It’s officially summer. We’re officially in the green and this is officially one loaded issue. The latest updates on the Gay Street closure, Borough budget crisis leads to project cuts and are we going to be saying goodbye to the Mayor? Plus, where to get a summer slushie and get those library books back, fines resume Monday!
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.
Can you believe we made it to June? For a while there I didn’t think we’d ever leave March. It’s been quite a week, protests, National Guard troops and community solidarity. Plus, we say goodbye to a beloved principal, election results, graduations and oh yea, we’re in “yellow!” Grab a seat and let’s catch up.
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.
Borough Council considers a proposal to close Gay and Market Streets while, construction resumes at 44 West. Plus, graduation dates set for local seniors and downtown businesses get a payout. Moms and teachers, pour yourself a quarantini, it’s time to get started.
This week we begin to talk reopening, slowly. West Chester University makes marketing support free to businesses. While, many residents cope with power outages. Fortunately your West Chester roundup is mobile friendly. Let’s get this party started.
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.