Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Check out details on the county's upcoming budget hearing; Festival of Lights

The annual Festival of Lights for Peace ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at Rose Tree Park off Route 252 in Upper Providence.
The ceremony will feature remarks from Delaware County Council, holiday music by Springton Lake Middle School Chorus, an appearance by Santa Claus and lighting of trees in the park. The newly renovated Rose Tree Tavern will also be open during the ceremony from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for tours.
"I can't wait for all the residents to have a good time," said Mark Manfre, the county's director of Parks and Recreation, during the county council meeting Tuesday.
The Festival of the Lights will run nightly from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. through Jan. 2.

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Delaware County Council will conduct a public hearing on Dec. 7 about the 2012 county budget.
The hearing will take place from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in the county council meeting room in the Government Center, located at 201 W. Front St. in Media.
The preliminary $323 million spending plan, which was released in early November, called for a 2.3 percent tax hike.
Council is slated to approve the final budget at the Dec. 13 county council meeting.

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