Eric Florack on April 18th, 2011

Altoona,PA– The last several times I’ve come down to this Central PA town,  it was to visit the rail lines running through here. The place is famous for “Horseshoe Curve, and it’s true this is the biggest attraction for railfans in the east. This time, I actually have freight.  Arrived here early this morning. Not […]

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davidl on February 15th, 2010

A local legend, Anthony Pontillo, as in Pontillo’s Pizza, has passed, from the Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY): When Anthony Pontillo and two of his brothers started the first of the family’s pizzerias in Batavia in 1947, few locals knew much about pizza. “People used to call and say ‘I want one of those pizzas,’” […]

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