They have a full bar, and the flora and fauna didn’t disappoint. I am thinking White Dog Cafe is missing some of their cougars. But then again if the cougars of the Main Line are migrating already, then you know Dan Dan is a hit!
I woke up thinking about a woman I have never ever met and a little boy whom I have also never met but I imagine is so missing his mommy right now. I woke up thinking about Anna Maciejewska, again. I thought about her on Mother’s Day too.
I wrote about Anna on May 7th. A few days later (May 10th or 11th) I started hearing what a lot of folks had heard: that they had found her car in a neighboring development – Charlestown Meadows. (People had reported some sort of police helicopter etc one day last week.)
Yesterday The Daily Local published an article that the police had indeed found her car:
Update: Pennsylvania State Police continue search for missing woman after discovering her car
Rodzina i przyjaciele poszukują 43-letniej Ani Maciejewskiej z powiatu Chester w Pensylwanii. Ania 10 kwietnia o 9:45 rano wyszła z domu do pracy i od tej pory nie wiadomo co się z nią stało.Na Facebooku powstała podstrona “Finding Anna Maciejewska”, gdzie rodzina i przyjaciele opisują szczegóły dotyczące zaginięcia Polki. Jak czytamy, ostatnią osobą, która ją widziała. Mówi, że wychodziła do pracy “w panice”, śpiesząc się na zebranie do pracy. Współpracownicy, z kolei mówią, że żadnego ważnego spotkania nie było tylko codzienny 15-minutowe spotkanie, który Ania mogła opuścić.
If anyone knows anything, please, please help this family. They need to find their beloved Anna. They are half a world away, I can’t even imagine the anguish.
Another Polish newspaper Super Express printed a story – a friend of mine provided the English translation from where it was posted:
“Here’s a translation of article from today’s Polish newspaper with more information:
‘Where are you Anna? Search for missing Polish woman from Pennsylvania continues.
Anna Bronislawa Maciejewska (43) from Malvern in Chester County PA was last seen leaving for work on April 10, 2017. She did not return home since…We will disclose new information on this story. Reporters from “Super Express” interviewed Anna’s mother, Janina, who lives in Warsaw, Poland.We would like to remind everyone, based on Associated Press, investigators determined that Anna Bronislawa Maciejewska left her home on Hedgerow Lane on April 10th at about 9:45am. She was in a hurry, however she never made it to work at Voya Financial. Anna Maciejewska did not return home either. She left her house in a navy blue Audi A4, 2011 model with Pennsylvania license plate HTF2919. The last person to see Anna was her husband Allan. He told investigators that she left for work in a “panic” and was rushing to attend a work related meeting. She did not take her cell phone with her.Anna’s co-workers say that no important meeting was held that morning, only a daily 15-minute meeting, which she was able to miss. We determined that her last day at work was March 26 and she was last seen in public in a restaurant having dinner with her husband and 4 year old son on April 2.-Anna together with her son planned a trip to Poland for her father’s 80th birthday, which were on March 30. Three days earlier on March 27th she called us with this information that she will arrive in Poland in four days. On March 28th she sent a text message which said: “Mommy, something came up at work and we will arrive on Thursday, but we will stay the weekend (returning on Monday). Kisses, Anna” and in the evening she called and stated the same. I suggested that we postpone the birthday celebrations until Easter. She said she will discuss this in the evening with her husband, Allan. On Wednesday March 29th we were not in contact with Anna the whole day and only when we sent a text message with a question if she is coming to Poland, she replied with “I’m sorry I cannot come, kisses Anna” – said Janina, Anna’s mother. She added that on March 30th, on her father’s birthday, Anna didn’t call him with birthday wishes but sent a text message. Her father was very disappointed and offended by the fact that she didn’t call. “It’s really not like her” said Janina. Her parents also add that since then none of Anna’s friends or family have spoken to her.Anna allegedly fell ill and send a text message to her work that she will take the week of April 3rd off. On April 10th she never made it in to work and she didn’t return home that evening. Her family from Poland reported her missing on April 10th to the police in Philadelphia PA.On the day she went missing Anna didn’t have her passport with her, but she probably had her wallet. On April 8th Anna’s mother spoke with her husband Allan, who told her to call back in two days. Anna’s friends describe her as very intelligent and likable. She lives in a beautiful house, which she designed herself. She is a valued and well liked co-worker. Anna’s mother, Janina, believes that Anna would never leave her four year old son, whom she loves above all. Anna Maciejewska is from Warsaw Poland and has been living in the United States for 20 years. Trooper Brian Olszewski is investigating Anna’s missing person case. Anna’s sister hired a private detective. Official searches for Anna can be organized if there are leads in regards to her whereabouts. As of now Anna’s friend plans to hang posters within the next few days.Reporters from “Super Express” tried to contact Anna’s husband Allan and Trooper Olszewski for comments, but have not heard back from either party (as of Thursday night). ‘
Finally, here is an excerpt of a story posted by Dateline NBC yesterday afternoon for their Missing in America segment:
Anna Maciejewska was always in touch.
Finding Anna Maciejewska
Originally from Poland, the 43-year-old kept in close contact with her elderly parents who still live overseas.
A respected actuary, she is consistent and communicative at work, according to co-workers.
And as the mother of a four-year-old son, Anna appeared to be a wonderful mother who adored her little boy, family members said.
But Anna mysteriously vanished more than a month ago. And the hazy details surrounding her disappearance have shaken her family and friends.….According to police, Anna was last seen on the morning of April 10, 2017 leaving her family’s home outside Malvern, Pennsylvania…..Anna’s mother traveled to the U.S. shortly after Anna disappeared to help search for her daughter. She and Anna’s nephew Michel stayed with Anna’s husband and son for a week. But they were unable to uncover any significant leads to Anna’s whereabouts.
Anna’s mother had to head back to Poland without any answers about her daughter…..Michal told Dateline the family is concerned because they learned Anna had recently been suffering from depression. “We didn’t know how bad it was, so of course that is alarming to us,” he said.….”She’s a daughter, a mother, a friend,” Michal told Dateline. “We just need someone to help.”
She’s a daughter, a mother, a friend. Truer words have never been spoken. I don’t know her, but this could be any woman any of us might know. This is a cruel twist of fate we just can’t predict. But this woman, this Anna whom I do not know, deserves better than this. Anna had been living her American dream with a successful career, family, home of her own. When and why did her American dream become an American nightmare?
One last thing. The page her friends put up on Facebook Finding Anna M has put up an event people can attend this coming Thursday May 18. The organizer says It’s a meeting to organize a search and information. Here is a screen shot you can see if you are not on Facebook to view the event:
All of these photos were taken today from the Giant parking lot at the Giant on Boot Road in West Chester and up where the senior living community Wellington is (and Hershey’s Mill.)
Sunoco cut down a slew of the trees for their pipeline. Nothing left but jagged stumps.
Oh and apparently Sunoco is getting sued too?
Recently there was a pipeline forum – follow these links courtesy of Tom Casey (whom everyone should vote for on primary day in West Goshen) :
“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” — US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
That wonderful quote is from a website I discovered called PA Transparency Project.
Even if your name does not appear on the ballot, you can still run for office by running a write-in campaign. Voters can write your name in for any office.
So…. next….a reminder as to exactly how Malvern Borough achieved a political coup and greater political freedom a couple of years ago.
They did a below the radar by word-of-mouth old school write in campaign. And they changed the face of who governed them for the better didn’t they?
I have seen a lot of talk all over the place about various people in Chester county municipalities from one end of Chester County to the other talking politics in municipalities large and small and every size in between.
A lot of people are truly just NOT satisfied with the candidates being put forward by their political parties.
The simmering political anger that exists in this country from coast to coast, also exists on the most local of levels where in a lot of cases it takes decades at times to enact political change and change the face of who governs you.
May 16 is the primary. Which means Republicans vote for Republican candidates and Democrats vote for Democrat candidates. There is no cross pollination of a “general” election. If you are a member of an “other” political party, you sit the primary out.
The only thing the primary does is establish who the Democrats are going to put forward as a formal candidate and who the Republicans are going to put forward as a formal candidate in the fall.
That being said, if you want to toss out an incumbent whom needs retirement, a write in during a primary is a true opportunity isn’t it?
Pick the candidate YOU want not who your political party says you’re SUPPOSED to want. Or the candidate you are told you are supposed to want.
You all have to be uniform with your candidate’s legal given name an ensure they are from the proper political party in a primary but it’s a great way to get rid of incumbents whom you only see when there’s an election to be run and won, isn’t that true?
Talk to the now borough council members in Malvern who did this a couple years ago.
It was totally stealth. I think it is one of the more fabulous things I have seen in an election cycle since Lower Merion was able to dump eminent domain for private gain years ago. It’s a simple formula: if you change the face of who governs you, you break the cycle.
Politics and government needs to belong to the people not to powerbrokers. So why not write ins to dump incumbents?
Carpe Diem- people can do this and it’s done all the time. And an off cycle primary is the ideal opportunity. Level your playing field, just don’t tell your committee people – they will just report back to party bosses won’t they?
Malvern Council president steps down as council picks 3 candidates for January vote
By Linda Stein
Dec 18, 2013
After a stormy meeting two weeks ago, Malvern Council met Tuesday in what began as a much calmer meeting. By the evening’s end, however, councilman Van Sciver would step down as council president….The council chambers were crowded with Malvernites who were concerned about whether the council would seek to appoint a pro-development insider to take the place of Richard Sponenbergh, who resigned just after the election.
That election brought in three write-in candidates –David Bramwell, Todd Lexer and Matt Radano—who ousted three incumbents. The mayor’s office also changed hands….The issue that appeared to drive voters to the polls was the scope and pace of development that was changing a charming small town into a more urban environment.
Read about write-ins that occured in PA last spring by checking out this article on PennLive.
This post is just one opinion- but again- if you have the opportunity to dump the same old same old , why not try?
Just look what tiny Malvern Borough accomplished, right?
I was asked by a friend who lives in Charlestown to post about Anna Maciejewska , who is still missing.
According to media and local reports she has not been seen since like April 2nd or April 10th (I have seen both dates in media reports and on social media, so I don’t know which one is correct. All I know is she has been missing for weeks at this point.)
I am guessing last person who saw her is her husband because well she is married and has a little boy named Andrew (do I have his name right?) who I think is like 4 or 5. He must miss his mommy something fierce, so I figured I would put a post up in the hopes like all the media reports that someone somewhere has seen something.
Has anyone seen Anna Bronislawa Maciejewska? The PA State Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen her. Call 911 or Embreeville barracks at 610-486-6280
Media reports continue to go out and the AP has picked up the story.
It would be great if a national law and justice show like Nancy Grace could tell her story so please, if you are in the media or know media, pay it forward so Anna’s son Andrew (?) doesn’t lose his mom. Anna is Polish and I am also told that family in Poland is frantic.
Anna Maciejewska went missing from the Charlestown section of Malvern. She was driving a blue Audi A4 she is 43 years old and 5′ 4″ and 150 pounds
There is a Facebook page up for FINDING Anna Maciejewska.
She’s a mom. She’s not going to leave a little child like that. Please, if you have seen Anna Maciejewska, call the police.
When you love history and historic preservation, there are things that make your heart beat faster.
Preservation is a balancing act. Not everything can be saved in perpetuity. Such was the case of Fritz Lumber in Berwyn. But now I have learned from my dear friend and Preservation Wonder Woman, Pattye Benson, that Fritz’s beautiful big old red barn as it is deconstructed, will be going to the restoration of the Jones Log Barn!
Here is what Pattye wrote:
The final phase of the rebuilding of the Jones Log Barn is finally underway! With the generous help of Stacey Holmes Ballard and Eadeh Enterprises, the Trust is now able to complete the Jones Log Barn at Duportail House. Scott Walker of Axe Handle Timber is the contractor for the project.
The Barn Saver of Lancaster County is deconstructing the large red barn at Fritz Lumber — the materials from the red barn will help complete the Jones Log Barn. How wonderful that a part of the of the Fritz Lumberyard Development project will also include the rebuilding of the 18th century Jones Log Barn.
For all of those who support historic preservation, we are asking you to ‘like’ the Rebuilding the Jones Log Barn Facebook site and follow the progress of the project. The Living History Center at Duportail will be a win-win for the community!
This is what it is all about: all these different people coming together with true generosity of spirit to save history, salvage history, and pay it forward! Bravo!