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Archived Home Pages - April 2007

We're Back - My wife and I have returned from a two-week vacation. I'll resume postings today, but won't finish until tomorrow. (I notified our email update notice subscribers of my absence before we left, but prefer not to post such information on the site itself.)
Special Citizens Forum (from Ellen Behrle)
An Open Forum on Act 1 Tax Shifting Referendum Resolution and Ballot Question
To All Voters Living in the Great Valley School District - Are you prepared to cast your vote this election day? The Charlestown Citizens Forum invites you to attend an Open Forum on the Act 1 Tax Shifting Referendum Resolution and Ballot Question. The ballot question is a result of Act 1 - passed by the Pennsylvania legislature last summer - requiring school boards throughout Pennsylvania to include a local income tax question on the May election ballot. It is NOT an initiative of the Great Valley School Board.
Our Speakers for the Evening will be Susanne Carr, Great Valley School Board President, Kathy Pettiss, Great Valley School Board Director, and John Martin, Former Member of Great Valley School District Tax Study Commission. Our Moderator will be Robert Roggio.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 7:30PM at the East Whiteland Township Meeting Room, Conestoga Road (Route 401), just south of Route 202, Malvern, PA
  • Monday April 16 is the last day to register to vote in the May 15 primary election. For information on how to register, click here.

  • Saturday April 21 is Charlestown Township's Roadside Clean-up Day. The Township has a program for the day that includes Township-supplied bags, gloves, etc. as well as a continental breakfast before heading out. Click here for details.
The Preliminary Agenda for the April 16 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Hazardous Waste Disposal Program - The first of four "Drop Off" dates for the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Program for 2007 is coming up on Saturday, April 21. This will be the closest for Charlestown residents of the four drop off locations for the year. Click here for more information or here to download a two page PDF document with complete details for the five-county region.
GVNC's 10th Annual Golf Classic - The Great Valley Nature Center will hold its Golf Classic at the Kimberton Gold Club on Monday, June 4, 2007, starting at 1:00 PM. Dinner will follow. The cost is $80 per person, which includes greens fees, cart, soda, beer, hot buffet dinner, prizes, and an opportunity to have your picture taken with a live bird of prey. Please call Great Valley Nature Center to register. 610-935-9777.
Reminder - The first spring Charlestown Historical Society meeting will be at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 11 at the Charlestown Elementary School. Our speaker for the meeting will be Richard Wolf, on the topic of 18th & 19th century medicine. Light refreshments available.
"Reports say a lack of regionalism hurts Pa." by Amy Worden in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on discussions in Harrisburg that the highly localized (township) municipal government structure in Pennsylvania needs an "extreme makeover".The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Traffic Forum Posting - I have posted comments from Nancy Moffitt of Valley Hill Road to our Traffic Forum. Use the "Traffic Forum" icon above or click here to view the comments.
"PECO better prepared for summer storms" by Jennifer Miller in today's Daily Local News reports on PECO's efforts to make sure power outages such as we experienced last year are not repeated again. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
04/08/07  HAPPY EASTER!
Community Garden Plots Available - We have several 20'x19' plots available in the fenced Community Garden at Brightside Farm. If you have not been able to garden because of deer or shade, this is your opportunity to grow veges and flowers in a beautiful setting. Water is provided. The fee is $25 for the year. If you are interested, please carefully read the Rules and Restrictions section of our Community Garden page for details and contact me as soon as possible if you would like a plot.
"Facing a county deer problem" by Walter F. Naedele in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the status of deer incidents and Lyme disease in the county and various approaches to curb the deer population. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the April 10 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Horseshoe Trail Hike (from Linda Csete) -
Charlestown Resident Margy Crawford is leading a hike along the Horseshoe Trail on Saturday, April 14th. Meet at 10:00 A.M. at Charlestown Hunt Drive for a 4-5 mile hike along the stream and historic areas. From Route 29, enter Charlestown Hunt Drive, then make the 2nd left, and park at the Recreation Center.
Voter Registration Deadline - April 16 is the last day to register to vote in the May 15 primary. For information on how to register, click here.
"Butterfly Run/Walk set for next week at Great Valley H.S." in last Thursday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Great Valley High School will host the sixth annual Butterfly Run/Walk next Saturday, April 7. The event, a five-kilometer run/walk and a one-mile fun run, benefits the Elizabeth Ciunci Foundation. The foundation gives college scholarships to Great Valley seniors in honor of Ciunci, 1999 Great Valley graduate who was killed in a car accident with a drunk driver on November 26, 1999. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
CHS Meeting April 11 (from John Pittock) -
The first spring meeting of the Charlestown Historical Society will be held on Wed., April 11 at 7:30 PM, in the Charlestown Elementary School cafeteria. Our speaker for the evening will be Mr. Richard Wolf of Phoenixville; he is a retired Park Ranger who has served at a number of National Parks including Hopewell and Valley Forge in PA. He will talk on the topic of 18th & 19th century medicine and surgery with period dress, medicines, and equipment. Some of his "specialties" include amputations, bleeding, blistering, and purging!!
Be sure to come for a most interesting evening. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the lot between the school and the bus garage and entrance to the school is at door #5.
"2007 School Report Card" in the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Great Valley School District's scores in grades 3, 5, 8 and 11. The report is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.

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