Recent HTCC News and Announcements

7th Annual Haverford Music Festival Announce Our Headliners!

posted Aug 20, 2017, 6:00 PM by Michael McCabe   [ updated Aug 20, 2017, 6:02 PM ]

Matthew Sweet, The Weeklings, Danielle Miraglia and Nadjah Nicole
top the bill of more than 30 acts for a full day of late-summer family fun
Presented by ACME Markets, the 7th Annual Haverford Music Festival (HMF), will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from Noon until 9:30 p.m. It will present about 30 acts, representing various musical genres, performing on four stages near the intersection of Eagle & Darby Roads in Havertown. Area businesses and vendors will fill booths along Darby Road and Hathaway Lane. There will be food booths, a beer garden, children's activities and much more end-of-summer fun for the whole family. Admission is free; voluntary donations will be accepted at entrance points.
Headlining HMF 
2017 on the large Oakmont Field Stage, will be 
Matthew Sweet, who has described his music as "power-pop-folk-rock-psychedelic-melodic-singer-songwriter-type stuff." Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power-pop revival, as his classic album, Girlfriend, became a word-of-mouth critical and commercial hit.  Matthew Sweet's brand-new solo album,Tomorrow Forever, released on his own label, Honeycomb Hideout, will be released on June 16.
Topping the bill on HMF 2017's Darby Road Stage will be 
The Weeklings, performing original, early Beatles-inspired songs, plus tunes the Fab Four gave away to other artists instead of releasing themselves, with infectious passion and enthusiasm and an exceptionally high level of precision and authenticity. Members have all appeared and collaborated with many high-profile artists. Perhaps most familiar is Glen Burtnik (bass guitar and vocals), a platinum/gold record-awarded singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work with Styx, Electric Light Orchestra and John Waite. Burtnik has also starred in Beatlemania as Paul McCartney, opposite Marshall Crenshaw as John Lennon. "Little Elvis," from their Studio 2 album, was chosen as the "Coolest Song in the World" by Little Steven's Underground Garage.
Preceding Matthew Sweet on the Field Stage will be Danielle Miraglia, who will come armed with a strong, steady thumb on an old Gibson guitar, an infectious stomp-box 
rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. On her third and latest album, Glory Junkies, Danielle, who's from the greater Boston area,  blends the classic-rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle's signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. Bonnie Raitt fans will also be impressed.
Preceding The Weeklings on the Darby Road Stage will be Nadjah Nicole, a finalist from season 9 of NBC's hit series The Voice. Nadjah is a Delaware native who was introduced to millions of viewers during her 10-week run on The Voice in 2015. She has a soothing, soulful and melodic vocal style that compliments her soulful-pop music. Along with her band she performs original music as well as popular favorites.  Her impressive showing on The Voice indicated that Nadjah is destined for great success, and the Haverford Music Festival is honored to welcome her, along with our other headliners.
We are also proud to be presenting more than 25 additional performers, representing a wide range of musical genres, (e.g., Jazz, Rock, Pop, Children's, Folk, Classical, Blues and Country - something to please everyone!). The full schedule can be viewed here.

HMF is an all-volunteer run event! 
We need as much help as you can give, so please sign up at Sign-up Genius by clicking the link below!
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1st Annual Haverford Home & Garden Show coming April 2017!

posted Aug 20, 2017, 5:49 PM by Michael McCabe

Home & Garden Show Survey

HPED is excited to announce that we have begun to organize the first Haverford Home & Garden Show, which will be held at Haverford Reserve on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.

The show will include vendor booths, a marketplace, workshops and presentations throughout the day, food trucks, door prizes, and more!

Please let us know what you would like to see at the show by taking this survey.

Haverford Home & Garden Show under Construction
We are currently looking for community members who would be interested in volunteering to work on the planning committee and/or on the day of the event.  We'll need help with the following:

  • Logistics and Layout
  • Vendor Recruitment
  • Marketing
  • Make and Take Workshops
  • Speakers and Presentations
  • Set up and break down
  • Marketplace
  • Parking
  • HPED snack bar
  • Raffle/Door Prizes

Contact Jeanne Angell at if you are interested in getting involved.

Sponsor a Rain Garden

posted Jan 4, 2016, 6:15 PM by Michael McCabe

Positive Business Exposure, 
Helping to Protect our Waterways
Sponsors can contribute at various levels or directly help by building or maintaining a garden. We are also accepting donations from individuals - learn about how you can help:
Thanks to Nolan Painting for being our first sponsor!
Be added to our "Member" list for only $50 or get high visibility and acknowledgement as a Sponsor (Bronze $1,000, Silver $5,000, Gold 10,000, Platinum $ 15,000).
Residential garden assessments for next year are underway, so email us if you want to volunteer or you want a rain garden at your home at no cost!

Interested in Beautifying Haverford Township?

posted Jan 4, 2016, 6:04 PM by Michael McCabe   [ updated Jan 4, 2016, 6:06 PM ]

 Haverford Green 

The Haverford Partnership for Economic Development (HPED) and the Haverford Civic Council are working together to encourage local residents to get involved with several beautification projects.  "Haverford in Bloom" will be a network of smaller projects with one or two residents taking leadership for each project and supervising a group of volunteers.  Neighborhood Civic Associations or other civic groups might also want to sponsor one of the sites to beautify.
  • The Rotary Club of Haverford has adopted the first project, which will include planting gardens at the Ardmore Junction train station.  They would love additional volunteers to help with their spring planting.  Contact Kim  if you are interested in helping out.
  • HPED's Streetscaping Committee will be working on adding planters to the business districts in the Township.  We would like to find a coordinator for each business district to help manage this project.  If you are interested in getting involved, contact Jeanne Angell at
  • The Beechwood Civic Association installed a garden at the Beechwood Train Station several years ago.  They would like additional volunteers to help tend this garden.  Contact Chris Whiting at if you can help.
  • We would like to see the area at the top of the Hathaway Lane Bus Route (at the corner of Eagle Road) cleaned up and planters installed.  If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Jane Hall
  • The Haverford Township Tree Tenders has recently planted trees at the Penfield Station.  Penfield Civic Association would like to find volunteers who would help plant and maintain a garden at this site.  Contact Kevin Olsavsky if you are interested.
  • The Haverford Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) sponsored "Hav-a-Rain-Garden" program plans to install 100 rain gardens in the Township over the next ten years.  In 2015, 10 rain gardens have been planted at residences, as well as a large one at Haverford Reserve.  Residents that want a rain garden or want to volunteer to help build, maintain, or sponsor a rain garden in the Township, contact
    or Peter Puglionesi at  

Haverford Township Article in Jan 2 Philly Inquirer

posted Jan 4, 2016, 5:49 PM by Michael McCabe   [ updated Jan 4, 2016, 6:07 PM ]

The January 2 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer had a very positive article about the township by Mari A. Schaefer entitled Haverford Township Experiencing a Civic Reboot.

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...

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