A free and fun community event coming up two months from today

Historic Riverton Century poster 2016 (Copy)

Check out Jeff billing me out at his old Apple computer. Now that's historic!
Check out Jeff billing me out at his old Apple computer. Now that’s historic!

Just picked up the posters for Rob’s event at Joie Budget Printing. He sends this blurb below about plans for the 3-Mile Community Ride on June 11.  – JMc

The century riders will start in Millburn, NJ that morning and bike 101.8 miles to Riverton to commemorate the June 1895 race from the NY Times to Riverton.

The community is invited to join them for the final 3 miles at a leisurely pace, ending in Memorial Park for some light refreshments and Mart Soft Pretzels. This event is hosted by the Historical Society of Riverton. We hope you can join us!  – Rob Gusky

Joie Apple



Footnote: Apple fans- what model is this antique?

Post Office may be ‘Snowed Under’ but it still delivers

Post Office 'Snowed Under'“Post Office Snowed Under With Parcels” read the headline in the old yellowed newspaper stored in our archive box in the Library basement.

I first saw this when working a few years ago on a piece about the Riverton Post Office – or offices – since there were a few over time.

No date – I looked on both sides for some hint.

But someone will know.

Al ‘Zipcode” Zidock, the BCT photog, captured Postal Clerks Frank Vacanti and William Wildman, Postmaster Joseph Yearly, and Postman Samuel Procopio on the job at the big brick former Riverton Post Office on Main.

Then, as now, the US Post Office continues to deliver.

Let me illustrate.

Jeff at Joie Budget Printing in Cinnaminson turned around our print job in just one day, so I printed, stuffed, and stamped envelopes Tuesday and rushed the newsletters to the post office before 5pm.

Coming right as the US Post Office prepares for its busiest delivery days of the year, I figured it would take a Christmas Miracle for newsletters to get to Society members before the New Year.

Despite handling record-breaking volume again this year, the USPS has already delivered at least one newsletter to a Riverton address. I spoke to Nancy Hall this morning (Weds.), and she had already received her mail-delivered copy.  Pretty remarkable.

And thank you very much, USPS. – JMc

P.S. For more history of Riverton’s Post Office, posted in 2012, CLICK HERE.