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webmaster | 07/31/13

Pasta has passed. Monday marked National Lasagna Day and it slipped right by me like marinara sauce down the gullet. But not so at the Vineyard Restaurant. According to owner Chris Mariscotti, chef and “Lasagna King” Horacio Fierros was up early to begin the week and add to his 14 years and a few thousand trays of lasagna.

How good is it? Good enough for me and my gal for dinner, and folks from the Morning Show on Channel 24 to take a few bites of the delicious pasta for breakfast. Rumor has it, they had to be held back or nothing would have remained except an empty tray.

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That’s all that was important that happened Monday, but Tuesday, yesterday, marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that stopped (for now) the Korean War and made Hawkeye, Radar, Klinger and the rest of the bunch from M.A.S.H. very happy. Though there has been very little bloodshed, technically, with just the armistice, the two Koreas are still at war. With the little fat man ruling in the North, who knows how long peace will last?

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Well, here we are (after the above) up to Wednesday and an anniversary of maybe the first Flower Child. In 1703, English writer, journalist, spy and author of “Robinson Crusoe” was placed in a pillory after publishing a political satirical pamphlet. As usual a crowd gathered around to throw pebbles and rocks and mock him, but instead they pelted the popular writer with flowers. Okay, enough history. Besides, my pal and fellow writer, Bill Coate is so much better at this stuff...


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