Posts Tagged ‘ RJ White ’

Briefs

Briefs

Oh, You Never Knew It! Wimple and Bing, the City’s fifth-most-famous intersection, was almost known as Wimple and Porkpie! In 1903, due to inattentive aldermen, street-naming honors had devolved to the rascals of the Bottling District. A Mr. Elliott Lamb sought to name that “elm-festooned” promenade after Porkpie, his prize-winning mule. But on the way…

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Friday Facts: He did not stumble while he was here

Friday Facts: He did not stumble while he was here

:: President Gerald R. Ford visited here nine times, none of which were during his presidency. :: This year’s ceremonial New Year’s baby will be Peter Alan Hargroves, age one and a half, son of Rose and Michael Hargroves. He will handed to the Mayor at Sunday night’s ceremony by this year’s ceremonial old man,…

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Friday Facts: Buford, Fruitcakes, Sting was Busy

Friday Facts: Buford, Fruitcakes, Sting was Busy

Hello, everyone. Due to the upcoming holiday week, posting will be rather light. So, we leave you with a holiday-oriented Friday Facts and hope that all of you have a relaxing and happy holiday, with your friends and family. :: The most recent volume of the city’s telephone directory features a Santos Klaussen, a Szandor…

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More Christmastime in the City

More Christmastime in the City

:: Friday night saw the lighting of the annual Energonistics (formerly Municipal Gas Works) “Eternaflame” menorah, a ten-foot tall structure which consists of a stainless steel set of nine candles, each topped with what will be a constantly burning gas flame as each is lighted over the next week. It joins the “Eternaflame” Christmas tree…

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Friday Facts: Arby’s, Old Sparky, Pope Pius Ate Here

Friday Facts: Arby’s, Old Sparky, Pope Pius Ate Here

:: The city’s first legal execution was in 1843. The last was in 1922. :: For a few years, after the West Side Prison was decommissioned in 1953 and turned into a community center, the old electric chair was used as Santa’s throne for the annual Police Athletic League Annual Children’s Christmas Jubilee. It was…

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The Lost Treasure of Old City Hall

The Lost Treasure of Old City Hall

When state Rep. Walker Burke announced his candidacy for mayor this week, many pundits here in the city were confused. Burke’s in the middle of his fourth term and with the turnover in the recent elections, his seniority position’s been bumped up quite a bit and he’s been made the chairman of a very important…

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Photos of (Chinese) Food

Photos of (Chinese) Food

Chances are, if you’ve stood in a Chinese takeout restaurant at any time in the last thirty-eight years or so, staring up at the menu whole deciding what to order, you’ve seen the work of Chroma Specialized Photographic Services, Ltd. (CSPS). They’re the country’s foremost photographers of menu items for Chinese food and happen to…

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Friday Facts: Living with elves, DTV, Sharks

Friday Facts: Living with elves, DTV, Sharks

:: Number of consecutive years the Journal-Clarion’s Leslie Sellers has reviewed the ballet company’s annual production of The Nutcracker- 28 :: Number of these reviews in which she has called it “mesmerizing”- 27 :: Date by which all of the city’s (and the nation’s) broadcast stations have to be switched from analog to digital- February…

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Friday Facts: Mayor Matthau, Cat Runs

Friday Facts: Mayor Matthau, Cat Runs

:: Number of wars memorialized at War Memorial Park- 10 :: This was the 57th year that the Senior choir from Central High performed at the City Hall tree lighting ceremony. :: The tree lighting was was also the 57th consecutive public appearance at which Mayor Wilders made a joke about calling his “Old buddy,”…

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Thanksgiving and the night before

Tonight is the busiest bar night of the year, often resulting in several impromptu semi-reunions around the city. After the cut, a partial list as to which bars serve as gathering places for alumni from area schools. :: Central South H.S. – Rafferty’s :: Eastern H.S. – The Bell Jar :: Woodrow Wilson H.S. –…

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