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Archived Home Pages - May 2004
Clarification - The Community Picnic on June 26 replaces the one originally scheduled for July 24. There is only one picnic scheduled. Please use the information on the Community Picnic page to RSVP if you plan to attend.
Our fifth township student to list background information and summer job interests has been posted to our 2004 Seeking Summer Employment page. The page includes instructions for submitting entries on the page.
Musicians Sought - The Charlestown Community Picnic to be held June 26 at Brightside Farm and the Wisner-Rapp House will feature an informal musical jam session from 6-7 PM at the Rapp House. If you are a musician and would like to entertain our picnicers, please contact Barbara De Wilde at 827-7530. While we would especially like to have Charlestown resident musicians participate, others should not hesitate to apply. No amplifiers, please.
"2004-05 School Tax Proposals For Chester County Districts" by Dan Hardy in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on tax hikes in several County school districts, including Great Valley. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Old hand takes new open-space job" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the appointment of William Gladden to oversee County preservation programs. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Reminder - We currently have four Charlestown student residents who are seeking summer employment on our Seeking Summer Employment page. If you might have or know someone who has a position for one of these young people, please check the page. If you are a Charlestown resident who is a student and looking for summer employment, see "How to list your ad on this page" on the page linked above.
Yesterday, (right) quite a few gardeners were planting and weeding in their plots in the Community Garden at Brightside Farm.
"Democrats rally in Charlestown" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on a John Kerry fundraiser held Saturday at the Roggio home. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The garden plot previously announced earlier this morning has been taken. The garden is fully allocated for 2004.
"Resident: GV taxes need more reduction" by Pamela Batzel in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports the comments of an East Whiteland resident on the Great Valley School District's projected tax increase. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the May 3, 2004 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"Great Valley OKs Sugartown renovation" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the approval by the Great Valley School District's Board for the preparation of architectural plans to renovate the currently closed Sugartown Elementry School. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Community Picnic Announced - The Charlestown Community Picnic will be held Saturday June 26, 2004 at Brightside Farm and the Wisner-Rapp House on Yellow Springs Road. Organized by the Charlestown Historical Society, all residents are welcome. Click here for details as well as RSVP information.
Girl Scouts "Adopt" the Longwood School - Charlestown's Junior Girl Scout Troop 1773 has adopted the Longwood School at the intersection of Valley Hill and Bodine Roads as their Bronze Award service project. Click here to view our new section on the girls' projects with background, essays and photos. This new section is permanently linked under our The Early Days section. Many thanks go to troop leaders Betsy Wilson and Wendy Leland for leading these girls and for providing information for this section. We'll post updates as they become available.
"Proposed development causes rural concern" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on discussions at last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the proposed Robal Associates development on 30 acres at Sycamore Lane and Charlestown Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Center seeks to expand program into Poconos" by Susan Weidener in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the Great Valley Nature Center's plans to create a residential environmental education camp in the Pocono Mountains. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Republicans sue Rendell over veto of farm bill" in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the controversy over the Governor's veto of a bill that would limit the authority of local governments to regulate farming. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the April 13, 2004 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"Peter Czeck is named top state alternative ed teacher " in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on the award of the Pennsylvania Alternative Teacher of the Year for 2004 to Great Valley High School teacher Peter Czeck. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Commissioner: Open space, revitalization key issues" by Jason Kotowski in today's Daily Local News reports on a discussion of open space issues by county Commissioner Andrew Dinniman and members of Chester County Community Foundation's Behind the Scenes Tour of the Northern Chester County region. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
05/10/04 (2:45 PM)
The dog described below has been reunited with its owner.
Dog Found, Owner Unknown - From Lance Altemose
I wanted to inform you one of our neighbors in the Whitehorse Meadows development found a brindle Bullmastiff on Saturday,after searching for the owner for the day was unable to locate them. The dog was then taken to the SPCA on Boot Road. If I can be of any more assistance please contact. Thanks. Lance Altemose
Garden Plot Available - One of our previously allocated garden plots (#13) is now available. If you are interested in a fenced garden plot with water provided, go to our Garden page and read about the Brightside Farm Community Garden. If you would like this plot, email me with your name, address, phone# and email contact.
The Preliminary Agenda for the May 11 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Concerts at GVHS (from Debbie Kuhn)
There is a concert this Friday night at Great Valley High School at 8:00 of the Mahavishnu Project and David Johansen and The Harry Smiths. Both are associated with music of the 70s and 80s. Mahavishnu s music is a rock-jazz fusion based on the Mahavishnu Orchestra. David Johansen and the Harry Smith are a Blues group. David Johansen is a versatile artist that has had several personas, one as Buster Poindexter of The Dolls . The reviews I have read say he has a great voice and style for the Blues. Reserved seats (first few rows) $16, general $12, seniors and student $8.
"School districts consider showing board meetings on local cable access channels" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports that Great Valley is among several school districts considering broadcasting school board meetings on local cable channels. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Next Friday Tom Chapin and John McCutcheon will be back. These guys are fun. Their music is for adults and children and there children s music appeals to the adults just as much as to the kids. This is a show to bring your kids or grandkids because everyone will like it. Or go without kids if you want a lift. 8:00, May 14, reserved $20, general $15, Seniors and students $10.
These are the types of performances that people will drive to Philly and pay much more money for tickets. One show this year was at U of P the next week for twice as much! Tickets are available at the door or at http://www.gvcef.org/ or call 610-889-2125 x 2129.
Community Garden - The Community Garden at Brightside Farm is fully allocated. We have no more plots available for the 2004 season.
"The historic Mill at Anselma reopens" by Jason Kotowski in yesterday's Daily Local News reports on the reopening of the Mill at Anselma (enter from Rt. 401, just west of Rt. 113). More than $1 million has been spent by The Mill at Anselma Preservation and Educational Trust Inc. to make a tour of the mill a memorable event. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
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