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.
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!
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.
I am refreshing this article, for all you newly minted runners, bikers and competitive walkers. Even before coronavirus had left us with basically two options – catch up on every streaming show known to man, Tiger King anyone?, or go outside, West Chester was a pretty active community.
In response to COVID-19 all non-essential businesses have been ordered closed by the state, but that’s not keeping local businesses from helping you stay sane during the next couple of weeks. Here’s a quick recap of who’s open, who’s not, and who’s offering what.