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Kids Stuff: Pixy Stix

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in Featured, Kids Stuff | Comments Off on Kids Stuff: Pixy Stix

Want to hazard a guess about how Pixy Stix came to be popular? Okay, maybe you think it was created as a drink mix. But then kids found out...

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Singers: The Righteous Brothers

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Featured, Singer | Comments Off on Singers: The Righteous Brothers

The story goes that one night as Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield sang as part of a group called the Paramours, an African-American in the...

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Sports: Johnny Unitas

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Featured, Sports | 1 comment

Johnny U. can’t be credited with single-handedly making the NFL into America’s favorite sports league. Nor was he the...

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Song: “Like a Rolling Stone”

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011 in Featured, Songs | Comments Off on Song: “Like a Rolling Stone”

“Like a Rolling Stone” is Bob Dylan at his cynical best. It’s clear that he dislikes the girl (“Miss Lonely”)...

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Holiday: Toys for Tots

Posted by on Dec 2, 2010 in Featured, Holiday | Comments Off on Holiday: Toys for Tots

We all know, and are grateful for, the toughness of our U.S. Marines. But since the late 1940s, millions of American children are glad they...

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Food: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Posted by on Mar 14, 2010 in Featured, Food | 1 comment

  Peanut butter and Hershey’s milk chocolate. It’s not a complicated thing. Two very popular ingredients that came...

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Singer: Aretha Franklin

Posted by on Jul 18, 2009 in Featured, Singer | 2 comments

How do you get the title “Queen of Soul”? First of all, you have to record for Motown, right? Wrong. Aretha’s biggest...

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Actor: Dick Van Dyke

Posted by on Jul 5, 2009 in Actor, Featured | 1 comment

Which part of Dick Van Dyke’s career do you like best – early TV (The Dick Van Dyke Show), movies (Bye Bye Birdie, Mary...

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Actors: The Three Stooges

Posted by on Apr 18, 2009 in Actor, Featured | 4 comments

Moe. Larry. And Shemp. And Curly. And Shemp again. And Joe Besser. And Curly Joe. The makeup of the Three Stooges evolved, as did their...

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