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Update on burglary investigations

The letter below has been making the rounds on Nextdoor.com and local Facebook pages. It is from Lt. Charles Moore from the Haverford Township Police Department and addressed to his boss, HPD’s Chief Carmen Pettine. It contains information about the ongoing investigation of the burglaries that have plagued H-Town as of late. We here at […]

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Biting Back at Mosquitos in H-Town

I love my town. And its mosquitos love me. Endless Love H-Town is a fantastic place to live. The people are great, the lawns are all squared away (for the most part) and we’ve got plenty of good bars lying around. The only thing I hate are the mosquitos. When I say they are a pain […]

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Brookline Fire Company Parade Info

Brookline Fire Company will be celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Fire companies from all around the area and even some from Boston will be present for the event. We’ve gathered some official and unofficial information about the parade, the traffic routes, what to expect and more. Please share! We also […]

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Haverford Spring Fest Today!

Update 9:00 pm May 18, 2014. Here are some pics from the day!       Hey all! The Haverford Spring Fest is opening up today, May 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. and will go until 7pm tonight. Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen! It’s going to be a nice 64 degrees F and sunny […]

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High Water & Flood Warning for Delco

We caught some pics and video of Karakung creek (officially Cobbs Creek). About an hour after, the weather service issued a flood warning for Delco:   FLOOD WARNING ISSUED APRIL 30 AT 4:27PM EDT UNTIL APRIL 30 AT 9:45PM EDT BY NWS PHILADELPHIA – MOUNT HOLLY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY NJ HAS […]

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Middle School boys stopped by police under suspicion of firearms

We are asking the HPD for an official statement about this incident. Sara Christiansen, the principal of Chatham Park, sent out a robocall message at 4:18 pm today. Here are some facts: at approximately 3:30 pm many police officers, canine units and inspectors converged on a group of male Haverford Middle School students based on […]

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Delco News Round-Up

First let us offer a big apology for not handing out a great April Fool’s joke. We missed the boat on that one! (See purplecar.net for a link to some good ol’ fashioned Internet gags). If you haven’t figured it out already, Havertownies is not the most bleeding-edge breaking news site. We Havertownies used to […]

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Friends of Haverford Trails Google Maps Bike Routes

The Friends of Haverford Trails sent out a how-to email with a step-by-step guide using Google Maps to highlight bike routes in the region. Here’s how you do it (all quoted from the Friends of Haverford Trails email newsletter): The “Bicycling” layer of Google Maps highlights three types of facilities: readily bikeable trails, dedicated bicycle […]

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De-Xmas-ing

Stars are falling, angels are being stuffed into boxes, and lights are going out. It’s the de-christmas-afying of Haverford Township. We’re making better progress today than we predicted. What we thought would be a 3-day takedown will probably only amount to 2 broken days’ worth. We’ve gotten everything off the upstairs tree and everything that […]

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Halloween Decor Gone Bad

Guess this doc in Clifton, NJ (one of my husband’s many hometowns) is running afoul of the law over his Halloween display. You read that right. Halloween. Not Christmas. How’s that for scary? The bar’s been raised while I was napping. That guy’s almost arrested because of Halloween decorations and I have yet to bring […]

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Mismatched Sock Revolution?

For the past year or so, my fellow parents and I have noticed an epidemic of mismatched socks on the toes of our teens. The kids around here wear contrasting hosiery with pride. Like most parents, I poke my progeny for clues to keep me up-to-date on the latest trend amongst the teeny-bopper set (<-ha! […]

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MRSA in HMS

Just got an email from the Haverford Middle School. Turns out the NFL isn’t the only organization with a bacterial problem. A student has been diagnosed with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, colloquially pronounced “MERR-sahh” by the medical community). This is a very strong, antibiotics-resistant bacterial infection that can kill people. Although the numbers of deaths […]

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Giant’s A+ Rewards Program Not A Point-Stealer

Both Chatham Park and Haverford Middle School PTOs sent emails asking for us to sign up our Giant cards to the A+ Rewards program. The emails pleas have been a bit on the desperate side, containing reports of low sign-up numbers so far. We here at Havertownies are typical Haverford Township residents, which means, we […]

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Lending E-Books from HTFL

A question came up in Facebook about how to lend e-books from the Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL). We’re here to help. Here’s what you need to know to get yourselves all up & e-booky today. Things You Need: An Internet connection (doesn’t have to be great. HTFL has free wireless) Library card (take a […]

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Women and Wine

Mommies Playgroup One nice summer morning back in 2007, I went over to a lady’s house in the Oakmont section of town for a playgroup set up by a mothers support network. I had met the playgroup ladies, all with 1 year old sons like me, a few times previous at other events. I was […]

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Cars hitting houses

 CURB APPEAL Over on his blog Abominations, local author and college prof Marc Schuster tells of an SUV knocking the hell out of his rock retaining wall. It is the second of such incidents that we’ve heard about this Spring. Go on over to Marc’s blog to read between the lines and hear the angst that […]

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Cheltenham parents asking for later school start

This may come as a shock to most of you, but some of us Townies didn’t grow up here. While my family has long historical roots in Haverford Township, I didn’t move here until 14 years ago. One thing I loved about HT is the walkability of it (walkscore.com gives the 19083 an outstanding score […]

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What ‘State of Emergency’ means in H-Town

With today’s icy conditions causing massive power outages (10,000 Township residents was the last updated number via Commissioner Dan Siegal), the Township has officially declared a “State of Emergency.” That’s nice and all, but… what the heck does that mean exactly? Well, we dug around the ridiculously dull terribly interesting township codes and found a bunch of […]

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Update on burglary investigations

The letter below has been making the rounds on Nextdoor.com and local Facebook pages. It is from Lt. Charles Moore from the Haverford Township Police Department and addressed to his boss, HPD’s Chief Carmen Pettine. It contains information about the ongoing investigation of the burglaries that have plagued H-Town as of late. We here at […]

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Biting Back at Mosquitos in H-Town

I love my town. And its mosquitos love me. Endless Love H-Town is a fantastic place to live. The people are great, the lawns are all squared away (for the most part) and we’ve got plenty of good bars lying around. The only thing I hate are the mosquitos. When I say they are a pain […]

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Giant’s A+ Rewards Program Not A Point-Stealer

Both Chatham Park and Haverford Middle School PTOs sent emails asking for us to sign up our Giant cards to the A+ Rewards program. The emails pleas have been a bit on the desperate side, containing reports of low sign-up numbers so far. We here at Havertownies are typical Haverford Township residents, which means, we […]

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Home Invasion in Bryn Mawr

A woman was held at gunpoint in her home. Please see the official press release from Haverford Township Police Officer Lt. Michael Glenn: “On Thursday 06/12/2014 at 1841 hours, the Haverford Township Police Department responded to 627 Foxfields Road, Bryn Mawr, PA for a report of a home invasion robbery. The victim reported that after […]

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Update on burglary investigations

The letter below has been making the rounds on Nextdoor.com and local Facebook pages. It is from Lt. Charles Moore from the Haverford Township Police Department and addressed to his boss, HPD’s Chief Carmen Pettine. It contains information about the ongoing investigation of the burglaries that have plagued H-Town as of late. We here at […]

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HMS 7th Heaven sang @ the Phillies!

On September 12 “7th Heaven,” a select chorus of Haverford Middle School 7th & 8th graders, performed the National Anthem at the Phillies’ game! Congrats to Jackie Serratore, 7th Heaven’s coach, and to her students! HMS sent some official pics for Havertownies to share:          

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Cars hitting houses

 CURB APPEAL Over on his blog Abominations, local author and college prof Marc Schuster tells of an SUV knocking the hell out of his rock retaining wall. It is the second of such incidents that we’ve heard about this Spring. Go on over to Marc’s blog to read between the lines and hear the angst that […]

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