I wish YSP would choose a format and stick with it...it seems like every year they switch music, switch DJ's, switch names...
I like the music they play when they actually get to it, but there's way too much BS. The morning used to be good when Howard was on, and then O & A, but now Kidd Chris is getting boring. Get back to the rock, YSP...please.
Public television doesn't get better than this. Lots of public interest stuff from around the world and country, and even more local interest and events. We learn so much about the local scene and area from this station, it would be a real shame to lose this gem.
WZZO is the local radio station that everybody knows, but doesn't listen to unless they have to. Too many commercial, and everything they say or do has a low-rent feel. All of the DJ's say "uhhhh" every other word, and never seem prepared. The music rotation is poor, and the contests are lame.
The morning show guys act like they are 8 years old, and have the same guests all the time. How many times can you listen to Raymond the Amish Comic spew the same old stuff?
There are some new stations popping up in the area that are going to run ZZO out of town if they don't make it a little more fresh.
As far as the Stabler Arena is concerned, it's a great small venue, perfect for smaller performances or ones where you want to be a little closer to the show. Acoustics are fair, and the upper levels are a bit steep, but it fills the bill for a local venue.
Lots of parking and it's easy to get to.
Bodkin is probably the nicest independent gas station in the area. Besides being in a great location, they are very friendly and helpful. A nice touch is the daily printouts that are posted on all the pumps with local news, weather forecasts, and general stuff of interest. They do good work in the service area, too, taking time to really dig into a problem, or offering up suggestions if you're just in for an inispection or tune-up.
I would definitely recommend trying Bodkin out.
We get a lot of our stuff from Suburban, mostly because they're so close and can react to an urgent need quickly. Deliveries are prompt and courteous, and pricing, although a little more than others, is offset by convenience, at least for us, that is.
Check out this place in the wintertime...it's warm and inviting, and a nice escape from the cold. They usually have some sort of potpourri filling the place with great scents.
There is a lot to see here, so make sure you give yourself the time. Plenty of local antiques, combined with some stuff that is obviously from out of the area. Prices are good for the area, not like some other pretentious shops nearby.
Yes, it's a chain store, but every Ollie's is different. The inventory changes on a daily basis, and there are really good deals to be had, especially on tools. For the occasional user, the tools are good enough to get the job done.
Lots of kitchen ware and carpet remnants, books, decorations, and toys. We like Ollies around the holidays, as you can fill up some stockings quickly. Also good for that last-minute birthday gift that junior springs on you!
At the holidays, stock up on wrapping paper. For birthday parties, stock up on just about anything you need. As far as toys go, you can keep the kids stockings full or just keep them happy while you shop, all for a dollar! That's the best part of these places. They have some food items that are questionable, but for folks on a hard budget, perhaps this store is a godsend. All in all, it's a neat place to find knickknacks on the cheap.
You could do better to just order this stuff off the television. The store is bare-bones and the products look like they've been there forever. If you need a good price, go to Ebay or craigslist and find it.