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  • Chicken Bar B Que To Benefit Annual Community Day – THIS Saturday

    Chicken Bar B Que To Benefit Annual Community Day – THIS Saturday

    by Jack Mariano Saturdays are hectic by nature…..why stop to cook dinner?  Enjoy a delicious Chicken bar B Que Dinner for ten bucks. This Saturday, May 20th at Parkesburg’s Minch Park from 11 a.m. Proceeds from this dinner will help fund the Annual Community Day event to be held atRead More »
  • Parkesburg Area Business Association bestows awards At Annual Banquet..

    Parkesburg Area Business Association bestows awards At Annual Banquet..

     By Jack Mariano P.A.B.A. recently held a “scaled down” version of their annual awards banquet for the year 2016, at the Coatesville Marriott Hotel.  Gone was the “glitz” and dancing and a more serious gathering included a light dinner and a silent auction. For the year 2016, Business Leader ofRead More »
  • Parkesburg Borough Council To See Fresh Faces – Primary Election ’17

    Parkesburg Borough Council To See Fresh Faces – Primary Election ’17

    By Jack Mariano It looks as though there will be some fresh faces at future Borough Council meetings.  Newcomers Tony Rife and Todd Brade should bring a new perspective and possibly some changes to the Borough landscape.  Scot Kreger who has served the Borough with his skills as Emergency OperationsRead More »
  • 2017 Primary Election Results – Octorara School District

    2017 Primary Election Results – Octorara School District

    Konnecker / Hurley team K.O.s incumbent Timothy Alexander. In a locally debated contest, the numbers for voting in Octorara’s District III (including Parkesburg Borough, Highland and Londonderry Townships) confirm that area voters realize the real issues within the district, that attacking fellow directors, threatening to close school buildings and cuttingRead More »
  • Dress To Express

    Dress To Express

                                KACIE’S CAUSE & GIRLS RUN THE WORLD PRESENTS                 Dress to Express         A Positive Prom Fashion Show    Friday, March 10, 2017  2:00 to 2:30 PM and 6:00 to 7:00 PM OHS Auditorium All Junior and Senior Octorara students are invited to a Fashion Show in preparation forRead More »
  • 2016 ~~The Way We Were (In Parkesburg)

    2016 ~~The Way We Were (In Parkesburg)

    By Jack Mariano The year had hardly begun when employees of Quad Graphics (formerly Diversified Printing Corporation) were notified by management of the closing of the Atglen,PA plant after forty six years of doing business on Lower Valley Road.  Over a hundred employees lost their jobs. Story   **********************************************************************************************  Read More »
  • Main Street Renaissance Revisted

    Main Street Renaissance Revisted

    by Jack Mariano One of Parkesburg’s newest businesses opened up last week at 321 Main Street — Parkesburg Computer And Mobile Device Shoppe is owned by Mike McWhirter who is prepared to service your Apple*Mac*IOS*Android*Windows* Services and he also specializes in Repairs; upgrades; Operating Systems Restorations and Networks. -Open MondaysRead More »
  • Octorara Boys Begin 2016-2017 Basketball Season

    Octorara Boys Begin 2016-2017 Basketball Season

         Braves Begin 2016-17 Campaign               By Jack Mariano In August, fourteen year coach Gene Lambert found out that his star player, Christian Ray, Chester County’s leading scorer a year ago, was transferring out to a private school.  Lambert told us “we’ll have to go with what we have”.  CoachRead More »
  • Octorara Lady Braves 2016-17 Basketball Schedule

    Octorara Lady Braves 2016-17 Basketball Schedule

                                                                                    2016-17 Schedule                               Scott Forman – Head Coach                               Joe Reilly – Assistant Coach Updated 11/16/2016 Weekday Date Time Sport Opponent Type Saturday 12/3/2016 10:00 am JV/Varsity Solanco SCRIMMAGE Friday 12/9/2016 5:30 pm Varsity @ Pottsgrove vs. Wyomissing TOURNAMENT Saturday 12/10/2016 4:00 pm Varsity @ Pottsgrove vs.Read More »
  • Holiday Happenings Around Parkesburg

    Holiday Happenings Around Parkesburg

    By Jack Mariano Updated Weekly until Christmas   “At A Glance” Calendar   Detailed information may be found on Mel Keen’s Facebook link in PARKESBURG LOCALS thread.  Community Christmas Tree KVFD Fire and EMS Station – 329 First Ave.     Keystone Valley Fire Department – Breakfast with Santa.   Saturday December 17th  Read More »
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE !

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE !

    UPDATE: In case of inclement weather the Make A Difference Day event will he held as scheduled but will be held inside The Parkesburg Point facility. By Jack Mariano Are you making a difference in your community?  The Parkesburg Area Business Association is, along with the Western Chester County ChamberRead More »
  • octorara Boys Soccer Schedule for 2016 Season

    octorara Boys Soccer Schedule for 2016 Season

        2016-2017 Schedule Updated 7/29/2016 Trent Zook, Head Coach Kevin Noon, Assistant Coach ** Check out all Octorara Sports Results on Twitter @octathletics   Weekday Date Start Time Sport Opponent Type Facility Friday 8/26/2016 10:00 AM BOYS JV SOCCER @ Academy Park SCRIMMAGE Friday 8/26/2016  10:00 AM BOYS VARSITY SOCCER @Read More »
  • 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 »