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March 31, 2016 | Newsletter #104 | visit the LEDC online at
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Lansdowne is Nominated for America's Main Street Contest
Here at the LEDC, we love Lansdowne and have nominated the Borough for the America's Main Street Contest sponsored by Independent We Stand. We need your help to get Lansdowne as many online votes as possible so we can win a $25,000 grant.

Main Streets are really the heartbeat of America's cities and towns. They play an important part in the long-term success of communities and really help build a sense of place. When Main Streets are strong, so are the communities that surround them. "The goal of this inaugural Independent We Stand 'America's Main Streets' contest is to promote the importance and strong economic benefits of Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive," explains Independent We Stand co-founder Bill Brunelle. "We expect to see communities rallying for their Main Streets simply by going online and encouraging others to do the same. We want to know what already makes your Main Street tick or what you think would make it even better."

Please vote online daily for Lansdowne at Quarterfinal voting ends April 24, 2016. We hope to have enough votes to make it to the Semi-Finalist voting starting May 2 and continuing through May 29.

Tonight: The Kennedys at Lansdowne Folk Club
Lansdowne Folk Club presents The Kennedys on Thursday, March 31. Held at Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $20. Free on-street parking. For advance tickets, reservations or information call (484) 466-6213, visit, or email at

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 some flower planting. We are looking to put together 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 to help!

Lansdowne Arts & Crafts Show Applications due April 15
The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation presents this spring tradition in Lansdowne on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the municipal lot at 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue. Typical vendors offer wares such as jewelry, woodcraft, ceramics, body products, toys, quilts, stationery, and knitted items. If you are interested in exhibiting, applications featuring a wealth of relevant information are available online; the deadline is April 15.

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 Memorial Day 5K
Pre-register before May 2 for early t-shirt pickup and reduced entry fees to the Tenth Annual Lansdowne Memorial Day 5K. Groups of 20 or more who wish to 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.

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

Mercy Fitzgerald presents Bingo & Community Open House
Monday, April 4, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Medical Science Building, Ground Floor
Darby, PA 19023
More info or call 610-237-4000.

Symphony at the Movies: A Pops Concert with the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra Designer Bag Bingo
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 pm; $18
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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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