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HSD looking for a new superintendent

Looks like Dr. Keilbaugh is retiring. Chester County Intermediate Unit seems to be the go-to group for this kind of search. Guess what! You get to weigh in. Please see the flyer for open forum times and dates.  

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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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101 Tenby Demolition Begins

Builders tore into the aged structure located at 101 Tenby today. The demolition began this morning in the rain. We visited the (very chilly and wet!) site and gathered some shots. The last photo in the series is courtesy of the homeowners. It depicts partial demolition of the house’s outer wall.

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Bathroom scrawl bomb threat in HHS found to be not credible

Dr. Nesbitt, principal of the Haverford High School, sent out a robocall this evening to all HHS parents. The message states that a pencil-scrawled threat of a bomb going off in the high school set to detonate tomorrow at 12 noon was found in a bathroom stall today. Dr. Nesbitt made a note of the […]

Official PA Dept of Health communication about Pertussis

Pertussis Contact The HHS school nurse just sent out the following email detailing the pertussis contact in the high school and what to do if your child is coughing. Also to note: adults need boosters for this, as our immunity has run out and there is obviously not enough herd immunity anymore. Please see attachment […]

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Haverford Trails events coming up

Here’s some info from the Friends of Haverford Trails: Bike the Haverford Heritage Trail Saturday October 25, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Combine our local history with a bike ride! We will meet at the bottom of the steps at the Beechwood-Brookline station of the SEPTA Norristown High Speed Line, on Karakung Drive near Mill Road. […]

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Casting Lots: Dividing up H-Town properties and the case of 101 Tenby Road

HERE WE GO AGAIN Another controversy is brewing in the Llanerch neighborhood. As the state of the Llandillo school building is still up in the air (Carelink has dropped their appeal to the Commissioners vote-down. The building’s future is not known), residents are debating the proposed razing of an old house on a picturesque corner […]

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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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Spiriting: Why your street’s trees are TP’ed

It may seem like mischief night has come early to H-Town, but what’s really happening is some good ol’ fashioned school spirit, in the form of bathroom tissue. Any trees on your street look like this lately?   Haverford High School’s Fords (Yes, they are named after the original car. Go figure) are a fun […]

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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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Bathroom scrawl bomb threat in HHS found to be not credible

Dr. Nesbitt, principal of the Haverford High School, sent out a robocall this evening to all HHS parents. The message states that a pencil-scrawled threat of a bomb going off in the high school set to detonate tomorrow at 12 noon was found in a bathroom stall today. Dr. Nesbitt made a note of the […]

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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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HSD looking for a new superintendent

Looks like Dr. Keilbaugh is retiring. Chester County Intermediate Unit seems to be the go-to group for this kind of search. Guess what! You get to weigh in. Please see the flyer for open forum times and dates.  

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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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Spiriting: Why your street’s trees are TP’ed

It may seem like mischief night has come early to H-Town, but what’s really happening is some good ol’ fashioned school spirit, in the form of bathroom tissue. Any trees on your street look like this lately?   Haverford High School’s Fords (Yes, they are named after the original car. Go figure) are a fun […]

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