We’re hoping to get as many fans, neighbors, families and music lovers as possible to Hilltop’s Concert in the Park!
Our Civic Association will have snacks for sale, so bring a little extra $$$!
Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance, $10 at the door – but the kiddos get in for free! And you know there is plenty for them to do while you enjoy the music.
And what a lineup: Matt Santry with Meghan Cary!
From full-time social worker to full-time musician, Matt Santry has made the unlikely transition from playing music for Autistic children to rocking audiences of loyal fans. Santry credits the years he spent working one-on-one with children with disabilities as a contributing factor to his ability to successfully create a connection with his current audiences.
Since 2006, Santry has performed over 500 live shows in venues from Los Angeles to New York and has been quickly grabbing nationwide attention. His latest release, “Fall” is available on iTunes and Spotify.
Matt has also launched an online live concert series “Musicians House Calls Online” to bring the experience of his concerts to those who may be too get out to a show. Matt was recently featured on CBS3 in Philadelphia.
Meghan Cary didn’t mean to be a musician. When her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut, earning her Billboard Magazine’s Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer. “I wrote my grief into song and sang my way out of the abyss. I keep making music to help others connect with their own stories and find their joy.”
Known for her unabashed willingness to connect with her audience, Cary brings listeners to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal lyrics that resonate universally. After pushing pause on performing to raise two children, Cary launched back onto the scene at Philly Folk Fest and was awarded a coveted Emerging Artist Showcase slot at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Cary’s smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing garner favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, and even Bruce Springsteen.
The party kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a celebration and parade from Bon Air Fire Company to Hilltop/Steel Field.
Who doesn’t love a parade?
Once there, we have our traditional Veterans recognition ceremony; then we hand out the awards for the best of the best (decorated bikes, wagons, scooters, etc.)
We also have plenty of activities, races, snacks for the kids (and adults!) and a letter station to write to our soldiers abroad.
Lots going on with the Hilltop Civic Association!
The next collection will be on Saturday, May 6 at the Marple Transfer Station, 895 Sussex Blvd, Broomall, 19008, rain or shine from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
These are VERY popular events, so please try to get there early. Electronics and latex paint will not be accepted. Please go to http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/
Also, once again this year, Haverford Township will be joining with Marple and Newtown Townships in hosting a free electronics collection recycling event at the Delaware County Community College on Saturday, May 20 (see image below). This new location should help avoid the traffic problems that we experienced at last year’s event in Broomall.
You must bring your license to prove you are a resident of Haverford Township. This event will provide an opportunity to properly dispose of basically anything, large or small, with a plug.
A great Hilltop tradition – join us for an egg hunt, crafts, games, raffles & door prizes, a visit by the fire company engines, and (of course) the Easter Bunny! This event is for Hilltop Civic Association members and their families only – so make sure you are a member of our group!
Not a member yet? There are a few ways to join and send in your $10 membership fee:
- our newsletter – arrived in mailboxes in February!
- our website – you can access the form to mail it in, or do it online with PayPal! Click on About Us above…
- at the event – we will have a membership table at the event so you can join before you attend.
This event is rain or shine! (If it rains, we will be in the fire hall.)
Please remember that the party begins at 11:30; that is not when the hunt will kick off. Your patience is appreciated.
Want to get more involved? We always need volunteers to help before, during and after the event.
Please contact Tracy Nini at 610-212-5136 (mobile) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer or help with a raffle item.
The 2017 edition of Hilltop Highlights is out! This weekend, please grab a cup of coffee and read about all the great work the volunteers of your Civic Association do!
side note:if you don’t have it, don’t fret. To keep costs down, we mail it using a bulk permit and that can mean extended delivery timeframes!
Once you read it, join our group! Your $10 goes a long way (read the newsletter) and you’ll get exclusive members-only updates and events – like our Egg Hunt!
Our 2017 meeting dates are now confirmed – with a change to our usual start time.
All meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Bon Air Fire Company Hall (541 Royal Ave, Havertown – park and enter in the rear of the building.)
We hope to see you there!
We will be using our regular Civic Association meeting time to provide members (please make sure you have paid your $10 dues) with an update and discussion on the plans for traffic calming along Township Line Road.
Join the discussion – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. We meet at Bon Air Fire Company (on Royal Ave.) Park and enter at the rear of the building.
A plan to slow traffic and increase safety has recently been proposed by PennDot, and local officials want to gather input from the community before finalizing the plan (deadline for finalization: Nov. 30.) We’ll review it, discuss, and talk about next steps.
HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP AND UPPER DARBY TOWN MEETING TO DISCUSS
“TRAFFIC CALMING” ALONG DANGEROUS TOWNSHIP LINE ROAD
November 3 – 7 p.m.
St. Dot’s School Hall
On November 3, Haverford Township, Upper Darby Township, State Representative Jamie Santora and State Senator Tom McGarrigle will host a Town Meeting to review PennDot’s proposed recommendations for “traffic calming” along Township Line Road between Lansdowne Avenue and State Road.
State Representative Santora initiated a request with PennDot with coordination of Haverford Commissioner Bill Wechsler and Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie after two fatal accidents on Township Line in the month of September.
An initial meeting was held with both Police Departments and officials from both townships on September 15, 2016.
PennDot was asked to develop a plan to increase safety along Township Line Road. A follow-up meeting was held at PennDot’s regional office on October 6, 2016. An initial plan was presented and both townships suggested some changes.
On November 3, there will be a Town Meeting to present the initial plan and hear feedback from the residents that live in the area of Township Line Road.
The meeting will be held at St. Dorothy Parish School Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Please attend if at all possible. Your input is important.
It is one of our favorite nights of the year and it is almost here! August 27 is your chance to see “Inside Out” in the great outdoors!
Here is what you need to know about the event:
- The event begins at 7:30 p.m. That’s when you’ll be able to “claim your spot.”
- We’ll ask for those in chairs to sit towards the back, and reserve the close seats for folks sitting on the ground.
Hilltop Civic Association will be selling all sorts of treats – candy, popcorn, water, glow necklaces & bracelets – and lots more.
- The movie will begin at dusk.
- At the end of the night, Bon Air Fire Company will be there to light up the field and help everyone get safely back to their cars – please make sure to take your trash with you! (We will have trash cans ready!)
Thank you for supporting Hilltop Civic Association with your $10 membership, so programs like this can continue!
Special thanks to our sponsors: Bon Air Fire Department; Cappello Plumbing & Heating; Congressman Patrick Meehan; Dougherty Landscape; J. Halligan & Sons – Oil & Gas Heating, Air Conditioning, Fuel Oil; J.E.K. Home Maintenance & Construction; John Serock Catering; Kane Paving & Sealcoating; Ninth Ward Commissioner William Wechsler; Run The Day Race Management; Sally Marcelli – Realtor – Long & Foster; State Representative Jamie Santora; State Senator Daylin Leach; The Painted Tea Cup.