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Archived Home Pages - September 2005
09/30/05 (1:00 PM)
The Preliminary Agenda for the October 3 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Bridge Closure Change (from Linda Csete)
The re-decking of the Creek Road Bridge has been moved up to next week (week of October 3rd). Work will take about 1 week and is a county project in Schuylkill Township.
Creek Road Bridge Closure (from Linda Csete)
Schuylkill township informs us that the bridge will be re-decked the week of October 3rd. Work will take about 1 week and is a county project.
CHS Meeting Schedule (from John Pittock) -
The first fall meeting of the Charlestown Historical Society will be held at the Charlestown Elementary School at 8 PM on Wed. Oct. 5. There will be a short business meeting followed by a talk by our new president, Paul Stanley. He will speak on "Early PA fruit Growing". The next meeting will be on Nov. 2, same time & place. Speaker to be announced.
Fall Fiber Festival - (from Liz Andersen)
There will be a Fall Fiber Festival at the Phoenixville Farmers' Market today from 9 am to 1 pm featuring demonstrations of carding, spinning and weaving in addition to cooking demos, live bluegrass music, goat shearing, children's activities and much much more. Visit www.phoenixvillefarmersmarket.org for more information. The Market is located at the Foundry, 2 Main Street, just behind the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville.
"Too much rain there, too little here" by Nancy Petersen in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the advice from county authorities that we exercise water conservation in light of the possibility that the current drought will continue through the fall and even winter. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Carol Nesspor Neskie Estate Auction - On October 15, 2005 the Carol Nesspor Neskie Estate will be auctioned by the Smith Auction Company. (from Harold Smith)
The Estate has many items of local interest. There are 7 paintings done by local resident Henry Soulen, including the relief artist working of the Madonna and Angels painting. The finished work was donated by Soulen to the Charlestown Methodist Church. There is a large collection of local Native American artifacts dug by John over the years from the fields of Charlestown. Please visit our web site for more information and pictures of some of the beautiful treasures they had. The auction will take place at the Morgantown Fire Company, Rt 23, Morgantown, Pa. Preview Friday 5-8 pm and Saturday at 8 am. Sale begins Saturday at 10 am. See web site for terms and conditions and click here for a preview of some of the items to be auctioned.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 27 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the September 12, 2005 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"The PSSA report cards" by Micha Frazier in today's Daily Local News reports on the recently released PA System School Assessment (PSSA) results, covering the schools in Chester County. In the Great Valley School District, Charlestsown Elementary had the largest margin above the state standard in fifth-grade reading. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Avon Lea site preserved" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on final approval at last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors to purchase the development rights to preserve the 270 acre Stonorov land as open space. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the July 12, 2005 and July 20, 2005 meetings of the Planning Commission have been posted.
Correction - Earlier this morning I announced that the landfill proposal was on the agenda for Monday's Board of Supervisors' meeting. I was mistaken. The applicant has asked for a continuance, and as such a hearing has to be opened simply to continue the matter to another date.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 19 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
"Charlestown kennel plan explained" by Bill Rettew, Jr. in today's The Phoenix reports on discussions of a proposed kennel to be located at Spring Mill Rd. and Phoenixville Pike. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Charlestown hears Pulte fence plan" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on discussions of a fence along the PA Turnpike on the new Deerfield Development at Yellow Springs and Valley Hill Roads. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Phoenixville Marian Youth Club - Two recent articles in The Phoenix report on the beginning of the 50th year of the PMYC. The club, with ball fields at Charlestown Park, has sponsored youth football, boxing, swimming, biddy basketball, girls field hockey and flag football. The two articles are linked below -
AT&T Internet Users Not Getting Update Notices - For some time now I have been unable to send email messages to subscribers to our mailing list who have email addresses with the domain "worldnet.att.net". Emails sent by me to this domain bounce back with a message that my email is "blocked for abuse". Note that this includes personal emails sent to my relatives who use worldnet.att.net, as well as subscriber lists for other web sites I manage, regardless of the "From" address I use. My hosting and email service provider, Worldgroup Communications, Inc. in West Chester, has been told by AT&T that they are not blocking email to any of the IP addresses PLH uses for email servers, yet the blocking continues. For the time being, I will continue to send update notices to the worldnet.att.net subscribers. If you are a subscriber to our update notices and have an "att.net" address, be aware you will not receive these notices until the problem is resolved.
- "PMYC embarking on historic season" by Barry Sankey in last Friday's The Phoenix reports on plans for this golden anniversary season. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
- "PMYC opens 50th season in style" by Barry Sankey in Monday's The Phoenix reports on the PMYC opening day ceremonies at Charlestown Park. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the August 1, 2005 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Cub Scouting in Charlestown (from Cynthia Harrison) - Boys in the 7 to 10 year age group can sign up to join the Charlestown pack of Cub Scouting at 7:00 PM Thursday, September 29 at Charlestown Elementary School. Details are available here, and I have added Cub Scouting to our Kids Page as well.
Blizzard has returned to his family. (see yesterday's entry below)
"Hospital plans explained" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on an improved outlook for the future of the Phoenixville Hospital. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Lost Cat - (from Liz Andersen)
Purebred White Persian cat recently transplanted from New Orleans wandered out of the house at 2585 Charlestown Road at around 11am today. He may be wandering in the vicinity of Pine Drive or Hilltop. His name is Blizzard, and he has New Orleans tags on his collar. He has a flat face and very long white hair. Obviously this is a great loss to his owners, Nick and Alice Crowell, who came to Charlestown after the devastating floods in their home city. (Blizzard has returned - 09/10/05)
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 13 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 12 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Berry Residence Burns - The residence of Bob Berry, located midway between Merlin and Church Roads, caught fire approximately 11 am today and suffered severe damage. I am told (unofficially) that no one was injured, and that the fire originated in the garage, which used to be on the near side of the house in the photo below. Click on the photo or here for a larger image.
Calendar Updated - The Charlestown Township Meeting Calendar has been updated to September. Note that the Board of Supervisors meets the 12th and 19th this month.
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