October 2023

Township's NEW Garden

Alex Lamb, a resident of the Township, put his green thumb to work and built a lovely rock garden for the Township. With the help of the Public Works Department, Alex was able to get the heavy bags of stone unloaded and installed in the right place. He carefully chose plants to fill the garden, ensuring a natural look that would last for years to come. Alex was able to make sure that the garden had proper drainage and that all of the rocks and stones were placed correctly. After months of hard work, Alex was able to see his vision come to life. We are so proud of the garden he has built, and the Township is grateful for Alex's dedication to making community even more beautiful.


West Pikeland Township wants to give away a black Samick baby grand piano! It's in need of a tune-up, but it does work! Interested? Call the Township at (610) 590-5300.

Volunteers Needed!

West Pikeland Township is currently seeking township residents to volunteer for the following positions:

Park and Recreation Committee

Environmental Advisory Council

Open Space Committee

Historical Commission

HARB (Historical Architecture Review Board)

No experience required, just a willingness to provide a lending hand in our township. Interested? Fill out our Volunteer Form and we will be in touch!

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Update on our Public Works Building located at Walnut Lane Park

The building is now awaiting the final metal roof. Interior walls and electric wiring are currently being installed, as well as plumbing for the bathroom and break room.

We'll keep you posted as the building nears completion!


Board of Supervisors Meeting

Monday, October 2, 2023 @ 7:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Agendas are posted here the Friday before meetings.


Parks and Recreation Meeting

October 5, 2023 @ 7:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Planning Commission Meeting

October 9, 2023 @ 6:00pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Environmental Advisory Council Meeting

October 3, 2023 @ 7:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Open Space Committee Meeting

October 12, 2023 @ 7:00pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Board of Supervisors Meeting

October 16, 2023 @ 7:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Agendas are posted here the Friday before meetings.

West Pikeland Land Trust Meeting

October 23, 2023 @ 6:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Meeting information, including agendas, can be found on our website

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Leaf It to the Library

By: Susie Hawkins

It’s finally fall, which means it’s officially the best time to cozy up with a good book! Stop by the library, and we’ll help you find a story you’ll love. While you’re here, we have plenty of enriching and fun events throughout the month of October. Here are some highlights:

·        October 5, 10:30-11am: Makin’Music- Sing, dance, and shake your sillies out with Mr. Dan! 6 and Under. No Registration.

·        Every Saturday from Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 2-4pm: Shakespeare Series- Watch and discuss the classic films Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew with retired Professor of Theater, Charles Conwell.

·        October 10, 1:30-2:30pm: Spice Café for Adults- Pumpkin Spice- Pick up a spice packet now and make a dish to share in a potluck on the day of the program. The library will supply all tableware.

·        October 14, 10am-3pm: West Vincent Fall Fest- Visit our table at this event and pick up a pair of eclipse glasses for the annular solar eclipse that afternoon.

·        October 15, 12-4pm: Village Open House- Remember to stop by the library while you’re enjoying the activities and vendors in Historic Yellow Springs.

·        October 31, 3-7pm: Trick or Treat Fun at the Library- Make us a part of your Halloween night! Kids are invited to come in costume to walk (or run!) through the Haunted Fiction section, play some spooky games, and leave with a treat or two!

This month we’ll also have story times, Lego Clubs, Book Club and more! See our full calendar of events here.

Finally, if you have any extra craft supplies, we always appreciate donations. Some commonly used items are cardstock, craft (popsicle) sticks, markers, stickers, and paint, but really, we can find a use for almost anything! Thank you for your support.


Historic Yellow Springs


October 15, 2023, 12pm to 4pm

We invite you to unleash your inner artist and carve out some fall fun! This event promises to be a gourd-geous exhibition filled with creativity, and, of course, plenty of pumpkin magic. Whether you're an experienced pumpkin carver or just looking to try your hand at it for the first time, everyone is welcome to join in the Halloween spirit.

The Jack-O-Lantern Exhibition will take place during the Village Open House on October 15, from 12 – 4 pm. Visitors will get to vote for their favorite pumpkins by scanning a QR code and the winners will be shared on social media!

Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/em8hRixT55 or scan the QR code

Uwchlan Ambulance Corps

Community Day

October 14, 2023, at 9am.

Author Bruce Mowday presents reflections of Lafayette, the day before the anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine @ the Visitor’s Center.


SALT Theatre

Mary Poppins

October 13-29, 2023

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the SALT stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. It's the perfect show for the whole family!


Fall Art Classes in the Village

Register Now for Chester Springs Studio Classes

Explore and develop your art skills in our oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, plein air, drawing, sculpture, textile, mixed media, print making, photography and digital media classes. Adult art classes and workshops are available to students 16 years and older with the exception of Life Drawing (18 and up). Some art classes have a materials list (see description). Click on the link to download file.

HYS Class Updates: Register for notifications about class registrations, rescheduling, parking and other relevant information for students attending, or who would like to attend, Chester Springs Studio. Register


Come watch the Kimberton Hunt gather at Historic Yellow Springs, the site of an eighteenth-century resort, where they will be serving early morning coffee and baked goods to start off the day.

Chester County Day

October 7th, 2023

10am to 5pm

Join in and explore the Northeast area of Chester County on Saturday, October 7th from 10 AM to 5 PM. This year’s 82nd annual tour will feature Chester County’s most beautiful homes and restored barns in the Northeast quadrant, including a walking tour in the Borough of Phoenixville. The tour route features three segments of the Northeast – Malvern to Chester Springs, Chester Springs to Phoenixville, and a walking tour in the Borough of Phoenixville.



Industry perspectives

You gave your food cans and bottles a good rinse, stored them in a container separate from your household trash, and tossed in your clean mixed paper. You placed the recycling cart at the curb on collection day. Congratulations, you’ve recycled! Or have you?


Well, not exactly. You’re doing the right thing, but it’s just the first step in the recycling process – the “set out.” Next, the hauler collects it, transports it to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for sorting and baling. These commodities will be marketed to a paper mill, plastics broker, or metal recycler to eventually be manufactured into new products.


Recycling is a process. Residents are the first step. So, who better to teach us about the processing other than MRF managers?


Jeff Furmanchin of Total Recycle in Birdsboro wants us to know, “Contamination in single stream recyclables is the largest cause of downtime and damage to processing equipment. Please keep hoses, wires, construction debris and yard waste out of your recycling. Lithium-Ion or rechargeable batteries of any type need to stay out of recycling and trash bins, as they are an enormous fire hazard.” (These batteries only belong in a household hazardous waste collection program!)


Scott Mengle, Director of SECCRA Landfill, manages a dozen drop off bins across southern Chester County. He says, “Just because an item bears a recycling symbol doesn't guarantee its actual recycling. This poses financial and logistical challenges, as non-recyclable items disrupt sorting, increase costs, and devalue recycled materials. To preserve the financial and environmental sustainability of recycling programs, it's important to know what is truly recyclable. 'When in doubt, throw it out’ to ensure our success.”


Matt Cougle of Cougle’s Recycling wants us to know that water bottles (PET #1) are recycled into carpet and clothing. PET is also re-made into new bottles, closing the recycling loop. “It starts in your home. Keep food, liquids, and cigarette butts out of bottles. They make recycling much harder. Get those clean and loose (not bagged) bottles in the cart!”


Better to recycle right, than to recycle more. When in doubt, check it out! Let’s get Trash Smart!

Used Bike & Sewing Machine Drive

October 29, 2023, Noon to 3pm

Chester County Solid Waste Authority will be sponsoring a Used Bicycle and Sewing Machine drive for the organization Pedals for Progress.

This year the event will be held at the West Goshen Municipal Complex on Sunday October 29, 2023, from 12:00pm-3:00pm.

This event is a great way for people to get rid of their gently used unwanted bikes and sewing machines and to ultimately help those in need to improve their economic conditions.

The generous residents of Chester County have already donated more than 130 bicycles and sewing machines, and $2400 to help pay for shipping to Pedals for Progress’ partner countries.


Donations are tax deductible, including the value of the bicycle or sewing machine.

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