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  • 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 »
  • Parkesburg Police Report

    Parkesburg Police Report

    As reported by Parkesburg Police Chief Brian Sheller and posted by Jack Mariano. Patrick C. Spinelli, 31 of Parkesburg, was charged with DUI and related offenses after police contact in the 200 blk. of Main St. Nov 22nd around 1AM. Allen Crosby, 22 of Downingtown, was charged with drug possession and related offenses after police contact Nov 22nd in Highland… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    The Cheesecake Factory By David Jones I don’t usually write about chain restaurants for two reasons. I generally try to eat in one-of-a-kind places and I don’t usually like chain food. Last week we happened to be shopping in King of Prussia with my niece and sister-in-law, so we decided to let Samantha pick our dining for the night. She… Read More »
  • Holiday Tea Benefits Library

    Holiday Tea Benefits Library

    The Holiday Tea at Beale Manor and the Book, Bake and Holiday sale at the Parkesburg Library will be held instead of the Christmas Tour this year. Both will be held on Dec 6th. The tea will begin promptly at 11am and the sale will be held 9am-3pm. The Library will be accepting donated lightly used books, Christmas CDs and… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Bangles By David Jones We just heard about this new Indian restaurant in Downingtown in the Ashbridge shopping center across the street from Wegman’s and next to the Best Buy. For years our favorite Indian restaurant has been Devi in Exton. The first thing you notice when you walk in to Bangles is this is a very different place. Where… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Police Report

    Parkesburg Police Report

    Parkesburg police olice activities for the past couple of weeks as reported by Chief Brian Sheller: Margaret A. Richardson, 53 of Clifton Heights, was charged with illegal drug possession and related offenses after police contact 11/4/14 along SR 10. Eugene P. Brown, Jr., 56 of Parkesburg, was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses on 11/2, after police were called… Read More »
  • Food Cupboard Benefit Concert Scheduled

    Food Cupboard Benefit Concert Scheduled

    Tip of the hat to Brian Sheller and Brian Norris. ________ Top photo credit: kevin dooley via photopin cc Read More »
  • Thinking About Scotty

    Thinking About Scotty

    I will never understand why such appalling crimes like the torture and subsequent death of three year-old Scotty McMillan and the massacre and maiming of the ten Amish school girls in Nickle Mines in 2006 are committed in our community's back yard. Why, with so many churches dotting our hills and street corners each with diligent pastors, priests and ministers… Read More »
  • Santander Makes Point Donation

    Santander Makes Point Donation

    Barbara Walker (left), Manager of Santander Bank's local branch on First Avenue, presented Parkesburg Point with a check for $500 Wednesday. _________ Picture courtesy of Mike Martorana Read More »
  • Christmas Craft Fair & Bazaar

    Christmas Craft Fair & Bazaar

  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Limoncello in Chester Springs By David Jones I thought I’d try something a little different this week and compare two locations of the same restaurant. This past week we went to Limoncello’s on Route 113 in Chester Springs. We had been to Limoncello’s in West Chester and written about it in mid-September. That trip we did with my cousin and… Read More »
  • Parkesburg North’s New Polling Place

    Parkesburg North’s New Polling Place

    Who says Republican and Democrats can't work together? Here in Parkesburg they can!  Over the summer leaders from both parties, lead by Chuck Persch on the Republican side and Democrat Rhett Lipscomb, worked together to move Parkesburg North's polling place from the Schoolhouse Apartments on Strasburg Avenue to The Point at the end of Main Street on the west end… Read More »
  • Jenn’s Musings: Halloween And Trick or Treat 2014

    Jenn’s Musings: Halloween And Trick or Treat 2014

    By Jennifer Savage I love Halloween—and not just for the candy! I just love watching the kids coming to the door, dressed up in various costumes. Maybe because I love kids so much that anything that has to do with them brings a huge smile to my face. Well, this year was no exception. The past several years I have… Read More »
  • Is Anyone Fighting For Parkesburg?

    Is Anyone Fighting For Parkesburg?

    A meeting was held in Malvern two Fridays ago to lay out plans to upgrade Chester County’s five Amtrak station. At that meeting PennDOT representative Jennifer Granger told the 120 dignitaries, politicians and activist gathered in Chester Valley County Club's ballroom that while multi-million dollar plans to upgrade the Amtrak stations in Paoli, Exton, Downingtown and Coatesville would move ahead… Read More »