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  • County Commissioners Meeting In Parkesburg Tonight

    County Commissioners Meeting In Parkesburg Tonight

    First “on the road” meeting of 2014 to be held on Wednesday, April 16th The first Chester County Commissioners’ “on the road” public meetings in 2014 is scheduled to take place in the western part of Chester County at Parkesburg. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Read More »
  • Octorara Board Rejects $40K Campus Security Grant – Updated

    Octorara Board Rejects $40K Campus Security Grant – Updated

    Debbie Wygent, local reporter for LancasterOnline, has a good article on Monday’s school board work session in which the board concluded their months long debate over whether to accept a $40,000 state grant to hire a security guard, deciding instead in a close 5-4 vote, not to accept the money. Read More »
  • In Memorial

    In Memorial

    Bruce Oas of Parkesburg died in an auto accident on Route 10 Monday afternoon. He was 51 years old. The obituary in the Daily Local News notes Bruce, “. . . was the devoted husband of Jane Lesser Oas with whom he shared 29 years of marriage. Born in West Read More »
  • Octorara Intermediate School Hosts Family Math Night

    Octorara Intermediate School Hosts Family Math Night

  • Driver Dies, Road Closed After Route 10 Accident

    Driver Dies, Road Closed After Route 10 Accident

    A crash on Route 10 near the intersection of Hershey and Leike Roads forced the closure of the busy road for hours Monday afternoon and resulted in the death of one of the drivers of the vehicles involved in the accident. According to NBC10 in Philadelphia the crash, which happened Read More »
  • Octorara Moves Up State’s Standardized Test Rankings

    Octorara Moves Up State’s Standardized Test Rankings

    The Pittsburgh Business Times published their 10th annual ranking of Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts noting, “these rankings do not identify the “best” schools or districts, but rather the highest-scoring districts on standardized tests.” Octorara Area School District climbed nine slots over the district’s 2013 rankings but still finished in Read More »
  • Chester County 2020 Will Honor Retiring Congressman, Former County Planning Director

    Chester County 2020 Will Honor Retiring Congressman, Former County Planning Director

  • Jenn’s Musings

    Jenn’s Musings

    How Well Do We Really Know Our Extended Families? By Jennifer Savage A few weeks ago, I was faced with back-to-back memorial services for members of the extended family. One, an aunt, had passed away last November, but her sons (my cousins), who are scattered across the West, waited until Read More »
  • Parkesburg Find It Friday Winner

    Parkesburg Find It Friday Winner

    Friday’s sudden reappearance of Find It Friday featured the manhole protruding out of the ground along Cluvert Avenue between Wilde Funeral Home and the railroad tracks. One respondent, Lisa Smith, noted in her response, “if you use your imagination and the right angel with proper lighting we could say it’s Read More »
  • Sunday Morning Mental Health Break

    Sunday Morning Mental Health Break

    We rejoice whenever someone embarks upon a worthy pursuit, especially in service to others—from joining the military to serving a religious mission to volunteering in a humanitarian effort. We give thanks for their sacrifice as we imagine the countless lives that they will touch for good. And we commend our Read More »
  • Victory Brewing Founder Pleased With Parkesburg Brewhouse

    Victory Brewing Founder Pleased With Parkesburg Brewhouse

    What does Bill Covaleski, co-founder and brewmaster at Victory Brewing think about his company’s new Parkesburg Brewhouse? According to Philadelphia Business Journal, he could not be more pleased.  Here’s what Covaleski is quoted as saying in the April 11th edition of the Philadelphia business paper: “We started tests in late October. Read More »
  • Beale Manor Hosts Mother’s Day Tea

    Beale Manor Hosts Mother’s Day Tea

    Beale Manor is getting ready for their 3rd Annual Tea on May 17th. Tickets are available at 610-857-5555. Read More »
  • County’s Register Of Wills Now Making House Calls

    County’s Register Of Wills Now Making House Calls

    For Chester County residents in need of assistance from the county’s Register of Wills office, county employees are now traveling to meet citizens. Register of Wills Terri Clark instituted the policy to better serve the public. “This service was not previously offered,” Clark said. “So far we have served several Read More »
  • Octorara HS Spring Newsletter

    Octorara HS Spring Newsletter

    OK, the formatting isn’t perfect.  I get that.  But there’s enough interesting news in the Spring 2014 Principal’s newsletter published by high school principal Scott Rohrer about what is going on in the High School to post it here.         Read More »
  • Parkesburg Find It Friday

    Parkesburg Find It Friday

    Surprise!  Find it Friday makes a guest appearance at the end of a busy week. The last FIF was of Santa sitting in Bud Wilde’s window on Main Street (right) the week before Christmas. This week’s FIF returns to Bud’s neighborhood to focus on a landmark all of us have Read More »