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Jeff Dorsey

Winking’s Market Just Might be the Last of the Little Guys

In a world of shopping malls, mega markets, Walmarts and large grocery outlets, there sits in Quincy one of the last remaining small family-owned grocery stores: Winking's Market at 416 South Fourth Street.

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General Photographic Agency/Getty Images
General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

Today is National Hot Dog Day in America

 

You either love them or you hate them but hotdogs are still pretty popular in America and the world. I don't quite know what it is, but a hot dog always seems to taste better at the ball park. Perhaps its the atmosphere or maybe just being outdoors that makes it so.  I bring this up because today is National Hot Dog Day in America.

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Doug Pensinger  /Allsport
Doug Pensinger /Allsport

I Can’t Let This Week Go By Without Remembering ‘Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio

The year was 1941.  Americans were preoccupied with World War Two going on in Europe.  Nerves were on edge and Americans needed something or someone to do something positive.  That someone turned out to be Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees. Baseball was an escape from the pressures of war and people were following both the war and the game that summer especially because of DiMaggio.

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Getty Images

Sure Wish Woolworth’s Was Still Around

It was 134 years ago when a young man by the name of Frank Winfield Woolworth opened a five-and-dime store in Utica, New York. It was the first store to arrange items according to price.

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Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images
Tasos Katopodis, Getty Images

The Shootings in Chicago Continue

According to the Chicago’s WBBM-TV web page, the police in Chicago are changing their response to the 911 calls they get beginning this week. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim is not in immediate danger.

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Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering / Getty Images
Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering / Getty Images

Now We Need Machine Guns to Replace the Dalmation

As the news came in yesterday there it was, yet another shooting of innocent people. Two firefighters were killed and two others were wounded when they arrived at the scene of a fire in Webster, New York outside of Rochester, New York yesterday.

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Photo By: Frazier Harrison/Getty Images
Photo By: Frazier Harrison/Getty Images

Cocktails Anyone?

If you were around in the back of a bar in New York City in 1776 you might have been involved in the origin of the word "cocktails".  Have you ever wondered why we drink "cocktails"? Where did that name come from?  Well, here is the answer.

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Photo by:Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Photo by:Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Who Is Your Favorite Teacher?

Now that we are a few weeks into the new school season I am sure that, if you are a student reading this, you already have a favorite teacher.  If you are no longer going to school I know you had a favorite teacher when you did go to school.

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Getty Images

TV Show Get Pre-Empted? Be Nice When You Call

Ok so I got home Monday and I put the TV on only to find that the U.S. Open Men’s Tennis Championship game was on CBS.  It seems like this event went on forever and I mean days not hours. I remember when the championship game would be played on Labor Day in New York

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Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images
Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images

What’s Happened to Quincy Softball?

On this date 36 years ago the longest softball game ever played took place in Monticello, New York.  The game lasted 365 innings and 958 runs were scored as Gager's Diner beat the Bend'n Elbow Tavern. about the same time, August 14th, 1976, softball was huge in Quincy.

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