4.15.2015

All those boxes of forgotten stuff

Trying to cut down all the boxes of stored stuff I come across many hand-written drafts of stories I wrote so long ago, and notes to stories I've yet to write.


Well, it's good to see someone else has a sense of humor about my tie. I was famous for my ties for many years. Then one day I stopped wearing ties. It wasn't like I was going out and meeting people anymore, and no one was coming to look for me, either. Plus Casual Friday just seemed to spread everywhere. 

I look at the tear sheets and photocopies and try to remember which of my books held the piece. Some of the hand-written notes are in those collected Reporter's Notebooks that I found so handy to fill as I rode the PATH or walked around during my lunch hour. 


I was editor of Modern Food Service some time in the mid-to-late 1990s. The main office was in Massachusetts and we emailed stories from our office in Hackensack to the Cape. I do remember a huge food show I attended at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Had my first taste of ostrich meat. It's a lot like filet mignon. I can't say the taste spread across the New York area. I don't remember the alligator fad catching on here, either.

© 2015 Anthony Buccino/AnthonysWorld.com

Read more: Whatever happened toGeorge Carlin's stuff?

3.30.2015

Book talk, party to launch National Library Week

Nutley Notables: The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey

Nutley Public Library - photo Nutley Historical Society


Mark Your Calendars
2 P.M. April 11, 2015 
Book Talk and Signing 

 Many of the folks profiled in the book will be on hand to sign their own profile page. 

Already own a book, bring it along and collect more signatures! 

 Nutley Free Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, N.J.

3.22.2015

Buccino takes Notables to Nutley Expo March 26

Meet author Anthony Buccino and chat about Nutley Notables: The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey at the fifth annual Nutley Expo of products and services of local business.  


Even the most ardent Nutley historian will find new surprises in this collection.

Our Nutley Notables include Old West sharpshooter Annie Oakley who has a street here named in her honor; home-diva Martha Stewart who grew up on Elm Place and often writes of growing up in Nutley but has no street named for her; and others who may have to wait a while for street naming honors.


Featured individuals run the gamut from politicians to high school coaches and athletes; from notorious personalities to beloved entertainers to the fellow in the local shop to the artists and writers who toiled long ago and today. Their images and stories document the unique contributions they've made that shaped Nutley today. So, do find us at the Expo. 

Bring your copy of Nutley Notables for an autograph or buy one on site.


4 P.M. TO 8 P.M. March 26, 2015 
Buccino will sign and sell books at the expo 

Nutley Expo 
Nutley Parks and Recreation Building,
44 Park Avenue, Nutley, N.J.


Besides being a fun evening for the entire family, all proceeds from registration support the Nutley Parks and Recreation Center, as well as the Relay for Life.

3.20.2015

Notables book signing bash at Nutley Library April 11

Nutley Notables: The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey

Nutley Public Library - photo Nutley Historical Society


Mark Your Calendars
2 P.M. April 11, 2015
Book Talk and Signing

 Many of the folks profiled in the book will be on hand to sign their own profile page. 

Already own a book, bring it along and collect more signatures! 

 Nutley Free Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, Nutley, N.J. Mark your calendars.

3.07.2015

For goodness' sake, buy a book or a CD

I read recently that record album sales are down 11 percent from the year before. That's where the domino effect starts to crimp creativity. Not only are the big stars hurting on sales, but the little guy will have a harder time of becoming a pop star icon, let alone making a living at making music.

The same goes for people who write. Whether they are writing short stories, novels, poetry, nonfiction, after a while if there is no audience, the disincentive to go on can be overwhelming.

The similarities between free music downloads and reading everything for free online may point to the same target, that disincentive to create.

If a copyright on a work has no  meaning and the artist cannot earn rewards for work, we all might as well become actuaries somewhere.

I'd write more, but only if you buy one or more of my 18 books.
Just a few of my book titles.

1.13.2015

Buccino: Nutley Notables Autograph Party Sunday Afternoon

A NEW BOOK FOR NUTLEY HISTORY LOVERS 
NUTLEY NOTABLES: THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO MADE 
A MEMORABLE IMPACT ON OUR HOME TOWN, NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY 
BY ANTHONY BUCCINO 

 Nutley Notables invited to afternoon group-autograph session 
at coffee clatch on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18, at Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes 

NUTLEY, NJ – In a new twist to the author signing and book launch for his new book Nutley Notables, the Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey, local author Anthony Buccino is inviting all the people mentioned in the 200-plus pages of biographical sketches about Nutley people to come and sign their profile page at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes, 231 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, N.J.

Nutley Notables include Old West sharpshooter Annie Oakley who has a street here named in her honor; home-diva Martha Stewart who grew up on Elm Place and often writes of growing up in Nutley but has no street named for her; and others who may have to wait a while for street naming honors.

Featured individuals run the gamut from politicians to high school coaches and athletes; from notorious personalities to beloved entertainers to the fellow in the local shop to the artists and writers who toiled long ago and today. Their images and stories document the unique contributions they've made that shaped Nutley today. Even the most ardent Nutley historian will find new surprises in this collection.

 The book launch will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at Jarets Stuffed Cupcakes, 231 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, N.J. For more information, visit NutleyNotables.com. A limited supply will be available on site.

The book is available online at Amazon.com

 About the Author 

Nutley writer and author Anthony Buccino has published more than 15 books including four essay collections and three military history books. Buccino's writings won 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Awards. His stories of the 1960s and his transit blog earned earlier SPJ Excellence in Journalism awards.

 For more information visit Nutley Notables

Who’s Who in Nutley Notables 

More than 200 Nutley notables are mentioned in Nutley Notables, the Men and Women Who Made a Memorable Impact on Our Home Town, Nutley, New Jersey, by Anthony Buccino.

 Here is a partial list of some notables you may or may not know: