Fire Chief Tom Hayden Recovering at Home

 As of Aug 14, 2012, The Haverford Civic Associaiton is  pleased to report that Chief Hayden is recovering at home and hopes to be back serving the community in short order. 

Update: Ardmore Fire Chief still hospitalized following rescue

Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

By Pete Bannan

Chief Tom Hayden in this file at a fire on Greystone Rd in Merion June, 2012. Photo Pete Bannan

Ardmore fire chief Tom Hayden is still in intensive care at the University of Pennsylvania following the Friday evening fire in which he rescued a 102 year-old woman from a kitchen fire in her Villanova home.

Hayden arrived first at the fire in the 2200 block of North Ridge Lane and brought the woman out of the smoke filled home. Hayden suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Firefighters from Merion Fire Company of Ardmore thanked the community for all the offers of assistance, prayers and kind wishes on their website. The firefighters said Chief Hayden is expected to make a complete recovery.

Lower Merion Deputy Fire Marshal Jim McCoy said the woman was released from the hospital on Saturday and is home with her family. 

Main LIne Times Covers Second Annual Art In Sharpe Park

Haverford Civic Association not a ‘fly-by-night organization’

Published: Friday, August 10, 2012

 By Maggie Henry Corcoran

Haverford Civic Association board members Tim Shapiro of Haverford and his wife, Karen, Jane Carton of Haverford, Tash Duff of Haverford and Scott Zelov of Haverford support the neighborhood event. PHOTO BY MAGGIE HENRY CORCORAN

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On June 9 the Haverford Civic Association hosted “Art in Sharpe Park.” Haverford Civic Association members, friends and families strolled the park browsing over the vendors of art and crafts items. The ever-motivated committee headed by Jane Carton and friends got things going with interesting vendors and even included a gourmet hot-dog stand. With the money raised going toward the purchase of bird-friendly plantings for the park and their mission to start a collection of bird houses to be installed to attract various species… this is no fly-by-night operation. It’s strictly for the birds!


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