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Archived Home Pages - October - December 2007

12/22/07
"Borough, 4 townships adopt regional plan" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on the final adoption of the Phoenixville Region Comprehensive Plan. Work began on this plan by the Borough, Charlestown, East Pikeland, East Vincent, Schuylkill, and West Vincent in the late 1990s. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
12/20/07
The Official Minutes of the December 3, 2007 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
12/14/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 17 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
"Slip ramp designs ready" by Gretchen Metz in today's Daily Local News reports on progress towards the construction of the Turnpike Slip Ramp in Devault, as well as comments on other state transportation projects. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Links to Slip Ramp Info:
This site's old "Turnpike Slip Ramp Opposition Center" is here. Diagrams from 2002 approvals are available from this site here and here. The PA Turnpike's official site for the slip ramp is available here.
"Commissioners support trail growth" in today's Daily Local News reports that "On Thursday, the county commissioners announced not only their support for creation of a 'Patriot's Path' from Valley Forge National Historical Park to the site of the Paoli Massacre in Malvern, but also awarded $24,126 to Upper Uwchlan to purchase land that represents the final link in a trail system that will connect the village of Eagle with nearby Marsh Creek State Park." The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
12/13/07
The Official Minutes of the November 27, 2007 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
12/10/07
"Schools set good example in program" in today's Daily Local News reports on the good example Great Valley has set for other school districts in switching from conventional diesel to B20 20 percent biodiesel with 80 percent petroleum diesel for their school buses. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Land trusts race against time" by Anne Pickering in today's Daily Local News reports on the year-end crush at the offices of land trusts, including the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Blobfest absorbs $10,000 as county awards tourism grants" by Michael P. Rellahan in today's Daily Local News reports on $353,064 in grants approved by the county commissioners last week for preservation efforts aimed at drawing tourists to our area. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
12/07/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 11 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Valley Hill Road Traffic Light - Roadmaster Fred Alston reports that the traffic light at Rt. 401 for those westbound on Valley Hill Road had a new sensor installed at the revised stop line on Nov. 30. This resolves the problem of the light not changing when you stop at the line. (If anyone has a different experience, Fred would appreciate hearing about it.)
12/06/07
"GVSB elects McGarrigle president" by Anne Pickering in today's The Phoenix reports on the election of Elizabeth McGarrigle as the 2008 president of the Great Valley School Board. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Phoenixville school board picks Schwab to follow Noyes as superintendent" by Will Hobson in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the election of Charlestown resident Maria Schwab as the new president of the Phoenixville Area School Board. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
12/05/07
The Official Minutes of the November 19, 2007 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"Neighborhood ordinance nears completion" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on Monday night's Board of Supervisor meeting at which the Traditional Neighborhood Development ordinance was the major topic of discussion. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Chester Valley Trail construction to start in mid-2008" by Anne Pickering in today's Daily Local News reports on the planned completion of the Chester County Trail between Downingtown and King of Prussia. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
12/03/07
"New commuter rail line studied" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on a study by the Phoenixville Main Street Community Development Corporation for a proposed passenger rail line that would extend from Phoenixville to the Great Valley Corporate Center, using the existing Norfolk Southern Corporation's Phoenixville Line that parallels Route 29 through Charlestown Township. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"A county budget that's a winner for everyone" in today's Daily Local News is a second article on the 2008 Budget recently approved for Chester County. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/30/07
"No tax hike in Chesco in '08" by Michael Rellahan in today's The Phoenix reports on the 2008 Chester County Budget, which will require no tax increase. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Now and Then Calendars Available - Some calendars are still available from the second printing of the "Charlestown Township Now and Then 2008 Calendar". These calendars, which are sold at cost in order to promote understanding our out Township's history, make great holiday gifts, especially for relatives or friends who have moved from the Township. For more about the calendar and an order form, click here.
Charlestown Remembrances - A number of people who have purchased the "Charlestown Township Now and Then 2008 Calendar" have commented about their memories of our Township triggered by the calendar's photos and historical information. If you have memories of your own "early days" in the Township, the Charlestown Historical Society would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you after the holidays. If you have memories you are willing to share, please contact me with your name, mailing address and phone number and a brief comment about the nature of your memories. Someone from the Charlestown Historical Society will contact you to arrange a 2008 get-together or phone call to talk about your early day remembrances.
5th Annual Kelly Chevrolet Coat Drive (from Kelley Kelly) -
Kelly Chevrolet is holding a "Gently Used" Coat drive. Last year we collected over 500 coats. The coats are given to local Phoenixville Charities. The coats stay in Phoenixville. We will gladly accept coats for both young and old. Katie Kelly is managing the coat drive this year. Please deliver the coats to Kelly Chevrolet, Route 23, Phoenixville (Nutt Road, west of Charlestown Rd). If you have any questions, please contact Katie at: 610-933-7707.
11/29/07
The Official Minutes of the November 13, 2007 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted. If you have problems viewing the two tables in the "Article IV & XV - Open Space Provisions" section, please let me know.
Food Drive for Philabundance - Pulte Homes, Inc.'s Delaware Valley Division will be collecting donations during its second annual food drive to benefit Philabundance, a non-profit organization that is working to end hunger and malnourishment in the Philadelphia region. Food collections are taking place at Pulte communities throughout the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys until Dec. 6.
Donations will be delivered to WMMR's Preston and Steve Morning Show's "Campout for Hunger." The morning show deejays will be camping out at the Metroplex Shopping Center in Plymouth Meeting from Dec.3 -7, collecting donations for Philabundance. Additional donations are welcomed after these dates and will be delivered directly to Philabundance. Through Philabundance, the non-perishable food items collected by Pulte communities will be sent to over 600 Delaware Valley member agencies.
Canned Food can be dropped off to Deerfield's sales office. Below is the contact information:
    Deerfield's Sales Office
    34 Hollow Drive
    Malvern, Pa
Open Everyday 9am-5pm   -   Phone: 610-827-7740
11/28/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the December 3 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
"The Phoenixville Candlelight Tour is planned on Saturday" in today's The Phoenix reports on this weekend's tour of homes, churches and other buildings in Phoenixville. The article includes a list of places where advance tickets can be purchased as well as other contact information. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/27/07
Township Newsletter Posted - The Fall 2007 Charlestown Township Newsletter has been posted, and unlike the printed version mailed to all residents, all photographs are in color. It is linked from our Index to Gov't Info page as well as directly from here (432kb pdf).
Reminder - Great Valley Citizens Forum presents Terrorism and the Middle East in Perspective: What History Can Tell Us tonight from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Building Auditorium. The speaker is Lawrence Davidson, a Professor of History at West Chester University whose specialization is the history of American relations with the Middle East. For more information, click here.
Toy Drive benefiting Ronald McDonald House (from Dennis Parisan) -
Hello my friends.
It is that time of the year that we all enjoy how fortunate we are. Our Third Annual Toy Drive benefiting the Ronald McDonald House is this coming Saturday December 1st, 2007 from 10:00 to 1:00 At County Corvette in West Chester. What a true success the last two years have been thanks to all of you! Look on our web site (www.countycorvette.com) for last years photos!
Ronald McDonald House is sending Ronald McDonald to us again for the day, so bring the kids in early to meet Ronald and Santa! For the big kids, this year we are having a guest appearance join our toy drive. Also, Valerie Knight from the WOGL's Breakfast Club will be here signing autographs and operating the Prize Wheel with gifts and prizes! Jennifer Sheets Photography will be taking pictures for us all to enjoy. Also, we have a Fire truck, hot chocolate, cookies, cakes, coffee, the Donation Banner to sign and a Raffle. Please bring an unwrapped toy for a girl/boy and be sure to bring your Corvette or Hot Rod and join the car show! If you would like, contribute to the Toy Drive via mail. It is an easy way to help thousands of sick children and their parents. Make your check payable to "CCS-Ronald McDonald House" and send your check to:
   County Corvette
   315 Westtown Road
   West Chester Pa. 19382
Thank you for all your support!  Denny Parisan (aka Santa)
11/22/07  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Gift Cards for Children (from Aliena Gerhard) -
Every year, I assemble presents for the kids under the care of Montgomery County Children and Youth. These are kids in foster homes who have no parents because the parents are unfit or whose parents are in jail. This year, Children and Youth are asking for gift cards so that the caregivers can choose appropriate gifts. So.. If you are out and about and want to give, just bring the gift card to the Township Office or I can come pick it up. This will bring smiles to hundreds of children in our area and let them know they are loved. Children and Youth asks to have the gift cards by the first week in December. Any amount is great from $5 to $25: ToysRUs; BabiesRUs; Gap; A music store are just some examples of ideas.
-THANK YOU !!!!!!
Warmly, Aliena J. Gerhard, Director of Open Space
11/21/07
"Great Valley HS principal and middle school assistant to retire" in the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on resignations of John Fidler and Anthony Freeman at the end of the school year. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Phoenixville Hospital announces parking" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on parking changes effective December 1 at the Phoenixville Hospital, where a major construction and expansion project is underway. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/19/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 27 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the November 5, 2007 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
11/16/07
"Superintendent, group leader share their views on issues at Great Valley" by Will Hobson in the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the issues between the Great Valley School Board and the Great Valley Stakeholders. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"East Pikeland joins regional plan" by Lauri Perini in today's The Phoenix reports on the approval of the Phoenixville Comprehensive Regional Plan by the East Pikeland supervisors. Charlestown has already approved the plan. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/15/07
The Official Minutes of the October 23, 2007 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
Great Valley Citizens Forum Event - Great Valley Citizens Forum presents Terrorism and the Middle East in Perspective: What History Can Tell Us on Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Building Auditorium. The speaker is Lawrence Davidson, a Professor of History at West Chester University whose specialization is the history of American relations with the Middle East. For more information, click here.
"Developer plans to move forward with business park" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on Tuesday's meeting of the Planning Commission at which GenTerra Corp.'s plans for the land at the corner of Phoenixville Pike and Yellow Springs Road were discussed. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Commissioners detail county budget" by Michael P. Rellahan in today's Daily Local News reports on the proposed 2008 Chester County budget. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/14/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 19 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
"Landscapes Web site gets new upgrade" by Anne Pickering in today's The Phoenix reports on Landscapes2, the successor to Chester County's original Landscapes program. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Commissioners to announce preservation plans" in today's Daily Local News reports on more than 250 acres of farmland to be preserved in the southern part of the County. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"County budget hearing tonight open to public" by Michael P. Rellahan in today's Daily Local News reports on the proposed 2008 Chester County budget. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/13/07
"Election is over, but debates still rage" by Bill Hobson in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the outcome of two school district races in last week's elections, the second being the large write-in vote in Susan Carr's re-election to the Great Valley School Board. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/09/07
"Charlestown celebrating its history" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on Monday night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors, including the presentation of a "Charlestown Township Now and Then 2008 Calendar" to each of the Board members. The article, which includes a photo, is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here. For more information on the calendar, and an order form, click here.
"Schuylkill adopts plan maybe" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on tentative Schuylkill Township adoption of the Chester County "Landscapes" program, of which Charlestown Township is already a member. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/08/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 13 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the October 15 and October 29, 2007 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
More Calendars Available - The first printing of the "Charlestown Township Now and Then 2008 Calendar" sold out at Tuesday's elections. A second printing is being ordered, and you can still purchase one of these very informative calendars to be mailed to you. Check out the 11/05 "When is a calendar more than a calendar?" entry below or click here for details and a link to the order form.
11/07/07
Election Results - Unofficial election results are available from the County's web site. Turnout was 29% county-wide and 23% in Charlestown. Click here for the cumulative results for the county, and click here for the results from Charlestown voters.
"Dem. wins uncontested race in Charlestown" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on Hugh Willig retaining his position on the Charlestown Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
11/06/07
Election Day - Please Vote!
Historical Society Activities - The Charlestown Historical Society will hold its second fall meeting tomorrow night in the Charlestown Elementary School cafeteria. CHS will also hold its annual fall work party at the Rapp House on Saturday, November 10 (rain date November 17). The work starts at 10 am and lunch is included. Please bring a rake, clippers, rags and lots of elbow grease.
Township Newsletter Posted - The Summer 2007 Charlestown Township Newsletter has been posted. It is linked from our Index to Gov't Info page as well as directly from here (892kb pdf).
11/05/07
When is a calendar more than a calendar?
CT 2007 CalendarMost calendars, whether free from your local heating company or purchased at a book store, are a combination of pretty photographs and functional calendar grids. The Charlestown Historical Society, with the cooperation of the our Board of Supervisors, has created the "Charlestown Township Now and Then 2008 Calendar" that is much more than just photos of Charlestown. With this unique, historical calendar, with early days and more recent photos of twelve Township subjects, you can learn about your community from each month's illustrated local history lesson prepared by our Historical Society. A map on the back page identifies the location of all but one of the monthly photos. One month's location is left for you to figure out. The calendar also provides background information on the Charlestown Historical Society as well as a directory for Township Offices and Officials. While current inventory lasts, these calendars will be sold for $10 (at cost) at tomorrow's voting facilities at Charlestown Elementary School. They are also available for $12 delivered to your home via the US Post Office. If you would like to order one to be mailed to you, please use the order form available here in pdf format (600 kb).
11/01/07
"Charlestown supervisor runs unopposed for re-election" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on an interview with Hugh Willig, a township supervisor since 2000 who is running for reelection in next Tuesday's general election. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/31/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the November 5 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Sample Ballot Posted - I have obtained the "specimen ballot" (from the Chester County web site) for next Tuesday's general election for Charlestown Township and posted it here (pdf file).
10/25/07
The Official Minutes of the October 9, 2007 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
3rd Qtr EIT Due (Reminder) - The third quarter Township Earned Income Tax payment is due next Wednesday, October 31st.
10/24/07
"Vandalism plagues Swiss Pines trustee" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on a series of tire slashings and other forms of vandalism that have been inflicted on Henriette Bumeder at Swiss Pines over the past year. The article includes police contact and incident information in the event anyone has any information to help apprehend the perpetrator. Henriette Bumeder is offering a $3,000 reward. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/23/07
Drought Watch in Effect (from Fred Alston) - Chester County is under a Drought Watch which is the first and least severe of the state's three drought watch declarations. The other two are "Drought Warning" and "Drought Emergency". The Drought Watch calls for a voluntary 5% reduction in non-essential water use. Also, a reminder that generally only leaves and waste papers may be burned, and they must be in a container or incinerator in accordance with the provisons of our burning ordinance. The current drought status in Pennsylvania is shown by the PA Department of Environmental Protection here. News releases from the DEP regarding drought conditions are available here.
Election Information (from Linda Csete) - The Board of Supervisors has released an information sheet on the upcoming general election on Tuesday, November 6th. The document includes where and when to vote, local offices up for election, absentee ballot and registration information. The document is posted here.
Valley Hill Road Traffic Light - Resident Gene Mitchell emailed me recently with an observation that I have observed myself regarding the traffic light at Valley Hill Road and Route 401. It is possible to pull up to, but not beyond, the white stop line and not trigger the light mechanism. As a result, you can sit at the light for a long time and not have it change to green in your direction. Gene and I have both observed people go around the first car in line and turn onto Route 401, passing through the red light. When they do, they also trip the light mechanism and almost immediately the light changes. It is very dangerous and against the law to turn while the light is red, but you may find it helpful to pull forward a little beyond the white "stop here" line in order to trip the mechanism.
10/18/07
"Dissatisfied residents unite in Great Valley" by Will Hobson in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Great Valley Stakeholders, a "group of parents, senior citizens, business owners, taxpayers and other concerned citizens from the Great Valley School District whose purpose is to maintain a positive and productive dialogue, encouraging the most effective use of resources toward a single end--the best possible education available in our schools". Aside from the issues of most concern to the group, their web site (click here) includes a great deal of information regarding our school district. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/17/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the October 23 meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
The Official Minutes of the October 1, 2007 meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"Charlestown passes open space resolution" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on Monday nights meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/15/07
DVARTS Performance Change (from Debbie Kuhn) - The performance of Ragamala Music & Dance Theater at Owen J Roberts High School, 981 Ridge Road, Pottstown has been changed to this Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 7:30 pm. The complete DVARTS schedule is available via a pdf file here.
Two articles in Sunday's papers report on land preservation programs' new emphasis on purchasing development rights from Amish farmers, who traditionally spurn government programs. "Preservation made plain" by Nancy Petersen in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer is available here, and "Amish join land preservation movement" in Sunday's The Phoenix is available here.
"No cheers for leading this category" in today's Daily Local News reports on a five county study of residential real estate activity. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Chester County support groups" in today's Daily Local News is a list of area support groups covering a variety of categories, with in most cases links and/or phone numbers as well as meeting schedules. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/13/07
"Planners work to hash out Charlestown TND rules" by Laurie Perini in yesterday's The Phoenix reports on Tuesday night's Planning Commission discussion of the planned Traditional Neighborhood Development ordinance. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/11/07
The Preliminary Agenda for the October 15 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
10/10/07
The Official Minutes of the September 11, 2007 meeting of the Planning Commission have been posted.
"Great Valley's test results show significant upswing" by Anne Pickering in today's Daily Local News reports on recent College Board SAT and state standardized test results for the Great Valley School District. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Borough okays regional plan" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on the Phoenixville Borough Council's adoption of the Phoenixville Region Comprehensive Plan. The Borough is the fourth of six municipalities participating in the plan to adopt it, following Charlestown, West Vincent, and Schuylkill. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Democrats gain ground on sprawl" by Thomas Fitzgerald and Kathleen Brady Shea in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the significance of open space preservation in Chester County politics and government. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/08/07
"East Pikeland tables regional plan decision" by Laurie Perini in today's The Phoenix reports on East Pikeland Township's supervisors vote to delay a decision on that township's approval of the Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan. Charlestown and Schuylkill Townships have already approved the plan. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/05/07
"Schuylkill joins planning body" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on the Schuylkill Township's Board of Supervisors recent adoption of the Phoenixville Region Comprehensive Plan (also approved recently by Charlestown Township's Board). The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Legislators, land trust community meet" by Anne Pickering in today's Suburban Advertiser reports on a request by land trusts for clarification of what public access the state wants when trusts are applying for funding to purchase a conservation easement from a private landowner. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Deadline to register to vote is next Tuesday" in today's The Mercury reports on how to register to vote, which must be done by next Tuesday, October 9 in order to vote in the upcoming November 5 general election. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/04/07
Dr. Carroll Burgoon - Dr. Carroll Burgoon of Yellow Springs Road, a long-time resident of Charlestown Township, passed away last Friday, September 28th. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, where friends may call from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Dr. Burgoon's obituary is available on the Daily Local News web site by clicking here.
"Candidates discuss trauma center" by Brian Fanelli in today's Daily Local News reports on comments from candidates for county commissioner regarding the possibility of the return of a trauma center somewhere in Chester County. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
10/03/07
The Official Minutes of the September 17 and September 24, 2007 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
Hazardous Household Waste Disposal - The last of four 2007 drop-off dates for disposing of many types of hazardous household waste will be this coming Saturday, October 6, at the Government Services Center at 601 Westtown Road, West Chester. This particular drop off date includes old computer equipment which will either be recycled or disposed of after recovering hazardous materials. More information is included here and also in an article in today's The Phoenix which is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Phoenixville asked to reconsider" by Brian McCarthy in today's The Phoenix reports on Monday nights meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
 
DaisyJealous female needs to be Queen bee (from Aliena Gerhard) -
Ok, she's a cat. Daisy is a 7 year old female who, unfortunately, is quite jealous of the family baby. We are heartbroken, but she is no longer happy. She needs a home where she can be queen bee. She is definitely a lap cat and loves to abscond with hair scrunchies and her toy lion, which she may present to you as a gift. She must remain an indoor cat as she has no front claws. Daisy is very affectionate and will give you hours of unconditional love and purrs. Vet references are a must. Contact Aliena Gerhard at 610-687-0697.
10/02/07
"Phoenixville area planning group is a welcome force", an editorial in today's The Mercury seems at odds with yesterday's vote by the Phoenixville Planning Commission to recommend the borough not approve the Phoenixville Regional Planning Commission's Regional Plan. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Great Valley board acted in bad faith" by Barbara L. Johnston in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer publishes several reader comments on the renewal of Great Valley School District Superintendent Rita Jones' contract. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Nationally recognized ballet company The River North Chicago Dance Company will be performing this coming Friday at the Phoenixville High School, sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Consortium. A brochure providing details on this and future groups performing, schedules and ticketing information and is available here.
10/01/07
Great Valley Nature Center's 14th Annual Enchanted Halloween Story Trail (from Tom Pascocello) -
Great Valley Nature Center's 14th Annual Enchanted Halloween Story Trail will be Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st at 1pm to 4pm. Reservations will be taken on the 1/2 hour (trail takes about an hour). Recommended or ages 3 - 10. Come meet friendly storybook and movie characters, each with a wonderful nature related theme to share. Treats included! Please call 610-935-9777 for information and to make reservations.
"Borough planners nix regionalism" by G. E. Lawrence in today's The Phoenix reports on the vote by the Phoenixville Borough Planning Commission to recommend the Borough Council decline to adopt the Phoenixville Area Regional Plan. (Charlestown's supervisors recently approved adoption of the plan.) The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"East Pikeland Open Space asks EAC to help monitor water" by Lauri Perini in Saturday's The Phoenix reports on neighboring East Pikeland's goals "to keep track of streams for general knowledge, save areas from further development because of its pristine status and possibly enforce buffers for areas where streams are being downgraded." The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"SRHC opens" by Laurie Perini in today's The Phoenix reports on the weekend's grand opening events for the new Schuylkill River Heritage Center in Phoenixville. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
 
 

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