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Old 06-17-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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I remember KC101 back in those days-- Kelly Nash, John Scott... Sad to hear the station is now so low rated...

Re: Captain's Galley... Only went once when I was working for the summer in North Madison... Great place...

Anyone ever go to Sally's with someone who "knew someone" who worked there? Bypassing the line at Sally's was better then flying first class!
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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Default Dancing, Dancing was cool in the 80's

Dancing, Dancing was cool in the 80's

Cahoots
Ellery's - Ellery's gold cards for free drinks on your birthday
Captains Cove
There was some place in Hamden with cars under the tar in the parking lot
Dressing up on Friday and Saturday
Cocktail Dresses and heels with matching bags
even the guys had big hair
T-top roof cars in the summer
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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I'm a child of the 80s, so I have many memories:

1. Baseball card shops. This was back when kids actually collected baseball cards and at one time in the late 80s, I swear Bristol had about a dozen card shops.

2. Back to school shopping at Bradlees and Caldor department stores.

3. New Britain Red Sox baseball at Beehive Field

4. Whalers games and eating at the Wendy's restaurant in the Civic Centre mall before the game. (this was before Wendy's expanded all over the place, so this was something of a novelty for my family)

5. My parents having to go all the way to Atlantic City to gamble.
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Default Cars under tar in Hamden

I remember that shopping center with the tar cars... They also had some type of perpetual motion Rube Goldberg style clock. I think there was a Marshall's in that shopping plaza.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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The 80's? Hmmm.

1) Whalers games at the Civic Center and WTIC AM 1080
2) Eating Pizza at Antonio's Restaurant in Simsbury.
3) More Pizza at Apollo's in Simsbury.
4) Maple Tree Inn in Simbury.
5) Pentangle and Pumpernickle Pubs in Avon.
6) My neighborhood radio station.
7) Hiking around the McLean Game Refuge and Mountains in Simsbury.
8) Concerts at the Hartford Civic Center, New Haven Coliseum, Cell Block 9 in Hartford and the Agora Ballroom in West Hartford.
9) Glo's Inn and The Pits in Simsbury.
10) Max Creek at area clubs and at the Granby High Class of 1980 and Simsbury High Class of 1981 graduation parties.
11) Rick and Suds on WCCC FM radio. Those Dudes!
12) WPOP AM 1410 All News radio.
13) Fishing in the ponds and rivers of the Farmington Valley.
14) Visiting my Grandparents in West Hartford.
15) Capitol Record Shop in Hartford and Integrity and Music in Wethersfield.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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The first thing I thought of was the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford when it was still open-air, with Alexanders!

Don't forget Boppers in New Haven, and Montego Bay.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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going to see a TON of bands at the new haven coloseum

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Montego Bay
wow! i think i went there twice, but it was a scene lol
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:26 PM
 
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Wow~ thanks for the memories MLASSOF. I also grew up in Fairfield County, first Bridgeport than Monroe. I also left after graduating high school but still visit my family there.

Fishing at the Pleasure Beach pier
Carnival at Seaside Beach
Tomlinson's Hot Dog in Bridgeport (is it still there?)
Danbury Fair
Saturdays at the Wonderland of Ice skating rink in Bridgeport
Movies at the Trumbull Mall
Rum cake from Luigi's in Trumbull
Ringling Bros Barnum Bailey Circus at the New Haven Coliseum
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Wow~ thanks for the memories MLASSOF. I also grew up in Fairfield County, first Bridgeport than Monroe. I also left after graduating high school but still visit my family there.

Fishing at the Pleasure Beach pier
Carnival at Seaside Beach
Tomlinson's Hot Dog in Bridgeport (is it still there?)
Danbury Fair
Saturdays at the Wonderland of Ice skating rink in Bridgeport
Movies at the Trumbull Mall
Rum cake from Luigi's in Trumbull
Ringling Bros Barnum Bailey Circus at the New Haven Coliseum
Great post! I remember the Trumbull Mall movie theater-- I think its a Circuit City Now. Re: Luigi's... When I was 4 or 5 and lived in Trumbull, I remember standing at the cookie counter and looking pathetic until I got a free cookie. Worked every time and the cookies were awesome.

My parents took me out of school to go to the Danbury Fair on one of the very last days. I wonder how many have been to the Fair the mall is named after!
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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My parents took me out of school to go to the Danbury Fair on one of the very last days. I wonder how many have been to the Fair the mall is named after!
My father took me, but I was only 3 (1970). Thank goodness he took a picture because I don't remember it!
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