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Debbie Greene Debbie Greene from Delaware wrote on November 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm:
my one Aunt lived at Harvey's lake and another Aunt had a summer house there, I loved visiting my uncle had a boat and would take his girls to water ski, but I almost drowned in the lake - just couldn't swim. I do still have cousins at Harveyslake.
my one Aunt lived at Harvey's lake and another Aunt had a summer house there, I loved visiting my uncle had a boat and would take his girls to water ski, but I almost drowned in the lake - just couldn't swim. I do still have cousins at Harveyslake.
Betsy Ross Montileone Betsy Ross Montileone from Sellersville,PA 18960 wrote on October 29, 2009 at 9:47 pm:
My parents had a small cottage on Annabelle Avenue in Sunset from about 1958 until 1961. Our cottage was at the end of the unpaved road on the right and was the only cottage turned sideways. It was one of the "states" cottages. We thought it was great because we had indoor plumbing and hot water. We spent many happy hours at the lake with our friends and family. I remember, Joe's Pizza, the frozen custard stand, the Jones Pancake House (if you had 35 cents you had a great lunch), the diving shop, Hillside Avenue, Puterbaugh's (where we purchased the newest comic books), every weekend was party time the lake would get so crowded, going to the riding stables on the old lake road, swimming at Sunset and diving from O'Brien's cement wall, waterskiing and on rainy days playing cards and board games (no television then). I remember trying... Read more
My parents had a small cottage on Annabelle Avenue in Sunset from about 1958 until 1961. Our cottage was at the end of the unpaved road on the right and was the only cottage turned sideways. It was one of the "states" cottages. We thought it was great because we had indoor plumbing and hot water. We spent many happy hours at the lake with our friends and family. I remember, Joe's Pizza, the frozen custard stand, the Jones Pancake House (if you had 35 cents you had a great lunch), the diving shop, Hillside Avenue, Puterbaugh's (where we purchased the newest comic books), every weekend was party time the lake would get so crowded, going to the riding stables on the old lake road, swimming at Sunset and diving from O'Brien's cement wall, waterskiing and on rainy days playing cards and board games (no television then). I remember trying to ike around the lake, we made it halway and called for a ride home. My girl friend lived on Hillside Avenue. She now has a summer place at Warden Place. Loved seeing the photos and reading about a place that gave me a great place to spend my entire summer vacations.
Jack Lombardi Jack Lombardi from Shirley, NY wrote on October 18, 2009 at 4:38 pm:
Thanks for evoking great memories. When I was a child, up through age 7 or 8, we spent every summer at Harveys lake. My grandparents, mom, sister & I stayed in a rented bungalow. Dad stayed in Brooklyn because he had to work but came up every weekend, and no matter what day of the week, he was there on my birthday, August 8th. My fondest memories were the speedboat rides. Those boats were beauties, with their high gloss mahogony wood & chrome accents. I loved the "Pretzel" ride. We called it the "ghost train." I guess i liked the way the car twisted & turned, kind of unpredictaly, at least to a young kid. My absolute favorite was the Dodgem cars. I think it was my last summer there when I rode those cars quite alot because the folks we rented from were somehow connected to the park. Don't... Read more
Thanks for evoking great memories. When I was a child, up through age 7 or 8, we spent every summer at Harveys lake. My grandparents, mom, sister & I stayed in a rented bungalow. Dad stayed in Brooklyn because he had to work but came up every weekend, and no matter what day of the week, he was there on my birthday, August 8th. My fondest memories were the speedboat rides. Those boats were beauties, with their high gloss mahogony wood & chrome accents. I loved the "Pretzel" ride. We called it the "ghost train." I guess i liked the way the car twisted & turned, kind of unpredictaly, at least to a young kid. My absolute favorite was the Dodgem cars. I think it was my last summer there when I rode those cars quite alot because the folks we rented from were somehow connected to the park. Don't remember who they were, too many years ago(nearly 60.) They had two boys, roughly my age, named Bobby and Barry. They took me exploring through old indian grounds and caves and we always got rides on the cars. I went from a novice, spinning in circles, knocking people about, to an expert, able to catch & bump whomever I wanted while avoiding those chasing me. I remember the train ride but far more enjoyed the train ride in the amusement park on the other side of the lake because it went through the woods and along the lake shore rather than just around the paved park area. Don't remember much else about that other amusement park. Wish it was all still there.
Bob Ronky Bob Ronky from Whitehall, PA wrote on October 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm:
I read with great interest your stories on Harveys Lake. I spent every summers there from 1955 to 1968. I wanted to comment on your story on Hanson's. It says that J.L. Garrahan put a small ferris wheel there in the late 40's. This may very well be true but the Ferris Wheel at the park when it closed came from Sans Souci Park at a later date. It too had been owned by my Uncle Jack and was sold to the park when he severed ties with Sans Souci. I have many fond memories of the lake and still spend 8 to 10 week ends there a year.
I read with great interest your stories on Harveys Lake. I spent every summers there from 1955 to 1968. I wanted to comment on your story on Hanson's. It says that J.L. Garrahan put a small ferris wheel there in the late 40's. This may very well be true but the Ferris Wheel at the park when it closed came from Sans Souci Park at a later date. It too had been owned by my Uncle Jack and was sold to the park when he severed ties with Sans Souci. I have many fond memories of the lake and still spend 8 to 10 week ends there a year.
Dennis W. Mundy, Sr Dennis W. Mundy, Sr from Millstone TWp. NJ wrote on September 13, 2009 at 3:59 pm:
Im 59 and Oh the memories as a child at both the Lines House and boat house on the lake and also our own vacations there. The boat rides, fishing, the Amusement Park I would love to go back and see what it looks like today
Im 59 and Oh the memories as a child at both the Lines House and boat house on the lake and also our own vacations there. The boat rides, fishing, the Amusement Park I would love to go back and see what it looks like today
dave r dave r from hazleton,pa wrote on August 26, 2009 at 12:02 am:
i grew up in plymouth, and was at the lake like my second home, i just wish it wasn't as private as it is now. but all in all this is a great site. there was a place there called links and tyhey had some strange fish that were pulled out of the lake over the years, nice to get pictures of them, thanks dave r.
i grew up in plymouth, and was at the lake like my second home, i just wish it wasn't as private as it is now. but all in all this is a great site. there was a place there called links and tyhey had some strange fish that were pulled out of the lake over the years, nice to get pictures of them, thanks dave r.
Jill Funck Jill Funck from Palmyra, PA wrote on August 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm:
Fasinating website. We have friends that live by the Lake year round and we visit yearly. We love seeing our friends, sharing some family time and playing in the water. I was very interested in the history of the lake and was pleased at all the great things that are posted here.
Fasinating website. We have friends that live by the Lake year round and we visit yearly. We love seeing our friends, sharing some family time and playing in the water. I was very interested in the history of the lake and was pleased at all the great things that are posted here.
Jackie Scrofini Mazzatosta Jackie Scrofini Mazzatosta from Plains wrote on August 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm:
What a great web site! The pictures of Hansons brought back so many memories. I spent every summer as a child at our cottage on Ridge Ave. Those were some of the best years of my life.
What a great web site! The pictures of Hansons brought back so many memories. I spent every summer as a child at our cottage on Ridge Ave. Those were some of the best years of my life.
Dave Pudim Dave Pudim from Ohio wrote on August 10, 2009 at 1:11 am:
I went to Lake Elementary School from 1968 (Kindergarten until 6th grade. I have many great childhood memories of my friends and teachers at that school. Those were the good old days! I would love to know how my friends are doing now.
I went to Lake Elementary School from 1968 (Kindergarten until 6th grade. I have many great childhood memories of my friends and teachers at that school. Those were the good old days! I would love to know how my friends are doing now.
Daniel J. Tobin Daniel J. Tobin from Wilmington, Delaware wrote on August 6, 2009 at 1:56 pm:
My grandparents lived at Harveys lake for a long time. They rented boats there, dredged the lake at one point and had a business called Lake front Lawn mower repair. It was a gas station and a small store just up the street from hansons. I want to say the best times of my life was spent there. Watching the people on the lake, Fishing and going to hansons. We even saw Chuby Checker there.... a long time ago. Love the lake.... wish I coukld live there now.
My grandparents lived at Harveys lake for a long time. They rented boats there, dredged the lake at one point and had a business called Lake front Lawn mower repair. It was a gas station and a small store just up the street from hansons. I want to say the best times of my life was spent there. Watching the people on the lake, Fishing and going to hansons. We even saw Chuby Checker there.... a long time ago. Love the lake.... wish I coukld live there now.
noah z noah z from pittston pa and pole 285 wrote on August 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm:
great times at the lake and now i know the history of the lake
great times at the lake and now i know the history of the lake
pamela fishberg shulder ripinsky pamela fishberg shulder ripinsky from south setauket, new york wrote on July 31, 2009 at 8:01 pm:
i spent many summers in the early 50's at harveys lake. i remember sandy beach and the drive in theater. the merry go round at the amusement park was my favorite ride. also, i loved the pizza at the pizzaria . i hope to return and see what changes have taken place. from what i have been told by my neighbors who came from there that there are some magnificent homes along the lake. just remember that i learned to swim in the lake too!
i spent many summers in the early 50's at harveys lake. i remember sandy beach and the drive in theater. the merry go round at the amusement park was my favorite ride. also, i loved the pizza at the pizzaria . i hope to return and see what changes have taken place. from what i have been told by my neighbors who came from there that there are some magnificent homes along the lake. just remember that i learned to swim in the lake too!
Michael Michael from Puerto Vallarta, Jal., MX wrote on July 19, 2009 at 7:09 am:
Trying to find a copy of the book. Are any available?
Trying to find a copy of the book. Are any available?
Jim A Curran Jim A Curran from Manahawkin New Jersey wrote on July 7, 2009 at 4:40 pm:
Great website. The best times of my life were spent at Harvey's Lake at my Grandparents cottage on Carpenter Road. We would spend the day at Old Sandy Bottom Beach and then at night head over to Hanson's. Of course Grotto pizza was always part of our vacations. We could walk there from the cottage. I wish there was more public access to the lake other than just the boat ramp. we are fortunate it is still there. Bring back the Drive in Theater ! Thanks for this website it brings back so many memories. I have lots of old movies of the lake, Hanson's etc. Some day I will have to get them posted.
Great website. The best times of my life were spent at Harvey's Lake at my Grandparents cottage on Carpenter Road. We would spend the day at Old Sandy Bottom Beach and then at night head over to Hanson's. Of course Grotto pizza was always part of our vacations. We could walk there from the cottage. I wish there was more public access to the lake other than just the boat ramp. we are fortunate it is still there. Bring back the Drive in Theater ! Thanks for this website it brings back so many memories. I have lots of old movies of the lake, Hanson's etc. Some day I will have to get them posted.
Ronna Shults Ronna Shults from Texas wrote on July 5, 2009 at 2:37 am:
What a great website. I spent every summer at the lake with my Grandmother and my Great Aunts. This was mainly during the 70's. I also had several other family members that lived at the Lake year round. I have fond memories of walking to the little country store for candy, swimming down at the dock, eating Joes Pizza, Fishing with bread doe that I would get at Joes Pizza. going to Bingo to watch my Aunt play and running around the Arcade at Sunset, and of course Hansons! Those were the days!
What a great website. I spent every summer at the lake with my Grandmother and my Great Aunts. This was mainly during the 70's. I also had several other family members that lived at the Lake year round. I have fond memories of walking to the little country store for candy, swimming down at the dock, eating Joes Pizza, Fishing with bread doe that I would get at Joes Pizza. going to Bingo to watch my Aunt play and running around the Arcade at Sunset, and of course Hansons! Those were the days!
Holly Yanchik Holly Yanchik from Exeter,Pa wrote on July 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm:
Your website is great.How it brought back memories of my mom,sister and I going there on the weekends.It's like being able to relive your childhood just for a moment again.
Your website is great.How it brought back memories of my mom,sister and I going there on the weekends.It's like being able to relive your childhood just for a moment again.
Len Annetta Len Annetta from North Carolina wrote on July 3, 2009 at 9:35 pm:
My parents owned the Lamp Post bar and restaurant until it burned down. This is a great site and thanks for the great memories.
My parents owned the Lamp Post bar and restaurant until it burned down. This is a great site and thanks for the great memories.
wayne a sittner wayne a sittner from saugerties, ny wrote on July 1, 2009 at 7:08 pm:
Grew up in W-B and Kingston. BA from Wilkes in 1968. Spent countless hours at the "Lake". Great to reminisce.
Grew up in W-B and Kingston. BA from Wilkes in 1968. Spent countless hours at the "Lake". Great to reminisce.
Chuck Huthmaker Chuck Huthmaker from Fredericksburg, VA wrote on June 29, 2009 at 3:55 pm:
My Grandfather David Huthmaker built a cottage on Park St.about a block from Hansons in the 1930s. Spent many wonderful summers out there until the late 60s and the water pollution scare in the lake.
My Grandfather David Huthmaker built a cottage on Park St.about a block from Hansons in the 1930s. Spent many wonderful summers out there until the late 60s and the water pollution scare in the lake.
mark hoffman mark hoffman from harleysville, pa wrote on June 28, 2009 at 11:57 am:
The spelling of my last name in my post should be Hoffman, two "f"'s Best, Mark
The spelling of my last name in my post should be Hoffman, two "f"'s Best, Mark