OperaDelaware produces an elixir of joyous magic

Courtesy photo Tom Musser, who had just accepted the Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Tri-M from Peter Temple of Chester County Community Foundation, then presented a grant to Executive Director Doug Nakashoma of the Kennett YMCA.

Info change

There has been a change in the information about West Chester University’s “Big Read” that I mentioned last week.

West Chester University has received a National Endowment of the Arts grant called the “Big Read” topromote reading and the arts through a series of events centered around Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried. “ (Please see the WC Big Read 2013 website for more information: www.wcupa.edu/BigRead.)

Among the 34 events taking place on campus and around the borough is an oral history project. This project will record the stories of veterans to preserve their experience for future generations. The students will hold the recording sessions at the West Chester Public Library on four days. The sessions will be Friday, Oct. 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 23 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 25, 2 to 4 p.m. Those interested in participating should contact Professors Shevlin and Walters at wcbigread@wcupa.edu

The county

I see in the political literature being sent that Chester County has been rated as one of the Top 10 Best Places to raise a family in the country according to Forbes.com. That is quite an honor, and I do not dispute it at all. Then they brag that Chester County is rated as one of the 24 best financially managed countries in the country by Moody’s Investor Services. While I acknowledge that that is still quite a pat on the back, it does look as though we lost a little ground financially. If they stopped advertising these sort of surveys, do you suppose just maybe people would stop moving here and blocking the view?