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  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Two weeks ago we went to Penn State for the Annual Centre County Festival of the Arts and the People’s Choice Arts Festival in Boalsburg. If you’ve never been up for these festivals you should mark your calendar for the week following the 4th of July each year. The streets of State College are blocked off and the festival takes… Read More »
  • Victory Community Day Tour Tickets Still Available

    Victory Community Day Tour Tickets Still Available

    Victory Brewing is swinging the doors of their new West Sadsbury brewhouse wide open on Saturday, August 2nd and tickets are still available. Everyone in Parkesburg, anyone over the age of 21 that is, is invited to tour the craft-beer brewer's new West Sadsbury facilities as part of Parkesburg 1st annual Community Day celebration. This enjoyable hour-long experience includes a… Read More »
  • Parkesburg House Of The Week

    Parkesburg House Of The Week

    529 W 1ST Avenue, Parkesburg Realtor's Description Fully occupied four unit building with separate entry for each apartment. Living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen and laundry. 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath on 2nd floor and 3 bedrooms on 3rd floor. Off street parking for all units. Each tenant pays all utilities. Buyer is responsible for Parkesburg U & O.… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Community Day Main Street Activities

    Parkesburg Community Day Main Street Activities

  • Parkesburg Word of Faith Church Host Saturday Community Breakfast

    Parkesburg Word of Faith Church Host Saturday Community Breakfast

    Pastor Jim Lantz of Parkesburg Word of Faith Church invites everyone to a free community breakfast Saturday morning, July 19th, at the Parkesburg VFW at 406 4th Avenue. Pastor Lantz hopes the breakfast builds a sense of camaraderie and friendship across the community. The free breakfast, including fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage, baked oatmeal, fresh fruit, toast, orange juice and… Read More »
  • Cpl. Hardy Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Luncheon Saturday

    Cpl. Hardy Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Luncheon Saturday

    The Cpl. Brandon Hardy Memorial Scholarship Motorcycle Ride will be coming through Parkesburg on Saturday, July 19th at approximately 11:00-11:15 depending on the number of bikes. This year's ride will also be honoring Cpl Hardy's 2nd cousin who was killed in an Army helicopter crash 20 years prior to Brandon’s death.     Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal – The Ship Inn

    Jones’ Food Street Journal – The Ship Inn

    By David Jones The Ship Inn is a place in Exton we had driven by many many times, but never quite made the time to stop for a meal. We finally made the time and met some old friends for a lovely dinner. Our meal was on a mid-week night and the Inn was not crowded at all. The first… Read More »
  • Weekly Parkesburg Police Blotter

    Weekly Parkesburg Police Blotter

    After tracking down and arresting a couple of local heroine traffickers last week, Parkesburg Police reported the following arrests this week: Police charged William Thompson, 55 of Parkesburg with terroristic threats and drug offenses after a domestic dispute on July 15th. Thompson was remanded to the Chester County Prison in lieu of bail. Police charged Keith M. Kerr, 22 of… Read More »
  • Highland House Of The Week

    Highland House Of The Week

    438 Gum Tree Road, Highland Township Sq. Ft.: 2900 sq. ft. on 3.0 acre Baths: 3 Full Bath Bedrooms: 6 Asking Price: $327,000 Realtor Description Unique multi-level house and In-law suite/apartment on 3 acres of land looking for appreciative new owner! The property has many interesting features, wonderful views and a consistent history of rental income. (Prospective Buyers should verify… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Police Arrest Suspected Heroin Traffickers

    Parkesburg Police Arrest Suspected Heroin Traffickers

    Following the death of several area youth from heroin overdose in 2013, Parkesburg police took their game up a notch investigating and finally arresting two men in early July suspected of transporting and selling "fentanyl-laced heroin" around Parkesburg. From Thursday's Daily Local News: Two men face felony drug-dealing charges after an investigation led to several seizures of what law enforcement… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Community Days Poster

    Parkesburg Community Days Poster

    Poster courtesy of the Community Courier and Engle Printing & Publishing Co. Read More »
  • Parkesburg Library Garden Update

    Parkesburg Library Garden Update

    By David Jones Well, we are a month and a half into our growing season behind the Parkesburg Library and things are really looking good. We’ve had a few strawberries that were small but very sweet. We’ve harvested lots of herbs to date and our big plants are just coming on. We have plum tomatoes pink on the vine right… Read More »
  • Octorara Wins Prestigious Budget Presentation Award

    Octorara Wins Prestigious Budget Presentation Award

    Local property taxes may still be too high for some Octorara residents but local home owners can take solace knowing Octorara's annual spending plan presentations, meticulously prepared each year by business manager Dan Carsley (above), are among the best in the United States. According to a report in LancasterOnline written by local reporter Debbie Wygent, "The Octorara Area School District… Read More »
  • Pakesburg Community Day Organizer Seek Kids, Adult Racers

    Pakesburg Community Day Organizer Seek Kids, Adult Racers

    Parkesburg 1st annual Community Day is less than a month away and organizers are looking for entrants to the kids bike race’s and the adults bed race and outhouse race. Bike races for kids toddler to 12 years of age will be held starting at 11:00 am on Saturday August 2nd and are sponsored by the Robert Montgomery VFW Post… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Holiday Yard Sale

    Parkesburg Holiday Yard Sale

    There is a yard sale at 222 Old Racetrack Rd, Parkesburg from 8am to whenever on Friday, July 4th and Saturday the 5th. Items for sale are misc household items, new furniture, fishing and hunting equipment,and hand and power tools. Top photo credit: Maggie Osterberg via photopin cc Read More »