I have recently become aware of the demolition plans involving more than 750 acres of woodland and farmland west of 202/Concord Pike on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border. The area, known locally as “The Valley” but formally as “Beaver Valley” is located just minutes outside of Downtown West Chester and offers a great outdoor escape with magnificent beauties.
The land at stake adjoins the newly recognized National Monument in Delaware and Chester County. Developers are attempting to purchase this land and change zoning laws so that it may be bulldozed and built upon before the remainder of the land joins our new National Monument. This land is currently owned by the Woodlawn Trustees. Don’t let the name fool you. The Woodlawn Trustees have every intention to develop this land. The only thing stopping the development is the current zoning. However, these developers are trying to change the zoning so that they may bulldoze the land and build almost a thousand houses and a big box retail store.
Concerned citizens have created a website, wwww.savethevalley.org, to better inform people of the matter at hand. Savethevalley.org aims to put a stop to the development plans on the remaining land held by the Woodlawn Trustees and to preserve the land permanently for recreational use. Join in the fight for saving this precious land before it is too late. For more information visit www.savethevalley.org and check out this informative Youtube video. Also, sign the petition by clicking here and join in the protest on May 14th at 7pm at the Concord Twp Board of Supervisors Rezoning Meeting to show your support.
Tonight (October 23rd), Grab your pumpkin, roll up your sleeves and get competitive for this great pumpkin carve! Side Bar Restaurant will have 2 dozen pumpkins on site to carve up! They will also offer the carving utensils for all participants and will award prizes to the most creative, original and worst-ever carvings seen in-house tonight. The 3rd Annual Side Bar Pumpkin carving contest will begin and run straight through Mystery Box Trivia which starts at 9:30… So bring your carving skills and trivia skills!
At this point I am sure many have seen or heard of The Kony 2012 campaign/film. The Youtube video targeting a Ugandan guerilla leader, has gone viral, amassing almost 33 million views and celebrity backers like Oprah, Ryan Seacrest and Rihanna.
“Invisible Children, a non-profit group, made the 29-minute video to further expose the practices of Ugandan guerilla leader Joseph Rao Kony, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army.” The film and campaign by Invisible Children was made not to celebrate Joseph Rao Kony, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
As the popularity of the film/campaign is growing, I thought I would share the 29-minute video below incase you have not seen it yet. It is a very interesting story that I think everyone should be aware of… You can help by visiting: http://kony2012.com, Donate to Invisible Children at: https://stayclassy.org/checkout/set-donation?eid=14711.
Kimberley Vassal Insurance has a new segment over on there Youtube page entitled “The Insurance Beer Snob” were Employee Bill Jeppe reviews all different kinds of beers. Kimberley Vassal Insurance Services is local insurance agency based right outside downtown West Chester, If you are looking for Insurance or just have a question they will gladly assist you, visit their website at http://www.kimberleyvassal.com and check out the latest beer review below!
The video above discusses the Senate version of the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). In the Senate the bill is called the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). SOPA has gotten more attention than PIPA because it was moving faster in the legislative process. But PIPA is just as dangerous, and now it is moving faster. PIPA would give the government new powers to block Americans’ access websites that corporations don’t like.
The bill lets corporations and the US government censor entire websites and cut sites off from advertising, payments and donations.This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services likeTwitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
The bill is scheduled for a test vote in the Senate on Jan. 24th: We need to act now to let our lawmakers know just how terrible it is. Will you fill out the form here to ask your lawmakers to oppose the legislation and support a filibuster?