The Founders Event will bring together the region’s community, economic, and government leaders to support the Chester County Historical Society and acknowledge two outstanding visionaries: PECO and Penelope P. Wilson. Tickets are $100 per person and include remarkable networking, guided tours, delicious food by Jimmy Duffy’s, classical guitar by Malcom Johnstone, and more. For ticket information contact David B. Reinfeld at 610-692-4800 x 267 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the event click here or visit chestercohistorical.org.
Attention Residents of West Chester: Did you know that the Borough of West Chester offers a system in order to contact residents with important information relating to weather situations and other emergencies? With the recent winter weather conditions that our area has been experiencing it’s very beneficial to join to ensure you and your family’s safety. You can add or update your current information by clicking here. For more information visit the Borough of West Chester official website, www.west-chester.com.
More than 400,000 people in the region still are without power, and many will remain without power through the weekend. As of 1:00PM Thursday, about 410,000 customers were without power, PECO said, down from a high of more than 623,000 Wednesday evening.
In a notice to customers on its website, PECO wrote that it hoped to restore power to a majority of its customers by Friday night, but warned that many will be without power through Sunday. PECO has brought in outside contractors, it said, and more than 3,500 people are working to restore service. You can report an outage to PECO by calling 1-800-841-4141.
If you are still without power there are a number of shelters across the Chester County area. Also, the Brandywine River Museum is offering free admission for the entire day stating, “Heat is on and the art is inspiring!”
This just in from the Chester County Historical Society:
The Chester County Historical Society is pleased to announce the 31st Annual Chester County Antique Show, which will be held from April 5-7, 2013 at the Phelps School, a new location for the Show. The Phelps School in Malvern is a unique facility which features accessibility, spaciousness, and natural light that will create the perfect setting for the dealers and all of their fine quality offerings.
The event, sponsored once again by PECO, will feature more than 50 exceptional dealers from throughout the country. The theme of this year’s event is “Architectural Elements in Furniture.” The show attracts over 2,000 visitors and collectors every year. The Preview Party, held on Friday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., provides an early viewing of the event’s beautiful items while enjoying fine fare and meeting the vendors, as well as the Historical Society’s Board of Trustees and other supporters. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the event, call 610-692-4800 or visit http://chestercohistorical.org/antiquesshow.php
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The storm left millions without power across much of the Eastern Seaboard, left at least two dozen dead and forced airlines to cancel about 9,000 flights. It never became the big-city nightmare forecasters and public officials had warned about, but it still had the ability to surprise. Many of the worst effects arose from rains that fell inland, not the highly anticipated storm surge along the coasts. Residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey nervously watched waters rise as hours’ worth of rain funneled into rivers and creeks. Nearly 5 million homes and businesses lost power at some point during the storm. Lights started to come back on for many on Sunday, though it was expected to take days for electricity to be fully restored.
In an early estimate, consulting firm Kinetic Analysis Corp. figured total losses from the storm at $7 billion, with insured losses of $2 billion to $3 billion. The storm will take a bite out of Labor Day tourist business from the Outer Banks to the Jersey Shore to Cape Cod. Irene was the first hurricane to make landfall in the continental United States since 2008, and came almost six years to the day after Katrina ravaged New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. For questions regarding insurance and seeing if you are covered properly visit http://www.kimberleyvassal.com