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David Jones does an end-of-year Jones' Food Street Journal "Best of" column this morning.   The column is his BEST of th...
01/01/2015
Jones Food Street Journal - Parkesburg Today

David Jones does an end-of-year Jones' Food Street Journal "Best of" column this morning. The column is his BEST of the year!

The Best of 2014 By David Jones In a culinary travel sense, 2014 was a great year for us. We ate out an average of 5 times a week throughout the year. This counts breakfast, lunch and dinner. We started with 3 months in Florida, continued with a week in

The father of modern steel rolling processes was a Londonderry native whose first job was as a blacksmith and gunsmith w...
12/31/2014
Parkesburg Yesterday - Parkesburg Today

The father of modern steel rolling processes was a Londonderry native whose first job was as a blacksmith and gunsmith were in Parkesburg. http://parkesburgtoday.com/parkesburg-yesterday-91/

““After the smoke of battle has cleared away and the history of the steel industry in this country comes to be written,there is one name that will shine brighter than that of any president of any corporation, and that name is John Fritz.”

Jack Mariano shares memories of Parkesburg Christmas pasts.
12/24/2014
Santa's Christmas Eve Rides - A 65 Year Old Parkesburg Tradition - Parkesburg Today

Jack Mariano shares memories of Parkesburg Christmas pasts.

By Jack Mariano (re-post from December 2012 issue) The sixty five year old tradition lives on. Look out your windows and doors on Christmas Eve because he’ll be coming! Santa Claus will be making his annual “ride” through the Borough! A lot of communities do this on the weekend before

As much as I hate to do it, here's an update on PennDOT's plan to upgrade every other Amtrak station in Chester County E...
12/20/2014
Parkesburg Train Station Updgrade Update: It's Frustrating - Parkesburg Today

As much as I hate to do it, here's an update on PennDOT's plan to upgrade every other Amtrak station in Chester County EXCEPT Parkesburg.

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

Thinking About Scotty - Parkesburg Today
11/09/2014
Thinking About Scotty - Parkesburg Today

Thinking About Scotty - Parkesburg Today

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

When PennDOT's announced plans to upgrade every AMTRAK train station in Chester County EXCEPT Parkesburg two weeks ago, ...
11/01/2014
Is Anyone Fighting For Parkesburg?

When PennDOT's announced plans to upgrade every AMTRAK train station in Chester County EXCEPT Parkesburg two weeks ago, not one public official was on hand to ask why. Why?

Parkesburg Crime
09/18/2013
Parkesburg Crime - Parkesburg Today

Parkesburg Crime

Courtesy of Chief Brian Sheller: Police were called to a loud party complaint at midnight on West Street on September 14. Police issued a warning to the partyers and tenant. Police were called to a Maple Street residence for a … Continue reading →

Eagles Recap
09/17/2013
Eagles Recap - Parkesburg Today

Eagles Recap

By Michael Storz On Sunday, down by three points in the fourth quarter with a little over two minutes left, the Eagles had first and ten from the San Diego Chargers 14 yard line. Chip Kelly ran three pass plays, burning 41 … Continue reading →

New Fall TV Show: Dads
09/17/2013
New Fall TV Show: Dads - Parkesburg Today

New Fall TV Show: Dads

The fall TV season’s new crop of shows sprung onto our screens yesterday with “Sleepy Hollow,” a mystery-adventure drama that gives a modern twist to the classic short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” (Check out our review.) But that’s … Continue…

Parkesburg Arrests
09/17/2013
Parkesburg Arrests - Parkesburg Today

Parkesburg Arrests

Courtesy of Chief Brian Sheller: Police captured two subjects wanted for multiple outstanding criminal warrants on September 15. Both subjects were taken before a judge for processing. Police have cited the owner of a dog running loose around S. Church ……

Parkesburg's Dog Problem
09/17/2013
Parkesburg Stinks - Parkesburg Today

Parkesburg's Dog Problem

When is the epidemic of people leaving their dog’s stool on the sidewalk going to end? Between the walk from the Keystone Valley Fire Department to Rocco & Anna’s, there were 10 dollops of the stinky stuff. A skeptic might … Continue reading →

Downingtown Beats Braves
09/17/2013
Downingtown Beats Braves - Parkesburg Today

Downingtown Beats Braves

After a brilliant effort, the Octorara Braves varsity volleyball team fell to Downingtown West in 5 games. They dug deep, though, keeping the score tight. Lindsay Wilde and her team maintained focus and brought an excellent afternoon of volleyball to ……

Octorara Defeats Coatesville
09/17/2013
Octorara Defeats Coatesville - Parkesburg Today

Octorara Defeats Coatesville

Octorara’s field hockey team did not capitalize on their experience and stronger line-up in the first half of yesterday’s game against Coatesville. In the second half, however, the team played harder and focused at the task at hand. Things turned in their…

Parkesburg Schoolhouse Chimneys Go Down
09/17/2013
Parkesburg Schoolhouse Chimneys Go Down - Parkesburg Today

Parkesburg Schoolhouse Chimneys Go Down

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New Fall TV Show: Sleepy Hollow
09/16/2013
New Fall TV Show: Sleepy Hollow - Parkesburg Today

New Fall TV Show: Sleepy Hollow

The days of summer are over and fall is upon us. With the onset of cooler temps, you can now cosy up inside excuse-free and spend some quality time with your couch and TV. And this fall, there is plenty … Continue reading →

Pequea Valley Defeat Braves
09/16/2013
Pequea Valley Defeat Braves - Parkesburg Today

Pequea Valley Defeat Braves

After losing to Pequea Valley, Octorara is 0-7 overall and 0-6 in the league. 1 – Marianna Riehl PV def. Becca Graber 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 2 – Lenea Riehl PV def. Erin Lomboy 6-0.6-33 – Ashley Schoenstadt PV def. … Continue reading →

Monday Morning Poem
09/16/2013
Monday Morning Poem - Parkesburg Today

Monday Morning Poem

Dear Negative Space You are formed Between parts Your creation Is an accident. You live Fleetingly. You change, Flickering, In the light. You disappear, Shuttered, In the dark. But in Rodin’s hands, Your creation Is no … Continue reading →

Octorara Football Results
09/15/2013
Octorara Football Results - Parkesburg Today

Octorara Football Results

Didn’t catch Friday night’s Brave Bowl, the annual local high school football showdown between “cross-field” rivals Peaque Valley and Octorara high schools? You can read a quick summary of the contest, a game that saw Pequea Valley put 18 first-half ……

Library Christmas Tour Looking For Houses
09/15/2013
Library Christmas Tour Looking For Houses - Parkesburg Today

Library Christmas Tour Looking For Houses

Parkesburg Library is looking for individuals/families to open their homes for their 29th Annual “The Christmas Tour in and around Parkesburg and Atglen” scheduled for Saturday, December 7th. Lifelong Chester County residents Kelly and Don Carins above…

Catholic Bishop Falls, Has Surgery
09/15/2013
Catholic Bishop Falls, Has Surgery - Parkesburg Today

Catholic Bishop Falls, Has Surgery

Sadness and surprise greets a news story out of Fort Wayne, Indiana this week that Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades, the Catholic Bishop who celebrated Mass last Sunday at Our Lady of Consolation marking the Parish’s 160th anniversary, had surgery to … Continue…

Job Opening in Education
09/14/2013
Job Opening in Education - Parkesburg Today

Job Opening in Education

Courtesy of Terry Stewart, supervisor of the Chester County Intermediate Unit: Chester County Intermediate Unit 24 Early Care and Education Center Director/Teacher (934) Posting ID 934 A vacancy for an Early Care and Education Center Director/Teacher…

Lady Braves Lose to Henderson
09/14/2013
Lady Braves Lose to Henderson - Parkesburg Today

Lady Braves Lose to Henderson

Varsity Lady Braves volleyball team lost 3 of 3 games to Henderson. Final scores: 9-25, 19-25, 23-25. C Beegle captured the above picture of Reina Eckman making a block.

5K Run Benefits YMCA
09/14/2013
5K Run Benefits YMCA - Parkesburg Today

5K Run Benefits YMCA

You are invited to participate in the Wolf’s Hollow Trail Run on October 12. The event, held at Wolf’s Hollow County Park in Atglen, financially benefits the Octorara YMCA Program Center in Atglen, including child care, camp and other programs for the…

Health Care in Christiana and Parkesburg
09/13/2013
Health Care in Christiana and Parkesburg - Parkesburg Today

Health Care in Christiana and Parkesburg

Ephrata Community Hospital is a new outpatient center that offers a family care practice, imaging services and laboratory services at Community Services of Georgetown at 1135 Georgetown Road in Christiana. On October 16, Lancaster General Health—whose…

Wood Sculpting Demonstration
09/13/2013
Wood Sculpting Demonstration - Parkesburg Today

Wood Sculpting Demonstration

Courtesy of Laura Heemer, assistant curator of the Wharton Esherick Museum: Starting on Saturday, September 14, the Wharton Esherick Museum will host a live woodworking demonstration. Over the course of several weeks, wood sculptor David Washington will…

JV Lady Braves Beat Henderson
09/13/2013
JV Lady Braves Beat Henderson - Parkesburg Today

JV Lady Braves Beat Henderson

The JV Lady Braves volleyball team pulled out another win Thursday against Henderson High School. It was an intense match that came down to the wire. But the JV Braves came through, especially with strong hits by Rachel Norris (above), … Continue reading →

Local Recipe: Oreo Delight
09/12/2013
Local Recipe: Oreo Delight - Parkesburg Today

Local Recipe: Oreo Delight

Ingredients: 1 package of Oreo cookies 1 stick of butter 1 box of instant vanilla pudding. 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese 1 big box of instant chocolate pudding 1 large container of cool whip 1 cup of sugar … Continue reading →

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UPDATE on the Parkesburg Train Station: significant parking, stormwater management, and drainage, and ADA accessibility upgrades on tap thanks to a deal we reached with PennDOT, Amtrak, and the Borough. Parkesburg, Pennsylvania Parkesburg Today
Sharing some info on a bible study starting next week in case anyone is interested... Starting next Monday night - Ephesians Bible Study @Gateway Church 6-8 pm Childcare is available for a fee. Open to everyone. Message me for more info! Can't Wait! Here is a link to the study
Glenn Proctor, retired executive editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Pulitzer Prize winner and 1964 graduate of Octorara HS, will be inducted into the school's Hall of Fame on October 13. The ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the Octorara auditorium, followed by a reception and luncheon in the library. Friends and classmates of Glenn are cordially invited to attend.
I would be ashamed to be Borough Manager of this town,it's fricken pathetic - and you can delete this to-truth hurts doesn't it