Sunday, April 17, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Charlie Hodge

Passing: Charlie Hodge

Saddened to learn of the passing of Charlie Hodge on April 16 at the age of 82. Hodge, who was part of six Stanley Cup teams with Montreal in the 1950s and ’60s,  played 237 games with  Canadiens over 10 seasons, starting out as a backup to Jacques Plante before becoming the No. 1 goalie in 1963. He Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 17, 201611:03 pm
Monday, April 11, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Ed Snider

Passing: Ed Snider

Ed Snider, the billionaire entrepreneur who co-founded the Philadelphia Flyers died on April 10 at age 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer. The son of a grocery store owner, Mr. Snider formed the Flyers with several partners as an expansion franchise in 1967 in a city with no hockey tradition, no base of hockey fans Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 11, 201611:28 pm
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Journeys Into Coming to the Toronto Intl. Film Festival: The Story of Table Hockey

Coming to the Toronto Intl. Film Festival: The Story of Table Hockey

Oakville, Ontario-based filmmakers Derek Williams and Brian Gard have spent months examining the earliest forms of the game, in Europe and across this continent, and talking to inventors, enthusiasts and players for The Story of Table Hockey. Their scope keeps expanding, but the duo intends to be ready for the Toronto International Film Festival in Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 10, 20167:41 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: Wishing for More than an Oscar Mayer Weiner

Beyond the Campaign Trail: Wishing for More than an Oscar Mayer Weiner

The Presidential road show of 2016 has left Wisconsin, leaving depper more personal stories behind – such as the closing of the famous Oscar Meyer factory in Madison. Back in November Oscar Mayer parent Kraft Heinz announced it would shutter the 96 year old meat and cheese porcessing factory in town at the beginning of 2017. Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 9, 201610:20 pm
Friday, April 8, 2016
Journeys Into My Favorite Subway Station

My Favorite Subway Station

Once it was the 161st Street station on the IRT or IND lines in New York (Yankee Stadium). Later the 50th Street station on the 8th Avenue line in New York was special (pre-1968 Madison Square Garden). And then for a long time it was the Atwater Station on the Green Line of the Montreal Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 8, 20162:48 am
Friday, April 8, 2016
Journeys Into Maple Leaf Art at MLG Supermarket

Maple Leaf Art at MLG Supermarket

  It was once home of the Leafs, there along Carlton Street. Now it is the site of a Loblaw’s supermarket (and Ryerson University Athletic Complex, including a hockey rink). But ghosts of the past can be recalled by pictures as well as a unique piece of art inside the shell of what used to Read Article

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Journeys Into An Emotional Map

An Emotional Map

  Once upon a time, before the G.P.S., folks used maps to guide their travels. Among the “full service” provided by service stations was the availability of road maps. Those maps laid out state and primary roads (before the interstates). But they shed little light on what was at a locale or along the way. Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 7, 201611:56 pm
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Journeys Into National Beer Day

National Beer Day

Today, April 7, is National Beer Day. It was on April 7, 1933 that beer could beer sold, bought and drank legally for the first time in 13 years. That day came to be one of celebration as a follow-up to the Cullen-Harrison Act that was signed into law by President Roosevelt on March 22 Read Article

Posted by: Admin 8:26 pm