The Cynic Tackles Everyday Life

Perfect Timing Contractors finish building your new garage and leave only one nail behind, which you run over squarely with your front tire. The best guarantee of a 50mph blizzard is the day after you put inflatable snowmen outside. The likeliest days for your hot water tank to fail are Thanksgiving and Christmas. Toilets know to fail the day you are babysitting for eight grandchildren. Home computers delight in failing on April 14 just as you try to file your taxes. Sundays, Christmas, Superbowl day and New Year’s Day increase…

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Spinning Spaghetti Sauce Cans and Other Kitchen Anomalies

The electric can opener in my kitchen is such an indispensable small appliance that it never occurred to me the potential it could have for making a huge mess. Enter: The Spinning Sauce Can Incident. For years I had struggled with the difficulty of opening spaghetti sauce jars and tried every brand before deciding that the Ragu, Prego and all other sauce makers had sincere grudges against old people with arthritic hands. What a victory it was to look higher on the grocery store shelf and discover Hunt’s sauce in…

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30+ Years of Riverside Alumni Band Tradition

While the memories are getting fuzzy, it was around 1990 or 1991 when two Riverside graduates met at a kitchen table in an apartment on Newell Street to discuss the idea of forming the Riverside High School Alumni Band. That kitchen belonged to future RHS Hall of Fame inductee Mike Vaccariello (RHS ‘83), whose idea has now stretched to over 30 years of graduates coming back each homecoming game to join the Riverside Regiment. Mike had attended a Harvey vs. Riverside game at Painesville Recreation Field and noticed that the…

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Share Your Riverside History With Us!

The Association has started a collection of historical photos from various alumni, documenting our shared experiences while in the Riverside system. This photo is the first of four of the playbill from the Class of 1968 Senior Class Play, “Funny Girl.” See the entire playbill at the link below. Look at the various items we already have: Graduation Videos Early Print Logs 1959 Photos of the Elementary Schools 1954-1959 Photos of Riverside and John R. Williams Junior High The 1968 Collection: 1967-1968 Riverside Handbook Riverside Prom Etiquette 1968 1968 Class…

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