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  • Octorara High School Schedules African American Read-In

    Octorara High School Schedules African American Read-In

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  • Parkesburg Police Activity

    Parkesburg Police Activity

    From the desk of Parkesburg Police Chief Brian Sheller: Police have charged Hakeem Hayes, 29 of Parkesburg, with Corruption of Minors and related offenses after police investigated incidents of pornographic media received by the victim. Police have charged Pablo Almanza, 24 of Parkesburg, with simple assault and related offenses after a domestic disturbance in the 200 blk. of N. Church… Read More »
  • It’s More Than Just A Game

    It’s More Than Just A Game

    by Jack Mariano It’s more than just a game, it’s more than just a season.  Down to each young man on this 2014-15 basketball campaign, this season is a tribute to their classmate, friend and teammate Daulton Pointek who, along with his friend Carly Imbierowicz, passed away on November 22, 2014. The season had barely gotten started when one of… Read More »
  • PABA Hosts February Cocktail Hour

    PABA Hosts February Cocktail Hour

  • Former Octorara Hoopsters Make The Grade At Alvernia

    Former Octorara Hoopsters Make The Grade At Alvernia

    by Jack Mariano [caption id="attachment_3267" align="alignleft" width="192"] Former Octorara Star Chucky Cooper[/caption]   Former Octorara basketball stars Lamont Clark and Chucky Cooper get their story told via the Daily Local News. Connect Here http://www.dailylocal.com/sports/20150124/octorara-duo-make-a-perfect-combo-at-alvernia Read More »
  • Dinniman Hosting Telephone Town Hall This Wednesday

    Dinniman Hosting Telephone Town Hall This Wednesday

    State Senator Andy Dinniman is turning to fiber optics and touch tone phones to keep constituents in the know about key state and local issues affecting Chester County. In addition to the regular e-mail updates the Senator sends and the daily Facebook and Twitter posts about issues important to Chester County, the two-term Senator announced last week he will hold… Read More »
  • Dinniman: Parkesburg Amtrak Station Still On Hold

    Dinniman: Parkesburg Amtrak Station Still On Hold

    Put this post the category of, "I wish I had better news." The news out of Harrisburg regarding our long-shuttered train station is not good.  I reported in October, that PennDOT's plans to refurbish Amtrak's Chester County stops did not include Parkesburg's historic station. Here's an excerpt from a post I wrote for publication later today on VISTA Today, my… Read More »
  • State Grants Allow Keystone Valley Fire Department To Pays Offs Debts

    State Grants Allow Keystone Valley Fire Department To Pays Offs Debts

    The Keystone Valley Fire Department will soon be one of the only debt-free fire companies in Chester County thanks to grants received from Pennsylvania's Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Programs. According to a report in The Daily Local, the newly formed fire company will use the $63,669 received from the state to pay down debt incurred during… Read More »
  • Victory’s Lauren Heald Profiled

    Victory’s Lauren Heald Profiled

    A fun interview of Lauren Heald, manager of Victory's planned Parkesburg brewpub, can be found on Victory's blog here.  Lauren has been Victory Brewing's public face and the company's "go-to" person to host an event at the facility since the brewhouse on Route 372 between Parkesburg and Atglen opened last year. With the construction of the new 350-seat brew pub… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Police Activity

    Parkesburg Police Activity

    Parkesburg police activity as described by Police Chief Brian Sheller: Marlin C. Miller, 43 of Lake Charles, LA, and a temporary resident of Parkesburg, was arrested and charged with DUI and related offenses on Dec 18th @ 3 AM. Susan A. Taylor, 53 of Parkesburg, was charged with simple assault and related offenses after police were called to a domestic… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    The Best of 2014 By David Jones In a culinary travel sense, 2014 was a great year for us. We ate out an average of 5 times a week throughout the year. This counts breakfast, lunch and dinner. We started with 3 months in Florida, continued with a week in Oregon and Washington State, a week in State College, several… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Yesterday

    Parkesburg Yesterday

    "After the smoke of battle has cleared away and the history of the steel industry in this country comes to be written, there is one name that will shine brighter than that of any president of any corporation, and that name is John Fritz.” So said Charles Schwab, president of Bethlehem Steel in 1911, as quoted in this week's edition… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Red Star Craft House By David Jones Exton Mall has a new destination restaurant and it’s worth the trip. Red Star has opened for business with what they are calling a “soft” opening. This basically means they don’t have the full menu yet and they are still working out some kinks. Since I’ve been highlighting and visiting a lot of… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Police Play Santa Quietly

    Parkesburg Police Play Santa Quietly

    Good Christmas morning Parkesburg! This holiday story from The Times of Chester County caught my eye yesterday not just because it spoke about the Parkesburg Wal-mart (yes, I know the Parkesburg Wal-mart is really in West Sadsbury Township) but because it placed police departments from neighboring municipalities in a positive light. Given the national events over the last couple of… Read More »
  • Santa’s Christmas Eve Rides – A 65 Year Old Parkesburg Tradition

    Santa’s Christmas Eve Rides – A 65 Year Old Parkesburg Tradition

    By Jack Mariano (re-post from December 2012 issue) The sixty five year old tradition lives on.  Look out your windows and doors on Christmas Eve because he’ll be coming!  Santa Claus will be making his annual “ride” through the Borough! A lot of communities do this on the weekend before or even two weekends prior to the Holiday.  Not in… Read More »