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Friday, March 29, 2013

Fun Facts!

During the month of March, the Woodsdale Kids Blog was visited by people living in Germany, Russia, Latvia, France, Israel, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, & Lebanon.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Woodsdale United

  A group of concerned residents of Woodsdale have a facebook page called Woodsdale United. It will keep you up on the actions of the City Council and Planning Commission regarding the zone change from residential to commercial on Stratford Hill. The owner is a greedy, get-rich guy who doesn't really care about the effects on the adjoining properties. He refuses to disclose his plans for the hill but has already started timbering and then plans to quarry limestone down 200ft so virtually the top of the hill will be removed.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A disgrace!

   Stratford Hill, the scene of some of our best childhood memories is being timbered! Runoff will soon affect those residents along Edgwood Street. Kevin Coyne, the developer who is trying to get a zoning change intends to QUARRY the hill. In other words...mountaintop removal.
  If you are interested in this, join Woodsdale United on Facebook for updates.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Woodsdale Kids Picnic




   Sorry folks,  but the Woodsdale Kids picnic this year will be August 31 instead of the 10th due to circumstances beyond our control. Hope you will join us for this incredible reunion. Last year was wonderful with lots of new-old faces appearing. This year I will not be doing the slide show, but may just let it run in the background so you can see the old photos. Please feel free to bring friends and family, a dish to share, old pictures, and good stories.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stratford Hill Saved.....for now

Thanks to vigilant residents of Woodsdale, a developer who intended to take the top off of Stratford Hill was halted. There was standing room only at the Planning Commission who voted 6-1 NOT to allow the zone change which would allow the devastation. Kevin Coyne, the developer refused to disclose what his plans were and presented no environmental impact studies or other evidence that he had done his homework or even CARED what effects this would have on the many residents along Edgwood street. Deforestation causes run-off problems that could have been immense in this case.
  As residents architects, foresters, and an attorney all spoke to the Commisssion against this change in zoning while 125 Woodsdalers watched. There was cheering and applause when the results were announced.
   Well done residents of Woodsdale. Please don't let the hill ever be destroyed...it holds so many memories and serves as a backdrop to our idyllic neighborhood.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Stratford Hill May Disappear!

    
The Wheeling City Council votes today on whether to change the zoning of Stratford Hill from residential to commercial. If commercial development is allowed, they intend to take the whole top off the hill. No environmental impact studies have been done on this. If denuded, the hill will cause major run-off into the houses on Edgwood Strett as far up as Lorraine Terrace.
  Thank goodness, the people of Woodsdale intend to go to this meeting an protest. I'll keep you informed.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Magazine Features Woodsdale Kids

Goldenseal's March issue has an article about Woodsdale Kids with photos. Copies can be had by subscription. This is a fine magazine that features stories from all over West Virginia. It is produced by the WV Dept of Culture and history and you can subscribe for $20 per year at:

                                Goldenseal
                                The Culture Center
                                1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
                                 Charleston, WV 25305-9959        E-mail:chgoldenseal@wv.gov

               yes, they do take Visa and Master Charge.

 Our folk heritage is unique and deserves to be preserved. If you are a homesick West Virginian, you will find your fill of stories here.