Hello, West Chester,
It’s Friday November 23 – the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday – the day before Shop Small Saturday. No matter how you look at it shopping is probably involved. In case you’ve taken a holiday from constant news monitoring, here’s what’s been happening around town.
Borough Hall renovations nearing completion. Soon you will be able to take your parking gripes back to 401 E. Gay Street but don’t expect things to look the same. Improvement were made to better utilize the space including new meeting rooms and two new jail cells. Upgrades were also made to improve energy efficiency in the building. Daily Local is reporting daily operations will return to Borough Hall on Dec. 6.
OurBus cancels West Chester to NYC route. For a hot minute West Chester had a direct bus route to New York City, that unfortunately is no longer the case. OurBus cancelled its route due to low ridership and there are no plans to restart the route.
More late night delivery options coming to West Chester. Late-night delivery service GoPuff plans to soon open a warehouse in West Chester, Philly.com reports. The Center City-based company distinguishes itself by delivering not just food and snacks but other daily essentials.
The fog the wasn’t. Smoke from California fires caused a what many assumed was a “fog” Monday morning. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Association reported that the conditions were actually caused by smoke from the Camp and Woosley fires in California. The smoke was carried by Easterly winds to the Philadelphia region.
Get involved. West Chester is accepting applications for board and commission appointments including Park & Rec, Library and Sustainability committees. Find a complete listing and instructions on how to apply on the Borough website.
The warnings. West Chester man victimized a second unsuspecting woman. This time he exposed himself to a woman walking down Biddle St. The man, identified as Zakkary Zabower, has been arrested but police are looking for any women with similar stories.
Uber, people. Police to beef up DUI enforcement over the Thanksgiving weekend.
The freakin’ weekend. Pack up the purple and gold. WCU football was upset at home last weekend in the first round of the NCAA Division 2 playoffs
And break out the holiday sweaters. Longwood’s Holiday Display opens this weekend. This year’s extravaganza features books, birdhouses and more than a half-million lights.
Awesome Events You May Have Missed:
Oreo poker night. The library is hosting an oreo-chip poker night for teens 13-18, November 30 at 3:30 p.m. Details available on the Library website.
More Upcoming Events:
Nov. 23: Dueling Pianos (Uptown)
Nov. 23 – 8:30 am Turkey Burner 5K (Downtown)
Nov. 24: Better Than Bacon (Uptown)
Nov. 30: 6:30 p.m. Jingle Elf Run (Downtown)
Dec 1: Santa at the Grower’s Market (pics $10)
Dec. 1: 10-3 8th Annual Holiday Home Tour (WC library)
Dec. 2: 1 p.m. Brian’s Run (Henderson)
Dec. 7: @ 10 am Mary Poppins at (Pierce)
Dec. 8: 10-1 p.m. Read 2 Dream Literacy Event (WCU)
Dec. 20: Holiday Music Extravaganza (Glen Acres)
Still catching up? Here’s last week’s round up.