Our Book Club meeting this month was delayed to avoid Rosh Hashanah, prompting me to investigate that holiday. My initial investigation determined that it was Jewish New Year, celebrated on the first day of the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. I also learned that this calendar was a lunar one and that its first… [Read More]
Last week’s borough council meeting was a rare standing-room-only gathering as mayor Betty Copeland was formally named Mayor of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association. Copeland became Bridgeville’s first female mayor and first Black mayor when she was elected to the office in 2017 at the age of 83. Rather than publicly advocate… [Read More]
Full video of borough council’s Sept. 13, 2021 meeting.
In a previous column I remember writing that “Ed Weise was the best ‘best friend’ a teen-aged boy could ever have”. And indeed he was; his passing has triggered an avalanche of memories for me. Despite being saddened by his death, it is easy for me to celebrate his life and the portion of it… [Read More]
Last week, at least eight Chartiers Valley High School students staged a mid-day walkout because they do not want wear facemasks at school during the current global pandemic. Although the students were small in number, they were big on media coverage, as a WPXI news crew waited at the bottom of the school’s entrance to… [Read More]
There’s still time to enter the chamber of commerce raffle for the chance to win a new Chevy Trailblazer but you might have to act fast. More than 75% of of the 750 the tickets have already been sold for the drawing, which takes place on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. at Colussy Chevrolet…. [Read More]
Noblemen in Scotland employed ghillies as caretakers of the forests and streams on their extensive estates; that seems like an appropriate description of the role I have assumed in my regular visits to the natural park adjacent to my home. Part of my responsibility is to inspect all parts of the park. It is a… [Read More]