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  • Parkesburg House of the Week

    Parkesburg House of the Week

    Address: 488 Washington Ave Specs: 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths Sq. Ft.: 1,294 Price: $179,900 Taxes: $4,784 Realtor Description: Move right in to the this beautifully updated 3 bedroom home in Parkesburg. Gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops, ceramic floors and back splash, newer appliances, recessed lights, and ceiling fan. New efficient central air and heat will keep you comfortable while you… Read More »
  • Octorara Hosts African American Read-In

    Octorara Hosts African American Read-In

  • West Philly Speedboys Get “The Point”

    West Philly Speedboys Get “The Point”

    by Jack Mariano Philly is coming to Parkesburg, get the POINT?  On Saturday January 30, the West Philadelphia High School Speedboys basketball team are scheduled to play our Octorara Braves and the game will be held at the Parkesburg Point's 700  West Main Street location. Due to a cancellation in the Holiday Tournament in Shippensburg, Octorara's Coach Gene Lambert contacted… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Yesterday

    Parkesburg Yesterday

    First Avenue looking east after the blizzard of 1958 courtesy of Brian Treadway as posted to facebook.   Read More »
  • Chester County Officials Tell Residents, ‘Get Ready!’

    Chester County Officials Tell Residents, ‘Get Ready!’

    With this weekend’s forecast for the first significant winter storm of 2016, Chester County’s Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) is encouraging residents to sign up for ReadyChesCo.org - the free text and e-mail service providing local emergency notifications. The National Weather Service, Mount Holly Weather Forecast Office issued a Winter Storm Watch for Chester County, from January 22nd at 7:00… Read More »
  • Octorara Boys Basketball Down Unionville, Rustin, Remain Unbeaten

    Octorara Boys Basketball Down Unionville, Rustin, Remain Unbeaten

    Gene Lambert's boys basketball team started 2016 on the same torrid pace they ended 2015 with two straight wins. On Monday evening Lambert's squad, led by Christian and Jackson ray's combined 33 points, ran away from Unionville High School.  The Braves led 29-17 at the half and never looked back. On Thursday the Braves overcame a 4 point deficit with… Read More »
  • What’s Going On With Main Street?

    What’s Going On With Main Street?

    So why do I feel like Neil Armstrong driving across the lunar surface whenever I drive up or down Main Street? Yes, I know Main Street is a state road and Borough leaders' influence over PennDOT's construction managers is limited. But really, why should residents of Parkesburg have to tolerate traversing the worst street in Chester County? Not the worst… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal: Best of the Year

    Jones’ Food Street Journal: Best of the Year

    By David Jones Well, we had 239 meals out in restaurants this year. My best of list is ‘only’ based on these visits and is concentrated on the establishments that I reviewed during the year. This means that many of the out-of-state places that could have walked away with some of the categories have been eliminated to concentrate on establishments… Read More »
  • Octorara Class of ’74 Prom Nostalgia

    Octorara Class of ’74 Prom Nostalgia

    Are you Class of '74 graduate of Octorara High School and want a unique keepsake to remember your time there? This 1974 Octorara prom ring charm, which showed up on Craigslist yesterday, might be just the thing! The Plymouth Meeting based seller didn't provide much back history in her Craigslist post so I don't know how she came into procession… Read More »
  • Annual Messiah Sing-a-long Tuesday Evening

    Annual Messiah Sing-a-long Tuesday Evening

    The Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church on Route 10 (1121 Octorara Trail) just north of Parkesburg is hosting a Messiah-sing along with the Chester County Christian Chorale Tuesday evening, December 27th beginning at 7PM. Past performances have attracted an audience of 500-plus participants – either as singer in the Messiah choir or in the audience, so plan ahead and arrive by… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    By David Jones Just to the East side of Exton Square Mall there’s a nice little Italian place that’s offering good food at a decent price. A friend of ours recently reminded us of Rino’s after she went there on a shopping trip with her family so we decided during our holiday shopping we’d stop by and check it out… Read More »
  • Brew Blog Gives Victory at Parkesburg Two Thumbs Up

    Brew Blog Gives Victory at Parkesburg Two Thumbs Up

    [caption id="attachment_39882" align="alignright" width="225"] Chelsie from Stouts and Stilettos in front of the Victory Brewing Company sign.[/caption] The popular blog Stouts and Stilettos that focuses on covering craft beer created by and for women has published an in-depth review of the latest Victory Brewing Company family member, located in Parkesburg. The review includes the full experience, starting with the taproom… Read More »
  • Octorara Boys Basketball Go 8-0 With Warwick Win

    Octorara Boys Basketball Go 8-0 With Warwick Win

    The box score from ChesmontSPORT.com: Octorara 80, Warwick 69 – Christian Ray cashed in a career-high 37 points and added 10 rebounds to spark the unbeaten Braves (8-0) to the nonleague victory.  Jackson Ray also had a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for Octorara, which used a 43-29 burst in the middle periods to reverse a… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal: Catherine’s

    Jones’ Food Street Journal: Catherine’s

    By David Jones What a wonderful time of the season we are enjoying here in Chester County. Lin and I took the opportunity given by the unseasonably mild weather last week and went to the Christmas displays at Longwood Gardens. We have been members at the Gardens for decades now, but I have to say this year’s Christmas show is… Read More »
  • Parkesburg 2016 Christmas Parade

    Parkesburg 2016 Christmas Parade

    A few pictures from Sunday's Christmas parade along First Avenue organized by the VFW. The pictures are courtesy of Patricia Prange-Smith, Kathi Rendall, Larry Constable and Michael Martorana and Gerry Treadway's Facebook timeline. Read More »