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The Route 29 "Ice Dam" Bridge over Pickering Creek is supposed to be closed for replacement starting today and remain closed for 8 to 10 months.
The Preliminary Agenda for tonight's meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
Charlestown Green's report on the October 15 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
10/25/01 (12:30 pm)
The Charlestown Historical Society fall work party is scheduled for this Saturday morning at the Rapp House. Please come help with clean up, covering the windows with plastic insulation, and other fall chores to prepare the house for winter.
"Route 29 bridge to close" by Dennis J. Wright in today's The Phoenix reports on the scheduled closing of Route 29 at the "Ice Dam" bridge over Pickering Creek, just south of Charlestown Hunt. The closing should last 8 - 10 months. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"A preschool's tradition of rummage sales" by Ericka Bennett in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on Betty Stonorov and this year's Charlestown Playshool Fall Sale. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Send a package of fun in disguise" by Keisha Young in today's The Phoenix reports on Charlestown resident Kris Lamley's new business "Fun Appetit". Fun Appetit packages gifts for children in such a way that the packaging is half the fun. Kris has a great Fun Appetit web site (www.funappetit.com) which generates orders from all over the country. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
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The proposed redistricting resulting from the 2000 census has apparently shifted Representative Carole Rubley's district so it no longer includes Charlestown Township. Bob Jones and others have created a petition which Bob will hand deliver to Harrisburg in an effort to keep our township in Carole Rubley's district. Here is the petition -
If you would like to "sign" this petition via email, please send an email to Bob Jones (click here) and INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS. You do not have to physically sign the petition, but having your address included allows auditors to verify "signatures" if necessary. If you have questions regarding the petition, please contact Bob Jones directly.
Pennsylvania has just completed a proposed realignment of the districts and Carole Rubley is now assigned to another district. We the undersigned wish to express our strong desire to have representative Carole Rubley continue to represent Charlestown. Carole Rubley has represented Charlestown Township for many years. She is very familiar with many of the township residents in addition to many of our issues which she has supported as a strong Republican figure, Carole has been instrumental in nurturing an effective republican coalition making our district one of the dominate Republican districts in Chester County. This reassignment can only have a negative affect on the Republican Party as a whole. The undersigned would like to voice our strong objection to this and have Carole Rubley continue to represent Charlestown Township.
The Official Minutes of the August 28 and September 25 meetings of the Planning Commission have been posted.
Web Site to be Down - Our web hosting service provider, PLH WorldGroup Communications, Inc. in West Chester, will be doing major system maintenance this weekend. This web site may be unavailable at times while this work takes place.
Rt. 29 Bridge to Close Oct. 29 - An article in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the new closing date for Route 29 at the Pickering Creek (Ice Dam) bridge just south of Charlestown Hunt is Monday, October 29. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Railroad project right on track" in this week's Suburban Advertiser reports on the status of the MetroRail project proposed for our area. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Anthrax Scare - "Scare shuts home store" by Tarek Tannous in today's Daily Local News reports on an anthrax scare at the Home Depot store in Frazer. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Open Space Commission holds its next meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM at the Middle School. Click here for the preliminary agenda.
The Official Minutes of the October 1 regular meeting and the October 2 Comprehensive Plan meeting of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
"Architect interviewed at Altemose hearing" by Michael Quay in today's The Phoenix reports on last night's meeting of the Board of Supervisors, the main focus of which was the proposed Altemose assisted living complex on Whitehorse Road. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
Charlestown Green's report on the October 1 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted to our Neighborhood News page.
The Preliminary Agenda for the October 15 meeting of the Board of Supervisors has been posted.
PC Mtg Canceled - From Township Administrator Linda Csete - The Planning Commission meeting for Tues. 10-23 has been canceled. The next meeting will be held Tues. Nov. 13th, 7:30 PM at the Great Valley Middle School, room 154.
"Nature center receives grant" in Friday's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission grant to the Great Valley Nature Center. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"GV student council raises $9,500 for Red Cross" in the current Suburban Advertiser reports on how The Great Valley High School Student Council raised money for the American Red Cross and firefighters. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The web site for the Phoenixville Fire Company has been added to our Neighborhood Links page.
"Plans for Schuylkill line are revitalized" by Jere Downs in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a new effort to work out the finances and get approval for the construction of a "Schuylkill Valley Metro" which, with a Phoenixville station, would provide a new commuting option for area residents who work in Philadelphia. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"Altemose land development application postponed" by Keisha Young reports on several matters before the Planning Commission at last night's meeting. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
"It's Still Lyme Time: Fall Precautions For Tick-borne Diseases", a press release from the Chester County Health Department is available on our site. Click here for the complete press release.
Rough and Tumble in Kinzers, PA is holding its last event of the year, "Fall Harvest Days", this Friday and Saturday. For the schedule of activities for each day click here. For directions to the R&T grounds, click here. For photos from last year's events, click here.
The Thompson Property - Showalter Associates sketch plan has been removed from tomorrow night's Planning Commission Preliminary Agenda.
Charlestown Playhouse Fall Sale
This year's Charlestown Playhouse Fall Sale runs from October 20 - November 7. We have the full schedule including Take-in Days and Sale days as well as other information for both sellers and buyers and Directions to the sale. Click here for all the details.
The Preliminary Agenda for next week's meeting of the Planning Commission has been posted.
Fred Alston's Fire Marshal Report for September has been posted. Note that our area has a 5" water deficit for the year-to-date.
This coming Saturday October 6 is the last of four 2001 Hazardous Waste Disposal Days. This one is in West Goshen. Click here for details.
Route 29 to remain open until October 22nd
"Opening of Route 401 delayed" in today's Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the construction at the intersection of Routes 401 and 113 will not be completed until October 22nd. Since the Route 29 bridge replacement cannot begin until Route 401 is open, Route 29 should remain open until at least the 22nd of this month. The article is available on-line from the paper's web site by clicking here.
The Charlestown Historical Society, which meets this Thursday at 8 PM at the Playschool, has an email address. You may contact the Society at email@example.com.
Memorial Service for Bud Zeigler (From Township Admin. Linda Csete)
For those of you who may not have been aware of it, our former, longtime Planning Commissioner Bud Zeigler passed away about two weeks ago. He had moved out of the township and was living with his daughter, I believe in New England somewhere. There is a memorial service planned for him this Saturday, October 6th at 4:00 P.M. at St. John's Church, Gay Street in Phoenixville.
The Official Minutes of the September 10 and September 18 meetings of the Board of Supervisors have been posted.
10/01/01 (3:45 PM)
2001 Family Center Art Show
The Family Center Art Show for the benefit of the Exchange Club Family Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse will be held at QVC Studio Park in West Chester, PA October 12 - 14, 2001. Four Charlestown artists will be among the many artists showing and selling their work. Click here for details.
Reminder: The second public meeting to review and comment on the proposed Comprehensive Plan will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the Middle School.
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