Every few months I feel the need to read the BG News to catch up on what's happening in Bowling Green. The best thing about the paper is the police blotter, especially when school is in session. Every Friday and Saturday night it is the same parade: underage students getting cited for drinking, fake ID, public urination, or disorderly conduct on either the first couple blocks of North Main St. or East Wooster St. Kids! Howard's Club H is just not that big a deal! The blotter from January 11th is typical.
Once in a while the blotter would be more interesting, like the sole entry on January 12th.
This picture has nothing to do with what I want to write about but how often do you see an old LeBaron on the street? Then again, the website I need to link to for the punchline of my story is down so I've got nothing to write this evening. Instead, why don't say hello to Shelley Duvall.
It's been six-and-a-half years since I last posted a picture of the First Corinthian Baptist Church, formerly the Regent Theatre. Inspired by a recent post on Harlem Bespoke I bravely removed a glove this morning to take the top photo. The bottom photo is a 1915 view of the church from Byron Co. via the Museum of the City of New York photo collection.
The Regent was the first of architect Thomas W. Lamb's grand palace movie theaters. It showed movies from 1913 until about 1963. Lamb's firm went on to design at least 178 theaters, about half of which have been demolished. The current owner, the church, is about to embark on another round of interior and exterior renovations. If you look at their blog you can see where they break one of the ten commandments and use a photo of mine without permission or acknowledgement. I shall forgive them their copyright trespasses because they do a lot of good work in the community and consider the photo my contribution to the renovation.
It was cold this morning but I walked up to the greenmarket by Columbia to get my weekly ration of milk. The woman at the Milk Thistle Farm stand was not happy. Her propane heater wasn't working and a lot of the milk had frozen enough to pop the tops off the bottles. I got my quart of skim and offered to get her a hot drink but she already had one with her.
When they say "powerful candy" they mean powerful candy. There's no misleading sales pitch on the Super Lemon package. The outer, Lemon Taste Powder, layer must be engineered to be as tart as a human tongue can stand. If you can make it through that layer the rest of the candy is enjoyable.