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Archived Home Pages - September 2006
The Official Minutes of the September 12, 2006 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
Our Directory of Elected and Appointed Township Officials has been updated.
Two new links have been added to our Neighborhood Links page -
Plant and Accessory Sale - Michael Bowell is having a sale October 7 and 14 at Create a Scene on Bodine Road, near the turnpike crossing. Note this is an opportunity to meet peafowl Phillip and Phyllis who were made famous by their exploits wondering about our township, as well as many other ducks, chickens and wildy tame and funny native turkeys, plus a variety of other creatures. Michael says...
- Create a Scene, Inc. is Charlestown Township resident Michael Bowell's site for his garden and greenhouse business on Bodine Road.
- Newcomers of Great Valley is an organization that welcomes new residents of the Great Valley school district, helping newcomers learn about their new neighborhoods and meeting other new residents.
Hello All, We shall be having a SALE here at Create A Scene on October 7 and October 14. This is to help us cash out on inventory and set up a new system of inventory tracking and control and of course, to raise some cash. Anything that normally is FOR SALE shall be ON SALE at either 25% or 50% off. There shall even be some old Flower Show merchandise at MORE THAN 50% OFF (We shall not be selling at the Philadelphia Flower Show in 2007). In the 25% and 50% category shall be all of our pottery, woody and Herbaceous perennials, Trees and Shrubs. Also, All in Bloom orchids that are not my personal plants shall be 25% off, All non blooming orchids that are not my personal plants shall be 50% off....Other Tropicals and Exotics that are not my personal Stash shall also be available at 25 and 50% Off. We shall have folks here to help you load up. Please tell your friends and Family that might be interested....All Sales are to be paid with Cash or Check, no Credit Cards on this Sale.....See you on the 7th and/or 14th...THANKS, Michael and the Create A Scene Tribe....Questions can be fielded to Laurie Lynch, our office manager at the phone 610-827-1268 below or better yet by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Twelve years of construction are finally complete at Great Valley" by Anne Pickering in Tuesday's Daily Local News reports on the approaching completion of the lengthy new and reconstruction activities of the Great Valley School District. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 26 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Great Valley Community Education Foundation dissolved
(Thanks to Irene Ewald for bringing this sad news to my attention) -
On Friday June 30, 2006 the Great Valley Community Education Foundation's board of directors met. At that time the board acted on the resignation of Dr. David Morgan as board member and program director and considered end of year information. As of that date GVCEF needed to sign contacts for its 2006-2007 season. Based upon a projected budget deficit of $80.000 due to non approval of two of our new grant applications a lower than expected end of year balance, and no Pa Tax Credits pending plus the resignation of Dr. Morgan, the board voted unanimously to dissolve the organization after 20 plus years of successful presentation of the arts to the children of Chester County. Throughout this time period GVCEF has worked to base its operations out of the Great Valley School District with numerous in-kind supports provided by the Great Valley School District. The foundation has presented Its evening programs at the district with district schools getting reduced or no cost programs as part of our past relationship.
Obviously the GVCEF is not alone with its problems. "Financial picture not pretty for arts" by Joseph A. Slobodzian in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a large percentage of arts and cultural organizations in SE Pennsylvania are in financial trouble. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Official Minutes of the August 7, 2006, August 21, 2006 and September 11, 2006 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
The Official Minutes of the August 22, 2006 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
I have been away for almost two weeks. In addition to today's posting, I will be catching up on official minutes in tomorrow's posting.
Lost Dog Found (from Debbie Kuhn 09/11/06) -
Sunday we lost my daughter's dog, Mia, and spent several hours looking for her in the Whitehorse development and along Rees and Hollow Roads. I must have gone up to 30 homes and everyone was helpful. Since Mia was dragging a leash many people promised to listen for sounds of a dog in distress in the woods around their houses and many of them went out looking for her. The Leland kids and a bunch of their friends spent the afternoon out on bikes looking for her. She was found holed up in a garage about 4:00. She is fine and home and we are getting a heavier rope for her next visit.
Citizens Forum to Meet (from Ellen Behrle 09/12/06) -
I want to thank all those folks that took their kids out to look for her and those that helped in other ways but especially the Leland kids and Beverly and Paul McGloin for finding her -safe and confined in their garage. Thank you all! Debbie Kuhn
The Charlestown Citizens Forum invites you to join them on Tuesday, September 26 from 7:30 to 9:00PM at the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Building Auditorium, 1100 Duportail Rd., Berwyn, PA (610)644-1400 for their next forum entitled ENERGY 101: How Energy Policy Hits Home.
Join the Cub Scouts (from Cynthia Harrison) -
The forum will be moderated by Mr. John Dernbach, Professor of Law, Widener University and Former Director of the Office of Policy, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
The speakers will be Ellen Bard, Former Republican State Representative, 153rd District and Chair of the subcommittee on Energy of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and Sarah M. Hetznecker, P.G., President of Mesa Environmental Science, Inc.
Don't miss this opportunity to gather more information and to discuss this important issue.
Further information on the forum and the organization can be found on the Forum's website at http://www.charlestowncitizensforum.org.
It's Never Too Late to Join Cub Scouts! Even if you missed our School Night for Scouting on September 14, it is never too late to join Cub Scouts! Pack 67 at Charlestown Elementary School is open to all boys in grades 1 through 5. Cub Scouting is a program unlike any other. Fun, excitement and challenge...all in an environment that encourages citizenship training, character development, fitness and family.
"Best Find: Scottoline Book Tour" in the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Charlestown resident and best-selling author Lisa Scottoline's upcoming book tour in our area. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Boys and their families are invited to join Pack 67 at our first Pack meeting of the year on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 PM in the gym at Charlestown. Our theme is Animals and we will be visited representatives from the Great Valley Nature Center with some fuzzy friends.
For more information please contact Cynthia Harrison, Cubmaster, at 610-827-9552 or email@example.com.
"Ches-Mont to reveal details of expansion" by Joe Whalen in today's Daily Local News reports on the expansion of the Ches-Mont League to include, among others, Great Valley teams. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 11 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
The Preliminary Agenda for the September 12 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Join Cub Scouts (from Cynthia Harrrison) -
Pack 67 of Charlestown Elementary School is having a School Night for
Scouting on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 PM in the Charlestown gym. Boys
interested in learning more about Cub Scouts are welcome to attend with
their parents. All boys in grades 1 through 5 are eligible to join Cub
Scouts! For more information please contact Cynthia Harrison, Cubmaster, at
610-827-9552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlestown Day - Charlestown Day, Sunday October 15 from 1 PM to 5 PM, is looking better by the minute. An updated color web page version of the announcement, with registration information and other information not included in the Newsletter is available here. A downloadable color pdf file of the Charlestown Day Brochure is available here (261 kb). 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.
CHS Meeting (from John Pittock) -
The Charlestown Historical Society will hold its first fall meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 PM at the Charlestown Elementary School cafeteria. Our speaker will be Elaine Hutchinson of Phoenixville, who will speak on volunteering at Valley Forge National Park. She is a retired Phoenixville Area teacher. Light refreshments will be served at the meeting.
2006 Patrons Dinner Reminder (from John Pittock) -
The 2006 Charlestown Historical Society fund-raising dinner will be held at the Great Valley Nature Center on Rt. 29 on Saturday, October 21, starting at 5:30 P. M. The Society will be sending invitations out soon. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour followed by a catered dinner and the theme will be a "Las Vegas Nite" with various casino games. Click here for more information.
"Planning commission releases new series of community profiles" by Anne Pickering in today's Daily Local News reports on community profiles just released by the Chester County Plannning Commission. Each one covers a specific geographic section of the county defined by public school districts. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Great Valley focuses on 'the big idea'" by Anne Pickering in today's Daily Local News reports on the new curriculum being implemented in the Great Valley School District this fall, primarily in K-5 social studies, language arts and math. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
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