||Tuesday, 3/8 - Thanks
to Kevin & Del Val News
It was a cold
and wintry day, and Del Val News writer Kevin Guhl was
diligently inside, tight to a deadline to complete an article about the
Websites of Frenchtown.
How can it be that a small community such as ours has had the benefit
of not one, but two people who think enough of this place to publish
its story to the world, and offer online resources to its
I guess it's just a very special place. As says Rick Charwin says on
WDVR-FM, we're probably just "Local and Lovin' it."...
Special Community Events ~
Frenchtown's Live Local Theatre
April, 2005 - POST
FLOOD Survivor's Celebration
As you may know, our charming little river community recently suffered
it's second serious flood in 8 months. The Delaware River brought water
from the north; the local creeks brought water from the plateau. "The
Pennsy Side" of the river suffered even worse than we did...
The September 2004
was thought to be the worst flood since 1955.
2005 flood was worse than that.
Last time, the Post Office had water lapping at its door and
surrounding houses were evacuated. This time, the Post Office itself
was flooded and closed. Neighboring homes were inundated and some
residents were left homeless.
But, as with last time, friends and neighbors set aside their daily
tasks to help their friends and neighbors in need. The Red Cross was
with us again as well and we thank them for their assistance in this
time of need.
Now it's time to catch our breath and celebrate the mutual support of
those who suffered the most, and the good fortune of us who were lucky
enough to be on land only a few feet higher... and whose homes stayed
The Ark has docked -
drydocked - in
Come "Two by Two" to
celebrate Frenchtown's neighborly support of our flood victims.
Emergency Support Personnel
Are all invited to a Barbecue
at the Frenchtown Legion
Saturday, April 16, 3-7:00 pm
a FREE Family Event
American Legion Post 113
John & Nancy West
& other contributing friends and neighbors
for more information,
or to make a supporting donation,
call Nancy West at 996-6873
Local Flood Victims' Fund Raiser
by River Union
The Lorax by
Friday, 4/15 7:00 pm
the River Union Stage
at Edith Ort Elementary School
Community Events Calendar over on the right to see what's coming -
or may be coming, based upon last year's events.
might actually be here now.
The last snow - all 6-8" of it, only lasted a few
The creek's not frozen any more and there's green grass growing where
the spring comes out of the hillside - that's where the ground almost
never freezes and generally stays warm enough for things to grow as
long as the spring is running.... and that spring is always running...
So was some green grass on the hillside, even while the rest of the
ground was still covered with what's left of the snow...
|Frenchtown Post Office Reopens
I had some good news along with the mail delivered today. I was
informed that the local Frenchtown Post Office, which had to be
abandoned after last month's flood, and replaced by a trailer parked in
the lot, has reopened, clean and dry once again!
Return to Frenchtown
A&P Market on 6th Street
has reopened to a very
welcome as the new
Frenchtown IGA Market
Thursday, May 12, 2005
The shelves are stocked, the freezers are freezing, the deli's all full
of fresh coldcuts and salads.
Once again we can enjoy the
buying our groceries in The Local Market - the Frenchtown Market -
within walking distance of most of the homes in Frenchtown.
Now we'll be seeing our neighbors at the market again and can keep up
with all the local gossip...