Gaslight News – March 2014

  • 156_Gaslight_News_Mar14 snapshotInside this issue read about a special Historical Society of Riverton Preservation Award Night coming on April 10, 2014, at The Porch Club.
  • Actor/historian Bob Gleason’s performance as Abraham Lincoln helped the Society celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday at a special Feb. 12 meeting at The Bank on Main.
  • An March 2 Downton Abbey Inspired Tea with Alisa DuPuy at the New Leaf Tea Room benefited the HSR  and chased away members’ winter blahs.
  • Rob Gusky’s study of Riverton’s cycling legacy prompts him to organize The Historic Riverton Century ride from NYC to Riverton this June.
  • We hope a review of some recent website posts encourages some members receiving the print edition of the newsletter to look us up on the Internet.
  • The editor confesses to missing dozens of website feedbacks from readers over the past year.

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Gaslight News – January 2014

  • 155_Gaslight_News_Jan14 snapshotInside this issue read about a special general meeting Feb. 12, 2014, at The Bank on Main celebrating President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday with actor/historian Bob Gleason.
  • See what you missed at the Dec. 7 Museum for a Day at the New Leaf.  Riverton School Third Graders enjoyed a visit, too.
  • Alisa DuPuy channels Lady Violet at a Downton Abbey Inspired Tea benefiting the HSR March 2 at the New Leaf Tea Room.
  • We acknowledge the many ways in which members support the Society.
  • Have You Seen This? – a website recap.
  • Who’s that sailor on the last page? His photo joins others in our Riverton Veterans’ Album.
  • Enclosed 31 dues reminders with this newsletter. For our small membership, that’s about 20% of the group. Support from members like you determines the kind of Society we are to be.

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Gaslight News – November 2013

  • 154_Gaslight_News_Nov13_snapshotInside this issue read about Nov. 21, 2013 special event, A Dickens Tea at The New Leaf.
  • Carl McDermott writes about his reaction to a hundred year-old news clip describing the holdup in Riverton of his grandfather.
  • Patricia Smith Solin gives us a well-timed short history of the Candlelight House Tour with an invitation to readers to help fill in some blanks.
  • We acknowledge the generous donations of several members and advise members of some other developments regarding historical house plaques, the HSR’s Museum for a Day in December, the addition of names to the Memorial at the upcoming Veterans Day ceremony, and… oh, yes, kindly pay your 2014 dues at your earliest convenience.

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Gaslight News – September 2013

  • 153_Gaslight_News_Sep13_snapshotOur first newsletter published after the summer hiatus features an article about George D. Steedle and the two companies he founded that have quite literally moved millions across the region and across the Delaware River.
  • Learn also about the first general meeting of the season planned for October 10, 2013.  Dorothy Stanaitis will present Scandals, Rumors, and Dirty Rotten Lies, an entertaining examination of what topics were grist for the gossip mills of Colonial Philadelphia.

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Gaslight News – June 2013

  • 152_Gaslight_News_Jun13screenshotRiverton Free Library Director Michael Robinson’s recent eBay purchase of a infant’s portrait prompted him to delve more deeply into a topic first mentioned in a column authored in this publication by Town Historian Betty B. Hahle  in 1984. Quite possibly some family albums today hold more photographs bearing the Lothrop Photography logo.
  • The distinguished Honor Roll of Riverton Military Veterans grew by ten names this past Memorial Day. Please help us secure more service photos of veterans for the  Riverton Veterans Album PDF.

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Gaslight News – April 2013

  • 151_Gaslight_News_Apr13screenshotInside read about the upcoming 2013 Annual HSR Meeting on May 16, during which we choose Board members for the next 3-year term, learn of a new aim to recognize Riverton Preservation, and enjoy the four-part harmonies of The Pine Barons.

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Gaslight News – January 2013

  • 150_Gaslight_News_Jan13 snapshotRead four historic local newspaper titles now online - includes hundreds of issues from 1880s through 1949.
  •  Alisa DuPuy transforms into young Queen Victoria when she visits the New Leaf for the January 31, 2013 meeting.
  • Read Bill Hall’s Riverton memoir about his excursion down the Delaware…on an ice floe.
  • 2013 – the year to get a round TUIT.
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Gaslight News – October 2012

  • The HSR invites you to attend our first meeting after the summer hiatus and enjoy A Christmas Past by returning presenter Jane Peters Estes 
  • Mrs. Helen Hughes, new owner of the Biddle Mansion at 207 Bank Avenue, intends to renovate and restore the historic residence “to its former grandeur.”
  • Cynthia Klabe Roberton schools us muggles in the basics of geocaching around Burlington County.
  • The Borough Veterans Day observance will include adding several more names to the Honor Roll on Riverton War Memorial.
  • See classic Riverton photos and a vintage Christmas postcardsubmitted by members Hank Hackett and Harlan Radfordpart of the HSR’s growing virtual archive of images from folks near and far.
  • Click here to view the PDF file for issue #149 Gaslight_News_Oct12
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Gaslight News – May 2012

  • HSR President Gerald Weaber explains the agenda for the June 5 Annual Meeting in: Meet Agenda: elections, actual Walking Tour, Nancy Washington tribute, project news
  • Editor John McCormick interviewed Riverton resident and promoter of the upcoming bike  race Carlos Rogers in preparation for the article, Historic Riverton Criterium Returns June 10.
  • Remembering Margaret G. Washington by Gerald Weaber
  • Memorial Day Ceremony by John McCormick
  • A Special Thanks to Society Donors by John McCormick
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Gaslight News – February 2012

  • HSR President Gerald Weaber invites the public to Songs of the Civil War:History and Myth
  • We look back at the many changes to the borough’s postal service over 140 years with “Special Delivery – Riverton’s US Post Office.”
  • Gerald Weaber extends a special thanks to donors
  • Editor John McCormick encourages readers to comment and point out errors in  Don’t believe everything that you read.
  • Join the party as Mrs. Tilmont, a retired Riverton teacher, celebrates her 96th birthday.
  • Help us honor veterans on the HSR website page at Riverton Remembers its Veterans.
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