Here at the SB50 Countdown blog, we are all about public service. Thus, with the holiday gifting season upon us, I thought this would be the perfect time to provide a list of potential Super Bowl 50 themed gifts. This includes everything from tickets to officially licensed tee shirts to Bill Belichick hoodie bobbleheads (not really) to many other fine trinkets. An Official Super Bowl 50 Christmas Tree Seat Replica Ornament! Like most such lists, I’ll break down the gifts by price category, from most to least expensive: $100,000 And UpThe evil and dastardly Levi’s Stadium–if you’re a 49ers fan, anyway. SUPER BOWL 50 LUXURY SUITE: Hey, you might not be one of those people willing to dish out the six-figure amount it would take to occupy one of these in Santa Clara on February 7 — in fact, there is no actual quoted price — but the official Levi’s Stadium website says that if you are interested, you can … [Read more...] about Super Bowl 50 Countdown — 11 Weeks To Go: A Suggested Shopping List for SB50-Related Holiday Gifts
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Cover Stories Enlarge this image Kristen Uroda for NPR; Reference: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images Kristen Uroda for NPR; Reference: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images There was no such thing as Classic Rock in 1976 — the phrase, and the radio format it inspired, wouldn't come into common usage until the mid-1980s. But there was already some notion of a rock and roll canon, a list of key albums that FM listeners needed to have in their collection. At the start of 1976, Bob Seger had zero albums on that list. Twelve months later, he had two: Live Bullet, the double LP documenting some blistering hometown sets at Detroit's Cobo Hall, and Night Moves, his first platinum album, whose title single would peak at No. 4 as 1977 began. His next record, 1978's Stranger in Town, would go platinum within a month. I bought all three at once that year, because they were the ones Columbia House offered. But I knew there were others. As a budding, 13-year-old music … [Read more...] about Where Have All The Bob Seger Albums Gone?
What's new, what's in season and more, from Erica Marcus. Hal & Steve's Ice Cream Plenty of places on Long Island make their own ice cream, but only one makes it from Long Island milk. Hal & Steve's Ice Cream is a collaboration between Aquebogue dairy farmer Hal Goodale and chocolatier Steven Amaral. The ice cream is made on Goodale's farm and sold at Amaral's North Fork Chocolate Company. And the local cred doesn't stop there. Fruit flavors (strawberry and strawberry-buttermilk ice creams, blueberry-ginger sorbet) are made with local produce; espresso ice cream is made with coffee beans from Aldo's in Greenport. From farther afield: French vanilla and Belgian chocolate. Scoops are $3.95 to $7.25; handpacked pints are $9.95, and tasting "flights" also are available. North Fork Chocolate Company is at 740 Main Rd., Aquebogue, 631-599-4944, northforkchocolate.com. Tubbies Give your ice cream a fighting chance against the heat with this insulated container from Zak! … [Read more...] about 48 things all foodies should buy
Full Car Details More Reviews Say it with us: “Enclave.” By definition, the word describes a group or an area set apart from the masses, distinctly different from what is common. It conjures a slightly snooty yet still accessible sensibility, perfectly describing both the gated communities full of look-alike houses where this Buick is frequently found and the semi-private getaways to which it can whisk its increasingly well-off occupants. Clearly, Buick understands the aspirational audience for its big crossover SUV. Since its debut a decade ago, the 7-passenger Enclave has proven a hit, lathering style, chrome, leather, and extra soundproofing on a vehicle architecture shared with Chevrolet and GMC. Now, a redesigned 2018 Buick Enclave arrives, the SUV’s first ground-up retooling since the nameplate originally went on sale. Highlights include extra horsepower, improved fuel economy, better towing capacity, and more legroom for the rear rows of seats. Though it … [Read more...] about The Spousal Report: 2018 Buick Enclave Review
The recent announcement of the acquisition of Xerox by Fuji, Ltd. is another nail in the coffin of Rochester’s Big 3. I would contend that they have been long dead and good riddance.I don’t mean to minimize the suffering of those who may lose their jobs as a result. Nor, am I ignoring the emotional impact on a community that long identified with our erstwhile leading employers and benefited from their contribution to our community. I am simply saying that these events over the last 25 years or so are part of the natural order. Just as the Bronze Age gave way to the Iron Age, companies come and companies go. Both Xerox and Kodak were part of the Nifty 50 high flying stocks in the early 1970s, a list that includes many companies that are long gone. Those that have survived, including GE, IBM, and AT&T, have done so by morphing into something else. A time traveler from the '70s wouldn’t recognize them today.I am tempted … [Read more...] about Demise of Xerox, Kodak and B&L is good for Rochester