Author: Gladstone Manor Editor

Lansdowne Liquor Referendum

Lansdowne Liquor Referendum

Various data points indicate that Lansdowne is ready for change. Demographics have evolved over the last decade as more people are moving to urban areas with town centers. Based on surveys conducted by the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation and the Lansdowne Business and Professionals Association, 80% of those polled said they would support a referendum allowing restaurants to sell beer, wine, and spirits. In 2015, 85% of those voting on the referendum to allow a special entertainment license for the Lansdowne Theater voted in favor of liquor reform.

Liquor laws can only be changed by voter referendum. Residents must sign a petition to place a referendum question on the ballot for the May 21, 2019 primary election. Approximately 1,400 registered Lansdowne voters must sign a petition between February 19, 2019 through March 11, 2019 for it to move onto the the May, 2019 primary ballot for a vote.

Visit to learn more and for information on how to sign the petition. Note:

1) You must be a registered voter in Lansdowne to sign

2) If you can’t make it to a signing event, someone can stop by your door to collect your signature. Fill out the Petition Delivery Sign-Up form at for this option

3) Liquor laws can only be changed by voter referendum. Approximately 1,400 registered Lansdowne voters must sign a petition by March 11, 2019 to place a referendum question on the ballot for the May primary election.

Homestead/ Farmstead Exclusion Program

Homestead/ Farmstead Exclusion Program

Gladstone Manor neighbors, more information about the Homestead/ Farmstead Exclusion Program and Tax Savings details are posted at the Delaware County Homestead/ Farmstead Exclusion Program page.

To check if you/your home is setup for this program:

  1. Go to the Delaware County Public Access System Page
  2. Click on Search by Address
  3. Review the Terms of Use. If you Agree, proceed to the next step
  4. Enter your property number and street address
  5. Check to ensure the following reflect confirmation of your Homestead Status
    • Homestead Status – Next School Bill Cycle
    • Homestead Status – Current School Bill Cycle
    • Homestead %
    • Homestead Approved Year

If you’re interested in the Homestead/Farmstead program or are not setup, the application form for the program can be obtained by contacting the William Penn School District Business Office or by emailing Jeff Cuff ([email protected]) /Janet Shaiko ([email protected]).

Caroling Under the Lights

Caroling Under the Lights

Mansfield Brass Quintet To Go Caroling In Lansdowne – Their Twentieth Year!

The Mansfield Brass Quintet will be playing Christmas Carols outdoors in the Gladstone Manor section of Lansdowne, PA on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, weather permitting. The Gladstone Manor section of Lansdowne has updated it’s very picturesque turn-of-the-century style street lamps with a newer, brighter, and more energy efficient style. The Mansfield Brass, so named from the street that it’s leader Paul Del Rossi lives on, will be playing Christmas Carols under these beautiful street lamps. Paul plays trumpet in the quintet and has been providing the neighborhood with Christmas Carols the Saturday prior to Christmas day for the last twenty years ( except for a blizzard that happened about 8 years ago ). In fact, the Mansfield Brass was born twenty years ago performing this unique traditional Brass Choir Christmas event. This year is going to be terrific as it will feature the full 5-piece brass group instead of the 3-piece group of it’s early years. The Mansfield Brass will include Carolers again this year, for the tenth year in a row, to accompany them and help celebrate their twentieth year.

The original Salvation Army arrangements of the classic Christmas Carols will be used for everyone’s enjoyment. These arrangements are truly unique and have a most unusual harmony. They are rarely heard at Christmas time with the full instrumentation of the Brass Quintet for which they were written. Many new arrangements of more popular and contemporary carols have been added to the Christmas Carol book. Tunes like Snowmiser, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, and many more! There will be no charge for the event but you may have to drive around Gladstone Manor to find the Mansfield Brass, as they will be traveling from street light to street light. They will start under the light at the corner of Mansfield Rd. & Madison Ave. They will then travel down Madison Ave. to the Gladstone Train Station ( Septa R3 Media/Elwyn line ) and then up Walsh Ave. They will finish at the entrance to the community where the large Christmas Tree was recently lit to signal the start of this festive holiday season. If you want more information about the event or about the Quintet, which is available to play all functions, please call Paul at 610-284-2980 or go to their website at Come one, come all, take a break from shopping to get into the Holiday Spirit and enjoy the music!