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The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania The Borough of Lansdowne Pennsylvania
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

Welcome to Lansdowne!

Fall Recreation Programs Announced – Adult and Youth Classes
The Parks and Recreation Department’s Fall 2014 Programs Guide features the full schedule of upcoming classes and latest news. Download here.

Road Work: PECO Energy will restrict Lansdowne Avenue between Baltimore Avenue and Marshall Road in Lansdowne Borough, Delaware County, beginning Monday (August 18) for gas main installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will reduce Lansdowne Avenue to one travel lane weeknights from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through October 6. Traffic will be controlled by flagging. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction zone. PECO Energy will complete the work under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

Parking Permit Information
Lansdowne Borough Ordinance #1100 prohibits parking on ALL streets in the Borough between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM seven (7) days a week. Residents who do not have provisions for off-street parking or who have more cars than they can safely park off-street may apply for an annual overnight parking permit. Parking permits are obtained from the Lansdowne Police Department and are currently $40 per year. The Police Department is open 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM Monday through Friday; Please complete this form in advance and bring with you when applying.

Interfaith Food Cupboard
The Interfaith Food Cupboard serves families in the William Penn School District communities by helping with emergency food needs. The Interfaith Food Cupboard is located at the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne. For hours and more information, please call 610-622-0800, option 4.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Animal Friends of Lansdowne 10th Anniversary Fundraiser Gala – Saturday, October 25
It has been ten years since a dedicated group of Lansdowne residents banded together to help animals in our community. Support and join them for this celebration and fundraiser at the Twentieth Century Club! The $55 per person event features a full dinner including vegetarian/vegan options, open bar, and a silent auction to start your Christmas shopping early while you support homeless animals. Tickets may be purchased online via Paypal or by mailing your check for $55 each to AFL, P.O. Box 869, Lansdowne 19050.

Free Healthy Shopping Tour at Bottom Dollar Foods – Tuesday, October 28
Learn how to eat healthy on a budget, stretch ingredients, and buy high quality at lowest cost during this 1:30 pm event presented by The Food Trust. After the tour you’ll receive, healthy recipes, a reusable shopping bag, and shopping and cooking tips. To sign up or ask questions, please contact Jamese Kwele
at 215-575-0444 ext. 4121 or email jkwele@thefoodtrust.org. View a flyer with more information.

An Evening of Gypsy Swing with Harmonious Wail at Lansdowne Folk Club – Thursday, November 20
Lansdowne Folk Club presents an evening with Harmonious Wail at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 South Lansdowne Avenue. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. Free on-street parking. See website for details. Tickets are $17 with reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Pre-sale tickets, advance reservations or information at (484) 466-6213 or email lfolkclub@gmail.com.

Lakota Medicine Wheel: An Evening with Reiki Master Lorri Darbes – Friday, November 14
In celebration of Native American History Month, No Place for Hate Lansdowne presents an interactive evening with Lorri Darbes, Reiki master and writer with over 25 years of military service, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 South Lansdowne Avenue. Space is limited to 25 attendees and registration is required; please RSVP to noplaceforhatelansdowne@gmail.com.

Electronic Waste Recycling – Saturday, November 15
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Resources Council, the borough presents a mostly free Electronic Waste Recycling event in the Highland Avenue parking lot next to the Lansdowne Fire House. This is your chance to responsibly rid yourself of “anything with a cord” and freon-containing items: A/C Units, dehumidifiers plus small refrigerators. Other items accepted include computers, printers, peripherals, TVs, remote controls, game consoles, cables, and audio equipment. No large appliances, please. A $5 donation is requested for participating. Call 610-353-1555 ext 222 or email young@prc.org for more information.

Lansdowne Receives Award from Anti-Defamation League
Lansdowne Borough has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Barry Morrison Courageous Conversations Award by the Anti-Defamation League. This award is given annually to a school or community that has exhibited creativity and courage in engaging community members in a dialogue about diversity through No Place for Hate. The plaque is being hung on the Borough wall of fame in council chambers, and an accompanying $250 award will be used to continue the mission of No Place for Hate. Read more at the borough’s No Place for Hate page.

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 about the program, 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. Please do not take stray animals to the SPCA, since municipalities will be charged $250 for every stray animal taken to the SPCA, a 364 percent increase from the previous $25 per animal fee. 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

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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