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Play Ball!

  PLAY BALL! THE STORY OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL® Lance and Robin Van Auken Published by The Omnibus “‘Play...

Play Ball!
posted on: Aug 19, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Play Ball: The Story of Little League...

  PLAY BALL! THE STORY OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL®     Lance and Robin Van Auken     “‘Play...

Play Ball: The Story of Little League Baseball
posted on: Aug 13, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Day One of Detox

Day One of Detox. Just wait ’til my husband gets home, smells dinner simmering on the stove, and then discovers...

Day One of Detox
posted on: Aug 1, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Lance Van Auken

Lance Van Auken, Vice President of Little League Baseball, Inc., and Executive Director, Little League Museum. (Click...

Lance Van Auken
posted on: May 14, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Just Below Your Feet

A year ago, during American Archaeology Field School, one of my students asked about Cultural Resource Management in...

Just Below Your Feet
posted on: Apr 30, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Heritage Downloads

My History Is America’s History This free eBook, “My History Is America’s History: 15 Things You...

Heritage Downloads
posted on: Apr 29, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Public Archaeology

As a historical archaeologist, I work with museums and non-profit organizations, colleges and universities, public...

Public Archaeology
posted on: Apr 24, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Social Applications

If you are considering adding social media and other interactive elements to your public relations and marketing...

Social Applications
posted on: Feb 27, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

WordPress Tutorials

So you want to use WordPress but not sure how to go about it? WordPress is a popular CMS used by companies, large and...

WordPress Tutorials
posted on: Feb 27, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Google Apps & YouTube

If you’re not using Google, then you need to consider all that this amazing company has to offer. Most amazing...

Google Apps & YouTube
posted on: Feb 27, 2013 | author: Robin Van Auken

Stewards of the Past

I thwarted my husband’s vacation plans. Days before he purchased tickets for a Caribbean cruise, I suggested...

Stewards of the Past
posted on: Apr 23, 2012 | author: Robin Van Auken

Books by Van Auken

  “‘Play Ball!’ is a delightful walk down the storied history of Little League Baseball. For those...

Books by Van Auken
posted on: Apr 18, 2012 | author: Robin Van Auken

Canfield Island

Canfield Island is a recent addition to the Susquehanna shoreline, having been added during the 19th century during...

Canfield Island
posted on: Feb 24, 2012 | author: Robin Van Auken

The Heritage Trail

A stroll along the James P. Bressler Heritage Trail on Canfield Island is invigorating and educational. It’s...

The Heritage Trail
posted on: Feb 24, 2012 | author: Robin Van Auken

Hobie Makes Kayaks

Hobie, a leading catamaran design company, expanded and introduced a line of sit-on-top kayaks, fishing kayaks and...

Hobie Makes Kayaks
posted on: Nov 14, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

School Days

Working with Muncy Historical Society and the students (past and present) of Muncy Jr/Sr High School, historian Robin...

School Days
posted on: Aug 1, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Pennsylvania’s Forests

Pennsylvania’s forests reflect a history of choices — from peaceful coexistence between humans and the forests to the...

Pennsylvania’s Forests
posted on: Jul 31, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Lumber Heritage

The Lumber Heritage Region holds a key to the rich heritage of Pennsylvania’s forests–from the struggles of the...

Lumber Heritage
posted on: Jul 31, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Mighty Susquehanna

The Susquehanna is a shallow river that flows about 440 miles, from Cooperstown to the Chesapeake Bay. Nearly 200...

Mighty Susquehanna
posted on: Jun 28, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Shawn Gardner

Artisan Shawn Gardner, of Fair Chase Designs, presents on prehistoric technology and Native American art. This is...

Shawn Gardner
posted on: Jun 28, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Barbara Barnes

Barbara Barnes’ art vessels reflect a keen appreciation for nature in shapes and colors. She uses interactive...

Barbara Barnes
posted on: Jun 28, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Joy McCracken

Joy McCracken is a spinning and weaving expert. McCracken demonstrates the craft of creating fabric from animal hair...

Joy McCracken
posted on: Jun 28, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Downsizing

She’s gone. Dan picked “To Blave” up one bitter, cold day in April and headed for Wisconsin. He sent us a note; he...

Downsizing
posted on: Jun 27, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Muncy Historical Society

Muncy Historical Society and Museum of History, a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1936, focuses...

Muncy Historical Society
posted on: Jun 27, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

A Monument to Exodusters

DUNLAP, Kansas — On a lonely, country road in Dunlap, Kan., a monument soars. An engraved stainless steel...

A Monument to Exodusters
posted on: Jun 27, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Moving On

We sold our Precision 15K, an excellent starter sailboat. Hold on, I have to wipe a tear from my eye. It moved to...

Moving On
posted on: Apr 28, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Lakes are Great for Beginners

The temperature simmered in the mid-90s last Sunday, but it did not deter the sailors from a rendezvous at Rose...

Lakes are Great for Beginners
posted on: Apr 23, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Van Wagner

Since he was a child, Van Wagner has been singing, strumming, rambling, and picking his way through the hills of...

Van Wagner
posted on: Apr 8, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Knots and Some Do Nots

There’s value in sailors learning how to properly tie a knot because a bad thing can happen with poorly tied knots:...

Knots and Some Do Nots
posted on: Jan 31, 2011 | author: Robin Van Auken

Boat No. 2

  I admit it — I’ve been waffling. There are so many awesome boats available and every time I go to a boat show...

Boat No. 2
posted on: Jun 28, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

My History Is America’s

If you’ve ever wanted to know who you are and where you came from, you’re not alone. More than 100...

My History Is America’s
posted on: Jun 11, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Newport in the Winter

NEWPORT, RI – Seagulls surf the bitter wind off Narragansett Bay as a lone lobster boat chugs home. By January, the...

Newport in the Winter
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Head for Mile Marker Zero

KEY WEST— It is time for the annual migration of snowbirds. Houses are secured, SUVs are packed, and neighbors are...

Head for Mile Marker Zero
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Snorkeling the Tortugas

DRY TORTUGAS – If you can swim – okay, if you can float – then you can snorkel and the best snorkeling in North...

Snorkeling the Tortugas
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Where Is the Best Boat Show?

MIAMI BEACH – The traffic had stalled on Collins Avenue, also known as A1A. Drivers didn’t seem to mind; their eyes...

Where Is the Best Boat Show?
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Visit Annapolis Offseason

ANNAPOLIS, MD – If winter winds on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island aren’t your cup of tea, then consider heading...

Visit Annapolis Offseason
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Which eReader Do You Need?

The eReader is emerging as a true friend of the reader: they’re useful, entertaining and you can have thousands...

Which eReader Do You Need?
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Consider Trailer Sailing

  Living in Northcentral Pennsylvania is advantageous for land-locked sailors. In addition to several large...

Consider Trailer Sailing
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Daysailing

Daysailing, also called dinghy cruising, has been described as “a magical way of exploring new coastlines and...

Daysailing
posted on: May 31, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Swallows & Amazons

Barbecued Billygoats! You mean you haven’t read Swallows and Amazons or any of the other books in the 12-volume...

Swallows & Amazons
posted on: May 30, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Learn to Sail the Right Way

We made the decision to learn how to sail and to purchase a sailboat in 2005 so we took Basic Keelboat (BKB 101)...

Learn to Sail the Right Way
posted on: Feb 15, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Easy on the Hooptedoodle

Elmore Leonard’s Rules for Writing Don’t write what the reader will skip over anyhow. Never open your...

Easy on the Hooptedoodle
posted on: Feb 7, 2010 | author: Robin Van Auken

Thinking Like Leonardo

  I’ve been pondering the concept of a New Renaissance. On the topic, Parade magazine’s resident...

Thinking Like Leonardo
posted on: May 2, 2009 | author: Robin Van Auken

Sunday Grit

Make room on the shelf for another book about local history. Written by author Robin Van Auken and published by Ogden...

Sunday Grit
posted on: Jan 7, 2009 | author: Robin Van Auken

Greenwich: Where Time Begins

GREENWICH, England – This is where East meets West. This also is where Time begins and when the New Year begins, this...

Greenwich: Where Time Begins
posted on: Dec 21, 2008 | author: Robin Van Auken

Your Ticket to Rome

ROME, Italy – Despite best intentions to relax and to slowly wander the city and ruins, a visit to Rome is guaranteed...

Your Ticket to Rome
posted on: Dec 21, 2007 | author: Robin Van Auken

Tony Smith’s Small Boat

ANNAPOLIS, Md — Tony Smith, designer and builder of the 28-foot Telstar trimaran and the 35-foot Gemini catamaran,...

Tony Smith’s Small Boat
posted on: Jun 28, 2007 | author: Robin Van Auken

Finding a Small Boat

We purchased a Precision 15K in March 2006 after investigating small, trailerable boats that we could tow with our...

Finding a Small Boat
posted on: Nov 8, 2006 | author: Robin Van Auken

Getting Published Requires Homework

So you’re one of 20 million Americans who want to write a book. If you’ve already written a manuscript,...

Getting Published Requires Homework
posted on: Feb 7, 2006 | author: Robin Van Auken

Small press publishers fill the niche

Dedication and faith are the foundations of many small press and independent publishers. By printing primarily what...

Small press publishers fill the niche
posted on: Dec 5, 2005 | author: Robin Van Auken

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