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April 14, 2016 | Newsletter #105 | visit the LEDC online at
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Saturday Spectacular: Farmers Market and More
Not only is the final Winter Farmers Market of the season taking place this Saturday (9 am to 11 am, 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue), there's a full day of arts-related activities to accompany the debut of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's InsideOut exhibit in Lansdowne (more on that later). So when you head out in the morning, be sure you're prepared for a long day out on the town. Remember, this is the last market until the "real" season starts on Memorial Day weekend, so stop by and see these vendors:

  • Freeland Market: Meats and more
  • Taste Of Puebla: Tamales, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa fresca and corn chips
  • Kia's Cakes: Fresh baked goodies including cupcakes, cakes by the slice (Hummingbird cake is back!) and cookies - including white chocolate macadamia and vegan chocolate chip. Plus a new "Degas-Ta-Have-It" specialty cupcake in celebration of Inside Out!
  • FBG Foods: Salsa - regular, hot, southwest, and strawberry mango
  • Neil's Sharpening Service: It's time to get the garden tools ready!
  • Bonnie's Wondergardens: Pansies, spring veggie plants, herb plants (including hard-to-get bay leaf plants) and flowers
  • Amazing Acres Goat Dairy: Fresh goat cheese for your sampling (and purchasing) pleasure! Chèvres, including chipotle, sea smoke, baby bloomer (bucheron style) and banon (aged and wrapped in brandy-soaked grape leaves).

Last Call: Arts & Crafts Show Applications Due Tomorrow
This spring tradition takes place Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the municipal lot at 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue. Art vendors will offer jewelry, woodcraft, ceramics, body products, toys, quilts, stationery, and knitted items. If you are interested in exhibiting, applications and additional information are available online; the deadline is tomorrow - Friday, April 15.

Volunteer With Us on Keep Lansdowne Beautiful Day
The LEDC is participating in a cleanup day in the downtown. There will be trash removal, street sweeping, park cleanups, and flower planting. We are looking to assemble a team of at least 20 volunteers to help on Saturday, April 30, from 8 am to noon. Comcast will also have volunteers in the Borough on this day for "Comcast Cares Day." Won't you please join us in making Lansdowne sparkle and shine? Visit and volunteer today!

LEDC Annual Meeting
Join LEDC Board members, staff, sponsors and committee members for our Annual Meeting, where we will recognize Terry Baraldi, our 2016 Volunteer of the Year. It will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at AviAnna Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 55 East Baltimore Avenue, Lansdowne. We will share updates and initiatives for the upcoming year and beyond.

This year's guest speaker, Graham Copeland, is the founder and principal of Downtown Dynamics, a consultancy specializing in economic development, community revitalization and downtown district management. Mixer begins at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP by Friday, April 22.

Record Store Day at Vinyl Revival
Head to Vinyl Revival on Saturday, April 16, to celebrate Record Store Day, an international day to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. The day will feature appearances by Lansdowne's own Minas and legendary rock and roll pioneer Charlie Gracie. See complete details here.

Be a Part of Lansdowne's Town-Wide Yard Sale
On Saturday, May 7, Lansdowne's annual Town-Wide Yard Sale will take place at dozens of yards, garages, and driveways throughout the borough. Want to have your sale listed on the official map? Add an address by e-mail or call 610-623-7300 ext 211.

Register Now for the Memorial Day 5K
Registration is now open for the Tenth Annual Lansdowne Memorial Day 5K. Pre-register before May 2 for reduced entry fees and a free t-shirt. Groups of 20 or more who register by May 2 are eligible for special team-colored shirts. The 5K starts at 7:45 am on Monday, May 30 in front of Veterans Mini Park and the Lansdowne Theater on North Lansdowne Avenue.

Lansdowne Borough Welcomes Philadelphia Museum of Art's "Inside Out" Installation
Lansdowne has been chosen for the Philadelphia Museum of Art's (PMA) second annual "Inside Out" program. In 2015, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched "Inside Out," a series of pop-up art installations in select communities throughout the Delaware Valley. This year, Lansdowne will host 12 works of art, which have been faithfully reproduced from the PMA's expansive collection and will be displayed in various outdoor locations around the Borough. The exhibition will run through July 15th. There are several events and activities which will be held throughout the Borough during the exhibition's opening day on Saturday, April 16th, including a ribbon-cutting at Borough Hall at 9:00 am. PMA is also providing an added bonus for Lansdowne residents (19050 zip code): individuals and families can visit the PMA for free on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. For details, please visit

Showcase of Lansdowne Performing Artists at Lansdowne Theater
Join the Lansdowne Theater for a two-hour concert on Sunday, May 1 from 3 pm - 5 pm. Performances will be from a sampling of musicians who reside or work in Lansdowne. Admission is $35 per person; tickets may be purchased here. Proceeds benefit the ongoing restoration of the Lansdowne Theater.

In addition to the wonderful goings-on listed in the column at left, don't miss these upcoming events:

Union AA's Designer Bag Bingo
Friday, April 15, 7:00 pm; $30-$35
St. Philomena Church Marian Hall
Order online or call 610-733-4863.

Poetry reading with Ernest Yates
author of En route from the capital: Poems of Philadelphia
Sunday, April 17, 4:00 pm; free
Lansdowne Friends Meeting
120 N. Lansdowne Avenue

Lansdowne Farmers Market Opening Day
Saturday, May 28, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
30 N. Lansdowne Avenue

The Tenth Annual Lansdowne Memorial Day 5K
Monday, May 30, 7:45 am start
Register online

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