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The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania

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Equity Resolution 2017

2017 Trash and Recycling Information
Trash and recycling information for 2017 is now online.

UPCOMING EVENTS

LBPA’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday, November 25
Kick off the holiday season on November 25 with this free community celebration sponsored by the Lansdowne Business and Professional Association. The annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with the Mayor, residents, Borough officials, and guests at Veterans Mini Park, located at the entrance to the Municipal parking lot at 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue, across from the Lansdowne Theater at 6:30 pm. Enjoy dance performances and holiday hit music, complimentary hot chocolate and cider, and the arrival of Santa atop a Lansdowne fire engine at 7:00 p.m. Bring your own camera!

Hour of Code at the Library- Wednesday, December 6
This intro to computer science features demonstrations featuring Ozobots, Dash and Dot, Scratch and activities. All ages are welcome. The Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. 4:00-5:30 pm.

Lansdowne Folk Club Presents The Boxcar Lilies and Emily Mure – Thursday, December 7
The Lansdowne Folk Club presents evening with folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana band The Boxcar Lilies and special guest Emily Mure on Thursday, December 7 at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA. Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit folkclub.org, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213. Only cash is accepted at the door.

Social Needleworking at Lansdowne Library – Saturday, December 9
Bring those unfinished works-in-progress and join your fiber friends for a morning of crafting at the Library, 10 am to noon. Lansdowne Public Library, 55 S. Lansdowne Avenue.

Merry Grinchmas at the Library – Wednesday, December 13
Head to the library for a 4:00 pm showing of the 1966 animated classic, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The event will feature an activity which will make your heart grow three sizes, and Grinch-themed refreshments. All ages are invited. Children under 5 must be accompanied by adult. 4:00-5:30 pm.

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight: A Festive Literary Event – Thursday, December 14
The Lansdowne Library presents a dramatic reading of the classic Arthurian legend and holiday tradition. Talented local actors will recite the tale in the cozy library at 7:00 pm at the Twentieth Century Club (84 S. Lansdowne Avenue) while hot cider and other refreshments are served.

Movie Matinee: Elf – Rocky Horror Style – Wednesday, December 20
This interactive viewing of the movie Elf includes singing, snowballs being thrown, building and more! All ages are invited, children five years old and under must be accompanied by caregiver aged 14 and older. 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Large groups must call or e-mail Rachee, 610-623-0239 ext. 304 or lacsd@delcolibraries.org

Helms Award Presentation – Wednesday, December 20
Lansdowne Borough will award Mr. Al Them the Helms Award in recognition of his service to the Borough. The presentation of the Helms Award will take place on December 20th during the regularly scheduled Borough Council Meeting. All are welcome to attend.

About Lansdowne
Lansdowne Borough is a first-generation suburb situated in Delaware County, PA just six miles west of downtown Philadelphia and six miles east of Media, the county seat. Lansdowne’s 10,500 residents are active volunteers in their 1.2 square mile community. more

Free Food Pantry at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church on Wednesdays
Metropolitan A.M.E. Church offers a free food pantry for residents of Delaware County in need each Wednesday from 9:30 am to noon. The church is located at 39 West Stratford Avenue. For additional information, please contact program coordinator Madace Thorpe at 215-471-2577.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for Seniors
The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians age 65 and older; widows and widowers age 50 and older; and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. The maximum standard rebate is $650, but supplemental rebates for qualifying homeowners can boost rebates to $975. The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program is one of five programs supported by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Since the program’s 1971 inception, older adults and adults with disabilities have received $4.8 billion in of property tax and rent rebates. The rebate program also receives funding from slots gaming. Property Tax/Rent Rebate application forms and assistance are available at no cost from Department of Revenue district offices, local Area Agencies on Aging, senior centers and state legislators’ offices. See a full explanation of the program here or check on the status of your rebate.

Seniors Sought for Philabundance Food Program
Philabundance distributes food boxes for low-income seniors who qualify. For more information, call the Philabundance Food Help Line at 800-319-Food-3663 or visit the program website.

Dog licenses are available at the Treasurer’s office at the County Government Center in Media, or applications can be filled out and downloaded from the County website and mailed in with the fee; the license will be returned via mail. More information. For more information on pets and lost animals look here.

Find a Stray? Call Delaware County Animal Control
Lansdowne Borough requests that residents finding a stray or lost dog or cat please call Delaware County Animal Control at 610-522-1113. The Lansdowne Police Department will be enforcing the State Dog Law and local ordinance pertaining to dog violations. Although warnings will be issued for a first offense, citations may be issued to repeat offenders. more

Free Smoke Alarms – The Lansdowne Fire Company has free smoke alarms. To inquire email the Lansdowne Fire Company jgould@lansdownefire.com or chief19@lansdownefire.com. Smoke alarms should be replaced every ten years, batteries twice per year. Smoke alarms should be located on each level of a home, as well as in each bed room.

Community Action Agency of Delaware County Home Weatherization Program
This program is free to qualified residents and will lower your energy bills by an estimated 20-30%!! Qualified Delaware County Renters and Homeowners applicants may receive the following FREE services: Home Energy Audit – Attic Insulation – Diagnostic Air Flow Testing – Heater Inspection, Service, Repair and Replacement – Weather Stripping and Caulking – Window & Door Repair or Replacement – Refrigerator Evaluation – Energy Conservation Education

For complete information about the program, click here.

Lansdowne Allied Youth Council
Grant money may be available from the Lansdowne Allied Youth Council for worthwhile cultural, civic, service, athletic, or social projects. Inquire by mail at LAYC, P.O. Box 311, Lansdowne 19050, or by email to Grants Chairman Van Bond, vanbond@bellatlantic.net. The LAYC has served Lansdowne proudly since 1944. more

pwPenn Wood Patriots Athletics

Follow all of Lansdowne’s hometown high school teams – check the Penn Wood High School athletic schedule and show your support!

Bulk Trash Pickup
Guidelines for pickup of large items and the Bulk Trash Pickup Request form. more

Yard Waste Program
Due to popular demand, more dates have been added for pick-up. more

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