LOCAL-HOT-SPOT-OF-THE-MONTH Category

NOVEMBER’S LOCAL HOT SPOT OF THE MONTH: THE VIDEO RENTAL STORE.

Your bored and have nothing to do. Nowhere to go. Not old enough to drive but still too young for permission to walk around town. Then suddenly, your sister screeches up the driveway in the wood-paneled, family station wagon and calls out to you… “HEY LET’S GO TO THE VIDEO STORE” Whether it was Blockbuster or the little ratty […]

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OCTOBER’S LOCAL HOT SPOT OF THE MONTH: (REVISITING) SPOOKY WORLD!

Longtime readers of this sacred land should know how near and dear the original SPOOKY WORLD aka “America’s Horror Theme Park” is to my heart. For years I’ve reminisced about how special Spooky World’s original Berlin, Massachusetts establishment was, while building a collection of nostalgic artifacts from eBay, Etsy and unearthed gold at yard sales (usually supplied by […]

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AUGUST’S LOCAL HOT SPOT OF THE MONTH: THE STRIP CLUBS OF ‘GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS’.

To this day I can’t drive by a “gentlemen’s club” and not think of the undisputed, undefeated heavyweight champion of strip club anthems. If those familiar neon lights, or curvy writing spelling out sultry sayings immediately don’t make you start humming Mötley Crüe’s ‘Girls Girls Girls’, we simply grew up with different interests. For a young, aspiring […]

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JULY’S LOCAL HOT SPOT OF THE MONTH: CAMP ANAWANNA.

Nickelodeon’s golden years of 1990 to 1995 were nothing short of a revelation. If you spent anytime in front of the tube during this time, the network was a hotbed of nonstop entertainment because of shows like Hey Dude, Double Dare, Wild & Crazy Kids, Are You Afraid Of the Dark?, Clarissa Explains It All and […]

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MAY’S LOCAL HOT SPOT OF THE MONTH: CHUCK E. CHEESE’S.

If your idea of a night on the town in 1992 was… #1 Stuffing your face with pizza & cake #2 Running around like a mental patient  #3 Barfing in the corner It probably means you’ve experienced a night at Chuck E. Cheese’s!  It’s fascinating to think that one of the most popular birthday party hot spots of our […]

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