Brightview Senior Living approved without township notification to Homestead Road neighbors of the project!
I used to love Devon. I stopped loving it a few years ago when things started to change, because the people running the show started to change. That made the vibe start to change. And when the coup happened in December 2014, well that pretty much was enough for me with Devon.But then these people also kicked up a fuss about a Pennsylvania State Historical Marker honoring the Devon Horse Show. That pretty much made them horses asses. They might own a lot in some cases, but they don’t own local history do they?
I attended the historical marker ceremony across the road from the horse show in October, 2015 and was honored that the local historians and others who had worked so hard to just see that the history was remembered included me on the guest list. That day I felt old Devon again because well, a lot of the people who once made the show special attended that ceremony.
I did not attend Devon this year. I was asked, but I just couldn’t do it. To me it seems such a mockery of what it once was. And well, it seems that this year the seams are showing and it is falling apart?
First there was the litigation over the skybox that made the papers.Judge rules in favor of ousted Devon Horse Show skybox holder
On Thursday a Chester County judge upheld an injuction telling horse show officials to let the woman use her skybox.
Trish Hueber, of Penn Valley, paid $20,000 for the 1B skybox in April 2012. She also paid $1,800 annually in maintenance fees to the horse show. However, this year after she responded to a letter that requested the maintenance fee, her check for the 2016 maintenance fee was returned and show officials told Hueber that she had violated rules and no longer had the use of the box, the suit said. Horse show officials also contended that the $20,000 she paid in 2012 was a charitable donation, rather than for the purchase of the skybox.
After Hueber’s lawyer, Cary McClain, sent a letter regarding the skybox requesting proof that there had not been an agreement or a tax return showing the charitable contribution, show officials removed Hueber from her position as vice president of the Hospitality Committee, a committee that she had served on for 29 years.
Tredyffrin police issued a citation to the CEO of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair early this week after he was alleged by police of creating what they called a “physically offensive scene” and “placed himself in danger.”
Wayne William Grafton, 67, of the 1100 block of Ryan Road in Unionville, was charged with public intoxication.
According to a citation issued by the Tredyffrin Police Department, the incident occurred May 31 at 10:20 p.m. along South Valley Forge Road outside a gate of the Devon Horse Show grounds.
According to the citation, “defendant did have glassy, bloodshot eyes, odor of alcoholic beverages.” The citation goes on to describe Grafton’s speech as being slurred.News philly.com Devon Horse Show chairman charged with public intoxication by Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The chairman of the Devon Horse Show was charged last week with public drunkenness…The Tredyffrin Township Police Department on Saturday morning confirmed Grafton was charged with a summary offense of public intoxication, but it declined further comment.
….Grafton, reached on his cellphone Saturday afternoon, said: “I haven’t received a citation. … I can’t comment on something I haven’t seen.”
“I’ve never been drunk in my life,” he said. “Maybe that’s the story.”These published media reports are based on public court dockets so is the Tredyffrin Police Department making this up? Sure doesn’t seem so, yet basically that is what is being inferred? See yesterday’s Daily Local article: Devon Horse Show chairman denies public drunkenness citation; police confirm it
TREDYFFRIN >> Several days after Wayne Grafton reportedly received a citation for public drunkenness outside a gate of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair grounds, he told media outlets the reports were false.
“Tredyffrin police officers never talked to me, and I never received a citation from them,” Grafton, the chairman of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, said in a follow-up phone conversation on Monday. “That’s all I’m going to say.”
The Tredyffrin Police Department confirmed in a follow-up phone conversation Monday after the Daily Local News spoke with Grafton…Copies of the police report along with accompanying online court documents are available at http://www.dailylocal.com. The court document can be viewed by clicking here.
Meanwhile, rumors still continue to float around surrounding confrontations related to all this nonsense like Friday or Saturday evenings? Is that true? Or is this all just being made up?
And then there are the comments all over social media about how people are feeling about the show:
And then there were all the comments about the uptick in alcohol at the event as a whole, and how is it a horse show needs so much booze? Especially when people are caring for very expensive animals and equipment and people DRIVE home after the show and fair is over each night? Comments like the couple I am posting below and many others including ones where people are describing being at the horse show with their kids watching drunks stumble by? How is that family friendly? And if someone has had too much and falls off say the Ferris Wheel or stumbles into the ring when the Clydesdales are thundering by, then what?And I already discussed “Ladies” Hat Day so no need to rehash that except for all the comments floating around about things like event gate crashers that day? And how is that fair that they elbowed women out of the way who PAID to attend the event, in many cases a tidy premium? And when women approached event organizers they were told that Devon doesn’t like to turn people away? Huh?
Comments about the jump in prices like:
And this which pretty much summed up how Philadelphia and the Main Line has changed along with the horse show:
Also heard a lot of vendors were not happy this year and they are locked in for what? Two years at a time and it’s expensive which is why the retail costs were reportedly so much higher this year in the shops?
And when they kept reporting “record attendance” and the live feed showed empty stands, what about that? People said the whole thing felt different this year and that it was sparsely attended a fair bit of the time so what about that? Is that all made up too?
Ok here is the current board:Look I totally get that things and events have to grow and evolve to stay current and survive, BUT Devon Horse Show did this to themselves and maybe just maybe they all need to stop denying things like bad frat house party behavior and just own that they need to regroup and figure this out….before Devon is lost for good?
Or is that the plan? To let the show degrade to such a point that there really is no show and then what?
Yes, people aren’t going to like this post. They will say I am being unfair and disloyal to Devon. I am not. This stuff has all happened and is all documented and everyone is talking about it.
It’s time to bring back old Devon. The event that had panache and style. Everyone always cocktailed at Devon but it did not use to be such a reported free-for-all, did it?
Why Republicans Lose In Pennsylvania- a house divided by two-faced, double-talking Political Profiteering self-serving lobbyists
Political Profiteers Long & Nyquist; Cancer on the Commonwealth; Why Republicans lose in Pennsylvania, a House divided against itself…self-serving crony consultants and lobbyists callously misdirect with half-truths. Two-Faced, Double-Talking lobbyists playing on both sides of the fence.
Long & Nyquist are undercutting the party by their disingenuousness.
The smearing of Joe Peters and the defeat of the Outsiders in Pennsylvania.
Republican Brian Fitzpatrick has won the Republican primary in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional district with his claims to be a “corruption fighter” yet he hired two-faced, double-talking union lobbyists Long and Nyquist to run his campaign.
Two-faced, double talking Long & Nyquist pretend to be Republicans advancing goals of limited government, less regulation and lower taxes while representing unions including the very, very powerful Big Government, Big Spending Pennsylvania Teachers’ Union, the PSEA and the anti-free market Wendell Young’s United Food & Commercial Workers Union which opposed sale of liquor stores and defeated efforts to dismantle the liquor monopoly and beer cartel in Pennsylvania.
Brian Fitzpatrick endorsed by the Deon Poprick Crony Establishment was flown into the district by his brother, the incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick, a Boehner/Ryan Big Government Pro Union loyalist.
Long & Nyquist clients include Pennsylvania State Education Association and and United Food and Commercial Workers Commonwealth License Beverage Association Malt Beverage Distributors Association Comcast
But most troubling is the fact that Brian Fitzpatrick claims to fight unions and corruption but hired Long & Nyquist, the biggest corrupt factors of Harrisburg, to run campaign.
Brad Bumsted wrote an excellent piece but failed to mention that the smear of Joe Peters was engineered by two faced, double talking, deceiving lobbyists/consultants Long & Nyquist who get rich protecting the power their patrons; good for them, not so good for us.Brad Bumsted Tribune Review To what end? The smearing of good guy Joe Peters.
Let us see if journalists Dennis Owens and Jon Delano pick up this story.
The liberal, snarky and supercilious John Micek will not offer us any useful information. It is unlikely that the Philadelphia Inquirer and the southeastern media which are not only shallow, superficial and supercilious but seem to live in a clueless cave can or will report any of this. The Inquirer quoted Charlie Gerow in a recent news/analysis article; any reporter who cites Charlie GID Gerow, a loser who even lost being elected delegate to the RNC convention in Cleveland, opportunistic chameleon, whose last and biggest win, was for Harrisburg Democrat Linda Thompson demonstrates his or her cluelessness as anyone with any familiarity with Pennsylvania politics would know.
Long and Nyquist are pretend Republicans who play both sides of the lobbyist fence as journalist Dennis Owens has reported, lobbying for unions while pretending to advocate for what are presented as Republican Party values. Phonies, double talking, deceiving two faced frauds who smear good Republicans Long & Nyquist engineered this smear of a good man. Long and Nyquist are, also, consulting for Brian Fitzpatrick in Pa 8. Long and Nyquist are Political Profiteers who will make a lot of money losing the Attorney General election yet again. And, of course, Brian Fitzpatrick is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law of violating the Hatch Act.
With the exception of a State Supreme court candidate, nominally a Republican, but with bipartisan support, the Republicans have not won a statewide election since 2009 when Tom Corbett won by big margins before betraying those who voted for him with two tax increases and Pat Toomey walked away from those who supported him from 2004 through his squeaker election in 20009.
There is a reason why Republicans lose statewide;not a single Republican congressman, no matter how liberal or corrupt, has gone down in the April 26 2016 primary. Trump voters did not vote for the Outsider down ticket. In Pa-16 primary just past, the liberal, party loyalist Lloyd Smucker defeated real deal conservative Chet Beiler. The severely under-financed Art Halvorson came within 1 point of defeating crony insider Bill Shuster. Oddly, with stunning turnout driven by Donald Trump’s dramatic campaign, voters voting for outsider Donald Trump, nevertheless, voted for insiders down ticket!!!!
It is highly unlikely that bringing Long & Nyquist into the Attorney General’s office will restore integrity to the office.