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.
Today we’re talking coronavirus updates. We review what’s still open, look at ways to give back and check out the latest craze consuming the kiddos. It’s been wild, West Chester. Grab your favorite hoarded liquor and let’s get started.
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.
Updated: COVID-19 hits home – West Chester University is closed, West Chester Area School District schools are closed, and the Borough plans to issue a state of emergency. On a lighter note, the Public Arts Commission is planning to stencil chalk mouths around all the gum on the sidewalks. It’s about balance, people. Grab your favorite hand sanitizer and let’s get started!
There was a murderer at the Quality Inn, while, coronavirus fears invaded the Borough. Saints Simon & Jude was closed due to the flu and I would seriously rethink a meal at the West Chester Diner. Fortunately, we have $1 Cannoli Day to look forward to. Grab a drink and let’s get going.
West Chester Area School District’s plan to save $2.3 million a year – and all they have to do is write a letter. Plus, new parking restrictions, the Borough Summer Program is finally(!) complete, and a local institution gets a second chance 10-months after it was forced to closed. Ready? Let’s get started.
Not only is the spring air likely to bring a sea of daffodils to the Borough, it’s also promising a fresh crop of new restaurants. See who’s coming to town this year.
Get ready for spring with a new ice cream shop and an oyster bar (!), the Borough gets into the buy or lease debate, and finally something for all those fur-babies. Plus are sewer rates going up? And why living in West Chester could extend your life. Grab your beads. This one’s doozy.
At the beginning of 2019, the West Chester Area Council of Governments came together to take a stand on climate change. They hired a consulting firm to study the area’s energy mix and make a recommendation on how to move the area toward renewable energy. We now have our first look at that report.
West Chester State Senator Andy Dinniman announces he will not seek re-election. Plus, the latest on the Borough summer camp program, Toll Brothers have a new proposal for Crebilly Farms and is the West Chester Bike Race moving to September? It’s Valentine’s Day. Grab a candy heart and let’s get started.