PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards spoke about the project at a recent press event which took place at the Thorndale Train Station. PA House Representative Thomas Quigley from Pottstown, Caln Township Commissioners Jennifer Breton and John Contento, Chester County Planning Commission employees, and members of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia attended the event.
With the prospect of more cyclists appearing on Township roads, driver are encouraged to review state laws and bicycle safety information. The videos below are a great place to start! Remember, cyclists have just as much right to use the roads as drivers. If you're in a car, you must allow for 4 ft between your car and any cyclist you're passing.
The Caln Township 2018 draft budget is available for public viewing here at Calntownship.org or in person at the Township offices at 253 Municipal Dr. Thorndale, PA 19372. Public comments on the plan are welcome and should be directed to:
Kristen Denne, Township Manager
Phone: 610-384-0600 x114
Caln Township Parks and Recreation invites you to our annual Holiday Kids Party and Tree Lighting event!
Join us at 4pm at the Municipal Building for a kids party, featuring a special craft project - we'll be creating ornaments for the Township tree!
The Tree Lighting event will begin at 5pm on the Township grounds and will include carols by the Coatesville High School Meistersingers, refreshments from the Rotary Club of Thorndale-Downingtown and a visit from Santa!
Thank you to the Noel Bernard Team - Keller Williams Real Estate for providing candy canes and taking photos with Santa!
The Hexagonal Schoolhouse will be open from 4pm-6pm and the Caln Historical Commission will be selling ornaments and pen and ink sketch prints of the schoolhouse as well as 2018 Old Caln Historical Society Susquecentennial calendars. These make terrific gifts!
There have been multiple recent reports of candy and other edible forms of marijuana in New Jersey and nearby states. These edible forms of marijuana pose a great risk to users, especially children who could accidentally receive them during the Halloween season. Marijuana candy contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the main active ingredient that causes a high. The THC levels in marijuana candy can be as high as 90 percent compared to 10-20 percent found in marijuana vegetation.1
Marijuana candy products can come in many forms, including but not limited to, cookies, brownies, lollipops, gummies, chocolates, and other hard candies. Symptoms of ingested marijuana candy include dizziness, shallow breathing, red eyes and dilated pupils, dry mouth, increased appetite, and slow reaction time. Other effects include distorted sense of time, random thinking, paranoia, anxiety, depression, and short-term forgetfulness.
Recommendations for Halloween Candy
1 New Jersey ROIC. (2017, October 23) Public Awareness Marijuana Candy October 2017. NJROIC Drug Monitoring Initiative.
2 Staff. (2017, May 15). 10-year-old Ramapo boy overdoses on cannabis-infused sour candy. ABC7NY. Retrieved 10/23/2017 from http://abc7ny.com/news/10-year-old-boy-overdoses-on-cannabis-infused-sour-candy/1993401/.
3 New Jersey ROIC. (2017, October 23) Public Awareness Marijuana Candy October 2017. NJROIC Drug Monitoring Initiative.
Stopping the flu starts with you!
The #1 way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get vaccinated each year.
The Chester County Health Department is offering flu vaccinations for the entire family at schools and community sites from October through November. Clinics are open to the entire community without an appointment. Flu vaccines are also available by appointment at the Health Department.
Flu is a very serious disease that strikes even healthy people. The single most effective protection for the flu is getting the flu vaccine. It is recommended that all people aged 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine every year.
The Health Department will have flu vaccine available for people as young as six months old and special high-dose vaccine for seniors. People with private health insurance should bring their insurance card for billing. The flu vaccine will be available at no charge to children with State Medical Insurance and for all people who do not have health insurance.
Thank you to everyone who has already gotten a flu shot! Please share this information with friends, family, and co-workers who still need to get vaccinated.
There are two ways to receive the flu vaccine from the Chester County Health Department:
1. Schedule an appointment at the Health Department, 601 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA 19380. Appointments are available:
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
2. Attend a school and community clinic (no appointment necessary):
Date Site Address Time
Oct. 19, 2017 Kennett High School - 100 E South St, Kennett Square 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Oct. 23, 2017 Avon Grove High School - 257 State Rd, West Grove 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Oct. 26, 2017 Fugett Middle School - 500 Ellis La, West Chester 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Oct. 30, 2017 Coatesville High School - 1445 E Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nov. 2, 2017 Barkley Elementary School - 320 2nd Ave, Phoenixville 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Nov. 3, 2017 Oxford Union Fire Company #1 - 315 Market Street, Oxford 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov. 6, 2017 Owen J Roberts Middle School - 881 Ridge Road, Pottstown 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For more information about the flu, flu vaccine clinics or to schedule an appointment at the Chester County Health Department, visit chesco.org/flu or call 610-344-6252.
Chester County Health Department
"Protecting You and Your Environment"
Below is a tentative schedule for the paving of select Township roads:
W. Bondsville Road:
Here is the updated Caln Township Ordinance reflecting the FEMA changes to the floodplain.
At last night's Board of Commissioners meeting, April Barkasi from CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC joined Vince Rose and Josh Young, co-chairs of the Community Day Committee, to present nearly $2000 to local nonprofit organizations who assisted with making Caln Community Day such a success! Cedarville sponsored the Community Day Ball Drop which raised funds for Downingtown Library, Coatesville Girls Basketball, Caln Cub Scout Pack 125, Brandywine Roller Derby, Minquas Fire Company #2, Alert Fire Co. No. 1, and Raider Starz Competitive Cheerleading. Ball drop 1st place winner Krissy Torres also attended to receive her prize.