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Paul Jacobs

October Covid Cases

As we get regular emails from the school district about Covid cases, I took a look at the state’s database. Its helpful to look at the trends for the Philadelphia region vs. the state as a whole. The top left is Pennsylvania as a whole while the other […]

Can You Help With a Bake Sale?

The last time the NPE PTO ran a bake sale on Election Day, it was a fantastic fundraiser for the school. They’re looking to do it again this year on November 2nd at NPE, and it looks like there’s still a need for help. I can’t find a […]

Today’s Community Events and More

There are two events this evening of interest to the community. At 5:30, Superintendent Wagner is holding his last community conversation (at least for this round of them), at NPE. Anyone is welcome, and the weather looks like it’ll be nice for it. I believe its at the […]

Rainbow

Noone I talked to this weekend had a good week last week, so here’s this morning’s rainbow to start off a new week in Garden City in a hopefully better hue.

Meesink

Coming up is the Meesink ceremony for the Lenape. Meesink is pronounced Me-sing as nk is pronounced as a ng. Meesink is a protective spirit (or creature) that looks after the forest and the Lenape and is often pictured as a sasquatch or bigfoot-looking figure, with a face […]

Housing Affordability

Affordability has long been an issue in the highly active WSSD housing market. Housing prices have risen substantially as Covid has gone on and people have moved out to the suburbs (and further) to find more space for their families. Even before the pandemic, when 310 Wallingford was […]

Nether Providence Workshop Meeting, October 2021

Nether Providence Township held its regular workshop meeting last night. The relatively short meeting is available on Youtube. There were no opening reports or public comments, but the commissioners announced a proclamation for Hope for Hallie Teen Mental Health Awareness Day. As part of the ongoing budget process, […]

Solar Panels, part 2

Yesterday we flipped the switch on our solar panels. PECO had completed the last task and left us a note that we were authorized to operate. So its time to write up the process of having solar panels installed. We originally signed a contract for the solar panels […]

2021 Election Guide for Garden City

I’m told that the first round of mail-in ballots are going out this week, so its time to look through what’s on the ballot in Garden City and surrounding areas. A reminder that you still have until October 18th to register to vote and until October 26th to […]

WSSD School Board Meeting, October 11th

The school board held its regular meeting on October 11th. The short meeting is available on Youtube, and the agenda is available on Board Docs. Student Representative Report Its homecoming week with a football game and dance. The middle school has 36 different clubs available for students from […]