Addresses of participating homes will be posted here. Planning to sell from your yard? Send your address and -- if you'd like -- a short list of stuff to be sold to email@example.com by June 2.
Put on your Easter bonnet and join us in Normandy Park for our annual egg hunt!
Saturday, March 19, 11:00
Rain date: March 26
The Easter Bunny will arrive promptly at 11:00 to visit with children and lead us all in an Easter parade. Then we'll have three different egg hunts, one for each age group:
Interested in volunteering at this event? Visit our Signup Genius page:
The South Ardmore Betterment Alliance invites you to a Trick-or-Treat send off party at Normandy Park on Saturday, October 31 from 4 -6 pm. It will be a wicked good time, featuring autumn fun and games including stations featuring a Pumpkin Ring Toss, Pin the Bow-tie on the Skeleton, Halloween Mystery boxes and Apple Cider Making! The party will end with a brief parade before the kids disperse for trick or treating.
Snacks and beverages will be available.
If you'd like to volunteer and/or bring an appetizer/beverage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no rain date for this event. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.
Some 47 runners participated in the SABA 5K on Sunday, 9/27. What a gorgeous fall morning to be touring our neighborhood on foot! Congratulations to all the runners and a hearty thank-you to the volunteers who made the event possible, especially Sam Lathrop and Samantha Chapman!
Race results and times can be found here:
Normandy Park (Ardmore)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015, 9:00am prompt
The race is a great way to get active, meet new neighbors and enjoy some lighthearted competition. Proceeds help cover the cost of the race and help SABA with future events and neighborhood projects.
Looking forward to seeing you at the finish line!
Before Race Day:
$17 Adults 16 years old and Over
$10 Children 15 and Under
Children in jogging strollers are free!
$20 Adults 16 years old and Over
$15 Children 15 and Under
Children in jogging strollers are free!
On Race Day tickets must be purchased by cash or check.
The first 50 pre-registered entrants will be given a T-shirt. Sizes and availability are not guaranteed.
Awards will be presented to the overall top male and female finisher in the following age groups:
14 and under
15 - 19
20 - 29
30 - 49
50 - 69
70 and over
The course starts at Normandy Park (with bar on right side)---> Left at Cricket ---> Left on Belmont ---> Right onto Bus Route ---> Turn Around at Huntingdon Rd ---> Cont. on Bus Path---> Left on on Belmont ---> Quick right onto Pont Reading ---> Left onto Oakford --->Wiggle to Aubrey ---> Finish Line!
REFUNDS AND TRANSFERS:
Registration for the SABA 5K is nonrefundable and there are no transfers to another runner.
The event is rain or shine. Runners, joggers, and walkers are welcome!
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. Water bottles and snacks will be available for purchase, but please do bring your bug spray!
Event begins at 7:30pm in Normandy Park on August 14th. 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.