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In The News

Current Rivertownes news releases include the following:

Fall 2013 Newsletter: contains updates on events and projects...

Veteran's Memorial Bridge Lighting Project is gathering steam and will soon enter the final construction phase...

 

News Archives

The following are past news items that may still be of interest. Please note that events cited in the below articles ocurred in the past.

PA Arts Experience This exciting artist trail under the auspices of Rivertownes PA USA, is being co-managed by York County artist, Rob Evans, and Lancaster County performing artist, Shari Vegso-Wilson. The initiative...

RiverFest 2007 Planning is well underway for RiverFest 2007 to be held on the grounds of the John Wright Store and Restaurant, North Front Street in Wrightsville, PA, the afternoon and evening of Sunday, June 24th. Featured musical performers include top Baltimore cover band...

RiverFest 2006 Rivertownes PA USA is pleased to announce that it will host RiverFest 2006 on Sunday, June 25, 2006 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM on the lawn at the John Wright Restaurant, North Front Street, Wrightsville, PA.  This year's headline act will be...

Antiquing Tour Columbia Borough is fast becoming a destination for antique aficionados. On Saturday morning, May 6, Rivertownes PA USA is offering an opportunity to visit all nine antique dealers...

Progressive Dinner Tour The river towns of Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville are not only known for their strategic location along the beautiful Susquehanna River but also for their fine dining opportunities...

Spring Furnace Walk Dr. June Evans, archeologist will lead a walking tour of the iron furnace ruins between Marietta and Columbia on Sunday, April 2, 2006.  Participants should wear sturdy shoes...

Pennsylvania’s Civil War Trail The bridge will burn again! On Saturday, November 19, 2005. Judge Marjorie Rendell, First Lady of Pennsylvania, will announce the launch of the Pennsylvania Civil War Trail...

Artwork on Display Rivertownes PA USA recently commissioned Marietta artist, Suzanne Satterfield, to create a painting of the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge as it appeared in 1930 ...

Fall Frolic Trolley Tour The Red Lion Historic Society and Rivertownes PA USA are hosting a Fall Frolic on Saturday, October 9.  The guided tour will travel by trolley to historic sites in both York and Lancaster Counties...

1st Annual Pig Iron Fest Rivertownes PA USA and Marietta Restoration Associates will co-sponsor the 1st Annual Pig Iron Fest to benefit restoration of the Musselman/Vesta Office Building...

Rivertownes Offers Bridge Miniature Rivertownes PA USA has completed a contract with The Cat's Meow Village of Wooster, Ohio to release a Veterans Memorial Bridge Bridge Miniature...

Official Rivertownes Memorabilia Order your items today by printing and completing the form below and mailing it with your payment to Rivertownes 495 Kinderhook Road, Columbia, PA 17512.  Make checks payable to ...

"Flames Across the Susquehanna" A Rivertownes News Release will be available shortly.  In the meantime please check out the excellent coverage provided by...

"Defend or Destroy" Available on DVD or VHS - Order Now! Written and directed by historian Thomas L. Schaefer and produced by Michael Moul of Total Magic Videos, York, PA, this nearly one hour production ...

Brazier and Firewood Placement Harcon Corporation of Paradise, PA completed placement of 25 braziers and cordwood atop the disused bridge piers between Columbia and Wrightsville...

Color Silk Screen T-Shirts Available for Purchase In conjunction with "Flames Across the Susquehanna" the observance of the 140th anniversary of the Civil War burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge...

Small Preview of June Bridge Burning Event “It’s pretty cool.  I can’t wait to see twenty-five of them at the same time,” observed 9 year-old Jordan Barr as he watched the New Year’s Eve test burning...

Anniversary Edition by Local Author Glenn Banner - Order Now! Orders are being taken for an anniversary edition of the book "Flames Across the Susquehanna", the tale of the Civil War burning ...

"Columbia Bridge Burning" The "Columbia Bridge Burning" print by Bradley Schmehl described below is now available in a full size 16" x 24" format for a cost of $129.95 which includes shipping and handling.  Those interested...

Postal Cancellation Commemorates Bridge Burning Rivertownes PA USA, in cooperation with the Columbia and Wrightsville Post Offices, are making available to the public, free of charge, a unique postal cancellation...

W & W Railroad Tour Don Lehman hosted a bus tour to the Wilmington and Western Railroad. Participants enjoyed a ride on a restored gas engine railroad car, once known as "The Doodlebug", which ran from Lancaster ...

Tavern Tour The Historic Trolley Inn & Tavern Tour left the Holy Trinity Catholic Church parking lot at 9:00 AM to visit in Wrightsville, Marietta and Columbia. With Claire Storm providing the narration, our travels took us...

Successful Tour Had Something for Everyone The first Historic Trolley tour of the fall season made a stop at the John Wright Factory Outlet in Wrightsville for refreshments and shopping. At the Susquehanna Glass...

Third Trolley Tour Generates Waiting List The third in a series of trolley tours sponsored by Rivertownes was an unqualified success, filling two Red Rose Transit Authority trolleys with local history buffs.  The success ...

Second Trolley Tour Draws 45 Riders A crisp Spring morning with a spectacular view of the Susquehanna River greeted local history buffs as they arrived at the Riverside Restaurant in Wrightsville for the start of a ...

Rivertownes Members Experience History of Industrial Complex Dr. June Evans, who spent five summers completing an archaeological examination of the area along the Susquehanna River between Marietta...

Fifty Diners Experience Historic Trolley Ride Fifty local history buffs experienced an evening of fine-dining and learned about some local history as they traveled by trolley to four of the areas best restaurants...

 

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