Down By The Riverside

On Saturday the Palmyra Improvement Association held its second river clean up day. I was unable to attend the last one, and thought it might be good to go down and capture some video to promote both the work and the group.

The Pulse of Palmyra

Palmya, NJ is very much a picture of a town from a bygone era. Much of it is built between the Delaware River and the old rail line, harkening back to it’s history as a transportation hub, and much of its architecture is a reminder of that world. It is a reminder of a history…

Palmyra Day – Celebrating Community

Today was “Palmyra Day,” a day-long festival down broad-street. It’s a lot of fun. There’s various rock bands, lots of climbers for the kids, a dunk-tank, and all sorts of civic organizations are out to represent their aspect of the town. I typically don’t stay long. First, I’d spend too much money and over-eat. Second,…

On behalf of Palmyra, and other depressed towns

Yesterday I got some of the saddest news I’d received in my 9 years living in Palmyra. Citing “family reasons,” our school super-intendant resigned. He’ll stay on to the end of the year, and attempt to create a momentum which will carry the district forward, but I can’t deny the news was a blow. I…

Towards Production

My post the other day shared some of my thoughts on what Central might be able to do to encourage students towards the gift of being able to think. If we go that route, and I hope we do, it’s going to be a long process to do right – and, frankly, I won’t be…