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by Jeff Wilkin

Type A To Z

A Daily Gazette life blog
Features reporter Jeff Wilkin on pop culture
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Church volunteers serve free lunch

On summer Fridays, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Scotia offers lunch for the best price in town — free.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Four-legged ‘Ted’ brings joy to riders and helpers

While other horses are chasing fortune and glory for the next six weeks, dependable, sturdy Ted will make steps for a nobler cause.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Where’s Wink when we need it?

The pop of choice of my childhood was Wink — “The Sassy One” — from Canada Dry. The tall green bottles, dimpled at the bottom, came with the bright yellow Wink logo and the Canada Dry badge.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Barber trims cost of a cut

Schenectady barber Jorge Colón offers customers a deal — beat him in Foosball, and walk away with a free haircut.
Friday, June 26, 2015

‘Jaws’ made movie viewers gasp 40 summers ago

Turn up the shrieks ’n’ screams. Steven Spielberg’s rampaging, mechanical shark ruled the waters off Amity Island 40 years ago, when "Jaws" hit the big screen.
Saturday, June 20, 2015

Singer-songwriter found inspiration in Big Sky Country

Perseverance should count for something, so Marc Berger’s story has found a place in Type A to Z.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Not forsaken: Elks maintain man’s forgotten grave

Robert Creatura of Rotterdam has ensured that former “grand exalted ruler” Simon Quinlin rests in verdant tranquility. As a member of Rotterdam Elks 2157, Creatura has maintained his brother Elk’s large plot for the past eight years.
Monday, June 8, 2015

French's Ketchup?

French’s, the mustard company, goes on the sauce!
Sunday, May 24, 2015

A tribute to lost soldiers fitting for Memorial Day

I’ve written dozens of stories about soldiers.
Thursday, May 21, 2015

Music for the Parade

Ready for the Team Workforce Challenge

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