Informed Citizen's Network Newsletter

Calendar of Upcoming Events

APR 16 Discover Haverford Workshop: Starting a Small Business from Vision to Execution

APR 18 7pm Solar for Your Home Workshop [virtual] 

APR 20 Haverford Tree Tenders Planting Day

APR 20 8am Westgate Hills Civic Association Neighborhood Yard Sale

APR 20 Hazardous Waste Event

APR 20 Earth Day at the CREC

APR 27 Haverford Twilight 5K Run/Walk and Elementary School One-Mile Challenge

APR 27-28 May Flower Project Painting Weekend

MAY 1 American Legion Post 338 Annual Coloring Contest

MAY 4-5 Haverford Guild of Craftsmen Spring Art and Fine Craft Show

MAY 4-5 May Flower Project Painting Weekend

MAY 10 8am Sons of the American Legion Manoa Post 667 8th Annual Golf Outing

MAY 13 7-9pm Haverford Recycling Workshop

MAY 15 7pm Backyard Composting Workshop [virtual]

MAY 15 6:30pm HTCC Annual Meeting

MAY 17 Business Happy Hour at Busted Saddle

MAY 17 Discover Haverford's Third Friday Event in Brookline Business District

MAY 25 & 26 American Legion Post 338 Poppy Sale

JUN 2 Haverford Heritage Festival

JUN 8 Havertown Irish Festival

JUN 14 4-9pm Discover Haverford's Haverfood Festival

JUN 15 9a-1p Haverford Township E-Waste event 

JUN 21 Discover Haverford's Third Friday Event in Oakmont South

Westgate Hills Civic Association Community Yard Sale

Come out to Westgate Hills on Saturday April 20th at 8AM for our community Yards sale, we have over 15 houses participating and setting up yard sales!

Find the Facebook event here:


And here is a link to the map, showing the houses participating so far:

Saturday, April 27th

Registration is OPEN for the Haverford Twilight 5K Run/Walk and Elementary School One-Mile Challenge!

Haverford Township Community and local runners and walkers of all ages: The Haverford Twilight 5K Run/Walk & Elementary School One-Mile Challenge is back again! This unique community event takes runners and walkers through the heart of Haverford Township, ending with a “Party on the Town” offering free and reduced cost food and beverage items from local pubs, restaurants, delis, and dessert shops. Your race bib is your “ticket” to the “Party”!

Race Sign-up information can be found at:

All proceeds from the Twilight Run directly support new and innovative programs and projects in Haverford Township School District schools.

American Legion Post 338 Annual Coloring Contest

The American Legion Post 338 of Havertown will be holding its annual "Coloring Book Contest" for all first graders in our Township. Students will do their best to color an image of the American Flag.

Teachers will select a winner from each class. Winners will receive a cash prize and a Certificate from the Legion. They will also win 2 American flags and McDonalds coupons. All entries will receive coupons from McDonalds or Pops. The contest runs the first two weeks of May.

The Sons of the American Legion Manoa Post 667 is seeking hole sponsors and golfers for our 8th Annual Golf Outing on Friday, May 10, 2024 at Rock Manor Golf Club in Wilmington Delaware.

Proceeds from the Golf Outing help to aid veterans, disabled veterans and their families, and support local community organizations.

You can sponsor a hole and register for golf at

RSVP for the Annual Meeting here:

American Legion Post 338 Poppy Sale

The American Legion Post 338 of Havertown will be selling poppies at the Acme in Manoa on Saturday & Sunday, May 25th & 26th. This is a fundraiser for the Legion so if you are shopping at the Acme, stop by at our table and chat with some of your local Vets.

We will also be placing flags at our Veterans grave sites at St. Denis cemetery on Friday May 24th. We do this with the help of our local Boy Scouts to honor or Veterans.

Check out the Kelly Center event schedule here:

Catch these events EVERY MONTH:

2nd Thursday - Irish Trad Music Session

1st & 3rd Tuesday - Bluegrass Jam

2nd Tuesday - Django & Friends Open Swing Jam

1st Wednesday - Open Mic Night

6th Annual Havertown Irish Festival


Haverford School District Admin Building, 50 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, PA 19083

Saturday, June 8, 2024 12pm to 8pm

Live music, dancers, 2 outdoor stages, more than 20 performers. Crafter Village featuring more than 70 handmade crafters and artisans. Beer Garden, Food, Vendors, Kid's Fun Zone

Go here for more:

Do you know the Haverford Township Civic Council? We have played a key role in supporting civic associations and other local organizations and launching successful local initiatives like Haverford Township Day, Haverford Music Festival, Tree Tenders, Partnership for Economic Development, Friends of Haverford Trails, Hav-a-Rain Garden,, and the Recycling Beyond the Blue Bin initiative.

Reach out to us at if you are interested in the board.

Our day-to-day choices make a difference! Forty-three percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are a result of choices made by average Americans. The new website, created by Haverford Township Civic Council and Friends of EAC, is a clearinghouse of climate solutions specifically tailored for Haverford Township. The purpose of this site is to serve as a clearinghouse of information for residents so that they can make informed choices as they strive to live more sustainable lives.

You can make a difference today!

EAC Upcoming Events

Solar for your home [virtual], April 18th 7pm

Save money on electricity, take a bite out of global warming, and enhance the value of your home. Learn about assessing viability, cost, payback, increase in home value, what the installation is like, and the group purchase opportunity. In 2024, there are 30% tax credits, low-income grants, no money down options, and more. Learn from your neighbors who installed. FREE. Registration required, HERE.

April 24th Transform your yard: grass removal, pollinators, & native plants, 7pm

Regenerate biodiversity and ecosystem function in your own yard! This Darby Creek Valley Association (DCVA) and Lower Merion Conservancy on-line event will describethe reasons and ways to make small yet meaningful changes as well as resources for making bigger changes and opportunities to receive free native plant plugs through local organizations. Presenters include Michelle Detwiler from Wild About Native Plants and Jamie Anderson from Eastern Del. Co. Stormwater Collaborative. Learn about a local grassroots neighborhood initiative, the Coopertown Beautification Crew working to do just this. Inspired by Homegrown National Park. Free, registration required, HERE

Haverford EAC's Recycling Beyond the Blue Bin Workshop was a success! Thanks to those who tuned in. The slides are available HERE and the recorded video is available HERE.

Learn how to properly recycle in our curbside bins, a grassroots opt-in program called, “Recycling Beyond the Blue Bin,” and options to reduce the amount of plastic packaging by refilling. Haverford Environmental Advisory Committee Members will explain what’s accepted and what is not in our curbside bins and introduce you to our opt-in program.

Spring 2024 Shade Tree Lottery

This Spring, in celebration of Arbor Day, Haverford Township's Shade Tree Commission (STC) will distribute beautiful young shade trees FREE of cost to 100 lucky Township residents. Winners will be chosen by lottery (see instructions below), with distribution on the morning of April 20th, 2024. We request that you only enter the lottery if you are available to pick up your tree on April 20th, no exceptions. As a new service, we will have Haverford High School volunteers available to help pick up and plant trees for residents who require assistance to participate in the program owing to agedisability, or financial disadvantage (e.g., lack of access to a car). Participants of this accessibility service must still be available on the 20th to receive and site their tree. Registration HERE

Residents – did you know that food waste makes up 20% of local municipal waste and can be diverted to make compost and create organic fertilizer?

Thanks to a USDA grant, Haverford Township households interested in diverting food waste (and pizza boxes) through a curbside composting service can try it out with TWO MONTHS OF FREE COMPOSTING SERVICE!

**This program is limited to NEW customers only and one per household (program limit of 600 new participants)**

Residents should directly contact EZ Composting, Mother Compost, or their composting service provider of choice to participate. For those two particular collectors, residents can easily sign up on their websites. The location of the household triggers either enrollment in the incentive program or an alert that the household is eligible for it. Other composting companies are welcome to participate in the program, at this time only EZ Composting and Mother Compost service Haverford Township. 

Harvest Your Stormwater!

Rain gardens, downspout planters and rain barrels can help you harvest your stormwater, reduce runoff and the resulting pollution associated with stormwater and reduce downstream flooding. The native plants used also create habitat for pollinators. Register for an intensive in-person workshop (3/2/24 or self study at

Want a Hav-a-Rain Garden?

Email address & phone # to After that, you must respond to a signupgenius email to schedule your assessment. Only Haverford property owners (including non-profits and businesses) can request a future assessment for a rain garden - high scoring assessments qualify to be offered a rain garden and sweat-equity is required.


Don’t Let This Be Our Last Year!

Hav-a-Rain Garden has installed over 90 rain gardens in 9 years but it may all end this year if we don’t build a robust succession team. Let us know if you want to see this continue in your community. We are looking for a few more volunteers with organizational skills willing to learn how we coordinate, outreach, schedule, assess, design, order and care for plants, and stage and coordinate installation. Many hands make light work! Email and tell us you want to join our core rain garden team and keep the program going by apprenticing in 2024.

Recycling Beyond the Blue Bin

Action Priority Initiative

The Haverford Civic Council is excited to announce the approval of the newest Action Priority Initiative: Recycling Beyond the Blue Bin.

TerraCycle offers recycling funded by brands, manufacturers and retailers around the world to help collect and recycle hard-to-recycle waste. Please follow directions on what is accepted in each program. Make sure packaging is as EMPTY, clean and as dry as possible! There are drop off locations throughout Haverford township for oral care items, beauty care items, brita filters, food pouches and caps, spray nozzles, scrap metal, batteries and more! We no longer accept writing supplies, as the BIC program has been discontinued but these can be dropped off to staples recycling center. To support the new plastic bag ban we now have a bag share: "Take a Bag/Leave a Bag". Thanks for keeping these items out of our trash stream, local landfills and incinerators; while reducing tax payer costs for waste disposal services.

More recycling, reusing, donating and composting info available: see or Reduce Reuse Recycle Haverford Twp Facebook group

Questions and updates please email Haverford EAC at

Upcoming Hazardous Waste County Event

April 20, 8am-2pm

Location: 1600 Calcon Hook Rd., Sharon Hill, PA

For residents of Delaware County

FREE, Registration Required HERE

The biggest savings in energy is to use less; please consider an energy assessment if you have not had one done. Peco offers this for $49. For a limited time, PECO is offering Solarize Delco participants a special $10 discount* for any home energy assessment. Please use the special promo code SOLARDEL24 on the website or call 888.573.2672 to schedule your appointment. 

*Limited time offer expires Dec 31, 2024. Limited supply per household and where applicable. Certain restrictions apply. You must be a PECO residential electric customer to participate. One Energy Assessment per residence, per year. This program is subject to change, including termination, without prior notice. Appointments are available Monday–Friday. Limited number of appointments available on Saturdays.

2024 Raffle

For 2024 Solarize Delco is offering a $1,000 raffle every month! To qualify you must fill out the survey on our website and sign your contract with our vetted installer. One winner per month will receive a credit of $1,000 paid to the contractor towards your solar system.

Solarize DelCo Group Pricing

Solar PV Tax Credits Supercharged:  Home solar tax credits went up to 30% for 2022 and beyond making solar payback even better. Non-profits can now also benefit and get a direct 30% federal rebate for systems turned on in 2023. Plus there's an additional 10% for American made panels and another 10% for low income areas.

Solarize Delco is evaluating for 2024! Contracts must be signed by September 30, 2024 for guaranteed installation by December 31, 2024.

Solarize DelCo Group Pricing: Residents and businesses in Delaware County Email us at with name, address and phone number and we can help you assess whether the Solarize Delco program with vetted vendors and a significant discount over market rates is right for you. 

New Low Income Grants and Leasing Options: Income qualified homeowners can apply for a grant or take advantage of our new partnership with a vetted leasing firm that can reduce monthly bills by a combination of Solar PV and weatherization. Solarize Delco can help you decide what is best for you. 

Who are we? Your neighbors, an all volunteer non-profit providing education, unbiased information and an easier path to putting solar on your home, business or house of worship.  We can help Houses of Worship and other non-profits qualify for the federal tax credit as well.

More info at Search Solarize Philly and Solarize SE PA for programs outside of DelCo. 

Farmer's Market Website

Oakmont Farmer's Market

Visit the Oakmont Farmer's Market!


2023-24 Winter Season

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30PM

March 13, 27

April 10, 24

Check out their website for a list of which vendors are participating.

The Haverford Township Civic Council is looking for a volunteer (or 2 or 3) to help with delivering, setting up, and returning shared equipment such as tents, movie screens, speakers, etc. for civic group and township events.

Interested in helping out?

Please email Rick Miller at: for details.

Solarize Delco is looking for a volunteer with experience in Word Press to help edit our webpage. Please email for more info.

Do you have news or events to advertise?

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