portion of the site is for you to post your fond Hastings memories. While
the first piece is about the Middle School, this is decidedly not limited
to school. Revisit Africa, the River, the Hastings Theatre, the Center
Restaurant, the Village, the Aquaduct, the Pool, Reynolds, Zinsser, Uniontown.
Step into the Youth Center or down to the Fat Cat Coffee House. Stroll
from the Library (Municipal Building or free-standing) to King Pizza,
pass Kalendar's and Algio's, decide between the Cup & Saucer and Nana's
(with its "blue-plate specials"). Celebrate the Grand Opening
of the Hastings Deli in place of the 5 & 10 in 1971, and its quick
demise and replacement by Manzi's. Did you paint the 5 & 10's window
at Halloween, or buy a mask at Rann's? Do you miss the bell-shaped lights
at Christmas? We ask only that you sign your work, as we don't post anonymous
stuff, and that if you name names, stay nice. This isn't the place to
settle scores or start new ones. Other than that, tell everybody what
portion of the site opens the floor to appreciations of Hastings teachers.
Talk about a teacher, or several, grade school, middle school, high school.
We ask only that you be nice; you've had 30+ years to get over yourself
and the slights of long ago. No limits on length, but the webmaster reserves
the right to edit for space, and to cut egregious slams added in the name
of a "balanced" appraisal. But that doesn't mean you have to
pour syrup over it all: we should be able to finish your piece without
a shot of insulin. You get the idea.