All Aboard. Next Stop: Revolution
The Valley Forge National Historical Park, <http://www.nps.gov/vafo/&gt; a place that’s already green, has gone greener still.
On Saturday (May 30, 2009), the park began running a free, seven-day-a-week shuttle for visitors that covers a six-mile loop within the park in nine stops. Guests can hop on or off the shuttle as they please (at a designated stop, of course; nobody rides shotgun), and shuttle pickups are scheduled every 15-20 minutes.
The system, called The Continental Shuttle, is powered in part by bio-diesel fuel, according to park superintendent Mike Caldwell. <http://www.422improvements.com/News/VALLEY-FORGE-NATIONAL-HISTORICAL-PARK-ADDS-NEW-FREE-SHUTTLE-SERVICE–nwMFT_58.aspx&gt; More importantly, though, it allows visitors to park their cars at entrance lots and let park employees do the driving. Caldwell said the system should keep the park quieter, safer, less congested and, as a result, more environmentally friendly.
The park, at 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia PA, is just 16 miles east of Sanatoga on U.S. Route 422. <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=sanatoga+PA&daddr=1400+N+Outer+Line+Dr,+King+of+Prussia,+PA+19406&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=40.10173,-75.423312&sspn=0.00778,0.013819&ie=UTF8&z=11&gt; Money for the shuttle, deemed right now as an “experiment,” comes from National Park Service Alternative Transportation Funds and a Ford Motor Company grant. Greater Valley Forge Transportation is managing the service.
Insert Finger, Extract Photo
Rich Favinger Jr., <http://www.favingerphotography.com/&gt; a talented Pottstown-based sports photographer, spends much of his week shooting pictures of little kids participating in lots of games: little league baseball, soccer and softball. Kids being kids, Rich’s lenses catch lots of interesting poses, too.
So there was little surprise when he posted this message Sunday (May 31, 2009) from his Twitter account … <http://twitter.com/Sensei_Rich&gt; “Note to parents: Your kid puts their finger up their nose on 2nd, you may shoot them later, but I will shoot them now. Wave to the camera!”
Those parents may never buy a print, but betcha the youngster’s relatives will … for future blackmail purposes.

SANATOGA PA – Recent jottings from a reporter’s notebook:

All Aboard. Next Stop: Revolution

Valley Forge National Historical Park, a place that’s already green, has gone greener still.

On Saturday (May 30, 2009), the park began operating a free, seven-day-a-week shuttle for visitors that covers a six-mile loop within the park in nine stops. Guests can hop on or off the shuttle as they please (at a designated stop, of course; nobody rides shotgun), and shuttle pickups are scheduled every 15-20 minutes.

The system, called The Continental Shuttle, is powered in part by bio-diesel fuel, according to park superintendent Mike Caldwell. More importantly, though, it allows visitors to park their cars at entrance lots and let park employees do the driving. Caldwell said the system should keep the park quieter, safer, less congested and, as a result, more environmentally friendly.

The park, at 1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia PA, is 16 miles east of Sanatoga on U.S. Route 422. Money for the shuttle, deemed right now as an “experiment,” comes from National Park Service Alternative Transportation Funds and a Ford Motor Company grant. Greater Valley Forge Transportation is managing the service.

Doing the drag Saturday against cancer.

Doing the drag dance Saturday evening against cancer.

Two Goals: Collect Money, Please Crowd. Both Accomplished.

One of the more popular attractions early Saturday evening (May 30, 2009), during the Greater Pottstown PA Relay For Life fund-raiser to benefit the American Cancer Society, was a mock pageant of Hollywood starlets. This year’s walk had a movie theme; the high-heeled bombshells strutting across stage actually were male Relay team members costumed in drag. The audience loved it; they made more noise than fans watching a football game between Spring-Ford and Pottsgrove.

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