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The National Canal Museum


A project from Northampton Community College’s portable video class.

This video features the National Canal Museum in Easton, Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley was America’s center for early Industrial development. With easy access to coal and iron ore, the Lehigh and Delaware Canals made it possible to deliver raw and finished materials to a developing nation.

The Canal Museum takes an interactive approach to telling the story of Pennsylvania’s famous navigation. For adults, there are interpretive tours, photos, and artifacts from the canal era. For children, there are hands-on exhibits that not only teach history, but also explain the science of how canals work.

The Museum features a 45 minute boat ride pulled by a team of 2 mules where costumed interpreters tell the story of the canal, and where visitors can also see the many animals that call the canal home, and if they are lucky a freight train on the mainline railroad that parallels the canal.

Schuylkill River Trail – Philadelphia, PA


This video shows the Philadelphia portion of the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT). The bike ride took place in late May of 2014. I started filming as I left Manayunk and finished the video near 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. It was a beautiful day for a bike and I’m sure you will notice the bright blue sky throughout the video.

Here’s what TrailLink.com has to say about this portion of the trail:

The Schuylkill River Trail stretches 27 miles along the historic Schuylkill River, from downtown Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art out to Montgomery County and Valley Forge National Historic Park. In Philadelphia, the trail uses Fairmount Park trails and the Manayunk Canal towpath. In Montgomery County, the trail follows a former Pennsylvania Railroad line. The trail is the spine of the Schuylkill River Heritage Corridor, a five-county area designated as both a State and National Heritage Area.

Originally conceived of by the Fairmount Park Commission, the trail route grew to include many municipalities. Montgomery County constructed the trail from the Philadelphia City line to Valley Forge National Historical Park. The Chester County Department of Parks and Recreation is currently planning the section between Phoenixville and Pottstown. The Schuylkill River Greenway Association is working on the sections from the Montgomery County line to Birdsboro and from Gibraltar into Reading. And finally, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation is managing the trail construction from the Water Works in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park and along the tidal section of the Schuylkill River, known as Schuylkill Banks.

The trail is a busy commuter route during rush hour. This trail’s asphalt tread is somewhat narrower than that of many of the new trail. Caution, as well as rail-trail etiquette, should be heeded. This section runs parallel to the Schuylkill River, with numerous access points at businesses and public transit.

Schuylkill River Trail – Conshohocken to Manayunk


This ride on the Schuylkill River Trail was taken on May 26, 2013. It is only is a portion of the 27 mile long trail.

Here is a description taken from TrailLink.com:

The Valley Forge to Philadelphia segment of the Schuylkill River Trail stretches 27 miles along the historic Schuylkill River, from downtown Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art out to Montgomery County and Valley Forge National Historic Park. In Philadelphia, the trail uses Fairmount Park trails and the Manayunk Canal towpath. In Montgomery County, the trail follows a former Pennsylvania Railroad line. The trail is the spine of the Schuylkill River Heritage Corridor, a five-county area designated as both a State and National Heritage Area.

Today the trail is a busy commuter route during rush hour. This trail’s asphalt tread is somewhat narrower than that of many of the new trails—caution, as well as rail-trail etiquette, should be heeded. This section runs parallel to the Schuylkill River, with numerous access points at businesses and public transit. In Norristown the trail connects with the 30th Street train station in downtown Philadelphia.

Find more information at: http://www.traillink.com and http://www.schuylkillrivertrail.com/.

About the Schuylkill River Heritage Area


The Schuylkill River is the River of Revolutions. It played a valuable role in the American Revolution; served as a transportation route during the Industrial Revolution; and it ushered in the Environmental Revolution when it became the site of the first major environmental cleanup of its kind. Today, the Schuylkill River Trail and the Schuylkill River Sojourn keep people in touch with this river that helped make American history.

Final Expense Insurance Agent Makes $60,000 in 4 weeks of personal sales! – Tony’s Conference Call


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H & H TV 1| Troy MILES on Becoming a Millionaire


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When I first met Troy Miles, I was blown away by his loud, vivacious, bold personality and style. I’ll never forget the words he was sharing with his Lincoln Heritage Team. “We started from the bottom, now we’re here…” While I knew he was mouthing the motivating words of rap super star Drake, it seemed to personify and epitomize Troy’s ascent from the bottom and now over the top super star lifestyle.

I’m honored that Troy is my first guest featured on Hustle & Heart TV. In many ways, his meager beginnings remind me of mine. His meteoric climb to success with Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance is astonishing. The Miles Group is the fastest-growing and top-producing agency of the nation’s largest final expense company – Lincoln Heritage. The Miles Group regularly produces over $1 Million Dollars in annual premium on a monthly basis.

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor to host history of baseball event

In the middle of July, baseball season is reaching its peak. And the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor in Latrobe is providing the perfect opportunity to indulge in baseball and its history.

Dr. Tim Kelly, a professor and the chair of the history department at St. Vincent, will host a baseball history event at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln Highway Experience Museum.

Kelsey Harris, an assistant at the museum, said they are excited to host the event.

“This is great opportunity for the community to learn about America’s pastime and a little bit about the museum,” Harris said.

The event will feature the history of baseball in the 19th and 20th centuries and the coal patch community industrial leagues.

The coal patch community industrial leagues were amateur adult leagues started by employees of some of the Western Pennsylvania coal mines, Kelly said.

“If you were a good baseball player, you got a job,” he said.

One coal patch team was the Donora Zincs. Stan Musial, who was known for his tremendous hitting skills with the St. Louis Cardinals, originally played for the Zincs.

The coal patch leagues became feeder teams to the professional teams before the coal patch leagues soon declined, mostly because of an increase in radio and television broadcasting.

Kelly came up with the idea because he has always enjoyed studying baseball. And as a historian, he had no problem conducting a presentation on the history of the game.

“What I am hoping to accomplish is to use baseball to understand society more broadly,” Kelly said.

He hopes to have interactive discussion as well. For one part of the presentation, Kelly said he wants to look at artifacts like baseball cards and wants to invite people to be “historians” for a day.

“It’s helpful to know how baseball affected society and the expression of American culture,” Kelly said.

He also wants anyone that attends to understand the rules of baseball and discuss why they exist.

To liven the baseball spirit, there will be traditional baseball snacks — cracker jacks and hot dogs — included in the $8 fee. For tickets, go to lhhc.org, scroll to the gift shop tab and click on the LHHC Event tickets link.


Source: http://triblive.com/sports/otherlocal/8549083-74/baseball-history-coal

Loyalsock Trail (documentary short)


The Loyalsock Trail is located in north central Pennsylvania and is roughly 60 miles long.

I met Ruth while I was hiking the trail in late May of 2014 and found her to be an encyclopedia about the area, the trail, and its history. I made this for fun – to make myself do something – and to give Ruth a chance to share some of the stuff she gets excited about.

Most of this was shot in 4K, entirely on a GH4.

Ruth is pictured standing by Rode Falls in the 1970s – around the 8:35 mark.

Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s 25th Anniversary Video


On Thursday, September 8, at 5:30 p.m., friends and family gathered at the Scranton Riverwalk for a gala 25th anniversary celebration. The Olive Street Trailhead was transformed from a natural pathway for fitness and recreation into an elegant outdoor venue for a gala heritage event. Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn, founding chair of LHV, and the inaugural members of the Founders Circle, was honored. Here is a short highlight reel of the accomplishments of LHV over the past 25 years. Enjoy!

York, Lancaster, Harrisburg PA Backyard Koi Fish Ponds, Waterfalls, and Fountains


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For 25 years, Splash Supply’s Pond Service has been highly specialized in designing and creating award winning eco-friendly landscape designs in York PA, across the country, and around the world.
Our pond maintenance teams offer pond cleaning services all over South Central PA including Harrisburg and Lancaster. Splash has professional solutions for pond algae problems, green water, sick pond fish, as well as incredible pond pumps and pond filters. Our specialty is installing low maintenance hardscapes and water features. Our dedicated pond and waterfall team has extensive experience to help the Professional Pond Builder and DIY Hobbyist. Our goal is crystal clear pond water, happy healthy koi and pond fish, and relaxed pond owner. Our projects are focused on naturalistic water features like streams, waterfalls, and Ecosystem Koi Fish Ponds and Pondless© Disappearing Waterfalls, and/or hardscape elements, such as paver patios, retaining walls, and driveways. With budgets from under $5,000 to over $300,000, we encourage you to follow our adventures at www.facebook.com/SplashSupply.

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Our retail design center at 1298 Toronita St. York PA makes pond and water garden maintenance easy with the right tools. Streamline routine pond maintenance with our great selection of vacuums, nets, and cleaning tools.

We’ve been recognized as one of the best in the business – and we continue to expand our capabilities each year. While the majority of our projects keep us close to home in South Central PA, we are proud to have built waterfalls as far as Ireland, Mexico, and many places in between like EPCOT Center, the Omaha Zoo, and a state of the art koi pond for Dr. Erik Johnson in Georgia. Our work has also been featured in the national makeover show Junk’d TV. In addition to this international experience, our work on a project in Hanover, PA was featured in the national magazine Water Shapes. Be sure to visit our website to see photos of our latest adventures.

Splash Supply in York, PA. has an expert design team and pond installers who create ponds, water gardens, and disappearing waterfalls in Lancaster, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Hanover, PA, Gettysburg, PA , Baltimore, MD as well as northern Maryland. Our retail design center is located at 1298 Toronita St. York, PA.

Koi ponds, disappearing waterfalls, and simple tranquil fountains can transform your outdoor living space or interior room into a relaxing low maintenance oasis. Just hearing the sound of the water and feeding the fish are the perfect way to unwind at the end of long day. Our ponds and waterfalls are designed to virtually take care of themselves and allow you to spend more time enjoying your backyard pond and less time cleaning your pond. Call or stop by our York, PA pond and waterfall design center and let us design a perfect pond for you. Our pond installers are experts at quickly, efficiently, and cleanly install your pond in no time. Our pond builders have installed ponds designed for large koi or smaller more tranquil goldfish ponds. We have the largest selection of aquatic pond plants in the area from Hanover to Lancaster, PA. In addition to the beautiful aquatic plants, we typically design and plant many species of flowers, shrubs, and trees that are native to York, Harrisburg, and Lancaster, PA.

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