Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police are asking residents to call with any information.
Riverton Police are investigating two borough home burglaries in two days and are asking all residents to call them if they see anything suspicious. On Jan. 28, a home on Carriage House Lane was broken into and jewelry, electronics and money were stolen, said Riverton Police Chief John Shaw. A second burglary was reported on the 600 block of Thomas Avenue. Again, Shaw said, forced entry was made and various electronics and other items were taken. “We don’t get too many [burglaries],” Shaw said. “The last one was several months ago.” Shaw said he wanted residents to know about it, “especially the fact that they were back to back.” “I want to make people aware of it,” he said. Shaw said if anyone sees anything suspicious, they should call …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The school has been accredited for 10 years now.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
—Submitted by Orchard Friends School Orchard Friends School (OFS) is pleased to announce that it recently received re-accreditation through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Orchard Friends School, which has been accredited since 2002, began the process with an intensive self-study by all stakeholders at the school, including staff, faculty, parents, students and school board members. The year-long process culminated with a five-day visit to the school by a volunteer validation team of educators appointed by Middle States. "We are proud of the hard work and commitment to education here at Orchard Friends School," said John W. Keeley, OFS head of school. "Accreditation from Middle States provides a quality seal of …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Product demonstrations, food, wine, music and more will be featured.
There are less than two weeks until Christmas and the owner of Rivertons’ River Line Inn is hoping to ease some holiday shopping woes by hosting a holiday party with local and home-based business owners representing their products. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, the Inn will host product demonstrations, showing off everything from candles, knife sharpening, reflexology, jewelry and more. “I think it’s a great way to focus on local, home-based businesses,” said Cindi Vee, River Line Inn owner. “It’s about produce and service and this is about getting the word out.” This is the first year Vee is holding the Christmas present party and if it does well, she has big plans for next year. This year’s event will feature musical guest Kate …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
After his father's death three years ago, Michael Stern knew he wanted to write...something.
Michael Stern’s father was Superman. But he didn’t realize it until years later—after his father Murray was in WWII, after he made a name for himself in the garment business inventing baby sleepers, after he started a library in his home town, and after he taught chess moves to all the neighborhood kids. “But if he was Superman,” Stern said, “then I was Lex Luthor,” referring to Superman’s archenemy. “We didn’t see eye to eye on a lot of things,” said Stern, of Riverton. “We didn’t talk a lot. But [my father's] generation was a lot like that. They were very, very reluctant to talk about their experiences.” Murray died a few years ago at the age of 97, prompting Stern, 64, to write a memoir of his father, using him as a representative of …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The group organizes and runs local concerts and brings Philadelphia-based singer Lipke to Christ Episcopal Church this weekend.
Circle of Friends’ mission is simple: to bring music home. Whether that means to put on a concert at a local business, or more literally, in someone’s home living room, it's all the same. “We decided to bring music into the community,” said Circle of Friends co-founder Geneva DiTaranto. DiTaranto, along with Kathy Simon and Dan Getman, run Circle of Friends, a group that organizes and promotes local and house concerts featuring artists in genres ranging from singer/songwriter, to jazz, pop, folk and more. The group started in 2009 with its first show at a home in Riverton. “What a great idea, we thought,” DiTaranto said when she found out about the idea from Jonathan Clifton, who put on a show at a church in Palmyra. “We don’t have to go …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Yvonne Chen wanted to decorate the studio's bare windows and people in town are talking.
Yvonne Chen wouldn’t call herself an artist, but people who drive by Yogawood in Riverton might beg to differ. Chen is the driving force behind Yogawood’s now locally famous window displays—drawing much attention and many compliments from people downtown, said one yoga teacher. “It surprises me,” Chen, of Merchantville, said of the attention. “It’s just gotten a really positive response.” Last year, Chen—a student and sometimes substitute at Yogawood—was talking to the studio’s owner Beth Filla about the windows. “What if during the holiday season, we can come up with some neat-looking displays?” she remembers suggesting. So, Chen went with a fall theme for the first window display, onto a Christmas theme in December and a love theme for …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The yearly event, that draws thousands to town, starts early Wednesday morning.
The streets of Riverton will be packed with thousands of people all day Wednesday as the borough presents its annual Fourth of July celebration with a parade, pet pageant, raft race and so much more. “It’s a full day,” said Tracey Foedisch, chair of the Riverton 4th of July Committee. “It’s a lot of fun.” The holiday unofficially kicked off June 30 with the annual Riverfront Cocktail Party at the Yacht Club. About 300 people dined on appetizers, enjoyed an open bar and danced on the dock all night. On July 1, Heidi Winzinger and Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers played a free concert to hundreds at Riverton Memorial Park. “It was the first time we ever did that,” said Foedisch, who is now in her sixth year of chairing Fourth of July. “We …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Whitelock's family was in attendance as Riverton Mayor William C. Brown Jr. unveiled a plaque in his honor.
Officials from Riverton and Riverton Police Association held a memorial ceremony in the borough Saturday morning, honoring fallen officer Thomas C. Whitelock, who died in the line of duty in 1976. To read more about the ceremony, click here.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Riverton and Cinnaminson homes were featured this year.
On Saturday afternoon, the Porch Club held its bi-annual Garden Tour, a walk-through of eight gardens in Cinnaminson and Riverton. Shown here are some pictures of gardens at homes on Main Street in Riverton. Add your own photos to the gallery.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Thomas C. Whitelock died 36 years ago and a ceremony in his honor will be held Saturday.
After 36 years, a Riverton police officer that was shot and killed while on a call will be honored with a permanent bronze plaque at the gazebo downtown. In January 1976, 30-year-old Patrolman Thomas C. Whitelock answered a call with then-Patrolman Howard Norcross of the Palmyra Police Department. Reports said a mentally unstable individual was wielding a knife on Lippincott Drive in the borough. On the scene, the patrolmen disabled the man, but as the handcuffs were being put on him, the individual wrestled Whitelock’s gun away from him. He shot Norcross in the stomach. The individual then tried to shoot Norcross again but Whitelock went between the two men and was fatally shot in the back. Norcross was then able to return fire to the …