Uni Watch Field Trip: Hy-Way Bowl

For most of the summer, the Tugboat Captain and I had been meaning to check out this bowling center in Union, N.J., called Hy-Way Bowl. After a few false starts, we finally went there on Saturday afternoon.

Hy-Way’s roadside sign has seen better days, but it’s still pretty spectacular. Imagine how it must have looked . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Field Trip: Hy-Way Bowl

Of Ducks and Dogs: Connecticut Road Trip Report

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Back on April 4, we had a Ticker entry that read like so: “Alex Shuman recently went duckpin bowling at a charming place called Perillo’s Bowl-O-Drome in Waterbury, Conn. ‘Sadly, the owner is closing the place for good . . . → Read More: Of Ducks and Dogs: Connecticut Road Trip Report

All Hands on Deck

I used to watch pro bowling on TV all the time when it was on ABC back in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, and I was familiar with all the big-name pin-bashers of that era. But I’ve fallen out of touch with the pro game in recent years and can no longer identify most . . . → Read More: All Hands on Deck

Super Bowl(ing Shirts)

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I love bowling. I also love collecting things. Occasionally these two passions overlap — I have a small collection of bowling instructional LPs, for example. I also have lots and lots of old beer ads that show people bowling, and I have a little display of old . . . → Read More: Super Bowl(ing Shirts)