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

A Fun Night in Sharpe Park

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………

2013 Officers Elected

At the year-end board meeting on December 11, 2012, the following officers were unanimously elected:

Thomas Wilkinson, Esq. – President

Andy Orr – 1st Vice President

George Boudreau, DDS – 2nd Vice President

Lorraine Jones – Treasurer

Hala Imms – Secretary

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

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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.

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!


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.    








5th Annual Neighbors Night Out in Sharpe Park

A Fun Night in Sharpe ParkA wonderful evening was shared by all at the 5th Annual Neighbors’ Night Out in Sharpe Park on Sept 13, 2011.  A face painter, a fortune teller, food (including our famous hot dog cart) and refreshment, raffle prizes, a fire truck and crew from the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore with Fire Chief Tom Hayden, our own Supt. of Lower Merion Police, Michael McGrath, local author George Harding who recently penned Main Line by Rail, accompanied by his wife, Valerie, and our dedicated commissioners, Steven Lindner (Ward 4) and Scott Zelov (Ward 10) (Cherly Gelber, Esq. – Ward 5 – was unfortunately in Europe).  The Haverford Civic Assocaition would like to thank the Merion Cricket Club for its continued support, the Lower Merion Parks and Recreation Dept. for its fabulous upkeep of Sharpe Park, the Garden Workers who plant, prune, clean and help maintain the Park, our local business members, our family members and most of all, our fellow residents of Haverford who make our neighborhood a very special place to live.  We thank everyone who joined the Haverford Civic Association either at the event or through the mail, and those existing members who renewed; your support is greatly appreciated.

Our tireless Neighbors’ Night Out Committee is comprised of the following three dedicated and and creative ladies:  (Left to Right) Tash Duff  – Board Member;  Jane Carton -Secretary, Board Member and Creator of Neighbors’ Night Out and Lorraine Jones – Board Member & Treasurer.  Please join the Haverford Civic Association in thanking Tash, Jane and Lorraine for their tireless efforts on behalf of the residents of Haverford.

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