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  • 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.  For information call 610-857-3677.  Come and see scarce and rare… 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 trip though our area will continue into Lancaster County Via Strasburg… Read 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’s Minch Park. Chair of the Parkesburg Special events Committee, Jack… Read 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 prior to the arrival of firefighters and major damage was incurred… Read 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. [caption id="attachment_42133" align="alignright" width="275"] via Philly.com.[/caption] Victory Brewing Co. has joined forces with Upstate New York craft beer powerhouse Southern Tier Brewing Co.… Read 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 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 »