May 5, 2011
In today’s edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer is a story on the recent historic grant awarded to the Westmont Theatre. See below for an excerpt from the story. To read the entire piece click on the words “Haddon Avenue” in the last line.
“Coming soon to the Westmont Theatre: A $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust.
The money will help pay for the first comprehensive study of the physical condition and redevelopment potential of the vacant building, among the largest commercial structures on Haddon Avenue…”
May 3, 2011
This past fall – Haddon Township, in partnership with the NCW, applied for the 2010 Historic Preservation Grant by the New Jersey Historic Trust. The 2010 Historic Preservation Grant Round is devoted to Historic Sites Management Grants and Capital Preservation Grants.
And just last week the Westmont Theatre was selected to receive a Historic Site Management Grant, which supports non-construction activities such as conditions assessments, engineering reports, construction documents, archaeology investigations, use feasibility studies and heritage tourism initiatives. The grant is for $50,000.00.
The award of this grant is a step in the right direction to restoring the theatre!
February 3, 2011
Hi all…sorry if it looks like we went into the dark. The holiday season and early 2011 was a very busy time. And to be honest, not much has happened with the Westmont during that time. The NCW is alive and well; they’re still working on the non-profit status (it’s a long process). We’ll keep you posted on the next NCW meeting, as well as any information from the town and county on the next steps for the theatre.
November 24, 2010
It’s been quiet for the past month or so. Rest assured that the NCW has been working behind-the-scenes during that time. With the Christmas season approaching things will likely stay quiet until the new year. We’ll do our best to stay on top of anything that breaks between now and then.
Until then… Have a wonderful holiday season, starting with a Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
October 20, 2010
Tonight at 6:45 in the Rohrer Memorial Library the NCW will meet to discuss their next steps, including the formation of their non-profit group. If you’re interested in the Westmont, or the group, please come out for the meeting.
October 6, 2010
On Wednesday October 20nd at 6:45pm in the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, the NCW will meet again. This time to discuss their process to move forward with their non-profit group, Friends of the Westmont Theatre (FOWT). Anyone with an interest in the Westmont, the NCW or its new non-profit group, is strongly encouraged to come out for the meeting.
September 26, 2010
The weather was beautiful, the popcorn was fresh and interest in the Westmont was abounding. We showed up at 9:30 to setup our booth. By 11am fresh popcorn was popping away in the machine. And come noon the patrons were lining up for their free popcorn, but this time that freebie came with a message – a info card on how others can learn about the Westmont & the NCW.
By 2pm the NCW handed out over 200 bags of popcorn and received 20 new contact info from patrons who want to join the NCW mailing list. A very touching moment came around 3pm when a young boy, one who’d stopped by twice before for popcorn, wanted to make a donation to the NCW cause. He placed his $1 in the email sign-up sheet bin and walked away smiling, and of course he received another free bag of popcorn 🙂
Below are some pictures from the day…