east goshen farmers market holiday market – thursday december 20!

**NOTE*** MARKET LOCATION FOR 12/20/2012 IS EAST GOSHEN PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING 1580 PAOLI PIKE FROM 3:30 PM TO 6:00 PM

(Don’t forget to like their new page on Facebook!)

no time for the haters

store-front-Sandy-Hook-edited_jpg-592x333What happened in Sandy Hook, CT has paralyzed our nation.  It happened during a very holy time of the year for multiple faiths and murdering children is just about as heinous as heinous gets.

I thought that horror could not be topped, but apparently it can. The freaks at Westboro Baptist Church have decided only Dorothy should stay in Kansas and are planning on picketing Sandy Hook funerals. You know because it isn’t difficult enough already for these families to bury their children who were brutally murdered just because they were in the wrong place that was supposed to be a safe place, right?

These people who are part of Westboro Baptist Church worship an angry God that no one I know recognizes.  To say “God sent a shooter” to murder innocent children is a big bag of wrong and I think it is high time these people are recognized as a hate group. If they are “Christians” they aren’t the brand I want to know. Ever.

And oh yeah, God don’t like ugly and these people are ugly that’s for sure.  So say a prayer for the little ones, and tune out the haters.

Check out these articles:

Dec 17, 2012 09:47 PM EST

The Washington Post

Westboro Baptist Church to picket Sandy Hook funerals: 4 ways to respond

Westboro Baptist Church, the tiny independent fundamentalist Christian church based in Topeka, Kan., announced on Twitter that, once again, they are planning to stomp over our nation’s heartache by protesting at the funerals of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and declaring “God sent the shooter.”How do you solve a problem like Westboro Baptist Church? Here are a few options.

Westboro Baptist Church Spokesperson’s Twitter Hacked By Anonymous

The Huffington Post |   By
Posted: 12/17/2012  6:51 pm EST  |  Updated: 12/17/2012  6:57 pm EST

It seems the vitriolic, hyper-controversial group known as Westboro Baptist Church may have finally gone too far.

As soon as the WBC announced plans to picket a vigil for the victims of Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, hacktivist group Anonymous announced its own plans to retaliate against the group, with spokesperson Shirley Phelps-Roper so far bearing the brunt of the group’s efforts.

In a video posted to Vimeo under the handle KY Anonymous, the group vowed retribution.

Here is a final article which suggests ways to help these poor families in Connecticut affected by this tragedy:

Posted: 7:29 AM Last Updated: 2 hours and 43 minutes  ago

By: Katie Walmsley, CNN

The Newtown community has begun to say goodbye to victims of the December 14  shooting with a series of funerals, memorial services and vigils.

As the entire community struggles to come to terms with what happened, and  tries to understand the inexplicable, families have started the process of  deciding how they’d prefer gifts in their relative’s name be directed.

Below is a list of ways to donate in victims’ names, and ways to send  families messages of support and condolence, as detailed in their  obituaries.

Read more  HERE

there goes the neighborhood

dupontWell, as some may or may not recall I have wanted to photograph the existing structures on Foxcatcher Farm (AKA John DuPont’s old estate) but could never get the people whose name was currently on the gate to call me back (Rouse Group and they were calling it Ashford).

I guess we might want to just call this estate Sybil because it is receiving a name change and developer change.  It’s a four letter word: TOLL.

Sigh…there goes the neighborhood.  There goes that corner.  There goes Goshen Road. There goes all the fabulous old structures on the property.  The developer with the soul of plastic Lego building is the new developer as per Patch449 housing units, can you imagine?

Toll Brothers To Develop 449 Luxury Homes in Newtown Square

Formerly known as the Ashford site, Liseter luxury homes is scheduled to open home sales in January 2013.

By Jennifer Kim  Email the author December 4, 2012

NEWTOWN SQUARE–The estate on the corner of Rt. 252/Newtown Street Road and Goshen Road in Newtown Square–owned by The Rouse Group–will soon be redeveloped into luxury homes by luxury home builder Toll Brothers.

“We were just informed…that Toll Brothers has partnered up with Rouse development to construct Ashford, which will be renamed to Liseter–Liseter is the farm that the du Pont family originally called the property,” announced Newtown Township Manager Mike Trio at a supervisors meeting on Nov. 26.

According to Trio, Toll Brothers has “strictly committed” to the township’s development standards….The township was scheduled to have a meeting with Toll Brothers during the last week of November to go through a permit schedule and fee breakdown. Toll Brothers is expected to start construction by the end of the year. Trio said demolition permits have already been approved and demolition on the site is already taking place…

  • Seven collections of luxurious carriage and single-family homes

  • There will be 449 units in total

Good to know Newtown Township has “strict” development standards.  Given what had been planned for the old Ellis School site, it has been a little hard to tell.

I will tell you what, given what I have seen of Toll Brother developments here in Chester County I really think this is going to be a cram plan of cookie cutter plastic houses to satisfy the urges of the masses to say they live “in the country” and in a “carriage home”, don’t you?

Can we say Byers Station-like? Jean Austin DuPont must be turning in her grave.

How much development is enough?

Realistically I knew there would be a development here once there were no more DuPonts interested in the estate, but this is quite simple too dense a plan close onto an already densely populated area.

Sigh….buh bye open space…