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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »