West Chester has been losing its old “legacy” trees at an alarming rate and it’s beginning to impact the health of the community. So last fall Borough Arborist Mike Dunn reached out to the West Chester Green Team for help identifying local trees in distress. This led to a new community initiative dedicated solely to watching the trees.
We just learned that starting on August 3, Gay Street will be closed to through traffic and open as a pedestrian mall. We also know that masks will be required at all times. Now imagine you are halfway to town to check out said open air marketplace, when you realize you forgot your mask. You can’t go into a store and buy a new one so looks like you are heading back home. Except, wait… one West Chester couple just may have a solution to all your PPE needs.
While we continue to wait for a final decision from PennDot on the Borough’s plan to close Gay Street, I am happy to report the t-shirts that will help fund the initiative are now for sale.
While the official Park & Rec reopening plan posted to the West Chester website seems to be stuck in the yellow, last week hoops went back up and the caution tape encircling the playground equipment came down. Here’s the latest from the parks.
On Tuesday, five socially-distanced kids gathered in the sweltering summer heat of a borrowed backyard to begin a new series of backyard adventures. It’s part of the children’s summer organic gardening program hosted by the West Chester Green Team (and if you hurry, a few spots remain!)
Many area pools open this week, but with increased safety protections due to the ongoing pandemic. Here’s what you can expect when you get there.
Patios are now open and under the sunshine of the past weekend it was a beautiful site. However, even with restaurants squeezing tables wherever they can, space is limited. One option being floated is to close Gay Street from Matlack to Darlington Street to allow for more dining. Two weeks ago, Borough Council, voted to move forward with planning – now, it’s time to review the proposal.
I don’t know about you, but since being quarantined at home I find I am spending more time listening to podcasts. Life After Baby is a local parenting podcast focused on the parents rather than kids. Their motto is, “take care of yourself, so you can take better care of them.” Which is definitely an approach that resonates with me.
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.