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




              Growing Up Lansdowne is a personal and creative account of childhood and adolescence experienced in a conservative Philadelphia suburb during the 1950s and 1960s.

               The 519 page book is composed of 171 diverse essays depicting growing up years in Lansdowne including eight sections of “Random Remembrances, ” where dozens of additional recollections are displayed. Enhancing the text are over thirty period photographs and supportive images.

               The author’s childhood memories deliver a nostalgic and unusually candid account that will endear and entertain readers.  A revealing snapshot of family life during the era is also presented. 

              Growing Up Lansdowne further touches upon memorable historical events and sensitive social issues of the times and their impact on adolescent transition to adulthood.

              Growing Up Lansdowne is part innovative memoir, part local/national history, part social landscape, and part love story.

Book Signings by the author are below:

Friday Jan 15        Vinyl Revival Records          Lansdowne Theater Building      6-8 PM                                                                               Lansdowne
Saturday Jan 16    Cathy"s Half Price Books    1305 West Chester Pike             4-6 PM                                                                               Havertown

              Soft-bound and electronic versions are currently available through at, Amazon, and major book retailers.

              Author contact information:


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.

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 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 or (888)-313-2665. 


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 (  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,, 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 -- -- 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,, and and is expected to arrive at local bookstores and libraries in the near future.


Newtown Square Historical Preservation Society Announcement


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)

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