Downtown Ardmore has so much to offer the community.  Following you'll find helpful information about our neighborhood.  Do you know of a community resource not listed below?  Please reach out and let us know.


Ardmore Community Links

Ardmore Food Pantry
36 Ardmore Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-649-1486

Hunger is a real but often hidden problem in our community. Around the Delaware Valley more and more people are seeking help from food banks, shelters and emergency kitchens due to loss of employment, reduction in work hours, rising food costs and/or elimination of benefits. The USDA reports that in the United States more than 36.2 million people, including 12.4 million children live in “food insecure” households – meaning they don’t have dependable, consistent access to adequate amounts of nutritious foods to maintain good health. Philabundance estimates that 900,000 people in the Delaware Valley are at risk of hunger and that number continues to grow.   

For the past several years, St. Mary’s had a small emergency food pantry that operated out of the parish office. On October 5, 2009 the Food Pantry moved to a dedicated space in the parish hall and expanded its services, which are staffed by parish and community volunteers. The Ardmore Food Pantry hours are: Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Monday evenings 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Volunteers can provide information and assistance to those who may not know if they are eligible for food stamps (SNAP) or the WIC program. Working with area community groups and congregations of all faiths is vital to the Food Pantry’s success. Volunteers are needed to help staff the Food Pantry, collect food items, donate to the Spare Change-Spare Hunger fund, and to organize events benefitting the Food Pantry. If you, your congregation or your community group are interested in developing these relationships, please contact Susan Furst, Manager of the Food Pantry, at sfurst@stmarysardmore.org.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.stmarysardmore.org/ardmore-food-pantry

Ardmore Free Library  
108 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone:  610-642-5187

The Lower Merion Library System (LMLS) is a dynamic group of six libraries located just west of Philadelphia. The System serves approximately 60,000 residents of Lower Merion Township and offers reciprocal borrowing to neighboring residents through the ACCESS Pennsylvania program. LMLS is an active participant in interlibrary loan and other cooperative projects among libraries in the state.  

Hours of Operation:
   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am - 8pm
   Wednesday:  1pm - 8pm
   Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm
   Sunday: Closed

Ardmore Initiative
56 East Lancaster Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-645-0540

The Ardmore Initiative is a business district authority responsible for economic development, advocacy, business recruitment and retention, marketing and promotions, streets cape amenities, and oversight of Facade Improvement programs within Ardmore's central business district.  For more information, please visit www.allaboutardmore.com

Ardmore Post Office
30 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-649-5810

Hours of Operation:
   Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
   Saturday:  8am - 1pm
   Sunday:  Closed

Main Line Delivery
134 Sibley Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003
hone: 484-412-8051

MainLineDelivery.com offers an easy-to-use web-site that allows you to place your orders for delivery from local restaurants in a just a few easy steps, all in under an hour. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.mainlinedelivery.com

Rotary Club of Ardmore
Meetings held Thursdays at 12:15pm
Marion Cricket Club
325 Montgomery Avenue, Haverford, PA  19041

The mission of Rotary International is to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. Since its creation in 1917, The Rotary Foundation has grown into a global force for good, thanks to the generosity of Rotarians and friends of Rotary who share our vision for a better world. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.ardmorerotary.org


Art/Culture/Recreation

Ardmore Avenue Community Center
122 Ardmore Avenue; Admore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-896-7256

The Ardmore Avenue Community Center (AACC) offers a broad spectrum of service and opportunities tailored to the needs and interest of our youth where they can learn new skills, develop important competencies and establish healthy supportive relationships with peers and adults.  Our programs provide meaningful relationships, a sense of belonging, self esteem, self-identity, leadership skills, self-initiative, positive time management and conflict resolution. These programs include, but are not limited to:  Homework Assistance, Arts & Crafts, Teen Parties, Reading/Math Tutors, Seasonal Swimming, Nutritional Cooking, SAT preparation, Basketball, Winter Aerobics, Guest Speakers, Computer Classes, and much, much more.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.aaccnow.org

Bryn Mawr Film Institute  
824 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 
Phone: 610-527-9898

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) is a nonprofit, member-supported, motion picture theater and film education center. BMFI is dedicated to promoting shared experiences that entertain, engage, and educate audiences through a diverse range of independent-minded films, a full curriculum of courses, and an extensive program of special events. BMFI builds community through film culture, while maintaining strong connections to its historic venue's cinematic past. For more information, please visit their web-site: http://brynmawrfilm.org/

Center for Creative Works
241 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: 610-642-9101

Center for Creative Works is a unique, studio-based vocational art program for adults with developmental & intellectual disabilities. We are committed to an environment in which our participants learn, engage, create, build skills, take ownership & pride in their work as well as their place in the community.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.centerforcreativeworks.org

Linwood Park
199 East Athens Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-645-6220

Linwood Park is a 1.056 acre neighborhood park at Linwood and Athens Avenues in the Ardmore section of Lower Merion.  Their mission is to support the development, maintenance, and beneficial use of Linwood Park for all residents of Lower Merion Township and beyond.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.friendsoflinwoodpark.org

Friends of Cynwyd Heritage Trail
P.O. Box 695; Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Email:  
info@cynwydtrail.org
Friends support the design, construction, maintenance, and community involvement in the Trail including securing financial support to sustain and enhance the park and its natural, educational, and recreational resources. We also promote and coordinate volunteer time, talent, and fundraising to provide for permanent improvements and amenities along the Trail.   For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.cynwydtrail.org

Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure, Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: 610-525-0272

The Main Line Art Center wants to inspire and engage artistic creativity for all ages and abilities and to celebrate and strengthen the essential role of visual art in community life. They are a welcoming and inclusive creative home where everyone is encouraged to create, experience, and discover the value of art. They define art, artistic practice, and art education as lifetime opportunities for personal growth, enlightenment, joy, and development.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.mainlineart.org

Main Line Newcomers Club
The Main Line Newcomers Club is a social club for women of all ages who live on or near Philadelphia's Main Line.  They call themselves newcomers, but there is no requirement for your length of stay. Some of our members have lived here only a few months, others have lived here for any number of years, and a few have never lived anyplace else. The Club offers a variety of weekly and monthly activities, including cocktail parties at a members’ home, a very active Mothers of Young Children group, “Gallivanters” outings to area attractions, day and evening Book Discussion Groups, Bridge, Foreign language chat group, Tennis, “Wine ‘N Dine” Dinners, Speakers Luncheons, Movie Nights and a Cycling group. For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.mainlinenewcomers.com

Main Line School Night
260 Gulph Creek Road; Radnor PA, 19087
Phone: 610-687-0460

Main Line School Night is committed to enhancing community life by providing adults with opportunities to pursue lifelong learning through a wide selection of affordable, stimulating classes and programs that contribute to personal growth and enrichment.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.mainlineschoolnight.org

Merion Golf Club
450 Ardmore Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-642-5600

Championship golf and champion golfers have long been intertwined with the mystique of Merion Golf Club’s East and West Courses. Designed by Hugh Wilson, Merion’s East Course has played host to more USGA Championships than any course in America and is home to some of its greatest moments. For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.meriongolfclub.com/Home.aspx

MusicWorks
2050 West Chester Pike, Suite 115 Havertown, PA  19083 
Phone:  610-449-9669

MusicWorks is a nonprofit music therapy service provider, servicing children and young adults (ages 1 – 40) challenged by autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and genetic abnormalities. Their Board Certified Music Therapists work on learning and communication, focus and attention, fine and gross motor skills and socialization. MusicWorks accepts medical assistance for those who qualify residing in Delaware and Montgomery Counties. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.MusicWorksWonders.org 

Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society
220 Holland Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-642-8701

People come to the Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society (PSC&HS) because they or their children want to skate. They stay because of their excellent coaches & staff, fantastic & plentiful ice, friendly atmosphere, and convenient location in a club-owned, year round facility in Philadelphia’s Main Line suburb of Ardmore.  Our welcoming environment, comprehensive on- and off-ice skating programs and fun social events promote camaraderie, sportsmanship, health and fitness for children and adults at all skill levels.  Our rink is unique because it is truly geared for figure skating with high quality ice, abundant natural light, a wall of mirrors, no boards and no hockey teams.  For more information, please visit their web-site:   http://pschs.org (and learn why the Humane Society is part of the name!).

Suburban Square
6 Coulter Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-896-7560

When shopping goes from hurried, climate-controlled chore to a rediscovery of the upscale American neighborhood, you know you’ve arrived at Suburban Square. Join the region’s chicest moms and classiest dads, along with athletes, brides and hipsters, fashionistas and more at the Main Line’s premiere retail destination. The best children’s clothiers, fashion for men and women, and goods for home and kitchen are all waiting, in one beautiful small-town stroll.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.suburbansquare.com


Civic Associations

Ardmore Progressive Civic Association
The Ardmore Progressive Civic Association provides a community connection to the Ward Commissioner(s), offers a neighborhood forum to discuss issues impacting South Ardmore, and fosters positive dialogue between residents, local businesses, institutions, and elected officials

The Ardmore Progressive Civic Association (APCA) services Lower Merion Township residents and commercial properties in South Ardmore.  The civic association is bound by three (3) additional civic associations: Ard-Wood, North Ardmore, and Haverford) and the Montgomery County-Deleware County border.  The Street boundaries include Lancaster Avenue to the North, County Line Road to the South, Cottage Lane/Haverford College to the West and Simpson Road, Drexel Road and Linwood Avenue to the East.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.ardmoreprogressive.org

Ard-Wood Civic Association
The ArdWood Civic Association (ACA) is organized to serve, promote, and protect the community interests of the stakeholders residing in the Ardmore and Wynnewood communities of Lower Merion Township.  Through volunteer efforts the ACA will work to identify and evaluate needs, disseminate information, and take appropriate action to support our stakeholders with the common goal of improving the quality of life in our community.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.ardwoodcivic.org/index.htm

Haverford Civic Association
The Haverford Civic Association supports the Haverford community and strives to foster communication and community spirit while supporting the interests of neighbors, businesses and service providers. We are proud of our long legacy of service to the community and ask that you consider membership and attendance at our meetings and sponsored events.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  http://haverfordcivicassociation.com

South Ardmore Betterment Alliance
The South Ardmore Betterment Alliance (SABA) is a non-partisan neighborhood organization dedicated to representing the interests of ordinary residents and homeowners of South Ardmore who wish to maintain and enhance the quality of life in our community.  We are an organization under which residents can come together to acquire and disseminate information and support each other in our common goal of protecting and preserving our way of life. We seek to address resident's concerns on issues of zoning, public safety, the environment, and all issues collectively identified as necessary to achieve our common goal. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.sabanews.org

Wynnewood Civic Association
The Wynnewood Civic Association (WCA) is one of the oldest civic associations in Lower Merion Township.  It has been in existence sine 1936, and has always had the same goals: preserving and maintaining the quality of life those of us in Wynnewood are fortunate to enjoy.  For more information, please visit their web-site: http://wynnewoodcivic.com

Healthcare

AMBULENCE/HOSPITALS

Narberth Ambulance 
(located right behind the Ardmore Farmers Market in Suburban Square)
101 Sibley Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-645-7770

VMSC of Lower Merion and Narberth (commonly known as Narberth Ambulance) is a combination of volunteer and career emergency personnel. Narberth Ambulance provides 911 emergency medical services to the township of Lower Merion and the Boroughs of Narberth, Conshohocken and West Conshohocken.  In addition to 911 treatment and transport of the sick and injured, Narberth Ambulance also provides standby coverage at special events such as football games, charity events, holiday celebrations and any other venues when requested. Narberth also provides CPR training, First Aid training, child car seat installation training and various other services. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.narberthambulance.org

Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 484-337-3000

Bryn MaHospital, a nationally recognized community teaching hospital, is conveniently located on the Main Line, just outside of Philadelphia. Dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.mainlinehealth.org/brynmawr

Lankenau Hospital
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: 484-476-2000

Lankenau Medical Center is one of the Philadelphia region’s most trusted and honored hospitals. U.S. News & World Report ranked Lankenau as one of the Top 5 hospitals in the Philadelphia region and one of the Top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania. Patients will find the same high quality care, physician expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and groundbreaking clinical trials as a university-level hospital right here in our community.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  http://www.mainlinehealth.org/Lankenau

URGENT CARES

CareSTAT Urgent Care
1305 West Chester Pike; Havertown, PA 19093
Phone: 610-482-4949

CareSTAT Urgent Care is a walk-in medical facility for the treatment of non-life threatening injuries and illnesses. We never require an appointment and are committed to providing immediate and comprehensive medical services.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.carestaturgentcare.com

Doctors Express
934 Montgomery Avenue; Narberth, PA 19072
Phone: 484-424--0165

Doctors Express Urgent Care in Narberth treats a wide variety of issues such as cuts and bruises, sore throats, fractures, and every-thing in between. Our Walk In Clinic allows you to get hospital quality care without having to sit in an emergency room for hours, and when you can't meet with your primary doctor. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.doctorsexpressnarberth.com

MENTAL HEALTH

Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council 
400 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor, PA 19087
Phone:  610.715.0076

Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing the rising incidence of suicide in Southeastern Pennsylvania, reducing the stigma associated with suicide, and supporting those people affected by depression or by the loss of a loved one to suicide. We do this through education, training, and linking people with a variety of resources. For more information, please visit their web-site: www.feelingblue.org or email them: feelingbluespc@aol.com

Main Line Health Domestic Abuse
Bryn Mawr Hospital: 484-337-3781
Lankenau Hospital:  484-476-2171

Peter's Place 
A Center for Grieving Children and Families
150 North Radnor-Chester Rd., Suite F130; Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: 610-687-5150

Peter's Place provides safe and supportive environments of grieving children and families and acts as a community resource to foster understanding of the effects of death and grief.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.petersplaceonline.org.  You can also email them at 

The Village (formally Presbyterian Children's Village) 
452 South Roberts Road; Rosemont, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-5400

The Village, previously named Presbyterian Children’s Village, provides a spectrum of child welfare and residential programs, as well as mental health and prevention services that help children impacted by trauma from abuse, neglect and mental health issues.  We work with families to resolve the issues that lead to intervention and work toward a better future.  Our programs emphasize evidence-based methods and a caring environment that reflects our commitment to the Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care.  For more information, please visit their web-site: http://village1877.org


Lower Merion Community Links

Eldernet of Lower Merion & Narberth
9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue; Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-0706

Since 1976, ElderNet has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the at-risk elderly and disabled adults of Lower Merion and Narberth. ElderNet's partnerships for outreach have allowed us to expand our programs and services to include low income individuals and families in need.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.eldernetonline.org

Lower Merion Township
75 East Lancaster Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-649-4000

The Township of Lower Merion (the "Township"), first settled in 1682 and well known as an attractive and affluent residential community, is located along Philadelphia's famed Main Line in "Delaware Valley, U.S.A." Fine homes and estates, excellent highways, exclusive shops and department stores, luxurious apartment houses, stately church edifices, some buildings dating back to the 17th century, and superior public, private and parochial schools and colleges characterize the Township.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.lowermerion.org

Lower Merion Police Department
71 East Lancaster Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone (non-emergency): 610-649-1000
Phone (EMERGENCY): 911  or  610-642-4200

The Lower Merion Township Police Department's mission is to improve the quality of life by providing the highest level of professional police service through a partnership with the community. We are committed to creating a safe, crime-free environment by enforcing the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Constitution. We will accomplish this by practicing our core values of integrity, professionalism and respect.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.lowermerion.org/index.aspx?page=40

Lower Merion School District
301 East Montgomery Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-645-1800

The Lower Merion School District (LMSD), located in Philadelphia's historic Main Line suburbs, serves the 62,000 residents of Lower Merion Township and the Borough of Narberth. Established as one of Pennsylvania's first public school districts in 1834, LMSD enjoys a rich tradition of achievement, innovation and community partnership and a longstanding reputation as one of the finest school systems in the United States. The District's six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools provide a challenging, multi-disciplinary academic program and dynamic, co-curricular experience to more than 8,200 students.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.lmsd.org

Lower Merion Historical Society
506 Bryn Mawr Avenue' Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Phone:  610-664-3216

The Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving the community since 1949. For more than 60 years, our volunteers have provided educational programs to the public. Thousands of students, residents and scholars have worked with the Society’s extensive resources. The Historical Society is a vital force in preserving the rich history of the Lower Merion community.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  http://lowermerionhistory.org


Media/Publication Resources

Main Line Chamber of Commerce
175 Strafford Avenue #130, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone:  610-687-6232

The Chamber represents the interests of 1,100 companies located primarily in the Pennsylvania counties of Delaware, Chester and Montgomery. It is one of three regional chambers in the immediate Philadelphia vicinity and serves a wide variety of business interests, from sole proprietors to growth-stage companies to the largest corporations throughout the Delaware Valley. Because of the vibrancy of the Main Line region as a great place to live and operate a business, companies with little or no physical presence on the Main Line have also gotten involved. For more information, please visit their web-site:  http://www.mlcc.org

Main Line Media News (Main Line Times)
110 Ardmore Avenue; Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone:  610-642-4300

Main Line Media News is a part of DFM Philly, a network of six daily newspapers, more than forty weekly publications plus 66 media websites.  For more information, please visit their web-site:  www.mainlinemedianews.com

Main Line Today Magazine
4699 West Chester Pike; Newtown Square, PA 19073
Phone: 610-325-4636

Main Line Today is a regional magazine focusing on Philadelphia's  fabled Main Line and western suburbs. Main Line Today devotes itself to the communities, traditions and lifestyles of the area, providing insight into its people, history, culture and more. We make it our mission to both inform and entertain with superb photography, distinctive writing and thorough reporting.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.mainlinetoday.com

Main Line Neighbors
info@mainlineneighbors.com

MainLineNeighbors is an e-newsletter, customized for your neighborhood and filled with a selection of fun, entertaining, and civic-minded events.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.mainlineneighbors.com


Children's/Youth Links

Main Line Camps
info@mainlinecamps.com

Main Line Camps is a sister web-site of mainline neighbors.com providing a comprehensive list of various children's camps in a wide variety of categories including: academic camps, computer camps, creative camps, day camps, faith-based camps, language camps, nature camps, overnight camps, performance camps, science camps, special needs camps, sports camps, teen travel camps, and township camps.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.mainlinecamps.com

Main Line Parent
Phone: 484-416-0435

Main Line Parent is a local media company targeting the Main Line community through a wide range of platforms including social media, print, digital, and in-person projects. For more information, please visit their web-site: http://mainlineparent.com

Metrokids
1412-1414 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-291-5560

MetroKids is a resource for parents living in the greater Delaware Valley — Philadelphia and its Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.  On Metrokids.com, you’ll find the region’s leading calendar of family-friendly events, articles and information quickly accessed by clicking the green tabs under our name on the home page.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.metrokids.com

Philadelphia Nanny Network 
10 East Athens Avenue Suite 214 Ardmore Pa 19003 
hone:  610-645-6550

A nationally recognized nanny agency, the Philadelphia Nanny Network, located in Ardmore, PA offers top notch nannies, baby-sitters, homework helpers, conference care, cooks and housekeepers.  For more information, please visit their web-site: www.nannyagency.com

Philly Fun Guide
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 732; Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone:  215-557-7811

Phillyfunguide is the Greater Philadelphia region’s “go-to” website for accurate and detailed information about upcoming cultural, entertainment and sporting events. Administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the site contains information on thousands of events and attractions. The content found on Phillyfunguide is also made available to events calendars of over 20 partner sites including WXPN, visitphilly.com, and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, please visit their web-site:  http://phillyfunguide.com