Saturday, October 31, 2015


photo by Roman Blazic_all rights reserved

Halloween Hoe Down

Penn Treaty Park Pumpkin Patch

There's not much more I can say better than the happy faces you'll see in these photos. 

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fishtown's Newest Historical Marker

Anthony Palmer founder of Kensington

The Pennsylvania State Historical Marker was dedicated on Saturday, October 17th, 2015. The marker, one of only three in Fishtown, stands in Palmer Cemetery along Palmer Street.
The marker was dedicated for Anthony Palmer who founded the community of Kensington. Palmer was an English businessman who came to America from Barbados around 1700-1705, purchasing large parcels of land prior to founding Kensington in the early 1730's. Palmer Cemetery is really the last "original" piece of land still intact since it's founding in 1730's.
Jim Kingsmill, cemetery trustee, presided over the dedication ceremony addressed the neighbors in attendance. Members of the Greater Kensington  String Band Mummers performed spirited music and later a rendition of America the Beautiful for the unveiling of the historical marker.
Pastor Dave Ryan from the Kensington United Methodist Church a.k.a. "Old Brick Church" delivered the Invocation.

Both Rich Levins of the PTSSD and Tony Lemma, Vice President of The Home Depot spoke about people, organization's and business coming together for a common community cause. Tony Lemma speech was heart felt and proud from a guy who grew up in fishtown.
William Lewis was the representative from the Pennsylvania Historical  & Museum Commission.
PA Rep. Mike O'Brien briefly spoke but kept a strong focus on the people that accomplished a very significant Fishtown moment.
John and Debbie Lonergan  are the honorees that helped unveil Fishtown's newest Historical Marker dedicated for Anthony Palmer.
William McIlhenny as the Continental Soldier.

The Invocation

The Pledge of Allegiance
William Lewis
PA Rep. Mike O'Brien

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

River City Festival 2015

Fishtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Penn Treaty Park was the host location for the 8th Annual River City Festival presented by the Fishtown Neighbors Association. It was a perfect fall day of a bright warm sun and deep dark shadows.
The festival drew a continuous sizable crowd throughout the day. Most notable this year was a greater presences of young families. The largest concentration of the predominate youthful crowd was found in the ever popular beer tent located near the music stage.
It was the overall mix of people and the visitor from Italy that caught my eye. It was the time and place we all shared together on this day. This is were these photographs begin and end.

 A visitor from Italy

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