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  • 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 »
  • Hank Detering Organizing Rafting Trip For Wounded Marines

    Hank Detering Organizing Rafting Trip For Wounded Marines

    [caption id="attachment_24343" align="alignright" width="168"] Hank Detering (courtesy of www.gcriverrunners.org)[/caption] Former Octorara High School Principal Hank Detering made it onto the front page of the Daily Local News this week with a story about a whitewater rafting trip down the Grand Canyon River for wounded active duty Marines he is organizing. According to the Daily Local News, The trip won’t take… Read More »
  • Results Of Parkesburg Community Day’s 5K Race

    Results Of Parkesburg Community Day’s 5K Race

    2014 Fountain Inn 5k Age Group Awards 14 & under: Male:                                                                                                    Female: 1. Josh Wenger 1. Krista Wenger 2. Ethan Creveling 2. Katherine Liebeskind 3. Phares Blank 3. Carleigh Roche ____________ 15-19: Male:                                                                                                    Female: 1. Adam Creveling 1. Casey Urban 2. Kevin Carr 3. Alexander Meek ____________ 20-29: Male:                                                                                                    Female: 1. John Grenier 1. Ashley Stephens 2. Tanya Burns 3.… Read More »
  • Pictures From Parkesburg Community Day Celebration

    Pictures From Parkesburg Community Day Celebration

    Pictures from Saturday's Parkesburg Community Day celebration courtesy of Bryan Treadway.   Read More »
  • Parkesburg Police Activities

    Parkesburg Police Activities

    From the desk of Parkesburg Police Chief Brian Sheller: MISDEMEANOR ARRESTS Police have charged Willis B. Ebling, 42 of Reading, with DUI and related offenses after police contact August 1st for a traffic violation observed along Rt 10 in Parkesburg. Police have charged Lawrence Webber Jr., 20 of Coatesville, with drug related offenses after police contact August 3rd at the… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Community Day All Day Today

    Parkesburg Community Day All Day Today

  • UFO Sighting Recorded South Of Parkesburg

    UFO Sighting Recorded South Of Parkesburg

    Over the years I've covered a lot of topics on these pages; school board and borough council meetings, police activities, local sports contests, car accidents, the local real estate market, property taxes, new and expanding businesses, church socials, etc.  If it moves and impacts Parkesburg or the Octorara region eventually it makes its way onto Parkesburg Today. Never, at least… Read More »
  • Parkesburg Community Day Update

    Parkesburg Community Day Update

    Check out Molly Johnston Nomadic Pies web site here if you are still uncertain about all the activities happening Saturday as Parkesburg gets ready to celebrate its very first Community Day. The link to last week's Community Courier insert is here. And if that isn't enough detail for you check out the events Facebook page here. And by the way,… Read More »
  • Jones Food Street Journal – Signature Pizza

    Jones Food Street Journal – Signature Pizza

    By David Jones Well, it’s taken me a long time to get to Signature Pizza in the corner of the stripmall between Home Depot and Walmart even though it is right in our back yard. We went there on a Tuesday when they have a great special. You either get 2 pizzas for the price of one or you can… Read More »