Author Archives: John McCormick

Those Wildwood Days – 1960s Style

A friend recently showed me some 1960s-era postcards he bought from a boardwalk vendor just a few years ago. Excited to see reminders of his childhood Wildwood Days, Jack bought up all eight of the old chrome postcards the seller had. The … Continue reading

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Arthur not welcome here on the Fourth

Who invited this guy Arthur to Riverton’s Fourth? Everyone else is welcome to come, but send him on his way. Arthur, of course, is the tropical storm that threatens to be a party spoiler, depending on the track it takes as … Continue reading

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Historic Preservation Awards debut at April 2014 HSR meeting

The idea to recognize remarkable examples of historic preservation of Riverton homes with an award in honor of Daniel Campbell originated with former HSR President Mr. Gerald Weaber, and this meeting now bears the fruit of his research efforts last year. In succeeding him … Continue reading

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Carlos Rogers made Riverton history again June 8, 2014

History records the names and deeds of Riverton’s founders along with achievements of many citizens who have contributed to the Borough’s development. Know that these movers and shakers, these difference makers, who influence, inspire, energize, and improve us are not just … Continue reading

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Historic Riverton Century Riders Arrive

A small but spirited crowd welcomed the police escorted cyclists as they arrived about 7:29 p.m., almost two hours behind their scheduled appearance here because of flat tires and broken spokes. More details in a later post, but for now, all … Continue reading

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News from the front

This just in… heard from Helen Mack on the road to Nancy Hall’s phone to Susan Dechnik’s, to mine, then directly to you… It looks like the riders will be delayed in their arrival to Riverton by an hour or more. I … Continue reading

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Make some noise Saturday and welcome the riders

Here are the event details Rob Gusky posted on about the Historic Riverton Century bike ride, scheduled for this Saturday, and the historic marker dedication, slated for the next day. Although no gold medals await the finishers of this recreational ride … Continue reading

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Be here this weekend for two cycling events and a historic marker dedication

Rob Gusky has given frequent updates on his Facebook page about the Historic Riverton Century ride he organized. Like the original 1895 cycling event, this one originates from New York City and ends here in Riverton. But the landscape has changed … Continue reading

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Everything Came Up Roses at May 29 Concert

The popcorn was popping and feet were tapping; the river was calm, and the music was lively as the Moorestown Community Band entertained members of the Historical Society of Riverton, residents of Riverview Estates, and other guests in Riverview Estates’ beautiful Rose Garden … Continue reading

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VFW Post 3020 again answers the call to perform rites at Riverton War Memorial

It was an honor again to be at Riverton’s Annual Memorial Day Weekend Service at the Riverton War Memorial on Sunday, May 25.   The Military & Veterans Affairs Committee added three names to the memorial: Norman E. Harris – Air … Continue reading

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