Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy a flick under the stars at SABA's first ever movie night with a screening of Disney's Big Hero 6! The event is perfect for all ages, offers a great community experience and is FREE. Save the Date: Friday, August 14th at 7:30pm in Normandy Park. Showtime starts at 8! Many thanks to 6:8 Vineyard Church for making the event possible. Rain date: Friday, August 21.
The annual South Ardmore Independence Day celebration will take place on Saturday, July 4th. Bring your children, nieces, nephews, grand kids, and of course, your neighbors. Our event begins with a parade of bikes, strollers and wagons decorated in red, white and blue. We will depart from Chestnutwold Elementary at 10:00am, 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 do craft projects. If you’re hot, get under the Big Splash! If you’re hungry, hot dogs, pretzels, water ice, baked goods, and cold drinks will be available for purchase. There is no rain date for this event. If the weather is questionable, please check our website or Facebook page to verify whether we will proceed.
We need volunteers on the day of the event! If you plan to attend, please consider helping out in any way you can: set up, lend a pop-up tent, donate some cupcakes, work the food table or sell tickets for a half hour. To volunteer for a particular task, sign up online:
Summer Solstice & Father’s Day Fun @ Normandy Park
Join Hummingbird Healing Yoga and Massage on Sunday, June 21, for a combination Summer Solstice and Father’s Day event…at Normandy Park! From 9:30-11:30am, we will be offering all of the following:
Warm Yin Yoga Class with Linda
Ramp up your day with warming Sun Salutations followed by a cooling yin yoga practice, all led by Hummingbird’s owner, Linda Geraghty.
For those who aren’t familiar with yin, you’re in for a treat! The goal of a yin practice is to deeply stretch the connective tissues of the body. To that end, the practice takes place entirely seated or laying down. We make our way into a pose and stay there for several minutes, carving out the time and space for a deep release. The slow pace and the long holds of yin are the perfect way to celebrate the slow pace of summer and the longest day of the year.
Art Projects with Lija and Lynne
Jumpstart your day with a jolt of creativity! Join artists Lija and Lynne for fun and unique art projects inspired by the sun, the solstice, and, of course, fathers. Ages 4 to 400 are welcome! All you need is your imagination.
10-Minute Chair Massages with Lynn
Ease into your day with a relaxing chair massage performed by licensed massage therapist, Lynn Owens. Sore hands? Aching back? Tension in your neck and shoulders? Let Lynn work her magic with her healing hands amidst the cool trees of Normandy Park.
No need to register for any of the above – just come on down! $10 suggested donation per activity. 50% of proceeds benefit South Ardmore Betterment Alliance (SABA).
The addresses for the Neighborhood Yard Sale on Sat. 5/16 (8-12) are:
2417 Belmont Ave.
2504 Bryn Mawr Rd.
620 and 643 Georges Lane
2932 and 2934 Normandy Rd.
753 Oakview Rd.
You are welcome to participate in our Annual SABA Neighborhood Yard Sale on Saturday, May 16 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. This will coincide with the Paddock Park and Merwood Civic Associations' Neighborhood Yard Sales, so hopefully we can get some of those buyers seeking bargains.
We will include neighbors within our boundaries--Haverford Rd., Ardmore Ave., and County Line Rd, as well as the neighbors across Ardmore Ave., between Haverford Rd., and Elwell Field.
If you would like to participate, please give me your address so that I can include it on the list. If you want to set up a table at Normandy Park, let me know.
I will post a list of participating addresses on this website, and Facebook page/group (S.A.B.A. South Ardmore Betterment Alliance). If anyone wants to volunteer to advertise this on Craig's List, the Patch, etc., I always appreciate your help.
I will post a list at Normandy Park (corner of Oakford and Cricket). When I send out the final list, please feel free to print out copies to hand out to buyers.
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., www.purpleheartpickup.org).
Start digging through your basement and attic for those items you are ready to get rid of and good luck with the yard sale.
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.
We still kept the old website around, just in case there was anything on there that we forgot to copy over to the new one. It can be found at http://old.sabanews.org/.
Have a look around, and let us know what you think of the new website!
Thank you so much for those who participated this year!
2905 Rising Sun
2904 Rising Sun
The winner of the Whimsical Scarecrow is 668 Aubrey
and the winner of the Traditional Scarecrow is 2437 Chestnut.
If you are on Facebook, you can see our post on the S.A.B.A. South Ardmore Betterment Alliance page/group.
Those who are not on Facebook can access the Facebook album with this link:
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)mindspring.com or contact(at)sabanews.org) 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...).