Havagood Times Winter-Spring 2012

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Havagood Times for Winter-Spring. Information on Recreation Programming, Community Recreation and Environmental Center, and Trips and Discount Tickets.

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<ul><li><p>HavaGood TimesPublished by the</p><p>Haverford TownshipDepartment of Parks &amp; Recreation</p><p>The Community Recreation and Environmental Center at HaverfordThe Community Recreation and Environmental Center at HaverfordThe Community Recreation and Environmental Center at HaverfordThe Community Recreation and Environmental Center at HaverfordThe Community Recreation and Environmental Center at HaverfordReserve is under construction and scheduled to open this summer.Reserve is under construction and scheduled to open this summer.Reserve is under construction and scheduled to open this summer.Reserve is under construction and scheduled to open this summer.Reserve is under construction and scheduled to open this summer.</p><p>The CREC will have geothermal energy and other green friendly featuresThe CREC will have geothermal energy and other green friendly featuresThe CREC will have geothermal energy and other green friendly featuresThe CREC will have geothermal energy and other green friendly featuresThe CREC will have geothermal energy and other green friendly featureswhich will save energy, improve air quality, reduce stormwater runoff andwhich will save energy, improve air quality, reduce stormwater runoff andwhich will save energy, improve air quality, reduce stormwater runoff andwhich will save energy, improve air quality, reduce stormwater runoff andwhich will save energy, improve air quality, reduce stormwater runoff and</p><p>greenhouse emissions and increase property values.greenhouse emissions and increase property values.greenhouse emissions and increase property values.greenhouse emissions and increase property values.greenhouse emissions and increase property values.The building is funded through Haverford Reserve proceeds andThe building is funded through Haverford Reserve proceeds andThe building is funded through Haverford Reserve proceeds andThe building is funded through Haverford Reserve proceeds andThe building is funded through Haverford Reserve proceeds and</p><p>2 million in grants and contributions.2 million in grants and contributions.2 million in grants and contributions.2 million in grants and contributions.2 million in grants and contributions.</p><p>Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012Winter-Spring 2012</p><p>These are thedays of miraclesand wonders.</p></li><li><p>610-446-9397 The HavaGood Times Page 2</p><p>Park BoardRich CarotoJack CunninghamTony ZinniDave McArdleWilbur ClevensMaria PardiniMike McClatchy</p><p>The Park Board meetsthe 4th Tuesday of</p><p>each month at 7:30pm</p><p>Board of Commissioners1st - Steven DEmilio2nd - Mario Oliva3rd - Jane Hall4th - Dan Siegel5th - Jeff Heilmann6th - Larry Holmes7th - James McGarrity8th - Chris Connell9th - Bill WechslerLarry Gentile - Township Mgr.</p><p>The HavaGood Times is published in January, May,and September. All costs are covered by user fees</p><p>and the support of our sponsors.</p><p>Check out our website for upcoming events, onlineregistration, permit applications, useful links andprogram information www.haverfordtownship.com</p><p>People of all abilities are welcome in ourprograms. With your help we will do all we</p><p>can to meet your needs.</p><p>MissionOur mission is to make living in Haverford Township more enjoyable and healthier for you, your family and</p><p>friends by providing top quality recreation programs, facilities and service.</p><p>Community CornerCommunity CornerCommunity CornerCommunity CornerCommunity Corner</p><p>Township officials, commissioners, Park Boardmembers and the design team in front of thepartially completed Community Recreation andEnvironmental Center.</p><p>Parks &amp; RecreationTim Denny - Director</p><p>Brian Barrett - Assistant DirectorHope Taylor- Scott - Recreation SupervisorEric Gillard - Park Maintenance Supervisor</p><p>Jim Davie - Operations SupervisorEileen Mottola -Facilities Coordinator</p><p>Pat Cioffi - RegistrarAndrew Brady - Online Supervisor</p><p>Life. Be In It.</p><p> For an inside look at our programs and special eventscomplete with pictures and videos check out our blog atwww.haverfordrecreation.blogspot.com</p><p>Recreation Is...Blogging!</p><p>Table of Contents ................................. pg. 2Skatium .................................................. pg. 3</p><p>Merry Place ........................................... pg. 4</p><p>Twp Sites/Organizations .......................... pg. 5</p><p>Haverford Reserve ................................. pg. 6</p><p>Community Park Events .......................... pg. 7</p><p>Trails/Green/Park Facilites ...................... pg. 8,9</p><p>Adult/Youth Sports ................................. pg. 10</p><p>Baseball/Softball ..................................... pg. 11</p><p>Day Trips/Discount Tickets ..................... pg. 12, 13</p><p>Programs Ages 2-18 ............................... pg. 14, 15</p><p>Winter Spring Sports/Adults .................... pg. 16, 17</p><p>Summer Preview .................................... pg. 18</p><p>Registration ............................................ pg. 19</p></li><li><p>www.haverfordtownship.com The HavaGood Times Page 3</p><p>The SkatiumThe SkatiumThe SkatiumThe SkatiumThe Skatium Contact InformationContact InformationContact InformationContact InformationContact InformationLarry Yates- Director</p><p>lyates@haverfordtownship.orgPhone: 610-853-2226Fax: 610-853-9212</p><p>For detailed information check our websiteat www.haverfordtownship.com</p><p>Saturday Night Skatewith a DJ or Live Band.</p><p>Check the website for future dates and times.</p><p>Group Skating LessonsSundays</p><p>1/15-2/19 (6 wks) and 4/15-5/3 (4wks)Tuesdays</p><p>1/3-2/7(6wks) and 3/27-4/24 (4wks)Thursdays</p><p>2/16-3/22(6wks) and 3/29-4/26(4wks)Fees: $65 (4wks) $95 (6wks)Adult Group Lessons</p><p>Six week sessionsWednesdays 8-9pmFeb 22-March 28</p><p>Fee: $95</p><p>Hockey ClinicsSkating &amp; Stick Handlling Skills</p><p>Sundays 1:55-2:55pmAges 4 and up</p><p>1/15-2/19, 2/26-4/1, 4/15-5/6Fee: $150(6wks) $100(4wks)</p><p>HHS Hockey GamesSupport your team and enjoy the action</p><p>check the website for the game schedulewww.haverfordicehockey.com</p><p>St. Josephs Universitycheck website for games scheduled</p><p>at the Skatium.www.haverfordtownship.com</p><p>Haverford Hawkshaverfordhawks.com</p><p>Youth Hockey for ages 4-18 President: Stew HollingsheadHawkspresident@comcast.net</p><p>Applications available atwww.delawarecountyskatingclub.org</p><p>WinterfestSunday, January 8 12-5pm</p><p>Come join in the fun for all ages!Free refreshments, prizes</p><p>and a chance to ride the zamboni.Free Lessons Listed Below</p><p> Family skate 12:15-1:45pmHockey lessons 1:55-2:55pm</p><p>Group lessons 3:05pm &amp; 4:05pmCall to reserve your free lesson.Space is limited. 610-853-2085</p><p>Skatium Pass Books -10 sessions$55 Twp Residents $60 Non Residents</p><p>Fee:$7 (7-adult)$5 (6 and under)$3 seniors$2 skate rental$6 Group of 10+</p><p>Winter Public Skating HoursSunday 12:15-1:45pmMon-Fri 10am -12noonFriday 7:00-8:30pmSaturdays 1:45-3:15pmSaturday Night Skating 8:45-10:15pm</p><p>**Grand Opening**Skatium Pine Diner in mid December</p><p>This coupon entitles Township Residentsto 1 free admissionduring Family Skate</p><p>January 2-February 10 2012Bring this coupon with you. No copies will be accepted.</p><p>Winter Skate CouponWinter Skate CouponWinter Skate CouponWinter Skate CouponWinter Skate CouponWinter Skate CouponWinter Skate CouponWinter Skate CouponWinter Skate CouponWinter Skate Coupon</p></li><li><p>Merry Place Volunteer Work DaySaturday- May 12Merry Place is a park area designed, built and funded by volunteer contributions for people of all ages</p><p>and abilities, especially families of children with special needs.You and your family are welcome to help out at Merry Place.</p><p> Bring your shovel, rake, clippers or just a helping spirit and join other communityvolunteers at Merry Place on Saturday, May 12th, 9-11am.</p><p>Call 610-446-9397 or email at recinfo@haverfordtownship.org</p><p>Merry Place Permit PolicyMerry Place is an ideal location for family, school, scout and church gatherings.In order to allow the greatest use by township residents, we limit time blocks to3 hour blocks and give township residents priority. For a permit please go toour website.</p><p>Volunteer OpportunitiesThere are ongoing opportunities for your club, church or school to completeservice projects at Merry Place. Call 610-446-9397 or email:recinfo@haverfordtownship.org</p><p>Darby Creek Clean UpSaturday, April 28th 9am-11am</p><p>Help keep our Ribbon of Beauty clean. Meet at Merry Place. Volunteersof all ages welcome to help pick up trash along the creek.</p><p>610-446-9397 The HavaGood Times Page 4</p><p>5K Run for Merry PlaceThank you to all the runners and volunteers who</p><p>participated in the 13th Annual Run.Your participation helps to maintain Merry Place.</p><p>Pictured on the right are the winner from the 2011race at Haverford Reserve.</p><p>Your brick on the Walk of LifeDue to recent requests we are considering offering residents the opportunity tohave a loved one, organization or family occasion memorialized on the Walk ofLife around the gazebo at Merry Place. For details contact the RecreationDepartment at recinfo@haverfordtownship.org or go to our website atwww.haverfordtownship.com/parks</p></li><li><p>Township Supported Siteswww.haverfordtownship.com The HavaGood Times Page 5</p><p>Darby Creek Valley Association - Preserving Darby Creek Watershed www.dcva.orgAnnual Darby Creek Cleanup-Saturday, April 28 - to get involved call 610-446-9397.</p><p>Rotary Club of Haverford Township - Service Above Self. Ruth Rosenberg - President emailpres@haverfordrotary.org</p><p>Optimist Club of Havertown - Friend of Youth - Offers activities for youth including sports, competitions&amp; scholarships. For information about joining call Dick Ameisen 610-449-9922 or ameisenr@gmail.com</p><p>Haverford Township Youth Aid Panel - An alternative to the court system. After training, members areplaced on a panel to hear cases of juveniles arrested for first time offenses. Volunteers are needed.Call Detective Alan Ross 610-853-1298 x237or email aross@haverfordpolice.org.</p><p>Volunteer Fire Companies - The 5 fire companies in Haverford Township are always looking for volunteers.Bon Air 610-446-6008/610-789-1264 Brookline 610-446-9955 Llanerch 610-446-9870Manoa 610-446-0744 Oakmont 610-446-9837</p><p>Haverford Township Civic Council - To find out how you can get involved in your neighborhood CivicAssociation, email President, Chris Whiting at cwhiting@msn.com</p><p> Strength Through PartnershipsOur community is strong because of the many individuals and service groups who work for the common good.</p><p>Listed below are some of those organizations with a brief description of their mission.We encourage you to get involved in your community.</p><p>Haverford Township Free Library610-446-3082</p><p>www.haverfordlibrary.orgemail: library@haverfordlibrary.org</p><p>HoursMonday-Wednesday 10am-9pm</p><p>Thursday 10am-6pmFriday &amp; Saturday 10am-5pm</p><p>Sunday 1pm-5pm</p><p> Havertown CenterEmbracing Positive Aging</p><p>1105 Earlington Rd.610-446-2070</p><p>www.havertowncenter.blogspot.comCall for Newsletter listing classes and activities.</p><p>Mon-Fri, 9am-4pmFor active adults 55+</p><p>Haverford Township Historical Societywww.haverfordhistoricalsociety.org</p><p>email: info@haverfordhistoricalsociety.org</p><p>The GrangeMyrtle and Warwick Rd.</p><p>610-446-4958 www.thegrangeestate.orgMarch 31</p><p>Attic Treasures Sale 9-12pmSaturday, April 14</p><p> Mansion Tour season begins 1-4pmSaturday, April 14</p><p>Cobbs Creek Cleanup9-12 noon</p><p>Sunday, April 22Arbor Day Ceremonies</p><p>1pm-4pm</p><p>610-446-7988Nitre Hall</p><p>Nitre Hall is on the NationalRegister of Historic Places.Buildings are open to thepublic May through Octoberon a scheduled basis, inDecember for special events,and by appointment.</p><p>Township Supported Sites</p></li><li><p>Questions - Openings - FeesWhen will it open?The CREC is scheduled to open around Memorial Day for summeractivities.What will be the fee structure?Similiar to the Skatium; daily and seasonal passes or sign up for classesand programs, rent rooms or gym time.How do I schedule a rental?Information on rentals will be on the website beginning April 23.</p><p>Hard Hat Tours - Sunday, February 5Residents are invited to tour the CREC. Registration is required.Space is limited. Meet in parking lot. Tour times: 12:30, 1:15, 2:00,2:45, 3:30 To register contact recinfo@haverfordtownship.org</p><p>Your organization is welcome to tour the CREC at other timesafter February 5. To arrange a tour time for your group contact JimDavie at jdavie@haverfordtownship.org. Limit 15 per tour.</p><p>610-446-9397 The HavaGood Times Page 6</p><p>MissionThe CREC is a visible symbol of the townships commitment to the residents health and wellness.</p><p>Community Recreation &amp; Environmental CenterCommunity Recreation &amp; Environmental Center</p><p>View from the walking track into the gym.</p><p>Tim Denny and Twp ManagerLarry Gentile</p><p>Features and BenefitsDouble Gym -basketball, indoor soccer, summer camps and</p><p> special events such as flea markets and craft shows.Walking track -walkers, especially those over age 50, to walk year round.Multi Use Rooms -senior and preschool activities, afterschool programs and</p><p> rentals for family, church and civic gatherings.Wellness Area -health and wellness classes and equipment for all ages;</p><p> including children and those over 55.Enivronmental -adult and childrens classes, programs on nature and theNature Area environment; field trips for local schools and scout groups.</p></li><li><p>Community Parkat Haverford Reserve</p><p>Community Parkat Haverford Reserve</p><p>www.haverfordtownship.com The HavaGood Times Page 7</p><p>Meadow Trail</p><p>Veterans Trail</p><p>North Brook Trail</p><p>Benefits of Nature Exploring nature, up close and personally, has tremendous value to ourpsychological well-being. The therapeutic value of outdoor educationprograms has been proven. Studies showed a significant reduction in stressand attention deficit symptoms when people engage in nature.</p><p>Picnic PavilionBeginning April 21, the Picnic Pavilion will be available to township residentsand organizations for rental. Rental times, fees and policies will be posted onthe website.</p><p>6th Annual Winter Trail WalksSaturday, February 4th</p><p>Ground Hog Walk8:30-9:30am</p><p>Join us for an early morning search for Haverford Hank and his shadowas we walk the trails. Meet at the Meadow Trail Head.</p><p>Darby Creek Trail Walk10:00-11:30am</p><p>Walk under the Blue Route and along Darby Creek.See the wetlands and the old railroad. Meet at the Meadow Trail Head.</p><p>Scout Saturday12-2:30pm</p><p>All local scout leaders and their families are invited to a campfire hot dogcookout and hot chocolate at the Meadow campground.</p><p>Winter Camping DemoSaturday February 25 2-4pm</p><p>Learn fire building, outdoor cooking, making shelters, proper clothing.$5 per person. You must register in advance.</p><p>Volunteer Trail Work DaySaturday March 31 10am-12pm</p><p>Celebrate spring by helping to clean up the trails. Meet at theSouth Brook Trail Head.</p></li><li><p>610-446-9397 The HavaGood Times Page 8</p><p>A Friends of Haverford Trails group has been formed tosupport all trails, including those at Haverford Reserve and the HaverfordHeritage Trail. Over 100 members have joined. For information or to join usgo to haverfordciviccouncil.org</p><p>Grant for M...</p></li></ul>