Tag Archives: John McCormick

Summer winds down and the Society revs up

These remarkable photos from Nancy and Bill Steel’s family album offer a rare glimpse into early 20th century Riverton. Do you recognize this Riverton landmark in its earlier days? Built in 1909 as the clubhouse for an organization celebrating its … Continue reading

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Mayor Brown fashions a new July 4th parade baton

The July 3rd, 1865 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer announced “The Democratic citizens of the beautiful and flourishing town of Riverton… intend celebrating the Fourth of July in grand style.” As the Great Day approaches, some may wonder how some of our … Continue reading

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Many hands contribute to the success of the fifth Historic Riverton Criterium

Under the sweltering heat of today’s sun, the fifth running of the Historic Riverton Criterium was exciting for spectators, punishing for competitors, and all the excuse many needed to throw a porch or backyard party. Those arriving just in time for such events may have … Continue reading

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Congrats to the RYC on the 66th running of their classic Governor’s Cup Regatta

Congratulations to the members of Riverton Yacht Club on 66th running of the Governor’s Cup Regatta at Riverton Yacht Club as they celebrate their sesquicentennial – that’s their 150th anniversary, in case you don’t have a dictionary. Here, Roy Vollmer narrates a short … 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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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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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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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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Reserve your seat for for Winterthur’s Downton Costume Exhibit

Downton Abbey Season 5 will premiere Sunday, January 4, 2015, 9pm ET on MASTERPIECE Classic on PBS. Until then, we fans will have to get our Downton fix by reserving a seat for the Friday, December 5,  Society sponsored bus trip to … Continue reading

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Bob Gleason returns Oct. 22 to play Poe at the Porch Club

Next month the Society will observe the 165th anniversary of passing of Edgar Allan Poe, the man who turned “Nevermore” into an enduring catchphrase, with a special performance at The Porch Club by actor/historian Bob Gleason. Before Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, … Continue reading

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