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Archived Home Pages - September 2003

09/28/03
"Commissioner candidates open up about open space" by Betsy Gilliland in today's Daily Local News reports on a poll of likely voters regarding open space issues as well as county commissioner candidates' comments on open space preservation. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County keeps growing" by David Bernard in today's Daily Local News reports on new population growth estimates for the entire state that estimate that Chester County is the fastest growing county in the state. The article provides a number of estimates by demographics and indicates the elderly population is growing at an especially fast rate in our county. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/24/03
"Township explores TDR requirements" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's meeting of the Planning Commission at which the use of transfers of development rights was discussed. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/23/03
CHS Fall Mtg Program Announced - Charlestown Historical Society president Mike Rogers has announced the program for the Wednesday October 1 meeting of the Society. After a brief business meeting beginning at 8:00 PM at the Charlestown Playhouse on Charlestown Road, William R. Schultz will do a presentation on the postal history of Chester County between 1790 and 1900. This was a period when post offices were located in homes and stores and when interesting methods were used to distribute the mail to post offices. The presentation will include handouts, examples and a fun quiz and will be followed by refreshments and a question and answer period.
Reminder - This Historical Society's Annual Patrons Dinner has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 4. To make a reservation, contact Russ Hanscom at 610-827-7722. or to donate to the auction contact Ellen Behrle at 610-935-2802.
09/22/03
"Dedication program held for school" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on yesterday's formal dedication of the newly renovated Charlestown Elementary School. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/21/03
"Grades at the click of a mouse" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on the new program at the Great Valley Middle and High Schools whereby students and parents can access their scores on homework assignments, quizzes and exams as well as their cumulative grade in a course via the Internet. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/18/03
October Board Mtgs Rescheduled (from Linda Csete)
Due to the Yom Kippur holiday, the Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors have rescheduled their first regular meeting of the month to Thursday, October 9, 2003 at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. The meeting for October 13th has been canceled.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 23 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Consultant presents conceptual plan for region" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's meeting of the Phoenixville Regional Planning Commission, of which Charlestown is a member. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Roads to the future" by David Bernard in today's Daily Local News reports on the conclusions of the Chester County Planning Commission's report on area planned transportation improvements, including widening of Rt. 202 to 6 lanes in E. Whiteland and a new transportation center in Paoli. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/17/03
CHS Patrons Dinner Rescheduled - The Charlestown Historical Society's annual Patrons Dinner, originally scheduled for this Saturday at the Burgoon's farm on Yellow Srings Road between Wells and Merlin Roads, has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 4. In addition, I have been asked to post a revised list of contacts regarding the event.
  • For further information on the dinner or to make a reservation, contact Russ Hanscom at 610-827-7722.
  • Auction donations are still being sought. If you have anything to donate, please contact Ellen Behrle at 610-935-2802.
09/15/03
Patrons Dinner POSTPONED - The Patrons Dinner originally scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed due to weather considerations. A new date will be announced shortly.
09/14/03
Patrons Dinner Reminder -
The Charlestown Historical Society annual Patron's Dinner is Sept. 20th at the barn on the Burgoon farm on Yellow Springs Road. For info or to reserve dinner click here and call Russ Hanscom at 610-827-7722. The Society is also still looking for donations for the auction to be conducted by Dan Alleva after the dinner; if you have anything to donate, please call John Pittock at 610-827-1486.
CHS Rapp House Needs - The Charlestown Historical Society is seeking donations of a working lawn mower for the Rapp house as well as area rugs and a working vacuum cleaner. See our Surplus and Needs page for contact info.
09/10/03
The Official Minutes of the August 18, 2003 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the August 12, 2003 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"A new school in the works?" by Pamela Batzel in today's Daily Local News reports on anticipated needs for an additional elementary school in the Great Valley School District. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
A free automobile tire is available from Loretta Watson. Check our Surplus and Needs page for details.
09/09/03
Community Art Series (from Debbie Kuhn) -
Hi
I thought that some of my friends and neighbors might want to know that there is a Grateful Dead concert @ GVHS on September 19th. They are calling it "Psychedelic Keyboard Summit" because it isn't the whole band but it does feature Grateful Dead keyboardists Vince Welnick, Bob Bralove and Tom Constanten. This is part of the Great Valley Community Education Foundation's "Community Arts Series". You will be getting a brochure in the mail soon but if you can go on line to get more info and order tickets. The web site is www.gvcef.org.
This will be my second year working with this organization and the shows are always great and there they are family friendly (but not aimed at children). The December 5 Holiday show "Flake" will be really good too. It is an a cappella group called Four Shadow and I saw them last year. The Beatle Tribute "Back Beat" is supposed to be really well done to but all the shows are.
So please pass this info on to any Grateful Dead fans or anyone that wants to see good entertainment without driving to Philly.
Thanks, Debbie Kuhn
"Officials discuss Toll Bros.' proposal" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on discussions of the Toll Bros proposed Charlestown Meadows development. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/08/03
"Teen seeks public office" by Betsy Gilliland in today's The Phoenix as well as the Daily Local News reports on the political aspirations of 18 year old Charlestown resident and Great Valley senior Zachary Smith. Zachary will be on the November ballot for a position on the Township's Board of Auditors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/05/03
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 8 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Outdoor Partners (billboard) item has been removed from next Tuesday's Planning Commission Meeting Preliminary Agenda, posted yesterday.
"Supervisors OK open space ordinances" by Richard Schwartzman in today's Daily Local News reports on Pensbury Township's decision to tax residents to fund preservation of open space. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
09/04/03
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 9 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
"Charlestown opens year with new building" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on the opening of the newly renovated Charlestown Elementary School. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
 

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