Did you know…
… that today is New Year’s Eve in many countries? In 1904, the New Year’s ball dropped for the first time in Times Square, New York City. In Japan, everyone laughs at the stroke of midnight to ensure good luck in the New Year. In the Philippines, children jump ten times when the clock strikes twelve, hoping to grow taller in the new year. In Mexico, some people take out their suitcases and walk around the block, hoping it would help them travel during the next year. Have a great New Year!
Today marks the end of a year and the beginning of another one . . . there’s just something refreshing about “starting over.” Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? What’s on your short list? . . . lose weight . . . save money . . . get a job . . . spend more time with family and friends . . . be kinder . . . do one good deed every day . . . exercise more . . . How will you improve your life in 2010?
How about 1020 township forecasts . . . no, I do not have a crystal ball as a reader of Community Matters pointed out; but I do believe that our past can be an indicator of our future. So where do you think this township is headed in the new year? financially? Board of Supervisor performance? State Representative Race? Fire Department funding? I’ll be glad to post your forecasts and resolutions for 2010.
In this week’s edition of the Main Line Suburban Life, Ray Hoffman lists his forecasts for 2010 in his Main Line Banter. Interesting list – I support his #1 and #2 forecast. As for #3, that one surprised me . . . didn’t know that JD was considering a 157 run. I would think that decision would need to be made rather quickly. Selfishly, I hope that there isn’t any truth in this suggestion because I think Tredyffrin needs JD’s full attention on the Board of Supervisors. My money is riding on JD to set the ship back on its course as we enter 2010!
The fearless forecasts for 2010 are:
1. Taxes will be raised by either increased millage or earned income in the Tredyffrin Township 2011 budget.
2. Volunteer firefighters and the community will again need to fight to get adequate funding from respective municipalities.
3. John DiBuonaventuro, Tredyffrin Township supervisor, will run for the state House of Representatives (District 157) as will Warren Kampf (another TT supervisor.)
4. The Conestoga High School football team will win the Central League Championship.
5. A couple of popular longtime restaurants will close in Easttown, Radnor and Tredyffrin townships.
6. Gene Williams will retire as manager of Easttown Township.
7. More stores will shutter in the retail village of Berwyn.