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For those that are interested, a Juniata Park reunion is scheduled on June 28,2014 at the Lighthouse Point restaurant 5101 Shawcrest Road, in Wildwood, N.J. This will be the third year that Joe Passio has organized this event. Joe volunteers his time and effort to provide an opportunity for all of us who lived in this great community of Juniata Park to get together to reminisce and have a good time. Dancing, drinks and food are provided at a reasonable cost; all we need is you to attend. -- Information to follow.

Robert Haller


Added: March 23, 2014
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Forgo to mention that I went to Holy Innocents in the 1960's. My friends were Ken Hesselpoth, Jimmy John Hooven, Warren Gross, Jamie Connors, Jimmy Kelly, Michael Swallow. We played Spooks and Bells out with the foxes (Alice, Claire and Rita) and the Hoovens. I went to La Salle H.S. and La Salle College. I remember Wick's Tavern and when the Flyers won the cups. We didn't have cable tv but Wick's could get the game on TV. We would walk in quietly and you would have 10 kids lined against the wall hoping not to be noticed in order to watch the game. I remember when Mackley had a pool and you paid 25 cents to get in (before Piccoli). The pharmacy was Herbie's or Greenies and they had had dipped Breyers and old fashioned soda fountains. I remember when kids would sell soft pretzels out of their wagons for 5 cents each. Pick up basketball games over at Hoppo. I remember PennFruit, Pantry Price, Renel's and Kiddle City. What a great place to live back in the day. I was a Safety at M and Hunting Park Ave and our crossing guard was Mrs. Fedines. The church doors were aways open 24/7 and you could go anywhere safely. Every once in a while they would turn the fire plug on and we would have a ball. There was always something to do even without cable, VCR's, gameboys and computers - all you needed were friends and a ball and you had a pick up game. I miss those simpler times.

Added: March 22, 2014
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Hello to all. I have some great memories of growing up in Juniata. It's great to hear people talk about those old times. I worked at John Sturm's as a delivery boy and delli worker on the corner of Lycoming and Glendale. I have some photos from when we were kids - old black and whites that i will tr to post.

Added: March 21, 2014
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Paul,

,,,and hello to you! Hope the family is well?
As for my family,Mom and Dad have passed on,
surely miss them. Everyone still lives in Philly.
Janet still lives on 'M' St. I moved on and now
live in Florida.I retired from Feds. Now a field
engineer for major contractors. Enjoying the great
weather.

Keep in touch; do you still live in Juniata?

Take care and be well.

Fred (carcifi@gmail.com)


Added: March 7, 2014
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Freddie C.
How you doing? How is Al Judy Janet tell them I said Hi.

Paul Procknow


Added: February 27, 2014
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I am posting this on behalf of Janet Ashby. Her brother Jimmy has passed away anyone wishing to pay their respect can do so on March 1st 2014 at Galzerano Funeral Home 9304 Old Bustleton Ave 19115 from 10AM to 10:45AM. No Obituary will be posted in any newspapers. Janet asked instead of flowers donations could be made to the Juniata Park Boys and Girls Club.

Added: February 23, 2014
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Margie,

YOU ARE SO RIGHT, WE GREW UP THERE AT THE RIGHT TIME. SEEMED LIKE EVERYTHING WAS GOOD. DIDN'T THINK OR WORRY ABOUT DRUGS OR PERVERTS!

BY THE WAY, MY FIRST JOB WAS AT JUNIATA HRDWARE AT 15. SURE WISH I COULD GO BACK TO THAT TIME.

FRED


Added: February 19, 2014
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I love reading all of the posts. Brings back a lot of memories of our Beloved Juniata Park. About a week ago I was watching the show Cops and lo and behold they showed the Police Car driving up "M" Street and they stopped at the corner of M and Lycoming right on the side of where the hardware store was. The hardware store still had the pinkish siding on the lower half of the wall. I could not believe my eyes. The police were doing a drug bust, which was right around the corner from where I lived. I guess our neighborhood is as bad as people say. I think we grew in a perfect time.

Added: February 18, 2014
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Awesome times there ..
Sure do mis it.
Living in Brockway, Pa area..
Use to love the block parties..
And all my friends there..
Thanks to all ..


Added: February 16, 2014
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Brian,

Nice thought, but it will never be the same. I to grew up there when it was a great place. I was a teenager in the 60's there and I really enjoyed my youth. From going to Holy Innocents to North Catholic then the service. The mentality that has become so pervasive is like a cancer rapidly spreading. Until you get the majority of people that live on the social payroll and the drug mentality gang, that is how it will remain.


Added: February 10, 2014
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