Monday, September 24, 2012
The Hatboro Borough Council is expected to consider a land development plan for the Jefferson Avenue and Tanner Road park during its Oct. 22 meeting.
Hatboro’s Elm Street volunteers will have to wait another month before undertaking the installation of new playground equipment at Tanner Park. The Hatboro Borough Council was supposed to consider a land development plan on Monday, but voting on the long-awaited upgrades to Tanner Park was postponed until next month. Council President John Zygmont said the plan, which was approved earlier this month by the planning commission, would be reviewed at the governing body’s Oct. 8 committee meeting and considered for voting during the council’s Oct. 22 regular meeting. Zygmont said the borough’s shade tree commission needed to meet and weigh in on the type and number of trees warranted under the plan before the council render a final decision. …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Hatboro park improvement project will go before the planning commission on Sept. 11.
After six years of fundraising for upgrades to Tanner Park, an end is finally in sight. John Farnen, a volunteer with Hatboro’s Elm Street group – the main fundraising arm for the long-overdue playground – said he hopes to have the park’s landscaping and new equipment installed by “late, late fall.” Farnen will go before the Hatboro Planning Commission on Sept. 11 for the park's landscaping, pathway through the park and lighting for the memorial walkway. Coming to terms on an indemnification agreement with Hatboro is another necessity prior to the equipment's installation. The borough council approved an agreement last week and gave attorney Christen Pionzio the authority to rework it to suit both the borough and Elm Street, provided …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Monday, November 14, 2011
Volunteers took to Jacksonville Road in Hatboro for an annual trash-clearing event.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Monday, November 14, 2011
About 20 volunteers from Elm Street Hatboro, Hatboro Horsham Kiwanis Club, and Penn Valley Church invaded Jacksonville Road Sunday for an annual clean up. Teams of five wearing traffic vests, armed with trash bags, plastic gloves, dust pans and brushes walked up both sides of the busy roadway. The volunteers' route covered both sides of Penn Street from Byberry and then Jacksonville Road all the way to County Line Road. After the cleanup, the group returned to Tanner Park playground for a final clean up. There they were treated to hot dogs and hot chocolate provided by Penn Valley Church. This is an ongoing activity of these volunteers to improve the Jacksonville area and bring attention to the Tanner Park Playground. How you can help …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Hatboro Main Street Manager promotes the message that the borough is open for business
He calls it Hatboro’s “renaissance,” a time when national chains, unique specialty shops and health care practices alike are looking at the borough with a renewed focus, all vying for a spot in its bustling downtown. Already in 2011, Hatboro’s Main Street Manager Stephen Barth notes that more than a half dozen businesses – creating about 20 new jobs – have opened in the borough. And, he can rattle off the names, addresses, and, in some cases, phone numbers for the new compounding pharmacy, gourmet candy store, physical therapy practice and more without blinking an eye. To meet Barth - who even on the most frigid days this winter was out and about, stopping to see what the antique toy store had for sale and offering suggestions on the best …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Community organizations coordinate sale of personalized pavers
You've heard of engraving your names onto a wedding cake serving knife, but have you ever thought of commemorating history on a concrete park paver? Three Hatboro community groups – Kiwanis Club, Elm Street and Village Players theater - are joining forces to sell six-by-nine inch E.P. Henry pavers. Funds raised from the sale of the $50 blocks will be used to buy playground equipment at Tanner Park. Tom McMackin, Hatboro Horsham Kiwanis Club president, said more than 100 pavers have been sold so far. In all, 400 to 500 are available for engraving. "We remove tiles, engrave them and put them back into the walkway," McMackin said. "The focus of the project is to supply borough council with funds." McMackin said the walkway goes from …