Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene

It was an honor to write this article about Art Smith’s miniature canal scene, over 15 years ago. I remember how proud Art was of it. A Magical Mayberry Moment: Art Smith’s Miniature Canal Scene By Richard Mabey Jr. It … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, Art the artist, Beavertown, Beavertown Historical Society, Believe in yourself!, Dad, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Incline Plane Ten East, Independent News, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park History, Lincoln Park Museum, Lincoln Park Public Library, Memory, Morris Canal, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, Newspapers, Nostalgia, Old Beavertown, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Spiritual Lesson, Wisdom | 2 Comments

That Homesick Feeling

My tribute to Steve Avallone, was a classic example of the type of article that I loved to write for the small town weekly. That Homesick Feeling By Richard Mabey Jr. In a few weeks, I’ll turn 63. There is … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, Baseball, Be Strong!, Beavertown, Believe in yourself!, Destiny, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Homecoming, Jack Floyd, Leadership, Life and Leisure, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Journal, Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day, Memory, Moe's Sweet Shop, Never give up!, New Jersey, Newspapers, Nostalgia, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, The Weekly News, Wisdom | 1 Comment

One Of The Biggest Mysteries Of Old Lincoln Park: The Mystery of Sugar Hill

One of the all-time greatest mysteries of Old Lincoln Park; the mystery of Sugar Hill. In November of 2001, I had an article published about this big mystery in The Weekly News. One Of The Biggest Mysteries Of Old Lincoln … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, Beavertown, Beavertown Historical Society, Eerie Hook Mountain, Hook Mountain, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park Museum, Memory, Mysteries of Old Lincoln Park, Old Beavertown, Old Lincoln Park, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, Sugar Hill, The Weekly News, Wisdom | 1 Comment

The Old Cedar On The Mound

A photo of the old cedar on the mound. The Old Cedar On The Mound By Richard Mabey Jr. The old cedar on the mound was an old landmark of the old gang, from my childhood. The old cedar on … Continue reading

Posted in 1964, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boyhood Days, Destiny, Determination, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Friendship, Homecoming, Incline Plane Ten East, Legal Advice, Life's Dreams, Lincoln Park, Memory, Morris Canal, My Old New Jersey Home, New Jersey, Old Beavertown, Small Town America, Spiritual Lesson, Stand Tall, Stuart S., The old cedar on the mound, The Old Clubhouse, The Old Tree Fort, Wisdom | 2 Comments

The Incredible Power of Encouragement

My original column, “The Incredible Power of Encouragement” as it appeared in The Weekly News back in late July of 1998. The Incredible Power of Encouragement By Richard Mabey Jr. Encouragement, it’s an incredible power. Back in July of 1998, … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Appalachian Trail, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Boy Scouts, Dad, Destiny, Determination, Divine Protection, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Giving, Inc., Indian Lore Merit Badge, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Memory, Small Town America, Small Town Weekly Newspaper, The Weekly News, Wisdom | Leave a comment

Reflections of My Days of Teaching

From July 23rd of 1998, an essay that I wrote for the Independent News. Reflections of My Days of Teaching By Richard Mabey Jr. In June of 1990, I was 36 years old. I was working in the public relations … Continue reading

Posted in 1990, 1998, Be Strong!, Believe in yourself!, Creative Arts Circle, Creative Writing, Destiny, Determination, Dreams, Encouragement, Faith, Finding Your Purpose in Life, Fishing, Giving, Humility, Independent News, Kindness, Leadership, Life's Dreams, Memory, Never give up!, Nostalgia, Pequannock High School, Poetry Readings, Wisdom | 2 Comments

That Little Restaurant: A Wonderful, Down-Home Place To Eat!

That Little Restaurant in Oak Ridge, New Jersey is a wonderful, old-fashioned, down-home, cute little place to eat. That Little Restaurant:¬† A Wonderful, Down-Home Place To Eat! By Richard Mabey Jr. I presently live in Central Florida, in one of … Continue reading

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