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Archived Home Pages - September 1997
We have been very busy with other things and have not had an opportunity to update this site for a while. We'll post new material later next week. In the meantime, check out the photo albums and other sections (such as under "About Charlestown") that you may have missed in prior visits. AND, PLEASE TRY THE QUIZ!!
We have posted five photographs taken by Arthur Bromley at last Saturday evening's Charlestown Historical Society Annual Patrons Dinner at the Kun farm. You can see them by a link on the report on the dinner, or from our Photo Albums page, or by clicking here.
We have also added some information provided by Supervisor Ewald on Operation Lifesaver, a highway-rail grade crossing safety campaign. It's available from our General Information page and the very comprehensive official Operation Lifesaver web site is now listed on our Neighborhood Links page.
We have posted the complete approved minutes of the July 8 meeting of the Planning Commission as well as the minutes of the August 4 and 18 meetings of the Board of Supervisors. These may be reached via Neighborhood News (just before the top news report) or by clicking here.
We have a comprehensive report on last evening's wonderful 1997 Patrons Dinner of the Charlestown Historical Society. The report is in Neighborhood News, with links to two pages highlighting two related additions to our Past Neighbors of Note section.
We have also split the Neighborhood News page to keep the most recent news on a shorter, faster loading page. At the bottom of that page, you can click "Continue in Archives" to review older news postings. We have also begun a list of links from the Charlestown Historical Society's page to individual pages that highlight specific Society activities.
If you are interested in history, preservation, or who your talented neighbors are, then check out the feature article The Isaacs Collection in the Fall 1997 issue of Chester County - Town & Country Living.
Charles Isaacs, of Valley Hill Road, is a well known collector of 19th century American photography, and part of his collection is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art. The same issue of Chester County has an article on Tom McGuire, a local historian who specializes in events in our area during the Revolutionary War. If you cannot find Chester County on your newstand, subscriptions are available by calling (215) 321-6040.
We have finished a photographic collage of signs of farms and named residences of Charlestown Township. Click here to see it (it's large - 47kb), or select it from the Photo Albums page.
We posted a report on last evening's meeting of the Board of Supervisors in Neighborhood News. Thanks go to Kevin Kuhn for getting this report in so quickly.
We have made some additions to the General Info page and updated the Special Events Calendar again. We'll have another site update soon.
We have added information on the Township's purchase of a portion of the Pyle property in Neighborhood News. We have also added some events to the Special Events Calendar, including an upcoming Charlestown Historical Society Membership Meeting at which Irene Ewald will be the featured speaker on the Mines of Charlestown Township . Click on the new 10/01/97 and 10/04/97 entries in the calendar for details.
We have reorganized the Neighborhood Organizations page and now group organizations by category, with each category indexed at the top of the page. We added a category on Charlestown Churches, of which there are three. We have published information provided by the Charlestown United Methodist Church, and await information from the other two churches.
Finally, we have reorganized the archived home pages by month. These are accessed by clicking "Continued in Archives" at the bottom of this page. In the future, we will try to shift material to the archives more frequently, to keep this home page smaller for faster loading.
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