All Posts by Ken Knickerbocker

Parkesburg Yesterday – Wilde Funeral Home

The original Wilde Funeral Home was first purchased in 1928 to hold funeral services after operating out of the deceased family’s homes since 1850. (Photo and caption courtesy of Forbes.com)


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Caleb Wilde Pens Moving Tribute on his Father’s Sixtieth Birthday

To celebrate his father’s 60th birthday Caleb Wilde recently looked back to reflect on the influence his father, Bill Wilde, has had on his life. Author of the popular “Confessions of a Funeral Director” blog, and


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Main Street Update

Mike Martorana, owner of The Tree Doctors and Vice President of Parkesburg Area Business Association (PABA), created these notes documenting a December 1st meeting between about the evacuation and uneven pavement of Main Street by the


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Cierra Runge Update

Cierra Runge, a lifelong resident of Cochranville, PA and a member of Octorara Area High School Class of 2014, spoke to SwimSwm about her decision to transfer to Wisconsin and train for next year’s Summer Olympics


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Jones’ Food Street Journal – Clair’s Family Restaurant

By David Jones A recent Friday evening saw our family group of 5 stopping at Clair’s in Morgantown for dinner. We had just visited the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro and we were on our way


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Forget About Using Main Street Friday

The water company is shutting down Main Street on Friday. According to the Daily Local News: Pennsylvania American Water is scheduled to close Main Street between Route 10 and Culvert Street in Parkesburg starting Friday from


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Parkesburg Christmas Tree Gets A Star

Under gray skies and the occasional sprinkle of rain drops, the unofficial start of Christmas happened Saturday afternoon in Parkesburg as Mike Martorana, owner of the Tree Doctors, and Richie Klinger, perched at the end of


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Dress To Express


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Hope During The Holidays

Top photo credit: hope for my parents via photopin (license)


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Jones’ Food Street Journal – Victory Parkesburg

Finally!  I live within walking distance of the new Victory Brew Pub and I can actually see it from my deck! I’ve watched over the past couple years as the tanks came and were installed.  I


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