Author Archives: John McCormick

Home preservation and four anniversaries headline Awards Night

Our much expanded Second Annual Daniel Campbell Riverton Awards Night took place April 16 at the Porch Club. Homeowners brought photos and each explained their unique process involved in executing their restoration projects. Society President Phyllis Rodgers presented each recipient with an award to symbolize their … Continue reading

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Gaslight News – April 2015

Inside this issue read about the expanded Preservation Awards Night April 16 and the exciting potential of our new space in the Library. Learn of the 5th Grade Town Research Project Get a recap of the Antique $ Appraisal Event … Continue reading

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Another Riverton Snow Day – 1896 style

There must be more to this story, but all I have to offer is this photo and caption card I found in the HSR files.  The card reads: 1896 SNOW HOUSE BUILT BY JOE ROLAND OF ST. CATHERINES, CANADA ON SLED … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman – I finally heard him singing, thanks to Ed Centeno

Back in January, website visitor Ed Centeno wrote to us: Many thanks for posting great postcards…. have several postcards not in your collection…. would love to share please email and will send…. This was remarkable since lots of people come by … Continue reading

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Hopefully the last of the season’s Code Blue Alerts

The folks are alright, kids. With sub-zero wind-chill temps of late and threats of historic snowstorms I actually received emails and phone calls from friends in California, Virginia, and Ohio asking if we were OK. Yes, thank you for checking on the elderly … Continue reading

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Mrs. Tilmont, retired Riverton School teacher, turns 99

It was a Girls’ Day Out last Thursday when retired Riverton School teacher Mrs. Eleanor Tilmont celebrated her 99th birthday with friends at Due Amici (her actual birthdate, Feb. 11, 1916). Father Michael Doyle read Eleanor a moving poem and gave everyone a … Continue reading

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Town Historian Paul Schopp comments on “Summering In Riverton”

Mrs. Patricia Solin and I collaborated on “Summering In Riverton” which appeared in the November GN. Shortly afterward, my friend Paul Schopp sent us a wonderful commentary which gives added context to several of our remarks and makes a couple of corrections. … Continue reading

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We go in with Palmyra on a bigger, better Antique & Collectible Appraisal

Saturday, March 28, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m. will see the return of the popular Antique & Collectible Appraisal with the affable and very knowledgeable appraiser Ronald E. Shaffer, but with a  few upgrades. The spacious Palmyra Community Center will … Continue reading

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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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