would like to drop off a frozen turkey, please drop them off at the Plumstead Inn.  The drive runs from Oct 12th thru. Nov 16th.

Let's see how much better traffic is handled in Media.
After 15 years, $1.9 million and cost overruns of around $200,000;  the not very well known CMAQ project is apparently completed.  This project involved updating and synchronizing the traffic lights on Baltimore Avenue (aka Pike) and Providence Road.  

I'm interested to see if the community notices a better flow of traffic and less wait times at these lights.

Jefferson and Edgemont Streets October 2012
Jefferson & Edgemont Condominiums
Work is progressing at the site which has now given way to a cleared lot.  I was asked if now that the lot has been cleared will it remain that way until April? I don't know, but apparently word is construction won't begin until April.  I'll try to get that confirmed.

Third Street Bridge
by Friends of Glen Providence Park
Two weeks ago I asked Borough Council for a statement on this matter now that it will be going back to the courts.  I've yet to hear anything, however I may have an update later this week.

Yesterday, the FROGs resorted to dirty politics and are vilifying a private swim over a two-lane design that the majority want along with the RTM school board, police, fire, emergency services and adjacent municipalities.  

Happy 5th Anniversary to Per Lei Boutique
Retail is hard in Media and many other small towns, but Per Lei makes it look easy.  Having won a lot of notoriety for their exquisite and fashionable apparel, they have also reached a 5 year anniversary miles stone.  Bruce and Candice have done a great job with this store that brings a nice touch to the town.  Per Lie also has another store in downtown Avalon, NJ.

Council Meeting on Project Nov 7th 7:30pm
Get ready, at least for more of the same here in Media.  The fiasco that's unfolded over the Third Street Bridge regarding the borough council's mismanagement and favoritism is already shaping up to be an interesting experience for Wawa.  The poll conducted this week shows a tremendous favoritism towards a super wawa, but the real pulse are the many people I talk to who like this idea.   Unfortunately, there's been no talks or negotiations between Borough Council and the other parties, at least not recently.  In fact, I'm told Borough Council isn't interested in the project.  Sound familiar?
Media show strong support for new Wawa

It was good to hear the the Media Business Authority passed a resolution in support of the Super Wawa.  As for your voice, you can contact Borough Manager, Jeff Smith at There will also be a Planning Commission meeting about this project on November 7th (7:30pm).

Wawa is a tremendously well liked company that has given generously to communities all over. 35 jobs, $1 million in contracts and a steady tax revenue potentially coming to Media should warrant a lot more than "we're not interested."  And if Borough Council has a better idea then let's hear it, because this community shouldn't again have to suffer from lack of leadership, fairness and direction.

If you didn't receive a mailed letter from the Wawa CEO, "Support Hometown Growth," here it is from this week.


1 comment:

  1. Amazing I got a letter from the CEO of WAWA came right to my mail box. Guess WAWA used a different residence list then the FROGS used for their survey ------still have not got one of those.