Just a quick reminder to all of you out there that the Broad Channel VFW Post 260 will be hosting it's annual "Pig Roast" this Saturday (July 14) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone I speak to who intends to attend this porcine gala has been psyched and why shouldn't they be? After all, the same old hot dogs and hamburgers get old after a while, but put on a pig roast and you've got a show! The most often asked question is "Will the pig have an apple in its mouth?" It will not. 

Other queries have ranged from how much the pig weighs, how long it took to cook and what parts are edible. (Answer to the last - almost all of it, including the ears, tongue, snout, and cheeks, known to be particularly succulent.) And here's a little tidbit only for

This past Sunday, I happened to bump into one of my younger neighbors and, after exchanging pleasantries, I blurted out, "Hot enough for you?" As soon as the question left my mouth, I immediately regretted asking it as I knew full well that this particular neighbor is a not only a die-hard vegan and a card-carrying tree-hugger, but also a devout disciple of the religion of pending apocalyptic climate change. "Better get used to it...", my friend replied, "Climate change is a global matter. The

I would be remiss if I did not mention that the feedback from last week's column, “Back Pain and Loo-nacy," was somewhat mixed. Although some readers told me that they had a good chuckle over my efforts to deal with chronic lower back pain, others were somewhat upset about what they described as my "unhealthy" fixation on bodily functions. More specifically, they thought I had dwelled far too long on the subject of constipation and laxatives, but between you and me, I honestly believe it was my

The recent wet weather forced the cancellation of the annual Broad Channel Memorial Day Parade. Actually, no one I spoke to could remember when this annual event had ever been canceled due to inclement weather prior to this year. Thankfully, the rain didn't prevent the two busloads of disabled veterans from St. Albans from showing up and enjoying an afternoon of great food and entertainment provided by the guys and gals of our local VFW staff. A great big thank you is also extended to those

I recently came across a column from back in June of 2016 entitled, "Major League Baseball must permanently retire God Bless America, a song that offends Everyone." This piece of pseudo-intellectual drivel was penned by Mr. Gersh Kuntzman, a breaking news editor for Newsweek and former editor and columnist for the NY Daily News. 

In his column, Mr. Kuntzman complained that the singing of God Bless America at stadiums over the July 4th weekend will "assault" all baseball fans in attendance and

Summer is almost officially upon us and the guys and girls up at the Broad Channel VFW on Shad Creek Road are once again extending an invitation to all to join them for their first BBQ of the season. Hopefully Saturday's weather will be filled with lots of sun and warm temps, so gather up your family, friends, and neighbors and drop by the Broad Channel VFW for some lively music, stimulating conversation, great food, soda, water and ice cold beer while enjoying a refreshing light breeze off the

Now it should come as no surprise to those of you who know me that my idea of a healthy lifestyle has always been to patiently wait for those lemons that life continually hands each of us, whereupon I would mix them with vodka and then tell everyone I'm simply doing a cleanse.

When last I left all of you back in early April, I had stupidly managed to fall out of bed, while half asleep, seriously injuring my back to the point that while prone on the floor yelling, to no one in particular, "I've

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