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 […]

Veterans Park, Broomall

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

HHS student to host free, huge Quidditch tourney at Haverford College Oct. 8th, 2016

By now you may have heard that Chestnut Hill puts on a big Harry Potter Festival. This year’s festivities will be held the weekend of October 21-22nd. HavertowniesHQ attended the festival in its fledgling early years. This will be the first year they shut down the street to auto traffic. The event is also getting […]

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 […]

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PokéWalk Tonight! Veteran’s Park in Broomall 7:30pm

Havertownies Unite! Let’s meet at the gazebo in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Broomall tonight at 7:30. This park ROCKS for Pokémon!!! It’s a best-kept secret for trainers! The park has a little loop walk with over a dozen Pokéstops and a gym. Come fill up your bags and trade tips and show us the rare Pokémon […]

Storm swishes through Swiss Farms and H-Town: Photos

Here are some photos collected from Townies and news sources. We’re adding as we go. Click on the photo to flip through the gallery:   []

Recycling moving today

Today the glass and paper/cardboard recycling bins (why never any plastic?) will move to some place in the township you’ve likely never been: the Fire Training Grounds. If you’ve ever walked Merry Place’s Darby Creek path all the way to the end, you’ve run into the fire training grounds. The area has a township building, a […]

Concert in the Park was chill. Pics.

Make sure to take blankets and chairs to Paddock Park next Saturday, June 18, 2016 to hear the very popular Jeffrey Gaines. It’s 10 bucks. It starts at 6. You can find plenty of parking around there (the produce store will be closed, so that lot will be convenient). iRadioPhilly/Kelly Music for Life is using awesome […]

Retiring old flags, and YAY! Flag Day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 is Flag Day. Let’s show Delco how it’s done! __________________________ The US Library of Congress tells us the legend of the flag, which all Townies should know by now: It’s said that George Washington approached Betsy Ross (a seamstress) to sew up a flag. This was in June of 1776, a […]

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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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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 […]

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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.  

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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 […]

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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 […]

This is an improvement

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 […]

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HHS student to host free, huge Quidditch tourney at Haverford College Oct. 8th, 2016

By now you may have heard that Chestnut Hill puts on a big Harry Potter Festival. This year’s festivities will be held the weekend of October 21-22nd. HavertowniesHQ attended the festival in its fledgling early years. This will be the first year they shut down the street to auto traffic. The event is also getting […]

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Veterans Park, Broomall

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

Bruce and Deborah Woodruff's view while on the stormy seas

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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