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  • 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 »
  • Amtrak Station Update

    Amtrak Station Update

    The blur of Amtrak trains speeding through Parkesburg and across Chester County is only getting faster, but commuters to the city are about to do a double take when they arrive at five soon-to-be brand new or vastly improved stations at Paoli, Exton, Downingtown, Coatesville and Parkesburg. “Our train stations are the front doors to our communities,” state Sen. Andy… Read More »
  • Atglen Community Day Scheduled For September 13th

    Atglen Community Day Scheduled For September 13th

  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    The Brass Eagle By David Jones It’s been probably close to 10 years since I last ate at the Brass Eagle. Back then I couldn’t get the image of Dan’s Diner out of my mind every time I went past the place. Well, they’ve established and maintained the Brass Eagle for many years now and that usually happens because a… Read More »
  • Missing Father John

    Missing Father John

    By Jack Mariano When the Reverend Father John Van Der Paer was informed earlier this year that he was retiring, for the second time in his ministry vocation, he was not happy. After all, at 93 years young, there was still so much work to be done. There remain so many people who have yet to be “touched” by this… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal – Bella Rosa

    Jones’ Food Street Journal – Bella Rosa

    Bella Rosa By David Jones We continued our tour of the local take-out eat-in establishments with a 10 mile trip East of Parkesburg to Bella Rosa in Romansville. Many years ago when I worked at Embreeville we used to go to the Country store at this location for take-out sandwiches. Going back now brought back many memories. Bella Rosa is… Read More »
  • Octorara Football 2014 – By The Numbers

    Octorara Football 2014 – By The Numbers

    By Jack Mariano Football is a numbers game. Avon Grove has about seventy football players on their roster, Octorara approximately thirty five. Deep into a game, these numbers may have a tell-tale sign. A large majority of the Braves’ squad play both ways offense and defense. A team the size of the Red Devils can afford to have a separate… Read More »
  • Scott Cullen Takes ALS Challenge, And More

    Scott Cullen Takes ALS Challenge, And More

    Scott Cullen, Octorara High School Band Director, not only gets in on the ALS challenge sweeping the country but, to his credit, takes it to a whole new level. Read More »
  • Parkesburg Home Prices Rebounding Nicely

    Parkesburg Home Prices Rebounding Nicely

    After a tough winter and a brutal recession Parkesburg home prices appear to be on the rise. According to an article in Sunday's edition of Philly.com, Parkesburg real estate values in the second quarter of 2014 rose 17 percent over the same period a year ago. Neighboring Sadsbury, West Caln and Valley Township all saw similar or greater gains. Access… Read More »
  • Route 30 Head-on Accident Scene Descibed By KVFD

    Route 30 Head-on Accident Scene Descibed By KVFD

    This description and picture of Saturday's head-on collision on Route 30 in West Sadsbury Township a mile west of Sadsbury Commons and Walmart is courtesy of Pete Mango and the Keystone Valley Fire Department: On Saturday afternoon at 1:07 PM, KVFD was dispatched to a serious accident with entrapment on Rt.#30 at Moscow Road, West Sadsbury Township, Chester County. Initial… Read More »
  • Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Jones’ Food Street Journal

    Milton’s Pizza & Pasta in the plaza at the intersection of Route 30 and Airport road in Valley Township, is primarily known for their takeout, but they also have a little seating area and they allow BYOB. The décor is standard Formica, just what you would expect for a takeout place. The last time we ate here was a couple… Read More »
  • Thank You Parkesburg!

    Thank You Parkesburg!

    By Jack Assetto, Community Day Organizer-in-Chief On Saturday, August 2nd the residents of Parkesburg came to Minch Park to celebrate the first annual Parkesburg Area Community Day. The weather was iffy on Thursday and Friday but after conferring with our meteorological friends we were assured that the weather would be fine. Saturday arrived with a slight shower but the sun… Read More »