There is so much happening in and around town it is easy to feel like you’re missing something. Here are some worthy reads to help keep you informed.
Modeled after Washington Square Park in Washington, D.C., West Chester’s Marshall Square Park is a place to enjoy the nature, history and local art while taking a break from busy lives.
Story time at the West Chester library is a joy in its simplicity. Stories, rhymes, songs with hand motions and shaky eggs are all handled with a loving calmness that’s soothing to both parent and child. So it’s no wonder it’s hard as hell to get into. Every six week the library opens registration … Continue reading #1 Thing You Need to Know about West Chester Library Story Time
I was walking downtown the other day when I noticed a little sign. WalkWorks, it said. “What does that mean?” I wondered. So I did some digging and learned about a county and state-wide initiative to get us to live a little healthier just by walking. As luck would have it, I ran into a … Continue reading Pushing the Power of Walk
Round up of new development in West Chester New condos, townhouses and apartment buildings: Carriage homes on Dean Street. The future five luxury carriage homes that will live behind the Claude Raines Manor on Dean and Church Streets are being framed and marketed. Coming soon, their Zillow listing says, at a price tag of $659,900 Daily Local … Continue reading Here We Grow Again
Everhart Park Vibe: Home to 433 trees, a babbling stream and a litany of wildflowers, Everhart is a pretty park known to photographers the county over. It has served as the backdrop to countless family, engagement, wedding and group prom photos – but Everhart is more than a pretty face. On any given Sunday (or … Continue reading Everhart Park: A Picture Perfect Park
I noticed it a year or so ago, an article on a trend in libraries to let members borrow things that are not books or do things not related to reading. Then this winter Philadelphia Magazine did a story on it. Then as I was heading underground at the West Chester Public Library seeking out … Continue reading 9 Things You Can Do at the Library Besides Read
After weeks of elevated mosquito levels and more confirmed West Nile Virus positives, the Chester County Health Department has scheduled a spray to take place on Thursday August 16 from 8 pm to 11:30 pm. For the latest on the current spray including maps – go here. The County considers spraying an action of last … Continue reading What Happens When the County Sprays for Mosquitoes?
In honor of the new Borough website, I’ve decided to test the functionality and ease of navigation by attempting to pay a parking ticket. (This is not an entirely altruistic endeavor.) Actually on first glance the new site looks much like the old site – the image is a little larger but traffic alerts are … Continue reading How to Pay a Parking Ticket on the New Borough Website
This article was originally published last year. Update: The 2018 mosquito season is proving to be the worst the County has seen since 2012. On July 31 the Borough announced the it had received West Nile positives in the areas of: Greenfield Park College Avenue Pump Station (700 block of College Ave.) Everhart Park Kathy … Continue reading Don’t Spray Me is Back