Dear Crabby, What is the Floatable Boatable and Why is it Returning?

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Dear Crabby, What is the Floatable Boatable and Why is it Returning? Sincerely, Wanda Wandaknow   Well, Well, Well, Wanda, This brings back memories. The Floatable Boatable was an event in 1969 to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Rochester being incorporated into a village. As part of the celebration, men sported beards and women wore hoop skirts. There were parties, parades, and dancing. Memorial Day weekend brought us the Floatable Boatable. Pitched as a sort of regatta … [Read more...]

1,000 Likes and Counting

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It may not sound like much to large companies, but we're excited to reach 1,000 likes on our Facebook Page. The Community Edge hit that landmark a few days ago and we wanted to thank you for being a part of bringing hyper-local news to you, are readers. Thank you. We actually have three Facebook Pages. The Community Edge is our news outlet. But we also have one for Rochester Media, our publishing branch, and Dear Crabby has is own (he demanded it, but still has trouble using the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do Adults Need Coloring Books?

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Dear Crabby, Do Adults Need There Own Coloring Books? Sincerely, Art Smith   Dear Mr. Smith, When I first hear about adult coloring books, I thought the idea was silly. After all, if - as an adult - you want to color, go ahead. Who needs the title of a book to tell you it's for you? I mean, have you ever heard of Children's Literature for Adults or Young Adult Novels for Adults - of course not - so why would you need Coloring Books for Adults? Well, as I discovered, the … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What is a Pokémon?

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Dear Crabby, What is a Pokémon? Sincerely, Joe Mime   Dear Mr. Mime, This reminds me of a joke I tell my grandchildren. "How do you get a Pikachu on a bus? You Pok-e-mon." Helps if you point your finger and make like you're poking someone as you deliver the punch line. I've told this joke for a while, but never knew what it meant until Pokémon Go came on the scene. It got the same response most of my comments and jokes do, rolled eyes and sighs, so I never cared if, or why, … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Which Country Will Exit Next?


Dear Crabby, It’s been about a week now since the United Kingdom broke up with the rest of Europe. Do you think other countries will also decide they want to leave? And does that mean the U.S. is in trouble? Thanks! Ella Europa Dear Ella Europa, I assume you’re referring to Brexit. Good to know it’s not just celebrities that get these ridiculous compound names. But talk about buyer’s remorse. After a close vote—almost 52 percent said ‘see ya!’ while 48 percent wanted … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Who Gets the Grandfather Clock?

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Dear Crabby, My mom recently passed away and the pain of losing her is still fresh. But that hasn’t stopped people from asking for something personal of hers or asking if we’re gonna sell this or that. Is there any etiquette for this sort of thing? Thanks, Miranda Moneypenny Dear Miranda Moneypenny, First, let me say I’m sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love never gets easier—especially when it comes to our parents. Secondly, the etiquette in this situation is for … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, When Will Women Be on Money?

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Dear Crabby, I was in Starbucks the other day and pulled out a $10 bill to pay when I remembered, weren’t they going to replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman’s picture? And if so, when will it happen? Thanks, Diana Diez Dear Diana Diez, That’s right. I had forgotten about the proposed switch-a-roo myself. I love history. In fact, I earned a medal in sixth grade for memorizing all the presidents and their bios and reciting it in front of the whole school, so I’m very … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Was Muhammad Ali ‘The Greatest?’

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Dear Crabby, In today’s society we put our athletes on a pretty high pedestal even though very few of them deserve it. But one athlete truly worthy of the praise (in my humble opinion) was Muhammad Ali and I was quite bummed to hear he passed away last week. What do you think—was Ali really ‘The Greatest?’ Thanks, Randy Righthook Dear Randy Righthook, Being from De-twa, most people probably assume when it comes to boxers, I’d jump to the city’s defense and say Tommy … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Should I Get in the TSA Line?


Dear Crabby, My family decided to stick close to home for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but we’re thinking of taking a vacation at some point this summer. Or rather we were until I saw the news about the out-of-control lines happening at airports. Should we brave the lines or should we just stay home? Thanks! Gina Globetrotter Dear Gina Globetrotter, I hear what you’re saying. Those TSA (that stands for Transportation Security Administration, in case you haven’t flown in … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Does Rochester Really want me to Leash My Cat?

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Dear Crabby, How Can Rochester City Council Group Cats and Dogs Together in Ordinances Suggesting Cats can be Controlled the Same as Dogs? Sincerely, Alisha Feline   Dear Alisha, By chance, I happened to watch the Rochester City Council meeting last week regarding the ordinance change you are taking about. Just so our readers understand, City Council is calling this a "clean up" to an existing ordinance to further clarify that yes indeed, both dogs and cats are to be in … [Read more...]