It has indeed been another year of interesting and amusing things, and thanks to the year end Christmas themed dysfunctional loveliness of the government of West Vincent Township, I learned there was more to mock than the Main Line. I mean I knew Chester County was amusing because of all the Main Line ex-pats, yet still....
Of course at year end another gift presented itself from Tredyffrin with the Chief of Police getting a spanking for letting his kid crash a Police car - but because it's Christmas and because someone pointed me towards three excellent posts by a Tredyffrin Blogger "Community Matters", my only comment is I do not think the Chief needs to fall on his sword to the extent of resigning like he did at last night's Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors Meeting. Buddy, trust me, there are people other than you in Tredyffrin who should resign/retire. Here are the three posts from the Community Matters gal:
Police Chief Andy Chambers Tenders Resignation While on Suspension
Good Guys Can Make Mistakes, Part II
A Life Lesson that Good Guys Can Still Make Mistakes . . .
Meanwhile, back in Radnor, I am sure someone else has driven into the side of a building in a shopping district....and speaking of Radnor, in addition to that monstrosity of a garage Weepy Cas wants for Louella getting approved (there goes the neighborhood and historic resource), we apparently have burglaries on the rise (nothing says Christmas like crime, after all), and a woman playing bumper cars in the parking lot of St. David's Court Condos. Lady, I am sure you will meet someone else on Match.com or whatever, you didn't have to bang up the neighborhood.
As the year winds down we have strange silence on Ardrossan. And in 2012 will Radnor be stupid enough to elect Bill Spingler President of the Board of Commissioners? Hope not. West Vincent has Chickenman and it's a shame he doesn't have a poultry pal down 'round here to look again at things past in Radnor. The largest problem about people in Radnor is there is plenty to talk about, but no one seems to do it in public so issues perpetuate from year to year.
And we can't have a Christmas snarkfest without mentioning that nothing says Christmas like a touchy feely boy scout troop volunteers! Yes it's true - just ask folks in Malvern. It gives a whole new spin on things and it is totally disgusting:
Malvern Boy Scout volunteer arrested for child molestation
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
By CHRIS BARBER
A former Boy Scout volunteer and staff member at Camp Horseshoe in West Nottingham has been released on bail after warrants for his arrest were issued stating he molested two boys.
Matthew Lewis, 27, of Malvern, was employed at the Great Valley School District in the role of tech support as well, and had served as a scout leader and camp store worker during the summer sessions at Horseshoe.
On Thursday, police issued warrants for his arrest, and on Monday, he and his attorney surrendered to District Court 15-3-05 in Oxford. There Judge Harry Farmer conducted an arraignment and levied a bail of 10 percent of $10,000 for each of nine warrants. Lewis posted bail and was released pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 28 at the Oxford court.
Tom Dintaman, associate scout executive of the Boy Scouts of Chester County, said camp officials were alerted to Lewis’ activities last summer. On Saturday, July 23, supervisory personnel of the Boy Scout Council reported to the Chester County Children, Youth and Family Services there had been inappropriate contact between Lewis and several of the scouts.
Now onto other snarklicious deets, I am giving Devereux Foundation the award for the dumbest fund raiser theme ever. I won't bother to mention that both Devereux and Melmark have seemingly high staff turnovers and why is that? What I will mention is check out Devereux's “007 from Devereux with Love,” Gala write up in the formerly known as Suburban. It's online KLASSY with a K to me....but then again look at who they were honoring this year? How many blondes in gold dresses has he been through? (or wives for that matter?)
Yes, when it comes to High Society, the Main Line is sooooo klassy these days.....at least the photos are better now in the society pages of the local paper.
So snarky is winding down for 2011. There are still sugar plums to hunt down and things to prepare. Here's looking for an amusingly snarcastic 2012.
Thanks for reading another year, and to my new critics who are so in love with those hicks running West Vincent? I am entitled to my opinion. And my opinion might shape up to be that West Vincent could be in worse shape than Radnor a few years ago.
Keep those cards and letters coming and remember to wish people a Merry Christmas. None of this happy holidays happy horse shit.