It’s official. The new cocktails-to-go law is in effect and West Chester restaurants are ready dreaming up mouth-watering combinations and bringing back old favorites to add a little spice to an otherwise still-self-isolating, business-as-usual Memorial Day Weekend. See who’s got what on the menu.
We knew it was coming. We had been briefed on the “unprecedented growth.” We knew that to accommodate that growth and fill the now-underway Greystone elementary, some kids were going to have to change schools. Now we know, which kids and which schools.
New details emerge about the plan to close Gay Street, including a map of street closures and how to handle an emergency. We also get a redistricting update and West Chester’s plan to limit single-use plastic takes a hit. It’s supposed to be gorgeous this weekend. Grab your phone and let’s catch up outside.
Borough Council considers a proposal to close Gay and Market Streets while, construction resumes at 44 West. Plus, graduation dates set for local seniors and downtown businesses get a payout. Moms and teachers, pour yourself a quarantini, it’s time to get started.
This week we begin to talk reopening, slowly. West Chester University makes marketing support free to businesses. While, many residents cope with power outages. Fortunately your West Chester roundup is mobile friendly. Let’s get this party started.
Who else has really been into this idea of a victory garden? Grow your own produce. Avoid the grocery store. I recently came across this hilarious (and informative) Instagram series, “Courtney’s Victory Garden How-To Series” by WCU nutrition major Courtney Bodle. In it Courtney covers all your gardening basics in a very relatable way. Get ready to plant!
Borough financials take another hit, West Chester Area School District finally gets some good news (and some money) and the town pulls together to do some serious fundraising for local food banks. While, coronavirus deaths in the Borough increase five fold, reminding us all we are still very much in this.
Coronavirus has not hit its peak, the Borough of West Chester is nearly out of money, and I am nearly out of my COVID-19 wine stash, but we say hello to a new chief of police, furloughed employees get their benefits back and good news for the Everhart Park playground project. This week has some good to go with your bad as self-isolation rages on.
Need a little good news for a change? Check out all these cool ways people around West Chester are supporting each other during these unusual times.
Latest on COVID-19 including: the first week of online learning, a new batch of tests for Chester Hospital – calling it a “game changer” – and WCU extends its closure of in-person classes through the summer. Plus, how to give back and Levante gives us a reason to celebrate. It’s not all cloudy (or cumbersome.) Let’s get started.