All Posts by Jack Mariano

Parkesburg Yesterday – Van B. McIntire

  If you want it built right, get Van McIntire.  That’s how it was in the Parkesburg area during the fifties, sixties and seventies in the Parkesburg area. Vancourt Burl McIntire was born in Modena on


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“Rock and Roll Heaven” gains a new resident.

Friends and Family Morn Loss of Former Local Band Leader by Jack Mariano                                              


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It’s Camping Season At Octorara

By Jack Mariano (feature photo courtesy of McKenna Moments   You won’t find any tents out at the Octorara campus these days but, you will find “campers” – a LOT of campers for it’s sports camp


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Octorara Community Bids Farewell To Tom Newcome

By Jack Mariano About sixty people attended a farewell get together in the gymnasium/cafeteria in the Octorara Area on Sunday, June School District’s Primary Learning Center on June 3rd to share some final moments with Octorara’s


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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