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  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    By David Jones (With a tip of the hat to Jere Zimmerman!) The last time I was at the Bullfrog I was 21 years old. So, at 64 now I guess you could say I was long overdue for a return visit. Obviously, it has changed quite a bit in the past 43 years. The shuffleboard is gone and the… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Amtrak Train Station Not A PennDOT Priority

    Parkesburg Amtrak Train Station Not A PennDOT Priority

    If you've been holding your breath waiting for Parkesburg's train station to be upgraded or SEPTA service to return to these parts, you can relax a bit.  Parkesburg's train station upgrade will not happen anytime soon. That was the news PennDOT official Jenny Granger delivered Friday afternoon at a regional transportation event in Malvern sponsored by Transportation Management Association of… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal

    Jones Food Street Journal

    Harry’s By David Jones This week Mom, Lin and I went to Harry’s in Sadsburyville. As we pulled into the parking lot there were quite a few tables full on the patio. There were also a couple of motorcycles that ran past on Old Wilmington Road and a couple that came into the parking lot. Although I like motorcycles as… Read More »
  • Octorara Area Food Cupboard Hosting Fundraiser

    Octorara Area Food Cupboard Hosting Fundraiser

    ---UPDATE--- On Saturday, October 25th, between 5PM and 8PM, the Octorara Area Food Cupboard will be hosting an “Empty Bowl” and Silent Auction fundraiser at the Octorara Senior High School, supporting their efforts in fighting hunger. Soup and bread will be served as a reminder of the hunger in our community. Advanced ticket sales are $25.00 per person and $30.00… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal

    Jones Food Street Journal

    Pizza Villa in Parkesburg By David Jones We stayed in Parkesburg this past Tuesday for dinner at one of the older food establishments in town, Pizza Villa. I think it is good to measure PV against other places that are also primarily take-out joints. There was one other couple eating in while Lin, Mom and I had our dinner. I… Read More »
  • Octorara Jr / Sr High School Student Council Community Yard Sale

    Octorara Jr / Sr High School Student Council Community Yard Sale

    The Octorara Jr/Sr High School Student Council will be holding its first annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday October 4th, 2014 at the Octorara High School student parking lot,  located by the stadium bleachers. Event time will be from 8am to 3pm. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held inside the Octorara Intermediate School. If you are… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal

    Jones Food Street Journal

    Limoncello By David Jones This is my third review of a restaurant participating in restaurant week. This time we were in West Chester at the original Limoncello. It had been many years between visits and although I liked the food those many years ago the place was so noisy I just couldn’t make myself go back. On my last visit… Read More »
  • Octorara Announces Homecoming / Fall Festival Events

    Octorara Announces Homecoming / Fall Festival Events

    by Jack Mariano Homecoming Week of 2014 begins with the opening of the Fall Festival Carnival on October 1st at 6:00 pm. Discounted rides and activities will be available this evening and will run throughout the week. Please visit the following website and its accompanying Facebook page for more information about coupons, discounts, and ride vouchers in exchange for game… Read More »
  • Octorara Field Hockey Team Pays Tribute To Wyatt DeStephano

    Octorara Field Hockey Team Pays Tribute To Wyatt DeStephano

    Octorara Field Hockey’s tribute to Wyatt DeStepano and the Destephano family during Mitochondrial Disease Awareness week. According to Wikipedia, Mitochondrial is a group of disorders caused by dysfunctional mitochondria, the organelles that generate energy for the cell. Mitochondria are found in every cell of the human body except red blood cells, and convert the energy of food molecules into the… Read More »
  • Octorara Varsity, JV Volleyball Slams Rustin

    Octorara Varsity, JV Volleyball Slams Rustin

    By Cindy Beegle On September 15th Octorara High School’s Varsity volley ball team defeated West Chester’s Rustin High School team by scores of 14-25, 25-23, 22-25, 26-24 and 15-11. Reina Eckman had 9 kills and 4 blocks while Myra Eckman had 20 assists. Also Tamara Miller had 13 digs and Rachel Norris had 5 kills. The victory was the team’s… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal

    Jones Food Street Journal

    Saint Boniface Brewery By David Jones We went on the road recently to Ephrata and the St. Boniface Brewery. This place is relatively new having opened July 12, 2013. They do a nice job of keeping everyone updated on their activities on Facebook. We went for Thirsty Thursday, an event they have had going all summer. The brewery does not… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Police Update

    Parkesburg Police Update

    Chief Brian Sheller reports Parkesburg Police have charged the following: Robert J. Moskel, 52 of Parkesburg, with Simple Assault and related offenses after a domestic dispute. Nathan A. Burkhardt, 22 of Lincoln University, charged with drug possession and related offenses after police stopped the vehicle he was a passenger in, for a traffic violation. Cornelius Carr, 25 of Parkesburg, was… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Brandywine Prime By David Jones This week we took advantage of the Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week and visited Brandywine Prime in Chadds Ford at the intersection of Routes #1 and #100. I’ve made the trip to Chadds Ford many many times and I like taking Route #82. As a Boy Scout many years ago we used to hike on the… Read More »
  • Octorara’s Beauty Shines Following Saturday’s Drenching

    Octorara’s Beauty Shines Following Saturday’s Drenching

    Sometimes the beauty of the Octorara area takes your breath away as in these pictures snapped by Ed Heaton of Octorara Creek overflowing its banks west of Atglen immediately following last Saturday afternoon's downpour. Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Dienner’s By David Jones This week we did buffet, Pennsylvania Dutch Style at Dienner’s on Route 30 next to Dutch Haven. This place is worth the 25 minute drive from Parkesburg, but plan ahead because they close at 6 p.m. That means that don’t let you in after about 5:45. They also serve breakfast and lunch. We’ve driven by this… Read More »