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Archived Home Pages - August 2004

08/27/04
Great Valley Community Education Foundation Programs Announced -
The Great Valley Community Education Foundation (GVCEF), a non-profit organization that presents musical, dance and the performing arts to the community and schools, has announced its Fall Schedule, including an Art Auction to benefit the K-12 Arts Literacy Program and a series of six Musical Performances.
"Regional planners decide billing, make progress on panel" by Kelley Devine in today's The Phoenix reports on the most recent meeting of the Phoenixville Area Regional Planning Committee, of which Charlestown Township is a member. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Charlestown woman asks E. Nantmeal to OK stable" by Jason Kotowski in last Wednesday's The Phoenix reports on the efforts of a Tinker Hill Road resident to establish a riding lessons facility in East Nantmeal Township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Teacher contracts lag in some districts" by Melanie Burney in Tuesday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the area school districts, including Great Valley, that will likely be opening this fall without teacher contracts. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/18/04
Charlestown Hunt Children's Theater Performance (from Paul Hogan)
PETER PAN
by The Charlestown Hunt Children's Theater
 
This favorite children's (and adults) play will be given in the Hogan/Buckwalter Barn on August 23 & 24 at 7 PM with a matinee at 2 PM on August 24.
It will be the sixth play produced and directed by Allie Nuthen, a seventeen year old young woman whose past record of producing plays is a credit to her skills and ambition. It is the third year in a row that she has provided family enjoyment to the community. Her past two plays in our barn were Treasure Island and The Wizard of Oz. They were, in our humble opinion. great successes.
All are welcome. A token donation of $5.00 per family from non-residents of the Hunt to the SLHA (Sycamore Lane Homeowners Association) for tree replenishment would not be refused. Checks only - no cash. Make checks out to SLHA.
This is a fine opportunity to see your neighbor children perform, reinforce the bond between adult and child and incidentally help in our tree program.
Past plays have included casts of a score or more children that were from 3 to 17 in age. This is truly a wonderful example of parents and children working together to provide us with such "real life" drama. No television here!
There will be lots of parking and all are welcome. Those who donate to our tree program will be even more welcome.
Thanks,
Paul Hogan - (610) 935-7004
The Official Minutes of the August 2, 2004 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
An amendment to the Charlestown Township Zoning Ordinance has been posted as a PDF file here. The entire updated Zoning Ordinance is available as a 464K PDF file here.
"Altemose Conditional Use Hearing continues" by Kelley Devine in today's The Phoenix reports on testimony and debate regarding the Altemose Conditional Use Hearing at Monday night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"District, teachers remain at odds" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the lack of a teachers contract for the Great Valley School District as the first day of school approaches. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Great Valley may pay less for turf" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on a probable deal between GVSD and the FC DELCO Soccer Club whereby the school district would save on the cost of a synthetic playing field in exchange for the Soccer Club having use of the facility. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/16/04
Plowing at R&TAs 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 56th annual "Threshermen's Reunion" starts Wednesday August 18 and runs through Saturday, August 21. 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. In addition to hundreds of more traditional farm tractors, this year's Reunion will feature over 100 antique Caterpiller tractors. A photo album with 255 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 2,000 photos of past events). The visitors information section begins here. I hope to see you there.
"Woman injured in motorcycle accident" by Kelly Devine in today's The Phoenix is a brief report on a motorcycle accident that closed a portion of Charlestown Road around 4:45 PM Sunday. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Terror funds coming to area" by Gina Zotti in today's Daily Local News reports on a Homeland Security grant to the 5 county region to be used to improve prevention and handling of acts of terrorism. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/13/04
"County, East Vincent buy rights for three farms" by Betsy Gilliland in today's The Phoenix reports on Chester County and East Vincent Township combining to purchase the development rights to three East Vincent farms totalling 193 acres. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/12/04
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 16 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the July 13, 2004 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"Hospital has new leader, and big plans to improve" by Reid Kanaley in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the goals of the new executive director of the Phoenixville Hospital, which is now under new ownership. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/11/04
"Devault proposes expansion project to township" by Kelly Devine in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's meeting of the Planning Commission, the main topics being Devault Foods expansion plans and a number of proposed ordinance changes. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Court: Residents can appeal zoning" by Jason Kotowski in today's Daily Local News reports on a recent state Supreme Court ruling regarding rights to appeal zoning that allows high-density housing in residential areas. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/10/04
"Residents consider land use" by Benjamin Y. Lowe in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on efforts in East Bradford Township to connect the open space already preserved in the township by a network of trails. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/09/04  (3:00 PM)
Tomorrow night's meeting of the Planning Commission, originally moved to the teachers lounge, has been moved back to its usual location in the Music Room, #154.
08/09/04
"Killing zones take aim at deer ticks" by Virginia A. Smith in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a program in place in London Britain Township (in SE Chester County) for the eradication of deer ticks, the primary source of Lyme disease. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/07/04
Road Paving - While many of us will believe it when it happens, PennDOT has told our Township Roadmaster Fred Alston that paving of Hollow Road as well as Yellow Springs Road from the Hollow Road intersection west towards Chester Springs is scheduled to begin this coming Thursday, August 12. I don't know which end they are starting at or when it should be completed.
"Court rejects 85-foot lights" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the Commonwealth Court's rejection of a proposal by the Great Valley School District to install 85' high stadium lights on the football field. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/06/04
"Garden's paths little trod as the traffic hurries by" by Dick Cooper in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the Japanese-style gardens at Swiss Pines, on Charlestown Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County rainfall adequate" by Betsy Gilliland in today's Daily Local News discusses the wet summer we have been having. While it's not record setting, an interesting rainfall statistic is the following - "With a cumulative total of 62.5 inches of rain since Aug. 3, 2003, said Bowers, rainfall levels are at a 17.1-inch surplus for the last 12 months." The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Soggy summer has mixed effect on crops" by Walter F. Naedele in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the effect of the wet summer on gardeners and farmers. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/05/04
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 10 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
08/04/04
The Official Minutes of the July 12 and July 19 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Fred Alston's Roadmaster report for July has been posted, click here.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal report for July has been posted, click here.
08/03/04
"Charlestown delays decision on snow" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on discussion at last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors regarding Township plowing of several PennDOT roads in the township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/02/04
The "Charlestown Township Electrical Inspection Agency List" has been updated and now includes four registered inspection services. See our Index to Official Township Information, Ordinance and Forms for a link to this pdf file.
"A snapshot of today - Chester County has no shortage of history." by David Bernard in Sunday's Daily Local News comments on the importance of historic preservation in Chester County. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
 

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