Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye, Hello

Here's to 2013. Here's to the good things dispite the bad. And here's to 2014, may it bring more good times and better bad times. If you are one of the two or three people still tuning into this channel, Thank You. And finally, here's to an awesome year ahead for both of us. See you there.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Central UMC

Central United Methodist Church, South George Street at Dexter Place, Cumberland Maryland.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

FDNY Ladder 9 House

Fire Department of New York, Ladder 9, 209 Elizabeth Street, Manhattan. Ladder 9 was orginized in October 20, 1865 just up the street at 195 Elizabeth Street (the address changed to 209 in 1882). They moved to their current house at 42 Great Jones Street in 1948. They now share quarters with Engine 33.

I posted this picture on March 30, 2011 and through the comment section discovered the history of the bakery from Mr. La Rosa's grandson and a past employee. I latter received a comment that this was Ladder 9's old station.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Northampton Fire Department

Northampton Fire Department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive, Northampton, Pa. Northampton County Station 42. NFD was formed in 1994 with the consolidation of the Borough's three existing stations. The Alliance Fire Company No. 1, organized in October 1902, the Northampton Fire Company No. 1, organized in June 1909 and the Central Fire Company, organized in December 1909. All now running out of a single station, built in 1994, that houses 3 engines , a ladder truck, a rescue, a utility, a command unit, a fire police unit and a dive team unit.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

No Prince Today

The Mansion Gardens at Kings Gap, pond, September 2013.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Merriest of Merry Christmas'

From all the staff here at the home offices of the Outskirts of Suburbia, here's wishing you the Merriest of Merry Christmas'.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Welcome Winter

If you looked beyond the cold cold tempuratures we've had over the last couple of weeks. Or the two or three snow falls we've had. You would have thought it was already winter. No, winter arrived on Friday. Saturday it was 70 degrees. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Friday, December 20, 2013

LaVale Volunteer Rescue Squad

LaVale Volunteer Rescue Squad, 977 National Highway, Cumberland, Md. Allegany County Ambulance Company 52. Organized in February 1969 their original station was a house on LaVale Avenue. This station was remodeled and added to in 2012. LVRS operates with 2 ambulances and a chase vehicle.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

One Cow

One cow. Outstanding in her field. Grantsville, Maryland.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Concord Point Lighthouse

Concord Point Lighthouse sits on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Built in 1827 and when it was decommissioned in 1975 it was the longest continually operated lighthouse in Maryland. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pee Wee

Louisville Slugger Field is the home of the Louisville Bats a AAA team for the Cincinnati Reds. The field sits up the street from the Louisville Slugger factory. This is also Pee Wee Reese. Pee Wee played shortstop for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1940 until retiring from the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 1958 season. Growing up in Louisville Pee Wee played baseball in his senior year of high school and eventually went on to play for the minor league Louisville Colonels before his call up. Reese would serve in the US Navy for 3 years during World War II. In 1984 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and had his number retired by the LA Dodgers. At his funeral in 1999 Joe Black, a black MLB pioneer, said, "Number 1 on his uniform, number 1 in our hearts"

Monday, December 16, 2013

Snow Day

As I sat in my tree stand watching the final hours of deer season fade away I was blessed with the sight of a steady falling snow. I'm sure if there really were deer anywhere near where I was they were hunkered down waiting out the storm (or waiting out the hunters).

Friday, December 13, 2013

North Catasauqua Fire Department

North Catasauqua Fire Department, 1066 4th Street, Catasauqua, Pa. Lehigh County Station 18. Organized November 15, 1909. The original building sat on 6th Street, it has since been demolished. This building was built in 1980. The Borough Hall building next door was built in 1913 for the North Catasauqua School and it was sold back to the Borough for $1 in the 1970's. The building was originally built to house the Fire Department and the Public Works Department. This didn't last long and by the 1990's the FD occupied most of the building. Charotin Hose Company currently run 2 engines, a mini pumper and a squad.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cruising under the New Drawbridge

Going under the new drawbridge on the Chincoteague Channel. Built in 2010 it replaces the original drawbridge, a half mile south, built in 1922.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ruhl's Photography

Ruhl's Photography on Centre Street in  Cumberland. Cool sign but empty building.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Boundary Line

Pennsylvania State Game Lands 169. Upper Mifflin Township, Cumberland County.

Monday, December 09, 2013

The Gates of Graceland

The gates of Graceland have been tagged. And tagged. And tagged. Apparently it it is OK to vandalized an American legends home in Tennessee. If it wasn't moving it was graffitied. The portrait was stenciled on the crosswalk from Elvis, Inc. across Elvis Presley Boulevard to Graceland. The caricature and the love note were on light poles.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Clarysville Volunteer Fire Company

Clarysville Volunteer Fire Company. 16304 Clarysville Road SW, Frostburg, Md. Allegany County Station 14. This is the Clarysville Station 1. Station 2 is in nearby Eckhart Mines. CVFC is currently fundraising and planning on building a new station just west of Station 1. Station 1 house an engine/tanker, a brush truck a utility and a UTV.
UPDATE: Claysville Volunteer Fire Company was closed in July 2014.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Near Miss

I ain't lying when I said there were so many gulls at Conowingo Dam the were almost running into each other.