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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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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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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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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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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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Got Shovels? Need Shoveling? Let’s connect!

A neighbor contacted us on our Havertownies Facebook page with concern about their 78-years-young (but not young enough to shovel) mom.  Her walks will need clearing come the 5 to 9 inches of snow they are forecasting. Sometimes the young shovelers in the area don’t get to interact with the retirees we have here in […]

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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 … [keep reading]

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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 … [keep reading]

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Bomb threat at the High School

Today, Dr. Nesbitt, the principal of Haverford High School sent out a robocall to all of the parents of high school students. The text of the message, about a threat the school received via social … [keep reading]

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Walgreens stalking the corner of Eagle & Darby

One day about 30 millionz yearz ago when we moved here to H-Town and promptly got our first case of raging poison ivy (Seriously, people, we need to monetize this township's poison ivy. It's … [keep reading]

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Kaya’s Closing. ¡Vivan las tapas (y margaritas)!

First time I went to Kaya's was as a participant of a belly dancing group run by a local adult school teacher slash Chatham mom at the time. Small BYOBs like Kayas are usually dark, black holes to me … [keep reading]

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More burglaries in Haverford Township

Two more burglaries were reported in H-Town, this time in the Penfield section. The crimes occurred on Saturday March 1 after 5:00 PM The following email regarding the burglaries was sent to his … [keep reading]

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Fire on Darby Road at East Wilmot. Traffic diverted.

  This fire was responded to by Llanerch, Bon Air, Brookline and Oakmont fire companies. Pay your dues, people! They are all volunteer and they do great work. No-one was hurt as far as we … [keep reading]

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More Snowmageddon Info Feb 13 2014

Here is information from two press releases & a phone call from Township officials concerning the latest snowy onslaught and newest state of emergency. We don't know about your houses, but the … [keep reading]

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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 … [keep reading]

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Patch ax and finding our own news

LOCAL TURNOVER You probably haven't noticed but we've had quite a few different Patch writers over the years. Turnover was common. The working conditions were notorious, with editors having to cover … [keep reading]