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April 29, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Merion and Riverton shared first place in the Philadelphia Cup interclub competition of the Women's Golf Association after yesterday's second-round, 5-2 victory by Philadelphia Country Club over Huntingdon Valley. With three rounds left, Merion and Riverton stand at 2-0; and Philadelphia Country, winner of the title in 1993, at 1-1. Huntingdon Valley dropped out of a first-place tie and is at 1-1. Play was called off last year because of golf-course damage from the severe winter, the first interruption since 1897.
NEWS
May 11, 1986 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was in 1851 when nine businessmen, most of them Quakers, began buying farmland in what is now Riverton to turn the pastures into a resort for the wealthy of Philadelphia. They divided Joseph Lippincott's farm, drawing up lines for homesites to be sold - and taking a few of the choice riverfront spots for themselves. On Thursday, the folks from Philadelphia are being invited back. For the first time, Riverton is part of the annual Philadelphia Open House tour. The organization has been conducting tours of historical and architecturally significant homes since 1978.
SPORTS
October 2, 1990 | By Mayer Brandschain, Special to The Inquirer
The Riverton Country Club team of Dottie Porter and Maryann Hajduk won the medal prize with a par 35-38-73 in better-ball competition yesterday in the qualifying round of the 45th annual Huntingdon Valley Country Club Invitation golf tournament. Eight teams with scores between 73 and 84 qualified for the championship flight of match play, which runs today through Thursday. PGA PRO-PRESIDENT The Meadowlands Country Club team of Jay Friedman and Sol Dimond won the Philadelphia PGA Pro-President golf tournament by 1 stroke with a better-ball round of 62 at the Overbrook Golf Club.
SPORTS
October 21, 1992 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John DiMarco of Riverton won the $875 pro prize with a 2-over-par round of 74 in the $5,720 Wellness Council of the Delaware Valley Pro-Amateur tournament of the Philadelphia PGA at Sunnybrook Golf Club yesterday. The Pine Valley Golf Club team of pro Charles Raudenbush, Melville Dickenson, Ernie Ransome, Richard Scott and Tom Greenwood won the two-best- balls-of-fivesome competition with a net score of 14-under 130. The Laurel Creek group of pro Ed Sabo, Steve Fox, Len Fox Sr., Len Fox Jr. and Ed Meyer won the gross prize with 141.
NEWS
February 23, 1986 | By Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Staff Writer
Now that Riverton residents have voted down a proposal to construct a new municipal building, officials are trying to form a citizens' committee to study other ways to relieve the cramped quarters at the small riverfront community's rented borough offices. Officials said they wanted to include supporters and opponents of the building plan on the committee, in hope of getting new ideas on ways to expand the clerk's office, municipal court and police department. At the same time, they said, they hope to bring together those who remain divided over the issue of constructing a new municipal building.
NEWS
March 8, 1996 | By Jan Hefler, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Hoping to avoid the loss of Main Street's only bank, a 68-year-old downtown fixture, borough officials are urging PNC Bank to sell the branch to another bank after closing it on April 26. Shortly after acquiring the branch from Chemical Bank in a merger, PNC announced that it would be closed because of its proximity to other branches in Cinnaminson and Palmyra. The Riverton branch also has no drive-in facilities and is older than the other branches. But Mayor Bruce Gunn said Riverton's businesses, as well as senior citizens who have no transportation, rely on the bank on Main Street.
NEWS
August 10, 1988 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Riverton Borough Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Administrative Principal John Flammer, appointed his successor and filled a vacancy on the school board. Flammer, who has headed the Riverton school since January 1987, resigned effective Sept. 30 to take a job in Mercerville. The board named Mary Helen Ward, Flammer's assistant since October 1987, to replace him. The action took place at a special meeting of the school board Aug. 4, but was not announced until yesterday.
NEWS
July 5, 1997 | By Karen Auerbach, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The same families staked out the same stretch of sidewalk along Main Street. The mayor carried the same wooden staff that the parade marshal used in 1897. Though the flags that children waved were made of nylon instead of silk, and automobiles - not carriages - navigated the parade route, residents of the little Delaware River town of Riverton celebrated the Fourth of July yesterday much as they did for the first time in 1897 and every year in between: with a children's parade that sported plenty of red, white and blue.
NEWS
July 3, 1988 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
Riverton is one of those communities that history has invested with singularity. The stately village recalls a once-opulent lifestyle on the Delaware, affords a treasure trove of Victorian architecture, and pleases the senses with its wide, shaded streets and large lawns. However, despite the view that some outsiders may hold, Riverton is not frozen in time. With less than three-quarters of a square mile of territory, the borough has long since exhausted most of its open land, but some small changes are under way in the business fabric, and the community appears to be experiencing one of its cyclical turnovers in the resident population, which stood at 2,950 in a 1986 estimate.
NEWS
August 31, 1988 | By Charlie Frush, Inquirer Staff Writer
Assistant pro John Sweeney led the winning four-man team in Riverton Country Club's first pro-member tournament Sunday. Sweeney and partners S.J. Voellinger, Bob Evans and Bill Moennig, all Riverton members, carded a 21- under-par 121 for 36 holes in the best two-balls-of-four event. Second in the 17-team field was the foursome of Ron Rolphe, head pro at North Hills Country Club, Don Morano, Frank Quinn and Dick Baker, all of Riverton, at 122, and third were pro Ed Kramer of Pitman Country Club and Bob Arthur, Dale Smith and Tom Kennedy of Riverton with 123. Russ Davis of Atlantic City led individual pro scorers with an even-par 71. Tied for second were Mike Sultizio of Frankford-Torresdale and Mike Mack of Burlington County Country Club with 72. Three scored 73 - Kramer, John DeMarco of Riverton and Rolphe.
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June 9, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Something about the long rides and the sense of camaraderie first drew Carlos Rogers to competitive cycling when he was 22. About 18 years later, when Rogers relocated to his wife's hometown of Riverton, an idea struck him. "As soon as I moved here, I knew it would be a great town for a criterium [a competitive short-course bike race]," said Rogers. "It's like Mayberry. " The Burlington County community has many qualities reminiscent of Andy Griffith's Mayberry - tree-lined streets, few traffic lights, postcard-perfect homes with large front porches.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two dozen members of the Riverton Yacht Club filed through the tall metal gate early Saturday morning and lumbered groggily toward the clubhouse. They could hardly hear one another's hellos over the wind's ragged breath, whitecaps slapping rocks, and plastic tarps complaining loudly, trying to break loose from the bungee cords strapping them to boats in dry dock. On either side of the pier, where the small but mighty sailing club has made its home for 150 years, the last stubborn patches of sooty snow had finally receded, leaving a crusty coating of moss crosshatched with broken tree twigs on the banks of the Delaware River.
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Construction of a built-in pool in a charming section of Riverton came to a "screaming" stop when a worker discovered a human skull Monday afternoon. Tuesday, the normally quiet riverfront neighborhood with turn-of-the century mansions was transformed into a crime scene with police, detectives, and an anthropologist studying what appeared to be particularly old remains. How old? Joel Bewley, spokesman for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, could only say "very" old until experts do a thorough analysis to determine the age, gender, identity, and cause of death, and how the skeletal remains got to the spot about six feet deep in the 600 block of Bank Avenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there After finishing her public relations degree from the University of Maryland a semester early, Kathryn moved home to Cinnaminson to job-hunt. The head start on the competition was nice. But all her college friends were in Maryland, all her high school friends were scattered at their universities, and her sister was moving to New York. "I was lonely," Kathryn said. Applying her job-networking skills to her social life, Kathryn wound up at a new friend's party in January 2008.
REAL_ESTATE
December 22, 2013 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
At Christmastime, from the moment you step onto Angela Sandone-Barr and Bill Barr's property in Riverton, N.J., the enchantment begins. Nestled on the wooded lot are three dancing reindeer adorned with twinkling lights, greeting callers as they wind down the country driveway. Wreaths and white candles in every window illuminate the brown house that sits at the edge of a bird sanctuary. That warm spirit radiates inside, not only from the fires that burn frequently in the fireplaces, but also from a couple who lovingly celebrate the joys of Christmas with family and friends.
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
The River Line awakens long before dawn. Soon, hundreds of slumbering souls are awake, too. Nearly 10 years have passed since NJ Transit inaugurated a 34-mile commuter line between Camden and Trenton. Yet, the horns blaring from light rail by day and Conrail freight trains by night still set teeth on edge. The first commuter trains pass about 6 a.m. through Riverton, a borough of 2,000 fronting the Delaware River. "We love it here," Brenda Fleig said last week, gesturing outside her door to the Victorian-era homes and gas streetlamps for which her town is known.
NEWS
October 24, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Walter Horn Jr., 89, who graduated from the same high school as the late St. Louis Cardinals star Stan Musial and served in World War II, died of complications from pneumonia Sunday, Oct. 20, at Care One Harmony Village in Moorestown. From 1960 to 1970, Mr. Horn was the manager of J.S. Collins, a lumber supplier in Riverton. Born in Grandview, Pa., Mr. Horn attended Donora (Pa.) High School and was drafted into the Navy while a high school senior in 1943, two years after Musial made his major-league debut in 1941.
FOOD
October 4, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Developer Jim Brandenburger has called do-over (again) on his Riverton restaurant. After leasing it as Tara's Cafe and Frankie's Home Cooking, Brandenburger extensively renovated the space last year and brought in several Stephen Starr alums as partners/operators. District 611 looked smart but closed after six months. For the new incarnation, called District Riverton Bistro (710 Broad St., Riverton, 856-499-2916, districtrivertonbistro.com ), two industry veterans, Ken Merriman (a hometown guy)
FOOD
November 29, 2012 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Columnist
Three Starr veterans have created a modest-priced BYOB about five minutes from the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge in the cute town of Riverton. District 611 (710 Broad St., Riverton, 856-829-1552) partners Brian Baglin (a former general manager at Pod), Catherine Piotrowski (a former general manager at Continental in Old City), and executive chef David Perini (also from Continental) in airy, rustic quarters where the dining room features a wood-burning pizza oven, a polished concrete floor, a "living wall" of plants tucked into niches in the barn-wood walls, and a window to a climate-controlled pizza room where dough is made.
SPORTS
April 29, 2012
Women's Golf Association INTER-CLUB TEAM MATCHES Round 2 of 5. Philadelphia Cup Sunnybrook 4, Gulph Mills 3 Phila. Cricket 6, Manufacturers 1: Kerry Rutan, PC, def. Tracy Albertelli, 5 and 4; Sarah Easton, M, def. Melana Regan, 2 up; Alison Shoemaker, PC, def. Sue Klauder, 2 up; Marji Goldman, PC, def. Ann Gilmore, 6 and 5; Jan Albert, PC, def. Tricia Delaney, 1 up; Cynthia Clough, PC, def. Betsy Quinn, 6 and 4; Becky Sanderson, PC, def. Jeanne McKenny, 6 and 5. Second Cup: Whiteford 1 def. Coatesville, 4-3; Spring Ford 1 def. Radley Run 1, 6-1; Sandy Run 1 def. Wilmington 1, 6-1. Third Cup: Medford Village 1 def. Aronimink 1, 4-3; Overbrook 1 def. Waynesborough 1, 4-3; Little Mill 1 def. Phila.
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