Dr. Markowitz is my husband's dentist and I always joke that Dr. Markowitz is the friendliest dentist ever. He really likes to keep in contact with his patients. He routinely calls the day after you have dental work to check on you. He sends you cards in the mail, he really likes his patients. My husband is also quite happy with his dental skills.
I was introduced to Makin Music at a Christmas party several years ago. The banquet I went to hired an entertainer from this company and she did a terrific job interacting with and leading a large group of children ina musical adventure. They offer classes, which some of my friends have sent their children to that receive raves. One of the big pluses is that they send the kids home with a CD of the songs that they will sing in class so that the kids get a chance to get familiar with the tunes and words before class time.
Sally's music circle is a great alternative to some of the bigger music/children's program companies out there. it is just in this area and it is a small operation that is well controlled. They keep class sizes small and the prices are more reasonable than Gymboree. The music is good quality and global and the interaction with the kids is A+.
Gullifty's is a unique local hangout. It has an interesting multilevel interior. The service is fast and friendly. The menu is bistro type food median priced. Gullifty's is a great place to go hang out with friends, it has the right kind of "hang-out" atmosphere. Gullifty's is a lot of fun!
The main line health center is a terrific gem to have in Delaware County. They have numerous doctors and specialties in one building including dentists, OBGYNS, Pediatrics, GPs and more. Plus, they have an adult day center, a clinical lab and a fitness center. Convenient to public transit and with plenty of parking, if you are looking for a doctor, check to see if they practice here.
Multicultural Academy Charter School is a charter high school in the Logan section of the city. The key word for this school is rigorous, rigorous in academics and rigorous in discipline. The school days are longer than a regular public school and the students often have to go on Saturdays if they have detention. Many students get expelled from this school because they do not put up with any violation of the rules. So it depend on your type of kid whether they will flourish here or flounder.
Jim Wynn Volkswagon Volvo's service department goes the extra mile. I like it that when I pick up my car from an inspection or an oil change, they always took the time to wash it before they give it back to me! You are always able to get an appointment here on short notice. They get your car back to you usually within a day. Prices are high, but, hey, you can't have everything!
Computer renaissance does repair for computers and also supplies parts for the do-it-yourself repair. It is a great resource for parts for an older computer, you can "frankenstein" your older computer along using parts from here. Prices are reasonable: I recently purchased a used mouse for $5. Definitely worth having their number handy in case of emergency!
We brought our car to Fiore Motors for years for repairs and regular maintenance. The price was a little higher than a regular mechanic, but the service was reliable and the turnaround time was reasonable. I have confidence in this business because they have proven to us over the years that they aren't out to gouge us each time we come in, but rather they build their business on trust so that you come back again and again.
I have a ton of friends who send their children to this preschool and are thrilled with it. They have several different classes to accommodate 3 year old and up, they facility is well taken care of and the teachers are caring. Definitely worth a look if you are considering preschool in Havertown. They also have a pre-Kindergarden program to help prepare kids for the "rigors" of kindergarten.