The Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum has released a "Mickey Vernon" dvd sshowing him in the field in his prime with some of baseball's all time greats. This DVD is not for sale but will be shown to any group that is interested. For more information, please contact Jim Vankoski at  610-909-4919 or  vankoski21@comcast.net.

 

Book Signing at Mickey Vernon Museum

                  Father’s Day is just around the corner, and Richard Pagano’s new book entitled, “The Baron of Leiperville: The Life and Times of James F. Dougherty”, would make a great gift for that sports minded Dad. Pagano, whose first book was entitled “Delaware County Sports Legends”, will be having two book signings at the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum which is located on the second level of the Granite Run Mall near Boscov’s. The first signing will be Friday, June 13, 2014, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, with a second signing the following day, Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 12:00 to 2:00pm. His new book can be purchased and signed by the author for $19.95. There will also be copies (only a few left) of his first book, “Delaware County Sports Legends” available for the same price of $19.95.

                  “The Baron of Leiperville: The Life and Times of James F. Dougherty” is the biography of one of Delaware County’s larger than life sportsman whose hotel, bar and fight arena in Leiperville, now known as the Crum Lynne section of Ridley Township, was a mecca for boxing from 1916 to 1947. During this time, he was the owner of one of the busiest fight camps in the country. It was at his arena, one of the first open air arenas in the country, that some of the greatest fighters in the sport trained or fought. It was also a popular hangout for sports writers too, especially Damon Runyon who made Leiperville and the Baron famous nationwide.

                                   In the sport of boxing, everyone knew the “Baron”. As a boxer, trainer, manager, referee, promoter and fight camp owner, Jimmy Dougherty stands alone.

                  For more information, contact the author at rp1751@aol.com or call at 267-280-6696.

 

http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9780738598185/Bethel-Township-Delaware-County

The Arcadia Book on

is out!!

Written by Beth "Bethel" McCarrick with help from her daughter, Faith McCarrick-Diskin and everyone at the Bethel Township Preservation Society.

Click link above for more info!

 


media book

The African American Athlete at Media High School 1915-1966

by Jack Lemon

Price: $39.95

189 pages/ softcover

Black Atheletes in Media and thru out Delaware County. The book is written by Jack Lemon, an athlete himself of Media High School. The book can be mail ordered. Click the link above for more details and how to order.

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Killing-John-Sharpless-Delaware/dp/1626190232

by Stephanie Hoover

Price: $19.99

125 pages/ softcover

The Sharpless Murder happened in late 1885, when Sharpless, a well known farmer was killed by a black man. A sensational trial followed, with corruption and mishandling of the investigation just part of the many problems of the case.Click the link above for more details and how to order.

 

Collingdale will be out November 19, 2012

by Elizabeth MacGuire

Images of America Series

Price: $21.99

128 pages/ softcover

Collingdale Book

I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of LOCAL author Elizabeth MacGuire’s pictorial history book Collingdale Borough, from Arcadia Publishing.  Set to publish on Monday, November 19th, this new title reconnects people with their past through vintage images – images that may even include you, your family and your friends. 

Available: November 19, 2012, at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888)-313-2665

WCP Cover

West Chester Pike

by Stephen J. Edgcumbe

Images of America Series

Price: $21.99

128 pages/ softcover

Available: September 24, 2012, at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or (888)-313-2665. 

 


NEW BOOK ON MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP ON SALE NOW
Middletown Township, Delaware County, PA

a new book in Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series is now for sale at the Middletown Free Library, 21 North Pennell Road, Lima, PA (www.middletownfreelibrary.org).  Books will also be sold and autographed by the author, Mary Anne Eves, Vice President of the Middletown Township Historical Society, at the following events this fall:


Sunday, October 16
Book Talk & Signing at the Middletown Free Library, 1:30 to 3:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 1
Book Talk & Signing, AIA Phila Book Store with Deborah DelCollo author of Arcadia's Roxborough, 5:30-7:00 p.m."
Please check the MTHS website, www.mthsdelco.org, for future book talks.  Books purchased at the Library or at MTHS events will sell for only $20.00 and directly benefit the Historical Society. 

 

New Books by Mark Dixon

 

The books can be ordered from the magazine's website -- https://subs.mainlinetoday.com/subscriptions/book.php -- as well as from the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites.  They are also in local bookstores - B&N, Chester County Books & Music, etc.  The magazine's price is $19.79, plus $3.99 shipping and handling.  Cover price is $19.99 for the Delaware and Chester County books, and $21.99 for the Main Line book.

About the Author

Mark E. Dixon has lived in the Delaware Valley since 1987, when he moved from Texas to a Drexel Hill apartment complex where American Bandstand’s Dick Clark once lived. Though not himself a native, he grew up hearing about “the beautiful city of Philadelphia” from his mother, who moved here in 1945 to do social work and ended up marrying a Hahnemann University medical student from Michigan. And the roots go deeper: Dixon’s mother chose Philadelphia based on stories told by her grandmother. In 1886, Dixon’s great-grandmother—a descendant of some of the region’s earliest settlers—was a shopgirl at Wanamaker’s Grand Court, opposite city hall in Philadelphia. And there, though it was surely against John Wanamaker’s rules, great-grandmother let herself be romanced by—and later married—a midwestern Quaker who was in town on business but needing a pair of gloves. Those tales provided a window into the area’s history, later supplemented by Dixon’s joining the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) -- which, he observes, is practically a historical society itself.

The public relations job that drew Dixon to the area vanished in a spectacular corporate bankruptcy three years later. Eventually, he returned to work as a writer—this time, freelance—building on earlier experience as a reporter for newspapers and trade publications. The stories in this book are columns that he began writing for Main Line Today magazine in 2003. Dixon and his family live in Wayne.  


 

The recently published nonfiction book The Delco Files features 101 stories past and present about the most unusual people, places, and events in Delaware County.  Former Norwood and Radnor resident Jack Myers reports on unsolved mysteries, infamous crimes, memorable heroes and villains, suburban legends, famous historical events, cherished local celebrities, unexplained phenomena, notable landmarks, missing persons, and tales of the supernatural — all pertaining to Delaware County!

            Myers, a former managing editor for the Interboro News of Southern Delaware County, is the previously published author of Row House Days, a fictionalized account of life and times in the 1960s “streetcar suburb” of Kingsessing, Southwest Philadelphia.

            The Delco Files is now available at online booksellers Amazon.com, Borders.com, and BBOTW.com and is expected to arrive at local bookstores and libraries in the near future.

 

Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society Announcement

BARTRAM COVERED BRIDGE: SPANNING HISTORY

Spanning History chronicles the complete history of Bartram Covered Bridge, including color and rare photos, community remembrances and much more . All profits from the sale of this book will help fund the ongoing maintenance of the bridge so that future generations may be able to enjoy this beautiful structure listed on National Register of Historic Places. Only 500 copies printed- order today! Expected to be NOW

The new book on the Bartram Covered Bridge in Newtown Township is In Stores-

     Can be purchased at Bunny Hares Gift Shop at 15 Saint Albans Circle in Newtown Square

                                                  $25 ($5 shipping outside of zip code 19073)

Buy Online-

http://www.historicnewtownsquare.org/store/item_details.asp?Item_Code=REF004


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