Phoenixville could prove to be an excellent example of disagreement over when it renaissance “began.” Shannon referred to 2003, as “decidedly pre-renaissance”. But it’s not that simple, and Shannon came to understand that. In her words,
I believe that’s where the long-time residents can add a great deal to our discourse. I would love to know when those hometown heroes—the ones who “stuck around”—think Phoenixville’s renaissance began. If you qualify as an “old time” resident (and I will let you define what that means), then chime in with your opinion, regardless of length; take as long as you need. You can either comment on this blog, or email me directly at: email@example.com
Either way, you have a chance to add important, but too easily ignored, pieces to the puzzle. I guarantee you that I will read what you send me, and perhaps even publish it, in part or in whole. Let me know what you think!