It has been thirty years since my last visit to the Arden Trolley Museum. An old friend, Kevin Abt, here for a visit, suggested we remedy that omission. It was particularly appropriate for me; my recent column on trolleys in this area has peaked my interest in them. Kevin was one of my first students… [Read More]
Archives for 2021
Twenty-five years ago, when she was in high school, my daughter Sara wrote an eloquent paper on John Steinbeck, terminating with the conclusion that he was America’s greatest writer. Knowing full well that that honor belonged to William Faulkner, I corrected her, initiating a heated disagreement. Since then, every time I read something by Steinbeck,… [Read More]
One of the highlights of our recent family vacation in California was a trip to Felton and a ride on the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad (RCBT). This was a nostalgic journey for me; my wife and I had ridden this train twenty years ago, with our daughter Elizabeth. This time our… [Read More]
I have just returned from a delightful family vacation in California. My 90th birthday occurred in the middle of the month; that was sufficient excuse for us to justify an extravagant experience. It was the first time we have all been together in several years, and the opportunity was greatly appreciated by all. The venue… [Read More]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency last week awarded Bridgeville Borough a $1.2 million grant to purchase eight flood-prone properties on Baldwin and Margaret streets. A ninth property acquisition could soon be authorized following a historical review. The grant is part of a FEMA hazard mitigation initiative that helps local governments purchase disaster-prone land at pre-disaster… [Read More]
Video, agenda, and reports from the July 12, 2021 council meeting.