Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Delaware County government website provides unofficial results.
May 21 was the Pennsylvania Primary Election, which included a number of municipal races for Haverford Township voters. You can find the unofficial results from the election on the website of the Delaware County Bureau of Elections. Click here for Board of School Directors results. Click here for Radnor municipal race results.
Plan your holiday weekend here.
Local governments and organizations across the Philadelphia area have planned Memorial Day observances. If you don't see your local event below, please tell us about it in the comments section at the bottom.
The Fords lost in the opening round of the Districts.
The Haverford Girls Softball team lost to Avon Grove 5 to 4 at Monday’s District One Class AAAA opening-round game. The loss for the Central League co-champion Fords may be disappointing, but the Delco Times writes: Haverford will probably have its chances to see Avon Grove down the road, though. The Red Devils will continue their season and the Fords won’t, but Haverford’s got a good, young nucleus to work with that will help it not only contend for future Central League championships, but an even bigger prize, like perhaps a District One title and more.
The transportation company has proposed minor changes to its price increases.
While SEPTA is still moving forward with its strategy to increase fairs and utilize smart cards for passengers, the regional transportation company might not be increasing the cost of its rides quite as much as it once planned. According to a report in Philly.com, SEPTA is considering scaling back its raised wages, though not in a major way. A board committee will vote on the slight scale back on Thursday. Here is what’s being proposed: According to the report, the change is “designed to avoid a large price increase for airport workers.” Will changes to the rates make you more or less likely to ride SEPTA? Tell us in the comments area below.
Haverford Township is investing in its business districts.
New street lamps are giving a nod to traditional design in Havertown. New lighting is being installed on Eagle Road between Darby and Darby and extending to the Oakmont parking lot. Shown in the photo, black lamp posts, like the one in the foreground, will replace the overhanging lights, seen in the background. Funding for the project comes from the township's general fund. "We're trying to help beautify the township," township manager Larry Gentile said. The commerical block of Brookline Boulevard is getting the same new lights as well as new sidewalks and curbs.
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor. If you know local groups that are collecting for the relief effort, please let us know in the comments area below.
Brownies and chocolate cookies are being made by the dozen for the 2013 U.S. Open.
Bonnie Cosaro is working hard in her Villanova studio, mixing and baking 1,000 sweet treats for the members of the Merion Golf Club to eat during the U.S. Open next month. The golf club is one of the clients of Cosaro, owner of Bonnie's Best Cookies. She has been an opera singer, starred opposite of Paul Newman on the big screen and has rubbed elbows with major Hollywood players. Read about her adventurous life by clicking here. Cosaro is making 500 brownies and 500 chocolate cookies with pecans, both of her own recipes. June 4 is her deadline for producing the baked goods. "I'm on it," she said, lauging.
Almost 600 inches of hair was donated on Monday.
Sixteen students and teachers from Haverford High School donated at least 10 inches each of hair at the school on Monday. A total of 594 inches of hair that was donated to Locks of Love, which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. $150 worth of donations from buzz cuts for boys was also donated. It's the 11th year that the school has held an event for the organization.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Watch recent concerts online.
The Haverford School District recently held spring concerts. You can watch them in full on the district's website. Click on a video below to watch: Fifth Grade and Middle School Instrumental Spring Concert HHS Orchestra Spring Concert HHS Bands & Jazz Spring Concert 7th & 8th Grade Instrumental Spring Concert
This Haverford High School teacher learns about the creative process with her student artists.
Haverford-Havertown Patch is featuring great teachers in the Haverford-Havertown area who deserve some spotlight. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do. Name: Samara Talkin School: Haverford High School Grade/Subject: Co-Chair Art Department; Haverford High School, grades 9-12, Art teacher, Art 1 & 2, Fashion Design, Ceramics, Digital Photography Years in the Industry: 18 years combining freelance art and education, 1.5 at HHS. Teacher Background: BA from Rutgers. M Ed. Art Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple What do you like most about your job? Being able to transform the world, even if it just the bit you can hold in you…