Browsing: Parkesburg

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


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Parkesburg Yesterday

First Avenue looking east after the blizzard of 1958 courtesy of Brian Treadway as posted to facebook.  


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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


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What’s Going On With Main Street?

Update: August 12, 2016 By: Jack Mariano Good News! Construction has begun on the handicap access ramps and it appears as if the crew is beginning at South Culvert Street and moving east.  P.T. is hoping


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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


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Brew Blog Gives Victory at Parkesburg Two Thumbs Up

The popular blog Stouts and Stilettos that focuses on covering craft beer created by and for women has published an in-depth review of the latest Victory Brewing Company family member, located in Parkesburg. The review includes


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Parkesburg 2016 Christmas Parade

A few pictures from Sunday’s Christmas parade along First Avenue organized by the VFW. The pictures are courtesy of Patricia Prange-Smith, Kathi Rendall, Larry Constable and Michael Martorana and Gerry Treadway’s Facebook timeline.


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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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