A Special Event – The Dooley Invention Reunion Set

by Jerry Deane on April 22, 2015

The Dooley Invention, as they had reunited at the Mod Mill Reunion last November will be on stage again at Pitchers Bar & Lounge in Allentown PA on Sunday May 3 starting at 3:00. The band will contain  original members; Richie Kerecz, Wayne Achey, Amedeo Borsetti and Dave Wagner. This will be a full set as the early opening of the regular Sunday Jam hosted by Bev Conklin.  This set will be videotaped by professionals and published as the final part of a DVD being produced by Jerry Deane.

There will be NO cover charge or admission charge of any kind! You will probably want to stay for the Jam Session and dinner as this is always a tremendous time to enjoy some of the very best musicians in our area.

The DVD will be entitled The Mod Mill - The Memories, The Musicians and the Reunions”. This keepsake will be a multi-media composite of original photos from the Club in the ‘60s, a video of an 8mm film shot at The Mill in 1968, and the photos and video available to Jerry from the Reunions of 2009, 2010, and 2014.

Contributions of images are still being accepted by Jerry so if you can find any thing that can be added, he will duplicate them and give them back.

If you plan to attend the Dooley Event at Pitchers you can sign up for your copy at the show or if you can’t make it, contact Jerry Deane – email Jerry@ModMill.com and you will be put on the list to receive a notice when the DVD is ready and what the price will be.

I am sure the memories of The Mod Mill are some of your best EVER.  Join us at the Dooley Invention Reunion, Sunday May 3rd at Pitchers Bar & Lounge, 570 Union Blvd, Allentown, across from the main entrance to Coca-Cola Park.

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Reunion 2014 – A big success – Thanks to You

by Jerry Deane on November 17, 2014

The Mod Mill Reunion Sunday November 9th  at The Meadows was so great and there are so many to thank for making it fun and meaningful to everybody.  I thanked as many people as I could in person but there are so many more I couldn’t get a chance to thank and to hug. Here is a partial list of those very special Mod Mill Supporters:

The VIP Host Emcees that have had a huge success in their entertainment career and were very important to the Mill when it was open:  Joe Colarusso, Fred Milander, (Freddie Frederick, Sr.) and Tommy Zito.

The many musicians that gave us their time and talent: (not quite a complete list – sorry) First among them is Rich Kerecz who stepped up and spent a lot of time organizing the Jam Session players and Solo Performers.

The Dooley Invention original rhythm section – Along with Richie it was Dave Wagner, Wayne Achey, and Amedeo Borsetti

Gina Ross and Nan GerHart of I, She & Me – Still sounding great!

The Band Called Clyde – Paul Greig (Liberty), Jim Brekus, Vince Parke, Ron Shirey

Jim Young with his son Marc Young with Tommy Crist, Wayne Maura, Joe Mayernik, Rick Mizur, Danny Frederick

Joe Colarusso with June Thomas, Kevin Lang, Jim Lance, Emmitt Harris and others who jumped in.

A BIG thanks to the great 60’s music show from The Large Flowerheads.  I never heard them better!

To those original Mod Mill Staff members and Membership Committee who came to reminisce – John Barry, Dale Schuman, Dave Moyer, Kim Winzer, Jim Stocklas, Steve and Maryann Hacker

And to those who said they really wanted to be there but could not – Steve Molchany and Kelly Molchany – Steve, battling enormous health problems and Kelly, always there for him.  My thanks for the huge contribution they made to the 2010 Reunion. It was Mike McKenna who spearheaded a very big poster board for everyone to sign as a “Get Well Card” for Steve.  A collection was taken up to help with his medical expenses. Others on this list are Bob Mohr, Pam DiMenichi, Hub Wilson, Dave Fry, Joe Drumheller, Lynette McKeever Clark, Dave Sestak and many more. And to Rick Levy of The Limits who phoned in to speak to us all from his home in Florida.

Others to thank are those that worked behind the scenes and added so much – Marty Bennicoff and his crew from Rock & Roll Farmer Productions – Extra special sound work; Colleen Zajacik with the Large Flowerheads for handling the tickets perfectly;  Russell, Denise and Kim of The Meadows for doing extra for a very reasonable cost.

To Bill Carmody and his staff at TechniCom Audio & Visual for sponsoring the big screen monitors and stage lighting.

To Michael McKenna and Kris Hilliard for all the great photography

A special “thank you” from me to my friend and fellow club owner from the 60’s, Ken Bray.

I promise to spend a lot of time on our web site www.modmill.com adding pictures of this reunion and more original photos of The Mill.  Check in often and please keep in touch with me with your news and memories – send electronic copies of any photos you may have.

Thank you, everybody who joined in our celebration!

It has been an honor to know you.  Until we meet again.

Jerry Deane


The Latest News – Who may be performing at the 2014 Reunion

November 3, 2014

The Large Flowerheads , Lehigh Valley Music Awards winner of ‘Best Entertaining Band” and “Best Cover band” 3 years in a row, will be doing their Groovy ’60s Music Show in the West Ballroom all night long. Plus on the stage in the other large ballroom,  extraordinary talent from the Mod Mill era will be [...]

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Tickets for Reunion 2014 are NOW ON SALE

October 2, 2014

Tickets for the November 9th Mod Mill Reunion are NOW ON SALE.  Check the prior post below for all details.  We want to assure everyone who buys a ticket will have a seat and to make it very easy to get this done, we are running all purchases through the Large Flowerheads web site and [...]

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Our Next and Biggest Reunion 2014

September 16, 2014


In keeping with the tradition of “Peace, Love and Music”, the regulars of the Mod Mill, a club for young adults in Center Valley from 1967 to 1970, will “Get Together” again Sunday, November 9th at the Meadows in Hellertown, [...]

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2013 Update

September 11, 2013

I know our site was down for a while so thanks for checking back.  Since our last reunion in 2010 there seems to be an even stronger interest in keeping our Mod Mill memories alive.  The almost 400 people that came to the reunion at The Meadows in Hellertown and the great support from the [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2010

We have received so much wonderful feedback about the Mod Mill Reunion and wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out and had a great time with us!  We hope you had a blast listening to the bands, rekindled your Mod Mill friendships and created some new memories that night!
Stay tuned as we [...]

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Mod Mill 40th Reunion 2010

January 20, 2010

I’m happy to announce that we have scheduled an “official” 40th Mod Mill Reunion.  It will happen on Sunday. October 31st, 2010 from 3-9pm at the Meadows in Hellertown!  That’s right, since it’s on Halloween, it’s also a costume party!  Although costumes are optional, we will be giving prizes for the best ones.  We’ll have munchies taken right from the [...]

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New Mod Mill E-Mail & Gallery Pages

September 24, 2009

Thanks for coming back to the Mod Mill blog to check out our progress.  To receive automatic updates on all the latest Mod Mill happenings, subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking the orange link in the top right hand corner of the page.  Then, anytime new content is added, you’ll get an update!
And, speaking [...]

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Mod Mill Reunion at Musikfest 2009

August 12, 2009

Thank you to everyone who attended the Mod Mill reunion at Musikfest 2009!  With over 300 in attendance to see the members of The Limits reunited once more, the show was a huge success! Steve Molchany sang “Get Together” and there was dancing in the isles. A special thanks to Kelly Molchany who helped identify [...]

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