We are about to embark on a new pool adventure. After years as members of the YMCA outdoor pool, we have decided to break off and try something new, or rather, something old. Goodbye waterpark. It’s back to basics. A pool, some grills, and a basketball hoop, but I am hoping the opportunity to run around with friends (and the peace that comes from fully-entertained kids) will more than make up for it. Need a place to dip your toes this summer? Here are your options.
West Chester PD pledges to tackle road noise – a look at how they plan to do it. Plus, primary results and exactly how committed is West Chester to returning rail service – and by that I mean, I much of last year’s tax increase are we willing to spend? Still one week to go until Memorial Day, but boy does feel like summer. Grab a spritzer and let’s get started.
While West Chester gets ready for a big local election cycle, West Chester Area School District releases its preliminary 2021-22 budget and spoiler alert - it looks like another tax increase is in our future. Plus, what it's like to rent in West Chester and exactly how many people do it - I was shocked - and a new public arts program looks to bring music to your Sundays. Mid-May. Can you believe it? No, but here we are.
This week the latest updates on the Gay Street closure - like realistically when we can expect things to shut down, a look at Ada Nestor, the controversial local candidate for school board - and some pretty disturbing health department violations for a local restaurant. Plus, a big announcement from QVC and West Chester gets into the coffee roasting business. Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers! Let's get started.
A 4/20 win for High Street, West Chester mayoral candidates share their visions for the future and Everhart park gets party-worthy news. Plus a West Chester super-group collaboration and the Borough is doubling its road paving efforts. Will your street be affected? I have the list. Whew. It's been a big week, let's unpack it.
It’s been a strange year for Mother Earth. Carbon emissions dropped then returned. Oil prices plummeted. Creating new plastic became cheaper, while recycling got harder. So, now on the verge of another Earth Day, I was curious where this upheaval left West Chester’s plan to ban single-use plastic waste in the borough. Turns out, in the middle of a lawsuit and at the mercy of the business district.
Over a hundred people gathered at the courthouse in the rain this week to show trans kids they are not in this alone. Plus, we look at who's running for School Board from West Chester. Two new restaurants open and the Borough gets ready for a block-by-block clean up. Have you reserved your spot yet? Here's your latest West Chester news update.
Is it possible we are once again inundated with the news of so many new West Chester dining establishments it is worthy of another roundup? Could it be the West Chester dining scene is growing even more robust during a year when many so establishments were forced to close their doors? Well, yes, my friends, I believe we are and it is.
Students are back in school, but for how long if COVID cases continue to rise? The stress is real - just ask WCASD Superintendent James Scanlon. Plus, West Chester opens two new watering holes - one with fresh seafood, a couple of great ways to spend the weekend, and local taxes are due next week. Yes, you read that correctly. It's been a few weeks now - we have lots to discuss.
Sure, zoning might not be the most exciting topic out there but these changes could affect your drinking, your parking and your property values. So, maybe worth a few minutes of your time?