4th of July 2016

We need volunteers for booths – click here to help!


GRAND MARSHAL: Lisa Healy with Oreo and Pebbles
Ms. Lisa Healy grew up right here in Penn Wynne, moved away, and then returned in 1998. Since then, she has dedicated significant time to the Civic Association, especially for the 4th of July Celebration, which brings back fond memories from her childhood. Ms. Healy’s other interests include volunteering for the Ronald McDonald House, Alex’s Lemonade, and the Penn Wynne Library Board. She also cares for her two dogs, who she says run the household.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER: Bill Powell on behalf of the Penn Wynne Library
Mr. Bill Powell has lived in Penn Wynne for the last 20 years and has volunteered at the library for the last five years. His family roots in the township run deep, and he always wanted to volunteer at the library. About five years ago, he finally got the chance. Mr. Powell’s other interests include gardening, reading, and Civil War history.

Civic Association Membership Reminder

Dear Penn Wynne Neighbors,

Happy Summer! Many thanks to everyone who has paid their annual dues. Membership is only $20 per household and helps us to continue to organize neighborhood events, support open space and greening efforts, and advocate on behalf of our community. If you would like to contribute, please use this link, or make checks out to PWCA and mail them to:

Penn Wynne Civic Association
c/o Penn Wynne Library
130 Overbrook Pkwy
Wynnewood, PA 19096.

Check out our upcoming events:

Summer Hummer Concert
Thursday, June 9, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Wynnewood Valley Park
Free concert featuring The Big Zebowski and The Lower Merion High School Jazz Band with special guest emcee Gene Shay. Join us for an evening of listening to wonderful music and enjoying delicious food from Eat a Pita Food Truck. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs – we’ll see you there! Rain location (next door to the park): The Church of the Holy Apostles.

Mural Paint Day
Sunday, June 26 (rain date: July 3), 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Manoa Business District (corner of Haverford and Manoa Rds)
PWCA has partnered with local muralist Paul Downie and the Wallingford Community Arts Center to paint a mural on the wall at the end of the Manoa shops building facing Haverford Avenue, and the community is invited to help paint it! We invite anyone ages 5 and up to join us for a community paint day (no painting experience required).

July 4th Parade and Celebration
Monday, July 4 (rain date: Sunday, July 10)
PW-Overbrook Hills Fire House (parade), Penn Wynne Park on Manoa Rd (celebration)
Parade Theme: PW Library
Categories: Bikes, scooters, wagons, wheelchairs, pets (pets must be taken home before going to the park)
9:30 a.m. Parade Judging at the PW-Overbrook Hills Fire House
10:00 a.m. Parade begins, ending at PW Park
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Celebration: parade awards, food, carnival games, moon bounce, pony rides, and entertainment
Parade registration: July 1-3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at PW-Overbrook Hills Fire House

If you’d like to volunteer for any of the events, please email pennwynne@yahoo.com, or visit www.pennwynnecivic.org for more information.

Many thanks,

Shelby Sparrow
President, PWCA

Special LMSD Board meeting to discuss enrollment growth, April 4th at 7pm

The Lower Merion School District Board of School Directors will hold a special public meeting next Monday, April 4 at 7 PM in the District Administration Building Board Room to review and discuss strategies related to addressing enrollment growth. The meeting is part of ongoing efforts to plan for increasing enrollment across the District.

Earlier this month, the District introduced a “partner school” plan (click here for more information) that would keep elementary class sizes at target levels by enrolling some new elementary registrants at schools with available capacity. On Monday, the Board and public will have an opportunity to learn about additional strategies related to facilities, school enrollment boundaries and class size targets, among others. Members of the public are welcome to attend and provide comment.

Planning Commission Meeting on PWES Expansion – February 25

There will be a Planning Commission meeting on February 25 at 7:00pm in the Caucus Room of the Township Building. The topic will be the LMSD’s proposal to install four temporary classrooms at the Penn Wynne Elementary School as part of the construction project at the school. The description of the meeting from the Planning Commission is as follows:

MEETING CANCELED: The LMSD portion of the Planning Commission meeting below has been cancelled. LMSD has withdrawn the request regarding the 10 parking spaces. The additional parking will be included in the proposal with the temporary classrooms.

CONDITIONAL USE & WAIVER OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN – 250 Haverford Road, Penn Wynne Elementary School, W-16-001, Ward 14. A proposal to install one temporary modular classroom unit containing four classrooms and a conditional use application to hold the required 10 parking spaces in reserve.
This hearing will proceed and will be held open in order to enter the Planning Commission’s recommendation on the Conditional Use into the record. It is anticipated that the hearing will be continued for this purpose to March 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the Caucus Room.

Next Civic Association Meeting – March 3rd

The next Civic Association meeting will be on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30 pm in the Penn Wynne Library. Catch a sneak peek of the renovated library! The agenda includes: brainstorming for the mural on the Manoa businesses, the proposed PWES expansion, an update from the JCC, plans for the Earth Day celebration and the Summer Hummer concert. Everyone is welcome!