The Founding Fathers

  • Things that aren’t there anymore

    August 10, 2019 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: It’s been nearly eight years since these flashbacks began appearing here. An attempt is made regularly to spend at least one week remembering the places we all used to visit that are no longer there. Probably the biggest absences recently are J.C. Penney and Sears in the Hamilton Mall, leaving Macy’s… Read more

  • Watch out for that bicycle!

    August 1, 2019 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: There is little doubt that people riding bicycles is a good thing on a couple levels. It is good for the people on the bikes because they are getting exercise and lots of fresh air. And it is good for the environment because those bikers are not driving cars, which contribute… Read more

  • Can Miss America survive?

    July 29, 2019 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Miss America is back on NBC-TV. That is a good thing. The pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino-Hotel in Connecticut six days before Christmas. That is not such a good thing. As most of you know, The Miss America Pageant started in Atlantic City as a swim suit… Read more

  • OCHS Class of 1966 returns

    November 16, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Last month, members of the Ocean City High School Class of 1966 got together for their 50-year reunion. The class includes people who now live all over the area – in fact, all over the country. Here is an update on some of them. Larry Allegretto: Enjoys being the bar manager… Read more

  • You must have known Joe Fagan

    November 9, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: The dictionary defines a volunteer as “a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or undertake a task.” It would have been simpler to just use a photo of Joe Fagan. Fagan, who died last week after a difficult last year, wanted to take part, to make the… Read more

  • Their favorites by The Beatles

    August 31, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: It was 50 years ago next week, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play, they’ve been going in and out of style, but they’re guaranteed to raise the smile, so may I introduce to you, the act you’ve known for all these years, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. With apologies… Read more

  • Bobby Rydell tells his story

    May 25, 2016 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Bobby Rydell wrote a book. A book about his life in the spotlight and behind the scenes. It’s called “Bobby Rydell – Teen Idol on the Rocks.” The book tells about the Philadelphia native’s rise to fame and his struggles with alcoholism and other problems. This is one of the biggest… Read more

  • PoPsie & Sinatra – together again

    December 9, 2015 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Here comes Old Blue Eyes again. This month Frank Sinatra, who died in 1998, is being celebrated as the 100th anniversary of his birth approaches. It is coming up on Saturday. There was a TV special on CBS Sunday. The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles has an exhibition of highlights from… Read more

  • Ed Hurst is back where he started

    December 10, 2014 by

    Tom Williams AT LARGE: Ed Hurst was probably the guy that Marconi had in mind when he invented the radio. For more than seven decades the Atlantic City High School graduate has entertained people throughout the Delaware Valley on radio and, later, television. Hurst is the type of guy we like to hear on the… Read more

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