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!

Road Work
Between March 2014 and the Fall of 2014 utility crews will be working in Lansdowne.  To determine if the crews will be in your area please view this letter.

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.

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

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

Keep Lansdowne Beautiful Day – Saturday, April 12
Meet at 9:00 am for a spring cleaning of the central business district and up and down Lansdowne and Baltimore Avenues. No materials necessary – gloves, bags for trash and recycling, plus brooms and other necessities will be provided. Meet in front of Borough Hall at the corner of Lansdowne and Baltimore Avenues. Bring your neighbors, friends and family to this great community clean-up day. There’s plenty to do!

Spring Egg Hunt at Hoffman Park – Saturday, April 12
The Lansdowne Parks & Recreation Board is sponsoring the annual Spring Egg Hunt at Hoffman Park on Saturday, April 12. Games begin at 1:00 pm, with the egg hunt and prizes to follow. This free event is best for ages 3-12. Bring a camera and get your photo taken with the Bunny!

Bingo Night at First Presbyterian Church – Saturday, April 12
The First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne hosts a bingo night with prizes from 7 to 10 pm at the church, located at Greenwood and Lansdowne Avenues. Tickets are $10 and available at the at the door. Win cash, a flat-screen TV, or a Kindle.

Lansdowne Farmers Market – Saturday, April 19
The final winter market of the 2013-14 off-season will take place on Saturday, April 19 from 9 am to 11 am. All winter markets take place at the regular market location — the municipal parking lot at 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue — and are all-weather events. The Lansdowne Farmers Market’s 2014 regular season starts Saturday, May 24. For more information visit the Farmers Market website.

LEDC’s Health and Wellness Open House – Saturday, April 19
The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation will be hosting its first ever Health & Wellness Open House from 9 am to 1 pm. This one-day event is a way for you and your family to visit your local businesses which focus on wellness, physical fitness and nutrition. Participants will be offering discounts, free samples and information about products and services that can help improve physical and mental well-being. See a full list of participants, specific times and locations, and more information.

Pesky J. Nixon and Lords of Liechtenstein at Folk Club – Thursday, April 24
The Lansdowne Folk Club presents an evening of music with Pesky K. Nixon and special guests The Lords of Liechtenstein on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts available for sale before and during the show, and free on-street parking is available. Tickets are $15 with advance reservation and $18 at the door. For advance tickets, reservations or information call (484) 466-6213, visit folkclub.org, or email lfolkclub@gmail.com.

Union AA’s Red, White & Bluesy Fundraiser – Saturday, April 26
The Union Athletic Association of Lansdowne is holding its Red, White and Bluesy Spring Social at the Twentieth Century Club from 7 to 11 pm. Featuring music from DJ Anthony Stefos and the Greater Overbrook String Band, the evening will $35 per person includes a generous dinner buffet & more; admission is $35 per person. Proceeds benefit the Independence Day parade and fireworks celebration in Lansdowne. Seating is limited; advance purchase recommended. Order by April 18 for delivery to your door. For more information, call 610-284-1433 or visit UnionAA.org

Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra Season-Ending Concert – Sunday, April 27
The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra will be led by Guest Conductor Brandon Keith Brown, third prize winner of the 2012 Georg Performance, at this 3:00 pm performance including works by Beethoven, Wagner, and Dvorak. Tickets are $18 each; $15 seniors; $5 for students with ID.

Sixth Annual Lansdowne Arts & Crafts Show – Saturday, May 3
The Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation presents this spring tradition in Lansdowne on Saturday, May 3 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. Applications featuring a wealth of relevant information are now available online — the deadline to return applications is April 14.

13th Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale – Saturday, May 10
Join the fun and be a part of this spring tradition in Lansdowne. To add your yard sale to the official map, please call Betsy at Borough Hall (610-623-7300, ext. 211), by April 24. This fun and free community event will feature sales all over town; maps will be available on this website as well as Mar-Win Shop N Bag, Regency Café, Lansdowne Borough Hall, and the Lansdowne Public Library. Rain date is Sunday, May 11.

Bike Repair Day at Lansdowne Library – Saturday, May 10
Dust off your bike and bring it to the library parking lot for assessment and free minor repairs – including flat fixes, brake adjustments, plus instructions on how to patch your tires. Please note there will NOT be resources to make major repairs. First come, first served. The event will take place in conjunction with the Borough’s Town-Wide Yard Sale and the Friends of the Library Big Book Sale.

Joe Crookston and Amy Faden at Folk Club – Thursday, May 15
The Lansdowne Folk Club presents an evening of music with Joe Crookston and special guest Amy Faden on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts available for sale before and during the show, and free on-street parking is available. Tickets are $15 with advance reservation and $18 at the door. For advance tickets, reservations or information call (484) 466-6213, visit folkclub.org, or email lfolkclub@gmail.com.

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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