Author Archives: John McCormick

Blizzard fizzles; Editor looks back to actual historic snows

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the so-called “Historic Snowstorm” left two inches of soft powder in Delran (5 miles north of Riverton). But it may have been enough to turn the late-January issue of the Gaslight News into a Post-Groundhog Day Issue, so … Continue reading

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Gaslight News – January 2015

Town Historian Paul W. Schopp delves into the recent discovery of skeletal remains in Riverton and finds history repeating itself in Part One 0f a two-part article, Digging Up History in Riverton. HSR Combined Board/General Meeting at Riverton School, Thursday, Feb. 12, … Continue reading

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New Year changes proposed to the Constitution and Bylaws

No, not that Constitution – the HSR constitution. Patricia Solin, our Society’s secretary, explains below. This past year the Board of the Historical Society of Riverton reviewed the its constitution and bylaws. After careful consideration, an Ad Hoc committee suggested … Continue reading

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Winterthur’s Downton Costume Exhibit a hit with HSR

HSR President Phyllis Rodgers sends this short review of our recent trip to Winterthur Museum. On Friday, December 5, thirty-nine HSR members and guests enjoyed a Holiday excursion to Winterthur Museum in Wilmington, DE. First treated to a guided tour of … Continue reading

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Our Homemade Riverton Holiday Greeting

North Korean strike in Riverton? Not-so-funny story — My 1 yr., 9 mos. old Dell computer suffered a complete nervous breakdown at the end of November and I had to replace the hard drive – lost everything on it. Like they say at the … Continue reading

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A collector’s postcards stir memories of his lifelong link to Lucy

Doesn’t everybody collect something? Their reasons and manner vary enormously. There are collectors of ancient artifacts, first day covers, comic books, Pez dispensers, medieval armor, a myriad of other items—and thankfully, old postcards. Perhaps a bigger draw for website visitors … Continue reading

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Of course, Schwering’s has it – they have everything

OK, kids, that was snow I saw Thursday night. Really wet snow, but snow, nonetheless. I guess that Polar Vortex the weather forecasters warned about has arrived. The season’s first freeze is already expected here during overnight lows this upcoming … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2014 – We pause to thank vets; Bonus – the Editor learns a new thing

Well, pre-Veterans Day, I guess, since the real deal is still two days away. I met a man today who gave me another insight into the service of veterans. To the men and women of  VFW Post 3020 who have come to carry … Continue reading

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Vets Day Ceremony Sunday, Nov 9 at 10:30 am at Riverton War Memorial

I know it’s late notice, but I just heard myself. Bob Smyth tells me that there will be an observance of Veterans Day at the Riverton War Memorial tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Previously, Bill Brown had notified … Continue reading

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Digging up Riverton’s history… literally

Speaking of digging up Riverton’s history… Did you see this report or one like it during a 24-hour news cycle at the end of October? http://6abc.com/news/human-remains-found-as-workers-dig-for-pool-in-nj/369322/ If you want a good laugh, scroll down and read the comments made by … Continue reading

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