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  • Runge’s College Swim Team Jumps To Second In National Poll

    Runge’s College Swim Team Jumps To Second In National Poll

    SwimSwam, which bills itself as the "world’s most popular swimming content site," issued its college rankings yesterday noting the role Octorara grad and UC Berkeley Freshman swimmer is playing keeping school's women swim team ranked 2nd in the nation: 2. CAL GOLDEN BEARS (Previous rank: #3) No breaststroker?  No problem.  Farida Osman is light-years ahead of where she was a year… Read More »
  • Rocco & Anna Offer Seasonal Half-off Coupon

    Rocco & Anna Offer Seasonal Half-off Coupon

    Planning an after Christmas dinner or pre-New Years celebration next weekend? If you are then take advantage of this buy one meal get the second for half price coupon from Rocco & Anna's available on Friday December 26 or Monday December 29. The details are here. Read More »
  • Parkesburg Train Station Updgrade Update: It’s Frustrating

    Parkesburg Train Station Updgrade Update: It’s Frustrating

    On October 18th when I advised Parkesburg Today readers not to hold their breath waiting for PennDOT to upgrade the Parkesburg train station, borough officials, elected and appointed, scoffed and told me I didn't know what I was talking about. On most days they may be right, but when it comes to the Parkesburg train station my facts have always… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Mr. E’s By David Jones This week we visited a restaurant we have driven by hundreds of times in the past 10 years, Mr. E’s, on route 340 in Wagontown.  I remember when this place was called Raggedy Ann’s many years ago.  Every time we drive by Mr. E’s seems to be busy, so I figured they must have something… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Police Activity

    Parkesburg Police Activity

    From the desk of Parkesburg Police Chief Brian Sheller: Police have charged Jaleel T. Watson, 20 of Parkesburg, with drug possession and related offenses after police contact on October 25th. Police have charged Jasmine A. Watson, 19 of Parkesburg, with drug possession and related offenses after police contact October 25th. Police have charged Curtis Bacon, 24 of Parkesburg, with drug… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Today Is Back, I’m Moving On

    Parkesburg Today Is Back, I’m Moving On

    OK Parkesburg and the greater Octorara community, I need your help. You have undoubtedly noticed I’ve been largely absent on these pages the last several months.  An intense atmosphere at work, pressing church duties and a new Chester County project together with all the normal day-to-day responsibilities of paying bills and visiting far-flung children and grandchildren, all diverted my attention… Read More »
  • Octorara Senior Earns Eagle Scout Award

    Octorara Senior Earns Eagle Scout Award

    Tyler Morris, a member of Atglen-based Boy Scout Troop 20 and a senior at Octorara High School, achieved the rank of Eagle, the highest award in Boy Scouting. Tyler is the son of Charyl Cazzille Morris & Timothy M. Morris Jr. To obtain the Eagle Scout rank, a Scout must earn numerous merit badges that demonstrate various skills, spirit and… Read More »
  • Save The Date – 2015 Parkesburg Community Day

    Save The Date – 2015 Parkesburg Community Day

  • Locally-grown Christmas Trees Are A Renewable Resources

    Locally-grown Christmas Trees Are A Renewable Resources

    Right after Thanksgiving, many families welcome the December holiday season by setting up Christmas trees in their living-rooms and hallways. Although some opt for the ease of plastic trees or the convenience of pre-packaged spruces from pop-up lots, many travel from near and far to Chester County to participate in the full Christmas tree experience. Nothing quite compares to the… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Townsend By David Jones This past week we let our culinary adventures take us to the newly trendy area of East Passyunk Ave. in Philadelphia to a new French restaurant, Townsend. New restaurants have been popping up all over East Passyunk for several years now and have been getting high ratings in the Philadelphia Inquirer, so we decided to try… Read More »
  • Local Author Offers Suggestions For Dealing With Dying Relatives’ Stuff

    Local Author Offers Suggestions For Dealing With Dying Relatives’ Stuff

    Marcella Peyre-Ferry, a reporter for the Daily Local and Community Courier who lives in Oxford, has published a new book titled, "Getting Through the Stuff - a Loved One Leaves Behind." The book follows the success of her first book "Getting Past the Guilt - When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's Dementia." When a loved one passes away or moves… Read More »
  • Boy Scout Troop Christmas Tree Sale

    Boy Scout Troop Christmas Tree Sale

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  • Congressman Joe Pitts’ Thanksgiving Message

    Congressman Joe Pitts’ Thanksgiving Message

    While I've been tough on Congressman Joe Pitts for his willingness last year to hold the country's economic health hostage to score a few cheap political points, his Thanksgiving message titled, "Lots to Give Thanks For" which speaks to the long American traditions of gratitude, bipartisanship and solidarity, is worth reading. Here is Mr. Pitts' Thanksgiving message in it's entirety:… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal

    Jones Food Street Journal

    Ball and Thistle Pub, Wyncote Golf Club in Oxford By David Jones After our dinner this week I got to thinking I could probably get quite a bit a mileage out of visiting restaurants at golf clubs in the future. After all, there are quite a few of them in Chester County and Eastern Lancaster County. I don’t know if… Read More »
  • Where Do We Turn For Peace

    Where Do We Turn For Peace

    It is with much sadness that I note the passing of Daulton Pointek and Carli Imbierowicz Saturday evening.  Carly, an Octorara High School Junior, was just 16 while Daulton, a Senior at the same school, was 17 years-old. According to a report in the Daily Local News published Monday, the two died together "when they were overcome by fumes while… Read More »