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  • Octorara 2016 Girls Varsity & J.V. Soccer Schedule

    Octorara 2016 Girls Varsity & J.V. Soccer Schedule

    **Follow Team Results on Twitter @octathletics 2016 Schedule Updated 8/3/2016 Allen Wetzel, Head Coach Ben Creighton, Assistant Coach Weekday Date Start Time Sport Opponents Type Facility Thursday 8/25/2016 5:00 PM JV Soccer Merion Mercy SCRIMMAGE Octorara HS/Stadium Thursday 8/25/2016 6:15 PM Varsity Merion Mercy SCRIMMAGE Octorara HS/Stadium Friday 9/2/2016 10:00Read More »
  • Octorara Prepares For 2016 Gridiron Campaign

    Octorara Prepares For 2016 Gridiron Campaign

    By Jack Mariano Octorara Head Coach Jedd King is pretty excited about this years’ team.  The coach, entering the eleventh year at the helm of Octorara’s program revealed his thoughts on the forthcoming season to Parkesburg Today decaring:  “This year’s team is much improved. We played very tough at ourRead More »
  • Community Day 2016 Was Success Despite The Weather.

    Community Day 2016 Was Success Despite The Weather.

    Community Day 2016 is behind us and despite the weather, it was a success. We experienced a record-setting heat index and temperatures soared to close to 100 degrees. Despite the heat we endured and I am happy to say that we will again be contributing to our six charities andRead More »
  • Pair of Counselors and Pillars of Parkesburg Community Move Practices into Borough

    Pair of Counselors and Pillars of Parkesburg Community Move Practices into Borough

    Jill Miller and Tina O’Connor – a pair of licensed professional counselors and pillars of the Parkesburg community who run separate businesses but share the same office space – have found a new home for their practices. Miller’s Lantern Counseling and O’Connor’s Experience Positive Therapy, which once occupied space inRead More »
  • Octorara Angels Rainbow Color Run 2016

    Octorara Angels Rainbow Color Run 2016

    By Jack Mariano -357- That’s the number of registered runners and walkers in Saturday’s Octorara Angels Color Run. The event, now in it’s third year, is a fundraising effort – produced by Octorara track coach Christian Taylor in memory of Carly Imbierowicz and Dalton Pointek, two Octorara students who diedRead More »
  • Hundreds Attend Parkesburg Memorial Day Parade

    Hundreds Attend Parkesburg Memorial Day Parade

    BY JACK MARIANO Ominous skies could not dampen the attendance of Sunday’s Memorial Parade held in Parkesburg which included one of the largest crowds ever.  Some estimates placed that gathering approaching one thousand who participated and watched the annual event that honors fallen soldiers.  The parade route maneuvered through theRead More »
  • ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE THIS SUNDAY

    ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE THIS SUNDAY

    The Parkesburg VFW Post 4480 Memorial Day Parade and Services, will be held Sunday, May  22, 2016,  Parkesburg, PA Services to honor the Parkesburg Veterans and the Memorial Day Parade are scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2016, under the sponsorship of the P.F.C. Robert Montgomery V.F.W. Post 4480. The paradeRead More »
  • P.A.B.A.   CELEBRATES!

    P.A.B.A. CELEBRATES!

    By Jack Mariano Looking at the The Parkesburg Area Business Association brochure, the credo of the organization is to “work to unify member businesses in the continuing promotion of all Parkesburg area business at large and to promote the Parkesburg Community in general”.  The group cites Strength (in number ofRead More »
  • Kacies’ Cause Mother’s Day Walk Draws over 400

    Kacies’ Cause Mother’s Day Walk Draws over 400

    By Jack Mariano Betsy  Gillen, President of the Parkesburg Chapter of Kacie’s Cause welcomed the crowd that was jammed into the Parkesburg Point Center and drew a large round of applause when she announced that the event had registered over 400 participants.  Betsy and husband Soccer, lost their son JohnRead More »
  • Atglen Death Benefit – What’s It All About?

    Atglen Death Benefit – What’s It All About?

    By Jack Mariano “People Helping People” is how  their members tout it.  According to Mrs. Edith Ritter, Secretary for the past twenty three years, this group has been around since 1901 and is a very casual organization.  Interested members and administrators meet once a year and currently, the membership rosterRead More »
  • Bottles…..Bottles…..Everywhere!

    Bottles…..Bottles…..Everywhere!

    ATTENTION HISTORY FANS The Parkesburg History Group will have a display and talk about Parkesburg Bottles dating from 1852 to the present day at Ascension Episcopal Church, 2nd Ave. and West St. in Parkesburg on Wednesday May 11 at 7:00 P.M.  The book “Parkesburg Bottles” will be available for purchase.Read More »
  • National Bike Racing Event To Travel Through Parkesburg

    National Bike Racing Event To Travel Through Parkesburg

    By Jack Mariano The Face of America Bicycle Race will be coming through Parkesburg on the way to Gettysburg on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The teams will be making a brief stop at the Keystone Valley Fire Department Central Station (Parkesburg) for a meal and to freshen up.  The tripRead More »
  • Evening Event “Kicks Off” Parkesburg Community Day 2016

    Evening Event “Kicks Off” Parkesburg Community Day 2016

    By Jack Mariano About thirty promoters and potential sponsors came out Wednesday evening to the Parkesburg VFW banquet room to enjoy wine and cheese and to hear the “kick off’ for the 2016 version of Community Day in Parkesburg which will be held on Saturday, August 13th in the borough’sRead More »
  • Fire Guts 4th Avenue Row Home

    Fire Guts 4th Avenue Row Home

    ———————————————-UPDATE  3/12/16—————————————————– By Jack Mariano Once again this morning (3/12/16) fire returned to this block of 4th Ave. and did serious damage to the entire row. The origin appeared to be seated towards the western end of the row.  This time, the blaze had a very bad head start priorRead More »
  • Victory Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing Co. Form Alliance

    Victory Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing Co. Form Alliance

    The pioneering brewmasters at Downingtown-based Victory Brewing have pulled chairs up to a popular bar on the other side of the mountains and cracked open a landmark alliance that could change the way patrons raise their glasses. Victory Brewing Co. has joined forces with Upstate New York craft beer powerhouseRead More »