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06/25/09
Clothier Springs Road Closings (from Linda Csete) -
PECO will be closing Clothier Springs Road between Howell Road and Country Club Road to install new utility poles from June 29 to July 24. The closure will be from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. daily, and the alternate route will be Diamond Rock Road.
"Region's future plans for Route 422 unfold" by Evan Brandt in today's Daily Local News reports on Tuesday evening's meeting on ways to improve the Rt 422 corridor, a plan that includes funding a commuter rail service via tolls on Rt. 422 traffic. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Air Quality Action Advisory (from Fred Alston) - The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has posted an advisory that the ground level ozone forecast is for unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups. Click here for more info.
06/22/09
(I have been away for over a week and this posting is mostly "catch-up.")
Nancy Most - Nancy Cook Most passed away June 12, 2009 at the age of 87. Nancy and her husband had lived at "Now and Then" Farm for 25 years and were very involved with the Great Valley Nature Center, among many other things. Several of Nancy's sculptures were shown at the recent "Celebrating Charlestown Artists" show sponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society. Obituaries are available on-line from the Philadelphia Inquirer here and the Daily Local News here.
Bark For Life (from Linda Csete) (with photos) -
Bark for LifeOn Flag Day, June 14th, the Great Valley chapter of the American Cancer Society held a fundraising dog walk at Charlestown Park. About 150 people attended this first annual event at our park, with games, prizes, music, auction, contests and more. VFW Post 5203 was on hand to lead the crowd in singing the National Anthem, distributing free American Flags and collecting old and tattered ones for honorable disposal. They were joined in their efforts by a color guard from Boy Scout Troop 67 of Charlestown.
Public Works Superintendent Fred Alston and his dog Rumple were finalists in the "Musical Sit" contest, where the dog owner repeatedly gets his dog to sit when the music stops playing. Two other dogs sat faster, but none better, than Rumple.
Click here for a six images of this event.
"Great Valley School District board member steps down" by Danielle Lynch in last Wednesday's Daily Local News reports on the immediate resignation of Ralph Tang from the GVSD School Board. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/11/09
The Official Minutes of the May 12, 2009 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
06/06/09
Student Seeks Summer Employment - I have just posted another ad for summer employment as a baby sitter on our Students Seeking Summer Employment page. If you are a student and a resident of Charlestown Township remember to read the "How to list your ad" section at the bottom of the page here.
06/04/09
The Preliminary Agenda for the June 9 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Ruby is Home (from Kathy Wilson) -
Thank you to the numerous residents who called me with sightings of Ruby. She apparently never ventured much further than the Playhouse. Despite the numerous sightings, I was unable to get her to come to me, but during the thunderstorm early Wed. morning, God answered my prayer to direct her back to my house. She was finally willing to come to me when I found her at my backyard gate at 6 A.M. this morning. She is tired but uninjured. Thank you all for your willingness to help and for allowing me to drive along your private lanes looking for her.
Kathy
"Hospital opening trauma Center" by Dan Kristie in last Saturday's Daily Local News reports that Paoli Hospital will open a trauma center in 2010 and hopes to have full certification at the start of 2011. Chester County has been without a trauma center since Brandywine Hospital closed its center in 2002. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Number of county Lyme disease cases increasing" by Jessica Corry in today's Daily Local News reports on the increasing lyme disease problem in Chester County. Pennsylvania has the second hightest reported lyme disease cases in the country, and our area is the worst in the state. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/03/09
"Great Valley OKs final budget" by Danielle Lynch in today's Daily Local News reports on the school district's approval of next year's budget requiring a tax increase of 1.7%, the lowest increase in the past 25 years. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
06/02/09
Possible Road Closure (from Fred Alston) -
There may be intermittent road closures on Charlestown Road in the area of the Charlestown Cemetary for tree removal today, June 2. We do not expect the closures to occur very often or to last very long.
Lost Dog "Ruby" (from Kathy Wilson) -
I took in a foster dog Sunday evening for the American Bulldog Rescue. After walking her today, I raised the garage door and she freaked! She snappped her leash and bolted. She was last seen running down Charlestown Road away from Hilltop Rd. toward the organic farm late Monday morning.
She is short, chocolate and white in color with a long tail. She is an American Bulldog mix and is very afraid. She will most likely growl if approached but she does not bite. She was found as a stray by a rescue in NJ and transported here Sunday evening, so she has only had the name Ruby for a couple of months. She was originally found in the woods by the NJ person, so she is comfortable hiding there. I do not have a working computer (using a friend's to post this) so please call me with sightings or if you are able to catch her. Please call at any hour. Leave a message on the voice mail if I don't pick up. I have a photo but I don't know how to post it here. I will put one up at the post office bulletin board on Tues.
Thank you very much for any help you can provide.
Kathy - 610-505-6610
"To assist search for schools chief, Great Valley hires consultant" by Danielle Lynch in today's Daily Local News reports on the hiring of McPherson and Jacobson LLC by the Great Valley School District to assist in the search for a new school superintendent. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
05/27/09
The Preliminary Agenda for the June 1 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Student Seeks Summer Employment - I have just posted another ad for summer employment as a baby sitter or music teacher on our Students Seeking Summer Employment page. If you are a student and a resident of Charlestown Township remember to read the "How to list your ad" section at the bottom of the page here.
05/21/09
Correction - I misinterpreted the results of the GVSD director race in our region in yesterday's posting. In fact, David Barratt, Bruce Chambers and Steve Wicke will all be on the November ballot for the open positions. Many thanks to those who advised me of the error. See following entry.
"Great Valley School District board races set" by Danielle Lynch in today's Daily Local News reports on the race with quotes from the candidates. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"The Weekly Phoenix" - The Phoenix announced in today's edition that starting June 20, the print version of the newspaper will become a free paper published on Saturday. It was pretty easy to see this coming, but Phoenixville has been served with a daily newspaper (under various names) for as long as I can remember and I'm sorry to see it go. It remains to be seen how well and how thoroughly they provide a daily on-line edition. The announcement is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Congratulations Nicole Sakowitz! - Charlestown resident Nicole Sakowitz has been named 2009 Delaware Valley Human Resources Person of the Year. This is the ninth year the award has been given. Nicole, who serves organizations with 2,000 to 10,000 employees, is also a Charlestown artist and exhibited her own fine art at last weekend's "Celebrating Charlestown Artists" art show.
05/20/09
Election Results - 13.3% of Charlestown registered voters turned out for yesterday's primary elections vs a 15.2% turnout county-wide. David Barratt and Steve Wicke won the Region 1 Great Valley school director race. Preliminary county-wide results are available here, and preliminary precinct results for Charlestown Township are available here.
05/19/09
ELECTION DAY - DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
ART SHOW - The "Celebrate Charlestown Artists Now and Then" event was a big success this past weekend. We'll have a full report with photos soon. A HUGE Thank You goes to all who volunteered their time and expertise to help make this event such a success.
The Official Minutes of the April 14, 2009 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted. Note: In preparation for transferring official township information to the township's new web site, these minutes are in PDF format. Minutes in pdf format in the minutes directory on this site are listed in bold italics.
1st Annual GV Bark for Life - Mark Sunday June 14th, 2-5 pm on your calendar for the first annual "Canines for a Cure" event to be held at the Charlestown Township Park. Walk a mile with your best 4-legged friend and help us raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Details on all aspects of this event from registration to prizes are available here.
Hoagie Sale (From Pastor Eric Woodworth) -
You will see some signs go up along Church Road again soon advertising a Hoagie Sale our Charlestown United Methodist Church is sponsoring on Sunday, May 31st. The hoagies cost $4.00 and will be custom made that morning with fresh meats, etc. from Jack Forresta's market in Phoenixville. Turkey or Italian, with or without onions, sweet peppers, hot peppers - you choose. They will be available after 10:00 AM on the morning of the 31st. Please let me know if you or other family members are interested. Proceeds from this sale will support ministry here at the church. The deadline for ordering will probably be Tuesday the 26th. You can email the pastor eric.h.woodworth@gmail.com , or call (even leave a message if need be) at 610-933-6083. We really appreciated your order last time. Hope you can support us again. Thanks so much!
05/15/09
ONE DAY TO THE ART SHOW
"Celebrating Charlestown Artists Now and Then" opens tomorrow at the Charlestown Elementary School at 10 am. All are invited to return at 5 pm tomorrow when the Great Valley High School Honors Strings Ensemble (in formal wear) under the direction of Mr. Douglas Wilfert will perform at the Art Show until 6 pm. Following the Strings Ensemble, from 6 pm to 7 pm, light refreshments will be served. Many of the Charlestown artists exhibiting and selling in the show will be in attendance during this two hour event providing visitors an excellent opportunity to speak with the artists. The artists will be identifiable by their wearing a name tag on a purple ribbon. The Art Show will be open Saturday 10-7 oand Sunday 1-5. Please come and enjoy. And it's FREE.
Remember - Park in the large upper lot and enter through the main entrance to the school for the Art Show. The lower (school bus parking end) of the school will NOT be open for the Art Show.
05/14/09
TWO DAYS TO THE ART SHOW
This weekend's "Celebrating Charlestown Artists Now and Then" will highlight the work of our most famous artist, Henry J. Soulen, whose studio still stands at the corner of Charlestown and Church Roads in the center of the Village. Mr. Soulen was a world renown illustrator and painter, and the show will feature several of his original paintings and illustrations plus enlargements of his work from National Geographic, Ladies Home Journal, Saturday Evening Post and Country Gentleman.
At last count we have well over 200 pieces of art of all types representing over 50 Charlestown Artists, past and present. Many of the items will be for sale by the artists who created them, a few are for sale by their owners/collectors, many have historical significance (i.e. a "Baughman's Beach" scene in the meadow between Church Road and the Pickering Creek by Henry Soulen), and others are simply timeless master pieces. Please come Saturday 10-7 or Sunday 1-5 and enjoy. It's FREE.
05/13/09
THREE DAYS TO THE ART SHOW
"Celebrating Charlestown Artists Now and Then" in today's The Phoenix announces this weekends' Art Show (though with a meaningless sentence), complete with a photo. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
If you would like to see a list of artists, current and past, who have lived in Charlestown and with indications as to whether their work is being exhibited, click here.
School Signals (from Fred Alston) -
The School Signals at the Charlestown Elementary School will be on in the morning from 8:25 am to 9:05 am and in the afternoon from 3:25 pm to 4:05 pm. They will no longer be on during noon time.
Student Seeks Summer Employment - I have just posted an ad for summer employment as a baby sitter on our Students Seeking Summer Employment page. If you are a student and a resident of Charlestown Township remember to read the "How to list your ad" section at the bottom of the page here.
05/12/09
Sample Ballots for May 19 Primary Election -
Sample ballots are available on the county's web site for all precincts in the countuy. For Charlestown Township, the Democratic ballot is available here, and the Republican ballot is available here. Note that in the race for the two school directors representing Charlestown Township (same on both ballots), Ralph Tang is shown on the ballots although he just removed himself as a candidate for re-election.
"Guide to May 19 Municipal Primary Election" in today's Daily Local News was prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and Chester County. The guide is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
FOUR DAYS TO THE ART SHOW
Deb Reis B asketSponsored by the Charlestown Historical Society, the fine art at this FREE show was created by current or past residents of Charlestown Township. Many works are for sale by the artists who created them and some by their current owners (collectors). Many other items are being shared by their owners and are for exhibit only. See our current list of qualifying artists. Unlike our 2008 show "Scenes of Charlestown", the art in our 2009 show is not just of Charlestown subjects and is not limited to landscape scenes. In addition to paintings, the items include 3-dimensional art (wood, ceramics, sculpture, etc.), fine crafts and photography.
05/11/09
The Preliminary Agenda for the May 12 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the April 6, 2009 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Election Day Parking, etc. (from Bob Jones) -
Charlestown Elementary School will be open during the Election this year. Voters will NOT be allowed to enter the school from the Upper Parking Lot. All access and egress will be from the lower Parking Lot. Please respect any traffic cones that may be in place to allow room for the many buses that will be entering and exiting during the day. No access will be allowed from the poll through the school to the upper parking lot. This area of the school understandably is off limits.
Looking forward to seeing all the Charlestown Voters on May 19 Don't forget to vote.
Bob Jones
"7 candidates running for Great Valley board" by Danielle Lynch in today's The Phoenix reports on the candidates running for four open seats on the Great Valley School District Board. Charlestown Township is in Region 1, along with a portion of East Whiteland Township. Three candidates are running for the two seats in Region 1. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Phoenixville Farmers' Market Open for Season
from Liz Andersen
(I am late posting this, but the market will be open all summer so most applies)
The Phoenixville Farmers' Market will open for it's 8th season on Saturday, May 9th from 9am to 1pm. Located in the municipal parking lot at Taylor Alley and Bridge Streets (behind Family Dollar), the market features locally produced food ranging from meats like Buffalo, Heritage Pork, pasture-raised poultry and eggs to locally grown fresh picked seasonal produce to delicious baked breads, cookies and more.
The Dirk Quinn band will entertain shoppers with live music from 10am to 1pm, and we will have our usual children's area with crafts and toys. This week four area artists, including Charlestown residents Rick and Deb Reis, will bring one-of-a kind creations, perfect for Mothers' Day. We are excited to welcome a new producer this season.
Oley Valley Mushroom raises some of the finest mushrooms available in the Philadelphia area. They have won numerous awards and provide mushrooms to some of the areas finest restaurants. This week Willow Creek Orchard will also bring local organic asparagus. Farmers' markets are helping many local farmers stay on their farms and even expand. Two of the farmers at the Phoenixville Farmers' Market have been able to purchase additional land as a result. Shopping at your local farmers' market is a delicious way to support local farms. We invite you to come taste the wonderful bounty of our area and meet some local farmers.
"The Phoenixville farmer's market gets ready to open its doors" by Dennis J. Wright in last Thursday's The Phoenix also reports on the anticipated opening of the Phoneixville Farmers' Market. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
FIVE DAYS TO THE ART SHOW - Close to 200 works of art of all sorts will be exhibited, with many for sale, at next weekend's "Celebrating Charlestown Artists Now and Then" show at the Charlestown Elementary School. More than 30 owners of art are exhibiting their treasurers by Charlestown artists, and over 20 current Charlestown artists are selling their own creations. Plan to visit the show, which will be open Saturday May 16 from 10 to 7 and Sunday May 17 from 1 to 5. Please park in the upper lot and enter through the main school entrance.
05/03/09
Another Student Seeking Summer Employment - I have added Cara Nicholson's information regarding her availability for summer employment to our Students Seeking Summer Employment page. If you are a student and a resident of Charlestown Township remember to read the "How to list your ad" section at the bottom of the page here.
2nd Annual Basket Bingo (from Laura Schwartz) -
Sunday, May 17, 2009. Phoenixville, PA. Renaissance Academy Charter School (on the grounds of the Valley Forge Christian College - enter VFCC on Charlestown Road, follow the road to the right, school will be on your left just before the bus depot). Our 2nd Annual Basket Bingo! Doors open at 2:30pm, games start at 3:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door (if still available). 20 Regular Games, 3 Specials, 2 Raffles. Features an exciting assortment of filled baskets. Snacks/refreshments, including pizza, pretzels and beverages, available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Renaissance Academy Fine Arts Department for its music, art, sports and other programs. For tickets and additional information please call the school at 610-983-4080 x4040. All messages will be returned.
Herb Sale (from Debbie Kuhn) -
The Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America will feature Bay, The Herb of the Year 2009, at our 70th Annual Herb Sale. This anniversary sale will be held rain or shine on May 14th, 2009 from 10 am to 1:30 pm on the green at Historic Yellow Springs on Art School Road in Chester Springs, PA. Alongside hundreds of familiar or unusual culinary and fragrant herbs, costumers will find the specialty table laden with Salvias and scented Geraniums. For the lovers of old roses Ruth Flounders of Roses and Thyme from Sculps Hill will bring a selection of heritage roses. Yellow Springs Farm will present their bounty of native plants. Herb Society members will tend the large tent of homemade herbal products and garden related books and accessories. Besides shopping, customers can partake in free lectures on Bay by Herb Society member Jenny Rose Carey. To order a delicious herbal luncheon catered by Julie Zogar, please send a check for $12.00 to HSA, Philadelphia Unit, P.O. Box 240, Westtown, PA 19395 by May 11.
05/01/09
Cat Found (from Jen Hawes) (See 04/30 entry below) - "We found her this morning at 4 am on the top roof of our house. I'm sure she has a story to tell."
Another Student Seeking Summer Employment - I have added Katie Kelly's information regarding her availability for summer employment to our Students Seeking Summer Employment page. Remember to read the "How to list your ad" section at the bottom of the page here.
"County Commissioners Association proposing state-wide sales tax increase" by Lynn A. Gladieux in today's The Phoenix reports on a possible (and optional) county sales tax. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County gets first suspected case of swine flu" by Katrina Dix in today's Daily Local News reports on a possible swine flu case in Chester County. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Commissioners' meetings headed for Web" by Michael P. Rellahan in today's Daily Local News reports on the broadcasting of county commissioners' meetings on the county's web site. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Man charged in son's drug death waives hearing" by Kathleen Brady Shea in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the waving of his hearing by Ian Kohn of Hollow Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
A second article on Ian Kohn appears in today's The Phoenix written by Dennis J. Wright. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/30/09
Missing catMissing Cat (from Jen Hawes) -
Our two year old tabby cat is missing since Wednesday night. We live on Maryhill Rd and she is an indoor cat with all claws. She was wearing a pink collar with id tag with our contact info. She is light tan with brown stripes. (Contact info removed)
The Official Minutes of the May 4, 2009 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Students Seeking Summer Employment - I have had queries as to whether I am planning to offer the "Students Seeking Summer Employment" page again this year. I have set up the page with this year's first entry from Lila Kling whose entry last year resulted in her finding desirable employment. Other Charlestown resident students wishing to use the free posting should go to the page and read the information under "How to list your ad on this page".
CHS Meeting To Feature Charlestown Artists (from John Pittock) -
The second spring meeting of the Charlestown Historical Society will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM at the Charlestown Elementary School (park at the school bus end of the school and enter through door #5). This meeting will continue our focus on art and artists of Charlestown, featuring current township artists. We will have several current township artists present to discuss their work. Final planning for the May Art Show "Celebrating Charlestown Artists Now and Then" will be discussed.
Meet The Candidate (from Michael Churchill) -
An open house will be held Sunday May 3rd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm to meet Steve Wicke, a candidate for one of the two open School Board seats for Charlestown and parts of East Whiteland. The event will be at the home of Patty and Jamie Reed, 2 McQuail Lane (off of Bodine Road between Valley Hill Road and the Turnpike Overpass).
Please RSVP to Patty Reed 610-827-7614
or Karen Wicke 610-935-7046 .
04/28/09
I've been out of town for several days, so this is a "catch-up" posting.
"Beau" - Missing and Found" - On Sunday, Michael Bowell (2148 Bodine Road) realized his 12 year old miniature Schnauzer "Beau" was missing. I was unavailable to post anything about Beau being missing. Fortunately, Beau was picked up by someone who took him to the Chester County SPCA and Beau was safely at home Monday.
Michael has one request -
We want to know the circumstances in which he was found, to get to know if this is going to be a recurring pattern, and also would like to know who found him so we can thank them. So if anyone does know about the rescuing of Beau Bowell then please let us know via 484-238-7412 or 610-827-1268 or mwb@createascene.com .
"Great Valley officials review advocacy program" by Danielle Lynch in today's Daily Local News reports on the Middle School's program to "provide middle school students time to discuss social and academic issues with their peers and adult advocate at the beginning of each day". The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Youngsters get closer to the thrill of flight" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on yesterday's landing at Charlestown Elementary School of a SkyCare helicopter as part of a Safety Day program. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/23/09
"Sierra Club to honor East Whiteland as a Cool City" by Anne Pickering in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on an award ceremony in East Whiteland tonight which will be attended by 4th graders from Charlestown Elementary. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Great Valley School Board member resigns" by Danielle Lynch in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on the resignation for health reasons of Jack McDowell from the Great Valley School Board. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/22/09
"Great Valley school officials approve preliminary spending plan with tax hike" by Danielle Lynch in today's Daily Local News reports on the preliminary school system's budget for next year and its likely impact on taxes. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/20/09
Road Closure (for Linda Csete) -
The Pickering Spur will be closed intermittently the week of April 20th to allow for tree work in the adjacent Revolutionary War Cemetery.
The Official Minutes of the February 2, 2009 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
 
Earth Day 2009Earth Day Photos Posted (from Linda Csete) - George Csete took some wonderful photos on Saturday's Clean-Up Day in Charlestown Township. Click here (or the photo) to see a gallery with slide show of 8 of George's photos.
04/17/09
The Official Minutes of the March 10, 2009 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the March 16, 2009 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted. The February 2 minutes will be posted soon.
U.S. Census Bureau in Charlestown (from Linda Csete) -
The U.S. Census Bureau is beginning its work for the 2010 Census and will be driving slowly along township roads from now until June to verify addresses. In some cases where your address isn't displayed at your home they may come to your door. Census Bureau workers have an I.D. badge, and their cars are marked on the front and back, "U.S. Census Bureau".
04/14/09
"Let's wish leaders success in efforts to rescue slip ramp", an editorial in today's Daily Local News, comments on the PA Turnpike Commission's decision to cancel the Rt. 29 slip ramp project. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Township Police Matters - Two reports in Sunday's Daily Local News report on an incident in the vicinity of Wells Road and another at a home on Mine Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Workshops Rescheduled (from Michael Bowell) -
We have rescheduled this past Saturday's workshops, postponed to the much needed but pesky cold rains of this past Saturday. The Four Season Container Garden Workshop will be held Saturdays, April 18 at 1pm and again May 9 at 1pm....The English Trough Gardens Workshop shall be held on Saturday, May 9 at 3pm. See the 04/10/09 entry below for details.
French Creek Iron Tour (from Wendy Sheeran) -
This year's French Creek Iron Tour is on Sunday, June 14th. It's an annual cycling event that raises money to protect open space in our area. For more information go to www.irontour.org.
04/12/09
"Route 29 ramp supporters say turnpike commission slipped up" by Michael P. Rellahan in today's Daily Local News reports on area concerns about the suspension of work on the Route 29 slip ramp project and the turnpike widening project by the PA Turnpike Commission. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"PA. limits gas pipe project" by Anne Pickering in today's Daily Local News reports on actions by the state Department of Environmental Protection to control certain aspects of the controversial Downingtown pipeline replacement project. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/10/09
The Preliminary Agenda for the April 14 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Create A Scene Workshops Tomorrow, April 11 (from Michael Bowell) -
'Four Season Container Garden' Workshop 1:00 PM to 3:00 pm Conceptualize your potted gardens as year 'round garden ornaments, using dramatic three dimensional forms. Experience a live demo utilizing hardy and tender perennials, tropicals and annuals, and hardy woodies. Learn techniques for success with your year round creations. Bring your own pots or find some here. Soil mixes and plants available for sale.
'English Trough Gardening' workshop - 3:00 PM
Alpine and miniature plants in moveable planters
Study of soils and designs
REGISTRATION $25.00 PER PERSON (BOTH WORKSHOPS INCLUDED) PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Pre-register at JENNIFER@createascene.com or call 610-827-1268
Create A Scene, Inc. is at 2148 Bodine Road (just below the Turnpike crossing).
04/07/09
"Suspension shows PTC's arrogance", an editorial by Charlestown resident Pete Goodman in today's Daily Local News comments on the PA Turnpike Commission's recent decision to suspend the turnpike widening project and the Rt. 29 slip ramp project. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Charlestown Play House Spring Sale - This year's spring sale will be held from April 24 to April 29 at the Kimberton Fire Company. Complete information on take-in days, show days, bag sale, etc. is available at the Play House's web site here.
04/06/09
Reminder - Tonight's Board of Supervisors meeting will be held at the Township Office. Preliminary agenda is here.
"Gas company sues 17 more landowners" by Anne Pickering in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on the second wave of filings by Williams subsidiary Transco for expansion of it's pipeline. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Resident disputes school district property purchase" by Danielle Lynch in today's The Phoenix reports on a protest filed regarding the Great Valley School District's purchase of the Bacton Hill Road property. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County accepts land transfer for trail project" by Michael P. Rellahan in oday's Daily Local News reports on the formal transfer of land that makes up the eastern portion of the planned Chester Valley Trail in Tredyffrin. The transfer enables the county to begin construction of the walking and biking trail from Exton to King of Prussia. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/03/09
Installation by Helicopter (from Fred Alston) -
On Tuesday 04/07/009, PECO expects to replace a burned off utility pole near Yellow Springs and Foster Roads. Because of the inaccessibility of the area, they will use a helicopter to transport the pole from a farm at Foster and Yellow Springs to the location between 8 am and 9 am - weather permitting. They will close Yellow Springs Road while the helicopter is over the roadway. If you have questions regarding this, contact Fred Alston at 610-656-9315.
"School superintendent announces retirement" by Danielle Lynch in today's Daily Local News reports on Great Valley School District Superintendent Rita Jones annouoncing her retirement to take place in August. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/02/09
The Preliminary Agenda for the April 6 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted. Note this meeting will be held in the Township Office, not the Middle School (which will be closed for spring break).
"Businesses cry foul over plan to stop slip ramp" by Gretchen Metz in today's Daily Local News reports on Great Valley area business reaction to the news that the plan for a PA Turnpike slip ramp in Devault has been suspended. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/01/09
Three articles in local papers report on homicide charges being filed against Charlestown resident Ian Kohn in the March 17 death of his 23 month old son. Our sympathies go out to the Kohn family in all aspects of this tragedy. The three articles are - "Chesco father charged with feeding child fatal dose of methadone" by Kathleen Brady Shea in today's Philadelphia Inquirer available here, "Cops: Dad drugged his baby to death" by Jennifer Miller in today's Daily Local News available here, and "Father charged in child's death" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix available here.
 
 

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