PHOENIXVILLE, PA – State officials including Gov. Tom Corbett will be visiting Aqua America‘s largest water treatment facility Friday for the unveiling of a 6.5-acre solar farm. According to a press release from Aqua America, Corbett will be at the Pickering water treatment facility around 11 a.m. as the company unveils the $6.5 million solar farm that powers the facility serving half a million residents of Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. The panels will provide 1.5 megawatts of power.
WHAT: TriCounty Community Network’s (TCN) Homeless Services Program, which consists of 25 local organizations, is hosting a community awareness event titled, “Rethink Homelessness” on November 30. As the temperature drops and the holiday season begins, many individuals in our area are homeless and are without food. The goal of the event is to draw awareness to this devastating problem affecting many in our community and offer ways our community can work together to help our homeless neighbors in need. TCN’s Homeless Services Program Committee is already connecting homeless individuals with agencies that can provide a successful continuum of care. Members of TCN’s Homeless Services Program Committee will lead the event and introduce formerly homeless individuals who will share their difficult journey.
WHO: TCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership-based organization that partners with nonprofits, businesses and community members to improve health, social and environmental conditions. Serving Western Montgomery, Northern Chester and Eastern Berks counties in Pennsylvania, TCN offers seven key programs: Build Up Youth, C.A.R.E. (Caring in Alternative Residential Environments), Environmental Awareness, Family Literacy, Homeless Services, SAFE (Supporting Abuse Free Environments), and Workforce Development. For more information on TCN, visit www.tcnetwork.org.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
12:00 – 1:00 PM
WHERE: Smith Family Plaza
100 East High Street
RSVP: Members of the media should RSVP to Karen Higgins, A&E Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-831-5723.
Partnering to improve health, social and environmental conditions.
TriCounty Community Network
260 High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464
Last week’s massive flooding in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has left 13 people dead. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) listed 13 possible storm-related deaths on Sunday in the following counties:
3 Lancaster, 2 Bradford, 2 Dauphin, 2 Lebanon, 1 Chester, 1 Luzerne, 1 Philadelphia and 1 York.
Governor Corbett has asked President Obama to declare eleven Pennsylvania counties disaster areas, which would begin the process of applying and qualifying for federal aid.
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency said Monday the list so far includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Wyoming and Wayne counties. More counties may be added.
Governor Corbett and Lt. Governor Cawley are touring areas of the state ravaged by Hurricane Irene.
All SEPTA Services To Be Suspended During Hurricane Irene. Operations to Halt at 12:30 a.m. Sunday; Services to Resume Mid-Day Sunday, As Conditions Permit.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 26, 2011)
In the interest of public safety, with a hurricane of historic proportions approaching the region, SEPTA will cease all transportation operations at12:30 a.m. Sunday.
All trips scheduled after 12:30 a.m. Sunday will be cancelled. Service is not expected to resume until at least mid-day Sunday, following damage assessments and repairs. Service will resume on a route-by-route basis, based on conditions.
SEPTA strongly urges all customers who normally ride the system during this time period to make arrangements to go to your destination well in advance of the storm and be prepared to remain safely at that location until the storm has passed and service has resumed.
All SEPTA employees normally assigned to work during the period of the shutdown or who are assigned to emergency duty are required to report to work at their assigned locations.
This is a very interesting survey on what residents of Philadelphia’s PA and NJ suburbs think of the city. It’s worth a few minutes to read over:
This is great news for Chester! Power Home Remodeling Group, the nations fourth-largest home-remodeling company, is relocating their corporate headquarters to Chester’s riverfront. (Sounds like a ULI recommendation to me)
The Wharf at Rivertown is a mixed-use office and retail project along the Chester riverfront. Governor Rendell, when he’s not busy yelling at Leslie Stahl, said “This project will continue the impressive development of the city’s waterfront area and build upon its growing reputation as a great location for businesses looking to relocate or expand.”
The Governor’s Action Team (GAT) coordinated the project. GAT is made up of economic development professionals who work with businesses that are interested in expanding in or relocating to Pennsylvania.
A $300,000 grant was obtained with the help of the Delaware County Commerce Center. The entire Power Home Remodeling Group project will cost $1 million dollars. It will create 270 new jobs within three years and keep the 278 jobs already in Chester.
Sounds like Chester, PA is open for business!
I am not sure exactly what to say. Sunnybrook is too small? Can’t find another venue around Pottstown? I know there are some large buildings around here that are empty! With parking.
It’s 11 miles each way to Kimberton (per Mapquest). Basically 20 minutes, depending on traffic. You might as well have moved to the Valley Forge Convention Center or the Greater Philadelphia Exposition Center in Oaks. At least the road is better than 724.
Kimberton is not centrally located in the Tri-County area. That would be Pottstown, if one looks at a map. We are at the convergence of Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties.
This news makes me crabby.