Al Jarvis – the original disc jockey

The first radio disc jockey was Hollywood music store owner Al Jarvis, born Eliyash Yavois in Birzai,  Lithuania in 1909 to Shleyme Yavois and Nechama Zelbovitz. Nechama’s father Lipman Zakharia is the earliest known ancestor of that branch of the Zelbovich family; he and his wife are buried in Winnipeg.  Walter Winchell invented the term […]

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Cauliflower Alfredo

Hey there vegan friends. Last night’s dinner was scratch-made vegan pasta (flour and water) topped with a cauliflower Alfredo sauce (puréed cauliflower, veggie stock, a little oil, salt, pepper, turmeric). I would have posted a photo but it turned out a lot better than I expected and wasn’t on the plate for long. It was pretty […]

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Going Bananas over Mob Programming

Bananagrams is a word game wherein lettered tiles are used to spell words. The object of the game is to be the first to complete a word grid after the pool of tiles has been exhausted. Bananagrams uses elements of both Boggle and Scrabble. It’s similar to Boggle in the sense that game play is […]

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The Little Guy is in!

On Saturday we took delivery of our new 5-wide Little Guy trailer. It’s maiden voyage was from the pickup point at Fourish Auto Sales in Elkton, Virginia, up the Shenandoah’s then down the other side onto the flat I64. This was a good first trip as we got to get a feel for how the […]

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the Industrial Removal Office

In the early 1900’s large amounts of Romanian Jews fled to New York. The Rumanian Committee was organized in New York City as a result of this. The Committee’s aim was to help relocate the immigrants to other cities and help them find employment. The Rumanian Committee soon became the Industrial Removal Office (IRO), under […]

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