Charlestown Township, Chester County, PA

 
What's new? (Home)
Search this site
Official Twp. Site
About Charlestown
 Index to Gov't Info
 General Info
 Organizations
 The early days
 Photo Albums
Surplus & Needs
Neighborhood links
About this site
 FAQ
 People are saying..
 Our purpose
 About us
 Techie stuff

Established June 2, 1997
by citizens for citizens

Awards

March 16, 1998

Website of the Week
Daily Local News
August 13, 1997
  
A beautiful part of southeastern Pennsylvania
Fans of the World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies

Kids Stuff Official Minutes Meeting Calendar Spcl Events Calendar GV Forum Neighbors of Note Neighborhood Issues Neighborhood News

Archived Home Pages - August - September 2007

09/28/07
"County warns of rabies after two cases are discovered" by Danielle Lynch in today's Daily Local News reports on rabid raccoons in the Honybrook area and information from the county on vaccinations and what to do if you encounter a rabid animal. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Reminders -
  • Great Valley Citizens Forum will be holding a forum on Governor Rendell's "Prescription for Pennsylvania" Health Care Plan next Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Tredyffrin Township Admin Building. Complete information on speakers, location and other details are available here.
  • The first fall meeting of the Charlestown Historical Society will be held next Wednesday, October 3, at 7:30 PM at the Charlestown Elementary School. Click here for more information.
09/27/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the October 1 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Article Ideas (from Linda Csete) -
Our Summer 2007 newsletter just went out and we're beginning to develop articles for the Fall newsletter coming out this November. We'd like to ask the citizens: what do you want to know about? We'd welcome your suggestions and feedback to improve our communications. Please email the township office at admin1@charlestown.pa.us or call 610-240-0326 with your ideas.
Alpaca Showcase (from Bud and Gail Stewart) - Saturday, September 29, 2007. 10:00am to 4:00pm. Raindate Sunday, September 30, 2007. Alpaca viewing, sorting fiber, spinning, obstacle course. Mini-Boutique: alpaca yarn, sox, gloves and scarves and stuffed bears. Rocky Run Alpacas, on Union Hill Road in Charlestown. Click here for more information. (Photo is Bud Stewart with blue-ribbon winning alpaca at a recent show. Your webmaster's son and his family raise and show alpacas in NY State. If you have not seen these animals up close, I suggest you visit the Stewart's showcase this Saturday.)
"Region's heritage goes on public display Friday" by Laurie Perini in today's The Phoenix reports on this weekend's opening of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center on Main Street in Phoenixville (just below the Bridge Street intersection). The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Art show goes to the animals" by Brian McCarthy in Monday's The Phoenix reports on an art show at the Salon de Amis gallery, along Yellow Springs Road near Rt. 29. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/21/07
CHS First Fall Meeting (from John Pittock) -
The first fall meeting of the Charlestown Historical Society will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:30 PM at the Charlestown Elementary School. This will be our annual business meeting, and will deal with the recent Patron's Dinner, projects for 2008, and officers for the next 2 years. All are welcome; please park in the lot between the school and the bus garage, and use door #5 to enter the building. Our second fall meeting will be on Nov. 7.
"School board system needs change" by Joseph Sapone of Malvern, is a letter in today's Daily Local News. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County unveils plans for school safety program" by Brian Fanelli in today's Suburban Advertiser reports on discussions of a possible new initiative for increased school safety. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/20/07
Lost Dog (from Suzanne O'Brien) -
"Gypsy", a traditional tri-color collie, 11 year old female, with her collar and tags is still missing from the Blackberry Lane area. Posters with Gypsy's picture are up around that neighborhood. If you find her, please call Bob Klotz, 484-947-9425 or contact the township office 610-240-0326.
Great Valley Citizens Forum (formerly "Charlestown Citizens Forum") - The Charlestown Citizens Forum has been renamed the Great Valley Citizens Forum. The organization will be holding a forum on Governor Rendell's "Prescription for Pennsylvania" Health Care Plan on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Tredyffrin Township Admin Building. Complete information on speakers, location and other details are available here.
DVART 2007-2008 Program Announced - The Delaware Valley Arts Consortium has announced its 2007-2008 program of dance, theater and arts performances. Eleven different programs, some scheduled for multiple performances, will be conducted between this month and next May at area high schools and Immaculata University. I have posted a three page color brochure as a 916kb pdf file. The brochure provides details on each group performing, schedules and ticketing information and is available here. This is a very professionally run program with international performers. The Delaware Valley Arts Consortium is a not for profit community based arts presenting organization. The organization was founded in 1981 and continues until this day with its mission to develop arts audiences of the future through the development of arts literacy. DVAC is focused on three art forms: dance, theatre and music. The DVAC works with partner school districts across the state to present its programs.
Fashion in Bloom - Fashion in Bloom is a three day show of the "hottest new plants" for 2008. While it is aimed at the horticultural industry, the last day of the event, Saturday September 22nd, is open to the consumer public, who can copy the names of the plants they would like and then go to their local nurseries to purchase. The show is at Conard-Pyle Company, in West Grove, Rt 796, just after the Rt 1 overpass. For more information, click here. (Thanks to Debbie Kuhn and Michael Bowell for bringing this to my attention.)
"A traffic report for now, tomorrow: cars and more cars" in today's Daily Local News comments on traffic in Chester County now and in the future. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Dems promise to outdo GOP for open space" by Brian Fanelli in today's The Phoenix reports on comments from candidates for county commissioner positions from both parties regarding their proposed spending for open space in the coming years. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/19/07
The Official Minutes of the September 4, 2007 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"Charlestown advances on TND plan" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on the discussion of the planned Traditional Neighborhood Development in Devault at Monday's BOS meeting. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Articles in two local papers cover the discussion and vote by the Great Valley School Board to renew the contract of Superintendent Rita Jones. "GVSB renews Jones' contract" by Anne Pickering in today's The Phoenix is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here. "A new contract at top dollar in Great Valley" by Dan Hardy in today's Philadelphia Inquirer is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Local traffic continues to worsen" by Gretchen Metz in today's Daily Local News reports on a study of area traffic. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/14/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 17 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Our Meeting Calendar (see green menu bar above) has been updated to show the current month. I'll try to keep this item updated regularly.
Chester County Day - The 67th Chester County Day tour, set for Saturday, October 6, 2007 10am to 5pm, will concentrate on the southeastern section of the County. The event, which has raised more than $3 million for The Chester County Hospital, is an autumn tradition that attracts approximately 3,000 participants from all over the United States and Canada to tour the 25 homes and 17 historical stops. Information, including "preview sessions" is available from the Chester County Hospital's site by clicking here. On-line tickets and reservations are available here.
09/13/07
The Official Minutes of the August 14, 2007 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"Charlestown planners' meeting has green theme" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on Tuesday night's meeting of the Planning Commission. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/12/07
Robbery (from Kyle and Alicia Clay) -
Just wanted to let everyone know that we had a robbery on Sunday Sept. 9, 2007 at Raven Hill Road. Someone broke the heavy duty lock on our shed and stole one of our mopeds. It is bright red and has a Florida tag. Please keep your eyes open for it, but most important lock everything and be safe. Thanks!
"Paoli Hospital expansion recognized" by Gretchen Metz in today's Daily Local News reports on some of the new features incorporated in the expansion underway at Paoli Hospital. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/10/07
"Grand opening set for Schuylkill River center" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports that "An entire weekend of events will inaugurate The Schuylkill River Heritage Center, located at the Foundry Building at the corners of Main and Mill Streets, which will celebrate its grand opening, starting Friday, Sept. 28 and lasting until Sunday, Sept. 30." The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/07/07
Lost Dog (from Linda Csete) -
We have a report of a lost dog from Blackberry Lane. "Gypsy" is a traditional tri-color collie, 11 year old female, with her collar and tags. If you find her, please call Bob Klotz, 484-947-9425 or contact the township office 610-240-0326.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 11 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Buckwalter had to read his Bible in a cow trough" by Connie Bretz in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on the writer's Labor Day bike ride down Buckwalter Road along with some history of the Buckwalter family. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/06/07
The Official Minutes of the August 6, 2007 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
CHS Patrons Dinner (Reminder) -
The Charlestown Historical Society has announced that this year's Patrons Dinner, with it's "Riviera" theme, will be held at 120 Ashenfelter Road at the home of Dee Solitario. This property is located across from the Altemose property and its two most recent, former owners were Brian Forcine and before that was Betty Jeitles. The property is beautiful and will lend itself as the setting for a wonderful evening.
Mark the date: Saturday, Sept. 15 with a rain date of Saturday, Sept. 22. Enjoy a wonderful evening with neighbors and friends. The evening will include a hot and cold buffet, wine, beer and soft drink bar, raffle items and our usual basket of cheer. And for those really wishing to "Visit the Riviera" may buy special CHS money and partake in a little Black Jack, Texas Holdem and Roulette. Play for fabulous prizes.
Have a wonderful night while supporting a very worthwhile, local, non-profit organization, our own Charlestown Historical Society. Tickets: $60.00 per person. Let us know if you would like tickets at ebehrle@aol.com. Hope to see many of you there.
08/31/07
"All districts meet school standards" in Wednesday's Daily Local News reports on the 2007 PSSA mathematics and reading district level proficiency results for individual public schools in Chester County. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here. A pdf file showing the results for all Chester County schools is available here.
"Expect to be drawn by carriages" by Lea Sitton Stanley in Thursday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on this weekend's Ludwig's Corner Horse Show and Country Fair. (Ludwig's Corner is the intersection of Rt. 401 and Rt. 100.) The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Towns work with land trust on open space", in the "Letters" section of Wednesday's Philadelphia Inquirer comments on an earlier article "Open spaces pinching suburbs". The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here. Thanks to Michael Dixon for bringing this to my attention.
"Residents accuse township officials of 'stealing' their land" by Bradley Schegel in today's The Mercury reports on objections to a zoning ordinance change in Douglass Township (Berks Twp) that creates an Agricultural Preservation District in that township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/30/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the TUESDAY September 4 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted. (Meeting is a day late because of Labor Day.)
Pennsylvania's Energy Future - State Senator Andy Dinniman will conduct a discussion about the future of energy in Pennsylvania at the Great Valley High School the morning of Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The discussion will include an overview of the Governor's Energy Independence Strategy and the Legislature's upcoming special session on energy issues. The workshop will also include roundtable discussions on the economics of the proposal, alternate fuels, energy conservation and climate change. This is the first part of the senator's Fall Action Plan on Energy, which will include an Internet blog during the special session and a post-session wrap-up event. For more information, contact Senator Dinniman's office at 610-692-2112.
08/22/07
"Planners discuss natural resources" by Brian McCarthy in Monday's Daily Local News reports on the Planning Commission's meeting at which the commission heard about natural resources planning implemented in London Grove. The article also covers discussion of the proposed "business campus" at Yellow Springs Rd and Phoenixville Pike. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here. Thanks to Linda Csete for bringing this to my attention.
08/15/07
Threshing at Rough and TumbleAs some of you know, I am an antique tractor enthusiast and also created and maintain the web site for Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association (R&T) in Kinzers, PA. R&T's 59th annual "Thresherman's Reunion" starts today Wednesday August 15 and runs through Saturday, August 18. If you have never seen huge steam traction engines from the turn of the century and all sorts of antique tractors, engines and equipment operating, then you owe it to yourself to go to this event. The event includes a large working steam-powered saw mill, a working blacksmith shop and threshing demonstrations (shown here). In addition to hundreds of more traditional antique farm tractors, this year's Reunion will feature a large collection of antique trucks. A photo album with 375 great photos from last year's reunion is available here. The R&T web site has directions to the museum grounds as well as schedules and other information useful to visitors (as well as over 4,000 photos of past events). The visitors information section begins here and information and schedules for each day of this year's Reunion are available here. I hope to see you there.
08/08/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 14 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
08/07/07
The Official Minutes of the July 2, 2007 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Pipeline Clearing - For those curious as to what the white pick-up trucks, wood chippers and other devices are doing in the vicinity of Yellow Springs Road, it is a crew clearing one of the pipe-lines that passes through the area.
"Dry spell prompts drought warning" in today's Daily Local News reports that Chester and neighboring counties are NOT currently in a drought watch, but most of the rest of the state is addressing a drought situation. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/01/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 6 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
 
 

Home      Site Overview

Site development, maintenance and funding by Township resident Jacob D. Merriwether.
Hosting by PLH Worldgroup Communications, Inc.