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Robots, Delfa Rolls And Turkish Taffy

Written by Lyn Dobrin, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:20

Nostalgia is king at Bobb Howard’s

It’s a family affair for the Winters of Port Washington when they make pilgrimages to Bobb Howard’s General Store in New Hyde Park. “There’s something in that store for everyone,” says Tracy Winters, who has been a customer of this retro candy and toy store for eight years. Tracy goes for the Astro Pops, husband Michael gets Marshmallow Twists and Tracy’s mother, Phyllis Heller of Bellmore, can’t resist the Goldenberg Peanut Chews. Jake, Tracy’s older son, isn’t a candy lover so he gravitates to the old-time toys and nostalgia posters.

 

At The Drive-In(s) On LI

Written by Dave Gil de Rubio, dgilderubio@antonnews.com Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:15

In the 1992 Cameron Crowe film Singles, Tom Skerritt’s Mayor Weber nixed a public transportation plan by simply saying, “People love their cars.” And nowhere was this more apparent than during the heyday of drive-ins, where America’s other favorite pastime, cinema, brought the two together in more than 4,000 locations across the United States. Long Island, as suburbia sprawled, certainly had its share. Here’s a look at them, the now-lost settings of so many great memories.

 

Letter To The Editor: Honor Thy Zillionaires

Written by John Owens, jowens@antonnews.com Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:50

There you go again, John Owens, venting your leftist, socialist “manifesto” (“Hold On, Albany, These Are Our Children”). Are you a Marxist by any chance? It certainly seems that way based on your incessant bashing of people of wealth, calling them “Wall Street Zillionaires,” and including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in that group, criticizing it for promoting/funding Common Core. Your derogatory characterization of them  as “Zillionaires” is beyond the pale!

Congratulations, however! You have joined the elitists and political morons of Hollywood such as the likes of Shaun [sic] Penn who admires and worships the leadership in Cuba and Venezuela, while bashing in public, the U.S. and everything it stands for, during his visit to both countries. A true hypocrite who makes “zillions” from movies, yet criticizes capitalism!

   

A Lesson In Kindness And Old-Time Education

Written by John Owens, jowens@antonnews.com Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:48

Thank you! It is gratifying to see that so many of us haven’t lost faith in the Elementary Class Project. We haven’t let the current vogue of drilling, testing and punishing in the name of “college and career readiness” overtake our belief that education really is about more than just numbers you can record on a spreadsheet.

In other words, you helped out Kate at the Cascade Christian School in Puyallup, Wash.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the letter Kate sent telling us that her elementary-school class had undertaken the project “Parade of States,” and she had drawn New York. Could we send her items and information relating to the Empire State?

 

All About The Cheap Eats

Written by Lyn Dobrin, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 20 February 2014 14:44

Great meals for under $10

I was sent out to locate meals for $10 or under and am happy to report I found some delicious dishes that won’t break the bank. I decided not to go the easy route with sandwiches (although you might argue with me about my inclusion of burgers) and also made a couple of other rules to make it more interesting.

1. If there was pasta it couldn’t be the main ingredient and 2. No soup alone even if it had lots of ingredients. Tip and tax are not included in the price.

Here’s what I found:

   

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