Ken Furstoss

(Ken Furstoss, left, and members of his crew load fireworks into mortars for Wednesday night's two shows.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Fireworks Firm on a Short Fuse As Its Big Night on Delaware River Nears

The crew, under show producer Ken Furstoss, has been working feverishly since Sunday, loading and wiring tens of thousands of explosive shells, each in its own mortar.

12/30/2014

(Tin foil covers each of the mortar tubes from which fireworks will be launched over the Delaware River.  Credit: Jim Melwert)

Pyrotechnicians All Prepped For New Year’s Eve Shows On Delaware Riverfront

After hundreds of man-hours in the design, and then three days of setting everything up here, show producer Ken Furstoss and his crew have done the final checks.

12/31/2012

(From a window of the US Coast Guard headquarters building on South Delaware Avenue, show producer Ken Furstoss points to the area where the fireworks will be shown.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Producers, Coast Guard Make Final Preparations For New Year’s Eve Fireworks Shows

Fireworks show producer Ken Furstoss says crews are beginning the three-day job of loading shells for the two shows — which, he says, should go off regardless of rain or snow.

12/28/2012

NYE fireworks

Preparations Underway For New Year’s Eve Fireworks Over The Delaware

For those who like to see the New Year in with a bang, Penn’s Landing is the place to be on Saturday. Two fireworks shows are scheduled for New Year’s Eve and preparations are already underway.

12/29/2011

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