These photos, taken by Don Schoenleber, were part of a recent presentation to the Aquetong Watershed Association on the dam removal and Aquetong Park restoration project. The album is available for download and viewing as a PDF.
The threat of severe storms brings with it the possibility of downed trees and wires, power outages, flooding and closed roads. Preparing for these events is simple, and can help you stay safe through the storm. We've assembled some preparation tips from PECO, the Red Cross and the National Weather Service as a guide to preparing for a dangerous storm.
"Gantry," a sculpture by Susan Griswold, is now on display at Magill's Hill Park in Solebury. This spectacular piece had been previously displayed at the Pratt Institute of Art in New York City for the past several years. The Solebury installation is part of the PNC Arts Alive Sculpture Project in cooperation with New Hope Arts, sponsor of the project, and Solebury Township Parks & Recreation.
Installation began early in the morning on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and was completed by the end of the day for all to enjoy.
With the lake drained and the old dam successfully breached, native plants are returning to the Aquetong Park area in abundance. Seeds that had been lying dormant in the sediment of the old lake bed have begun to sprout, yielding a large number of young aspen, red maple, willow and sycamore trees.
As you can see in the recent picture above, native plants and grasses planted by the Township are filling in much of the reclaimed land. For comparison, below are two pictures taken during the beginning stages of the project: before the draining of the lake (left) and after the removal of the old earthen dam.
Congratulations to the 2015 Bux-Mont Connie Mack Baseball Champs as Solebury strikes gold for its second Championship in 8 years! Great job by Head Coach Brian Scotto and the entire team as they defeated Lower Providence Saturday night by a score of 1-0 in the bottom of the last inning on a line drive shot to the fence by pitcher Nate Wilson to score the winning run!