Tag 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 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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Make some noise Saturday and welcome the riders

Here are the event details Rob Gusky posted on eventbrite.com 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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If it’s baseball, it must be Spring…or is it the other way around?

It seems for as long as anyone remembers, and farther back than that, Riverton has loved its baseball. Pages here and in the Gaslight News have detailed Riverton’s rich baseball tradition which dates to the last quarter of the nineteenth century, and … Continue reading

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Riverton’s one-man Polar Bear Club was a world class swimmer

Ice boats, an ice auto, and Riverton’s own One-Man Polar Bear Club sure must have made life on the Delaware interesting in February 1920. Charles Durborow, Distance Swimmer Plunges Into Icy Waters To Keep In Trim Date 1918-02-17 Oregonian Keating Kodak ad, … Continue reading

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An afternoon tea fit for Lords and Ladies of Highclere Castle

Some South Jersey Downton Abbey devotees held on to their Season Four Finale buzz a while longer as they enjoyed afternoon tea themed to the famous British television drama series at The New Leaf in Riverton, NJ. Proprietor Mrs. Phyllis Rodgers and … Continue reading

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Proposed ride recreates an 1895 NYC-Riverton bicycle race

Cedar Street 2-15-2014 With snow on the ground in Riverton for going on a month now, the humid heat of a Jersey summer seems a long way off, but plans are afoot now to shape the first weekend of June into a … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself as Ice Jams the Delaware River

As last night’s (Jan. 9) Action News segment explains, the sight of recent ice jams on the Delaware brought out spectators with cameras to record the “once in a lifetime” event. However, for our friend William Hall this makes at least twice, … Continue reading

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