Register for SABA's Scarecrow Contest

10/25/2014 12:00 am
10/31/2014 12:00 pm

Grab some straw, some old clothes, and join the 2nd Annual SABA Scarecrow Contest October 25 through October 31, 2014.

All neighbors living in South Ardmore can enter our Scarecrow Contest (Haverford Rd., E. Haverford Rd., County Line Rd., Ardmore Ave., and neighbors between Haverford Rd. and Elwell Field).

Please register your scarecrow by contacting me, Emi Lievano (emiliacl(at) or comment(at) with your name and address no later than Thursday, October 30th.

Please monitor the health and well being of your scarecrow (i.e., protect it on windy or rainy days).

Winners will be announced sometime during the first week of Nov.

Feel free to post pictures on our website and Facebook page/group.

Suggestions for scarecrow making supplies:

Build your own scarecrow made out of things that you have around the house (shirt, pants, broom, plastic milk container, stockings, plastic bag filled with newspaper or leaves, pantyhose, gloves...).

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Saba July 4th Event--Check back if there is a rain cancellation

07/04/2014 10:00 am
07/04/2014 1:00 pm

Saba Neighborhood Fourth of July Event, 2014

Dear neighbors,

Unfortunately, there's a good chance of rain tomorrow, so it looks like our July 4th festivities may be in jeopardy. Please check back tomorrow (Friday) morning; if we have to cancel, we'll announce it on Facebook (S.A.B.A. South Ardmore Betterment Alliance) and this site after 7:30am. There is no rain date for this event.

If we don't cancel due to weather, the event begins with a parade of bikes, strollers and wagons decked out in red, white and blue, leaving from Chestnutwold Elementary at 10am. We will wind our way through the neighborhood, go up Morris Rd., and end up at Elwell Field, where kids can compete in the "best-decorated" contest, and participate in field events and other activities depending on the wetness of the fields.

There is no rain date for this event.

DATE: 7/4/2014 (Fri 10:00AM - 1:00PM)

LOCATION: Elwell Field--Morris and Ardmore

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Saba Neighborhood Yard Sale, Sat. 5/31/14, 8-12

05/31/2014 8:00 am
05/31/2014 8:00 am

Annual SABA Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, May 31 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

These are the addresses provided to us so far:

826, 833, 844 Aubrey Rd.
2301, 2305 Avon Rd.
2429, 2717, 2743, 2823 Belmont Rd.
2940, 2944 Berkley Rd.
643 Georges Lane
765 Humphreys Rd.
2716 Morris Rd.
2507 Rosemont Ave.
Normandy Park--Cricket and Oakford--available to set up a table

And make sure to make signs for the main roads (it's helpful if you can include the words "neighborhood" or "multifamily").

Don't forget to take your leftover stuff to our neighborhood thrift stores or schedule a pick up from many organizations (e.g., There is a Green Drop on Montgomery Ave.

Please forward this to your neighbors who may not be on this list serve, and inform your elderly neighbors who may not have a computer.

If you can volunteer to plan this next time, let me know.

Emi Lievano

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2014 SABA Easter Egg Hunt

04/12/2014 11:00 am

SABA is happy to announce this year's Easter Egg Hunt at Normandy Park:

Saturday April 12 at 11:00 (rain date April 19)

Bring your eager egg hunters (age 1-9), dressed to parade, baskets or bags, and a camera for photo ops with the Bunny.

See you there!! Wear an Easter Bonnet or Bunny ears, if you dare!

Also, can you possibly help out? We are looking for families to:
- tack posters on telephone poles around the neighborhood to announce the event (we have the supplies)
- be "Egg Guards"... you or your children (7 or over) come to the event at 10:30 prompt to lay out the eggs and then guard them against poaching.

Please send a reply if you can assist, we'd appreciate it (comments

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Normandy Park Garden Clean-up, Sat. 11/2 starting at 10:00

11/02/2013 10:00 am

Come out and clean the garden for Election Day!
Join us at the Normandy Park Fall Gardening Clean-up
on Sat. November 2nd starting at 10:00.
The park is at Normandy Road and Cricket Ave.

- Clean up planter beds and tree saucers
- Edging
- Mulching
- Planting shrubs and bulbs
- Making new flower beds


Bring some gardening gloves and a shovel, if you have them.
Children are welcome to help.
If you want to come out earlier, you can start weeding around the house.

Any amount of time you can volunteer is appreciated.

Contact Alan Borzillo (610-731-7919), if you have questions.

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SABA 1st Annual Scarecrow Contest--Vote for your favorite


Here are the addresses, so that you can vote for the People's choice award.

Vote no later than Sunday, 11/10, via email ( or via Facebook page(S.A.B.A. South Ardmore Betterment Alliance); vote by address or under the picture on the FB album.

681,668,835 Aubrey Ave.
2717,2745 Belmont Ave.
2923,2932 Berkley Rd.
2437,2602,2610 Chestnut Ave.
814, 835 Cricket Ave.
619 Georges Ln.
33,35 Glenbrook Rd.
749 Hathaway Ln.
700 Lorraine St.
2932, 2933 Morris Rd.
2904,2905,2913,2917,2933 Rising Sun Rd.
2810 St. Mary's Rd.
640 Valley view Rd.
11 Westfield Dr.

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SABA 4th of July Event 2013

07/04/2013 10:00 am
07/04/2013 1:00 pm

The annual South Ardmore Independence Day celebration will take place on Thursday, July 4th!

Bring your children, nieces, nephews, grandkids, and of course, your neighbors.
Our event begins with a parade of bikes, strollers and wagons decked out in red, white and blue.

We will depart from Chestnutwold Elementary at 10am, led by fire trucks from the Merion and Oakmont Fire Companies.
From the school we will proceed up Belmont Avenue, turning right on Pont Reading and then left on Morris, before continuing to Elwell Field at the intersection of Ardmore and Morris Avenues.

There, kids can participate in field events, compete in the “best-decorated” contest, get temporary tattoos, and play with plastic gimp string. If you’re hot, get wet under The Big Splash! If you’re hungry, hot dogs, pretzels, baked goods, and cold drinks will be available for purchase.

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SABA Neighborhood Yard Sale, Sat. 5/18/13, 8-12

05/18/2013 8:00 am
05/18/2013 12:00 pm

Our annual neighborhood yard sale will be on Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Here is the list of participating addresses:

Aubrey Ave.--#675, #805
Belmont Ave.--#2425, #2512,#2717, #2819, #2823
Cricket Ave.--#715
Georges Lane--643
HathawayLane--# 739
Haverford Ave.--# 2743 (plants)
Mapleshade Rd.--#2947, #2926
Morris Ave.--#2939, #2949, #2952 (entrance on Ardmore Ave.)
Oakford Rd.--#2933, #2737
Rising Sun--#2950
St. Mary’s--#2801
Woodcrest Ave.--#608, #609, #612, #622
W. Wynnewood Rd.--#1525 (moving sale--corner of County Line Rd.)

But if you can't wait to get rid of stuff, Chestnutwold Elementary will have their Spring Clothing Drive on Primary Day, Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00-1:00. Leave bags by, not on, the loading dock. Pack shoes in separate bags.

Don't forget to take your leftover stuff to our neighborhood thrift stores or schedule a pick up from many organizations (e.g.,

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Saba Easter Egg Hunt, Sat. 3/23 at 11:00

03/23/2013 11:00 am

Spring is sneaking up on us, and so is our Easter Egg Hunt
which will be held on Saturday, 3/23 at 11:00.

Bring your cameras to Normandy Park to see the kiddies rush to find colorful eggs.

Maybe the Easter Bunny will show up to say "hello".

This year we are asking everyone to wear an Easter bonnet (bought or made)
so that we can parade round the park.

Raindate will be the following Sat., 3/30 at 11:00.

If you want to volunteer for this or any other event,
let Emi Lievano know at

Please pass this info on to your neighbors, since not everyone is on our listserve.

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SABA General Mtg--9/22/11--7:30-9:00 pm


Our monthly meeting will be held at the house in Normandy Park from 7:30-9:00pm. We will be discussing the 5K, give a playground update, and plans for a garden clean-up. We cannot run this association without the support of our neighbors. We would love for you to join us.

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