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  • PABA Should Come to Their Senses, Support Community Day

    PABA Should Come to Their Senses, Support Community Day

    By Mike Martorana The small, home-town hamlet at the western portion of Chester County, divided by Route 372 and the Amtrak line is home to over three thousand citizens.  Like most communities, the volunteer spirit is alive and well and charities are often the focus of local benefit events. ParkesburgRead 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 »
  • 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 efficientRead More »
  • Octorara Hosts African American Read-In

    Octorara Hosts African American Read-In