Our own little ice show! Dec. 17, 2017

Havertownies HQ is in Mario Oliva’s section of town, so we get his emails. We received a very merry one today. We don’t usually post events that cost money, but this flyer was just so sweet and it involves the kids of H-Town. The Skatium is inviting all Townies to get tickets for an ice […]

Leaf collection up in the air

  The snow has compelled our trusty Townie workers to convert the trucks into snow removal machines. Larry Gentile, top Townie Whats-What-Sayer, wrote a note to 2nd Ward Commissioner Mario Oliva (R, who was recently re-elected), saying, basically: No idea if or when we’ll get those last bits ‘o tree trash this year: “This weather […]

HMS band and strings concert Dec 2017

Havertownies HQ was in the house at the Haverford Middle School concert on Wednesday, December 6th 2017 at 7:00pm at the Haverford High School auditorium. Our district’s music program is pretty kick-ass, and the concert was yet another demonstration of it. You don’t have to know much about music to appreciate the performance, shown below […]

Election Day Nov 7 2017

Committee of Seventy has all voting information. Check it out.  

Being Human in H-Town

Leaf collection up in the air

  The snow has compelled our trusty Townie workers to convert the trucks into snow removal machines. Larry Gentile, top Townie Whats-What-Sayer, wrote a note to 2nd Ward Commissioner Mario Oliva (R, who was recently re-elected), saying, basically: No idea if or when we’ll get those last bits ‘o tree trash this year: “This weather […]

HMS band and strings concert Dec 2017

Havertownies HQ was in the house at the Haverford Middle School concert on Wednesday, December 6th 2017 at 7:00pm at the Haverford High School auditorium. Our district’s music program is pretty kick-ass, and the concert was yet another demonstration of it. You don’t have to know much about music to appreciate the performance, shown below […]

2 Htown police press releases, 1 story

Havertownies HQ’s middle-schooler asked us last week why there was increased police presence in H-Town. After we fainted from shock at said middle-schooler’s (usually-nonexistent) observation skills, we offered up the run down of the knife-point hold-ups on Eagle Road. Today, the police released information about apprehending the knife-wielding suspects. Here are both press releases (link […]

Election Day Nov 7 2017

Committee of Seventy has all voting information. Check it out.  

Let’s get Swoop & the Eagles Cheerleaders to a Fords Football Game!

“Game of the Week” is an event covered by the Philadelphia Eagles media department (which gets local news coverage). If you have a twitter account, please vote for the Fords game scheduled for October 14th at home. Here’s what you do: Go to the current GAME OF THE WEEK. Click on the middle option “@mntigers […]

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Recent Happenings

Someone painted a swastika on an H-Town mom’s garbage can. Here’s how our community is responding.

H-Town resident Esther Cohen-Eskin woke up early in the morning of August 19, 2016, to see a swastika spray-painted on her garbage can. Esther and her family are Jewish. She took to Facebook to share her dismay: “I walked outside this morning to take out the trash, and on my can someone spray painted a […]

Hidden Place, H-Town

We don’t really have an Adventure Tourism guide for Haverford Township. We have found some remote, quirky places tucked away in off-the-beaten track trails and roads, though. Do you recognize this? No? It’s part of the CREC trails. The plaque commemorates an old railroad that went through that spot. It’s a bit grown over at […]

Irish brothers would fit in well here

The Donovan brothers won a silver medal in rowing at Rio’s 2016 Summer Olympics. Lots of things to say about that, in a *very* thick accent. It may take you non-Irishy Townies twice through to understand these lads, but it’s worth it. Hilarious interview! Nothing like the Irish humor, is there? Go over to the […]

Watch for cars on the trails

We’ve been noticing township cars cruising the the Pennsy and Merry Place trails. The Merry Place trail is way too narrow for both a township truck (like Animal Control) and say, a stroller. Definitely not a double stroller! Hopefully when they come by you’ll be walking near a space to get out of the way. […]

Collingswood Facebook Community Group (Like H-Town’s) Blows Up

Phillyvoice has an article about yet another Facebook community group splintering due to drama trauma. Why did journalist Kevin C. Shelly report this non-event as “news” when it isn’t really new? Because in our modern era, online groups are something worth talking about. We want our own community groups to help to our community instead of hinder […]

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New Here?

Gallery Mall downtown looks like a post-apocalypse scene

Here’s a pic from Hidden City Philadelphia’s Instagram account: This pic made us wonder about the good old Granite Run Mall, demolished last year. It turns out that “Abandoned Malls” is a thing. We’d heard about “urban exploring” or “decay” seekers wandering around the old Swell Bubblegum Factory in the space now occupied by the […]

Find the black dog – photos from today’s walk

We went for a little walk today along Pennsy Trail to see the snow before it melts. Shout out to the other dogs we met along the way, including new resident puppy Frank and his sweet mom and dad who know the former Miss Sandowich-now-Coffey (coffee n a sammich, anyone? Can’t make this stuff up) […]

What to do in H-Town if your pet makes a run for it

Dogs and cats are living together, out on the mean streets of H-Town. Well, maybe they aren’t living “together” exactly. They insist they’re just roommates. Still – what’s the procedure if your pet makes a break for his gang banging buds? And what do you do if you find a domesticated animal? Search your surrounding […]

What.The.He–??

School year starts for us after labor day

Seems like lots of parents from other parts of the Commonwealth and beyond are posting back-to-school pics. Not Townies! The Haverford School District begins after Labor Day. According to this 2013 article, our district is one of 57 out of about 500 in PA that begins after the holiday. We all seem to be OK […]

If you want open space, BUY IT

There’s a ridiculous letter from Phil Heron making the rounds. Mr. Heron is the Editor of the Daily Times. He is echoing the woes of locals who protest development over open space. He talks about the wide open views in Kansas. What the hell? In Kansas all that open space is PRIVATELY OWNED and used to […]

Bee the Soda…

Saw this on Haverford today, in front of Ardmore Beverage:   Would this be soda for bees? Or soda made out of bees? Or, more of philosophical command, a la Caddyshack: Let it happen. Beeee the Sodaaa.  

Flyer with the same details as this post

Our own little ice show! Dec. 17, 2017

Havertownies HQ is in Mario Oliva’s section of town, so we get his emails. We received a very merry one today. We don’t usually post events that cost money, but this flyer was just so sweet and it involves the kids of H-Town. The Skatium is inviting all Townies to get tickets for an ice […]

picture of a dog with sunglasses on and a cat with headphones and sunglasses

What to do in H-Town if your pet makes a run for it

Dogs and cats are living together, out on the mean streets of H-Town. Well, maybe they aren’t living “together” exactly. They insist they’re just roommates. Still – what’s the procedure if your pet makes a break for his gang banging buds? And what do you do if you find a domesticated animal? Search your surrounding […]

Gallery Mall downtown looks like a post-apocalypse scene

Here’s a pic from Hidden City Philadelphia’s Instagram account: This pic made us wonder about the good old Granite Run Mall, demolished last year. It turns out that “Abandoned Malls” is a thing. We’d heard about “urban exploring” or “decay” seekers wandering around the old Swell Bubblegum Factory in the space now occupied by the […]

Flyer with the same details as this post

Our own little ice show! Dec. 17, 2017

Havertownies HQ is in Mario Oliva’s section of town, so we get his emails. We received a very merry one today. We don’t usually post events that cost money, but this flyer was just so sweet and it involves the kids of H-Town. The Skatium is inviting all Townies to get tickets for an ice […]

Veterans Park, Broomall

The scene tonight at Veterans, when we were on another Pokémon Walk

Townie has no regrets from Anthem of the Seas cruise

Perhaps the Royal Caribbean ship “Anthem of the Seas” should be called “Anathema the Seas”**. The ship is turning around for the 2nd time in almost as many weeks. Do you remember the Super Bowl Sunday storm that tossed the 6,000 capacity cruise ship up, down, and all around off the coast of North Carolina? […]

School year starts for us after labor day

Seems like lots of parents from other parts of the Commonwealth and beyond are posting back-to-school pics. Not Townies! The Haverford School District begins after Labor Day. According to this 2013 article, our district is one of 57 out of about 500 in PA that begins after the holiday. We all seem to be OK […]

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