CD Longevity

People often ask how long their CDs will last. This recent article on NPR (National Public Radio)  addresses the problems of maintaining a CD collect. They interview people from the National Archives who are finding that some prerecorded CDs from the 1990s are already suffering from they call “CD rot.” CDs that are recorded at …

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Old News – 2 Water Deaths

More news from the past. This time are two local deaths in area waters. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Fairport, NY Thursday, August 20, 1914 BOY DROWNED IN THE CANAL AT BUSHNELL’S BASIN FLUME Charles Warren Forbes of Pittsford Sinks in Canal Waters and is Drowned Before Assistance Could Reach Him. Pittsford, August 17.—Charles Warren Forbes …

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WDYTYA – Tomorrow (8/20)

Kelsey Grammer who just had a son born on July 22nd (also named Kelsey) will investigate his ancestors on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Kelsey gets an eye-opening look at his beloved grandmother’s family, uncovering a woman haunted by the demons of her past. He also also learns of …

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Top Songs of 1964; #16

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1964 was “Where Did Our Love Go” by The Supremes. The song was written and produced by the team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. They wrote and produced many songs for various Motown artists in the 1960s. The Supremes were …

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Top Songs of 1964; #15

During at a time in music that all remember as the British Invasion comes an unlikely number one hit; “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin. The song was written by Sam Coslow, Irving Taylor and Ken Lane in 1947. It had been recorded a few times when a recording session in 1964 Lane, who was …

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Old News – Opening of the Panama Canal

More news from the past. This time about the opening of the Panama Canal from the same day. THE POST-EXPRESS Rochester, NY Saturday, August 15, 1914 OPENING OF CANAL; ZONE CELEBRATES Steamship Ancon Making Passage of Isthmian Waterway To-day. DECKS CROWDED WITH DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Band Plays “Star Spangled Banner”—Crowds Line Banks. Panama, Aug. 15,–The United …

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My Woodstock Story

Forty-five years ago this weekend (Aug 15-17) was the original Woodstock music festival. I was supposed to graduate from Alfred State College in May of 1969 but my cumulative average was 0.03 below what you needed to graduate. So I had to go to summer school and take some courses over and raise my grades …

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Onondaga Co. Library Partners with FamilySearch

Press release by Paul G. Nauta from FamilySearch The Onondaga County Public Library and FamilySearch.org, a nonprofit premier family history and records preservation organization, announced today a joint initiative to digitally preserve 40,000 historic titles from the Library’s collections and make them freely accessible online to patrons worldwide. Some of the titles are extremely rare—dating back …

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Super Market from 1942

My dad, Lawrence Halsey, started working for the grocery store chain, Market Basket, after he graduated from high school in 1933. He started as a clerk, then got promoted to assistant manager and then manager, Even as a manager, they would transfer him every couple of years to a bigger store.The picture has dad standing …

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