Townie Tidbits

Story and Photos By Sal Giarratani

CHARLESTOWN TRYS TO CHILL DURING PARADE

I stopped by Steve Passacantilli’s Main Street headquarters to find Dougie MacDonald passing out free slurpie-like ice cones to cool down everyone during one of most hot and humid Bunker Hill Day parades in a long time. Dougie looked like the most popular guy on Main Street near Thompson Square.

Dougie MacDonald made a record number of flavored ice cones through out the parade.

 

 

NEW KID’S BOOK OUT ON BUNKER HILL

Just received a brand new copy of «Ben›s Revolution,» a retelling of the NY Times best seller “Bunker Hill.” Author Nathaniel Philbrick put this book together for young readers, an adaption of his adult nonfiction on Bunker Hill. It is written from the perspective of a young boy on the eve of the American Revolution. Perfect for ages 7-9.

BEN›S REVOLUTION» book cover

 

CAR CLASSIC OF THE WEEK

I saw this (pictured) 1957 Rolls Royce over at a repair shop on Washington Street in West Roxbury near the Dedham border. It seemed in pretty good shape. The guy who owns this repair shop does great work restoring old cars and then putting them up for sale. I got real close to this ‹57 beauty. The interior was super large. Huge head space and plenty of room to spread your tied legs. No blind-spots and built like a 1957 Sherman tank. They don’t make ‘em, like this anymore. Oh, I forgot. Rolls Royces are still being made like this but few can afford them.

 

SUMMER HAS ARRIVED ENJOY IT BEATS THE COLD

See you next week, same time , same Bat station. Say a prayer for actor Adam West, the best caped crusader every and the funniest too

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