Archive for September 11th, 2018

Battlefield site preserved

Re-enactors fire a musket volley near a replica of gen. George Washington's tent to begin the ceremony marking the preservation of the Odell property in Birmingham Township.

After almost 20 years of effort, the Brandywine Conservancy has purchased and now preserved all of the 113 acres of the Odell property in Birmingham Township. The property, along the Meetinghouse and Wylie Road corridor known as Birmingham Hill, saw the brunt of the fighting  during 1777 Battle of Brandywine. During a brief ceremony to celebrate the acquisition of ...

 
 

Longwood ‘From the Top’ on NPR

Longwood Gardens hosted a live recording of National Public Radio’s “From The Top” on Sunday night. It can be heard the week of Nov. 5 on FM station WRTI (90.1). The appearance by the “From The Top” show was part of Longwood’s summer concert series and was moved inside to the ballroom because of rainy weather. The sold-out ballroom, built in 1929 and renovated more ...

 

Photo of the Week: Floating Foursome

Ducks swim between sunlight and shadow looking for a tasty morsel or two.

 

Birmingham in brief: 2 hires, updated ordinance

Birmingham Township supervisors last night made two new hires for the township and updated the solicitation code. The first hire was a new police officer, Tyler Devoe. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse administered the oath of office during the Sept. 10 meeting. With Devoe’s training completed, his salary is $21 per hour. During training, he received $19 per hour. ...