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  • Parkesburg Police Conduct DUI Check

    Parkesburg Police Conduct DUI Check

    From the Parkesburg Police Department The Parkesburg Police, with regional assistance from other police agencies and the Chester County Highway Safety Project, conducted a DUI Check Point on Route 10 in Parkesburg, Friday, August 21. Approximately 850 vehicles traveled through the check point during its operation. Police arrested 4 motorists for suspected DUI, and an additional 4 motorists for having… Read More »
  • Kacie’s Cause Community Meeting

    Kacie’s Cause Community Meeting

  • Plans For Memorial Skate Park In Parkesburg Moving Forward

    Plans For Memorial Skate Park In Parkesburg Moving Forward

    Parkesburg Point Youth Center held a meeting last week on the proposed outdoor skate park in the parking lot of its facility on Main Street. The John Gillen Memorial Skate Park, in memory of Gillen, 21, who passed away from an accidental heroin overdose in July 2011, was a skilled skateboarder, who used his talent to mentor other young enthusiastic… Read More »
  • Octorara Fall Sports Schedule – Girls Tennis

    Octorara Fall Sports Schedule – Girls Tennis

    GIRLS’ TENNIS 2015-2016 Schedule Updated 7/29/2015 Head Coach: Mark Pedersen Weekday Date      Time  Sport Level Opponent Type Monday 8/24/2015 4:00 PM VARSITY/JV Lampeter-Strasburg SCRIM Wednesday 8/26/2015 4:00 PM VARSITY/JV Solanco SCRIM Thursday 9/3/2015 3:30 PM VARSITY               West Chester Rustin HS         GAME GAME Thursday 9/3/2015 5:00 PM        JV               West Chester Rustin HS         GAME GAME Tuesday 9/8/2015 3:30… Read More »
  • Octorara Fall Sports Schedule – Boys Soccer

    Octorara Fall Sports Schedule – Boys Soccer

    BOYS SOCCER 2015-2016 Schedule Updated 7/29/2015 Head Coach:  Trent Zook Assistant Coach:   Kevin Noon   Weekday Date       Time   Level Opponent Type Tuesday 8/25/2015 4:00 PM JV Wyomissing; Ephrata SCRIM Tuesday 8/25/2015 4:00 PM VARSITY Wyomissing; Ephrata SCRIM Wednesday 9/2/2015 4:00 PM JV  @ Pequea Valley SCRIM Wednesday 9/2/2015 4:00 PM VARSITY  @ Pequea Valley SCRIM Friday 9/4/2015 10:00… Read More »
  • Octorara Fall Sports Schedule – Girls Soccer

    Octorara Fall Sports Schedule – Girls Soccer

    GIRLS SOCCER 2015-2016 Schedule Updated 7/29/2015 Head Coach:  Allen Wetzel Assistant Coach:   Ben Creighton   Weekday          Date       Time   Level Opponent Type Tuesday 8/25/2015 3:45 PM VARSITY  @ Cardinal OHara SCRIM Tuesday 8/25/2015 5:15 PM JV  @ Cardinal OHara SCRIM Wednesday 9/2/2015 5:30 PM JV Pottstown SCRIM Wednesday 9/2/2015 5:30 PM VARSITY Pottstown SCRIM Tuesday 9/8/2015 3:30 PM… Read More »
  • Octorara Fall Sports Schedule – Volleyball

    Octorara Fall Sports Schedule – Volleyball

    VOLLEYBALL 2015-2016 Schedule Updated 7/29/2015 Head Coach:  John Regener Assistant Coach:   Charles Graydus Weekday Date Time  Level   Opponent Type Tuesday 8/25/2015    3:45 PM      JV Ephrata    SCRIM Tuesday 8/25/2015    5:00 PM VARSITY Ephrata    SCRIM Friday 8/28/2015   10:00      JV Marple Newtown    SCRIM Friday 8/28/2015   10:00 VARSITY Marple Newtown    SCRIM Friday 9/4/2015… Read More »
  • Octorara Fall Sports Schedule Cross Country ~ Golf

    Octorara Fall Sports Schedule Cross Country ~ Golf

          CROSS COUNTRY    2015-2016 Schedule Updated 7/29/2015 Head Coach: Christian Taylor Assistant Coach: Mike Mundy Weekday      Date    Time        Opponent Type Tuesday  8/25/2015 4:00 PM @ Garden Spot SCRIM Friday   8/28/2015 11:00 AM @ Blue Marsh Lake TOURN Friday 9/4/2015 Time: TBD  @ WC Relays (@Stetson MS) TOURN Wednesday 9/9/2015 4:00 PM West Chester Rustin HS;… Read More »
  • Octorara Football Preview

    Octorara Football Preview

                 By Jack Mariano It’s difficult to believe that football has been around Octorara for ten years (Varsity Team seven years).  Many thought the program would not survive two or three seasons.  But not Jedd King.  His vision, dreams, dedication and strong work ethic paired with concern for students and their families has buoyed this program and kept the ship… Read More »
  • Fire Guts Main Street Residence; 1 Dead

    Fire Guts Main Street Residence; 1 Dead

    By Jack Mariano, Contributing Writer Fire, this morning gutted a twin home this morning at 334 Main Street in Parkesburg.  Units from Keystone Valley Fire Department were on scene quickly as they were summoned from a previous call for a fire alarm on Strasburg Avenue.  The fire was brought under control quickly as firefighters discovered the body of a victim… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal – Coatesville’s The Little Chef

    Jones’ Food Street Journal – Coatesville’s The Little Chef

    By David Jones It’s time to get ‘old school’ this week.  If you are from just about anywhere in western Chester County it’s almost a certainty you know of The Little Chef.  This is one of the longest running restaurants in our area, so they must be doing something right. I decided to find out on a recent Tuesday evening. … Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal – Ethel Rose

    Jones Food Street Journal – Ethel Rose

    By David Jones Who’s been waiting for a new restaurant in downtown Parkesburg?  I know I was hoping someone would step up and into the spot last held by ‘One Love’ on West First Avenue. In recent weeks I’ve seen activity inside and wondered what could be afoot.  Well, this past Saturday everything was revealed to me. The new restaurant… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal – Pizza & Late Night

    Jones Food Street Journal – Pizza & Late Night

    By David Jones I want to try something a little different this week for my review.  In June I played a lot of par 3 golf with my buddies in New Holland.  If you’ve never been there, they have a municipal 9 hole par 3 course that cost $5 to play.  Each additional round is just $2.  The course is… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal – Mercato

    Jones Food Street Journal – Mercato

    By David Jones Lin and I had to go to West Chester recently for a meeting of the Chester County Master Gardeners. This created the perfect opportunity to try another restaurant in downtown. With lots of choices, we went for Italian and chose Mercato on Market Street. This is a fairly large place with the bar split off from the… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal – Station Taproom

    Jones Food Street Journal – Station Taproom

    By David Jones We took a little ride this past Friday evening for dinner. We went to Downingtown to the Station Taproom, so called because it is right across the street from the Train Station. If you are like us you will most likely have to park there too because there is very little parking next to the Taproom. It’s… Read More »