Researching Our Past

HCA Board member Lee Tabas recently visited the Lower Merion Historical Society and had a great time researching old places and things in the Township.

Dedicated volunteers have it well organized, and Lee found three or four notebooks with old photos of places and estates in Haverford. We have posted three of the photos Lee found.

The photo at the top is Station Road from Lancaster Avenue in 1912.

Here is the same view from 1980:

And finally Lee captured a view of the Haverford College duck pond from 1948:

All photos courtesy of the Lower Merion Historical Society.

Hold the Date for Art in Sharpe Park – Saturday, May 4th, 2019, 11 am – 3 pm

Art in Sharpe Park returns on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 11:00 am to 3 pm, hosted by The Haverford Civic Association with the purpose of raising funds for additional perennials, shrubs and small trees for this neighborhood jewel located at the corner of Montgomery Avenue and Station Road in Haverford.

A rain or shine event, the family affair is free to the public. Leashed dogs are welcome. Complimentary parking will be provided across the street at the Haverford train station lot .

Shop for original art, prints, crafts, jewelry, plants and more from regional artists and vendors while strolling along the beautiful winding garden paths at the Sharpe Park Bird Sanctuary.  

If you are interested in participating in this event, please review the event registration form.

So mark your calendars and join us for this event and please consider membership in the Haverford Civic Association.  Your contribution supports community betterment which includes providing financial aid to keep our special park looking beautiful for all to enjoy.

Amazing Planters at Haverford Station

Jane Carton, Tash Duff and Lee Tabas pose in front of one of their beautiful creations at the Haverford Train Station.

Haverford Civic Association Board member, Lee Tabas, and veteran supporters and past Board Members Jane Carton and Tash Duff did it again!

The planters never looked better.

Planters Refreshed at Haverford Station

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Haverford Civic Association Board member, Lee Tabas, recently spruced (no pun intended) up the two planters we maintain at the Haverford Train Station.  Taking over for Jane Carton, who had done this for years, Lee planted some new cacti and trimmed the small evergreen tree found in one of the planters.

2013 Twilight in the Park – Neighbors’ Night Out – September 10th, 5:30 – 7:00

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, The Haverford Civic Association (“HCA”) will hold its annual  event in Sharpe Park, located on the corner of Montgomery Avenue and Station Road in Haverford.

Everyone in the community is welcome: residents, business personnel, students, families, children, etc.  As part of our outreach, the HCA holds this gathering to foster community spirit and to highlight our neighborhood gem, Sharpe Park, which serves as our stage for a fun filled evening for people of all ages.

The 2013 event will feature food, a face painter for the children, a fortune teller for everyone, caricaturist and prize drawings. You will also be able to meet and greet representatives of the Lower Merion police department and volunteers from Merion Fire Company of Ardmore.  Our three township commissioners will also be there: Steven K. Lindner of Ward 4, Cheryl B. Gelber, Esq. of Ward 5 and V. Scott Zelov of Ward 10.\

Our fun, family-oriented gathering will also be covered by the local press and displayed on our website.  So mark your calendars and join us for this annual event and please consider membership in the Haverford Civic Association.  Your contribution supports community betterment which includes providing financial aid to keep our special park looking beautiful for all to enjoy.

Once again, PLEASE JOIN US and spread the word………

John Fry, President of Drexel University, Addresses the Haverford Civic

On November 20, 2012, John Fry, the president of Drexel University, addressed the November meeting of the Haverford Civic Association.  Seventy-five members, neighbors and guests learned of general trends in academia with specific appliction to Drexel University.  A hearty question and answer session followed an intremely informative presentation.  The Haverford Civic Association thanks all attendees and President Fry for his community involvement.






 Each year at this time, we reach out to our Haverford neighbors and business owners and ask that they join, or renew their membership in, the Haverford Civic Association (“HCA”).  The HCA is a not-for-profit organization that promotes community strength, acts as a liaison between residents and government, manages neighborhood beautification, celebrates our open space, supports local festivities and provides a voice to the Federation of Civic Associations.  The HCA board is comprised of Haverford residents who serve voluntarily and meet monthly (July and August excepted).

This past year, HCA met with local residents or business owners in seven matters before the township, planted and maintained Haverford Station Road (which received a horticultural award) maintained the planters at the Haverford train station, assisted in the promotion of Sharpe Park and Bird Sanctuary with the Garden Workers,  sponsored the Second Annual “Art in Sharpe Park,” installed and maintained the seasonal “snowflakes” along Lancaster Avenue and acted on key matters brought before the Lower Merion Federation of Civic Associations.

HCA typically holds an annual gathering in Sharpe Park in September of each year.  Due to scheduling conflicts, holiday schedules and daylight savings time, a suitable date was not found.  As such, Twilight in the Park will not be held this year.

We do offer an alternative.  We are very pleased to announce that John Fry, the president of Drexel University and a resident of Haverford, will address the HCA on November 20, 2012.  Mr. Fry will give a very informative presentation followed by a question and answer session.  We invite all Haverford residents and business owners to attend this most interesting event.  Admission is complimentary.

As an added bonus, you will also be able to meet and greet three township commissioners affiliated with HCA, Steven K. Lindner of Ward 4 (south of Montgomery Ave), Cheryl B. Gelber, Esq. of Ward 5 (East of Grays Lane) and V. Scott Zelov of Ward 10 (west of Grays Lane).

Please consider a new or renewal membership in the Haverford Civic Association.  Your contribution is our sole source of funding.  Help us support community betterment and foster good will and a spirit of cooperation within Haverford.

Once again, PLEASE JOIN HCA and spread the word………

 November 20, 2012 from 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

John Fry, president of Drexel University,

will address the Haverford Civic Association at the Merion Cricket Club, Montgomery Avenue, Haverford

Detach Here

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Name:                 ____________________________________________________________________

Address:          ____________________________________________________________________


Telephone #:   ____________________________________________________________________

E-Mail:              ____________________________________________________________________

Enclosed are my annual dues in the amount of

            __  $30.00 for a Family     __  $100.00 for a Business

I have also enclosed an additional $________ for:

  __ Twilight in the Park Event  __ Haverford Civic Discretion  __  a Sharpe Park Birdhouse

Please make your check payable to Haverford Civic Association and mail with the membership application to:

Haverford Civic Association, P.O. Box 43, Haverford, PA 19041, or bring this form with you on Nov 20th.

2nd Annual “Art in Sharpe Park” – Another Masterpiece

On Saturday, June 9th under sunny skies, sixteen artisits and craftspersons enjoyed the spendor Share Park and the 2nd Annual “Art in Sharpe Park.”  The attendance doubled from our 2011 inaugural event, vendor activity increased by 50% and hot dog consumption set a new record!!  We look forward to the 3rd annual Art in Sharpe Park in June, 2013.

The Haverford Civic Associaiton would like to thank all attending artists for their participation and support.  We would also like to thank the family and business members of the Haverford Civic Associaiton, without whom our community events would be difficult to provide.  We would also like to express our continued gratitude to The Garden Workers who toil without fanfare to keep Sharpe Park looking spiffy and to the Parks and Recreation department of Lower Merion Township for its continued support and guideance.   We also owe a nod of gratitude to our 3 local commissioners, Steven Linder of Ward 4, Cheryl Gelber, Esq. of Ward 5 and V. Scott Zelov of Ward 10 for their wise counsel and continued involvement in our community outreach efforts.

Lastly and most importantly, we salute our board member and secretary, Jane Carton, the visionary of, and driving force behind behind Art in Sharpe Park,  her able aide, Lorraine Jones, board member and treasurer, and all board members who assisted in the planning and promotion of what we hope to be an annual community event for years to come.    








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