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Two Charlestown residents are in the news in separate incidents reported in today's The Phoenix.
- "Area woman allegedly attempts to pass millions in bad checks" by R. Jonathan Tuleya is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
- "Malvern man arrested on assault charges" by Dennis J. Wright is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
This posting is a bit late since I was away this past week.
The Official Minutes of the July 11, 2006 and July 25, 2006 meetings of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"Easement incentives expanded" by Anne Pickering in the August 20 Daily Local News reported on a new law that includes expanded tax incentives for conservation easements. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Two articles report on the how dry the month of August has been and its effect on the region.
08/17/06 (1 pm)
- "August shaping up as driest in region in over a century" by Jeff Price in the August 23 Philadelphia Inquirer is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
- "August may be driest month since 1896" by Anne Pickering in the August 24 Daily Local News is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 21 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
"Paperless voting machines land state in court" by Margaret Gibbons in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on a lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court seeking the decertification of all electronic voting machines that do not provide a voter-verifiable paper record of each ballot cast in an election. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
08/14/06 (1 pm)
Missing Cat (from Eileen McGowan) -
Our 1 year old orange (with some white stripes) cat jumped off our deck on Friday and has not returned home to Charlestown Oaks yet. If found, she is very friendly and goes by "Sunshine" or as our daughters call her "baby cat". Thanks, Eileen
CHARLESTOWN DAY OCTOBER 15, 2006
Charlestown residents should have received the latest Charlestown Newsletter by now, including the announcement of Charlestown Day, Sunday October 15 from 1 PM to 4 PM. A color web page version of the announcement, with registration information and other information not included in the Newsletter is available here. Register now! Registration is limited and we encourage you to register now for a great day featuring a guided tour of Charlestown Village, the birthplace of our township, as well as many fun activities at our gathering place, Brightside Farm. In addition to registering for the day itself, if you are interested in taking a tethered balloon ride at Brightside Farm, you should reserve (reserve only now, do not pay now) your ride at the same time you register for Charlestown Day. A downloadable color pdf file of the Charlestown Day Brochure is available here (153 kb)
Cub Scout Pack 67 Bike Rally (from Cynthia Harrison) - Pack 67 will be holding a Bike Rally at Charlestown Elementary School from 9-11 am on Saturday, August 26, 2006. Details are available here.
The Official Minutes of the July 10, 2006 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 22 meeting of the Planning Commission has been updated.
CHS Patrons Dinner (from Ellen Behrle) -
The Charlestown Historical Society Patrons Dinner and Fundraising Party will be held on October 21 in the Historical Barn at the Great Valley Nature Center. In place of an auction, this years' theme, "A Little Las Vegas" allows us to try our luck at Texas Holdem Poker, Black Jack and Roulette. The 3 people with the most game money at the end of the evening will win wonderful prizes. First prize is a new, high definition, color TV. Professional dealers will be on hand to provide lessons for those of us without experience.
08/03/06 (1:30 pm)
The event will begin at 5:30PM with hordourves and beverages followed by a fabulous dinner by Gourmet Buffets by Anthony Aquilante. Ticket price is $60.00 each which includes food, wine, beer and soft drinks, desserts, coffee, tea and the works along with $25.00 to get you started at the tables. Additional game money can be purchased in increments of $1,000.00 for a cost of $100.00.
We will raffle off our traditional basket of cheer along with other items as well as door prizes throughout the evening.
This event is CHS's only fundraiser each year and the proceeds are depended greatly on to help the Society with the costs to maintain the Stinson Markley house on Union Hill Rd. and the Rapp house on Yellow Springs Rd., both of which were donated to the Society.
We know this event will be great fun. Please plan to come to support our cause and bring friends.
Anyone wishing to donate raffle or door prize items or wishing to be on our event committee should contact Ellen Behrle at 610-935-2802 after 7PM or on the weekends or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correction - The Planning Commission will only meet once in August, on August 22nd. The agenda has been updated accordingly.
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 7 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the August 22 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"School boards scrambling to form tax study commissions" by Michael Christ and Brian Fanelli in today's Daily Local News report on actions required of area school boards, including Great Valley, to comply with state mandated tax study commission requirements. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Charlestown resident, 17, discusses her evacuation from war-torn Lebanon" by Michael Crist in today's The Mercury reports on the experiences of Charlestown resident Sonia Hijab in abandoning her intended six weeks of study at the American University in Beirut and escaping Lebanon on a Norwegian cargo ship. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
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