Posted on May 19, 2016

Where and What Is This?

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The first person to correctly identify the site in the photo above will be recognized as a truly perceptive scholar. Please send your response to: Info@downingtownareahistoricalsociety.org.

What locals were talking about 36 years ago

Noted below are news items published by the East Branch Citizen in the latter part of May 1980:

  • When Beaver Creek School students gave up watching TV for 24 hours on “Cold Turkey Day,” Philadelphia’s Channel 3 broadcasted that day what the school’s staff thought were alternatives to excessive TV viewing.
  • Uwchlan supervisors rejected a proposal to create a historic district in Lionville because of negative sentiments expressed by many of the village’s residents. Susannah Brody, chairman of the township’s Historical Commission, noted that the village had been placed on the state’s inventory of historic places and was being considered for the National Register of Historic Places. Brody also suggested that the supervisors have an environmental study done, to determine how new development could impact the village. 
  • New members of the Downingtown Chamber of Commerce were Philips Apparel, Lancaster and Lloyd Avenues; Downingtown; CDTV Service 123 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown; and PJ’s Family Restaurant, 297 Lionville Road, East Caln. Also, Downingtown’s Carriage House Answering Service was celebrating its 20th anniversary.
  • Officers elected to lead Downingtown VFW Post 845 included: Russell Baldwin, commander; Edward Cullen, senior vice commander; Fred Porrecca, junior vice commander; William Wilmot, quartermaster; Thomas Clark, post advocate; Edward Klink, post surgeon. Trustees elected were Edward Law, Allan Wilgis, Dale Guyer and Leland MacIntire,
The DHS girls’ track team won three more meets by defeating St. Pius X 102-30, Pottsgrove 80-52 and O.J. Roberts 89-43. Relay teams that won their events in the St. Pius X meet included: 2 mile, Melanie Wix, Megan McAuliffe, Donna Allison and Kris Brandl; and 400 meters, Tina Talucci, Jayne Dickson, Jeanne Cheek and Renee Gallman. In the Pottsgrove meet, Tina Arcaro and Georgia Newlin took first and second, respectively, in the discus throw.   

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