From Commissioner Bill Wechsler
108 North Morgan Avenue 610-789-2299 email@example.com
Township of Haverford, Pennsylvania
Haverford Township Day Schedule of Activities
‘Keeping a Healthy Outlook’ Pre-Parade Entertainment starts at 9 am
Saturday, October 3, 2009 7:30-8:00 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk Registration at the
(Rain or Shine) Middle School
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00-10:00 Preliminary preparations and set-ups at
www.haverfordday.org all locations. Information Booth opens, Darby
www.havtwpparksandrec.com Road is closed to traffic. Various Locations
The volunteer committee has been working all year 8:30-10:00 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk @ Middle School
to organize the township’s biggest community 9:00-10:00 Bring entries to Fire House for Barely
event. The parade, flea market, crafts, local food Edible Art Contest Brookline Fire House
vendors, and live entertainment draw thousands
of residents from throughout the township. 10:00 All parade route roads closed.
Groups interested in joining the Parade or Vendors and other activities officially begin.
setting up a booth in the Non-Profit area should 10:30-12:00 Mobile and other assigned parade
contact Tim Denny at 610-446-9397. units leave Manoa Shopping Center; proceed
The parade begins at 10:30 at Manoa Shopping down Eagle Road and are joined in the Oakmont
Center, down Eagle Road to East Darby Road and section by marchers and other designated
ends at the Skatium. Once again West Marthart is groups. The parade then proceeds down Darby
the only exit road. Rd. to the Skatium.
12:00-12:30 Teen Awards Presented/Group Photo
Election Day News 12:30-4:00 Children's Amusements at Brookline
The general election is Tuesday, November 3.
The deadline for registration at the Bureau 1:00-4:00 Events for children, teens and adults at
of Election is Oct. 5. Absentee ballots must be the Library
applied for by Oct. 27 and received by the 2:30 Free Public Skating at the Skatium
Board of Election by Oct. 30. If you need a
voter registration, absentee ballot form, or any
other information such as where to vote, please
Remember to visit the township's website:
call me at 610-789-2299.
The polls are open from 7AM to 8PM. www.haverfordtownship.com
Under Construction GRANGE ESTATE EVENTS
The following projects have 143 Myrtle Avenue
been proposed, are approved,
All proceeds benefit the preservation of the Historic
or are under construction in Grange Estate
Friendly Ghosts Visit the Grange
• The Board of Commissioners is considering the Friday, October 23, 2009 7:30 – 9 pm
adoption of a proposed Historic Preservation Join us for a captivating presentation and discussion
ordinance that is designed to help prevent the on “Ghost Photography.” Admission $5.00 adult /
demolition of the township’s historic resources. $2.50 children
The ordinance is presently under consideration Holiday Happenings
at public meetings of the Board. Christmas Preview and Champagne Celebration
• The Recreation Department recently opened Saturday, December 5, 2009 4 to 6 PM
fields for use at Haverford Reserve and plans to Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, and champagne punch
open additional fields in the Spring. An while touring the mansion decorated in its holiday
architect was hired to prepare schematic finest $12.00 in advance / $15.00 at the door
drawings of the indoor recreation and Holiday Weekend Tours
environmental center at the site. View the Model Train Display free of charge. Tour the
• At Haverford Reserve (former state hospital) – mansion for $5.00
the second condominium building is under Concert by Andrea Broido
construction, adding 33 new condominium Sunday, December 27, 2009 4 PM
units. Many of the 33 units in the first building Don’t miss this lyric soprano perform Broadway,
have been sold. Two new carriage homes are opera, and holiday favorites. $12.00 in advance / $15.00
also under construction and all 100 units are at the door
expected to be completely built over the next
• The Haverford Township School District is razing
the old Manoa Elementary School and The Health Dept. will sponsor
constructing a soccer field in its place. Influenza Immunization Clinics on
October 19 & 26, from 9 AM to noon at
• The flash-flooding from the August 2nd storm the Quatrani Building of the Twp.
washed out the stone bridge abutment on West Administration complex, 2325 Darby Road.
Hathaway Lane, damaging utilities, Residents must meet at least one of the
undermining the road and causing the closure following criteria: 65 years of age or older;
of the 24’ wide, 16’ long bridge. The Township chronic medical, including pulmonary or
has been working with its engineers and cardiovascular, conditions; adults providing
representatives of the PA DEP approve a design home care to chronically ill persons or who
for the needed repairs. The engineers have a high risk household member and
estimated that repairs will cost about $435,000 women who will be pregnant during the
and will result in the continued closure of the Influenza season. You are not eligible if you
road for approximately 4-6 months. are under 18; allergic to eggs, Thimerosal,
Gentamicin or prior influenza vaccines; if you
have a systemic latex allergy; Guillain-Barre
Syndrome; or if you are ill with a fever at the
time of your appointment. We will receive the
vaccine from the University of Pennsylvania
Hospital and their registered nurses will
administer the vaccine. Call 610.446.1000, ext.
202 to schedule an appointment.
The Freedom Playground
Skatium News Freedom Playground is an accessible community
playground for people of all abilities. They are always
FALL SPECIALS looking for volunteers to help out at upcoming
fundraisers and to inform the community about
One child skates free per paying adult admission Freedom Playground. Volunteers are needed to hand
Family of five skates for $20 (skate rental $2) out flyers, help paint tiles, man a table at an event, or
work a particular fundraising event. If you would like
to volunteer, please contact Maria Pardini at
Fall & Winter Skating Hours
firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Meeting
Sunday 12:15-1:45 pm
dates and times are always posted on our website:
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – Noon
Saturdays 1:45 -3:15 pm & 8:45-10:15 pm
(Times & dates subject to change)
Freedom Playground Fundraisers
$6.00 Adults $4.00 Under 6 $2.00 Seniors Freedom Playground McBucks:
Skate Rental $2.00 Freedom Playground has partnered with
Please call for Group Rates McDonalds, who will donate 60% of the sales of
McDonalds’ Dollars to Freedom Playground! The
(6 week sessions) McBucks can be purchased in $1 increments and are
Group Skating Lessons used at McDonalds, just like cash at any of the seven
Sunday 3:05 & 4:05 pm 9/27,11/8,1/10 & 2/21 local participating McDonalds, check our website for
Tuesday 4pm 9/29, 11/10, 1/5 & 2/16 the details. They cannot be combined with any other
Thursday 4pm 9/24, 11/5, 1/7 & 2/18 offers, and are redeemable up to a value of $1, no
change given. McBucks make excellent gifts and do
Adult Lessons not expire until January 2010! You can purchase
Wednesday 8-9pm 10/7 & 3/10 them either at the Parks & Recreations Department
Off Ice Ballet on Glendale or contact Sarah Antonelli at:
Starting September 29th email@example.com .
Skating & Stick Handling
Sunday 1:55 – 2:55 pm Ladies Night Out
Ages 4 and up When: Saturday, September 26, 2009
9/27, 11/8, 1/10 & 2/21 Where: The Brookline Boulevard Bar and Grille
$20.00 per Lady includes Beer, Wine and appetizers
Vendors will be on hand to display their exciting
new fall products! They will be donating a portion of
Special Skatium Events their proceeds to Freedom Playground. Come out
Holly Berry Skate and Shop for a Great Cause!
Saturday, December 19th, 1:45-3:15 pm Haverford Township Day – October 3, 2009
Winterfest Our committee will have a tent on Darby road
Sunday, January 4th and we will be carving names on picket fences and
Spring Fling making children’s handprints on tiles. The cost for
Wednesday, April 28th, 6:30-8pm your family name, etc on a picket fence will be $50.00
contribution. The cost for your child’s hand print will
be $15.00 contribution. These were a huge hit at our
Touch a Truck Fundraiser and we look forward to
seeing you there!
A Note from the
In the past eight months since
Haverford Township implemented single-stream
recycling, the annual cost to dispose of trash has
dropped by $110,000 while the rate at which
residents recycle household items has soared to more than 70%.
The convenience afforded residents by disposing of all
recyclable materials in one container has both heightened
PHILADELPHIA DESIGN HOME residents’ participation and environmental awareness.
We’re eliminating separate pickups of glass, plastic,
2009 AT CARRIAGE HOMES AT
aluminum, and paper, saving fuel costs. Reducing the amount
Haverford Reserve of waste sent to the incinerators saves tonnage fees.
After months of hard work by Residents appreciate the reduced number of pickups and
contractors, designers, decorators, and the ease of participation.
craftsmen of all trades, the Philadelphia In addition to our recycling initiatives, Haverford
Magazine 2009 Design Home is finally Township Public Works Department is preparing for the
complete. Two models of the Carriage upcoming leaf collection season. I have previously reported
that both Haverford and Marple Townships are one step closer
Homes at Haverford Reserve, with
to implementing a consolidated composting program that will
approximately 3,800 square foot in each of
benefit the residents of both communities. We received delivery
the Pembrey and Treymore models have
of a new composting machine that will allow Haverford and
been transformed into breathtaking
Marple Townships to compost leaves and reduce leaf
examples of the finest of contemporary and collections for Haverford Township by over $100,000 per year,
transitional design. The Pembrey features a and create free mulch for our gardens. I am extremely excited
contemporary feel with more modern about the many benefits this new program will create.
finishes, treatments and furnishings. The We have begun working on the proposed 2010 operating
Traymore reflects a more traditional Main budget which will include capital programs and a three year
Line aesthetic with its use of warm woods prospective budget that will be presented to the Board of
and fine cabinetry. Regardless of style, both Commissioners by October 30, 2009.
homes feature the most up to date energy
2010 Budget Adoption Schedule
and resource conserving systems and
Budget Adoption Schedule will be sent to various citizens
construction techniques. groups, township commissions and boards, posted in the Board
David Mercuris, Senior Vice President of of Commissioners’ Meeting Room, public areas, website, cable-tv
The Goldenberg Group, developer of the and newspapers. The presentation of the Manager’s Budget to the
Carriage Homes at Haverford Reserve, said Board of Commissioners will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009.
of their development partner, “The Guidi’s The deadline for Department Heads to review the budget with
have done a spectacular job of incorporating Committee Chairs is AUGUST 4, 2009.
the designers’ ideas into these outstanding FIRST SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING OF THE BOARD
houses with the results you see today.” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Design Home 2009 will open to the Availability of the 2010 Preliminary Budget, including
public for tours beginning September 10 Capital Program and Capital Budget. Advertisement will include
through October 11. Tickets are $20.00 with a summary of the Budget submitted by the Township Manager
all proceeds going to the Philadelphia by major category.
Ronald McDonald House. The Design Home SECOND AND FINAL PRESENTATION/ADOPTION OF THE
is open for tours Sunday, Monday, Friday 2010 BUDGET- MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009 7:30 p.m.
and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, and on Should any resident have questions, please feel free to
Thursdays from 12 noon until 8 pm. drop by the municipal building and stop in to see us. We can
Come out and see Haverford’s finest new also be reached at (610) 446-1000.
residential community. Have fun and Larry Gentile
contribute to a great cause! Township Manager
Flu Vaccine – 2010 I have heard that some people have a negative reaction to flu
By Dr. Amy Behrman, Medical Director, Occupational Medicine, vaccines. What is the possibility that I may have a reaction, what
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, are the symptoms and what do I do if these symptoms occur?
Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine 1. Serious negative reactions to flu vaccines are very rare, but
What exactly is influenza? medications and vaccines can cause allergic reactions. People who know
1. Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza they are allergic to any part of influenza vaccine or to eggs should not get
viruses. It can cause mild or severe illness, and at times can lead to death. the seasonal or H1N1 influenza vaccine. In addition, people who have
The strains of influenza virus change every year as the viruses circulate had a rare neurologic disease called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (aka GBS)
around the world infecting people and some animal hosts. The best way to should not get the vaccine unless their own doctor recommends it.
prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. In the United States, 2. Some signs of a serious reaction include fever, difficulty breathing,
an average 5% to 20% of the population get infected by seasonal influenza hoarseness or wheezing, facial or throat swelling, hives, muscle weakness,
every year; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu fainting or near-fainting, severe pain, itching beyond the injection site, or
complications, and about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. Some rash that goes beyond the injection site. Anyone who develops any of
groups, such as older people, young children, and people with certain these problems after any vaccine or medication should have immediate
health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. medical evaluation.
2. This year, there is a new influenza virus called H1N1 (also known as 3. Mild symptoms after influenza vaccination such as localized soreness
swine flu) which can cause infections in addition to the usual seasonal or redness do not need to be treated.
influenza viruses. 4. If you are ever severely ill after any medication, you should go to your
I heard there will be 3 vaccines. What are they and why will I need own doctor or the nearest ED.
to receive them? I already was diagnosed with the virus do I still need to get the
There will be at least 2 flu vaccines this year because of the new H1N1 vaccine?
influenza virus (aka swine flu), which can cause infections in addition to At this time, vaccination is still recommended for people who have
the usual seasonal influenza viruses. already had influenza this year. This recommendation could change if
1. The usual seasonal influenza vaccine will be available by further information on immunity becomes available.
September/October. It is given as a single injection in the upper arm. It What is the medical efficacy?
is recommended for 1. Seasonal influenza virus strains change frequently in contrast to other
a. Children 6 months to 18 years of age vaccine-preventable illnesses like measles and Hepatitis B. The
b. Adults older than 50 effectiveness of influenza vaccination depends on how closely the
c. Pregnant women vaccine matches circulating strains of virus. Every year, the World
d. Anyone with chronic medical problems that raise their risk of Health Organization identifies the three seasonal influenza strains most
complications from influenza. These problems include asthma, diabetes, likely to cause illness around the world, and pharmaceutical companies
heart disease and immune-compromise. produce vaccine to match. If the match remains accurate during the
e. Healthcare workers months it takes to make the vaccine, the vaccine has maximum medical
2. There will be a new vaccine for the H1N1 virus. The H1N1 vaccine efficacy in preventing influenza illness and transmission.
will be available later in the fall. It is recommended for 2. The new H1N1 vaccine is being made to match the new H1N1
a. Young people aged 6 months to 24 years of age influenza virus. It is being tested now for safety and efficacy.
b. People who live with infants younger than 6 months of age What are the possible side effects of the immunization?
c. People between 25 and 64 years of age with chronic medical problems Most people have no side effects from immunization except mild
that raise their risk of complications from influenza. These problems soreness at the injection site. You cannot get influenza from the vaccine
include asthma, diabetes, heart disease and immune-compromise. because there is no “live” infectious virus in the solution. Serious side-
d. Pregnant women effects are rare, but can include allergic reactions. If you develop allergic
e. Healthcare workers symptoms after any vaccine or medication, you should be medically
f. People who live in nursing homes or long-term care facilities evaluated immediately. Serious allergic symptoms can include any of the
Are the vaccines for the H1N1 (aka swine flu) safe? following: fever, difficulty breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, facial or
The vaccine for H1N1 (aka swine flu) is being manufactured in the same throat swelling, hives, muscle weakness, fainting or near-fainting, severe
way that seasonal vaccine is made, and we know that the seasonal vaccine pain, itching beyond the injection site, or rash that goes beyond the
is safe. The vaccine for H1N1 (aka swine flu) is being tested clinically now injection site. Of course, if you have other serious symptoms after any
in the United States. We do not expect new safety concerns, but if they vaccination or medication, you should also seek medical care.
arise during clinical testing, the CDC will publicize them. Who is most at risk for the flu?
Can I get influenza from the seasonal or H1N1 influenza vaccines? In general, children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with medical
No. There is no virus in the injectible vaccine. conditions that affect their immune systems, lungs, and hearts are at greatest
I may be pregnant, is the vaccine safe for me? risk of influenza disease and influenza complications. There are some
Yes. The vaccine is strongly recommended for pregnant women because differences between the seasonal and H1N1 influenza viruses in terms of risk
they are at greater risk for serious illness from seasonal and H1N1 (aka groups, with children and young adults at relatively greater risk for H1N1
swine flu) influenza infections. complications. Obesity may also increase the risk of H1N1 complications.
Do I have to wait in-between each vaccine or can I receive them You reduce the risk of influenza for your family by being vaccinated.
all at once? Is there a flu vaccine that doesn’t require a shot?
It will probably be fine to give seasonal and H1N1 vaccine at the same Yes, there is an inhalational seasonal flu vaccine called FluMist which is
time, but given nasally. It is very effective in preventing influenza. However, unlike
1. Since the seasonal vaccine will be available sooner, we plan to give it the injected vaccine, FluMist does contain a weakened form of seasonal
first - beginning as soon as the vaccine arrives in early fall as usual. influenza virus. Therefore, some people who receive it may have several
2. The H1N1 vaccines will probably require two shots given 3-4 weeks days of mild upper respiratory symptoms, usually including a runny nose.
apart. The timing will depend on vaccine availability, probably beginning FluMist is only approved for healthy non-pregnant adults under the age of
in mid to late October. 5 50. You should talk to your own doctor if you are interested in this vaccine.
Fire Prevention Week
Our Fire Marshal, Jim Marino, and the Chiefs of
the Township Fire Companies, want you to know
that Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2009.
All Fire Companies will visit local schools and
day care centers within their district and will host
an open house with different types of fire safety
demonstrations and handouts. The Open House “Open the Book” Gala
events will be held on Friday, October 9, at 7:00 PM Saturday, October 17, 2009
unless otherwise indicated: Llanerch Country Club
Oakmont Fire Co. Havertown, Pennsylvania
Event at the new Fire House at 25 W. Benedict Ave Open Bar Cocktails
on October 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Music by Brian Matthew Davis Jazz Trio
610.446.9837 Beginning at 7:00PM
Llanerch Fire Co. Followed by Dinner and Dancing
Event at the Fire House Ken Ulansey Ensemble
610.446.9870 Cocktail Attire
Brookline Fire Co. Honorees:
Event will be held at Veterans Park, Sheryl Forste-Grupp and James Murphy
610.446.9955, at 6:30 PM. The John and Mary Lou Toal Award of Honor
L. James Biddle
Bon Air Fire Co.
The Outstanding Library Advocate Award
Event at the Fire House
610.446.6008 Keith Gilman
The Distinguished Literary Voice Award
Manoa Fire Co.
Event at the Fire House Cost: $75 per person includes hors d’oeuvres,
610.446.0744 dinner, dessert, music, dancing, and open bar
Your response is requested by September 30, 2009
Please contact your local Fire Station Please include your check payable to HTFL Gala
for more details.
Havertown, PA 19083
Havertown, PA 108 North Morgan Avenue
Paid Ninth Ward Commissioner
Prsrt First Class Bill Wechsler