Boola Boola, Ashtabula, Ohio

By Anthony Buccino

Collected writings referencing vacations and visits to the northeastern Ohio city on Lake Erie.

Greetings from Ashtabula Ohio - enhanced post card Don't Fear the Plain Brown Envelope

A Summer Thing

Of Taylor Ham, Veal Cutlets, Skorpers and Ashtabula

Memories of Brookdale Soda

Penny Candy from the Corner Store

The Girl from Walnut Beach

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Buccino says he is working on a collection of his Ashtabula, Ohio, recollections.


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New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’

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