Sunday, January 19, 2014


Media in Two Minutes

It is with much sorrow to have learned of the passing of long time resident, Bill Gross. Media is a better place because of his generosity and the tireless desire he took to make this town a community.  My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Gross family.

I'll be posting information about today's and upcoming funeral services this week.

ATM SPOTLIGHT: Media Resident Writing Book:
Media residents doing great things always makes writing this segment easy. This Spring one well known resident, Art Leahey will be releasing a book on a personal story of life in the military while stationed on an island in Alaska called, "Don't Finish Third."  I got an advanced copy and can honestly say it's a pretty neat story from what I've read so far.    Nice Job, Art!

Spring Sign-ups: Baseball, Rugby and Lacrosse
If your kids are into sports, then they have some great activities to choose from.  This month we have registrations for Baseball, Rugby and Lacrosse. Here are the links for more info:
Closure of Orange Street Causing Problems
With the Orange Street bridge spanning the Media by-pass closed for repair this month, people have really taken notice.  I've received a few complaints about this and the traffic back-ups that are becoming a daily occurrence on Rose Tree and Providence Roads.  This goes to show how important the usability of these roads around Media are and how badly commuters need the Third Street Bridge and Gradyville roads opened.

The Daily Times jumped on this story too.  Thanks to Upper Providence Council Chair, Joe Solomon for taking this problem head-on and providing updates.

Media Restaurant Week
I don't think I'd want to be called a "foodie" but if that's what you're into, then you may want to pay close attention to the proposed Media Restaurant Week coming in February.  This is a new attempt by the borough as a continued effort to boost economic activity for local businesses and restaurants.  It's been a successful concept for many towns in the area and Philadelphia. I would expect further updates in the coming week.

Girl Scout Cookie Season
Just so that you know, I hold the 5th largest position in the world of Thin Mint cookies.  That’s not to say I won't expand on that, but I’m well aware it’s cookie season here in the borough.  I do a lot of these deals at the Acme in Middletown, if you wondering how I became so prominent in thin mint empire.  Other hot-spots I've seen are out front of Trader Joe's and the liquor store on Balt. Ave. Good Luck with the sales, young ladies.

Media’s Best Documentary
If you missed this gem earlier in the week, here it is again.  I’ll tell you what, this is one of the best video’s I’ve seen about the Media Youth Center or Media in general.  Kudos to whoever produced this, as it’s been well received throughout the community.  

Help our Police and Fire Departments find you in an Emergency!
I've knocked on a lot of front doors in Media, and I can tell you many are not clearly numbered. Here's a standard request and example from Fire and Police Depts.
All properties shall have approved address numbers placed in the front and, for properties with alleys, the rear of the property. The numbers should be positioned so they are plainly legible and visible from the street or alley. These numbers shall also contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numeral and alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inches.

Manuary Does it Like This!
A gracious "Thanks" for the annual invite to this year's Manuary event held at Louis Scott Field  this Saturday, but I was unable to attend.  For those wondering what this thing is, and I'm still trying to figure that out myself; well, it's a sporting event of sorts that's held by a dedicated group of Penncrest Alumni. Below is a very well produced video of vintage footage of the gathering.

Third Street Bridge
I expect some news to come out shortly regarding the Third Street Bridge.  I wouldn't be surprised if a decision is made to build it wide enough for a two way road, but in the meantime use it as a one-way.  Stay tuned.

Okay, enough reading ATM.  
Go Out and Make Something Happen!


  1. Ted can you please put up Media Area Girls softball registration link also...thanks!

  2. Wide enough for two - 2 - lanes! That's the bestest news I've heard in 18 years!!!! Did someone (WHO) finally come to their SENSES???? Huuummmm anything on blog site of Media pa news??? I won't waste my time to find out but as a betting person would say "NOT"

    1. The high count had to tell Judge Proud that an "opinion was an opinion." He had no place to go, but two lanes. Duh! What a waste of time and legal fees.

    2. Commonwealth court didn't rule on road design - just returned matter to County court level. Has local judge brought the parties together or made a decision on BLCC's Petition against Media Borough?

    3. Anon 8:15 a.m. i heard that the judge brought the parties together ruled in BLCC's favor. Then told Media Borough that they have to re build the dam and make the roadway two lanes.
      Media Borough is currently trying to figure out how to break the news "softly" to the FROG's before they make a public comment. The public will be told shortly after the FROG's once again get special treatment from Council.

  3. The proposed 28 feet was always wide enough for 2 lanes to be established in the future. Thanks for the delay and additional legal fees, BLCC!

  4. It is a crime to block a public road for political reasons. 18 years and counting.

  5. Tedman, Thanks once again for your great Media in Two Minutes blog update. The videos are great! Very much keeping up w/the times and technology. Gonna ask a ? similar to anony 1-20-14 10:22a being a techno kinda of guy (always on his laptop at council meetings) if Media pa news has "gotten with the times" and included video? Again, much like 1-20-14 10:22a I won't waste my time to check the site to find out!