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WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER Renovations to the Tredyffrin Township Municipal Building were completed in August 2016.

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Contact Information ........................................2 Public Meetings 2017 Schedule .....................3 Message From the Public Works Director ....4 Message From the Township Engineer......5-9 Township Wins State Wide Award ...............10 Township Employee Update....................11-13 Party In the Park.......................................14-15

Thanks to Our 2016 Sponsors .....................16 Save the Date: Community Day ...................16 Main Line Symphony Orchestra ..................17 Library News & Programs .......................18-21 Camp Programs.............................................22 Summer Day Camp .......................................23 Summer Day Camp Counselors Needed.....23

Police News ...................................................24 Town Watch Volunteers Needed ..................25 Inspections & Permits...................................26 Jenkins Arboretum in Winter .......................27 Wayne Art Center Class Schedule..........28-30 Senior Lifestyles............................................31

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Names & Numbers To Keep In Mind... Board of Supervisors

Township Staff

Reaves Lukens, Chairman Sean Moir, Vice Chairman Mark Freed Heather Greenberg Paul W. Olson Evelyn Richter Murph Wysocki

TOWNSHIP MANAGER William F. Martin ASSISTANT TOWNSHIP MANAGER & DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND ZONING Matthew Baumann FINANCE DIRECTOR Joseph DiRocco, CPA TOWNSHIP ENGINEER Stephen Burgo, P.E. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS Gary Bernhard SENIOR BUILDING OFFICIAL Michael Pilotti DIRECTOR OF LIBRARIES Chris Kibler SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE Anthony Giaimo POLICE LIEUTENANTS Joseph Glatts Taro Landis TOWNSHIP SOLICITOR Lamb McErlane PC

Volunteer Boards Environmental Advisory Council Historical Commission Library Board of Trustees Municipal Authority Parks & Recreation Board Pension Trustees Planning Commission Stormwater Committee Traffic Committee Zoning Hearing Board

Important Phone Numbers Tredyffrin Township Building

Phone.........................................610-644-1400 Fax..............................................610-993-9186 Website..............................www.tredyffrin.org Email ........................tredyffrin@tredyffrin.org

Tredyffrin Township Police Department

Emergency..................................................911 Business .....................................610-644-3221 Dispatch .....................................610-647-1440

Tredyffrin Township Public Works Department

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Fire and Ambulance

Berwyn Fire Company ................................911 Paoli Fire Company ....................................911 Radnor Fire Company.................................911 Malvern Fire Department ..........................911

Tredyffrin Township Libraries

Strafford.....................................610-688-7092 Paoli ...........................................610-296-7996

Tredyffrin/Easttown School District

Business .....................................610-240-1900 Emergency Closing Number .......................854

PLEASE NOTE: During your participation in and attendance at Township events and activities like the Summer Concert Series, 4th of July Celebration, or Community Day, you may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by Township Staff. Your attendance serves as permission for use of your image by the Township (for example: in newsletters or on the Township website).

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2017 Meeting Schedule & Holiday Calendar BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 7 PM Keene Hall January 3 & 30 February 21 March 20 April 17 May 22 June 19 July 17 August 21 September 18 October 2 & 16 November 8 & 20 December 4 & 18 ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL 7 PM Community Room February 14 April 11 June 13 August 8 October 10 December 12 HISTORICAL COMMISSION 7 PM Community Room January 18 March 15 May 17 July 19 September 20 November 15

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 7:30 PM Tredyffrin Public Library (T) Paoli Library (P) January 26 (T) February 23 (P) March 23 (T) April 27 (T) May 25 (T) June 22 (P) July 27 (T) August 24 (T) September 28 (T) October 26 (P) December 7 (T) MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY 7 PM Community Room January 4 April 5 July 12 October 4 PARK & RECREATION BOARD 7 PM Community Room January 11 March 8 April 12 May 10 June 14 September 13 October 11 November 8

PENSION TRUSTEES 7:30 AM Board Room February 8 May 10 August 9 November 8 PLANNING COMMISSION 7 PM Keene Hall January 19 February 16 March 16 April 20 May 18 June 15 July 20 August 17 September 21 October 19 November 16 December 21 STORMWATER COMMITTEE To be scheduled as needed TRAFFIC COMMITTEE 7:30 AM Community Room March 15 June 21 September 20 December 20

ZONING HEARING BOARD 7 PM Keene Hall January 26 February 23 March 23 April 27 May 25 June 22 July 27 August 24 September 28 October 26 November 15 December 14

2017 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

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January 16 February 20 May 29 July 4 September 4 October 9 November 10 November 23 November 24 December 25

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Message From the Director of Public Works The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Clean Water Act have mandated their MS4 Program for all municipalities to comply. Stormwater management is one of the biggest challenges we will encounter in the coming years. Tredyffrin Township is a densely populated area that continues to grow and develop. Improving and maintaining our stormwater facilities is critical to complying with Federal and State laws and for ensuring the safety and welfare of our community. Our Public Works and Engineering Departments will continue to focus on this critical function.

In closing, I'm fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity to manage and oversee the growth and improvement of Tredyffrin Township's infrastructure. I was born and raised in Valley Forge. My 35 years of experience have solely been dedicated to this industry and I have been involved in every aspect of the construction and economics of it. Our Public Works Department is "second to none". Our goal and mission is to provide exemplary service and the highest standard of construction. Happy New Year, Gary Bernhard

Gary Bernhard, Director of Public Works As the newly appointed Director of Public Works, I'm excited for the start of the New Year and to continue the highest standards for maintaining and improving our infrastructure and facilities. Never before have the demands and expectations been greater. I welcome the challenge and understand the meaning of fiscal responsibility while constructing for the long term. There's nothing more important to the economic growth, health, and prosperity of a community than a strong, well-maintained infrastructure - including roadways connecting residential living and commercial corridors; conveyance of municipal waste through underground pipes and aboveground wastewater pumping stations; stormwater management systems to control and discharge flows from the ever increasing weather events; traffic control devices that provide direction, seamless traffic flow and, most importantly, public safety; and last but not least, our municipal buildings and other community facilities that provide our residents and businesses the services for their own growth and prosperity, in addition to providing safety and guidance in the event of a disaster. For the next 5 to 10 years, our roadways will be one of our main priorities for improvement. The Pennsylvania Transportation Bill, Act 89, has committed $1.2 billion a year in infrastructure improvements, increasing our liquid fuels contribution from 10% to 15% a year. Combining the increase with historic lows in fuel costs will provide municipalities a great opportunity to improve their local roadways.

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Message From the Township Engineer Tredyffrin Township main entrance prior to summer 2016 renovations

Stephen Burgo, P.E., Township Engineer In 2016, the Tredyffrin Township Engineering Department oversaw the completion of several major capital improvement projects throughout the Township. Projects involved construction and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure, as well as planning for upcoming new construction. One of the most noticeable changes in 2016 were the improvements to the Township Municipal Complex. The redesign and renovation to the front and rear entrances of the Township Building encompassed a major overhaul. The existing concrete steps, walkways, and railings were replaced; the handicapped access ramp was widened; truncated dome detectable warning surfaces were added at the transition of the sidewalk with the driveway; new lighting was installed; and new signs, both at the building itself and along DuPortail Road, were put in place. If you have not seen the changes, drop by for a visit and take a look.

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Message From the Township Engineer The largest project that was undertaken in 2016 was the Wilson Road Force Main (WRFM) Emergency Rehabilitation Project, which was initiated as a result of major breaks in the line in 2012 and 2014. The project entailed coordination between the Township, PADOT, PADEP, Valley Forge National Historic Park (VFNHP), and the partners in the Valley Creek Trunk Sewer System. Although various work activities have been underway since the pipeline break in 2014, including an assessment of the entire WRFM pipeline, followed by extensive design and permitting processes; the construction project itself was started in late December 2015, with the majority of the work to reline and rehabilitate the entire 3.6-mile pipeline occurring between March and November of 2016. The project involved installing a by-pass pipeline while the contractor worked on relining the existing underground sanitary sewer force main pipeline. The compressed fit relining of the existing pipeline allowed for a substantially reduced project footprint within the project area, including Valley Forge National Historic Park, where only access pits were required between sections of relining as opposed to a more traditional open-cut excavation and removal/replacement of the pipeline. Yellow Springs Road, the Knox Covered Bridge, and a portion of Route 252 through the Valley Forge National Historic Park between the bridge and Route 23 were closed for the duration of the project. The roads are now open and have been repaired/repaved accordingly.

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Message From the Township Engineer In 2016, the Township Engineering staff worked on two separate planning and design efforts for transportation related multi-modal projects in Paoli. First, the Paoli ARLE Grant Project will upgrade the traffic signals along the Route 30 corridor in downtown Paoli with adaptive signals to help manage and adapt to the traffic flows along Route 30. In addition, intersections at Darby Road and South Valley Road with Route 30 will have some pedestrian signal enhancements to help pedestrians cross the roadway.

In August, the twin culvert pipes on Contention Lane, which allow Trout Creek to flow under the roadway, were replaced. These pipes replaced the existing deteriorated pipes and will provide conveyance for stream flows, as well as address the prior roadway settlement issues associated with the deteriorated old pipes.

Second, the Paoli TAP Grant "East Central Avenue Sidewalk and Bike Lane Project" will upgrade the existing sidewalks on the south side of East Central Avenue from Route 252, near Paoli Pointe, all the way west to the Station Square Office Complex. ADA ramps and crosswalks will be provided along East Central Avenue and at various driveways. The existing roadway travel lanes will be reduced in width by 5-ft on both sides of the roadway to include 5-ft bike lanes. Both Paoli Projects will be completed in 2017.

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Message From the Township Engineer In April, PennDOT completed repair work on the Knox Covered Bridge that was needed because of damage caused by a truck hitting the structure. The bridge remained closed for the duration of the Wilson Road Force Main Emergency Rehabilitation Project.

Maintenance work on the Chesterbrook Boulevard Bridge over Route 202 was completed in July. The work included some concrete repairs to the bridge deck, as well as guiderail replacement, hardware inspections, bolt tightening, and bridge deck cleaning. Work also began on the design for a bridge to replace the Howellville Road Truss Bridge, which crosses above the Norfolk-Southern railroad lines, near the Field of Dreams and PECO's Berwyn Complex. The Township has received a Retro-Reimbursement Grant from the DVRPC/PADOT and a match from Norfolk-Southern to fund the project. Township staff are working with Norfolk-Southern on the bridge.

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The newly restored Knox Covered Bridge over Valley Creek (EV) in 2016

Chester County completed a project to replace the Walker Road Bridge in the Glenhardie section of the Township. The road was closed for several months while this work was done. As part of the project, the Township had to relocate an existing sanitary sewer line adjacent to the bridge to allow the County to complete their work.

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Township Wins Statewide Award For Communication Efforts standing committees, representatives from the Governor's Center for Local Government Services, and PSATS staff members. PSATS represents Pennsylvania's 1,453 townships of the second class and is committed to preserving and strengthening

township government and securing greater visibility and involvement for townships in the state and federal political arenas. Townships of the second class represent more residents (5.5 million Pennsylvanians) than any other type of political subdivision in the Commonwealth.

Tredyffrin Township's efforts to keep its residents updated and informed about the community have earned the Township a second place award in the Audiovisual Communication category of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) 49t h Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest for our snow emergency public service announcement which can be viewed on the Township website. The annual contest recognizes townships that have successfully communicated programs and activities to its citizens.

The contest attracted entries from across the Commonwealth in eight categories, including printed and electronic newsletter, most improved newsletter, other publications, audiovisual communication, cable TV programs, social media, and websites. In all, 36 townships submitted 103 entries for the 2016 competition, and 21 individual townships won awards. All entries were judged on the usefulness of the information presented and how well the information was communicated to the Township residents. Publications were also judged on their overall attractiveness and readability. Judges included members of the Association's 10

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Employee Update In 2016, the Township saw some changes and additions to the staff teams in various departments. In August, Dean Wilkins retired after 31 years of service to the residents of Tredyffrin Township. Dean managed the day-to-day operations of the Township park maintenance, road sweeping, Township Building upkeep, sewer repairs, road paving, and much, much more. He was always available to be called upon at a moment's notice when an emergency arose. Dean was an integral part of Township operations and he will be missed. At the September Board of Supervisors meeting, County Commissioner Michelle Kichline presented Dean with a citation from the county and recognized his years of service. Library Trustee CT Alexander thanked Dean for the assistance he provided to install the flag pole at the Tredyffrin Library in Strafford. Township Manager Bill Martin and Board Chairman Trip Lukens presented Dean with an acknowledgement for his years of service and announced that his name would be placed on the Tredyffrin Township Wall of Honor in the lobby of the Township Building.

Dan Bullock retired as a Senior Operator for the Public Works Department after 27 years of service to the Township and its residents. Dan had been previously recognized by the Board on behalf of the citizens for his efforts in assisting our Police Officers when his alertness and quick actions were instrumental in the apprehension of burglary suspects. He was praised and thanked by the Freshman Girls Lacrosse Team for his care of Wilson Farm Park, and by residents for his kindness over his years with the Township.

Laurie Meyle retired after 15 years of service to the residents of Tredyffrin Township. She is a long-time resident of the area, who joined the staff in 2001 as a clerk/typist for the Finance Department before accepting a position as a Permit Clerk for the Building Department in 2006. Laurie retired at the end of May and plans to spend more time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Michael Middleton retired after 24 years as a Tredyffrin Township Police Officer. Mike joined the police department in February 1992 and rose to the rank of Class A Officer. Mike was a well-respected officer, both by his peers and by the Township residents.

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Employee Update Gary Bernhard joined the staff as the new Public Works Director in December, after serving as the Director of Public Works at Easttown Township for 5½ years. Gary has 35 years of experience in the industry, and constructing and maintaining our infrastructure is a passion of his. He lives in Royersford and graduated from Methacton High School. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force after four years of service. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Harley, weight training, and hanging out with family and friends.

Darin Fitzgerald, who started with Tredyffrin as the Public Works Foreman, was recently promoted to Sewer Foreman. Darin has proven himself as a valuable member of the Public Works team since he came to the Township in March 2015. He was able to step in and work as interim Director of Operations after the retirement of Dean Wilkins in August.

Ryan Benson started as a Public Works Laborer in November 2015. He is from Media and graduated from Strath Haven High School. Before coming to Tredyffrin, Ryan worked for the Nether Providence Township Public Works Department. In his spare time, Ryan coaches 7th and 8th grade football and in the summers, enjoys going down the shore.

Neil Connery came to the Township as a Public Works Laborer in July. He graduated from William Tennant High School and lives in Hatboro. Neil worked for Warwick Township for 15 years before coming to Tredyffrin. In his spare time, Neil enjoys fishing and spotting acorn woodpeckers.

Shane Edge joined the staff as a Public Works Sewer Operator I in November 2015. He graduated from Great Valley High School. Before coming to Tredyffrin, Shane worked for Phoenixville Borough. He spends a lot of his time being involved with his three children and their activities. Shane has been a PIAA football official and a softball umpire for the last 13 years.

Brad Holloway started as the Public Works Foreman in July. He is a graduate of Pottsgrove High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Kutztown University. Brad has worked for his uncle's excavating company, as well as North Coventry Township. Brad lives in Pottstown with his 4-year-old son. Brad enjoys spending his spare time playing with his son and coaching his t-ball team, fishing, weightlifting, and coaching third grade football.

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Employee Update Frank Mischler joined the Township as a Public Works Sewer Operator I in November 2015. He graduated from Haverford High School. Before coming to Tredyffrin, Frank worked for Williamstown Township, Waste Management, and Haverford Township. In his spare time, he rides motorcycles and work…work…work. Frank likes turtles.

Brian Williams joined the Township as a Public Works Laborer in July. He is from Hatboro and attended Hatboro-Horsham High School. Before coming to Tredyffrin, Brian worked for the Borough of Hatboro and Thompson Detail Center.

Laura Iacono joined the staff as a Permit Clerk in May, after Laurie Meyle retired. She's from Harleysville and earned her bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg University. Before coming to Tredyffrin, Laura worked at Iron Mountain, Color Me Mine, Harriet Carter, AC Moore, and her local library. She enjoys doing arts & crafts, playing volleyball, and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles. She also cares for her peek-a-poo, Amber.

Greg Maugle joined the police department in September. Officer Maugle is a graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and West Chester University. Prior to coming to Tredyffrin, he was an officer in Philadelphia's 22nd and 19th Districts. Officer Maugle enjoys biking and playing basketball.

Christopher Middleton joined the police department in November. Magisterial District Judge John Bailey presided over the swearing in ceremony on November 21st. Officer Middleton is a two year veteran police officer, coming to the Township after two and a half years with the Norristown Borough Police Department in Montgomery County. Middleton is a graduate of Sun Valley High School and Penn State University, where he earned a degree in Biology and Psychology. He is a second generation officer with the Agency, as his father, Patrolman Michael Middleton retired earlier in 2016 after 25 years of distinguished service. Superintendent Anthony Giaimo commented, "We continue to build on a tradition of professionalism, dedication, and caring with our new hires. I know that Officer Chris Middleton will continue the legacy of his father as an excellent addition to the police department."

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Party In The Park The Tredyffrin Township Police and Tredyffrin Public Library held a Party in the Park on September 17, 2016, at Wilson Farm Park to celebrate 140 years of combined service to the Tredyffrin community - 90 years of service by the Police Department and 50 years of service by the Library. Events at the Party kicked off at 3:30 PM with a parade through Paoli. CT Alexander, president of the Library Board of Trustees, presided as the master of ceremonies. Senator Andy Dinniman, Representative Warren Kampf, and County Commissioner Michelle Kichline all presentedth citations to the Police Department for its 90

anniversary and to the Tredyffrin Library for its 50th birthday. Police Superintendent Anthony Giaimo, Board of Supervisors Chairman Trip Lukens, and Library Director Chris Kibler all spoke before the birthday cake was served. Other events throughout the afternoon included touch-a-truck (20 pieces of equipment and emergency vehicles, and even a Penn Star Medicine helicopter), face painting from the Conestoga High School Craft Club, Ask-a-Police Officer, story walk, Bouncy Roo inflatables, tic-tac-toe, corn hole, a video game truck, a story time marathon, Sandy Hill Farms pony rides, a photo-booth and caricaturist, tai chi, yoga, a strolling magician, and bingo! There was live music from Cool Confusion, Gminor, and Fun Guys; and food from Race to Taste Curbside Grille and Kona Ice. To cap the evening, fireworks brightened the sky over the park at dusk.

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Tredyffrin Township Supervisors Heather Greenberg, Paul Olson, Murph Wysocki, and Trip Lukens join the other dignitaries.

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Front row from left: State Representative Warren Kampf; State Senator Andy Dinniman: Library Board President CT Alexander; County Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Back row from left: Library Director Chris Kibler; Police Lieutenant Taro Landis; Retired Tredyffrin Township Police Officer Don Miller; Police Superintendent Anthony Giaimo

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Party In The Park First and foremost, special thanks must go to the sponsors of the event [many of whom also were exhibitors for the day]. W ithout their support, such events in Tredyffrin Township might not be possible: Tredyffrin's Foundation for Parks & Recreation, Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library, Dunbar Roofing, Echo Realty LP, Gannett Fleming Companies, Gateway Shopping Center, Gawthrop Greenwood PC, Tredyffrin Public Library, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates, NuPrint Solutions, the Pennsylvania Trust Company, Paoli Hospital Main Line Health, Penn Medicine at Valley Forge, Pitcairn Properties, Precision Contracting Services, and Saul Ewing LLP.

Over 35 booths and tables were set up in the Park for various groups to share their information with the visitors to Community Day, including: Balanced For Life Yoga; Bhutanese Refugee Lanterns; The Clean Store; Conor, Weber & Oberlies; Congressman Ryan Costello; Creative Health & Spine; Tredyffrin Township Democratic Committee; Devon Troop 50; State Senator Andy Dinniman; Tredyffrin Township Environmental Advisory Council and Birdtown; Friends of Paoli Library; Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust; Tredyffin Township Historical Commission; T/E Historical Society; State Representative Warren Kampf; Julian Krinsky Camp; Kumon Instructors; Tredyffrin Township Library Foundation; Township Library Volunteers; Township Public Libraries; LuLaRoe; No Extinction; Nolan Painting (at the activities area); Oaks Dental Specialists LLC; Open Land Conservancy; Tredyffrin Township Park & Recreation Board; Tredyffrin Township Planning Commission; Pro Martial Arts; Tredyffrin Township Republican Committee; Sports Clips; T&E Cares; and Valley Forge Trout Unlimited.

Photo by Christopher Swisher

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Thanks to the folks at the Libraries, the Police Department, and the Public Works Department for all the hard work in coordinating such a successful day. Special thanks to Parks & Recreation/Public Works Coordinator Hilliary Mallory, Library Director of Reference and Technology Catherine Boyle, and Police Department Officer Michelle Major. Fireworks by Christopher Swisher

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2016 Sponsors The community events held throughout the year in Tredyffrin Township would not be possible without assistance from some very special sponsors. Through their support, we are able to continue to offer the Summer Concert Series, provide a great 4th of July Celebration, and hold the Township Community Day in Wilson Farm Park. In 2016, these sponsors included:

Tredyffrin's Foundation for Parks & Recreation Echo Realty LP Gannett Fleming Companies Gateway Shopping Center Gawthrop Greenwood PC Metropolitan Veterinary Associates Pennsylvania Trust Company Paoli Hospital Main Line Health Let's give them all a big thanks and support them Penn Medicine at Valley Forge by using their services today and throughout the year. If you or your company would like to become Pitcairn Properties a sponsor for the 2017 event season, please Precision Contracting Services contact Hilliary Mallory by calling 610-408-3626 or email hmallory@tredyffrin.org. Saul Ewing LLP.

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Main Line Symphony Orchestra The Main Line Symphony Orchestra (MLSO), an exceptional community orchestra, opened its 71st season in November 2016. The orchestra rehearses and performs in the Philadelphia western suburb of Wayne, Pennsylvania, drawing dedicated musicians of all ages who seek the challenge of performing standard orchestral literature, as well as new compositions, and accompanying first-rate professional soloists under the guidance of an equally accomplished conductor and concertmaster. The MLSO has, for many decades, enjoyed a close relationship with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as local college and conservatory faculty. Both Music Director Don Liuzzi and Concertmaster Paul Roby occupy endowed chairs in the Philadelphia Orchestra: Don as Principal Timpanist and Paul as Associate Principal Second Violin. In the last two years with the MLSO, they have recruited soloists from the Philadelphia Orchestra, carrying on a decades-long tradition and association with that orchestra. Don and Paul's predecessors, Philadelphia Orchestra bassist Henry Scott and orchestra violinist Yumi Scott, generously served in the same capacities for the previous twenty-seven years, establishing a quality community orchestra, building a devoted audience, and creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for making music together.

Some of your neighbors who you might not realize are part of the Orchestra and have been for a number of years include: Elizabeth Brodt - violin (for many years); Robert Handler viola (11 years); Peter Hartigan - violin (24 years); Folkert H. Kadyk - trombone (52 years); Sandra Kargar - cello (49 years); Diane Sirull violin (24 years); Joanna Shaw Russ - harp (18 years); Keala TeKolste - violin (12 years); and Linda Trebing - bass. Erlis Wickersham is a member of the Board of Directors and has been a non-playing member for 20 years. Nora Anne DiLemmo is a former Board member and

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From the Friends of Paoli Library

2016 has been quite a year. The Paoli Library is busier than ever with children's programs for all ages, interests and talents. The Friends are so glad to be able to donate to these activities and hope to do much more in 2017. Adults have also carved out their interests in the Library Art and Mystery Book Club, Bridge Group, as well as Foreign Culture Story Times, Story Times for Royer Greaves School for the Blind students, local nursery schools, and more. The Friends have a wish list for the Library. It includes updating furniture, work spaces for customers, and welcoming and comfortable areas for others to spend quiet time catching up on news, research, etc. Libraries are being used so differently than in the past and some of this means more technology, areas for tutoring, small discussion conversation groupings, more staying time than just browsing. The Friends of Paoli Library have goals to ensure that even in the small Paoli Library, this center of the community keeps with the times

and needs of the residents and visitors who rely on the Library for many reasons. So, 2017 is a year of recruiting sponsors, corporate partners, and contributors of all levels to give like never before. In the spring, an appeal letter from the Friends will be sent out to the entire surrounding community, look for it in your mail. A business mailing will be sent to all companies in the area with a follow up personal visit. In April, a book sale will be held in the hallway between the Paoli Library and Wells Fargo Bank. In spring 2018, the Friends are planning an Art Show and Sale and are calling for artists now to join us. It will feature works of not just painting or sculpture, but also metal work, and other quality crafted and unique hand-made items. Hundreds of hours are volunteered by people who provide a labor of love for Paoli Library. The Friends want to help build from their efforts. We have a lot in store to make sure that Paoli Library continues, thrives, and improves to keep offering services and items that enhance our community's welfare, vitality and maybe a little fun.

New Login Procedures for Public Computers in the Township Libraries Chester County Library System has begun implementing EnvisionWare login management software at all member libraries this year. To access the public computers at Paoli Library and Tredyffrin Public Library, you will need to enter your library card number and last name. Patrons without a library card are encouraged to obtain one, but can also secure a guest pass. This system is already up and running at Paoli Library. Tredyffrin Public Library expects this change to take place early in the new year. Questions about the new regulations can be directed to Tredyffrin Township Libraries Director of Reference and Technology, Kate Boyle at cboyle@ccls.org.

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Upcoming Teen Programs at Tredyffrin Public Library Understanding and Demystifying College Admissions Find out how you can match your interests, abilities, values, and karma with the right college in this series of workshops that will explore how the college admissions process works. Topics covered will include how to select a college; what colleges seek from their applicants; college admissions tests and requirements; hot topics and trends in admissions; and financial aid. This informative and fun workshop is led by an experienced college counselor and former college admissions officer and dean, Cigus Vanni.

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The Tredyffrin Township Libraries' Teen Advisory Board is working to put together our winter/spring schedule with a variety of programs. The large room at Tredyffrin Public Library is a flexible space that can be set up for movie nights, a meeting space, or (extremely popular) a coffeehouse. Equipment includes microphones, stage lighting, speakers, a mixer, computer, projector, screens, DVD Player, pipe and drape, folding tables, chairs, and kitchen. If you or your group have an idea and are looking for a great setting for a teen event, please contact Laurie Doan at Ldoan@ccls.org or by calling 610-688-7092 ext. 200.

Reading Excellence Award Tredyffrin Township Libraries are proud to offer a reading program for young adult readers! Young readers wishing to expand their reading lens beyond the United States and read "Around the World" should give it a try! Complete the program and receive a special award from the Library. Details on the Libraries' webpage

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Children's Programs at Tredyffrin Public Library

Snuggle up with a good book and read together as a family. At Tredyffrin Public Library, we are celebrating the winter season with our Family Winter Reading Club. Read together as a family in the month of February. Register in the Children's Department and receive a calendar to track your reading and a FREE BOOK for you to keep and read aloud with your family. Read aloud for 7 hours throughout the month of February and each family member that participates will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Family Winter Gift Basket. What a great way to share your love of reading and spend time with your family! For more information on Children's Programs at Tredyffrin Public Library, contact Angie Andre, aandre@ccls.org.

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Foreign Language Storytimes at Paoli Library

Besides the usual roster of storytimes, Paoli Library also offers two foreign language programs for young children. On the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at 10:30 AM, the German Storytime meets to share songs, stories, and conversation, entirely in German.

Chinese ndMusicalth Storytime meets on the 2 and 4 Fridays of the month at 10:30 AM. This interactive music and play program is conducted in both English and Chinese, allowing native speakers of both languages to learn something new. All are welcome at both foreign language programs! Please call the library or check our online event calendar for more information. For more information on Children's Storytimes at Paoli Library, contact Beverly Michaels at bmichaels@ccls.org.

Little Free Library You may have noticed one at a park, on a neighborhood street, or while away on vacation - Little Free Libraries. These structures stocked with books for free community book exchanges are popping up across the country. And thanks to some of the youngest neighbors in our Township, the latest one has just been installed at Tredyffrin's D'Ambrosia Park.

next to the tot-lot at D'Ambrosia Park. The concept is simple: borrow a book or leave a book. Spread the word among your neighbors and friends. Together we can be stewards of this newest neighborhood gem. For more information about Little Free Libraries, visit their website at www.littlefreelibrary.org

In September, children from Coldstream and Westwind Drives, and the surrounding neighborhood, convened for their annual block party and to dedicate a Little Free Library for Tredyffrin residents. Each child brought one of their favorite books, and the structure was personalized and dedicated with their tiny painted handprints. Be sure to stop by the new library, now open for business

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Museum Passport Program

"The new program took off like a shot from the first day we announced it last January," said Library Director Chris Kibler, "and it's been going strong all year." The program is Tredyffrin Public Libraries' "Museum Passes" program where library patrons can "check out" a 3-day pass to one of nine museums, gardens and galleries in the Philadelphia area. The passes typically admit two adults and two children; sometimes more. Kibler added, "Since it began in January of 2016, over 500 patrons have taken advantage of this great opportunity. Elmwood Zoo and

Chanticleer Gardens have been the most popular. We're very pleased to announce that we'll expand the program in 2017 to 16 passes on the Tredyffrin Public Library's menu and that Paoli Library will add Museum Passes to their Family Programs." "We're very excited about this addition to our programs," said Beverly Michaels, Manager of Paoli Library, "We're starting out with five. I'm sure it will grow. Our patrons enthusiastically embrace new programs, especially when whole families can enjoy them together." The Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library sponsor the program. "When Marianne Hooper, Planning Coordinator, asked us about funding the idea, the Friends' Board of Directors jumped at the opportunity" said Kate Currigan, President of the Friends. "It fits perfectly with our mission to provide educational programming. We pay for annual memberships to the participating institutions and for the software used to manage the scheduling. We're thrilled that it's been so successful. "

Museum Options Available at Tredyffrin Public Library

Elmwood Zoo, Norristown Chanticleer Gardens, Wayne (opens on March 29) University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Philadelphia National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia Colonial Plantation, Media (Opens in April) Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Mutter Museum, Philadelphia (coming soon) Wharton Escherick House, Malvern Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia Grounds for Sculpture, Trenton Boyertown Auto Museum, Boyertown Battleship New Jersey, Camden Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athn

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Tredyffrin Township 2017 Camp Programs Winter Tennis Radnor Racquet Club

Summer Tennis Clinic Warren Filipone Park

All ages welcome. Sunday evenings. January 15 - March 26 No session on February 19, 2017 Fee- $195 Register at: www.tredyffrin.org

Spring Soccer Shots Wilson Farm Park

Boys & Girls Ages 2-6 Tuesdays - March 28 - May 16 3-4 year olds: 3 - 3:45 PM 5-6 year olds: 4 - 4:45 PM Saturdays - April 1 - May 20 2 year olds: 8:45 - 9:15 AM 3-4 year olds: 9:30 - 10:15 AM 5-6 year olds: 10:30 - 11:15 AM Fee: $104 Register at: www.chester.ssreg.org

All ages welcome Tuesday & Thursday June 20 - July 27 No session on July 4, 2017 Fee $160 Register at: www.tredyffrin.org

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Summer Day Camp Wilson Farm Park

Boys & Girls Ages 10 - 16 July 2017 Fee: $110 Register at: www.tredyffrin.org

More & Moore Boys Basketball Camp Teegarden Park

All ages welcome. Sunday evenings. April 23 - June 4 No session on May 28, 2017 Fee $95 Register at: www.tredyffrin.org

Boys Grades 3 - 9 June 19 - July 21 Fee $70/$95/$125/$225 Tredyffrin resident $85/$110/$140/$240 non- resident Register at: www.tredyffrin.org

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Boys & Girls Ages 2 - 6 Thursdays - June 15 - August 3 3-4 year olds: 3 - 3:45 PM 5-6 year olds: 4 - 4:45 PM Saturdays - June 17 - August 5 2 year olds: 8:45 - 9:15 AM 3-4 year olds: 9:30 - 10:15 AM 5-6 year olds: 10:30 - 11:15 AM Fee: $104 Register at: www.chester.ssreg.org

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Summer Day Camp 2017 Summer fun in the park at Tredyffrin Township's Summer Day Camp at Wilson Farm Park. This is a half-day camp for 6 weeks for children from age 3½ to 12. Sign up for all six weeks (or just one week at a time) and enjoy daily activities like crafts, scavenger hunts, talent shows, music, relay games, water activities, large group games, visits from story tellers, and a traveling petting zoo, with a surprise special activity planned for each week. Camp Weeks: June 19 - 23 June 26 - 30 July 3 - 7 (no camp on Tuesday, July 4) July 10 - 14 July 17 - 21 July 24 - 28 Fee:

Tredyffrin Residents - $75 a week Non- residents - $100 a week

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Counselors Needed For Summer Day Camp

The Parks & Recreation Department hires temporary employees throughout the year to assist with various recreation programs. Currently, the Department is accepting applications for Summer Day Camp Counselors. If you are 14 years or older, enthusiastic, enjoy outdoor activities, and have experience with children between the ages of 3 to 12 - this is the summer job for you! Please email an employment application (found on the Township website) and cover letter to admin-hire@tredyffrin.org or mail to: Tredyffrin Township Attn: Hilliary Mallory 1100 Duportail Road Berwyn, PA 19312. Hilliary can also be reached by calling 610-408-3626 or by email at hmallory@tredyffrin.org Employment applications can be found on the Township website on the Park & Recreation page under the Services tab on the Home page.

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Police Department News In November, the Tredyffrin Police Department announced that it had taken yet another great step forward in positive interaction and timely information sharing with the community through the use of social media as part of 21st Century Policing compliance. As a part of the CRIMEWATCH platform (www.tredyffrinpd.org), the Tredyffrin Township Police Department is now officially represented in the 'twitter verse' via the handle @The_TTPD (or http://www.twitter.com/the_ttpd). Special thanks went out to Officer Michael Cermignano for his work to make this a very friendly, useful and informative community resource. Things that the Department will do their best in reporting in real time include:

Everyone is urged to sign up on the CRIMEWATCH site and Twitter. CRIMEWATCH - www.tredyffrinpd.org TWITTER - @The_TTPD

REMEMBER THAT FOR ANY AND ALL EMERGENCIES - DIAL 911. These above sites are informational tools but are not monitored 24/7. Police Officer Christopher Middleton was sworn in by Judge Tartaglio on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

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With modern technology, the use of car patrols with CB radios in Town Watch programs has become outdated. Accordingly, we have established three divisions of the Tredyffrin Township Town Watch program, of which one might be right up your alley.

Trail Watch

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Dog Walkers Watch

While going about a normal daily routine, this group remains observant to what happens in their neighborhoods and commercial areas and dials 911 if they see something out of the ordinary.

This group includes walkers and bikers. As a member of Trail Watch, you wear an identifying garment which acts as a deterrent and you call 911 if you see unusual activity or an emergency. This group of regular dog walkers has the option of wearing an identifying garment (also as a deterrent) and acts as observers on their normal dog walking route. Who is better to observe the neighborhood than those who are out there every day?

There is specific protocol for each division to be learned and followed by members. Apply by visiting the Township website under the Services/Police/Documents and Forms. Under Police Documents, you will see the Town Watch Application. Print, complete, and send the application to: Tredyffrin Town Watch Association 1100 Duportail Road Berwyn, PA 19312 For additional information, contact Tredyffrintownwatch@aol.com

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Inspections And Permit Services As creatures of habit, rudimentary tasks often become second nature. Like when you pull into the driveway and without really thinking, reach up and hit the garage door remote, pull in, and hit it again. Now satisfied that the to-do list is pretty much completed, you exit the chariot and retreat into the house with confidence that all left behind in the garage is safe and sound. Right? Well, maybe.

Now, I may be exaggerating just a little, but something struck a chord with me when I heard about the most recent Oakland, California fire which destroyed an entire commercial warehouse, taking 33 lives. This immediately reminded me of the definition of "warehouse."

"A building or part of one, for the storage of goods, merchandise, etc."

them. Even wood or large amounts of paper products. That's what garden sheds are for. Second, and just as important, clear the entire floor area. You should be able to move in and around parked vehicles easily at all times. Not only is it important to be able to get out in case of an emergency, but it's just as important for our beloved First Responders to have a clear and safe path to get in.

Sound familiar? But, if you're like most of us garage transients, our garages have a tendency to become the dumping grounds or, at best, staging areas for items that we had every intention of storing nicely away, neat and organized so that it can easily be found when needed again, right? Sounds good. But, we all know better.

The authorities will be investigating that fire for months to come. But, what I got out of the preliminary report was that the building or "parts of the building" had been used improperly to store unsafe, highly combustible/flammable materials and that the better part of the building was disorganized and misused, causing the path in, around, and, most importantly, out of the building, difficult, if not impossible to navigate in the event of an emergency.

Now, that's safety smart on many levels. Sounds like a perfect excuse for a "Garage Sale"

I'm sure you already see my point. Try leaving the cars out in the drive for a couple days next weekend and get re-acquainted with the content packed and piled throughout the garage. First, give serious consideration to properly removing and relocating all your accelerants like gasoline, aerosols, oils, paints, and cleaners; and the equipment that use

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Jenkins Arboretum - What We Do In Winter People often ask what we do here at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens during the winter months. The most important part of our winter work is keeping track of the Arboretum's collections through plant recording and mapping. We have to record accurate information on where each plant originated, when it was planted, how it was nurtured, and exactly where it is located in the Arboretum. There are over 12,000 woody plants at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Record keeping is a significant and crucial task. We were fortunate to receive a generous grant from The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust two years ago that has enabled us to convert our mapping from paper to a computer database. This conversion project brings us up to modern botanical garden standards. Keeping up with records in the computer database is good work for cold winter days. Labels for each plant with both Latin and common names are created during the chilling winter months, as well.

some of the garden areas. In a bleak winter landscape, one can often see more clearly what may need reorganization or rethinking. In the winter garden, we do a lot of pruning: suckers, water sprouts, and crossing branches must be removed. We prune or cut back late blooming shrubs that form buds on new wood.

What other kinds of tasks do we do? Even in the winter, 1 ½ miles of trails must be cleared every day either of leaf debris, snow, or ice for the safety of our visitors. Our paths are now resurfaced with Porous Pave, thanks to generous grant funding from the McLean Contributionship and the Mars Foundation. Snow removal with plows, snow blowers, and shovels on the parking lot, at times, seems perpetual! Again, the safety of our visitors is our paramount concern. Winter also gives the Arboretum staff a wonderful chance to reassess or sometimes design or redesign

On snowy winter days, seed catalogs are poured over to make the best selections early. Reading and research are important parts of planning for spring. We must know the histories and natural habitats of plants in the collection or those we are considering so that the optimal growing conditions can be determined before actual planting time arrives in spring. In the shop, all hand tools are sharpened, oiled, and organized. Maintenance is done on all power equipment including mowers, chain saws, and other power tools.

In the greenhouse, plant propagation is ongoing. The horticulture staff is busy scarifying or cleaning seeds and rooting cuttings. Did you know that the reason a seed is encased in a protective covering is that inside the casing there are inhibitors that keep the seeds from germinating at the wrong time of the year? Once the seeds are removed from the casing (or in some situations once the casing is punctured), they can be planted in soil and the seeds will germinate. Much of the work we do in winter in the greenhouse is propagation from seeds. Check our website at www.jenkinsarboretum.org from time to time for events and interesting programs, which are often offered free of charge or at nominal cost. Admission is always FREE 365 days a year from 8 AM to sunset. Come for a walk in our beautiful woodland! Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is located at 631 Berwyn Baptist Road in Devon.

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