Lanternfly tape is popping all over the Borough, and while, all those dead little bodies might make you feel good, is it doing more harm than good? A West Chester horticultural manager lobbies for an outright ban. Plus, follow these two best practices, if you are going to use it.
The Borough takes a first look at the 2021 budget and a potential tax increase. See how much. Plus, West Chester to get another fountain, a Gay Street closure extension, and everybody gets ready to go back to learning. School not so much. Soak it in these are your last days of summer.
This week we are talking people behaving badly. High Street Caffe is open again after actions by its owner led to a mass staff exodus earlier this summer. Also, drilling on the Mariner East 2 pipeline is halted as crews work to assess the damage of a fluid spill. Plus, Kooma’s expanding, and where West Chester falls among the best places to live in PA. #1 in my book, not in theirs. Grab a late August lemonade – spiked if you’re associated with High Street Caffe – and let’s do this.
It’s getting hot in here. As Governor Wolf restricts indoor dining, we get an update on West Chester’s plan to close Gay Street, West Chester Area School District dashes hopes for a full fall return, and Borough Council confronts a new student housing development. Ready? Let’s get started.
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!)
Gay Street closure moves to the planning phase, the new Zukin hotel gets the green light to begin construction, Wrong Crowd Brewery is coming to Hannum Ave and we are all going to yellow! It’s been a while, my friends, grab your cocktail to go, we’ve got a lot to talk about.
New details emerge about the plan to close Gay Street, including a map of street closures and how to handle an emergency. We also get a redistricting update and West Chester’s plan to limit single-use plastic takes a hit. It’s supposed to be gorgeous this weekend. Grab your phone and let’s catch up outside.
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!
Borough financials take another hit, West Chester Area School District finally gets some good news (and some money) and the town pulls together to do some serious fundraising for local food banks. While, coronavirus deaths in the Borough increase five fold, reminding us all we are still very much in this.
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.