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News and updates about events that have happened at Gladstone Manor or announcements that affect residents of Gladstone Manor.

Caroling Under the Lights – They’ve Moved Indoors

Caroling Under the Lights – They’ve Moved Indoors

The Mansfield Brass, native to the Lansdowne, Gladstone Manor area, has been performing Christmas Carols in the Delaware County and surrounding areas for 23 years.  Collectively the group has over 200 years of musician experience.  We know how to play all the popular carols and will take requests to play your favorites — to the delight of adults and children alike!  Besides… it’s a lot of fun for an audience to listen to us and join in by singing the carols. WHEREVER we play, we draw a crowd!

We play the original Salvation Army arrangements of the classic Christmas Carols which have a unique and unusual harmony when played with the full instrumentation of the Brass Quintet for which they were written.  Our Mansfield Brass Carol Book also includes MANY NEW arrangements of popular and contemporary Carol classics.  Consisting of more than 160 arrangements, our play list also includes modern tunes like Snowmiser, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch and many, many, more.  It all adds up to a spirit-lifting, way to lift your spirit for the Holiday Season.

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Come one, come all, take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas Shopping! Enjoy the sounds of the season!  Participate in creating a glorious noise.  Guaranteed to put everyone into the Holiday Spirit.

For the love of music,
Paul Del Rossi

Dec 18th at The 20th Century Club

. . .playing the original arrangements of the Salvation Army that were written for Brass Quintet, but are rarely heard with the full instrumentation. . .even at Christmas time. Come one, come all, and take a break from shopping to enjoy the music! We will help you get into the Holiday Spirit with our old standards and many new arrangements. If you like to sing Christmas Carols you will really enjoy this one! Caroling under the street lights moved to 20th Century Club
Christmas Carols (Pandemic Version) Saturday evening, 12/18/21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the 20th Century Club (84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050). Our 23rd Year!

Yes, we’re getting older and the cold is getting to us but, we want to continue doing this as long as we can. We want to remain safe this year in the large concert hall with social distancing, masks, vaccinations required and an air purifier. Come out and join the Caroling. Take a break from Christmas shopping. This year the food table WILL be back, bring something for yourself & your family pod.

If it’s to share please wrap it individually. Enjoy being with your neighbors and, we’re all neighbors on this
rock hurling around the sun! For more information, call Paul at 610-284-2980.

Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) Board Nominations

Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) Board Nominations

There are open positions available for the GGCA Board of Directors. We welcome people willing to donate their time and energy to the social events that occur in the Gladstone Manor neighborhood. If you wish to nominate for a position, please use this online form: Board Nomination Form
Current positions include:
Vice President
Secretary (2 positions)
Treasurer (2 positions)
Members at Large
Nominations are due no later than Wednesday, October 27th.

Holiday Decorating

Holiday Decorating

The holidays are fast approaching, and we’d love to have you volunteer to help with the decorations on the island and Madison Rd. As of now, the schedule for the holiday decorating is as follows:

11/13 – Island clean up (raking, etc.) – Rain date 11/14
11/20 – Set up the decorations (build Santa’s house, string lights, put up other decorations) – Rain date 11/21
12/4 – Tree lighting ceremony – time TBD – Come meet your neighbors and enjoy the festivities!

If you wish to volunteer for the cleanup and/or decorating, please use this form so we have an idea of how many volunteers we have available: Holiday Decorating Volunteer Form

The more volunteers we have, the less time it will take to clean up and set up!