Want to cater some or all of your Thanksgiving feast this year? We've assembled some of the local options for you in the following list. We'll add more as we find them, but feel free to comment at the end if you have any more suggestions - or just email Ed here, and he'll add them as he can.
Carlino's Market - Ardmore
Always a solid choice, this neighborhood staple offers turkey and all the sides a la carte, so you can choose exactly what you need. Order online here by November 15.
Sontuosa BYOB, Bryn Mawr
This Bryn Mawr restaurant lets you specifically order for any number of diners and pay per person. Turkey is the main course, but you choose the starters, sides and dessert. Stop in, or call 484-222-6216 and leave a message to order, no later than November 19.
Manny’s Place - Bala Cynwyd
Bala’s Manny’s Place is offering tons of options in their Thanksgiving catering menu, with both traditional Thanksgiving dishes and a number of Jewish deli options. Want to order a turkey and a brisket, with sides of mashed potatoes and matzo ball soup? Manny’s is your place! Use this order form before November 18th.
Di Bruno Bros. - Ardmore
It's great having an outpost of this South Philly favorite right in Suburban Square. Order from their holiday menu by November 15, using this online order form.
McCaffrey's Food Markets - Gladwyne
This highly anticipated market finally opened in Gladwyne at the site of the old Acme, that was previously a Superfresh, and an A&P before that. Their Thanksgiving menu has a variety of complete dinners and a la carte options. Order here by November 19.
Mom's Organic Market - Bryn Mawr
The next best thing to Mom's house is Mom's in Bryn Mawr! If you're looking for an organic or free range turkey, or you're looking to serve guests with mains, sides and desserts that are vegetarian and/or vegan - this place has everything you'll need. See their Thanksgiving menu here.
McShea's Catering - Ardmore
Looks like our good friend John McShea is offering an 18-20 lb boned, easy-carve turkey, plus sides, for $195. Or by emailing email@example.com by November 19.
Savona - Gulph Mills
Take Montgomery Ave out of Lower Merion, and you'll pass this classic restaurant on your way to the KOP mall. They have a ready-to-reheat Thanksgiving menu ready for your online order.
Tank & Libby's - Drexel Hill
Just down Rt 1 in Drexel Hill is Tank & Libby’s. Thanksgiving menu includes Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Brined and Hand Carved, plus their twist on most of the traditional sides. Orders must be placed by Friday 11/17 by emailing Chef@tankandlibbys.com or calling 484-455-7527
Too busy to even pick it up yourself? Get your holiday meal home-delivered by ordering online here.
Personal Gourmet - Narberth
Looking for quality meats that you cook yourself? This online business is opening a brick & mortar location in the old Village Treats location in downtown Narberth. Personal Gourmet offers fresh and frozen quality meats, fish, chicken, pork, veal, and lamb. They are accepting pre-orders for Thanksgiving turkeys, hors d’oeuvres and fresh, cut meats. (Think high-end Omaha steaks, with local delivery or pick up.) Details here.
(Also - that's Ed & Cindy's dog, Stella. She's not for sale, but she does love turkey!)
Pumpkin Painting at the Library
Scarecrow Building at the Library
Witches of Narberth
Cindy and I have a massive pile of candy, decorations, and a witch costume on our dining room table, and that can only mean one thing - The Witches of Narberth! For anyone who's new around here, this is a free scavenger hunt that sends kids all over Narberth's downtown, searching for witches with Halloween treats. Find all the witches, and you get a prize at the end! Details at narberthonline.com.
Halloween Bike Ride
Join Narberth Cycling Club for our 7th annual Halloween costume "PEDAL PARTY"!
We are gathering at 5pm on the Narberth Ave "bridge approach" (the section of Narberth Ave between the old Little Gym building & the stop light at Haverford Ave).
After a quick review of road safety rules, we'll depart for a 3-mile costumed bike ride to check out Halloween houses while we jam out to spooky tunes.
The crowd-sourced route & full event details will be posted below in "discussion" tab as the event gets closer. Feel free to invite neighbors and friends!
(1) Bike Helmets & front/rear bike lights are required.
(2) This is an all-ages, all-levels, no-drop ride, but NO BIKES WITH TRAINING WHEELS & NO BALANCE BIKES are allowed for ensuring the safety of the large group of bicyclists.
(3) Costumes are strongly encouraged!
Narberth Halloween Parade
Volunteers from Girl Scout Troop 7048 are helping us out with this year's Parade. They will also be fundraising by selling pretzels and apple cider down by Borough Hall, at the end of the parade. Please bring a few bucks to support them. There should be a few giveaways at the end too, like crayons, pencils, coloring books, etc, from the Narberth Police, the Narberth Public Works Department and the HSAs from BC and Welsh Valley. As usual, the great volunteers from our Narberth Fire Department will lead the way with an engine or two. At the back of the parade, watch out for a Haverford Ave Halloween-style performance from the Dance Xpress dancers!
E-Cycle Event - October 28
LM and Narberth residents can bring unwanted electronics to the dump on Saturday morning. (I know this has nothing to do with Halloween, but it does happen to be scheduled this weekend!) Details here.
What do you do with items that don't go in the regular trash and recycling? There are three local events coming up to help with that. See details on disposing of hazardous waste, electronics, and unwanted medication. If you have more questions about trash and recycling in Narberth and Lower Merion, refer to this page for a summary.
Hazardous Waste Dropoff
LM and Narberth residents can take hazardous waste to the LM transfer station on October 22. An appointment is required. Register here.
Drop off "anything with a plug" on October 28. There is a fee for TVs, air conditioners and o=some other items.
Drop off prescription and over-the-counter medication. Details and dropoff locations here.
About once a month, we send out an unofficial email update on local events and activities. This one has a couple of Memorial Day details, some trash/recycling info, and some upcoming events:
Lower Merion and Narberth - Stuff you should know
We get all sorts of different questions about Lower Merion and Narberth, so we put together a few quick items of interest every month:
Trash and Recycling
Memorial Day changes: Both LM and Narberth will be on holiday week schedules. For Borough residents, the schedule is pushed back a day. (See calendar below.) LM residents can check their holiday schedule here.
Need more info on local trash and recycling? Details here.
Recycle Electronics at this E-Cycle event on June 10. Must be a Narberth Borough or Lower Merion resident. See details for acceptable items and fees for TVs and other items.
Narberth Spring Cleanup Week is curbside pickup that gives Narberth residents a chance to clean out the garage and the basement. Details here.
Gladwyne Memorial Day includes a ceremony, parade and a block party. Details here.
Ardmore Memorial Day includes music, a parade, and a wreath-laying ceremony. Details here. (looks like the date on their poster was not updated to 2023, but the info is right.)
Narberth Memorial Day - There will be a Memorial Day Service held by American Legion Post 356 at the War Memorial Site located at the corner of Windsor & N. Wynnewood Avenues at 11:00 am. All are welcomed to attend.
Bala Farmers Market is starting again in June. Thursdays from 3-7pm.
Music in the Park - The Narberth Business Association renews the Wednesday night concert series with eight free shows in Narberth Park. Shows start at 7pm at the Gazebo. Details here.
Narberth Music & Arts Festival The first of two 2023 festivals will be held on Sunday, June 11. Details here.