September 10, 2016 |
After the immensity of last weekend's Made in America Festival, perhaps it's time to head to the suburbs' bucolic environs. This is not the reason that Haverford Civic Council, booking curator Al Fichera, and area native Barry Gutman is putting on this weekend's Sixth Annual Haverford Music Festival, but it's a start. "We wanted to showcase the talents of all genres cultivated in this area," says Fichera, a producer of jangle pop band Flight of Mavis and troubadour Kenn Kweder. Mavis' Frank Brown, who resides in Havertown along with Fichera and Gutman, has a new band, Travel Lanes.
August 22, 2016 |
FJ Leto has changed course from his carnivorous teen years, now finding culinary excitement in a glass. He blends and then presses kale, cucumber, spinach, lemon, apple, and ginger into drinkable form in a tiny commercial kitchen near downtown Ardmore. The Haverford native and alum of Episcopal Academy and St. Joseph's University came to this dietary conversion while living at a Tibetan Buddhist meditation center in Berkeley, Calif., where the menu was vegetarian. More surprising, perhaps, is that Leto has staked a new business on it as the consumer market is saturated with juices and approaching a high-water mark for the cold-pressed type his Juice Dr. is producing.
April 21, 2016 |
A 39-year-old police officer in Haverford Township died Sunday after a sudden illness, his department announced Tuesday. William Albertus, a seven-year veteran of the force, suffered a medical emergency April 10 while playing ice hockey in a police league, said Chief John Viola. Albertus, who was married with three young children, died of natural causes at Crozier-Chester Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized for a week, Viola said. "He was a great family man," Viola said.
January 5, 2016
HILLTOWN - Hilltown Township has a plant problem. One thing it doesn't have yet: a solution. The township is working to draft an ordinance to regulate the growth of bamboo. But the quick-growing grass, township officials have discovered, is more complex than they once thought. When left uncontrolled, certain types of bamboo, most notably "running bamboo," can spread quickly, jumping property lines and invading yards, growing as tall as 30 to 50 feet. After residents complained last year, township officials began pursuing a possible ordinance, said Rick Schnaedter, township manager.
January 3, 2016 |
Ten years ago, Haverford Township was known for its political infighting, tired business areas, and status-quo Civic Council. Then an election brought three new township commissioners; fresh blood energized the Civic Council - an umbrella group of local organizations - and grassroots volunteers got to work. The impact is visible: new streetlights, improved sidewalks, better parking. The township boasts a popular music festival, a new recreation center and YMCA, and a diverse restaurant scene that includes Mexican, Thai, modern Irish, Italian, gastropubs, trendy breakfast spots, and earthy coffee houses.
January 2, 2016
A 38-year-old South Jersey man was struck and killed Wednesday night in Haverford Township by a Norristown high speed train, in what police are calling an apparent suicide. The victim, a resident of Mays Landing, was not identified pending notification of kin. Witnesses told Haverford Township police the man park his car in a lot near the Ardmore Junction station about 10:45 p.m., walked up the embankment and onto the tracks. As the outbound train approached, the man lay down on the tracks.
January 1, 2016
A person was fatally struck by a SEPTA train Wednesday night in Delaware County, authorities said. The accident was reported at 10:40 p.m. in the area of the Ardmore Junction Station in Haverford Township. The person was struck by a Norristown High Speed Line train that was heading to the Norristown station. Service on the Norristown line was suspended Wednesday night. - Robert Moran
December 17, 2015
A New Jersey man has been charged with the sexual assault of a 5-year-old Haverford Township child, Delaware County, child, police said Tuesday. Michael S. Goodwin, 40, of Swedesboro, identified as the boyfriend of the victim's mother and a part-time caregiver of the child, was charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, endangering the welfare of a child, and related crimes. Goodwin, who formerly lived in the 7900 block of Dungan Road,in Philadelphia, was arraigned Tuesday and remanded to the Delaware County jail after failing to post $75,000 cash bail, police said.
December 2, 2015 |
It was a scene from the funeral for her son's friend in July that spurred Peggy Murr into action. She couldn't shake the image of children she had known most of their lives crying uncontrollably as they carried the casket of 23-year-old Christopher Lubonski, who died of a drug overdose, up the aisle at a Haverford Township church. When a newspaper story about heroin deaths in Delaware County a month later sparked discussion on Facebook, Murr offered to host a brainstorming session.
November 6, 2015 |
Andy Lewis decided five weeks ago to ask voters to do something he had never attempted himself - to cast a write-in ballot. It worked, and then some. In the Fifth Ward commissioner's race in Haverford Township, Delaware County, Lewis outpolled Republican incumbent Jeff Heilmann by a 2-1 ratio, and Democrat Chuck Reardon by an even bigger margin. "It was a long five weeks," Lewis said Wednesday as he was picking up his political lawn signs. To win, he had to persuade supporters and - just as important - educate voters on the write-in process, he said.